Historic Brighouse

Historic Brighouse

See Brookfoot village

Approaching Brighouse from Brookfoot and Elland direction

Football Inn 


Now we'll approach Brighouse from the Hipperholme direction

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

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount again leading onto Commercial Street (right of picture)


Commercial Street

J Lawson - 19 Commercial Street

Ring-o-Bells at 57 Commercial Street

George Hotel Commercial Street

Eastmans - King Street

Old Malt Kiln

Brighouse Town Hall 

Duke of York Inn

Brighouse towards Rastrick

Leaving Brighouse towards Rastrick Common

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. We would be stood underneath the viaduct facing towards Brighouse here.

Thornhill Arms, Rastrick 


Now we'll leave Brighouse towards Bailiff Bridge

Bradford Road opposite Wellholme Park.


Huddersfield Road

Blakeboroughs main entrance

Looking up Huddersfield Road from Brighouse

Brighouse Train Station

River Street - off Birds Royd Lane


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 www.phoenixfm.co.uk )

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.



Norwood Green to Anchor Pitt rail line across River Calder

Anyone interested in early Brighouse history should take a look at this excellent book https://archive.org/details/historyofbrighou00turn


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