The changing face of rural...Holmfirth

Discussion in 'A Spot for Members Photo's' started by Pete., Oct 25, 2017.

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  1. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    Aside from the wonderful architecture in the old photos it is fascinating to see how the people are dressed . The fact that children and men all wear Flat caps indicate , by the sheer numbers , that being a Hatter/Milliner in those days must have made you a very rich person .
     
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  2. Emma

    Emma Well-Known Member

    Thank you! These photos are amazing. I don't think any buildings here, locally, that existed in the 1900s are still around today.

    The photo with the cattle looks like one I took in Montana. I titled it "Rush Hour in Polson." No cars, but real cowboys on horseback, and cattle in the streets. Amazing.
     
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  3. captain clutterbuck

    captain clutterbuck Well-Known Member

    Wonderful photos Pete the most poignant one to me is actually the one outside Castle Motors and that simply is because that trench to effect the repair would have been dug by those men with good honest graft and shovels . I can see tubes running over the road which suggests they would have had pneumatic drill to break up the tarmac but what is done by JCB in a matter of a couple of hours at worst probably took them a day at least to dig out .
     
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  4. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much Dick,I don't plan on taking any more old photos though,it was just a way of showing around the town as is it today to people who may not get chance to visit,thanks again much appreciated.
     
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  5. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    Yes,thanks Marianna I didn't know.
     
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  6. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much Terry,it took me all day to take them and all evening to post them,but it's a great way of showing the town to folk who can't get here.
     
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  7. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    For those of you who have never been,this is the view on the steps looking down,and when you get to the top to Daisy Lane.
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  8. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    The long stone steps beside the Church next to Sids Cafe,taken 22 years ago and this morning.
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  9. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    Around the side of the library in 1990 and this morning,it was then,as it is today,the Holmfirth Methodist Church.
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  10. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    The bridge that we all know so well at the Sands recreation park in Holmfirth,the river is the River Holme,and Firth is an old Norse word for arm of the sea.
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  11. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    The Fox House pub in 1990 and still going strong today,you can't see it in the photo but about a hundred yards down the road to the left is Seymours cottage.
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  12. Pete.

    Pete. Well-Known Member

    I love this old photo,it's my favourite,it's hard to believe I'm standing in the same place,the Kemp umbrella shop has gone as have many of the buildings,and I'm looking straight ahead as was the original photographer at South Lane and it's distinctive niche that holds the town pump (thanks Marianna I didn't know)
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  13. maltrab

    maltrab Administrator Staff Member

    Once again Pete great pictures and a lot of work there compiling old and new,thanks for all your efforts
     
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  14. Marianna

    Marianna Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to the niche containing the town pump? Or have I missed something in all my hanging about near the South Lane & Dunford Road intersection. I lodge at The Rooms At The Nook, and the route from the guests' entrance to the street comes out nearly opposite to that niche, hence the "hanging about".
     
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  15. Pete.

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    Victoria Street at its junction with Huddersfield Road,the building with the triangular roof and three windows was my reference point for this,it's interesting to see that the hairdressers is still a hairdressers.
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  16. Pete.

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    This is the top of Victoria Street at its junction with Huddersfield Road,today it's a very busy junction with traffic lights,it doesn't look the same place,my point of reference for this photo was the chapel type building which is now a shop and the distinctive windows on the side,you cant see them on today's photo but they were there and it's the same junction.
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  17. Marianna

    Marianna Well-Known Member

    The plan is to convert the building to flats and to put a new block of flats on the open land next to it, with parking at ground level. Somewhere on the forum there's one of my posts with either a link or an image of the information that I found on the web.

    It's good to see progress on the original building. There was no scaffolding up when I was there in September, and the roof still looked in a very bad state.
     
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  18. Pete.

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    Looking down Victoria Street in the early 1900's,the bank at the bottom is still the bank,Charlesworths shop on the corner is now a newsagents and antique shop.
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  19. Pete.

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    A slightly later photo,it shows the front of Castle Motors the side of which you can see at the end of Compos lane,today it's a Holmfirth Mills shop. 3503f4f31db1396426034072431b7f19.jpg 20171204_102109-1032x581.jpg
     
  20. Pete.

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    The demolished Kings Head pub,just around the corner from Compos.
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