Boothtown Local History Group

A message from Boothtown Local History Group:

Why not come along to our group, we are researching the history of Haley Hill, Akroydon, Boothtown, Old Boothtown and Claremount.

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Each of us has a particular area of the community to research but there are areas we cannot cover as yet. We find information on the internet, books from our local library or from the reference department at Central library.

Our initial aim is to put on an exhibition initially at Akroyd library but possibly, in the future, it could become a permanent feature in Bankfield Museum. There will be old maps with information at certain points on the map. We are hoping to speak to residents of Boothtown who remember it as it was early in the 1900s, and we should be able to record these memories at the Celebration Day which is being held at the ‘Pod’ on Grantham Road playing fields.

We hold our meetings in Akroyd Library which is attached to Bankfield Museum and they are every other Wednesday morning starting at 10.30 and usually finish between 12 and 12.30. The next meeting will be on the 13th February. We had a guest speaker who told us about, and showed pictures of, the stone quarries in the area, and he may be coming to talk about the coal mines in the Crow Point area.

There is a bus stop at Chester Road for anyone coming from Halifax and a stop nearly opposite the fish shop just below Chester Road for anyone coming from Claremount. The entrance to the library is approximately 75 yards below Chester Road on the other side of the road. There is disabled access for anyone who may need it.

If you are interested you will be made very welcome.

For more information, contact akroyd.library@calderdale.gov.uk or phone the library on 01422 352277.

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