Properties and events in Hebden Bridge 2017
Properties and events in Hebden Bridge 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
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,…
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, ice creams, cake and popcorn throughout. See our newly refurbished stalls seating area and our sympathetic restoration of the foyer and kiosk which nods to the cinema's early art deco origins; both restored as a necessity after the 2015 floods. You can view our original balcony seating which will soon a the subject of a restoration appeal.
The Grade II listed cinema will be open for visitors to drop in to view without payment. The Friends of the Picture House will be hosting a history exhibition and a film poster sale and promoting their new book about the cinema, speaking about their oral history project and you can find out about joining the Friends. At 11.15 Kate Higham, co-author of the book about the cinema will give a talk in the stalls about the cinema's history.
Behind-the-scenes tours with the Manager at 10.15 and 12.15 will include a potted history of the Picture House and visits to the projection box and back-stage / behind the screen. Visitors wishing to join the tours on the day will only be accommodated if numbers allow, and should email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which tour they want to join to sign up in advance.
The event will end at 13.00 prompt to allow for re-opening as a cinema at 13.15 for the afternoon family matinee film at 2pm - the matinee is just £5 for everyone 3 and over.
- Saturday 8 September: Open 10.00-13.00, Tours 10.15 & 12.15, History Talk 11.15
The talk at 11.15 need not be booked but the tours at 10.15 and 12.15 should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Contact: Rebekah Fozard Call: 01422 847287 Email: email@example.com Booking opens: 26 May 2017 13:00 Booking closes: 9 September 2017 09:00
The Picture House strives to provide accessibility to all customers, regardless of disability. For the hearing impaired we have headsets that offer audio amplification. Easy wheelchair and pushchair access to the stalls and foyer is provided on the right hand side of the building, please use the RADAR facility to alert staff of your arrival. There are ten designated wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. An accessible toilet with baby changing facilities is located in the foyer. There is one disabled parking space to the west of the building (to be used on first come first served basis).
Max 20 people per tour/session. The Picture House is a 530 seat single screen cinema, showing the best in mainstream, foreign language and independent film and broadcasting live theatre, opera, ballet and live music by satellite from around the world, enhancing our varied programme. The Picture House is available for hire (commercially & by the community), with hirers bringing live events such as comedy nights & music acts to the mix. The Picture House was built in 1921, and has been owned and managed by Hebden Royd Town Council since 2012, and is a stand-alone, self-supporting (not grant funded), not-for-profit business.
We're located in the centre of town on the main through road, the A646, which links Hebden Bridge with Halifax to the east and Todmorden to the west. Located between the canal and the main road, we are adjacent to the entry to Calder Holmes Park (Memorial Gardens) and have an imposing neo-classical facade. There is no parking at the Picture House, but there are several car parks and on-street parking within 5 minutes walk. The railway station is 5 minutes walk to the south east through the park, and the main bus services into and out of town stop adjacent to and opposite the front of the building on New Road (A646).
Heptonstall Museum, Church Yard Bottom, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7PL
Heptonstall is a small Pennine hill top village with a big history. The village grew with the development of the textile trade. Heptonstall Museum…
Heptonstall is a small Pennine hill top village with a big history. The village grew with the development of the textile trade. Heptonstall Museum itself is housed in what was originally the village grammar school which closed in 1889 and the Yorkshire Penny Bank took over until 1954. Many of the building's original features have been carefully preserved. Special temporary exhibition of the archaeology and history of the Widdop Valle, in the South Pennine Landscape by Hebden Bridge Local History Society's Prehistory Section.
- Saturday 8 September: 1100-1600
- Sunday 9 September: 1100-1600
No booking required
Heptonstall is a hilltop village with many cobbled and uneven areas. The museum is accessed via a step and there is one further step within the museum itself, so access is restricted.
Nearby is a tearoom and two public houses, which also serve a variety of refreshments.
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…
A chance to see inside this impressive Grade II* listed church and the extensive burial grounds. Guide book will be available.
Professor David Baker and some of his students will play the Organ.
Wadsworth Environment Group will be running a fundraising tea and cake stall.
Artist's studios will be open for viewing in the Schoolroom.
- Sunday 9 September: 1400-1600
No booking required
The volunteers are happy to provide the necessary assistance to enable a wheelchair to enter the ground floor. Cars need to be parked in Old Town Mill Lane, at the bottom of the lane leading to the church. Disabled Visitors may park in the parking bay just opposite the church. There is a bus service from Hebden Bridge to Old Town, that stops near to the church.
There will be an opportunity to hear the impressive Wordsworth organ played during the course of the Open Day.
The church is 100 metres up the unmade Wainsgate Lane track, opposite the junction of Old Town Mill Lane and the road into Old Town from Pecket Well. It is possible to park in Old Town Mill Lane. There is an hourly bus service from Hebden Bridge, Service No 595 from Hebden Bridge Railway Station at 33 minutes past the hour or Commerical Street a minute later, bus drops you at the bottom of Wainsgate Lane.