BBC Look North picked up on the Alfred Bates ‘Tin Hat’ story and ran a short item in early June.
David Millichope of the Halifax Great War Heritage Society and David Glover of the Halifax Antiquarians were interviewed at (respectively) Willis and Bates’ former factory on Spring Hall lane, and at Warley Cemetery which is Alfred Bates’ final resting place.
Video journalist, Kate Bradbrook (the good looking one in the picture) put the piece together.
BBC Radio Leeds also ran the story as part of their World War One at Home series. This looked in more detail at the arguments that Alfred Bates should be given some of the credit for ‘inventing’ the ‘tin hat’ along with John Leopold Brodie who is usually linked to it.The story can be found on their website at this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01xtzns.