Magical history tour

Canal tow paths, park of a great cycling trail around Brighouse
Canal tow paths, park of a great cycling trail around Brighouse

The Brighouse Civic Trust will once again be part of the annual Heritage Open Days, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year.

The project features a series of national events which run from September 10 to 13 and sees thousands of volunteers across the country invite the public to experience local history, architecture and culture.

Peter Davies, the Brighouse Civic Trust’s footpaths officer, will be leading the popular heritage walk around Brighouse, which goes along the canalside, into the town centre, and finishes at The Rydings.

It is hoped that members of the public will be able to visit the Civic Hall where the important mayoral dias carved by HP Jackson of Coley can be seen.

The free walk starts at 10.30am outside the old Town Hall in Thornton Square on Friday, September 11 and lasts about 90 minutes.

Booklets and leaflets about the work of the civic trust in Brighouse will also be available.

The Brighouse Civic Trust was formed in 1970 and is a fully accredited member of the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies.

The trust is a small voluntary group of local enthusiasts who exist to protect and improve the environment of Brighouse.

Its meetings are usually held once every two months at the old Town Hall at Thornton Square, Brighouse, at 8pm.

Further information about all other local and national events concerning Heritage Open Days visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk.