From both social and historical perspectives,the public house has long played an important role in the life of the ancient parish of Halifax. This second volume of Halifax Pubs covers a different set of pubs to the first volume and provides an invaluable insight into the history of the town and its surrounding communities. Covering areas previously unexplored, the book touches upon some of the local and national events that have influenced Halifax's brewers, publicans and customers. Illustrated with over 200 old photographs - many previously unpublished and dating from as far back as the 1850s - this fascinating collection will rekindle memories of events, incidents, celebrations or simply the hostelries themselves. Stephen Gee - author of Halifax Through Time and whose 'Gee Collection' is an invaluable resource for historians of the parish - provides an endlessly fascinating account of the town's hostelries that includes tales of riots, forgery and murder.
Born and educated in Halifax keen local historian, Stephen Gee, is the author of several books about Halifax and its surrounding areas including Pictorial History of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes in Halifax, Old Halifax, Round and About Old Halifax, Images of England - Around Halifax and Halifax Pubs. Now retired he lives with his partner, Joyce, in Sowerby Bridge.