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l 5 years ago

nFinal plans for the Broad Street Plaza, Halifax, have been revealed. The multi-million-pound scheme will have a bowling alley, multi-screen cinema, shops, a bingo hall, 106 flats ans a 429-space car park. Developer Miller Gregory is also talking to national restaurant chains about opeing in the centre.

nOne of Calderdale’s oldest women, Jessie Elliott, has died, aged 103. She was born in Diamond Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax, lived through both world wars, saw the rise and fall of communism and was just two years younger than her beloved home town’s Victoria Theatre. She married Tom in 1932 and the pair lived in the same house in Pye Nest until Tom’s death in 1997.

l 25 years ago

nA million-pound industrial site is rising from the ashes of a textile factory devastated by fire. Factory units are being built at the Moderna trading estate at Mytholmroyd by Wattlid, whose premises were destroyed by fire in May 1986 The company plans to build 10 industrial units on the site.

nPrince Charles is riding to the rescue of a Halifax church which is in debt. He is to play in a polo match and the proceeds are expected to make a mint for St Mary’s Church, Illingworth. At least £25,000 could be raised towards clearing the church’s debts and opening a community hall.

l 50years ago

nSowerby Bridge Urban District Council has approved the demolition of 61 slum houses in Midgley, despite concern for the village’s future. Another 100 houses have been listed as borderline cases or needing improvements but some councillors said they feared the council was risking taking away the character of the Midgley hillside for ever.

nRoy, a Lakeland terrier, trapped under rocks at Crimsworth Dean, near Hardcastle Crags, for 60 hours, was released by its owner David Dalgleish, Lord Savile’s head gamekeeper. The dog was trapped after it chased a fox into an outcrop of rocks. Nervous, but otherwide unhurt, it scrambled to freedom along a 10ft tunnel made by rescuers.