Category Archives: Heritage

Calderdale Council is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the opening of Halifax Central Library and Archives. The bright and modern facility in the centre of Halifax was officially opened on 9 September 2017 by the writer and architectural historian, Dr Jonathan Foyle, in the presence of the Mayor of Calderdale at the time, Cllr Ferman… read more … about Happy birthday to Halifax Central Library and Archives>>

Central Library

Todmorden Town Deal Board is delighted to announce that three out of the eight Full Business Cases for projects in Todmorden’s £17.5M Town Investment Plan have now been submitted to Government for final approval for funding. The projects include improvements to the much loved Todmorden Town Hall, investment into a range of sports, heritage, arts… read more … about Todmorden Town Hall, Centre Vale Park and Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub complete milestone submissions of Full Business Cases to Government>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Today (Yorkshire Day 2022), The Piece Hall is marking the fifth anniversary of its 2017 re-opening following a multi-million pound refurbishment with the news that the venue has now welcomed over 10 million visitors (10,500,300) despite being affected for over a year of this by lockdowns and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the… read more … about Piece Hall marks fifth anniversary with record-breaking figures>>

Piece Hall

Work has started on a major road improvement programme, set to improve journey times, reduce congestion and support active travel on and around one of the busiest routes in Calderdale. The A646/A6033 Corridor Improvement Programme is being delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and aims to address long-standing issues with congestion, especially… read more … about Transforming travel around Todmorden>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

Calderdale’s new cultural strategy provides a roadmap for creative delivery over the next 10 years. A new cultural strategy, guiding and celebrating the role of culture in Calderdale’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, has now launched. The pandemic has affected every aspect of life and has hit the cultural sector hard. To support the sector’s… read more … about Creativity Flows through Calderdale>>

Victoria Theatre crowd

An exciting new venture will bring an unused historic building in Sowerby Bridge back to life, as work gets underway on its transformation. The stunning, Grade II listed ‘old Town Hall’ building on Town Hall Street will be revitalised, after standing empty for several years following the closure of the bank that was previously located… read more … about New lease of life for historic building>>

Fans of Anne Lister will have more opportunities than ever before to celebrate her  birthday, during a festival of events this April. Sunday 3 April 2022 marks the 231st birthday of the iconic businesswoman, landowner, lesbian, scholar and traveller, whose story became world-famous through Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series, Gentleman Jack. The ground-breaking TV series inspired… read more … about Anne Lister birthday celebration goes global>>

Anne Lister portrait

The planned transformation of a key heritage building into a thriving community hub in Sowerby Bridge town centre has taken a leap forward. Building work has started on the former fire station, swimming pool and Council offices on Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, to give them a new lease of life and create a range… read more … about Full steam ahead for Fire & Water community hub>>

Sowerby Bridge Fire and Water

Calderdale Council is marking the 600th birthday of Shibden Hall with a special exhibition at Bankfield Museum in Halifax. The first mention of Shibden Hall was in 1420. For 500 years it was a family residence before passing into public ownership and becoming a museum. Over the last century, the hall and its picturesque park… read more … about Celebrating 600 years of Shibden Hall>>

Shibden in the snow