Days Out Exploring Local Places Group

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Days away with places to explore at our own leisurely pace...

Our aim is to choose a location and go a wandering.

Find the hidden places of interest and lunch venues of course.

No pre-arranged ideas so we would be free to wander in small groups and make our own discoveries.

We could share our knowledge on our return.

We would travel on a car sharing basis, not too far away, or maybe use the bus or train if feasible.




So come and join us and let's just go a wandering

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Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - The Piece Hall 9.00am - Halifax

Scroll down to see five places of interest in Halifax
Make your own choice of places to visit

Piece Hall Halifax

The Piece Hall in Halifax has been dubbed
'Yorkshire's Most Important Secular Building'
An architectural phenomenon, absolutely unique, rare and precious

It is grade II listed and the sole survivor of the northern cloth halls of the eighteenth century

It was built as a cloth hall, dating back to 1779, for trading 30 yard lengths of cloth, known as 'pieces' of woven woollen material produced on a handloom

There is a wealth of things to do and explore

There are: Art shops and galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars as well as various shops and a heritage centre to explore

The Piece Hall is a unique experience for all

We intend to travel by train to Halifax as the railway station is quite close by and only five minutes walk away

If you would like to join us, please email:

The Piece Hall
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 525 217


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The Piece Hall

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Bankfield Museum

The nearby Bankfield Museum is holding an exhibition of costumes from many popular TV series


Those on display include: Poldark, Downton Abbey, Pride and Predudice,Victoria and Albert

Bankfield, formally the home of a local philanthropist, MP and mill owner Colonel Edward Akroyd, has been a museum since 1887, and is set in Akroyd Park

Telling the story of Halifax, Calderdale, Bankfield also houses many displays of local history, together with items from around the world showing: jewellery, costume, art, textiles, military history, toys and more, as well as hosting temporary exhibitions, including, photography, paintings, embroidery to name a few.

Located 1 mile away from The Piece Hall and is a 20 minute walk or 4 stops on the number 22 bus from the nearby Market Street bus stop

Bankfield Museum
Akroyd Park
Boothtown Road
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 352 334


The Bankfield Museum

Halifax Borough Market

Not far away is Halifax Borough Market

Take a look at over 60 stalls with a myriad of merchandise.

History of Halifax Borough Market

What can you see in Halifax Borough Market?

Halifax Borough Market
Market St
West Yorkshire
Tel:01422 359 034


Halifax Borough Market

Halifax Minster

The adjacent Halifax Minster should be worth a look

Halifax Minster
Unit 3
Causey Hall
Dispensary Walk
West Yorkshire
Tel: 01422 355 436


Halifax Minster

Square Chapel Arts Centre

Located next door to The Piece Hall

Square Chapel Arts Centre
Square Road
West Yorkshire
Box Office Tel: 01422 349 422
Admin Tel: 01422 353 073


The Square Chapel Arts Centre

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