Boothtown

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Not to be confused with Boothstown.

Coordinates: 53°44′20″N 1°52′05″W / 53.739°N 1.868°W / 53.739; -1.868

Boothtown
Boothtown is located in West Yorkshire
Boothtown
Boothtown
 Boothtown shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE088269
Metropolitan borough Calderdale
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALIFAX
Postcode district HX3
Dialling code 01422
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Halifax
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Boothtown is a suburb of Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. It is located on the A647 Halifax to Bradford. It was on this road that Percy Shaw came up with the idea of cat's eyes as an aid to road safety.

Boothtown includes Akroydon, a Victorian model housing scheme which was designed in the Gothic style by George Gilbert Scott in 1859 for the workers at the mills of Edward Akroyd.

Akroyd's former home in Boothtown, now the Bankfield Museum and library, also houses the Regimental museum of The Duke of Wellington's Regiment.

Boothtown is home to the longest running Boys' Brigade Company in Calderdale that's met in the same building for the longest amount of time. You can find out more about the Boys' Brigade at their website - www.boothtownbb.co.uk

On 27 March 2011 a suspected burglar was rescued after becoming trapped in a 30ft (9m) well at St Thomas' Church in Claremount Road, Boothtown. The man raised the alarm on his mobile phone but police had earlier been called to a house in nearby Bell Street to reports of a burglary. When rescued, the suspect was immediately arrested.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boothtown burglary suspect falls down old well". BBC News. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Boothtown at Wikimedia Commons