Brighouse & District Heritage Newseum No. 14

Brighouse & District Heritage Newseum No. 14

Issue number 14 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; Hipperholme News, 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 £3.95 + £1.70 p/p if you would like to order a 4 issue subscription this is £22.60 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 


  • Mike Holdsworth

    Mike Holdsworth - Thursday, 09 September 2021

    Hi Chris, it’s Mike again. You mentioned Brooke’s stone works. My maternal Grandfather worked there for some time. His name was Walter Greenwood. I think he was a stone mason but I may be wrong. My other strong connection to the town is that my Dad became a Councillor, then a JP and later was Mayor of Brighouse. I have a photo of him leading the Parade on armistice day sometime in the early 60s. I was further back in the same parade as part of the Civil Defense force. I was a Rescue Party. leader.
    On the back of your magazine at the bottom right is a reproduction of an old postcard of Brookfoot. I have an original of that postcard.
    I lived in Brighouse from 1943 until 1966. Having moved around from Huddersfield, Bradford and Halifax I now live in Haworth.
    I don’t have an email address to send you any photos. I only have a couple of relevant ones but they could be of use to you.

  • Mike Holdsworth

    Mike Holdsworth - Thursday, 09 September 2021

    Hi Chris. I received the latest copy of your excellent magazine thank you. I found it very interesting. There were a few things which rang a loud bell with me. The picture of the school at Brookfoot was the first. I lived 50 yard from the school on the other side of the road, in my Grandma’s cottage. I attended that school from the age of 5 until the age of 6. However, I was very involved in the school building before that. My Grandma was the school caretaker. Everyday from the age of 2 I went to the school with her to open up in the morning. I went back after the school day finished so that she could clean and stoke the coke boiler. I played with the equipment and ran around the hall and the yard. When I eventually attended the school there was no trauma because I knew every nook and cranny. You also mentioned Waring Green Coop. After my Mum and Dad decided to move to our own home we rented a house at 9 Waring Green Place. This was a short cul-de-sac of 5 terraced properties opposite the Coop. We lived at the closed end. At the other end the first property was my Uncle Harry Greenwood’s hairdressers shop and flat. He was my Mother’s brother. We lived there until I was 11. We then moved to Slead Syke. I have a photograph of the shop which I will try and send to you. There are other little connected facts too.

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