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Issue 2 | May/June 2012 | Published monthly


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Features inside: • Local History • Health & Beauty • Community News • Gardening • Movie Reviews • Puzzles And much more

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2nd - 5th June 2012 Read our Jubilee feature on pages 10 & 12

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Alan Cattell Wilsden Methodist & United Reformed Church British Waterways Harden Children’s Gala Society Haworth Cat Rescue Baildon Horticultural Society Steve Warrillow – Denso Marston Nature Reserve Phil Kendall – SSAFA Forces Help Dr. Simon Gazeley – Canalside Health Centre Bingley Harden Pharmacy Bingley Youth Café Jenny Hakney Fox International Gary Fletcher PCSO for Harden & Wilsden

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to issue 2 of My Community Hub. Gosh that came around quickly. We have had such a positive response to our first issue, from both customers and readers alike and we are glad that we are helping to bring communities closer together. We had great feedback on our new What’s On Guide, which we will continue with, as we know that this helps advertise community events, church events, local groups, charities etc. for free! If you have an event that you would like in this section – please do get in touch with me. So .. this issue has lots of interesting articles to read; our Historian, Alan has written a fab article about the lost but not forgotten cinemas of Bingley. We have our regular features from Doctor Gazeley of Canalside Health Centre, who is out in Malawi working for 3 months. Movie pages, health and beauty, down on the reserve – we’ve got it covered! And as it’s the Queen’s Jubilee on the 5th June, we have a special timeline of events that have happened over the past 60 years. We still need your articles of interest sending into us – please send them to me at - or contact through facebook @ mycommunityhub That’s all for now folks Best wishes


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RugbyRocks Powered by PUMA Coming to Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club On the 15th – 17th June, Bees will host the inaugural RugbyRocks Yorkshire, a fusion of mass-participation sports and music. The festival, brought to you in association with leading sports lifestyle brand PUMA, will host Rugby 7s, 10s, Touch and netball tournaments as well as live music and entertainment. Whether you’re an elite level player or a weekend warrior there is a competition for everyone. Launched in 2010 in London RugbyRocks now attracts over 6000 players and spectators in one action packed weekend and RugbyRocks Yorkshire is expected to be no different with the top club teams in Yorkshire competing and some of the county’s most exciting music talent performing. On Sunday 17 June, some of the biggest names in Super League history are coming together to help ‘Save The Bulls’ in a Bulls Legends vs. Super League Legends game. Confirmed stars including Henry Paul and Tevita Vaikona for the Bulls and Sean Long and Bobby Goulding. Over 40 music acts are now confirmed across the weekend including Wideboys, Goldie Lookin’ Chain (DJ), Dub Pistols and Platinum LIVE. For those wanting to make a weekend of it there will be an onsite campsite, as well as a live outdoor screening of England vs. Sweden at the UEFA European Championship on Friday night and the England vs. South Africa rugby test match on Saturday afternoon. PUMA will bring to life its ‘PUMA Social’ campaign at the 4 |

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festivals which pays tribute to the ‘After-Hours Athlete’. The festival will feature its own Puma Social area where players and fans will be able to relax, enjoy DJ sets and rub shoulders with leading rugby stars from Union and League as well as the Legends on Sunday. For more information or to enter your team:

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Jubilee special Have you got a fantastic idea for a cover? Every month we want a crazy story for the front cover, can you think of something a little bit daft? We have cinema tickets, vouchers and other great prizes to give away for the best ideas. If you have photo’s even better, if not don’t worry just send us your idea and we’ll turn it into a crazy cover. Time to get silly and creative, it’s only a bit of fun so why not send us your ideas... Check us out on or on our new website:

Funny Stuff A young man saw an elderly couple sitting down to a meal at McDonald’s. He noticed that they had ordered one meal, and an extra cup. As he watched, the gentleman carefully divided the hamburger in half, then counted out the fries, one for him, one for her, until each had half of them. The he poured half of the soft drink into the extra cup and set that in front of his wife. The old man then began to eat, and his wife sat watching, with her hands folded in her lap. The young man decided to ask if they would allow him to purchase another meal for them so that they didn’t have to split theirs. The old gentleman said, “Oh no. We’ve been married

Ouch! A young woman went to her doctor complaining of pain. “Where are you hurting?” asked the doctor. “You have to help me, I hurt all over”, said the woman. “What do you mean, all 6 | My Community HUB

50 years, and everything has always been and will always be shared, 50/50.” The young man then asked the wife if she was going to eat, and she replied, “not yet, it’s his turn with the teeth.” over?” asked the doctor, “be a little more specific.” The woman touched her right knee with her index finger and yelled, “Ouch! that hurts.” Then she touched her left cheek and again yelled, “Ouch! that hurts, too.” Then she touched her right

God was bored and went missing for six days. The Archangel Gabriel found him resting on the seventh day. “What have You been up to?” he said. “I’ve created the planet Earth and it will be a place of great balance.” “Balance?” said Gabriel. God explained. North America would be wealthy and South America would be poor. “Over there I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there a continent of black people.” God talked of different countries. “That one will be hot and that one will be covered with ice.” Gabriel was impressed and pointed to an area in England and said: “What’s that?” “Ah,” said God. “That is Yorkshire, the most glorious place on Earth. There will be beautiful lakes, streams, rivers and hills, great music, architecture, and sporting giants. The people from Yorkshire will be modest, intelligent and witty. They will be sociable, hard working and high achievers. They will be known throughout the world as diplomats and peace-makers.” Gabriel gasped in admiration, thought for a moment, and said: “But what about balance, God? You said there will be balance.” “Ah,” said God, nodding sagely, “let me tell you about Lancashire...” earlobe, “Ouch! even THAT hurts”, she cried. The doctor looked at her thoughtfully for a moment and asked, “Are you a natural blonde?” “Why, yes,” she said. “I thought so,” said the doctor, “You have a broken finger.”

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Local News Overt Marketing Ltd & My Community Hub magazine would like to formally apologise to Wilsden Methodist & united Reformed Church and St Saviours, Harden & St Matthews, Wilsden for the error made advertising events for the Wilsden Methodist & united Reformed Church on page 8 of April/May issue. Some of the events published were incorrectly advertised under the banner of St Saviours & St Matthews. Upcoming events taking place at Wilsden Methodist & United Reformed Church

Independent Chapel 1816 Pictures courtesy of the late Mr Peter Fawcett

The History of Wilsden Methodist & United Reformed Church This year sees two important anniversaries for the Methodist and United Reformed Church in Wilsden; the 25th Anniversary of the joining of the two congregations and the 40th Anniversary of the re-dedication of the rebuilt church after fire had destroyed the old church. The history of our two denominations in Wilsden begins with the arrival, in 1793, of a new schoolmaster, Rev. Joseph Harrison, to teach at the day school at Bank Bottom. Such was his influence that it was very soon decided to build a new non-conformist chapel in Wilsden with Joseph Harrison as its minister. Within two years a single-storey Independent Chapel was built, with a manse for the minister and his family at the western end. This building stood at the opposite side of Chapel Row from the present building. In 1815 a larger chapel was begun on the current site, a two-storey building with gallery. The men of the congregation dug the foundations and carted stone from a quarry at Pye Bank Farm. It opened in July 1816, the old chapel becoming the Sunday School. By the time of the opening of Wilsden’s new Independent Chapel, a Methodist class, which had started in a private house at Ling Bob, probably as far back as 1747, was defunct. However in 1805

a local Methodist preacher in Harden, Richard Nixon, set up a new class with two members, Matthew Patchett and Seth Wright, in Matthew’s house in Wilsden. It is said that, conveniently, one of them could sing but not read, and the other could read but not sing. The class grew until the first Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, a single roomed building, was built in 1823 on a site now occupied by Wilsden Autos. A much larger building was erected adjacent to it in 1847, and a separate Sunday School was added across the road in 1890. By the 1950s the large chapel had serious structural defects and was demolished when the congregation moved across to the Sunday School building. The night following the Harvest Festival in 1969, fire broke out in the Independent Chapel building, destroying most of the inside. An intervening ecumenical union meant that since before WW1 it had been known as the Congregational Chapel. It was decided to reduce the structure to one storey and rebuild. It took over two years and, when the church was re-dedicated for worship on 9th April 1972, due to further changes within the mother church, it was as Wilsden United Reformed Church. In 1986, the Methodist Church was again having structural troubles with its

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel circa 1960

Interior of Congregational Chapel 1964

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Saturday 9th June - Sunday 17th June Family Fun Day & Exhibition Free admission and free refreshments with an exhibition to follow: Telling Tales, which will also be free admission. Accompanied children welcome. Sunday 24th June Church Anniversary at 10.30am & 6pm Service is being led by Rev Kevin Watson, United Reformed District Moderator Saturday 7th July Tea at the Ritz ‘Tea at the Ritz’. A variation on our annual Strawberry Tea - smart(!) waitresses, a pianist tinkling the ivories, dainty sandwiches, all with the usual plethora of tea, cakes, strawberries and cream. Saturday Aug 25th-Monday Aug 27th Flower Festival There will be a Flower Festival on the theme of ‘Celebrations’. Included in this event will be a Songs of Praise service at 6pm on Sunday 26th. Refreshments will be served throughout the weekend, and there will be an auction of the flower arrangements at 4pm on the Monday. building. The cost of work was prohibitive, and after considering kind overtures from the URC, it was agreed that both congregations would join under one roof. December 1986 saw the first joint service at the newly designated Methodist & United Reformed Church and so they have continued ever since. In recognition of our two major anniversaries, a series of events is taking place. The invitation is open to everyone to come and help us celebrate. COnTACT DETAILS Diana Hogg Tel: 01535 274547 Email: Clair Schofield Tel: 07968275760 Email:

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Historic Jubilee Timeline 1950’s 7 February 1952: The Queen sets foot on British soil for the first time since her accession after her journey from Kenya following the death of her father, King George VI 29 May 1953: Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sardar Tenzing Norgay of Nepal conqueor Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. 2 June 1953: The Queen’s Coronation takes place in Westminster Abbey. 4 July 1954: Fourteen years of rationing in Britain come to an end as restrictions on the sale of various products are lifted. 19 July 1954: Elvis Presley’s first record, That’s All Right, is released on 19 July 1954. 4 April 1955: Sir Winston was the first of The Queen’s Prime Ministers; the current incumbent, David Cameron, is Her Majesty’s twelfth. 25 December 1957: The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast is televised for the first time. Her Majesty holds the copy of ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ from which she read a few lines during her message. 26 August 1959: The first Mini rolls off the production line in Longbridge, Birmingham. The car designed by

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Prince Andrew (now The Duke of York) is born on 19 February 1960 at Buckingham Palace, becoming the first child to be born to a reigning monarch in 103 years. 12 April 1961: Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to journey into outer space. The Soviet cosmonaut’s single, 108-minute orbit of Earth ushered in the era of human spaceflight. 28 August 1963: Martin Luther King delivers his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, predicting a day when the promise of freedom and equality for all would become a reality in America. 22 november 1963: US President John F Kennedy is seen riding through Dallas, Texas, moments before being shot dead. He was one of 12 US Presidents to have served during The Queen’s reign. 1 January 1964: Top of the Pops is broadcast for the first time. The Rolling Stones are chosen to open the show. 10 March 1964: Prince Edward (now The Earl of Wessex) is born at Buckingham Palace. Prince Andrew joins mother and baby in the picture, dated 12 June 1964. 24 January 1965: Sir Winston Churchill dies at the age of 90. 30 July 1966: The Queen presents the Jules Rimet trophy to England captain Bobby Moore at Wembley after watching his side beat West Germany 4-2 in the final of 1966 World Cup. 20 September 1967: Her Majesty launches The Queen Elizabeth II at John Brown’s Yard, Clydebank. The name of the new Cunard liner was kept secret until the launch. 21 July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to tread on the surface of the Moon. He is followed by Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin.

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1970’s 15 February 1971: Children marvel at a 50 pence piece - the world’s first seven-sided coin - as Britain decimalises its currency. Under the old currency, the pound was made up of 240 pence, with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. 14 november 1973: Princess Anne weds Lieutenant (later Captain) Mark Phillips of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards. The ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey. 20 July 1976: NASA’s Viking I spacecraft lands on Mars and beams back the first photographs of the planet’s surface. British astronomer Patrick Moore describes the day as “one of the most exciting in the whole story of mankind”. (NASA) 10 March 1977: The Sex Pistols sign with A&M Records outside Buckingham Palace having been sacked by EMI - a course of action that the band’s new label would follow just six days later. No matter, punk was already a major cultural phenomenon. 25 July 1978: Louise Brown, the first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF), is born at Oldham General Hospital in Manchester, England. 4 May 1979: Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female Prime Minister, arrives at Downing Street to take over from James Callaghan following the Conservative Party’s victory in the General Election.


The world is held enthralled by a mechanical puzzle. Designed by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik in 1974, it is estimated that over 100 million Rubik’s Cubes were sold by the end of 1982. It is widely considered to be the world’s bestselling toy of all time. 8 December 1980: John Lennon is shot dead outside his New York apartment. 29 July 1981: An estimated global

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Jubilee TV audience of 750 million tune in to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral. 21 June 1982: The Prince and Princess of Wales’ first son, William is born. 15 September 1984: Prince Harry is born St Mary’s Hospital in London. 13 July 1985: Described as the Woodstock of the ‘80s, Live Aid raises more than £40m for the starving in Africa. 23 July 1986: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are married at Westminster Abbey. The Queen conferred her second-born son with the title Duke of York just 90 minutes before the ceremony. 2 February 1987: Terry Waite, envoy for the Church of England, is kidnapped in Lebanon whilst attempting to secure the release of four hostages, including journalist John McCarthy. He was eventually released by his captors, Islamic Jihad, in November 1991. 21 December: A total of 270 people are killed when Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over the town of Lockerbie in Scotland. The Boeing 747 was en route to New York when it was blown apart by a terrorist bomb. 9 november 1989: The Berlin Wall is breached, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany. The barrier had been erected in 1961 by East Germany’s leaders to stop people leaving for the west. The country was officially reunified on 3 October 1990.


11 February 1990: Nelson Mandela, hand-in-hand with his wife Winnie, walks free from Victor Verster prison in Paarl, South Africa, after 27 years behind bars. 31 March 1990: A peaceful march against the UK’s poll tax turns into a riot that results in over 400 arrests. 1990: Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist working at the CERN laboratories in Switzerland, invents a system that allows his colleges to share documents remotely. We know it today as the World Wide Web. 16 May 1991: The Queen makes history by becoming the first British monarch to address a joint session of Congress. She received three ovations during a 15-minute speech which Her Majesty concluded with the words: “May God bless America.” 17 January 1991: Allied aircraft begin to bomb targets in Iraq after

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the country fails to comply with a UN ultimatum for its troops to withdraw from Kuwait. An allied land offensive follows, and Kuwait is liberated by the end of February. 12 December 1992: The Princess Royal marries Commander Timothy Laurence at a private ceremony at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle in Scotland. 6 June 1994: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh survey the beach at Arromanches, Normandy, during the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 5 July 1996: Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born. Scientists in Scotland cloned the ewe by inserting DNA from a single sheep cell into an egg and implanting it in a surrogate mother. 31 August 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, is killed in a car crash in Paris, France. 30 June 1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is published by Bloombury. The adventures of the boy wizard, as chronicled by author JK Rowling, go on to sell over 400 million books, making it the best-selling series in literary history.


4 August 2000: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, makes her way to Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage during celebrations to mark her 100th birthday. 11 September 2001: Thousands die in a series of coordinated suicide attacks on the United States. 30 March 2002: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother died peacefully in her sleep, aged 101, at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. Mourners pay their last respects as she lies in state at Westminster Hall. It is estimated that more than a million people lined the route at her funeral. 9 February 2002: Princess Margaret, The Queen’s sister, dies peacefully in her sleep at the age of 71. Her funeral service takes place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. 9 April 2003: A statue of Saddam Hussein is toppled in Baghdad as the US-led campaign to remove the Iraqi leader from power nears its endgame. Saddam Hussein himself was captured in December 2003. 26 December 2004: Massive sea surges triggered by an earthquake under the Indian Ocean kill more than

200,000 people in 13 countries. 21 April 2006: The Queen celebrates her 80th birthday. 6 July 2005: Crowds celebrate in Trafalgar Square as it is announced that London will host the 2012 Olympic Games. London beats the favourite, Paris, by 54 votes to 50 in the final round of voting at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Singapore. 25 June 2009: Pop star Michael Jackson dies in Los Angeles, aged 50. The record-breaking singer, who had a history of health problems, had been planning a series of comeback concerts. 4 november 2008: Democratic Senator Barack Obama is elected the 44th president of the United States. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight ... change has come to America,” the president-elect tells a jubilant crowd at a victory rally in Chicago. 10 July 2009: Twitter account @ BritishMonarchy goes live as Buckingham Palace joins the microblogging revolution. Among the first tweets are links to pictures of The Queen meeting Poet Laureate Professor Carol Ann Duffy at Buckingham Palace. 8 november 2010: The Queen joins the Facebook generation with the launch of a British Monarchy page on the popular social-networking site. The royal page features the Court Circular the authoritative record of the previous day’s official Royal engagements. 29 December 2010: The Queen’s first great-grandchild, a baby girl, is born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Peter and Autumn Phillips celebrate the arrival of Savannah. 10 June 2011: The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 90th birthday. 30 July 2011: Zara Phillips, The Queen’s eldest granddaughter, weds Mike Tindall in Edinburgh. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are among those to attend the wedding in Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile. 29 April 2011: The Duke of Duchess of Cambridge share a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding at Westminster Abbey. 2012: Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place across the Commonwealth to mark 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign.

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Bingley and the St Ives Estate Great views of Airedale from a viewpoint known as the Druid’s Altar. Distance: 6 miles


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Walk downhill from the centre of Bingley, towards the church. Go left ate traffic lights, passing the Old White Horse pub, on to Millgate. Cross the River Aire and take the first right, Ireland Street. Swing immediately right and then left to join a riverside track. Very soon you seem to have swapped town for country. Bear right in front of Ravenroyd Farm, to pass between other farm buildings and continue on a walled track. Pass another house, Cophurst, and carry on through successive pastures beside a wood. Leaving the trees, the ongoing track continues past Marley Farm to end over a stile and stream on to a track by Blakey Cottage. Go left, bypassing a ford to follow the rough track uphill. As it later swings into a farm, bear right on a grass trail that winds up the bracken-clad slope, ultimately arriving at a small gate into thicker woodland. A narrow path rises on through the trees. Bear right and then left at successive forks to reach level ground at the top of the wood beside a wall running on your right. Eventually, after crossing a track, the path leads to a rocky outcrop, known as the Druid’s Altar, which offers splendid views. Bear right, after the rocks, to come to a meeting of tracks. Go through a gap in the wall opposite, on to a walled track into the St Ives Estate. Leave immediately through a kissing gate on the right on to a path that runs pleasantly for 0.5 mile within Race Course



Plantation. Ignoring the kissing gate leading out at the end, go left, now descending, initially still within threes through a golf course and then at the edge of open heather moor. When the accompanying wall later turns away, bear right with the main path, dropping through wood once more to come upon Lady Blantyre’s Rock. Ignoring side-tracks, follow the path downhill, to Coppice Pond. Join a metalled road to bear left, passing Reader’s Tea Room, the golf clubhouse and then, set back on the right, St Ives Mansion. Beyond the house, curve right and left to follow the main drive downhill for 0.5 mile. Just after passing a car park, take a path left into woodland. Keep right where it immediately forks, to reach the B6429, the Bingley to Cullingworth road. Cross it and continue downhill on narrow Beckfoot Lane. After houses the land becomes an unmade track leading down to a delectable spot: here you will find Beckfoot Farm, in a wooded setting by Harden Beck, with a ford and an old packhorse bridge that dates back to 1723. Cross the bridge and bear left at Beckfoot Farm, to find allotments on your left.


Where the allotments end, take a path to the left which leads to a metal footbridge over the River Aire and into Myrtle Park. Walk ahead through the park to arrive once again in the centre of Bingley.


Bingley and the Five Rise Locks Walkers with an interest in canal history may want to extend the above walk to include a visit to Bingley’s famous ‘staircase’ of locks, which is Bingley’s best-known landmark. Access from the centre of Bingley is down Park Road. Cross the canal and take a path to the left that leads you to the tow path. The Three-Rise Locks are just a short wallk of 274m away, the path continuing on the other bank to the more celebrated Five-Rise Locks 800m further on. Return along the tow path to the Three-Rise Locks and turn right across a footbridge that spans the bypass and railway line, it leads back to the main road near the parish church


What to look out for Having been removed from the main street, Bingley’s ancient stocks, butter cross and old market hall were re-sited near to the Ferrands Arms and the entrance to Myrtle Park. 14 | My Community HUB

Five Rise Locks Cafe

Relax in the historical surroundings of the Five Rise Locks Cafe Husband and wife team Marcus and Ann Dearden took over the famous Five Rise Locks cafe in August, and have set about improving the menu and extending the opening hours all year round. You can now pop in for a warming bowl of soup during your bracing canal-side walk. And if you are walking your dog, canines are welcome too. The Bingley born and bred couple are joined by their daughters Katie and Olivia to serve their extensive food menu for breakfast and lunch at this scenic location. Choose from hot snacks, panini, sandwiches, salads and baked potatoes. Or sample the selection of Taylors Yorkshire

tea and freshly-ground rainforest alliance Arabica coffee. Or if you just want an afternoon treat, there’s always a fine selection of homemade cakes and tray bakes, as well as traditional Yorkshire Dales ice cream. The cafe has free WiFi and sells canal related gifts.

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Become a British Waterways Education Volunteer Inspire children about the waterways and Bingley Five Rise. People who love their local waterway are in demand to fulfill the enriching role of education volunteer for the Canal & River Trust, volunteering at Bingley Five Rise and Saltaire, bringing local knowledge of the waterways to the young people of Bingley and surrounding areas. Bingley is home to one of the most iconic waterway locations in the country, and was dubbed one of the ‘7 wonders of the waterways’; in Robert Aickman’s classic book Know Your Waterways (1955). Bingley Five Rise, as it is known, is a staircase lock, which means that the lower gate of one lock forms the upper gate of the next. It is the steepest staircase lock in Britain, raising the Leeds & Liverpool Canal by 60 feet. Education volunteers can get involved in a diverse range of activities, presenting information in innovative ways. As well as delivering fun, curriculumled activities in local schools, volunteers will be equipped with cutting edge technology, to deliver their fantastic local knowledge in a fresh and exciting way. They will also be leading groups, schools and families on visits and activities linking Bingley Five Rise and the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. Education Volunteer coordinator, Sarah Cook, wants to highlight the potential of Bingley as a fantastic tourist destination, she explains: “We’re looking for individuals who are local to this

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area and have a real passion for the history of the canal. We’re working hard to develop what’s on offer for visitors to the canal at Bingley and this is a great chance for someone to help promote their local canal heritage and natural environment to our next generation. The canals and rivers of Yorkshire have played such a crucial role to the country over the last two

working with children, perhaps retired and/or part-time teaching assistants, and those who are interested in local heritage and wildlife. For details about volunteering with our education team at Bingley and Saltaire, or for further information, please contact Sarah Cook by Email: sarah.cook@ or

2012 is a big year for the waterways, as the Canal & River Trust will be taking over from British Waterways as guardians of the 2,000 mile waterway network in England and Wales. The creation of the Trust means that everyone will be able to play a greater role in the running of their local waterway. hundred years; it’s important we do all we can to ensure they remain relevant for many years to come.” The history of Bingley Five Rise and Saltaire is incredible, and there is a lot of affection for the waterways in this area. The Canal & River Trust are especially interested in hearing from those with experience of

visit volunteering Or why not log on to our education website WOW – Wild Over Waterways to see many of the resources for teachers and group leaders, interactive games and activities aimed at children ages seven – 11years.


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Harden Children’s Gala 2012 Memorial Hall Park - 16th June 2012 Harden Children’s Gala Society was formed following a public meeting in December 1973.Its aim was to provide an annual gala at as low a cost as possible for the children of Harden and Ryecroft and the neighbouring districts. It was to continue a tradition begun by the Harden Women’s Institute some three years earlier. The Society’s first gala was held in June 1974.The Gala Queen and her two attendants were chosen at a disco from children resident in Harden and Ryecroft. They were selected by means of a lucky draw, giving every child an equal chance to be Queen or attendant. This system continues to this day and the delighted reaction of those chosen never diminishes. The Gala begins with a parade led by a marching New Orleans style jazz band and is followed by decorated bikes and prams, floats, children in fancy dress as well as the Gala Queen and her attendants on vintage transport. The parade makes its way to the park where the Gala is opened by the Gala Queen at 2 pm. There are many attractions on the field, including games (and some new ones will be added this year), a miniature steam train, a roundabout and bouncy castles and slide, as well as two free magic shows. For those who would like to just sit and enjoy the sunshine (hopefully anyway!), there is a

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very popular tea tent, selling tea & coffee, sandwiches & cakes. We also have an ice cream stall as well as a stall selling pop & crisps. There is also a tombola & raffle available, as well as many local organisations with their own stalls – the W.I., School PTFA, Preschool, etc. Children can also participate in the races that are held during the middle of the afternoon. All they need to do to enter is turn up at the start line. Races start at 3.10pm approx. Medals are given out to the first three in each event, but everyone who takes part gets a sweet! Many of you will be surprised to learn that our activities are not just confined to one event a year. In addition to the Gala itself, the committee also organise a children’s Christmas disco – this year’s being held on Friday 7th December – and the Gala Queen disco at which the queen and her attendants are chosen in a draw. Both these events are advertised through Harden Primary School and in local shops and tickets are

normally available through school or at Harden Post Office. Any children between the ages of 4 and 13 are welcome to attend these discos. We also provide the Christmas tree by the war memorial. This is usually put up and decorated by committee members – generally the men! This year it will be put up on Sunday 9th December to co-ordinate with the switching on of the Christmas lights provided by the Parish Council & the carol singing around the tree on the Sunday evening. If you would like to find out more, or even get involved with the Gala Committee, we will be holding our AGM on 12 November 2012 in the Memorial Hall at 8pm and always welcome new members. However, if you do not want to join a committee we are always very grateful for help in many other ways, be it helping out on Gala day and giving an hour of your time to help staff a stall or you might want to consider baking a cake for the tea tent or donating a prize for the tombola. Help, in any variety, would be gratefully received.

Harden Children’s Gala needs you If you would like to know more or get involved, please phone Solna Burnham on 01535 273120 or Jackie Smith on 01535 958742. Alternatively email:

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Local History

Smithy, prior to demolition in 1913

Bingley’s Lost Cinemas What Happened To Them? The first regular cinema recorded in Bingley was in a building behind the market in Main Street and later (circa 1907) came shows in the Victoria Hall and in the Co-operative Assembly Rooms. Between 1911 and 1922 Picture Palaces as they were originally known opened in Bingley, Baildon, Keighley, Shipley and Saltaire and were to provide entertainment to all age groups over the next 50 years. In this article, local historian Alan Cattell traces the history of the two main cinemas in Bingley from opening to closure to establish what happened to them. Memories A couple of weeks ago I took my youngest son and a friend to “the movies” or as I used to 22 | My Community HUB

know them....the pictures. Our trip involved a car journey, a train journey and a walk to see one “movie”, a lot of advertisements and a visit to the bank manager to finance the popcorn! At one time Bingley, like other towns and cities had two main local cinemas serviced by local sweet shops and fish and chip shops. Each was frequented regularly by a local population eager to catch up with the films of the day, sometimes two or three times per week for a minimal charge for circle or stall seats... no mortgage involved!! The main venues in Bingley were: The Hippodrome Cinema This was the first main cinema to be built in Bingley which was opened in 1913 on the demolished site of Longbottom

Brothers Blacksmiths situated on the right of Main Street past the Old Queens Head Hotel. The photograph heading this article shows the Smithy prior to demolition with a sign announcing “Site for Picture Palace - Bingley Hippodrome Ltd”. The cinema was opened by Michael P Cryer with a seating capacity of 739 and was eventually the first in Bingley to introduce “talking” films. In its heyday it had two shows nightly and two changes of film per week. Did the Music Match the Action? Fred Hoyle (later Sir Fred Hoyle,) a famous academic, astronomer, author and broadcaster from Bingley recounted in his 1986 book The Small World of Fred Hoyle

Hippodrome 1915

Hippodrome, early 1950’s

Woolworths, on old Hippodrome site

2012 car park on former Hippodrome/ Woolworths site

that his mother was a cinema pianist in Bingley circa 1916. Her job was to accompany the silent films. As a Royal Academy trained musician she preferred to play classical pieces which did not always fit well with the action and storyline of some of the films of the period. Consequently her musical tastes did not match those of the cinema manager and she left. A week later the manager asked her to go back to her job because of a decline in attendances. When cinemagoers were asked why? they told the manager “ We didn’t come to see your films, we came to hear Mrs Hoyle play!”

The Hippodrome continued to show silent films until February 1930. During that month the cinema featured two of the first “talkies” namely Al Jolson’s Sonny Boy and There’s A Rainbow Round My Shoulder. Heyday then Closure The 1930’s and 1940’s saw the establishing of the Hollywood era of film making and film stars followed by the development of post war musicals and action films. The early 50’s are remembered by many as a period when cowboy films featuring the likes of Alan Ladd and John Wayne came to the

fore, particularly for children. Margaret Flaherty who worked at the Hippodrome as an usherette in the 1950’s remembers that the cinema was still very busy, especially on Saturday nights. With this being the case, she and other staff could not understand why the Hippodrome closed down, showing its last film in 1953. The site was converted into a Woolworth’s store which closed in 1984. Nowadays it is a car park. Continued on page 24 My Community HUB | 23

Myrtle Cinema, (on right of photograph) Coronation Day, 1953 and (Below) as it is today

Myrtle Cinema, 1921 Contributors: Christopher Binns and Charlotte Binns. Photographs courtesy of Bradford Libraries, Bingley Local History Society Graham Carey, Friends of Bingley College and John Steel Photography The Myrtle Cinema Was built on Main Street in 1921 on the site of the ancient Hoyle Croft, a grass covered square overlooked by the back of houses on Chapel Lane and Main Street. It had a seating capacity of 900. The cinema provided films twice nightly and also had a matinee. The first film shown there was “Alf’s Button” a comedy. In it Leslie Hensen played Alf Higgins, a World War 1 soldier who discovers that a button on his jacket has unusual magical powers. The late Winifred Harrison in her 1997 book Days Awake - Childhood Memories of Bingley captures the atmosphere of that opening film night and the magic of later silent film matinees featuring Lillian Gish and her sister. Lucy Barrett was the local pianist accompanying silent films in the early days. Top and Bottom The Myrtle was considered by many Bingley residents to be a little more “posh” than the Hippodrome as it was at the “top” of the town whereas the Hippodrome was at the “bottom”. At the start of films at both the Myrtle and the Hippodrome a news reel would be played which was shared by both cinemas. This involved “runners” from the 24 | My Community HUB

Hippodrome running up the hill to get the news reel, returning down the hill for the reel to be played and then running back up the hill to return it. Timings at both cinemas had to take account of this requirement. Bingley College Staff In Bingleys’ Fabulous Fifties - Featuring The Basement Girls by Joyce Snow (2009), Val Crabtree and Molly Brooke (Sebo), amongst others, recount their adventures as domestic staff working at Bingley College. Bingley and area was their playground as teenagers and as young single women they took full advantage of the Princess and Co-op Halls for dancing and the two cinemas for film going. Val recalls that after the Coronation (see Coronation Day photograph), all the schoolchildren in Bingley went to the Myrtle to see the Coronation in colour and later to see a film capturing the first ascent of Everest. Rock and Roll Molly Brooke recounts that she worked as an usherette at the Myrtle in the 1950’s, her cinema pedigree was enhanced by the fact that her Grandmother was Manager at the Hippodrome and her father was Manager at the Myrtle.

She remembers the lights going up in the interval and her father playing Rock Around the Clock to let teenagers bop to the music in the aisles, one of the few locally to tolerate this. Similar to Mrs Hoyle’s musical experience at the Hippodrome forty years earlier the boppers said that they were not really interested in the films.....just being able to bop! Eventual Closure The Myrtle was eventually closed on 26 November 1960, the last film shown starring the singer Pat Boone in April Love. It then became a Supermarket and nowadays still serves the public as The Myrtle Grove, a J D Weatherspoons pub. As a building it still retains much of its original shape as an ex cinema. End of an Era The advent of television and other forms of entertainment heralded the demise of local cinema before the transition towards multiplex cinemas located in the centre of cities or on shopping complexes on the outskirts of towns. Perhaps those of us who can remember how cinema once was did not at the time fully appreciate the atmosphere, character and excitement of our visits t’pictures!

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Get creative and create a stunning garden this Summer Here at the allotment, it’s hard to believe that in March we had glorious sunshine yet in April arrived with a harsh reminder that frosty days were not over! Even in May there’s still the possibility of a frost so keep cutoff plastic bottles handy to use as emergency cloches to keep your young seedlings warm and toasty! However, May can also be warm and dry – waking up those hibernating pests and weeds! The garden is full of tender plants promising a tasty feast so no wonder gardeners everywhere are ready to wage war! Hoe your borders to get rid of weeds before they take hold (ideally on a dry day to desiccate

the victims). Dandelions are a real nuisance at this time of year - if you don’t have time to deal with them terminally, at least chop their heads off before they set seed. In the greenhouse we are now potting up our tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and aubergines - all of which require a long growing season. For tomatoes use a good growbag or large pots filled with good compost. Best of all plant straight into enriched greenhouse soil but don’t overcrowd the plants or they will become leggy as they race to reach the light! In the allotment we’re also busy sowing peas, carrots & broad beans .. remember to pinch the tops off your beans

when fully grown to prevent the onset of blackfly (the tops can be boiled and eaten with a knob of butter). Carrot-fly can be a problem so look out for varieties which are resistant to the pest but its also important to sow sparsely to avoid thinning the seedlings as female carrot flies are attracted by the smell released when surplus plants are removed. Hanging baskets look beautiful in the summer months and there’s no need to buy expensive ones from the garden centre. We’re planting ours up now with tender plants which should be kept in the greenhouse, conservatory or porch and grown on under cover until the second week in June . Remember to use yellow sticky tabs to catch pests (in particular whitefly & greenfly!) Why not be creative with your hanging baskets –strawberries, tomatoes or salad leaves look fantastic in baskets and can be kept away from those pesky slugs! Visit our website for easy to follow guides Finally, why not visit your local car boot sale for interesting pots & containers for your plants, flowers or even herbs & vegetables– there are plenty locally and can be a great source for original ideas such as old bicycles, chimney pots, baskets etc… get creative, grab a bargain and make your neighbours green with envy! We dig it!

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Woodbank Nurseries See it growing, buy it nursery fresh Last year, gardeners all over the uK had problems with their Busy Lizzies – the plants just died in their millions. The reason was a relatively new disease Impatiens downy mildew. So, what can we do? Sadly, the answer is not a lot! There has been much talk in the gardening trade and even some conferences on the subject, but there are no miracle answers or miracle cures for us gardeners. The simple answer seems to be grow something else! Even if you want to grow Busy Lizzies this year you’ll probably struggle since many suppliers won’t be selling plants this year. And if you had the disease last year, it’s probably a good idea that you don’t grow them especially in the same area, since the disease can remain in the soil for many years. Some people believe that the good old Busy Lizzie the mainstay of our bedding displays for many years won’t get back its popularity for years. So, what can you do? Well, as we said, grow something else instead. The new Guinea Impatiens varieties of Busy Lizzies seem to be resistant to the disease. These plants are bigger and more robust than your common or garden Busy Lizzie and it may be this that provides the resistance. It looks like we’ll be encouraged to grow more fibrous-rooted begonias (Begonia semperflorens) as these grow well in shade too, but they don’t have the wide colour range of Impatiens. Other options are non-stop begonias and just about anything else! This 30 | My Community HUB

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Spring we have selected an exciting range of annual bedding plants with many new additions. Choose from our fantastic range of your all time garden favourites selected for their quality and because the weather has been against us with the colder temperatures and all the rain, plants are more compact and sturdy. Bedding plants add warmth and colour to your summer garden. We grow on site a wide variety, something for every situation, sun and shade eg fuchsias, geraniums, trailing petunias and many more!

Most of our bedding plants are offered in single colour packs as well as mixed to help you get your colour scheme just right Select your red, white and blue plants in good time to give you a glorious splash of patriotic colour to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Growing your own vegetables can be a very pleasant pastime, which also has many positive benefits such as: healthier food (you know what chemicals, if any, have been used), exercise, working outdoors etc. Growing your own vegetables can also be a great activity for all the family to join in with, as it will help children have a better understanding of how nature works. There is another benefit that is becoming ever more relevant in today’s economic climate. Growing your own vegetables can help reduce your grocery bills whilst also helping to reducing CO2 emissions through less company logistics so is therefore more environmentally friendly. There are many people who think that growing your own

vegetables requires a large amount of space, while this is certainly true if you are looking to provide a variety of vegetables for the family every day of the year. It is not true if you are growing your own vegetables to provide some fresh vegetables to supplement your grocery shopping. As an example 10 or so runner bean plants in a container on the patio will supply more than enough beans for a family of four for a couple of months. Another example of how growing your own vegetables can be done in a small space would be have two or three tomato plants in a growbag against a South facing wall. not only will these provide food to eat but will also add colour to the garden.

upcoming events at Woodbank nurseries Planted Arrangements Inside And Out Tuesday 12th June 3-5 pm It’s always lovely to receive a gift that someone has taken the time to create themselves. So why not think about planting up an indoor or outdoor display for someone you know? In this workshop our experienced florists will demonstrate how to make the two arrangements and help you to make the one you want. Tickets cost £25 each and includes all flowers, sundries and a delicious cream tea in our Potting Shed Restaurant. Fresh Flower Cake Decorating Tuesday 10th July 3-5pm 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 For information and dates on all this years events and workshops follow the link on our website www. or pickup a leaflet in store. Our home grown bedding plants are also available from our sister company.

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Jubilee celebrations down on the reserve By Steve Warrlliow Denso Marston Nature warden “What are we going to do for the jubilee?”One of my volunteers asked me a short while ago. Good question I thought. What could we do, we could contact the palace and invite the Queen to join us with a royal visit to do some pond dipping, or bug hunting. No not really appropriate. I pondered about this for some while, then I thought how about a sensory hedge made up of lavender. Great idea. How do we get funding? Emma our funding officer for the Friends of Denso Marston Nature Reserve saw an advert for funding from Bradford District Community Fund who was giving a hundred pounds for any group who were planning to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Letters were put together then posted and she secured us the money from the Queens

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Diamond Jubilee fund. I worked on a hedge of both lavender and rosemary, this also include lavender named ‘Elizabeth’ this species was grown especially for the Jubilee. The hedge will be planted by our Spider Club in June. June is going to be a very busy month on Saturday 16th from 1pm till 4pm. We will be having our annual celebration day, where we put on events that are mainly centered around a wildlife theme, usually insects as this usually coincides with national insect week. We have over the last few years attracted a couple of hundred visitors to the event. It’s a busy day but great fun. It’s been a busy month also during April as I have to cram everything into the first half of the month, as the second half I will be on my holidays. I have been a bit panicky these last few days as there has been no sightings of any damselflies. Luckily just before we went on holiday two large red damselflies were spotted. Summer has now

begun. And most wildflowers have now come into bloom and a new obsession of mine, clouds, have been showing really well. For those who may be following the progress of my new poetry book, ‘waiting for the swallows’, it has now been checked and corrected and has now gone back to the publishers and will be out in the next few weeks. The official launch date will be on Saturday 16th June at the celebration day. If you would like any information about the celebration day or anything else to do with the reserve please contact me on 07919 525913.


Gone but never forgotten The heavy casualties suffered over recent years by our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, only serve to bring home to us all the tragedy and heartache of war. No matter where in the world our Armed Forces are, or have been exposed to these conflicts, families are torn apart through the devastation caused by the loss of a loved one, and our personnel who have served there become badly affected by their experiences. This spring marks the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War. In 1982, the battle to recapture the Falkland Islands cost 255 British lives. It is a conflict that remains in the minds of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who were involved. All remember their comrades who didn’t return, but for some, the memories have become too painful. It is a tragic fact that more Falklands’ veterans have taken their own lives since the war, than died during the conflict itself.

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sole purpose of providing the much needed support for our local forces community and their dependants. The centre is ideally situated for us, being easily accessible to anyone living in Keighley and the Aire Valley area. It enables anyone who needs our help, to drop in and see us to discuss in complete confidence, any help or advice they may need. Last November, The “Prosider” magazine very kindly published an article for us, providing an insight for their readers as to who we are, and what we do in terms of support and assistance for our service families. This proved invaluable to us, and not As we remember the bravery of all those only helped who fought in the Falklands, we should also by raising our remember that the scars of war can be both profile in the Aire Valley, physical and mental and often remain long but also led after a conflict is over. to several enquiries for Even the daily pressures of life help, and, equally as important, in our Forces can bring additional a new volunteer caseworker was stresses and problems for added to our growing team, who individuals and their families. It will be a tremendous asset to us. is extremely important therefore, Over the last 12 months, as that as much support as possible a division we have assisted is in place to help overcome the more than 100 members and many problems encountered. veterans of all ages (along with Military charities are an integral their families) in the area, and part of assisting in this area. We we are here for them, whatever at SSAFA Forces Help are just their problems may be, whether one of them financial, practical or emotional. In March 2011, the Keighley It does not matter when or Division of the Military Charity where they served, it can have SSAFA Forces Help (Soldiers, been wartime; regular or national Sailors, Airmen and Families service...Army, Navy or Air Force. Association), opened it’s doors at Nor does it matter what age the Temple Row Centre, with the 34 | My Community HUB

they are, everyone is entitled to the same caring, respectful and confidential treatment, and we always do our very best to provide a successful solution to every enquiry. So if you, or someone you know have ever served in H.M Armed Forces, and are in need of support, then we at SSAFA Forces Help in Keighley, or indeed anywhere in the country, are here to provide financial, practical, or emotional support. Contact Phil at: SSAFA Forces Help Keighley Division The Temple Row Centre Keighley BD21 2AH Tel: 01535 669354 Mob: 07960 512707 E-mail:

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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 Muli bwanji? These are the words shouted out to us in the street by complete strangers here in Malawi, accompanied by a huge smile. It means “how are you”. Malawi is known as the “warm heart of Africa”, a catch phrase that the country genuinely lives up to. My family and I arrived in Cape Maclear, Malawi, about 4 weeks ago now, to work in a rural clinic in a village on the edge of the lake. We have been planning the trip for the last 2 years or so, and it is so exciting to actually be here after all that planning. The clinic we are working in serves a “village” much the same size as Bingley. The clinic was built around 2002 by a lady called Mags Riordan. Her son drowned in the lake, and so Mags set up a clinic as a memorial to him. Previously, the village had no medical services, and villagers had to travel to the

next town if they were unwell. Malawi is the 7th poorest country in the world, many people have no paid work, and those that do earn an average of $1 per day. To travel to the next town costs almost a weeks wages, and so most villagers could not access medical care. The clinic therefore provides health services to many people who would otherwise have no care at all. There are 2 buildings, one used as a clinic where patients turn up at 8am if they need to be seen, and the other housing the HIV clinic and the wards. Clinical staff are all volunteers, supported by local translators and clinical assistants. The clinic is incredibly busy. At home in Bingley, I would normally see around 15 patients in a morning clinic. In Malawi, it varies between 40 to 60. Most of these patients have malaria, and some are very poorly. Luckily, the clinic is very well stocked with very good malaria treatment from Unicef. Before

the clinic was set up, around 4-5 people would die every day in Cape Maclear, now on average 1-2 die each week, so the clinic really does an amazing job. But there are still difficult times, and already in my short time here we’ve had a 3 week old baby and an 18 year old girl die. It’s an amazing experience to be here, and the children are particularly enjoying themselves too. Despite the language difficulties, hoards of kids turn up at our house each day to play, and disappear up the beach to swim, play football, fish, or just to make up games. But perhaps what has struck me most about Malawi is that there are so many people here who live in such poverty and have so little, yet remain incredibly happy, friendly and content with their lives. Don’t forget to pick up your next copy to find out how Dr. Gazeley and his family are continuing with their work in Malawi. next issue out last week in June.

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Hay Fever and Allergies the season has come... 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, with the majority of treatments available over the counter at all pharmacies. What is Hay Fever? Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects 1 in 5 people at some point in their life. The medical term for hay fever is Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis; this is because symptoms tend to occur at the same time, or in the same season, each year. You are also more likely to develop hay fever if you already have asthma or eczema. Causes Hay fever is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. It is caused by breathing in pollen particles. Pollen is a fine powder produced by plants, flowers and trees. They can cause irritation, inflammation and swelling of the eyes, nose and throat. Symptoms The symptoms of hay fever can vary from person to person. The main symptoms of hay fever include: • Sneezing • Runny or itchy nose • Itchy or watery red eyes • Itchy throat

Treatment There are many treatments available for hay fever, which are all available at your pharmacy. The most useful treatments for hay fever are: Antihistamines tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops – Antihistamines tablets are most commonly used and are good for all the symptoms of hay fever. Nasal sprays are good for relieving nasal symptoms. Eye drops are good for itchy and watery eyes. Antihistamines can be used when required if symptoms are mild or regularly if symptoms occur every day. There are several brands of antihistamines that you can buy at your pharmacy, you should discuss with your pharmacist for the most appropriate one. Steroid nasal sprays – usually works well to clear all nasal symptoms. It works by reducing inflammation in the nose. These are slow acting and can take several days to take its full effect. They should be used daily over the hay fever season to keep symptoms away. Anti-allergy nasal sprays – these act on the nose to stop the pollens causing an allergic reaction. You may need to try different treatments or find a combination that works best for you. It is best to speak to your pharmacist on what would best suit you as an individual.

Recommendation It is recommended to take an antihistamine (cetirizine or loratadine) regularly during the hay fever seasons and to start taking them a few weeks before the hay fever season is likely to start and to continue with them until the end of the season. Self Help Tips There are steps you can take to avoid exposing yourself to pollen: • Wear wrap-around sunglasses to stop pollen entering eyes. • Keep car windows closed. • Keep bedroom doors and windows closed in mornings and evenings. Avoid parks in evenings. • Change into clean clothes and take a shower after being outdoors to remove pollen. • Apply a little Vaseline inside tip of lower nostrils to help stop pollen entering. Pollen Count Pollen count is a measurement of the amount of pollen in the air. The higher the count, the more severe the symptoms of hay fever can become. Met Office provides a pollen forecast on its website ( health/public/pollen-forecast). If the count is high, you can take preventative steps to avoid pollen. Advice on minor conditions supplied by Harden Pharmacy If you would like to feedback into Harden Pharmacy about anything in the article, please contact

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Safely does it - using essential oils for health A good therapist will always make a blend of the purest essential oils tailored to your condition on the day of the treatment, to help you deal with wide range of common ailments. But the ready-made blends used in some salons could contain an essential oil which is not suitable for you. A qualified practitioner will have studied the safe use of essential oils for about a year and will know something about the chemical properties of the oils. Jenny said: “Some oils can be toxic and can harm your liver if used incorrectly. The bottle may say use two drops, but if people think that can’t be enough and add more drops it could be dangerous. “People with high blood pressure shouldn’t use rosemary oil because it can stimulate circulation. And there are a few oils you shouldn’t use if you are pregnant.” Jenny has been helping a wide range of clients at her Garden Aromas practice, in Sandbeds, since 1999, but here she shares some easy treatments which you can try out safely at home: Headaches/migraines Put one drop of lavender on the left forefinger and one drop of peppermint on the right forefinger. Rub the two finger tips together and stroke around the temples, hair line and nape of neck. Drink plenty of water – many headaches are caused simply be being dehydrated. Romance enhancer Take a relaxing bath. In a tablespoon of sweet almond oil or full fat milk mix two drops each of ylang ylang, patchouli and rose otto. (The fat in the milk helps to spread the oils evenly in 40 | My Community HUB

There is nothing like a massage with essential oils to combat the stress of modern-day living, says Jenny Hakney of Garden Aromas.

the water.) Add this to the bath and swish around to disperse the oils. An exotic blend you could burn in the bedroom is sandalwood, black pepper and jasmine. Thread or varicose veins In 200ml of moisturiser, add up to 10 drops each of geranium and cypress oils. Use daily using upward strokes on your legs. Rest with feet up for 20 minutes a day and walk as much as possible. PMT In the week before a period, bathe with eight drops in total of bergamot, camomile and rose mixed as before. Reduce tea, coffee, alcohol and refined sugar and take plenty of exercise outdoors.

Cellulite Drink lots of water and cut down on tea, coffee and alcohol. In a bath, add up to eight drops in total from these oils: juniper, grapefruit, fennel, cypress or lemon mixed as before. Massage areas of cellulite towards the heart using a loofah or body brush. Water retention and bloating Massage your abdomen and lower back with 10ml of sweet almond oil to which you have added three drops each of fennel and peppermint. • Always consult a qualified aromatherapist before trying out unfamiliar oils at home. • Only buy oils with a dropper top because it only allows one drop out of the bottle at a time.

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Bingley Youth Café - a place for teenagers to meet up! Bingley Youth Café supports young people between 13-19 (or 25 with a disability) through informal education; it provides a range of services to benefit young people and the local community. The Youth Café has been open to young people since 21st July 2011 and hosted it’s official opening on 18th October 2011.The Café has many partnerships, including The Statutory Youth

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Service, the local Police force and many other organisations. The aims of the project is to provide a safe and inviting place for young people to access, outside of school hours where they can meet their friends and engage in positive activities . There has been a massive interest from local young people. The centre has already exceeded its 1st annual target number of 100 members and has reached a total of 262 young people so far, and the members appear to be steadily increasing. The Youth Café has provided young people with a range of activities already including cook and eat sessions, sexual health services, team building games and also screen printing and music

production sessions, along with a range of other activities for young people. The Youth Café is developing a young peoples steering group, which is a group of young people who have a voice over how the Café is run. The Steering group has recently applied for funding from the Youth Opportunities Fund which was successful. This will bring one years worth of extra activities into the café such as DJ workshops, Video production and editing, Anger Management, Screen Printing, Cook and Eat and reward based activities. In addition to this the youth café has built up several volunteers who are able to develop skills in working with young people and therefore improve their employability. Local businesses have also been very supportive donating money and equipment to the café to improve its sustainability. For more information or to get involved please contact Paula Stone – Development Worker on 01274 561305 or 07543 491 777.


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Olympic spirit is coming to Bradford Sunday 24 June, 14:42 start The detailed route of the Olympic Torch Relay through the Bradford district has been revealed, along with names of local inspirational Torchbearers. During Sunday, June 24, the Olympic Torch Relay will be passing along Manchester Road, across City Park’s mirror pool, out of the city centre and along Manningham Lane and Keighley Road to Lister Park. In Keighley it will pass down South Street and North Street and in Ilkley it will travel over Skipton Road and Church Street. Crowds are being urged

to line their local streets to celebrate the achievements of the Torchbearers and share in the excitement of the Olympic Torch Relay. “It promises to be a great day in anticipation of the Games opening. I hope that many, many people will come out to celebrate by lining the route to cheer on the torch bearers.” About the Olympic Flame The Olympic flame is a practice continued from the ancient Olympic Games. In Olympia (Greece), a flame was

ignited by the sun and then kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games. The flame first appeared in the modern Olympics at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The flame itself represents a number of things, including purity and the endeavor for perfection. In 1936, the chairman of the organizing committee for the 1936 Olympic Games, Carl Diem, suggested what is now the modern Olympic Torch relay. The Olympic flame is lit at the ancient site of Olympia by women wearing ancient-style robes and using a curved mirror and the sun. The Olympic Torch is then passed from runner to runner from the ancient site of Olympia to the Olympic stadium in the hosting city. The flame is then kept alight until the Games have concluded. To take a look at the Torch Relay route through Bradford go to: http://www.london2012. com/torch-relay/route

Bradford Torchbearers

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Break out your barbeque With summer just around the corner (fingers crossed) I thought it appropriate to give you a fantastic kebab BBQ marinade recipe that I have been cooking and adapting ever since my first visit to the Greek Islands. I don’t think there is any better way to cook than over charcoal and I certainly don’t restrict myself to sunny days. In fact I BBQ all year round. You can use, pork, lamb, chicken or beef as long as you buy it from your local butcher!! If you don’t have all or any of the fresh herbs to hand it works really well with dried herbs.


Makes 8 - 10 Kebabs • 850g either lamb shoulder, leg of pork, chicken thighs or breast, or beef cut into cubes, or even a boneless leg of lamb butterflies. • a handful of fresh thyme • a handful of fresh mint • a handful of fresh oregano • 3 cloves of garlic crushed and finely chopped or more if preferred • 80-120 ml of good quality olive oil (available at Krave) • the juice of 1 lemon • a good tbsp red wine vinegar • salt and pepper • a pinch of sugar

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, we will be doing picnics to collect from Krave. If using wooden skewers soak them beforehand in water to stop them burning on the charcoal. If you have a blender blitz all the ingredients together (apart from the meat) into a paste, if not chop everything very finely and add the olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, sugar and salt and pepper. Add the meat you are using to the marinade and leave for a minimum of 1 hour or longer if you prefer a more intense flavour. Thread the meat onto your skewers leaving a small gap between each piece of meat to allow the heat to penetrate evenly. Cook over charcoal or on a really hot griddle pan and serve with flat breads or pita, salad, hummus or tzatziki. You can make this marinade up and store in the fridge for a few days, feel free to adapt the marinade to your taste, for example if you like a little heat add some chilli. If you are feeling extravagant I would highly recommend a

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A day in the life of... PCSO Gary Fletcher, Harden & Wilsden In this first article in a series about the Bingley Neighbourhood Policing Team, Simon and I took the time out to visit Sergeant Diane Collins and PCSO Gary Fletcher, to find out a little more about the role of a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) entails. We interviewed Gary Fletcher with him being the PCSO for Harden & Wilsden (our home / office villages). Gary Fletcher has been a PCSO for five years now, previously working for keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team covering Brackenbank and Braithwaite.

He has now transferred to the Bingley team covering Harden & Wilsden Rural villages. Although working different shifts Gary starts his day with a briefing and goes through any reported incidences from the previous day. With an understanding of what may have occurred in the last 24 hours or so Gary gets out into the community as the title suggests. A PCSO spends around 80% of their time out and about in their communities getting to know residents, making door to door enquiries and following up on reported crimes, offering crime reduction advice etc.

By engaging the community Gary can get to know a lot about what’s going on and who or what to look out for. By getting to know the usual suspects of anti social behavior and their hangouts Gary can often talk to them, at least letting them know he’s around and giving them advice or a warning if needed. Sometimes a gentle but authoritative word or two is all that is needed to prevent any further ASB. Gary has already issued written warnings and assisted in issuing and ASB contract to one persistent offender. Gary only came to Harden/ Wilsden in March but is planning to get in to see the kids at the local schools and is always looking for volunteers or partners for P.A.C.T – Partners and Community Together. You could help Gary monitor the speed of traffic in and around the village, if you fancy joining Speed Watchers be sure to get in touch. Although Gary has only been in the area a short while he has already got to know a lot of the locals and says the people are very friendly and talk to him regularly. Gary would like to encourage people to report even the smallest of crimes even if it’s just suspicious behavior. The more we report the better the information the Police have to work with, sometimes the smallest bits of information add up to give them a much bigger picture.

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Albion Garage, Keighley Road, Bingley, BD16 2RD Tel: 01274 511 400



Beck Lane, Bingley BD16 4DS Tel: 01274 569 664

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11 Chapel Lane, Bingley BD16 2NG Tel: 07758 826057

104-108b Main Street, Bingley, BD16 2JH Tel: 01274 270 081

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Holden Grange

Holden Lane, Baildon, Shipley BD17 6RZ Tel: 01274 458007


Harden Pharmacy

2 Wilsden Road, Bingley BD16 1JP Tel: 01535 271211


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The Oaks Dental Practice

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Community Events

What’s on and where Friday 25th May 10am - 12pm Country Market. Ilkley Riverside Hotel, Riverside Gardens, Bridge Lane, Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Tel: 01246 261508 Saturday 26th May 7.30pm - 11.30pm 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. On this night we’re looking for the vital vinyl that you’d rescue from the flames if your house was on fire. For this event the turntable will be at the mercy of the Record Club audience/ members/punters. What would you save and why? We’re looking for 5 to 6 people to bring along about 30 minutes worth of music on vinyl, to show, tell and play for the rest of us. It might be a collection of tracks, or just one side of an album. Whatever you like.If you want to be involved let us know. Contact us to book your slot, get involved via the website, where you can vote: www.recordclub. 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 26th May Watercolour Workshop at the Five Rise Locks with Tony Clegg. Join this talented artist at the Five Rise Locks Cafe for an informative and entertaining workshop. Tickets cost £26, contact Tony Clegg on 01274 562643 or email: tonyclegg2@yahoo. for more information. Wednesday 30th May Comedy night at Foundry Hill Bar & Lounge. Over the past couple of years we have had some very funny people at Foundry Hill – including some comedians. Wellington Street, Bingley BD16 2NB Tel: 01274 566 144 for tickets.

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JunE Friday 1st June 7.30pm Diamond Jubilee Proms. The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plays in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. At St George’s Hall. Tickets £15.50 - £19.50. Contact the Box Office on 01274 432 000 Friday 1st Preview Evening Saturday 2nd 10am - 4pm Sunday 3rd June 10.30am 4.30pm Flower Festival. Flower festival to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Beautiful and creative flower designs to commemorate aspects of the Queen’s 60 year reign by members of the Bingley Flower Club. Tickets £6. At St Wilfrid’s Church, Gilstead Lane, Bingley. Programmes £2 or donation. Refreshments available in St Wilfrid’s Hall with display of children’s Jubilee art. Tel: 01274 511561. Friday 1st June night of nostalgia. Participants wanted to take part in panel games in A night of Nostalgia to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Cottingley Cornerstone Centre, Littlelands, Cottingley, Bingley, BD16 1AL. Tel: 01274 512800 or Email: Saturday 2nd June Fifties Clothing and Memorabilia Display. Keighley’s Civic Centre, North Street, is hosting a display of 50s clothing and memorabilia in the Banqueting Suite while a DVD of the Coronation plays on a big screen. Also music from the Craven Accordian Orchestra and Haworth Brass Band.

Saturday 2nd June 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Diamond Jubilee Tea Dance. at the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley. Admission £6. Tel: 01943 607016. Saturday 2nd June 10am. Keighley Knees up. Keighley Town Council is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a knees-up at Church Green. Includes performers such as Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors and Cliff Richard tribute act ‘Cliff…As if’. The party atmosphere continues at the Civic Centre with the Craven Accordion Orchestra and Haworth Brass Band. If you can lend any 1950s clothing or other items contact Debbie Spink, deputy town clerk, on 01535 618252 or Email: Saturday 2nd June 7.30pm until late 50s Dance night at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Gilstead Lane, Bingley. Dance to the sounds of live band Dancing Days and enjoy a fifties style supper. Tickets £10. Tel: 01274 511561 or Tel: 01274 770957. Saturday 2nd June 2pm - 4pm Jubilee Tea Party. Giant Diamond Jubilee Tea Party. Traditional family fun day in the church grounds. At St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Avenue, Wibsey.

Saturday 2nd June 7pm - 10pm Jubilee Concert - Six Decades of Music and Dance. Main Hall, Denholme Mechanics Institute. Organised by Denholme Town Council. Saturday 2nd June 12 noon. Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Holden Park, Oakworth. Tel: 01535 643849. Saturday 2nd June Jubilee Day Celebration. Launch of new community garden, sport and fitness activities, storytelling, juggling and craft. Bring a plate of food to share. At St Stephen’s Church Jubilee event, West Bowling, BD5 7BX. Contact: 01274 720784 or Email: stephen.woodrow@ Saturday 2nd June Jubilee Film night. Organised by Addingham Civic Society. At The Swan, Main Street, Addingham with ‘Ticket 415’. Email:

Saturday 2nd June Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Menston. Procession from Kirklands to the school for fancy dress parade, strawberry tea, shows and games. Jubilee Ball at the Kirklands Centre in the evening. Saturday 2nd June Jubilee Music on the Church Green. Free celebrations with music on Church Green in Keighley 1950s style with Eddie Earthquake and the Tremors and Cliff Richard tribute, Cliff … As If … as well as Punch and Judy and giant children’s games. Saturday 2nd June 10.30am - 3.30pm Bradford Branch, British Cactus & Succulent Society. Cactus growers from the area can enter their specimen plants in some 60 classes and plants will be on sale and advice available. Free entry. Branch meetings are held at Shipley Library second Wednesday of every month from 7.15pm.

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Sunday 3rd June Diamond Jubilee six-a-side Cricket Tournament and Family Fun Day. At Denholme Cricket Club, Keighley Road, Denholme. To register your team, contact Phil Poole on 01274 833915 Sunday 3rd June 11am - 3pm Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch in City Park, Bradford. Bring your picnic and join the Lord Mayor of Bradford in a family day out to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Fantastic street theatre and live music to celebrate this very special anniversary. Free event. Tel: 01274 433678.

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Sunday 3rd June

at the start of the public footpath opposite the lay by near St James Church at 1pm.

Skipton Diamond Jubilee Street Party. The High Street will be closed off for the day where Skipton will be bringing you a whole day of royal-themed entertainment and fun for the whole family. Including Live Music, funfair and plenty to eat. Skipton High Street. Monday 4th June Grand Firework Display. At Addingham Cricket Club. Email: mike.bolton@virgin. net for more information. Monday 4th - Tuesday 5th June 11am - 4pm Diamond Jubilee afternoon teas to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. At the Winter Gardens, Ilkley. Monday 4th June Aire Valley Art Trail. Cottingley Cornerstone Centre, Littlelands, Cottingley, Bingley, BD16 1AL. Tel: 01274 512800 or Email: admin@ Monday 4th June 9.12am CAMRAmble. Joint CAMRAmble from Ribblead to Ingleton. Train from Keighley at 9.12am. Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June Baildon Orchestral Society. Meets to play music for pleasure at St Hugh’s Church, Coach Road, BD17 5HS. Contact membership secretary Phil Barker for more information on Tel: 01274 546156. Saturday 9th June 11am - 3pm Diamond Jubilee Party. Faxfleet Association hold a Diamond Jubilee party at The Cube, St Matthew’s Church, Carrbottom Road, Bradford. Saturday 9th June 7.30pm Diamond Jubilee Concert. The Glen Singers will join with the RAF Voluntary Choir (‘The Spitfires’) to hold a Diamond Jubilee Concert in Victoria Hall, Saltaire. Tickets cost £7.00. For more information, contact 01274 611805. Saturday 9th June 7.30pm Diamond Jubilee concert. Steeton Male Voice Choir in a concert to celebrate the Jubilee. All Saints Parish Church, Ilkley.

Sunday 17th June Verse on the Reserve. Friends of Denso Marston Nature Resrve. All walks start on Otley Road at the start of the public footpath opposite the lay by near St James Church at 2.15pm. Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Tel: 01943 430108. Saturday 9th June Heritage Walks. Discover the heritage on your doorstep with Helen’s Heritage Walks! Meet at Baildon Library at 10.30am. 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: Saturday 9th June 11am to 10pm Skipton Charities Gala. With fireworks finale. Aireville Park, Skipton. Wednesday 13th June Open Mic night at Foundry Hill Bar & Lounge. Usually on the Second Wednesday of every month, everyone is welcome to sing or play, just bring along an instrument. A sound system is available, but feel free to bring along your own. Wellington Street, Bingley BD16 2NB Tel: 01274 566 144 for tickets. Saturday 16th June Hardeen Children’s Gala takes place at Memorial Hall Park, procession leaves Ryecroft Road at 1.40pm, led by New Orleans Jazz Band. There will be races, sideshows, teas, Fancy Dress, Decorated cycles and Walking Tableaux. Programs only 50p. Saturday 16th June Ilkley Summer Showcase takes place at King’s Hall and Winter Garden, Station Road, Ilkley at 10.30am to 4pm. Come and sample the wares and services of scores of shops and businesses from the local area at discounted rates, For More information Email: jane.cameron@looklivelymedia. Tel: 07765 003977 or Steve Butler, Tel: 07811 111 366. Saturday 16th June Celebration Day. Friends of Denso Marston Nature Resrve. All walks start on Otley Road

Saturday 30th June 7.30pm Diamond Jubilee Concert. The Parish Church of St John, Baildon. Tel: 01274 545414 for more information.

JuLy Tuesday 3rd July 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 Saturday 7th July 12pm - 6pm Diamond Jubilee Fun Day and Parade. Allerton & Lower Grange Partnership parade, led by the Parachute Regiment, at Lady Hill Park, Allerton. Monday 9th July 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. Saturday 28th July Skipton Fake Festival. Tribute bands to U2, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers & local support bands. Aireville Park, Gargrave Rd, Skipton, North Yorkshire. Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th July 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 www.theairedo. com

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