Wakefield Gate Project Launch

The project was launched in the Minster on Thursday 24 March, with an appreciative audience and in the presence of the Worshipful the Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr. Chris Pillai, and Chris Harris DL. The programme comprised a series of short presentations by Committee members on aspects of the Wakefield Gate, the medieval route east over Beacon Hill with its medieval Hollow Way. There was a demonstration of the skills of sett-laying, and then the premiere of our film made with HaloVue "Halifax's Historic Wakefield Gate". Apart from raising the profile of the route and HCT, the project has provided information boards at both ends, and proper signposting along the route, together with the compilation of a walkers' guide. The latter are available at £1 from the BID Hub off Woolshops and from Calderdale Libraries.

COVID-19 and events

Members, and anyone considering joining us, are welcome to attend any Committee meeting. In normal times they are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.00 p.m. at Halifax Town Hall, but the latter is still closed because of COVID-19, and all meetings have been cancelled till further notice. We will publish the dates here when meetings in person re-commence. Meanwhile the Committee is working normally and meets monthly via Zoom. An invitation can be arranged if you contact us using the link on the Contact Us page. COVID has also resulted in the cancellation of our usual programme of activities, including Blue Plaque Awards and visits to historic places, but we now have a full list of activities for when COVID restrictions are lifted. Watch this space!

Christmas Lunch, Pollino, Warley Road,

Saturday 14 December 2019

42 members and their guests gathered for an excellent meal, preceded by a visit to the Grade II remaining facade of the original Allan Fold house and the Wainwright terrace, and followed by the bizarre tale of the 1939 Halifax Slasher, and then a fascinating presentation by David Glover of an extensive selection of photograhs of the western King Cross area.