Category Archives: Heritage

Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall will be able to celebrate its 144th birthday and discover its fascinating history at the next tour of the iconic building. On Sunday 7 April from 2pm, volunteers will run a free guided ‘taster’ tour of the Town Hall, telling stories of its past to mark its anniversary. The Town… read more … about Celebrate Todmorden Town Hall’s birthday>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Ambitious plans to enhance the appearance of Mytholmroyd village centre are being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. The historic centre of Mytholmroyd includes a number of listed buildings and structures and was designated as a Conservation Area in 2001. However, the flooding of December 2015 caused major damage to the village centre and the subsequent… read more … about Enhancing the distinctive heritage of Mytholmroyd>>

Distinctive

Shibden Hall is reopening to visitors from Saturday 2 March 2019, marking the start of an exciting new season that will see the museum and Halifax become familiar sights on TV screens around the world. The historic building will play a starring role in the brand new BBC and HBO drama, Gentleman Jack, which is… read more … about Welcome back to Shibden Hall>>

Repairs to Halifax Borough Market are well under way, with much of the building currently covered in scaffolding. Over 80% of the chimneys have been repointed and repaired where necessary as part of the £500,000 investment to restore the Market Street façade. Each window on the Market Street facade has been checked, stripped and repaired… read more … about Restoring the beauty of the Borough Market>>

Borough Market

On Saturday 8 December, Bankfield Museum is hosting a special Christmas Fair showcasing unique products alongside museum exhibits. The fair will be held from 10am-3pm throughout the museum, which will be packed with stalls offering a wide variety of local crafts and produce just in time for the festive season. Alongside the stalls, there are… read more … about Gifts galore at Bankfield Christmas Fair>>

Bankfield entrance

A new plaque commemorating the people affected by the Hanson Lane bombing during World War Two has been unveiled in Hanson Lane Memorial Garden, Halifax. On 22 November 1940 a bomb fell outside 77 Hanson Lane, next to Crossley Terrace. In a densely-populated area with streets of terraced houses, the impacts were devastating. 11 people… read more … about Plaque unveiled in memory of Halifax WW2 bomb victims>>