Local Historian David C. Glover will be delivering Heritage Walks with topics around various aspects of life in Halifax this month. There are two local flavour walks as part of Halifax Flavourfest and a fundraiser for St. Augustine’s Church.
A Taste of West Halifax : Halifax Flavourfest Local History Walks
Walk 1 – 16th June at 19:00hrs: https://fb.me/e/1MRFsmqLw
Meet at Halifax Gibbet. Walk past t the site of two local murders and the site of the Hanson Lane Bomb, the little-known Model Village at West Hill Park, Alms-houses, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, People’s Park, Francis Street and finishing at the gates of Lister Lane Cemetery.
Walk 2 – 19th June : https://fb.me/e/1zlqFvHar
Meet opposite 3 Victoria Road, Halifax, HX1 5PT.
Rediscover vanished facilities and buildings including the Halifax Cattle Market & Fairground, ‘St Helena’ Debtors’ Gaol, St Augustine’s Church, The Workhouse, and the site of the first Halifax Slasher attack of 1938. Concludes with a tour of Lister Lane Cemetery – now a European Cemetery of Significance.
These are gentle walks and last about 2 hours. You are invited for a complimentary drink at Cha Cha Chai afterwards. Please wear suitable footwear.
Pellon Lane to Lister Lane via St Augustine’s Church
– Fundraiser for St Augustine’s Church
Sunday 26th June at 2:30pm
Start at St Augustine’s School, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG
Tickets £8.00 on the door or from Shelagh Hirst on 07941 460905
A nostalgic slideshow of past photographs presented with a fascinating commentary by David Glover. Refreshments will be provided.