From a small hamlet and a bridge, the town of Brighouse in Calderdale grew rapidly with the building of the Calder and Hebble Navigation in the late eighteenth century, which led to the development of the town’s successful textiles industries.
Back in the 1960s, youth culture was something new, with the new music scene. young people wanted to have their own style, and in many cases to create their own individuality. But, along side these cultural changes some things did stay the same. In fact not all young people were prepared to have the new longer hair styles, if it meant missing out being in the newly formed British Legion youth band.
It would be over forty years ago when I was a police officer in Bailiff Bridge that someone asked me, ‘Where’s fountain gone lad…’.