Dry Stone Walls in Yorkshire – Exhibition at Shibden Park

How to build a dry stone wall. Complete guide to Shibden Park’s exhibit representing all elements employed in the craft of dry stone walling shows the variety of skills of the master craftsperson, the styles and features of walling and the variety of indigenous stone found in Yorkshire. The permanent Dry Stone Walls in Yorkshire … Read more

Shibden Park

There’s much at Shibden Park in Halifax: a children’s adventure play area, cafe, boating lake, miniature railway, land train, children’s rides, ducks to feed, and huge gardens so all ages can explore or enjoy picnics. Of course, there’s also its history dating back to 1420 with Shibden Hall, Gentleman Jack – Anne Lister and Ann … Read more

Essential Guide to Anne Lister Gentleman Jack of Shibden Hall Halifax

Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack) of Shibden Hall, Halifax

Anne Lister Gentleman Jack wrote a 5 million word diary; 16% is encrypted combining Greek alphabet, zodiac, mathematical and punctuation symbols, covering her daily life, travels and lesbian romances. Anne Lister – Born in Halifax At the time Anne Lister was conceived in 1790, her parents were living in Ireland. Her father Captain Jeremy Lister was serving … Read more

Selby Abbey – What You Need to Know (2022)

Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey History and Location Selby Abbey, with President George Washington connections, was founded in 1069 under William the Conqueror with Benedict of Auxerre of France and celebrated its 950th anniversary in 2019. Selby Abbey is Grade I listed. Address: Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, England YO8 4PU Selby is a small Yorkshire town, 12 miles … Read more