3 March 2018
Thank you to our IHBC West Yorkshire Rep Stephanie Jenkins for organising this visit. If any members would like to get involved in organising or promoting a visit in your area then please get in touch.
The Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into our past.
Its near 250-year history has seen the building tale on many transformations – in Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale marker, before being transformed into a visitor attraction and, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.
During your visit, we will take you on a journey spanning almost quarter of a millennium. You will meet characters from the past and hear fascinating stories about this truly incredible building.”
To find out more about the event and booking, click the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tour-of-halifax-piece-hall-tickets-42707444115
Booking password: IHBC2018
PLEASE NOTE: as an advance payment needs to be made by IHBC for this tour, ticket sales close on Thursday 22 February 2018. The Piece Hall does not offer a refund unless the whole tour is cancelled so please ensure that you arrive by the allotted start time so as not to be disappointed.