13 surprising things Calderdale gave the world

13 surprising things Calderdale gave the world

From road safety inventions to an iconic tin of sweets, here are 13 things that Calderdale has given the world over the years.

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Brighouse and Rastrick Band was formed in 1881 and is a world-famous brass band. In 1977 their recording of Derek Broadbents Floral Dance held the No.2 position in the British singles chart for nine weeks.

5. Brighouse and Rastrick Band

Brighouse and Rastrick Band was formed in 1881 and is a world-famous brass band. In 1977 their recording of Derek Broadbents Floral Dance held the No.2 position in the British singles chart for nine weeks.
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In 1936 John Mackintoshs son Harold invented the iconic chocolate selection tin Quality Street. The name was inspired by a play of the same name by J. M. Barrie and it is still produced in the Halifax factory.

6. Quality Street

In 1936 John Mackintoshs son Harold invented the iconic chocolate selection tin Quality Street. The name was inspired by a play of the same name by J. M. Barrie and it is still produced in the Halifax factory.
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He may have moved down south at an early age but award-winning singer songwriter Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax in and lived in Hebden Bridge. Hes known for his albums +, x and divide.

7. Ed Sheeran

He may have moved down south at an early age but award-winning singer songwriter Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax in and lived in Hebden Bridge. Hes known for his albums +, x and divide.
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Back in 2017, the UKs tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall opened in Brighouse attracting brave climbers from far and wide to take it on. ROKTFACE stands 36m high and is taller than the Angel of the North.

8. UKs tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall

Back in 2017, the UKs tallest outdoor man-made climbing wall opened in Brighouse attracting brave climbers from far and wide to take it on. ROKTFACE stands 36m high and is taller than the Angel of the North.
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