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Live Entertainment:Meet Frances Tempest at Bolling Hall

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Live Entertainment, Sun 28 Nov 2021 - Sun 18 Dec 2022, free entry


Frances Tempest

Frances Tempest

In light of COVID-19, please make sure you check with your travel and accommodation providers before travelling.


Bowling Hall Road,

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Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 13 Oct - Sun 13 Mar Home Sweet Home: Old Photographs of Bolling Hall
Wed 13 Oct - Sun 13 Mar Medieval and Early Modern Superstitions
Sun 28 Nov - Sun 18 Dec Meet Frances Tempest


Meet the wife of Sir Richard Tempest, Colonel in the Royalist Army during the English Civil War, 1642 - 1649. Bolling Hall was the temporary Royalist Headquarters after winning a great battle against the Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell, the Battle of Adwalton Moor (near Bradford) June 1643.

Frances, as mistress of the house, would protect herself & her family by always having 2 Flintlock Pistols at the ready, "keeping her powder dry" under her apron.

Frances is played by Sheila Lansdell, actor and visiteer.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 28 Nov 2021 - Sun 18 Dec 2022
Every Sunday, 11am - 3.30pm

Bolling Hall Museum is now open. Visit from 10am-4pm Wednesday-Friday and 11am-4pm Saturday & Sunday.


Free entry

No need to book. Just drop in. Please call in advance if travelling far on 01274 431826. Frances can be called away due to English Civil War issues.



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Map reference: SE 173314  Lat: 53.77876 Long: -1.73856

Bolling Hall situated on Bowling Hall Road one mile south of Bradford City Centre and is signposted with heritage 'brown signs' from A650 Wakefield Road. The 634 bus runs to Bolling Hall from Bradford Interchange

For help in planning your journey by public transport, please visit

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.3 miles from Bradford Interchange station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups