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Winter Walks Programme 2018 - 2019

 

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Our winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas.
The majority are on Sundays, though 2 are on Saturdays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking, just turn up and pay the Guide – it’s £3 (all ages).

Walks suitable for powered wheelchairs are shown by the wheelchair symbol (though a short diversion may be needed in places).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

 

  For enquiries, please email us at : cdaleheritagewks@gmail.com

  To check if a walk has been cancelled please check Facebook

 

Winter Walks Programme 2018 - 2019

Saturday 3rd November 2018

MURDER SITE to GIBBET

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People's Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh's early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.

 

Meet David Glover at 1:30pm at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane, HX1 5JL. New Walk


Sunday 18th November 2018

sowerby bridge

A walk around the centre to trace the town's development from Domesday to today.

 

Meet David Cant at 1:30pm outside the Moorings at the canal basin HX6 2AG.


Sunday 15th April 2018

LANE HEAD & ITS BUILDINGS

This area was fields in 1840 but by 1890s it was a wide range of Victorian houses, pubs, a school and a fine library & art gallery and it carried on evolving.


Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm at The Rydings Art Gallery & Library off Halifax Road, Brighouse. HD6 2AF. Wheelchairs


Sunday 16th December 2018

historic heptonstall

Before Halifax took over, it was the local centre for the cloth trade with a long history and fascinating buildings.


Meet Margaret Nortcliffe at 1:30pm by the Bowling Club car park at Heptonstall HX7 7LT. wheelchairs


Sunday 30th December 2018

SPRING HALL TO SALTERHEBBLE

How both sides of Huddersfield Road developed – especially the housing – between 1860
& 1910. But many other interesting facts, views & buildings too.


Meet David Nortcliffe at 1:30pm by Spring Hall mansion off Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 0AQ. wheelchairs


Sunday 6th January 2019

HEBDEN BRIDGE 1760 – 1910

At the start of that period there were around half a dozen buildings but the Industrial Revolution changed all that. We'll look at various aspects of the area's expansion.


Meet David Nortcliffe at 1:30pm by the Tourist Information Centre on A646 HX7 8AF. wheelchairs


Sunday 20th January 2019

HALIFAX HOSTELRIES 1

Halifax hotels and inns have been renowned for centuries for a variety of reasons – good and bad! Find out more as we look at some of them, and may even call in one or two!


Meet Anne Kirker at 1:30pm outside Bull Green House at the top of Bull Green, Halifax, HX1 2EB. No dogs!


Sunday 3rd February 2019

odd tod

Straddling a historically fluid county border, Todmorden has acquired a name for strange, eccentric and sometimes dark historical (and contemporary) happenings.


Meet John Billingsley at 1:30pm by the postbox at the viaduct end of Todmorden Town Hall, OL14 5AQ. wheelchairs


Sunday 17th February 2019

TODMORDEN IN the 1800s

A look at how improvement in transport links in the 19th century changed the town dramatically and helped development of industry in the town.

 

Meet Anne Mealia at 1:30pm by the entrance to Todmorden rail station, OL14 7AA.


Sunday 3rd March 2019

THE NORTH SIDE OF ELLAND

Elland goes back at least to 1086 yet in 1760 much of this land was open land. But, in the century which followed, we'll show how the arrival of a canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.

 

Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St Mary's Parish Church, HX5 0BW.


Sunday 17th March 2019

'WHAT'S A FOOT?'

Luddendenfoot is now a shadow of its former self. Once an industrial village with mills, a station, its own Co-op, several pubs and a couple of thousand people. What happened?

 

Meet David Cant at 1:30pm outside the Civic Centre on Station Road HX2 6AG.


Saturday 30th March 2019

FINE HALLS FOR MEN, SMALL FLATS FOR WOMEN

Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished. Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local Soroptimists in 1938, the site of Halifax's first Railway Station, the home of Charles Dickens' father-in-law, and the tale of Mrs Haigh of Lower Shaw Hill who was buried alive! A circular walk, lasting just over two hours.


Meet David Glover at 1:30pm outside the former Magistrates' Court facing Harrison Road, HX1 2AF. wheelchairs New walk


 

Our programme for winter will run from October 2018 to the end of March 2019.

To receive Programmes and Newsletters by email, contact us at : cdaleheritagewks@gmail.com

extended= Extended walk.

No dogs = Sorry, no dogs.

Wheelchair = Suitable for powered wheelchair users, though a short diversion may be needed at times.

New! = A new walk.

We must reserve the right not to take anyone on walks who seems unlikely to cope with the conditions.   Every effort is made to adhere to the published programme, but we must also reserve the right to cancel or amend any walk if circumstances make that necessary.  These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
Our sincere thanks go to various sections of Calderdale MBC for their continuing co-operation and support.

 

GUIDES CAN ALSO BE BOOKED FOR PRIVATE GROUPS – WE HAVE OVER 90 WALKS AVAILABLE RIGHT ACROSS CALDERDALE

 

 

 
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