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Anne Lister's birthday diary entries

For Anne Lister's 229th birthday on the 3rd April 2020 we wanted to share her diary entries from her journals 1818 to 1840. Here we have the extracts from Anne's birthdays, with transcriptions kindly provided by members of the #AnneListerCodeBreaker team.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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DIARY PAGE
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A Grand Tour

Join us on The Grand Tour, as we visit some of Europe’s most famous landscapes through paintings in our collection. Artists, aristocrats and the affluent flocked to mainland Europe from England between 1660 and 1840.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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Amalfi by Albert Goodwin
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Victory in Europe Day

This online exhibition has been created to commemorate Victory in Europe Day 2020 (VE Day). John Spencer, Military Curator for Calderdale Museums has curated this exhibition using several objects from the Museums collection.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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VE Dat halifax photos
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Photographic Memories

Taking highlights from our current Photographic Memories exhibition at Bankfield Museum, this online exhibit takes you on a journey through the history of photography. Using images from our collection, we will tell the story of our love for photos, from the first permanent image made in 1826, to the estimated 14 trillion we take each year across the world today.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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Three men during the construction of halifax railstation
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A Trip to Toffee Town

An online exhibition exploring the history of Mackintosh toffee, Quality Street and how Halifax became 'Toffee Town'.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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tins
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Waterloo

An online exhibition to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on the 18th June 1815.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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waterloo
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Shibden Hall Paintings

Shibden Hall has 15 unique oil paintings, that are mostly portraits, on permanent display; some have been on site for centuries. We have lots of information on these paintings but would love to find out more.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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Shibden Dale
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Brighouse: A Town Through Time

An online exhibition exploring change in the town of Brighouse over the last century through local art and artists.
Event dates Wednesday 9th June 2021
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West riding homes of toil
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Shibden Hall - Virtual Tour

Join us on a journey through 600 years of history and discover the secrets of Shibden Hall from the comfort of your home. 
Event dates 11th February 2021 - 11th February 2024
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Explore the gardens of shibden hall and then venture inside the halls.
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A Town Through Time

A selection of images from this exhibition are available online, please see: Brighouse: A Town Through Time. An exhibition capturing a century of Brighouse, West Yorkshire on canvas and camera.
Event dates 17th May 2021 - 24th December 2021
This event takes place at Smith Art Gallery
Bridge End by Miles Sharp
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The Fashion Gallery

Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country.
Event dates 3rd June 2021 - 24th December 2023
This event takes place at Bankfield Museum
The Fashion Gallery
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A Grand Tour

Artists, aristocrats and the affluent flocked to mainland Europe from England between 1660 and 1840. Young nobles, mostly men, left to begin a tour of the great towns and cities of France, Germany and Italy.
Event dates 3rd June 2021 - 18th September 2021
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Amalfi by Albert Goodwin
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Photographic Memories

Explore the history of photography from the first permanent image made in 1826, to the estimated 14 trillion we take each year across the world today. With a click and a flash, photographs allow us to capture the world around us.
Event dates 3rd June 2021 - 24th December 2021
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Three men pose for a photo
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Shibden 600

Shibden Hall is 600 years old! The first reference to Shibden Hall was in 1420/21. To celebrate, we’re sharing a new 600-year timeline of Shibden Hall which was created with the research group 'Packed with Potential'.
Event dates 8th January 2022 - 24th December 2022
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