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Bottom right Calder Holmes playing field. On the left housing climbing the Birchcliffe hillside and top centre Chiserley.

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PNH00822. View across People's Park. Date unknown.

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Thankfully this area of Halifax has not been developed and remains a popular location to this day for dog walkers, runners, sports activities and the annual agricultural show and carnival.

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This scene today is very similar but there are very many more trees and no trams of course. The building top left is Crossley Heath School and the ever present Wainhouse Tower is in the centre of the shot. The smart lady in the trap is accompanied by…

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The croci spring up very year on this grass verge to this day.

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This very pleasant park is a very popular location for local families, there are attractions such as a playground, a cafe and a tropical centre.

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The building seen in this photograph is now known as Crossley Heath School, formerly Crossley and Porter Grammar school. Seemingly a games session is in progress. Postcard dated 1950.

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This handsome house no longer exists, the spot where it was is now a rose garden in Manor Heath Park. It was once the home of John Crossley, one of the Crossley family who made their fortune from their carpet factory at Dean Clough. They were…

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This very popular attraction in the town was once the family home of the Listers, a very influential local family. Anne Lister was a lesbian who kept diaries writtne in a secret code. She lived in the late 18th and early 19th centrury and had a…

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This park is next to what is now Bankfield Museum. This grand house was once the residence of Colonel Akroyd, a wealthy mill owner who built houses for his workers nearby in Boothtown and at Copley, near Sowerby Bridge. It seems it was a popular…

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This park is next to what is now Bankfield Museum. This grand house was once the residence of Colonel Akroyd, a wealthy mill owner who built houses for his workers nearby in Boothtown and at Copley, near Sowerby Bridge. Postcard dated August 1907.

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The group of admirers in this photo look on at the display here. The park was one of the very many philanthropic projects by the wealthy Crossley family who were one of the largest employers in the town at their carpet factory at Dean Clough.

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The 3ha park lies immediately south-west of Warley Road and north of Trimmingham Road, north-west of Halifax town centre. The park occupies high ground looking south-west to the Pennines. Laid out on the site of a redundant quarry, the land falls…

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The 3ha park lies immediately south-west of Warley Road and north of Trimmingham Road, north-west of Halifax town centre. The park occupies high ground looking south-west to the Pennines. Laid out on the site of a redundant quarry, the land falls…

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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 the…

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Known locally as Sparrow Park, this relatively small patch of grass at the junction of Heath Road and Skircoat Road is dominated by a memorial to Prince Albert, paid for by public subscription following the Prince’s death in December 1861.

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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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