Halifax Civic Trust celebrated National Civic Day on 18th June with a stall at Woolshops and events in the town.
Civic Day is promoted Nationally by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’.
Halifax Civic Trust has been working to protect Halifax’s Heritage for 60 Years.
It was an exciting day with a 2-hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and the Civic Trusts own film about the Wakefield Gate or Magna Via. There were local competitions, and the Trust shared its work over the last 60 years. People were invited to join as members and support their work locally.
The Town Crier announced the event across the Town and the Mayor Cllr. Angie Gallagher opened Civic Day in Halifax and spoke to members of the public about the work of Halifax Civic Trust.
Some images of the day (4 High Res versions)
About Halifax Civic Trust :
Celebrating, enhancing and safeguarding Halifax’s built and natural environment. Founded in 1962. Registered Charity no. 508817. An entirely voluntary organisation which aims to improve the quality of Halifax townscape and celebrate, enhance and safeguard the outstanding built and natural environment of the Town – famously described by John Betjeman as a town of hidden beauty. By raising public awareness, carrying out projects to improve the environment, keeping a close eye on heritage at risk, influencing major projects and planning decisions the aim is to make and keep Halifax an attractive place to live, work and visit. There is an annual awards ceremony to recognise outstanding local projects which have included the restoration of the Piece Hall, local community gardens and the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial. You will also see plaques commemorating notable local residents around the town.
For further information or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact:
Mark Fennelly – Publicity and Communications tel. 07787 523 516