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.
Upper Hall, also known as Norland Upper Hall, is to the north west of Norland Town Road. It was erected by John Taylor of Norland Hall, as a residence for his younger son. A stone over the porch gave the date 1690 but the older part of the building was earlier than this. In 1731, Upper Old Hall was sold to James Alderson, a woolstapler of Bull Close Lane, Halifax and he later sold it to Rev Robert Hargreaves. It stayed in the Hargreaves family into the 20th Century.
Upper Hall should not be confused with Norland Hall, which was on London Road and was demolished in 1914. The stones of Norland Hall were exported to the USA and ultimately used to construct several buildings there, including a Presbyterian Chapel. Upper Hall still stands next to the site of Norland Hall.
This photograph was amongst those taken in 1930s by local photographer and antiquarian Hugh Percy Kendall, as part of a series capturing old halls and homesteads from across the Parish of Halifax
- 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