Category Archives: Tourism

Gentleman Jack fans can now enjoy costumes from the iconic TV series for longer – Bankfield Museum in Halifax has extended its unique exhibition due to unprecedented visitor numbers. 16,500 people visited the costume display in summer 2019. It opened on Friday 12 July and was originally scheduled to run until Saturday 26 October, but… read more … about Gentleman Jack costume display extended due to popular demand>>

Gentleman Jack costumes at 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>>

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

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

The next free taster tour of Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 1 September starting at 2pm. As well as getting a glimpse inside the grand building, the guided tour, led by Town Hall volunteers, will highlight the history of the many musicians associated with the town. Todmorden has always had a strong musical… read more … about Town Hall tour to strike a chord with visitors>>

Todmorden Town Hall

The Orange Box young people’s facility is reopening on Friday 9 August after extensive refurbishment works. The newly refurbished building in Halifax town centre will be the new home of Calderdale Council’s Youth Works and Youth Justice Team and will provide a variety of different activities for young people. Facilities available at the Orange Box… read more … about Bright future for Orange Box>>

Cllr Wilkinson

This summer there are two new faces out and about patrolling Calderdale’s countryside, helping to keep visitors safe and protecting the natural landscape. Working over weekends and busy periods, two new summer rangers, Glenn Elliot and William Rowley have been appointed to work across moorlands, woodlands and reservoirs during the peak tourist season. Funded by… read more … about Looking after our distinctive countryside>>

Summer rangers

Fans of Gentleman Jack have an exclusive opportunity to get up close to costumes worn in the hugely successful BBC and HBO series about Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax. Calderdale Council has teamed up with the costumes’ designer, Tom Pye, to display a selection of outfits and accessories at Bankfield Museum in Halifax, from… read more … about Gentleman Jack costumes showcased in Calderdale>>