View from Beacon Hill

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Historic Halifax clips from 1900 - 1908











The best band to come out of the Calderdale region over the last view years is Embrace, a band formed in Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse. The band consists of brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale, and drummer Mike Heaton.
This video from the track 'Refugees'  released in January 2014, is especially interesting to this blog as it is filmed on Beacon Hill overlooking Halifax itself.

                                                                  Embrace video

See the Embrace website here http://www.embrace.co.uk/

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                                        Below the Booth in Sowerby Bridge

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Early Halifax

I could write my own article here about early Halifax but I would never be able to do a better job than the second part of the following link. Its an online book that gives a fantastic insight into old Halifax. Unfortunately, most of the pictures are poor quality but the writings have a wealth of information about the early days of the town.

Anyone interested in early Brighouse history and surrounding areas should also take a look at this excellent book https://archive.org/details/historyofbrighou00turn

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

We of the West Riding

'We of the West Riding' is a short film featuring Dean Clough, Woodside, Illingworth's Talbot bend and The Shay. Exploring the daily life of a large family in Yorkshire, 'We of the West Riding' (1945) shows both their work at the textile mills and their varied leisure pursuits.
It is also scripted by the famous, Halifax born and bred Phyllis Bentley.
Note how dirty the buildings were (2 mins).
Can anyone name the church? (19 mins)