Halifax Great War Heritage Society

Halifax Great War Heritage Society
The Old Mill
14b Hall Street North
Boothtown
Halifax
Yorkshire
HX3 6TS
England

Website

www.halifaxgreatwar.org

E-mail

halifaxgreatwar@yahoo.com

Telephone

01422 647457

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Halifax Great War Heritage Society

The Halifax Great War Heritage Society researches the history, culture, and everyday stories of Calderdale during the time of the First World War.

Facilities at The Old Mill include the Estaminet where members work on the local newspaper database, and on plans for walking trails featuring locations connected with the war.

The Society organises a series of monthly evening talks with both guest speakers and members presenting information about the Great War.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Please see the Society's website and newsletter for events open to the public.

Admission charges

Membership of the Society is free. There is a charge of £2 for evening meetings which includes refreshments. If attending for the first time, please ring the venue to reserve seats.

Getting there

From central Halifax follow the signs for Boothtown / Queensbury / Bankfield Museum. After passing the museum on the right, continue past Rawson School on the left. Hall Street North is a narrow left turn about 300 yards further up the A647.

Collection details

Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Photograph of woman with a letter

Bankfield WW1 Galleries/Love Letters from the Front

  • 11 September 2014 7-9:30pm

An illustrated presentation by Angela Clare about love letters sent from the Western Front During World War One. Followed by discussion.

Arrive at 19:00 for 19:30 start. The talk finishes at approximately 21:30.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.halifaxgreatwar.org/contact-us.html

photograph of white poppies

Conscientious Objectors

  • 9 October 2014 7-9:30pm

An illustrated presentation by John Rhodes about the conscientious objectors of the First World War. Followed by discussion.

Arrive at 19:00 for 19:30 start. The talk finishes at approximately 21:30.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.halifaxgreatwar.org/contact-us.html

photogrpah of australian imperial force on the western front

Building the Liddle Collection at Leeds University

  • 20 November 2014 7-9:30pm

A presentation by Peter Liddle about building the Liddle Collection which includes the personal papers of well over 4,000 people who lived through the First World War, and approximately 500 who experienced the Second World War. Followed by discussion.

Arrive at 19:00 for 19:30 start. The talk finishes at approximately 21:30.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.halifaxgreatwar.org/contact-us.html

Getting there

From central Halifax follow the signs for Boothtown / Queensbury / Bankfield Museum. After passing the museum on the right, continue past Rawson School on the left. Hall Street North is a narrow left turn about 300 yards further up the A647.

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