VIDEO: Walkers explore Halifax’s dark side

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History fans had the chance to explore the darker side of Halifax at the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

John Billingsley led the tour around the town centre, starting at the Westgate entrance to the Piece Hall.

Halifax's dark side - heritage walk with John Billingsley, outside The Piece Hall.

Halifax's dark side - heritage walk with John Billingsley, outside The Piece Hall.

Walkers were able to discover some of the darker and stranger incidents in Halifax’s history, from severed heads to ghostly revenants.

The walk was organised by Calderdale Heritage Walks, which was founded in 2004.

Since then, the group has increased the number of walks offered each year, now organising around 60 public walks over every year, and seven or eight new walks are added to the programme every year.

There are 12 guides in the group, all passionate about local heritage and who undertake considerable research for the walks they lead.

To be added to Calderdale Heritage Walks email list to find out about its programme of walks, email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

More information is available at www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk.

The next Heritage Walk takes place on Sunday, February 10 in Skircoat in Halifax.

Iain Cameron will lead the trail, exploring what was originally a separate and ancient village south of Halifax and now has an interesting mix of older buildings and later developments from the 1840s onwards.

Heritage walks are generally two hours of fairly easy walking and are suitable for accompanied children over the age of 13. No need to book, just turn up and pay on the day.

To take part, meet at the junction of Skircoat Green Road and Manor Heath Road at 2pm. Admission is £3.