A ‘Town Centre Lion Hunt’, ’What Did the Romans Do For Us’ and ‘Revolting Huddersfield – The Age of Discontent’ are some of the 16 guided walks devised by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership which will run from April to October 2016.
The walks, covering a number of themes, complement a series of free trails produced by experts in their particular field. The walks, held on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings, usually take 1.5 to 2.00 hours and cost £3.00 per person. No booking is required.
The first walk, ‘Huddersfield during World War 1’ on Sunday 10 April, will be led by author and historian Cyril Pearce. The walk will reveal the places and events associated with this momentous period, from the arrival of the first Belgian refugees in September 1914, the buildings used to recruit and train soldiers, the efforts taken to care for the many hundreds of wounded men, and places associated with fund-raising and anti-conscription rallies.
The walks programme, including an outline of the themes covered, starting times and meeting points as well as the free trail leaflets can be found at local libraries and information points, Huddersfield Railway Station and a number of other town centre outlets or by going to the Discover Huddersfield website: www.discoverhuddersfield.com.
Discover Huddersfield Chairman, Vernon O’Reilly, said ‘these walk are a relaxing way for local people, students and visitors to discover the town. We have an extraordinary diversity and wealth of historic and cultural locations which will enable people to understand and appreciate the dramatic events and exceptional features that have shaped Huddersfield.’