- FREE Family History Course. 16th September, 2019. The course will be 6 weeks on Monday afternoons, starting on Sept 16th and will be suitable for beginners or those who already have some knowledge. The tutor, Anne Eastwood, is very experienced in teaching about family history. She is keen to help people not only to use databases such as Ancestry but also to help them understand the resources they are using (census, parish registers etc). If your family history isn’t in Calderdale, it doesn’t really matter as the principles will be the same, databases cover a much wider area and finding out what resources are available in this library will prepare you for what to expect of libraries/archives in other parts of the country. The group will be small and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested, please register by contacting Local Studies (01422 392631). If you feel you need more information, don’t hesitate to ring or call in. Don’t delay though, as places are limited! (see poster above)
- HALIFAX HERITAGE FESTIVAL – Held at Central Library
- Calderdale’s Railway Heritage: A Different View. Lauren Brundell. Central Library & Archives, Halifax Thursday 19th Sept @ 6.30pm. Tickets £3 from TicketSource or Local Studies.
- Living Heritage stories. Tuesday 17th September 2.15pm – 3.30pm
- Using Historical Newspapers. Wednesday 18th sept 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
- CIMA – Calderdale Industrial Museum. Wed 11th Sept. at 7.30pm start. Illustrated talk by Michael and Kath Airey. TROUBLE AT T’MILL a family firm to present day.CIMA Members free. Non Members £3.
- WORLD WAR ONE – Halifax Great War Heritage Society – (See poster above).
- CALDERDALE HERITAGE WALKS – New events – (See poster above).
- HEBDEN BRIDGE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY – Publicity Information for Hebden Bridge Local History Society 2019 to 2020. Full details available on our website www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk SEPTEMBER 2019.Wednesday 25th September. Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Ruth Crossley. Mapping Elmet: Ted Hughes’s childhood and family roots in the Upper Calder Valley. Ruth is a director of the Elmet Trust which promotes the life and work of Ted Hughes. She will talk about the work of the Elmet Trust and draw on letters from the archives, to explore the links between the places, childhood experiences and poems. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
OCTOBER 2019. Wednesday 9th October. Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Mike Spence. A monastic flock in medieval Malham? Mike’s historical interests centre on medieval record keeping and a chance discovery in the Lancashire Records Office has brought to light previously unknown information about Malham at around the time of the Black Death. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
Wednesday 23rd October. Short AGM followed by talk. 70 years old and still going strong: a celebration of Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Barbara Atack (current president) with Frank Woolrych (past president) will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society, looking at our many achievements and activities over the years. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors. Talk follows a short AGM
NOVEMBER 2019. Wednesday 13th November. Allan Stuttard. Memories of Foster Mill, Hebden Bridge. Allan began work at Foster Mill in 1950 and has a wealth of memories to share about Hebden Bridge’s important clothing industry. He hopes others will join the conversation and share their memories too. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
Wednesday 27th November. Grant Lowe. The saving of Hardcastle Crags. Grant works as Visitor Operations Manager for the National Trust and will look at what the Crags have meant to past generations and the efforts made to save them for us to enjoy. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
DECEMBER 2019. Wednesday 11th December. Barbara Atack, Hilary Fellows and Robert Stevens. House Histories: how to begin. An examination of the resources available for researching the history of a house and the fascinating stories of two very different Hebden Bridge properties researched by their owners. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
JANUARY 2020. Wednesday 8th January. Diana Monahan and Justine Wyatt. A Victorian artist paints Hebden Bridge: discovering the landscape paintings of John Holland. Diana and Justine, long standing members of the society, will explore how Holland’s paintings of the local area capture Hebden Bridge at a time of considerable change. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
Wednesday 22nd January. Professor David Baker. Glee Unions, singing and Socialism in 19th and 20th century Yorkshire. David Baker has an illustrious career in music and has held various academic positions. Latterly he has researched Glee Unions – musical clubs which flourished at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and which were arenas for men and women to socialise and democratise. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
FEBRUARY 2020. Wednesday 12th February. Alan Petford Memorial Lecture. Murray Seccombe. Causes and cawseys: making and repairing highways 1550 – 1700. Secretary of Hebden Bridge Local History Society, Murray has recently completed a PhD which focused on the roads of the South Pennines during this turbulent period. Drawing on evidence from the Wakefield Manor Court records, Murray will look at the ways highways were administered and regulated in the parish of Halifax. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
Wednesday 26th February. Anne Buckley. Skipton’s First World War POW Camp. Anne is a lecturer in German at the University of Leeds, and in this talk she will share the fascinating stories she discovered in translating a book written by sixty German officers after their release from the POW camp in Skipton. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
MARCH 2020. Wednesday 11th March. Chris Atkinson. Celebrating our woodland heritage. Chris is Heritage and Landscape Development Manager at Pennine Prospects and has been part of a project carrying out archaeological surveys of south Pennine woodlands which have improved our understanding of the role of woodlands in human history. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.
Wednesday 25th March. Angus Winchester. Common Problems: the history of common land in Northern England. Angus Winchester is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. His talk explores how past societies tried to manage sustainably the shared resources of the common land that provided grazing for livestock, fuel for the hearth and essential building materials. Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.