Category Archives: Restoration

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!>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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!>>