• Calderdale Libraries
12 episodes
Chat from the stacks with Calderdale Libraries' local history team, hosted by Sarah Rose and Gill Carpenter. Each week we'll be resurfacing from deep within our local studies collection to discuss topics that have piqued our interest. We also have a stellar line up of guests who we can't wait to get behind the mic. Launch episode: 19th March 2021

Episodes

Halifax Zoo and Amusement Park - a little-known enterprise
2021 Jul 3032m 44s
In this episode Sarah and Gill will be discussing the rise and fall of the Halifax Zoo and Amusement Park - animals galore, great escapes, balloon ascents and all the fun of the fair...
A Todmorden Murder; the case of Clara Law (Part Two)
2021 Jul 0232m 2s
This is part two of two of our episode looking at the murder of Clara Law at the Todmorden Co-Operative in 1891. We are joined by our colleague Sarah B from Todmorden Library
A Todmorden Murder; the case of Clara Law (Part One)
2021 Jun 2524m 57s
Today we are joined by Sarah B from Todmorden Library to tell us all about the case of Clara Law who was found dead in the Todmorden Co-Operative Building in 1891. this is Part one of a two part episode
A Stoney Gaze - Archaic Stone Heads with John Billingsley
2021 May 2135m 9s
Ever feel like you're being watched?
The Final Journey: Calderdale's Corpse-ways with John Billingsley
2021 Apr 2333m 47s
Writer and folklorist John Billingsley returns for another chat from the stacks with the History Out Loud team. In this episode we will be discussing Calderdale's corpse-ways - what are they, where are they and why were they necessary?
When Sylvia Plath Met Yorkshire
2021 Apr 0917m 29s
On the 31st of August, 1956, the poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes boarded a train in London bound for Yorkshire. They were travelling north for an extended visit, staying with Ted's parents, Edith and William, in Heptonstall..
Anne Lister and Shibden Hall with Angela Clare (Part Two)
2021 Apr 0331m 57s
The second part of a two part podcast. Sarah and Gill chat to Angela Clare, Collections Officer at Calderdale Museums, which includes Shibden Hall, home of Halifax landowner, traveller, mountaineer and lesbian diarist Anne Lister.
Anne Lister and Shibden Hall with Angela Clare (Part One)
2021 Apr 0232m 2s
The first of a two part podcast; Sarah and Gill chat to Angela Clare, Collections Officer at Calderdale Museums, which includes Shibden Hall, home of Halifax landowner, traveller, mountaineer and lesbian diarist Anne Lister.
What is Folklore with John Billingsley
2021 Mar 2631m 50s
Today Sarah and Gill are joined by local author and folklore expert John Billingsley. We'll be asking what does folklore actually mean, which stories do we remember and pass on and which stories do we forget; and what does that mean for folklore. John will also spin us some folk tale yarns from Calderdale including the story of Devil's Rock.
The 1835 Halifax election
2021 Mar 1922m 40s
In our first podcast Sarah and Gill will be talking about window breaking, bribery, corruption and power at the 1835 election in Halifax.