Heritage
HERITAGE BULLETIN

September 2015 

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEKEND, Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September

To search for events taking place in the Bradford district from Friday Sept 11 to Sunday Sept 13th go to www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory. There are events at Wyke, Manningham, central Bradford and Keighley including free access to East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley on Sat Sept 12th, 10.30 to 4.00.


SALTAIRE FESTIVAL HERITAGE ACTIVITIES
The history and heritage of Saltaire features within the Saltaire Festival from Friday Sept 11th to 20th. Further details at www.saltairefestival.co.uk or from printed programmes. 

 
FRIENDS OF BRACKEN HALL WALK
On Friday, Sept 18th Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre (FoBHCC) is offering a guided walk to Cliffe Castle Park and Museum, Keighley. Meet at 10.30am opposite the Centre on Glen Road, Baildon. The route of 9 miles will take in woodland, canal towpath and other footpaths. Optional visit to the Museum. Return from Keighley by bus or train to Saltaire.
 

SHIPLEY TOWN CENTRE HISTORY WALK
Local historian Ian Watson will lead a walk to illustrate the history of Shipley Town Centre on Sunday, September 20th starting at 2.00pm outside St Paul’s Church, Kirkgate, Shipley.

 
NEW AIRE VALLEY & BRADFORD HERITAGE COURSES
Dave Weldrake leads a new 7 session WEA course, ‘Aire Valley Life in the 19th and 20th Centuries’ from Friday, Sept 25th, 10.00 to 12.00noon based at the Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, with 4 indoor sessions interspersed with 3 guided walks; to look at various aspects of the history of social life of the Aire Valley to include churches and chapels, houses, shops, public health and sources of entertainment such as cinemas, fun fairs and tea houses.
Dave will also lead the ‘Discover the Heritage of Bradford’ course from Tues, Sept 22nd, 10.00 to 12.00noon at the Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, BD1 5SH.
Further details at daveweldrake.wordpress.com. To enrol go to www.wea.org.uk/courses or telephone 0113 245 3304.
 
SHIPLEY GLEN HISTORY WALK
Mike and Tish Lawson from Baildon History Society will lead a walk for FoBHCC on Saturday, Sept 26th starting at 2.00pm from the Bracken Hall Centre to describe the history of the Victorian rides (aerial glides, switchback, etc) and general social history of Shipley Glen. There will also be the opportunity for a ride on the Tramway.

NEW SHIPLEY ‘MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE’ COURSE
From Saturday, October 3rd, 2.00 to 4.00pm Jennie Kiff is offering a new 7 session course to: ‘Explore the beauty and craftsmanship of medieval art and architecture … that will reveal a wealth of artistic treasures from Yorkshire to Constantinople.' The course is based at Hive, Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH; further details and enrolment at www.hivebradford.org.uk or on 01274 598928.

NEW ‘GOOD COMPANIONS AROUND BRADFORD’ COURSE
Bob Butroyd starts a new course from Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 1.00 to 3.00pm for 7 sessions to be based at Bradford Community Broadcasting, 11 Rawson Road, BD1 3SH. Bob writes:
‘This interactive course is intended to be help participants to explore and interpret Bradford’s heritage by linking specific locations to the work of writers, artists and other creative historical figures; discussing findings; and making written, photographic or audio-visual recordings.’ Indoor sessions will be complemented by 3 guided walks to different city centre settings. Further details at www.goodcompanionsaround.com. To enrol www.wea.org.uk/courses or telephone 0113 2453304. 
 
Prepared by John Bromley