A sunny stroll through history: Park’s first Heritage walk…

The Park Ward Heritage group organised a Heritage walk that took place on  Saturday 22nd April. The walk was led by local historian David Glover and supported by Halifax Central staff and community pwardwalkwardens. With weather on our side the walk was very well attended with over 20 residents from across Calderdale.

The walk was organised as a pilot for the upcoming Park heritage festival and included a number of listed and infamous landmarks within Park Ward to explore the wonderful history that lies within this square mile. Starting at Lister Lane Cemetery which has the graves of many of Halifax’s prominent families,  the group went on to visit landmarks including Crossley House, The Almhouses on Margaret Street, People’s Park, West Hill Model Village (Gladstone Road /Cromwell Terrace), Madni Masjid and the Gibbet, with stories including the sites of two murders and where a bomb was dropped during WW2.

It was a fantastic day and great to see so many locals taking interest,  for such a small area, Park ward is full of history, mystery and splendour! Look out for the next tour coming in July…

 

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