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Guided Walk, Sat 8 Sep 2018

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days


North Park Road,

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Women’s Rights and Manningham Lane : Lady Philanthropists’ Boulevard?

A guided walk, with guide in costume, telling the herstories of women philanthropists of Manningham Lane, Bradford, of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Starting at Lister Park Oak Lane entrance and going towards Bradford, this guided walk looks at the buildings that were used and tells the herstories of women of the time who politically and socially campaigned in that area. This includes how they set up establishments and cared for people in those pre-welfare state decades. From seeing where Emmeline Pankhurst stayed when she was in the city - at a 'suffrage house' - to hearing about leading educationalists of the time, including Margaret McMillan, and of those who started nursing homes, hospitals and women's refuges.

The walk is on public streets and pavements. The terrain is almost level except for a slight downhill and then an uphill near the start. It will involve some crossing of the busy Manningham Lane at traffic lights. (There is no football match at Bradford FC's Valley Parade that day). A variety of shops are passed en route. There are no public toilets in the park. This is not a circular walk. It follows an approximate straight line south east towards the city centre.

Additional Information
Max 25 people per tour/session. Walk takes one and threequarter hours There is easy free unlimited on-street parking along the edge of Lister Park on North Park Road BD9 4NA. The 662 Keighley-Bradford bus (10 min service) goes along Manningham Lane (ask for Oak Lane stop), as do the 622,623, 626, 680,737 buses. Nearest railway station is Frizinghall (from where it is some 15 mins uphill walk to the start). The walk, from Lister Park towards the centre of Bradford, ends by a bus stop on Manningham Lane from where one can catch a frequent bus back to where the walk started (about 7 min journey) or onwards into Bradford city centre (about 6 min journey).

The large and imposing four pillars and entrance gates mark the start of Lister Park (where Cartwright Hall is located). This is immediately adjacent to the traffic light controlled junction of Oak Lane and Manningham Lane. Meet on the park side of the gates. The bus stop is within sight some 40m away.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Sep 2018 14:00 to 15:45


No Booking Required.



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Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81243 Long: -1.77179


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