Some things about the news never change.
After travellers set up camp in several sites around Kirklees this year, angry housewives were also complaining about the issue in 1970.
The News reported the housewives were calling for swift action to remove them from camping on a narrow strip of railway land in between Batley and Morley.
Despite the protests, Batley Council refused to take action because they deemed the land to be in their neighbouring council’s patch.
Since the travellers had moved into the site, residents were complaining of an increase in noise levels, especially in the evening.
Barbara Adams, of Moorland Avenue, claimed her calls to railway police had brought no action.
She said: “It is disgusting. What are they using for toilets and fresh water?
“They are dreadfully noisy and we can hardly hear ourselves speak.”
Mrs Adams told the News many of her neighbours had contacted the police.
Annie Whisker, who also lived in Moorland Avenue, said: “What annoys me about the whole thing is the way we are constantly being fobbed off.
“No-one will take action to move them on. All they can say is that the matter is being looked into.
“The travellers are filthy and have no sanitation.”
A spokesman for the railway police told the News the matter was being looked into.