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.
This example is from the Textile Department of Bankfield Museum, Halifax.
Bankfield House was built for Edward Akroyd (1810-1887) who lived there from 1837 to 1856. The grandson of James Akroyd who in 1811 founded the world's largest worsted manufacturers: James Akroyd & Son. Edward was a benevolent employer, supporting many organisations and institutions which enabled his employees to seek better living conditions. He built Ackroyden to house his workers and provided them with low cost allotments. He also founded All Souls Church in 1855, after purchasing a former Baptist church at Haley Hill. It is now Bankfield Museum, which presents international exhibitions of costume, fabrics, textiles, and toys.
Still standing 2003.
- 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
- The Royal Halifax Infirmary
- Piece Hall Big Sing
- Opening of Halifax Town Hall