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This is the second part of the reminiscences of John Hirst who was born in Ossett in 1921. It covers his time serving in the Merchant Navy and his time in the Russian Convoy. John is 96 yearso old and very active. His earlier memories are recorded in Part 1. It is a while since John wrote his memor...


John was born in 1921 in Ossett. Some time ago he wrote his memories of his early years living and working in Ossett and the surrounding area. He served in the Merchant Navy in WW2 and "Part 2" will cover this. He is now an active 96 year old and has been coming into Ossett Library to "chat" to me a...


This is not a drill.


As part of the 'Leeds is my Home' project, pupils of Leeds Chinese Community School have been sharing information about how Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated in the City and also reflecting on the history of Leeds' Chinese community.


Our stall for Weaving Ossett's History at 'Love 1940's Ossett' on 9th Sept 2017 provided an opportunity to learn more about some of the images in the Ossett and Gawthorpe Community Archive. Here are a couple of stories which people shared with us on the day.


Once the Youth Committees were formed and had developed a sense of understanding of their roles both as individuals and as a collective, it was time to start working with them to organise advocacy events. These events would form the basis of an advocacy campaign that would engage with the safe parks...


comedy horror were laurenzside an dangthatsalongname (it really is) are messaging each other. all of a sudden scott would feel like someones watching him hed look around an no one would be there untill....


Memories of the wonderfully named one-time holiday attraction, Sunny Bunces...


A short scene in Brighouse...


A Brighouse Bobby recalls meeting his first body in the canal...


A not so tall tale from the Angling Society of Brighouse.


Have to confess we blubbed a little at this one...do watch


We loved hanging out with Esme and hearing about her passions and her life. Here she talks about a picture which she loves, and a story behind it.


Based on conversations with Brighouse residents, writer Kamal Kaan takes an imaginative journey through the past...


What is this thing? What can it tell us about the people and places of the past? As part of my postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow, I have been working as a work placement student with Brandanii Archaeology and Heritage. Much of this work has been concentrating on material from archaeo...


Between 2003 and 2006 Wakefield Libraries & Information Services supported the BBC-led project 'WW2 People's War', which asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to the website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/. The following extracts are quoted from stories contri...


How Brighouse's ROKT Climbing Gym revivified itself following Storm Frank and the 2015 floods.


This is a short story by Barbara Gothard (nee. Lightowler) about what life was like for a school child during WW2 and how attitudes towards safety have changed since.


Over the last few years the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures has run a series of participatory arts projects to support marginalised communities to advocate for change in their lives. This story gives a flavour of some of the projects we've been involved with and where we are going with...


We went into the safe parks with a very specific goal: To educate the youths about xenophobia and to get them to engage with with this issue in their own communities. However what we found was that, yes, the youths were aware of xenophobia, but they felt that it didn't impact their lives in any sign...


This is about a story about about and a girl this falls in love with this boy but she doesn't know why this happens to him all the time you will just have to read to find out why


On Boxing Day 2015, between Storm Eva and Storm Frank, the rivers and waterways around my home in Bailiff Bridge started to creep upwards…


We are part of Bute Youth Forum and we have wrote a story about 2 sisters and their adventures through time.


Were Bute youth forum our story today is about some Some pirates that attacked a random cargo ship for no particular reason, (apart from all the real reasons)