Can You Help?



From time to time, I'll post any unidentified photographs here

In some cases, I have been able to identify the subject but would like more information about it

Please email me - quoting the Reference Number shown in brackets – if you are able to identify any of these

A number of people have already helped by identifying photographs in the past

 

[Ref: BTN8] An undated photograph of an unidentified shop (possibly) in Halifax, Stainland, Mytholmroyd or Hebden Bridge

The lady standing on the left is Minnie, the daughter of Job Crowther who married Dr William Thompson

We are trying to find the location of the shop. Any help would be most welcome

This image [BTN8.JPG] was kindly submitted by Ben Thompson

[Ref: BB6] Contributor Benjamin Brundell saw this inscription at the bottom of Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge.

Contributor Phillip Whitaker says that the property was a butcher's shop in the 1960s.


Question: Does anyone know anything about the shop? or this John Horner?

 

This image [BB6.JPG] was kindly submitted by Benjamin Brundell

[Ref: LP69] A photograph taken at Greystones, Halifax around the 1920s, when the Mackintosh family lived there.

Can anyone identify the occasion or any of the people in the photograph?

This image [LP69.JPG] was kindly submitted by Les Piggin

[Ref: MHY1]
A panoramic view of Halifax with the caption

Halifax: from Beacon Hill,

Photo by JOHN HILL

Does anyone know anything about John Hill?

Stephen Crossley suggests that the photo was taken before the timber gas holders [of 1852] were constructed on Charlestown Road

This image [MHY1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Martin Hemingway

[Ref: MOD3] An unidentified event in Sowerby Bridge.

Martyn Crossley says the scene is at the side of the Shepherds' Rest, at the junction of East Parade & Willow Street

This image [MOD3.JPG] was kindly submitted by Mark Oldfield

[Ref: AKK13]
A group of children at Booth Wood, Rishworth. They were possibly Sunday School scholars. If so, where was their School?

Could they be connected to the tin tabernacle at Rishworth?

If the photo was taken in the 1920s, this would have been too late to be children from Booth Wood Wesleyan Chapel which closed before 1905

Stephen Fletcher comments ...

When I was young, in the late 1950s, children from Rishworth went to Stones School (roll of about 30 in total). I think it was part of Stones Methodist Chapel and they had a Day school and Sunday school. When I was young, I lived in Ripponden and delivered papers up Rochdale road from the village up past the Butchers Arms near the school

[Taken in the 1920s]

This image [AKK13.JPG] was kindly submitted by Anne Kirker

[Ref: DG2281] A photograph of an unidentified lady found amongst the Greaves family papers.

It is not known whether she is a member of the Greaves family, or one of their clients

This image [DG2281.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: LA11] Photograph of an unknown lady by Sandford of Halifax.

Can anyone identify the lady?

This image [LA11.JPG] was kindly submitted by Lesley Abernethy

[Ref: LA10] An unknown lady – possibly Eliza Hanson [b 1844] of Southowram – by Edward Gregson at the Electric & Daylight Studio, Halifax

Can anyone identify the lady?

This image [LA10.JPG] was kindly submitted by Lesley Abernethy

[Ref: LA9] Can You Help?

[Taken before 1918]

This image [LA9.JPG] was kindly submitted by Lesley Abernethy

[Ref: SDV43] Can anyone confirm that this is the organ at Warley Congregational Church?

This image [SDV43.JPG] was kindly submitted by Sandra Davies

[Ref: JBS1] An unidentified object presented to Sion Congregational Church.

It measures 12 inches by 9 inches, and has 4 wooden balls as feet.

Questions:

This image [JBS1.JPG] was kindly submitted by John Barnes

[Ref: DBD1] Members of the Mytholmroyd Church Lads' Brigade - some of whom may have volunteered for active service in October 1914

Back Row: (1) Unidentified; (2) Unidentified; (3) Unidentified; (4) Unidentified; (5) Unidentified; (6) Unidentified; (7) Unidentified.

Front Row: (1) Unidentified; (2) Claude Longbottom; (3) Unidentified; (4) Unidentified; (5) Unidentified; (6) Unidentified.

Please email me if you can identify of the men in the photograph

 
  How to add details of someone who served in the War

This image [DBD1.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Blanchard

[Ref: JCW1] A licence to establish a wireless station at Whitegate House, Siddal.

Can anyone identify the licensee?

This image [JCW1.JPG] was kindly submitted by John Charlesworth

[Ref: JA6] Could it be Richard Cockcroft of Mytholmroyd who used bottles such as this for his prepared honey?

This image [JA6.JPG] was kindly submitted by James Ashworth

[Ref: SNL11]
A framed example of a masonic apron painted on silk by an unidentified Halifax artist, and endorsed

Painted by ... land King Cross St, Halifax, 1884

Can you identify the artist?

The endorsed details can be seen on the page of photos of the frame apron

This image [SNL11.JPG] was kindly submitted by Stuart Neale

[Ref: DWV1] Does anyone recognise this building which stands opposite the Queens Hotel in Todmorden?

[Ref: MKW25] An unidentified Mrs John Mallinson

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW25.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW26] An unidentified young man

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW26.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW28] An unidentified Sarah Mallinson

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW28.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW18] An unidentified Grandma Clarke

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW18.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW29] An unidentified Sarah Priestley

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW29.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW19] An unidentified Grandpa Clarke

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW19.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW20] An unidentified John Mallinson

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW20.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW21] An unidentified John Mallinson

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW21.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW22] An unidentified Marian Morris

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW22.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW33] An unidentified Uncle T. Tuley

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW33.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW23] An unidentified Martha Mallinson, Mrs Landor

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW23.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: MKW24] An unidentified Mrs Slo...

This photo is part of a collection of Victorian cartes de visite found amongst documents relating to the Tuley family

This image [MKW24.JPG] was kindly submitted by Michael Krening

[Ref: DG2222] Can anyone tell me anything about the business or the Crossleys?

This image [DG2222.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG2179] A postcard with the caption Cannon at Wheatley Valley - showing cannon which stood on the lookout area at Shroggs Park in the 1930s.

Does anyone know anything more about the cannon? Could they be from the Boer War?

This image [DG2179.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: JGN1] Can anyone identify this group of local harriers – possibly of Hipperholme or Halifax – or the pub?

This image [JGN1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Jo Geoghegan

[Ref: KSD1] Can anyone identify the location?

It may be in the Wainstalls area

This image [KSD1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Keith Stansfield

[Ref: KW3] A postcard promoting Whitaker's Minstrels.

Does anyone know whether this troupe was connected to Richard Whitaker & Sons?

This image [KW3.JPG] was kindly submitted by Kim Wynn

[Ref: NCA1] A portrait of John Shillito commissioned by the Co-Operative Wholesale Society in 1995.

Artist unknown


Question: Does anyone know the name of the artist?

 

This image [NCA1.JPG] was kindly submitted by The National Co-Operative Archive

[Ref: DG2125] This photograph may have been taken in Brighouse

This image [DG2125.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: MB1646] Does anyone know anything about this building which stands on Towngate, Hipperholme?

[Ref: DG2061] Can anyone identify this building which is being demolished in the Carlton House area of Hebden Bridge?

Contributor Heather Morris tells me that the clock tower in the background is that of the old Hebden Bridge Co-operative Building on Carlton Street

The photograph was taken by Crossley Westerman

[Taken in 1908]

This image [DG2061.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: IL122] This stone bottle is inscribed W H H L or W H H 1 and has been attributed to W. Hartley of Hopwood Lane and Wilson & Holroyd of Pollard Street, Halifax

Can anyone throw any light on the bottler?

This image [IL122.JPG] was kindly submitted by Ian Lister

[Ref: DG1911] It has been suggested that this is the side entrance to the Bluecoat School, Halifax

This image [DG1911.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: AAP11] Possibly taken in Calderdale but does anyone know what or where?

This image [AAP11.JPG] was kindly submitted by Alun Pugh

[Ref: DG108] Can you identify this Brighouse Quarry?

Pat Greenwood suggests it may be Birds Royd Quarry, Brighouse

This image [DG108.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG145] This is believed to have been taken at Brink Top Farm, Mytholmroyd.

Can you confirm that it is indeed Brink Top Farm or can you identify any of the people in the photo?

This image [DG145.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG146] This is believed to have been taken at Brink Top Farm, Mytholmroyd.

Can you confirm that it is indeed Brink Top Farm or can you identify any of the people with the donkey?

This image [DG146.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG208] This photograph has the caption

St Mary's School, Hipperholme
Empire Day 1911

Do you recognise the school?

This image [DG208.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG573] The hairdresser's shop of Luke Dent (possibly) at 56 Oxford Lane, Siddal

Can anyone confirm that this is indeed Oxford Lane, Siddal?

This image [DG573.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG611] A photograph to mark the occasion when the trams gave way to buses in Halifax.

David Nortcliffe points out that

in the book Halifax Passenger Transport, Geoffrey Hilditch says that the driver of the last tram – Number 109 – was Whiteley Lumb as the tram service closed on 14th February 1939

Chris Ratcliffe adds that

This is an official photograph taken on the 15th of February 1939, the day after the trams finished, so it may possibly not be Whiteley Lumb on the tram, and it was probably tram 109's very last trip to the Shay Wall to join her sisters for scrapping, she had been driven in to the depot on the 14th, all the others were put round the back

This image [DG611.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG734] A photograph with the simple caption Southowram Quarry.

Pat Greenwood suggests it may be Marshall's quarry at Church Lane, Southowram

This image [DG734.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG859] A photograph of an unidentified group taken by Herbert E. Gledhill

Can anyone identify the group? Light opera / Amateur dramatics?

This image [DG859.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1511] Can you identify the subject of this photograph which is captioned Stainland or Barkisland Village Fair?

Sandra Carr and Elizabeth Mell

believe that the photograph could be at Nont Sarah's Pub at Outlane.

Sandra writes

I believe that the photograph could be at Nont Sarah's Pub at Outlane. They were there for many years and our family used to catch the bus from West Vale to Nont Sarah's for our annual summer walk, from Nont Sarah's, across the moor to Dean Head, where my Aunt Mary Sutcliffe had a CAFE (written in big letters on the side of the building), then known as Greenfield Lodge, Dean Head. This was between 1950-55

Elizabeth writes

I remember going on swinging boats such as these at Nont Sarah's as a very small child in the early 1950s. I used to stay with friends of my grandmother in West Vale

It has also been suggested that it may be Bilberry Hall pleasure grounds.

[Taken in the 1890s]

This image [DG1511.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1604] A photograph of the Barber's Tent produced by Walter M. Hilton.

Can anyone suggest where this might be? Could it be at a camp such as Dawson City?

This image [DG1604.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1667] The name Milner Priestley is associated with this photo.

Does anyone how Milner – a brewer – might be connected to this shop / where the shop was?

Is it a different Milner Priestley?

This image [DG1667.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1720] St Anne's in the Grove Church, Southowram with an inset photograph.

Tricia Parry suggests that the man is possibly C. R. Stone who officiated at the funeral of her gt-gt-uncle Edwin James Oates

[Dated 1908]

This image [DG1720.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1772] This postcard celebrated the Coral Caves Bazaar at King Cross Wesleyan Sunday School

Does anyone know anything about this?

[Dated 1920]

This image [DG1772.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1826] Tram at King Cross, Halifax

Chris Ratcliffe tells me that

The tram is at King Cross Road heading to Town after passing over Queens Road.

This image [DG1826.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1829] Can anyone suggest what is happening in this photo which is looking north along Union Street, Halifax?

There seems to be a procession on the right, and not just busy shoppers, coming south along Union Street, and another group coming right to left up Horton Street.

Cath Dwyer has suggested that this may be a group of Suffragettes, celebrating the visit of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst at the Halifax Mechanics' Institute

Phillip Whitaker tells me that the man with the sandwich board is advertising

Sunny Vale Attractions for Easter Monday & Tuesday

and also

an event at King Cross with fireworks

This image [DG1829.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1831] Can anyone identify the location?

Mark Buckle says that the view could be Clifton

This image [DG1831.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1834] Unidentified property at Wheatley

This image [DG1834.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DG1855] This photograph is taken somewhere in Luddendenfoot. Does anyone recognise the property?

This image [DG1855.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Greaves

[Ref: DSM26] An unidentified photograph produced by Walter M. Hilton of Bull Green, Halifax.

Kath Yare suggests that it could be Dawson City

This image [DSM26.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Smith

[Ref: DSM31] A photograph by C. W. Greaves & Company.

Can anyone identify the dance hall? The ladies' dresses would seem to predate the Alexandra Hall of the 1930s.

This image [DSM31.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Smith

[Ref: DSM32] A photograph by Sanford. Can anyone identify the soldiers in the photograph, or the occasion?

Alan Stansfield notes that they are Gunners

This image [DSM32.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Smith

[Ref: DSM33] Can anyone confirm that this is the stone-laying ceremony for a church in Halifax? ... or the name of the church?

This image [DSM33.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Smith

[Ref: DSM35] A photograph by Francis E. Jackson. Can anyone identify the church? ... or the young girl?

This image [DSM35.JPG] was kindly submitted by David Smith

[Ref: GY256] A group of men marching down Silver Street from Cow Green.

David Backhouse suggests that they may be Halifax Special Constables during World War II, with their gas masks over their shoulders

This image [GY256.JPG] was kindly submitted by Graham Yarker

[Ref: MB1150] The staff of Heath Grammar School [1879].

Apart from Headmaster Rev Thomas Cox (centre), the masters are not identified but they may include Joseph Clayton (Master of the Junior Department), William Edward Sadd (Maths Master), Monsieur Poiré (French Master), W. H. Stopford (Drawing Master), and T. Morley (Drill Master) 

Please email me if you can identify any of these gentlemen.

W. H. Stopford also appears in a portrait photograph

This image is taken from A Popular History of The Grammar School

[Ref: MH207] Can you identify this house or the location?

Adrian Sweeney suggests that it may be Far Brook House, Lane Head Lane, near Halifax Golf Club at Causeway Foot

Darrell Prest suggests that it may be Threap Croft, Illingworth

This image [MH207.JPG] was kindly submitted by Margaret Horner

[Ref: PH1] Where and when was the photograph taken? It may be Brighouse. Why are the men (and the boy in the garden) wearing masks?

Chris Hunsicker suggests that the photograph may have been taken during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 which killed around 30 million people.

David Greaves observes that a sign may read Bread & Beer Shop

This image [PH1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Paul Hartley

[Ref: SDB1] An unidentified house, possibly in the Todmorden area

This image [SDB1.JPG] was kindly submitted by Stephen Dobson



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