Memories of Halifax

The crocuses around Savile park Manor Heath and on the way to Scircoat Green were, and still are the first glorious sign of Spring in Halifax. The roundabouts and parks have always been especially lovely and well looked after. I was born in Halifax in 1957 and lived at Norton Towers first, then Manor (...Read full memory)

Charles Wilson Aked b.1859 was joint proprietor of this mens' outfitters shop. He had married Florence Edna Wadsworth in 1895 and they had 2 daughters Florence Gertrude and Constance, later Mrs Cockcroft. Charles sister Kate Helena Aked had married James Mitchell my grandfather and had an (...Read full memory)

I can remember going to visit a lady who lived in the corner house here. It always fascinated me that she had a clock on her mantlepiece with a lady that sat on a swing that used to swing back and forward.

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 haddock in a round patty covered in batter. They were sold cold and could be eaten cold or (...Read full memory)

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