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Anyone for Tennis
and a Limerick Competition
1966 Elland Festival of Music
and other stories
Anything She Can Do 
A View from the Bridge 
Seventy Years Ago
and a tale about Timber Street
Tales from 1925
A couple of stories that might amuse you

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

An amazing incident from the 1890s


These boots are made for walking

The story of James W Raby of New Street



200 years on!


Holywell Green School Centenary

The School celebrates its centenary in April 2015


60 years On

Memories from 1955


Stories from 1914 and 1965

A few extracts from the Courier


Elland Home Guard

Can you help us put names to the faces?


The Tank in the Rec.

From Halifax Guardian November 22nd 1919


Stainland Spoilsports

Playing of knur and spell prohibited


Elland is Cross

Three short tales from the 1930s


The Spitfire Fund

an Me109 in the Town Hall Square


1920 Elland Almanac

The Great War


Charles Trevelyan

Charles Trevelyan, MP for Elland 1899-1918, did not support Britain going to war in 1914.


Elland Charter and Elland Fair

Signed in 1904



50 years since Elland Gala was resumed


TV Comes to Town

Holme Moss opens in 1951


A Mayor for Elland

Congratulations to Councillor Pat Allen


Height above Sea Level

Extracts for the Elland UDC Guide of 1929/30


The Belgians in Elland

From the Halifax Weekly Courier of 2nd January 1915


100 Years Ago - The First Tram Arrives

The fare from Elland to Huddersfield cost 3d


Fifty Years On  

Water polo, AYPA and Elland's Youth Festival Queen


The Brooksbank Hospital

Did you know that there were three hospitals in the Greater Elland District.


The Fleece Inn

The story of the Fleece Inn


Ely Garnett Billheads

A selection of billheads by Ely Garnett & Son between about 1890 and 1910


Unusual Headstones

 The graves of Jonas Fielding and his wife Ann.





And for a selection of stories that you may not have read please go to Old Local Stories







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