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.
Weekly newspaper of the day, giving various reports of trade, foreign affairs and social news. The "Union Journal, or Halifax Advertiser", contains a mixture of national and international news on the first few pages, followed by local advertisements for House Lets, Auctions, Book & Print Sellers and herbal and patent medicines.
Little local news appears; news items refer to events and conflicts in Europe in what is now known as the Seven Years War (Prussia and England versus Austria, France, Russia, Spain and Sweden). This spilled over to other continents in the Americas and India, and many of the news items cover naval activities and conflicts with the French and Dutch.