Chris Helme - Brighouse Heritage
Things have Changed a Lot on this Corner - c1995

The building in the fore-ground of this view at the top of Mill Lane is the solicitor's office Rice Jones and Smiths. The archway to the left of the office led through a passageway into what was Baines Row and beyond that took you into the Victoria Mills complex. These mills dated back into the nineteenth century and brought prosperity to the town and an abundance of jobs for local people and many living beyond the town. The Under Offer sign to the right of the photo gives a clue as to what was to come later. The site was sold and today it is where Sainsbury's Supermarket is.  (Photograph and copyright courtesy of G, Foster).

Changes on the Canal side - c1995

An every day scene on the canal. There have been many changes to properties alongside the canal. Whilst some do remain, the buildings in the town centre have either been demolished or redeveloped.  The properties on the right side have all been demolished to make way for the Sainsbury Supermarket, whilst the property on the left is now the Millroyd Apartments. (Photograph courtesy of G. Foster)  

Looking Back with the First Brighouse Gala Queen in 1965

The Brighouse and District Heritage Newseum quarterly magazine is now at its 3rd Anniversary (number 12). The magazine is widely available in and around Brighouse shops and can also be purchased through the online shop on this website.  It is also available through me as the magazine editor by telephoning 07854-755756 or 01422 - 205763. In an earlier magazine we told the story of the first Brighouse Charity Gala Queen Judi Pilling, who was crowned in 1965. She shares her story of that big day and where life has taken her since that memorable period in her life.   

Rastrick Land Sale Auction at The George Inn on March, 3, 1811

Here is an advertisement for a land sale in Rastrick 210 years ago. This land was ring fenced and could be split into six lots if that would help potential purchasers. 

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