The town of Halifax is full of magnificent buildings designed by famous architects such as Sir Charles Barry, John Carr, Sir George Gilbert Scott and other buildings designed by the town's own talented architects. The town has altered quite dramatically during the last 150 years. Some of the earlier views dating from the Victorian period would be unrecognisable without more recent pictures to compare against. Changes to transport from the days of horse and carts, to trams and motorisation have brought other more noticeable changes in terms of traffic schemes and street signs in abundance and of course, the 'one way systems'. Halifax Through Time brings these changes to life contrasting the 'old' and 'new' and if the reader was so inclined, by following the structured sequence of photographs, provides a fascinating reference for a stroll around the town.
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.