Friends of West View Park Community Litter Pick

On the morning of Tuesday 24 April, a partnership of 15 people took part in a litter pick in and around West View Park, off Warley Road. Halifax.

In 1 hour the group filled 10 bags of rubbish from the park, Warley Road and Trimmingham Lane, in the park a number of used syringes were found and removed by officers from the Calderdale Council.

Pictured are members of the friends of West View Park Group together with officers from the North East Halifax Neighbourhood team, not in picture are staff from the councils SCG team.

If you have an interest in keeping a park clean and tidy by you then email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk who can help you get involved.

West View Park has quite a history. The land was given to the town by local mill-owners Henry Charles McCrea (Mayor of Halifax 1869-1871) and Enoch Robinson (Mayor of Halifax 1904-1905). The park was opened in 1897.

 

The war memorial to 73 soldiers who fell in the South African or Boer Wars was unveiled in 1904. An elaborate stone structure with bronze tablets, it has a circular upper stage of polished granite supporting a standing bronze figure of a soldier.

In 1937, the statue was blown over in a storm. A balustrade from the eastern side of Halifax Town Hall was removed and placed around the memorial sometime in the 20th century.

Three field guns stood by the statue until 1937 when the supporting woodwork was found to be rotten. The memorial is a grade II listed monument.

 

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