Halifax, Buildings, People, Business and Pleasure

With Halifax having a strong industrial history, its mills, trades and traditions are inevitable and this page is a tribute to all that the town has to offer. Calderdale property has taken its historic buildings like The Piece Hall and Dean Clough Mills and adapted them to modern uses.

Halifax Attractions

Halifax Shopping

Westgate Arcade (above)

At the same time, some buildings have held on to their original intended use like the Victoria Theatre, Halifax Minster and the not too historic Halifax Building Society.

As for the people and their pleasures, sport has always thrived here and although the town has predominantly been renowned as a Rugby League town, it has a strong background in the Football League and is very well represented at Rugby Union.

The town also attracts a wide range of entertainment too. Many of the bigger attraction acts can be seen at the Victoria Theatre or the Piece Hall but clubs and pubs can often supply some top quality entertainment too.

Halifax Playhouse and the Square Chapel are the main places to see great local talent and there are several musical, and dance societies.

You will never go short of places to eat either. With restaurants catering for just about any taste, both british and continental.

Woolshops - the towns only real attempt at a collection of modern shops.

Piece Hall - has recently undergone a large site improvement scheme incorporating the library, Industrial museum and Square Chapel.
Piece Hall website

Victoria Theatre - the towns major theatre event attraction.
Victoria Theatre website 

Halifax Minster

Halifax Minster website

Dean Clough Mills - These mills were once the home of a thriving carpet industry but are now many seperate businesses spread throughout the buildings.
Dean Clough website 

Halifax Building Society - Once home of the Halifax Building Society (the biggest in the world) but now its HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland)

Halifax Public Library is now part of the Piece Hall complex

Halifax public library 

View a video of Halifax click here.

Another video here shows 1970 Halifax

Halifax Architecture

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