CHURCH SPIRE DISAPPEARS

THE spire of St James s and St Mary s Church, Lister Lane, Halifax, has disappeared from the skyline today after 130 years.

THE spire of St James s and St Mary s Church, Lister Lane, Halifax, has disappeared from the skyline today after 130 years.Workmen began demolishing the church a few weeks ago and the spire was the final piece of the grade two listed building to go. Yesterday two workmen were lifted by crane to begin taking it down.church, commonly known as St Mary s, has been a target for vandals and arsonists since it closed in 1986.will move onto the site next month to begin building 16 family homes to be built by Southdale Homes, of Halifax, for Jephson Housing Association. Three of them have been designed to accommodate wheelchair users.