Huddersfield As They Saw It By Alan Whitworth, £5.99
Publisher: Culva House Enterprises, Linden, 10 The Carrs, Sleights, Whitby YO21 1RR
IT’S always useful to see ourselves as others see us and the principle can be applied to towns as well as people.
So how did people see Huddersfield?
“Some have had good things to say about Huddersfield and others have crucified us,” said author and publisher Alan Whitworth, who has delved deeply into the matter.
“When you put all the opinions together, they create quite an interesting perspective.”
Alan was born and bred in Bradley – and though he has lived in Whitby for the last 20 years – he was back in Bradley briefly to put his local perspective together.
Notably, Alan was the author of the History of Bradley, a book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bradley C E Infant School, where he was a pupil.
Alan is offering a signed copy of his book to the first person who can tell us who said Huddersfield was ‘plainly in a dark and pagan condition.’ Clue: he was a popular early 20th century playwright.
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