Brighouse Heritage
Wellholme Park Nursery - Some Early Staff and Children - c 1942

Wellholme Park Children’s Centre has been serving Brighouse families since it opened on  Saturday 12, September 1942. It was formally opened as the Wellholme Day Nursery by the Chairman of the Brighouse Health Committee, Alderman Ben Asquith, in company with the Mayor Alderman Herbert Womersley JP. This photograph was taken in 1942 and shows some of the children who attended the nursery at that time.


The annual Old Rastrickians' annual dinner which was due to be held on April 3, at the Crow Nest Golf Club, Hove Edge. Is now cancelled until further notice. Members will be notified of any proposed new date by the secretary and also through this website. During these difficult times please all be mindful to keep safe - please do not think it will always be someone else and not me, everyone at this time is vulnerable.

Thank you      


John Howarth - (Secretary)

Brighouse and District Heritage Newseum Magazine Issue number 8

Issue number 8 of my magazine Brighouse and District Heritage Newseum is now available.

It can be purchased at Harrison Lord, Bradford Road: Kitson’s Newsagents, Commercial Street; Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Halifax Road; Colin’s Newsagents, Hipperholme; Bailiff Bridge Post office, Cooperative Buildings; Woodhouse Stores, Woodhouse Lane and at The Secret Tearooms on Bethel Street.

The magazine has 28 pages from cover to cover with a number of the pages now being in colour.  The magazine is £3.75 + £1.50 p/p if you would like to order a 4 issue subscription this is £21 which also includes p/p.  If you wish to purchase through PayPal on the website online shop please visit my online shop to make your purchase. If you wish to make a subscription payment please indicate which issue you would like your first one to start at.

Thank you 


Old Town Centre Businesses: Joseph Lawson & Son Ltd, Est 1864

Joseph Lawson, plumber, glazier, gasfitter, hot water engineer and an ironmonger just to name a few of the things his business did.

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