Category Archives: Restoration

John Walker, the manager of Calderdale Council’s markets, has been named the country’s Market Manager of the Year at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) awards.  The prestigious award was announced at NABMA’s annual conference on Monday 18 September 2017, which nearly 200 people from the markets industry attended. John has worked for… read more … about National award for Calderdale markets>>

Exciting plans to invest over £1 million to make Todmorden Town Hall a thriving heritage destination for public events, concerts, exhibitions and celebrations will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 September. Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, said: “Keeping Calderdale’s heritage alive is really important to local… read more … about Investing in Calderdale’s heritage>>

Two paintings with historic links to The Piece Hall in Halifax have undergone careful conservation ahead of the official re-opening of the building on 1 August 2017.  John Hoppner’s portrait of John Caygill and Anderson’s ‘Piece Hall’, from Calderdale Museums Collections, will be displayed in The Piece Hall Story, a new heritage centre which will… read more … about Caygill returns to The Piece Hall>>

Cllr Swift with portrait

Roger Marsh OBE has been appointed to the role of Chair of The Piece Hall Trust, leading the independent charity tasked with operating the transformed Grade I Listed building into a dynamic new chapter. The Piece Hall will reopen on Yorkshire Day (1st August 2017), following an extensive multi-million pound renovation. Roger Marsh will help… read more … about New Chair announced for The Piece Hall Trust as transformation nears completion>>

A new heritage centre, which will tell the story of The Piece Hall and Halifax, will be one of the key attractions when The Piece Hall re-opens on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Preparations at ‘The Piece Hall Story’, in the south arcade of The Piece Hall, are well underway, and a range of artefacts has… read more … about Piecing together the history of Halifax>>

Calderdale Council is about to launch a transformation programme for its various markets, by investing over £500k in roof repairs at Todmorden Market Hall and Halifax Borough Market.  The roofs of both markets are in varying states of disrepair. Work will start first at Halifax Borough Market, from Monday 3 April and is scheduled to last… read more … about Making markets fit for the future>>

Cllr Barry Collins