SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2-6PM
This year’s Heritage Open Day will give visitors a chance to interact with the heritage and history of this Grade 2 listed chapel and grounds in new and fascinating ways.
Make sure to bring your smart phone or a friend or family member that has one, so that you can follow the QR code trail around the building and graveyard to uncover the hidden histories contained within the building, its objects and some of the people laid to rest here including an anarchist, an inventor and a servant… find out about them and many more at the event.
There will be a video installation paying homage to the textile industry and the huge influence and effect it has had on this area; a lecture about the construction of the building and the materials used to make it by Alan Gardner – one of two National Senior Buildings Conservation Manager for the National Trust in the chapel at 4.30, and also in the chapel at 3pm, Darius Battiwalla will be playing the wainsgate organ, and out in the graveyard, West Riding Stone Carving Association will be carving stone.
There will be stewards on hand to help you to access all the different parts of the day and to assist with technology, so even if you don’t know a smart phone from a vaccum cleaner, there will be someone on hand to help you figure it out!
And, last but not least, there will be our usual selection of delicious home-baked cakes and other treats + teas, coffee and soft drinks.
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