Film ID: YFA 6250 Video of YFA_6250 Calderdale CALENDAR MAGAZINE: CALDERDALE 1987 Visitor TabsDescription In this episode of Calendar Magazine, Robert Hall looks at the way Calderdale overall, and specifically Halifax, is set for revival and renovation. The programme was first broadcast on 3rd December, 1987 The film opens with a montage of general views of Calderdale villages, towns, and buildings. A man driving a digger demolishes an old building before further shots of Halifax town centre. There is an interview with Michael Ellison, Chief Executive of Calderdale Borough Council. He talks about the Calderdale Inheritance Project, and there is interior and exterior footage of the project headquarters. A group of school children watch a loom and steam engine in action at the Industrial Museum. Next is the Working Horse Museum in Halifax. Here a horse pulls a wagon past the camera, and there is an interview with Lynne Gillick, organiser of the museum. More general views of Halifax follows, and the Dean Clough Mill can be seen. The programme focusses on the new bus station, the site of the old railway station before the closing with men looking at plans for the new "Eureka" centre for children. Context Halifax is celebrated in this locally-made film full of community spirit. The troubling unemployment and public-sector cuts of the 1980s are raised at the beginning of the film by Calderdale councillors in order to spur on their dream to improve local livelihoods. We see numerous new cultural spaces erected throughout the film which target improvements in all areas of the community. Halifax enjoyed prosperity throughout the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century thanks to its significant involvement in the textile industry. The town housed numerous factories along with the Piece Hall, a cloth hall which was redeveloped from 2014-2017 into a centre for local trade, culture and heritage. The Yorkshire town of Halifax is also famous for its early implementation of a guillotine-like machine for executions, which was known as the Halifax Gibbet. The device was used by authorities in the town for the final time in 1650.