HalifaxPeople Weekly      2-11-2020

Monday 2nd November 2020


Welcome to the first edition of our Weekly E-zine. 

I don't know where this journey will take us but please come along for the ride. 

This is an experiment and I am sure there will be plenty of chopping and changing along the way until we find something that works for the majority. I know we can't please everyone but if we can please the majority we are happy. 

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I hope you enjoy this journey 

Very Best Regards 

This weeks focus is on North Bridge

One of Halifax's most famous landmarks, but did you know that the bridge we know and admire isn't the original North Bridge.

North Bridge, Halifax is a Victorian iron and stone bridge at Halifax, West Yorkshire, in northern England. It crosses the valley of the River Hebble, connecting the town to roads to Bradford and Leeds. Replacing an earlier six arch stone bridge it was raised to allow the subsequent construction of the Halifax High Level Railway under it with an adjoining station. Opened in 1871 amid chaotic crowd scenes it carried increasingly heavy traffic until it was by-passed by the Burdock Way in 1973. It remains in use for local traffic. wikipedia

Read more about North Bridge

On this day in history

2nd November 

  • In 1859, All Souls Church, Haley Hill opened
  •  In 1878, football was played by floodlight on Hanson Lane ground
  • In 1906, a new police station was opened in Brighouse
  • In 1912 the stone laying ceremony at St. Mark's church, Siddal

3rd November

  • In 1918,Diamond Jubilee at all Saints Church

4th November

  • In 1918, Gun Week started in Halifax and raised more than £1,600,000. Guns brought to Halifax  for the occasion were positioned at Barum Top

5th November

  • In 1857, Wesleyan School was opened in King Cross
  • In 1861, Halifax Industrial Society's stores inaugurated by a large tea meeting
  • In 1933, Luddenden Co-op was to be taken over by Halifax Industrial Society
  • In 1953, Opening of Mollet's store in Silver Street by Eric Portman
  • In 1954, Mr Eli Fielding of Fieldings Brewery, Bradshaw, died

6th November

  • In 1829, Wesley Chapel in Halifax opened
  • In 1860, St Thomas Church in Greetland opened
  • In 1863, Halifax Tradesman's Benevolent Institution was formed
  • In 1944, The last bus service extended from 9pm to 10pm
  • In 1956, Park Wood Crematorium, Elland, opened
  • In 1960, Gaumont to close
  • In 1972, Efforts made to save Wainhouse Tower from planned road scheme

7th November

  • In 1863, Meeting at Halifax town hall in which Halifax, Huddersfield and Keighley Rail Company was formed
  • In 1860, Greetland Church was consecrated
  • In 1934, Stoney Royd fever hospital closed
  • In 1962, Relief road planned between King Cross and New Bank
  • In 1975, Halifax Piece Hall market opened

8th November

  • Halifax Evening Courier publishes it's 32,000 edition

Local events will be promoted on these 'Weekly' pages. Please let us know of any events near you.

For business promotions we do require a small advertising fee of £5 which can be paid on our advertising page. Charity events are free

This week's random blog - hence the name 

Pick'n'Mix 1

Your Advert here

 Visit Gary's Cars webpage

Picture quiz

Name the 4 places

Answers in next weeks edition


We are hoping that we can soon provide regular competitions with prizes.

If any business would be happy to provide a prize, we would promote the competition along with the prize supplier's advert here. All prizes are much appreciated.

Pubs of the Past

Going along with this weeks North Bridge theme, here are two pubs. The first one was accessed by going under North Bridge towards Old Lane. 

Blue Ball, Jemmy Lane, Old Lane was opened in 1822 and closed in 1915. 

The second pub was just off North Bridge at 84 Northgate.

North Bridge Tavern

This is where Dews garage now stands

View the Halifaxpeople.com Calendar where you can view pages as they are being built. Every week has a feature focus which might be the preference for any potential advertisers eg. if there is a focus on Hipperholme next month, that might be the ideal edition for your advert to appear. This might also be a readers specialist subject for them to enter an article.

With the kind permission of Chris Dyson, I am happy to introduce his very own, regularly updated, blog to this E-zine

'Real Ale, Real Music'

A refreshing collection of his own pub tours and experiences both local and some not so local since March 2014 

Editors Notes

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