It will be at least 50 yers since this photograph was taken of Brighouse town centre. Knowing what the town centre is like today you can clearly see how much of the centre was demolished for the bypass to carve its way through the town. Particularly the buildings in the small narrow streets behind Commercial Street.
Today's featured photograph dates back to June 22, 1911, and the coronation celebrations for the new King George V and Queen Mary. This is the preparation spit for the ox roasting at the Rastrick cricket ground. Having seen a photograph of the huge ox before its roasting it must have taken hours to cook and there would have been enough meat to feed the community for days in meat sandwiches.
Wellholme Park Children’s Centre has been serving Brighouse families since its opening day on Saturday 12, September 1942. It was 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.
My featured photograph is showing the junction of Bonegate Road and Old Lane in Brighouse, but what was the date when these children were caught on camera?