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Postcard dated April 1905

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The mansion, a Grade 11 listed building, was sold by Colonel Akroyd to Halifax Corporation in 1887. It now forms Bankfield branch library and museum.

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Crossley and Porter School History
The Crossley Heath school building owes its existence to the philanthropy of the Crossley brothers, Francis, John and Joseph. In 1857 they formulated a scheme for the establishment of a ‘superior College for the…

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Just a short distance from Halifax’s busy town centre sits John Abbotts Ladies Home, the complex of Grade II listed buildings set around landscaped gardens at Skircoat Green Road is part of the Almshouses Association. There are 14 properties in all…

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Taken before the construction of Caldene Bridge in 1908. St Michael's Church and Sunday School can be seen towards the centre of the picture, and Broadbottom farm in the distance on the left. Along the bottom is the station and goods shed but before…

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Heptonstall Slack Baptist Chapel Choir c.1909, taken to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Choirmaster, William Greenwood, nickname William the Singer.

Bottom row from left: Sarah Pickles, unknown, Francis Greenwood who was killed in the First…

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Donated by Margaret Harrison. Newly completed Cragg Hall.

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Donated by Margaret Harrison

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The house on the hillside behind the church is Cragg Hall before it was 'improved' by the Hinchliffes. Old Cragg Hall is towards the top of the picture, in the trees. Photo donated by Margaret Harrison

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Holme Station Cliviger on the Todmorden-Burnley 'Copy Pit' line. On 27th October 1907 some wagons on a coal train became detached at Copy Pit and rolled back down and leaving the track demolished the Booking Office killing the Booking Clerk.

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View over the town from Fairfield looking up Hebden Dale about 1900. Bottom centre St Thomas' Catholic Church and next to it Pallis House.

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Mount Zion Baptist Church was built in 1808 by a breakaway group from Birchcliffe Chapel in Hebden Bridge but the present building dates from 1878.

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View over the railway station to the town and Heptonstall hillside. Bottom right the municipal gas works at Crow Nest. The station wedged between the railway warehouse and Victoria Mill.

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Construction of filter beds at Gorpley Reservoir.

Gorpley Waterworks was finally opened in 1905. The work was completed by Benjamin Lumb, the local builder.

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Believed to be at Gorpley Reservoir.

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Lob Mill east of the town with the chimney being felled on 29 September 1906 by which time the mill was disused Note the crowds standing on the railway viaduct to watch.

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A west bound goods train approaching Walsden Station. The station opened in 1845 and closed in 1961.
A new station with ‘bus stop’ style shelters was opened in 1990 but slightly to the east of the footbridge seen here to the right.

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Todmorden Mayor, Alderman Abraham Crossley outside the Town Hall on 1st January 1907 prior to the inaugural bus run to Steanor Bottom.
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