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Brookes Ltd Halifax Head Offices

© J. Hodgson

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Brookes Ltd Halifax Head Offices

Exterior view of Brookes Limited, Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Author: Unknown
Date: 1968
Location: Hipperholme
Format: Postcard - Mono
Document ID: 100001
Library ID: 5211558X

Brookes Limited was a quarrying company formed in 1840. The company grew steadily through the 19th century, patenting the non-slip paving stone in 1898, the result being that Brookes expanded its quarrying throughout the world. Brookes also had its own branch line from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Brookes eventually closed in 1969 selling the majority of its Lightcliffe plant to the electrical company Phillips, formerly Ajax of Pellon Lane. Owned by Crosslee (White Knight, tumble drier firm) since 1986.

All that remains is one of the old non-slip works at Broad Oak, between Hipperholme and Hove Edge.

Demolished 29th October 1969.

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