Books & Sources



Saint John the Baptist, Coley: Publications
The Church produces a number of excellent publications:

  • A Guided tour around the Church
  • Memorial Plaques & Windows
  • Stained Glass Windows : Guide
  • World War I War Memorial

Seeing it through
Peter Thomas

Halifax & Calderdale during World War II

Published by Peter Thomas [2005]

ISBN: 0-95-354052-9

Cyril Metcalfe

Chapters on the History of a West Yorkshire township [1086-1988]

Published privately [1990]

ISBN: 0-95-161450-9

Shibden Hall, Halifax: A Visitor's Guide
Calderdale Museums

The history of Shibden Hall, the people who lived there, Anne Lister and the Lister family, and a tour of the Hall, Folk Museum and Grounds

Published by Calderdale Council [2010]

The Shibden Valley
A CD published by Pathways Video Productions and covering the sights of the Shibden Valley from Shibden Head to Brookfoot including Field House, Shibden, Godley Cutting, Scout Hall, Shibden Hall, Shibden Mill Inn, Simm Carr, Northowram, Staups House, Shibden, Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens and Walterclough Valley

A Short Account of Sowerby Methodism
A privately printed booklet about Methodism in Sowerby with details about

A Short History of Todmorden
Joshua Holden

A Short
History of Todmorden
with some account of the
Geology and Natural History
of the Neighbourhood

Rev John Naylor wrote an Appendix on the Flowers & Animals of Todmorden for the book

Published by Manchester University Press [1912]

See Todmorden [1912, 1922] CD

Shuttleworth Accounts
Aka Stewards accounts of the Shuttleworths. A document published by the Chetham Society of Manchester when James Crossley was President. There are 4 volumes covering 40 years in the life of the Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, starting in 1582. They give many details of life on the Yorkshire-Lancashire border and in Halifax at that time

Siddal: our memories, our history
W. E. A class with Julian Harber

A project report produced by a class of retired people at Siddal Community Centre

Published by Calderdale Wea Publications [1989]

Sketches of Old Halifax
Arthur Comfort

The book gives descriptions and illustrations of 25 buildings and other features in the district

Published in 1912

Social & Political Life in Halifax Fifty Years Ago
[May 1887-October 1892] A series of articles published in the Halifax Guardian by John Lister which mentioned Anne Lister

Some aspects of the 18th century woollen & worsted trade
Frank Atkinson

Some Aspects of the Eighteenth Century Woollen and Worsted Trade in Halifax

Published by Sowerby [1956]

Some Memoirs concerning the Family of the Priestleys
A history of the Priestley family written by Jonathan Priestley [1695-1696].

It was enhanced by Jonathan's grandson Nathaniel.

It was edited (and annotated) by his great-great-nephew John Priestley

Sowerby Bridge
David Cliff

A collection of photographs in the Images of England series.

Published by Tempus [2006]

ISBN: 0-75-243772-0

Sowerby Bridge in Old Photographs
John A. Hargreaves

Published by Smith Settle [1994]

ISBN: 1-85-825020-X

Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society Limited
Jubilee History [1860-1910] of the Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society Limited

Sowerby Bridge: our memories, our history
W. E. A class with Julian Harber

A project report produced by a class meeting in Sowerby Bridge

Published in 1988

A Spring-time Saunter
Whiteley Turner.

An account of a 4-day ramble in May 1905 in which Turner walked from Mount Tabor to Haworth, returning via Oxenhope and Luddenden Dean

Square Chapel, Halifax
Jessica Sutcliffe

The History and Architecture of Square Chapel, Halifax

Stainland Mechanics' Institute
Grace M. Paradise and Wendy Tooby The story of Stainland Mechanics' Institute

Published privately [2008]

Star Seer
A poem by William Dearden dedicated to Frederick William Cronhelm [1837].

The Bradford Observer [9th March 1837] advertised the publication – price 7/6d – with profits to the funds of the Halifax Infirmary

Stoney Royd Burial Register
A CD with transcriptions of the burials at Stoney Royd Cemetery, the largest burial ground in the Calderdale. This CD covers the period 1861-1960.

Published by the Calderdale Family History Society

Stony Gaze
John Billingsley

Investigating Celtic and other stone heads

Published by Capall Bann Publishing [1998]

ISBN: 1-89-830771-7

Stoodley Pike
E. M. Savage

Published by Todmorden Antiquarian Society [1974]

Stories From the Graves
A CD with epitaphs and other notes about Lister Lane Cemetery and its occupants. Produced by Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery

The Story of a School
John Brooke & Geoffrey Hudson

A history of Lightcliffe Church of England (VA) Primary School and

Published privately [1996]

The Story of Old Halifax
T. W. Hanson

The classic history of the town based upon a series of articles in The Satchel written by T. W. Hanson and – at the invitation of the Head Teachers' Association – published by F. King & Sons with the help of Halifax Education Committee on 30th March 1920.

Halifax Education Committee bought 3000 of the original 5000 copies for use in local schools

See Halifax, Elland & Illingworth CD

The Story of Parrack Nook
K. Broadley

A Souvenir of the Centenary Celebrations of Rishworth Independent Chapel

Published Easter 1933

The Story of Saint Mary's Illingworth
Rev George Robert Oakley

The history of Illingworth Church

Published in 1923

See Halifax, Elland & Illingworth CD

The Story of Shore Baptist Chapel
A brief history of Shore General Baptist Chapel, Todmorden by Les Marshall & George Lambert

The Story of the Ancient Parish of Hartshead-Cum-Clifton
Mrs & Rev Harold Norman Pobjoy

Published in 1972

The Story of the C.W.S [1863-1913]
Percy Redfern

The book contains a lot of information about John Shillito

The Story of the English Towns : Halifax
J. S. Fletcher

Published by The Sheldon Press, London [1923]

The Story of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited 1872-1922
The history of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank Limited from birth to jubilee

Published by Sherrat & Hughes, Manchester [1922]

Strange world of the Brontës
Marie Campbell

Published by Sigma Leisure [2001]

ISBN: 1-85-058758-2

Stray Notes on Bradshaw
A collection of notes by GraptoliteJ. H. Ogden – based on his local history column in the Halifax Guardian

The Struggles of an Old Chartist
Benjamin Wilson

An autobiography which gives details of local Chartist activities, including the window-breaking election [1835], the Chartist meeting at Peep Green [1839], the affray at Salterhebble Hill [1842], the Plug Riots [1842], and various local elections

Published by John Nicholson [1887]

Summat a' Nowt
Steve Murty

with help from Ann Kilbey and Frank Woolrych

The history of Saxokakaurhs, a long-forgotten settlement

at Stubb

Published privately [2009]

Sunny Vale Pleasure Gardens
Chris Helme

A collection of photographs in the Images of England series.

Published by Tempus [2007]

ISBN: 0-75-244355-3

Survey of an house in the Back Lane of Halifax
Rev John Watson

Published in 1766


© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 13:35 /18th December 2018 / b139_s / 23331

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