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?
Please note also that I cannot respond to specific genealogical enquiries – I am not a free research tool!
The Calderdale Companion is aimed at:
Anyone with an interest in the local history of the Halifax and Calderdale district of West Yorkshire, no matter whether as an active pursuit or as an armchair enthusiasm
Tourists who are visiting or intend to visit the beautiful Calderdale district – you might be interested in our entries on Calderdale for Motorists, and Things to see in Calderdale
Anyone with recent or distant roots and links with this part of the world – for this group of readers, I have included a number of historical entries and information which might otherwise be inaccessible to overseas visitors
Anyone who already lives in Halifax and Calderdale and wants to know just that bit more about what's all around them
Anyone who is tracing their family tree and needs some explanation of the terms and the terminology which they encounter in old documents
Anyone who is fascinated by local and historical trivia
Anyone who wants an explanation of the terms which are likely to be encountered when reading the works of the Brontës, Anne Lister's journals, or other pre-20th century works
Anyone who knows anything – about Halifax, Calderdale, the people or the places – which seems interesting to them and which is hard to find. I am particularly aware that many older people have memories and stories which should be recorded... before it's too late
Anyone who just wants to settle – or start – an argument in the pub
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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