Halifaxpeople Blog 13


The Story and pictures of The Halifax Arm 


On This Day

13th 1848 Halifax Police were first on duty

13th 1916  Satisfactory trial for Dr Neech's new street sweeping machine

13th 1926  New library opened at Ellen Royde, Elland

Westgate. There was a house here in 1680. It was rebuilt by the local Smithies familyJoseph Smithies died here [1889].

In the 1930s, George Wainwright gave the house for use as Elland Library. It is now an NHS clinic (thanks to Malcolm Bull for info).

13th 1974  The Queen was in Halifax


Courier's 'Trend of Things'

For many years the Halifax Evening Courier has included a photo at the top of a page, with the written article lower down the page. This was often so that the reader could attempt to recognise where or what the photo was of. The photo quality was often poor but still recognisable. It was a very popular feature that is resurrected on this page. 

See the answer further down this page


'I'll Have a Pint'

Calder and Hebble pub

The inn stood on an island of land – surrounded by 3 roads – near the Salterhebble branch of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

The building was demolished in 1997 when the road junction was reconstructed


Answer to our 'Trend of Things' photo

The same view can not be seen due to trees but this is where the photographer would have stood on Oxford Lane, Siddal. 


Wish You Were Here

Postcard From Halifax

Akroyd Park, Boothtown