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‘People Power’ Guided House Tour

Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AS

Join our volunteer guides for a fascinating tour focusing on 'People Power'; the men and women who have shaped the history of Wilton Park and…

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All Saints Parish Church, Batley

All Saints Parish Church, Stocks Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5DL

Archived records of baptisms, marriages and funerals will be accessible in digital form. Light refreshments will be available. There are toilet…

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Bagshaw Museum Heritage Crafts Day

Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AS

This Heritage Open Day, visit Bagshaw Museum to discover the world in one day! Explore exciting global collections, including the atmospheric…

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Celebration of 900 years of St Peter’s Church

Kirkgate, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9PB

2020 marks 900 years of St Peter's church, and a year of celebration begins at the end of June 2019. The present Grade II* listed building, the…

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From a Private House to Bagshaw Museum: the early garden phases

Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0AS

Bagshaw Museum started life as a private house called the Woodlands, built for George Sheard, a Batley mill owner and eccentric in 1875. Due to…

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Oakwell Hall Craft Afternoon

Oakwell Hall, Nova Lane, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LG

Enjoy free entry to the Hall as part of Heritage Open Days 2019. Free entry

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Oakwell Hall Heritage Open Weekend

Oakwell Hall, Nova Lane, Birstall, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LG

Enjoy free entry into Oakwell Hall over this national celebration of Britain’s rich and diverse heritage. Free entry.

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St Saviour’s Church, Brownhill, Batley

Brookroyd Lane, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 OBU

Grade II listed building 1871, has unique Victoria and Albert stained glass window (verified by V & A Museum) commemorating Queen Victoria's…

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Gomersal Moravian Church

Gomersal Moravian Church, Quarry Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4JB

See the Grade II listed Church, first built in 1751 and altered in the 1860s. The building was extensively repaired between 2005 and 2009 with…

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Luddites at Cleckheaton Library

Kirklees Council, Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3DX

Cleckheaton is close to the scene of violent Luddite uprisings in 1812, an example of people power that had an unhappy ending. The Friends of…

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Spen Valley Luddite Walk

D & M Middleton Ltd, Cartwright Street, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 5LY

A 5 mile circular walk suitable for any reasonably fit person - there are stiles and slopes to negotiate and off-road paths that may be muddy and…

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St John the Evangelist Church, Cleckheaton

Church Street, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3RN

Our building is built in the Gothic style and as beautiful Victorian stained glass windows on all sides. Restoration work was carried out in…

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Whitechapel Church, Cleckheaton

Whitechapel Church, Whitechapel Road, Cleckheaton, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 6HR

Whitechapel is the historic site of the area and has been a place of worship since Norman times. The present church was built in 1821 and replaced…

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Crow Nest Park

Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2SG

This local landmark was bought by the Dewsbury Corporation in 1893 for 'the pleasure and enjoyment of the people of Dewsbury'. The guided walk…

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Dewsbury Friendship Event - Dewsbury Minster

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD

This is an opportunity to connect different communities so everyone feels a sense of belonging in the area. Two local faith centres are…

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Dewsbury Minster Tower Tours

Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD

Tower Tours. See the 1000 year old stonework. Ascend the stone spiral staircase. Visit the Ringing Chamber. Hear the story of The Devil's Knell.…

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Dewsbury Town Hall / Pioneer House (limited) Tour

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

A walking tour hosted by the Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) starting at Dewsbury Town Hall, ft.: the historic Stained Glass windows…

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Dewsbury’s newest and smallest local history museum

John Greenwood Clothing & Jewellery, 3 Church Street, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 1JJ

Greenwoods is situated in Church St in the historic town of Dewsbury and close to Dewsbury Minster. This is Dewsbury’s smallest and newest…

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Handbell Ringing in the Dewsbury Area

Dewsbury Minster Church of All Saints, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 8DD

The event will start with a short talk on Handbell Ringing. A little history, the bands and Community in Dewsbury. Then demonstration of…

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Thornhill Parish Church

Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 0JZ

This gem of a building is Grade 1 listed and is set in the heart of the Thornhill Conservation area next to the Pub in the well maintained…

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Holmfirth Blue Plaque Walk

Holmfirth Methodist Church, School Street, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 7EQ

On an event that takes up to two hours,local historian, David Cockman, will lead a tour around Holmfirth, starting at School Street, of the twelve…

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Honley Cemetery Tour

Honley cemetery, Green Cliff, Honley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 6JN

Guided walk around Honley cemetery by Peter Marshall, the historian of Honley Civic Society. Peter will lead visitors around the cemetery,…

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Lydgate Unitarian Chapel

Holmfirth Road, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD7 7LF

Chapel built 1694 as the Presbyterian Church at Fulstone in the county of York by survivors of the civil war (one of the first trustees, Humphrey…

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Th’Owd Towser

Daisy Lane, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9 1HS

Perhaps the oldest building in Holmfirth dating from around 1595. In its long history it has served as a jail (for which it was built), a fire…

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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 primary a building of 1783 but incorporating late 17th century parts being partially remodelled…

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All Hallows’ Church, Kirkburton

Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 0SJ

Open 10am – 4.00pm Saturday 14th September. Celebrate the Centenary of the Bells, take an historic village walk, view displays by the Burton…

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Briarcourt, Lindley, Huddersfield

Briarcourt, 28 Occupation Road, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3EE

Built as a wedding present for Herbert Higginson Sykes and his bride Annie Eliza Thompson in 1895, Briarcourt was the first of a number of local…

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Christ Church, Linthwaite, Huddersfield

4 Church Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5TA

Our church is the first of the six Waterloo churches built in Huddersfield between 1828 and 1832. The beautiful Chancel was added in 1895. It…

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Cliffe House Shepley - Open for Tours

Cliffe House Outdoor Centre, 140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8DB

Cliffe House is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building in ten acres of land built in 1889 for James Senior son of local brewer Seth…

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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. For over 120 years, the company has been…

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Emmanuel Church Shelley

Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8LH

A nature inspired day full of fun and activities for all the family . A talk and flying demonstration from the Scisset Owl Sanctuary 10.30 am A…

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Greenhead Park: Thomas Denham’s vision

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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Hall of Science

Ramsay Clay, 9 Bath Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5BQ

This is probably the last remaining Hall of Science in the country. It was used by local Chartists and saw many famous visiting speakers until,…

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Heath House Mill

Green Building Store, Unit 6, Heath House Mill, Heath House Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4JW

View a display, photos and presentation featuring key dates and events in Heath House Mill's history and a chance to explore a part of the…

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Heritage Open Days ‘People Power’ Tour

Tolson Memorial Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ

Tours last for approximately 45 minutes.

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High Flatts Quaker Meeting House

Firth Lane, High Flatts, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8XU

Very early Quaker meeting house, c. 1653. Situated in a hamlet which was, until recently, exclusively Quaker owned. The building is built in local…

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Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4DT

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

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Huddersfield Library - behind the scenes

Kirklees Council, Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2SU

Huddersfield Library was designed by Edward H. Ashburner and opened to the public on 15 April 1940. This tour will allow visitors to see parts of…

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Huddersfield Parish Church of St Peter

Huddersfield Parish Church, Byram Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1BU

The Church will be open for 8 days (15-22 Sept) and hosted on those days between 10am and 2pm. There are several interesting features including an…

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Huddersfield’s Radical Heritage

Harold Wilson statue, St George's Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 1JB

Cyril Pearce follows the steps of those involved in Huddersfield’s most dramatic, turbulant and radical moments of local and national history,…

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King James’s School

St. Helen's Gate, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6SG

The school will be open for visitors with school students acting as guides. It is hoped, once again, to have the Royal Charter of 1608 on view in…

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Kirklees Recycling Centre & Energy-from-Waste Facility Open Day

Suez Recycling & Recovery Kirklees Ltd, Diamond Street, Hillhouse, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6BZ

Booking essential. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the visit.

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Lindley Clock Tower

Lindley Clock Tower, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3EQ

The Lindley Clock Tower is the most prominent landmark in Lindley, standing at the junction between Lidget Street and Daisy Lea Lane. This Art…

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Lindley Methodist Church open morning

Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3ND

Church members will show visitors around or give the choice of looking round independently. The church building celebrated its 150th birthday…

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Mikron Theatre ‘All Hands on Deck’ at Tolson Museum

Tolson Memorial Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ

New WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily, are looking for wartime adventure. Lily wants to serve on dry land but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea and…

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Mindfulness meditation

Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

17-year-old Emily Brierley is a second year A Level student at Greenhead College. In this session she will be talking about her experience of the…

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Roebuck Memorial Homes site (Grounds and Chapel only) Wakefield Road, Huddersfield

1 Roebucks Homes, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 9XL

The buildings are fronted by terraced Italianate-style gardens

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Shred Mission Church

Bradshaw Lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5UZ

Built in 1836 on a shred of land donated by Lord Dartmouth. Diamond glassed windows with fragments of stained glass and some wall decorations.…

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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 James Church Slaithwaite

Bankgate , Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Built 1789 with tower and galleries added in early Victorian times to provide seating for 1000. Venetian window dedicated to Lord Dartmouth and…

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St John the Evangelist Church, Birkby

75 St. Johns Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 5EA

Look at our beautiful stained glass windows, hear our wonderful pipe organ. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits and/or cake. Take…

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St John the Evangelist Golcar

St John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 4PX

We are opening the doors to our "Waterloo" or "Million" Church from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday 14th September. To close the event at 4.00 pm we…

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St Josephs’ Catholic Church

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

The interior has an elaborate roof construction, beautiful stain glass windows and a side chapel dedicated to ‘Our Lady’. When it was opened…

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St Stephen’s Church, Lindley

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

Built in 1829 through Commissioners' funds to bring religion to the expanding urban population, then expanded in the later 19th century, St…

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St Thomas’s Church

St. Thomas's Church & Community Centre, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3HU

Grade II* Victorian Gothic Revival church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and consecrated in 1859 as a memorial to the Starkey family, local…

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Surpising Lockwood – From a Beautiful Spa Village to an Industrial Hub

Meet at Water Street Car Park, Lockwood, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6EJ

Join Dave Pattern and Ian Stevenson on a circular walk covering approx 1.5 miles. See some of the early 19th century buildings which were to be…

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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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The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre, The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DH

Join us on Sunday 15th September to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre. Spend some…

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Tours of Huddersfield Town Hall

Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 2TA

Highlights of the tour will include the Concert Hall and Father Willis organ, the Old Court Room and the basement cells. Tours will last for…

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Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Wheathouse Terrace, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 2UY

We wish to welcome anyone who would like to see inside this historic Grade II listed building, one of only two Baptist churches built in the Arts…

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Victoria Tower, Castle Hill

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

The history of human activity on the Castle Hill goes back over 4000 years. The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by…

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Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley

Canal towpath below Red & Green Club, Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4LU

Join suffrage historian Jill Liddington for a 3.5 mile walk in footsteps of local Suffragists & Suffragettes. The linear route passes homes and…

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Mirfield Maonic Lodge 1102

Masonic Lodge, 14 King Street, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8AW

Excerpt from the booklet created for the sesquicentennial (150 years) celebration held on June 10 2016 Although there was no Mirfield Masonic…

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Salvation Army in Mirfield

The Salvation Army, 106 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 8AF

For one weekend only there will be a display reminiscing about the previous uses of the Salvation Army building in Mirfield. See photos of what it…

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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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The Engine Room’s C19th Piggery - Mirfield

The Engine Room, York Mills, York Road, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9RR

Following months of hard graft, a six-figure financial investment and what feels like hundreds of hours of finishing touches, The Engine Room is…

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St James’ Church, Flockton

Barnsley Road, Flockton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4DH

Please join us to see the exhibition as well as our collection of late 19th and early 20th century stained glass windows, including those by…

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