Thomas Newell collection
Thomas Newell collection
A lifelong resident of Todmorden, Thomas has always had a strong interest in the history of Todmorden and the surrounding area, as can be seen in this collection. His interest in photography started over 50 years ago; he became a member of Todmorden Camera Club, joining in 1971. He worked for the Todmorden Co-op from 1950 to 1971, then for Todmorden Borough Council, until local government changes in 1974, when he joined the West Yorkshire County Council until that was abolished in 1986. Finally, from 1986 until his retirement he worked for Calderdale MBC.
A lifelong resident of Todmorden, Thomas has always had a strong interest in the history of Todmorden and the surrounding area, as can be seen in this collection. His interest in photography started over 50 years ago; he became a member of Todmorden…
Higher Eastwood, with a converted barn to the left of the picture.
The Youth Hostel building at Mankinholes, taken on a lovely sunny day. Note the lintels above the windows to the left of the building.
A lovely view of Stoodley Pike in the distance taken from Eastwood.
Work on the area adjacent to the market. Longfield Road visible at top right of the shot.
Work being done on the creation of the car park. The market hall with its half moon windows at the top pf the shot.
Work on what is now the car park at Brook Street. The post office is still situated in the building shown here on the left of the shot. The now demolished cinema visible through the second arch of the railway viaduct with the market hall to the right…
The medical centre nearing completion. Roomfield flats on the top right of the shot.
The construction of the new (in 1985!) health centre which replaced the Abraham Omerod Centre. This building was demolished in the 2000s when the new centre on Halifax opened. The flats on Longfield Road visible at the top of the shot. The Methodist…
Work on the bridge connecting Stansfield Road with Burnley Road.
A view of Copperas House, Walsden taken from the rear of the property.
The magnificent Mons Mill on Burnley Road with the name just visible on the chimney. The bowling greens of Centre Vale Park at the bottom of the shot. The Hare and Hounds pub just visible through the tree branches bottom left.
Another view of the construction of the health centre. Note the cobbled road.
A view of Gorpley Reservoir.
Work on the bridge connecting Stansfiled Road with Burnley Road to the top centre of the shot. The Abraham Ormerod health centre visible across the road.
A view of a cleared site at Ferney Lee, with Stoodley Pike in the top left of the shot.
A view of the construction of the health centre in 1985.
A view from Cross Stone looking down to Halifax Road with the terraces of Key Sike Lane to the right of the shot. The plot for a new property in the foreground.
The construction of the new (in 1985!) health centre which replaced the Abraham Omerod Centre. This building was demolished in the 2000s when the new centre on Halifax Road was opened.
Demolition site at Ferney Lee in Todmorden, off Burnley Road.
The canal and tow path with Waterside Mill to the left. Now the site of Morrison's supermarket.
Collapsed road at Calderbrook Road, Todmorden.
- Thomas Newell collection