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Issue 3 | July 2012 | Published monthly

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to the 3rd issue of My Community Hub Well... As you can see we are still here, after all the huffing and puffing at putting this magazine together, we do hope you like this issue as much as we do! Thanks goes out to our lovely loyal contributors, Alan Cattell who writes amazing history articles about Bingley and the surrounding areas. We have Haworth Cat Rescue supporting us and likewise, us supporting their charity to help promote the good work they do at rehoming unwanted kittens and cats of all ages. They do a really fantastic job. We also want to welcome on board our resident Dog Whisperer Andy, an experience Dog Trainer. Andy will bring you lots of tips on the best methods of training your beloved pooch! And talking of pooches ... We now have a resident doggie in the office – Vanilla is her name, she is a cross border collie (with a staffie we think), she is approx. 16 weeks old, and lots of fun! Although very well behaved in the office. You will get to meet Vanilla in the next issue. For our Baildon residents, we have the lovely Steve Warrillow from the Denso Marsten Reserve, bringing up to date ramblings every month. If you love Steve’s ramblings, watch out in the next couple of issues for some of Steves poems, and the promotion of his new book. And thanks to Robin Weedon from the Baildon Horticultural Society for writing great gardening tips for our readers. If you are a resident of Baildon and are part of a community group or have a fundraising activity you would like us to write about, please do get in touch. If we can, we will. Dr. Gazeley of the Canalside Health Centre is still in Malawi and brings up to date news of this journey out there, and a little note from the lovely Pam Laking from The Friends of St Ives. We also welcome Jenny Hakney to the magazine, who will be giving us some tips on health and wellbeing. We are very lucky to have such fantastic people writing for us on a continued basis and supporting us on our journey. Thank you. That’s all for now. Kim

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance services saves lives

We all dread that moment when we hear a loved one has had an accident, we fear the worst and hope to the “man in the sky” that everything is ok. The same happened to Steve Cochrane’s family on the 15th March this year, when Steve was in a very serious accident. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service came to his rescue and saved his life. Steve works as a Builder and has done for the past 40 years. Whilst working on a job at a house in Riddlesden with his colleagues, Steve was stood on the scaffolding when the wall collapsed and knocked him to the To help raise funds Steve Cochrane and his family will be hosting a Barn Dance on 22nd September at Aire View Equestrian Centre, Long Lee, Keighley. Approx. 200 tickets to the event will be available in the near future from Bingley MOT. The event will be a night filled with food, dancing and music provided by Dale Country Ceilidh & Country Band. The money raised on the night through raffle prizes will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.


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ground, with approx. 2 tonnes of bricks falling on top of him. Lying there with over 2 tonnes of bricks over him, his colleague called the Emergency Services 999 line, which directed them to Keighley. Paramedics came to the scene of the accident in Riddlesden within 4 minutes. At that point the Paramedics realised it would take over one hour to get Steve to hospital, which was too long – he needed treatment as soon as possible. Steve sustained head and body injuries, with over 15 fractures and breaks, including 3 fractures to his back and some bleeding of the brain. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance arrived shortly after the call, and had come from Leeds and Bradford Airport. They took him away to Leeds General Infirmary and within minutes of being air lifted, they were landing on the roof of the LGI – Steve was then transported to accident and emergency through a private passage. If it wasn’t for the Air Ambulance service, Steve would have surely lost his fight for survival, and from this freak accident happening Steve’s family have been raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.

They have already raised over £1000 through donations from local businesses and the sale of raffle tickets. Steve’s wife Margaret, who is a Florist at Woodbank Nurseries said “We are determined to help raise vital funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance service, we didn’t realise it but it costs £7200 a day to fly 1 helicopter, so any help we can offer by fundraising was very important to me”. She added “Without the Air Ambulance service, I would not have my husband with me today”. Steve is now at home and recovering extremely well, considering the extent of his injuries.

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If you are a local business and would like to donate a raffle prize for this cause, please get in touch with Siobhan Willis, on 07790 895184. Simon Cochrane, Steve’s son, who owns Bingley MOT will also be donating £10 from every MOT purchased through his garage. See his Advert for details. Some interesting facts about Yorkshire Air Ambulance are on page 6


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Some interesting facts you might not know about the Air Ambulance Service Q. Who does the Yorkshire Air Ambulance help? Both of Yorkshire Air Ambulances can travel up to speeds of up to 160 mph, covering 2 miles per minute, covering the whole of Yorkshire. The service is for all who need emergency medical attention. Receiving medical attention so soon after injury cannot only speed up someone’s recovery process; it can increase someone’s chance of survival. It might even save one’s life. Q. How much does the Yorkshire Air Ambulance rely on donations? To keep the Air Ambulances operational, the charity has to raise £7200 per day. They are an independent and only receive government funding in the form of highly trained paramedics that are seconded to the air ambulance from the Yorkshire Ambulance service. Q. Is the BBC still involved in filming with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance? Yes, we are now coming up to the sixth series of ‘Helicopter Heroes’, documenting the work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. This is due to be aired throughout Autumn 2012. The first five series have proved very popular with BBC audiences as it shows the importance of an air ambulance in an emergency role and 6

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the impact that an air ambulance can have in a life or death situation. The BBC often show repeats of previous series so watch out for them! Helicopter Heroes is also aired in other countries around the world such a New Zealand, Australia and European countries. Q. What areas does the Yorkshire Air Ambulance cover? They cover the whole of Yorkshire. Yorkshire covers 4 million acres that includes rural and isolated locations to densely populated cities and major motorways. We serve over 5 million people. From time to time, the air ambulance will fly into neighbouring counties in emergency situations to help those who need their help. Q. How was the charity able to purchase the second helicopter? The purchase of the second air ambulance was made possible through the kind and generous donation from the public who responded to Richard Hammond’s accident in 2006. These donations raised over £250,000 that allowed them place a small deposit on a fixed asset loan on the second air ambulance through the Yorkshire Bank.

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Funny stuff No Milk Today – Daft notes left for the Milkman • Please cancel milk. I have nothing coming into the house but two sons on the dole. • Sorry not to have paid your bill before, but my wife had a baby and I’ve been carrying it around in my pocket for weeks. • Milkman, please close the gate behind you because the birds keep pecking the tops off the milk. • Dear Milkman, I’ve just had a baby, please leave another one. • Milkman, please could I have a loaf but not bread today. • Sorry about yesterday’s note. I didn’t mean one egg and a dozen pints, but the other way round. • When you leave my milk knock on my bedroom window and wake me because I want you to give me a hand to turn the mattress. • Please knock. My TV’s broken down and I missed last night’s Coronation Street. If you saw it, will you tell me what happened over a cup of tea. • My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do you do it before 8

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you deliver or do I have to shake the bottle?

• Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbour told me. • Please send me details about cheap milk as I am stagnant. • No milk. Please do not leave milk at No. 14 either as he is dead until further notice. • From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don’t want any milk.

English Language Let’s face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can overlook and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are alike? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race (which, of course, isn’t a race at all). That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it?

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Disorder in court These are from a book called “Disorder in the Court”, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters - who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place. Q: What is your date of birth? A: July 15th. Q: What year? A: Every year. Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people? A: All my autopsies were performed on dead people.

Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning? A: He said, “Where am I, Cathy?” Q: And why did that upset you? A: My name is Susan. Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to? A: Oral. Q: Can you describe the individual? A: He was about medium height and had a beard. Q: Was this a male, or a female?

St Saviour’s needs your help to raise £21,000 A call for help for a new heating & seating system at St Saviour’s, Harden St. Saviour’s Parish Church at the crossroads in the very centre of Harden is one of the buildings that give the village its special character. After years of struggling with very old and inadequate heating, the congregation has grasped the nettle and aims to install a new system. After thorough investigation, an underfloor heating system has been chosen as best fulfilling their requirements and being cost effective. This means removing the pews and so at the same time they plan to replace these with high quality upholstered chairs. This will immediately give scope for variety in styles of worship, for Christmas and Easter experiences for the school and more opportunities for community use. The whole project will cost approximately £62,500. The church already had about two thirds of this, leaving £21,000 to be raised. Going ahead is dependent on raising the final amount. A leaflet has gone round the village setting out the plans, benefits and financial need in more detail. By the time you read My Community Hub, the outcome of the July 1st Gift Day will be known. The Vicar and Church Council are enormously grateful for the support of the local community. If there are others further afield, perhaps with memories of a wedding or christening at St. Saviour’s, or of happy years living in Harden, who would like to be associated with this great step in 10

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the life of St. Saviour’s, the Vicar, Revd Bob Evans, would be delighted to hear from you. A parish church does not just exist for the benefit of its core congregation but is available for all, for regular or occasional worship, for the celebration of major life events and as a key facility for the village. Securing the future of St. Saviour’s, with a combination of ancient tradition and the sort of modern facilities we increasingly take for granted in the 21st century seems to us a matter of real importance for Harden. Revd Bob Evans can be contacted on 01535 273758 or at The Vicarage, Wilsden Old Road,Harden, BD16 1JD

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Great Yorkshire Show The 154th Great Yorkshire Show takes place on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July at the showground on the edge of the spa town of Harrogate. More than 130,000 visitors are expected to flock through the gates to England’s premier agricultural show for an entertaining and informative day experiencing all aspects of farming and country life. Each year organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, pull out all the stops to bring new and exciting attractions to the event – and this year is no exception. Visiting for the first time are the Ukrainian Cossacks, performing breath-taking displays in the Main Ring every day, while the Yorkshire Volunteers Band will be making a welcome return providing the musical entertainment. And the Red Devils will be turning heads skywards as they drop in on

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the Main Ring each day, plus there’s literally miles of shopping opportunities around the showground! The show is also a showcase for the region’s best food and drink - the Food Hall is always a magnet for visitors, while national and regional designers will be featured on the catwalk at the daily fashion shows in the Skipton Building Society Fashion Pavilion. Look out for stunning sculptures courtesy of the world famous Yorkshire Sculpture Park which will also feature at the event.

Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and some of the region’s top chefs will be sharing their culinary skills with visitors at the Cookery Theatre, while other attractions include top-class show jumping and superb equine classes, international sheep shearing competitions and the English National Championships. Look out for the Garden Show where you can pick up horticultural hints and tips, and the small gardens section is a must for anyone looking for design inspiration. With more than 5,000 of Britain’s best cattle, sheep and pigs competing for the coveted championship awards, as well as shopping galore, the 154th Great Yorkshire Show promises to be a fun-filled, action-packed day out for all the family. Continued on page 14

A first with the Yorkshire Regiment at GYS At what will be a unique occasion, The Yorkshire Regiment (1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment) is to exercise its Freedom of Harrogate at the 2012 Great Yorkshire Show. At the invitation of the organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, 185 soldiers will parade around the show’s Main Ring wearing combat dress, with Colours flying and bayonets fixed. There will also be a silence to mark the Regiment’s recent losses. The Parade takes place on the first day of the three day event, and is being organised in conjunction with Harrogate Borough Council. Nigel Pulling, the Society’s Chief Executive said: “The 1st Battalion returns from active service in Afghanistan just before the Great Yorkshire Show, and we are delighted and extremely proud to honour them. It will be a unique occasion as it is the first time that the Regiment has exercised its Freedom at an organised event. The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, accompanied by the Council Leader, and the Chief Executive, Wallace Sampson will watch the Parade from the President’s Box along with Society personnel. The Mayor will take the salute which will be followed by a presentation to the Regiment 12

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by Simon Theakston, the Society’s Chairman. The Parade will take approximately 30 minutes and the soldiers will be under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Dan Bradbury. The Band of the King’s Division will precede them in the march around the arena. The Great Yorkshire Show marks the start of a week Homecoming Parades for the Regiment – Beverley and Bridlington on Wednesday 11 July, Bradford and Leeds on Thursday 12 July, York on Friday 13 July and Hull on Saturday 14 July.

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Keeping all the balls in the air for the GYS Juggling, plate spinning and clowning skills will be on offer to visitors for the first time at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show and Chief Executive, Nigel Pulling had a quick lesson in advance of this year’s event. His teacher was Mark Taylor of Marko’s Circus Workshop. The show takes place on Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July when Mark will be in the Show’s Discovery Zone, alongside dozens of other experts offering hands-on activities for all the family. During the three days he will be encouraging visitors

to have a go at a wide range of circus skills, including juggling, plate spinning, clowning and throwing diabalos. Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, England’s premier agricultural event attracts more than 130,000 visitors to the 250-acre showground in Harrogate. The Discovery Zone attracts visitors of all ages and is split into three sections – healthy living, the environment and farming and the countryside. As well as circus skills, other new attractions at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show include

an off-road mountain biking course set up by Mountain Bike Coaching UK, zumba, hip hop and cheerleading sessions, as well as hedge laying, stained glass making and environmental fieldwork. Hazel Baker, Education Adviser at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society said: “The Discovery Zone is a hugely popular area which is always extremely busy. Our aim is to give visitors a broader understanding of rural life as well as having fun, and the circus skills will certainly add to that!”

A dress fit for a Queen set to be unveiled Fashion designer Kelly Ewing is flying the flag for Britain after unveiling her latest catwalk creation. The Leeds-based fashionista, who already counts X-Factor winners Little Mix and Amelia Lily amongst her customers, has designed a striking red, white and blue Jubilee dress to celebrate the Queen’s special anniversary next month. And the handmade bespoke dress, created in silk, will take centre stage on the catwalk at England’s premier agricultural show, the Great Yorkshire Show, in July. Said Kelly: “It’s a very eye-catching dress and I am very patriotic. I was made in Great Britain and everything about this dress is sourced in Great Britain and made in Great Britain. “It’s a great dress to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” she said. Kelly’s bespoke dress, with a traditional steelboned Victorian corset top, mixes hand-made silk union jacks, cut into patchwork pieces, with cream raw silk. It is topped with a hat created by Tickets are available both on the gates at the event, or in advance until Wednesday 4 July. Go to or call 01423 541222. Parking is free and extensive. Please note dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed on the showground. Gates open at 7.30am each day. Tickets bought in advance Adult: £20 Concession: £19 Children: £9 Family: £52 14

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York-based milliner Elizabeth Parker, who has made hats for Dita Von Teese and Beth Ditto. And it is sure to be one of the main attractions at the Great Yorkshire Show, which sees thousands of animals competing for the coveted red rosettes along with fashion shows, cookery demonstrations, top-class showjumping and award winning gardens.

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Baildon Carnival 2012 Baildon Carnival takes its customary place on the second Saturday in July on July 14th at Jenny Lane playing fields. The

fancy dress parade will start from the Ian Clough car park at 1.30pm, and the theme this year is “The Jubilympics”, a title

created by the committee some months before it became popular due to the TV programme 2012! This will be the seventh carnival since it was resurrected by the current carnival committee in 2006, and returned to its traditional home at Jenny Lane thanks to the rugby club giving permission to use the site free of charge. This year the parade will be led by members of the successful Baildon Rugby team who this year, in their centenary season, have not only won the Yorkshire Silver Trophy but have also qualified for the final of the national Silver Vase at Twickenham, where they triumphed 6 – 3 against Harrow. Captain James Dawson and his team mates will be parading the silverware through the village before officially declaring the carnival open. The roles of carnival queen and her attendants is shared between local schools, and this year it is the turn of Baildon Church of England Primary School to provide the focal point for the opening. The carnival queen will be chosen from year 6 pupils by a draw (after they have finished their SATS!). CONTINUED ON PAGE 16


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Community The carnival will have its usual fairground attractions, and a host of stalls, exhibitions and activities for the children to take part in. There are Blackpool donkeys to transport the queen and her attendants to the carnival site, and then give rides at the ground. The local scout group will be erecting a challenging obstacle course to try; there is also archery, a fell race, exhibition mini-rugby, the Titus Salt School Crystals cheerleaders, and much much more. Music will be provided by the Hall Royd Brass Band by the tea tent run by the Baildon Belles Womens Institute, and there will be a variety of musical performances from local school children from the stage throughout the day. All the money raised by the carnival goes back into the community. In the past the carnival has supported projects in all 5 of Baildons schools, local scouts, guides & brownies, sporting organisations like Baildon Rugby Club mini and

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junior section and Baildon Trinity football club, voluntary organisations from the village like Baildon in Bloom, Friends of Baildon Moor, and in 2011 the carnival committee stepped in to provide the Christmas lights in the village. This year the committee also worked with Baildon Parish Council to erect bunting for the Queens Jubilee. All the villages voluntary organisations and churches have the opportunity to have stalls to either raise money or awareness of what they provide for the people of Baildon, so in addition to the above you will see stalls for Fair Trade, Tools for Self Reliance, Bosom Friends, the local RNLI, Shipley Rotary and many more. A big attraction added to the

carnival is the Fell race. Baildon Runners will be organising the Carnival Canter, an off-road race of approximately 3.5 miles with a scenic climb over Baildon Moor to the trig point on Hope Hill and a good “lets go for it� descent to the finish. A family fun over a distance of approximately 1 mile will also be held at 3:30pm. Prizes for the Canter will be awarded to 1st Man, 1st Lady, 1st Man Vet and 1st Lady Vet plus spot prizes.Prizes for the fun run are awarded to the 1st Junior Boy and 1st Junior Girl. Medals are given to all fun runners plus spot prizes are given in both. So the stage is set for a great day out for young and old. If you want to know more, or represent a group who want to participate, please contact Simon Fitt on 07860-530039 or email simon@fitt999.freeserve.

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Rainbows celebrates 25 years In 2010 Girlguiding celebrated it’s centenary with a busy year of activities, parties, celebration camps and storytelling evenings, which helped to rekindle happy memories for many thousands of women, young and old. This year in 2012, Rainbows the youngest branch of Girlguiding (for girls aged 5-7 years) is celebrating being 25 years old. Baildon has 2 thriving Rainbow units where we will be joining in the celebrations as well as completing our busy programme throughout the year. 20

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3rd Baildon Rainbows had a joint 25th birthday/Jubilee celebration party on Wednesday 30th May. The girls have been busy for weeks, learning all about the Queen and Royal Family, decorating tiaras to wear to the party and making bunting for the hall and decorating biscuits to give to their friends and families. Then we will have our “street party” with jam sandwiches, buns and lots of games! After all the fun they had two new badges to be sewn onto their uniforms, a little memento to keep for life. On Saturday

we competed in the Shipley Division International sports day and my Rainbows won the shield, I was so proud and we had all had such a fun day at Titus Salt playing fields. For the girls to be able to have all these great experiences we need volunteers, be part of something special and help Girlguiding UK put girls in the lead. In Baildon, we have 11 units. we have Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers. Learn new skills; make new friends, why should the girls have all the fun?

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From Mill Owners Daughter to Stage Actress and Film Star In last months Hub local historian Alan Cattell looked at the history and demise of Bingleys two main cinemas. This month Alan continues the theme by tracing the background to Muriel Aked of Bingley who became a renowned stage and film actress over the period 1916 to 1953. It is entirely possible that Bingley cinema goers watched the Bingley actress at the towns Hippodrome and Myrtle cinemas during this period! Muriel appeared in over forty sound films as a character actress usually portraying maids, spinsters, aristocratic ladies or dowagers. Her talents as a comedienne and occasional Shakespearian actress on stage and radio were also widely recognised.

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Bingley Roots Muriel Aked was born in Bingley on 9th November 1883 as the daughter of George Henry Aked a mill owner and his wife Emma (nee Bairstow). Her father was originally a founder of Botany Mills, Morton and latterly a partner in Airedale Mills, Bingley. The house in which the family lived is now the Five Rise Hotel, Bingley. Education in Bushey but Links to Saltaire George Aked chose a private education for his children and the 1901 Census shows that at age 17 Muriel and two of her sisters, Olive and Georgie were pupil boarders at Caldecote Towers in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire which had been opened as a Ladies Private School in 1891. But why Caldecote? The owner and founder of the school was Medina Sarah Griffith who had originally been appointed by Sir Titus Salt as the first Headmistress of the

Girls High School in Saltaire in 1876 and who had established an excellent reputation. She moved from Yorkshire as she found the climate to be inclement. A contemporary commentator observed “In the beautiful grounds of Caldecote Towers to which she moved in later years, Medina delighted in producing outdoor pageants, tableux and Shakespearian Dramas”. The 1901 Census shows that at the time the Aked sisters attended the school, Medina aged 61 was School Mistress. It is highly likely that George Aked chose Caldecote for his daughters because he knew of Medina’s reputation whilst at Saltaire and that Muriels interest in acting was also stimulated and nurtured during her time at the school. Muriel returned to live in Bushey from 1936 to 1953, so the location obviously had resonance for her. 1911 to 1915 Bingley The 1911 Census shows Muriel as a lady of” own means” to be living in Bingley with her Mother, her Father having died in 1906. The World Film Encyclopaedia (1993) identifies that for a number of years she gained experience by performing successfully in amateur theatricals before her first professional experience in Liverpool. Stage 1916 to 1920 She initially entered the theatre as a student at Liverpool Repertory for six months before making her first appearance there as a nurse in Alice Sit by the Fire. The Stage Year Book 1916 shows that in March 1916 she appeared in Hush, a comedy in three parts. Advertised in the book was advice on Theatrical

Touring in the Far East and it would seem that this stirred her interest because in 1920 she toured the Far East with a repertory company. Records show that in May 1921, Muriel, an Actress returned to London from Bombay as a First Class passenger aboard the RMS Mandola 1920 to 1930 She made her first appearance on the London stage as the Woodcutters Wife in the Roses and the Ring at Wyndhams Theatre in December 1923. She worked during this period mainly as a stage actress but also appeared in two silent films A Sister to Assist Er (1922) and Bindles Cocktail (1926) During the 1920’s and up until 1930 she performed at the Kingsway Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Garrick, Lyric and Aldwych Theatres in London. She made her first stage appearance with John Gielgud (later to be Sir John Gielgud) in Prejudice (1928) and in the same year was one of the three witches in Macbeth at the Royal Court Theatre. 1930 to 1939 Below are a sample of the films Muriel appeared in during the period and the lead actors/ actresses she appeared with. Her full film and stage Bibliography can be found on www.britishsites. /actors/muriel aked. Whilst still acting on the stage, she concentrated primarily on her film career which gained momentum as the decade progressed.

1940 to 1953 Muriel became an established part of the British film scene during this period whilst also continuing to act on stage. In the mid 1940’s she appeared on radio in a number of Shakespearean plays. The last film of her career was The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan in which she played Queen Victoria (right) Film


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1942 The unforgettable Muriel Aked purveyed her customary essence of aunthood 1953 John Gielgud in his book Early Stages remembers the film drama Friday the Thirteenth in which “Ralph Richardson played a small part beautifully and Muriel Aked was brilliant. And Finally..... In 1953 Muriel sold her home in Bushey to return to Yorkshire, where her sister Olive lived in Settle. On 21st March 1955 Muriel Aked died after a long and illustrious acting career, at her home.... Bushey, Ingfield Road, Settle at the age of 71.

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£100 grant will help flowers blossom again at St Ives Recently the Friends of St Ives were very pleased to have been awarded £100 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee grants programme, managed by the Bradford District Community Fund. This fund of only 60 awards had attracted 135 applications and we were fortunate to be one of those 60 accepted. With this award we are intending to bring back some of the wild, country flowers that would once have grown freely in the woodlands and meadows of St Ives. We are going to plant old English bluebells, wild daffodils, plus old species of primroses, cowslips and wood violets amongst the trees stretching up above the far shore of the beautiful lake, called Coppice Pond, which lies at the heart of the estate. In another area we will be planting old species of snowdrops around the famous Memorial Stone to Lady Blantyre. During our on-going research into the history of St Ives, we discovered that in 1878, William B. Ferrand, (The Ferrand family

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Lady Blantyre’s memorial stone Pictures taken by Kath Gabbitas owned St Ives from the mid 17thc until the 1920’s) and his wife Fanny May, planted many snowdrops here in memory of his mother, Lady Blantyre. The original plants have long since disappeared.

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By bringing back all these flowering plants to St Ives, we feel we are not only restoring some of St Ives’ history but also marking this Jubilee Year. The bulbs and plants should divide and reseed and spread further, providing beauty and pleasure for many years to come. We will be planting all these flowers in September and October this year and we want everyone who loves St Ives to come and help us. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Even if you only plant 2 or 3 bulbs you can feel part of the day. We will be announcing the planting days in My Community Hub and also on posters around the Estate and on our website (where you can also find out lots of information about us and the Estate).

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Are you looking for that special feline friend? Caring for a cat with disability or chronic condition can be a rewarding experience. Taking on a cat with special needs also requires lots of understanding, patience and love – but cats with a higher dependency can be especially loving. Sometimes the disability is a result of a genetic mutation, sometimes it is due to an injury the animal has suffered – accidental or deliberate. Over the course of a year we’ll see a dozen or so such cases, and their arrival at our centre always causes a lot of interest among our volunteers.

He’ll be able to run and play, just like all kittens and cats love to do – and will no doubt use his back legs as a spring and hop like a bunny or kangaroo. Tenzing will need an indoor-only home with carpets so he doesn’t slide on the floor. What can be certain of is that Tenzing, like all the cats in our temporary care, is a very special cat and will find a special person to love and care for him, and give him a happy, safe life, when he is ready to ‘go home’.

Since January we have taken in two kittens with missing eyes, three deaf cats, a cat with a missing tail and most recently, a three week old kitten with a genetic deformity called radial hypoplasia or ‘twisty cat’. We also home cats with chronic conditions such as hyperthyroid and diabetes, particularly com­mon in older cats. Radial Hypoplasia is a disabling condition where the forelegs are abnormally short and twisted. Little Tenzing (named after the Everest sherpa because he has his ‘own mountain to climb’ was abandoned in a cardboard box by the roadside. We presume he was thrown out because of his deformity. It is sheer good luck that somebody spotted the box and looked inside and discovered the poor little thing. In Tenzing’s favour, is the fact that all cats have a very good sense of balance. He won’t realise there is anything ‘wrong’ with him and as he gets bigger and stronger he’ll find ways to compensate for his short legs and floppy paws. Usually, cats with RH adopt a meerkat stance, because this reduces the strain on his back he’ll experience by resting on all fours caused because his chest will be closer to the ground in that position than it would be in a normal cat. 28

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Woodbank Nurseries See it growing, buy it nursery fresh Spending time on your patio or in your garden is a great way to relax. Many people enjoy hosting parties and get-togethers in their gardens. Woodbank Nurseries carry a great selection of outdoor living furniture and patio sets. Host your next BBQ in style. Have a relaxing breakfast outside on a pleasant morning. With beautiful outdoor furniture, your options are truly unlimited. No matter what your personal tastes, there are patio sets to meet your needs. If you enjoy having friends and family over for cookouts, consider purchasing full dining sets. You may want to add an over-table umbrella to provide shade on particularly sunny days. Casual seating sets offer a comfortable place to sit down for a glass of iced tea. Consider classy bistro sets to bring Parisian ambiance to your patio. New Patio Styles are designed to fit every taste. Traditional sets are sturdy and reminiscent of 30

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the backyard parties. Great patio furniture can improve the quality of any party or get-together. Eating outside seems to warm the soul, while food somehow tastes more mouthwatering when the birds are chirping away in the background and the sun is caressing your skin.

When it comes to informal, al fresco summer eating, barbecues have become the undisputed stars, with even the most chauvinistic of men happily donning their apron to perform their cave-man act over the hot coals, children cheerfully volunteering to set the table and everyone digging into their food with gusto.

Our Favourite Recipe From Weber Beer Can Chicken 1. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. 2. Remove and discard the neck, giblets, and any excess fat from the chicken. Lightly brush all over with the oil and season, inside and out, with the rub. 3. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). 4. Open the beer can and drink half of the beer. Set the can on a flat surface and slide the chicken over the top so the can fits inside the cavity. Transfer the chicken-on-a-can to the grill, keeping the can upright. Carefully balance the

chicken on its two legs and the can. Grill over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 160° to 165°F in the thickest part of the thigh (not touching the bone), 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. 5. Wearing barbecue mitts, carefully remove the chickenon-a-can from the grill, being careful not to spill the beer - it will be hot. Let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes (the internal temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees during this time) before lifting it from the can. Discard the beer. Cut the chicken into pieces. Serve warm.

Rub for beer can chicken: • 1 teaspoon dry mustard • 1 teaspoon granulated onion • 1 teaspoon paprika • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1 Can (425ml) of beer at room temperature • 1 whole chicken, about 2.5kg (5 lb) Upcoming events at Woodbank Nurseries Contemporary Flower Arrangements For The Home Tuesday 14th August 3-5pm In this interesting workshop you will learn how to make and take home a beautiful, contemporary floral arrangement. Tickets cost £25 each and includes all flowers, sundries plus a delicious cream tea in our Potting Shed Restaurant Numbers are strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Many bookings have already been made if you wish to secure your place you can do this in person at Woodbank Nurseries or by calling us on: 01274 562971 For information and dates on all this years events and workshops follow the link on our website or pickup a leaflet in store. Our range of furniture and barbecues are also available from our sister company.

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Wilsdens own “Dog whisperer”

I have been involved with dogs for many years. I have worked with and trained dogs for the Police, Prison Service, Customs & Excise and the Ministry of Defence, both in the UK and the USA. These include General Purpose Dogs and both Drug and Explosive Search dogs. I now specialise in working with aggressive and/or dangerous dogs, but also work with a variety of cases from lead pulling, jumping on guests, recall, basic obedience and dominance based issues. “Who’s The Pack Leader”? How can you tell if your dog is the pack leader? It’s simple: if your dog jumps on you when you arrive home, then they are the pack leader. If your dog jumps on your guests as they arrive, they are simply stamping their authority and making your guests aware who is in charge! 32

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What can you do to stop this unwanted behaviour? Establish yourself as pack leader. When a dog doesn’t have a clear pack leader, they will try to fill the vacant role, usually to disastrous results (for the owner and for the dog!) The pack leader leads by projecting authority and staying calm. Don’t shower your dog with affection the minute you walk through the door. This kind of attention is wonderful for a human child, but not for a dog. Remember dogs are animals, and the kindest thing you can do is to treat your dog like a dog and communicate in a way that they understand. Showing affection whilst your dog’s excited will only encourage your dog to become even more excited! Only give physical rewards when your dog is calm.

Correct bad behaviour. The dog’s mother, the ultimate pack leader, would never tolerate inappropriate activity. If she sees something she doesn’t like, she stops it by moving the puppy out of the way in a calm-assertive manner. The puppy learns an important boundary from the lesson, and her firm and unambiguous leadership balances the puppy’s submissive role in the pack. When your guests arrive, ask your dog to sit patiently. Your dog will follow your commands when he respects you as his pack leader. Remember, the animal pack leader doesn’t negotiate to get what he or he/ she wants. Contact: Andy Thompson on 01535 274 431. Wilsden Animal Feeds, The Old Stable, Main Street, Wilsden, Bradford, BD15 0HY

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Keighley is all set to celebrate with Art, Sport, Music & Dance By Malcolm Hanson Festival Manager This year we take the festival into its 26th year; it’s Bigger, Better, Brasher, Bolder... and Barnstormingly BRILLIANT!!! “After two years of financial woes (the Credit Crunch don’t you know!) the full Keighley Festival line-up of Art, Sport, Music and Dance is back. This year - with the full backing of Bradford Council who have restored the funding of the festival through the Arts and Culture department – the good people of Keighley bring you an event to rival any of its kind in the region. And not just the people: the local schools have been fantastic, once again organising the festival’s “flagship” children’s event “Yet An Even More Amazing Night” at Victoria Hall; the return of the ever popular “Kings & Queens” art exhibition (this year in the Airedale Centre), and with the help of festival mascots, Mr. Happycat Jones and Dolly Dipstick “The Search For Blood’s Treasure”.

Keighley Festival of Art, Sport, Music & Dance Friday 6th - Friday 13th July

Theatre is high on the bill too this year, as is music and drama, and look out for the big sporting competitions at Marley Stadium. Add to that vintage trains and buses; model railway and boat exhibitions; Old Time and Popular Sequence dancing; table tennis; country walks in Brontё land; Community Days in Thwaites and Bracken Bank;

family fun days in Haworth and g-g-ghost nights in the old jail and elsewhere, it’s the perfect recipe for a great eight days, so put on your “glad-rags” everybody, and ENJOY!” Contact: Malcolm Hanson 01756 798730 or email: 34

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Take pleasure in your garden Well, what a year so far!… May threw all weather conditions at us.. starting cold & wet but ending with temperatures hotter than Morocco! What gardener wouldn’t be in need of a little help & inspiration on days like these. It was on one of these scorching days when one of our members took advantage of Baildon Horticultural Society’s new affiliation to the RHS and set off for The Chelsea Flower Show. The trip was filled mostly with enjoyment but also with a mixture of frustration at the thought of admiring all the beautiful gardens which could not be achieved at home! This was certainly not the case as many of the show gardens were full of plants & flowers that we often have in our own spaces … just not in the right places! The Yorkshire artisan garden, inspired by the Bronte sisters & the natural beauty of the Yorkshire landscape was a great example of working with nature rather than against it. It was sponsored by Welcome to Yorkshire which promotes many gardens in our county & is a great source of inspiration for gardens of all levels as you can see what is happily growing in our Yorkshire climate. See the Baildon Horticultural Society website for our favourite suggestions for garden visits. Hopefully, there’s little chance of frost this month, so head out and fill your borders with some wonderfully eye-catchings varieties such as cosmos, calendula & larkspur which are great border fillers and also make great cut flowers. A few hours before planting just give the border a thorough soaking and if the weather is particularly sunny, aim to plant them later in the day. Roses are really starting to 36

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come into flower now, so why not simply go out and enjoy them while they’re at their best. Be alert for the first signs of black spot and unwanted pests such as aphids, then remember to dead head regularly to encourage fresh healthy buds. Above all, simply remember to take pleasure in the sight and scent of your roses - one of the loveliest assets to any garden. Herbs are great for everyone to try their hand at growing many varieties such as basil, rosemary, thyme etc., will thrive in small pots on a sunny patio or window ledge. They look good, smell great and can be used in all types of cooking. They’re easy to grow from seed but even if you buy the fresh herb pots from the supermarket, simply re-pot them at this time of year and they stand a much better chance of lasting longer. Water sparingly as they don’t like to sit in water and then just make sure they have had enough time to develop into strong plants before you start to harvest. Try use them on the same day but if you want to use them at another time, tie shoots into small

bundles before hanging upside down in a warm airy place, such as an airing cupboard. Once they are dry, strip the leaves from the stalks and place in any airtight container, ready to use whenever you need them. Finally, as we head into summer, bear in mind any little garden visitors you may have. If possible, why not put out a little extra food for birds and also for hedgehogs - warm and overly dry weather can mean there’s a lot less natural food available for these animals. Remember to fill up any bird baths and feeders as often as you can, and consider leaving a small bowl of water out for the hedgehogs too. Contrary to popular myth, hedgehogs should not be fed bread and milk, but actually a meat based cat or dog food is a particularly healthy food source for them. Contact details: Secretary. Baildon Horticultural Society, c/o 44 Somerset Avenue, Baildon BD17 5LS Email:

Reserve ramblings

Looking ahead to changes on the Reserve By Steve Warrlliow Denso Marston Nature warden It’s nearly that time again, two days to go and it’s our Annual Celebration day. The rain looks like it is holding off for the moment, but who knows what Saturday will bring! We have been blessed the last few years with sometimes glorious weather. It has been somewhat different in the past where we have had near flooding. We, carry on what ever the weather. The first of the children’s groups are coming to the reserve, where we will be bug hunting, slug chasing and pond dipping.

The cabins will be put in the area where the existing bird station is the bird feeding station will be moved a short distance away.

Things will be changing on the reserve in the very near future. We will be having our long awaited toilet block and education centre erected on the reserve, there will be also an office for myself no longer will I have to seek shelter beneath the trees when it rains.

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There will be a smaller feeding station in the cabin areas and also a permanent moth trap set up there. In the future we are hoping to set a bird nest box with a camera set up so we can watch the goings on within the box. Things may seem a little chaotic down on the reserve over the next few months, so please be patient with us. We have had some excitement down on the reserve. A short while ago a pair of jays were seen taking nest material into a tree on the reserve. During the beginning of June two juvenile jays were seen with the parents feeding them. This was a first for the reserve. Over the last few years the numbers of jays have increased. Hopefully this attractive member of the crow family will breed again next year. Our nest boxes have done well this year with over a hundred eggs being laid, mainly Blue tit with smaller numbers of Great tit. Shortly hopefully there will be sightings of marauding young Blue and Great tits will be causing havoc through the reserve. We have also possible another first for the reserve this year, it looks like a pair of Collared doves may be breeding, an adult was seen with nesting material. All being well by July most of the birds will have fledged and the place will be buzzing with young everywhere. If you would like any information about the reserve please contact me on 07919 525913

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Health Matters Dr Simon Gazeley from the Canalside Health Centre, Bingley is spending 3 months of his time out in Malawi, here he tells My Community Hub readers about his story so far…..

Tales from Malawi My family and I have now been in Cape Maclear, Malawi for over 2 months, working in a clinic in a small fishing village on the edge of the lake. Things have changed a little since we’ve been here. We’re now well into the African winter, so the weather has cooled down a little. It also means we’re well into the dry season, so there is much less malaria around and the clinic is much less busy than before.


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Dr Simon Gazeley shares more of his experiences of Malawi This is just as well, as since I last wrote, the clinic has run out of malaria testing strips and the better of the 2 drugs we use to treat malaria. Luckily this doesn’t seem to have had too much of an impact, and new stocks are due shortly. It’s also meant that some of the volunteers have had the time to go into the local schools to do some health promotion work,

particularly targeting AIDS and sexual health. AIDS is a real problem here. There are 700 registered HIV positive patients at the clinic (out of a population of 15,000) although it is estimated that as many as 60% of the village may be HIV positive. Educating the children is essential if Continued on page 38

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these numbers are going to be reduced. It’s not all work though, and we’re still enjoying the slow pace of village life. The kids love the freedom of playing on the beach with the local children, or disappearing off in a canoe to fish. You soon get used to the very frequent power cuts, the filtered water supply going off, and everything being coated in a layer of dust. One of the hardest aspects of life has been food. Availability has been a bit of an issue over the past couple of weeks. We’re not sure why, but the usual supply of fruit and veg (tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peas, potatoes and bananas) has become really dodgy, and much 42

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of it is rotten or crawling with insects. Perhaps it has something to do with the chickens that seem to be allowed to graze freely on the veg stalls!!. There is very little meat, some goat if you’re lucky, and the fish are all tiny and dried in the sun which makes them a little unappetizing. Perhaps not quite as unappetizing as the mice on a stick we saw being sold at the side of the road.

The people continue to amaze us with their friendliness and resilience. Earlier this week we went to Mount Mulanje, the highest mountain in Malawi.

Half way up the mountain we met 2 women running down, who stopped to say hello and speak to the children. Our guide told us that they were part of a group who had come to Mulanje from the north of Malawi looking for work. For the past 2 years they have voluntarily climbed the mountain every day to sweep and clean sections of the path in the hope that the government forestry workers would see their hard work and offer them a job. Our time in Malawi is nearly over, and it will be incredibly sad to leave. But we’ll take home some great memories and experiences, and hopefully one day we can return.....

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Aromatherapy is not just for girls Why have men got the wrong impression of massage, asks Jenny Hakney of Garden Aromas aromatherapy practice in Sandbeds. Perhaps it’s the stiff upper lip syndrome in our culture, but indulgent or relaxing treatments do seem to be a largely female preserve. But Jenny suggests that if men could only get over their ‘nudge nudge, wink wink’ attitude to massage, they would find it a great way to look after their physiques. The practice of massaging fragrant oils onto the body to relieve minor ailments and improve relaxation has been accepted by many cultures in the world for centuries. Hippocrates himself, the father of modern medicine, advocated a scented massage every day to ensure lasting health.


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The facts about massage speak for themselves. Correctly done by a qualified practitioner, massage is known to relax the body, lower blood pressure, calm the breathing, stimulate circulation and improve muscle tone. And if essential oils are added to the mix the benefits are even greater. Essential oils are plant extracts which carry therapeutic properties. By processes such as distillation or cold pressing we have been able to harness the plant’s own defence mechanisms. For example pungent plants such as lavender and geranium ward off insect attacks by being repellent to pests. We find the aroma pleasing – and we have discovered that the chemicals causing the scent also have beneficial properties.

Lavender can be used to treat headaches, for example, black pepper soothes aching muscles and chamomile can ease inflammatory conditions. The tiny molecules of essential oil penetrate the skin and are carried by the bloodstream to all parts of the body. Here they boost the body’s immunity to infection, virus or disease and help it to eliminate toxins. The main element of an Aromatherapy treatment will probably be a massage using essential oils but advice will be given on other ways of using the beneficial essential oils yourself, for instance steam inhalations, compresses and relaxing baths. Jenny said: “Men who do physically demanding work often find massage helps their muscles to recover from the demands of their work. “I treat a mechanic who particularly enjoys the warmth and relaxation after reaching under car bonnets all day. Another regular is a tree surgeon who finds a strong massage relieves aching muscles and helps ward off winter colds.” To book an appointment: telephone Jenny on 01535 610599 or email jenny@gardenaromas. Always check that your therapist has trained with a regulating body such as the International Society of Professional Aromatherapists.

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Give your ribs a tasty boost As I said last month the summer is or must be nearing and us Brits like to make the most of it and spend as much time outside as possible. This recipe or theory is something I feel is overlooked all to often when visiting BBQ’s through the summer, and it is so simple and makes your ribs tender and juicy rather than hard and chewy. You can apply this to baby back ribs, Texan beef ribs or pork spare ribs. It is simply a matter of braising your ribs first and then showing them some white hot charcoal and smoke. The lower the meats temperature and the longer you braise, the less moisture will be lost from the meat. Feel free to add or remove ingredients from the marinade recipe (right), the combinations are endless for these kind of marinades.

1.5kg pork ribs (approximately 2 whole racks) For the marinade • 3 tbsp runny honey • 3 tbsp soy sauce • 3 - 6 garlic cloves crushed to a paste to your taste • 1 tbsp grated ginger • 1 - 3 red chilli’s depending on how hot you like them • 1 tbsp smoked paprika • 1 tsp English mustard • 1 tsp white wine vinegar • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup A little water or white wine to cover the bottom of your cooking pot to keep the ribs moist. 1 - Combine all the marinade ingredients, whisking them together well. Put the ribs in a large ovenproof dish, pour the marinade over them and use your hands or a brush to get them well coated. Cover and leave to marinate in a cool place for at least an hour, several hours if possible, turning them from time to time. 2 - Cover the dish with foil tightly and put into a preheated oven at 130 degrees for 2-½ hours or until the ribs are tender and the meats comes away from the bone when touched with a fork. Half way through cooking make sure that the cooking dish still has some liquid in the bottom if not add a little more water and turn the meat.


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If they are not tender turn the ribs in the marinade and re-cover with foil for another 30 mins and check again. 3 - At this point you can either cool the ribs or put straight over some hot charcoal and brush with the marinade. Once the ribs are starting to caramelise turn and brush again, this gives the ribs a lovely smoky flavour…… enjoy.

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Flavell Kitchens & Bedrooms 27 Park Road, Bingley BD16 4BQ Tel: 01274 776264


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What’s on and where July Sunday 1st 11pm - 3pm RSPC Bradford Open Day. All welcome to come and see us.RSPCA Bradford Mount Street Bradford BD3 9SW. Tel: 07739 112426. Email: joanmilner Tuesday 3rd Keighley Festival of Transport. Display of Heritage Buses and Lorries at Leeds City College Keighley Campus and display of Classic Cars and Light Commercials at Ingrow Railway Center. Frequent Town Tour of Keighley using KBMT Heritage Buses and combined service by open top double decker and K&WVR Trains linking Keighley – Ingrow – Haworth – Oxenhope. Tel: 01282 413179 Friday 6th - Friday 13th Keighley Festival of Art, Sport, Music and Dance at Keighley and District. A full programme of events incorporating Art, Sport, Music and Dance and takes places at various venues across the district. Tel: Malcolm Hanson on 01756 798730 for more information or email: Friday 6th 8pm - 2am From the Jam. ‘M’ Fest Warm-up. At Utopia, Bradford. Minimum age: 18. Price: £17.50 Saturday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 12:00pm - 4.30pm Shipley Glen Tramway. The Shipley Glen Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain. Dating from 1895, it serves the local beauty of Shipley Glen. Prod Lane, Baildon, Shipley BD17 5BN. For more information visit or Tel: 01274 589010 Saturday 7th 11:00am Annual Garden Trail. Gardens around


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Wilsden, Harden and Cullingworth will be open for you to enjoy. If you wish to open your garden, please call 07899 981852. Saturday 7th 12pm - 6pm Diamond Jubilee Fun Day and Parade. Allerton & Lower Grange Partnership parade, led by the Parachute Regiment, at Lady Hill Park, Allerton. Sunday 8th 8am - 6pm Spirit of Unity Day Barrio Fiesta. Experience the Filipino culture and traditions. Friends and family welcome. Mass will start at 8am in St Matthew’s Church, Allerton. Parade will start soon after the mass from St Matthew’s Church to Lady Hill Park. Lady Hill Park Chapel Lane Allerton BD15 7AA. Tel: 07780 076256 or email:

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Monday 9th 10.30am Heritage Walks. Discover the heritage on your doorstep with Helen’s Heritage Walks! Meet at Baildon Library for a walk around Baildon village exploring different aspects of its history each time. The first walk we will have a look at the history of ‘Church’n’ Chapel’ in Baildon. All walks finish at Wesley’s Cafe, Baildon Methodist Church. Please wear walking shoes. Charge (for walk only): £5/£4 (concs.)/£2.00 (children accompanied by an adult). Contact Helen Broadhead on 01274 532425 or email: helensheritagewalksntalks@ Monday 9th One Amazing Day. Britain’s youngest DJ will kick off an action packed day’s entertainment for young people. Central Hall, Alice Street. Telephone Malcolm Hanson on 01756 798730.

Tuesday 10th 3-5pm Fresh Flower Cake Decorating. Enjoy an afternoon creating a beautiful decorated cake to admire and take home. We will demonstrate how to lavishly decorate a wedding cake. Tickets cost £25 each and includes all flowers, sundries and a delicious cream tea in our Potting Shed Restaurant. Numbers are strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Many bookings have already been made if you wish to secure your place you can do this in person at Woodbank Nurseries or by calling us on: 01274 562971.


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Woodbank Nurseries, Harden Road, Bingley, BD16 1BE. For more information visit www.

In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement at National Media Museum. Our world is constantly in motion. This exhibition reveals our fascination with movement and our desire to capture it through photography, film, television and new media. Alongside material from the National Media Museum’s Collection this exhibition will feature two new commissions by artists Bob Levene & Anne-Marie Culhane and Davide Quayola & Memo Akten. For more information visit www. or Tel: 0844 856797.

Thursday 12th, 19th & 26th 7.45pm Baildon Orchestral Society meets to play music for pleasure at St Hugh’s Church, Coach Road, BD17 5HS. Tel: 01274 546156 for more information. Friday 13th 7.30pm Battle of the Bands at Bradford Cathedral. Three brass bands are invited to play their favourite pieces before joining for a mass encore. This promises to be an exciting evening! For more information email: Tel: 01274 777720 Saturday 14th 10.00am Shipley Alternative Market at The Kirkgate Centre. A new indy market aimed at bringing something a bit different to Shipley. It’s part of our support for local people and community organisations who want to try their hand at trading. We have space for about twenty five stalls offering a diverse mix of handmade, recycled and locally made goods as well as all sorts of things not available in Shipley – anything from clothing, music, books to homemade cakes, locally produced food and fair trade goods. For more information Tel: 01274 580186. Saturday 14th You Tube Workshop. Be the star of your own show and learn how to edit and upload YouTube videos. £10 per child, suitable for age 7 + (Please call the box office to book 0844 856 3797.) Sunday 15th 2.15pm Insects On The Ground In The Air And Everywhere. Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve. All walks start on Otley Road at the start of the Public Footpath opposite the lay by near St James Church Friday 20th 9pm ‘Bat Walk – Ian Butterfield Combined With The Friends Of Buck Wood.’ Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve. All walks start on Otley Road at the start of the Public Footpath opposite the lay by near St James Church Saturday 21st Bingley Show. Myrtle Park Bingley once again plays host to Bingley Show. Fun for all the family, featuring handicrafts, animals, fairground rides, shire horses,


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and Show Jumping will return to the main ring. Tickets on the day cost: £10 for adults, £8 for seniors, £5 for children (5-14). For more information visit www. Thursday 26th

St. Saviour’s Harden Sunday 1st 11.15am Joint service to celebrate Revd Bob Evans’ 10 years of ordained ministry, also Gift Day for St. Saviour’s Heat & Seat appeal.

Literary weather. To accompany her exhibition, Rebecca Chesney will be in conversation with writer and critic Alexandra Harris on the cultural significance of weather. The evening will take place after hours at the Bronte Parsonage Museum and tea and cake will be served. The conversation will be accompanied by readings of ‘weathery’ passages from literature. At the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Tickets £14 and places limited to 14, bookings from Tel: 01535 640188.

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Pick’n’Mix Services. Second Sunday each month except August - worship, songs, activities for all ages.

The Record Club. An informal night of vinyl records. We play vinyl albums in full along with a mix of 7”s and 12”s too. If you want to be involved let us know. Contact us to book your slot, get involved via the website, where you can vote: and join us on Twitter: @TheRecordClub and facebook too. Price: £1.50 (min. donation to help run the evening.) The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3RR. Saturday 28th Skipton Fake Festival. Tribute bands to U2, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers & local support bands. Aireville Park, Gargrave Rd, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Pick’n’Mix Services. Second Sunday each month except August - worship, songs. activities for all ages. Saturday 14th Parish trip to Scarborough. Adults £11, children £5. Details and booking phone John Hansen on 01535 275937 St. Matthew’s Wilsden Sunday 8th 9.30am

Wednesday 11th 3.45pm Messy Church. Second Wednesday each month in term time. Mainly for primary school age (Younger if accompanied), all parents, grandparents, carers welcome - worship, songs, craft, games and a meal. Sunday 1st 11.15am Joint service at St. Saviour’s * Parish trip to Scarborough details under Harden.

Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th Keighley Aire Do. a two-day annual event organised by Keighley Town Council. This year there will be a Diamond Jubilee Carnival Parade, Jamba Samba, music, dancing, children’s rides, a fortune teller, fun and games, Jam Radio, stalls and fancy dress. For more information, contact Debbie Spink on 01535 618252 or go to

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