From the Courier archives

l 5 years ago

nHalifax Town Football Club is to be put into administration – by the club’s would-be new owners. The move follows a winding-up order made by former chairman Ray Moreland.A consortium which has been funding Town since 2007 wants to buy the club. Administration would cost Town 10 points, which would put the club one point above the relegation zone.

nCalderdale Council may spend £78,000 on a sound system to solve acoustic problems in the council chamber at Halifax Town Hall. The idea has dismayed some councillors. One said: “I’m sure there are better ways of spending £78,000.”

l 25 years ago

nHundreds of new jobs are coming to Calderdale. A Buckinghamshire company is to create 90 jobs in Halifax. Another 100 are planned by trouser maker Thomas Sutcliffe and Son, of Mytholmroyd, and up to 40 in a project to build 10 industrial units, also at Mytholmroyd. And up to 600 jobs could be created by the Halifax Building Society in its new building at St John’s Place, Halifax.

n The Calder Valley Club for Disabled and Able Bodied is appealing for callous thieves to return their new minibus, which was stolen from outside the club in Mytholmroyd. The club bought it in January after two years of fundraising and had fitted a trail-lift for wheelchairs a week before it was stolen.

l 50 years ago

nA new day is dawning for live theatre in Halifax with alterations to the Victoria Hall, according to Coun Harry Ludlam, a cast member in Halifax Amateur Operatic Society’s production of Calamity Jane at the Marlborough Hall. It is four years since the society’s last show at the former Palace Theatre and next year the Amateurs and the Halifax Light Opera Society will put on a joint production at the Victoria Hall.

nFour Sowerby Bridge men who burst into a lonely Sowerby inn at midnight have been jailed for a total of 18 years. The four robbed the licensee of the Travellers’ Rest Inn of cash, spirits and cigarettes worth £83 while carrying an imitation firearm. They tied up the licensee, Clifford Missett, his wife and their 14-year-old daughter and drove off in Mr Missett’s car.