SHELTERS FOR AN EMERGENCY : Coun E Wrigglesworth of Hill Side, Park Field, Triangle (who attracted wide notice when he built his own house of concrete blocks some years ago) is now erecting a concrete shelter, which will be of use in case of emergency. The roof will be reinforced with old tram lines.
This is a curious little story from the local newspaper; the story of a man who sets about building himself a concrete shelter, “which will be of use in case of emergency”. The story only becomes interesting when you notice the date of publication – 25 March 1939. The prescient gentleman in question was Councillor E Wrigglesworth of the Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council. As far as I have been able to ascertain, he survived the war – thanks to his foresight and those tramlines.