Newsletter

SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2018

OUR AUGUST GUIDED WALK
7th August – 7:00PM:  LISTER LANE TO THE GIBBET. 
An historic  walk with David Glover lasting about two hours. Starting at Lister Lane, visiting Francis Street, People’s Park, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, the little-known Model Village at West Hill Park, the site of the Hanson Lane Bomb, the location of a fatal boiler explosion, Mackintosh’s early warehouse, and the sites of two murders – Mary Hackett (1953) and Emily Pye (1957).  It will end at the Halifax Gibbet, with an account of its history.

OTHER GUIDED WALKS

ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL WALKS – AUGUST 2018
Led by David Glover
Two of the Walks are free, supported by Halifax Central Initiative. 
One is in the Calderdale Heritage Walks series, and there is a small charge.

Saturday 11th August. 
AN ILLUSTRATED AKROYD TRAIL:  BANKFIELD TO AKROYDON VIA HALEY HILL
Meet at 1.45 pm in Bankfield Car Park, outside museum entrance
Beginning at the Museum, and including a look into the Branch Library set up in 1888, the route proceeds via All Souls’ Church to look at the history of the area.  Where did the Akroyds live before moving to Bankfield?  Which actor grew up in Chester Road?  Which mass murderer’s parents lie buried in the churchyard?   Does Akroydon today look like Col Akroyd intended?   And what scandal WAS attached to the demolition of Woodside Baths?
Up to 180 minutes  N.B. This is a Calderdale Heritage Walk, and there is a charge of £3.00 per head

Saturday 18th August
ILLUSTRATED GUIDED TOUR OF WEST CENTRAL HALIFAX: PARK WARD WALK No 3.   
Meet at 10.30 am outside Sky DIY shop Queens Road / Battinson Road corner
Suffragettes and Old Mills: Queens Road to Crossley Street
Starting at Queens Road near Battinson Road, the route leads through back streets visiting sites where three women once lived, who were imprisoned as Suffragettes in 1907.  One remained in the area in 1918 and was the first woman to vote in the West Riding! – we visit the site of the Polling Station.   Destination the YMCA (Marlborough Hall) where Emmeline Pankhurst once addressed a rally.  Also included – details of factories, mills etc along the route.
About 120 minutes Free

Weds 22nd August
ILLUSTRATED GUIDED TOUR OF WEST CENTRAL HALIFAX: PARK WARD WALK No 2.  
Meet at 10.30 am at Old St Paul’s Church Spire, King Cross Road
King Cross Spire to former Queens Road School, Gibbet Street corner
Starting at the old King Cross spire, along Queens Road, looking at ‘new’ St Paul’s Church, two former gentlemen’s clubs, the site of St Paul’s Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, Mackintosh’s 1890s factory, a former biscuit making works, an Art School, and various significant mills.  A murder site of 1889 is included. Ends near Gibbet Street crossroads.
About 120 minutes Free

Saturday 18th August 
STORIES FROM THE GRAVE
Bethel Chapel Shelf HX3 7RS
A guided walk around Bethel graveyard and a talk about some of the 4945 people buried in the Graveyard. The burial records and fascinating facts about the graveyard will be on view in the Chapel.
The Chapel will be open from 10am to 3.30pm Tours 10.30am and 2pm
ADMISSION FREE Donations will be gratefully accepted towards the repair of the roof and the inside Victorian ceiling.
Refreshments available. Take this opportunity to try and trace your ancestors or find out more about the history of the graveyard.

Sunday 5th August
EMILY IN HALIFAX
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë the author of Wuthering Heights, Halifax Civic Trust will host a talk by Sue Newby of the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth at 2pm at St Anne’s Church, Southowram. This will be followed by the unveiling of a blue plaque to commemorate Emily’s time in Halifax at Law Hill House, Southowram
It is a free event and all are welcome. Ample free parking at St Anne’s Church.   The 571 bus passes both venues.

Thursday 9th  August – 7:00pm
POETRY READING AT LISTER LANE CEMETERY, HALIFAX
With the unveiling of a poem plaque for the late Harriet Dell, founder of “the friends”
A variety of verse will be performed All visitors welcome
Come along and enjoy a stroll around the colourful grounds. A free community event!





ĉ
Halifax Antiquarian,
12 Apr 2018, 03:55