Brighouse Old Photos

Brighouse Old Photos

Excellent Presentations to view

I know many people enjoy looking at yesteryear pictures of their town and the following presentations are superbly presented accounts of a bygone era all of which are credited to Chris Helme. (view his profile)

You can also catch Chris presenting Sunday Bandstand  2pm / 3pm every Sunday on Phoenix FM 96.7 (Beyond Calderdale it is only accessible via the internet )

The fighting forties life in and around brighouse over 70 years ago (link)

The 1940s & 50s remembered (link)

Brighouse and christmas past (link)

Lightcliffe Cemetery and some of its residents (link)

Thanks again to Chris Helme for his permission to use the above presentations.

Below are a few more yesteryear pictures of the town.

This was the Joiners Arms, Hove Edge. The building still exists in the same block as the Dusty Miller,,but the pub closed in 1932. It was also the Post Office until recently.

Albion Inn at Lane Head 

Brighouse War Memorial in Rydings Park

Bradford Road opposite Wellholme Park.

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount again

Ring-o-Bells on Commercial Street

George Hotel Commercial Street

Brighouse Town Hall 

Blakeboroughs main entrance

Looking up Huddersfield Road

River Street - below Birds Royd Lane

1 Bridge End. Stood at the southern end of the bridge over the Calder. The pub closed on 24th December 1927. The building was demolished in 1933 when the road was widened.

Duke of York Inn

Thornhill Arms, Rastrick 

Norwood Green to Anchor Pitt rail line across River Calder

Brighouse Train Station

Anyone interested in early Brighouse history should take a look at this excellent book


Brookfoot House

In the 1880's a young Doctor by the name of Bodgan Edward Jastrzebski (later shortened to Bodgan Edwards) established a practice here in these cottages (number 138 Elland Road). He had studied at Edinburgh University alongside Arthur Conan Doyle and later went on to become famous as both a Doctor of some renown and philanthropist, receiving the MBE in 1920, shortly before his death. Edwards was highly intelligent man and in addition to his medical degree, he was a noted authority on ancient Egyptian civilization and an accomplished linguist. Heavily involved in organisations such as the Boys Brigade, St Johns Ambulance and the Scouts, he was also a founding member of a sudo Occult Masonic Order called 'The Golden Dawn', the membership was small and select, including notable scholars and writers of the time,it also had in their ranks a certain Alistair Crowley(the occultist,poet,novelist, spy etc

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