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NORTHOWRAM HERITAGE WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER – 11th and 12th.

A GLIMPSE INTO NORTHOWRAM’S RICH HERITAGE

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise ‘Heritage Open Days’ to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. This year Northowram is hosting its own event when Northowram Historical Society, in collaboration with Heywood Church, will give you the chance to gain a little insight into the history of the village, some of its distinctive buildings and a few of its prominent, as well as, infamous residents!     

The event is being held at the Church’s grade 2 listed building at the end of Towngate in Northowram, on the weekend of 11th and 12th September between 1.00pm and 4.00pm each day.

The exciting programme includes:

• A ‘Then and Now’ slide show (all afternoon) – consider lots of old photographs of the Northowram area and compare them to the same views today. What did Northowram’s Crown Brewery look like and where was it? (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)

• Illustrated talks (2.00pm each day) – listen to a few fascinating stories about local residents.  Hear the exploits of a Northowram resident transported to Australia for a crime committed in Shibden Valley, and the last Halifax Town Crier born in the village. Places are limited so pre-booking is advised via history@northowram.org.

• Graveyard tours (1.00pm + 3.30pm each day) – explore this fascinating site in a short, guided tour. Hear the history for yourself – from the remnants of the first church built nearly 350 years ago, to some of the occupants of the graveyard.  Did you know the graveyard is ‘host’ to a gangster, millionaires, a murder victim and relatives of a 1970’s pop star? Weather permitting! Places are limited so pre-booking is advised via history@northowram.org.

• An exhibition (all afternoon) featuring amongst other things, Oliver Heywood, one of the leading non-conformist ministers in the North of England during the 17th century, and many local buildings associated with him and his church. (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)

Light refreshments are available throughout the event.

PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Pre-booking should be done by email to history@northowram.org.  Please state which activity you are interested in, the time and day of the activity and the number of people requiring a place.

PARKING

N.B. Parking is not available Heywood Church.  Northowram residents are asked to walk to the event where possible. Those that need the use of a car are requested to use the public car park at the top of the Hough next to the Recreation Ground.  The Church is less than 5 minutes’ walk away.

PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW OR EMAIL

history@northowram.org with your preferences.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday

1pm - 1.30pm
HISTORY OF THE GRAVES
Graveyard Tour with a fascinating history of some of its occupants
2pm - 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK
History Presentation
3.30pm - 4pm
HISTORY OF THE GRAVES
Graveyard Tour with a fascinating history of some of its occupants
1pm - 4pm
THEN AND NOW PRESENTATION
On going slide show of the village in the past compared to images of today

Sunday

1pm - 1.30pm
HISTORY OF THE GRAVES
Graveyard Tour with a fascinating history of some of its occupants
2pm - 3pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK
History Presentation
3.30pm - 4pm
HISTORY OF THE GRAVES
Graveyard Tour with a fascinating history of some of its occupants
1pm - 4pm
THEN AND NOW PRESENTATION
On going slide show of the village in the past compared to images of today

Date

Sep 11 - 12 2021
Expired!

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This Post Has 2 Comments
    1. Thanks for your booking Julie. I have passed it on to Alan Rushworth who will be running the event. Mike.

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