Monthly Archives: October 2020

Shaw Syke Redemption

These two photographs of mine fall into the “I think” category. I think I took them in the mid to late 1970s and I think they feature the old railway goods yard at Shaw Syke, Halifax. They look like railway buildings and that is unmistakably Beacon Hill looming in the background. Shaw Syke is just below where the Shay is, and you can see the extent of the railway sidings that used to exist there on this Victorian map. Shaw Syke was, for a short period in the 1840s, the site of the first Halifax railway station, before it was moved to its current location in the 1850s. I am not sure what buildings still remain on the site, but hopefully these two old photos have saved a little of the scene that used to exist – a Shaw Syke redemption, perhaps!