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£20 note, Halifax Joint Stock Bank

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Height: 101.000 mm
Width: 193.000 mm

Chartered Institute of Bankers Collection

CM CIB 9368

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    £20 note, Halifax Joint Stock Bank

    Yorkshire, England, around AD 1829

    Featured on this note is the magnificent Piece Hall, or Cloth Hall, reflecting the importance of Halifax as a centre for the woollen trade in Yorkshire. Built in 1779, the hall contains 315 rooms and covers 10,000 square feet. Cloth was stored here, and handloom weavers and merchants brought their textiles for sale at the market held every Saturday. The Piece Hall is the only surviving cloth hall in Yorkshire.


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