Town’s past will be in pride of place

Shibden Hall hosts an Anne Lister tour
Shibden Hall hosts an Anne Lister tour

Delve into Halifax’s heritage this weekend with a range of walks, talks, tours and more.

Halifax Heritage Festival returned for a second year yesterday and will run until Sunday, September 13.

There will be stacks to take in across the four-day event as 20 heritage sites host events and activities, with more than 60 walks, tours, viewings, exhibitions and live music events taking place.

And to make getting around the venues as easy as possible, a free bus service has been provided for events running on Saturday and Sunday.

Vicar of Halifax Hilary Barber, chair of organisers Marketing Halifax, said: “The Halifax Heritage festival offers an element of the unknown, with many unique events taking place, there’s something for all ages.

“It’s not simply about opening heritage site doors, it’s about showcasing the town’s history and heritage to the residents of Halifax and inviting first time visitors in to see everything we have to offer.

“There will be an opportunity to wander around sites that aren’t usually open to the public, looking at some of the finest buildings and architecture in the north of England, offering a chance to interact with the past.”