THEIR STORIES

old maps by Andrew Neel

Journey through Anne Lister's travels through interactive maps including extracts from her journals and travel journals.

Key milestones across the lives of Anne Lister and Mariana (Belcombe) Lawton. More to come!

Summary and timeline of events describing the process that removed Ann Walker from Shibden Hall.

Summary and timeline of the legal case involving Ann Walker and a confusing land acquisition deal.

Summary and timeline of events describing Anne Lister addressing 'detestable falsehoods' during a visit to Mauléon with Ann Walker

Summary and timeline of events describing how Anne Lister protected Ann Walker one last time by getting her to go abroad at a tumultuous time.

This article explores how Anne came to choose her Paris apartments, how she used them over her different visits, and what we know today about their locations.

This article explores how the history of the Lister family intersects to that of the Halifax Minster and offers options to possible locations of Anne Lister's grave.

This article explores Anne Lister's and Ann Walker's interactions with the College of Arms and provides information about their coats of arms.

Image of a group of people crossing the Mer de Glace in 1900 using poles. Behind is a mountain range covered in snow

You may know Anne Lister for her journals, her love life, and her connection to Shibden Hall in Halifax. However, you may not know that she was also an accomplished mountaineer, climber, and hiker.

What can Anne’s journals tell us about Christmas during the early 19th century? Were there any traditions observed that we might recognise today?