Person    | Male  Born 26/10/1817  Died 5/1/1872

Sir Francis Crossley

Carpet manufacturer, politician and philanthropist. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire. He worked at his father's massive carpet factory before entering parliament in 1852. He erected twenty-one almshouses in Halifax, with an endowment of six shillings a week to each occupant. Died at his home, Belle Vue, Halifax.

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Sir Francis Crossley

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Westminster Chapel

Upon this spot, formerly the site of Westminster Hospital, a house of god for...

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Thornton's Corner

Thornton's Corner

A retail business established by Tom William Thornton and run by his family for over 70 years. The premises (nos 100 - 110) sold stationery, newspapers, books and artists materials, and provided va...

Place, Commerce

1 memorial
Frederick Frye

Frederick Frye

Grocer and Liberal politician. Full name Frederick Charlwood Frye. Started a chain of shops in 1870 and by 1894 was running 50 stores across England and Ireland. Was a member of the Metropolitan Bo...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Caledonian Market

Caledonian Market

Caledonian Cattle Market, built in 1855 by J. B. Bunning, and demolished after WW2. Caledonian Market was held in the area now partly occupied by Caledonian Park, the large area bounded by what ar...

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial