This year marks the 230th anniversary of the birthday of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. We’d like to join together and wish her a happy birthday and remember all the wonderful things her life meant not just for little old Halifax but far and beyond Calderdale. The lady herself Anne Lister was a remarkable, pioneering … Continue reading Happy 230th Birthday Anne Lister!
Calderdale Family History Society are hosting their meetings online. Find out more about a whole range of fascinating local history topicsNon-Members are welcome to join the meetingPlease contact the Society by email in order to receive an invitation. A minimum of 24 hours notice would be appreciated. DateTopicSpeaker28th JanuaryCensus Substitutes: is there anything like a census before 1841?Sue … Continue reading Calderdale Family History Society – Open Zoom Meetings
With Calderdale Museums this week why not take a trip to Toffee Town, our brand new online exhibition all about the history of toffee giant Mackintosh now live on our website! Treat yourself to a delectable selection of stories, objects, pictures and activities all about Halifax's own Toffee King. Let's go to Toffee Town. You can … Continue reading Calderdale Museum’s Toffee Town virtual tour
A wide range of newspapers from 19th Century Britain are available on 19th Century Newspapers . The site includes: Regional newspapers, such as the Leeds Mercury (which covered what is now Calderdale). Bradford Observer, Huddersfield Chronicle and Northern Star. Use the site to see if any of your ancestors are included. Especially if they had … Continue reading 19th Century British Library Newspapers Online
Sadly, our sites remain closed in line with Government guidelines, but we have lots of plans to keep sharing stories and objects from our collections with you. We are looking forward to the day we can welcome visitors back into our museums, but until then keep reading to see what great online content we have … Continue reading A Message from Calderdale Museums