The Making of Calderdale Wednesday talks at the Industrial Museum

Calderdale Industrial Museum has talks planned around the topic “The Making of Calderdale”.

Find out about what occurred in our region with regards to workforce, historic connections with the rest of England, industrial changes, resources, that helped build where we live.

Wednesday 15th February :
Wainstalls Waifs: their journey from workhouse to independence’  by Kim Pearson.~
An update on the girls from Liverpool who came to work at Calvert’s Mill in Wainstalls.

Wednesday 15th March : ‘Water, Coal, Wood and Iron: the recipe for a new economy in 1750’ by Dr Stephen Caunce.
Follow up talk on the early years of the Industrial Revolution in our area.

Future talks announced on 3D Printing (4th April) with demonstration during the talk and Edward Crossley’s Telescopes (10th May). More information on these will follow nearer the time.

The talks are by members of CIMA and experts in their subject.

All talks are open to members of the public as well as members of the museum, and start at 7.30pm.  Non members are charged £4 on the door, so please bring your membership cards. Tea & coffee will be available from 7pm for a donation.

Calderdale Industrial Museum : Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG (Opposite Halifax Central Library, next to the Piece Hall entrance)

Warm Space at Lee Mount Baptist Church

A new warm space has been created by Lee Mount Baptist Church to offer their building to the local community who may want to stay warm this winter and reduce how much heating they are using in their own homes.

The Warm Space will be located in the Church coffee bar every Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm.

  • Place: Lee Mount Baptist Church (in the church coffee bar)
  • Time: 12:30 until 14:30
  • Day: Starting Wednesday 4th January 2023 and will be every Wednesday
  • What is available: Tea/Coffee & Biscuits, Warm Space, Table Top Games, Possible Wi-Fi and cuppa soups

There are more Warm Spaces registered throughout Calderdale. To find another near you, follow this link:

 Find a Warm Welcome Space Near You in Calderdale

More Warm Spaces in North Halifax : Mixenden Library and Beechwood Library.

Lee Mount Baptist Church : 18 Melbourne St, Halifax HX3 5DF
Phone: 01422 358876

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Anne Lister of Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?

Halifax Civic Trust invite you to a talk about our local historic celebrity, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, led by Dr Jill Liddington.

Anne Lister in Halifax: arch-traditionalist or ‘first modern lesbian’?

Sat, 21 January 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Albany Club 57 Clare Road Halifax HX1 2JP

Tickets: £15.00 pp, Book through Eventbrite

Dr Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her expertise lies with women’s history, especially gender and class in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.

Jill is the celebrated author of Female Fortune: the Anne Lister diaries 1833-36. This was the book that inspired TV scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO). It was also the book Sally chose to take with her if she was ever trapped on a desert island (BBC R4).

We are holding this fund-raising talk in conjunction with Jill, a member of Halifax Civic Trust, and afterwards there will be a book signing of Female Fortune.

The event will be held at The Albany Club at Hope Hall 57 Clare Rd, Halifax HX1 2JP which has connections to Anne Lister by being home to Christopher Rawson her coal rival.

The event starts at 14.00 with a 40 minute talk followed by Q&A. There are refreshments of Tea & Coffee and biscuits.

This is a Fund raising event and Tickets are now on sale at £15.00 with the proceeds going towards Halifax Civic Trust.

This event is open to everyone, including members of Halifax Civic Trust.

We welcome people to come and enjoy this event and support our work.

This promises to be a popular event and early booking is advised.

 

 

 

OSCA Christmas Fair and Tabletop Sale December 4th

Following last year’s successful tabletop and Christmas Fair, the OSCA Foundation will be holding this event once again at the Enderby Hall of Forest Cottage.

Sunday 4th December at Forest Cottage

Sellers: Set up from 8:30am
Buyers and general public: 9am

As always, there will be refreshments available from the bar at the hall and no doubt a couple of treat stalls available!

If you would like to book a table, please contact Neil on 07530874386. Tables cost £5.

 

OSCA foundation
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Music for a Winter Afternoon December 3rd

Highgate Methodist Church invite you to a charity fundraising concert at their Hall, in aid of the homeless of Calderdale.

‘Music for a Winter Afternoon’

Saturday, 3rd December 2022 at 2.00pm

With local performers including the church’s very own High Fiver choir, this promises to be a brilliant afternoon!

Headliners:
Hal Clarkson and the Forever Young Band
The Highgate High Fiver Singers
and guest soloist: Emily Taylor-Smith (Leeds Conservatoire)

Tickets available from Highgate Church, the Band and Singers; suggested
donation £3. Refreshments available.

All proceeds to Calderdale Smartmove — supporting the homeless and vulnerable across Calderdale

Highgate Methodist Church, Stretchgate Lane, Halifax, HX2 0EN

OSCA Foundation Tabletop Christmas sale and Fayre Sunday December 4th

Following the huge success of OSCA’s bi-weekly table top sales, this will be their biggest tabletop sale yet!

Sunday 4th December at the Enderby Hall

alongside the OSCA Foundation Christmas Fayre

Starting at 9am for the public, finishing when everyone’s gone!

As always, there will be refreshments available from the bar at the hall and no doubt a couple of treat stalls available!

 

Interested in booking a table?

Sellers can arrive from 8:30.

Tables are £5. To book a table please contact Neil on 07530874386

 

OSCA foundation
Forest Cottage
Cousin Lane
Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Christ Church Mount Pellon Christmas Fayre November 19th

You are invited to the Christ Church Mount Pellon Christmas Fayre

November 19th 10am – 3pm

There will be warm drinks, cakes, bacon and sausage butties, all skilfully made at their 5* Food Hygiene rated kitchen!

There will be stalls of stocking fillers, cakes and sweets, Crafts, Tombola, Raffles and much more!

Hot dogs will be served from 10:30am until 1:30pm.

Brews and cakes will be available during the event.

We look forward to seeing you!

Find us:
Christ Church Pellon
5 Church Ln, Pellon, Halifax HX2 0EF