Covering Park, Skircoat , Sowerby Bridge and Town Ward
If these walls could talk…Park Ward heritage tour
Today local historian and park neighbourhood board member David Glover gave a fascinating tour of Park Ward in West Central Halifax. Even though the ward is one of the smallest in the borough it holds a wealth of history and landmarks. Starting at Lister Lane cemetery which famously holds the resting place of the great Crossleys family whom played a huge role in the history and development of Halifax. We visited Hanson Lane where a bomb exploded during WW2, People’s Park, Halifax’s first public baths (now the Kings Centre), the Model Village off Hanson Lane and ending up at the famous Gibbet. The tour took place as part of the Park Ward Heritage Festival. We are keen to hear your stories and memories of buildings in the area, if you have any please get in touch via by email or telephone to HCI. Thank you to all who came along and of course to David for his wealth of local knowledge.