From Weaver to Web: Online visual archive of Calderdale History
Welcome to the online visual archive of Calderdale history, giving access to over 23,000 images, accompanied by supporting historical information.
The Calderdale area includes the towns of Halifax, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.
From Weaver to Web provides access to a wide range of material which may be particularly useful to local and family historians interested in this area.
You will find photographs and postcards, maps, trade directories and handbills, among many other types of historical sources.
The Old Stirk Bridge was a 17th century pack-horse bridge over the Ryburn at Sowerby Bridge on the way to Norland. This stone bridge was demolished in 1859 and replaced by a cast iron bridge.
A ducking stool was here 1685-90. In 1722, 8 members of the same family drowned here when the Ryburn flooded.
The glass slide is from the John Bates Slide Collection held at Sowerby Bridge Public Library.
- Letter from Richard Hodgson
- Admission ticket for the opening of the Halifax New Infirmary
- Hebden Bridge Civic Hall
- Campbell Gas Engine Company Roll of Honour
- Digging for Victory
- Unveiling of the 1914-18 War Memorial, Greetland Liberal Club
- Sowerby Lock -Up
- Community Catering in Calderdale
- What To Do About Gas
- Elland Urban District Charity Ball