17 amazing photos of Halifax’s well-loved landmarks like you’ve never seen them before

When we think of Halifax there are certain landmarks and places that spring to mind.

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 8:22 am
17 old photos of Halifaxs well-loved landmarks like youve never seen them before
17 old photos of Halifaxs well-loved landmarks like youve never seen them before

Looking through our archive offers a glimpse of these well known sights through a different lens, before the modern world transformed the town into what it is today. How many can you recognise? Click here to see pictures of Halifax in the 1970sand click here to see photos from a night out in 2009.

Saville Park in Halifax looking very different during the Second World War as it was ploughed up for food production.
Now home to a leisure centre, from 1880 to 1974 there was a train station at North Bridge. It was served on the Halifax and Ovenden Junction Railway

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Here's an early picture of Halifax Railway station and the bridge leading to it opposite the bottom of Horton Street.
We all know the Nestle Factory in Halifax but here's a slightly different view of the iconic landmark back when it was Rowntree Mackintosh in 1974.
There are two platforms at Halifax Train Station but take a look at this disused platform. In the past plans were submitted to bring it back into use.
Before it was moved to its current location on Winding Road, Halifax bus station was located at Crossfield, where the job centre is now. Here is a picture of the bus station back in the 1950s.
Now standing tall in Halifax town centre, here is a picture of when Halifax Bank headquarters was built at Trinity Road back in the 1970s.
Anyone remember when The Shay Stadium had a speedway track? The track was built in 1949 and attracted tens of thousands to watch the Halifax Dukes race.
This picture may have only been taken back in the 2000s but The Piece Hall today is looks very different following a major redevelopment project.
If you were to head down to this spot by North Bridge in Halifax today you would see a car park leading into the leisure centre and Sainsbury's.
Here we see Thrum Hall back in its heyday in 1918 back when it was a Rugby League ground. The space is now home to Halifax Asda.
No longer a sight on the town skyline, the cooling towers were demolished back in the 1970s.
A look at Dean Clough back when Crossley's Carpets resided there. You can also spot the newly built Ovenden flyover.
Halifax Town Hall may have remained unchanged over the years but the area around it looks very different, as seen in this picture from the 19th century.
This picture from 2003 shows Shibden Hall looking very different to what it does toda when it underwent some work. The hall was given Grade II* listed status in 1954.
Now the Mecca Bingo on Broad Street, this building was once home to the Odeon cinema.
From a cinema to a bingo hall to several different nightclubs this venue on Commercial Street has been home to a number of businesses over the years, It is now ATIK nightclub.