Snapshot of workplaces

YORKSHIRE Post photographer Peter Tuffrey has been digging into his archives and produced a fascinating book Yorkshire people at work.

The book contains 225 pictures of people, in all types of industry, working in Yorkshire, some of which includes Batley.

There is a photo of Denise Saville with the pie ‘n’ peas her shop in Batley became famous for. I’m told the shop, one of the smallest in the country, was based on Hick Lane, next door to the Seconds Out pub, which was run by the former wrestler Jim Breaks. The book also reveals what was then the latest stage in the multi million pound redevelopment of Staincliffe Hospital which was unveiled in 1986.

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A third photo taken in 1978 shows staff on one of the filling lines where hundreds of litre tins were filled with Home Charm paints every hour at the Silver Paint and Lacquer Company’s factory at Batley.

The selection of photographs is enjoyable and also a reminder of how our industry used to be.


Firthcliffe Parade