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Stanley Heritage Trail

Stanley Heritage Trail Launch Event 21st October, 10am-1pm

St Peter's Church, Lake Lock Road, Stanley

The launch event on 21st October had a fantastic turnout, thank you to everyone that was able to come along!

The printed maps are available around the village in pubs, the Library on Lake Lock Road,

St Peter's Church and the Secret Shop at Stanley Ferry.

Use the online map here: Online Map

The Children's Trail Hunt runs to the 5th November. Collect stamps and win prizes! Stamp cards are available from the Library on Lake Lock Road, St Peter's Church and the Secret Shop at Stanley Ferry.

Stanley has an amazing history. From Bronze Age axe finds, to an 11th Century log boat, Roman coins, and world firsts such as the Stanley Ferry iron suspension aqueduct, not to mention its coal mining, rail and water transportation heritage. There is so much more to Stanley than many may realise!

Enthusiastic and dedicated local historians have trod this path before – researching and collating aspects of Stanley’s history. You may be familiar with Frank Posketts book, ‘A little bit about Stanley in Bygone Days’, or the collation of material and photographic archive on Stanley History Online, and other collections in Stanley Library. We’ve drawn on these and other academic literature to pull together for the first time, a Trail of more than 30 Points of Interest across the village.

With funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the Co-op Local Causes fund, St Peter's Church and Wakefield Council Culture Grant, Stanley Residents Group volunteers and others have worked incredibly hard to deliver:

  • An Information Board about the former Grade II listed St Peter’s Church (1824-2014) is now installed at the St Peter’s Community Memorial Garden

  • An Online Heritage Trail with outline information and signposting to further reading on more than 30 Points of Interest in Stanley

  • A professionally-designed paper Trail map, funded by Wakefield Council Culture Grant and designed by local firm Rhubarb Design, to be publicly available free of charge.

Our exciting Launch event is on Saturday 21st October at St Peter’s Church Centre, featuring volunteer-led walks of parts of the Trail, and exhibition of artefacts!

Heritage Trail Feedback

We would love to have your feedback on the Heritage Trail. It will help inform us for the final content of the map!

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