Local Sources

Local Churches

Halifax Parish Church

Local History:

Halifax Antiquarian Society
Hebden Bridge Local History Society
Greater Elland Historical Society
Todmorden & Walsden

Local Government

The local Register office is managed by Calderdale MBC
The Local Studies Library houses a unique collection of some 12,000 items including books, newspapers, maps, illustrations, pamphlets and much more on the history and development of the Calderdale area.

Local Papers

Among the local papers are: the Halifax Courier and Brighouse Echo
The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle was a local newspaper that was published from 1883 to 1914.

Workhouse Researches

This site is dedicated to the workhouse – its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets…

Miscellaneous

Weaver to web is an online visual archive of Calderdale history, giving access to over 23,000 images with supporting historical information
Malcolm Bull’s Calderdale Companion is a personal collection of “trivia, miscellaneous facts, and some interesting information about Halifax and the Calderdale district.
There is a “glimpse into bygone times of” Todmorden and Wallsden here
Everyone has a tale to tell… some digital stories spoken by people in Yorskhire are on My Yorkshire
The Victorian Web is an academic site that concentrates on British literature, history and culture during the age of Victoria, but includes material related to both earlier and later periods and other countries.