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Revised edition 2003….Until the publication of the first edition of Dr John Hargreaves’s acclaimed history of Halifax in 1999, no full-length history of the town had been published, explaining the complex process by which `a few straggling tenements built of wood, wattles and thatch’ in the late medieval period developed into `a town of a hundred trades’ by the late Victorian era, and then became in the twentieth century the home of one of the largest UK financial institutions.
Enthusiastically welcomed by both professional historians and the general reader, the first edition of this history of Halifax quickly went out out print. Now fully revised to take account of Halifax’s continuing development in the twenty-first century, the vastly augmented text has been supplemented by many additional illustrations…
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