Category Archives: Heritage

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>>

Exterior photo of Bankfield Museum

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>>

Cllr Scullion

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>>

Town Hall

Halifax Heritage Festival is back, giving visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the town’s grand, heritage buildings and the chance to find out more about its fascinating history. Running alongside the national Heritage Open Days, the Halifax Heritage Festival is coordinated by Halifax Business Improvement District and runs until Sunday 22 September…. read more … about Discover Halifax’s heritage>>

Revised proposals for the A629 Halifax town centre project are being presented to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. The major upgrade to the town centre is one part of the Council’s work to reduce congestion on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield and to boost the local economy with funding from the… read more … about Next steps for town centre project>>

Next Chapter

Wainhouse Tower is lighting up pink to commemorate NHS Organ Donation Week, from Monday 2 September 2019. Across the UK, around 6000 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three people a day die in need of a transplant due to a shortage of people being willing to donate organs. Organ Donation Week aims to… read more … about Shining a light on the generosity of organ donors>>

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