Margaret Sharp, who died recently, was a local historian and author with an exceptional knowledge of the history of Clifton. She was someone I had known for many years and when ever I needed to find an answer to some detailed and often fairly obscure piece of history about Clifton village or some of its residents from the distant past she was the first person I turned to for help. Her knowledge of the village was almost encyclopedic.
Lots of smiling faces on this photograph back in c1987-1988. This is the occasion of the Sunday School Gala Queen at St Matthew’s Methodist Church.
Church Gate was in Church Lane, Brighouse and along with a number of other streets it was demolished and now forms part of the car park and grassed area at the side of St Martin's Parish Church. In 1912 four houses on Church Gate were occupied Number 1: Ernest Clayton Number 3: William Owen Number 5: Joseph Owen and Number 7: George Walls. Were any of these relatives of yours? Where they were rehoused after these properties is not known.