As well as their local history inspired walks, the Calderdale Heritage Walks group are hosting a series of talks and cultural events around Halifax.
Please note face masks may well be essential at these events.
Talk evenings with David Glover
Illustrated Historical Talks Wednesdays @ Grayston Unity at 8:15pm
£5.00 entry + service fee – Advance Booking only via https://www.seetickets.com/search?q=grayston
The story of Halifax Zoo and Amusement Park by David Glover
Illustrated Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture
Tuesday 18th January – 7.30pm
At the Graygill Rooms, Halifax Piece Hall
Entry via donation on door
Just over 100 years ago, Halifax had a Zoo. Opened in 1909, this early “theme park” at Chevinedge housed many wild animals, yet also had other attractions – the first cinema in Halifax, a roller-coaster, and a miniature railway. Tales abound of special events, including balloon flights and an early aeroplane display in the skies above. Then there was the meandering bear!
For the Calderdale Heritage Walks, view the full Winter schedule on the Calderdale Heritage Walks website
Because of Covid, and more limited numbers, Walks must be paid for and pre-booked via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks
Upcoming walks highlights – Full walk details here
- January 19th – Some Calderdale Murders – 1858-1957
From the Wadsworth Moor murder of 1858, through to the tragic killing of Emily Pye in Gibbet Street, Halifax, in 1957; looking at six different tragedies, and how they were investigated.
- Sunday 23rd January 2022 – Lost Churches and Chapels of Halifax
And there were many! We visit the sites of over twenty; a few remain, given new uses. From Square Congregational Chapel and Church, we move to the sites of vanished buildings.
- February 16th – More Calderdale Murders – 1556-1964
Who killed Holdsworth, Vicar of Halifax in his home? Why was the Excise Collector slain in Savile Park Road? Who went mad and killed his boss in the newspaper office?
For more information visit Calderdale Heritage Walks