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Those Cragg Vale Coiners!

April 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM BST

Free – £5.00

Continuing our monthly History @ Heptonstall talks, in April, we welcome renowned local historian, David Glover talking about our favourites, the Cragg Vale Coiners, this time with a little added coin toss to the story recently unearthed …

This is the tale of how an enterprising group of men in the Calder Valley area set up a counterfeiting operation in the 1760s, which would ultimately lead to the murder of local exciseman William Deighton, engaged in tracking them down. Who sought justice for him, and how did bodies come to be hung in chains on Beacon Hill above Halifax? A story recently brought to life vividly by Steve Hartley, through Ben Myers’ gripping novel ‘The Gallows Pole’ and the resulting BBC TV series. Last year David uncovered fresh information about the involvement of a certain local ironmonger, who inherited The Coiners’ ‘stamp’, which detail will be included.

David Glover

Born in suburban London, David Glover has lived in Halifax since 1986. He has worked in Local Government, Commercial Stationery retail, at a Bookshop, and as a Family Historian. He has had a lifelong fascination with history. A long spell of ill health was used to study Halifax’s local history in depth, and this in due course enabled regular contributions on the subject to the Halifax Courier. Having joined various local groups, in due course he became Publications Officer for Halifax Antiquarian Society, Chair of The Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery (Halifax). David is President of Halifax Antiquarian Society, and Vice-Chair of Halifax Civic Trust. He speaks on a range of historical subjects across the region.

Entrance is free to Friends of Heptonstall Museum

£5 Others


April 25
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM BST
Free – £5.00
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Heptonstall Museum
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Heptonstall, HX7 7PL United Kingdom
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