From the Courier ar­chives

Halifax Courier - - Nostalgia -

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.

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