The Halifax & Calderdale district had a number of traditional trades and industries, many of which flourished until a decline which began in the 1950s.
In the 19th century, many local mill-owners travelled to the south of England and to Ireland recruiting workers for the mills. This resulted in the migration of large numbers of men and families into the district
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