Have you got a burning local history question about the Brighouse area that you have always want to know the answer to ??

Have you got a burning  local history question about the Brighouse area that you have always want to know the answer to ??

If during this period of self isolation and you are a local history enthusiast of all that is in and around Brighouse including its surrounding communities and you have question. Why not drop me an email I might just be able to get you the answer.  Here are three questions to start with: 

1 Where was Union Street in Brighouse town centre? 

A: Union Street - was the cobbled road which in front of the town hall and what was Holroyd Builodings

Mayor Robert Thornton outside the town hall between 1909 1912

2. What was the original name for the section of Bradford Road between the Yorkshire Building Society and Lloyd Bank corner?

A: This was called Ball Flash (I don't know where that name came from - it might have had some historical connection to an old field name - Maybe)

Bradford Road

3. What were the shop premises called on Bethel Street at what is now called the Meze Restaurant?

A. This was the Domestic Appliance shop and years later it was George Simpson and his family who had it a a large screen TV and Hi Fi shop. Then they retired and not long after the owner of the Mexe Restaurant bought it and then extended into what was Wendy's fishshop on Hudderfield Road.I have a photograph when it was owned by the Simpson family but cannot just find it. When I do I will post it on the website as the third image.   

See if you can answer those but if you can't I will post the answers on Friday. Have you got a question?

 

  

1 comment

  • Dave Lister

    Dave Lister - Sunday, 19 April 2020

    Hi Chris,
    I didn't manage to find the answers to your 3 question quiz. I'm particularly interested in question 3 regarding Meze. Was this where Sladdins ( in my family tree) had a shop before moving to Huddersfield road ?

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