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West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale Archives: 1995 Accessions

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  • Official and Public records
  • Brighouse police station and house, specification for workmen 1864 (MISC 900)
  • Calderdale Schools, plans 1898-1925, incl building notice rel to Longroyde Board School, Rastrick and Rastrick Common Schools 1898; plan of Brighouse St Martins School 1905; plans of Brighouse Girls Grammar School, Elland Grammar School and Norwood Green Day School, Hipperholme-cum-Brighouse 1909; Inspectors notices rel to Carr Green Lane School, Rastrick 1911 and Rastrick Common School 1925 (MISC 876)
  • Elland Urban District Council, minutes 1960-1973 (EUD 362-374)
  • Halifax Borough Council, minutes 1943-1973, comprising Borough Council minutes 1943-1951 and Council and Committee minutes 1951-1973 (HXM 484-568)
  • Halifax Borough Council, committee minutes 1908-1972 (HXM 569-722)
  • Halifax Borough Council, conveyancing books 1912-1975 (CBH)
  • Halifax Holy Trinity and Secondary Schools, school books of Gladys Craven for various subjects c1914-cl924 (MISC 890)
  • Hebden Royd UDC, minutes 1944-1974 (HEB 747-777)
  • Hepton Rural District Council, minutes 1944-1974 (HEP 587-616)
  • Moorside Girls School, Ovenden, labour certificate of Mary Alice Hartley 1888 (MISC 892)
  • Parkinson Lane School (Halifax)/Quarry House Special School (Northowram), records 1899-1990 comprising log books 1899-1990 and punishment book 1941-1980 (MISC 885)
  • Queensbury and Shelf Urban District Council, minutes 1945-1974 (SHE 70-98)
  • Ripponden Urban District Council, minutes 1944-1974 (RIP 392-421)
  • Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council, minutes 1945-1973 (SOW 263-290)
  • Todmorden Borough Council, committee minutes 1914-1974 (TOM 69-106)
  • Todmorden Borough Council, minutes 1945-1970 (TOM 47-68)

    Diocese of Bradford

  • Shelf St Michael and All Angels Church, Diocese of Bradford, burial register 1850-1978 (SMC 129)


  • Booth Congregational/United Reformed Church, Midgley, records 1835-1967, incl communion account book 1835-1967 and certificates of registry of death 1849-1967 (MISC 902)
  • Halifax Wesley Circuit, minutes 1895-1960 (MISC 886)
  • Hebden Bridge (Salem) Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School, leaders class book 1868-1871 (UC 138)
  • Methodist records, (Midgley, Heptonstall, etc) 1772-1994 incl Hebden Bridge circuit records 1919-1973; Todmorden circuit records 1934-1956; bond rel to loan to build gallery in Heptonstall Chapel 1772; Miclgley Methodist Chapel baptisms 1803-1885, marriages 1926-1970; Mankinholes Chapel records 1883-1935 (UC 105-136)
  • Midgley Methodist marriage register 1970-1994 (UC 137)
  • Northgate End Chapel congregation, Halifax and Shelf, records 1995, comprising letters and notes rel to their last regular service at Pepper Hill Unitarian Chapel, Shelf (MISC 893)
  • Norwood Green Congregational/United Reformed Church and Sunday School, records 1864-1995, incl baptism register 1883-1994, church minutes 1888-1993, financial records 1882-1994; Sunday School minutes 1864-1960 and admissions book 1897-1942; Church Institute minutes 1913-1917 and financial records 1913-1935; and Norwood Green Primary School attendance register 1979-1980 (NG)
  • Park Congregational/United Reformed Church, Halifax, Church and Sunday School records 1864-1978, incl Church minutes 1864-1978, and Sunday School minutes 1866-1946 and boys, roll book 1867-1922 (PUR)
  • St Thomas Street/Claremount Methodist Church, records 1953-1991, comprising Silver Jubilee programme for the Lifeboys, Halifax area 1953, and Finance Committee minutes 1974-1991 (MISC 901)


  • Fielden Brothers Ltd (Waterside Mills, etc), Todmorden, cotton manufacturers, records 1626-1990, incl articles and records of share formation 1889-1972; minutes 1889-1967; registers of members 1900-1966; Board and AGM papers 1901-1971; directors reports 1939-1979; corresp 1837-1980; share records 1890-1987; ledgers 1846-1966; journals 1867-1981; invoice books 1883-1966; cash books 1884-1977; rental records 1852-1965; managers report books 1844-1905; production records 1840s-1960s; building and plant records 1825-1983; title deeds for Langfield, Stansfield, Todmorden-cum-Walsden,etc 1626-1990; personnel records 1842-1985, incl wage and salary records 1842-1985; plans 1842-c1965; personal and political papers 1771-1965, incl records rel to John Fielden MP c1834-48 and Poor Law opposition; Todmorden Valley Millowners, records 1803-1948; Todmorden Unitarian Church records 1864-1912 and bills for construction of Todmorden Town Hall 1867-75 (FLD)
  • Samuel W Highley and Co , Union Mills, Pellon Lane, Halifax, worsted spinners, private ledgers 1913-34 (MISC 896)
  • Percival Whitley College of Further Education and Calderdale Information Service for Business and Industry (CALDIS), records 1959-92, incl Percival Whitley College annual reports 1964-68, and academic board files 1973-88; Huddersfield and District Information Service (HADIS)/Halifax and District Information Service for Business and Industry (HALDIS)/Calderdale Information Service for Business and Industry (CALDIS), agendas, committee minutes and related papers 1959-90, account book 1968-85, newspaper cuttings 1985-92 (MISC 894)
  • Jabez Pickles and Sons, Dispensary Walk, Halifax, wool and waste dealers, delivery book 1886 (MISC 898)
  • Textile records 1908-1992, comprising records of Cords Ltd (Pecket Well Mill), Wadsworth 1920s-1985 and records of Greenwood Stell and Sons, Mytholmroyd, textile manufacturers, and the Central Dyeing Company Ltd , Hebden Bridge 1908-1981 (AG)


  • Calderdale Community Action Team, records 1980-1988 (MISC 881)
  • Halifax Choral Society, records 1846-1903 comprising scores for 18-19th cent music (HCS 42-52)
  • Halifax Inner Wheel Club, records 1934-88, comprising visitors book 1934-58, and minutes 1937-88 (IW)
  • Halifax Thespians, minutes 1992-1994 (MISC 889)
  • Lees and Hebden Bridge Turnpike Trust, statements 1855 1861-1862 (MISC 656/60)
  • Princess Mary High School Old Girls Guild, records 1914-1988, incl minutes 1949-1988 and newsheets 1962-1985 Also Halifax Secondary School Old Girls Association minutes 1926-1931, and Halifax High School for Girls School magazine 1914-1931 (PMG)
  • Todmorden Choral Society, records 1935-1985, incl programmes 1935-1985; minutes 1937-1982; registers of members 1940-1967; financial records and corresp 1940-1985 (TCS)
  • Todmorden Council of Churches, records 1972-1991, incl minutes 1972-1989 (MISC 879)
  • Todmorden League of Hospital Friends, records 1961-1994, incl minutes 1964-1993; newsletters 1969-1994; and Stansfield View Hospital Patients Shop accounts 1972-1993 (MISC 880)
  • Yorkshire and Humberside Council for the Environment, records 1969-1985, comprising corresp files rel to projects, committees, internal administration, etc (YCE)

    Estate, family and miscellaneous deeds

  • Castle Carr estate (Midgley, Warley, Oxenhope), deeds, etc 1569-1927 (CAC)
  • Deeds and probate records 14th cent-1890s, incl deeds rel to Mankinholes and Langfield 14th cent to 1791; deeds and probate records of the Mitchell family of Stansfield, Heptonstall and the Isle of Wight 1521-1890s; Stansfield and Wadsworth deeds, etc 1653-1832; will of Matthew Hasleden, Warley 1683; will of Abraham Gibson, Heptonstall 1781; will of William Sutcliffe, Stansfield 1712; and will of George Bannister, Heptonstall 1721 (PHM)
  • Elland-cum-Greetland, plans 1898-1955, incl Crawstone Hall estate sale plan 1898, and Savile Elland estate sale plans 1932 (MISC 887)
  • Rev Charles Richard Holmes, Halifax, probate of will 1883 (MISC 878)
  • Irvine Longbottom, Sowerby Bridge, records rel to his imprisonment in a Japanese POW camp 1941-1975, incl corresp and account of POW life (MISC 899)
  • Miscellaneous deeds 1703-1769, comprising Elland deed for Broadcarr 1703 and Stansfield deeds for Upper Hartley 1769 (MISC 877)
  • Moorlancts, Skircoat, sale catalogue of furnishings 1933 (MISC 895)
  • Mendelssohn Priestley, Halifax, masonic membership certificates 1912-1913 (MISC 891)
  • Shibden Hall estate, Southowram, records 1923-1925, incl inventory 1923 and conditions of sale 1925 (MISC 884)
  • Southowram abstracts of title 1785-1844, comprising properties belonging to Christopher Rawson of Halifax (MISC 888)
  • Travis Street, Walsden, title deeds 1887 1908 (MISC 897)

    Copies and transcripts

  • Cockcroft family, Ovenden, testamentary records (photocopies) 1782-1820 (MISC 883)
  • Halifax Mount Pellon Christ Church, monumental inscriptions (archives on microfiche) 1850-1986 (MF 9)
  • Transcript of letter from Miss S E Buchan, Halifax, to Miss Pittman 1839 rel to a job vacancy at Miss Buchans teaching establishment in Halifax (MISC 882)

    Audio-visual records

  • Calderdale Talking Magazine 1995, comprising Spring, Summer, Autumn and Christmas editions (S 9/31-34)
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