Go To Gaol

At some stage in the late 1960s, large sections of the bottom end of Halifax were demolished. These were the streets that ran from Market Street, down to the appropriately named Winding Road. They are etched into my youthful memory – longer, grander, greater than they undoubtedly were – but their names are largely lost to me. This is one such street. That is Halifax Town Hall in the background, and I have a feeling that it might by Gaol Lane, but I turn to my fellow Haligonians of a certain age for either confirmation or correction.

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  • If you look at the old OS Map (free on the National Library of Scotland web-site) you’ll see a very narrow street called Ann Street which ran parallel with and between Gaol Lane and Wade Street. I wonder if that is the subject of the picture. I can’t recognise any of the buildings other than the Town Hall, but to me, this street is nearer to the Town Hall than Gaol Lane

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