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Halifax Antiquarian Society: Autumn Lectures 2018


  • 20 November 2018 - 19:30 to 21:30


  • Donations much appreciated


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Date Lecture topic Speaker
September 18th Calderdale and Fountains Abbey

This talk will trace the connections between Fountains Abbey and medieval Calderdale. It draws on the records kept by the monks themselves, which include several unpublished manuscripts.

Dr Mike Spence


October 2nd Fired Earth: Peak and Consolidation of the Local Heavy Ceramic Industry 1880-1938

This covers a time when the industry was at its peak. When individual companies with a single works opened new ones or amalgamate with others. Firms with several works became the norm. They spent money to modernise and became more efficient to face the challenges of the inter-war period.

Chris Bateman

Council member

October 16th

Changing times, changing heroines: What happened after the suffragettes?

No longer outlaws, they were now citizens and had to learn to live with a new identity. Local chapel women organised 'pageants of great women'. This was to perform a new historical narrative that would support and cement this new status. Come and find out who they chose and how they staked a claim in our island's history.

Amy Binns

Local historian

November 6th

Seeing the invisible

A talk about their investigative geophysical work, using their specialist equipment and a drone. It reveals previously hidden and fascinating features and artefacts.

Ann and Stuart Wilkinson

November​ 20th The Leeds and Manchester railway

The building, the landmarks and the influence of this major Victorian transport link.

John Brooke

Social historian

Non-members are welcome.

Halifax Antiquarian Society: Autumn Lectures 2018


Carlton URC Church
Carlton Terrace

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