The-Story-of-Halifax

The-Story-of-Halifax is not my story but our story - a continuous work in progress built by all of us.

There will eventually be a separate page(highlighted) for all the bulleted titles below so if you have any pictures, knowledge or thoughts on any subject please get in touch using the form at the bottom of this page. Far too many pictures and stories are lost when people pass away or simply move away. So please share now and let our memories and knowledge live on for future generations.


For reference for pre-Halifax, I shall regularly refer to The story of old Halifax by T.W.Hanson.

Pre-Halifax - The story starts with pre Halifax and how our town became to be, then we shall build the town as it has progressed through time.

  • Early settlements
  • Travelling
  • Early trades

Early Halifax - A collection of stories and pictures of the early years.

  • pre 1800's
  • First pictures
  • Jobs and lifestyles
  • Church and Authorities
  • Town Buildings
  • Homes

Established town - The continued growth into a busy town.

  • 1800's, town buildings, homes, jobs
  • 1900's, town buildings, homes, jobs
  • pre 1940s, town buildings, homes, jobs

An ever changing town - The ever changing town. Showing how the different areas of the town have changed.

  • The Shay, Shay Syke, Hunger Hill, South Par
  • Boulevard, Lower Savile Park, Harrison Road, Prescot Street
  • Bull Green, Cow Green +
  • Lower King Cross Street, Hopwood Lane
  • Lister Lane, Gibbet Street
  • The City, Stannary, Lower Pellon Lane
  • Broad Street
  • Northgate
  • Commercial Street, Rawson Street, George Street, Silver Street
  • Waterhouse Street, Orange Street
  • Princess Street, Crown Street
  • Market Street, Borough Market
  • Piece Hall, Westgate, Albion Street
  • Horton Street, Wards End, Blackledge
  • Southgate, Cheapside
  • Woolshops, Gaol Lane, Old Market,
  • North Bridge
  • Dean Clough
  • Winding Road, Church Street, Wade Street
  • Railway Station, Square Road
  • Parish Church,
  • Charlestown,
  • Old Bank

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