Hot times in Halifax
The town of Halifax is situated in West Yorkshire and has been a woolen manufacture centre since 1500. Halifax is known for Mackintosh’s chocolate and toffee products, which also includes Rolo and Quality Street. The Halifax Bank was also founded there and is still headquartered in Halifax. Halifax is a great little town to explore and enjoy your favourite e-liquds, e-cigs and gear from Medusa Juice Vape Shop.
History and other stuff
The town’s name was first recorded around 1091 as Halyfax, from the Old English halh-gefeaxe, meaning “area of coarse grass in the nook of land”. This explanation is preferred to derivations from the Old English halig (holy), in hālig feax or “holy hair”, proposed by 16th-century antiquarians. The incorrect interpretation gave rise to two legends. One concerned a maiden killed by who spurned the advances of a lustful priest Another held that the head of John the Baptist was buried here after his execution. The legend is almost certainly medieval rather than ancient, although the town’s coat of arms carries an image of the saint.
Halifax is not mentioned in the Domesday Book, and evidence of the early settlement is indefinite. By the twelfth century the township had become the religious centre of the vast parish of Halifax, which extended from Brighouse to Heptonstall. Halifax Minster, parts of which date from the 12th century is dedicated to St John the Baptist. The minster’s first organist, in 1766, was William Herschel, who discovered the planet Uranus. The coat of arms of Halifax include the chequers from the original coat of arms of the Earls Warenne, who held the town during Norman times.
The town’s nineteenth century wealth came from cotton, wool and carpet industries and like most other Yorkshire towns, it had a large number of weaving mills. Many of these have been lost or converted to alternate use long since. In November 1938, in an incident of mass hysteria, many residents believed a serial killer, the Halifax Slasher, was on the loose. Scotland Yard concluded there were no attacks after several locals admitted they had inflicted wounds on themselves.
Halifax was a busy industrial town, dealing in and producing wool, carpets, machine tools and beer. The Crossley family began carpet manufacture in modest premises at Dean Clough, on the banks of Hebble Brook. The family was philanthropic and Joseph and Sir Francis Crossley built and endowed almshouses for their workers, which still exists to this day and are run by volunteer trustees. Halifax is also home to Suma Wholefoods, which was established in 1975 and is the largest workers’ co-operative in the United Kingdom.
Motorcycle speedway racing has been staged at two venues in Halifax. Originally in the pioneering days of 1928–1930, a track operated at Thrum Hall. The Halifax team took part in the English Dirt Track League of 1929.Speedway returned to Halifax at the Shay Stadium in 1949 and operated until 1951.
Halifax is filled with religious buildings and there’s no shortage of places to worship or just to visit and appreciate the architecture. Which makes it all the more interesting that studies show that Halifax has above average drink related violence related issues. Fortunately, you can have a good time without worry with your Medusa Juice Vape e-juices and e-cigs. If you’re wanting to try something new, Medusa always has their mixmasters creating new and improved flavours so all you have to do is order. This can be done online, on Facebook or stopping into one of the three shops located in King’s Lynn, Norwich and Peterborough.
Halifax has a great many things to do and to enjoy while you’re visiting there. Depending on what you fancy, there’s plenty there to experience. Whether you’re looking for something the whole family can do together or something more intimate for the adults, you can find what you’re looking for in the city.
Museum-wise, you can check out Bankfield Museum, Calderdale Industrial Museum or Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. There’s also The Artworks, which has classes, workshops and is a art gallery, all rolled into one.
If you have it in mind to enjoy some of the best nature has to offer in Halifax, be sure to experience Shibden Park, Manor Heath and Jungle Experience and Dove Cottage Nursery and Garden. There’s also much beauty to be found at Ogden Water Country Park Nature Reserve, so if you can, be sure to visit one or all of those.
Shibden Hall, Halifax Minster and Wainhouse Tower are interesting landmarks and then too, is Halifax Town Hall, The Wainhouse Tavern and Sowerby Bridge Canalside. All of these will give you plenty of opportunity to commune with nature and also to enjoy your Medusa Juice treats.
Fun for children and the whole family can be found at The Escaporium, Another World Adventure Centre, Electric Bowl and Mecca Bingo. If that’s not enough for you, feel free to check out The Mill, Big Blue Frog and Urban I-Skate. If you’re still looking for something for the family, try Adventure World, Play Palace and the Race Centre.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of adult fun to be found as well and some of the best places for that is The Three Pigeons, Gin Lane, Bow Legged with Brass and the Cross Keys. McFly’s Bar and Maggie’s rate high on my list of good places to enjoy an evening or two as well.
Don’t forget to enjoy some culture and comedy at either The Victoria Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre and The Halifax Playhouse.
Hitting the road
No matter what you enjoy, you can enjoy it with the great tasting e-liquids from Medusa Juice, home of the best tasting and best priced e-liquids in the United Kingdom. If you can, take a trip and visit one of the stores located in King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Norwich. Be sure to check out the latest competitions and their new clothing line as well. You won’t find a better deal anywhere.