I don’t really write about stuff like this. I’m no travel blogger, I’m not very good at photography but I am a proud Yorkshireman.
I will not though make this about Yorkshire pudding, flat caps or whippets. Indeed, I will also avoid all and any references to Geoffrey Boycott, Sean Bean or the Yorkshire ripper.
Instead I will simply share a few photographs of the Piece Hall in Halifax which reopened this morning after 3 years or so or renovations.
As you can see from the photo below, it has a really big door which is ideal for ingress and exit. Useful.
Above you can see smiling Yorkshire people who I can assure you will do their best not to tell you why Yorkshire is better that wherever you are from.
Dating from 1779, when it was built as a Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth (a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric produced on a handloom),
The Piece Hall was the most Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah blah – who cares really…It is just pretty cool and a great place to waste a few hours.
Below you can see some of the many places to sit, useful if you are tired from standing or walking, or just like sitting.
As glorious as it is mostly I just like to go there and have an ice cream with the kids and watch people go by. More restaurants, cafe’s and bars have been added now so even more reason for me to visit.
In the photograph above you can see people doing stuff. As people do. I think that man is looking for a toilet, of which the Piece Hall has many.
The piece hall has fabulous accessibility, with ramps as far as they eye can see and loads of lifts. Perfect for people with mobility challenges as well as lazy folk who do not like taking the stairs, of which the Piece Hall also has many.
So if you’re in the Yorkshire area, and looking for something a bit different then it certainly is well worth a look, even if only to have tea and cake or perhaps some lunch or to get hammered in the gin bar and tell your wife what you really think of her mother.
See why I stick to fiction.
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