The first Lindley Clock Tower open day will take place on Saturday 21st October, between 12pm and 4pm.
The opening event will coincide with Lindley Library Open Day, organised by Lindley Library Community Group with the aim of ensuring the library doors remain open. The open day will offer a variety of crafts and stalls, and will take place at Lindley Library between 10am and 2pm.
It will also coincide with Lindley Apple Day, a family fun day dedicated to apples, including apple bobbing, an apple hunt and an apple pie competition. This event will also take place at 10am.
Visitors will be able to climb the spiral staircase, with 69 steps leading to a viewing platform and balcony just below the clock mechanism. The tower has 4 clock faces, with the corner buttresses representing the eternal virtues of Faith, Love, Purity and Justice.
The grade II* listed tower was commissioned by James Nield Sykes and designed in the Art Nouveau style by his nephew, the famous Manchester-based architect and artist, Edgar Wood. The tower was commissioned in 1901 and was constructed the following year.
The clock’s original mechanism was replaced by the mechanism from the former Huddersfield Market Hall clock in 1970, with new electric chimes being switched on.
Further information about Lindley Community Group can be found at: lindleygroup.org.uk.
The group are also looking for volunteers to assist with the Heritage Open Days and future tours of the clock tower. Anyone interested in getting involved can complete a volunteer form at: