Nobody was ever forgotten over the Christmas period

PASTIMES: This photograph, which appeared in my book, shows the old Staincliffe Hospital, which was built on the site of the old Workhouse in Healds Road, Dewsbury, a place feared by those who became destitute and had to go live there. Dewsbury and District Hospital now stands on the site, but part of the old hospital still remains in use.

PASTIMES: This photograph, which appeared in my book, shows the old Staincliffe Hospital, which was built on the site of the old Workhouse in Healds Road, Dewsbury, a place feared by those who became destitute and had to go live there. Dewsbury and District Hospital now stands on the site, but part of the old hospital still remains in use.

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THE festive season is over but for people like me, with a nostalgic turn of mind, memories of Christmas past will continue to linger until the last of the Christmas lights in Dewsbury have been taken down.

So much is changing in our lives and so many well-loved traditions going by the wayside, that Christmas is one I am determined to hold on to.

Ironically, in days gone by, it was the poor and destitute who looked forward to Christmas more than most.

 

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