As a group of volunteers, we started organising Town Hall, walking and bus tours to share Halifax heritage during National Heritage Week held in September each year. Witnessing interest in our heritage grow exponentially with the rejuvenation of the Piece Hall and filming for Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Gallows Pole, amongst the abundance of other attractions, we saw the opportunity to support and increase people’s interest in our heritage. We invite you to join us to explore the ages of Halifax, sampling our tours, events and engaging with us and our heritage associates.
We truly believe that focussing on heritage is pivotal for community wellbeing, cohesion and civic pride and importantly offers a resilient future for Calderdale economically, creating prospects and aspirations for the next generation.
It means many different things to different people. Individually or collectively, it is a unique, inherited sense of family or community identity supported by values, traditions, culture and artefacts handed down by previous generations – to enjoy now, preserve and pass on to following generations.
Heritage can fall into three categories:
Together, these categories of heritage create a common language or understanding, an insight that helps us to communicate on a deeper level with each other and to express this in a unique way to the world around us.
Our heritage is the keystone to our culture. Remembering our heritage is essential to our present and the future we build for the next generation……