Where to find talks by David Glover this September:
HALIFAX HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENTS 2017
HALIFAX IN THE 1930s Halifax Town Hall Thursday 7th September, 6.30pm
Duration: about 70 minutes
A brand new slideshow with amazing nostalgic photos of Old Halifax from many decades ago, presented by David Glover at Halifax Town Hall. Photos include: Tramline laying in King Cross Street, building Bull Green House, laying out Pellon New Road, widening Salterhebble railway bridge, the Beacon Hill Road landslide, and Siddal’s new Public Conveniences!
No need to book: Entry Free.
SANS ILLUMINAIRE DRAMA Halifax Minster Friday 8th September, starting at 7.30pm.
Duration: up to two hours
Characters from our town’s past will return to life for an evening at the Minster during Halifax Heritage Festival, on Friday 8th September from 7.30pm. Twelve costumed former citizens will each say something about their lives and their connection with the building. There will be musical interludes. A magical, candlelit evening, directed by David Glover. Light refreshments available.
Tickets in advance, £5 from the Minster office, 01422 355436.
MINSTER CHURCHYARD WALKS Halifax Minster Friday 8th AND Saturday 9th Sept, 11 am.
Meet David Glover at the Arched Gateway by the stocks, corner of Dispensary Walk
Duration: up to 80 minutes.
Come along and find out – Where was the secret tunnel? Who was the murdered vicar? Where is the ancient Masonic tombstone? Which mother and daughter both ran away to marry? Who sang in the choir at Versailles? Which woman had 24 children? What was the scandal attached to the last of the Waterhouses? Where was the old vicarage? Who paid for the Minster porch? Discover many other fascinating local history facts, too!
£3.00 per head. Note: not bookable in advance, please pay on site; all funds raised go to Halifax Minster.
LISTER LANE CEMETERY, Lister Lane Open on Sunday 10th September, 12.30 pm to 4 pm
Conducted Tours by David Glover and Stuart Wilkinson (separate) at 1 pm and 2.30 pm
Duration: about 70 minutes
Halifax’s General Cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 20,000 past local residents and others from the 1840s to 1963. These include Mill owners, Chartists, Waterloo Soldiers, Great War fatalities, Nurses, nonconformist clergy, organ builders, and even murder victims. This year there will be a focus on Sir Francis Crossley and his family, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1817. The cemetery also celebrates the 175th anniversary of its first burials in 1842, and the oldest tombstone will be highlighted. Digital Family History information concerning all the cemetery’s burials will be available to consult. And the remarkable new Garden, which has won awards from Yorkshire in Bloom, will be open for you to stroll in at leisure. Light refreshments available.
No need to book – Entry Free
PLAQUE UNVEILING TO NATHANIEL WATERHOUSE, Waterhouse Homes, Harrison Road
2 pm, Sunday 10th September Duration: about an hour
The Mayor of Calderdale will unveil a plaque commemorating Halifax’s Great Benefactor, Nathaniel Waterhouse 1686-1645, following which the annual Halifax Civic Trust Lecture will be given in the Community Room on site. This year’s subject is “Yorkshire Alms-houses” and will be presented by expert Helen Caffrey.
ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL TALKS AT SQUARE CHAPEL, Autumn 2017
BY DAVID GLOVER
2 p.m. Wednesday 20th September
THE LEGACY OF SIR FRANCIS CROSSLEY
This year marks 200 years since the birth of Frank Crossley, later Sir Francis. David tells of the life, career and legacy of one of Halifax’s great 19th Century industrialists, who first mechanised carpet manufacturing, at Dean Clough. His family background is explored, his life described, and his significant legacy as a great philanthropist to his hometown. His family should never be forgotten.
2 p.m. Wednesday 27th September
OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX – PART 5
Once there was a railway station called St Paul’s at King Cross; do you remember it? Do you have memories of the drying-houses and mills in Old Lane? Can you recall the old Salvation Army Citadel in North Parade? Where were the Bluecoat School, or Paradise Row? Find out what Stump Cross looked like in 1900! David takes a nostalgic look at some long-lost structures, much-altered buildings, and changed scenes.