Orange Street runs across the picture, with North Parade crossing it on the left of the photo. The Star pub and Bramley's garage are on opposite corners of Weymouth Street.

Almost every building in the photo long since disappeared, including the twin cooling towers, nicknamed Salt and Pepper, which were demolished in 1974. Salem Methodist Church, with the spirelet, on the very left of the photo, was demolished in 1970 to make way for Halifax's new inner relief Road, Aachen Way, the congregation moving to a new church in Richmond Street, but the building behind, which contained the showrooms of worsted manufacturer James Akroyd and Son, remains between Akroyd Place and Northgate.


From the anonymous Halifax Itenary  of around 1875 comes the following description of the area: "In Weymouth Street is Mr Pulman's large iron warehouse, wholesale grocer, two large potato fruit, etc warehouse[s], one Roman Catholic preaching and service room, one wool warehouse, a joiner's shop, a coal yard and an old broker's shop, chiefly dealing in old iron. Every building in this street is new. 

Also, in the Itenary: In Weymouth Street [is] a bacon shop, a flour and corn shop and eating house, a toy and small artists and a glass shop.


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