21 lost pictures of Calderdale from deep in the archive

21 pictures of life in Calderdale from deep in the archive

We're taking a look at life in Calderdale before the turn of the millennium with these pictures found deep in the Halifax Courier and Yorkshire Post archives - can you recognise anyone you know?

To see our other nostalgic picture galleries, click here to see things you can no longer do in Halifax town centre, here for a night out at Maggie's and click here to see iconic nightclubs of Halifax through the ages.

Halifax RLFC fans crowd around the Town Hall in 1987 after Halifax's Challenge Cup triumph against St Helen's at Wembley.

1. 1987

Halifax RLFC fans crowd around the Town Hall in 1987 after Halifax's Challenge Cup triumph against St Helen's at Wembley.
Buy a Photo
Linda Simonian at the amateur astronomy centre at Clough Bank, Todmorden, which though still under construction at the time, housed a 30in Dobsonian telescope, pointing like a howitzer towards the stars.

2. November 1986

Linda Simonian at the amateur astronomy centre at Clough Bank, Todmorden, which though still under construction at the time, housed a 30in Dobsonian telescope, pointing like a howitzer towards the stars.
Buy a Photo
Brown Owl Joe Blackburn with her Brownie pack in Rastrick back in 1995.

3. October 1995

Brown Owl Joe Blackburn with her Brownie pack in Rastrick back in 1995.
Buy a Photo
Toffee crisp bars flow along a conveyor belt at the Mackintosh sweet factory, Halifax in 1963. Waiting at the end of the line is the chocolate coating machine.

4. December 1963

Toffee crisp bars flow along a conveyor belt at the Mackintosh sweet factory, Halifax in 1963. Waiting at the end of the line is the chocolate coating machine.
Buy a Photo
View more