Halifax Diary - May 5th

In 1959, Halifax Technical High School, Illingworth opened.


In 1959, Ashtree Junior School opened, formerly known as Stanningley Green Junior School.


In 1954, Halifax Rugby League played Warrington at Odsal Stadium (Halifax lost 8-4), which produced a world record rugby league crowd of 102,575. This is believed to have been well short of the real figure as many people managed to watch for free.


In 1921, Owler Ing Mills in Brighouse had a fire that destroyed them.


In 1876, Hanson Lane Cricket ground was first used. This became Thrum Hall.


In 1851, saw the forming of Trinity Road Baptist Church.



from A Calderdale Diary


The Horse and Jockey was on the right as you climb towards Ainley Top. It closed on December 27th, 1933

In 1863, a local Queenshead man(Queensburys' name at the time), tried to change the name to Queenstown, but there was a lack of local enthusiasm for this name.

'Queenshead' was a name derived from the sign of the village's one and only alehouse which the villagers' agreed was unsuitable for a thriving hill-top village being named after a public house and eventually 'Queensbury' was the name adopted.


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