'We're proud of our Brackenhall links'.A flashback to the fascinating past of a Huddersfield estate has revived memories for a former rugby star.
Malcolm Thornton Sir George Malcolm Thornton (born 3 April 1939), known as Malcolm Thornton, is a British Conservative politician. He was MP for Liverpool Garston between 1979 and 1983, when boundary changes led to him changing seats to Crosby - where he unseated SDP founder Shirley Williams , 49, now lives and works in Spain.
But the former Huddersfield and Dewsbury rugby league player is delighted to have become one of the stars of Our House, an exhibition that tells the fascinating story of Huddersfield's Brackenhall and its people.
The show is moving from Ashbrow Infant School infant school
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It will be on view at the Centre on Deighton Road, Huddersfield, from Wednesday, December 20, until the end of March 2007.
And news of the exhibition has reached the Alicante region of Spain.
Thornton, the cheerful little boy waving from the flier that publicises the exhibition, now lives in the Spanish sunshine.
"He is thrilled, if not a little surprised, to be featured in the exhibition," said Kim Strickson, of Kirklees Museums and Galleries.
Malcolm owns and runs his own building business in Spain, but is proud of his roots in Brackenhall.
As a teenage rugby player he played for Huddersfield Boys and Yorkshire Boys' before being signed up to play professionally for Dewsbury.
He had a brief spell playing for Huddersfield and went out to Australia to play before returning to this country to build up a business.
"He is one of my four prides and joys," said mum Bernice Thornton, who is still proud to say that all four of her children thrived growing up in the Sheepridge area.
The exhibition explores the history of the Brackenhall estate, which was built by Huddersfield Corporation in the late 1930s, through the stories of the people who have lived or still live there and with images and material from the Kirklees Image Archive, the West Yorkshire West Yorkshire, former metropolitan county, N central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county largely embraced the Leeds conurbation and comprised five metropolitan districts: Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, and Kirklees. Archive Service and individuals.
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A reasonable belief of the possibility of imminent injury or death at the hands of another that justifies a person acting in Self-Defense against the potential attack. and disappointment. In the end, it's a story of eternal optimism told by the residents themselves," said Kim Strickson.
The exhibition will be open for viewing Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm, Friday 9am to 5.30pm.