Latest News from Brighouse Civic Trust

Older Persons I nformation Fair

  The Trust will be holding a stall at the annual fair, in Brighouse Civic Hall on Friday 8 November.   from 10.00 - 2.00   Our display screens will explain the work of the Trust and examples of some of our recent campaigns.   Membership leaflets will be available to encourage new... Read more

Heritage Open Day 2019

  This year's event will start in Thornton Square, Brighouse at 10.30 on Friday 20 September.   As usual, Peter Davies will lead a town centre walk looking at aspects of  Brighouse's history, and some  it's important buildings.   Hopefully access will be available to the Civic Hall where... Read more

Heritage Open Day 2019

  HOD will feature the usual Heritage Walk led by Footpaths Officer Peter Davies.   It takes in the canalside and associated buildings, the town centre, the 'hidden gem' of Brighouse, and finishes at The Rydings park.   The walk lasts approx ninety minutes and is free to all.   Starting... Read more

Events in June 2019

  Civic Day is on Saturday 15 June. There will be a stall in Thornton Square from 10.00 - 12.00.   Leaflets will be available and some examples of the work of the Trust.       A Blue Plaque Walk will take place on Saturday 29 June, on behalf ofThe Friends of The Rydings.   Starting... Read more

Plaque Restorations

  As part of our attempts to keep plaques around the town in good condition, the canalside plaque celebrating the improvements alongside the canal (opened by HRH The Prince of Wales) has been cleaned and repainted.   The blue plaque (2012) which marks the original entrance to Crow Nest at... Read more

Meetings in 2019

  Our meetings will take place on the following dates in 2019 -   12 March, 14 May, 9 July, 10 September and 12 November.   New members are very welcome. Read more

Boundary Walk Anniversary

  The Silver Jubilee of the Boundary Walk turned out to be one of the best yet !   Over fifty walkers took part in  the three organised routes over the Saturday and Sunday, and were rewarded with their specially designed certificates. The weather was ideal - dry with a bit of sunshine and... Read more

Brighouse Boundary Walk Anniversary

  The BBW - now a nationally recognised recreational walk celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year.   Three walks will be held at the end of September, so there is plenty of choice for local walkers. The route can be walked in two halves on separate days.   Walk 1 starts at 10.00 on Sat... Read more

Heritage Open Day 2018

  Peter Davies again led a successful heritage walk around the town centre on Friday 7 September.   Brighouse's hidden gem, the carved mayoral dias was made available to view in the Civic Hall, and Peter also handed out information leaflets about the buildings and places visited.   Other... Read more

2017 Shopfront Award

  This year's Most Attractive Shopfront Award was presented to Wildings Chocolate & Cake Shop in November.   Their window displays were particularly impressive, and although there was a strong selection of shops to choose from, Wildings were the clear winners.   Owners Roger and Sue... Read more

Heritage Open Day 2017

  On a decidedly unpromising day, eight hardy souls turned up for Peter's usual heritage walk.   A thunderstorm halfway round did not affect the walk, and again the mayoral dias at The Civic Hall was made available to view.   The stall in Thornton Square attracted some attention, and a few... Read more

Blue Plaque presentation at the Sun Inn

The Sun Inn gets a blue plaque

The latest of the Trust's plaques was handed over on Thursday 13 April 2017 to Carmen Booth, Manageress of the Sun Inn, Lightcliffe. One of the area's oldest Inns, the Sun was built in 1730 and soon became a notable coaching inn, serving the Halifax to Wakefield turnpike road - one of the first... Read more

Shopfront Award 2016

After much discussion, the winner of this year's Most Attractive Shopfront Award is Overgate Charity Shop. Their designer wear shop is imaginatively presented, creating a most attractive frontage to the Thornton Square area of Brighouse. The framed certificate will be presented by members... Read more

The Brighouse Boundary Walk 2016

This is a great chance to see some of Brighouse's beautiful countryside, on a guided walk that follows the line of the old borough boundary. The walk, part of the South Pennines Walking Festival, takes place over two days, each part approxiamately twelve miles in distance. Please... Read more

Heritage Open Day 2016

The Trust is again organising an event for Heritage Open Day 2016. Peter Davies will be leading a Heritage Walk around the town centre, and it will feature a special visit to the Civic Hall to view the famous mayoral dais - the work of famous woodcarver H P Jackson of Coley. The walk... Read more

Brighouse Civic Trusts backs local traders against new parking charges

Brighouse Civic Trust has backed a campaign by local traders to stop the extension of parking charges in Brighouse. For more information read the full article here Read more

Brighouse Echo Fund Application - Success

We are pleased to annouce that our application for a £750 grant from Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) for the purchase and installation of several new Blue Plaques in and around Brighouse was successful. We are currently in the process of determining which building to add... Read more

Brighouse Echo Fund Application

Brighouse Civic Trust has recently applied to the Community Foundation For Calderdale (in association with the Brighouse Echo) for a small grant to help continue and expand our work within the Brighouse area. If successful funding will be used to  - Purchase additional Heritage... Read more