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  1. HALIFAX HISTORY SOCIETY – New events – (see poster attached for January to March events)
  2. FRIENDS OF CROW WOOD PARK – Old Sowerby Bridge. Saturday 7th March 2020. (see poster above)
  3. CALDERDALE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM – New event (See poster above) Halifax War Machine 1914-1918 ” A Town Transformed For War”. Wednesday 11th March, 7.30pm start. OPENING TIMES FOR EASTER (see Poster attached)  The Halifax War Machine 1914-1918 – Wednesday 11 March 2020 at 7.30 pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax HX1QG
    David Millichope will be giving his talk looking at how Halifax industry was radically adapted and reorganised to meet the demands of “Total War”.  CIMA Members Free – Non-Members £3.  For further details please e-mail
  4. CALDERDALE HERITAGE WALKS – New events – (See poster above). NEW ANNE LISTER WALKS ADDED FOR APRIL/JUNE 2020. See CHW website for more details.
  5. HEBDEN BRIDGE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY – Publicity Information for Hebden Bridge Local History Society  2019 to 2020. Full details available on our website –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.
  6. GREAT WAR HERITAGE SOCIETY – next meeting is on Thursday 12 March 2020 at 7.30 pm at The Old Mill.  The subject A Game Sustained: the impact of WWI on Cricket in Yorkshire will be presented by Jeremy Lonsdale, the author of the 2019 book of the same name.  The talk promises to be an interesting glimpse into cricket on the home front during the years of the Great War.  The attached poster provides some more information.
  7. Two Knights, some Pigs – and a Duchess – Tuesday 31 March 2020 at 7.30 pm at Grayston Unity Bar, Wesley Court (opposite the Town Hall), Halifax HX1 1UH
    Stories of the 18th Century people behind the development of Halifax’s remarkable Square Chapel and its iconic Piece Hall. This talk by David Glover is at a very small venue and tickets must be booked in advance either from the Bar or by ringing 07807 136520.  Tickets are £5. Information about this CAMRA Good Beer Guide bar can be found at:



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