For 20 years The Horbury Tapestry, stitched by local women, has been on display at Horbury Library.  Now, thanks to a Culture Grant from Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, this artwork celebrating Horbury and its heritage, will be available to a wider audience.  A digital interactive photo gallery has been created by The Friends of Horbury Library working with One to One Development Trust, based at the Art House Wakefield.

The Mayor of Wakefield, Councillor Darren Byford, will be launching the website at 11:30 am on Saturday 20th July at Horbury Library.

On the same occasion he will be also launching phase II of The Horbury Tapestry Then and Now project.  This is an invitation to people living, working or studying in Horbury to respond to the original tapestry by going out and about in Horbury and photographing places and things that are significant to them 20 years on – in the summer of 2024.  The intention is to create a photo montage for display in the library this autumn.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to view the exhibits in the new Horbury People’s Museum. The current exhibits include artefacts relating to William Sykes/ Slazenger, Charles Roberts & Co., and Horbury Working Members Club.

The website will be available for view from noon on 20th July at horburytapestry.co.uk/

For further information contact horburytapestry@gmail.com

Horbury Library is open 10 am – 1.00 pm on Saturdays.  For times on other days see Horbury Library.

Image credit: Winter Canal Scene at Horbury, stitched by Mary Maynard.

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