Halifax Memories 14 - Collectors of Memories

John Blagbrough

I am by no means a historian and there are many people out there who know lots more than I know about our town but I enjoy learning and sharing what I find.

I have built this website as a hobby over quite a long time now and I often change its appearance and add/remove parts of it as I attempt to make it ever more appealing to the public. My main objective has always been to include you and your knowledge and experiences by way of stories, photographs and anything else you might want to include.

Along the way, I have very gratefully received lots of your photographs and postcards but there lies a problem. Many of these turn out to be someone else's property and whilst I do try to credit the rightful owners, this is an almost impossible task. Therefore, if you are the rightful owner of any work you see on any of these pages then please let me know and I will treat as per your wishes.

Saying that, I must thank several people who have either submitted or given permissions to use their own pieces. These people listed include but not fulfill a long list of whom I am extremely grateful.

Chris Helme


(Please click on their name for more)

Many, many thanks go to:-

Stephen Gee 

(Huge collection of local photos and knowledge)

David Glover 

(Antiquarian Chairman and history writer)

John Blagbrough 

(Old Postcard and Video Collection)

Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion 

(A truly amazing website of historic local information)

Chris Helme

(Huge collection of  old Brighouse photos and stories)

Alan Burnett

(Photographer and Blogger)

Steaphen Heppener

(Huge collection of historic Elland photos)

Graham Jagger

(Another huge collection of local photos)

Andy Eccles

(Great website of historic Rastrick)


Various Halifax Newspapers

and many more

I apologize if I didn't credit any of your photos. Please give me nudge if this is the case.

This website does cost money and I do try to subsidise this by encouraging advertisers. These are very cheap and help to keep this website alive.

 Steaven Heppener

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I hope you all enjoy these pages and I look forward to your response.

Gary Beaumont

David Glover

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