Palace Bar + Flowers
By David Hammond
TOM MOSS stands in the doorway of his Palace Shop at the Beast Market, in pre-First World War days. Formerly Webster’s, the shop sold sweets, chocolates and tobacco. But Mr. Moss’s son-in-law, Wilf Ecclesby, recalls that the shopkeeper also supplied sandwiches for artists appearing at the nearly Palace Theatre.
Coming into Huddersfield on the ring road at the bottom end of town and turning into Kirkgate I must say what a lovely sight awaits both young and old.
I am meaning the Hotel complex. The building has been turned into a lovely sight with the Christmas lights that have been put up on the building thanks to the management of the hotel. You will gladden the eyes of kiddies and grown ups as well.
Visitors coming into the town or passing through must be impressed by the display at night. I hope that the hotel is rewarded by extra business throughout the coming year.
Broomfield Road, Marsh.
Music to their ears? Johnny Marsden adds to the music outside the Palace Bar watched by bar manageress Angela Hinchliffe and the Free Grammar jazz band Six Of The Best
2101121528 - Golcar Youth Band
240212701 - Celebrating Yorkshire Day at the Palace Bar on August 1st 1999. Free Yorkshire puddings were given to customers and passers by.
|2303121728 - Gerald from the County Pub talking to Johnny. Mr Hobson and Martin (Mosop)behind the ba||2303121701 - Sara, Heather, Derek, Mary. Happy smiling faces behind the bar|
|2303121710 - Bill and Angela||2303121714 - Bill and Mike|
|2303121717 - More smiling faces at the Palace Bar||2303121720 - More smiling faces at the Palace Bar|
|2303121718 - More smiling faces at the Palace Bar||2303121723 - Ken and Shirley with friends relaxing outside the Palace Bar|
|Above -Santo, Marko, Fiona and Johnny||Above – A young Tom Meradith stands on a
beer crate in the Palace bar to conduct the
Colne Valley Male Voice Choir
Below: Some singing in front and some
singing behind the bar.
The opening of the Palace Bar in Kirkgate has rekindled many memories for Jeffrey Elson.
The Palace Bar stands on the site of the former Palace Hotel and Mr Elson remembers vividly family visits to the Palace Theatre just across the road when he sat in the Gods alongside his mum and his brother and sister. "We saw all sorts of things. I've got a great affection for the Palace"
The Palace Bar has now started a theatre club which aims to take theatre fans to productions in the region.
|The first Palace Bar Theatre trip ready to go.||
New president of the Theatre Club with Johnny and Angela.
Scouts Post for Christmas
The Queensbury Scout Band with pictures taken outside The Palace Bar and in Kirkgate
Johnny and Joe presenting 2 flag poles to the Queensbury Scout Band outside the Palace Bar.
2003121750 - Summer 1999
Hocum performing in the Palace Bar
Palace Bar Promenaders
St Patricks Night in the Palace Bar
Bob and Jeans Ruby Wedding
Simon the head chef carving the buffet.
Ray and Jane Gorden entertain for Bob and Jean
Left Bob and Jean with family and friends dancing outside the Palace Bar.
Ciao Bella! The Pasta Mafia having a ball
in the Palace Bar 1995.
Some of those pictured are now grandparents and still live and work in Huddersfield.
The Huddersfield Hotel has proved to be Blooming Marvellous by scooping an award in the Yorkshire and Humberside in Bloom Tourism Award. The hotel was runner up to Castle Howard stately home near York, which won the top award with its 60 acre woodland garden. The hotel was praised for its 50 "eye-catching" window boxes at every window colourful hanging baskets, stone and oak troughs, and "attractive" column of impatiens and alysium, plus a butchers bike with basket of flowers.
Johnny and Joe said to come second to Castle Howard is not bad at all!
THE HUDDERSFIELD HOTEL, HUDDERSFIELD - Total Marks: 90
The enthusiasm of the staff at this hotel is to be commended. Their efforts in what might be felt as a difficult location are tremendous. The overall impression is excellent, with novelties such as herbs within window boxes for the cook's use and an old cycle covered in floral display providing interest for passers by. Their efforts even extend to the patrons car park with an array of colourful containers - well done.