Tour explores the industrial heritage of Todmorden

The next free taster tour at Todmorden Town Hall will be on Sunday 2 June at 2pm and will focus on the industrial history of Todmorden.

The 1896 Todmorden town crest, which sits in Todmorden Town Hall and is included in a mosaic set into the floor, includes the motto ‘By Industry We Prosper’. This free tour, led by the Todmorden Town Hall volunteers, will look at the different industries that have shaped the town over the last 120 years and the stories of the people behind these.

The tour also offers the chance to see inside the Grade I listed building, including its impressive ballroom, the old Magistrate’s Court and the grand staircase.

The tour is free and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the day, meeting at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road.

Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Neighbourhoods, Andrew Pitts, said:

“The Industrial Revolution drastically changed Todmorden and surrounding areas and this tour will allow visitors to find out more about this period in the town’s history.

“Our passionate volunteers will bring the stories of this time to life, as well as sharing their expert knowledge of the majestic Town Hall.”

Free taster tours of Todmorden Town Hall run on the first Sunday of every month.

For more information about the tours, contact Todmorden Information Centre at or telephone 01706 818 181.

Todmorden Town Hall is also available for room hire and is suitable for a variety of events. To find out more, visit and search for ‘Todmorden Town Hall’. You can also contact, for more information or to discuss requirements.

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