Five win civic trust awards

Halifax Civic Trust: Mayor and Mayoress Of Calderdale John Hardy and Janet Hardy with Rt. Hon, Hugh Crossley fourth Baron Somerleyton, Civic Trust Chairman Dr John Hargreaves and the Civic Trust award winners

Halifax Civic Trust: Mayor and Mayoress Of Calderdale John Hardy and Janet Hardy with Rt. Hon, Hugh Crossley fourth Baron Somerleyton, Civic Trust Chairman Dr John Hargreaves and the Civic Trust award winners

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The winners of this year’s Halifax Civic Trust Awards for architecture and environmental improvements received their awards at the trust’s annual meeting at Halifax Town Hall.

The awards were presented by the Mayor of Calderdale John Hardy. He is pictured with, from the left, Rosalind Greenwood, of the commended Mount Zion Chapel, trust chairman Dr John Hargreaves, Steve Evans, senior vice-principal of Trinity Academy - which won the top prize - Barbara Harbinson, chief executive of Halifax Opportunities Trust, for the highly commended Outback project, the Mayoress, Janet Hardy, Lord Somerleyton, Stuart Crowther, of Backhold Hall, commended, and landscape architect Martin Mortimer, for Dean Clough, also commended.

Dr Hargreaves was re-elected as the trust’s chairman, with Ken Northcott as vice-chairman, June Paxton-White as secretary and Gill Hurl as treasurer.

Hugh Crossley, Lord Somerleyton, of the Crossley family of carpet manufacturers, spoke about his ancestral home, Somerleyton Hall, near Lowestoft, Suffolk.