Chris Helme - Brighouse Heritage
Brighouse and District Heritage Newseum Magazine - Is now available...

The new magazine is now available at the following outlets: Harrison Lords, Bradford Road; Kitson's Newsagents, Commercial Street; Kershaw's Garden Centre, Halifax Road; Colin's Newsagent, Hipperholme and Bailiff Bridge Post Office, Cooperative Buildings.

It is also availabe through this website in the on-line store and can be bought using PayPal. You can also purchase it by contacting me on 01422-205763.

The reports in so far indicate it has been very well received. A number of customers have ordered the first year (four magazines) on subscription. The magazine is £3.75 for posting in the UK there is an additional £1.30 postage and packing charge. For overseas customers please ask with regards to the postage. To order all four magazines for the year is £20.

I have had a limited run printed for this first issue, please don't leave it too late before they sell out.




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As a result of these changes you may experience some interruptions to our services.

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Thank you

Chris Helme

Brighouse & District Heritage Newseum - Get your copy on June 21

The first issue of the new 'Brighouse & District Heritage Newseum' magazine is almost finished and we can say that it will be on sale from the 21st June 2018.

The photograph is taken from Anchor Bridge looking towards what is now Thornton Square and was previously Holroyd Buildings prior to it demolition 1912 / 1913. This photograph is dated c1906. On the immediate left is the ironmongers John Francis Brown's. To a new generation of Brighouse residents from the 1980s this shop was known as Oddjobs. In this first issue we have the story from when John Francis Brown bought two cottages in Bethel Street and once he had developed them this was the business that many Brighouse residnets would come to know. The business grew rapidly once the business was moved to the familar Briggate site. The story ends with an interview with John Summerskill who sold the business in April and plans to retire.

Kathlyn Hobson's Dance Group - 1959

Here we are again in 1959 this time with members of the Kathlyn Hobson School of Dancing. These were just a few of the members who took part in a dancing display in the Parish Hall Church Lane.

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