Southgate actually starts as Wards End which starts at the end of Commercial Street and follows the curve around the corner and doesn't really change into Southgate until the first junction(bottom of Alexandra Street).

Palace Theatre >>>>>>>>>>>


Photograph of Southgate and Ward's End, Halifax in 1892. On the left is the top of Albion Street and beyond is Westgate. The premises between are those of George Watson, plumber; Lewis Bagot Waite, hairdresser (and as usual umbrella repairer); the White Horse Inn (Joshua Sutcliffe licensee). Next is the side of a newer building numbered in Westgate and occupied by George Walker, plumber.

Beyond Westgate is Ward's End which accommodated Oswald Hanson, dentist; the top of Shakespeare Street; Wilson and Beverley, musical instrument dealers; the Shakespeare Hotel (Edwin Weston); the Theatre Royale, and William Hutchinson, cigar manufacturer. Numbering in Ward's End continued to the right past Holly House, then the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and taking in three surgeons, an undertaker and a solicitor (!) before returning past Ward's Hall down the other side and back to Southgate.

(From the Evening Courier Sat April 15th 1978)

Note: The Greyhound Hotel became part of the new market buildings and is now the 'Merry England' cafĂ©, The White Horse was rebuilt on the corner of the street and is still there and the Shakespeare hotel moved around the  far corner to the left but is now an Italian restaurant.

On the left beyond the greyhound Inn, the White Lion, the Theatre Royal (with pair of lamps on the footway), next what was known as Hutchinson's Warehouse, to the Royal Oak Hotel. which is the far low building with a jutting lamp.

 painting by G.W Rushworth

Southgate looking north before 1890. Immediate right is entrance to Westgate. Just beyond this is the White Horse Inn. Then came a barbers and then an umbrella hospital Albion street, then the Greyhound Inn which was demolished in 1892 to make way for the Borough Market.


The first illuminated clock, seen above, was erected in August, 1846 by Mr Alfred Wilson, Hatter in Corn Market and became a prominent place of note, to arrange to meet at. It was first lighted on the 14th August, the day on which the Rejoicings for the Repeal of the Corn Laws took place in Halifax.


Princess Street


Liptons - on the corner of Cornmarket and Crown Street


Halifax Permanent looking up Crossley Street


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