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Concert and family fun day, with a bouncy castle for the children.

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At 275 feet, it is believed to be the tallest folly in the world! Specially commended in Pennine Magazine photographic competition.

A number of myths have accumulated over the years around this unusual landmark which is often referred to as…

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During the course of the 18th century Halifax came to occupy a prominent place in West Yorkshire as a cloth market, and the Piece Hall, opened in 1779, is a striking monument to the pre-factory age. ‘Pieces’ or lengths of cloth, handwoven in Pennine…

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Black - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Red - Midland Railway
Green - Great Northern Railway
Blue - London & North Western Railway.

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An intermediate station on the Rishworth Branch from the Calder Valley Main Line at Sowerby Bridge. The line opened in 1878 and the station in 1885. The line closed to passengers in 1929 and fully in 1958.

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The station on the Manchester & Leeds Railway opened in 1845 and was closed in 1961. A new station slightly to the east opened in 1990 but with bus stop style shelters.

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On the L&YR’s ‘Pickle Bridge’ line which opened in 1881 running from near Wyke on the Halifax-Bradford line to join the Calder Valley main line east of Brighouse. The station, seen here with passengers and station staff posing for the camera…

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On the L&YR’s ‘Pickle Bridge’ line which opened in 1881 running from near Wyke on the Halifax-Bradford line to join the Calder Valley main line east of Brighouse. The station opened in 1881 at the same time as the line but ‘temporarily’ closed in…

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The station on the Halifax –Bradford line opened at the same time as the line in August 1850. The station was closed in 1965.

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The station on the Halifax –Bradford line opened at the same time as the line in August 1850. The station was closed in 1953.

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The station on the joint GNR/L&YR Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway opened in 1881 three years after the line between Halifax Station and Queensbury had opened. The station closed in 1955 when passenger services on the line were withdrawn and the…
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