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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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The building has been called Brighouse Civic Hall since 1968 after it was changed from the Old Savoy Picture House

Echoes of the past: History of Brighouse Civic Hall

The building we now refer to as Brighouse Civic Hall, dates back to 1866, following the formation of the Brighouse Town Hall Company.

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This photo of pupils at St Joesphs RC School was taken in 1993

Echoes of the past: Raising food for needy in Bosnia

Eight happy smiling faces at St Joseph’s RC School Hove Edge. These young people posing for this photograph are just a small group who are representing the school and its efforts in raising food for the needy people of Bosnia.

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Taken on Huddersfield Road bridge in 1985

Echoes of the past: Changes on the canal over 32 years

Taken from the Huddersfield Road bridge the property on the left hand side was built as part of the Victoria Mills complex. The whole of this group of mill buildings stretched all the way across to Mill Lane on a 2.5 acre site. This was a nineteenth century power house of industry in Brighouse. I would be very interested to see any photographs of the mill showing what it was like inside with people and or machines at work - if any exist.

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Commercial Street looking towards King Street, pre 1914

Echoes of the past: Brighouse before the car arrived

Judging from this pre 1914 image of Commercial Street looking towards King Street the biggest change from today is the absence of motorised vehicles. Whilst the cyclists appear to be keeping to their own side of the road, the pedestrians seem to be pleasing themselves.

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Colin Thrippleton

Echoes of the past: A tribute to Colin Thrippleton

Over the years I have received many telephone calls, emails and letters from readers who live in Brighouse. I have also received them from readers who are now expats. Brighouse folk who are now spread across the world, but have not forgotten their home town.

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Nando’s launch their hottest sauce ever

Nando’s launch their hottest sauce ever

Chicken chain Nando’s are to test the tastebuds of their local clientele, with their hottest sauce yet.

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Left to right; Tony Holroyd one of the bands B flat tuba players; Father Guy Jamieson and seated holding Tonys tuba is Janet Dunn the Project Rainbow co-ordinator at the church.

Echoes of the past: Special concert at Southowram Church

For our second photograph this week we are staying in Southowram with a special concert at St Anne-in-the-Grove Church.

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Left to right; Helen Whitehead, Vivien Pendleton (now Mrs Butterworth), Joan Firth, Dianne Gill and Arthur Heap

Echoes of the past: Memories of the Southowram Methodist Players

The Southowram Methodist Players - this November 1987 scene from ‘A Fish out of Water’, will I am sure bring back many happy memories for those who took part both on stage, and those vitally important people who do the backroom work.

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The Ritz Ballroom, brighouse

Axe hangs over ‘The Ritz’ in Brighouse after naming dispute

A naming dispute with a top London Hotel could see a renowned music and entertainment venue in Brighouse close its doors.

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Nigel Barden with Simon Mayo.

The voice of food and drink: Nigel Barden’s celebration of Yorkshire fare

Talking to Nigel Barden is like listening to a who’s who of the food and drink scene in Yorkshire. If he doesn’t know a food producer or restaurateur you get the feeling they aren’t worth knowing.

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Sadly charity stalls are a thing of the past

Echoes of the past: Charity stall outside Town Hall

It does not seem that many years ago that a Saturday would not go by without seeing the familiar charity stall at the back of the town hall in Market Street.

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