Brighouse Heritage
07Apr2020
Good Companions Club Hipperholme 1992

The post-war years of the 1950s community spirit in the neighbourhoods around the town were encouraged to start up social clubs.

07Apr2020
Declining membership in local groups - What ever happened to the Bird Fanciers?

Over the last 40 years, I have delivered countless slide shows, lectures and now PowerPoint presentations the length and breadth of the county. Over that time, I have seen the membership of an increasing number of the organisations on a slow decline, to a point where many of them are having to disband.

05Apr2020
Fancy Dress at the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe May Fair, May 2, 1988

Many of these children will be well into their 30s now and in some cases may have young children of their own. I am sure they will be very enthusiastic for their them to take part in a fancy dress competition. Just as their mothers would have been when they were entered in this one in at the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe May Fair, held at the Old Brodleians Sports Ground and to remind those who went to that event it took place on Monday 2, May 1988.

05Apr2020
Best Kept Gardens 1957

Today’s world of gardening is a far cry from the post-war days of the 1950’s. When allotments were still the only way many people could have a garden and reap the benefits of growing their own. Even during 2017, with the apparent shortages and some supermarkets rationing salad and greens because of the wet weather in the Mediterranean countries growing your took on a new importance.

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