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.
Shibden dale has been a popular tourist destination for Halifax people since Victorian times. Shibden Brook becomes the Red Beck at Brookfoot downstream.
Over the years, 13 different spellings of Shibden have been recorded, all deriving from mispronunciations of Sheep Dene (The Valley of Sheep).