View from Beacon Hill

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Busy Season at Shibden Hall

On a sunny day, many of us like to take a trip down to Shibden for the scenery and to just relax. Its one of Halifax's gems and the grounds has been enjoyed for many people for  many years.
I have just added a new page on the website www.halifaxpeople.com about Anne Lister a fascinating character  who lived at Shibden Hall some 200 years ago.(written by Alan Burnett).
Shibden Hall

Monday, 26 May 2014

Towns Architecture

Walking around town this morning I took more notice than usual at some of the amazing architecture. Now I realise that you have noticed it but how much do we appreciate the workmanship in these buildings. This kind of art will never be the same again as it is just not cost effective so we should really make the most of these buildings before they inevitably become extinct.
 Halifax Borough Market
Theatre Royale
Duke of Wellington
Lloyds Bank
Take a really good look next time your in town but watch out for the lampposts. Although we will never see buildings like the ones above being erected again, some of our modern architecture is ok too.
Ok. so this one of Westgate Arcade was the only decent modern building I could find.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Introducing (drum roll)----- HALIFAX

I recently took on a whole new hobby, building a website. I chose my home town as the subject as I thought it would be an easy subject to get myself involved with. One idea after another rattled around in my head and the ideas kept coming until they reached the jumbled state that the website now appears in. This blog will run alongside my website www.halifaxpeople.com . . It will be random Halifax pictures and stories, with references and explanations into my website motives and intentions.                                                                                                                                                 

People's park designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and presented to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley in 1857.
People love to recognise their past in old pictures and I have managed to collect or borrow a few and saved them on the website for anyone to reminisce.

King Cross with the Feathers pub formerly known as 'The Prince of Wales Feathers Inn'.
Anyone who enjoys visiting their past should pay a visit to the Brighouse 1940's weekend where you will find several stalls and events to take you back in time.