Brighouse Heritage
Declining membership in local groups - What ever happened to the Bird Fanciers?

Over the last 40 years, I have delivered countless slide shows, lectures and now PowerPoint presentations the length and breadth of the county. Over that time, I have seen the membership of an increasing number of the organisations on a slow decline, to a point where many of them are having to disband.

Fancy Dress at the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe May Fair, May 2, 1988

Many of these children will be well into their 30s now and in some cases may have young children of their own. I am sure they will be very enthusiastic for their them to take part in a fancy dress competition. Just as their mothers would have been when they were entered in this one in at the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe May Fair, held at the Old Brodleians Sports Ground and to remind those who went to that event it took place on Monday 2, May 1988.

Best Kept Gardens 1957

Today’s world of gardening is a far cry from the post-war days of the 1950’s. When allotments were still the only way many people could have a garden and reap the benefits of growing their own. Even during 2017, with the apparent shortages and some supermarkets rationing salad and greens because of the wet weather in the Mediterranean countries growing your took on a new importance.

Turning the clock back 100 years - Whitehall, Hipperholme

At the start of a new year if only we had a crystal ball to see what was going to happen to us over the next twelve months. I am sure many readers will have had that thought go through their minds, just as I have. But, if that was possible would you want to know? I for one would prefer to take one day at a time and what will be in the future will be

But looking back, that is something different of course we all like to do that. So, at the beginning of April 2020 let us turn the clock back to the early weeks 105 years ago.

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