You might stumble across architect Henry Holtam drawing up plans for Pioneer House, or catch Reverend Patrick Bronte returning to his old stomping ground, Dewsbury Minster. And be careful around the town hall, as Dewsbury’s rat catcher is rumoured to be on the prowl for more vermin to add to his collection…
Created and performed by members of Dewsbury Community Outreach, if you want to catch all stories being brought to life, our team of Arts Adventurers will be at Dewsbury Market from 10am – 2.30pm with information and maps – or download the map here.
Supported by Kirklees Townscape Heritage Initiative, writers and performers from Dewsbury Community Outreach have been hard at work over the summer, researching characters and bringing tales from Dewsbury’s history to life.
This is a self-guided tour through Dewsbury town centre, which you’re welcome to complete at your own pace. Our friendly team of Arts Adventurers will be stationed with each performer to make sure everyone is at a safe distance.
As part of the National Heritage Open Days, Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), which is jointly funded by Kirklees Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund is launching the ‘Dewsbury Beeline Trail’ with two guided socially distanced walking tours.
The trail covers a short history of Dewsbury, bringing together ten historic buildings tell the story of Dewsbury’s past. The people on the tour will meet weird and wonderful characters from the past that will share stories and suggest puzzles for you to solve along the way, helping to bring the buildings to life.
You can pick up a Bee Line booklet from Dewsbury Market from Creative Scene staff.
Illustrations by Lauren Roadnight.
Dewsbury Town Centre
Come on down to Dewsbury on 12 September and you might see a cast of characters who used to call the town home
10:30 am - 3:00 pm