From the Courier archives
years ago A £ 1 million price tag has been put on the former Theatre Royal, Ward’s End, Halifax, which could be converted to a hotel. The listed building has planning permission for conversion to a 103-bed hotel with a gym, meeting room and restaurant. Other hotel schemes for Halifax include a 100-bedroom Premier Inn, planned as part of the Board Street Plaza development, and the conversion of a former furniture store and nightclub in Silver Street, with a new rear extension, into a 90-bedroom hotel.
is hanging over high-profile building projects in Calderdale following a Government spending review. They include the long-awaited bid to renovate the 18th-century Piece Hall and derelict buildings in Hopwood Lane, Halifax, as well as plans for a new swimming pool and plans to regenerate the Copley Valley. years ago
hundred homes were evacuated when Army bomb disposal experts were called to deal with a suspected second terrorist attack in Halifax. Roads were cordoned off and a special school evacuated after a van hired by the Army was stolen and found abandoned near the Furness Community Centre and Urban Farm at Illingworth. The van had been used by the Army recruitment office in New Road, Halifax, which was hit by an IRA bomb two months ago.
A Luddenden Foot firm is planning to rebuild laboratories and a dyeworks which were reduced to rubble when floods swept down the hillside a year ago. Upholstery manufacturer British Furtex has applied to Calderdale Council to replace the buildings more than a year after the torrential downpours which caused damage running into hundreds of thousands of pounds. years ago
of Halifax Chamber of Trade were startled to hear that when the new August bank holiday comes into force on the last Monday of the month, assistants in shops which open on that day could be entitled to double time. It was pointed out that the old bank holiday – the first Monday of the month – had not been regarded as a general holiday in Halifax and that substitution of a different day should be permitted.