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.
"The Antiquities Of the Town of Halifax in Yorkshire, Wherein is given an Account of the Town, Church, and twelve Chapels, the Free Grammar School; a List of the Vicars and School masters;; the ancient and customary Law, call'd HALIFAX Gibbet-Law, with the Names of the Persons that suffer'd thereby, and the Times when; the public Charities to Church and Poor; the Men of Learning, whether Natives or Inhabitants, together with the most remarkable Epitaphs and Inscriptions in the Church and the Church-Yard. The whole faithfully collected from printed Authors, Rolls of Courts, Registers, old Wills, and other authentic Writings."
As well as being an antiquarian, the Reverend Thomas Wright was Curate of Halifax and Ripponden.