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October 2017

Wilshaw Welly Walk

Sunday 29 October 2017 at 1:00 pm
Wilshaw West Yorkshire United Kingdom

A 5.2 mile circular walk to raise funds for the purpose of purchasing the Wilshaw Village Hall as a community asset. Although a free event, it is expected that attendees will make a donation towards the fundraising. Those wishing to take part should meet at the Church of St Mary the Virgin (postcode HD9 4DZ), Wilshaw, at 1pm. The planned route is detailed in this PDF document. Donations can also be made online via PayPal to wilshaw.village.hall@outlook.com.

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April 2018

Chapels, Grand Houses and Mill Workers: A Walk through Lindley’s Story

Sunday 8 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join David Verguson for a wander through Lindley, revealing its rich and varied heritage along some lesser-known footpaths, seeing pubs, chapels and grand houses, meeting millowners and mill workers, Methodists and memorials - a tinsmith and a sculptor ... and some pretty fine pebble-dashing. Meet by 2:30pm at Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, HD3 3ND.

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Huddersfield’s Historic Canals

Sunday 22 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. The fascinating story of the Huddersfield Narrow and Broad Canals will be revealed in this towpath walk. Led by Trevor Ellis of Huddersfield Canal Society, highlights will include the viaduct and aqueduct above Fisher’s Wharf, the story of the canal’s restoration and re-instatement, including the tunneling under Bates Mill, Aspley Basin and its historic canal warehouse, ending at Huddersfield’s unique turnbridge on Quay Street. The walk covers approx.1.5…

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May 2018

The University Campus Trail

Sunday 6 May 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Since 1883 the University has grown to dominate the Aspley area south of the town. Join University Archivist Lindsay Ince on a walk examining the developments of the built environment on campus over the past 150 years, from Victorian interiors to glass and render. Includes an opportunity to explore the recently completed Oastler Building. Meet by 2:30pm at the Ramsden Building (Google Map), Queensgate (opposite Alfred Street Car…

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Meltham’s Old Ale Trail (Guided Walk)

Sunday 20 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Meltham United Kingdom

MELTHAM’S OLDE ALE TRAIL SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018 at 10am From Loose Pulleys to Stiff Shackles – join us for a 4 mile walk round some of the 30 sites of Meltham's old, curiously named, alehouses and inns from the 17th century to more recent times. The walk also includes a visit to Meltham's newest microbrewery, The Three Fiends and finishes at Waggon and Horses which is one of the original licenced public houses in Meltham. Meet at 10am at…

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Milnsbridge Transport Walk

Thursday 24 May 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join Trevor, Eric and Robert for an evening walk around Milnsbridge. We will look at the history of the village’s transport links and how these helped it to develop into a major industrial centre. Whilst concentrating on the canal and railway we will also have an opportunity to see Milnsbridge’s own stately home, former residence of the (in)famous Sir Joseph Radcliffe. Meet by 7pm at Milnsbridge Wharf (Whiteley…

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June 2018

Punks, Parratt and St Peter’s: Musical Sites of Huddersfield

Sunday 10 June 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Exploring the rich musical heritage of multicultural Huddersfield, in this walk Rachel Cowgill weaves together Victorian organ music with reggae and punk in the late 20th century to reveal the layering of Huddersfield's musical traditions on the town’s urban fabric. Meet by 2:30pm at University of Huddersfield Oastler Building, Queensgate, inside main entrance.

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Getting to Know our Historic Buildings

Thursday 21 June 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Having covered Huddersfield’s ‘new town’ last year, David Wyles will reveal the background to the architecture of that half of the town from Queensgate Market to Kingsgate, looking at who designed the many outstanding buildings, and what were the influences that shaped them. A chance to understand our built heritage and appreciate the quality. Meet by 7pm outside Huddersfield Library main entrance.

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July 2018

Huddersfield 150: Celebrating Civic Initiative

Sunday 8 July 2018 at 10:30 am
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Huddersfield was granted its Charter as a Municipal Borough on 7 July 1868. To mark this anniversary, and as part of a wider programme of commemorative events, local historian David Griffiths will lead a tour of key landmarks of early (and later) civic initiative, recalling the wide range of public services pioneered by the Corporation. NB this walk will be a little longer than usual, though still less…

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Walking with Women’s Suffrage: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Sunday 8 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. In 1906, the nation’s eyes were trained on Huddersfield. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst swept into town and addressed packed meetings. Join historian Jill Liddington to walk in the footsteps of local suffragettes in the year that marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave the first voting rights to women. Jill’s latest book, ‘Vanishing for the Vote’, tells the story of the suffragette boycott of the 1911…

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