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Later Living newsletter no 68

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Boothtown Local History Group – next meeting

It is the next meeting of the Boothtown Local History group on Wednesday 13th March at 10.30 in the Akroyd library attached to Akroyd museum.

Any new members would be welcome, we are working towards an exhibition we are putting on in the summer and if anyone has any photographs or memories of Boothtown we would be very happy to receive them.

Come along and enjoy a local history morning.

Memories of Boothtown

Here is an invitation from Boothtown Local History Group to participate in their exciting new project looking at memories of Boothtown:

DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OR PICTURES OF BOOTHTOWN HOW IT USED TO BE?

IF YOU WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OUR CELEBRATION DAY TO BE HELD ON THE 2ND OF MARCH AT THE ‘POD’ ON GRANTHAM ROAD PLAYING FIELDS WHERE WE CAN TALK TO YOU AND, IF YOU AGREE, WE CAN RECORD YOUR MEMORIES AND COPY YOUR PHOTOS TO BE USED FOR OUR LOCAL HISTORY GROUP AND THE EXHIBITION WE ARE HOPING TO PUT ON IN THE FUTURE.

For further information, contact Akroyd Library.

Volunteering in Calderdale Museums

Ever wanted to volunteer in museums but didn’t know how? Or would like to be involved with the museum service but don’t really have time to regularly commit? Then the Supporters of Calderdale Museums could be for you. Following a successful bid to the Arts Council, Calderdale Museums is about to re-launch its volunteer programme with an inaugural talk at Bankfield Museum.

The talk will cover projects undertaken by Museum volunteers in the past and the plans for the future, highlighted by new exhibitions in the Marble Gallery and Rotunda, the latter containing artefacts picked from the collections by volunteers themselves. The exhibition runs from Saturday 2 February – 3 March 2013. For details on the event, please contact richard.mcclenaghan@calderdale.gov.uk or telephone Bankfield Museum, 01422 352334

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Boothtown Local History Group

A message from Boothtown Local History Group:

Why not come along to our group, we are researching the history of Haley Hill, Akroydon, Boothtown, Old Boothtown and Claremount.

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Each of us has a particular area of the community to research but there are areas we cannot cover as yet. We find information on the internet, books from our local library or from the reference department at Central library.

Our initial aim is to put on an exhibition initially at Akroyd library but possibly, in the future, it could become a permanent feature in Bankfield Museum. There will be old maps with information at certain points on the map. We are hoping to speak to residents of Boothtown who remember it as it was early in the 1900s, and we should be able to record these memories at the Celebration Day which is being held at the ‘Pod’ on Grantham Road playing fields.

We hold our meetings in Akroyd Library which is attached to Bankfield Museum and they are every other Wednesday morning starting at 10.30 and usually finish between 12 and 12.30. The next meeting will be on the 13th February. We had a guest speaker who told us about, and showed pictures of, the stone quarries in the area, and he may be coming to talk about the coal mines in the Crow Point area.

There is a bus stop at Chester Road for anyone coming from Halifax and a stop nearly opposite the fish shop just below Chester Road for anyone coming from Claremount. The entrance to the library is approximately 75 yards below Chester Road on the other side of the road. There is disabled access for anyone who may need it.

If you are interested you will be made very welcome.

For more information, contact akroyd.library@calderdale.gov.uk or phone the library on 01422 352277.