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Brighouse is an industrial town in the Calder Valley which lies directly to the south of Bradford and to the north of Huddersfield and the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire's Bronte Country .

Formerly the centre of local mill and mining communities, the town of Brighouse is famous for being home to the Brighouse and Rastrick brass band and also an annual 1940s Weekend.

The town includes many interesting buildings, including a prominent grain silo which has been converted in what is claimed to be the country's largest climbing wall (pictured above left) and the an art deco style ballroom which was formerly known as "The Ritz" (pictured above right).

Exterior of Brighouse Wetherspoons, stone building in sunshine with blue sky above Interior of Brighouse Wetherspoons, showing balcony above bar and former chapel organ

There is also a former Methodist chapel which is now a J.D Wetherspoon's pub (pictured above) named after Richard Oastler, a local politician whose campaigns for improvements in conditions for factory workers earned him the colloquial title as the "Factory King".

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