Halifax, Town Hall 1900

Halifax, Town Hall 1900

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Memories of Halifax

Anyone Remember Halifax Fish

My Dad was born and lived in Halifax. When he was young a family firm which had a stall in the market hall delivered a fish speciality on bicycles with baskets. We all called it "Halifax Fish" and it was a piece of ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Hugh Crabtree

I Was Born Here

I was born in Holmfield in 1934. I went to Moorside School and later Princess Mary High School in Parkinson Lane. I was married in St.Mary's Church, Illingworth in 1954 and lived for a short time back at the home of my birth in ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Brenda Hodgson

The Picture Theatre Halifax Sorry Cant Remember The Name

My eldest sister Lynne and I used to attend the sixpenny matinee. Before joining the queue outside we would walk down to Woolworths and get threepence worth of broken biscuits to share. ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Kathryn Snape

Brunswick Bowl

I saw Elsie Tanner open it in the sixties - cant remember the exact year, my grandma lived in the flats opposite and the Star pub was at the side.

A memory of Halifax by John Midgley

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History

Set in the foothills of the Pennines, Halifax is one of the great cloth towns of England and has been a producer of cloth since the 13th century. The Town Hall, in the background of this view, was designed in the Italian style by Sir Charles Barry in 1863, and is famous for its extraordinary-looking clock tower. Note also the rough pavement setts and the juddering cobbled road. On the left is a boy selling milk from the churn.

This is an excerpt from Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy