Heritage Open Days in Headingley 2018

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Explore our heritage – Headingley is taking part in the annual national Heritage Open Days.  These are held in September every year, when the doors are opened to historic monuments and buildings, in particular those normally closed to the public.  Heritage Open Days began in 1994 and they are one of the benefits of our links with Europe - in 1991 the Council of Europe and the European Commission set up European Heritage Days to raise appreciation for Europe’s rich and diverse cultural assets and their need for care and protection.

Heritage Open Days in this country reflect the rich and diverse cultural heritage of England and its communities.  In Leeds, the events are co-ordinated by Leeds Civic Trust, and this year, they include a dozen venues in Headingley, see below.  Further information on all of them can be found on the Heritage Open Days website, at www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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, Thurs–Sunday, 6-9 September 2018

St Chad’s Church, Otley Road, 6-9 September
1400-1600, tours, no need to book

St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Alma Road, 6-8 September
1000-1400, guided tours, no need to book

St Augustine’s Church, Hyde Park Corner, 9 September
1400-1600, tours, exhibition, no need to book

Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Moor Road, 7 September
0945, etc, guided tour, booking essential

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, 7 September
1300, etc, guided tour, booking essential

Woodhouse Ridge, Ridge Terrace, 6 & 9 September
1400-1530, walk round the belvedere viewing shelters, no need to book

SECOND WEEKEND, Thurs-Sunday, 13-16 September 2018

St Chad’s Church
, Otley Road, 13-16 September
1400-1600, tours, no need to book

St Columba’s Church, Headingley Lane, 15 September
1000-1600, tours, no need to book

Makkah Masjid (Mosque), Thornville Road, 15 September
1200-1600, exhibition, no need to book

Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, 14-16 September
various times, talks, tours, exhibition, booking essential

Beckett Park/Kirkstall Grange History Walk, 15-16 September
1100-1600, guided tours, no need to book

Moorlands School (Fox Hill), Fox Hill Drive, 15 September
1000-1200, tours, no need to book

Headingley Hill Walkabout, meet Hyde Park pub, 15 September
1400-1600, walk, booking essential

'Some Remarkable Women of Lawnswood Cemetery' 16 September
1400-1500, Weetwood Hall Hotel, talk, booking essential
For further info, go to www.heritageopendays.org.uk   Click on Visit, and then Search Events, and then Map Search.  Open the Yorkshire map, and zoom in on Headingley, and click on the little castles.

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Of course, there’s plenty of heritage on view in and around Headingley, all the year round.  And most of this is shown on the HeadingleyLeeds website – for instance, Listed Buildings are listed, all the distinctive Character Areas of the Neighbourhood in Headingley and Far Headingley are described, we also have some Walks around these places; all of these are on the Explore page.  In addition, we have photo galleries showing Headingley as it is and as it was – go to Historic Headingley Photos and Headingley Now Photos (on the Home page).

Richard Tyler
HeadingleyLeeds website