Chris Helme - Brighouse Heritage
02Jan2021
Wellholme Park Nursery - Children posing by the Slide - 1952

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.

01Jan2021
Old Lane on a Sunday afternoon  - 1907

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?

05Aug2020
Another Successful Zoom - The Oddfellows Society

'So you want to be a Pirate...' That is the name of my Zoom PowerPoint which I did for the first time today as a Zoom for the Oddfellows Society. Usually, I do it as a live presentation and one I did on a cruise ship 18 months ago, but today was a first. It went really well, everything worked as it should do. The music played when required and the audience from far and wide enjoyed it. Hopefully, this will be the first of many more. It was a good day today.....

 

26Jul2020
Successful Zoom Meeting - With some viewers from the US and Australia

Having initially been asked to deliver a presentation to the members of the Calderdale Family History Society, as the months went by like all my other booked presentations it too had to be cancelled.

But, could it be done through what is new to many people as a new zoom presentations?:

We were both keen to give it a try.  My presentation 'All in a Day's Work' which is based on the lighter side of my 30 years in the police service does not usually have any images.  Having tried a zoom presentation without slides I knew it would not be as interesting without them.  I created a new PowerPoint slide presentation, with music to make it even more interesting. With the help of the society and a couple of dry-runs,worked out potential problems the date was set 7.30pm, Thursday July 23,           

On the night 39 members of the society tuned in, this included some members from both North Carolina in the US and Brisbane in Australia. With just one very small hiccup which was resolved in less than  two-minutes the 55 minute zoom show was a success.

Some of the society members emailed to say how much they had enjoyed it. One of the members from Brisbane sent me an email:   

 'I wanted to thank you for the great presentation you did and to say how much I enjoyed it.  I loved seeing all the old photos also'.

My next zoom presentation is on August 5 for the Oddfellows Society. This presentation is 'So, you want to be a Pirate?'- the life of a pirate during the Gold Age of Piracy. This will also be about 55 miniutes with a touch of music to add to the overall effects.   

 

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