Based in Halifax, Bankfield’s displays cover local history, costume, art, toys, military history, jewellery and textiles from around the world. They host temporary exhibitions including costume, embroidery, quilting, textile art, paintings and photography. The top floor of the Museum is currently home to 'For King and Country', an award-winning exhibition commemorating the region's involvement in the First World War.
Keen to get involved in the local service we provide to people experiencing dementia in the Calderdale area, Bankfield have donated their ‘Marbles by Glasslight – Memories of Days Gone By’ books, published by Calderdale Council, to Touchline. The book offers personal first-hand accounts and photos of the stories and lives of people living in the Calderdale region through past decades. It includes images from Calderdale Leisure Services (Museums, Arts & Libraries) and Mrs. Ashworth’s collections, evoking a sense of space and other times.
We are certain our café participants will be delighted to peruse the images and stories of the local area, and we look forward to the discussions that will arise about changes in buildings, people and landscapes.
Bankfield have also invited our group to a tour of the museum, and have kindly and generously agreed to lend out reminiscence artefacts for us to use down at the Shay Stadium in our monthly Touchline events.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Lynn Grady and Ebony Andrews at Bankfield Museum for the donations, and we look forward to a continued partnership in the months and years to come.