2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Heritage Open Days when many buildings, or parts of buildings are opened to the public when this would not normally be the case.
One such building this year is Hinsley Hall in Headingley - the Pastoral and Conference Centre for the Diocese of Leeds. When it opened in 1868 it was a Methodist college training missionaries to go to far-flung places. During World War II it was used by the WRNS and was known as HMS Headingley. It was fully re-furbished in 1998 and re-named Hinsley Hall after the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Hinsley (1865-1943), who was born and brouoght up in Yorkshire.
Heritage Open Days are an opportunity for local communities to explore the “treasures on their doorstep” and the team at Hinsley Hall are hoping to welcome a lot of first time visitors to this corner of Headingley.
Booking is essential for anyone wishing to join one of these tours and can be done either by phoning 0113 261 8000 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org