Factories, faith and philanthropy in West Yorkshire
Step into Yorkshire's model industrial villages and their connections to churches.
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The first stop on this coach tour will be St Stephen's Church, Copley. This attractive neo-Gothic church was built in 1861-65 for woollen mill workers and is an early example of the work of the local architect W H Crossland, a pupil of Sir Gilbert Scott.
This will then be followed by a visit to Saltaire United Reformed Church. A Victorian architectural gem commissioned and paid for by Titus Salt in the mid 19th century.
After this we will then discover All Souls' Church, Halifax. This Halifax landmark is one of the most magnificent buildings to be designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and paid for by Edward Akroyd, a Halifax manufacturer.
Finally we will end at the spectacular Piece Hall. Dating from 1779 when it was built as a Cloth Hall for trading ‘pieces’ of cloth the Piece Hall is widely considered to be one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings.
Travel: Depart Halifax train station at 10:30, returning by 17:15.