Category Archives: Heritage

Friday 8 May marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe and Calderdale Council is marking the occasion in a very 21st Century fashion. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, many VE Day 75 events have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, the Council will be using its digital channels to… read more … about Celebrating the anniversary of VE Day in Calderdale>>

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The historic bandstand in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, is now Grade II listed. This comes after a successful application from the local community to Historic England to list the building to help protect its future. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has added the bandstand to the national List of Buildings… read more … about Bandstand strikes right note for listed status>>

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After its most successful year ever, Shibden Hall will close for winter from Christmas Eve, to ensure it’s ready for what’s set to be another busy season. The Hall will be open seven days a week up to and including Christmas Eve  (normal opening is 10am-4pm, Christmas Eve opening is 10am-3pm), and will reopen from… read more … about Winter break for Shibden Hall>>

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Work will soon begin on a major improvement project to transform Elland Library. As part of Calderdale Council’s continued investment in its library service, a £1.75 million programme of refurbishment is taking place at Elland Library, transforming the building into a community hub providing a range of services. Work will include a full internal refurbishment… read more … about Creating a 21st Century library for Elland>>

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The remarkable lives of Anne Lister and the Brontë sisters will be in the spotlight at a unique one-day conference at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, hosted by Calderdale Council and the Brontë Parsonage Museum. On Monday 14 October, Bankfield Museum will welcome scholars, museum professionals and special guests to talk about the extraordinary legacy of… read more … about Celebrating the lives of Anne Lister and the Brontës>>

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Work is taking place at Todmorden Town Hall to improve the acoustics in the ballroom, as part of Calderdale Council’s £121,000 refurbishment programme.  The improvement works at the historic building will include the installation of new acoustic panels to reduce the amount of echo in the ballroom. The room will also be redecorated with a… read more … about Acoustic improvements hit the right note>>

Sowerby Bridge’s historic high street is set to be transformed thanks to a recent funding boost. Following a successful bid to the government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone fund, Sowerby Bridge is to receive a share of £95million to help improve and retain its heritage features. Work is taking place with Heritage England to finalise… read more … about Enhancing the distinctive heritage of Sowerby Bridge>>

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The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 6 October and focuses on the architects of the building. Two architects had an involvement in the building of the Town Hall. When building work started on a civic building in 1860, the architect was local man, James Green, who was also responsible… read more … about Celebrating the architects of Todmorden Town Hall>>

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