THE hunt is on for Huddersfield town centre's oldest road.
One nomination to start us off comes from Brian Hollingworth of Salendine Nook, who worked in the 1950s for a company at Crown Works, Brook Street.
The company was formed long before the era of snappy titles like Norweb or Eon or Telewest.
It was called Electrical Installations and Motor Rewinds Ltd.
A clue there, I would have thought, to the nature of its operations.
Crown Works was a large three- or four-storeyed building whose main occupants were John Beevers Uniform Manufacturers.
Most of the area is now under the Tesco supermarket.
"Behind the building was a stone cobbled road that ran between the large block of buildings and the single storey buildings that were used for repair workshops, cable stores and shops for rewinding electric motors," said Mr Hollingworth.
"In the large block there were cellars that could have been underdwellings at one time, but by the 1950s were being used for the fabrication of switchboard frames."
A wall had been built at the end of the road, cutting it off from what was then Northgate.
When Northgate was built, this cobbled road was probably split in two.
"I know that behind the then Trinity Garage was a road that was in the same line, and had the same kind of stone setts," said Mr Hollingworth.
According to him, one business started in the mid 1950s is still going strong.
Two lads, Bob Wood and John Wooton, started a business selling and repairing televisions and radios in the same block.
Mr Hollingworth was most impressed by John Wooton's ability to pick a six-lever lock with a pin!
"We had a great deal of work during my apprenticeship in the 1950s because so many mills were changing from steam to electricity, and with all the overtime at weekends we were quite rich," he recalled.
A word of warning to would-be oldest-road hunters: the cobbles of the now lost road may or may not be a clue to its age.
Scrape the surface of many a Huddersfield town centre road and you'll find stone setts.
A better starting point would be to locate the town's oldest existing buildings.