Brighouse and District Historical Society 2018 Programme

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The Brighouse and District Historical Society meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Brighouse Rest Centre, Park Row, Brighouse – except during the Summer, when they make visits to places of historic interest.

The group’s aim is to promote an interest, not only in the local history of Brighouse and district, but also in historical matters in general.

Founded in 1988, the group invites speakers to the meetings to talk on a wide range of subjects in a friendly and informal setting.


The programme for 2018 is as follows;

Wednesday 10 January 2018: Catherine Crossley, Wife of Titus Salt (Jr) by Pauline Ford
Wednesday 14 February 2018: Little-Known London (Continued) by Patricia Bell
Wednesday 14 March 2018: Great-Uncle Percy, Inventor of Cats-Eyes by Glenda Shaw
Wednesday 11 April 2018: The Low Moor Munitions Explosion [1916] by Mary & Geoff Twentyman & Barbara Reardon
Wednesday 9 May 2018: Stones & Stoops by Liz Hayes
Wednesday 13 June 2018: Outing: Bradford Cathedral
Wednesday 11 July 2018: Outing: A Walk in Rastrick
Wednesday 8 August 2018: Annual Dinner
Wednesday 12 September 2018: Dr Phyllis Bentley by Margaret Barnes
Wednesday 10 October 2018: Innocence, then and now by Ian Dewhirst
Wednesday 14 November 2018: Nurse Edith Cavell by David Glover
Wednesday 12 December 2018: AGM

Non-members and Visitors are welcome.

Annual membership: Adult members £9.00.

Admission for Non-members and Visitors is £3 per meeting.

The above does not include the summer outings which are charged separately.

For more information contact the Chairman Peter Goddard on 01484 716970 or email

Or the Secretary Peter Walls on 07949087981 or email