Explore history of city’s waterfront at Heritage Weekend free events

Wakefield historian Kate Taylor
Wakefield historian Kate Taylor
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THE rich and varied history of Wakefield’s waterfront will be revealed during a Heritage Weekend at art gallery The Hepworth Wakefield.

Wakefield historian Kate Taylor will give a talk and lead a tour of the medieval Chantry Chapel from 2pm this Friday.

The chapel, which is opposite the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery, is one of only three surviving bridge chapels in England.

Wakefield Historical Society will be giving talks on the history of the waterfront and the lives of people who lived and worked there From 10am to 5pm on Saturday at the Hepworth Wakefield.

Frances Guy, head of collection and exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield, will be hosting introductory tours to the rarely seen Gott Collection at 11am and 2pm this Saturday and Sunday.

The 10-volume collection features 1200 watercolours, drawings and prints of more than 200 Yorkshire villages. A five-year digitisation project has made the collection accessible to the public for the first time.

For more information about the events, visit www.hepworthwakefield.org