THE publication of the Woodsome Hall pictures referred to in the main Nostalgia story have stirred up much interest – but the dates given for the images have puzzled some of our readers.
Reader Austin Holroyd, of Almondbury emailed to say: “What splendid pictures of images of Woodsome Hall in Saturday's (February 6) Nostalgia spread.
“Unfortunately the headings were a bit misleading.
“The ‘nostalgic prints of people taking their pleasure in the scenic grounds of Woodsome Hall in 1850...’ were pictures actually made in 1850 but of people taking their pleasure etc. about 150/200 years before that – with a bit of artistic licence thrown in!
Let's face it the Huddersfield Railway Station was up and running by 1850; I can't imagine many passengers were dressed like the people in Woodsome's courtyard!
There are still quite a lot of these prints about; they must have proved very popular.
And reader V Heathcote, of Oakes, writes: “Are you sure the pictures of Woodsome Hall in the Nostalgia section of the Express & Chronicle are dated correctly at 1850?
Yes readers, you are absolutely right.
The answer is that although most of the images carried the date 1850 that was the date of publication in print form by the publishers and indeed not the date they depict.
I am happy to clear up this point and apologise for any confusion.