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IN THIS ISSUE Carols & Christingles, What’s On Locally, Quirky Britain, Local History, Spot the Pension Scammers, News Updates, Recipes, Gardening - Winter Colour, Puzzles and more...

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Editor: Rachel Taylor t: 01422 372235 e: rachel@yourgolocal.co.uk w: www.yourgolocal.co.uk f: www.facebook.com/yourgolocal Go Local, Crabtree House, Hey Lane, Scammonden HD3 3FR

WELCOME ’Tis the season to be jolly and there’s certainly lots to be jolly about in the next few weeks with Christmas fairs, festivals and concerts. We hope our 'What’s On' and 'Carols & Christingles' guides will help you find the local events to get into the festive spirit this year. We're lucky to have a strong sense of community which was made evident in the many commemorations for the 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistice of which Sowood WI's contribution with the Poppy Trail (pg 25) was particularly poignant. Go Local has now reached its 14th year and I'd like to thank all our regular contributors, in particular David Glanfield for his local history articles and Chris Murphy for helping us understand the world of pets a little bit more, and to all our readers and advertisers too for your support throughout 2018. So whether you're going to be singing around the Christmas tree in West Vale or attending the Elland Light Switch On then from all the Go Local team we wish you a very Merry Christmas and here’s to 2019!

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Spot the Pension Scammers

CHILDREN & EDUCATION

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Kids Puzzle Spot the Difference

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Images of the Past Be Prepared this Winter

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Winter Colour

58 PETS 58 Foster, Love, Repeat 59 What not to Feed your Dog this Christmas 61 Big Surgery for a Little Rat

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Carols & Christingles Elland at Christmas Santa's on his Way RSPCA Plea at Christmas Victorian Christmas at Colne Valley Museum Golden Oldie Brian Scoops National Award Traditional Mummers Play in Elland The Unforgettable Cafe Give the Gift of Sight The Great War Poppy Trail Award Winning Home Care

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Recipe of the Month - Potted Smoked Salmon & a Vegetarian Option too! What’s on Locally Guide (cont. pgs 33 & 36) Christmas Postal Dates Christmas at Catch Mini Cryptic Crossword

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HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLBEING

Christmas Wordsearch A World of Beauty at Saks

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Quirky Britain - Yarn Bombing Index of Advertisers

YOUR COMMUNITY Local History Notes

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CAROLS & CHRISTINGLES Here's your local guide to Christmas carol services, community sing around the trees and Christingle servies for this festive season. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ELLAND  Mon 24th Dec 4pm Christingle & Crib Service. Join us as we build the Crib and tell the Christmass story. Midnight Mass 11.30pm. The First Communion of Christmass. Free Entry (retiring collection for the Homeless)  Tues 25th Dec 9.30am Christmass Day Mass of the Nativity. CHRIST CHURCH BARKISLAND  Thurs 13th Dec Carol Concert with Elland Silver Band. Admission £8 includes refreshments. Tickets available from Julie 07766 271574.  Mon 24th Dec 3.30pm & 5.30pm Christingle Services. Tickets available from 2nd Dec onwards. 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist.  Tues 25th Dec 11am Christmas Day Service. CROSSHILLS METHODIST CHURCH, GREETLAND  Sun 16th Dec 6.30pm Carols at The Star Pub  Mon 24th Dec 7.00pm Carols on The Green at the corner of Hoults Lane and Milner Lane. Followed at 7.45pm Carols on the Labyrinth, Cross Hills, followed by coffee and mince pies. 11.30pm Midnight communion at Cross Hills. CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL AND CAROL SERVICE AT PARK WOOD CREMATORIUM  Mon 10th Dec 7pm. There will be Seasonal Songs and Readings and an opportunity to add a personal message to the Memory Tree and light refreshments.

Also on  Sat Dec 8th 11-3pm admission by donation with something for all ages, including children's art competition. Refreshments available. Event supporting St Andrew's Church. Further details and competition entry forms from events@standrewstainland.co.uk ST MARY’S CHURCH, ELLAND  Sun 16th Dec 6pm Community Carol Service Carols by Candlelight, followed by Festive Refreshments. Free Entry.  Tues 25th Dec 8am Dawn Communion, Christmass Service 11am. Christmass in the Mother Church of Elland. Free Entry.

SOUTHGATE METHODIST CHURCH, ELLAND  Sun 9th Dec 4pm Christingle Service.  Sun 16th Dec 6pm Carol Service with Nativity Play (followed by coffee and mince pies).  Sun 23rd Dec 5pm Informal Carol Service followed by outdoor community.  Christmas Eve 6pm Carols for all the family; 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion.  Christmas Day 10am Celebration Service.

ST THOMAS’, GREETLAND  Sun 9th Dec 6pm Service of Lessons & Carols with The Greetland Academy School Choir.  Fri 14th Dec 7.30pm Carols & Brass with the Clifton & Lightcliffe Band, entry £7. Refreshments included. Pre event Pie & Peas in the Parish Hall 6.30pm £3. Please book the supper in advance email: buckley_p4@sky.com  24th Dec - Christingle Services at 3.30pm and 6pm (a choice of times!)  Christmas Day 10am Family Communion.

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, STAINLAND  Fri 7th Dec 7-9pm. Community Christmas Tree Festival. See the star themed decorated trees. Admission £6 includes light refreshments.

WEST VALE CAROLS ROUND THE TREE  Fri 7th Dec 7pm West Vale by the Christmas tree. A joint service with Crosshills, St. Thomas’ Church and Brooksbank School Band.

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ELLAND AT CHRISTMAS First up; it’s 'The 12 Deals of Christmas’. With 12 very special deals from businesses across Elland, a shopping extravaganza awaits this festive season alongside a wonderful opportunity to explore the town. Make the most of the many special offers - with 12 deals running for 6 weeks. There's a ‘shop local loyalty scheme’ where you receive special deals for January by collecting stamps. Collect your loyalty card and info on the deals by visiting local shops or keep an eye on your postbox as they’re being distributed to residents. Also running this year is the 'Bauble Bonanza' in support of Overgate Hospice. Local schools are encouraging children to decorate their own bauble, with vital donations raised for each one. These will be on display across Elland in different shops and venues to celebrate our town and welcome in the festive season in style. Christmas is a special time of year to celebrate friends, family, and community so come and spend a 'traditional festive evening' in Elland where there will be festive treats, music, performances, lights and late-night shopping. On  Friday 7th Dec 6pm-8.30pm on Southgate there will be a festive night to remember. Find more info at: @EllandPresents on Facebook. SANTA'S ON HIS WAY! Elland Rotary Club have just announced that Santa has confirmed his dates with them and he will be on his way to Calderdale with his sleigh. Christmas music will be playing to get you in the festive mood, as he visits a variety of supermarkets in the area. Children will be of course will receive a sweet treat. As the busy festive gets under way please take a moment to support the sleigh, as they raise valuable funds for Overgate Hospice and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Volunteers are wanted to help with the sleigh collections, if you can help please contact Ingrid Holdsworth ingridholdsworth48@yahoo.com All monies raised go to help local charities. Dates planned are as follows:  Fri 14th Dec 10am-4pm at Asda Thrum Hall;  Tues 18 & 19th Dec 10am-4pm Sainsbury’s Halifax;  Thurs 20th Dec 10am-4pm Tesco Brighouse;  Fri 21st Dec 10am4pm Morrisons Elland;  Sun 23rd Dec 10am-4pm Tesco King Cross and  Mon 24th Dec 10am4pm Tesco Sowerby Bridge. RSPCA PLEA TO GIVE HOMELESS ANIMALS THE CHRISTMAS THEY DESERVE The RSPCA are calling for to help give those animals spending the festive period alone in centres the best Christmas possible. Although the RSPCA staff work hard to make the animals feel comfortable, happy and loved all year round, Christmas is always hard as nothing can compare to the surroundings of a loving home and lots of treats. This year our local RSPCA hope to give the animals in their care the best Christmas possible, which is why they need your help by donating a festive feast in the form of a ‘Christmas Meal Ticket’. Tickets can be a personal donation; and make ideal gifts and stocking fillers. They can be purchased for £1, £2 or £5 from RSPCA charity shops in Halifax, Huddersfield and Bradford, or the RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax. You can also donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Christmasmealappeal or find out more at: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk 10

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YOUR LOCAL NEWS

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT COLNE VALLEY MUSEUM A Victorian Christmas with traditional fun and games can be found at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar on  Saturday & Sunday 1st and 2nd and 8th and 9th December from 12 till 4pm. A Christmas Market will also be taking place and mince pies will be available baked in our Victorian kitchen, whilst Father Christmas sits by the open range. Admission is free. The museum then closes from 10th December and re-opens on  12th January when we will be baking brown bread in our Victorian kitchen. Watch the team at work and buy some bread to take home. We will also be holding an exhibition of historic photographs, until 24th February. See Colne Valley in black and white from the Westerby Collection. To view the programme of exhibitions and events go to: www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk GOLDEN OLDIE BRIAN SCOOPS NATIONAL DELIVERY AWARD! Greetland’s 82 year old Brian Loughans was awarded Best Delivery Driver at the British takeaway awards last month. Brian, pictured with Kipling’s restaurant owner Mohammed Rafiq, received his award from celebrity David Walliams. When delivering a takeaway in Norland last year, Brian came across a stranded mother and daughter whose car had broken down. Her husband’s mobile was busy, so Brian braved the treacherous conditions to get the pair home and would you believe it, that was exactly the same house as he was delivering the takeaway to! The husband had been on the phone trying to find out where his takeaway was. That was certainly a wonderful coincidence and an extra special surprise delivery for the husband. Congratulations to local hero Brian who certainly deserves his award. Coincidentally Brian is also the longest serving deliverer for our very own Go Local magazines with 12 years service so far! TRADITIONAL MUMMERS PLAY AT THE FLEECE INN, ELLAND Every year, in the long days after Christmas, the mysterious Long Company perform an ancient Mummers’ play outdoors at venues around Calderdale. Supported by a band, the players arrive from the dark, clad in fantastic, ragged costumes and tall masks to disguise their identity; deliver the play by lantern light and then slowly disappear into the night. The play, which is free, lasts about half an hour and is followed by a session of tunes and songs (seasonal or humorous) inside the pub. If you can't make this performance at the Fleece Inn, Elland which is on  Sat 5th January 2019 from 7.45pm, then you can also see the play at The Golden Lion, Todmorden (OL14 6LZ) on  2nd January, The Hogs Head, Sowerby Bridge (HX6 2AH) on  3rd January and The Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden (HX6 4DF) on  6th January. For more information see www.ryburn3step.org.uk

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THE UNFORGETTABLE CAFÉ - CALDERDALE RETREAT, GREETLAND Our first Unforgettable Café at Calderdale Retreat was officially opened by the Mayor of Calderdale and his consort on Saturday 20th October. The café is held once a month for the residents at the Retreat, their families and local community. The café is dementia friendly, but we welcome anybody who lives alone and would like to come along for some good company, a cuppa and a treat. It’s open from 1.30pm till 4.00pm and is not for profit, but a donation of £2 per person per visit will go towards the unlimited refreshments served. The date of the next Unforgettable Café is  Saturday 15th December. We look forward to welcoming you. For further information please contact Kate Graham wellbeingsupport@calderdaleretreat.com or call 01422 311177

GIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT

Our aim in January 2018 was to collect 1000 pairs of spectacles from Brighouse and Elland and the surrounding areas, so we could send them to Vision Aid and help people of Africa to see clearly. With thanks to you all, over 3750 pairs have now been sent. Vision Aid Overseas, founded in 1985, has been helping, some of the poorest people in the world to see properly for over 30 years enabling people to access affordable spectacles and eye care. All spectacles are recycled, and the money is used to help provide eye-care in developing countries. With 89% of those visually impaired living in these areas, we need your continued help. So please seek out those spectacles from friends and family. Collectors are: Specsavers, Brighouse or Andrew Lomas Opticians, Elland. Or contact Father R.J Lindsay at 15 Lindley Road, Blackley, Elland, email:

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THE GREAT WAR POPPY TRAIL Sowood WI launched their Great War Poppy Trail on 4th November.

for rest and reflection.

Members worked throughout 2018 to research ninety nine fallen soldiers from Holywell Green, Stainland and Sowood, and to devise plans to spend fundraising of ÂŁ9000.

Silhouettes of soldiers have been carefully located, and long forgotten memorials are now sited for public view.

The soldier’s stories form seven memorial books to be gifted to the local community. Four walking routes take in the homes of the soldiers. Red ceramic poppies and blue window plaques with details of each soldier were offered free to residents of properties related to the soldiers. These can now be seen throughout the routes. Over twenty new red and black benches and picnic tables now offer an opportunity

A touching service at Stainland Memorial, was followed by refreshments and information displays at Sowood Community Centre and attended by nearly 300 people. Please see sowoodwi.com for more information and to download the walking routes.

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STAINLAND STAINLAND STAINLAND & DISTRICT & & DISTRICT DISTRICT PARISH COUNCIL PARISH PARISH COUNCIL COUNCIL

Stainland Holywell StainlandGreen Stainland Sowood Holywell Green Holywell Green Jagger Green Sowood Sowood Old Lindley Jagger Green Jagger Green Outlane in Calderdale Old Lindley Old Lindley Outlane in Calderdale Outlane in Calderdale

How can we help you? Stainland and District Parish Council has a budget to support and develop our local community. We are holding an informal New Year drop in for residents to come and chat to Parish Councillors. If you have an idea for a project or a suggestion for something that’s needed, we’d love to hear from you.

Grab a Grant Representatives from local clubs are invited to apply for a grant to support you in developing your work in our local community. Do you need some new equipment, money to provide training, or want to lay on a special event? Or would you like more information about how the Parish Council could support your organisation? Come to the drop in to see how we can help you.

Interested in being a Parish Councillor? In May 2019 the first elections will be held for 9 Parish Councillors to serve a 4-year term of office, in a voluntary capacity. Interested? Want to know more about what’s involved? Come to an afternoon drop in with tea, coffee and cakes for a chance to meet the current temporary Parish Councillors and have a chat about any aspect of the Parish Council’s work.

Sowood Community Centre Saturday January 12th 2019 from 2pm to 4pm Follow us on Facebook or visit our website for more information. Stainland and District Parish Council wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stainland & District Parish Council, Stainland Library, South Parade, Halifax, HX4 9HW Stainland & District Parish Council, Stainland Library, South HX4 9HW | Telephone: www.stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org 07368Parade, 244 203Halifax, Stainland & District Parish Council, Stainland Library, South Parade, Halifax, HX4 9HW | www.stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org Telephone: 07368 244 203 Email: hello@stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org | Telephone: 07368 244 203 www.stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org Email: hello@stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org Email: hello@stainlanddistrictparishcouncil.org

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AWARD WINNING HOME CARE Local resident, Catherine Haigh, founded The Care Collection to raise the standards of home care and transform the “social care crisis”. Catherine has over 20 years’ experience working across the whole care sector. During this time, she saw poor practice and lack of knowledge, with many care companies being run with inadequate leadership by people with no care experience. In early 2017, having reached a point in her life where she had the experience and knowledge to become a driving force for positive change, Catherine founded The Care Collection to provide a high quality live-in and hourly home care service. The Care Collection implements a model of home care delivery which is entirely client focussed, inclusive and responsive, enabling individuals of all ages to remain living in the comfort of their own home. Continuity of staff is key to the service they offer and they ensure their carers have time to care through minimum 1 hour visits.

Services range from support with everyday living including companionship, domestic support and personal care through to complex care. The Care Collection has recently been recognised as one of the Top 20 Home Care Providers in Yorkshire by leading independent review website, homecare.co.uk. Catherine commented “we are very proud to have received this recognition. There is a lot of negative sentiment towards the care sector and it is rewarding to know that we are delivering a service that the community can rely on and trust.” To learn more, please call 01422 887733, email us at office@thecarecollection.co.uk or visit www.thecarecollection.co.uk.

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH POTTED SMOKED SALMON

This is the perfect starter for the lunch on the big day. You can make it the night before and the recipe will easily double up if you are feeding a crowd at Christmas! Serve with toasted wholemeal or granary bread. INGREDIENTS 275g honey roast salmon flakes 250g smoked salmon slices, chopped 100g unsalted butter, softened 125g full-fat soft cheese 2 tsp creamed horseradish 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper Fresh dill sprigs and green peppercorns, to garnish Slices of toasted brown or granary bread, to serve DIRECTIONS 1. Reserve about 25g of the salmon flakes for garnish (cover and chill in the fridge until required). 2. Place the rest of the salmon flakes in a food processor with the smoked salmon, butter, soft cheese, horseradish and lemon juice. Process until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and process for a further few seconds. 3. Divide the mixture between 6 small ramekin dishes and level the surface. Cover and chill in the

fridge until required. Garnish with the rest of the salmon flakes, dill sprigs and green peppercorns. serve with toasted brown or granary bread. TIP Most supermarkets sell packs of ready-flaked honey roast salmon but if unavailable just buy readycooked smoked salmon fillets and roughly flake the fish, discarding any skin and fine bones. READY IN 30 MINUTES PLUS CHILLING TIME - SERVES

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VEGETARIAN OPTION - FENNEL, BUTTER BEAN AND PARMESAN DIP

Make in advance and warm through before serving. Serves 6. Hands on time 25 mins, oven time 20 mins. INGREDIENTS 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and quartered 6 whole garlic cloves in their skins, plus 2 garlic cloves, crushed 125ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp fennel seeds Leaves from 1 fresh rosemary sprig, chopped Pinch chilli flakes 2 x 400g tins butter beans Juice ½ lemon 75ml double cream 60g vegetarian parmesan DIRECTIONS 1. Heat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan). Put the fennel and whole garlic cloves in a roasting tray. Drizzle with a little oil, add a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper, then toss. Cook in the oven for

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about 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until soft and starting to brown. Remove and set aside. 2. Heat the 125ml olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the fennel seeds, rosemary, chilli and crushed garlic, then stir in the beans. Add 1 tsp salt and stir until the beans are coated in the herbs and spices. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves from their skins into the bean mixture. Add the cooked fennel and a squeeze of lemon juice, then use a stick blender to whizz until smooth. Add the cream and whizz again until well combined. Spoon into an ovenproof bowl, then chill in the fridge until needed. 3. To serve, grate parmesan over the top, heat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan) and bake for 25 min or until golden brown on top and bubbling at the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving with crostini and crudités for dunking.

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WHAT’S ON LOCALLY GUIDE HALIFAX SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY WALK  Sat 1st Dec 10.30am-3.30pm at Ogden Water car park HX2 8XZ to discover the wildlife of the area, approx 4 miles. Bring a picnic and a drink, all weather clothing and stout footwear. Free but donations gratefully received. Contact Steve on steve.blacksmith@gmail.com or text 07715 005379 if you need further information. Also please look at our Blog on Calderdale-wildlife.blogspot.com. Christmas Social  Tues 11th Dec 7.15-9.15pm at the Imperial Crown Hotel, Halifax. Conversation, archives, books and cakes! Non-members small donation.

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Church meeting room. Christmas Party Night, carols, games, quiz and supper.  Tues 8th Jan 7.30pm Speaker Angela Neal on "Comical Bits and Pieces". New members welcome.

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ELLAND SILVER BAND PRESENT THE SYLVIA GRAUCOB ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT  Sat 1st Dec Free event. Matinee 3pm (evening fully booked). Held at All Saints Church, Savile Road, Elland. Admission by ticket only from Kathleen Harrison 01484 717126 or from Whitakers Opticians Southgate Elland. ‘TIS THE SEASON’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT  Sun 2nd Dec 2.30pm at St Andrew's Church Stainland. Tickets adults £8, U12s free. Featuring Huddersfield Youth Brass Band. Huddersfield and Ripponden Brass Band.

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HALIFAX CHORAL SOCIETY CAROLS & BRASS  Sun 2nd Dec 6.30pm at The Victoria Theatre. For tickets ring box office 01422 351158 or see www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

ELLAND CENTRAL LADIES PROBUS CLUB  Tues 4th Dec from 9.45am at The Langdale Rooms, Southgate Christian Centre, Elland. Speaker Keith Barber with “A Trip Down Memory Lane”. Meetings are the first Tuesday in the month (no meeting 1st Jan). ELLAND & DISTRICT MENS PROBUS CLUB Tuesdays 10am at Elland WMC.  4th Dec ‘Wicked Men I have Known’ speaker David Cooper.  Weds 12th Dec 12.30pm Christmas Lunch.  Tues 18th Dec ‘Survival in medieval England’ speaker David Calverley. New members always welcome.

MEMORY LANE CAFE HALIFAX  Weds 5th Dec, 2nd & 16th Jan 2-4pm at Maurice Jagger Centre (opposite Halifax Bus Station), Winding Road, Halifax, HX1 1UZ. Our dementia-friendly café is open to all. Admission £2 inc. refreshments, activities, games, crafts & information. Contact June 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 ANGELIC ENERGIES GATHERING  Weds 5th Dec 7.30pm Relax and unwind with spiritual enlightenment & guided meditations. This month we’re releasing judgement & finding forgiveness to get ready for a harmonious Christmas. £10 entry inc.refreshments. Holistic Hangout, 68a Rochdale Rd, Greetland, HX4 8HE. NATIONAL TRUST SUPPORTERS GROUP, HALIFAX & HUDDERSFIELD  Thurs 6th Dec 9.45am, Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall. "My life in Saudi Arabia", by Heather Slater who worked in the Middle East for 7 years. £3 members, £4 non-members.

ILLUMINATING HALIFAX  Fri 7th-Mon 10th Dec free event at various times at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax Minster and The Piece Hall. All these venues are #2 lighting up their buildings in one mesmerising weekend of spectacular light. Square Chapel Art Centre’s copper building will come to life in a 10 minute light and sound spectacular, Halifax Minster has ceiling illumination and The Piece Hall will house a frosted Christmas light installation. See www.squarechapel.co.uk/ whats-on for times and details.

GREATER ELLAND TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD  Tues 4th Dec 7.30pm at Bethesda Methodist

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WHAT’S ON LOCALLY GUIDE ELLAND LIGHTS SWITCH ON  7th Dec from 6pm. See pages 6 & 10 for info. EXHIBITION OF THEMED WREATHS  Fri 7th/Sat 8th & Sun 9th Dec 11-4pm at All Saints’ Church, Savile Road, Elland. Various stalls and light refreshments. Admission free but donations welcome. Contact Angela on 01422 256259. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL.  Fri 7th & Sat 8th Dec at St Andrew's Church, Stainland. See pg 9 for more details. BRIGHOUSE & RASTRICK BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERTS  Sat 8th Dec at Central Methodist Church Brighouse. Matinee 2.30pm with guest musicians from Rastrick High School, tickets £12/£6; evening show 7.15pm £15/£14. Tickets from www.brighouseandrastrick.com/tickets or 01484 718835.

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FATHER CHRISTMAS’S GROTTO  8th Dec 9.30am-3.30pm A warm welcome will be waiting when visiting Santa in his special grotto in the Jungle Experience at Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB. Take part in a Christmas crafts session (children aged 3+) then visit Santa in his grotto and receive an early Christmas gift. All ages (no unaccompanied children) £8.50. A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION CONCERT  Sat 8th Dec 7pm at Halifax Minster (in aid of Overgate Hospice) by Halifax Rotary Club. See page 12. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN  Thur 13-Fri 14 Dec in Holywell Green and Stainland. See page 3. Continues on Pg 36

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CHRISTMAS AT CATCH It’s the season for indulging good food and drinks and spending time with your favourite people, so splash out on our delicious seafood specials and traditional festive favourites this Christmas. Dine with us during the month of December and enjoy our special Christmas menu and seasonal wine list. Thinking of Christmas gifts? You can now spread the love and treat family and friends to a Catch Seafood gift voucher. Available in £10 or £20, Catch vouchers can be used to purchase drinks and food any time at our Catch Seafood restaurants. Organising the office Christmas party or a get together with friends and family? We can help take the hassle out of Christmas, leaving you to celebrate in style with your nearest and dearest. Choose from our set Christmas menu or work with our expert chefs to create a bespoke menu especially for you and your guests. We can cater for large groups or smaller parties

at a range of occasions, from lunch or afternoon teas to a full 3-course evening meal. Book on a Thursday or Sunday night in December for 12 people or more and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco on us. Why not give the Catch team a call on 01422 310003 or pop in for a chat about how we can make your Christmas party one to remember!

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SNOW WHITE AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE  13th Dec - 5th Jan Come and join us for the fairest pantomime of them all this festive season with the magical tale Snow White at the Victoria Theatre Halifax. Box office 01422 311558

NEW YEAR'S EVE BARN DANCE  Mon 31st Dec 8pm Ryburn 3 Step at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse. Bring your own food, drink and friends and dance the New Year in. Tickets in advance £10 adults, family discounts - email: ryburn3step@gmail.com CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING  from Tues 8th Jan. Help Overgate Hospice by having your Christmas Tree collected for a suggested donation of £10. To book your collection call 01422 387121. BARN DANCE  Sat 19th Jan 8pm at Waring Green Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX. No previous experience necessary. Live music. Adm. £9, family discounts. For further info contact 01422 822569 or see www.ryburn3step.org.uk

CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS LUNCH  Fri 14th Dec 11.45am at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street, Elland. Please join us for a festive 3 course dinner, mince pies and a drink with entertainment all for £9.50. Coffee morning same day from 10am. Bookings Wilma on 07772 123058 or email wilma.m.paton@hotmail.co.uk. A TRADITIONAL CAROL CONCERT  Sat 15th Dec 7pm with Overgate Hospice Choir at Halifax Minster. Tickets £12 from www.overgatehospicechoir.co.uk & Harvey’s. STAINLAND LIONS BOXING DAY FUN RUN  Wed 26th Dec 11am A three mile slightly undulating course on public roads. Race starts & finishes at 1885 The Pub, Stainland which will be open for runners and supporters. Registration 9-10.30am. Entry £4 adult, £2 child, or £10 for a family of 4. Fancy Dress is encouraged with a prize for the most imaginative. Money raised to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

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COMEDY NIGHT  Sunday 20th Jan 8pm at The Fleece Inn,Barkisland. Christian Reilly (“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already” The Guardian) is joined by Belfast's Micky Bartlett ("One of the most consistently funny people I’ve ever worked with” Adam Hills) one act to be confirmed and MC Rob Riley. Tickets available in advance, ring 01422 820687. ELLAND LADIES PROBUS CLUB  Weds 30th Jan 10.30am at the Langdale Rooms Southgate Methodist Church Elland. Speaker will be David Glover & his subject is "Lives of Calderdale Women 100 years ago". COME AND JOIN US....THE LIVELY LADIES.  First Monday of every month 7.30pm at Cross Hills Methodist Church. Interesting and informative talks from guests speakers, hands on activities, crafts and days out. Contact bradleyjayne@icloud.com BRIDGE TUESDAYS  1-4pm & every weekday evening 7-10pm. Duplicate bridge sessions at 44 Prescott Street, Halifax HX1 2QW. See www.halifaxbridgeclub.co.uk or call 07714 307541.

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A WORLD OF BEAUTY AT SAKS Hello from Katie and the team at Saks Beauty Halifax - the first Saks salon dedicated solely to the world of beauty! Making our clients feel special, outstanding customer care and cutting-edge beauty treatments are what clients can expect when visiting our award-winning Saks Beauty salon in Halifax. Our expert team of therapists at Saks bring you the latest in advanced face and body treatments including Advanced Facials and Peels, 3D-Lipo, IPL permanent hair reduction and Microblading. And of course we love to get your glam on with LVL Lashes , Xen-Tan and Jessica gel manicures and pedicures. For our new customers, we offer ÂŁ10 off your first visit by downloading a voucher from our website www.saks.co.uk/halifaxbeauty. Pop by and say hello. We're in Halifax, located at 2 Albion Street. We look forward to seeing you soon. Katie and the team xx

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STAINLAND PHARMACY Providing all NHS Pharmacy Services to Stainland & neighbouring communities We can order & collect your prescriptions from all local GP surgeries. Free delivery available on request. Dispensing, Healthcare Advice, Medication Reviews Monday to Friday 9-6 • Saturday 9-12

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SPOT THE PENSION SCAMMERS Since new regulations were introduced in 2015 allowing greater pension freedoms, criminals have been targeting retirees, and those approaching retirement, in an attempt to fraudulently exploit the system. Figures published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show that victims of pension scams lost £91,000 each on average in 2017, with more than 30% of pension holders aged 45-65 being unaware of how to check that they’re dealing with a legitimate pension adviser.¹ So how do you know if you’re being targeted by pension scammers? Unexpected contact Unsolicited contact by someone offering advice on your pension is likely to be a scam. They may claim to be backed by the government, but no legitimate pension-related organisation or adviser would cold-call you. This type of contact could also be made by email, text, post or in person. Free pension review A common tactic used by scammers, and one that gives them access to a considerable amount of personal and financial information, is offering a free pension review. If you’re under 55 they may try to persuade you to take your pension early; otherwise it could to transfer your pension into a fraudulent or unregulated scheme. Releasing pension monies early If you’re under the age of 55, pension scammers may tell you it’s possible to access your pension early. This isn’t the case unless you meet certain, very limited, criteria regarding your health. Withdrawing your pension below the age of 55 will trigger a tax liability of 55% of the amount withdrawn. You may also lose your pension entirely if the proposed new scheme/investment plan is fraudulent or unregulated, and still face this tax charge. Higher/guaranteed returns One of the fundamental aspects of investing is that there are no firm guarantees. Scammers may tell you guaranteed returns at a certain 46

percentage are available, or perhaps that you’ll receive higher returns from the product they’re offering, but this is not the case. They may also say their investment strategy is low risk, but a lowrisk strategy is not associated with high returns. Time-limited offers Scammers can pressurise their victims into signing quickly, saying it’s a time-limited offer. They may even arrange for a courier to deliver documents and wait until you sign them. This doesn't give time to go through the documents properly. Tax loopholes Pension fraudsters might say they know of tax loopholes, or ways in which you could make extra savings on tax. There are no tax loopholes with legitimate pension arrangements. Withholding contact details If they don’t want you to call them back, have limited contact information, only a mobile phone number or a PO Box address, for example, you should cease communications straight away. Hopefully, being aware of the common tactics used by pension scammers, and when they’re likely to be used, will offer some protection, and help you avoid becoming one of the unfortunate and startling statistics. Choose a known and recommended local financial advisor to advise you and ensure you don't fall foul of the conmen! ¹ www.fca.org.uk/news/press-releases/regulators-warnpublic-pension-scammer-tactics-victims-report-losingaverage-91000-2017

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Musical Theatre Classes for 3 - 16 year old Three different classes are available: Dazzle Explorers, Diddy Dazzles and Dazzling Stars

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The classes are tailored to suit the needs and enjoyment of the children attending. We aim to build confidence in all aspects of life, help to make new friends, learn different theatre skills and how to perform on stage.

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RSPCA Animal Centre, Wade Street, Halifax HX1 1SN t: 01422 365628 w: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk

Every year around 1000 animals are admitted to our Animal Centre. Most animals can be put up for rehoming straight away, but not always. The RSPCA still accept animals which, for the following reasons, are not able to be rehomed immediately. ▪ Pregnant/nursing bitches and queens ▪ Orphaned puppies and kittens at weaning age ▪ Injured or recovering from an operation ▪ Stressed/timid, in need of socialisation ▪ Elderly A stressed animal, particularly dogs, do not cope well in kennel situations, and foster homes can

be the answer owing to the caring, comfortable environment. The behaviour of a stressed dog once in a foster home changes dramatically; and generally rehomed quickly once they become settled. No cost is involved as all equipment is provided by the centre; as well as any medical treatment. All we ask is for spare room, spare time and spare love, to care for our needy animals. To become a foster carer, you will be asked to complete an application form and a home visit will need be carried out. After your successful home visit, you will be added to the fostering list and will be contacted when a needy animal needs your home and love. If you’re interested in fostering, please do contact us; we have needy animals who need you!

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WHAT NOT TO FEED YOUR DOG THIS CHRISTMAS As tempting as it is to share festive treats with your dog, there are certain foods they shouldn’t eat and some are potentially deadly. So what should you avoid this Christmas? Turkey - is a rich meat that can disturb a dog’s digestive system, potentially to the point of serious illness. Some dogs may be fine with a tiny amount of white turkey meat but the skin is very fatty and the bones are a choking hazard. Chocolate - is one Christmas treat that needs to be avoided unless you buy doggy chocs. Chocolate contains theobromine - a compound that’s poisonous to dogs. Mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake - raisins are severely toxic to dogs, with grape and raisin poisoning being a common problem often requiring vet intervention to prevent further serious health issues - one of these being kidney failure.

Nuts - can cause severe gastro-intestinal issues with obstruction of the bowel being a particular issue. Some varieties of nut, including pecans and walnuts, can bring on seizures and should be avoided at all costs. Clearly there’s a case for watching your dog very carefully over Christmas. It’s all too easy to leave chocolate or nuts lying around, and they’re only too quick to take advantage of the fact!

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BIG SURGERY FOR A LITTLE RAT Rats are great pets. They are incredibly intelligent, playful and interact well with people. Contrary to most people’s suspicions, rats are actually very clean animals, so as long as their enclosures are kept clean you don’t need to worry about smells in the house.

A happy, healthy Twix

longer climb. Not only this, but a tumour of this size takes a lot of energy from the body, and so Twix’s body mass had dramatically reduced. Twix before her op

A rat can also be trained to do amazing things, if you look on YouTube you will see dozens of videos of tricks owners have taught their pet rats to do. To this end, if you are thinking of getting a rat then do make sure they have large enclosures and plenty of mental stimulation. They are generally very friendly little creatures and to this day I never been bitten by one! A rat called Twix was presented to me several weeks ago with the mass you can see on the photograph. It had grown steadily and although it had not impacted on Twix’s life initially, a rapid growth meant that she was now unable to use her back leg. This meant she had been reduced to dragging herself to get around and could no

Sampling of the tumour revealed it to be benign and so we decided to remove the mass surgically. Anaesthetics for small rodents do carry a risk. They will lose body temperature rapidly and so we have to take extra measures to keep them warm. We also do not have tubes small enough to get into their airways and do not have access to their tiny veins to give them fluids or give emergency medication. Twix’s procedure was also riskier because she was an older girl and quite weak with the amount of body mass that had been lost. We put her in a special box and anaesthetic gas was piped in. When she was asleep, we put a tiny mask over her face to continue to provide her with oxygen and anaesthetic gas. Due to her falling body temperature and the increased risk with longer surgeries, we had to work quickly to remove the mass and suture her back up. I am delighted to report that Twix did very well under the anaesthetic and made a full recovery. The photograph of her on my table was taken 10 days after surgery, when she was eating well and had put on 130% of her post surgery weight! She continues to put more weight on and live a full life again.

Twix after her op

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A drayman and children line up obligingly for a photographer in Saddleworth Road. The shop of Herbert Fox can be seen on the extreme right. This area is still known to some as 'The Adelaide', so named after the wife of King William IV. Images of England ‘Elland’ by Brian Hargreaves. Books are available online at Amazon and other websites.

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BE PREPARED THIS WINTER Do you recall the weather we had a mere eight weeks before the start of last year’s hot spell? The “Beast from the East” dumped snow across the UK. And we had to drive in it.

snow socks around the driving wheels of my car a viable, if short-term, alternative.

It’s said every year, but it is worth repeating: a little preparation time on your car will pay dividends if the “Beast” comes back.

When making a journey it’s wise to take the following: warning triangle, a torch, boots, de-icer, ice scraper and a fully charged phone, perhaps with spare battery pack. A tow rope and shovel too for long journeys or country lanes.

Check your vehicle’s lights work, windows are clear, wipers work, fluids are full, the battery is charged, and your tyres are in good and legal condition. On this last point you could consider changing to winter tyres, as they have proven benefits when the temperature drops below 5 degrees. Alternatively, I have found a pair of

If you must make a long journey, even via the motorway network, and snow has fallen or is expected, take a blanket and a hot drink in a flask. We have all heard the stories of blocked motorways, the resultant tailbacks and motorists spending a freezing night on the hard shoulder. Being prepared is the watch word in winter.

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WINTER COLOUR Despite the forthcoming winter weather, with planning and strategic planting your garden can still look gorgeous, with colourful plants to add interest to your plot. Dogwoods or Cornus are great winter stemcolour plants. Planted in a moist sunny spot, the crimson-red stems are stunning during winter, plus in autumn you’ll get red and purple foliage. To keep these colourful stems coming, cut them back to ground level in late spring every 2 years. Winter classic good looks come from hollies, either green-leaved or in variegated form, such as ‘Argentea Marginata’ with silvery leaf edges, ‘Golden Queen’ with golden-yellow leaf edges, or ‘Ferrox Argentea’ with silver-edged leaves covered with prickles! Some willows can be kept quite small, and have stunning coloured winter stems. For egg-yolk yellow stems go for Salix alba ‘Vitellina’, for scarlet-orange stems there is ‘Britzensis’, or Salix acutifolia ‘Blue Streak’ has purple stems with a slivery-grey bloom and grey buds. These stems also need to be cut back to ground level every two years.

perform well. The classic Christmas rose proper is white-flowered (developing a pink tinge as they age), and look stunning against the central cluster of golden-yellow stamens. The variety ‘Potters Wheel’ has flowers up to 10cm in diameter. Snowdrops in single and double forms look great planted in drifts or naturalised on a grassy bank. Buy ready-to-flower snowdrops in pots now, plant them out, and then ‘in the green’ in a month or so when you can get the bulbs, complete with leaves, ready for planting by mail order.

The ghost bramble, Rubus cockburnianus, a relative of the standard bramble, has arching white stems that look great in winter sunshine. In summer it produces sprays of small purple flowers.

Winter aconites have bright yellow, shiny petals and flowers like golden stars, and produce a superb display when planted close to and amongst snowdrops. Plenty of moisture without waterlogging is key.

Christmas Roses or hellebores, including Helleborus argutiflorus, have cup-shaped green flowers with prominent stamens, are tough and

Winter flowering pansies make a splash of colour in any garden, with just about every conceivable colour available. Even when struck by frost, the flowers soon perk up again. Clematis cirrhosa is a winter-flowering climber with yellow to white bell-shaped flowers and a delicate lemony perfume. The inner surface of the petals is delicately freckled, with variety ‘Freckles’ having the best dark spotting. The flowers last from early winter until the start of spring. Winter-flowering jasmine can be loosely trained against a wall for a great winter display of bright yellow starry flowers, and will remind you that spring is coming! Pippa Greenwood

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LOGS WONDERFUL LOGS to leave a 5-10 cm gap between the logs and the wall in order to achieve the best ventilation around your logs. Winter is the time for comfort, good food and warmth and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. So make sure you have plenty of logs available! Using firewood to keep your home warm in winter is a good alternative to central heating. A real log fire heats up your living room quickly and efficiently and saves plenty in your gas / electricity bills too! Storing your logs - if you are looking to stack your logs next to a wall or shed, make sure you leave plenty of space, as this will allow for air circulation. This is a very important step that plenty of people forget. Stacking your logs up against a wall will often result in wet logs and termites, as well as other nasty creatures. Try

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Halifax Glass Open to the trade and public

We are an established company that has been in business over 30 years, with an excellent track record for the best customer satisfaction in processing and manufacturing all types of glass for all purposes. We have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer. We believe in keeping the customers happy and providing them with products at a very competitive price. Our clients are always at the heart of our work. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to our customers and work collaboratively to deliver the best possible solution to meet our customers’ specific needs.

LARGE STOCKISTS OF ANTIQUE MIRRORS Glass Doors • Wine Walls/Racks • Double Glazed Units Mirrors – Antique/Bevelled/Grey/Bronze/Silver & many more Splashbacks - colour matching service to any colour • Glass wall cladding Float Glass/Patterned – cut while you wait • Toughened and Laminate safety glass Polycarbonate/Acrylic • Glass shelves and Table tops • Fire rated glass Balustrades & Staircases • Shower screens • Sandblasted – designs & logos UV Bonded glass – upstands/boxes • Greenhouse glass • Security glazing

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MOVERS WHO CARE • House & office: Removals and clearance • Local and national • Full packing service • Man & van • Furniture assembly • Free quotes & fully insured Vans are equipped with blankets, straps, trolleys, loading platform, sofa and mattress covers to protect your belongings. Please give us a ring for more info on 0800 0016670 / 07746 527570  E: info@swiftremovalsltd.com W: swiftremovalsltd.com Based Halifax

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QUIRKY BRITAIN Grab your knitting and take to the streets. Fluffy and lovable, ‘yarn bombing’ could be described as graffiti in sheep’s clothing. It combines the ‘matronly’ crafts of knitting and crochet with the maternal gesture of wrapping something cold in a warm blanket, with the objective of transforming the concrete and steel objects usually found in an urban streetscape. Lamp-posts, parking meters, bicycles, cars - even objects as large as buses and bridges - have all been ‘bombed’ in recent years. Yarn bombing (aka guerilla knitting or guerilla crochet) has become a way for artists to reclaim and personalise public spaces that might otherwise be considered unwelcoming.

A few years ago 104-year-old grandmother Grace Brett came to public attention as possibly the oldest street artist in the world.

The trend began in 2005 in Houston, Texas, when textile artist Magda Sayeg decided to cover the door handle of her shop with a knitted wrapping. Magda admits that at the time she had no idea of where her actions might lead: “All I wanted to see was something warm, fuzzy and humanlike on the cold, steel grey facade I looked at every day.”

As part of a band of ‘yarnstormers’ known as the Souter Stormers, she helped to decorate various landmarks in Selkirk, Scotland, during the YES Arts Festival, where yarn-bombed items included public benches, phone boxes and trees. Grace, who became a focus for media attention during the festival, told interviewers she thought the town looked lovely, adding: “I’m not bragging, but I’m quite pleased with what I’ve done.”

British artist Lauren O’Farrell learned to knit while recovering from cancer treatment in her twenties, and subsequently formed a knitting club with her friend. As her skills developed she decided to direct her energies towards becoming - in her words - a “squishy Banksy.” Lauren isn’t afraid of making big statements with her work. One of her early projects involved covering a phone box (displayed in Parliament Square as part of the BT ‘Art Box’ charity project) with a giant ‘cosy’. She didn’t seek permission to cover the box and admits she didn’t worry until the police asked her what she was doing. “We told them it was a craft project and we wanted to take a photo, and they let us,” Lauren explained to theartsdesk.com. “The fact that they did opened the floodgates. I thought, I could now do this anywhere.”

Yarn bombing has now become an integral part of many community events and festivals across Britain and its gentle, non-confrontational approach has also led to an association with a number of projects linked to mental health. In Cornwall “We are enough: the creative yarn bomb of love” is a project created to raise awareness of people who suffer with social anxiety. This year-long community arts initiative will conclude in May 2019 during Mental Health Awareness Week and the project reflects the views of many communities who see yarn bombing as the perfect way to convey a message of hope, positivity and kindness. By Kate McLelland

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

GROUPED BY CATEGORY ACCOMMODATION Cherry Tree Cottages

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ACCOUNTING & BOOK KEEPING Hardcastle Accountants 47 AERIALS Premier Aerials

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ALARMS AND SECURITY Calder Valley Security Halifax Security

100 99

ARCHITECTS Cave Architects

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ARTISTS & ART GALLERIES Mattorian 8 Studio 9 7 AUDIOVISUAL & ELECTRICALS Robertshaws 7 BATHROOMS Bridge Discounts Water Rooms Waxman Ceramics BEAUTY Saks Beauty

85 75 87 41-42

BEDROOM FITTED FURNITURE Clayhouse Interiors 74 The Halifax Kitchen & Bedroom Co. 81 Kingfield Bedrooms 76

CHRISTMAS TREES Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm Tommy Topsoil

104 15

CLEANING - CARPET & UPHOLSTERY Martin Cragg 87 Zebra Carpet Cleaning 84 CLEANING - INTERIORS Cleaner Ovens Diamond Home Support Park Lea Cleaning Spotless Ovens White Rose Cleaning

87 84 84 86 86

CLOTHES' ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS Kathleen Simnett Sewing Services 25 Jennings 23 COMMUNITY GROUPS / COUNCILLORS Councillor John Ford 22 Jacob Cook 3 Stainland and District Parish Council 26 COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Cass Technologies CURTAINS & BLINDS Jennings Soft Furnishings

50 23

DAMP PROOFING Protreat 82 DECORATORS Boswell Brothers DC Properties Decorating Services Michael George Decorating

73 93 91 79 38 32 34 2 29 13 30 34 32 33 29 35 37

BEDS AND MATTRESSES Elland Bed Centre

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BUILDERS Aloha Builders ChamPlast Darren Drake J D Jowett Construction

93 96 89 89

BUSINESS SERVICES Airlie Business Solutions

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CAR & VEHICLE SERVICES Bridgefield Garage CN Autos / Elland MOT Centre Elland Tyre and Exhaust Centre Ghost Installations Lambert Street Garage

64 65 62 63 63

EATING & DRINKING VENUES Bertie's at Christmas Cinnamon at the Mill Cinnamon Lounge Elland Craft & Tap Greetland Social Club Harveys of Halifax Moh's Indian Take-Away Rose Hill Manor Coffee Shop The Alma Inn The Barley Box The Booth Wood Inn The Catch The Fleece Inn

CARPETS AND FLOORING Longmill Carpets

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ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tezelec 93

CHILD CARE Greetland Private Day Nursery

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CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Dazzle Drama Academy

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ELECTRICIANS Ben Uttley I'Anson Electricals L Tyson & Sons Rise Electrical

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EMPLOYMENT LAW Delphi Law Limited

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EVENTS A Christmas Celebration Discover Halifax at Christmas Elland Churches at Christmas Elland Lights Switch On Santa Claus is coming Southgate Methodist Church A Tribute to George Michael

12 17 11 6 3 21 39

FENCING Colourfence Grafters Fencing Scott's Fencing

68 72 67

FINANCIAL ADVICE AND PRODUCTS Bespoke Financial Yorkshire 50 Brighter Financial Services Ltd 48-49 FIREPLACES & STOVES N Wallace Stoves Waxman Heating

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FOOD, FARM SHOPS & DELIS Yorkshire Cheese and Wine

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FUNERAL SERVICES Amanda Dalby Funeral Services 20 Andrew Naylor and Family Funeral Plans 20 Andrew Naylor and Family Funerals 24 Elland Funeral Service 24 GARDEN SERVICES & LANDSCAPING CNS Garden Services 67 Halifax Artificial Grass 70 James Scholes Gardening 67 L Francis Landscaping 70 Lowfields Aggregates 66 DEPARTMENT STORE Harveys of Halifax

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GROUNDWORKS MJB Excavations & Plant Hire RJB Plant Hire

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HAIRDRESSERS & BARBERS Hair at the Stables Tarby's Barbers

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HANDYMAN/PROPERTY MAINTENANCE The Very Handyman TJs Property Improvements

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HARDWARE STORES Fixings Factory

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HOME CARE The Care Collection

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HOUSE CLEARANCE / FURNITURE The Trading Post 22

REMOVALS & STORAGE Swift Removals

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IMAGE CONSULTANT House of Colour Halifax

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INSURANCE BROKERS Ryburne Insurance

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ROOFING Acorn Roofing Alpine Roofing Darren Drake Halifax Seamless Guttering Salendine Roofing

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SAXAPHONE TUITION Halifax Sax

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JEWELLERY, GIFTS AND CARDS Studio 9 Toll House Jewellery JOINERS Abels Joinery Alan Mitchell Lee Booth Services M Warner Joinery Stuart Lumb

7 1 96 87 99 92 88

KITCHENS Clayhouse Interiors 74 The Halifax Kitchen & Bedroom Co. 81 Town Kitchens 77 LOCKSMITHS In House Securities Lee Booth Services Sherlocks Locksmiths SW Interiors Ltd

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LOGS AND FIREWOOD Tommy Topsoil

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OPTICIANS Eye Clinic at Home i Care Opticians Whitakers Opticians

5 45 40

PET SERVICES K9 Dog Walking Services Elland Pet Supplies

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PHARMACY Stainland Pharmacy

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PHOTOGRAPHERS Bruce Fitzgerald Photography Studio 9

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TUTORING Kip McGrath (Brighouse) Satchel Learning

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UPHOLSTERY & RESTORATION Comfy Zones

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VETERINARY PRACTICES Donaldson's Vets

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WASTE SERVICES Ava Waste Management Group Ltd 79

SHOE SHOPS Briggs Shoes 18 Pediwear 11

WILL WRITING SERVICES J H Wills Pennine Wills Direct

SLIMMING CLUBS Slimming World

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TILES Dickies Tiles Waxman Ceramics

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TREE SURGEONS Attwater Arboriculture Calder Valley Tree Services

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WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES Abels Joinery Arkle Windows Halifax Glass Company Ripponden Glass & Glazing Walkers Windows Weatherguard Windows UK

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SUDUKO USING NUMBER 1-9 ONLY ONCE IN EACH SQUARE, ROW AND COLUMN, COMPLETE THE GRID BELOW

PLASTERING ChamPlast 96 PLUMBERS & BATHROOMS A & N Plumbing Holywell Heating & plumbing L Tyson & Sons N Waddington Gas Care Squirrel Heating Stuart Lockwood Sunnybank Plumbing Water Rooms

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A NEW ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH January 1959 'The final application for the new church in Victoria Road, opposite Burley Street, was approved without comment by Elland council. The building, which will include a presbytery, will cost in excess of £30,000 when it is fully furnished. The present building used by Roman Catholics in the Elland district is at West Vale; it is a school, part of which has been converted into a church - St. Patrick’s. The number of children attending the school has increased considerably, with the result that the building is now needed for educational purposes only.' AN ACCIDENT IN SOUTHGATE December 1898 ‘At about 8.15pm on Saturday, when the streets were at their busiest, an alarming accident occurred in Southgate, and created no little excitement. During the week the Council’s workmen had been busy connecting the drains of the new property just erected by Mr Cooper Kitchen and Mr Henry Spencer, opposite the Wellington Inn, with the main sewer. For this purpose, they had taken up the roadway, and dug down to a depth of five or six feet. Not being able to complete the work at the weekend, the hole had been boarded round, with just sufficient room being left for a conveyance to pass at one side. At the time stated Arthur Holt, a driver employed by Stainland Co-op, came along Southgate from the direction of South End, driving a low cart used for carrying pigs. He was driving at a good speed and must never have noticed the obstruction in the roadway. Anyhow, he dashed straight into the boarding, smashing it down, and he and the cart fell into the trench. Happily, the horse did not fall into the hole, and with the assistance of the police and one or two of the passers-by, the cart and its occupant were

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hauled out, not much worse for the mishap. The horse, too, was uninjured. It is rumoured that more is likely to be heard of the matter in the police courts. A curious feature about the accident is that, after the cart had been dragged out of the trench and pulled down into Commercial Street, a man who had been riding with the driver was found lying at the bottom of the cart, drunk and fast asleep! The shock of the fall and the commotion that ensued having failed to rouse him from his deep slumbers.’ TWO TURTLE DOVES 1938 The presence of a pair of turtle doves at Elland in September was described as a most interesting occurrence. Previously known appearances of this bird within the parish were limited to less than half a dozen, and that long intervals had elapsed between each visit. Merry Christmas!

David

GREATER ELLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY History Room at Elland Library Open every Tuesday & Thursday 2.00-4.00pm WEDS 12TH DEC AT 7.15PM 'Memories of Christmas Past' Chris Helme WEDS 9TH JAN AT 7.15PM 'The Local Fallen of 1918' Alan Stansfield All meetings at Elland WMC

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