Brighouse Heritage
10Apr2020
Happy Days at Woolworth's

Today’s featured photograph goes back to June 9, 1995, the day Jessica Stevens was the lucky recipient of some Pinocchio presents from Woolworth's on Commercial Street.

It was a sad day when Brighouse lost its branch of F.W.Woolworth from its familiar location at 33 Commercial Street at the end of 2008. Times were changing on the high street quicker than this famous store could keep up with.

08Apr2020
From Brooklands to The Ritz - 1930s

March 1937 was a special time for cinema fans in Brighouse this was the year when the new Ritz Cinema was formally opened by the Mayor Councillor John Cheetham JP and the Mayoress. The Mayor and Mayoress and the audience on that special occasion sat and enjoyed 'Secret Agent' a film that featured Madeleine Carrol and Peter Lorre followed by Jack Holt in 'Crash Donovan'. Admission charges for the new cinema had been set at 6d, 9d, 1/- and 1/3d for adults with children's prices varying between 4d and up to 9d on Saturday's.

08Apr2020
The Green Thing!

Checking out at a local supermarket, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologised and explained, ‘We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days’.

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.

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