Category Archives: Heritage

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>>

Todmorden Town Hall has renamed its committee room, The Cockcroft Room, in honour of the family’s contribution to the town. The Cockcroft name is famous in Todmorden and around the world. The family was already a large textile employer in the town, but Sir John Cockcroft really put the family name and the town on… read more … about Cockcroft family celebrated at Todmorden Town Hall>>

Cockcroft Room

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall is on Sunday 5 August and focuses on the famous architect of the building, John Gibson. As well as seeing inside this magnificent building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, focuses on the history of the renowned architect John Gibson. Gibson designed Todmorden Town… read more … about Find out more about the man behind Todmorden Town Hall>>

Town Hall

The Mytholmroyd birthplace of Ted Hughes, one of the country’s greatest writers, could be set to raise its profile on the national map, as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet considers the future management of the building. The world-renowned former poet and children’s author was born at 1 Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd on 17 August 1930 and was… read more … about Keeping the spirit of Ted Hughes alive in Calderdale>>

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 3 June at 2pm and will focus on the industries by which Todmorden prospered.  The 1896 Town Crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall, strongly shows the heritage of the town, declaring “By Industry we Prosper”. This free tour, led by the Todmorden… read more … about Discover the industrial heritage of Todmorden>>