FEW could have told you in the first half of the last century where the King’s head pub was in Holmfirth.
This, despite the fact that the pub was then very probably the town’s oldest hostelry, the King in question being Charles I.
But if you’d asked for the White Door you would have been instantly pointed in the right direction – over the bridge at the end of Hollowgate and it’s facing you on Huddersfield Road opposite the Tollhouse.
In its place now is a small garden.
The pub was demolished in the 1960s. It is very likely its last landlord was one Walter Moodycliffe which brings us neatly to one of the subjects of last week’s Family History – an appeal by local historian Dr George Redmonds for details of the Moodycliffe family.
Austin Holroyd, who died last year, took the photograph above shortly before the pub was demolished and recalled at the time that Walter was from a well known Holmfirth family and was a skilled cricketer.