Halifax, Town Hall 1900

Halifax, Town Hall 1900

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Memories of Halifax

Happy Sunny Days

I only have great sunny memories of Halifax as a child. A lot of these photos in the 1960's show the sunshine... just how I remember it. My granddad worked on the buses and in the ...Read full memory

Halifax Borough Market

When I was a small child in the 1950's my father had a toy stall in Halifax Borough Market. It was a wondrous place for a child in those days, a family, a community, with all the ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Sue Walker

Fountain Street

I left Crossley & Porter school in 1963 and went to work as a trainee dispensing optician at Rayner & Keeler, 20 Fountain Street, Halifax. Next door was a bespoke tailors named Tillets. ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by David Greenwood

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Hugh Crabtree

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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

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 Nottinghamshire Photographic Memories, by Martin Andrew

Described as a cross between a Renaissance palace and a medieval cathedral, the Town Hall opened at the head of Princess Street in 1863. The builder also worked on sculptures at the Houses of Parliament and Harewood House. The central Victoria Hall had a splendid stone and marble floor covered in a tasteful Crossley carpet provided by the one-time Mayor John Crossley, the town's biggest carpet manufacturer.

This is an excerpt from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Robert Preedy

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