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 public information booklet was issued to civilians by Halifax County Borough during the Second World War. Its purpose was to provide the people of Halifax with advice and information regarding emergency catering arrangements and local food supplies that they would be able to access if their homes were damaged during a bombing raid.
The booklet pays particular attention to British Restaurants, which were canteens that were established and run by local authorities to provide civilians and workers with nutritious and affordable meals. There were two such establishments in the borough: one located at Lower Market Hall and one at Stony Royd.
In addition to preparing meals for people to eat on site, the Stony Royd restaurant also prepared meals to be sent out to local firms for their workers.
The restaurants were supplimented by two Ford emergency food vans, which were presented to the Corporation by the Ford Emergency Food Vans Trust and staffed by the Womens¿ Voluntary Service (WVS).
- Rules of Todmorden Subscription Library, 1798
- T.F. Firth & Sons war memorial
- 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