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.
Crossley Orphanage was founded by John, Joseph and Francis Crossley in 1864, for boys aged between 2 and 15 years, and girls up to 17 years. The building was designed by John Hogg.
The name Porter was added in 1887 when Thomas Porter made a large donation. It became Crossley & Porter (secondary) School in 1919 admitting day pupils.
Dr John Favour founded Heath Grammar School in 1600, under a charter set out by Queen Elizabeth. It was known as a free school, hence the road name 'Free School Lane'. The strongly Puritanical Favour was a topic often discussed at public meetings. Favour frequently participated in the torture and executions of priests who came to England preaching Catholicism.
Heath Grammar School and Crossley & Porter School merged in 1984, becoming Crossley-Heath School. Today Crossley-Heath School is a Grammar school serving the Halifax area.
Still standing 2003.
- 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