Every year I make a point of visiting churches, homes and halls that are either not open or you have to pay to get in – I prefer to visit the wonderful places that are only accessible on very few occasions and have been known to plan my visits and routes weeks in advance.
I seem to have visited the local places on more than one occasion and to my disappointment there are no new places signing up to the Heritage Weekend Scheme in Wakefield. We have an array of wonderful buildings in the area so come on get organised, get volunteers an OPEN next year !
Now, back to this year, bookmark these dates 8-11 September – what is open that we can go and visit:-
The Chantry Chapel, Kirkgate, Wakefield Sunday 11am – 3pm
Clarke Hall, Stanley Road, Wakefield Saturday 10am – 4pm
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield Saturday/Sunday 10am – 5pm
St James’s Church, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield Saturday 10am – 12 noon
St John’s Church, Wakefield Saturday 1pm – 4pm
St Peter the Apostle’s Church, Kirktgthorpe, Wakefield Saturday/Sunday 12 noon – 4pm
The Gissing Centre, Westgate, Wakefield Saturday/Sunday 2pm – 4pm
Wakefield Cathedral Saturday 10am – 4pm
Wakefield Civic Society Guided Walk, Saturday/Sunday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Further information about the above can be found by clicking here as some of the properties have limited spaces and need to be booked prior to your visit.
But you may not live in the Wakefield area and don’t really want to travel far, so what else is open a little further afield.
Here are a few you may wish to visit :-
Lister Lane Cemetery, Bradford ; Manningham Walk, Bradford ; Halifax Playhouse ; Halifax Town Hall ; Shibden Hall, Halifax ; Masonic Lodge, Haworth ; Brotherton Library, Leeds ; Farnley Hall, Leeds.
Heritage Weekend information click here
Open House London information click here