As part of Heritage Weekend, Old Town’s Wainsgate Chapel will be open to visitors during the afternoon of Saturday, September 13 (2pm to 4.30pm, free admission).
Hidden away high up on the Wadsworth hillside, Wainsgate Chapel is a grade II* listed building boasting a superb interior with beautiful stained glass windows, delicate mahogany carving and a highly impressive marble pulpit. Though no longer in use as a place of worship, concerts and other events are held there on a regular basis, and the attached Sunday School is home to various artists, sculptors, writers, photographers and musicians whose work will be on show throughout the weekend.
During the afternoon there will be recitals on the historic church organ by Professor David Baker, slide shows presented by members of Hebden Bridge Local History Society and afternoon teas provided by the Wadsworth Environment Group. At 2.30pm there will be a special event to mark the relocation to Wainsgate of a First World War memorial, formerly situated in the now-disused Old Town Methodist Chapel. Introduced by Geoff Hughes, Chair of Wadsworth Parish Council, there will also be readings by the established and acclaimed actress Eileen O’Brien, and a re-dedication of the memorial by the Rev John Muir.
Further information such as how to get there, and news of other forthcoming events, at www.wainsgate.co.uk