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.
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’.
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.