As the years go by the face of Mirfield is forever changing. Look into the distance in the above picture; from the early1900's the
skyline is dominated by industry, the houses being grouped closely to these places of employment. The Waste Lane area of Lower Hopton was always thought of as a little bit of countryside out the back
door; many generations of children played in theses fields over the years and were sad to see them built upon. Take a look at the skyline now, the industry has being largely superseded by housing.
Mirfield has moved on from its industrial era into a new residential era for better or for worse.