West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

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      +44 (0)113 535 0151
  • Address
    • WYAS Calderdale, Central Library and Archives, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG, England, UK
  • Opening Hours
    • Opening times and further information: https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/contact-us-and-opening-times/calderdale-archive-service-opening-times-and-information/https:
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  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The Calderdale collections include;

    Business, trade union and friendly societies’ archives

    • Records of local industrial and commercial activities including textiles, banking,

    brewing, clay and brick making, clock making, coal mining, printing, stone quarrying

    and wire manufacturing

    • Family and estate records, including the world famous UNESCO award winning

    diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1806-1840)

    • A variety of solicitors’ collections including the papers of Robert Parker, an 18th

    century Halifax attorney, which contain some of the only material surviving about

    the activities of the infamous Cragg

    Vale Coiners

    • Local authority records, including

    Calderdale Metropolitan Borough

    Council and its predecessors bodies

    • Large quantities of nonconformist

    church records

    WYAS Calderdale