Welcome to Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion
In my Calderdale Companion, you'll find a collection of Trivia, Miscellaneous Facts, and some interesting information about Halifax and the Calderdale district of West Yorkshire, England
The website began as a medium for me to record notes which I made whilst reading local history and family history sources, notes which I thought that others may find interesting. It is not intended to be a serious research tool; indeed, I do not do any specific research for the website, and any one person or entity is no more important to me than any other.
Please, please, note that there really is no point in emailing to ask me for further information or photographs relating to any topic ... what you see here is all that I know! Indeed, if I did know any more, why would I not include it here? And, if I did know any more but do not include it here, why would I tell you?
Because of the extra work involved, and the constant assumption that all photos are available in a larger format and in a higher resolution, I can no longer supplies copies of any photos which are used on the Calderdale Companion, whether for private use or for publication.
I now receive so many emails from people asking for more information – usually without offering any information in return – that I cannot afford to spend valuable time in acknowledging them. In future, any such emails will be ignored without response.
I do not record sources for the information – because this was taking up too much disk space – and the website is not intended to be a serious research tool, nor a short-cut for the lazy researcher. Indeed, it would be foolish to take information from this or any other website without doing your own research to verify all your information.
Please note also that I cannot respond to specific genealogical enquiries – I am not a free research tool!
I may sound harsh, but remember the saying about looking a gift horse in the mouth!
The Calderdale Companion is aimed at:
I welcome any contributions and/or corrections to any of the material in Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion - especially where I've used ? to indicate an omission
Please Click here to see some of the specific points on which I should welcome your help
The following miscellaneous pages may be of general interest
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