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Issue 4 | August 2012 | Published monthly


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Local History | Health | Community News | Gardening | What’s on | Puzzles | Cat’s corner | Recipe | Funny stuff And much more Distributed to Bingley, Eldwick, Gilstead, Harden, Wilsden, Keighley & Baildon


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Editor’s Letter Welcome So, following three months of miserable weather blamed on a stuck jet stream pattern which has brought record breaking rainfall across the British Isles, I guess we are pleased to hear recently, that at last we may be able to enjoy a bit of sunshine! As I sit writing this intro, I have had to take my washing off the line, twice in one day and put it on the radiators (hasten to add, I have had to put the heating on…. In July???) So, it’s about time we had some of that feel good weather again! Out with the shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses and don’t forget plenty of sunscreen. I’m looking forward to getting out in the garden most of all, and as the school holidays are upon us; I am most excited about spending some well deserved time with my two children Lily-Mae and Theo. Albeit only one day a week, as I will be very busy putting the next issue together for September. We are very lucky to live in Harden Village, and don’t have to go too far to experience some amazing countryside – We have the Goit Stock Waterfall on our doorstep and the great St Ives Country Estate, with the ever popular wooden adventure playground for the kids … can just imagine, kids, picnics, ice-cream and sunshine! Hope you all enjoy yourselves. Since the start of My Community Hub, I have been ever so grateful to the “Community” in which we live. We have had a great response to various groups and organisations asking if they can be featured in the magazine to promote their community group. All I ask is to keep them coming in. We really do rely on you the public to make this “Your Community Hub”, and we will do our best to deliver our promise to the readers and our customers alike, and make this the best community magazine in the area. Remember … With this magazine, you are guaranteed to be able to pick it up and read interesting articles about YOUR area, and see what events are going on in the next month and beyond in our free listing’s What’s On guide. Well that’s all for now. Hope you all enjoy a sunny summer holiday. Until next issue Kimberley


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Funny stuff 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.

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Night of fun and nostalgia As part of Cottingley Cornerstone Centre’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a Night of Nostalgia was held on Friday June 1st. For people who remember the 1970s the whole night was a real trip down memory lane! Whether you were an adult, flared trouser wearing teenager or just a toddler (like me!), quiz shows like, Call My Bluff and What’s My Line were firm family favourites. Guests of the night were treated to Cornerstone’s own version of the popular quiz shows and this is where pensioner Margaret Whyte struck gold winning two gold medals. So who knows what the definition of queach is? A malicious character, a fruit or a mini-jungle? Well nobody guessed correctly on the night. This word featured in an original episode of the quiz Call My Bluff and so I’m sure you remember the correct answer is a minijungle! The 70s theme was continued

Pensioner wins two gold medals... well at a Cottingley Cornerstone Centre quiz night! with a supper of dishes inspired by the culinary tastes of the decade. Remember pineapple and cheese on sticks? Yum... come on we all loved them! Then the night was rounded off with the chance to dance through the decades of the 50s and 60s. The night’s organiser Clive Harrison felt the night was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended: ‘Everyone appeared to have a fantastic evening with the panel games bringing back memories of the 60s and 70s. It was a tremendous success, which will hopefully be repeated next year.’ It really was a fun night. Recession, Double-Dip - all was forgotten - at least for an evening! Cottingley Cornerstone Centre is a unique event venue and community resource centre serving the communities of

Cottingley, as well as the districts of Shipley and Bingley. Our stateof-the-art £4.5 million Centre provides space for meetings, events and a wide range of activities that can be used by everyone. We can be found in the heart of Cottingley, right opposite the parade of shops. At Cottingley Cornerstone Centre we always look forward to hearing from people who want to make use of our fantastic community resource. You can phone us on 01274 512800 and visit our website at uk. Or visit us in person at: Cottingley Cornerstone Centre, Littlelands, Cottingley, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 1RS. You will always be very welcome.

Bingley Youth Café - committed to supporting young people Bingley Youth Café, a lottery funded project managed by Shipley and Bingley Voluntary Services is to be supported by Shipley Area Committee in delivering a range of activities for young people aged 13 – 19 (13 – 25 with a disability) throughout the 6 week school break this summer. The Youth Café was successful in securing



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Come along and take a look at the amazing work we do Formed in 1944, the Branch is part of the national network of the Royal British Legion. The original branch and social club were formed after being bequeathed “Lyndhurst”, in Hall Bank Drive, for the purpose of assisting service, ex-service personnel and their families in the Bingley area. The club enjoyed many years of success, but due to dwindling support, it had to close in 1995. When Falkland Court, Ferncliffe Road, was built in 1984, the Branch supplied furnishings for the Communal areas and Branch Officers became the Management Committee, running the complex for 10 years. In 1998 we moved into, our present premises at 20 Heath Street. June 2007 saw the Bingley detachment of the Army Cadet Force become affiliated to the Branch to help promote a closer liaison with the younger generation. At Poppy Appeal time, we have had the use of a vacant shop in the 5Rise Shopping centre enabling the branch to 8


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have a high profile in the centre of Bingley and boost Poppy sales. An important part of Remembrance is the Parade and Service, which has now become a major event. The wreath laying is usually led by The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire representing the Queen, followed by the local Member of Parliament, local Councillors, representatives of many other Bingley organisations and the general public. This year the parade will process through Main Street to the Cenotaph, led by a marching band. After the Service, the parade will return along Main

Street with the salute being taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant opposite the Old Library. The provision of welfare continues all year and ex-service personnel and their dependants in difficulties can request help at any time, when a confidential interview will be undertaken by one of our four qualified welfare case workers. Over the past five years we have helped many people in Bingley, providing financial assistance to 45, holidays to 24, as well as household goods and property repairs for others. Additionally, the branch has donated £39,000 towards the upkeep of the Poppy Homes. Why not come and join us to continue the wonderful work undertaken by the British Legion, one of Britain’s greatest charities, where only 1p out of every pound is spent on Administration of the Charity. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm in 20 Heath Street. Further information from Mrs Judith Hill, Secretary (563155) or Jim Dowzall, Chairman (412243.)


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Get set for a flower festival with a difference at Bingley United Reformed Church Prepare to walk through the wardrobe with Lucy and Edmund and find yourself in the magical world of Narnia! Bingley United Reformed Church are holding a Flower Festival with a difference on Saturday 25th August at 10am until 4pm, Sunday 26th August at 1pm until 4pm and Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at 10am until 4pm. Muriel Spencer-Wilcock and the members of Bingley URC had the idea that there should be an overall theme to their flower festival and chose the story of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis. Muriel is a celebrated demonstrator, judge and teacher of flower arranging in this area and is organizing the church members and friends into putting together this amazing event. Muriel’s idea is to transform the Church into the winter in Narnia in one corner, a battle in another and Aslan’s Palace in another, all life size. The scenes will be decorated with floral displays. C S Lewis wrote the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as a children’s book but it is widely believed by Christians to be allegorical, as Aslan gave himself willingly in Edmund’s place, so we believe that Jesus willingly suffered death on the cross, in our place. Just to tell you a little of the story we will be depicting: - The land of Narnia is a magical place where animals, and even trees, can talk. The rightful king, who has been out of the country for some years, is Aslan the 10


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lion. During Aslan’s absence the White Witch has set herself up as Queen and has brought permanent winter to Narnia; always winter, never Christmas. She is also aware of the prophecy that when four humans are enthroned at Aslan’s palace, her reign will be at an end. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuees in WWII. Roaming over the house where they were staying, first little Lucy, then Edmund and finally all four children pass through the back of an old wardrobe, through layers of coats, into the land of Narnia All four children have entered Narnia when the White Witch arrives at Aslan’s camp on the news of his return. She gloats as she reminds him of the Deep Magic which states that any traitor belongs to her: of course Edmund will be killed to prevent the prophesy coming true. After a private conversation with the Witch, Aslan assures the frightened children that the matter has been resolved. That night the girls can’t sleep so go outside the tent to find a very sad Aslan taking a solitary walk towards the Stone Table. The girls join him until he goes on alone to the White Witch and her awful army. To the girls’ horror he subjects to being bound, mane shaved and muzzled without any struggle. The White Witch kills him and leaves with her murderous rabble to finish off Aslan’s army and the children. The girls maintain a vigil over Aslan’s body and find a horde of field mice chewing through his bonds. As dawn comes up Aslan

comes back to life and the vast stone table cracks in two. He tells of a deeper magic, from before the dawn of time, unknown to the Witch, that if a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the table would crack and death start working backwards. Aslan, Susan and Lucy race towards the battle, aided by all the resurrected stone creatures from the Witch’s castle, to find things going badly. Edmund has eventually managed to break the witch’s wand and saves them from being turned to stone. With Aslan and the reinforcements the battle is eventually won. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are crowned Kings and Queens of Narnia as prophesy foretold. Years later they find the first landmark they encountered in Narnia, a lamp-post in a wood, and this leads them back to a forgotten life, through the wardrobe – exactly at the same time as they entered it.

The church can be found in Dryden Street behind Lady Max hairdresser’s shop so pay us a visit over the Bank Holiday, there will be plenty of enjoyment for everyone. There will be a full itinerary explaining the displays and a quiz. Children will be most welcome. If they bring a drawing, painting or collage of the lion, Aslan, on a sheet of A4, these will all be put on display. Tea/ coffee and cake will be available. Sally Stephenson


Love your Local Market On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June Bradford Markets held a Love Your Local Market weekend in Bingley as a community event. Children were treated to Face Painting and a Bouncy Castle and adults received Reiki and Massage treatments at reduced prices and cooking tips from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food stall and cooking demonstration. Our Editor Kim and Alan Cattell our Local History writer paid for a stall at the market over the two days in support of the initiative. They were there to advertise the new My Community Hub magazine and to promote sales of Alan’s book Bingley and

Surrounds - Forgotten Moments from History. Despite the vagaries of the weather the stall attracted a lot of interest from market-goers. What impressed them was the warm welcome received from regular stall holders at the three times weekly Open Market. These hardy worthies turn up week after week in all weathers to sell their wares and provide a central attraction to Bingley Main Street. They carry on a long tradition of market trading dating

back 800 years... the Bingley Market Charter being the oldest in West Yorkshire having been granted in May 1212. Thanks particularly to Deano and Chris – The Clothes, TimThe Bread, Kevin - The Cheese, and Graham - The Fish and The Sweet Man for your welcome and support. Thanks also to Richard Ambler of Bradford Markets and his staff for promoting the Love Your Local Market weekend. Here’s hopefully to the next 800 years!!

Anglers look to build up fish stocks There are some very frightened fish in Coppice Pond at St Ives right now. Earlier in the year the fish were being attacked and eaten by some visiting Gooseander birds, who have now left the area and been replaced by some cormorants. These also see the resident fish as nice tasty meals. Bingley Anglers who pay a considerable sum to both fish at Coppice Pond and also stock the lake, are going to build three ‘Fish Refuges’ to give all their fishes a safe haven. These will take the form of open ended cages which will be planted with water plants along their top. This will provide not only more shelter but also add beauty to the pond. Apparently, fish quickly learn that they can safely live and spawn in these shelters and make themselves at home. The lake has also suffered from the ‘resident Geese’ destroying what was once a, beautiful beds of Water Lilies. There is some evidence that there are still some rooted under the water’s surface and we’re waiting to see if they emerge. It seems likely though that in any case, 12


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Coppice Pond, St Ives further Water Lily planting will need to take place as they provide welcome habitat and shelter for various wildlife and also look so beautiful across the lake.

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Eight Hundred Years of Bingley Market In May 2012 Bingley celebrated the eight hundredth anniversary of being awarded its first Market Charter. The granting of the Charter elevated the status of Bingley to that of a Market Town with important implications for its subsequent growth and development. Bingley Market obtained its Charter before Bradford (1251) and before records show a market operating in Leeds (1258) In this article our historian Alan Cattell traces the key events and dates for Bingley Market Hall and Butter Cross since 1212. Alan has given permission for content from his book Bingley and Surrounds - Forgotten Moments from History to be replicated in the article. What was a Butter Cross? Originally market trading was carried out around a “butter cross” which was a type of market cross associated with English market towns and dating from medieval times. Its name originated from the fact that the cross would be located at a local market place, sometimes near a church or a manor where people would come to buy and sell locally produced butter, milk and eggs. In Bingleys case the original market is likely to have been held in the churchyard as was customary elsewhere (Dodd 1958 Bingley). The fresh produce would be laid out and displayed on the circular stepped base of the cross. 14


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Design of crosses varied from place to place, but they were often covered by some type of roof to offer shelter to traders and customers, although the roofs were mostly added at a much later date than the original cross that they covered. The 1966 Grade 2 listing of the Bingley Butter Cross states that although its actual date is uncertain, it was possibly 13th Century in origin. The roof was however added in 1753. The First Market Charter On 19th May 1212 King John declared “by the Grace of God know ye that we have granted and by this our Charter confirmed to Maurice de Gant that he have one market at his Manor of Bingley every week on Sunday. So nevertheless that the same market be not to the injury of the neighbouring markets. Wherefore we will and firmly command that the aforesaid Maurice and his heirs have the aforesaid market in the aforesaid manor of Bingley for ever well and in peace, freely and quietly with all liberties and free customs belonging to such market pertaining as is aforesaid.” The statement above was intended to do a number of things: 1. Establish the day on which the market would be held 2. Ensure that a new market town could not be established too close to an existing one. A limit, usually a day’s worth of travelling to

spent on it. The intention was to make Bingley a and from the market, for buying or selling rural market town of note. goods, was established as a rule of thumb. This was done to try and ensure fair practice. A committee of 14 which included leading landowners was formed to look at reorganising 3. Ensure that the person to whom the Charter the way that the market was run. As a result new was granted and their heirs in perpetuity ran resolutions were made to try and improve usage: the market in an orderly, fair and equitable manner. • The market would be held every Tuesday and the 100 signatories of the The Second Market Charter (Or Ammendment) resolutions pledged that for a year they would The fact that there is little or no documentation not buy grain, dairy goods, vegetables during the medieval period specifically relating anywhere other than the Public Market to the market would point towards the fact that it • Customers should “refrain” from buying meat possibly satisfied the needs of the local community off any butcher who “shall refuse to erect a stall and the above requirements. in the neighbourhood of the Market Cross” This A Second Market Charter was granted by was also intended to dissuade customers from William and Mary in 1693. This related to holding a buying directly from farmers. market on Monday each week and is likely to have • Every effort would be made to persuade been an amendment to the first charter as these travelling dealers in hardware, hats and fish were more common than entirely new endowments. from neighbouring towns and villages to sell As a result the main elements of the original their goods at the market. Market Hall were constructed following the Second Market Charter. The exact date of its construction Changing Times - The Plague, then Decline is not known but it is reasoned that this must have Unfortunately despite these efforts, market been sometime between 1693 and 1753 when it activity was not revived and the situation actually is recorded that two new bays to the Market Hall got worse. An outbreak of the Black Plague in 1787 were built (1966 Grade 11 Listing and Bingley resulted in many local farmers transferring their Conservation Area Assessment 2004). business to the market at Otley Dodd (1958) confirms that “The Market Hall was In 1806 the market appears to have no longer standing on Main Street (a little lower than the been in existence but it opened again before 1822 place from which it was removed in 1888) at least with Tuesday as the market day. Horsfall Turner as early as 1720, when it was reported that the reports that in 1830 the Market was still being held market day was Monday” He also notes that “The on Tuesday in its position near the Old Queens markets rights still fell to the Lord of the Manor and Head on Main Street. Dodd the Hall became his property, though the cost (1958) however reports that by of building or possibly 1837 Bingley was an industrial rebuilding, fell on the rather than market centre town” “greatly declined from its former 1753 - Renovation consequence.” What is without doubt The Stocks is that Thomas Lister a Up to 1818 the Bingley local builder carried out Stocks had been situated renovation and additions near the Parish Church but in “at considerable expense” that year they had new stone namely twelve pounds posts fitted at a cost of five thirteen shillings and ten shillings and were moved to and a half pence in 1753. Main Street next to the Butter Local accounts confirm that Cross and the Market Hall. The the cross was already there ks stocks were last used in 1870 Cross and Stoc and that the work entailed rket Hall, Butter but to this day remain with the Butter roofing the cross and adding Ma Cross and Market Hall. the two bays to the market hall and an archway Purchase of the Market Rights with a dated keystone. Mention is also made that the market was “furnished” with standard weights On May 28th 1868 The Leeds Mercury and measures, the scales and weights being announced that the Market would be transferred owned by the Manor Court. An early example of to Myrtle Place and would take place on Saturday controlled Weights and Measures! evenings. From this date onwards the ancient market relics of Bingley situated in Main Street 1775 - Reorganisation would become subject to much change. By1775 an effort was made to try to revive the flagging fortunes of the market “which had for some Continued on page 16 time been lost” despite the money that had been

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Local History Market moved to This was pre-empted in August the Myrtle Walk 1882 when the Ancient Market Shopping Centre Rights were purchased from in 1973. Here it George Lane- Fox, the then Lord existed as a small of the Manor by the Bingley covered area Improvement Commissioners for outside the Library £800. entrance until the Relocation redesign of the Amongst improvements Centre as Bingley suggested were the widening 5 Rise Precinct in of Main Street necessitating December 2009 . the removal of the old market The Civic Trust buildings because “For many moved the Market years the old Market House, Market Hall, Butter Hall, Butter Cross Butter Cross and Wesleyan Cross and Stocks in Prince of Wales Park and Stocks back into Chapel quite blocked one the centre of Bingley portion of the chief thoroughfare rendering the to Jubilee Gardens at a cost of £18,000 in 1984. On passage of vehicles difficult and not altogether free 22nd September 1984 the buildings were handed of danger. back to Bradford Council. The Market House was in 1888 removed stone The last move of Bingley Market as an entity was by stone and re-erected at the top of Prince of to the Town Square near Bingley Little Theatre in Wales Park where it now remains”. The old Butter March 2008 where it now runs as an Open Market Cross and Stocks were removed thither at the on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday each week. same time” (Dodd 1958). John Brown was paid sixteen pounds and six shillings for reconstructing them on site. The buildings would no longer be used as a market and would remain in the Park for as further 96 years. In respect of a location for the new market Dodd (1958) records “the suggestion of Myrtle Place (though in 1868 its use as a market place on Saturdays had been permitted) was rejected as it was the only outlet where boys could play and people hold meetings. Mr Ferrand offered a site opposite the Parish Church but this was also rejected. Market Bye Laws To ensure that the administration and running of the market would protect the interests of the “The Shed” community and of traders, in September 1895 a 2011 new set of Bye Laws in the Urban District of Bingley were written and introduced. So, in 2011 a market still exists in the centre of Bingley with the ancient market buildings beside The Bradford Observer of 27th November 1896 it as a historic reminder. Despite the passage noted “The market at Bingley since the removal of of time, the market still suffers the vagaries of the market building has lapsed to some extent. It fluctuations in trade and increasing competition is a very ancient market - one of the oldest in the from supermarkets and local traders, each trying to West Riding. survive in the face of an economic downturn. It would appear that a “temporary” market However, 800 years of local service is a legacy building known as “the shed” provided a home for that few institutions are likely to be the market until it was demolished to make way for able to match! The Telegraph and the new Post Office on Main Street in 1914. Argus of 19th May 2012 reported From then on Myrtle Place was the natural that a quarter peal of bells would home in the centre of Bingley for the market which be rung at All Saints Church, became firmly established and ran on Fridays each Bingley on 20th May 2012, to week. mark the occasion. Further Change Alan Cattell - July 2012. Subsequently when Myrtle Place was demolished for improvements in the 1970’s the Continued on page 18 16


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Market Hall, Main Street 1885

Prince of Wales Park, (above) in 1921

Photgraphs courtesy of: Bradford Libraries & Bingley Local History Society, John Steel Photography & Alan Cattell Many thanks to: Richard Ambler of Bradford Markets for access to Bradford Markets Archives Bingley Open Market, 2012

Kim, Alan and Simon of the My Community Hub team, Market Buildings, 2012

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Fillet of Sea Bass, Asparagus Risotto & Cherry Vine Tomatoes For The Risotto • 1 tsp butter or 1 tbsp oil • 200g risotto rice • 750ml chicken or vegetable stock • 200g asparagus, diagonally sliced • 6 asparagus spears trimmed • 1 small onion, finely chopped • 50ml white wine • salt and pepper • Grated Parmesan Cheese Season the Sea Bass and put aside. Place the Cherry Tomatoes and whole asparagus spears on a roasting tray season, sprinkle a little olive oil and place in the oven Gas Mark 6 to Roast about 8 minutes. Meanwhile make the risotto. Heat the butter or oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for two minutes. Add the asparagus and cook for a further three minutes. Add the risotto rice and stir FOOD FACTS • It has been traditional to serve fish with a slice of lemon since the Middle Ages, when people believed that the fruit’s juice would dissolve any bones accidentally swallowed. • Over 90% of all fish caught are caught in the northern hemisphere • There are more than 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.



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continuously for two minutes. Add the wine and stir until it has been absorbed. Then add a ladle of stock and stir until almost absorbed. Keep ladling in the stock and stirring continuously until it has almost all been absorbed and the rice is tender (about twenty minutes). Season with salt and pepper and parmesan cheese stir in a little more butter if you want a creamier texture. Set aside Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of oil, when Hot place the Sea Bass skin side down and fry for 3 or 4 minutes until the

skin is crispy, then turn over for a couple of minutes until cooked through. Present with risotto on the plate topped with the asparagus spears drape the Sea bass over the risotto and asparagus and top with Cherry Tomatoes. You can drizzle the plate with olive oil if you wish. Five Rise Locks - Hotel & Restaurant, Beck Lane, Bingley BD16 4DD Tel: 01274 565296 email:




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Budget dog food... Value for money or false economy?

A reasonable number of dog foods contain high levels of cereal based products, as this is a relatively low cost ingredient. However, cereal based products contain low levels of serotonin and this can have an impact on your dogs behaviour. Serotonin is a brain chemical which acts as a messenger operating between nerve cells. Correct levels must be maintained in order to balance your dog’s mood and behaviour. Serotonin is made from the amino acid tryptophan which is found naturally in chicken and fish. It is also present in smaller quantities of cereals, potatoes and rice. Cereal based products (in large quantities) have an inhibitory effect on tryptophan, therefore potentially causing behavioural issues. Am I Feeding My Dog The Correct Food? We can all tell if the particular 22


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food we feed our dogs is suitable by the overall condition of our dog, the levels of fitness, amounts of energy and also the toilet habits. A dog on a good quality feed should only go to the toilet 2 – 3 times per day and it should be of a solid consistency. Anything more than that and the likelihood is that the source or quality of protein isn’t suitable. The coat on your dog should be soft and shiny. If it’s dull and feels greasy, your dog isn’t getting enough essential oils. You can add various supplements into your dog’s food, such as Cod Liver or Salmon Oil to help the coat, but feeding a good quality dog food should be enough.

Cheap v Expensive? I can’t deny that there is a clear difference in cheap dog foods of that to more expensive ones. However, some dog food retails at £50.00 per bag upwards, and personally I feel that no dog food is worth that. Veterinary practices tend to promote two certain brands of dog food that fall into that price bracket, and will also make it clear that they can supply you with that food! I have fed my dogs a wide variety of foods over the years, and there are some I would use again, and some that I will never go back to. If you would like to discuss your dog’s dietary and nutritional requirements, I am always more than happy to do so. Contact: Andy Thompson on 01535 274 431. Wilsden Animal Feeds, The Old Stable, Main Street, Wilsden, Bradford, BD15 0HY

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Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or just a snack, our restaurant does it all. Our food is made daily from our homemade recipes using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients some of which is grown on site. You can enjoy a simple, but delicious, jacket potato all the way up to one of our succulent, heart warming Potting shed pies. We take our food seriously, but our service and environment is relaxed and casual. Come and take a seat in the potting shed restaurant and you will feel like you stepped into an intriguing past of human invention with all the specially selected artefacts on show! It’s like eating in a museum, now that’s unique!

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Pop in, even if it’s just to try one of our many yummy, home baked cakes, it’ll be hard to resist and they look so delicious.

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Cat’s Corner mmunity Hub is nthly feature, My Co ing In our continuing mo you up to date news of what is happen pleased to be bringingWe are pleased to be working with such r e. at the homing centr ich helps re-home unwanted cats in ou wh ty, ari ch tic a fantas region.

Don’t forget me in your plans... We have a high volume of calls and emails from people who tell us they need to rehome or ‘get rid’ of their cat. More often than not they are expecting us to take in their pet straight away because they are moving or even emigrating the following week! This expectation is simply not realistic. Like other animal charities, we operate under tremendous pressure with limited space and few staff, relying heavily on volunteers to help run the rescue. Rehoming the cats at our centre takes time. For some a new and loving home is found in a matter of days but for the majority this process takes weeks and, in some cases, many months. Some cats need time to adjust before homing, and some require a course of medical treatment until they are fit and well. Others, especially those over 6 years old, are regarded as ‘too old’ by many people seeking to adopt and for those over 12 their chances of being homed quickly are significantly reduced. We can only take in more cats after we have freed up pens by successfully homing former residents. The longer it takes to home a cat, the longer it is before we have an empty pen so that we can take in another pet or stray from our waiting list. We have only 17 cat pens - if we had more we could look after an increased number animals at any given time and respond more immediately to calls for help. Thanks for our foster care network for pregnant and nursing cats, and orphan kittens, we manage to take in far more animals that we would be otherwise be able to and are equipped to handle these situations more quickly. But with 400 callers on our waiting list of several months (currently at least 6 months) the situation is critical. So, if you think you may be heading towards a life change which could mean your cat is potentially homeless the first step is to pick up the phone or send an email and get him or her on our waiting list. Better still, try and make alternative arrangements in any event to avoid the stress of your cat coming into a rescue. By taking action well in advance, you have allowed a reasonable time for us to work down our waiting list and get to your cat. If after several 26


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months you no longer need our help because your plans did not go ahead, or you have successfully homed your cat yourself, simply get in touch and we will remove your pet from our waiting list. At the time of printing we have 126 cats in our care – 32 at our shelter and 94 in foster care. Not every event can be planned for, but at least you can help yourself and your cat by preparing ahead for those events that you know may be on the horizon.

Mitzi’s owner died without making provision for her For enquiries please call Haworth Cat Rescue on 01535 647184 or Opening times: Weekdays 1pm – 4pm. Sat and Sun 10.30 – 4pm Closed all day Wednesday.


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A matter of taste One of the main reasons for growing your own fruit and veg is the great taste you get from your own produce and August is certainly the month of plenty! Harvesting is now the order of the day and if the heavy rains earlier in the summer haven’t caused too much damage, all your vegetables will be in full flow. Your peas, beans, carrots, beetroot, onions, potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes & cucumbers should all be ready to pick now. Harvest regularly to encourage the plants to produce even more and once a plant has finished cropping, dig it up and remove any plant debris (such as fallen leaves). This will help to prevent a build up of pests and diseases and will also expose any weeds. Don’t be too hasty though, some crops like french beans will often give a second smaller harvest. Tomatoes are always a family

favourite and feature in many great recipes. Unlike the thick skinned, tasteless ones sold in some of the supermarkets, the taste and texture of tomatoes you’ve grown yourself is pure delight.. stimulating your taste buds and giving an eyes-closed mmmm! moment. The Baildon Horticultural Society Tomato Championship at the show on the 2nd September is all about taste not size! A good old fashioned tip, recommended by one of our more seasoned growers, is to plant tomatoes straight into the ground and feed with sheep manure – usually freely available in this county on a moor or farm near you! This recipe is a great way to use all the different varieties of tomatoes you may have grown. Try mixing whole cherry tomatoes on the stem with juicy slices and wedges of larger tomatoes, and use as many colours as you have available.

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Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad with Croutons Ingredients (Serves 2) • 2 slices white split tin bread, crusts removed • 3tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying • 3-4 assorted coloured tomatoes per person • 1 red onion, finely sliced • 1 large handful basil • 1 splash red wine vinegar Method 1. Cut the slices of bread into small squares. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, and fry the squares until golden. Season with a little salt. Set aside. 2. Roughly chop, slice or leave small tomatoes whole then put into a large bowl. Rinse the finely sliced red onion in water, dry and then add to chopped tomatoes. 3. Put a couple of glugs of olive oil, and a handful of basil into a blender and whiz for a few seconds, season with salt and pepper and blend again, adding another glug of olive oil. Add a splash of red wine vinegar. 4. Spoon the dressing over the salad, add croutons and gently mix. Season to taste. Perfect for an al fresco summer lunch or to accompany a simple pasta or chicken dish … buon appetito!

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Looking ahead to changes on the Reserve By Steve Warrlliow Denso Marston Nature warden Summer is now well under way, despite the rain, we trudge on. We should be used to it by now, or is it that we have been spoilt in recent years. The rain has had a major impact on the insects on the reserve. Yes, we have large numbers of gnats and mosquito’s buzzing around everywhere. But the larger insects, butterflies, moths and dragonflies have suffered very badly. Its only now as we enter the slippery slope towards autumn that we have just started catching something like a decent catch of moths, so have caught such delights as Poplar Hawkmoth, Barred fruit tree tortrix, Heart and dart, to name but a few, all these species including several others have been in single numbers. Even one moth the Large Yellow Underwing which normally we catch big numbers, not as big as some, this year we have had one and I cheered! Butterfly numbers have been right down too, this has been worrying because if there are no butterflies and moths, where are the caterpillars? Birds have been seen nesting throughout the reserve we have seen a few fledglings including our first ever Jay nest. We have also had a good number of nest boxes being used by both Blue and great tits but again we have seen few young. Has there been enough food around for them. The ladybird survey is plodding on, with as expected numbers of Harlequin ladybirds increasing, though we have recorded 3 species of our native species, 7 spotted ladybird, 2 spotted ladybird and cream spotted ladybird. I have now started recruiting local brownie troops to have a look out for the ladybirds, younger eyes can see more. And this has proved to be very popular. Hopefully as summer progresses things will get busier on the insect front. With coming into August, we have a new (ish) walk on the 18th Life in the Hedge; we will be looking deep inside our hedges looking for bugs and a few other surprises. This walk will start at 10.15am and we will meet opposite the lay-by up from St James Church Charlestown. No matter what the weather throws at us, we will be continuing recording the insects on the reserve, If you want more information about events please contact me on 07919525913 30


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

Saying a fond farewell to Malawi We have now had to say goodbye to Malawi, our time in Africa is up. It has been an amazing experience, both professionally and for our family. The day we left was very sad, saying goodbye to the staff at the clinic, our new neighbours and friends, and to the dozens of children that came to our house each day to play. The work at the clinic has been fantastic; many challenges, some hard times, but also an amazing opportunity to give health care to a village that otherwise would have none. I’ll really miss the no-nonsense approach to illness and medicine. Compared to the rest of Malawi, the clinic was incredibly well stocked and well staffed, and did a great job of looking after the villagers. Up until the clinic was built, there would be 3-4 deaths in the village a day, but since the clinic started up there were perhaps 1-2 per week. But compared to the UK, there is still a long long way to go. Consultations were as short as 1-2 minutes after a 3 hour wait; drugs were limited and often ran out, there were very few tests that could be arranged, and no high-tech hospitals to refer sick patients onto. Patients often died simply due to lack of resources. Yet there were no complaints from patients, and they were just very happy that everyone at the clinic was just trying their best with 32


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limited resources. We also saw a very different set of illness to the UK. There was lots of malaria, HIV and sexually transmitted disease. Interestingly though, there was hardly any diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, or lung disease. Perhaps this was partly because people died from other things. But a big part of this was the lifestyle. People had little or no money, so ate small portions of healthy home cooked food, didn’t drink much alcohol, didn’t smoke, and led very active physical lives. It was very unusual indeed to see anybody overweight, and it was very obvious how our lifestyles in the UK directly impact on our health. The children are really going to miss Malawi too. It has also been fantastic for them, and they really integrated into the community. Language seemed to be no barrier to making friends, and the lifestyle for them here was so relaxed compared to England. They have seen ‘proper’ Malawian life, going to our next door neighbour’s house for Nsima and fish, eating with their hands, and playing with all the local children. They’ll really miss having the freedom to go off and play, swimming in the lake, going fishing or helping at the local veg stall. It has been a really safe place for the kids, with no cars and the friendliest people you’ll

meet anywhere. Every single person in the village smiles and says hello, how are you, and wants to stop and talk.

I feel really lucky to have had the chance to go away and help in one of the poorest countries in the world. Yet we have got so much out of it ourselves as well. It was a little scary dragging the family off into the unknown. We had no idea what we had let ourselves in for, how safe it would be, what sort of house we’d be living in, what the food and water would be like. Everyone adapted very quickly, and none of this was a problem. I would definitely want to repeat this experience again in the future, and if anyone reading this is in two minds about doing something similar, DO IT!!!


Be prepared for your holidays The focus of this feature is to highlight that many minor conditions in the community can be treated by seeing your local pharmacist who can help to manage your condition or any problems. Pharmacists are a good source of advice and information regarding many conditions and health issues in the community and across the world. Holidays and Travel Going for holidays and travelling abroad is an exciting feature for many families every year. But with all the excitement and anticipation, the basics of health and safety are often neglected. Millions of people travel abroad every year and most have a safe trip, but some suffer ill health, have health accidents and some may need medical attention while they are away. Being prepared is the best prevention. So here’s what to think about before travelling for holidays with regards to your health. Travel Vaccinations and Malaria Try to prepare for your trip 4 to 6 weeks before you go. Check the latest health advice for the country you are travelling to using the National Travel Health Network and Centre website



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(NATHNaC) and also check the travel safety updates from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website. Make sure your travel vaccinations are up to date and check whether you need any extra travel vaccines for your holiday. Malaria may be a risk in certain areas and you may need to start malaria protection in advance before your holiday. You can check all these with your pharmacist or book an appointment with your travel nurse as they will have up to date information. Travel Essentials It is ideal to take a kit of travel health essentials for your holiday, which will be useful for wherever you go. Travel Checklist • First aid kit – antiseptic cream, plasters, etc. • Sunscreen • After sun lotion • Insect repellent • Antihistamines – tablets and creams for allergies and insect bites • Anti-diarrhoea pills • Rehydration sachets – to help replace fluids lost from diarrhoea, vomiting and too much sun

Sun Protection Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK today and protecting the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can help prevent these cancers. Wherever you are you can simply protect yourself by following the Cancer Research UK’s Sun Smart messages: Spend time in the shade during peak sun hours Make sure you never burn your skin Aim to cover up with a t-shirt and hat Remember to take extra care with children Then use factor 15+ sunscreen Always take extra special care of children’s skin, keep them covered up and keep them in the shades. Travel Insurance Wherever you go you will need to make sure you have the right travel insurance. Make sure your policy covers your destination of stay and for the duration of stay. Try to ensure medical cover is included in your travel insurance, especially for those who have medical conditions such as diabetes or heart conditions. When travelling in Europe, make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), as this will entitle you to free or reduced cost medical care. This is ideal for those who have medical conditions. DVT on Flights To reduce the risks of deep vein thrombosis, especially on long haul flights; get up from your seat and walk around and stretch your legs as often as you can. Drink regularly and avoid alcohol. There is also evidence suggesting that wearing compression stockings can help to reduce risk of developing DVT.

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Turn your old mobile phone into cash to help raise funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Other reasons to recycle with MPRO • Help the Environment by stopping your mobile phone going into landfill! • Give your old handset a new home, MPRO refurbish and resell all working recycled handsets back into the UK and European market place (we do not sell in bulk to China or Africa, where many handsets end up in landfill in these countries and cause environmental damage to the planet!)

• Avoid a potential data security risk, MPRO permanently wipe all previous owners data from the handset memory and memory card and destroy all old sim cards! • For irreparable handsets we either break them down into spare parts or send them for WEEE treatment where they end up being made back into plastics, metals, composites, even precious metals can be extracted and reused.

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Movie Reviews Diary of a wimpy kid, starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Devon Bostick. Directed by David Bowers, will be released on August 3rd 2012.

Family fun is sure to entertain you During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club -- which fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. Greg continually makes the wrong decisions at every possible moment, which creates rifts between himself and his friends. The movie takes the animation style from the book and mixes it with live action and animation which blends in perfectly on the big screen, and never feels distracting or overdone. Diary of a Wimpy Kid doesn’t attempt to be something other than what it is, it knows it’s target audience and is guaranteed to have the kids laughing out loud.

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Help is at hand for anyone who has ever served in the army, navy or Royal Air Force We are the UK’s oldest Armed Forces Charity, we provide financial, practical and emotional assistance to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or Royal Air Force. We’re here for them and their families wherever they are. If you are finding yourself in times of trouble, and need practical advice and support - contact us today to talk confidentally to one of our caseworkers. Covering the following areas: Allerton, Baildon, Bingley, Crosshills, Ilkley, Keighley, Queesnsbury, Shipley, Silsden, Steeton,Thornton, and also the Boothtown, Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden and Pellon areas of Halifax Phil Kendall

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What’s on and where August Various dates between Monday 23rd July - Sunday 2nd September This summer bring media to life with free family activities which explore the spectacular science behind the technology. With a packed programme of hands-on workshops, amazing science shows, live performances and all of our interactive galleries to explore - there is something for everyone! Science Museum live shows: Punk Science, The Not So Sleepy Hedgehog, Danger High Voltage. Animation workshops: Barnet Fair Paper Animation, Cel Animation, Light Writing. Live performances: Meet the Maker, William Taynton, Meet the Maker, Eliza Kipling, Meet the Maker, Michael Faraday. Email: talk@ Tel: 0844 856 3797. National Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ. Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 8:30am - 4.30pm Bingley Open Market now trades on the newly refurbished Town Square with 36 stalls featuring Fresh Bread, Fish, Meat and Game, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers & Plants, Shoes and Much More. There’s something to tempt everyone at the new Bingley Open Market. For enquiries tel 01535 618389 or 01274 432245. Bingley Market, Town Square, Bingley, BD16 2JS. Wednesday 1st August 2012 Thursday 31st January 2013 10:30am to 4pm 25 Trees and other Pictures - David Hockney at Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery. Featuring three 27-foot-long pictures of Bessingby Road, Bridlington. Other Yorkshire landscapes and recent portraits of family and friends are also on show. Salts Mill & 1853 Gallery, Salts Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LB, Tel: 01274 531163, Wednesday 1st - Friday 31st Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre. Ilkley’s annual Summer Festival



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Saturday 4th 10.15pm ‘Life in the Hedge.’ 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.

Yorkshire Day Celebrations. Church Green, Keighley.

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Keighley Heritage Town Tour. Ride the Town Tour Bus 822 and be surprised by how much of the town’s historic past still stands in impressive buildings of Keighley & District. Saturdays & Sundays in August and bank holiday Monday 27th, August. Keighley and District METRO Travel Centre, Keighley Bus Station, Bow Street, Keighley, BB10 1HH, Tel: 01282 413179,

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 3rd Live at the Lounge with House Band and Guests. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524

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Friday 24th - Monday 27th The Shipley Harley Club present The 33rd Annual International Shipley Rally. Live bands and Disco. Entry £25 per person (pre-book £20) Prizes for best bikes in show, charity toy run. Hot showers, excellent camping facilities, trade stands, rally merchandise, good food & beer. At the Baildon Cricket & Rugby Club, Jenny Lane, Baildon. For more information contact Roly on 01274 597817, Pete: 01274 496270 or email: rolys@ or petergriff88@hotmail.

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.

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Thursday 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: Thursday 9th 7pm Historic Manningham. Bingley & District Local History Society. Speaker: M & D Sommerville. Meet at cafe in Manningham Mills (opposite police station.) There is a charge of £2 for each event, but no membership or joining fee. All welcome. Saturday 11th Our entertainment is by Maria. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524 Sunday 12th 11am - 3pm Community Summer Fair. Live Music; Food; Bouncy Castles. East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD20 5EL. Free Entry. Tel: 01535 607075



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Contemporary Flower Arrangements For The Home. In this interesting workshop you will learn how and make a beautiful, contemporary floral arrangement for your home to enjoy. Fleuriste at Woodbank is the ever expanding floristry department of the well established friendly family business, Woodbank Nurseries, which is located in Harden, Bingley. Tickets cost £25 each includes all flowers, sundries and delicious cream tea in the Potting Shed Restaurant. Numbers are strictly limited, so please book early to secure your place. You can do this by calling 01274 562971 or call in to Woodbank Nurseries, Harden, West Yorkshire, BD16 1BE. Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th Bradford Continental Market at Bradford City Centre. This annual event which is held in conjunction with the Bradford Classic Car Event. Bradford City Centre, Darley Street, Bradford, BD1 1HY, Tel: 01274 432245. Friday 17th Live at the Lounge with House Band and Guests. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524 Saturday 21st July - Sunday 2nd September This summer we’re staging a six week outdoor festival to enable families and children to enjoy quality time playing together. Eureka!’s lawns and outside areas will be occupied by three marquees, where families can engage in a range of special events and activities, as well as the usual fun inside the museum. Visitors will have a different experience on every visit, enjoying the daily themes and exploring our three marquees: the Playfest Tent, Laughter Tent, and a Bits ‘n’ Bobs Tent. Activities will also happen in the main Eureka! museum where families can enjoy the festival while learning through play in the permanent exhibitions. Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Tel: 01422 330069.

Live at the Lounge with entertainment by Simina. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524. Sunday 26th Harley Davidson Parade. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524. Friday 31st August - Sunday 2nd September Bingley Music Live. More acts have been added! The Jim Jones Revue, L Marshall and a specially selected BBC Introducing band from the Hackney Weekend. Meanwhile across on the Raise the Roof stage there are another nine incredible bands that are well worth closer investigation. Juan Zelada, Karima Francis, Lilygreen & Maguire, Me and My Friends, Spirit of John, The Milk, Matt Belmont, Nico Cara and Maquipucuna further enhance the long list of performers that includes Razorlight, The Charlatans, Nero, Martha Reeves, DJ Fresh Live, The Pigeon Detectives, Hard-Fi, Maverick Sabre, King Charles and many more. Everyone’s welcome so come and join us. Myrtle Park, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 2LF. Go to for more information. Friday 31st Live at the Lounge with House Band and Guests. The Baildon Club, 1-3 Towngate, Baildon. Tel: 01274 581524.

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