CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS
Sixteen venues or locations in Kirklees will open or offer events as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, which runs for ten consecutive days from September 11.
This year’s selection offers an insight into places not always open to the public. Venues include John Greenwood, Dewsbury’s oldest shop and now a local history museum, High Flatts Quaker Meeting House and several Anglican churches.
There is a unique scavenger hunt around Dewsbury’s Crow Nest Park and a hidden nature trail at Oakwell Hall Country Park, both celebrating this year’s national theme, Hidden Nature.
For the first time, there are two virtual tours; Birkby Heritage Trail, Huddersfield and St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden, which can be enjoyed from home.
Kirklees Heritage Open Days committee chair, David Griffiths, said: '‘The Covid situation has severely limited the programme of events, so we really appreciate the efforts of the volunteers who have kept Heritage Open Days alive. I hope people will take care, stay alert but, above all, enjoy participating in this unique festival’.
Venues and Events
Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield HD7 4PY
Opening times: Saturday 19 September: 14.00-17.00; Sunday 20 September: 14.00-17.00.
St John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Golcar, HD7 4PX
Opening times: Saturday 19 September: 10.00 - 15.00.
St. James Church, 2 Meal Hill, Slaithwaite
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 10.00 – 15.00.
St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden, Online Tour
Virtual Tour: Anytime.
High Flatts Quaker Meeting House, Firth Lane, High Flatts, HD8 8XU
Opening times: Thursday 17 September: 10.00-17.00; Friday 18 September: 10.00-17.00; Saturday 19 September: 10.00-17.00; Sunday 20 September: 12.00-17.00.
All Hallows’ Church, Huddersfield Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0TE
Opening times: Saturday 19 September: 10.00 - 16.00.
Oakwell Hall Hidden Nature Trail, Nova Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LG
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 12.00-16.00; Sunday 13 September: 12.00-16.00; Saturday 19 September: 12.00-16.00; Sunday 20 September: 12.00-16.00.
Crow Nest Park Scavenger Hunt/Bulb Planting, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 2SG
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 14.30; Sunday 13 September: 11.30; Thursday 17 September: 10.00; Saturday 19 September: 11.30; Sunday 20 September: 15.30.
John Greenwood Clothing & Jewellery, 3 Church Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1JJ
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 10.00 - 15.00; Wednesday 16 September: 10.00 - 15.00. Pre-booking required. Call: 01924 461198, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dewsbury Beeline Heritage Trail, Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DD
Guided Trail: Saturday 12 September: 10.30 & 13.00
Pre-booking required. Email: email@example.com, Call: 01484 221000 and ask for John Lambe.
Walking Through Time, Dewsbury Market, Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1JJ
See national web site link (see below) for specific timings.
Huddersfield Parish Church, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BU
Opening times: (All 15.00 to 16.00) Monday 14 September, Tuesday 15 September, Wednesday 16 September, Thursday 17 September, Friday 18 September, Saturday 19 September. Pre-booking required. Call 01484 427964, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roebuck Memorial Homes (Grounds & Chapel Only), 509 Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 9XL
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 10.30 – 13.00.
St John the Evangelist Church, 75 St. Johns Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD1 5EA
Opening times: Friday 11 September: 10.30-15.15; Saturday 12 September: 10.00-13.30; Friday 18 September: 10.30-14.00; Saturday 19 September: 10.30-14.00.
Birkby, Huddersfield Virtual Trail Online Tour
Virtual Tour: Thursday 17 September: 13.30: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOHGa_s7w-124ex4d0BdjFw
Whitechapel Church, Whitechapel Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 6HR
Opening times: Saturday 12 September: 10.00 – 16.00 Sunday 13 September: 10.00 – 16.00
For further details and pre-booking.
Victoria Tower, Castle Hill picture by Vinny Tyrell
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