I am fairly certain that I was stood on the corner of Lister Lane and Rhodes Street in Halifax when I took this photograph some 55 years ago. If you squint in the right direction you can just about match up the curved corner stones with the current view on Google StreetView. My question, however, relates to the two religious establishments that can clearly be seen on my photo, but which have been replaced by houses and car parks on the current view. I have delved into the usual local history annals for clarification, and ended up with such a collection of saints and chapels, I have descended into a state of spiritual confusion. Someone out there, I am sure, will be able to provide me with some form of religious insight.
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Could one be Saint Mary’s Church, Halifax, which was amalgamated with St James’s Church, Halifax – becoming St Mary’s & St James’s – in 1952? This site suggests that it was closed in the 80s and demolished in 2000: http://www.calderdalecompanion.co.uk/c109_s.html