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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: PIECE HALL, HALIFAX
« on: Thursday 24 July 14 16:54 BST (UK)  »
Huddersfield had the Cloth Hall and Leeds has the  Corn Exchange but I have never heard of any other Piece Halls except Halifax.


Technical Help / Re: opening file with emz suffix
« on: Monday 21 July 14 19:44 BST (UK)  »
Programs which will open .emz files:

Corel Paintshop Pro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

Technical Help / Re: Adobe Flash Player Settings
« on: Thursday 10 July 14 15:33 BST (UK)  »
If you play a video on Youtube etc, right click on the video and click Settings. On mine this automatically opens to the Local Storage tab (centre, a yellow file). You should be able to click the box marked Never ask again.


Technical Help / Re: Google Search
« on: Wednesday 02 July 14 21:11 BST (UK)  »
If you are using Firefox browser then go to View, Toolbars, Customise then right down at the bottom of the page is Restore Defaults. This should restore the Search bar. Or right-clicking anywhere on the Toolbar should also give the option of Customise followed by Restore Defaults.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Crooks of Huddersfield
« on: Saturday 28 June 14 11:49 BST (UK)  »
Mitre sports say in their website that Benjamin Crook founded a tannery  in 1817 but there are no Trade Directories to my knowledge before 1841 which refer to such a business. Any information you have as to this early tannery would be gratefully received.
Pigot's directories for 1829 & 1834 have a Benjamin Crookes of Cowcliffe, cloth dresser.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Place name not found
« on: Wednesday 11 June 14 11:15 BST (UK)  »
Heck Fold:
From the Annals of the Church and Parish of Almondbury p129:

"Next to the Church, the first objects which claim our attention,
are buildings connected with it. The Clerk's House at the
west end has already been described (pages 71 and 72) and is
represented in the view of the Church as it was in 18 18.* It is
situated in what is called "Heck Fold;" an open space so named
from there having formerly been there a public house called " The
Heck ; " a term used for part of a Stable or " Mistal." A Cottage
belonging to the Vicar probably occupies its site. Several inferior
buildings were removed to make a drive and open space, when the
Vicarage was restored and enlarged in 1868 and 70. But " Heck
Fold " was remarkable for a Well or Pump of pure and unfailing
water, now closed up, since the Huddersfield Waterworks have
been made to supply the village, from a Reservoir situated above
Ashes Common."

So somewhere close to the Vicarage I would think.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Place name not found
« on: Tuesday 10 June 14 18:44 BST (UK)  »
Have looked for his father in the parish registers but can not find him,  any ideas,  could he be from Scotland as Shaw seems to be a name originating there.
I think that you will find that Shaw is a common name locally and they probably had lived in the Almondbury/Huddersfield area long before 1700. Notice that the survey of 1584 mentioned that the Shaws lived near to Dodgeroyd even then.
I would continue looking in the same area if I were you.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Place name not found
« on: Monday 09 June 14 19:48 BST (UK)  »
The Parish Registers of Kirkburton Vol 2, p lxxvii mentions a survey of Almondbury 1584, the estate of a Thomas Lockwood.
His land included Dudmanstone (Deadmanstone), a house called Bridgroyd, one house and garden called Dodgeroyd and one house and garden in ye tenure of Uxor Shaw. It also mentions land at Sturley (Stirley).

From this it sounds like Berry Brow to me and having looked at the maps I see a Dodd's Royd near Armitage Bridge, opposite Station Lane.


Technical Help / Re: Numbers locked on keyboard
« on: Saturday 07 June 14 14:46 BST (UK)  »
Click on Start --> Control Panel --> Ease of Access --> Ease of Access Center -->

Click on "Change how your keyboard works" --> Under Control the mouse with the

keyboard, uncheck the check box "Turn ON Mouse Keys" --> Click on OK.

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