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Adel Beck's Industrial Heritage Sun 31 July 14.00–16.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:49 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:50 ]

Adel Beck's Industrial Heritage

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 31 July 14.00–16.00

Circular walk visiting the sites of two former flax mills (one home to a technological breakthrough), an aqueduct and a reformatory (both Grade II listed). Please book. Free.

Location: Adel Primary School, Tile Lane, Adel, Leeds LS16 8DY.

Org: Adel History Group
Name: Ann Lightman
Tel: 0113 261 1363
Email: c.lightman@sky.com
Web: www.adelassociation.org.uk

Bradford: Heritage Roots of Judy Woods (Foundations of History) Sun 31 July 14.00–17.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:49 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:49 ]

Heritage Roots of Judy Woods (Foundations of History)

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 31 July 14.00–17.00

A two mile circular walk through the woods to discover evidence of charcoal production, iron and coal mining and the establishment of the Low Moor Iron Company, to witness how people reacted with the geology to modify the landscape and the archaeological remains which serve as evidence.

The two mile circular walk is ranked as moderate (appropriate footwear and clothing required) but will involve some marshy areas. Parts of the walk are accessible to wheelchair users with suitable re-joining points along the way. Accompanied older children welcome.
There will be a collection for voluntary contributions.

Location: Station Road, off Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8LA.

Org: Friends of Judy Woods
Name: Denis Waudby
Tel: 07946 965288
Email: dwaudby@bradford.ac.uk
Web: www.judywoods.org.uk

Slaithwaite: Meet Some Milestones! Sat 30 July 13.00–15.45

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:48 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:48 ]

Meet Some Milestones!

County: West Yorkshire

Sat 30 July 13.00–15.45

Along packhorse track, canal, river and turnpike road, encountering a ‘Roman’ milestone, a West Riding CC milestone and a canal milestone, with lots of anecdotes.

Slaithwaite is an attractive village situated on the old route across the Pennines partially turnpiked by Blind Jack of Knaresborough and beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Colne.

Our route encompasses all three, and also a well-preserved pack-horse track and a pretty clough or valley, meeting a possible Roman milestone, a West Riding CC milestone and a canal milestone.

Join Jan at the Old Bank car-park by the canal at 1pm for a walk of about 5 miles, returning around 3.45pm in time for tea on the Barge or a visit to the ice-cream parlour. Please wear suitable walking shoes for rough tracks and carry a drink.

Location: The Old Bank free car-park in Slaithwaite, by the canal. HD7 5AR. Grid Reference: SE 07850 13963

Org: The Milestone Society
Name: Jan
Email: yorkshiremilestones@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.milestonesociety.co.uk

Leeds: Explore the Life and Times of the 'Middleton Miner' Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:46 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:47 ]

Explore the Life and Times of the 'Middleton Miner'

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

Come with us on a guided tour of the mines in Middleton Park, and learn about the life and times of the Middleton Miner.

Our tour will take in wagonways and tramways, and explore the history and heritage of early mining in Middleton. Our community archaeology project found and mapped the routes of guided waggonways through the park that were the early forerunners of the railways of today and linked to one of the first railways ever built (Middleton Railway). 
We will explore coalmining through the ages from early mining in the form of bell pits to later pillar and stall mining – all in a park in the middle of a city. Free!

Location: The Lakeside Centre Middleton Park, Town Street, Middleton, Leeds. From the A653 Dewsbury Road, take the Ring Road signposted ‘Middleton’. After a mile and a half take the next left onto Town Street. The main entrance to the park is half a mile on the left. Take the right hand fork and park in the car park

Org: Friends of Middleton Park
Name: Jim Jackson
Email: info@fomp.co.uk
Web: www.fomp.co.uk

Adel: Guided Walk: Lawnswood's Victorian Cemetery Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:44 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:45 ]

Guided Walk: Lawnswood's Victorian Cemetery

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 24 July 14.00–16.00

View the buildings (Grade II listed) and monuments in this English Heritage registered site. NB the buildings will not be open. Please book. Free.

Location: Lawnswood Cemetery and Crematorium, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds LS16 6AH.

Org: Adel History Group
Name: Ann Lightman
Tel: 0113 261 1363
Email: c.lightman@sky.com
Web: www.leeds.gov.uk

Leeds: Historic Roundhay Sun 24 July 10.30–12.30

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:42 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:42 ]

Historic Roundhay

County: West Yorkshire

Sun 24 July 10.30–12.30

This guided walk will traverse a royal deer park, Asket Hill, 19th-century buildings of interest and a Romano-British sacred site.

Roundhay was a royal deer park created by the Normans and it was visited by several medieval kings. Cistercian monks also farmed the land and exploited the iron and coal deposits along Wyke beck.

In the early 19th Century rich merchants from Leeds built mansions here. A Roman altar was discovered in the grounds of one of these and recently this has been found to be a Romano-British sacred site. The walk will encompass all these features including the houses of some of Kate Middleton's ancestors!

Location: Wetherby Road, Leeds LS8. Park in Lido car park , Wetherby Road. Walk to entrance of wykebeck Way on the opposite side of the road.

Org: Friends of Wykebeck Woods
Name: Dr B. E. Roberts
Tel: 0113 2933193
Email: bryon.roberts@ntlworld.com

Wakefield: Chapel Open Morning Sat 23 July 10.00–13.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:40 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:41 ]

Chapel Open Morning

County: West Yorkshire

Sat 23 July 10.00–13.00

Open morning at handsome brick-built Georgian chapel of 1752 largely reordered in the 1880s. There will be a talk between 11am and 12.15pm (see separate entry).

Location: Westgate Chapel, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1XR. The Chapel is next to Westgate Station

Org: Wakefield Historical Society
Name: Kate Taylor
Email: kate@airtime.co.uk
Web: www.ukunitarians.org.uk/Wakefield/

Leeds: Ancient Food Evening Thu 21 July 19.00–21.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:39 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:39 ]

Ancient Food Evening

County: West Yorkshire

Thu 21 July 19.00–21.00

To launch the celebrations for the Festival of British Archaeology, Leeds City Museum is delighted to have Television’s ancient Roman food expert, Dr Sally Grainger spends an evening cooking for us and showing us the secrets of ancient Roman kitchens, complete with her own commis slave!

Come and enjoy an authentic ancient food evening complete with the real food, cutting edge research and ancient Roman cookery equipment from Leeds’ collections.

£10 for lecture, demo and tasters. Please book in advance at the Museum Gift Shop

Location: Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. 5 minutes walk from Leeds train station, for a location map please see www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

Org: Leeds City Council
Name: Kat Baxter / Cei Paynton
Tel: 0113 2243732
Email: Katherine.baxter@leeds.gov.uk
Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

Exploring the Imagery in Wakefield Chantry Chapel Wed 20 July 10.30–11.30

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:37 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:38 ]

Exploring the Imagery in Wakefield Chantry Chapel

County: West Yorkshire

Wed 20 July 10.30–11.30

A chance to look carefully at the images in the windows and stonework of the historic chantry as rebuilt in 1848 and 1939.

The stained glass windows and stone frieze portray biblical scenes but what are they? How many donkeys can you find?

Free, Donations welcome.

Location: The Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield Bridge, Wakefield. Parking is available outside the chapel on the medieval bridge.

Org: Wakefield Historical Society
Name: Kate Taylor
Email: kate@airtime.co.uk
Web: www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk

Leeds: Gory Tours Tue 19 & Tue 26 July 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00

posted 19 Jul 2011, 04:37 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Jul 2011, 04:37 ]

Gory Tours

County: West Yorkshire

Tue 19 & Tue 26 July 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00

Gory tours of the Ancient Worlds gallery especially for the Festival of British Archaeology.
Led by the Curator of Archaeology. 
Free! Please book on the day at the Museum Reception.

Location: Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. 5 minutes walk from Leeds train station, for a location map please see www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

Org: Leeds City Council
Name: Kat Baxter / Cei Paynton
Tel: 0113 2243732
Email: Katherine.baxter@leeds.gov.uk
Web: www.leeds.gov.uk/citymuseum

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