West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

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  • Telephone
      01422 392636
  • Address
      Northgate, HalifaxHX1 1UN, United Kingdom
  • Opening Hours
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09.30 - 17.00
  • 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 quarryingand wire manufacturing• Family and estate records, including the world famous UNESCO award winningdiaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (1806-1840)• A variety of solicitors’ collections including the papers of Robert Parker, an 18thcentury Halifax attorney, which contain some of the only material surviving aboutthe activities of the infamous CraggVale Coiners• Local authority records, includingCalderdale Metropolitan BoroughCouncil and its predecessors bodies• Large quantities of nonconformistchurch recordsWYAS Calderdale