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BIN SH GLEY ED OW ITI 201 ON 0! The Local Magazine for Local People

July ~ August 2010


Body & Soul | Homes & Gardens | Life & Leisure | Sport

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Editor: Angela Riches Production: Dave Riches Designers: Thomas Harvey David Dunne Advertising & Sales: Anglea Riches Contributors: Ron Bairstow Jon Richard Hairdressing Kathryn Hyde Jane Barber Juliette Kinsey The Personal Training Studio Jenny Barrow Brad Hinchliffe Bingley Show Committee

Issue 21 July / August 2010

Welcome Welcome to the first Bingley Show edition of Here & Now Magazine! We are really pleased to work in partnership with the shows organisers to promote this fantastic, local event while continuing to raise the profile of great local businesses who need your support by buying local from people you can trust. We are sure you will enjoy this latest edition as it’s packed with great reading and information about Bingley Show, how to stay healthy, lose weight and get the body you always dreamed of, plus tackling the sensitive topic of coping with relationship breakdowns. If you are on a mission to improve your home in readiness for the imminent property market upturn, then you will find the very best local tradesmen and businesses to help you do that within these pages. By keeping your business local you are using people you can trust, who can take you to view any jobs they have done, can provide recommendations and testimonials and will give you great value for money. Plus you are helping to keep local businesses trading through these difficult times. Here & now Magazines...put local businesses directly into thousands of homes and businesses, it’s everywhere you want your business to be, and if you don’t get it delivered, you can always read them online at our website Until next time...


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Are you on track to achieve your 2010 health, �itness and wellbeing goals? Helen Walker General Manager


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One of the major factors to making such a difference is the introduction of the MOT Health Assessment, as Helen explained, “There is no point in trundling through a fitness programme without knowing where you are going or what you are trying to achieve. The MOT health assessment is a great place to start as it gives a comprehensive 60 minute health evaluation with a qualified Wellbeing Advisor. We then use the results to assess your current health status and to identify opportunities for you to improve your health, wellbeing and quality of life.” This sounded very impressive and I made it my mission to find out more and experience the assessment personally. The session starts with a review of your health history, measurement of your height and weight to calculate your BMI (body mass index), and a measurement of your blood pressure. You are then attached to a device which gives an estimation of your aerobic fitness at rest, and your resting heart rate is measured while you relax on a bed. Your blood is analysed after fasting, for blood glucose and total cholesterol and this is where my own assessment made me take notice, as unbeknown to me I had a very high cholesterol! However, my wellbeing advisor, Kirsty Anne Cowling, was absolutely brilliant and explained how easy it would be to bring it to a safe level through making some

minor adjustments to my diet and exercise programme. Your waist and hips are measured in order to calculate a waist to hip ratio and finally a review of musculoskeletal history is taken. All of this information generates a personalised action plan geared towards your individual needs, and subsequent exercise programmes. Regular check-ins will chart your progress and improvements and help to keep you motivated. Following my own assessment, I was keen to adapt my eating in particular to bring my cholesterol under control and with their help I found this easy to do and felt so much better in myself.

The facilities at Nuffield Health at Cottingley Manor are second to none. Based in a beautiful old building, set in stunning landscaped grounds with a lake that is home to ducks and geese, there is ample free parking within the grounds, a day nursery for members and none members children, a members restaurant, fully equipped changing rooms (with lockers), a 25 metre swimming pool (swimming classes available), personal trainers, every type of activity class you can imagine from spinning to Pilates and Tai Chi! January this year also saw the introduction of a female and rehabilitation gym and a private Physiotherapy clinic also opened in February. Last word goes back to manager Helen, “I have been with Nuffield Health, formerly Cannons, since the year 2000 and as I come up to my 10 year anniversary, I am really excited about the changes here at Cottingley. Since becoming part of Nuffield Health we have been constantly changing for the better. Our existing members are thrilled with the developments and we welcome any past members to come back for a visit to see firsthand what we have done. My team are passionate about the difference they can make and the good they can do armed with their specialist training and knowledge.” My personal experience by Angela Riches - Editor





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May School of Dance and Theatre Arts Wins First Prize for their Float at Sutton Fun Day!


utton Fun Day is one of those local events that is fully supported by local people and there is always fierce competition to win the best float in the procession! It’s no surprise that May School of Dance took this coveted title with their wonderful display of colourful theatrical costumes and props. They also performed 20 minutes of high energy entertainment for the crowds and will repeat this at Cottingley Fun Day on July 10th. Want to dance? Want to act? Want to perform? May School of Dance and Theatre Arts is so popular that following their three week break in summer, they are adding extra classes to their curriculum to accommodate the demand from children and adults,

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It pays to enrol your children early and, as soon as they can walk, they can take part in Tiddly Tots classes. Parents also take part providing perfect fun and bonding time. Children’s Themed Parties are now really popular following the success of the previous features in Here & Now Magazine and dates are filling up quickly. To remind you, party themes include Fairies, Beach Dudes, Disco Divas, Cowboys and Indians, Superheroes, Pirates and Den Building for older boys. Each child has a great time dressing up and taking part in good old fashioned party activities, enjoying proper party food! There is also a well stocked party bag for each child to take home and all for £9 per child! Success Stories Congratulations to Lynsey Vincent, Rebecca Thompson, Sarah Whiteley, Jess Hall, Bethany Kent and Bryony Robertson, all leaving in september, four of who are doing further dance degrees at universities and dance colleges. Congratulations to Laura Williams who has just completed a 2 year dance degree in Sunderland. Congratulations to Billie Sendrowski who is attending SLP in Leeds. Billie is studying for a finishing degree to work towards becoming a professional dancer on cruise ships.

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The Story of Glenaire Garden Club –

A Dream Come True by Jenny Barrow


onsidering that only four years ago the land behind Glenaire Primary School was a bit of a wilderness, the transformation is amazing, and it’s all down to a lot of hard work and commitment from numerous parents, pupils, volunteers, outside providers and staff.

It all started in November 2006 when various members of staff, including the then Head Teacher, Mrs Naylor, together with willing family members, took part in ‘The Big Dig’! This event, led by Gail Smith, a Community Environmental Educator employed through HALE, involved digging over five beds to create an allotment area. The Allotment Club was then set up and ran after school producing such as potatoes, rhubarb, soft fruits, onions, salad crops etc; which were all grown and either given to the school cook to incorporate in the school dinners, or harvested at the end of the school year when delicious tempting treats were cooked by the children, and parents were invited to taste. After attending a course entitled ‘Creating a School Garden’, the idea of ‘The Wildlife Garden’ was born. This developed and grew into what it is today: as you walk through the gate you are greeted by a huge flower bed incorporating various flowering shrubs and plants, planted specifically to attract wildlife, together with herbs and beautiful spring bulbs. Nestled in a clump of silver birch to the back of the flowerbed and overlooking the school hall is Glen Bear.

Glen Bear is a magnificent chainsaw carving of a friendly faced bear, generously donated by G.P. Gill. Bark chipping pathways take you meandering past the willow dome, through a copse of rowan trees and then to the top of the wildlife garden where you will find a semicircle of wooden toadstool seats. This area faces into Midgeley Wood, which at this time of year is magically lit with a stunning haze of bluebells. As you follow the path through another clump of silver birch, sheltering beneath which is a hedgehog house, you then come across the newly planted mini orchard. These fruit trees were bought through the profit made from selling fruit at the KS2 healthy tuckshop, and it is hoped eventually to use the fruit on these trees to sell at the tuckshop – so long as the deer which have been seen very early some mornings, don’t steal them before they are picked! Walk a little bit further and you will see the pond which almost immediately became home to tadpoles and other wildlife, and a little further on there is a bird feeding station, regularly raided by the resident squirrels! The gardening club is well attended by a group of pupils who enthusiastically weed and water, plant and harvest. All the weeds, together with relevant kitchen waste and fruit peeling and used tea bags from the staff room, are put into clear fronted compost bins, specifically ordered from and made by The Cellar Project. Yes the dream has come true!

Wishing Well Private Day Nursery Achieves Outstanding Ofsted Report!


ucked away on Crownest Road is Wishing Well owned and run by Linda and Paul Dargan, who established the nursery 14 years ago. The nursery is in a former primary school and, because of this, there are lots of very spacious rooms, outside terrapins, three outdoor play areas and the children even have their own allotment area where they grow their own fruit and vegetables!

The nursery caters for all the children’s dietary requirements with totally home cooked meals, and consistently achieves the highest marks of hygiene with 5 Stars in the Scores on the Doors inspection. A lot of effort goes into providing the children with home grown and cooked meals and what they don’t produce themselves in their allotment is sourced from the local butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer. Most impressively, they even make their own ice cream for the children, ensuring only the purist of ingredients. At Wishing Well each child also has their own key person assigned to their wellbeing. This person greets the child each day on arrival at the nursery to settle them in, then is there to pass on information to parents/carers at the end of the session. Your child can attend Wishing Well from the age of three months in Tiny Steps Baby Room, which is dedicated to the special needs of babies aged three months to 20 months. They then progress on to Walkers and Talkers, a room for children aged 20 months to three years - continuing your child’s development through individual planning and recording their achievements through observations and assessments. Activities are set up to help children explore and experience as many varied opportunities as possible while building up their social interaction. The Three Plus Room, where children can start around their third birthday, continues with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, helping each child to develop at their own speed, extending the learning they have already achieved. When your child is old enough to leave Wishing Well to go to school, teachers from the chosen

school are invited to come and observe the child in situ at the nursery, and receive a full record of your child’s learning and achievements so far. There is an excellent interactive Website for parents to log on to, where they can access feedback forms and monthly newsletters so that all parents and other members of the family can be kept up to date with all nursery activities. All children’s care facilities, day care centres and nurseries are regulated by Ofsted, (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills), and are constantly striving to achieve the highest level of mark in all categories they are judged on. Wishing Well Private Day Nursery in Bingley are extremely proud to have achieved the highest rating of Outstanding in all areas, giving them a 100% score, something not achieved by any other nursery in the Bradford area! Wishing Well Nursery also has a very large on site private car park. So you can see there are many reasons why Wishing Well Private Day Nursery should be your first choice of care for the most precious little people in your life.

Nursery Education Fund available to all three and four year olds. From September fifteen hours per week FREE! Offering sessions of varied lengths and full day care 7.30am 6pm Call today for more information or to book an appointment to view these very impressive facilities and meet the team.

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plash Swimming Academy provides children’s swimming lessons of the highest standard to families in and around the Bradford area. We limit the class sizes to an absolute maximum of 4 children, and all our instructors teach in the water. We find that progression is far more profound, strokes are more technically correct and that the overall enjoyment of the lessons and relationship with the instructors is greatly improved. When children are in crowded classes, often very little individual feedback is provided. These classes frequently suffer from instructors teaching on poolside which can make it difficult for the children to hear and see the demonstrations, this therefore hinders learning and progression, and quite often the instructor is unable to provide stroke analysis on all the children. However, 1-1 lessons don’t provide enough interaction and competition which is why we find our 1-4 the perfect balance. With the individual attention we provide, you

will find your child is more confident with the belief to push their boundaries in the safe knowledge that the instructor is there to support and encourage them. This often results in the earlier removal of buoyancy aids and the child swimming distances unaided with the correct stroke. Our instructors initially focus on breaststroke with beginners and gently introduce frontcrawl & backstroke leg action and body position. We then progress the children through our distance awards scheme developing their strokes and overall water skills. Our summer intensive which runs 16-20th August provides a fantastic opportunity for new customers to experience what Splash has to offer. All term time and summer courses are held at St Bedes Catholic School in Heaton, Bradford with a duration of 30 minutes per lesson. Splash Swimming Academy caters for all abilities, and takes children from as young as 3 ½ years old.

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Bingley Show Myrtle Park Bingley on Sun 8th August 2010

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ith the last few weeks running up to Bingley Show, there is some good news; Ireland Bridge which has cast a shadow over the event for the last two years with the threat of closure on show day is re-opened in time for this year’s show. This will make access from the south so much easier.

The closure this last six months has been a real problem for people on both sides of this very important link bridge and everyone in Bingley, Harden, Cullingworth and surrounding areas will be glad the disruption is over. Although the show is a one day event, the fact that all normal access routes are available leading up to the show, and on the day, is very good news, as Bingley Show is extremely popular with people travelling from all over the region to attend.

The threat that Ireland Bridge might have been closed for the show day has meant there will be only a limited number of horses at this year’s show. This was the same for 2009 and by having a very varied programme in the main ring we overcame the problem with almost everyone agreeing that the organisers had put on a really entertaining day. This has made them confident that 2010 will be another great year for Bingley Show. New to the main ring will be a crazy clown feature, sure to entertain the kids and no doubt provide lots of fun. Then for older children the motorbike display team is

back. In the past this has been a popular spectacle and the noise and thrills will once again wow the crowds. Add to this the old favourites of the sheep dog display, falconry, heavy horses, and a riding for the disabled demonstration, plus many more attractions and it will make for a great day out for all the family.



t will soon be August, and time again for Bingley Show. I remember my school summer holidays with great pleasure spending hours with my mother looking around all the varied tents and exhibits, not realising the effort and hard work by so many people to put on this annual extravaganza. Indeed I only ever remember missing one show, having my wisdom teeth removed! I have been involved with showing stock, and organising the cattle and sheep for some years now, and have a totally different view of it, to those of my youthful expeditions to Myrtle Park. This year I will hand the reins to my 12 year old son, Harry, to show our sheep, with the hope of some prizes at the end of it! I am proud and privileged to be this years President, and the first to take over from a lady! The show, as you will see, is a family day for me, and I hope it is the same for all who visit, with a little bit of something for everyone. Once again there will be no show jumping, but there will be a wide and varied programme of attractions through the day in the main ring from a Cattle parade to a stunt show, as well as thousands of exhibits including a cat section which is the only one still held in a tent at an agricultural show anywhere! I look forward to welcoming you all to Myrtle Park on Sunday 8th August for a great FAMILY day out. Martin Preston, President

Main Ring Attractions Airedale Beagles Bingley Harriers Cattle Parade Hawk and Vulture Display Heavy Horses Display Riding for the Disabled Sheep Dog display Tractor Parade Vintage Car Parade

HANDICRAFTS Whatever your domestic hobby is you will no doubt find a section in the handicrafts section to enter, so if Jam, Cakes, Knitting or Photography are your hobby, try entering it in the handicrafts section, you might win a prize.

BOWLS For many years Bowling has attracted large entries to compete for the coveted Airedale Agricultural Society Trophy, it is hoped that 2010 will be another exciting tournament.

PET ANIMALS AND BIRDS Whatever your Pet is there is a section at the Show for it, be it a Canary or a Chinchilla check on our website for the appropriate section.

GREAT ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING By popular demand a local Brass Band will be entertaining visitors throughout the day in the bottom meadow

Don’t miss the fun and exciting diggers event at this years show with Dotty and Duggy.

The Show prides itself on catering for all ages, the younger visitors get great pleasure from the various Fairground attractions.

The ever popular Pulse Radio Road Show will be presenting Music, Guests and Competitions during the day

Feeling “Peckish” or Thirsty, Food, Drink and Ice Creams are plentiful with numerous Vendors around the Show ground.

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You can purchase Tickets before the day at: Kay Crafts, Local Newsagents, the Council Office in the Main Street of Bingley, Harden, Wilsden and Gilstead Post Offices. Other outlets to be published.


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A list of the 2009 attractions is below. In 2010 most of these attractions will return.


Bars Bird Displays Bingley Harriers Brass Band Bowling Cats Cavies Classic Cars Craft Displays Dogs Food Stands Handicrafts Horticultural Displays Ice Cream Mice Novelty Dog Show Pigeons Poultry Pulse Radio Pygmy Goats Rabbits Sheep Show Jumping Titan the Robot Vintage Cars Vintage Tractors

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requested that visitors to the Show do not cause parking problems for the Congregation of the Bingley United Reformed Church just off Main Street.

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orth Valley Young Farmers Club held its Local Food and Farming Exhibition on 8 and 9 May and sent out 12,000 free tickets to schools to encourage children to go along. The Exhibition which went ahead at the Bronte Vintage Gathering on Haworth Road, Cullingworth, took people on a journey

with ‘Mr. Sausage’ the mascot. A cookery demonstration was also provided by some of the Club’s members as part of the Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Bradford ‘Pass it on’ project.

most of our members are not from farming families, they are passionate about educating young people about where their food comes from, especially local food. Supporting local food networks is hugely important for the local economy, environmentally and for community cohesion, and we hope that lots of people had a fun and enlightening day out in the countryside.” The Young Farmers activities over the weekend, which also included sheep racing and Mascot Mayhem were being filmed for broadcast on ITV Calendar as part of ‘ITV fixers’. This project champions groups of young people who see an issue which concerns them and get stuck into addressing it. Sophie Ogden explained how this came about, “The members are very excited about the prospect, She commented: “Most of the groups that get chosen for the ITV fixers project are urban young people and the ITV fixers team were really keen to cover a story about some vibrant young people in the countryside. We hope it will show the Young Farmers Clubs throughout Yorkshire in a very positive light and increase membership of our fantastic organisation.”

from field to fork to show them where their food comes from and encourage them to buy local food. The event largely followed the format of the 2009 event which proved a huge success and taught hundreds of young people where the food they eat comes from. A variety of livestock was on show and visitors were given vegetable plants to grow themselves and were able to milk ‘Daisy Duke’, the Club’s own cow. A butchery demonstration was also given by the head butcher at Keelham Hall Farm Shop, who helped children to make their own sausages


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t is almost three months since Pickles Delicatessen in Baildon opened its doors to the public for the first time, and what a lovely success story this is turning out to be. Owner, Louise Pickles credits the wonderful support shown from the people of Baildon and Bingley and the many people from outside the immediate area who visited Pickles after reading about it in Here & Now. Two years ago, Louise from Baildon, started a petition campaign to save Towngate Rooms. Built in 1912 and a much loved historical building, yet the local council wanted to sell it as it had stood empty for many years, falling into a state of disrepair, but Louise had other plans and approached Bradford Council with a view to taking over the lease and transforming it into the wonderful Pickles Delicatessen it has now become. After ten weeks of hard slog, Pickles Delicatessen opened its doors to the public on Monday 26th April, with mouth watering displays of locally sourced fayre and good wholesome treats. Louise gets her meat, dairy, vegatables and free range eggs from local providers, this also includes dried ingredients. Louise told us, “Not only do we source all of our products locally we also use environmentally friendly packaging which is compostable.” The decor and furniture has been very carefully thought out, and Louise has created a beautiful, rustic feel, making excellent use of the space on each of the two floors, with the deli downstairs and a spacious lounge and eating area upstairs. Upstairs you can while away the time with a snack, a meal, a coffee and homemade cake or a lovely healthy choice from the menu, all served to you by your friendly

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The latest products available at Pickles are summer cold pressed olive oils and vinegars such as Raspberry Vinegar and Basil Oil which is from Shipley and there is an increased selection of Gluten Free goodies. You will also find honey produced in Shipley, allegedly beneficial to hayfever sufferers. July sees the introduction of a Gourmet Sunday Brunch, served from 10.30am until 12.30pm which is expected to be very popular and Afternoon Tea has taken off so well that groups should book to avoid being disappointed. Now there’s even more reason to visit Baildon, making Pickles the stop off for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and to purchase all those local goodies for your tea!

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ear Reader, in reading these stories, I hope that you will have as much fun as I had writing them. I have tried to recapture the memories of my childhood and I hope that they will stir some of your memories and maybe let younger readers know about folks and places and happenings in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. Please remember, these were the days of the ‘depression period’ after the General Strike of 1926, but in spite of all that, we managed to enjoy ourselves, ‘as lads always will’! There’s been a reight lot of changes round t’West Riding, Not all of them have been for the best, And there’s not much you can do about them, only accept them, like the rest. But there is just one thing that you can do, That’s look back on how things used to be, And t’folks and t’places and happenings round Bradford, ‘bout 1923. I lived in an industrial village, where a street, met a street, met a street, Hundreds of houses snuggled together, in rows all straight and neat. Houses full of friendly folk, and happy folk and miserable folk, Houses full of quiet folk, and lonely folk and nosey folk. But folk who stuck together, whatever trouble might be, You could allus knock on someb’dys door and borrow a mashing o’ tea. Working day started reight early, In fact it started in t’middle o’ neet. It started wi sound of Knocker-Ups clogs going clack, clickerty clack up street. Knocker-Up round our way was called Sally, It was a woman who got ‘em all out o’ bed, She didn’t need a stick with all t’wires at end,her clogs would have woken the dead! I used to wonder why a woman did this job, She was out in t’rain, hail and sleet, I used to wonder who wakened her up, or if she stayed up all neet. Soon t’mill buzzer ‘ud start to blow, you never heard such a row, It used to rattle all pots in t’cupboard, and all dogs ‘ud start to howl. And mill lasses ‘ud go pattering past, There’d be mothers and aunties and sisters, There’d be menders and blenders and perchers, and bobbing-liggers, doffers and twisters. Lifes blood o’ mill were these lasses, working from morning to neet, Allus laughing and joking, especially on Friday neet.


Then there’d be a lull till about half past eight, when school kids ‘ud go past in little huddles, Some running on t’walls, some playing tag, some jumping up and down in t’puddles. You’d hear them laughing and screaming in t’playground, till bell went, then they’d all troop inside, Quiet as mice; they daren’t say a word, or they got t’cane wrapped round their backside! Once again it ‘ud be quiet and peaceful, Women washing up or scouring t’steps, When suddenly you’d hear t’sound of iron clad wheels, and iron clad hooves on ‘t setts. Then it ‘ud start, the great procession, a colourful cavalcade, One after t’other they’d pull up t’street, owd hoss and cart parade. First one was always the milkman, with a reight little hoss pulling t’float, It ‘ud wander from one side o’ street to other, cadging sugar or a handful of oats. While Joe with his heavy milkcan, from door to door he’d sway, Shouting “Morning Luv, where’s your jug? Do you want a pint or a quart today?” He’d no sooner gone round t’corner, when a coil man ‘ud come along, Shouting

shouting “Rags and bottles and bones.” He’d come round t’corner; you’ve never seen such a sight, He’d be sitting, hunched up on his cart, You couldn’t tell where he finished and his smelly old rags did start! His hoss was t’oldest in Bradford, its back was bent like a bow, Its bones and its ribs all stuck out, And it moved reight painful and slow. Slow, we used to call it Lightening, but I’ve seen it move fast as well, That’s when it went past knackers’ yard, by gum it went like ‘ell! Trouble with hosses wass hoss muck, you’d to watch where you put your feet. There were piles of it here and piles of it there and piles of it all over the street.

Trouble with hosses was hoss muck, You’d to watch where you put your feet, There were piles of it here and piles of it there and piles of it all over street. “Coil, coil, two bob a bag.” In a sing song sort of song. He had a great big black stallion, puffing steam like a kettle on t’boil, No wonder it puffed, yon cart weighed a ton, piled high with its sacks o’ coil. Then in’t distance you’d hear somed’dy shouting, and you knew it were Raggy Jones, You’d hear him coming nearer and nearer,

I once asked a chap why he collected it; he said “To put on mi rhubub and flowers.” I said “Rhubub, that’s a bit funny, we allus put custard on ours.” Aye there’s been a reight lot of changes round Bradford, And I wanted young ‘uns to know,About folks and places and happenings Round Bradford, ‘bout seventy years ago.

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reputation as the place to visit to find the perfect shoes, sandals, boots, handbags, fashion jewellery and accessories, at prices that make it possible to wear the latest designs as soon as they come out, or even to buy your favourite styles in more than one colour! Janet stocks comfy, fashionable casual shoes by Tamaris and is proud to be the preferred local stockist of Skechers. There are classic designs by Lunar, trendy styles from timeless and highend fashion by Escape. Another favourite brand regularly stocked is Marco Tozzi and there is always a superb selection of classic and fashion bags, from the oversized ones for summer to the beautiful creations by Charlotte Reid. So if you want to stand out from the fashion crowd, look amazing in your holiday footwear, or complete that special occasion or wedding outfit with the perfect style and colour of footwear and bag...Shoobox in Bingley has to be your very first choice.

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Shipley Building Plastics Ltd are now well into their seventh year supplying local tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts, and they are proud to announce that to enhance the fantastic service they provide, they now have a superb new showroom and service area. Through their friendly and knowledgeable approach, Shipley Building Plastics have built a solid reputation for providing the very best in customer service and the keenest prices in the area. Their staff can assist any customer with any requirement, and they pride themselves on specialising in the sale of bespoke Rehau upvc windows, doors, conservatories, fascias and soffits. Their spokesman explained: “Our main priority at Shipley Building Plastics Ltd is giving our customers the keenest prices and best service possible; from the time they place an order to taking delivery, we keep customers informed every step of the way. We believe that information is of paramount importance in giving the customer that little bit extra - they know to within an hour as to when their order will be delivered. We are able to stick to this 99% of the time, the other 1% the customer is informed of what is happening at all times, especially as tradesmen don’t want to be hanging around waiting for materials.” Recently added products and services include Decorative Cladding which can be installed in about half the time required for tiling, and does not need grouting, and the Fibre Glass Flat Roof System. This superb product can be supplied in kit form with everything needed to deal with virtually every type of flat roof, and the product is guaranteed!

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Busy Times for Keighley Cougars Sorry it has been a while since we have written in Here & Now - it has been a busy couple of months here at the Cougars with matches coming thick and fast as well as off the field events taking place. Gary Fawcett, Graham Kemp and Neil Cullen are the new directors of the Club, each with their own active roles and responsibilities. Gary Fawcett is the Club’s new Chairman and looks after the business management, marketing and commercial side things. Graham Kemp is the new Community director and will oversee the Community Cougars Foundation Andrew Phillips is the Company Secretary and looks over the finance and football management. Neil Cullen is the new Hospitality and Complex director. We held a Question and Answer Night which gave the fans a chance to meet the new directors and find out their plans for the Club. This was a great opportunity for both the fans and the directors to meet and discuss the Clubs future. Following the success of the Q&A night we are holding regular fan forums on an evening to discuss ideas surrounding the Club such as how to increase crowd attendances. The fans are always coming up with ideas to help the Club improve, which is always great. We have recently launched the Sporting Chance Award which means all the young people on the Sporting Chance initiative can now gain an accredited award which is equivalent to an A*-C GCSE. This is a first not only in rugby league but we believe also in sport as a whole. The modules of the award are: democracy, coaching, healthy lifestyles, enterprise, safer communities, environment, education and employment. The Cougars Community Foundation continues to grow from strength to strength with 8,500 children engaged through Coaching, Sporting Chance, Reading Matters, Summer Camps and Performance Camps. In the Easter


The children who took part in the Easter Camp holidays we held our first rugby camp which 50 children attended. From the success of this we are holding two Summer Camps on the 26th-30th July and 23rd-27th August and a Performance Camp from the 9th-13th August which is targeted at established players. If you are interested in the camps please contact Dean Muir on 01535-606044. The success of the work of our development staff has been shown for the second year running in Champion Schools, Settle Middle School Year 7s and Settle College Year 10s have made it to the finals in London on Friday 27th August. They will then parade around the pitch at Wembley before the Challenge Cup Final the following day. A big well done to both the teams from everyone at the Cougars. The Cougar Prowlers have had a fantastic season taking part in festivals and tournaments all over Yorkshire and the District. They have really established themselves in girls’ rugby league. They are currently coached by our coaching staff Dean Muir and Tom Hall but we are looking out for another coach to help the team. The Prowlers are also looking for a shirt sponsor. If you are interested in joining the

Prowlers, coaching them or sponsoring them, then please call Dean Muir on 01535 606044. On the field we reached the Northern Rail Cup Semi Final in which we played Widnes Vikings. This was a fantastic achievement for the team who have never got to this stage of the cup before. In the league we have had some good wins against Dewsbury, Whitehaven and Sheffield - the Sheffield game was a real nail biter with us scoring in the last minute to win 26-27. The lads have done incredibly to overcome the minus nine point deficit and although we remain at the bottom of the league table we are not giving in and will do everything we can both on and off the pitch to stay in the Championship. We have seven league games left for this season and four of them are at home so please come down to Cougar Park to cheer on the team against, Featherstone, Toulouse, Whitehaven and Widnes. For more information about Keighley Cougars please log on to www. I look forward to seeing you all soon at the final home games of the season!

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Aire Valley Issue 21

Here & Now Magazine  

Aire Valley Issue 21