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Welcome to Halifax

Halifax is a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire, England. In the 15th century, the town became an economic hub of the old West Riding of Yorkshire, primarily in woollen manufacture. Halifax is also the largest town in the wider Calderdale borough. Halifax was also a mill town during the industrial revolution.

Halifax is known for Mackintosh’s chocolate and toffee products including Rolo and Quality Street. The Halifax Bank was founded and has large offices in the town. Dean Clough, north of the town centre, was once one of the largest textile factories in the world at more than 12 mile (800 m) long; today the building has been converted for office and retail use including a gym, theatre, Travelodge and radio station.

Halifax is the main commercial, cultural and administrative centre of the borough, and the headquarters of Calderdale Council.


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