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WELCOME Welcome to our March edition! Already spring is in the air, snowdrops are here and daffodils are on the way and we can see the start of warmer days to come. Inside this issue our charity of the month is ‘The Next Step Trust’, helping young adults; find out more on page 6. We offer a free article each month to a local community group, so please get in touch if you’ve something to publicise. Step into spring with a gusto by getting your garden up to scratch, even if you have a tiny garden. This month’s garden article has ideas of how you can grow your own fruit trees. If you are an animal lover, then be sure to catch up on our ever-popular RSPCA’s Pets of the Month with two lovely dogs to re-home. Until time-travel is invented the best way to visit the past is through David Cliff’s wonderful local history notes (page 134) and Images of the Past (page 76). We’ll be back next month in April, but until then thank you as always for your messages of support for the magazine and please keep shopping locally,

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Charity Feature - The Next Step Trust Act, Dance & Sing at Stage Door Studio Out and about in the Natural World Ripponden Coop in the Community Greyhounds need Homes Halifax Young Singers The Calderdale Hike Electrification of the Calder Valley Rail Line Parish Council Elections Time for a Change at your Local WI Ripponden Wanderers The Battle of Heptonstall A License to Sell

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

Open Banking - What's in it for you?

HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLBEING Sound Healing 4 Basics of a Good Diet

CHILDREN & EDUCATION Kids Puzzle Page Jumping for Joy

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GARDENING & AGRICULTURE Fabulous Fruit Trees

HOMES & TRADES

Charity Walker Ronnie takes on Winter Spring Wordsearch Home Style - Simple & Elegant Quirky Britain - Murder Mystery Nights Index of Advertisers Local History Notes

FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT

Sowerby Bridge Fire & Water Update What’s on Locally Guide (cont. pgs 37 & 42) Recipe of the Month - Chicken and Rice Burritos

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The Next Step Trust opened its doors in 2006 with one rented property providing support for two clients, which has continued to expand to meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities and complex health needs. The individuals supported are considered some of the most vulnerable members of our community, so provision was developed to fill the gap within Calderdale for people with additional needs and disabilities. It was found that people with more complex needs who left school at 19 years old did not have any external special provision after they had left school. It was regarded as a "falling off a precipice". Individuals now have personalised budgets which adds to the pressure to find the most beneficial opportunities. The Next Step Trust fills this gap in provision. There is no known other provider currently within Calderdale offering provision to this group of individuals. There are now four well equipped centres in our area with facilities such as a sensory room and adapted technology as well as the appropriately accessed areas, equipped to meet the requirements of the Next Steppers. There is also access to two hydro pools in the area, which the Next Step access with their own transport. Hydrotherapy proves invaluable in maintaining health needs and therapeutic support. As a bonus, pools often integrate multi-sensory equipment such as lighting and sound to stimulate the senses. The gravity free hydrotherapy environment offers multiple physiological benefits, such as: • Loosens tight muscles. • Assistance with joint movement. • Improving spatial awareness. • Improved breathing. • Boosts immune system. • Stimulates blood supply, improving the function of internal organs. • Relief of pain and muscle spasm. • Freedom of movement increasing independence to standing in water.

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However the Next Step currently faces a number of challenges including; 1. Access to only two hydro pools in the area; both of which are at schools and primarily used for their own students. 2. The hydro available slots are limited to off peak times such as lunch times or after school hours which when considering travelling, meeting personal care needs and so on, means that they can't meet the ever-increasing demand. 3. During the school holidays, these hydrotherapy pools cannot be accessed, which has a large impact on the service offered. 4. Transport is currently occupied primarily for accessing ‘local’ therapeutic activities, thus restricting the next steppers from the opportunity of accessing leisure and social activities. The dream of the trust is to meet the Next Steppers’ hydrotherapy needs and to do this they are hoping to build their own on-site hydrotherapy pool. To do this they are looking to fundraise the expected cost of £150,000. If you can help towards the fundraising for the hydro pool in any way, or know anybody that may be, please get in touch with either Henny or Verity on 01422 330938, visit www.nextsteptrust.org.uk or email: veritycleary@nextsteptrust.co.uk Thank you!

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ACT, DANCE & SING AT STAGE DOOR STUDIO Led by Anne Redfern and Janet Fletcher, Stage Door Studio opened in Halifax in May 2000. Workshops run on Saturdays and are suitable for children aged 5 years upwards covering Acting, Dancing and Singing. It’s great to build children’s confidence, whilst having fun and making friends. Life is never dull and with an ‘open door’ policy anyone attending will benefit from the warm and cosy atmosphere that exists. Anne told us, “We love staging musicals each year and we also take part in many charitable events. This year we are proud to present the musical ‘Happy Days’, with students aged 5 to 16 years old which will be held on the 17th-19th October at the Playhouse, Halifax. This is the stage version of the hit television series with ‘The Fonz’ in this hilarious, fast-moving & lyrical ‘Rock & Roll’ show, perfect for everyone, with no audition required for the ensemble parts. Workshops are held at The Studio Rooms, 11, St James Street in central Halifax. The fully sprung wooden floors & mirrors provide the perfect setting. If you are interested then contact 01422 200334 or email info@stagedoorstudio.co.uk OUT AND ABOUT IN THE NATURAL WORLD You don’t need to be a scientist to join the Halifax Scientific Society (HSS); an interest in the natural world and a desire to explore countryside are all that’s needed. We have guided walks and monthly talks throughout 2019. To whet your appetite here are three upcoming walks and a talk: Walk: Learn to identify birds by their song amongst the bluebell glades: Meet at Plains Lane Elland,  10.30am Sat 9th March. The talk is on  Tues 12th March. Dr Heather McHaffie talks about her activities at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, which has a pivotal role in preserving endangered plants. Walk: Join us for a ramble at Jumble Holes, looking for native daffodils in this fascinating valley: Meet under the railway bridge (SD 96961 26293)  10.30am Sat 23rd March. Finally, a walk in Callis Wood with a chance to see an unusual fern! Meet at the junction of New Road and Horsehold Road (SD 98610 27040)  10.30am Sat 6th April.

All details are on Calderdale-wildlife.blogspot.com. For further details, or if you would like to become a member please email: lasusu@laurencesutton.co.uk RIPPONDEN COOP IN THE COMMUNITY Manager Paul Stephenson has been at the helm of Ripponden Coop since July 2018. Now in 2019, he is wanting to get focused on giving a bit back to the local community. Paul told us,”Every month I hope to do something in and out of store to show that we care about the community of Ripponden. One way I plan to do this is with a food donation collection box which has been on display since mid February. The contents of the box will be donated to a worthy cause in the surrounding area on a bi-monthly basis.” Paul also would like to forge links with local clubs, charities and events and by visiting local groups and schools which receive 1% from the Coop membership scheme. Please get in touch with Paul with your ideas for community involvement directly with him at Ripponden Coop. 8

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GREYHOUNDS NEED HOMES Still young when their racing life ends, these amazing retired athletes have tremendous adaptability - they are people-loving, calm and gentle, and don't require vast amounts of exercise. They just need love and security. Greyhound Trust West Yorkshire has been finding homes for greyhounds since 2000, and want to find more! There are usually around 16 greyhounds waiting for homes and as soon as a lucky one moves out there is another waiting to take its place. All enquiries are welcomed and the trust work hard at 'matchmaking' - finding the right greyhound to suit individual family circumstances. Could YOU provide a greyhound with a loving, forever home? To find out more visit www.greyhoundtrustwestyorks.org.uk or call Kath on 01484 865280 or 07723 027995. HALIFAX YOUNG SINGERS (HYS) HYS are an award-winning youth choir with singers ranging from ages 8 to 21 that encourages talent to blossom. A nurturing environment filled with passion, confidence and with a determination to succeed, the HYS is made up of a Junior and Chamber choirs. Their repertoire is diverse and caters to every singer’s taste and ability whilst performing challenging pieces, stretching them so they develop and improve, which gives them a range of musical skills. If you know someone who enjoys singing and would like to be part of a successful group, then please contact us at email: Halifaxyoungsingers2@gmail.com or call Louise Chadderton on 07855 151036. THE CALDERDALE HIKE The Hike has been run by the 24th St Paul's Sowerby Bridge Scout Group since 1979. Two routes, 36 miles and 26 miles, are open for runners and walkers alike. The routes change usually every 2 or 3 years and takes in different parts of Calderdale and the Pennine countryside. This year’s event is on  Saturday 13th April. The event has become part of the Ultra Running Series, and attracts entries from some of the top fell runners in the country. The proceeds from the hike are used to further our work with the young people of Sowerby Bridge; it helps to keep our costs low and make Scouting accessible to all in the community. We also give a donation to local charitable causes. We always require helpers on the day to man checkpoints and carry out other tasks. Please get in touch to help or take part at www.calderdalehike.org.uk ELECTRIFICATION OF THE CALDER VALLEY RAIL LINE The Calder Valley line, which links Leeds and Manchester via Halifax and Sowerby Bridge, is consistently one of the poorest performers across the West Yorkshire network. Full electrification of the line would improve journey times; make train services more reliable, cheaper to run and less costly for passengers; help cut congestion on the roads, leading to better air quality and fewer carbon dioxide emissions. Calderdale Council are supporting the ever-growing campaign calling for full electrification of the Calder Valley Line and they need your support to make it happen. A petition calling for the electrification of the line has been launched by the council. It’s asking commuters to pledge their support for change by signing the online petition at www.calderdale.gov.uk/electricvalley. The campaign can also be backed through social media by demanding change using the hashtag #electricvalley on Twitter and Facebook. Continues on Pg 18 12

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PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS On  Thursday 2nd May elections for Ripponden Parish Council will be taking place and the process for the election will be exactly the same as any other. You can vote at your usual Polling Station, by a postal vote or by proxy and choose three Parish Councillors to represent you in your area. The election will run at the same time as Calderdale’s Ward Councillor elections.

(they are statutory consultees), crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities as well as organising local community events for example Christmas lights and the Remembrance Sunday parade.

A Parish Councillor also provides help, guidance and support to members of the local community and has the power to influence COULD YOU decisions. To find out more about The Parish Council comprises 12 the role entails visit http:// BE A PARISH what individuals who represent Ripponden, www.rippondenparishcouncil.co.uk/ Rishworth, Soyland and Barkisland on COUNCILLOR? about/work-of-the-council/ which a voluntary basis - three in each area has details of meetings you will need for a four-year term of office. They are responsible to attend and more details about the scope of the for making decisions on issues that affect the local Parish Council. community and for spending the Parish Precept, paid by all residents along with their Council Tax, If you are interested in standing for office, then for the benefit of the community. the Notice of Elections will be published by Calderdale Council in the middle of this month. Probably the most common topics that parish Forms are available from libraries, the Parish councils get involved with are planning matters Council office and Calderdale Council.

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TIME FOR A CHANGE AT YOUR LOCAL WI After 67 years the local Women’s Institute is changing again. Having originally been named “Rishworth WI” when established in January 1952, a new meeting venue resulted in a rename to ‘Ripponden with Rishworth WI’ in 1995. Now, in 2019 the meeting location remains the same, but it was decided a name change was needed to reflect the demographics of the membership and hopefully encourage new members from the area. On  Tuesday March 19th ‘Ripponden with Rishworth WI’ will celebrate the first meeting under its new name ‘RYBURN VALLEY WI’! The guest speaker for the meeting will be local historian David Cliff who will give an insight into the history of the Ryburn Valley. This will be followed by refreshments. Guests are very welcome, meeting costs are £4 and include refreshments. Come along and celebrate the new name and meet new friends. Ryburn Valley Women’s Institute meet every third Tuesday of the month at Ripponden Parish Community Centre, next door to St. Bartholomew’s Church. RIPPONDEN WANDERERS Ripponden Wanderers is a football club for any adult who enjoys playing football. Whatever age, fitness or skill level, gender or anything else, we welcome anyone that just wants a kick around. Currently games take place at Ryburn Valley High School Astro-Turf pitches on Thursdays at 7pm. Perfect for anyone that loves the game but doesn’t feel ready to play in Power Leagues, or people who used to play but couldn’t find the right place to continue. This is the place! It costs £3 or £4 a game, depending on numbers, and there’s usually a pub quiz afterwards in The Silk Mill. If it gets bigger, there is scope for bigger summer games and events - we want to keep this going! Join  RIPPONDEN WANDERERS group for more information or email jimsjwflat@gmail.com if you don’t have Facebook. THE BATTLE OF HEPTONSTALL The Battle of Heptonstall is a fast moving community play with a cast of sixteen local actors. It tells the story of the 1643 battle of the same name through a family of clothiers, the Cockcrofts as they struggle to keep the Civil War at a distance, to carry on making cloth, surviving without taking one side or another. Accompanying the narrative there is both period and original music by arranger and composer Katie Chatburn, all performed in the majestic setting of Halifax Minster. The play is written and directed by playwright Michael Crowley and is the culmination of a year long process of research, writing, composing and rehearsal and produced by The Brutish Multitude, a company established specifically for the project. The show takes place at the Halifax Minster on  Saturday 9 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 available from www.eventbrite.co.uk - search for ‘The Battle of Heptonstall’.

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Annual Parish Meeting The Parish Meeting, this year, will be held on Tuesday 26th March 2019 at the Community Centre, Ripponden. The doors will be open from 7.00pm with commencement of the formal business at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be served before the meeting. The meeting is your opportunity to find out what has been going on in the parish this year. Representatives from local groups such as Ryburn United, Barkisland and Stones’ Cricket Clubs, Uniform groups, ‘In Bloom’ groups, Ripponden Bowling Club, Riverside Café, the 2 O’clock Club and many others attend demonstrating the diverse range of interests and activities there are in this area. Groups will give an update about their previous year’s activity and plans going forward. For example, at last year’s meeting St Bartholomew’s Church outlined its idea for commemorating the centenary celebrations marking the end of WW1- the result was a community-wide initiative that wowed Calderdale and beyond. This is also your chance to hear about the activities of the Parish Council over the past year and raise any issues of concern within the parish that you would like the Parish Council to act upon.

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YOUR LOCAL POLICE UPDATE

A LICENSE TO SELL THE RULES ON CHILDHOOD DRINKING: 1. Any child aged 5 years or above is legally allowed to drink alcohol at home in the presence of parents/guardians.

My name is Lisa Nicholson and I am the Licensing Officer for Calderdale District, West Yorkshire Police. I am responsible for ensuring all licensed premises throughout Calderdale comply with their licence conditions and are operating in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003. I attend local Pubwatch meetings to support licensees in their trade and to discuss matters arising within licensed premises involving crime and disorder. There is a thriving licensed trade throughout the Ryburn Valley and Sowerby Bridge with a lot of independent operators and brewers, alongside multi-national companies. There has been an increase over the last few years in craft ales and this can be evidenced by the number of applications for new premises which have been received throughout our district. We have seen new, successful businesses opening, offering a wide range of beers; gin especially has increased in popularity. Also, many local cafés can now offer a glass of wine with food, having been granted licences to sell alcohol.

2. Any person 16 years or above may legally drink in a restaurant/pub if this is to accompany a table meal and they are with a responsible adult 18 years or above (beer, wine or cider only). This may not be permitted in all licensed premises and is at the discretion of the licence holder. 3. There is no minimum age for working in a licenced premises serving alcohol as long as each sale is authorised by a person who is over 18 years and holds a personal licence. However, there are several conditions/restrictions in relation to Calderdale Council’s policy for persons in full time education working parttime in licensed premises. These can be found on the Calderdale Council website under child employment. I often hear ‘If you live near a pub you should expect to be disturbed by it’. This is not true and I would advise anyone living near and/or having issues with any licensed premises to contact me in the first instance to discuss further. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.

For a business to sell alcohol they must have a ‘Premises Licence’ which is applied for and granted by Calderdale Council. Off licences and restaurants must, therefore, also have a licence if they are selling alcohol.

Complaints may be related to noise, after hours operating or under age sales.

We monitor retail outlets to ensure their compliance, in particular the sale of alcohol to underage persons. It is illegal for a person under 18 years to purchase alcohol. It is also illegal for any person to purchase alcohol for anyone under 18 years.

I will be happy to answer any of your questions; please contact me, Lisa Nicholson, on 01422 337118. Please leave a message as I am often out of the office.

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SOWERBY BRIDGE FIRE & WATER UPDATE Our volunteers stepped up to the mark for two Saturdays in January; 15 lovely people got stuck in to clearing the vegetation and litter in the car park and getting rid of a skip full of rubbish - to dramatic effect. Many thanks to all who supported - there will be more volunteer projects, so be aware! The Fire Station is going to be very busy, with our programme of events planned throughout the year. For latest updates and posts follow us on Facebook  Sowerby Bridge Fire and Water Here’s what’s on at the moment:

COMMUNITY CHOIR, this started before Christmas and now meets  every Monday from 6.30-7.30pm. Come and join us; but wear warm clothes! SOXOV DANCE runs fortnightly adding fitness and fun to your lives. Our first session was on 20th January. OPEN MIC is on  the first Saturday of each month between 6pm and 8pm. Sharing music and poetry. Please come along, newcomers and old hands; all welcome. MONTHLY MAKES is on  the third Sunday of each month between 1 and 3pm where you can come and get creative and learn new skills. We ask for donations at these sessions to help towards materials. TABLE TOP SALES on  the last Sunday of each month 10am to 2pm - the first one was on February 25th. Come and sell, browse or buy. SPARKS WRITERS FORUM -  2nd Weds of each month between 7.30 and 9pm, a workshop writing, exercises, critiques, quick-writes, etc.

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3-6-9 SCRATCH CLUB  the last Friday of March, June and September will provide a space for performers and artists of all disciplines to engage with an audience for their works in progress. MEND IT DON’T BIN IT  2nd Saturday of the month from 2- 5pm. Bring your broken things and learn how to fix them and share your skills with others. First session 13th April. At all of these we ask for a minimum donation of £1 to go towards building costs and all are held in the Old Fire Station, Hollins Mill Lane. There is space in the calendar for other events so if you have something in mind, please let us know and we’ll try to fit you in. In other exciting developments we are in talks with a number of local community groups and charities about how they can become involved with Fire & Water adding to our overall community presence in Sowerby Bridge. As these develop, we will start to see more of the buildings brought into use and vital improvements carried out which will have enormous benefit in establishing the project. We still need volunteer joiners, plumbers and general labourers and we need an electrician to certify the wiring, please contact us if you can help. As always, funding is desperately low so please do what you can. If you are a taxpayer, go to https://localgiving.org/charity/fireandwater and donate what you can and they’ll add Gift Aid. Otherwise email info@sbfireandwater.co.uk or phone Clare on 07843 819898 or call in at 52 Wharf Street Sowerby Bridge and if you always intended to become a member, but never got round to it, please do it now. . For more information on the project visit www.sbfireandwater.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON LOCALLY GUIDE 12TH HALIFAX SEA SCOUTS. From  Weds 27th Feb and every Weds from 5.30-6.45pm at the Canal Basin in Sowerby Bridge. Recruiting for Beavers aged 6 to 8 years old. The Sea Scouts are also meeting again for the season. Learn to kayak, sail, hike and camp. For info contact 12thhalifaxbeavers@ gmail.com or gazbaigent@googlemail.com

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HARELLA DAYS  Weds 6th March 7.30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum. An illustrated talk by Jean Illingworth about ‘Harella’, the second biggest exporter of ladies clothes in the 1960s. Members free, nonmembers £3 on door. Contact 01422 384721 or www.calderdaleindustrial.co.uk

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ANGEL WORKSHOP  Sun 3rd March 2pm-4pm at Thurst House Farm, Soyland, Ripponden, HX6 4NN. Unwind & relax through meditation & spiritual enlightenment. £10 entry inc. refreshments.

TUESDAY 2 O’CLOCK CLUB  5th March (& 19th March) at 2pm Greenacres Community Room (next to Ripponden J&I School). Join us for tea and cake and enjoy an afternoon with friends old and new. Contact Kate on 01422 824282 or 07577 755437. SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKES AND DRINKS  Tues 5th March 9-11am at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge. Join us for free pancakes and drinks. For details see  Christchurchsb. Everyone is welcome.

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PANCAKES, BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT  Tues 5th March 7pm at Norland Working Men’s club, HX6 3RF. Lots of fun for all the family. £5 adults, £2.50 children.

AIR POLLUTION - THE INVISIBLE KILLER  Weds 6th March 7pm at Hollins Mill, HX6 2QG. Event hosted by Labour Councillor Adam Wilkinson. A session to share information and discuss ideas on taking action against air pollution in Sowerby Bridge. THOSE CRAGG VALE COINERS!  Weds 6th March 2-3.30pm David Glover at Square Chapel. Clipped gold and murder! Bodies hung in chains on Beacon Hill! David retells this extraordinary tale 250 years after William Dighton was killed. Entrance £6, contact 01422 349422 box office for tickets. QUIZ NIGHT  Weds 6th March 7.30pm at Stones Methodist Church Ripponden. £5 including supper.

GRAVEYARD CLEAN UP DAY  Sat 9th March 10am at St Peter’s Church Sowerby. All welcome to join in clearing the overgrowth around the graves and tidying the graveyard. Please come appropriately dressed and bring tools with you if possible. MEMORY LANE CAFE SOWERBY BRIDGE  Sat 9th & 23rd March 1.30 - 4pm at St Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ . Our dementia-friendly café is open to all. Admission £2 includes all refreshments, activities, games, crafts & information. Contact June 01422 706373 or 07920 549131. “ROMANTIC MASTERPIECES” HALIFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA  Sat 9th March 7.30pm at Square Chapel Halifax. Tickets £13, 01422 349422 or www.squarechapel.co.uk NATIONAL TRUST GROUP (HOLME & CALDER)  Sat 9th March 2pm at Blackley Baptist Church. AGM, then talk by David Morgan, General Manager of York area properties, about the NT properties in his area. Members free, nonmembers £4 (includes refreshments after talk).

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LUNCHEON CLUB  Fri 15th March 12noon at Stones Methodist Church Ripponden. Bookings only, ring Jean Little on 01484 900574. All welcome.

ANNUAL HYMN SING FOR OVERGATE  Sat 23rd March 4pm at Central Methodist Church, Brighouse HD6 1AQ. See www. overgatehospice.org.uk

LITTERPICKING WITH LITTERFREESB  Sat 16th March 9.30-11.30am Venue TBC. Come and get some fresh air and help keep Sowerby Bridge looking beautiful on our monthly litter pick!! All equipment provided, but dress for the weather. Well behaved children and pets welcome too!! Info: www.litterfreesb.org.uk and  litterfreesb

RYBURN THREE STEP FOLK CLUB  Weds 27th March 8pm at The Malthouse, Rishworth. Iona Fyfe Trio performs, Iona is one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers. Admission £9 (£8). For info contact 01422 822569 or see www.ryburn3step.org.uk

RIPPONDEN PARK BOWLING CLUB PRE-SEASON MEETING  Tues 19th March 7.30pm at Ripponden Conservative Club. Bowlers of all ages, male and female, all capabilities required. Enquiries to the Secretary: Malcolm Griffiths 01422 835593 or 07901 843472. RYBURN VALLEY W.I.  Tues 19th March 7.30pm See page 18. RYBURN WARD FORUM  Weds 20th March 6.15pm for 6.45pm start at Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden. HX6 4LA. FRIDAY GET TOGETHER  Fri 22nd March 2.30pm at Stones Methodist Church. Speaker Peter Melling and his subject is Guide Dogs. Afternoon tea, all are welcome. GREAT UNCLE PERCY - CAT’S EYES INVENTOR  Fri 22nd March 3pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum. Illustrated talk by Glenda Shaw (great niece of Percy) members free, non-members £3. SILVER BAND/SCHOOL CONCERT  Fri 22nd March 7pm at St Matthew’s Church, Church Street, Rastrick. Elland Silver Training Band join together the music department of Longroyd Junior School Rastrick to perform a joint concert. Ticket enquires to Longroyd School 01484 715300 or Kathleen 01484 717126. IS A GREYHOUND A PERFECT PET FOR YOU?  Sat 23rd March 11am-3pm at Jollyes, Shroggs Road, Halifax (near B&Q). ‘Meet and Greet’ with the dogs. See page 12 for more info.

AN AUDIENCE WITH … PAULA RADCLIFFE AND STEVE CRAM  Thurs 28th March 7pm at The John Smith’s Stadium, Hudds. Join two running legends for an evening of fun, fine dining and a fantastic auction. Hosted by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Tickets £550 for a table of 10/ £55pp.01484 411040 or events@forgetmenotchild.co.uk. YORKSHIRE GIANTS AGAIN  Sat 30th March 7.15pm at Huddersfield Town Hall. Brighouse and Rastrick Band / Grimethorpe Colliery Bands entertain. Tickets 01484 725755. LIGHT UP ON MOTHERING SUNDAY  Sun 31st March 10.30am at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge. A candlelit Communion Service. The church will be lit with candles thanking God for Mothers and all who have been as a Mother to us. Donate 50p for a candle to be lit in their name at the service.  Christchurchsb. All welcome. EXCLUSIVE FILM SCREENING OF ‘A HUMBLE STATION’  Mon 1st April 7.30pm at Halifax Playhouse. A film by local poet Simon Zonenblick set amidst the stunning beauty of the Calder Valley retelling Branwell Bronte’s Calder Valley Years working on the railways. Tickets £10. 5 & 10K CHALLENGE

 Sun 7th April for Overgate Hospice, see p17. MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT - A MUSICAL  10th to 13th April 7.30pm at Victoria Theatre, Halifax. Tickets £19.75 www.victoriatheatre.co.uk Continued on Pg 42

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH CHICKEN AND RICE BURRITOS

Make these quick and easy wraps for an on-the-go lunch or supper. Wrap tightly in foil to transport.

INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 100g easy-cook long grain rice, boiled, drained and cooled (see tip) 2 tsp chilli powder 350g chicken breast fillet, thinly sliced Half a red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced Half a green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced 4 large flour tortillas 4 tbsp tomato salsa Lime wedges, to serve DIRECTIONS 1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until softened. Add the rice and chilli powder and stir-fry over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron griddle pan over a high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes, turning once until the chicken is seared and cook through. Add the peppers to the pan after 2 minutes and cook till soft. 3. Cut the cooked chicken into thin strips and stir into the rice mixture with the peppers. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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4. Warm the tortillas as directed on the packaging. Place a tortilla on a chopping board and spread with 1 tbsp of the salsa. Top with a quarter of the chicken and rice mixture. 5. Fold in the sides towards the centre then roll up tightly to completely enclose the filling. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make four burritos in total. Serve the burritos halved, with lime wedges. CHEATS TIP Use a 250g pouch microwave Mexican style rice instead of cooked long grain rice. Add to the pan with 2 tbsp water and stir-fry until piping hot.

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WHAT’S ON LOCALLY GUIDE GENERAL NOTICES / ONGOING EVENTS YOUNG ONSET DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S (YODA)  Fridays 2-4pm at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre. A support group for those diagnosed under 65 with dementia and their carers. Come and join this friendly and informal group for a chat, info and a laugh over refreshments. Contact Julie on 07590 831791.

RIPPONDEN CHILDREN’S DAY RACES  Sat 15th Jun 12.40pm at Mill Fold Park, Ripponden HX6 4DH. Save the date! Family sports day for Ryburn based primary school children. Entry form in your child’s book bag in May. We are looking for volunteers on the day to set up, run stalls, help with races and put away. Please contact Cath 07845 434014 or see our facebook page  Ripponden Children’s Day.

CALDERDALE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM  Open Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Adults £5, children free. An amazing array of exhibits showing the diversity of industry in Calderdale over the years. SOWERBY BRIDGE COMMUNITY FUND Staying Well have funds available to develop activities to prevent loneliness and isolation for adults in Calderdale. If you are interested in working with Staying Well to help represent your community, find out how to apply for funding call 01422 347392 see www.stayingwellhub.com.

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Lassie came to us as a retired working dog. Whilst she has been in our care, she has spent time in one our wonderful foster homes and has adjusted to a homely lifestyle very well, she particularly likes curling up on the sofa for a snooze. Lassie is extremely affectionate and good natured, she loves being fussed. She rarely makes a noise unless she’s snoring! Lassie would need a quiet home, with a large secure garden to potter in. Whilst Lassie tolerates other dogs, we think she would be happier as the only dog in the home. As Lassie is over 10 years old, she qualifies to be rehomed under the Elderly Animal Rehoming Scheme (EARS).

Penny is a mature basset hound; who are known for their sociable traits. Penny just loves meeting people and having a snuggle. She needs help with continuing her house training and will need someone around to provide consistency with this. Penny has lived with teenagers and we feel she would equally enjoy either being part of a family or in a quieter home. She is friendly towards other dogs. As Penny is 11 years old, she also qualifies to be adopted under the EARS Scheme.

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OPEN BANKING WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? Open banking has heralded something of a revolution in the retail banking industry in the UK. It offers protection if you decide to share personal banking information with authorised third parties, and as a bank customer could offer you access to financial tools and resources that make money management easier. So why has open banking been introduced, and how might it affect you in day-to-day life? Why introduce open banking? An investigation into the retail banking market by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) revealed insufficient competition between larger, more established banks and newer entrants. It was found ‘traditional’ banks were not trying sufficiently hard to retain or win customers, whilst new banks were finding growth particularly challenging. The CMA wants the industry as a whole to be more competitive, and also to make better use of advancing technology for the benefit of customers. How does open banking work in practice? When you sign up to a third-party provider’s service, they request permission to access your bank account. If this is provided, your bank is contacted and the instruction processed. The FCA publishes a list of registered providers, with two different types of service being on offer: Account information services This could include budgeting assistance, being able to view all the information from different bank accounts in one place or receiving recommendations for financial products based on an assessment of your spending habits and transactional history. Payment initiation services Payment initiation services allow you to make payments directly from your bank account without having to use MasterCard or Visa as an intermediary. What are the benefits of open banking? Open banking can help you find the best deals and most suitable products based on your financial habits and regular payments. It also provides a framework to help you budget and 54

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SOUND HEALING Something I’ve been thinking about lately is a common misconception around healing and therapies in that they are there to fix something broken. Although the physical vehicle of the body breaks (sometimes needing an MOT & service), we can carry a feeling of being broken on a deeper level, when essentially we’re not. So I’ve changed perspective on what it is that I offer with therapy and group sessions. Until recently I was still bothered by a view that on some level I was there to do the fixing (which never sat well). However when I started to explore alternative therapies about 15 years ago, I thought I needed fixing myself. What leads to feeling broken? Difficult or traumatic events (remembered or not) can lead to a disconnection within, so we forget our sense of wholeness. It’s like parts of ourselves get stuck somewhere in time and space. Energetically, there’s a separation.

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4 BASICS OF A GOOD DIET WHICH DO YOU GET RIGHT? Your SUCCESS or failure to get in to great shape at any time will largely depend on whether you follow a nutritionally balanced diet consistently. Healthy eating is essentially very easy. You don’t need to count points, calories, grams, work out percentages or nutrient ratios. The main reasons most people fail to achieve their goals when aiming to lose weight or get in to great shape are because of these 4 things… • • • •

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The need for a balanced diet is of the utmost importance, if you’re aiming to lose weight or improve your fitness but you don’t address your diet then you will fall short of achieving any real success. Meals should be balanced without being restrictive or obsessive, providing as wide array of nutrients as possible with minimal fats or sugars. Basically, speaking sweets, chocolate, crisps, pastries and other highly processed foods don’t have a role to play in a typical healthy diet... If you are trying to lose weight whilst still eating this type of food, you will become despondent very quickly. By switching to wholesome, fresh foods you will feel to have loads more energy, confidence, improved condition of your hair and skin and an improved digestive system. Wholesome foods also do one vital job, they make you feel fuller for longer For a diet or way of eating to be successful it must be SIMPLE AND EASY to follow. It is just not possible to get the balance and the right amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need from packet and processed foods, so avoid these wherever possible.

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Ready prepared fresh fruit salads are available in many shops these days which takes away the effort of preparing them. Rice cakes, yoghurts and cottage cheese are all examples of very quick and easy snack foods. However, I suggest you choose one treat day each week to eat the sorts of foods you enjoy which aren’t particularly good for you, don’t go mad but don’t feel guilty either. If possible, try to do a weekly shop following a shopping list to avoid impulse buys. This simplifies the whole process and makes it unlikely that you will get caught short with none of the right types of food to eat. Monitor your hips, waist and weight measurements each week...if these are coming down, then you are eating the correct amount to lose weight. As a general rule, EAT WHEN HUNGRY, STOP WHEN FULL. Don’t try to make losing weight harder than it actually is. There are some basic rules that if followed make healthy eating the easiest thing in the world to do. One final word, don’t fall at the first hurdle, be patient. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. To your health and fitness, Jago

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JUMPING FOR JOY Photos of children and practitioners at Triangle House

Advice on encouraging your pre-schooler to enjoy being active, with Director of Physical Education at Triangle House, Shannon Calder. Did you know that for optimal health and development, your pre-schooler should be active for at least three hours every day? That might sound like a lot, especially in the winter months when none of us are outdoors as much as we are in the summer. However with these hints and tips, which are tried and tested at Triangle House, your child will easily meet this target without even noticing! • MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR LOCAL PARK The best kind of exercise for children of this age is the type that uses their whole body. Little ones need to gain control of the big movements before they can fully master the small movements needed for writing and dressing themselves. Climbing frames are fantastic for developing balance and coordination. • MAKE A GAME OF IT! Adding little challenges to your child’s play can

help them to build on their stamina and hand-eye coordination. Why not challenge your child to see how far they can throw or jump? • BEING ACTIVE DOESN’T JUST MEAN RUNNING, CLIMBING AND JUMPING At Triangle House children enjoy busy days of painting, dough play, baking, playing with train sets or completing jigsaws, amongst many other play experiences which all help to build the muscles in their hands and to gain control of smaller movements. When looking for a nursery for your little ones, consider how they enable children to be active and the importance they place on physical play. Ask about the outdoor play they offer too. Give me a call if you would like any further tips, I’m always available to chat. Best wishes, Shannon

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The Howroyde, Barkisland was the seat of the Horton family and the manor house was rebuilt by William Horton in 1642. A grade I listed building, it stands in a wooded estate where once deer roamed free. One distinguished visitor in the 1940s was Ivor Novello, who, while staying there, wrote his best-known song, ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again’. c/o ‘Ripponden and the Ryburn Valley’ by David Cliff. Books are available from the History Press and are regularly available on ebay.

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FABULOUS FRUIT TREES If you have been put off the idea of growing your own tree fruit, such as apples, pears, plums or cherries, simply because your garden is on the small side, think again. It is not difficult to grow a fair quantity of fruit even in a tiny garden. So how do you manage it? Start by checking out the plant’s ‘rootstock’, which is the type of tree root that the variety you want has been grafted on to. The rootstock determines how big a tree will grow, and if you get one that has a dwarfing effect your tree will be much less inclined to become huge. Rootstocks ‘Pixey’ on plums, ‘M9’ on apples or ‘Quince A’ on pears should help to reduce the risk of a large tree developing. You could also use an apple or pear as a border edging. Each tree will spread to 150cm (5ft) or more and can be trained into a horizontal barrier about 45cm (18in) above the ground, which bears fruit along the horizontal ‘arms’. They look fantastic when in flower. Either place a pollinator tree nearby to ensure good fruit set, or choose the self-fertile ‘Concorde’ pear for a reasonable crop with just one tree. Ready-trained step-overs are available from some garden centres and fruit nurseries. Consider growing fruit trees in pots. There is no doubt that growing pretty well anything in a pot takes more effort, as the plant will be reliant on you for food and more moisture but provided you use a good-sized pot, perhaps even a half-barrel, it can work well. It is best to use a loam-based John Innes No. 3 compost but make sure there is plenty of drainage material at the base of the container - broken flower pots work well! Make sure the tree is fed and well-watered and kept under control. Provided you make sure that no one variety gets out of hand and grows too vigourously it is a useful idea in a smaller garden. ‘Family Trees’ are basically trees on to which two additional varieties of the same fruit have been grafted, meaning you can grow three varieties of apple or pear on just one tree. The varieties are selected by the nursery so that they all pollinate each other and you should get a fair crop from an established tree. 82

When space is limited, you can grow ‘Ballerina’ or ‘Minarettes’ trees. These columnar apple trees produce fruit on short spurs growing out of the main stem, resulting in trees measuring up to 2.4m (8ft) tall, but which can be planted just 60-90cm (2-3ft) apart. Many different varieties are available, including dessert apples, cooking apples, pears, plums, gages and damsons. If space is so limited that you can only have one tree, choose a ‘self-fertile’ variety that doesn’t need a companion and can fertilise its own flowers. For apples, varieties include ‘Queen Cox’, ‘Greensleeves’ or ‘Red Devil’, for pears ‘Concorde’ or ‘Invincible’, for cherries ‘Stella’ and for plums ‘Victoria’. A pollinator will give a heavier crop, but you’ll still get a fair quantity of fruit. If you have a fence or framework with a bit of planting space next to it, then you could also grow your fruit as an ‘espalier’, which means trained and pruned so that the tree lies pretty well flat against the fence with several parallel ‘arms’ that bear the fruit, or perhaps as a ‘fan’ where the branches are trained and pruned to produce a near flat fan shape against the surface - this works especially well for cherries, plums, damsons and even apricots. A cordon or single-stemmed apple or pear can be trained over a simple arch, or grow one variety up one side and another (a suitable pollinator) up the other - it’ll look stunning in the spring when in flower, and then again when it bears its tasty crop!

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CHARITY WALKER RONNIE TAKES ON WINTER Ronnie King (56) of Kingfield Bedrooms, Halifax has covered a huge 65 miles in 3 days in the Lake District for charity this winter. The team of 4, led by James Nuttall (33), ex British Armed Forces, together with Karl Munchin (36) and Rachel Williams (37) and Ronnie, battled the first winter weekend of the year taking on the mighty mountains for charity. The weather wasn’t on their side as a snow blizzard set in on their first day, the paths and views quickly turned white. With the exception of James, the team were novices and had never attempted a challenge on this scale before. With this in mind a few tweaks to the route were made for safety but they still battled on, determined to complete their objective. The four locals covered the challenging 65 miles over three days in the snowy conditions, as if this unforgettable and arduous experience wasn’t enough, their night time accommodation was sleeping in the mountains with minimal food and drink as they carried their kit. Getting

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HOME STYLE - SIMPLE & ELEGANT For fuss-free and timeless style, choose plain and simple chic. For comfortable, practical and good-looking homes, simple style - a combination of unpretentious hard-working form and function excels. It takes classic designs combined with the best modern furnishings, using tactile materials and pale, neutral colours to achieve a look that is calm, quiet, comfortable and honest, and pleasing to live with. Quick and inexpensive to achieve are walls in plain paint shades. Use neutrals in soft whites ranging from chalk, ivory and bone to deeper taupes and greys, with stronger contrasting accents: sage green, midnight blue or earthy brown, for example. More finished surfaces could include grasscloth wallpaper, bevel-edge tiles or timber panelling. For floors, combine practical sturdy materials such as traditional stone flags, brick pavers or wooden floorboards with the softness of plain or minimally patterned carpets or conveniently placed, understated rugs. Furniture should be pared down and clean-lined in style and chosen for strength, durability and comfort. Windsor or ladder-back chairs, wooden stools, blanket boxes and traditional dressers are ideal, especially in natural wood or painted in a muted shade. Mixing eras works perfectly, provided pieces are chosen with good design and plain style. Forget elaborate window treatments and if possible leave windows bare, or consider panelled wooden shutters, Roman blinds or gathered curtains. Use plain loose covers for chairs and sofas, and linen, cotton or wool cushions with no-nonsense fastenings and basic trim. Use plain colours and stripes, adding a range of textures for interest. Introduce a range of natural materials, such as woven willow, sisal, slate or timber to provide an interesting atmosphere. Good storage is vital for a calm and airy feel, so utility rooms, laundry rooms, boot rooms and dressing rooms are a great asset. Where space is limited, well-designed cupboards, shelves and other storage areas help make simple rooms feel more spacious. In kitchens, free-standing storage 102

such as a dresser, plate rack or butcher’s block breaks up the uniformity of fitted cupboards and creates a more timeless appearance. For lighting, inset spotlights provide light without drawing the eye. Add classic fittings, such as glass pendants, Anglepoise table lamps or slender wall lights with ceramic shades where necessary. Minimise accessories, choosing essential items such as wooden peg hooks, handmade soap, woollen throws, blue and white crockery, rustic bread boards and pillar candles, plus cottage-garden flowers. KEY INGREDIENTS OF SIMPLE STYLE • Consider wooden panelling, tongue-and groove boarding, textured wallpaper and classic tiles for walls. • Opt for floorboards, stone or slate flags, brick pavers or terracotta tiles for the floor, plus plain carpets and/or subtle rugs. • Combine soft white shades with a few deeper colours. • Choose natural materials. • Ensure rooms are clutter-free by making the most of storage. • Combining old and new will work if furnishings are chosen carefully for both form and function. • Choose plain and striped patterns. • Fit wooden shutters, Roman blinds or softly gathered curtains at windows, or leave them bare. Katherine Sorrell

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QUIRKY BRITAIN MURDER MYSTERY NIGHTS We all love an excuse to get together with likeminded people, have a chat, a nice meal and maybe a few drinks. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? So what if we added another element to this cosy, social gathering? Let’s say, a bloody murder? How about dividing the partygoers up into victims, suspects and detectives and spending the rest of the evening trying to fathom out the motives and methods that led to the terrible crimes the guests have witnessed? Welcome to the world of Murder Mystery events, where, over the course of an evening, every budding Sherlock Holmes or Jane Marple has the opportunity to solve a grisly murder or two, following a trail of clues carefully laid down by the organisers. ‘After Dark’ is the only murder mystery company in the world officially licensed by Agatha Christie Limited (who manage the literary and media rights for Agatha Christie’s works). Company Manager Tom Fisher says: “We perform around 150 murder mysteries a year, travelling up and down the country.” The company’s most popular format is the 'criminal cabaret', a dinner floorshow usually accompanied by a three-course meal. Tom explains: “Guests are invited to watch scenes of evidence in between courses and then, as dinner is served, they can question and interrogate the suspects to discover who committed the deed!” From ‘Carry On’ film themed scenarios to murder on board the Titanic, After Dark’s varied programme caters for public events and private functions, including birthdays, hen nights and corporate functions, and their work is typical of the many murder mystery companies - both large and small – that operate across the UK. Whodunnit? The inventor of the Murder Mystery In 1981 - almost one hundred years after Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print - Liverpool businesswoman Joy Swift had a brainwave.

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Joy owned a small chain of hotels and was looking for an idea to entertain her guests in the evenings. The rest, as they say, is history. Hiring local actors to play the main characters, Joy came up with an interactive entertainment that would allow her guests to act as sleuths in a murder mystery scenario. Her plan was so successful that three years later she found herself travelling across the Atlantic to stage her first murder mystery weekend in New York. She has since helped to develop the genre on TV and in different parts of the world. It’s easy to see why a social gathering that involves dressing up, drama, teamwork and a bit of fine dining might be popular. But back in 1981, when Joy Swift had her revolutionary idea to entertain bored hotel guests, she couldn’t possibly have imagined that her simple Murder Mystery game would go on to achieve such long lasting national and international success. By Kate McLelland

WANT TO JOIN IN? The Old Swan in Harrogate holds monthly murder mystery nights, see www.classiclodges.co.uk/ our-hotels/the-old-swan/murder-mysteryevents/. Or get the professionals to organise a night for you with Wakefield company www.murdermysterynights.co.uk. Keep the costs down and organise your own at home with help from a kit you can buy and download online.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

GROUPED BY CATEGORY ACCOMMODATION Bongo Spares Campervans Crabtree Barn

13 25

ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING Crowthers Accountants (Ripponden) 51 Hardcastle & Co Accountants Ltd 52 Peter Crowther Accountants 52 AERIALS Premier Aerials

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ALARMS AND SECURITY Calder Valley Security Halifax Security

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS Calder Services

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ARCHITECTS Cave Architects Jason Wade

106 88

ARTISTS & ART GALLERIES Deiniol Williams Ceramics

16

BATHROOMS Bathroom Boutique 113 The Halifax Kitchen & Bedroom Co 111 Water Rooms 109 BEAUTY & MASSAGE Bridget Akroyd Just Peachy Saks Beauty

65 58 67

BEDROOM FITTED FURNITURE The Halifax Kitchen & Bedroom Co 111 Kingfield Bedrooms 87 BEDS AND MATTRESSES Elland Bed Centre Furniture City Stone Dam Mills

30 19 21

BOWLING CLUBS Ripponden Bowling Club

20

BUILDERS Alex Wood Building & Roofing Aloha Builders Benchmark Builders Crown Build David Kenworthy Farrar Builders O&W Crawshaw Ripponden Builders Stuart Booth Stuart Lumb

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BUILDERS’ MERCHANTS Huws Gray

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BUSINESS SERVICES Airlie Business Solutions Ltd.

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CAKES Kenworthy’s Cakes

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CAR & VEHICLE SERVICES Bridgefield Garage Elland Tyre and Exhaust Centre EVEI Electrical Charging Ghost Installations Moderna MOTs Sowerby Bridge Car Clinic Sowerby Bridge Independent Auto Target Tyres CARPETS AND FLOORING Adrian’s Carpets Cotehill Carpets Huddersfield Carpet Centre Priory Hardwoods

76 78 5 77 78 79 77 79

112 94 122 89

CHILD CARE Elland Children’s Centre 75 Triangle House Private Day Nursery 136 ZZZeducate 72 CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES AW Stage School 72 Barkisland Cricket Club Signing On 73 Stage Door Studio 71 CHIROPODISTS / PODIATRISTS Dale Podiatry Clinic 66 FootPlus 65 CHIROPRACTORS Calderdale Chiropractic

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CLEANING - CARPET & UPHOLSTERY Clean Image 121 Enviroclean 120 Martin Cragg 120 CLEANING - INTERIORS Calder Cleaning Diamond Home Support Ovenu Halifax Park Lea Cleaning White Rose Cleaning

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CLOTHES SHOPS Change of a Dress

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COMMUNITY Freeing Abuse and Bullying

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COMPUTERS, WEBSITES & TECHNOLOGY Computer Solutions 50 PC Medics 53 Vonderbrand 49 CURTAINS & BLINDS Classic Curtains & Blinds

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DAMP PROOFING Protreat 99 DECORATORS APH Painters & Decorators ColourBOX Decorators DC Properties Paul Hyde Paul Walker

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DENTAL PRACTICES Fresh Smile Clinic Shine Dental

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DRIVING INSTRUCTORS PassMark 79 DRY STONE WALLING Yorkshire Stone Work

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EATING & DRINKING VENUES Blackberry Bakery 42 Cinnamon at the Mill 38 Cinnamon Lounge 41 Cobblestones Bar 36 Gimbals 44 Sowerby Bridge Working Men’s Club 34 The Alma 34 The Booth Wood Inn 38 The Catch 41 The Old Bridge Inn 39 The Silk Mill 33 Victoria Hall / Ripponden Con Club 43 Willow Tree cafe 39 ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tezelec 99 ELECTRICIANS Ben Uttley 110 Craig Middleton 104 I’Anson Electricals 99 JRS Electrical Solutions 108 L Tyson & Sons 117 Manson Electrical Solutions 91 One Stop Electrical 122 R&M Electrical 135 SM Electrical & Inspection Services 129 ESTATE AGENTS Charnock Bates Dacre, Son & Hartley VG Estate Agents William H Brown

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EVENTS Overgate Hospice 5/10k Victoria Hall / Ripponden Con Club Victoria Theatre Peter Pan Victoria Theatre The Elvis Years

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FENCING GL Fencing Grafters Fencing

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FINANCIAL ADVICE AND PRODUCTS Bespoke Finance 51 Brighter Financial Services 50 Landmark Financial Planning 55 TE Mortgages 53 FIRES, FIREPLACES & STOVES B D Brooks Britannia Stoves Maude Heating Waxman Stoves

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS FITNESS Marsha Clarke Tai Chi 58 New Image Personal Training 61 Yogamill 58 FLORISTS A Little Bit of Eden FOOD, FARM SHOPS & DELIS Freshfields Foods Ltd

16 43

FUNERAL SERVICES Amanda Dalby Funeral Services 29 Andrew Naylor Family Funeral Plans 29 Andrew Naylor Family Funerals 24 J Sutcliffe & Son 30 Williamsons Funerals 25 FURNITURE RESTORATION J. Walton Restoration GARAGE DOORS & SERVICES Garolla Rochdale The Garage Door Man

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GARDEN SERVICES & LANDSCAPING CNS Garden Services 85 Happy Valley Gardens 84 L Francis Landscaping 85 Lowfields Aggregates 86 Tommy Topsoil 80 GROUNDWORKS RJB Plant Hire RS Groundworks

91 84

HAIRDRESSERS & BARBERS Hair Care Harker Hair XIV Hair

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HANDYMAN/PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Handyman Dan MB Property Maintenance Odd Job Adam TJs Property Improvements

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HARDWARE STORES Fixings Factory

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HAT HIRE Ann at The Hat Room

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HOME FURNISHINGS Furniture City Loft 1850

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INSURANCE BROKERS Coversure 55 Ryburne Insurance 50 IRONWORK Northgate Fabrications JEWELLERY, GIFTS AND CARDS Toll House Jewellery

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JOINERS Abels Joinery Ian Forbes Ingham’s Joinery Lee Booth Services Roy Popham Stuart Lumb

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KITCHENS & BEDROOMS Millhouse Kitchens 126 Ryburn Valley Furniture 101 The Halifax Kitchen & Bedroom Co 111 Town Kitchens 115 LAUNDRY & IRONING SERVICES Wash Angel 22 LOCKSMITHS In House Securities Lee Booth Services Locksharp SW Interiors

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LOGS, KINDLING AND FIREWOOD Millhouse World of Wood 118 Tommy Topsoil 92 MOBILITY AIDS Calderdale Stairlifts

10

OPTICIANS i Care Opticians Whitakers Opticians

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OSTEOPATHS Cornerstones Osteopathy

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PARCEL SERVICES Covers 33

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PET SERVICES Countrywise Pet Sitting

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PHOTOGRAPHERS Bruce Fitzgerald Photography

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PHYSIOTHERAPISTS Back to Fitness Physiotherapy

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PLASTERING C A Plastering

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PLUMBERS & BATHROOMS A & N Plumbing CJS Plumbing Heating Services Solutions L Tyson & Sons N Waddington Neil Lloyd Bathrooms RJM Gas Services Squirrel Heating Services Sunnybank Plumbing Water Rooms

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PRIVATE HIRE / TAXI SERVICES Sowerby Executive Travel

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RECRUITMENT Yorkshire Tiger REIKI PRACTITIONERS Thurst House Farm

9 66

REMOVALS & STORAGE Calder Valley Storage Halifax Man & Van

3 107

ROOFING Acorn Roofing Alpine Roofing Crown Build Darren Drake Roofing O&W Crawshaw Prestige Roofing Stuart Booth

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SHOE SHOPS Briggs Shoes TILES J Powell Waxman Ceramics TRAVEL AGENTS Benchmark Travel

14 110 93 7

TREE SURGEONS Attwater Arboriculture 84 Beaver Tree Service Calderdale 85 Calder Valley Tree Services 83 Green Valley Arborists 81 Happy Valley Tree Care 80 Stumpbusters 81 TUTORING Kip McGrath (Brighouse) Satchel Learning UPHOLSTERY & RESTORATION A M Shea Upholsterers Stirk Bridge Upholstery

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VETERINARY PRACTICES Donaldson’s Vets Hird & Partners LLP

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WILL WRITING SERVICES County Bridge Wills

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WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES Abels Joinery Arkle Windows CLK Dream Doors Halifax Doors and Windows Halifax Glass Company Reliable Windows & Doors Ripponden Glass & Glazing Sowerby Bridge Glass

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LOCAL HISTORY NOTES by

The accompanying advertisement is from The Sowerby Bridge Chronicle newspaper of 1894.

David Cliff

The newspaper was only in existence for a few years which is a pity as it would have been an invaluable source for local historians. The Town Hall referred to in the advert was built in the 1850s on the corner of Hollins Mill Lane and what became Town Hall Street. The private company who built the Town Hall hoped that the local council would buy it from them but they never did. The left-hand wing of the building, which was demolished in 1963, had a large meeting room where the activities mentioned in the advert would have taken place. More recently, the Town Hall has been a branch of Lloyds Bank, but following its closure there are plans to turn it into an Italian Restaurant. In the days before radio and television evening events such as Professor Woods ‘Lectures and Dioramas’ would have been very popular. Who would want to miss lectures on ‘Love and Matrimony’ or ‘Palmistry’, especially at the popular prices advertised, and why was it ‘Ladies Only’ on the last night? In contrast, religious lectures on such subjects as ‘The Life of Christ’ and ‘The Teaching of Christ’ were also given at the hall. On Sunday evenings, church services were also being held there due to a recent fire at Christ Church when fireman Jonathon Coulson was killed.

RYBURN VALLEY HISTORY SOCIETY MEETINGS The Ryburn Valley History Society meets at Ripponden Conservative Club on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Doors open 7pm and our meetings start 7.30pm. Visitors charged £3. See: www.ryburnvalleyhistory.org

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Next dates: TUESDAY 12TH MARCH Talk by Ruth Beazley & Hazel Whiteley ‘Mill Bank: The Story of a West Yorkshire village’. TUESDAY 19TH APRIL ‘Lancashire and Yorkshire Farmhouses of the 16th -18th centuries - PORCHES’ by Kevin Illingworth.

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