‘Ey Up!

I am George Hall, a West Yorkshire-based family historian and avid local history researcher.

I write a blog on my own family history alongside various posts relating to my One Place Studies of Liversedge Cemetery and Heckmondwike Grammar School and more general local history relating to the Spen Valley.

My direct paternal ancestry up to my Great Great Grandfather, Ernest James Hall.
A Photo of Heckmondwike Grammar School, circa 1905.

The Liversedge Cemetery

Starting in early 2021, my One Place Study of Liversedge Cemetery has been an ongoing project for several years. I am actively researching the origins of the cemetery, and in January 2022 published my first book, Liversedge’s Finest, detailing the lives of First World War soldiers who are buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

The Heckmondwike Grammar School One Place Study

I have been a student at Heckmondwike Grammar School since September 2016, and as my last day approaches, in the 125th year of the school’s existence, I have become interested in its unlikely history. Embodying the Victorian and Edwardian splendour of Heckmondwike, the school was built by a now long-defunct institution, the Heckmondwike School Board. It has lasted for 125 years through wars, direct challenges to its existence, and numerous educational reforms. Yet, it still embodies the motto and spirit of its pioneers – Nil Sine Labore or Nothing Without Work.

Liversedge Cemetery in May 2021.

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