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Joanne Harris tells us about her writing and her new book Vintage Huddersfield clothing, jewellery and accessories from our thriving vintage scene Independent Huddersfield where to go to get that unique piece of jewellery



Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership

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contents Fashion and Beauty 4 Vintage Huddersfield 8 Independent Huddersfield 14 Tried And Tested 16 Man About Town

Spring is on its way, and that makes us happy! t’s our favourite season, and every year we drive our nearest and dearest mad by raving about the soft bright green leaves on the trees.


If you’re keen on saving, don’t miss our Offers page with details of all the town centre deals at opticians, plus exclusive money-off vouchers.

We have a packed issue of your Huddersfield Magazine this season, with regular favourites and some new features too.

With better weather on the way (we hope), we’ve included details of events in and around our town, plus a walk - and a writeup of ‘who you gonna call’ if you get in trouble out on the moors.

First up, we always like to bring you something that is absolutely uniquely about Huddersfield. So we get a model, borrow lots of stuff from town centre shops, get hairdressers and beauticians to give their services, organise a venue and photographer - and have a great day! We hope you think our Vintage Huddersfield feature is worth all the effort ... We’ve also been round the town picking out all our independent jewellery shops (and shops that sell jewellery), so it’s easy for you to decide where to buy your bling. Keeping in with a slightly extravagant theme (all those diamonds!) we’ve been checking out the sports car market and bring you our top five convertible choices. But we know that the credit crunch isn’t yet over, so we’ve been keeping a close eye on budgets too. Have a look at Bargain to Binge for holiday ideas (and then the Holiday page for info on our French twin town Besançon). We’ve also got our Top Ten Money Saving tips for decorating your home, and an inspirational ‘How To’ page on starting to grow your own veg.

Food 18 The ‘How To’ Page 20 Fresh Spring Food 23 Real Restaurant Review Property 24 Top Ten Money-Saving Tips 26 Do’s and Don’ts: Renting Leisure 28 Village Life and Walk: Holme Valley 33 Holmfirth Film Festival 36 Beautiful Besançon 37 Huddersfield Literature Festival 38 Bargain To Binge 50 Dates For Your Diary

Our restaurant reviewers have been venturing outside the ring road into Honley, and of course we have some recipes for those who want to do their venturing in their own kitchens. We’ve also been trying out town centre facials on your behalf - and one of our testers was a man this time. See what he thought in our Tried and Tested feature. And then take a look at ‘Man About Town’ to see what the guys are wearing this season.

Plus 34 Pleased To Meet ... Joanne Harris 42 This Sporting Life 45 It’s Sporty Drive Time 49 The Offers Page

Finally, we’ve popped round to author Joanne Harris’s gorgeous house to have a chat with her and let you in on some of her thoughts.

In case you don’t get the Huddersfield Magazine delivered to your door, we now have regular pick-up points in the town centre so you don’t miss out:

So grab a cup of tea and a biscuit, and settle down for a good read!

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Mark Riley Hairdressers Peters Fashions Ramsdens Solicitors Revival Studio 18 Hairdressers Thatchers Furnishings The Keys Restaurant Urban Escape Voda Bar & Grill XTG Hairdressers

The Huddersfield Magazine - brought to you by: the Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership and The Huddersfield Daily Examiner WRITTEN, EDITED & SPONSORED BY Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership Ltd., Unit 51, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL Tel: 01484 487933 Email: Web: PHOTOGRAPHS SUPPLIED BY: Audi, Bhs, BMW, Burton, Enjoy Photography, Holmfirth Film Festival, House of Fraser, HTCPL, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Huddersfield Literature Festival, Huddersfield Town Hall, Kirklees Council, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Mazda, Moss, Next, photographybyjan, Porsche, PR Shots, University of Huddersfield, Ville de Besançon, Volkswagen.

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DISCLAIMER - No part of this journal may be reproduced without written consent of the publishers. Although every care is taken to ensure accuracy, no responsibility can be accepted for inaccuracies however caused.





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Vintage Huddersfield...

Jeans, blouse, knitted waistcoat, shoes: Vintage Cap: Kitten Heels Bangles, ring: stylist’s own

Did you know that Huddersfield is well known for vintage? Well it is ... and not just in the local area!

Hair Paul Plant and Charlotte Whale at Three Degrees, 14-16 St Peter’s Street, 01484 532433 (see pg 49 for a special moneyoff voucher) Makeup Rachel Brooker at Three Degrees, 14-16 St Peter’s Street, 01484 532433 Nails Julie Littlejohn at Urbanescape, 8 Station Street, 01484 424244 Stylist Alison Campbell Photography Jan Dennis, Model: Louise Lilof Location: new Media Centre building Vintage: Magic, 2nd floor Byram Arcade, 01484 532542 Revival, 23A Westgate, 01484 422255 Huddersfield Open Market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) Shoes: Kitten Heels, 13 Byram Street, 01484 422220 Jewellery: Walkers Jewellers, 2 Market Walk, 01484 531609





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ven sixties model Twiggy has been to the Open Market for her television show on fashion, and buyers from London regularly come up. We decided that it was time to do a fashion photoshoot with a twist, and what better to feature than the town’s vintage clothing and other objects.


With two dedicated shops, and two days a week at the Open Market, it was easy to find what we were looking for. We decided to go for a full-on seventies look, plus a modern variation, a complete fifties outfit, and then a couple of outfits with vintage items but more modern hair and makeup (after all, you don’t always want to look like you just stepped out of a time machine).



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On our trip to Kitten Heels we spotted the fab knitted cap, as well as a top which managed to reference the dreaded kaftan without actually being one! The shoes are also modern, as is the little felt ring, but it all has that feel of the seventies. We kept hair and makeup quite natural with these outfits, the loose Farrah Fawcett curls working well under the cap. >

Starting with the seventies, we spotted a great pair of high-waisted wide-legged flares, and teamed them with a patterned blouse - with an up-to-the-minute pussy bow - and a knitted waistcoat (and, believe us, it doesn’t come more seventies than that!). Chunky shoes, chunky bangles and big shades completed this outfit, and we used vintage glass and Poole pottery to accessorise the modern sofa in the reception area at the new Media Centre building.

Jeans, sunglasses: Vintage Top, shoes: Kitten Heels Bangles: stylist’s own Ceramics, glass: Vintage





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For our fifties outfit, we found a gorgeous green skirt suit, and teamed it with a lovely fur jacket. The handbag was also vintage, but matched well with the shoes from Kitten Heels. We kept our model’s hair up and fairly simple, but added volume and wave to give that fifties feel, which the striking makeup continued. Fabulous pearl and diamond jewellery from Walkers provided the finishing touch to the outfit, and some vintage candlesticks, cups and Susie Cooper crockery helped set the scene.

Suit, fur jacket, handbag: Vintage

Moving on, we decided to take a vintage prom dress and mink stole and give them a more modern twist. Cute turquoise flats from Kitten Heels picked up and intensified the colour of the dress, and the multicoloured tourmaline and diamond jewellery from Walkers was modern classic. The makeup was strong but subtle, and the hair - sleek on one side, tumbling curls on the other, was just perfect for the fairy princess feel. >

Shoes: Kitten Heels Jewellery: Walkers Crockery, candlesticks: Vintage

Dress, mink stole: Vintage Shoes: Kitten Heels Jewellery: Walkers





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We then decided to see how far over the top we could go while still coming up with something wearable! Channelling Sandy from Grease, we went for a bright red, wide-skirted, halter-neck dress with white polka dots, and teamed it with a leather jacket, both vintage. The shoes from Kitten Heels with their Swarovski crystals gave a unique twist to the biker look, and the jewellery from Walkers was funky but feminine.



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Dress, leather jacket: Vintage Shoes: Kitten Heels Jewellery: Walkers

Back-combed, pinned and curled hair worked well with the red lips and intense smoky eyes - including false eyelashes and glitter - for a fabulous party look that managed to look vintage and totally trendy at the same time.

We want to thank Charlotte and Paul (hair) and Rachel (makeup) from Three Degrees for being so fast and efficient at creating such very different - and all gorgeous styles. Thanks also to Julie at Urbanescape for giving our model a French manicure to ensure that her hands looked pretty as a picture. And of course thanks to all the retailers for lending us clothing and accessories - especially Walkers, who didn’t even flinch (much) when our model was wearing over £30,000 of jewellery on an open walkway four floors up!

A large selection of new diamond jewellery

Fine Jewellery, New and Old 15 Market Avenue, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2BB Tel: 01484 540011 TOP PRICES PAID FOR SELLING GOLD WANTED Scrap Gold - chains, bracelets, earrings, etc (any condition) Gold Coins - krugerrands, sovereigns, half sovereigns, etc Platinum Antique Jewellery - watch chains, rings etc Gold Watches Silver - tea sets, spoons etc





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Independent Huddersfield

Cinderella at Le Bonnet 6 Station Street

JPB Jewellery 3A Half Moon Street


Jewels intheT wn


Kitten Heels 13 Byram Street

Our ongoing mission to make sure you know about all the independents that make Huddersfield unique has had us hunting down all the jewellery shops in town, and we were surprised at just how many we found. Magic 2nd Floor, Byram Arcade

M&S Jewellery 12 Cross Church Street

Open Market Tuesday and Saturday

Peters 25-31 King Street

Pink Cadillac 15 Market Walk

Pixie Pop&Posh 32 Queen Street

Revival 23A Westgate



nd - even better - there are shops catering for every budget from the tiniest to the totally over the top. Whether you are looking for something cheap and cheerful to brighten up one outfit, or something costly and classic that will become a family heirloom, you’ll be able to find it in Huddersfield. Where to start? First of all, bear in mind that it isn’t just the jewellery stores that sell jewellery - most of our independent clothes shops have accessories available too. We’re big fans of bling, and we’re not too bothered how real it is (this is a Good Thing, given that our jewellery budget isn’t exactly up there with the Queen’s). But that doesn’t mean that we can’t go window shopping, and one of our favourite places to gaze and aspire is Walkers in Market Walk.

Not only can you buy what they have on display, owner Sharron Walker is a jeweller herself, and can design and make a piece just for you. You will also find this service at C A Wilson in Byram Arcade, and at JPB Jewellers up on Half Moon Street. We took about half a dozen rings we never wore and a vague idea of what we wanted to Chris Wilson, and ended up with one beautiful ring that we wear all the time - and what’s more, it’s totally unique.

If you are looking more for fashion jewellery, make sure you head up to Stonez Jewellers in Standard House. They stock a huge range of designer names, many of them exclusively in Huddersfield. For more fashion items, Kitten Heels on Byram Street and Pixie Pop’n’Posh on Queen Street both stock individual designer jewellery. Peters on King Street is a good source of eye-catching fashion jewellery, Pink Cadillac provides a nice line in young and trendy, and of course Cinderella at Le Bonnet is first port of call for stunning accessories when you need to dress and impress.


It’s amazing just how many independents you can find in Huddersfield, selling jewellery to suit every taste and occasion. We hope we’ve whetted your appetite - head on out and have a look for yourself

Silver Lining in Market Avenue sells what you would expect mainly silver! They have a range that will appeal to every taste (and their greetings cards are fabulous as well - perfect if your jewellery purchase is a gift!).

Other shops with beautiful precious jewellery - both classic and modern - include long-standing family firm Fillans on Market Place, Yorkshire Jewellers in Market Avenue and relative newcomer M&S Jewellery on Cross Church Street.


If your taste for vintage includes jewellery, of course you need to visit the Open Market on a Tuesday or a Saturday, or head to Revival and Magic. Remember, they have a constant turnover of one-off pieces, so it’s worth keeping on checking.

CAWilson 4 Byram Arcade


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Stonez Jewellers Standard House, Sergeantson Street

Fillans & Sons 19 Market Place

Silver Lining 3 Market Avenue Walkers Jewellers 2 Market Walk

Yorkshire Jewellers 15 Market Avenue





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Dental Implants & Cosmetics At Huddersfield Dental Implants & Cosmetics we believe in trying to treat a whole patient not just an individual tooth. Often an individual tooth impacts on the whole well being of the entire mouth and often on someone’s health. It is with this philosophy that Dr Robin Warne will take the time and the care to discuss your entire oral health and any consequences of missing teeth and all your options for replacing them if necessary.

Have you any missing teeth? Many patients have one or more missing teeth, although the number of people who have all their teeth missing in their younger years is much reduced from the times when all your teeth were taken out at the age of 21 as a present. Today most of us would be horrified at the prospect of losing a tooth, let alone all of them, but sometimes tooth loss might be unavoidable.

Is it important to replace a missing tooth? Simply put the answer is yes. Most people would agree that no one looks or perhaps feels their best with a missing front tooth and most of us would want a replacement. But what about a missing back tooth? So often people come to see me with a missing back tooth and don’t think it is important to Dr Robin Warne gains a patient’s trust whilst discussing every treatment option available

replace it because they can’t see it, or because they can chew normally or on the other side. Over time however the teeth behind a missing tooth tilts forwards and the tooth opposite overgrows trying to make contact with the missing tooth. This affects the whole balance of our mouth and teeth, and may well be the starting point of much more serious long-term dental problems such as gum disease and joint problems as well as accelerated tooth wear and further tooth loss. Of course the more teeth that are missing the more likely you are to have these problems. Missing back teeth leads to increase pressure on the front teeth and because of the wedging action of the lower jaw the upper front teeth can become loose and can then be lost.

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Give the practice a call on 01484 537222, or call in or e-mail us at to make a no obligation appointment to see what all your possibilities and options are.

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What is involved? How do I know if I need an implant? If you have a missing tooth or teeth or perhaps you are about to loose one or more teeth then now is the time to get an opinion from Robin. The kind and polite staff at HDIC will make you a convenient appointment that will last approximately three quarters of an hour with Dr Robin Warne. He will take any relevant x-rays and will have a thorough look at your mouth and teeth and will talk in detail about your problems and will offer all possibilities from simple to advanced suggestions so that you are fully aware of all your options. At the end of the consultation you will be given the chance to go through what has been said to make sure all your questions have been answered before you are sent a written copy of your visit including a break down of treatment option fees.

Is implant treatment all that will be talked about? No! Every option will be discussed fully, including the possibility of leaving a gap, making a denture, placing a bridge or indeed placing implants. Ultimately the choice will be yours as to what treatment if any we can provide for you at HDIC.


So what do I do next?




Huddersfield Dental Implants & Cosmetics

Dental Implants - replace missing teeth or secure loose dentures Cosmetic Crowns, Bridges & Veneers - for strength or sheer beauty Tooth Whitening - stronger & life like Endodontic Treatment - keeping your own teeth Invisible Braces - no more embarrassed smiles Line Eliminating Injections look younger Dermal Fillers - plump out those wringles Sedation - perfect for relaxing e: Albert Yard, Huddersfield HD1 2BN

Tel: 01484 537222 How to find us: Situated in the heart of Huddersfield at Albert Yard, HDIC is located in the building occupied for many years by Schofield and Oldfield, the school outfitters

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Facials Once again we have taken on the arduous task of testing out beauty treatments on your behalf! This time our intrepid testers have been checking out the facials available in three town centre salons. Our team this time covers a range of ages ... and includes a man! So read on and find out all about their experiences.

Beauty Within

Lenitive Plus

Echo’s Beauty Room

Robert Calvin, 15 Westgate 01484 535515

8 Market Avenue 01484 684528

54a New Street 01484 531012

I visited Beverley at Beauty Within, which is an independent beauty salon situated at Robert Calvin’s premises on Westgate, Huddersfield. Beverley has been working at the salon for 15 years, and 8 years ago Beverley and a partner bought the business.

I arrived at Lenitive Plus, and was greeted downstairs by therapist Maxine. This area has a most impressive clinical feel, and they do offer nonsurgical treatments such as fillers and peels.

Echo’s Beauty Room is situated above Adam Summer’s hair salon on New Street. On arrival I was greeted by Echo who explained that I would be having a facial, neck and shoulder massage and offered me privacy to prepare myself.

Never having had a facial before, I didn’t really know what to expect. I received a warm professional welcome and Bev guided me through what would happen during the facial. I had a Gatineau Prescription facial which means looking at the skin type of the individual and then choosing the products according to that skin type. The reason Bev chose the prescription facial was because I was a new client and prescription facial is tailored for the client’s needs there and then. The procedure for the facial does not differ between the sexes and the facial took about 1 hr and 15 minutes. As part of the facial the area from the forehead to the neck and shoulders is also massaged. I’ve had a massage before, but did not realise just how relaxing a facial can be and I’d definitely go back on a more regular basis - not just for the relaxing element but also because, with playing sport and shaving, my skin has taken a real battering over the years and after the facial I could feel a real difference. Bev went on to explain, that should I come back for a facial at a later date, she would then tailor my facial even further, concentrating on the areas (like my crows feet - not sure where on my face those are!) that needed attention at that time.

Bryan, 48



Maxine then took me upstairs to a well-appointed room, and went over the treatment she proposed for me - I had already been advised of this over the phone - which was a Diamond Dermabrasion. She spent a few minutes applying steam gently to my face, then scrutinised it using a bright light and a magnifying glass. I wasn’t surprised to hear that my skin was very dehydrated. Maxine tailored the products to address this - all products were from the DermaQuest Therapeutic Care range. First Maxine used an anti-inflammatory cleanser to gently clean my skin, and sprayed a hydrating mist above my face. She then carried out the dermabrasion, which was less scary than it sounded - like a mini-hoover. The feeling was of gentle suction, and she then showed me the debris she had collected! This wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, just a bit of beige dust which was dead skin cells. She applied a hydrating mask, and gave me a relaxing neck and upper back massage while it was on. After removing the mask, she gave me another spritz of hydrating mist.

Once I was on the massage table my hair was pulled back out of the way and a warm blanket was wrapped around me to keep me warm. A refreshing cleanser was then used to remove any make up that I had on. Echo then applied an exfoliating peel to clean my pores and remove any dead skin so my face could be examined to ensure that the products which were to be used would not irritate my skin. After this a face mask was applied and left on for ten minutes, while calming music played in the background. After Echo wiped off the mask she then massaged my face, neck and shoulders for around fifteen minutes. This felt revitalising and although it was slightly painful I could tell a major difference in the lack of tension in my shoulders afterwards. A peelable face mask was then applied and left on for roughly ten minutes. To finish the experience a cream moisturiser was used to protect my face from the cold weather outside.

Anti-inflammatory cream and antioxidant soothing serum finished the treatment, and I have to say the effect was startling. I’ve had a few facials before, and definitely noticed that this time my skin felt smoother for several days afterwards.

All the way through I was told what would be happening and which products would be used. Although it took place in only a small room it did not feel awkward, cosy if anything. It was also nice to not feel any pressure to buy any of the products used, which is often the case in some beauty salons or hairdressers.

Even better, it inspired me to start taking better care of my skin on a daily basis!

All in all the experience was very enjoyable and relaxing!

Alison, 50

Louise, 22



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It’s time for our annual look at men’s fashion trends, and we have definitely noticed some key themes this season. There is a wide mix of dressing up and down, with strong vintage influences from a range of eras. But the main thing to remember is that a slim and tidy silhouette is de rigueur, whatever look you choose. The very fitted styling may sound like bad news for all but the very skinny, but do bear in mind that a well-tailored slim fit actually makes anyone look better House of Fraser baggy just makes you look bigger.

Trousers come in a huge variety of fabrics and are pretty consistently slim fitting and cropped to the ankle, or even rolled up a bit above. City shorts are a really strong trend, but we just aren’t convinced. They look fine as cropped cargo pants with sandals and a t-shirt, or even dressed up a bit more with boat shoes and a shirt. But as part of a suit ...? We’re afraid we have to put that down as Not A Good Look. We are seeing lots of exciting colour, which is truly refreshing in the menswear world. This gives all the layering - t-shirt, shirt (probably an Americanworkman-influenced plaid), hoody, jacket - a really uplifting feel. Knits are a major trend this season, with vests and cardigans everywhere. But these are not cardigans that your grandad would wear - look out for a slim fit, fine textures and bright colours. >









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Key accessories are bags of all types, and hats. Mainly a trilby shape, mainly made of straw, and mainly worn well to the back of the head. Whether you are a Mad Man or a Beach Boy, there’s something in this season’s fashion for you. Don’t waste another minute, head into town and check it out!




Why set up a Power of Attorney? Following the recent feature on the BBC’s “The One Show”, Chadwick Lawrence look at the advantages of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney. One unfortunate byproduct of our all living well into old age, is that for a variety of reasons some of us may not be able to manage our own affairs.This may be a result of physical limitations, or of an illness. Before October 2007, families could put in place an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). However, a new form of attorneyship, a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), is now available for people who need someone else to manage their affairs. The donor chooses someone to help manage their finances and property, and the power continues if the donor becomes incapable. There are two forms of LPA, a property and affairs LPA and a personal welfare LPA.The latter may include the power for the Attorney to give or refuse consent to medical treatment.

advice from a solicitor. This is an expensive process and we would advise that an LPA be put in place early, well before the possible loss of mental capacity. Although costs are involved in setting up the LPA, the benefits in future flexibility and practicality can be enormous. In addition, subject to your assets and/or income, it may be possible to claim fee exemptions. If you wish to know more contact Derek Adkins or Lesley Hosey at Chadwick Lawrence, on 01484 519 999, today for a no obligation discussion. Home visits are available, if required.

Although the new regime requires considerably more setting up than did the EPA, the big advantage is that the LPA is much more flexible in use and, importantly, has to be officially registered with the Office of The Public Guardian. This removes much of the risk of fraud which, unfortunately, was a feature of the former EPA. Before the LPA is valid, you must have a certificate of capacity signed by an independent person.The certificate provider could be your solicitor, your doctor or another independent person. You do not HAVE to seek legal advice, but an LPA is a powerful and important legal document and we would recommend you speak to a legal adviser with experience in the field. If a person has, unfortunately, lost the capacity to put an LPA in place, the Court of Protection may appoint a deputy to make decisions. Here the application process is even more rigorous and applicants generally receive

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Remove (pinch out) the topge to growth of broad bean folia e help to stop black fly. Continu successional sowings of all crops of your choice. Keep crops moist, mulched if necessary. Start picking early crops of tomatoes.

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Harvest main crop potatoes, e cut down Jerusalem artichok s tops, sow green manure crop and broad beans, plant out spring cabbages.

Dig over and mulch/manurein beds. Cut back hedges, tie brambles, cut out old fruited wood on currants and r raspberries, plant garlic. Cleaas and tidy greenhouse, as well clean and sterilise against pests and diseases.

Mend fences, gates, shed and a give a coat of paint and make leaf mulch bin. Look through s. seed catalogues for new idea Start planning your plots with regard to crop rotation and to decide what you would like grow and where.

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FreshSpringFood Spring is on its way, and that means spring lamb ... and of course lots of fresh new vegetables. A reader has commented that, as a vegetarian, she has so far been unable to sample any of the recipes we have been printing. As dedicated carnivores, we have to grovel and apologise - no excuses, we just never thought of it! So from now on, you can look forward to at least one vegetarian option on this page, and what better time to start than spring. These recipes sound and look impressive, but are actually pretty straightforward to prepare. We’ve included a soup which will make a great starter, and two main courses - one vegetarian, and one that will help use up any leftovers from the rack of lamb!

SHEPHERD’S PIE Serves 4 450g/1 lb minced lamb (fresh or leftover) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 medium onions 75g/3oz carrot 75g/3oz swede 1/2 level tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 level tbsp plain flour 275ml/10 fl oz fresh lamb stock 1 level tbsp tomato purée Salt and freshly ground black pepper Topping: 50g/2 oz mature Cheddar, coarsely grated 900g/2 lb King Edward potatoes 50g/2 oz butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper



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2 leeks 50g/13/4 oz butter 750g/13/4 lbs potatoes 1.5 litres/3 pints vegetable stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3-4 tbsp double cream A handful of wild garlic leaves Wild garlic flowers, to garnish

100g/31/2 oz butter 1 medium onion 400g/14oz arborio rice (or other risotto rice) 250ml/9fl oz white wine or white vermouth 2 litres/31/2 pints vegetable stock 800g/28oz asparagus salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 lemons, zest and juice 6 tbsp grated parmesan

1. Peel and chop the onions, peel and chop the carrot and swede very small. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium flame and fry the onions for about 5 minutes until they start to brown. Add the carrot and swede and cook for 5 minutes, then remove the vegetables and set aside. 2. Turn the heat up and brown the meat, stirring to break up the mince (omit this stage if using leftover meat). Season with salt and pepper, add the cooked vegetables, cinnamon, thyme and parsley. Stir the flour in well, then gradually add the stock and tomato purée. Turn the heat right down, cover the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes (15 if using leftovers). 3. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, cut them into even-sized pieces and boil until tender - about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes, add the butter and mash them thoroughly. Stir through the cheese and adjust the seasoning if necessary. 4. Butter a baking dish and spoon in the meat. Carefully spread the mashed potato evenly all over then use the tines of a fork to ‘rough up’ the surface a little. Bake for about 25 minutes (until the top is crusty and golden) in an oven preheated to 200°C/gas mark 6.



1. Heat your stock, and keep it on a low flame during the cooking process, as it must be hot when added to the rice. 2. Using a deep, heavy bottomed pan, melt the butter. Peel and finely chop the onion, then add to the pan on a very low heat. Cover the pan and allow the onion to soften in the butter, becoming translucent rather than brown. 3. Stir in the rice, and keep stirring for about two minutes. Then pour in the wine or vermouth and allow it to gently simmer until the wine has nearly all evaporated, stirring frequently. 4. Slice the asparagus into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces, reserving the tips. 5. Add a large ladleful of hot stock to the rice and turn the heat up a little, continuing to stir often. When the liquid has almost disappeared, add another ladle of stock and the chopped asparagus stems. Continue adding stock until the rice is almost done. 6. In the meantime, grate and squeeze the lemons. 7. About five minutes from the end of the cooking time (when the rice still has some ‘bite’ to it) add the salt, pepper, lemon juice and zest and stir well. Gently stir through the reserved asparagus tips and continue cooking for about three minutes. 8. Turn off the heat, stir in the cheese, cover the pan and leave for two minutes. Stir again and serve immediately, accompanied by a fresh green salad.



Serves 4 - 6

1. Trim and wash the leeks, cut in half lengthways and slice. Peel the potatoes, cut them in half and slice thinly. Thoroughly wash and finely chop the wild garlic leaves, and gently but thoroughly rinse the flowers. 2. Using a pan with a thick bottom, melt the butter then stir in the leeks. Gently cook them, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes to soften. 3. Add the potatoes, stir well, cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring once or twice. 4. Add the stock and seasoning, stir well and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the potatoes are starting to break up. 5. Allow the soup to cool a little, then blend about half in a liquidiser until smooth. 6. Pour the liquidised soup back into the pot, add the double cream and wild garlic, and simmer for a few more minutes. 7. Adjust the seasoning if necessary, and serve garnished with the tiny individual wild garlic flowers.

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Butchers Tip:

“Ask your butcher to French trim your racks of lamb and when roasting cover the bones with foil to stop burning.”



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ATKINSONS ROASTED RACK OF SPRING LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND GARLIC CRUST Serves 4 Preparation time less than 20 minutes Cooking time 30 to 40 minutes 228g/8oz fresh white bread 2tsp fresh rosemary 2 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp Atkinson’s extra virgin olive oil 100g/4oz unsalted butter Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 4 x 3 racks of lamb French trimmed

1. Preheat oven to 240c/450f/gas mark 9 2. To prepare the herb crust break the bread into large pieces and place in a food processor and turn into fine crumbs. 3. Add the rosemary and garlic and butter and blitz for a further 30 seconds at the same time slowly add the olive oil. 4. Heat a large frying pan until hot. Season the racks of lamb and add to the pan skin side down and cook for 3-4minutes (for medium rare) remove from the pan and leave to rest for 5 minutes. 5. Place the racks of lamb meat side up on a chopping board, and brush mustard over the racks, apply a good coating. 6. Press a generous handful of the herb crust over the racks and transfer to a medium size roasting tin and roast for 15-20 minutes depending on how your lamb is preferred. 7. After roasting slice the racks down the bone and serve with seasonal vegetables of your choice and mint jus.

Rack of Spring Lamb recipe provided by Atkinsons Butchers Ltd. The shop can be contacted on 01484 683288.





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Right now you really can’t afford to move house - but what happens if you’re getting a bit bored with where you live? The only solution is to change how your home looks ... but that can cost money too.

Top Ten Money Saving Tips:

Decorating So we’ve been looking into the most cost-effective ways of giving your home (and your spirits) a bit of a lift.

1. Do It Yourself The best way to save money on decorating is to do it yourself rather than hiring someone for the job. It may sound intimidating, but do your research and take your time and you will succeed! 2. Plan first This is absolutely vital. Decide what you’re going to do and find out how best to do it. There is a ton of information online, and all the DIY shops have leaflets. Even better, they also have experts who are always happy to give you tips and advice. And do make sure you take that advice, and get the right tools for the job. 3. Buy good paint That may sound strange when we’re talking about saving money - but cheap paint can be a false economy. You will amost certainly need extra coats, which not only makes the cost about the same but also takes up your valuable time! And what’s worse, you probably won’t even notice until after you’ve put everything away ... 4. Use good wallpaper Another thing to spend money on is some really good wallpaper. No one really wants to wallpaper a whole room these days (all that pattern just makes you dizzy), and using good paper on one feature wall won’t break the bank, while making maximum impact. Bear in mind that even if it costs £50 a roll, you may well only need to use one. 5. Cover up furniture Yes, we know, how obvious is that? But equally, how many times do we think ‘Oh, it’ll be fine, I’ll just be careful’ and then have to deal with the resulting mess. You can get huge sheets of plastic from the DIY store for not much money and they work a lot more effectively than a million pieces of newspaper.



6. Allow more time than you think you’ll need Again, it sounds obvious, but you will need (probably) about twice as much time as you think. Better to allow extra and have time for a leisurely cup of tea while you admire your handiwork, than to rush and make a great big mess and then probably have to spend even longer sorting it out. 7. Don’t buy new Check out charity shops, markets and second hand shops for great bargains - remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Freecycle is your friend - and don’t just throw out whatever you’re getting rid of because someone else will almost certainly be happy to give it a new lease of life. A lick of paint or slipcovers can do wonders for making something look either brand new or fashionably shabby chic. 8. Re-cover If you can’t afford new furniture or cushions think about having them re-covered - or have a go at doing it yourself (see Top Tip Number One). Making cushion covers is so easy you won’t believe it, and even slipcovers aren’t that hard. And just think, once you’ve done it one time, it will be so easy that you can make covers for every season or even every mood!



9. Think about lighting This is definitely a top tip. Better lighting can make an enormous difference to a room ... even without changing anything else in it. The best plan is to consult experts and take their advice. Obviously, don’t try DIY on major electrical projects though - if you need to rewire your whole house, you’d better hire an electrician. 10. Use neutrals If you are renting, or might be wanting to sell your house soon, you are best using a neutral colour palette. This doesn’t have to mean boring - combine different shades within the same tonal range for a feel of cool sophistication. Or use a strong colour on just one feature wall, which can be more easily repainted if necessary.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Renting Your home should be a Sweet Home whether you actually own it, or just rent.

Renting a home gets a bad press these days, but we’re not really sure why. OK, buying is an investment - but buy at the wrong time and your dream home can become a negative equity albatross around your neck. The rental game does have its pitfalls, not least the lack of long-term security, but we’ve come up with this short guide to help you avoid them.


So, drawing on our own many years of (mostly) happy renting, here’s our list of key Do’s and Don’ts.

Do Look around Not just at lots of properties, but also the areas they are in. Spend a bit of time wandering around the neighbourhood on foot to make sure you are comfortable in your wider surroundings. Make sure it’s the right property for you If you find somewhere you like, take some time to ask yourself key questions. Does it have (in good working order) central heating, a washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, fridge and freezer? Is the shower/bath any good? What’s the insulation like? Be sure you can afford the one you want Not just the rent - factor in council tax, water rates, TV license, gas, electricity and insurance. And be aware of additional upfront costs: deposit (4 to 6 weeks’ rent), agents’ fees and fees for credit checks and references. Read (and understand) what you are signing Make sure you read your tenancy agreement and understand what’s in it. Take advice if necessary. Be there to check the inventory Don’t just skip through it - make sure you check it carefully and point out any discrepancies. And don’t just note what’s actually there, make a note of the condition as well. And keep a signed copy.


Be safe Ask for the Landlord’s Gas Safety certificate, check for Fire Safety tags on furniture, ask about PAT testing for electrical appliances, and make sure there are smoke detectors. Have your references ready You will probably need references from your employer, former landlord or agent and bank. Get insured The landlord should have buildings insurance, but that won’t cover contents. Even if your rental is furnished, do think about insuring your own personal belongings - the cost of replacing laptops, iPods, books and clothing can quickly mount up. Pay on time The easiest way is to set up a standing order straight out of your bank and into your landlord’s to arrive on the agreed day. Look after the place Do return the property to the landlord at the end of the tenancy in the same condition as at the start, allowing for fair wear and tear.



Take the first place you see Don't just walk into a high street estate agent and take whatever they have. Check out property management agencies and private landlords, and make sure you are not paying over the odds. Get ripped off Find out what the agency charges - not just their own fees, but fees for references and credit checks. In some big cities, agents are tripling (or more) the fees charged for credit references. Best to check ahead than to get hit with a big bill. Lose your documents Paperwork may be boring, but it’s important. Keep a file for your tenancy agreement, inventory, insurance policies - all the tedious stuff you won’t miss until you don’t have it. Do anything without the landlord’s permission We don’t mean major building works - you should get permission if you want to paint the walls. And remember that you can be asked to paint them back when you leave. Redecorate everything There’s no point in doing anything major in the way of decoration anyway, unless you are planning on staying for a long time. If you really can’t stand magnolia walls, invest in some artwork that you can take with you when you go. Buy bad furniture If you’re in unfurnished accommodation, don’t buy cheap and horrible furniture just because you’re renting. Remember, you will be taking it with you - you will probably have that sofa a lot longer than the flat, so you might as well get one you like.


Be a bad neighbour Remember that your neighbours may well know your landlord and complain to them. This could not only mean you have to leave, but could also affect future references. Expect the landlord to be psychic They can’t fix it if they don’t know it’s broken. If anything breaks down, or there’s a problem with anything, let the landlord know. After all, you are living in their investment so it’s in their interest as well to keep things well-maintained. Wreck the place It should go without saying, but even if it’s not yours, you should look after it. Not least because you can lose your deposit - and that applies even if you just leave it a filthy mess (though we know you wouldn’t!) requiring professional cleaning. Let them keep your deposit (unless you have wrecked the place) It’s harder these days for agents and landlords to hang on to deposits, but it does still happen. They are obliged by law to prove the exact cost of any deductions, and you can pursue them in the small claims court.

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Holme Valley Heading out of Huddersfield towards the dizzy heights of Holme Moss and the Derbyshire border, a valley of contrasts awaits.

rom traditional Pennine villages buzzing with life to spectacular hilltop views and wild open spaces, the Holme Valley’s natural beauty and undoubted charm make it a sightseer’s delight.


Over on the other side of the A6024 Woodhead Road from Thongsbridge, it's a steep climb up New Road to Netherthong, with its quaint and distinctively narrow main street.

And that’s before any mention of the market town famous for silent films, comic postcards and Last of the Summer Wine.

Follow the A616 New Mill Road for 'The Rock’ one of the valley’s most distinctive natural landmarks, together with the pub of the same name in Brockholes. Next is New Mill, where the traditional village mix of a couple of pubs, church, social club and a few small shops still endures. Community spirit has also survived the ravages of time with New Mill Gala bringing young and old together for a midsummer feast of fun on the third Saturday in June.

At the heart of the valley, Holmfirth is an ideal starting point to venture further afield. If you’re looking for ideas of things to see and places to go in the surrounding area, the tourist information office on Huddersfield Road, near the main traffic lights, is an obvious first port of call. Helpful staff are on hand to get you started or point you in the right direction, whether you are in the car, going by bike, bus, or on foot. Alternatively, you can work your way upstream from the lower valley. Honley village is home to many long-established shops and services. Here and elsewhere, you will be spoiled for choice by the rich variety of retail outlets, mill shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, tearooms, bistros, café bars and pubs. Cobbled lanes and terraces of weavers’ cottages serve as a reminder of the area's industrial past. Church Street was the home of the local wool exchange. An ancient christening font and the old village stocks can be seen in the churchyard. If you enjoy walking, the Holme Valley Riverside Way offers an alternative route from Honley through Thongsbridge and Holmfirth to Digley Reservoir, near Holmbridge, six miles in all.

Round about are many places which have featured regularly in episodes of Summer Wine. With a huge following in other countries and constant repeats of vintage episodes on the GOLD channel, interest in the gentle BBC comedy shows no signs of fading. Eagle-eyed viewers have reported regular sightings of New Mill and Hepworth village churches. Among the most famous locations is the White Horse Inn at Jackson Bridge, where nearby cottages - not open to the public - have also been used for filming. Just up the hill from ‘Jigby’ as it is known locally, and you’re in Scholes, birthplace of the muchmissed, multi-talented entertainer Roy Castle and home of The Boot and Shoe, a 19th Century coaching inn. >


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If you are looking for a night out, there is always plenty going on in the Holme Valley, from brass band and choir recitals to pub jazz and folk sessions, plays, musical shows and pantomimes. Famous names from the worlds of vintage pop, rock and blues frequently take to the stage at Holmfirth Picturedrome.

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Road, A616), stra sum the ring du old mill t ou the . to dry ost this may ow the private road the left of the gatep paths fork, Grove, foll of ments. the e art ere sid ap d wh into han left t ted rp righ ver sha the At the top go which has been con Follow the path down . ow arr e ow the go blu foll a a, h wit the wooded are r the footbridge and onto the path marked the field to the top of e and fol- Turn right ove gat ough a e. thr stil on go a r ll, ow arr wa ove r the the and sh There’s also ano steep path to a gap in round the large holly bu arrow on a t again on to the e of righ blu r top the the to the ano at up th, th th pa pa pa low the and take the Go right on to the wn to another gate the riverbed below ne posts and straight wooden post and go do a top path. 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r o f y d a e R . . . p u e s o our cl tival, olmfirth Film Fes H er ev st fir e th r urday 29 We can’t wait fo aturday 22 to Sat S m fro n ru to ed which is schedul around the town. d an in es nu ve of May in a range pular famous for the po Holmfirth is most e th of st sitcom ‘La and long-running g t the town has a lon bu ’, ine W er Summ a an th industry. More history in the film ths o, local firm Bamfor ag s ar hundred ye well as s film ic m co ort were producing sh postide wn saucy seas as their better-kno cards. be an festival, there will As part of the film ond ey ‘B , competition exciting short film makfilm ing pir ’, for as the Summer Wine ers. from keen to get away The organisers are ey Th . ine W er m m Su the stereotypes of short irky and individual qu for g kin loo are s and itie tiv ac e people, films inspired by th y. lle Va e lm landscape of the Ho a, comedy, docuam dr a The film can be rimental film mentary or an expe imation. The using action or an a fresh ow films should sh d the an h firt lm view of Ho aw dr d an y, lle Va e Holm tou e th inspiration from the of pe ca ds standing lan area.

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tomeet... . . . author Joanne Harris We’re a big fan of her books, so we were delighted when author Joanne Harris invited us round to her place for a chat.

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oanne is probably most famous for her third book, Chocolat, which in 2000 was made into a hugely successful film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. However, she has also published nine other novels, a collection of short stories and two cookery books. Her newest novel - Blueeyedboy - will be coming out this April.


Joanne’s biography is pretty well known by now, but just to remind you: she was born in Barnsley, and would have been happy to stay there, but fell in love with the house in Almondbury where she now lives. Her mother is French and her father is English, and though many of her novels are set in France, she has never actually lived there. Joanne says she can’t remember when she started writing. “I was always making up stories, and I can’t really pinpoint when I started to write them down,” she says. “At first they were copies of things I liked, adventure stories: Tarzan, Rider Haggard. But even then I was pretty critical about books, and would sometimes rewrite them!” We ask her when she decided she wanted to be a writer. “I never really defined myself as an author,” she tells us. “It’s not something you can just decide to do, there’s a huge amount of luck involved. “I wrote because I liked it, got my first book published and carried on. I was teaching at the time, and I have to say that I really did enjoy teaching. Eventually, though, I had to give it up because I needed the time to write.” She continues: “Before then, I just fitted it in when I could find the time. I think that’s why I don’t have any particular rituals or requirements in order to write - that was a luxury I couldn’t afford when I had a full-time job and a husband and small child. I prefer to be alone in my library, but I can write anywhere if I have to.” Describing the process, Joanne says: “It’s not like turning on a tap, it’s more a tapping into something, feeling in the dark. Sometimes I can write straight away, sometimes I might struggle. But when I’m not writing, I’m thinking about what I’m going to write. The thinking time of writing can be under-appreciated by some authors.” She feels strongly that an author needs to be engaged in their subject to make a story believable. “I don’t mean that you can only write about ‘what you know’ - or we wouldn’t have science fiction writers, and crime writers would all be in jail - but you do have to connect emotionally. Otherwise there’s too much of a distance between the author and the subject, and the story feels flat and cynical.” When we ask Joanne which of her books is her favourite, she has to think for a while. Finally she decides that it depends. “Some were more fun to write, but then I think others are better written,” she explains. “Runemarks was definitely the most fun to write,” she continues. “It developed from the first book I ever wrote, which I had long ago decided was a completely unpublishable dead loss! I don’t often go back to old stuff, but this one just wouldn’t go away. In the end, I dug it out, worked on it in what spare time I had while still writing the other books, and ended up with Runemarks!” “Now, quality ... I’d say that Five Quarters of the Orange took the most doing. I’m never completely happy with what I’ve written, but you have to stop sometime or nothing would ever make it into print.” We ask about Blueeyedboy, the new book, which Joanne describes as a thriller: “A bit like Gentlemen & Players in some respects. It’s a book about identity and community - how we present ourselves to the world, especially the online world, and online communities. You can find out more on my website.” Blueeyedboy will be published in April, and we can’t wait. It sounds dark, intriguing and - as we have come to expect from Joanne Harris - definitely different. Order your copy now





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If you think literature’s just about Jane Austen,William Wordsworth and Shakespeare, you haven’t been to the Huddersfield Literature Festival! The festival, now in its fifth year, is promising that this year’s programme is the most fun-filled and innovative yet. From Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 March there will be a host of activities taking place in and around Huddersfield, including music, manga, film, comedy and burlesque. This year’s festival message is ‘the word in action’ and there are three or four events taking place every day, showcasing emerging writers alongside established writers. The festival launch evening at the Peacock Lounge will feature burlesque hostess Peggy Lee, and an evening of hilarious comedy in the form of song and spoken words. Alexei Sayle will be appearing on Thursday, and on Friday the theme is ‘Album in a Day’ - with workshops in the afternoon and a performance in the evening. Also on Friday, local poet Simon Armitage will be making an appearance with a difference - playing with his band The Scaremongers! Saturday’s theme is film adaptation and storytelling, including a specially commissioned film and a Manga convention.





On Sunday Keith Charter will kick off the day with a children’s event, performing readings from his Horrible Henry books in what he calls ‘stand up literature.’ And Moniza Alvi will be reading her poems in the festival finale. For full information and the festival programme visit Tickets for the festival are available from the Lawrence Batley Theatre: 01484 430528


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Bargain to Binge:

s y a d i l Ho ture is a fe e g in B to in a rg a B r u o This issue budgets. ll a r fo ys a lid o h t a k o lo a taking es, our dream n these credit crunch tim l in Mauritius holiday by an infinity poo g increaskin loo is lles or the Seyche ’t don just mean ingly far away - and we geographically. can’t still have But that doesn’t mean we te as much forfun! It may not involve qui we reckon sun but to, eign sun as it used way. any ted r-ra ove bit can be a doesn’t matter And if you’ve got kids, it ngs - when ndi rou how idyllic their sur You really ed! bor y’re the ed, they’re bor ivity holiact of d need to be on some kin so long ere wh any be can t day, and tha . as there’s fun to be had feel like If you really, really don’t ess unl y ida hol on you’ve been at wh d tan ers und ’t can you saying, everyone around you is of lot a e hav ’t don but you ut an money to spend, how abo in y ida hol g pin all-in cam Brittany?




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Holme Valley SPORTING Mountain Rescue Team


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With spring on its way, bringing beautiful walking weather and also with vivid memories of the arctic conditions of the past couple of months - our thoughts turned to the wonderful people who come to the rescue when things go wrong!

Here are some of the HVMRT’s top tips on how not to need their services: • Plan where you are going carefully. • Leave a message of where you are going and when you should be back. • Ensure you have all the equipment you might need, and remember that the weather can change very quickly. • Don't stretch yourself beyond your capabilities. • Keep an eye on your companions. • Take extra food and a warm drink. • Have a first aid kit.

A group who are always aware of the potential hazards - mainly because they have had to rescue people from most of them - are the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team. Although they are located in Marsden, just outside Huddersfield and on the edge of the Pennine hills, the team cover a vast area: effectively the entire south half of West Yorkshire. And they can be called out to assist other teams outside the area.

And here’s what do if something does go wrong: • Don’t panic. • If the injured person cannot be moved keep them and the first aider as warm as possible. • Administer first aid. • Dial 999 and ask for the Police. • Give the Police operator as much information as you can about the person, their location and injuries. • Bear in mind that mobile phones are not that reliable in remote areas, and the operator may not know the area or who to put you in touch with.

And, finally, please ensure that you help leave the countryside as beautiful as you find it: • Don’t litter. • Don’t pollute the water. • Protect wildlife, plants and trees, don’t pick wild plants. • Proceed carefully on country roads walk in single file. • Walk in single file when walking through crops and grass. • Don’t climb over fences and walls.

Living in the middle of such fantastic countryside, it’s easy to get a bit blasé and to forget just how challenging our moorlands can be.

What’s more, the entire team is composed of volunteers. Not only do they not get paid for their services, they don’t even get expenses ... and they have to buy their own (often pretty expensive) equipment!

The team consists of 38 call-out members, with two vehicles. They average 18 call-outs a year, each of which is an average of three hours in duration. But the job doesn’t end there - equipment is regularly checked, administrative tasks are carried out, training is undertaken, and, vitally, constant fundraising goes on to ensure the team can keep going. Now coming up to its 45th anniversary, the HVMRT was originally formed after an accident which saw two Scouts lose their lives on a challenge hike. Advances in searching and first aid techniques, and in equipment and technology have all contributed to changes in how the HVMRT operates, but their basic philosophy remains the same: to provide a search, rescue and first aid service to those in need

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It’s ‘Sporty’ Drive Time

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Spring has sprung (or will soon, we hope) so it’s time to think about shedding some layers - and that includes on your car! We’re in the mood for fun, so we’ve been out looking at what’s available in the convertible car market. As usual, we’ve picked our top five choices, based on looks, reliability, price and value for money. We’ve put them in alphabetical order, since you’ll have your own priorities which will influence your personal choice. And just think how much fun you can have if you pick a lovely spring day and go for a test drive in all five!

Audi A3 Cabriolet We love Audis at the best of times - so stylish and the A3 is no exception. It’s hard to believe that you can get such a desirable, classy and reliable car for this price, and one that holds its value so well too. There’s room for four although space in the rear seat is limited . . . but it is a sports car after all! The only real downside is that there is no metal roof option, and a fully automatic roof doesn’t come as standard (though you only have to release it manually from the header rail before it does the rest).

BMW Z4 Roadster We love this one too! It’s not cheap to buy and the fuel economy is no better than average, but it will definitely hold its value. It looks gorgeous, the quality is superlative, it’s a thrilling drive . . . what more could you ask for? OK, so it’s not the most practical vehicle if you’re moving house, but who buys a two-seater for that? There is plenty of space for two people and the boot is a decent size when the top’s up, though it’s a bit limited when you drop the roof. BMW’s reliability record is good, so it shouldn’t give you any trouble at all.

Mazda MX-5 Coupé

Porsche Boxster Normally we aren’t big fans of Porsches (so ostentatious, darling) but the Boxster is just drop dead gorgeous. It may be the most expensive of our choices to buy, and quite possibly the most expensive to run too, but frankly, who cares when it looks this good! It does compare well on price with other top of the range rivals and it’s definitely worth the money. It’s solid, classy, reliable . . . and as fast as you would expect. And if you go for a soft top, this is definitely the quietest you will find. You also get a better view out of the back than you generally find in convertibles.

Porsche Boxster

This is the least expensive of our five, in fact we would go so far as to call it a bargain. Not just inexpensive to buy (relatively), it’s also cheap to run and a good investment.

Volkswagen EOS CC This is roughly same price as the Audi, which makes it look expensive compared to its usual competitors, but we think it manages to carry it off. It drives well, has a lot of space (you really can fit four adults in, even with the roof up), and the construction is solid. Access is easier than in some rivals, front and back, and there is a decent amount of space in the boot as well. The VW make has a reputation for quality, so there shouldn’t be any worries on that front. And a sliding sunroof in the roof comes as standard in all models!’

Mazda MX-5 Coupé

Mazdas are reliable if you look after them - just look at how many older MX-5s you see around in top condition. The roof folds fast, whether up or down, and comes in a choice of soft or metal top. Although it’s a cosy fit, there is plenty of room for two adults and their luggage. For stylish looks and a fun drive at an affordable price, look no further. Volkswagen EOS CC

Audi A3 Cabriolet

Now you have the low-down, it’s time to get out on the open road, find out just how fast those roofs fold away, and get a bit of wind in your hair! AN HTCPL PUBLICATION




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Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up Lawrence Batley Theatre Thursday 15th April

Spring is on its way, and the town’s events programme is filling up again. We’ve picked out some key dates for your diary but do remember to check individual venues for their listings, and don’t forget regulars like the Town Hall’s Monday lunchtime organ recitals! MARCH Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Thespians present Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party Saturday 6 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Swansea City Opera present The Pearl Fishers Tuesday 9 March University of Huddersfield Exaudi Vocal Ensemble

Friday 19 March Huddersfield Town Hall Hannah Chambers Management present the Jimmy Carr Show Saturday 20 March Huddersfield Town Hall Brighouse and Rastrick Band Saturday 20 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Jazz present The Daryl Sherman Trio Wednesday 24 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Bonachela Dance Company present The Land Of Yes And The Land Of No


Thursday 1 April Huddersfield Town Hall Orchestra of Opera North present Elgar Cello Concerto

Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 May Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Thespians present Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van

Wednesday 7 April Lawrence Batley Theatre The Opera Group present The Enchanted Pig

Saturday 15 May New Street Plant Sale

Wednesday 10 March Huddersfield Town Hall Rebjorn Limited present Bjorn Again - Abba Tribute

Thursday 8 April Lawrence Batley Theatre Comedy Cellar: Paul Kerensa, Juliet Meyers

Wednesday 10 March University of Huddersfield Organ Recital: Matthew Martin, Assistant Master of Music, Westminster Cathedral

Saturday 10 April Huddersfield Town Centre British Juggling Convention

Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 March Various venues Huddersfield Literature Festival - more details on page 37

Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 March Lawrence Batley Theatre London Classic Theatre present The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

Monday 12 April Huddersfield Town Hall Lunchtime Organ Recital: Daniel Cook (Salisbury Cathedral) Thursday 15 April Lawrence Batley Theatre Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up!

Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Shapeshifter present Huck

Friday 16 April Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield Choral Society

Thursday 11 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Comedy Cellar: Daliso Chaponda, Sean Moran

Saturday 17 April St. Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden Wedding Fair

Sunday 14 March Town Centre St Patrick’s Day Parade Monday 15 March University of Huddersfield Korean Music 2: The Happoman Project

Saturday 17 April Huddersfield Town Hall Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra Friday 26 March Huddersfield Town Hall Circus of Horrors

Saturday 17 April Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Jazz present The Tim Kliphuis Trio

Wednesday 17 March University of Huddersfield Organ Recital: Peter Seymour

Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 April Lawrence Batley Theatre Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds present Cider With Rosie

Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Woodhouse Operatic Society present Footloose Tuesday 16 March to Thursday 18 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Lone Twin Theatre present The Catastrophe Trilogy Tuesday 16: Alice Bell Wednesday 17: Daniel Hit By Train Thursday 18: New Production Thursday 18 March University of Huddersfield The University of Huddersfield Choir and Baroque Ensemble Conductor: John Bryan Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610



Saturday 24 April Lawrence Batley Theatre Sea Legs Puppet Company present The Selfish Giant

Saturday 27 March Huddersfield Town Hall Skelmanthorpe Band with Faryl Smith Saturday 27 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Moby Duck present Once Upon A Tiger Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 March Lawrence Batley Theatre Kirklees Council present Jump & Shout



Saturday 24 April Huddersfield Town Hall Huddersfield Philharmonic Society Monday 26 April to Saturday 1 May Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield Light Opera Company present Carousel Wednesday 28 April Huddersfield Town Hall Orchestra of Opera North present The Planets


Thursday 20 May Huddersfield Town Hall Orchestra of Opera North present An Epic Ending Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 May Lawrence Batley Theatre Hull Truck Theatre present Men Of The World, written and directed by John Godber Saturday 22 May Huddersfield Town Hall Gledholt Male Voice Choir Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 May Various venues, Holmfirth Holmfirth Film Festival - more details on page 33 Tuesday 25 May Lawrence Batley Theatre Scottish Dance Theatre present Double Bill

JUNE Saturday 5 June New Street Plant Sale

Contacts Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership Tel: 01484 487933 Huddersfield Town Hall Tel: 01484 221947 Lawrence Batley Theatre Tel: 01484 430528 University of Huddersfield Tel: 01484 472426

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Huddersfield Magazine - Spring 2010  

Spring 2010 edition of Huddersfield Magazine

Huddersfield Magazine - Spring 2010  

Spring 2010 edition of Huddersfield Magazine