Category Archives: Restoration

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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The public are invited to come and see behind-the-scenes of the works to rebuild Elland Bridge, on the Calder & Hebble Navigation, which was destroyed by the Boxing Day floods. On Saturday 26th November, local visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the construction site, learning from engineers and historians about the modern and… read more … about Be the first to see behind the scenes of flood hit bridge works>>

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Work is due to begin on a new bridge for Copley in November after the original one was destroyed during last year’s Boxing Day floods. Access works and preparation of the site will begin in November 2016 and the main construction work on the bridge is expected to start in February 2017, with final completion… read more … about Work on new Copley Bridge to start soon>>

Copley Bridge flood damage

A major milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge in Calderdale is underway, with its new arch being lifted into place to make the new bridge much stronger and more resilient.   This marks the start of the final stages of the work by Calderdale Council and the Canal & River Trust to reopen the former… read more … about New arch takes shape at iconic Elland Bridge>>

Elland Bridge

Budding archaeologists can learn the secrets of Halifax’s past at a special summer event for children at Halifax Central Library. The Archaeological Adventure tells the story of the recent dig in the Square Church graveyard.  Before building work could start on the new Central Library and Archive, the burial ground at Square Church had to… read more … about Join us on an Archaeological Adventure!>>


Engineers are reaching an important milestone in the rebuilding of Elland Bridge as they lay the foundations for the new canal bridge. Contractors working for the Canal & River Trust, the charity that cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England & Wales, are this week laying the concrete that will form the foundations… read more … about Engineers lay foundations for a new Elland Bridge>>

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A historic painting by the famous Alfred Walter Bayes has been conserved and is one of many fascinating things to see on the new taster tours of Todmorden Town Hall. The painting of a cricket match at Centre Vale has been on display in the Grade I listed building since 1977. The picture was suffering… read more … about Painting links past, present and future at Todmorden Town Hall>>

Todmorden painting