Book Highlights Brockholes Past

An illustrated history of village life in Brockholes has been published by Brockholes Village Trust, Brockholes Methodist Church and St. George’s Church, Brockholes.

The book, ‘Bygone Brockholes; A Peep into the Past’, covers over 200 years of history in 31 pages of rare photographs, images and recollections. It covers major events in the history of the village, including the building of the village hall and two churches, local celebrations, the development and eventual closure of local mills, early railway connections, mining and the rise and fall of Hope Bank Pleasure Grounds – which, in its heyday, attracted huge crowds.

Copies of the book, which costs £4.95, can be obtained from Wired Coffee and Cake, 17 Church Street, Honley, GCHQ Hair Designers, 1-3 Brockholes Lane, Brockholes and the Rock Inn, New Mill Road, Brockholes.

The money raised from the sale of this publication will go towards the upkeep and improvement of Brockholes Village Hall, St. George’s Church and Brockholes Methodist Church and the work they do to support the local community.


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