Category Archives: Restoration

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>>

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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

The Piece Hall bell and weather vane, including the historic sheep, have returned to Halifax after being lovingly restored as part of Calderdale Council’s £19 million transformation programme. Housed within a wooden cupola above the Piece Hall’s West Gate, the weather vane displays the points of the compass, an arrow indicating the wind direction, plus… read more … about The Piece Hall sheep is baaaaaack!>>

Piece Hall weather vane - credit Sandy Young

Calderdale is set to celebrate the official reopening of Elland Bridge on Sunday 2 April 2017, with a fun-filled day for all the family. Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust, who have been working together to rebuild Elland Bridge since the 2015 floods, are organising an exciting event for the whole community to… read more … about Community celebration for Elland Bridge official opening>>

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The Square Church rose window is being painstakingly repaired as part of Calderdale Council’s new Central Library and Archive building in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  The Square Church first opened in 1857 but closed in 1969 after congregations dwindled.  Disaster struck in 1971 when the roof and interior were destroyed by fire.  Most of the remaining… read more … about Bloom returns to Square Church rose window>>

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