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Echoes of the past: When was the last time snow fell on Christmas Day?

When was the last time there was snow on Christmas Day? According to one website it was 2010. That is a year I, and no doubt many others will like to forget.No, not just because of the snow, but the freezing temperatures at night that were so low it froze the water outlet pipe on many condensing boiler systems. I was one of those and could not find any pipe lagging for miles around. ‘Once bitten twice shy’, as the saying goes, I already have mine just in case. Although the weather forecasters say the chances of snow this Christmas Day are very low. .... but they have been known to get it wrong sometimes.This snowy scene dates back to February 1991- 25 years ago. With children and parents making their way to school, judging by the bags they are carrying.

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The 1904 Christmas card from Henry Sugden

Echoes of the past: How far back does the Christmas card date

I received my first Christmas card two days into December from an old colleague from work. He should have received mine by now via the postal system.

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Great Yorkshire break: Comfort and joy at the Falcon Manor, Settle

Great Yorkshire break: Comfort and joy at the Falcon Manor, Settle

There’s something wonderfully comforting and uplifting about driving through those rolling hills of North Yorkshire that are “the Dales”.

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Sir Douglas Alexander. Nostalgia.

Douglas Alexander, teacher who became boss of the world’s biggest sewing machine company

A hundred years ago a Hipperholme man was president of the Singer Manufacturing Company, the world-famous sewing machine producer.

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Santa visiting the Brighouse Co-op in the 1980s

Echoes of the past: The Christmas countdown begins and a visit from Father Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is now really on - I suppose it’s an age thing now for me but once I see the television advertisements for the 1946 James Stewart film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, well, for me Christmas is now just around the corner. I like many readers have watched this film year after year and never get tired of it.

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Upper Bonegate, Dr. William Skeels house which sold and was the site where the Ritz cinema was built

Echoes of the past: The almost forgotten industries of Brighouse

In 2017 I will be starting a new project which involves the industry of Brighouse and its surrounding communities dating back to the arrival of the canal in 1760.

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The Sherlocks

Yorkshire Radio 1 stars The Sherlocks in tune with top DJ

Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks affirmed their Radio 1 status with a show in London with one of its top DJs.
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L to R: Adam Bowater, Henrietta Briscoe, John Turner, Abigail Mason, Catherine Mason and Mark Kirton

Echoes of the past: Are these youngsters still playing tennis?

Looking back to almost 60 years ago living on Stoney Lane estate and like most other lads from that time we used to play football in the street. We would put down a couple of pullovers for goal posts. In the summer it was a game of cricket behind the Stoney Lane shops using the council garage gable end to chalk the wickets on.

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Jeremy's owner Rachel Bray receiving flowers for their birthday celebrations

Good Times

It was a great night at Jeremys to celebrate their third birthday last Saturday with people entering into the spirit of the beach party theme.

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Norwood Green Hill

Echoes of the past: Changes to a snowy Norwood Green Hill

Norwood Green hill on a wintery day in the 1960s - things have certainly changed since this was taken. Starting from the bridge in the bottom of the photograph Spring Garden’s to the left just over the bridge appears not as it is today.

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Elland aerial late 1960s

Bird’s-eye view: Elland

It is just 50 years since plans for the latest stage of the mammoth rebuilding of Elland town centre were announced. This was Southgate phase 2 and in this picture work is under way in the centre right of the photo, an area bounded by Southgate, the town’s main shopping street, left of the development area, Huddersfield Road, Timber Street and Casson Place.

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This is Todmorden Angling Clubs national championship team in the mid-1970s. Standing, from the left, are John Lacey, Jim Newham, Peter Spencer, Tony Waterworth, David Nadin, Don Rainford, Paul Smith and Steve Mills. In front are Brian Emmott, Gerry Smith, John Higginson and Bruce Clark.

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This is Todmorden Angling Society’s national championship team in the mid-1970s. Standing, from the left, are John Lacey, Jim Newham, Peter Spencer, Tony Waterworth, David Nadin, Don Rainford, Paul Smith and Steve Mills. In front are Brian Emmott, Gerry Smith, John Higginson and Bruce Clark.

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Pulman story, Nostalgia.Pulman's depot in Horton Street, Halifax, 1970s.

John Edgar was killed in France and Cuthbert in Belgium. Their bodies were never found

Through the recent generosity of two talented Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax, white crosses ornamented with crocheted red poppies now adorn all the Great War inscriptions in the cemetery.

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Retro puds are all the rage

Retro puds are all the rage

For the Baba

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The Royal Albert building, pictured at a time when it was supported by fundraising

Echoes of the past: Helping the needy at Royal Albert Institution

The Royal Albert Institution was established at Lancaster in 1864 for the care, education and training of people who in a 1930 subscriptions booklet I have were described as feeble minded.

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The site of the Armytage Industrial Estate

Echoes of the past: What were the derelict buildings on Wakefield Road used for?

Last week’s photograph showing the Armytage Industrial Estate prompted an interesting email from local Echo reader Paul Marshall.

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How good does your food look?

How good does your food look?

Eateries from across Yorkshire now have less than one week left to enter this year’s Food Porn Awards and join the likes of Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti in Halifax, Ibérica in Leeds, Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian in Sheffield and Norse in Harrogate, to be in with a chance of winning.

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Molly’s magical journey

Molly’s magical journey

Being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be in the imaginative children’s show ‘Molly’s Marvellous Moustache’.

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This photograph was taken at Hove Edge Club in December 1991

Echoes of the past: Packed behind the bar at Hove Edge Club

I am sure regular visitors to Hove Edge club will never be able to recall a time when so many people worked behind the bar.

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