Monthly Archives: September 2015

British Muslims are losing the war against ISIL

image of muslims at prayer

Extract from Engage Dewsbury post on Facebook. In Feb. 2015, the tearful relatives of three missing British teenage girls publicly pleaded with them not to go to Syria and “do anything stupid,” like join ISIL, as was widely feared. “There was no sign to suspect her at all [of joining an extremist group],” said father […]

Maypole Dairy

image of the Maypole Dairy, Dewsbury

The Maypole Dairy Co., Dewsbury around 1910.   The Maypole Dairy was at 13 Northgate, and S. Hurwitz, Jewellers at No. 15 Northgate, situated where ‘the Timepiece’ is now, roughly opposite where WH Smith newsagents used to be. Approximate location of Maypole Dairy How things change.

New Picture House

a streetcar named desire poster

Visited the New Picture House on Sunday for a screening of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.  They don’t make them like that anymore! Check out the Events Page for future screenings – and other events happening in Dewsbury.  

Dewsbury Town Centre – 1975

Dewsbury Town Centre

Printed exactly 40 years ago in 1975 after re-organisation. The inside cover of the ‘Kirklees Street Directory’, strange what Kirklees say about Dewsbury………you would not think so today. All the shops are purely names from the past, Anne’s Pantry, Jessop’s Tailors, Jim Browns, Dunne’s etc. they were proper shops !!!!

Cinema in Market Place

Classic cinema, Dewsbury

The Picture House was opened on 12th July 1913. It was taken over by the independent Lou Morris Cinemas chain and modernised in 1933, re-opening as the Regal Super Cinema on 25th December 1933, when a Compton theatre organ had been installed. Taken over by the Union Cinemas chain on 31st December 1934, they were […]


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