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 old Halifax Infirmary at Dispensary Walk, Halifax, originally catered only for out-patients when it opened in 1807. By the late 1800s it had moved to Harrison Road/Blackwall Street and expanded and outgrown that site.
In July 1896, the building on Free School Lane was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (King George V and Queen Mary to be) and named the Royal Halifax Infirmary. The wards are named after people who subscribed to the building costs and included local families and industrialists. The building closed in 2001 when the Calderdale Royal Hospital opened.
In 2002, plans for the site included retaining some of the wards and the central administration block as apartments with gardens, and the remaining land used for housing.
Parts of the building and boundary wall are Grade II listed buildings.
- 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