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.
Opened on the 9th of April 1901 as Halifax Union St Luke's Hospital, it was designed to take in patients from the town's other overcrowded hospitals.
The Calderdale Royal Hospital opened in April 2001. Some of the original buildings were renovated and kept alongside the newly built hospital.
The building was partly demolished in 2001 to make way for a new hospital. This merged the old Infirmary and the General into the Royal Halifax Infirmary.