RICHARD Hirst, of Linthwaite, checked out the bus stop known as Fifty Steps on Manchester Road and found there were actually 67 steps. He asked if anybody knew why.
Several readers wrote saying they remembered the steps from their schooldays - they led up towards Crosland Moor County School, which is now St Luke's Hospital.
Stephen Clarkson, of Netherton, lived in a house almost opposite the steps when a child in the 1950s. He says there were 63 steps but they were repaired not long ago when the bottom portion collapsed into the cellar of an abandoned building.
Perhaps they became 67 during the repairs?
He lived in a long row of terraces opposite the steps.
"These were actually on top of similar houses below. Next to our house was a passage of stone steps which descended to that area where the outside loos were situated, as well as hanging ground for washing."
At that time, terraced housing stretched from the bottom of Pinfold to the junction of Blackmoorfoot Road.
The area where he lived had a shop and a pub called the Britannia and was a community known as Brierley Wood.
"I have not seen any mention of this name for a long time and wonder if this has now disappeared from the topography of Huddersfield."