A night on the town

FIRM FRIENDS: Happy days, and yes, they did serve cups of tea during the interval at Dewsbury Town Hall dances in the 1950s as this picture, loaned by Harold Laycock clearly shows. Pictured, left to right, Harolds sister Kathleen, Harold Seale, Derrick Jones, a very good friend of Harold Laycocks who sadly died in 1975, Norris Handford and Harold himself.

FIRM FRIENDS: Happy days, and yes, they did serve cups of tea during the interval at Dewsbury Town Hall dances in the 1950s as this picture, loaned by Harold Laycock clearly shows. Pictured, left to right, Harolds sister Kathleen, Harold Seale, Derrick Jones, a very good friend of Harold Laycocks who sadly died in 1975, Norris Handford and Harold himself.

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HAROLD Laycock’s memories of Dewsbury in the 1940s and 50s, which we published the other week, have created a great deal of local interest, especially among his contemporaries.

Over the weekend I attended an event with people who were teenagers at that time and Harold’s memories were the topic of conversation.

ADVENTURES: Pictured are members of the 7th Dewsbury Scout troop at their summer camp in Silverdale, Morecambe Bay. Harold Laycock is pictured second from the end on the left. The troop was based at the Wesleyan Chapel in North Road, Ravensthorpe.
ADVENTURES: Pictured are members of the 7th Dewsbury Scout troop at their summer camp in Silverdale, Morecambe Bay. Harold Laycock is pictured second from the end on the left. The troop was based at the Wesleyan Chapel in North Road, Ravensthorpe.

This week we have the pleasure of publishing more, including his memories of the many cinemas and public houses which once abounded in Dewsbury.

 

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