Skip to main navigation
Skip to main content
Weaver to web
Page 1 of 1
Bankfield museum, Halifax, (room no 3)

© Gledhill

Enlarge image

Bankfield museum, Halifax, (room no 3)

Interior of museum, showing ornate fireplace and display cabinets.

Author: Unknown
Date: not dated
Location: Halifax
Format: Postcard - Mono
Document ID: 100135
Library ID: 34559638

Bankfield House was built for Edward Akroyd (1810-1887), who lived there from 1837 to 1856. He was the grandson of James Akroyd, who in 1811 founded the world's largest worsted manufacturers: James Akroyd & Son. Edward was a benevolent employer, supporting many organisations and institutions which enabled his employees to seek better living conditions. He built Akroydon to house his workers and provided them with low cost allotments. He also founded All Souls Church in 1855, after purchasing a former Baptist church at Haley Hill.

Bankfield House is now (2003) a museum, which presents international exhibitions of costume, fabrics, textiles, and toys.

back to search results