SE2223 : Shop (former club), Halifax Road, Staincliffe, Batley

taken 12 years ago, near to Heckmondwike, Kirklees, Great Britain

Shop (former club), Halifax Road, Staincliffe, Batley
Shop (former club), Halifax Road, Staincliffe, Batley
Dated 1893. It looks as if it was built as a shop downstairs and a clubroom upstairs. The name of the club might be under the shop sign. To the left of the door, hidden by the low wall in this view, is a foundation stone laid by Mark Oldroyd. Wikipedia gives the following information: Sir Mark Oldroyd (May 30 1843 July 5 1927) was a woollen manufacturer and politician (he was knighted in 1909). He was a very successful businessman, and had a blanket factory in Leeds, four broadcloth factories in Dewsbury and two collieries in Castleford, supplying coal to the textile industry. By 1888, when he was elected Member of Parliament for Dewsbury, he had 2000 employees. He was a member of the Liberal party, so this building was quite probably a Liberal club.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 September, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 September, 2007
Category
Shop   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2296 2341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.3970N 1:39.2195W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2294 2339
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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