‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course


October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kirkgate Community Centre, Shipley
Kirkgate Community Centre
01274 580186

‘History and Heritage of the Aire Valley’ Course

A new Friday morning heritage course for the WEA led by Dave Weldrake

Venue: Kirkgate Centre (39A Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH)

Dates: Sept 22nd to Nov 3rd 2017

Fee: £48.00, or concessions. Payment can be made at the first session.

This seven-week course explores the development of Shipley, Bingley, Baildon and the surrounding area. Using a range of sources, it will help place these towns in their historic context in the Aire Valley. The course has a mixture of indoor sessions and guided walks.

Topics to be covered will include:

Session I (Indoors) Prehistory, Romans

Session 2 (Indoors) Anglo-Saxons, Norman Conquest

Session 3 (Walk) Buck Wood/Thackley

Session 4 (indoors): The Middle Ages

Session 5(Indoors)): Tudors and Stuarts

Session 6: (Walk) – Baildon Green and Baildon Hall

Session 7: (Indoors) The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians