About the Author:
Chris Helme is a local historian and tour guide who leads regular history tours around Brighouse. For 30 years he served as Police Officer and was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1990 for his service in the community. He has written eight local history books (two self published and six commissioned) since 1986. He has written a weekly nostalgia column in his local newspaper for over 30 years and has also written a number of articles for UK local and regional magazines.