Halifax Past, Present & Future
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Pathways latest film captures the rich historical past of Halifax from early medieval times to the present day. Starting with the beautiful Minster the film focuses on unique buildings such as the Piece Hall and Square Chapel. Its heyday was the nineteenth century with such architectural treasures as the Town Hall, the Market Hall and the Victoria Hall.
Family businesses which put Halifax on the world map are featured - the Crossleys, Akroyds, Mackintosh’s and the ‘Cats Eye’ man Percy Shaw. More up to date we are given the story of the ‘Halifax’ before it became part of the Lloyds Banking Group, we also visit Harveys Department Store and Fred Wades Bookshop and learn how they have stood the test of time.
Experts take us on a tour of the town’s oldest pubs and back in time to when Halifax was at the heart of the Swinging Sixties. We are guided round Eureka the nationally acclaimed attraction for children and see how the past and present are carefully blended in such developments as the Woolshops and the Bus Station.
We visit Wainhouse Tower, the Gibbet, Peoples Park, Shibden Park, Somerset House, Bankfield Museum, Dean Clough and so much more that make up the rich story that is Halifax.