This was certainly a big outing setting off from Scapegoat Hill around 80 years ago.

The photograph was sent to former villager Paul Jeffries who now lives in Worthing on the south coast by a friend who lives at Scapegoat Hill and Paul would love to find out more information about it such as where were they were off to and was this a regular trip.

Paul, 82, was born in 1932, lived on Chapel Street in Scapegoat Hill during his early years and attended the village school.

His parents Bertram and Minnie Jeffries lived at Scape and then moved to Hollin Hall a bit further down the hill and then to Golcar. Paul left Huddersfield at the age of 18 when he went to do his National Service in the army.

He said: “I remember queuing outside the Co-op at Scape with my mum and certainly remember a very harsh winter which was probably 1947 when the snow was so bad men in the village had to carve a passageway to the school through the snow.

“The snow drifts were so high up against buildings you felt you could walk out of the bedroom window straight on to it.”

From the fashions and the vehicles it looks like the photograph was taken in the 1920s or 30s in winter and perhaps the trips were organised around the village’s Co-op.

Paul has also sent two views looking across Golcar from Hollin Hall in the 1940s and another from 2005 to show how the landscape had dramatically changed.

Anyone with information should email or phone 01484 437761.

View from Hollin Hall looking Golcar in the 1940s
View from Hollin Hall over Golcar in 2005