Silver Street and George Street/Square
George Street (George's Square)
Looking up George Street as it appeared in the twenties. The last of these properties on the right was demolished just before the 1939-1945 war (including the Halifax Guardian offices near the top right). Shops below the Courier offices were mostly destroyed by a runaway lorry.
The Sportsman Inn was formerly known as the 'Rose and Crown Inn' and is commonly thought to be the place that Daniel Defoe penned Robinson Crusoe on one of his many visits to the Inn. He visited Halifax many times in the early part of the 18th century, and he wrote a valuable account of the local trade.
Back of the Sportsman which was apparently the front in its early days.
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