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Historical Event, Wed 17 Apr 2019

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The Bramhope Tunnel – Conquering the Ridge

The Bramhope Tunnel – Conquering the Ridge

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With Louise Birch (Leeds Libraries)

The aim, to build a train line connecting Leeds to Thirsk to increase opportunities for trade. The dilemma, how to conquer the insurmountable Airedale and Wharfedale ridge. The solution, a tunnel under the village of Bramhope. Join Louise Birch from the Leeds Central Library Local Studies department as she takes you on the journey of the tunnel creation and tells the stories of the 24 men who died during its construction.

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's 2019 exhibition, 'Danger Zone'. https://www.leeds.gov.uk/dangerzone [https://www.leeds.gov.uk/dangerzone]

Photograph: The Bramhope Tunnel Monument (also known as the Navvy’s Monument) Church Lane, Otley. Image © Leeds Library and Information Services.

** BOOKING ESSENTIAL**

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 17 Apr 2019 14:45 to 15:45

Prices

Please book your place in advance (pay on the day). Talk is £5.50 including admission to the rest of the museum. A hot beverage is included.

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Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan Danger Zone
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Sat 2 Feb Danger Zone
Sun 3 Feb Danger Zone
Tue 5 - Fri 8 Feb Danger Zone

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    Contact

    See description

    Address

    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    Kirkstall,
    Leeds,
    LS5 3EH

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups