Presentations & Walks 2013
All held at Northowram Methodist Chapel, the Green, Northowram, unless specified as a different meeting place.
A Peep into Shibden Hall - An Illustrated talk by Tony Sharpe.
A presentation exploring some interesting insights of Shibden Hall, given by one of the leading experts who works in this facinating and major historical house in our region.
Diamonds in Halifax - An Illustrated talk by Brian Harkness.
More details to follow
Halifax & the Slave Trade - An Illustrated talk by David Glover.
More details to follow.
20th and 21st April
HISTORY WEEKEND - A special two day event
Lots of presentations and seminars on history topics. Also a walk an talk on Sunday. Centred around the Northowram Historical Society research into the new Northowram History Book Project. More to follow Held at Northowram Methodist Chapel, the Green, Northowram - 9-30am START.
Evening History Walk
A circular walk & talk led by George Bowers
A walk and talk starting at Shibden Mill upper car park at 7.30pm (weather permitting). The theme is Industrial Shibden and will talke a relatively short route from Dam Head along the Dicken and towards Staup House, across the Red Beck and then up to Spa House continuing back to the Shibden Mill Inn. Mr George Bowers will lead the walk and it is expected to take approx one and a half hours. Good walking shoes required as this walk will be on footpaths though some fields. All aspects of industrial activity from 17th to early 20th century in this area will be discussed.
Evening History Walk
A circular walk & talk led by Philip Gibson
A walk and talk that takes in the upper part of Shibden Valley. There will be brief histories of Upper Shibden Hall (Catherine House) Hanging Royd and the gambling ring, plus other memories of the area.
Meet at Slack End, Swales Moor Road, by the Calderdale Way stile at 7.15pm. Walking shoes required for paths down to Upper Shibden Hall. Circular walk, approx 1.1/2 miles.
The 33rd at Waterloo
A presentation by John Spencer, Military Curator of Bankfield Museum
A leading expert in this part of our local history will give an illustrated presentation.
An Outline History of Shelf - A talk by David Nortcliffe.
David is a leading expert on the history of the area of Northowram and Shelf. He will be giving a talk (non-illustrated) on Shelf and its history. Those of you who came to the first Northowram Historical Society presentation will remember how interesting and facinating the talk given by David was then.
Two Epidemics - Smallpox in Brighouse & Scarlet Fever in Halifax.
An Illustrated talk by John Brooke.
17th October AGM and Presentation - British War Resisters - 1914-18 - some thoughts on local cases. An illustrated talk by Cyril Pearce.
A Postcard from Sunny Bunces - An illustrated talk by Chris Helme.
Held at Northowram Methodist Chapel, The Green, Northowram. 7.30pm start. Members FREE. Others £3. Refreshments available.
12th December - NEXT EVENT -
A MEMBERS & FRIENDS EVENING.
7.30pm start at Northowram Methodists Chapel, The Green, Northowram Have a fun evening with a history quiz, a film preview of the Pathway Productions Shibden Valley film, a picture quiz and a small presentation. Pie and Peas included all for £3.50 per person. (members and quests same price to cover food costs). Everyone welcome.
AUTUMN/WINTER HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP FOR 2013
Rediscovering the History of Northowram Township
Are running an 10 session course that starts September 2013.
You are invited to join these evening sessions if you would like to be involved in the publication of a piece in the new History of Northowram book project.
This is a practical history course that will enable you to enjoy how to research of all aspects of Northowram old township history. Places are available and charged at £6 per session (11 weeks in total with a one week break for half term). Those interested in textiles and agriculture are especiallly welcome as we need to expand this area of research. Census work will also be taking place.
If you are interested in working up a piece as an individual or as a group partnership then please come along and join this friendly bunch who need more contributions to make this project a success.
HELD AT HEYWOOD UNITED REFORM CHURCH, HEYWOOD CLOSE, NORTHOWRAM, HX3 7DJ
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
For more information or to register an interest, please e mail: email@example.com
If you require more detailed information you can also contact the course organiser Alan Petford, Tel 01422 202758