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.
Swift Place was erected by the Swift family in the early 17th Century. Some initials and a date are carved above the main entrance: SMD 1626. It was subsequently owned by the Hoyle Family for the latter part of the 17th century, and Hoyle initials are carved in various places around the property: ESH 1698, ESH 1704 and on the barn ESH1714. The courtyard and gates are notable features.
Articles on Swift Place appear in the Halifax Antiquarian Transactions dated 1903 by H P Kendall, September article, and also in Views of Ancient Buildings in the Parish of Halifax, 1879
- 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