This is when Shibden Hall reopens for its Winter Craft fair

Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, Halifax.
Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, Halifax.

The historic Shibden Hall has been closed to the public since September as filming for the upcoming series, Gentleman Jack, has been taking place. But this weekend the Halifax landmark reopens especially for its annual Winter Craft Fair.

There will be a range of local produce and crafts that you can get your mit-tens on for the Christmas season.

Shibden's popular fair is now in its 16th year. Stallholders will be selling everything from pickles and preserves, unique artwork, handcrafted jewellery, leather goods and much more.

There is reduced admission to the hall for the two-day long event.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services, Coun Susan Press, said: “The annual craft fair at Shibden Hall brings together a great selection of different crafts and local produce. It always has a wonderfully festive feel and it’s a great place to get your Christmas shopping well underway.

“The event will be extra special this year as the hall has been closed for much of the year to allow filming for the new Gentleman Jack series. The weekend of the fair will be a chance to visit Shibden before the series hits the small screen next year.”

The fair takes place from 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (November 17 and 18).

Shibden Hall won’t fully reopen to visitors until March 2019 when filming ends. The HBO-BBC drama, Gentleman Jack, has been written by Calderdale's Sally Wainwright who penned Last Tango In Halifax and Happy Valley.