Category Archives: Heritage

A special author event took place at a packed Halifax Central Library on Thursday 16 May, exploring the lives of women in Halifax in the 19th and early 20th Century. Local author Helena Fairfax visited the library and spoke to a full room about her recently published book ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Halifax: Women’s Lives… read more … about Packed library enjoys author event>>

Helena Fairfax event

Press release from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association and Calderdale Council: On Friday 17 May, a unique and significant memorial commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment’s loyal 304 years of service to the Crown, will be unveiled in the heart of Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years. The ceremony will take… read more … about The Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial unveiling in Halifax>>

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