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This ornate building was once the home of Colonel Akroyd and is now owned by Calderdale Council. As well as being a museum today, it houses a library and the regimental museum of the Duke of Wellington Regiment. Postcard dated 1916.

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The mill chimneys and factories of Halifax can be seen in the background of this photograph. The former home of Colonel Akroyd (after whom the park is named), Bankfield House is now owned by Calderdale Council and houses a library, a museum and theā€¦

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The house on the left of this picture was originally the home of Colonel Akroyd, a Halifax industrialist.

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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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