On Thursday 7th June we held our annual community Iftar here at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. For Sunnis, it is at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer; for Shias, it is after the evening prayer.
We welcomed over 100+ residents from across central Halifax and neighbouring wards aswell as local services that we work with including the Police, St Augustine’s, local Mosque and ward Councillors.
Hafiz Amjad from our local community opened the fast with dua (the prayer) before our staff from Halifax Central Initiative served the dinner to our guests. This is our fourth community iftar and is growing each with more community residents including families and children attending and from various backgrounds and faiths. It provides a better understanding and appreciation for why Muslims participate in Ramadan and the meaning behind it.
Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us and Ramadan Mubarak.
Over the summer our Park Heritage Walks are back. We will be holding free guided walks for you to enjoy, Each walk takes app. 2 hours with breaks and are suitable for all abilities. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. For more information contact Halifax Central Initiative on 01422 365948 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book a place go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for the walk below. If you have trouble booking a place please call Halifax Central Initiative and we will do it for you.
Wednesday 1 August: Park Heritage Walk 1, Lister Lane – The Gibbet. Meet at Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax HX1 5LF. Tour starts at 10.30am. A guided tour by David Glover. Free . The walk will take in views of Crossley House, and travel through People’s Park, the remains of the Halifax work house, West Hill Model Village, The Hanson Lane bomb site, the Almhouses, finishing at the world famous Gibbet. This walk is suitable for most abilities. To book tickets click here
Saturday 18 August: Park Heritage Walk 2, The West Halifax Suffragettes Meet outside Sky DIY on Queen’s Road. Tour starts at 10.30am. A guided tour by David Glover. Free . The walk will take to various locations where some of our local Suffragettes lived. You will travel beyond Park into town centre via Pellon lane to Marlborough Hall (YMCA), where Emmeline Pankhurst spoke. To book tickets click here
Wednesday 22 August: Park Heritage Walk 3, The Old Railroad Walk. Will take you from the old Spire at King Cross ending up at Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre ( former primary school. Free guided tour by local historian David Glover. 2pm start, meet at the Old Spire (by one stop) on King Cross Road. The walk does include a fairly steep slope up Queen’s Road, so may not be suitable for all. This walk takes in the sites of the old toffee mill and biscuit factory, also the remain ofthe railroad through Park and forgotten terminus and the murder site of 1889 and The Butler Machine & Tool Factory. To book tickets click here