Out and about to discover Royd’s history this week

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Mytholmroyd Historical Society are holding a local Heritage Day next weekend on Saturday, May 16.

The main venue for the event will be the Church of the Good Shepherd, New Road, Mytholmroyd (opposite the Shoulder of Mutton pub) but there will be scattered around the village on standing boards various large photographs of the various areas of the village as they historically appeared.

The event should appeal to anyone interested in how the village developed and its industrial history, including where and how different mills were situated.

It also takes in certain chapels no longer in existence, of which Mount Zion is perhaps the most famous.

There will be short walks around the village in the morning and afternoon, each lasting about one and half hours and two speakers for the morning and afternoon sessions.

The first talk is about pre–history to the end of the 19th century by Rodney Collinge followed by a choice of walks led by Pam Jordan and Ian Cameron.

In the afternoon session there is a talk about industry and the 20th century by Ann Kilby and Frank Woolrych, followed by a repeat of those walks from the morning.

There will also be various table displays of current village activities.

The doors open at 10.00am, when the first talk takes place, followed at 11.30am by a walk. The afternoon session starts at 2pm followed by a walk at 3pm.

The cost of the day is £6, which includes talks and both walks or £2 per event. Refreshments will be available.