History talks coming to Halifax

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A series of history talks are being held to raise funds for a Halifax arts centre.

Illustrated Historical Talks will be held over the coming weeks to raise money for Square Chapel.

The Swan Hotel, The White Swan, and the Russian connection will be discussed on Wednesday February 11, from 2pm - 3.30pm.

Local historian David Glover will talk audiences through the history of Halifax’s Swan Hotel, Crown Street, - demolished in the 1850s and replaced by a fine new building: The White Swan, Princess Street; paid for by John Crossley.

The discussion will divulge the mystery surrounding a former manager’s son who went to live in Russian provinces.

On Wednseday February 18, from 2pm - 3.30pm, the story of Edith Cavell - a British nurse who saved the lives of many World War One soldiers - will be revealed.

The following week, at the same time, audiences can re-live the much-loved and mysterious stories of the Waterhouse family of Halifax.

On March 4, 2pm - 3.30pm, back by popular demand, the story of Bess of Hardwick and the Cavendish Legacy.