Echoes of the past: Sharing images that must be appreciated

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With Brighouse market being in the news recently it is worth looking at this late 1950s photograph of the market area from the collection of the late Roy Black.

The stalls have long since gone, the building which was the Oddfellows Hall has also gone and the houses behind the stalls have been demolished and been replaced with the bus station and by-pass.

It’s thanks to people like Roy and other keen photographers both past and present that we can share these images of the past with you. I often see people snapping away with mobile phone cameras and they must take hundreds of what will often be special photographs.

Having recently got a new mobile phone I asked the sales person about these cameras. What do people do when the camera is full, do they download the images to another computer or have them printed to paper at a photographers in town? Interestingly based on the many customers she deals with most she said they just delete them to be able to take more.

She went on to say very few people who visited the shop where she worked downloaded the images to have paper copies made. The old and loved paper photograph album is almost a thing of the past. I wonder if albums are still being sold as much as they used to be?