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Between May 1914 and September 1915, Arthur Comfort produced a series of drawings which were published in the The Halifax Weekly Courier.

The drawings covered one district per week. Each drawing was made up of 3 or 4 smaller sketches. Each drawing was accompanied by a short article.

It seems that the series was not published in book form.

The subjects were

  1. Sowerby Bridge: Chapel Lane, junction of Ryburn and Calder, the Docks
  2. Heptonstall: entrance to old churchyard, Octagonal Chapel, Main Street to old Cross Inn, stone archway in Northgate
  3. Warley: well at Stocks Lane, porch at Stocks Lane House, Institute and Chapel, fountain and Maypole Inn, the Old Hall
  4. Midgley: Cliff Hill, Lassey Hey, Pinfold, Towngate and stocks
  5. Shibden Valley: Field House, ruins of Shibden Mill, Shibden Fold, Shibden Mill dam
  6. Mill Bank: Sportsman Inn, Main Street, miniature graveyard, Haigh Farm
  7. Northowram: Westercroft, Marsh Hall, frieze in Marsh Hall
  8. Luddenden: Lord Nelson Inn, Working Men's Club, Old Lane
  9. Sowerby: Sowerby Town post office, John Almighty and his pulpit, old St Peter's belfry at Field House
  10. Luddendenfoot: Upper Foot Farm, Booth House, Roebucks
  11. Rishworth and Soyland: Bogden Bridge, Swift Place, Thrum Hall, Baitings
  12. Hebden Bridge: the Old Bridge, the Buttress, Mytholm Hall
  13. Copley: Old Volunteers Arms, Church lych-gate, the railway arches, Toll Bar Cottage
  14. Brighouse: Daisy Croft, Slead Hall, Bridge view, Woolrow Farm
  15. Hipperholme and Lightcliffe: Lower Crow Nest, Vicarage & belfry view, Langley House, Priestley Green
  16. Ripponden: the Golden Lion, Chapel Farm, Bottom o't' Bank cottage, Waterloo Inn
  17. Triangle and Kebroyd: Kebroyd House, the Triangle Inn & Oak Hill, Deerplay, the Stepping Stones
  18. Norland: Fallingworth Hall, Blue Ball Inn & stocks, Upper Wat Ing, Lower Spark House
  19. Luddenden Dean: Lower Shaw Booth, Upper Saltonstall, Lower Saltonstall, the New bridge below Dean Chapel
  20. Soyland: Great Good Greave, Making Place, Great House, Kirk Cliffe
  21. Shelf: Stone Chair, Shelf Windmill, Lower Bentley, Lower High Bentley
  22. Bradshaw: coalpit ruins Soil Hill, Holdsworth House Farm, Scausby Hall, the Pinfold
  23. Cragg Vale (Coiners Country): Bell House, Stannery End, New House, Hoo Hole
  24. Barkisland: the Stocks, the Pinfold, steps of Old Village Cross, Nelson House
  25. Elland: the Old Fleece Inn, the Rose & Crown Inn, cottages at Gog Hill, houses in Church Street
  26. Southowram: the Who Could Have Thought It Inn, Law Hill, the Observatory, Ashday Hall
  27. Rastrick: Grandmother's Clock at Thornhill Arms Hotel, The Square, the Long Causey near Boothroyd Park, Castle Hill
  28. Mixenden: Mixenden Green, Mixenden Stones, Grindlestone Bank, Walt Royd

Other sketches appearing in the Halifax Weekly Courier during the same period included



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