Old Crossleyans Association
History

 

Centenary of the School War Memorial - October 23rd 2020

Extract from The Crossleyan Magazine 2020

"George Spencer Alexander attended Crossley & Porter School approximately 1920 - 1925. George’s family lived at Bell Hall, Savile Park, Halifax, after the First World War. His father, a regular soldier, was invalided out of the army in 1919. George was the youngest of four sons. He was nicknamed ‘Sounie’."

Roll of Honour 1914-1918

 

The Crossley and Porter Orphanage and School, Savile Park, Halifax.

The building at the top of Savile Park owes its origins to the philanthropy of the Crossley brothers. As their carpet firm based at Dean Clough Mills thrived, John, Joseph and Francis Crossley set aside one tenth of their profits to enhance the lives of others. They gave Peoples Park to the town and funded the building of almshouses and churches as well as The Crossley Orphan Home and School.

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