History

Around Brighouse and Some of It's History Do You Remember?

Welcome to Around Brighouse and its Past,

Was Brighouse at one time a Boozers Dream?

Around Brighouse was at one time a Boozers Dream with almost a Pub on every street corner, some of these were iconic institutions and landmark, at one time they were the directional ‘Sat Nav’ of the past were nearly everyone gave you the driving directions by pubs like “turn left at the Dog N Gun then past the Gold Lion and turn right at the Black Bull and it’s just past there” which long lost pubs do you remember Around Brighouse. Find Out More.

Remember the old Brighouse Co-op’s

Remember the old Co-op’s at one time it seemed there was one on every street corner Around Brighouse, how many do you remember and what happened to these very popular ‘Corner Shops’? did you work in one of these former popular shops? Maybe you have some old pictures of these former Co-op shops we would love to hear from you. Read More.

The Brighouse Civic Trust

The Brighouse Civic Trust although not really what you call History! But it is strongly connected to Brighouse and protection of our Heritage and of course this goes hand in hand protecting and maintaining the historical Brighouse we would all like to preserve for our future generations.

Why not pop in to their Bi-monthly meeting held at the Old Town Hall Thornton Square Brighouse.

I am sure they will make you most welcome, this is very informal meeting may become a regular place to go even if you don’t want to get involved I am sure you will find it very interesting. Read More on the Civic Trust

J Blakeborough & Sons Ltd

J Blakeborough & Sons Ltd, at one time I don’t think there was a person in Brighouse who did not know someone who worked at this world famous Valve makers, J (Joseph) Blakeborough & Sons Ltd was how we all remember this Company who at one time employed over 2,000 workers. Read More About This Former Brighouse Engineering Company.

T. F. Firth & Company

T. F. Firths Carpet makers of Bailiff Bridge Brighouse, were more of an institution for thousands of people than just a carpet mill in Bailiff Bridge which should have perhaps been renamed Firth Bridge? Why not find out all about this great company and how they changed not only the world of carpet making but Bailiff Bridge and all Around Brighouse? Click Here To Read More About This Great Company.

THE BLACKPOOL OF BRIGHOUSE

Hove Edge. Once was not only a vast mining village but also the Blackpool of Brighouse and West Yorkshire, where thousands of people would descend on this small West Yorkshire Village with it’s amazing rides and attractions which was at one time second to none. Click Here to find out more about this wonderland of Brighouse?

 

Old Ship Inn 34 Bethel Street, Brighouse (formerly the Prince of Wales)

The Old Ship Inn (Prince of Wales) was built using timber from the 1858 ship of the line HMS Donegal which was believed to be a 101 Gun Ship and thought to be one of the groups of ships that was credited with the capture of the CSS Shenandoah. Please click here to find out more.

More to Come Soon Including:-

Wrights Brandy Snap.
Unfortunately I cannot get the company that appears to have a great History in Brighouse confirm their Details? So We may not be able to add their details sorry?

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