The iconic Lindley Clock Tower will next be open on Saturday 14th September 2019 between 10am and 2pm. No booking is required, but the tower will be available to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Please arrive before 1.45pm to avoid disappointment.
The Clock Tower, which is located on the corner of Lidget Street and Daisy Lea Lane, in Lindley, was previously owned by Kirklees Council, but is now leased to Lindley Community Group.
This year, the Tower will be open to the public once again as part of the Heritage Open Days, a heritage festival which takes place every year in September to celebrate England’s history, architecture and culture and which allows visitors free access to historic properties. To complement this event, Lindley Library will also be hosting a display of information about other historic buildings in the area by the notable architect of the Tower, Edgar Wood.
A brochure for this years Heritage Open Days events in Kirklees can be downloaded here.
Last year, hundreds of visitors climbed the 83ft tall tower, and the popularity of the event has encouraged the Community Group to open it up again to visitors.
There will be nominal charge of £1 for visitors, which will be used by the Community Group to cover the running costs, which includes insurance and utility bills.
Councillor Cahal Burke (Lib Dems, Lindley), who is Chairperson of Lindley Community Group, said:
“Many residents were unable to view the Clock Tower at last year’s Open Day event, because of the demand on the day.
The Open Day on the 14th September will be an opportunity to build on the success and popularity of last year’s event.
I hope that more people will be able to visit and appreciate the tower, which is definitely one of Huddersfield’s most treasured landmarks.”
Lindley Community Group are seeking volunteers to assist with future Open Days. If you would like to be involved, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we would be delighted to hear from you!
*(please arrive before 1.45pm to avoid disappointment)