Great news - I have just heard that my 2011 book 'Brighouse Through Time' has been brought back into print by the publishers - Amberley Publishing. This book direct from me is £12.99 + £3 p/p - if your delivery address is nearer enough I will deliver the book and of course that means no p/p.
It is 96 pages of both black and white and coloured images of aspects with views of Brighouse and its surrounding communities displaying scenes of 'then and now'. Whilst some scenes have hardly changed others have changed completely. If you would like to purchase a copy please contact me through the contact page on this website.
Young members of the Brighouse Salvation Army -
Prize winners showing off their shield inside the Bethel Street citadel in 1977
Other than the Poor Relief, an act of Parliament enacted in 1834, there were no state benefits during the nineteenth century. A situation that continued through to the early twentieth century, when Lloyd George introduced the Old Age Pension Act of 1908.
As Brighouse grew and the town became more prosperous, particularly within the business community. The need for an efficient banking service quickly became apparent.