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Dear Readers Hope you are all well, and are now getting yourselves into Christmas mode. Not long to go now. In fact as I write this, I am thinking to myself that I need to get my act into gear and start Christmas shopping for my little ones. This issue is first of our two Christmas issues, in the run up to Christmas. With some great articles in as always, contributed by some of our lovely helpers. Here at the Hub, we do like to support local charities with free editorial. We are currently supporting Haworth Cat Rescue, a fantastic charity which homes unwanted cats and kittens, some of which have been abandoned. We also support SSAFA – a military charity that helps individual people who have served in the armed forces, and is the oldest military charity, which has been going now for 127 years, and last but not least Cancer Support – Bradford and Airedale, a local cancer charity supporting families in need of care and support. These Charities need all the help they can get, when looking at spreading the word locally, and we are so happy to be able to help them through the pages of My Community Hub. We also offer Advertisers the chance to also help support these charity pages, by sponsoring the page. From as little as £29 per month, you will receive your company’s name across the page in a banner style advert, highlighting that you are sponsoring the page. If you want to find out more about this, please contact me on the number to the left.

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Funny stuff

What do they pack Styrofoam in?

Do boxer shorts box?

Why is it called a “near miss” when you don’t hit something? Why does the word monosyllabic contain five syllables?

Why do you wear a pair of panties and only one bra?

If you wear an antennae to a wedding, would the reception be better?

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Why is abbreviated such a long word?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

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Why is there an ‘s’ in lisp? If you were scared half to death twice, would you be 3/4 dead or 100% dead? If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent? If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be hungry?

If you asked a librarian where the books on self help were would they tell you, or would that defeat the purpose?

Why did God give men nipples?

If you spin an Oriental person around and around, does he become disorientated?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?

Why is a pear called a pear when there is only one?

When sign makers go on strike, is there anything written on their signs?

If a vegetable goes into a coma, is it called a person?

What should you do if you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

Before the light bulb was invented, what appeared over peoples heads when they had an idea?

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Bingley Youth Café reaches out Bingley Youth Café is an open access youth provision for young people aged 13 – 19 (25 with a disability) . The Youth Café is lottery funded and managed by Shipley and Bingley voluntary services. Since opening in July 2011, the café’s safe place for young people to have fun, relax and meet friends has proven popular. Activities from cook and eat to arts and crafts are run by trained professional youth workers. One year on, the café has begun to make plans to work with harder to reach young people in the more rural areas of Bingley. Funding has just been 6

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Police Community Trust fund to deliver some outreach work from a mobile outreach vehicle in the Eldwick area. The project will run from late November to early March on Tuesday evenings 6.30 – 8.30 and will provide young people with a range of activities and learning opportunities such as Music production, drugs and

alcohol awareness sessions, Dj sessions, healthy eating sessions and recreational activities. Paula Stone, Bingley Youth Café Development Worker said “We are so pleased to have been given the opportunity to provide an area with no youth work with such a variety of activities. This funding has enabled us to reach young people who may not usually access the youth café, we hope that we can maintain contact when the project ends.” Membership is free for young people. For more information or to get involved please contact Paula Stone on 01274 561305 or email


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Ten tips for dressing your home this Christmas Create a magical atmosphere by dressing every area of your home to make Christmas really special this year. 1. A warm welcome A pretty garland of sparkling foliage and rustic decorations around the front door will welcome your visitors during the holiday season. 2. Dress your door Decorate your front door with a wreath that matches the style of decorations inside the house 3. Light the way On cold dark winter evenings, put a welcoming glow in your window by lighting candles in lanterns on the windowsill. 4. Deck the hall Create a fantastic Christmas display in your hallway with a decorated mini tree. Or make your own fresh ivy and eucalyptus garland to snake up the banister. 5. Group your decorations Grouping decorations in clusters will have greater impact than scattering them thinly. A few statement baubles in toning colours, hung at different heights from the ceiling will make an eyecatching display. Scotch magic tape will not damage your ceiling. 6. Hang up stockings Make sure that every member of the family has hung their stocking above the fireplace (or at the foot of the bed) ready for Father Christmas. Don’t forget to put the fire out! 7. Play traditional board games Get out your classic board games for a cosy night in. 10


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New pool, 1927

Pool covered with floor for Bingley College dinner, 1932

Bingley Swimming Pool and Princess Hall What happened to the floor that covered the pool? At about this time of year from 1928 until 1972 Bingley Swimming Pool was covered over in the Autumn and transformed by the addition of a maple floor into a public hall called the Princess Hall. In this article, our local historian Alan Cattell traces the background to the swimming baths being built in Bingley and the opening of the facility in 1927. As part of his Living History project he has also interviewed Arthur and Mary Pitchforth who share some of their memories based on family and work experience of the Pool and Princess Hall. Introduction From the initial idea of building a swimming pool/public baths in Bingley to such a facility being built took a period of 58 years. The intention of the first part of this article is to identify key dates in that development. First Mention of a Public Baths in Bingley - 1869 At a meeting held in March 1869 the Bingley Improvement 14 | My Community HUB

Commissioners stated that they were “anxious to have public baths situated in the new Prince of Wales Park”. They were concerned that the river and canal (which had previously been used for bathing and swimming) were “not as pure in water” as they had once been. Additionally newspaper accounts throughout the 19th Century reported drownings in the canal and the River Aire, of people who could not swim. Consequently the meeting proposed that baths and a bath house should be built in the Park to “accommodate both males and females”. The baths were however never built and it was to be another 29 years until

Swimming in the canal

bathing facilities were built in the centre of Bingley. Original Public Baths - 1892 The first public baths in the town were opened in the basement of what was then the Library and Town Hall situated in the Mechanics Institute on Main Street. In July 1892 the Improvement Commissioners adopted the Baths and Washouses Act at a public meeting in Bingley. £300 was spent in converting the basement of the Mechanics Institute into public baths. The Leeds Mercury of March 12th 1892 had previously reported “The erection of public baths at Bingley Town Hall is almost completed. There is a Turkish Bath and two first class and five second class slipper baths, each fitted with arrangements for rapid filling and hot water”. Only the rich of the period could afford bathing facilities in their houses and the public baths offered the opportunity for a wider range of people to have access to such luxuries. Slipper baths represented the

opportunity for people to have an individual and private bath for a relatively small cost. New Swimming Baths and Princess Hall -1927 In 1926 the whole of the Mechanics Institute was handed over to house Bingley Library and Myrtle Grove then became the Town Hall. A new Swimming Baths and a public hall called Princess Hall, costing £28000 for the building and equipment was erected during 1927 on land belonging to Bingley Urban District Council. Dodd in Bingley (1930) stated “The long talked about baths were decided upon in 1924. A building was put up at the entrance to Myrtle Park and was opened as the Princess Hall by Princess Mary in 1927: the baths were brought into use in the following Spring. As identified by Dodd, the opening was carried out on 24th November 1927 by HRH Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles with her husband The Earl of Harewood. The swimming pool was opened on 12th March 1928 and included exhibitions by Ivy Gill who had swum the English Channel in 1927 and by George Webster (appointed an instructor at the pool) who had represented Britain in the 100 metres backstroke at the 1912 and 1920 Olympic Games. Design of the Facilities The Council Architect Eric Robinson designed the building so that in Summer it was used as a swimming pool and in the Winter a sectional floor was installed which covered the pool and provided a dance floor and solid area for functions. This Dance floor was 80 feet long and 45 feet wide. There was seating accommodation for 762 people ( 578 in the Hall and 184 on the Balcony) The Princess Hall was available for events from October to March. During the summer months alternative venues for dancing and functions included the local Cooperative Assembly Hall amongst others.

The Swimming pool was 75 feet long and 33 feet wide with a deep end of 6 feet 9 inches and a shallow end of 3 feet 3 inches. The pool also featured three automatic foot sprayers which swimmers had to use before entering the pool, and a number of diving platforms. These consisted of a five metre and a three metre platform and a one metre springboard. On the evening of the opening an exhibition of high diving and swimming were held at the pool. The facilities also included three slipper baths for children and nine First Class and 5 Second Class adult slipper baths. Centre for Electric Therapy and Curative Treatments In 1925 Bingley UDC were one of the first authorities to provide sun ray facilities in England. Dr Angus the local Medical Officer and J H Wright the Baths Manager oversaw the introduction of a range of medical, electrical and heat treatments to the new building at Bingley in 1927. Many of these were leading edge innovations for the time. Additional to sun ray, these included Russian baths and showers, Vichy Douche, Schnee Bath electrical treatment, Radiant Heat cabinets, Diathermy, Mud treatments, Bergonic treatments, massage and Pyretic and foam baths. Examples of Princess Hall Usage Many patrons of the Princess Hall remember it being used as a dance hall often with live bands and a resident MC. However, the Arts and Community Events also featured heavily in the activities held at the Hall. Below are a few examples of these to give a flavour of events: 1927 Following the opening ceremony and dinner a dance was held on the following Friday when over 250 dancers took to the floor. 1927 The honour of the first public engagement at the new Princess Hall, Bingley fell to the

Bingley Primitive Methodist Dramatic Society and their production of Merrie England. 1927 On Wednesday 21st December 1927 Bingley Grammar School held their Annual Speech day at the Princess Hall. “For a few years after the First World War the closing function at Christmas was confined to a gathering in the school hall. From 1925 more ambitious speech days have been revived, first in the Co-operative Assembly Rooms, later in the Princess Hall” Dodd (1930) A History of Bingley Grammar School. 1928 The Arts have played an important part in the town since it was recorded that in 1928 Bingley Primitive Methodist Operatic Society produced Tom Jones at the Princess Hall 1931 With the opening of the Princess Hall amateur drama revived: for some years (from 1931) the Green Room Players put on plays. 1947 The Importance of Being Ernest played by Bingley Little Theatre in the Princess Hall over the covered swimming baths 1955 Bingley Grammar School were still holding their annual Speech Day at the Hall The Torch - Bingley Grammar School Magazine July 1955 - Speech Day was held on Tuesday 29th March as usual in the Princess Hall. 1958 Bingley Schools Poetry Competition Finals at Princess Hall 1958 won by Myrtle Park School Living History Two local residents, a husband and wife have shared their recollections of Bingley Swimming Pool and the Princess Hall with me, based on their first hand experience and knowledge of the facilities from 1943 to date.. Continued on page 18 My Community HUB | 15

Local History Arthur Pitchforth Connections to the Pool Arthur Pitchforth was born in 1943 and initially attended Myrtle Park Primary School. Arthurs father Alec William (Bill) was a strong swimmer and water polo player. He represented Great Britain in the 100yards freestyle at the inaugural YMCA World Games at Copenhagen in Denmark in 1927 and also played water polo against Canada and Sweden. In 1933 he became a swimming instructor and later a Superintendent at Bingley Swimming Pool and lived at a house attached to the pool which prior to conversion had previously been the stables to Myrtle Park mansion. His tenure at Bingley was interrupted by war service in the RAF after which he returned to Bingley as a swimming instructor. Arthur was born at the swimming pool house in 1943. One of Arthurs strong memories is that for health and safety reasons the diving facilities were removed owing to one of the diving platforms being five metres and the pool only two metres at its deep end! Arthur is currently President of Bingley Amateur Swimming Club.

Diving boards, 1929

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Mary Heaton/ Pitchforth Arthur later married Mary Heaton who worked as a Swimming Instructor at Bingley Pool from 1960 until 2008. Mary was born in Shipley, went to Holy Trinity Primary School and then to the Modern School (now Beckfoot.) She met Arthur Pitchforth when he used the swimming pool in his lunch hours. He worked at his mother’s hairdressers in Myrtle Place and the pool was near to his work. Mary started work there in 1960. New Site for the Pool? Bert Lax the then Superintendent prepared a model of a suggested new pool to be sited in the Bottom Meadow at Myrtle Park. The proposal was to have a pool with two shallow ends and a specific diving pool at the side of the main pool. This was considered by Bingley Urban District Council but turned down. Nothing Was Ever Wasted! In November 1960 the Myrtle Cinema in Bingley closed down and a number of 5 seat rows of gold plush fabric tip- up chairs were bought by the Princess Hall. These were either placed round the edge of the hall when dances were being held or used as main seating in the hall when shows were being held. Examples of Princess Hall Usage During the 1960’s the pool was closed from the end of October and opened again on 1st March. Mary remembers the Princess Hall being used for dances on most Saturdays. Many of the local Mills held dinners and dances on Fridays there as did NALGO and the Young Farmers. The venue was also used for a Civic Ball each year. An Annual Bingley Week celebration was also held there at which a Miss Bingley was chosen. There were also Talent Contests held for the annual Bingley Children’s Gala. Mary also remembers wrestling being held at Princess Hall but only for one season. Wedding

receptions were held in the Solarium. Originally when the Solarium was built, the middle section of the glass windows in the roof were on wheels so that they could be opened. Millworkers use the Pool She also remembers that during the 60’s and 70’s Saturday morning usage of the slipper baths was “manic” and queue’s back to Myrtle Place would form. Many local millworkers having finished their shift would come straight from work to take their Saturday morning bath. Medical Treatments A large number of the treatments offered in the medical facilities in the early years were no longer practised. Whilst J H Wright had retired in the mid 1960’s as Superintendent, he and his wife still rented rooms and provided some treatment for rheumatism. Mary remembers herself and colleagues being asked to carry out pyretic treatment on customers. What Happened to the Dance Floor? The dance floor was made of maple and took ten working days to take up or lay over the swimming pool. All employees were involved in this mammoth task and Mary and colleagues remember large numbers of wood splinters (spells) in their hands as a result of the job. The sprung floor “slotted together like a jigsaw” and was supported on wood beams and trestles laid below it. 1972 was the last year that the floor was laid over the swimming pool. Mary states that the floor was then sold and “Is now all over Bingley”, but primarily at Bingley Little Theatre. Recently Jeff Peacock, Chairman of Bingley Little Theatre showed Alan the section of the floor transferred to BLT. Closure of the Princess Hall Dances In October 1972 the venue

Top: 1926, Pool - Deep End construction, and 1927 new building exteriors Middle: 1927 opening by Princess Mary, and casket presented to her Bottom: 1960’s pool exterior, 1970’s Princess Hall exterior, 1980’s aerial exterior

closed as a public hall and from 1973 was opened as a swimming pool only. Mary attributes the closure to the diminishing number of dances being held in such a large venue. She points towards dances being held in smaller halls such as Eldwick Memorial Hall and the Co-op Hall. Theatre/The Arts and Community Events and Space The area in close proximity to the Princess Hall was utilised for community usage and “Bingley Little Theatre with seats for 150 was in 1974 merged with the Arts Centre. Previously the site of the Oddfellows Hall it was converted in 1948 into a theatre but was compulsorily purchased and

demolished in 1974 when the Arts Centre opened - an adjacent building to the Arts Centre formerly a St Johns Ambulance Hall was converted to a rehearsal space” (The Theatre Trust 1974.) Management of the BLT and Arts Centre and running of the facility have also been subject to recent change which was reported in the Bingley Little Theatre Newsletter of June 2012. The Future of the Swimming Pool During 2010/2011 speculation that the Pool would be closed was rife. A local campaign and over 2000 signatures aided the decision that the Pool would not be closed at present but would be subject to more limited times

and opening hours. It would be a sad day for Bingley if the 1927 vision and provision by the Bingley Urban District Council should no longer exist. Thanks to Arthur and Mary Pitchforth and Bradford Leisure Staff at Bingley Pool for their contributions and access/ permission to use original photographs. Thanks to Bradford Libraries for permission to use photographs and to Jeff Peacock of Bingley Little Theatre for access to the original swimming pool sectional floor. Alan Cattell BingleyOctober 2012 My Community HUB



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icture this. You walk into a dentist with gaps in your teeth or you’re wearing dentures. And you leave with new teeth the same day. No need to wear dentures anymore. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. That’s because there is a newer dental tooth implant procedure available. And this procedure is up to 50% less expensive than older tooth implant procedures. What’s more, there’s NO gum flap surgery, NO extensive bone drilling and NO stitches afterwards. Minimal disturbance to your mouth This newer procedure uses “keyhole” surgery. So your mouth is quicker to heal after any procedure. And the good news is this new type of tooth implanting is accessible to patients who haven’t been able to get tooth implants before - because of either cost, difficulty or any lack of bone height or width. And it’s ideal for patients who are nervous when visiting a dentist as this process involves fewer dental visits. So, what exactly is involved? Well, an initial tiny keyhole is made where the tooth implant is to go .The correct size implant is placed which will eventually be used to anchor to take

the permanent tooth. Your implant then has a temporary crown attached to it. This new tooth is then left for 8 – 12 weeks to allow the bone to fuse the new implant. Next, an imprint for a new crown is taken. Once the new crown is ready, you return to have your new crown fitted. In fact, you can even have a new tooth implant the same day as you have any teeth removed. And if you have 3 or even 4 teeth missing, then these can be replaced with only 2 implants. But do you get any soreness from tooth implanting? This may occur in the first 24 – 48 hours. But it’s easily overcome by taking Paracetamol or similar. But are all tooth implants successful? The answer is no. However, I do have a 95% success rate when I perform a tooth implant. That’s 9 out of every 10 people who don’t have to wear dentures anymore. And if your implant doesn’t ‘take’ I re-do it for FREE. And, if the new implant still doesn’t ‘take’, then I refund you your money. So you’re NOT risking a single penny. Here’s what just a few of my tooth implant clients have to say:

“At 30 I lost my bottom front teeth and I became very self conscious. Since having the implants done I am very happy and would definitely have others done in the future. The procedure is easy and the results are fantastic.” Yolanda Gallagher, Huddersfield “I was very nervous about having my tooth implant but need not have worried. I’m delighted with my new teeth and feel much more confident!” Carol Armitage, Halifax “Having my tooth implants was painless and easy. My new implants are absolutely brilliant. They have transformed my smile and made me more confident. My friends tell me how good they look.” Gwen Rika, Bradford “After a motorway accident 5 of my front teeth were completely snapped off. Dr Zaman replaced my front teeth with temporary ones immediately I couldn’t believe the quality of work and the quick and speedy service.” Karen Adams, Almondbury “I’m 82. When I started to lose my bottom teeth I didn’t want a lower denture. As I already have a top denture. So I asked Dr Zaman what were the alternatives. He told me I could have a bridge or two teeth implants. So I had the implants. It was easy having them put in. No pain. And they’re one of the best things I’ve ever had done.” Jean Batley, Brighouse

Imagine being able to eat an apple... nuts... or chew a steak. Imagine feeling confident when talking to others. Imagine roaring with laughter because you’re proud of your smile. Do you Qualify? As not everyone is suitable for tooth implants, I’m offering a FREE 15 minute consultation (Value £42) for 10 readers of My Community Hub who respond before September 30th. I check for gum disease, tooth decay, assess which type of tooth implant will be best suited for you and to see if your mouth is suitable for tooth implants. During your consultation you will NOT be sold to. So phone 01484 714640 (24 hours) or email info@ and reserve your free consultation today by quoting CODE: My Community Hub Dr Zaman, BDS, LDS RCS, is the head dentist at the Fresh Smile Clinic in Brighouse. He has completed over 1000 successful tooth implants after completing a course certified by the Royal College of Surgeons. Also, he mentors other dentists on behalf of Osteocare, an implant training company.

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Is 50 Shades of Grey good or bad for your health? By Sue Copeman Stan is 72 years old and he is sat in his favourite chair in the village of Harden, eating a pork pie from his favourite village butchers and drinking a bottle of stout. He is watching the golf and having a right old relaxing evening. His wife aged 70 to whom he has been married for 48 years shouts him upstairs and when he opens the bedroom door the winciette nighty of 40 years that Beryl has always worn is no longer there but instead she is adorned in a bunny outfit and beside her is a B&Q carrier bag with what appears to be a bundle of rope sticking out of the top. Come here you love god shouts Beryl. After taking a beta blocker, wiping the sweat from his forehead and feeding the dog the left overs of his pork pie, Stan considers calling the emergency services to check his wife into therapy as soon as possible as she is obviously suffering from that split personality disorder. He is regulating his breathing by blowing in to a brown paper bag as he contemplates what to do next.

So...... the question is...... is this Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy good or bad for your health? My facebook news feed has been inundated with status updates ‘going on holiday with Mr Grey’, ‘Kids in bed, time to get back to Mr Grey’, ‘Sunday morning, husband playing fivea-side where is Mr Grey’. This trilogy has gone from being selfpublished by a previously unknown author to the subject of a USA publisher bidding war! These books tap into our sexual sub conscious minds and allows us to read words and envision scenarios like never before, even if the idea had never crossed our minds. So apparently if you are single or coupled, with kids or without kids, having an amazing life in the bedroom or stuck in a rut, this trilogy allows women to escape from the routines of their every day lives. The only problem is men like poor Stan are unaware that in these lovely little villages all over West Yorkshire, women are being educated like never before. So maybe it’s about time that we introduced our men to Mr Christian Grey in a subtle 22


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Keep your cat warm this winter One of the most common mistakes cat owners make is thinking that because they have ‘fur coats’ it’s alright to shut their pet out any time of the day or night for hours on end. This is not the case. Cats feel the drop in temperature when they are outside just as we do and cats have been known to freeze to death. In Yorkshire we have experienced sub-zero temperatures during successive winters and it’s important to prepare for this to ensure your cat is kept safe and well. Cats need a place of safety and warmth that they can retreat to when they feel threatened or are in need of physical comfort. The easiest solution is to install a cat flap. That way your cat can come and go as he pleases. If nobody is home your cat can still come indoors to shelter from heavy rain and freezing cold, and can escape from danger if he or she is frightened by someone or something. The cheapest cat flaps are around £10 but for a little more money you can get one that enables you to adjust the settings so that your cat can come in but not go out again, or even one you can set to work with your cats’ microchip so that other cats can’t come in and scare it. Although there will be the cost of installation if you are not good at DIY, this is money well spent. It will give you peace of mind and transform the life of your cat. If there is nowhere suitable in your house, would it work to have a cat 24


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flap put into your garden shed? You can put down cosy blankets or straw-lined kennels inside and it will give your cat somewhere to go when you are not home. Now the evenings are drawing in your cat is less visible to drivers and the threat of being run over is even greater. That’s why it’s good sense to make sure your cat is safely home before dark and stays indoors until daylight. It is also a good idea to get a litter tray so that you don’t need to let him out to ‘do his business’ and have the worry he might not return. If you really cannot install a cat flap there are some simple things you can do to help your cat keep safe. A dustbin turned on its side and packed with a straw lining that he can burrow into will keep him warm and dry – and hidden from sight. This is also a good way to help any stray or feral cat you are worried about in your area. We hope you and your cat enjoy lots of cosy winter evenings in together! 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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Woodbank Nurseries See It Growing, Buy It Nursery Fresh Our eagerly awaited amazing christmas department is open. We are very excited about the new colour schemes and amazing displays; which are all created in store by our very talented staff. We have been travelling both abroad and at home from January to ensure that we bring you the best and newest ideas available for 2012. There are some stunning new schemes, so there is bound to be something to excite everyone. There is the traditional red and gold, For the ladies we have a fifty shades of grey theme based on the book, Home wares, candles and lighting matched in to co-ordinate the themes or for retailers there is a wonderful selection of everything you could possibly need to make a magnificent window

display. The extended lighting range at competitive prices cover all your indoor and outdoor display needs, with some lovely, amazing new pieces to set your home and garden a glow. The christmas tree range has also been expanded to include some stunning new pieces, beautifully dressed by our designers in ways you would never have imagined!!

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On Wednesday 7th November at 7pm till 8pm we will be an event to raise money for Manorlands Hospice. If you’re looking for inspiration for that perfect centre-piece for your Christmas table or slightly different Christmas gift why not come along and watch our florists turn sprigs of holly, lengths of ribbon and a few candles, into superb Christmas decorations. Tickets cost £5 each. Early booking is recommend as places fill up fast.

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Enjoy wine and mince pies on us. Come & see Christmas at its best on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November between the hours of 5:30pm - 9pm and as a thank you we will give you 10% off your shopping. Offers excludes gift tokens, clearance lines as well as food and drink served in the potting shed restaurant.

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We enjoy creating the christmas displays and we aim to create a wonderful magical experience for you all to enjoy. Do come and be among the first to see the displays at our preview evenings and join us and drink in the atmosphere at our Magical Evenings.

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Taking a close look at Meningitis In our third article, Harden Pharmacy have continued with “back to school” common ailments in children, offering advice on how to treat each individual condition. Parents should always feel at ease discussing any of these conditions with their health care professional, alternatively, Harden Pharmacy are available to speak to confidentially. Focus on Meningitis Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. Meningitis can be lifethreatening because of the inflammation’s proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore the condition is classified as a



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medical emergency. The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). Sometimes, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness. If a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash. Tumbler test for septicaemia If someone is ill and gets a rash, do the ‘Tumbler Test’. Check for spots over the whole body. If a glass tumbler is pressed firmly against a septicaemic rash, the marks will not fade. You will be able to see the rash through the glass. If this happens get medical advice immediately. It is harder to see on dark skin, so check paler areas. Remember someone who is very ill needs medical help even if they have no rash or a rash that fades.

THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY GO TO A&E URGENTLY • Fever and/or vomiting • Severe headache • Limb/joint/muscle pain (sometimes with pain/ diarrhoea) • Cold hand and feet/shivering • Pale or mottled skin • Breathing fast/breathless • Rash (anywhere on the body) • Stiff neck (less common in young children) • Dislike of bright lights (less common in young children) • Very sleepy /vacant /difficult to wake • Confused /delirious • Seizures (fits) may also be seen Other meningitis symptoms in toddlers and babies: • Refusing to eat/feed • Irritable, not wanting to be held/touched • A stiff body, with jerky movements, or floppy, unable to stand up Babies and tiny tots may also have: • A tense or bulging soft spot on the head (fontanelle) • A high pitched or moaning

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Green fingers In our new feature we will be bringing you up to date gardening tips for growing your own veggies. For November, we have listed some of the jobs you will need to do in your garden before Winter approaches.

Get set for Winter Sow broad beans It is only worth making an autumn sowing of broad beans in reasonably mild areas - in cold, exposed gardens, wait until spring. Sow where cloches have been sheltering the soil, and use a hardy variety like ‘Aquadulce’ or ‘The Sutton’. Start winter digger As areas of the vegetable plot become vacant, dig them over and leave the soil in rough clods to be broken down by winter frosts. Cover compost heaps Cover filled compost heaps with a layer of thick cardboard or old carpet to keep in the heat and keep ot most of the rain. It pays to have two compost heaps; as soon as one is full, leave it to rot down while you start building the other one. Don’t forget you can add kitchen waste to the heap, but avoid cooked food and meat, which can attract rats. Remove plant debris promptly Old leaves and crop remains make ideal hiding places for slugs and snails. Despatch them to the compost heap as soon as possible. Make out seed orders The sooner you order your seeds, the more likely you are to



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get everything you want. Some popular varieties sell out quickly. Keep in mind what crops did particularly well or badly this year when considering what to order for next season. Revive rhubarb Old rhubarb crowns will benefit from being lifted and divided into sections with a sharp spade. Make sure each piece has some growth buds. Replant in soil that has been enriched with well-rotted compost or other organic matter. Keep crops handy In cold areas where the soil might be frozen for prolonged periods, dig up some parsnips Swedes and leeks. Heel them in shallowly in a convenient spot, where they will be easy to lift in cold weather. Harvest early sprouts Early maturing varieties of Brussels sprouts will be ready for picking this month. Always pick sprouts from the bottom of the stem upwards. Use your heel to firm the plants in the soil if they have been loosened by autumn gales.

Next issue: we will be advising how to clear, tidy and protect your garden for Winter.

Reserve ramblings

Classrooms now in place on the reserve

By Steve Warrilow Denso Marston Nature warden At last the classroom and toilets are firmly in place and looking, dare I say rather splendid. There will be a large amount of work to be done. One consequence of the work there is that the bird feeding has been delayed and we are now starting in November. The ground is prepared and is looking great all we need now is the birds. The area is smaller than before but still plenty of room for the birds to feed. There have been several sightings of the first winter visitors, siskin’s



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small flocks have been seen nibbling on the catkins of the Alder and Silver birch. All being well the numbers will increase. These birds and other species will be getting easier to see as all the leaves will have just about fallen this month. Hopefully we will have a month without rain. I have worked most of my working life outdoors and in all weathers. But I have got somewhat bored with the rain. Although with all that rain, the trees will put on a good spurt of growth which cannot be a bad thing. Over the winter when we are not working on the classroom we will be looking for hibernating insects such as ladybirds and millipedes. We will also be taking note of snails and slugs found as we now have begun recording slugs and snails. As you could imagine there have been one or two about this year.

Now winter is almost upon us we will be doing a lot of mammal trapping. A few weeks ago in the spider club area we found a new short tailed field vole nest complete with 3 voles, and a universal awww hit the group. They are cute mind, even this weather beaten hardened warden goes all gooey when he sees these creatures. With all the leaves falling I will be having another walk this time on Sunday 18th November at 2.15pm meeting at the gateway opposite the lay-by on Otley Road. We will be looking at buds, lots of them and trying to identify the species of trees on the reserve. I may even have ago at identifying the willows, which can be a nightmare to identify. If you want information about the walks and other bits and bobs concerning the reserve please contact me on 07919525913. Meanwhile time for searching for those snails‌ If you want to find out about vismiging and other walks you can contact me on 07919525913 or email: whirlygigwarrillow@

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Local cancer charity celebrates their Silver Jubilee Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale are celebrating 25 years of supporting cancer patients and their carers and families throughout the whole of 2013. We would like to ask locally based organisations and groups to consider us as your chosen charity for one of your fundraising events in 2013 or indeed to choose us as your ‘charity of the year’ Like many local charities we have been affected by recent changes in funding. However, financial pressures on families affected by Cancer mean our work is needed more than ever before.  2013 is our 25th year! This is an exceptional milestone in the Charity’s history and one which we want to celebrate, and hope that you will join us. By choosing to support us in some

way in 2013 you could help us to be here providing support to local cancer sufferers and their families for the next 25 years. The ways you can help would include: • Choose us as your charity of the year 2013 in support of our Silver Jubilee Celebrations • Hold an event in aid of the charity i.e. • Car Boot or Table Top Sale • Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea • Tea Dance, Salsa Night • Race Night • X Factor Night • Sponsored Walks, Swims etc.

• Promote the Charity’s Recycle Projects - Jewellery, Mobile Phones and Clothing Banks • Participate in Supermarket Bag Packing events • Ask family and friends, do they work in a company that match fund £4£. Would they fundraise for Cancer Support Bradford & Airedale? Every penny raised will go directly to help someone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis. If you feel your community group may be able to support us in some way please contact Linda Enderby, Community Fundraiser on 01274 776688, l.enderby@

Making a difference to Jane’s life One of the charities trustee’s Jane Hughes, from Bradford, knows how much of a difference the charity can make “In January 2009 my known world fell apart when I was diagnosed with a rare cancer. I had a busy life as a working Mum of 2 teenagers with a passion for fitness and the outdoors. Major surgery and several weeks of treatment followed. Money was a huge stress with my oldest about to apply for university, but returning to work quickly was out of the question. I was used to being in control of my life and felt at rock bottom. My nurse suggested I contact Cancer Support. A member of the Welfare Rights Team responded quickly with a home visit, providing much needed peace of mind with advice on a range of benefits and ideas on how we could restructure our finances until I returned to work. With this support I was able 34

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to focus on getting on with radiotherapy, and the long period of Registered charity no 519429 recovery needed. I was lucky and my employer could not have been more supportive. When the demands of further treatment meant I could no longer carry on working, leaflets and advice from Cancer Support helped me to take stock and make the necessary adjustments, both to our home and our finances. 18 months on, my health is stable and I’m enjoying life again. I’m retraining and setting up my own “micro business”, a move that has bought me great personal satisfaction and enables me to work flexibly when my health allows. Key to this success has been the thoughtful way in which Cancer Support Bradford and Airedale works: it’s not about “doing it for you” (the patient) but doing it “alongside you”, helping you to take back control of your life at a time when it’s so easy to lose it. In these uncertain times, none of us really know what the future holds. Yes, Cancer may take away your dreams, but with the right support, we can all find new ones.”

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Dog separation anxiety from leaving dog alone Dogs are very social animals, and they would like nothing more than to be by your side 24/7. But we know (even if they don’t) that dog food doesn’t buy itself, and that may entail you having to leave them home alone while you go off to bring home the bacon (and the dog treats). When we leave in the morning, there is a high possibility that our dogs are experiencing some level of separation anxiety. This separation anxiety might manifest itself as anything from nuisance barking or whining to stinky surprises left for you when you return home. If your dog is one to chew his feelings, you may also find some prized possessions or furniture vandalised during your absence. What to do? Help separation anxiety by putting your dog to sleep (in a good way) If you want a calm dog, it doesn’t get any calmer than sleep. Before you leave the house, make sure you schedule time for a brisk walk or a vigorous game of fetch in the back garden or nearby field. Having an anxious dog home alone is bad enough. Having a dog that is anxious and hyper is a recipe for disaster. Exercise helps calm your dog down in two ways. Physically, it tires your dog out, so he might be up for a nap while you’re away, and emotionally, exercise can level out your dog’s brain chemistry in the same way a good workout can leave humans exhilarated. Hire a dog walker for dog exercise. The best-case scenario is you can come home for lunch and spend a little quality time to break up your dog’s day. But 36

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