Properties and events in West Yorkshire 2017

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Bradford City Hall Sneaky Peek

Bradford Metropolitan District Council, City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY

Enter the Grade I listed building from the Civic Entrance (opened in 1873) and start on a self guided tour up the Grand Staircase (installed 1914)…

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Manningham Walk

Manningham Mills , Lilycroft Road, Manningham, at junction with Patent Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 5BD

Join us for a free guided walk around the Manningham area of Bradford. The walk will include fascinating buildings and people from the past and…

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Brighouse Heritage Town Walk

Brighouse Town Hall, Briggate, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1EF

The heritage walk takes visitors along the canal towpath, viewing some of the early canalside buildings that shaped the future of Brighouse. In…

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Spen Valley Civic Society - Our History in Maps

Hearing Check Today Ltd, 1B Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3RS

Come along and see the changing history of Cleckheaton and surrounding area depicted on maps going back to the 18th century. This crucially…

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St John’s Church

Church Street, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3RN

St John's Church has been a place of worship since 1832 and is celebrating our 185th anniversary. We are a town centre parish endeavoring to meet…

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Pioneer House

Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DG

The Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) shall be hosting walking tours of Pioneer House, together with a brief history of the town. A …

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Halifax Town Hall

Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ

Halifax Town Hall is a Grade II* listed building designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament. It was completed by his…

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Illingworth Gaol & Stocks

Illingworth Gaol & Stocks, 121 Keighley Road, Illingworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8JE

Visitors can see the double (two seater) stocks dated 1697 and the interior of the 1823 Illingworth Gaol and feel what it would have been like to…

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Mount Zion Heritage Chapel

Per Lane, Upper Brockholes, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 8XG

18th century Methodist Chapel. Listed Grade II*. Original buildings date from 1773 to 1815. John Wesley preached here in 1774 and 1790. Oldest…

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NOW & THEN

All Souls, Haley Hill, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 6DR

Local professional artist Jane Austin is holding a pop up art exhibition in the beautiful grade listed building, less than a mile from her home.…

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St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road

St. Andrews Methodist Church, Stafford Square, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AT

From the outside St Andrew's looks typically mid 1960s - most people probably don't give it a second glance as they travel past on the A629…

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Hebden Bridge Picture House - Open Morning, Poster Sale and Tours

Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8AD

The 1920s auditorium (stalls and balcony) and the foyer will be open to all to explore, and the kiosk in the foyer will be serving drinks, sweets,…

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Wainsgate Baptist Church

Wainsgate Lane, Old Town, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8SU

A chance to see inside this impressive Grade II* listed church and the extensive burial grounds. Guide book will be available. Professor David…

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Christ Church Helme

Christ Church, Slades Lane, Helme, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 5RW

Christ Church is known locally as "The Rainbow Church". It was built in 1859 in memory of a son of Charles John Brooke, who had died at the age of…

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St James Church, Meltham Mills: Operation Christmas Child;  Community Cards; Heritage Church

St James Church, Huddersfield Road, Meltham, Meltham Mills, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 4AL

Come and join the many volunteers making gifts; sorting toys, stationery, sweets etc; wrapping shoe boxes with Christmas paper, ready to be…

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Wooldale Quaker Meeting House

Religious Society of Friends Quakers, Friends Meeting House, Pell Lane, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1QL

The Quaker [Friends] Meeting House at Wooldale is primarily a building of 1783 but incorporating late 17th century parts being partially…

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Briarcourt, Lindley, Huddersfield

Briarcourt, Occupation Road, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3EE

Guided tours of Briarcourt. Built as a wedding present for Herbert Higginson Sykes and his bride Annie Eliza Thompson in 1895, Briarcourt was the…

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Dugdale Bros & Co.

5 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1RL

Dugdale Bros & Co. is a cloth merchant, based on Northumberland Street in the heart of Huddersfield. Built in 1875, the Northumberland Street…

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Explore the History of Greenhead Park

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DN

Greenhead Park is an attractive Grade II listed Victorian town park which has been restored to its former glory thanks to a multi-million pound…

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Floors 2,3 and 5 Folly Hall

Britannia Rescue, Folly Hall Mills, St. Thomas Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3LT

Visitors will be able to take a guided tour round some of the floors of the old mill which has now been turned into office space. Photography will…

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Friends of Beaumont Park Heritage Walk

Friends of Beaumont Park Ltd, Beaumont Park Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 7AY

Come and take a guided 2 hour walk around the historic and beautiful Beaumont Park, Huddersfield's oldest park. A mixture of formal and woodland…

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Holy Trinity Church

Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DT

Holy Trinity Church was built 1816-19 by Benjamin Haigh Allen, of nearby Greenhead Hall. Allen, the founder of the Huddersfield Bank and local JP…

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Longwood Sing

Back Thornhill Road, , Longwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3

Participate in a traditional outdoor community event with singing led by The Golcar Band, The Outlane Singers and school choirs in the outdoor…

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Queensgate Market

Kirklees Council, Market Office, Queensgate Market Arcade, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2UJ

Experience one of the best modernist spaces in the UK. Chris Marsden, the market's historian and expert guide will provide a detailed history and…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DU

This small textile heritage centre comprises a "one-up-one down" former weaver's cottage. The downstairs family living-quarters have been…

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St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden, Huddersfield

Church Lane, Marsden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DJ

Church tours available throughout the day. Normally archived material on display, including some graveyard records for our family historians!…

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St Josephs’ Catholic Church

St. Joseph RC Church, Somerset Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9AU

This church was originally an Anglican church, constructed in 1915 and sold to St Joseph’s parish in 1953. The interior has an elaborate roof…

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St Stephen’s Church, Lindley

St Stephen's Church, Lidget Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3JB

St Stephen's is a Grade II listed building designed by the renowned local architect, John Oates, and built in 1829 by Joseph Kaye, known as the…

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Tea for Two or More!

Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PY

The newly restored row of weavers' cottages which houses the Colne Valley Museum is now fully open, with a complete weaver's cottage, a new…

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Victoria Tower, Castle Hill

Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6TA

Perched on Castle Hill, Victoria Tower was completed in 1899 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign. The corner-stone of…

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Walking with women’s suffrage in the Colne Valley

Harold Wilson statue, St. Georges Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1JF

Florence Lockwood, a student at the Slade school of art in the 1880s, married a local mill-owner and moved up to Black Rock House, Linthwaite. In…

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High Royds Memorial Chapel and Garden

3 Buckle Lane, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 6DG

The paupers' graveyard (closed in 1969) which belonged to High Royds Psychiatric Hospital (closed in 2003) was restored in 2011 to create a…

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Tower Open Day & Bellringing, All Saints Church, Ilkley - visit, and have a go!

All Saints Church, Church Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DS

Open Tower at All Saints Church. Come and discover the ancient art of bellringing, and have a go! There are 10 half-hour sessions…

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Curators Talk & Tour on the Cottingley Fairies - Cliffe Castle

Cliffe Castle Museum, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH

Join Social History Curator Heather Millard who will provide a talk on the Cottingley fairies - 'Cottingley Fairies in Context' followed by a tour…

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Rail Story, Ingrow, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Ingrow Loco , Ingrow Bridge , South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 5AX

Rail Story is the home of the Bahamas Locomotive Society which cares for LMS Jubilee 45596 Bahamas, LNWR Coal Tank 1054, Hudswell Clarke Nunlow,…

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“Come and Play Handel”

Arts@Trinity, Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW

Handel's Music has always played a big role in the history of Holy Trinity Church. Fundraising concert to raise money to build the church featured…

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‘Life in Leeds’ Photographic Exhibition at the Leeds Quaker Meeting House

Leeds Quaker Meeting House , 188 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9DX

View a photographic exhibition which forms part of a series of events marking the first thirty years of the 'new' Leeds Quaker Meeting House. …

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‘Swarm’ art exhibition & nature trail at Skelton Grange

The Conservation Volunteers, Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Skelton Grange Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1RS

Supported by Leeds Inspired and Grow Wild to celebrate Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s 25th birthday, this unique ‘Swarm' exhibition will…

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All Souls’ Church Blackman Lane, Leeds

All Souls' Church, Blackman Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9EY

All Souls' Church was completed in 1880 as the city's memorial to the great 19th century vicar of Leeds Walter Farquhar Hook who became Dean of…

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Armley Library Heritage Building Tour

Armley Library, 2 Stocks Hill, Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 1UQ

Have you ever been a day or two late returning your library books? How about 110 years late? Enjoy this special opportunity to see and learn about…

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Aspire - Former Yorkshire Penny Bank

Aspire , Yorkshire Bank Chambers, 2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP

Visitors to Aspire will be treated to a tour of the former Yorkshire Penny Bank where they will discover hidden vaults beneath the grand Banking…

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Castleton Mill Open Day

Castleton Mill, Castleton Close, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2DS

Castleton Mill is a beautifully restored Grade II Listed building sitting alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal close to Leeds City Centre.…

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Chapel FM

Chapel FM, Old Seacroft Chapel, York Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6JB

Come along and take a tour around the award winning Chapel FM. This former Seacroft Methodist Chapel was originally built in 1874, but 16 years…

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Chapeltown Heritage Tour

101-103 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3HY

Chapeltown has a long and fascinating history as a community that, over the centuries, has attracted a diverse group of settlers from around the…

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Come Find Us - Heritage Special

The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL

On this Come Find Us tour we have organised a programme inspired by and exploring the heritage of Leeds. There will be storytelling, tours from…

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Gildersome Quaker Meeting House Open Day

75 Street Lane, Gildersome, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7HX

See the historic Grade II listed Quaker Meeting House at Gildersome which was built in 1756. There are many original features including historic…

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Heritage Trail Walk - 2017

Leeds City Council, Town Hall, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9DY

This circular walk, starting at 11 am at the Town Hall, will explore the eastern part of Central Morley, which includes the old shopping centre…

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Holy Trinity Church - Rothwell

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 0QL

Holy Trinity, the Parish Church of the historic village of Rothwell. A Grade II listed medieval church built on the site of a previous Saxon…

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Hyde Park Picture House

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

Opening on the 2nd November 1914, just three months after the commencement of the First World War, the Hyde Park Picture House is one of only a…

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Leeds Industrial Museum

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley , Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2QF

Once the largest woollen mill in the world, today Armley Mills tells the story of Leeds' rich industrial heritage through the collections,…

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Left Bank Leeds

145A Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LJ

Left Bank Leeds is celebrating the heritage of its amazing building by hosting a number of events during Heritage Open Days. Thursday 7…

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Lower Kirkgate Tour

Leeds Minster, 2-6 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7DJ

This walking tour focuses on the heritage of the Lower Kirkgate area, it will explore, the buildings and the people who once lived there. The tour…

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Middleton Railway, Leeds

Middleton Railway Trust Ltd, Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 2JQ

Come and see where the very first successful load-hauling steam engines in the whole world ran - at Middleton in Leeds! Heritage Open-day visitors…

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Mill Hill Chapel

Mill Hill Chapel, Lower Basinghall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EB

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel is an oasis of calm in the heart of bustling Leeds city centre, the home of a progressive, inclusive community offering…

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Morley Town Hall

Leeds City Council, Town Hall, Queen Street, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 9DY

Visitors to the Morley Town Hall will be guided around the Town Hall by a member of the Morley Community Archives. On the tour you will be taken…

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North Walk - Leeds Civic Trust

2 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES

A leisurely stroll North, from the Black Prince Statue, City Square.The route may be familiar to some, for others we'll be exploring unusual…

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Riley Theatre Tour - From Synagogue to Stage

Northern School of Contemporary Dance, 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4BH

Discover Riley Theatre’s past as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day weekend. Book a free place on one of our guided tours, and learn more…

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St Aidan’s Church, Harehills

St Aidan's Church, Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5AJ

This late Victorian brick-built basilica stands high above the main A58 road out of Leeds. Externally the church looks nothing out of the ordinary…

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St Peter’s Church, Rawdon

Rawdon St. Peters Church, Town Street, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6QL

VISUAL & AUDIO PRESENTATION also Leaflets on History Walks The Heritage of a Yorkshire village that became known nationally &…

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St Wilfrid’s Church, Halton Open Days

Selby Road, Halton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7NP

St. Wilfrid's Church Halton was completed in 1939 and designed by Albert Randall Wells. It is a Grade II listed building and is impressive in…

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Stank Hall Barn

Stank Hall Barn, Dewsbury Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11

A rare opportunity to see inside the 15th century timber framed Stank Hall Barn. The Friends of Stank Hall Barn are working with Leeds City…

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Sunny Bank Mills & Archive

Sunny Bank Mills Archive and Gallery, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ

Dating from 1829, Sunny Bank Mills was an important woollen & worsted mill, with an interesting history. Although it ceased manufacturing only 9…

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The Grand Quarter - Heritage Tour of the Proposed Conservation Area

Gateway to St John's Church, 23 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JD

The Grand Quarter has a long and fascinating history and is proposed to be the latest designated conservation area in Leeds in this 50th…

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The Tetley - heritage tours of building

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ

Explore some of the historic aspects of The Tetley centre for contemporary art. Our building and the wider site around us was once the home of the…

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Thwaite Mills

Thwaite Mills Museum, Thwaite Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1RP

Thwaite Mills is one of the last remaining water-powered mills in Britain. Nestled on an island, Thwaite Mills is situated in beautiful riverside…

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Treasures of the Brotherton: Brotherton, books and buildings

Treasures of the Brotherton, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

Today Leeds University Library Special Collections contains some of the most outstanding collections of books, manuscripts and archival material…

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Walking Tour of the Back-to-back Houses in Harehills

Harehills Road / Lambton Grove, Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5PB

This one hour tour will guide you not just through the back-to-back streets of Harehills, but through the history of their development between…

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Woodhouse Ridge - Remembering Alderman Warburton’s Gift

Woodhouse Ridge - Ridge Terrace entrance, Adjacent to 64 Ridge Terrace, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2DA

Batty's Wood is a 14 acre parcel of semi-natural ancient woodland which was gifted to the people of Leeds in 1901 by Alderman John Warburton. We…

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St Mary’s Community Heritage Site Mirfield

38 Church Lane, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9HX

Grade ll* listed church (architect - Sir George Gilbert Scott) Tours to the top of the tower and bell ringing room Nature trail walks around the…

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All Saints’ Parish Church, Otley

Kirkgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HW

Otley Parish Church is a Grade I listed building with parts dating from the 11th century. It is the oldest building in the town. The church…

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Transforming a Yorkshire Hillside

55 Fulneck, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8NT

Fulneck village, set in the picturesque Tong Valley between Leeds and Bradford, has a scattering of 18th century cottages, a grade 1 listed…

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The Secret Tunnels of Saltaire World Heritage Site

Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS

A unique opportunity to travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of the millworkers and students of Victorian Saltaire who used tunnels…

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Christ Church Sowerby Bridge- Clues to views of the past

Christ Church Sowerby Bridge, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2LW

Come and see the conservation clues to what's been lost in Sowerby Bridge, hidden in and around our Grade II listed Victorian church and its…

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Todmorden Town Hall

Todmorden Town Hall, Bridge Street, Todmorden, West Yorkshire, OL14 5AQ

Todmorden Town Hall is a Grade I listed building, opened in 1875 which straddles Walsden Water. The boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire once…

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Crofton Parish Church

All Saints Parish Church, High Street, Crofton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1NF

Crofton Church represents a continuing Christian tradition in the village of Crofton for over 1,000 years being a former agricultural and mining…

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Lofthouse Park Revisited: Locals and Aliens during World War One

Lofthouse Gate Working Men's Club, 2 Canal Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 3HN

One year on from our first Heritage Open Day dedicated to the World War One history of 'enemy aliens' interned at Lofthouse Park, we present more…

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Nostell Nights: Hidden Spaces

National Trust, Nostell, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE

Explore Nostell's house after hours with the help of artists, musicians and makers, including the special preview of WALLPAPER, a virtual reality…

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St Peter the Apostle Church

St Peter's Church, Kirkthorpe Lane, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5SZ

All visitors will be welcomed by our volunteers who will act as tour guides around the church and grounds, which includes the bell tower. St…

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Wakefield Civic Society Guided Walk

Wakefield Civic Society, Room 3, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2HQ

Wakefield Civic Society will offer three opportunities to join a guided walk. Walk One - a morning tour looking at the history and architecture…

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Wakefield Waterfront Heritage Weekend

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

Join us to explore and celebrate the rich history of industry and culture in our waterfront surroundings. Guided by Wakefield Historical Society,…

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