P. J. Spencer, motor engineers, has been established in Mitchell Lane, between the beck and the park, since 1976. The business was started in a former mill workshop cum weaving shed by Mr Peter Spencer, who died in 2001, since when it has been run by his son, Richard (pictured above), who joined his father after leaving school in 1985. The garage expanded with the addition of new premises on the same site in 1990. Richard’s mother, Jean, partners him in the business. Her parents, Richard and Beatrice Bradley, farmed at Beck House, in Low Lane. Peter Spencer’s father, John, was licensee at the Red Lion in Kirkgate.