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The Grapevine Halifax Issue 148 March 2020

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The Great British Spring Clean
is aiming to inspire over half a
million people to join forces across
the country to collect and safely
dispose of litter from our streets,
recycling as much as possible.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first
time volunteering or your one
hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes
across the country to stand
together to declare that litter is

We will provide equipment,
including bags and litter pickers and tea and coffees -
the kettle will be on!  Meet up at the Brighouse Bid offices in the
centre of Brighouse.

Can you spare any time
9:30 am -11:30 am on
Saturday 21st March.
Brighouse needs you! If you
would like to volunteer at
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New date, new venue,
new partner..

Halifax Festival of Words returns for a third year

Halifax’s independent Festival of of The Book Corner commented
Words founded in 2017 by two ‘we are very carefully growing
independent businesses, The the festival each year and
Book Corner and The Grayston adding a new venue is part of
Unity have announced that it will that strategy. The Temperance
be returning in October larger Movement is such a natural fit
than ever before. It will run in the it was to us an obvious choice’.
town from 2nd to 4th October Owner, Joey Bates said, ‘it’s
2020 and will contain its popular amazing to be part of the Halifax
mix of readings, live music, independent scene and fantastic
spoken word and dj sets.    to be chosen as a venue for the
The festival will continue to In addition to the existing Some of the highlights already
receive great support from venues, The Grayston Unity, The confirmed include live music
Halifax BID but in addition a Book Corner, Meandering Bear & from The Membranes & Choir,
new partner, the Halifax based Halifax Borough Market, 9 The Lovely Eggs, Hope & Social,
Snowflake Media Group have A further development is the The Orielles in conversation
now joined to give financial and addition of a new venue to and David Hepworth
marketing support.  Michael host events. The Temperance details will appear at www.
Ainsworth from the Grayston Movement opened in Halifax   
said, ‘to enable the festival town centre in June 2019 and For immediate release. For
to become established and has already established itself press interviews etc call Michael
ultimately grow we needed with its quality drinks and food 07807136520
help to achieve that and we in a fantastic setting.  Sarah Shaw
are so delighted that Snowflake
Media, a Halifax based company
have agreed to do that. We feel
they are a perfect partner and
understand what the festival is
about and its role in putting on
the festival in the town’.  Lee
Kenny, Managing Director at
Snowflake Media said “When
the opportunity to get involved
with the Festival arose, we
jumped at the chance. The past
2 years events have been a real
shot in the arm for the Halifax
Arts & Social scene and wider
community. As a marketing
and web design agency we
like to inject fun, energy and a
community spirit into a project
and this is exactly what the
Festival represents for us.”

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Lifestyle & Leisure

All Dressed up, but what
are they waiting for?

By Chris Helme

65-2020 – This photograph is from a
postcard which shows a postmark May
1907. Everyone looks smartly dressed.
The crowds appear to be in lines rather
than just groups standing together. Are
they waiting for something to arrive or has
whatever it was already gone by.

A clue might be in the date of May 1907. who don’t know the origin, it is a sign where the
It was on May 22, that Princess Louise, service of bloodletting was carried out and was
the daughter of Queen Victoria visited historically a representation of bloody bandages
Brighouse, on what was the town’s first wrapped around a pole.
Royal visit, to open the new Art Gallery. During medieval times, barbers performed surgery
During her visit to Brighouse, she was on customers, as well as tooth extractions. The
staying at Kirklees Hall. But when she original pole had a brass washbasin at the top
travelled down from Clifton, she would (representing the vessel in which leeches were kept)
not have travelled this way to the Art Gallery in and bottom (representing the basin that received
Halifax Road. In that case, perhaps the crowds have the blood). The pole itself represents the staff
gathered for one of the annual pre-First World War that the patient gripped during the procedure to
Demonstration Parades. encourage blood flow.
Whilst I leave you to consider why the crowds might To the left of the barber’s shop in Victoria
have gathered. Some readers may be able to guess Street, the white door leads to Bernard Kruger’s
where these well-dressed Brighouse residents are in photography business and his studios. Bernard
the town centre. was born in Liverpool and his parents Henry and
It is the junction with Bethel Street and Victoria Henrietta came to England from Prussia. Henry
Street. Needham’s Ltd was the last shop in the opened his photography business not far from the
street at 57 Bethel Street. This was one of the family home at Laburnum Terrace in Huddersfield.
town centre chemists and druggist shops and was The last shop on the right is Alfred Hirst wine and
managed by Mr R.T.Gill. Some may be puzzled spirit merchants.
about the name Victoria Street, a name that does Just one small area in Brighouse town centre, but
not exist today. We know it now as Ship Street and the answer to why the crowds are milling about will
was probably named after the Ship Tavern, at the have to remain a mystery for now.
opposite end of the street, which now forms part of
the Secret Tea Rooms premises. Chris Helme – Local Nostalgia Magazine
Just when it was changed from Victoria Street to Chris has launched a new, local nostalgia
Ship Street will need further research. I cannot magazine. The 5th edition is out now. You can
imagine it would have been changed during Queen find his advert on page 13
Victoria’s lifetime
The shop on the opposite corner of Victoria
Street is John C. Broomhead’s barbers’ shop and
tobacconists. It is just possible to make out the
traditional barber’s pole outside the shop. I am
sure the history behind the red and white barbers
pole will be known by many readers. But, to those

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Lifestyle & Leisure The Local Edit

Our local area has a lot to offer and this feature is about celebrating this,
encouraging you to shop local!

Jeremys’ at the Boathouse, Brighouse
Feeling under the weather…welcome to a twist
on a classic ‘Penicillin’ - made with JD Honey,
House of Broughton Ginger syrup, lemon juice
and honey!

The Piece Hall, Halifax 
Fallen back in love with vinyl?

Take a browse down at
Loafers, The Piece Hall
Enjoy a decent coffee too

Harveys of Halifax
Mother’s Day gift ideas galore
Huge selection of gift ideas
Kershaws Garden Centre,
Bring early colour to your garden
with Spring Bulbs and primula,
available now

Cakey Bakes, Halifax 
Check out this amazing talented lady - cakes
made to order - we can personally recommend! 

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Lifestyle & Leisure Used Cars
Track Day Heroes for £25k

Ragging your own car around frame and fully adjustable a supercharger and you’ve got
a racetrack is becoming suspension, it’s suitable for 240bhp on tap. You can pick up
increasingly popular and is racing but is also a hoot to drive a race prepared barnstormer
surprisingly affordable, but for any halfway competent for £22k, see off a few Porches
standard road cars do not take driver. Power comes from a around the track and then drive it
kindly to that kind of treatment. turbocharged 2 litre Ford engine to work the next day.
Luckily, there are a variety of with 250bhp that equates to 0-62 Honda Civic Type R
machines that are custom made in under 4 seconds and a top There are several hot hatches
for the job, not to mention road speed of 145mph. The handling that claim to be able to strut their
cars that are easily modified for can be configured for any stuff on the track, but none of
the track. My budget of £25k track or conditions and is very them hold a candle to the Type
may seem generous but track forgiving. It’s also very well built R. The hot Civic is now on its
cars are expensive toys, though and engineered and represents fourth generation and the latest
they do hold their value well. great value for money – a 4-year- version is outrageously fast – it
Here are my top four. old car with less than 1000 miles lapped the Nürburgring quicker
Caterham 7 on it can be yours for £23k. than a Lamborghini Aventador.
Based on the Lotus 7 sportscar Lotus Elise S2 R At the same time it is spacious,
from the 50s, the Caterham 7 has The Lotus Elise is a pretty little comfortable, well-equipped,
been around since 1973. They 2-seater sportscar that can be solidly built and all the other
all look the same, but they have used as a daily driver, although it things you would expect from
a bewildering variety of engines is not exactly practical. The Elise a good family hatchback. There
and power trains. The Superlight weighs just 900kg, has a mid- are two routes to buying a Type
is the model to go for, weighing engine layout and a peppy 1.8 R for use on the track. The first
in at just 500kg. Choose from litre 190bhp Toyota engine. All is to just buy a low mileage
the R300 (300bhp per tonne) this adds up to superb handling fourth generation car for around
or the fearsome R500. Both use and sizzling performance, just £24,000, use it as a daily driver
the 2.0 litre Honda VTEC engine, what you need for a track day. A and take it on an occasional
are astonishingly quick and have stock car makes a superb driving track day. The other is to buy a
sublime handling. The only way machine and you can pick up a modified second-generation car
to get in an R500 for this kind well sorted, low mileage Series – 300bhp, adjustable suspension,
of money is to buy an ex-race 2 for around £19,000. But it gets racing wheels and tyres – for
car (you’ll probably need to be better – uprated brakes and around £10k and just use it on
a racing driver to keep it on the suspension kits are available off the track. You’ll have even more
track!). Otherwise, a used R300 the shelf and the engine is easy fun and it will hold its value.
can be yours for around £23k. and inexpensive to tune. Add
The Caterham is street legal but
making a long journey in it is not
Zenos E10
Produced by a tiny British
manufacturer, the E10 was
launched 5 years ago to rave
reviews. It is a serious track car
that isn’t really meant for the
road unless you’re wearing a
helmet and motorbike attire.
With a carbon fibre tub, alloy

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Vegan Cauliflower Steak with Indian Spiced Red Lentils

This spicy main course shows that vegetarian dishes sauté until soft. Add the lentils and continue to cook
can be just as exciting and flavoursome as those for a further 2 minutes. Tip the cumin and curry
containing meat. powder back into the pan and stir in well. Turn down
1 large Cauliflower the heat and slowly add the vegetable stock while
1 diced Onion stirring constantly. When half of the stock has been
4 cloves of Garlic, crushed added, sprinkle the saffron on top of the mix and
200g Red Lentils, washed then combine the rest of the stock. Continue to cook
3 tbsp Curry Powder until you have a soft mixture with a slight texture to
1 tbsp Cumin Powder it. Season with salt and pepper.
2 pints Vegetable Stock Cut the outer leaves off the cauliflower and once
1/2g Saffron trimmed simply cut across the cauliflower to create
100g Golden Raisins, thick slices. Season a large pan of water with salt and
soaked for 1 hour in water bring to the boil, then add the slices of cauliflower
1 Bunch Coriander, 1 Lime and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Refresh in cold water
Olive Oil and then pat dry.
Salt and Pepper To serve, bring a non-stick frying pan to full heat,
Start by preparing the lentils. Warm a large pour in a splash of olive oil and fry the slices of
saucepan, add the cumin and curry powder and stir cauliflower until golden brown, then plate up.
constantly until you smell the flavours coming out, Reheat the lentils and once warm add the chopped
then remove from the pan and set aside. Add a little coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. Spoon a
olive oil to the pan, toss in the onion and gently portion of lentils around the cauliflower steaks and
garnish with raisins and coriander.

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Lifestyle & Leisure


Sardinia: Unparalleled

Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio de Andre had
this to say about Sardinia: “Twenty-four-thousand
square kilometres of forests, countryside and shores
swimming in a miraculous sea - this is what I reckon
God gave us as Paradise.”

I stuck to the north of the island for this trip and my a number of beautiful beaches. The Monti Russu
first port of call was Sassari, a working town with a beach offered an opportunity for a stroll, with
large university. As with so many Italian towns and the cliffs of Corsica visible just across the water.
cities, architecturally it is a blend of the wonderful Continuing along, you’ll reach Sardinia’s most
and the woeful. Focusing on the wonderful, do lose well-known and most expensive corner, the Costa
yourself in the streets and the piazzas of the centro Smeralda. Founded by the Aga Khan and reminiscent
storico (old town); the impressive Cathedral of St of France’s Saint Tropez and Liguria’s Portofino,
Nicholas is well worth a visit. For food, don’t miss Porto Cervo is home to the big yachts, high
the spectacular Il Vecchio Mulino, a local favourite, fashion and some exclusive bars and restaurants
offering authentic Sardinian favourites like boar (in the summer months). In the low season it was
ragu, bue rosso (beef) and the typical Sardinian wonderfully quiet, although the summer buzz was
dessert of Seada. A meal for three with house wine still very imaginable.
cost just over €100. One more essential diversion on this whistle-stop
The next stop was an evening in Alghero. I enjoyed tour is San Pantaleo. Nestling in the shadow of the
the promenade from my hotel to the impressive old Galluran mountains, this is authentic Sardinia at
town, which is fortified by sea walls you can climb its best. With a small but perfectly formed church
and walk around. The influences of the city’s past as and piazza at its heart, the town is worth a stop to
a Catalan stronghold remain clear to see (they even wonder at the scale of the mountains around you.
speak the Catalan dialect). You can amble for hours Finally, I reached Olbia, a criminally
through the cobbled streets but make time to have underappreciated gem skipped by the hordes
a bite to eat at Il Pesce d’Oro (you may need to book arriving at its airport as they rush to the beaches.
as it’s very popular with the locals, but it’s worth it). I can’t recommend the boutique Ospitalita del
For a night cap, I’d recommend the Casablanca Brew Conte Hotel & Spa highly enough (don’t miss the
Pub or, if you like live music, the Mill Inn is a late- Thermal Pool), and at just 5 minutes from the city’s
night rock bar. If white wine is your tipple, invest pedestrianised heart, it couldn’t be more central.
in a bottle of Parallelo 41 from local vineyard Sella A range of museums and churches, boutiques, bars
& Mosca (the geographers among you may know and restaurants make Olbia an ideal weekend break.
Sardinia straddles the 41st Parallel). Of note from a food point of view, try Ristorante da
If you’ve got a car, spend a day exploring the island’s Paolo (Sardinian), Art Academy (Churrascaria) and
northern coast. Starting from Alghero, head north- GAP (gelato). Also, do try the local gin, which the
east to Stintino and the azure waters of the La locals will heartily recommend.
Pelosa beach (if you’ve time, take a boat trip over to De Andre was spot on about the diversity; from the
the Asinara National Park). From there, head east to fraction of the island I’ve seen, I can’t wait to see
Castelsardo to admire the hilltop town topped with the rest.
a castle housing the old handicraft museum. Stroll
down from the apex through the winding streets to
reach the cathedral, perched above the waters of
the Mediterranean.
Following the coast road towards the northernmost
point of the island, Santa Teresa Gallura, you’ll pass

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Treadmill Running

Should you do it?

Death before Treadmill? you are coming back from injury • More energy is used when
Treadmill running seems to get or you have just started running. running outside as you have to
some bad press and I do not • You can control the run in “grab” the ground to propel you
really understand why. I agree terms of setting the pace to suit forward.
there is nothing like getting out you, you can add a hill in quickly
in the fresh air and going for a and then level off again. This is • Research suggests that running
run and exploring new places. beneficial as you are reducing outside in the fresh air, rain or
Training and running is a process, the risk of impact having to run shine is beneficial to your mental
we have to make choices that down a hill health.
suit our lifestyles and I firmly • You can focus on technique
believe that there are no right or as treadmills force you to • More muscles are activated
wrong choices, you just have to concentrate. when running outside as you
find what works for you. Training • You can still train in extreme have to dodge people, dogs,
plans are a bit like finding a conditions, if it is too hot bikes, uneven pavements and this
recipe that suits you, putting outside then a treadmill in an is good for ankle strength and
a variety of sessions together air conditioned gym is ideal. agility.
adding the right nutrition, Similarly, when it’s dark, raining
clothing, pre-run rituals, the right and icy outside and you do • Running outside builds bone
trainers, slow runs, long runs, not have a running partner a density as you pound the
taking variables out that do not treadmill at a gym is a better pavements.
work so that the end result is place to be.
success, whether this is lifelong • If you are on holiday in the Remember running a 30-minute
running, a marathon or the local middle of an important training run is a 30-minute run regardless
parkrun. plan you can do a hard interval of whether you have run it inside
Sometimes it can go wrong and session quickly without it or out, there are no set rules, just
the running journey can be both disrupting your family time. do what works for you.
a source of great disappointment • If you only have a limited
or immense satisfaction. If you amount of time, a quick session Verity Wright is an England Athletics
have too many disappointments on a treadmill with the children Qualified Coach in Running Fitness
this can lead to you giving up and being looked after in the crèche and runs a successful Athletics
never achieving what you want to is perfect. Coaching business in the South
achieve. How do you make your • You can listen to music or a of England. She competes as an
running journey easier? One way podcast safely on a treadmill. endurance athlete in events from
is to be flexible in your thinking Disadvantages of running on a 10k to 42k over country, roads, fells
and adapting to what is going on treadmill and mountains. If you want to know
in your life at the moment in time • It will feel faster as the belt more, you can visit her website
and that might mean not being pulls your feet beneath you so
able to head out of the front the transition to running on the
door for a run in the fresh air but pavement will feel harder as your
to head to the gym to run on a calf muscles have to work harder
treadmill instead. to propel you forward outside.
Advantages of running on a
• Treadmills are well cushioned
so will take some of the impact
out of running which is ideal if

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LilLou Hair & Beauty
It’s all change at Hipperholme salon

You may have noticed that services and areas of specialisms.  We also have done a complete
the salon which was formerly revamp of the salon – so it’s been fully renovated and we’re ready to
Charisma is now LilLou Hair & welcome clients old and new.”
Beauty in Hipperholme.
LilLou is owned and managed Hayley Meet the Team
now by Hayley Murphy – who Salon owner
formerly had a hair and beauty Hairdresser, Sophie
salon in Sowerby Bridge. beauty Specialising
“We are a team of 5 offering a therapist, nail in all aspects
huge variety of hair and beauty technician and of aesthetics
hair extension and semi
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Business, Finance & Technology

Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s

By Debbie Story, Sleigh & Story, Brighouse

Q. What items can be excluded from ‘taxable A. Vehicles bought under HP agreements usually
turnover’ for VAT registration purposes? become the property of the hirer once the final
A. When the ‘taxable turnover’ of a business reaches payment is made at the end of the lease period. For
the VAT registration threshold, currently £85,000 per capital allowances purposes, relief for the whole cost
annum, it must register for VAT. Income that is not of the vehicle is generally allowable from the date of
counted as ‘taxable turnover’ is excluded from the delivery, providing the asset was still in business use
£85,000 turnover figure. at the end of the chargeable period.
There are several items that can be ignored when However, where the final payment is made, and
calculating ‘taxable turnover’ for VAT registration subsequently the vehicle is not acquired by the hirer,
purposes. Any income that is ‘exempt’ from VAT is then it is treated as having been disposed of by.
ignored. This commonly includes insurance, postage Where, as in this case, the asset has been brought
stamps or services; and health services provided by into use, the disposal value is the total of any capital
doctors or dentists. sums received/receivable (if any) plus the amounts
– Some goods and services are outside the VAT tax yet to be incurred under the contract – in this case
system so VAT is neither charged nor reclaimed on this would be the amount of the final instalment.
them. Such items include: goods or services you buy HMRC’s Capital Allowances Manual, paragraph
and use outside of the EU; CA23330, explains this in further detail and provides
– statutory fees – like the London congestion charge; a worked example.
– goods you sell as part of a hobby – like stamps from Q. I have recently sold my main residence and
a collection; bought a smaller property. Unfortunately I sold
– donations to a charity – if given without receiving the house for £30,000 less than I originally paid
anything in return. for it. Can I offset this loss against income from my
Supplies of services to business customers in another business and reduce my income tax liability for this
EU member state or any customer outside the EU are year?
treated as outside the scope of UK VAT and do not A. There are strict rules governing the set off of losses
count towards turnover for VAT registration purposes against other income and the tax law does not permit
(for example: supplying consultancy services to a you to do this. Losses on the sale of a principal
business customer in Spain). private residence are generally not allowable losses
Other non-business income that may be excluded for tax purposes.
includes disbursements incurred on behalf of a client, If the property had been an investment asset, the
grants, or any income from employment. loss on the sale may be treated as a ‘capital loss’,
Finally, it is worth noting that you can ignore any which could be offset against other capital gains you
‘one-off’ sales of capital assets. This means that if, for make, but it cannot be offset against other income.
example, you sell a van and the income received puts For further information on this, see the HMRC Capital
the business turnover over the registration limit, the Gains Manual at paragraph CG65080.
sales proceeds can be ignored. Sleigh & Story Ltd, Thornhill Brigg Mills,
Q. I bought a vehicle under a hire purchase (HP) Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH.
agreement for use in my business. I did not make You can follow Sleigh & Story on Facebook, or
the final payment under the agreement, so did Twitter @sleighandstory.
not take ownership of the vehicle. What happens
regarding the capital allowance annual investment The information contained in this article is of a general
allowances which were claimed at the start of the nature and you are advised to obtain specific professional
contract? advice before you take any action.

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Making a Garden

I’ve been watching with interest stories and seeing gardens that windows – and just the fact that
the new property developments are pretty much exactly what there are properties all around
which are springing up around their owners envisioned in the you can be extremely frustrating,
my town. Not only do they re- first place, you will hopefully feel particularly if you are of the
shape the physical structure inspired to take the first steps on naturist persuasion! So some
of the place, they also bring a your garden making journey. effective methods of screening
fresh influx of new ‘locals’ to Next, get real.Think realistically and deflecting these sight lines
the area. I’m strongly of the what you are going to use the are needed, be it judicial planting
opinion that every one of these garden for. Is it simply going to or sceening using fixtures such as
new homes and the families that embellish the nice new house pergolas. At this stage you might
will live in them will add to the you’ve just moved into, or has it find it useful to sketch out the
vibrancy and well-being of our got to earn its keep? Make a list dimensions of the garden and
community and in addition, most of the things you need, such as a try fitting all these things from
of them will begin the exciting shed for storage, somewhere for your wish list into it – or you
journey that is creating their drying washing, a play area for could take the sensible route and
own garden. Maybe exciting is kids and dogs (and dog privvy!), call on the services of an expert
the wrong word to use when plots for growing vegetables designer who can give you a
talking about making a garden; and fruit and the all-important professional and unbiased view
for many people it can be a very entertaining and relaxing area. of what can be achieved with the
stressful experience – far more You might also wish to encourage given space.
daunting than choosing the taps wildlife, so you may want to One thing the world isn’t short
or the tiles for the bathroom, for include a pond and also think of is garden designers and I
instance. However, as long as you about all those dark nights – do would hate to sway you in your
don’t just jump in with both feet you want lights to extend the decision making when seeking
without any attempt to draw up time you can use the garden? As out the person to help you in
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New Wave Doors – now
open in Brighouse

Providing the ultimate in flexible, convenient Slide and Swing patio doors

Welcome to the New Wave Store – just recently
opened premises in Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse.  The
New Wave brand has been on the market for more
than 7 years and is giving the traditional bi-folding
door a run for their money.

The New Wave Store in Brighouse is owned by
two industry heavyweights, Michael Connor and
Kenneth Gray, who have been in the door and
window trade for many years.  “Following the
increase in popularity and demand for these
revolutionary multi panel doors – we seized the
opportunity to open an outlet here in Brighouse to
cover Brighouse, Halifax and the whole of the North
of England,” said Michael. “Once customers see the
Slide and Swing Doors in action – they are instantly
converted.  It’s so much more flexible and useful
than a bi-folding door system plus we offer a huge
range of finish and colour options.”

The New Wave Door was first released in the UK in Gino D’Acampo’s Restaurant – Manchester
2012 as a result of the quest by New Wave Doors along and carry out a full installation of the New
to find a better solution for wide span doors than Wave Door system plus offer a full 10 year guarantee
the technically and operationally flawed bi-folding on all their products and installations.
door. The New Wave Team set out to eliminate the With the UK weather and the limited opening
restricted opening possibilities of bi-folding doors options of a bi-folding door, you have to ask yourself
and patio doors whilst retaining any benefits that this…can you afford not to look into the New Wave
either of these doors had to offer. From a technical Door system?
perspective, the aim was to make the New Wave The best way to see the system in action is to go
Door reliable, simple to operate, manufacture and to and watch the
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slim, elegant sight lines and virtually no visible The Brighouse showroom is located at:
hardware. New Wave Store North
“In addition to the clever and flexible design – the 370 Bradford Road
doors are extremely secure – they act like a glass Brighouse
wall to each property,” said Kenneth, “Plus the way HD6 4DJ
they open means that you can use them 52 weeks Contact Ken or Michael at:
of the year so our customers are finding them Tel – 01484 500333
a better, more practical solution than bi-folding [email protected]
doors.” [email protected]
Michael and Kenneth work with a full team of or visit
installers so they can come and provide customers
with a free quotation, can remove any doors/
windows already at the property and then come

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Time to ‘spring’ into a
new kitchen?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home

Now we’re well into the new year, many people are the most of the space they have available to them.
now looking at ways This is where Mark’s
to update their home expertise really comes
and give it a fresh lease into practise! With so
of life. The kitchen is many styles to choose
usually one of the first from and bespoke
things people look at sizing, Mark will design
updating and with new your whole kitchen and
styles and products on put to you ideas that
the market, its easy to you didn’t know were
see why a new kitchen available helping you
can really give your maximise space and
home a boost – not to create a kitchen that
mention a valuation you will fall in love with
increase! Kitchens time and time again.
have evolved so much
over the last few years, with new styles and trends Celebrating 30 years in business, its clear to see
readily available, it is hard to know where to start – why clients choose Town Kitchens repeatedly and
but choosing a good, reputable company should be are recommend to family and friends as their first
your first port of call. choice. Family owned, and run by Mark and Lesley
Perhaps you’d love an island, a bigger cooker, or you can be assured that client satisfaction and
a whole new colour scheme. Or perhaps you only customer service is the forefront of their business.
know what you really don’t want and are after some “From the moment you contact Town Kitchens, we
inspiration? If so, you’ve come to the right place. want you to feel like you made the right decision
Some of the latest trends for 2020 include two in even picking up the phone to us. We take the
tone kitchens. Forget matchy-matchy, kitchens are time to get to know about you, your requirements,
becoming more blended as we enter a new decade. your budgets, your ideas – and we really listen!
‘The trend for combining two colours throughout It’s all about great customer service and giving our
kitchen cabinetry is set to soar in 2020,’ says Mark. customers what they want”
‘It’s a great approach to adding an interesting Town kitchens are very proud to say that their whole
twist to your aesthetic and it can change the team are City and Guilds qualified tradesmen and
whole feel of the room. Another trend which we being highly experienced and fully qualified in a
always encourage with our kitchens is the fantastic multitude of trades, their in house team can assist
Quooker kettle tap! Not only is this extremely cost in additional work including building, plastering,
effective but a real statement piece for your kitchen. flooring, decorating, electrical and plumbing which
Available in a range of styles and finishes the means that for you as a customer, can relax in the
Quooker really sets your kitchen apart” knowledge that your project will be completed
Glass splashbacks is still a popular trend and to a high standard and that all safety and legal
contrasting colours of your splashbacks and requirements are taken care of, and with Mark
worktops will really add definition to the style and personally overseeing all projects, you can be
elegance of your new kitchen, and with plenty of certain of a perfect completion everytime.
samples in the studio, you can put these together If you are looking to undertake a home kitchen or
and really get a feel for how it could look in your bedroom project, contact Mark or Lesley, or make
home. an appointment at their studio. The studio has
Many clients that visit Town Kitchens come with lots of parking available, along with disabled and
an idea in mind but don’t really know how to make pushchair access. Alternatively, home consultations
can be booked at a time to suit you.

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We love our new kitchen. Thank you to Mark and Mark and Lesley are a
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really helpful from the very through the design of our great ideas and advise.
start and guided us through new kitchen and dining The whole process of
the process of selecting the room. Your assistance in ripping out our old kitchen
best options for our kitchen. selection of colours of and installing our new one
The actual fitting was cabinets, glass splash- went like a dream. We are
extremely painless and backs, flooring, stonework, highly delighted with our
everything was done very tops and selection of new kitchen and wouldn't
professionally and kitchen equipment was hesitate to recommend
efficiently. Would definitely excellent. Your dedication Town Kitchens.
recommend! to your customers’ Deborah White
Richard Broome requirements are second to
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Choosing The Best Garage Door For Your Home

Here at Garolla, we manufacture and install roller to their high strength end locks, roller shutter doors
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Community News & What’s On

What’s On... March

Your contributions are welcome and FREE for the Community Pages. Just email details to [email protected]
The deadline for submitting events for the April issue is 12th March - notices are placed on a first come, first served basis

Dear All, Herewith the latest report from our Chairman,
The next meeting of the Brighouse and District Historical
Jean Webster.  We were scheduled to have a demo on Society will be on Wednesday 11th March 2020 when
John Rumsby will give a presentation entitled ‘From
4th February and a workshop on 18th by Jane Austin Waterloo to Peterloo-the 15th Hussars at Manchester’.
The Society meets at the Brighouse Rest Centre, Park
but unfortunately Jane had to cancel due to a family Row, Brighouse 7.30 to 9.00pm.
Members free, visitors £3
bereavment.  We hope she will be able to join us again
in the next syllabus.  For those of you who publish our FRIENDLY GROUP OF OVER 50’S WHO
monthly syllabus, our March meetings are as [email protected] COMMUNITY CENTRE, GARDEN
3rd March Painting the portrait of the Mayor of
Meetings are held weekly between September and
Calderdale (Councillor Dot Foster) and her consort (Mr. April.  Classes include crafts, languages, art, history,
keep fit, table tennis, indoor kurling, badminton, bridge,
Mick Foster)* whist, drama, flower arranging and singing.  There are
also walking and luncheon groups who meet monthly
10th March Workshop throughout the year.  There is a monthly forum with an
interesting variety of speakers. A warm welcome awaits
17th March Catherine Beale watercolour “The new members.  For further information please ring
either 01484 713699,  01484 715944 or 01484 714595. 
Gateway” Email [email protected] or visit website.  

24th March Workshop BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE                                                    

31st March Life Drawing (£2 fee) Male model Brighouse Art Circle is a friendly group of people,
who share a love for art. They enjoy demonstrations,
At meetings marked with an asterisk* £3.00 per member workshops, life models and exhibitions.  New members
of all abilities are warmly welcomed at any time of
and £4 per visitor will be charged the year. Meetings are held every Thursday at Waring
Green Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX at
Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Art Society - It was ‘Help and 7.30pm. Call in or phone Max on 07885 451774  or
Advice’ night on Tuesday 28 January and the well-known facebook, email [email protected] or visit
local artist Matthew Evans handed out compliments and website
constructive criticism on each piece of work submitted. 2 Apr Life Model
9 Apr Workshop,  Spring
There was a great variety of pictures in various mediums 16 Apr Demonstration by Sue Smith in pastels
and Matthew was interested in the stories within the 23 Apr Discussion and workshop with ideas for future
pictures, as well as any tales which could be told about syllabus
their conceptions.  It was a productive evening and 30 Apr Workshop, do your own thing
members, too, were able to hand out their own tips
and techniques.  A workshop will be held on Tuesday 4
February at the Rest Centre, Brighouse, 7.30-9.30 pm, so
come along and join the happy band.  There is a themed
‘Valentine’s Day’ workshop on Tuesday 11th February
and a workshop led by Sue Blackwell the following week.
More info at


8.00pm – 11.30pm, 15th February, at Waring Green
Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse HD6
2AX. Tickets available on the door. Bring your own
refreshments. Adults £9; students over 13 in full-time
education, £5; accompanied children under 13, free. For
further information, phone Sue Coe on 01422 822569,
or see website

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For anyone experiencing memory difficulties , you are
invited to share Company, Cuppa, Cake and Chat Held at AGM and ANNE LISTER talk. Saturday 7th March, 2.0 for
St Chad’s Church, Halifax Road, Brighouse 2.15pm, Blackley Baptist Church.Short AGM followed
Every 1st Tuesday of the Month10.30 am - 12 noon  at 2.30pm by talk on ANNE LISTER by Chris Booth, who
works as a “Friend of Shibden Park” and has a great
ALSO  interest in Anne Lister. Come and hear her knowledge!
GET TOGETHER COFFEE MORNING Members £3.00, non-members £4.00, all welcome.
Includes refreshments after the talk.Enquires, including
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10.30 am - 12 noon. As if bad weather on the day , ring 07779233048.
the name implies . A friendly get together for anyone in
the community and beyond!Bring a friend or pop in BAILIFF BRIDGE BOWLING CLUB.
on your own And enjoy A warm welcome, Company,
Cuppa, Cake and Chat. Would you like a pastime for 2020 involving some
At St Chad’s Church, Halifax Road, Hove Edge Brighouse exercise and little expense?
HD6 2QJ The new crown green bowling season is fast approaching
Tel: Christine - 01484 717858 / 07927 565972 and our club is looking for new members, young or old,
Eileen 07850 916062 for further details. novice or experienced.
The club has 13 teams, as well as enjoying social
BRIGHOUSE PROBUS CLUB THE CLUB bowling.  Equipment and tuition, if needed, will be
FOR RETIRED AND SEMI RETIRED provided free of charge.
MEN The green is rented from Blackshaw Holdings Ltd, and is
situated up Birkby Lane and to the immediate right from
We meet on the second Wednesday the crossroads at Bailiff Bridge, HD6 4EN.  Further details
of every month at 10 am at Hove are available from Susan Taylor on 01484 710543.
Edge Bowling and Social Club for
refreshments followed by speakers CRAFTY LADIES
on a wide range of subjects. Our next SPRING FAYRE
meetings: Wednesday 11th March
- Ben Richardson - “Tha’s Got to Saturday 4th April 2020
Laugh”Wednesday 8th April - Annual General Meeting 10am – 2pm
Steve Lumb - “The Mystery of Flight MH370”
New Members welcome. Tel 07434 316490 or just come In Northowram Library Hub
and join us for an enjoyable morning.
Please spend some time with
THE LAST MEETING OF THE us and join us for Easter

will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2020 In “ Exploring EASTER GIFTS
Our Streets”, John Brooke will guide us round the area,
and explain the history behind the signs and symbols to CARDS
be found.  Everyone is welcome - there will be a charge
of £2 for non-members. The Society’s meetings are BUNNY RAFFLES
held at Lightcliffe C of E Primary School on Wednesday
evenings from 7.30 - 9.15 pm.  This includes a LOTS OF CHOCS AND CHICKS…
refreshment break at 8.15 pm.  If you would like to join
the Society, and attend all talks for a season for free,
the annual subscription is £6 and can be paid at any
meeting. The new season will start in September.
Further details can be found on the Society’s website,

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Index of Advertisers

Lifestyle and Leisure Homes & Interiors Homes & Interiors

Amanda Dalby Funeral Services 7 Bathrooms/Tiling/Plastering Painting & Decorating
Brighouse BID 4 Andrew Stocks
Chameleon Private Investigations 9 Queensbury Kitchens, Bedrooms, Benchmark Painters & Decorators 42
Creating Spaces 5 Calder Painters & Decorators 23
Halifax Festival 6 Bathrooms 26 J D Decorating 42
Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Nurseries 2 S.A.M Painting & Decorationg 38
Kershaw’s 9 Waxman 23 38
Langlea House 7
Local Nostalgia Magazine 13
My Secure Selfstore 7
OWRAM Private Hire 9 Beds & Furniture
The Local Edit 10
Yellow Brick Estate Agents 11 Elland Bed Centre 35

Kingfield Bedrooms 40 Plumbers/Domestic Appliances

Queensbury Kitchens, Bedrooms, A&N Plumbing 23

Bathrooms 26 Eco Partners 43

Stone Dam Furniture 37 GMB Gas Services 35

Mallinson Plumbing & Heating 41

Blinds/Carpets/Curtains/Mats Negas 30

Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Amora Blinds 39


LilLou Hair & Beauty 17 Doors/Windows/Conservatories/Guttering Harveys Removals 41
The Old Church Dental 15
Double Vision Glazing 22

Garolla Garage Doors 34 Roofing

Business inc Computing Halifax Doors & Windows 40 Alpine 22

Elite Digital Halifax Seamless Gutter 36
Sleigh & Story
48 John Taylor Glazing Services 1 Security
New Wave Doors 28-29 A-Tech Security 47

Walkers Windows 24-25 Calder Valley Security 35

Gardens Halifax Security 42


Acer Tree & Garden Care 21 Naldera 38 Storage
All Seasons Fencing & Decking 21
Stump Busters 21 TDM electrical services 36 Walker May 27

Garage Doors Stoves
Garolla Garage Doors 34 42

Home & External Cleaning Services

Carpet Clean Plus 38

Clean Image 41

White Rose 36

Kitchens & Bedrooms

More Kitchens 26

Queensbury Kitchens Bedrooms

& Bathroom 26

Kingfield Bedrooms 40

Town Kitchens 30-33


In House Securities 23

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