Halifax, Town Hall 1900

Halifax, Town Hall 1900

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Memories of Halifax

Pellon Lane Area In The 1950s

I used to live just off Commercial Road on Gibson Street in the 1950s. The houses were very basic with a living room, a bedroom, attic and cellar. We shared a toilet with ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by Susan Higgins

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

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

The Market

Being born and raised in Halifax I remember how grim it was to live there. However, one of the places I enjoyed and still enjoy when I re-visit, is the covered market. The bustle, the ...Read full memory

A memory of Halifax by unitytyres

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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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