Park Ward Heritage Festival

Halifax Central Initiative

The next Park Ward Heritage walk will be on Sat 17 Aug ’19. Crossleys & 2 murders! Lister Lane – The Gibbet. This is a free event

Starting at Lister Lane Cemetery gates HX1 5JL, visiting Francis Street, People’s Park, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, the little-known Model Village at West Hill Park, the site of the Hanson Lane Bomb, Mackintosh’s early warehouse, and the sites of two murders – Mary Hackett (1953) and Emily Pye (1957). Ends at the Halifax Gibbet.

Suggested parking in Park Road or Hopwood Lane.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.


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