The Yorkshire market town of Batley lies 10 miles south-west of Leeds. Batley grew from its village roots in the 19th century, as the result of a booming textile industry. The scientist Joseph Priestley, who discovered oxygen, attended Batley Grammar School.
Today, around 45,000 people call Batley home. Friday is market day and the town also benefits from a healthy mix of independent shops and high street names in Commercial Street and the Mill Shopping Centre.
Local attractions include Wilton Park Butterfly House, the Egyptian collection at the Bagshaw Museum, the Yorkshire Motor Museum, Batley Art Gallery and the green haven of Oakwell Hall Country Park. There's also a swimming bath and leisure centre.
Batley is famous for its variety club and its rugby league team, Batley Bulldogs. Local business Fox's Biscuits has been going since 1853 and continues to provide employment.