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Winter Walks Programme 2014 - 2015

 

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All our walks from November to March are listed below.

 

As usual, this five month winter programme has a walk per fortnight. They are in and around our towns and bigger villages as we feel those are more suitable for winter walks. Most are on Sundays, but there’s one on a Saturday. Do join us !

 

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

 

2014 - 2015 Winter Walks

Sunday 16 November

WEST VALE 1825 ONWARDS

It went from almost nothing to being a major textile producing village in 50 years thanks to improved roads, railways and a bridge.  Textiles declined later and new roles have evolved.

 

Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m. at the carpark off B.6112, opposite the school.


Saturday 29 November

TODMORDEN TREASURES

Visiting a variety of older buildings in central Todmorden to discover some of the stories and surprises they hold - from Bronze Age urns to ’Incredible Edible’ (and more !).    Note : It’s on Saturday so we can go into certain buildings.


Meet Linda Croft at 2.00 p.m. by Todmorden Library on Rochdale Road.

A new walk no dogs

Sunday 14 December

ALMSHOUSE TO MANSIONS

Looking at parts of Halifax south-west of the town centre which were large private estates in 18th century but are now mainly residential areas.  However … some interesting surprises remain.


Meet  Iain Cameron at  2.00 p.m. on Arden Road, Halifax, (off A.58) by the central gates of the Joseph Crossley Almshouses.

New walk

Sunday 28 December

VICTORIAN HALIFAX

Halifax is noted for its many fine mid/ late 19th century ornate buildings in the central area.  We plan to see many of the best on this walk.  Lasts 2¼ hours.

 

Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00  p.m. by Halifax Town Hall notice boards. Suitable for wheelchairs


Sunday 11 January

BOOTHTOWN & ACKROYDON

The story of Colonel Edward Akroyd, his business, life, house, Church and his legacy.  Includes a walk through the historic Akroydon village Conservation Area.


Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.00 p.m. at the bottom of Range Lane, off Haley Hill  (A.647) in Halifax.


Sunday 25 January

 MID RASTRICK & HOW IT GREW

Rastrick was a separate authority until 1893 with its own distinctive history. We'll look mainly at the 19th/ 20th century developments to see how radically the area changed in that period.


Meet Margaret Sharp at 2.00 p.m. in the Sports Centre carpark, Rastrick High School, Field Top Road, Rastrick.


Sunday 8 February

AROUND SAVILE PARK 

Appleyard, Akroyd & Albert; Toffee, Tower & Trams - all these crop up as we discover how this Halifax suburb developed from the open common.


Meet Iain Cameron at 2.00 p.m. by Heath Training Centre, Free School Lane, Halifax.


Sunday 22 February

TRANSPORT IN SOWERBY BRIDGE

From pack horse to juggernaut via barges and bogies. A look at the development of different forms of transport in Sowerby Bridge.

 

Meet David Cant at 2.00 p.m. by the station Refreshment Rooms, Sowerby Bridge. suitable for wheelchairs New walk


Sunday 8 March

MAPPING THE FOOT

Detailed maps were drawn as part of a long dispute between powerful families here around 1600. We’ll see the features they showed and more recent Ordnance Survey work following developments in the Luddenden valley. (Refreshments at the Civic Centre afterwards).


Meet David Cant at 2.00 p.m.at Luddendenfoot Civic Centre, Station Road. new walk


Sunday 22 March

GEORGIAN HALIFAX

Three or four buildings in Halifax from 1700s to early 1800s are well known, many others are far less familiar. This walk looks at some of them.  You might well be surprised !


Meet Anne Kirker at 2.00 p.m. by Halifax Piece Hall, North Gate (Woolshops side). suitable for wheelchairs


New! = A new 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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