IN THESE difficult retail times it’s good hear that one well-known West Yorkshire department store has survived long enough to celebrate 60 years in business.
Harveys, now based in Halifax, began life in a small unit in Dewsbury.
The original business was founded by Edgar Thomas Harvey in the 1920s. In 1951 the flagship store in Rawson Street, Halifax, was opened on the site of the old Waddington’s Dress Warehouse.
Today the store, one of the region’s few remaining independent department stores, occupies five conjoined buildings on Rawson, Powell and Commercial Street.
The diamond jubilee celebrations begin on Tuesday, March 1, with a party and catwalk show in store. Tickets are available from the store on or after February 1.