At one stage beer was 15p a pint and you could get four gallons of fuel (that’s 18 litres for the metric-minded) for £1.
The 1960s certainly had lots going for them and this weekend Brighouse will travel back to the era that brought flower power, Beatlemania, bell bottom trousers, hot pants and the first man on the moon - with everyone visiting invited to get groovy and dress up.
Brighouse Business Initiative’s 60s Weekend will include free to listen to acts on Saturday and Sunday plus a host of other events wrapped around the annual Food and Crafts Spring Market.
On Saturday night the Assembly Rooms welcomes Beatles tribute band The Cheatles. BBI’s John Buxton, said: “Last September they were so successful we thought we would bring them back.There are Beatles tribute bands and then there’s The Cheatles; a five-star act from the North West England. Their look is sharp and the harmonies are second to none.”
This is the latest event from BBI who already organise the 40s Weekend, the Canal and Music Festival, the Victorian Christmas Market and more.
“We can’t recreate the prices of the 60’s but we can give you the town centre entertainment for free,” said Anne Colley new chair of BBI. “There will be a parade of vintage cars and motorcycles each day and a St. George’s Day Parade on the Sunday afternoon too,” she added.
For full details of the event and the acts and timings please log onto www.visitbrighouse.co.uk or call 01484 711835.