- CALDERDALE HERITAGE WALKS – New events – (See poster above). NEW ANNE LISTER WALKS ADDED FOR APRIL/JUNE 2020. See CHW website for more details.
- 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 – 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.