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Heritage Open Day, Fri 14 Sep 2018, free entry

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Forgotten Women of Wakefield


Kevin Trickett

07967 516841


Town Hall,


Join members of Wakefield Civic Society and Dream Time Creative to learn about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project which is uncovering the fascinating stories behind the women who have contributed to Wakefield's history.

Members of Wakefield Civic Society and Dream Time Creative will be on hand from 10.00am until 4.00pm in the Society's office on the ground floor of Wakefield's Town Hall to explain he exhibits and answer your questions. In addition, there will be a number of special events happening throughout the day for you to join in with:

10.00 am - 12 noon
Twinching with Helga Fox. A twinchie is a square of decorated cloth designed to capture the personality of a person. As you learn about each of the Forgotten Women, feel free to respond creatively to them, with a twinchie.

12 noon - 12.45 pm
A talk about Wakefield-born watercolourist Louisa Fennell (1847-1930), her life, her art and her city by Sarah Leah Cobham of Dream Time Creative.

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Scrapbooking with Halima Maynat. Enjoy the art of scrapbooking to capture the zeitgeist of our time in response to our Forgotten Women. Bring your own stories of women who have inspired you to capture and share.

Max 30 people per tour/session. Open house - drop in at any time but see programme details for timing of specific events.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 14 Sep 2018 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs to the city centre from junction 40 of M1
Parking available on street with charge plus a number of car parks within minutes walk.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate (3 mins walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (3 minutes walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality