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Winter Walks Programme 2015 - 2016

 

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As in previous winters, we've a walk every fortnight from early November to late March. Please note that winter walks start at 2.00 p.m. (rather than 2.15) because of shorter daylight hours. The price, variety and the quality of the walks all remain the same. 

 

The normal charge is £3 for all ages unless shown otherwise. For virtually all our walks there's no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day.

 

For enquiries, please email us at : CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com

 

2015 - 2016 Winter Walks

Sunday 1st November

ALMSHOUSE TO MANSIONS

Looking at areas of south-west Halifax which were private estates in 18th century but now mainly residential. However … some interesting surprises remain!


Meet Iain Cameron at 2.00 pm by Jos. Crossley Almshouses' central gates, Arden Rd., Halifax, (just off the A58)


Sunday 15th November

ODD TOD

Aspects of Todmorden's history can be eccentric, even disturbing. Tales of the light, the dark, and plainly odd. Be glad that you weren't around when they happened!


Meet John Billingsley at 2.00 pm under the railway viaduct by Todmorden bus station.


Sunday 29th November

HEPTONSTALL SHADOWS

Explore streets and ginnels around Heptonstall for tales from the shadier sides of local history with witchcraft, naughty navvies and other lamentations!


Meet John Billingsley at 2.00 pm at the Bowling Club carpark in Heptonstall (follow signs).


Sunday 13th December

THIMBLE BY THIMBLE THROUGH SOWERBY BRIDGE

More than just a tour of Sowerby Bridge hostelries. Explore some of the history of the buildings and events which played a part in the life of people who frequented them.


Meet Anne Kirker at 2.00 pm at Jubilee Refreshment Rooms, by Sowerby Bridge railway station. New walk


Sunday 27th December

CHURCHES & CHAPELS IN SOWERBY BRIDGE

There's the modern St Paul's, not quite so recent St Patrick's, and Gothick splendour at Christ Church. We'll also see other former religious buildings which have new uses.


Meet David Cant at 2.00 pm outside 'The Moorings', off Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge.


Sunday 3rd January

ELLAND CENTRE

In 1086 the town featured in Doomsday Book. It's one of the oldest town centres in Calderdale and we'll see how it developed down the centuries (and is still evolving ).


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 pm by Elland Parish Church notice board. WHEELCHAIRS


Sunday 17th January

HEBDEN BRIDGE CONNECTIONS

How transport and industry worked together to change Hebden Bridge totally and how the road, a canal and railway all squeezed through the narrow Calder valley here.


Meet David Cant at 2.00 pm by the Tourist Information Centre on New Road, Hebden Bridge.


Sunday 31st January

CHURCH & CHAPEL IN TODMORDEN

Includes visits into two contrasting buildings (the Parish and Unitarian Churches) and hear about rebellious parishioners and Victorian religious rivalries as we explore Todmorden's religious history.


Meet Linda Croft at 2.00 pm at St. Mary's Church (by the roundabout in Todmorden centre). nO POOCHES new walk


Sunday 14th February

MILLS, MORAVIANS & MORE

For 135 years carpets were made here; then it ended. Highlighting the many changes in this area from 1750 to today. With an extension to the Moravian Church at Lower Wyke.


Meet Mary Twentyman at 2.00 pm by the end of Victoria Road, Bailiff Bridge (near traffic lights ).


Sunday 28th February

CALICO, COURTS & QUAKERS

Past and present buildings in west Halifax. Some still in their original role, some have changed roles and others have been replaced. Including accounts of some interesting residents.


Meet Iain Cameron at 2.00 pm by Albert Park, junction of Heath Rd. and Huddersfield Rd., Halifax.


Sunday 13th March

MILL BANK

An updated tour of this historic, attractive and relatively little-known village on the west side of the Ryburn valley. It has more history than you'd ever imagine!


Meet Anne Kirker at 2.00 pm by the bus shelter near Mill Bank School.


Sunday 27th March

LANE HEAD & IT'S BUILDINGS

This area was fields in 1840, but by 1890s it was a wide range of Victorian houses, pubs, almshouses, a school, and a fine library / Art Gallery (and its evolution didn't stop then!).


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 pm at Rydings Art Gallery & Library, off Halifax Road, Brighouse. Wheelchair


 

New! = A new walk.

extended= Extended walk.

No dogs = Sorry, no dogs.

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

Guides can also be booked for private groups – we have over 90 walks available right across Calderdale.

 

 

 
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