"The Past is a foreign country; they do things differently there" L.P.Hartley

It can be difficult now to imagine just how absolute and desperate the war effort became for every local community in the British Isles during the traumatic years of 1914-18. The British collective memory of the Twenty First Century looks back on the Great War and sees nothing but an absurd act of futile self destruction, but if you turn the pages of the local newspapers of the time you will witness a totally different world. Here you will find an amazing display of communal solidarity buoyed up by an unshakable belief in the justice of their cause and a resolute determination to see the war through to nothing but complete victory.

The Halifax Great Heritage Society will take you round this largely forgotten and frequently misunderstood period of Britain’s History and view it through the eyes of the local communities of the old Parish of Halifax.