My Sunny Vale book is still selling but heck no one has ever paid £102.09p... It can still be purchased from me direct and through the online shop on this website...at £12.00 + £3 p/p.
Thank you to the almost 50 members of the Oldham and District Family Histiory Society who joined me today as the society's guest zoom speaker. The subject today was 'Memories of Holidays Past', a nostalgic look at the holidays we all enjoyed as children. We had a very interesting and enthusiastic question and answer session at the end. It was apparent from the number of questions and chat comments that were left the audience did relate well to the subject matter.
Many things have changed in this aerial view of Mill Royd, Huddersfield Road and its surrounding buildings. With sections of the Victoria Mills complex still standing alongside the canal - the days when it was to be demolished for the new Sainsbury Supermarket is some years off yet. Crowtrees Garage is still on Huddersfield Road, a long standing business which was to close and the premises taken over by the Fireplace Studio. The Borough Band bowling green is just visible.
No doubt you will be able to spot some more of the changes that were to comer during the next 20 years.
Not a sight you will see that often - Brighouse St Martin's Parish Church having a make over. This photograph is dated May 1973, just a couple of years to go and it will be 50 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Stuart Sands).