The Last Word

Heptonstall postman Raymond Guy was the star of the show when "Have A Go," the popular radio programme hosted by Halifax-born Wilfred Pickles, was broadcast from the village's newly-opened parish hall in November 1964.

Mr Guy, who also bred whippets, told the audience that he walked 12- 14 miles a day delivering the mail: he had never been bitten by a dog, he added - but once by a horse!

Thanked by the Rev D.O. Foreshaw, Wilfred ended by telling the 200-strong audience that Heptonstall had been one of the most interesting places visited by the "Have A Go" team.Also in issue 13: Barbara Bruce investigates the mystery of Catholes Stone, 1905 is "That Was the Year That....." and the girls show their paces "Keeping Fit!" Plus there's all our usual features including "Dine with Duncan," "Around the Clubs" and book reviews.

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