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Bread, jam and a cup of rosie...

Here’s a great recipe for a very homely rhubarb and raspberry jam courtesy of head chef Darren Parkinson and his team at the Shibden Mill Inn. For more recipes go to http://www.shibdenmillinn.com/recipe-of-the-month

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Brighouse and Rastrick band when they were crowned BBC Band of the Year

Echoes of the past: 1968 was a great year for local brass

Brighouse and Rastrick band have had many contesting successes over the years which has often led to the band marching through the town centre to a civic reception at the town hall in Thornton Square.

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Youngsters from Field Lane taking part in VE celebrations in May 1995

Echoes of the past: VE Day celebrations at Field Lane Primary

I heard a nice story a few weeks ago about a school in the Midlands from a friend who is a retired teacher.

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Free fun at the Orange Box

Free fun at the Orange Box

Singing karaoke, baking Easter treats, upcycling clothes and dancing and performing are just some of the holiday activities at Orange Box young people’s centre, Halifax, next week.

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The St Georges Day procession in 1991 making its way towards the roundabout at the bottom of Halifax Road

Echoes of the past: Brighouse enjoys St George’s Day

Almost another year has gone by and it will soon be St George’s Day again, when we remember England’s patron saint.

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Joseph Lawsons shop in 1885 was in what was then 19 Commercial Street

Echoes of the past: The life of a Brighouse businessman

This week I am taking you back to a plumber and glazier who had a business in the middle of Commercial Street 153 years ago.

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What a weekend! Your photos of sunny Yorkshire

What a weekend! Your photos of sunny Yorkshire

With temperatures exceeding 20 degrees at the weekend, Yorkshire felt more like the Med.

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Echoes of the past: Where is Shaun Callighan now?

Echoes of the past: Where is Shaun Callighan now?

Is it really now almost 28 years since what was then called the Trust House Forte Hotel, opened its doors for the first time in the picturesque Clifton village at Brighouse?

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Landrover Defender

Land Rover Defender is still a good investment.

IT is now over a year since the Land Rover Defender went out of production but forecasts then that the iconic vehicle would be a good investment have turned out to be correct and prices are holding up well and should continue to do so in the future.
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Were you one of the parents watching the swimming gala at Brighouse swimming baths?

Echoes of the past: Were you at this swimming gala?

Happy days at the old Brighouse swimming baths in Millroyd Street during the 1970s. A close up of the man in uniform stood with the boys at the side of the pool and the swimming pool lane markings would suggest this was a scout and / or cubs swimming gala.

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Sam Wilkinson standing outside his shop in Holroyd Buildings, which was demolished before the First World War and the open space renamed Thornton Square.

Echoes of the past: Brighouse decorator open for business

Look through your telephone directory, the free magazines, online for individual websites and the recommendations by word of mouth.

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Calling dads to the kitchen

Calling dads to the kitchen

I would say that my time in the kitchen learning to bake was either with my mother or grandmother writes Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax based caterer.

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Waiting in Thornton Square for a mens day trip out

Echoes of the past: Patiently waiting in Thornton Square

With not a lady in sight it looks as though the two vehicles seen here in Thornton Square are preparing and waiting for all their passengers to arrive for a men’s day trip out somewhere.

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Children not happy  with the sign on Summerfield Avenue in Bailiff Bridge

Echoes of the past: Unhappy children on Summerfield Avenue

There are a few sad faces here, after they discovered the sign saying No Playing of Games on the Grass or Avenue.

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210317 Gary Verity  from Welcome to Yorkshire with Judith Blake Leader of Leeds City Council  and  two of the Kaiser Chiefs  Peanut (left) and Simon Rix  at the Y17  conference at York Theatre Royal  yesterday(tues)

Big plans for year ahead are revealed

Yorkshire tourism chiefs set out their vision for events throughout 2017 which they hope will mean the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry enjoys its most successful year ever.

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Modern children have tried olives and quinoa before turning five

Modern children have tried olives and quinoa before turning five

Millions of modern children have already had their first taste of olives, hummus and quinoa before the age of five, a study has found.

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This Easter the clocks go right back at Eureka!

This Easter the clocks go right back at Eureka!

While most people will be putting their clocks forward this Spring, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum will be celebrating the Easter holidays by turning theirs way back, for a bit of Medieval Mayhem between April 1 and 23.

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Superb curry is made in a hurry

Superb curry is made in a hurry

The history of the Balti is tricky to trace, says chef Alasdair Nunn of RachAls Kitchen Ltd, the Halifax based caterer.

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VIDEO: How to cook the perfect steak

VIDEO: How to cook the perfect steak

It’s National Butchers’ Week and you’ve got yourself a quality cut of meat from your local butcher - do it the justice it deserves by cooking your steak like a pro.

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The photograph shows the junction at Cooper Bridge before the roundabout was built

Echoes of the past: Change at Cooper Bridge junction

Some readers may not immediately recognised this scene, certainly not as it is today. You could never have a man standing in the middle of the road with a child. With not a car in sight it is difficult to appreciate that today, this is the busy multi- road junction at Cooper Bridge.

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