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Heritage Open Day events with Huddersfield Civic Society

Posted on 29 July 2017 by Chris Marsden

There are 24 events in Huddersfield during Heritage Open Days 2017. Huddersfield Civic Society is pleased to announce we are leading or organising three Huddersfield walks during Heritage Open Days. Full details are online at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Queensgate Market
Saturday 9th September, Tour 10am

Experience one of the best modernist spaces in the UK. Chris Marsden, Chair of Huddersfield Civic Society, the market’s historian and expert guide will provide a history of and special access throughout architect Seymour Harris’s design, where you will gain rarely seen views of spectacular umbrella roof sections which oversail Fritz Steller’s timeless ceramic frieze. This beautiful late 1960s composition of art, engineering, space and light in the urban realm will be a real treat.

Queensgate Market opened in 1970 and listed grade II in 2005. It is the only post-war listed building in the town centre. Its dramatic public art and 21 freestanding roof sections – asymmetric hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shells make it unique. Book at Huddersfield Visitor Information Point from 15th August

Huddersfield Town Centre Lion Hunt
Sunday 10th September, Walk 10.30am

Chris Marsden, Chair of Huddersfield Civic Society, and Madeleine Longtin lead another opportunity to search for the town’s lions. Huddersfield has scores of lions on its buildings and public art - here’s a chance to see them at a safe distance. Binoculars encouraged. No booking. Meet at Harold Wilson statue, St George’s Square. This is a Discover Huddersfield walk.

Upper Edgerton - 70 years of suburban style
Sunday 10th September,Walks 10.30am & 12.15pm

Today’s Edgerton Conservation Area was Huddersfield’s premier Victorian suburb, and Upper Edgerton its most opulent quarter. This short walk views villas in varied architectural styles dating from 1855 to 1925. Led by David Griffiths, author of our newly-published The Villas of Edgerton: home to Huddersfield’s Victorian elite, it visits the private grounds of three major houses, ending at Edgar Wood’s Grade I listed Banney Royd, where the owners’ organic market garden will be open for business. Book at Huddersfield Visitor Information Point from 15th August.

Look out for the Kirklees Heritage Open Days brochure that will have details on free events. Available from 15 August.