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The Sweeter Side of Calderdale

Two short videos about Mackintosh and Dobson’s sweets by Halifax Central Library’s Natalie Midgley.

  • This Local History Month we thought it would be nice to celebrate the sweeter side of Calderdale’s history.
  • Natalie takes a look at one of the country’s most famous confectionery dynasties, the Mackintosh family.
  • Natalie also explores the history of Dobson’s in Elland (research by Susan Hawkes).
  • Image Courtesy of Natalie Midgley.
  • The research used for these videos is available in our Local Studies collection at Halifax Central Library.
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To watch Natalie’s videos, please visit Calderdale Libraries on YouTube .

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