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Early Summer Issue !!

he Hade Edge Breeze

Where it’s always a good drying day !!!


A big thank you to John Lloyd of Hade Edge of Floor8productions for the production of the poster for this event.

HEAR COMMITTEE (Hade Edge Action for Residents) Chairs Report What a summer it promises to be; The Queen's Jubilee, The European Championships, The Olympics in London and the event everyone's talking about, Hade Edge Gala on July 14th! Members of the committee have been busy organising things so that people in the village can come together and enjoy what should be an historic summer. In this edition of The Breeze you will find details of the "Picnic in the Park" event, to be held on Monday 4th June to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We are also making progress with plans for this year’s Gala which we hope will be bigger and better than ever. Stalwarts of the Unplugged Evenings "The Hade Edge Collective" have agreed to perform in the evening and will knock out some classic pop / rock tunes. None of these events can work without the support of local people. I would like to thank those who have got themselves involved in helping with various initiatives such as the litter pick and the cook off. Any one is welcome to come along and you decide how much involvement you want to have; it really doesn't have to be a life sentence or an onerous commitment. The HEAR committee meets at 8pm in the Bay Horse Pub on the second Tuesday of every month and anyone is welcome to attend and help to make Hade Edge a great place to live. Matthew Milburn (Chairman)

J BRINDON ADDY BUTCHERS Brindon recently came second in a counter cutting demonstration. Competing with butchers from up and down the country the judges thought his display was original and rewarded him with second. We are looking forward to the BBQ season and will be filling our counter with our award winning kebabs, burgers and sausages. There will also be more adventurous cuts for people who want to try to BBQ something a little different. As always cooking advice will be on hand for anyone who needs it so don't be afraid to ask!

HADE EDGE QUEENS JUBILEE CELEBRATION The Queens Jubilee Celebration will be a fantastic family event for the village ! It’s to be held on Monday 4th June 2012, 12 till 4pm on the Football Field. “Bring a Picnic” and enjoy:

Live Music

Children’s Entertainment

Village Games


Raffle (The Prize list so far is AMAZING !!!)

Treasure Hunt

Jubilee Quiz

Toddler’s Corner

Refreshments Available

Children’s Art Competition *

Calling all Cake Makers:-

To mark this fantastic event, any profit made will be spent on a Queens Jubilee planter for the village. !!! If you cannot attend the event, but would like to contribute to the planter, please contact Kerry on 680235, pass to any committee member, or email, who would be very pleased to accept your contribution. Thank you !!

We would really appreciate any donations of cakes / scones / biscuits to be baked for the event, please bring them to the field on the morning of the event, or ring Kerry, who will organise collection (680235). Thank you so much !!! *Children’s Art Competition:The artwork of a ROYAL THEME !, is to be on a sheet of paper no larger than A4, with your child’s name and age, and an adults name and phone number on the back. There are 4 age groups and each winner will receive a cash prize ! The groups are 5 and Under, age 6-9, age 10-13 and 14-16 year olds. If your child is at Hade Edge School, Pre-School or Play Group, please pass your art work there, so a display can be created. These will be judged by a member of two of our local Parish Council. Otherwise, please being it on the day and it will be added to the displays !!! GOOD LUCK !!! Also If anyone has any raffle or tombola prizes they could donate, that would be fantastic !!!

More details can be found on the Hade Edge village Website, including an up to date list of the Raffle Prizes donated so far :-

HADE EDGE GALA The Hade Edge Gala will be on the 14th July this year. The fun starts at 1.30pm at the Sunday School with the procession which gets to the football field via the common at about 2.00pm. The Gala Queen is crowned about 2.15 and then it’s fun all afternoon with the usual assortment of attractions. Enjoy a roast pork sandwich with apple sauce and stuffing and wash it down with a drink from the well-stocked beer tent while being entertained by the junior Hade Edge band. The daytime event is free. The ticket only evening event will feature live music from a several very talented groups of musicians. Bring your own drinks, chairs and tables, and food, and enjoy the party in the field. 2012 Gala cooking and gardening competitions This year the competition will be a plate of five fruit scones. The plates will be paper. The scone recipe will be whatever you normally do. The fruit can be whatever you want. All very easy. All entries must be at the main marquee by 12.00 midday on Gala day. As usual there will be a charge of £1.00 per entry which goes towards Gala funds. After the judging and awarding of prizes the remaining four scones on the plates will be auctioned off. The children’s competition this year is to create a garden in miniature. No bigger in area than 450mm by 300mm (which is 18 inches by 12 inches in proper measurements) Anything goes, Bonsai trees, water features, rock gardens, manicured lawns, fencing, sheds, etc. All entries must be able to be easily carried by one person, and will be returned to the owner after the Gala. There is also to be an “Unusual Shaped Vegetable” competition, so please bring your veg along to be judged !!! LITTER PICK

A big thank you to all those who came to the Litter Pick on the 25th March, and also to those who have been picking litter up on their daily walks and near their houses, the village looking so clean is a credit to you guys !!! One of the Visitors to a Football Match commented “It must be a lovely village to live in if people are prepared to litter pick on a Sunday Morning” !!!

HADE EDGE PRE-SCHOOL The Hade Edge Pre-school have started a petition, to be presented to the local Parish Council and Kirklees, to highlight the speeding issue through our village. We would really appreciate your help in signing this online, the Parish council has confirmed that this is a great way of ensuring we receive action for our village: To: The Holme Valley Parish Council and Kirklees Council We call on yourselves to urgently take action to tackle speeding through the village of Hade Edge, Holmfirth BEFORE a serious injury or accident occurs. The main area affected is Dunford Road through the village, around the crossroads, near the Hade Edge Junior and Infant School and Hade Edge Pre-School and Toddler Group. Concerns have been raised with the council on many occasions from residents and the local village committee. To help with this issue we suggest a light up speed warning signs to alert drivers of their speed and more warning signs, to help resolve this issue, plus a regular police presence with speed traps to catch offenders. "There have been near misses, we know there hasn't been a fatality, but surely it is better to prevent that happening than just sit and wait, it is only a matter of time before a child gets hit !!!" Thank you Hade Edge Pre-School

Roof Repairs You may have seen our SOS in the Holme Valley review last month, for some help with the roof. We have had a very positive response to this and Will from FISH ROOFING LTD has been to do some repairs, and is happy to return if further help is needed. It is nice to know that there are still people in the community who will offer help when needed . We are hoping to have a follow up article in the Holme Valley Review. Catherine Till

HADES KITCHEN 26th February 2012 Hades Kitchen 2012 got off to a great start courtesy of Dave Lloyd and his team. The meal was called “A taste of Italy”.....and certainly lived up to its name.

Panna cotta vaniglia alla lampone

The meal was exceptionally good and comparable to any excellent restaurant. The starter of Filetto Arrabiata al Funghi was especially superb. I need your recipe Dave!! His Pollo Principessa was mouth watering, tender and full of flavour. Last but not least his Panna cotta vaniglia alla lampone was a delicious light and fruity pudding. Great food, great atmosphere. At £15 a head for three courses it's great value. Part of the money raised goes to Hade Edge causes such as the School, Chapel and Football team, and this year we are hoping to raise over £2000. It's normally held once a month so keep an eye out at The Bay Horse pubs for the menu and booking early is recommended. A great start Mr Lloyd, well done. (Helen Craggs)

25th March 2012 When the revered (some would say, controversial) leader of the HEAR committee put himself up for the ultra-competitive Hades Kitchen competition, many would have thought it would be an opportunity to bring him down a peg or two. How wrong could they have been - even the most rebellious of villagers couldn't have failed to be impressed by the feast on offer. The ensemble started with melt-in-the-mouth salmon, which tasted as fresh as if it were caught in the Dee the very same morning. The light notes of the fish were accented by a coating of spicy (though not too spicy) dressing which enhanced rather than overpowered the delicate sapidity of the salmon. The main course was lamb shank. Slow roasted, the lamb was tender, not too fatty yet holding enough moisture to ensure that consuming it was a was a delight to savour. As for the dessert- Wow! How they must feast in the Milburn household! A white chocolate mousse of such richness and volume you could hear zippers bursting throughout the third course. Rumour has it that two people were injured by a stray waistband button that ricocheted around the dining room, but this was hushed up and an out of court settlement was made. In summary, a triumph! Hearty, wholesome food, in a warm friendly environment. Report by Husting Bloominghell ( aka Mr Steve Sykes)

Slowly cooked lamb shank

Slowly Cooked Lamb Shank

HUDDERSFIELD SAILING CLUB Where it’s always a good sailing day!

We are now a month into the new sailing season and are getting used to sailing in the rain. Residents of Hade Edge with a view towards the reservoir might have just been able to see a few hardy souls on the water through the mist and gloom on Wednesday evenings. However a break in the poor weather saw almost perfect conditions for the first event of the Yorkshire and Humberside Youth Sailing Series on Saturday 21st April. Nineteen competitors between the ages of 10 to 18 from clubs as far afield as Ripon and East Yorkshire took to the water in the first major competitive junior event of the season. The winner was last years series champion Max Nicholson of Ulley SC near Rotherham in a Laser dinghy, Second was Ellie Smith of Beaver SC near Snaith in a Topper, who also won the prize for the first female. Third was Chris White also of Beaver SC in a Laser. Innes Bamforth representing Huddersfield sailing an RS Tera won the prize for being the first in the under 14s.

To find out more about the sport of sailing come down to the clubhouse any Saturday or Sunday afternoon and have a chat. We also race on Wednesday evenings and can be found in the Bay Horse afterwards at 9pm from April to August. Full details of the club’s activities can be found on our website: Allan Brooks

Edgy Sessions - Hade Edges’ very own unplugged music night. Well, March 3rd acoustic night was a tremendous success. The Bay Horse pub was buzzing with fantastic music, chatter and laughter. The first act up was Alice Jane ( She is a wonderful guitarist songwriter who has a beautiful and enchanting voice. She over came a few technical issues and her performance was brilliant, a truly talented young lady. Her cover of Bob Marley's 'Don't worry" had the crowd singing along. A really great kick off to the night. Next up was Old Man Pie ( ) What can I say. They served up a slice of alternative country folk pie music. What great entertainers, the room was moving and shaking. A superb band of gifted musicians who write clever songs and certainly put a smile on our faces. Our headliner for the night was Steph Stephenson and her band ( A local young lady and a great talent. A beautiful musician, she played guitar and sang her own songs as well as a fantastic Jesse J mash up 'Do it like a dude/Jolene' cover. She had the audience captivated and in the palm of her hands. The next Edgy Sessions on the 7th April, had another fantastic line up and another extremely busy night of people wanting to share in brilliant music. Robert Sharp ( who is a local lad. A great singer songwriter whose music has an edgy style of folk and his set was excellent. If you look on his page you will see some videos from a previous Edgy session. Rob is also lead singer for the band The Coroners ( Next up was The Collective. A local group of talented musicians doing a variety of covers from Goyte - Someone I used to know to Santana - Smooth. The audience thoroughly enjoyed them, excellent musicians and great entertainers. Last but not least was the wonderful Irene Pirrera ( who is the piano girl. A truly remarkable singer, song writer and pianist. Irene covered the likes of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Mellow easy listening, can't get much better than this with your glass of wine in a candlelit room. The atmosphere was lovely and the pub was thronging with people enjoying the night. Please try to support this fabulous HEAR initiative, bringing the community together, supporting local artists and raising money for Hade Edge village. Edgy Sessions takes place on THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, starting at 8.30pm. If you would like to perform or know someone who would in any future Edgy Sessions please contact Helen Craggs 07841752973. Share your hidden talents!! Our Facebook page is Edgy.Sessions.Acoustic.Night . Please visit and "like" our page and find out more about Edgy Sessions there. Or check out our new website with reviews and line-ups for upcoming events:





SUILVEN WIN AT CAMDEN !!! Suilven are a 4 piece local alt/rock band ( ). Tom Craggs is the lead guitarist and is from Hade Edge. Joe Harley plays bass and is from Huddersfield. Tom Buckley is the lead singer and Alex Main is the drummer, both are from Wakefield. The band are doing lots of gigs at the moment and are working really hard on writing and performing. They did a Battle of the Bands gig in April at Proud Camden in London....and they won. The final is on 12th JUNE 2012 so keep your fingers crossed. They have a new EP if any body is interested in giving it a listen let me know. It's free. The boys have also been approached by a London promoter, so things are quite exciting for them at the moment. You never know, one day you may see them at Sheffield Arena!! It's all down to hard work and of course the right person hearing them and believing in them. The boys are fabulous people, you may catch them doing an acoustic set at the Bay Horse Edgy Sessions soon so keep your eyes peeled. Keep every thing crossed for them, I'll let you know next time how they fare.

"Suilven could be the long lost cousin of Jeff Buckley if he'd spent a troubled youth

listening to Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Brooding guitars give way to swelling, heart wrenching choruses with an electronic edge that leave you with an intangible sense of yearning." S Scorer, The Beat Magazine

Helen Craggs

CARTWORTH MOOR CRICKET CLUB Premiership Cricket in the Huddersfield Central League. Practice facilities and new club house. New players always welcome !!! For Enquiries contact S Clayton on 685847 or S Bissett on 688278

HADE EDGE BAND Contact:- Simon Wood:- 07973 426039 As ever it's been a busy few months for Hade Edge Band and Academy. All three of our brass bands played at Holmfirth contest and we had a terrific day. It started with the youth section where our Training Band came 3rd and our Youth Band came 1st. The day was thoroughly topped off when the Senior Band won section A, collecting a sacksful of trophies on the way. What a great day, celebrated in fine style too.... 3 burgers and half a lager.....


The Senior Band are busy preparing for the Spring festival contest in Blackpool, May 12th and on April 22nd the Youth Band played at the Royal Northern and the National Youth Championships where they collected a Bronze award. And though the band played great the highlight of the day was the stop-off at MacDonald's afterwards!!! Burgers all round.

Community Choir went to the metropolis of Meltham and entertained the old folks. The singing was superb and when we all did the twist to our version of Chubby Checkers 'You never can tell' great fun was had by all. I'm told the four ladies should be out of hospital in June and the hip replacements were a great success. The Academy awards evening was a tremendous success as well. After all the nominations were added up and the voting was finished we were left with just two pork pies and a helping of beans. The evening was helped merrily along by the accordion and concertina band. Yes, really- we have an accordion and concertina band, banjos too. Saturday morning at 10.30. No burgers but we do have bacon butties. £1 a go. Youth Band played at Brockholes for their St George's Day parade and once again the success of the day was measured by the quantity and quality of burgers available afterwards. Another tremendous success. Though in my opinion the huge green dragon isn't real.... On June 2nd we have a band from Denmark playing at the band room, tickets available on the door, please pop in and the previous evening is Whit Friday march contests. A trip round Saddleworth when the success of the evening will be measured not only in burgers but in halves of lager. If you've never been to the band room pop in anytime and see what’s going on, you'll be most welcome. Bring a burger........

Simon Wood

HADE EDGE BAND Contact:- Simon Wood:- 07973 426039 Hade Edge Senior Band Our championship section brass band rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 and 10pm Hade Edge Academy of Music Comprises community choir, jazz band, training band, youth band, rock school, concertina and accordion band and percussion ensemble. Also provides teaching for brass, woodwind, keyboard and guitars. Community Choir Monday 6-7.15 Anyone can come and join us, male or female, young or old, what you do need is some enthusiasm and a willingness to sing songs of all genres. From funny and frantic to classically serene.... Singing is the most wonderful therapy, come and try it. Jazz Monday. 7.30-8.45 Our big band is not for beginners but if you have achieved a standard of around grade 3 then come and join us. We play jazz, big band, Latin, rock and pop numbers and its great fun. Regular attenders at Marsden Jazz Festival the band are proud to sponsor "JIGSAW", a charity for street children in Manilla, Philippine's. Percussion ensemble Wed. 6.30pm This is open to anyone and includes all sorts of drumming techniques, including African drumming. Training band Friday. 5.30-6.30 Beginners of all ages can learn to play. Come along and try an instrument before you take one home. New players get tuition until they’re good enough to sit in the band. Youth band Friday. 6.45-8pm For more advanced players, young or old. Rock school Sat 9-10.30 Guitars, keyboards, drums and singers join together to play their own songs and learn some rock classics. Great fun. Bacon butties. Sat. 10.30 Concertina and Accordion Band Sat. 10.45-12.15 This also includes banjos. Beginners and experienced players combine to play all sorts of music. Great fun on great instruments. Lessons also available from Monday to Saturday

Simon Wood

NOTICES PLANTERS FOR THE VILLAGE A member of the HEAR committee has been in touch with our local Parish Council. We have just received news that Hade Edge will be receiving 2 half bucket planters from Kirklees, which should arrive in June. A massive thank you to Donald Firth our local councillor, who has managed to arrange this with Kirklees for our village !!!

SPEEDING THROUGH THE VILLAGE—UPDATE After having talks with the local council and Kirklees, they can now confirm that the Parish Council has a Light up Speed sign on order for the Holme Valley. Hade Edge should be at the top of the list for their turn, but to help confirm this we need to raise awareness of the issue, and ask people to sign the petition raised by the Hade Edge Pre-School (see their section for details).

EXERCISING YOUR DOGS IN THE PLAY GROUND There is a new Waste Bag dispenser at the top of the Park (Near the Playground), that was organised through a member of the HEAR committee, if you find this empty, please ring Kerry Sykes on 680235 who has some spare bags for re-fills. If you have information about a dog walker who fails to pick up, please report it to the local council or dog warden on 01484 221199 . The person responsible can be issued with a fixed penalty notice, or prosecuted in the Magistrates Court where a fine of up to ÂŁ1,000 can be made. Dog poo bags are also available from either the Parish Council or the Tourist information office free of charge too, they are currently awaiting stocks of these, which should arrive at the end of May.

PLAYGROUND Kirklees have replaced the missing frog spring rocker with a Motorbike, though this was vandalised just before Easter, but has been re-repaired. A meeting has been held with the Parish council and Kirklees Streetscene with a member of the HEAR Committee, which we are currently the result of, but hopefully we will receive some additional equipment for the playground, which if agreed upon, should hopefully arrive during the summer holidays. The meeting also resulted in the re-highlight of the damaged wall by the Bus Stop, which has now been repaired.

DAFFODIL PLANTING A big thank you to all those who came out to help plant the daffodils that the Parish Council donated to the HEAR committee to help brighten up the roadsides. These were planted on the roadside stretch near the playground and on the common roadside near the stones, hopefully these will come out next year, and will look lovely !

COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD The HEAR Committee are currently undergoing the process of obtaining a Community Notice Board through the Parish Council, details will follow shortly !!!


Holme Styes Reservoir by Charlotte Wadsworth

Copthrust Woods by Chris Wiper

Bow Shaw by Kerry Sykes Holme Styes Reservoir by Chris Wiper

Readers Stories My family continued. In one of the previous Issues, I mentioned my gran from my mothers side, and now I would like to mention the men on my dad’s side. My grandfather as a young man, worked as a tram conductor in Newcastle during the 1920’s, whilst he was training to be a member of the church He moved to London in the 1930’s, and with his wife became minister in the city of London. My father was born in 1933 within the site and sound of bow bells ,making him a cockney!, when the war started he was evacuated to Newcastle whilst my grandfather served with the church during the war. In 1943 my father was repatriated back to London even though the war was not over, it was deemed safe to live back in the city. On the night of June 15 1944, his 11th birthday, a V1 flying bomb landed in a field a half mile from his house, and exploded shattering his bedroom window with glass landing where his head had been. It is with this story I have looked at life and thought how lucky we are to be here and why we should make the most of it, safely of course !!! Michael Henderson

HADE EDGE METHODIST CHURCH Services are held every Sunday at 2.30pm. Minister: Rev Laura Hardy tel: 851985 Farewell, Thank you and Welcome ! It is with a tinge of sadness and yet with a great deal of gratitude that we bid farewell to out minister Rev Charlotte Lorimer, as she leaves us for pastures new in South Cheshire. During her ministry in Hade Edge, Charlotte served us with loving care, diligence and touches of humour. May the Lord bless her in the years ahead. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. So we welcome our new minister Rev Laura Hardy who as a circuit superintendent has assumed responsibilities for Hade Edge. We pray that the Lord will guide and sustain Laura in her work and initiatives in our community. Laura will be leading us in worship on Sunday 27th May, which is the Band Sunday. So why not come along and listen to the Band and meet Laura. You will be warmly welcome ! Good News from the Pews:1)



Jacobs Ladder 45 minutes of fun and fellowship ! Challenging services for the young at heart followed by tea / coffee and biscuits and it’s all FREE ! The next dates are:3rd June and 1st July Services are designed for non church goers, so why not give it a try ! The welcome is as warm as out coffee ! Band Sunday The date has been changed to 2.30pm 27th May. So come along and listen to the Hade Edge Brass Band, meet out new Minister Laura Hardy and enjoy the traditional Hade Edge Tea aftwrwards. Weather permitting the service will be held on the chapel lawn. Music and Praise to gladden your hearts ! An Open Invitation Our Jacob’s Ladder Service on 1st July will include a blessing for everyone connected in whatever way with Hade Edge Gala. So an open and very warm invitation is issued to all those people connected with the Gala.

Smiles from the Aisles Sadly Dai Evens the great Welsh fly half died but he was deeply troubled as he made his way to the pearly gates, and to meet St Peter. Dai knew in his heart that having scored the winning try the last time Wales beat the All Blades that he had put his foot into touch and the match officials hadn’t seen it ! With a deep sense of remorse he trudged up to the pearly gates and somewhat apprehensively knocked. The gates opened and to his surprise he was most warmly greeted—”Come on in Dai ! It’s good to see you !” Dai entered into heaven to be welcomed by his best mate Taffy Williams. Still puzzled he mentioned his problem to Taffy, who responded “Well Dai, my friend you were lucky today’ cos it’s St Peters day off and it was St David on the door !” David Elliot (Pastoral Secretary)

HOLMFIRTH PARISH CHURCH Hade Edge is in the Parish of Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Services;

8.00am B.C.P. Communion, every other week. 10.30am Parish Eucharist every week. Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals; Rev Keith Griffin 682644 We run a Sunday Club for four to ten year olds, 10.30 till 11.45 am during term time. Events; During the folk Festival in Holmfirth,11th, 12th, 13th May, the church will be open, serving refreshments all day Saturday and hosting workshops and concerts all weekend. The second hand book stall will be open in the church every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday plus Sunday afternoons during the spring and summer months. If you have any books you no longer require and would like to give them to the church bookstall, then contact me and I will arrange to collect them. (Audrey 684924). During the Film Festival (May) and the Arts Festival (June) the church will be hosting some of the events. To check these events, see the website:- All are welcome to any of these services and events.


Head Teacher Jeff Kilner reports… Next Stop, Hade Edge School! Head Teacher, Jeff Kilner reports on events at Hade Edge J&I School We are celebrating yet another excellent term at Hade Edge School. As well as some excellent educational visits out of school, visitors coming in to work with the pupils, our children have been hard at work learning about animals and health. Class one had a lovely veterinary surgery in their role play area and many toy animals and puppets have been quickly diagnosed, treated and bandaged as a result. Older pupils have been trained in first aid and have demonstrated some excellent skills in this area. After the sad news that our Sorbus tree was badly diseased we had to have it removed and in its place we now have a freshly planted young Sorbus that will provide shade over our wooden train. The train, two carriages and a platform have been built to provide a play area and seating for children to have a quiet moment with friends. The train has been very popular with all ages of children within school and even the pre-school children have been down to play on it. We were still celebrating the fact that our school had won the ‘pitch in competition with Huddersfield Town Football club and Marshalls building supplies when we received notification that our bid for a lottery grant was successful and we will be receiving £9,600 to further develop our outside provision. The children and staff are currently planning further developments that will benefit the school and their learning. The main event that has happened most recently was the Spring Fair which was on Saturday 21 st April. The fair had many stalls and fun activities for children and adults to take part in. As well as hamburgers and hot dogs selling fast, our chocolate tombola was very popular (as always). The weather was kind to us on the day and we managed to take our ‘splat the rat’ game outdoors in to the playground. The game was in huge demand and had children competing against parents to win a prize. Mrs Seddon, our Class 3 teacher, was so enthusiastic when having a turn that she even managed to break the bat. Thank goodness she missed the rat! Huge thanks go to all who attended the fair and particularly to the Friends of Hade Edge group who ran and organised the event. We managed to raise a total of £533 for the school and our pupils are already putting forward ideas of how they would like to spend the money. And this brings us up to present. We have started our topic on ‘The Olympics’ and have many plans for the learning journey during this term. Thanks, Jeff Kilner.


Friends of Hade Edge (FOHE) The main focus of the past term for the FOHE has been the Spring Fair which we held on the 21st April. It certainly looked liked the children (and some adults!) had great fun with the games, and despite us having to move it indoors because of the constant rain prior to it the turn out was good. In total we raised ÂŁ533 for school and we look forward to working with the children to decide how to spend it. Thank you to everyone who came and helped out, donated prizes and came and supported us on the day. Please let us know if you have any feedback for us from this event. An ongoing form of fundraising for us is thegivingmachine. This is a website that you can register with very easily and then go through to do your online shopping as you usually would. Lots of everyday shops are on there including amazon, sainsburys, eBay and next to name just a few. If you go through thegivingmachine to shop at any of the listed retailers, and have registered Hade Edge Junior and Infant School as your beneficiary then we receive a percentage of your total spend. It costs you NOTHING extra except a few seconds of your time. To date we have raised ÂŁ90 through this scheme since October just by shopping! If you have any questions about the scheme then please email us on or go direct to

Thanks again for all your continued support Angela Vernoum FOHE Chairperson

HADE EDGE FOOTBALL CLUB Senior football Secretary Edward Dalton 688689. Junior football Secretary Audrey Dalton 684924. Training Senior summer training begins shortly on Wednesday evenings at the pitch. Junior summer training varies, The under 5’s and 6’s Saturday training finishes at the end of the summer term. U 16 Wednesday 7.00pm U14 not known yet U 11 Thursday 5.00pm U9 Thursday 5.30pm U 8 not known yet U 7 not known yet Reports The senior teams have almost finished their season; The first team who are in the fourth division are very close to the top , the second team who are in the third reserve division are in tenth place and the third team who are in the fourth reserve division are in a supporting role. The Junior teams The mini soccer teams have all finished their games and have had a great year. The eleven a side are almost at the end of the season with mixed results but have all played very well. New Club House. Keep watching out and you may see work commencing very soon! Car Boot Sales We have been holding summer car boot sales for four years now, and they are growing better and better each year. This year’s dates are the last Sunday in the month, April to August on the football field. 27th May 24th June 29th July 26th August Gates open at 11.00am Cars cost £8, vans £10 To book a pitch phone 01484 684924

CAR BOOT SALES Time to have a good clear out? Then why not book into one of the local car boot sales coming up !!!

HADE EDGE FOOTBALL GROUND Held on the last Sunday of every month from April to August. 27th May 24th June 29th July 26th August The car boot opens at 11am. Cars cost £8, vans £10 Please contact Audrey Dalton 684924.

ROTARY CLUB CAR BOOT SALES Held on the second Sunday of every month from June to September. On “The Fair Field”, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JG Gates open at 8:00am for Sellers, 9:00 for the public Cars Pre-booked £7 or £8 on the Day. To pre-book ring 07866 832438 or visit the website

CROW EDGE CAR BOOT SALES Held at the Dunford Parish Community Centre (Near Victoria), on the A616 at Crow Edge (5 min’s from Hade Edge !) 13th May 2012 11-1pm To book a table ring 01226 762533 £5 a pitch.

Crow Edge Gala and Classic Car Exhibition 21st July from 2pm

HADE EDGE MEMORIES Due to the limited response, we will not be able to produce the booklet, but would love to share with you the memories of a couple of our Edger’s !! We would love to still get your memories !!!

Keith Dawson Hade Edge “The Edge of Hell” Quarrymen

In the late 1800’s Hade Edge had a reputation of being a rough place, hard working men and hard drinking men. The main industry was the stone quarries at Magnum, they mostly produced slates and flags, the flags went all over the country to be used on railway station platforms. They were taken by horse and waggon to Dunford Bridge Station to be loaded onto the train to go all over the country.

Picture Courtesy of Juliette Robinson of Hade Edge

At their peak over three hundred men worked in the quarries, some of my relations worked in the quarries, my Grandmothers father was called John Bramhall and he lived at Lamb Cote. In the 1891 census he was “Farmer and Quarry Man”, and The Bay Horse his son aged 14 was a quarry boy. The quarry men worked hard and played hard, at that time there were about 5 pubs in Hade Edge - The Junction Inn, The Old Moss Inn, The Rising Sun, The Sportsman and the Bay Horse. Getting back to the quarry men, there was one called “Sippy Sykes”, who had a small quarry at Magnum. He also played the violin, one day a man walked into the quarry, he said to Mr Sykes “I would like to order one thousand flags, can you tell how long it will take you to get them ready”. Sippy said “Aye lad, about a thousand years”. Picture Courtesy of Another Character was Ben Charlesworth, he used to sort crazy paving Juliette Robinson out of the quarry waste tips, hence his nickname “Crazy Ben”. He lived at Underbank. In the winter when they couldn’t work in the quarries, some of the men would get a job in the textile mills till spring came. Those who couldn’t had to rely on Wilson Helms grocers shop to feed them. If they couldn’t pay, they put it on the slate till they started working again. No benefits in those days, no work, no money !. Helms kept people going through the winter. My father was a stone dresser and we always had Helm’s groceries delivered to the door, we lived in Arrunden. At the Junction pub, they used to keep a cockpit for cock fighting which was illegal. This chap got caught by the local policeman, and was taken to court. The magistrate said to him “You know that what you were doing was wrong in the eyes of god”, he said “Aye lad, God knows now’t about Hade Edge, it’s far too far out !”. I started at Hade Edge School in 1947 till 1953, at that time there was Tilly Brooksbank’s shop at the cross roads, next to that the big house on the corner was a branch of Hinchliffes Mill Co-op. Then also was Stirk’s Cobber shop in the building that has been converted into a house. Just down Bob Road (Greave Road), on the right was a wooden hut, which was a fish and chip shop, also run by the Stirk’s, who lived at Hope Field House. The times I have talked about were very hard, when I drive round the village now, I think to myself how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful place, we have a pub, a butchers shop, chapel, pre-school, school, a brass band and football club. How lucky we are !!!, Now it’s more like heaven.

HADE EDGE MEMORIES Mrs Clayton—Penistone Road Site of Brindon’s Shop Originally this was a small farm by Mr Herbert Wagstaff from 1901; also used as a joiners and Undertakers. His son Harold Wagstaff carried on the business until his death in 1963. Herbert Wagstaff died in 1957 at the age of 95…. The buildings were then bought by Brindon’s grandad Jack Addy and used for his foam business. Herbert Wagstaff Other Sites of Interest Charlie Hitchins lived at Junction and has a bakery and café for teas, probably in 1950’s and 60’s Wilson Helms in Dunford Bridge—Post Office, grocers 7 Corn Merchants existed until new houses were built. The building (now a house) at the crossroads of Dunford Rod was a co-op shop. Fish & chip shop in a hut near the top of Bob Road (Greave Road), Run by Mrs Arnold Stirk & Mrs Hannah Briggs. Possibly closed early 1950’s. There were also 2 cobblers—Stirks and Tyas. There were also 2 sweet shops, one next to the co-op and the other at the bottom of Greave Road, sold from a room in the house. Mr & Mrs Wilfred Greaves sold Ben Shaw’s pop from their house in Dunford Road. Apart from the Bay Horse, there were other pubs. Moorcock at the Junction of Penistone Rd, 7 Law Slack Road and The Sportsman on Dunford Road. There was also the small church in the hamlet of Magnum, at the top of the junction of Round Close & Cooks Study Road (the site is still visible). The village was also well served by house deliveries. Helms, Hade Edge; Schofields bread and cakes from New Mill; Mobile fish & Chip shop van 2 nights per week ; Tinsdeals & Co-op Butchers, Holmfirth Snow Probably the worst snow was in the winter of 1947. Several other bad winters in the 1950’s & 1960’s & 1979. Hade Edge School All the pupils had to remain at school for their dinners; these were prepared in the schools kitchen by Mrs Hall in the 1940’s & Mrs Whitehead in the 1950’s. Every child has a very good English dinner (Just as advocated by Jamie Oliver today). By having these meals at school the children had not to rely on a main meal at home after school, so Picture Courtesy of Juliette Robinson could get on with playing out. In the winter, which always seemed so cold, Mr s Whitehead made hot chocolate with the bottle of milk, which each child had to have, it was looked forward to very much. Also each child had a biscuit and a cot live oil tablet. Hade Edge Sunday School There was a Sunday school in the morning and also in the early afternoon for the children before going to the Chapel for the Sunday service, this was compulsory. Once a year there was the School Feast, with the customary walks around the village, being led by the Hade Edge Brass Band. Later in the year was the Anniversary Sing, held outside the Chapel if weather permitted, on a build up platform (wouldn’t meet today’s health & Safety standards !) In 1950’s the Sunday School / Chapel members Mock Wedding 1950 organised a mock wedding for fundraising, with Bride—MR Eric Hirst, Groom Mr Clifford Hirst, Minister Mr Arnold Greaves, members playing different roles. Mr Wilford Greaves, Mr Norman Stirk, Audrey Hirst, Muriel Greaves, Raymond Stirk, Barry Hirst. On organ - Mrs Mildred Booth & Janet Booth

Hade Edge Memoirs It would be great to hear from you with your Memoirs of Hade Edge, we can feature these in future editions of the Breeze, please contact the Newsletter Editor or any member of the Committee. A massive thank you to the people who have given us their memoirs and pictures, these are just fantastic. The GALA memoir pictures will appear in the next edition !!!

What did we say about “It doesn’t snow like is used to !!!” Photo’s courtesy of Brindon Addy, featuring his Father and Grandfather

Digging out the Bay Horse Inn !!! In “The big Snow”

Picture From Mrs Clayton of Penistone Road

Yorkshire Pudding Eh waiter, excuse me a minute I'm not findin' fault, but dear me 'taties is lovely and beef is alreit But what sort of pudding can this be? It's what? Yorkshire Puddin'? Now cum cum cum cum It's Yorkshire Puddin' yer say? I'll grant yer it's some sort o' puddin', owd lad But not THE Yorkshire Puddin', nay, nay. Now reit Yorkshire Puddin's a poem in batter, T'mek it's an art, not a trade So just listen t' me and I'll tell t' thee How t' first Yorkshire puddin' were made A young angel wi day off from 'eaven, Were flyin' abaht Ilkla Moor, When t' angel, poor thing, got cramp in a wing An' cum down at an owd women's door . T' owd woman said "Eee - it's an angel. By 'eck, I'm fair capped to see thee. I've noan seen yan afore - but tha's welcome, Come on in, an' I'll mash thi some tea." T' angel said, "By gum, thank you kindly." Though she only supped one mug o' tea, She et two drippin' slices and one Sally Lunn. Angel's eat very lightly yer see.

Then t'owd woman looked at clock sayin' "Ey up, t'owd feller's back soon from t'mill. You gerron wi' yer tea, but please excuse me, As I'll atter mek puddin' fer Bill." Then t' angel jumped up and said gie us it 'ere, Flour, water, eggs, salt an' all, An' I'll show thee 'ow we meks puddins, Up in 'eaven for Saints Peter and Paul. So t' angel took bowl and stuck a wing in, Stirring it round, whispering "Hush" An' she tenderly ticked at t'mixture, ike an artist ed paint wi a brush. Then t'owd woman asked " 'ere wor is it then, T'secret o' puddins made up above?" "It's nowt i' flour or watta, said t'angel, "Just mek sure that tha meks it wi' luv." When it were done , she popped it i' t'oven, "Gie it nobbut ten minutes", she said. Then off t'angel flew, leavin' first Yorkshire Puddin', That ivver were properly med. An' that why it melts in yer gob just like snow. An' as light as a maiden's first kiss, An' as soft as the fluff on t'breast of a puff, Not ELEPHANT'S LEATHER like this.

The Maze


Facebook The Hade Edge Breeze now has is own Facebook page, which is now to be added to all the other great pages. If you are on Facebook, these are really worth checking out, for reminders for events, notices as well as great general community spirit !!!

Edgy Sessions Acoustic Nights - The Bay Horse Pub - Holmfirth Hade Edge Breeze Newsletter Hade Edge Residents Group Hade Edge Parent, Baby & Toddler Group Hade Edge Methodist Church Hade Edge Church Hall Hire Holmfirth What’s On Calendar Holmfirth What’s On Calendar / Holmfirth Events Website The Holmfirth What’s On Calendar is a Facebook page for Holmfirth, which shows people all the great events Holmfirth has to offer. If you do not have access to a Facebook account, you can access this information through the website (produced by one of our villagers (and your Breeze editor) Kerry Sykes). This website has links to all the main events, local community groups, Restaurants, plus much more, as well as the Calendar which shows a wealth of local events and things to do.

Hade Edge Village Website Also not forgetting our own village website, which now has had over 2000 visitors !!!, Newsletters are stored in “Full colour”, and where links to all our local websites are available, and a calendar containing all the events within the village. For anyone with a smart phone, please use your bar code scanner on the QR Code to check out the Hade Edge Village website !!! Quick Link to the Speeding Petition also online !!!

HADE EDGE PRE SCHOOL Our lovely, small, welcoming & stimulating Pre-school has places for children aged 2 to school age. Opening Times Monday & Wednesday - 9am-3pm Thursday & Friday - 9am-1pm Session costs Children in receipt of funding can claim 15 hours per week (first term after their 3 rd birthday). Any additional hours will be charged at £2.50 per hour. All other children charged at £2.50 per hour. Contact Details Cath Till on 07884 355713 or Sharon Taylor on 688040. Cath Till / Jane Higginson

HADE EDGE SUNDAY SCHOOL/VILLAGE HALL The hall is available for hire for only £25 for 2 hours, this is ideal for Children’s Birthday Parties etc. The Toddler Group toys can be “hired out” for a small donation, ideal for a younger children’s party. Contact: Sarah Pursehouse on on 688861 or 07746 145631 And Kerry Sykes—680235 / 07769 536612 (Toddler Group Toys)

HADE EDGE PARENT, BABY & TODDLER GROUP. Friendly drop-in sessions

Our group is run as a friendly informal coffee morning (drop-in basis), so new people are welcome to pop in for a chat and a coffee while their babies and young children play. Mums, Dads, grandparents or carers with young children are all welcome at our group. New members are welcome too, just turn up during any of our sessions. We provide a great safe environment for babies and children to play and to meet new friends. Bottle warming facilities also available. Drinks and Snacks Drinks and snacks are included in the entrance fee. There is a tea, coffee, squash or hot chocolate and cake/biscuits for all adults. Water or squash for each of the children, plus fruit and biscuits. Open Tuesday Mornings 10.30am till 12.00am Session costs £1 per adult 50p per Child (young babies are free)

Contact Details Kerry Sykes 07769 536612 / 01484 680235

ADVERTISEMENTS Should anyone wish to advertise with us, the costs are ÂŁ10 per year for the small size and ÂŁ20 for large. The breeze appears 4 times a year, with an extra issue at the Gala.Circulation is around 350 with quite a few more at Gala time. All enquiries to or telephone Kerry Sykes on 01484 680235 / 07769 536612 The Breeze also now goes online on the new Hade Edge Village Website, if you require a link on the website to your own site for additional advertisement, please ring Kerry Sykes on 01484 680235, a small charge will be applied for this service.

A big thank you to our current local Advertisers, please check these out !!!

DCM Property Matters HOUSE


Roofing Pointing Plastering Guttering Decorating General Repairs

Garden Maintenance Patios Block Paving Decking Landscaping Ground Work

17 Hill Top View, Hade Edge Call Richard: 07871 959102

THE LOCKWOOD WINDOW CO. Manufacturers of U.P.V.C. WindowsDoors to the trade Unit 4, Perseverance Mill Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD4 6BW RICHARD POGSON TEL: 01484 519676

Planning a party; hire a marquee and help the village !!! HEAR have bought the marquee that we use for the Gala each year. The company that used to hire it approached us with an excellent offer to buy the tent outright. It’ll obviously be in use on the Saturday 14th July which is Gala Day; get it your diary now! If residents would like to hire the steel framed marquee it is available at very competitive rates. A number of members of the committee have undertaken training in how to put the tent up which can go on hard standing as well as grass. You can hire the marquee and dance floor with prices starting from £295 which includes transport and labour costs. The tent can be configured 15ft X15ft or 15ft X 30ft depending on the space that you have available. Bookings can be made via Richard Slack on 07871 959 102 and remember, by using the tent you will be helping the village to support the senior citizens lunch, the football club, the band and other local groups that make Hade Edge a great place to live.

Cakes for all occasions Birthday cakes made to order. All dietary needs catered for.

Kate’s Cakes

Contact Kate on 680619

“Taste as good as they look”

Or email:

Paediatric Physiotherapy Specialist in the Treatment of: Cerebral Palsy Developmental Delay Co-ordination Disorders (Dyspraxia) 18 years’ experience, in children’s Physiotherapy. Treatments in your own home, half to one hour sessions. Ring for more information to Penny Townsend MSCP HPC APCP Borath Trained Tel: 07775 556499

L & CA Tyas Local plumber and Heating Engineer Boiler changes and full heating systems. Bathrooms and Kitchens fitted. Tiling. Please call Les on 01484 690486 Barn House, Bowshaw, Hade Edge

Allen Hollingworth & Son

Home from Home For Pets

All types of metal work Private & Commercial

Small furry animals or huge horses

Gates Balustrade’s Railings

I can care for your animals the way you would

walkies or talkies

Whether you’re at work or on Holiday

Work Address: Bridge Mills

I’ll come to you and take care of your animal

New Road

Reasonable rates and reliable service


Contact Laura Murray on


01484 680684 or 07813 586147

Postal Address: 6 Abbey Close

Holmfirth area only

Hade Edge Holmfirth HD9 2DD Tel: 07770 617911 Presented by Keith Hollingworth

Les Heywood & Sons Ltd


Plumbing and Heating Engineers

Manicure, pedicure, waxing eye treatments, and more

Prickleden Works Woodhead Road Holmfirth Huddersfield HD9 2JU

Katrina Gamble

Fax: 01484 688224 Mobile: 07801 469636 Email:


Mobile Beautician 07702 550209 01484 680619 3 for 2 on all Treatments with this advert

SHAUN HEAP HOG ROAST AND BBQ Hade Edge, Holmfirth All outdoor events catered for Very competitive prices Fully Insured For all prices and enquiries:Tel: Shaun Heap — 01484 682547

SEW 4 YOU Local service, Based in Hade Edge * Curtains made to measure * Curtain Alterations * Horse Blanket Repairs

With an eye on fashion

* Clothing Alterations

Dispensing Optician - Christine Henderson

Skirts and Dresses Jackets and Coats Leather Jeans

Ophthalmic Optician - Stephen Allott Together we offer 40 years experience are committed to: The highest standards of professional eye care.

Trousers (Various Alterations, tapering, pockets, linings,

To book an examination (NHS or Private) call: 01484 686060 Open Tuesday to Saturday

zips etc). Price List available. Call Janet on 01484 688856 Or 07771 820915

104 School Street, Holmfirth Website:-

Little Movers Holmfirth Civic Hall Tuesdays (even over Half terms) 4.15-5pm £8 per 3 Week Booking Age 3 to 5 Creative and Fun dance lesson The dance class: * Is themed - from Lion King, High School Musical, Pirates to Lazy Town and others. * Does support the overall child’s development * Will learn basic dance movements which is danced to music * Will build a confidence and keep fit *Will have fun timetableholmfirth.htm Email or Lucie Lee on 07752246185

Hade Edge Village - Events Summary Please tear this page out, and pin it up !!! May 4th May – Bags to School Collection – before 9am at School 5th May - Edgy Session Acoustic Night – Bay Horse Pub 8.30pm 6th May - Jacob’s Ladder Services – Methodist Church 2.30 8th May – HEAR Committee Meeting – Bay Horse 8:00pm 27th May - Band Sunday - Hade Edge Brass Band - Methodist Church 2.30pm 27th May - Car Boot Sale– Football Field 11am

June 2nd June - Edgy Session Acoustic Night – Bay Horse Pub 8.30pm 2nd June - Band Concert (Denmark Band)—Hade Edge band room 3rd June - Jacob’s Ladder Services – Methodist Church 2.30 4th June - Queens Jubilee—Party in the Park 12-4pm 10th June - Rotary Car Boot Sale– The Fair Field 9am 12th June – HEAR Committee Meeting – Bay Horse 8:00pm 24th June - Car Boot Sale– Football Field 11am

July 1st July - Jacob’s Ladder Services – Methodist Church 2.30 (Gala Blessing) 7th July - Edgy Session Acoustic Night – Bay Horse Pub 8.30pm 8th July - Rotary Car Boot Sale– The Fair Field 9am 10th July – HEAR Committee Meeting – Bay Horse 8:00pm 14th July - Hade Edge Gala from 1.30pm 29th July - Car Boot Sale– Football Field 11am

Please see the online calendar on the Hade Edge Website for details of all the events, including the weekly repeat events.

Village Committee Chairman Deputy Chairman Deputy Chairman Treasurer Secretary Newsletter Editor Advertising Secretary Chapel Liaison School Liaison Pre-School Liaison Band Liaison Football Liaison

Matthew Milburn Richard Slack Charlotte Earnshaw Michael Moorhouse Leigh Rossi Kerry Sykes Janet Johnston Charlotte Earnshaw Leigh Rossi Kerry Sykes Paul Turner David Dalton

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Committee Members Bill Gamble Audrey Dalton Steve and Penny Sykes Les Tyas Howard Johnston Pam Moorhouse Stephen Murray Daniel Northcott Diana Hoyle David Lloyd Berenice Wormald

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The Breeze will endeavour to get the Issues out for the 1st of Each Quarter (March/June/Aug/Dec)

Newsletter Editor Can we say a massive thank you to everyone that has helped input into this great publication for our little village !!! We would love to hear your views on the newsletter, we hope you enjoy reading it ! If you have anything you would like included in The Hade Edge Breeze, any stories / comments / letters / interesting photo’s / memories etc, then please don’t hesitate to contact myself, Kerry Sykes) on 680235 / 07769 536612 or email and tell us about it, we would love to “hear” from you !!! Or please contact any member of the village committee who would really love to hear from you. Thank you ! Whilst the publisher takes every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information, and presents it in good faith, it is provided purely for information and the publisher disclaims all liability arising from negligence or otherwise in respect of such information. The publisher of this newsletter is not responsible for the content of any advertisements or linked websites.

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