Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dewsbury Market Place – Focus or Failure?

The Market Place is an obvious focal point for outdoor activities, events and performances in Dewsbury. Unfortunately, such events are depressingly rare and, these days, there is little attractive about the place to draw people in. It is directly in front of the Town Hall, providing a good opportunity to market the town, it’s a good […]

Dewsbury Park Mansion

The Park Mansion is the original name for what has been Dewsbury Museum since 1896 until late 2016.   With the closure of the museum and the potential sale of the building by Kirklees Council the community has come together to bid for a community asset transfer to reclaim a building originally bought by Dewsbury Corporation […]

The Ripper’s Story

photo of the mill girl statue in Dewsbury

A ripper and a rugby player – you can read about the figures standing in Northgate representing Dewsbury’s past in our post entitled Flirting with the Past.   But the human story that follows, told by a local resident about a local family, that emerged as the result of that post is even more fascinating. […]

The Pancake Dog

For more than 130 years since the 1880s the Pancake Dog has stood silently on the roof of the Howlands Centre, more recently out of sight from the street and tucked up against the back wall of the adjacent office building.  Not the sort of place from which to make an impact.The Howlands Centre building, […]

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