Explore our democracy story with Heritage Open Days 2018

Explore our democracy story with Heritage Open Days 2018

Heritage Open Days in KirkleesYou can explore our local democratic heritage as part of the fantastic Heritage Open Days 2018 programme in Kirklees. We’re celebrating 150 years since the founding of Huddersfield and Batley boroughs. You can explore our town halls and learn more through talks and displays.

Huddersfield Town Hall Tours

Friday 7th September 2018 at 1.30pm and 3pm
Saturday 8th September 2018 at 10am and 11.30am

Huddersfield Town Hall ToursHuddersfield gained its Royal Charter as a Borough in 1868, and the first meeting of the new Corporation was on 7th September 1868. Huddersfield Town Hall dates from 1875-81. Join us for an extensive and interesting tour and see parts of the building not generally accessible to the public.

The Mayor of Kirklees will be joining in the tours on Friday and will provide refreshments. Free, but booking is required.

To book please call: 01484 223200
or email: huddersfield.information@kirklees.gov.uk

Event info: Huddersfield Town Hall Tours

Venue: Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2ET

Batley 150 at Batley Town Hall

Saturday 8th September, from 10am to 3pm

Come and share your ideas as we launch Batley 150 at Batley Town Hall. Enjoy exhibitions, displays, heritage tours and refreshments. We will start to tell the story of Batley Borough Council and we really need your help. Does your family have connections with Batley Borough? Do you have a story to share? Please do. Activities on the day include:

Batley 150 at Batley Town Hall programme

Batley heritage displays – Come and find out about Batley’s heritage through a series of all-day displays, see a BBC North documentary “Waste” filmed in Batley in 1968 (shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm), and share your memories of Batley in 1968.

The Batley Square Mile heritage walks – with Cliff Greenwood, Malcolm Haigh and friends. Depart from Batley Town Hall at: 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Batley 150 logo launch  – at 12.30pm.

EqualiTeas: pop in for a cuppa, cake and a chat. – 2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women, and all men, to vote for the first time. Come and share, debate and celebrate over a cuppa.

Event info: Batley 150 at Batley Town Hall
Programme: Programme for the day (PDF)

Venue: Batley Town Hall, Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA

Extraordinary Women of the Huddersfield Borough – talks and display

Saturday 8th September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
in the Local Studies Library from 8th September

Anita LonsboroughHuddersfield Local Studies Library have created a new display featuring influential women in the history of Huddersfield, with talks from local experts on the opening day. As we celebrate 150 years of Huddersfield Borough we’re highlighting influential women from the fields of sport, the arts, politics, culture, science and philanthropy.

Come along on the opening day to listen to interesting local historians, or visit the display during library opening hours. Part of our celebration of Vote 100 and Heritage Open Days in Kirklees. Free, but booking is required for the talks.

To book please call: 01484 223200
or email: huddersfield.information@kirklees.gov.uk

Heritage Open Days in KirkleesFind out more

Batley 150
Huddersfield 150

Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – browse all events
Heritage Open Days in Kirklees – booklet (PDF)

2 thoughts on “Explore our democracy story with Heritage Open Days 2018

  1. As well as the timed tours, Huddersfield Town Hall offers a small display of the Borough’s history on Friday 7 September (10.0 – 4.30) and Saturday (10.0 – 12.30). On Friday this includes the newly-restored 1868 Charter of Incorporation of the Borough, on public view for the first time. There is a fuller exhibition at Heritage Quay (http://heritagequay.org) until November.

  2. Don’t forget the fantastic music heritage of the district as the 2018/19 Kirklees Concert Season starts with Borough Organist, Dr Gordon Stewart, playing the fantastic Father Willis Organ at 1pm on Monday 10th September at Huddersfield Town Hall. The Dewsbury Town Hall lunchtime concerts start with a bite-sized romp through Gilbert and Sullivan at 12.30pm on Weds 19th September . The Orchestra of Opera North begins the orchestral season with Highlands of Home, 7.30pm on Thursday 20th September. For more information about this world-class music on your doorstep, go to http://www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk

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