Memories of Dewsbury down the decades

Are you Dewsbury and proud?

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 1:49 pm
Enjoy these memories of Dewsbury down the decades. PIC: YPN
Enjoy these memories of Dewsbury down the decades. PIC: YPN

These photos turn back the clock to celebrate life in the town down the decades. They feature local landmarks as well as street scenes. READ MORE: 12 photos of Wakefield from the air during the 1970s

Dewsbury open air market with the station and town hall in the background in May 1947.
Dewsbury town centre in 1961. Is this the town centre you remember?

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The Dewsbury works of James France and Co. The company were the largest producers of carpet yarn in Europe and Asia. Year unknown.
A night scene of Dewsbury from Crackenedge in 1955.
Dewsbury open air market in May 1947.
Another photo of Dewsbury open air market in May 1947.
Maintenance work in Dewsbury town centre in 1962.
Dewsbury Market Place in 1947.
Members of Dewsbury Fire Brigade stand by a 22 year old turntable fire engine in December 1961. The fire engine saw service in Hull during the Nazi blitzes and was damaged by shrapnel.
Dewsbury Market Place and shops in March 1972.
Two trams pass over the River Calder on Savile Bridge in Dewsbury. Year unknown.
Market Place and shops with the Essoldo Cinema in the background in January 1971.
John Whifield pictured at Dewsbury station in November 1990.