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Published by The Grapevine Magazine, 2019-11-06 04:18:20

The Grapevine Brighouse Issue 81 November 2019

From recipes and regular features on finance advice, local history and health and well being, this month's issue of The Grapevine Magazine brings you the recommended places to shop in the run up to Christmas - including unique independent retailers - and info on local festive events.

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Issue 81 Nov ‘19

Your community magazine - connecting
local people to local businesses

Snuggle down for Winter

Local shopping ideas and inspiration

Community events galore

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Editor’s Note: Property
So, once the fireworks die down after
5th November, we’ll all start thinking
about Christmas.
With that in mind – here at The
Grapevine Mag we’re already planning
our local Christmas Gift Guide.  How
perfect would it be to do most of your
Christmas shopping locally on your
Shopping locally and independently
usually means quirky gifts, less stress
and sometimes free gift wrapping –
what’s not to like?
Enjoy our November edition and we’ll
see you soon

Love the Grapevine Mag Team


Now taking bookings for Dec ‘19 onwards,
email: [email protected]

No part of this publication may be copied, partly copied or
reproduced without the Editor’s permission. All advertisers are
independent of the publication and advert content does not reflect
the views of the Editor. Copyright The Grapevine Mag 2018.
We take our copyright very seriously at The Grapevine Mag,
along with our right to ensure the magazine isn’t used for direct
marketing purposes. Legal action has been taken in the past on
local publications copying content, as we monitor and take action
accordingly. We spend a lot of time and energy each month creating
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Food & Drink

Leek and Potato Soup
Home made and delicious

Equipment: 2 large pans, hand blender or blender the vegetable stock and bring it all to the boil. Then
add the seasoning and simmer until the vegetables
Stove: High enough to boil are tender. Once you have done this whizz all of it
together (you can do this either with a hand blender
Ingredients for 4- 6 servings or a blender). Reheat all the mixture in a clean pan.
You can then stir in some cream or crème fraiche.
225g of potatoes (cut into cubes) Serve with bread and butter if you choose.
2 medium leeks (sliced)
1 onion (sliced) Fun facts:
1 tbsp of vegetable oil It was claimed that girls who slept with a leek under
1.2 litres of vegetable stock their pillow on St David’s Day would see their future
Salt and freshly ground black pepper husband in their dreams.
150ml double cream or crème fraiche
Leeks have been cultivated since the time of the
Method: Ancient Egyptians and were probably part of the
Take a large pan and pour in the oil. Then add the diet of those who built the pyramids. Hippocrates,
onions, leeks and potatoes and cook until they have the ancient Greek physician and ‘father of medicine’,
softened. Do this for 3-4 minutes. Proceed to add prescribed the leek as a cure for nosebleeds.

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Booked your Christmas Do yet?

No, then why not join us for a fantastic evening of

Thursday 19th December 7

Brighouse Sports Club - from 6.30pm

Comedy provided by Pete Emmett and Lea Roberts
Plus the Mayor of Calderdale will also be joining us


Tickets are available from
£30 each or £300 for a table of 10

All proceeds to Focus 4 Hope and Brighouse Food Bank.
Thank you to our supporters



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A Gift Card
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Switch On

23 November 2019

Hold on to your In fact, it’s going to be so big All this entertainment leads
bobble hats, we’ve moved it to George nicely up to the actual ‘switch-
everyone… this Square to accommodate on’ at 4:30, when the switch is
year our Christmas the crowds, and we’ve also flicked on our better-than-ever
Lights Switch On stretched it out for more of the Christmas light show, complete
is set to be bigger day, to fit in all the fabulous acts with stunning new ‘chocolate’
and better than and activities. A fun and festive lights, part funded by Quality
ever before! event for all the family, expect Street (practise your catching
plenty of music and merriment – there might be an edible
with comperes Danny and giveaway or two!). Immediately
Rosie from Pulse Radio. We’ll after the switch-on,Bulsara and
have local acts too, including a his Queenies will really rock
performance by Halifax vocalist the house with their amazing
Callum Butterworth from the hit Queen renditions. Expect a
BBC show, The Voice. brilliant performance from the
guys who wowed crowds at this
year’s official Freddie Mercury
Birthday Party in Montreaux.
We can’t wait!

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Lifestyle & Leisure

Brighouse Photographic

By Chris Helme

Once photography become available to the man in One of the later members was Mr Harry Mitchell
the street or at least the men who could afford a who had the shoe shop in Commercial Street. I
camera and all the necessary equipment to go with was fortunate enough a few years ago to have
it their early topographical images opened up a new the opportunity of purchasing his old glass plate
concept in local history. negatives. Most of these plates are almost as good
Gone had the days when a verbal description from as the day the picture was taken and the prints are
older members of the community were the only equally as sharp.
means of finding out how a place looked all those The annual subscription was five shillings, for those
years before. Those old photographs are certainly under eighteen it was half price.
true to the old maxim that a picture is worth a The winter meetings in those days were held on
thousand words. Thursday’s at 7.30pm at a studio in Hall Street, the
By the dawn of the twentieth century, many towns back street behind the Civic Hall. To help members
and cities had formed its own photographic society. the society gave free use of darkroom facility and
Usually involving a bunch of older gentlemen who an enlarging lantern. Any paid-up member of the
had the means to dabble in this new pastime. society was automatically entitled to the privileges
It is thanks to the early members of the Brighouse of the Yorkshire Photographic Union.
Photographic Society, which was formed in 1895 Our featured photograph was taken in Huddersfield
that today we have the opportunity of seeing how Road during the early days of the society
Brighouse and its surrounding districts looked all The next issue (number 7) of my Brighouse and
those years ago. District Heritage Newseum magazine will be out on
Some of those early members included George December 1st.
Hepworth who as a local architect who probably
had both the time and money to equip himself for Chris Helme – Local Nostalgia Magazine
this new pastime. I understand that when the old Chris has launched a new, local nostalgia
museum in the Brighouse Library was closed in magazine. The 5th edition is out now. You can
1956 many of his old glass plate negatives found find his advert on page 8
their way to the Tolson Museum in Huddersfield.
This is not one of the things the old Brighouse
Council can be proud of.
Martin Manley was another who’s negatives have
had countless prints re-produced and duplicated
many times. I understand that whilst many of his
glass plate negatives were sold years ago quite a
number of them were discovered in a dustbin.
Henry Robinson joined the society a few years after
it began when he moved to Clifton and became the
local postman working from the then almost new
Post Office in Park Street. The one good thing about
Mr Robinson’s photographs is that on almost every
negative he etched his initials ‘HR’ on. I have many
old postcards with these on and something other
postcard collectors will I am sure be interested to

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Youth Club Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
Sport, Games, Chat, Food and Fun

Christ Church, the church at the
crossroads, recognised that there
wasn’t anywhere for young people to
hang out together.  Young people with
specific interests are well catered for in
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, but there
was nowhere for those who just wanted
to spend time with their friends or meet
new ones….except street corners or The
Stray.  Those places are fine in the long
summer evenings, but not on cold and
dark winters nights.

Christ Church Youth Club provides that
place for young people from Year 5 to
Year 13 to meet up.

The Youth Club meets on the 2nd Friday The next Youth Club is on Friday 10th November. 
of each month (term time) from 8pm to Those who already come have a great time, and
9.30pm, currently at the Christ Church there’s always room for more.  We’d love to see you. 
Centre on Leeds Road next to the Old Church dental
practice.  There is plenty room for the young people
to play sports such as badminton, table tennis,
volleyball and football; play games all together or in
small groups; take part in activities such as cooking
or crafts; or just hang out, chat and listen to music. 
During the summer evenings, Youth Club sometimes
meet on The Stray and play games like rounders or
just swing and climb.  These evenings often end up
with a walk to the chippy! 

Youth Club is run by DBS checked church members
and a Youth Worker who makes sure that the young
people are involved in choosing what to do, and
also make sure they are fed and watered, usually
with pizza! With subs at only £1.50, it’s great value.

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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing





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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Below The Belt Therapy

Introducing – Jane Appleyard

MCSP Chartered Physiotherapist

When I originally qualified • always having to wear dark Jane Appleyard
I focused on treating sports trousers to hide any leaks of 6 months to be cured or see
injuries and all the other Your pelvic floor is hidden a dramatic improvement in
problems people associate with inside and we know it’s really symptoms.
physiotherapy. I soon realised difficult to determine if you’re My clinics are based at Plus
that one of the main reasons doing the exercises correctly. Health Company in Halifax
women avoided exercise was It’s impossible for anyone to where it is a privilege to
because of continence and pelvic tell you without checking your work alongside a team of
floor issues.  pelvic floor muscle whether your skilled physiotherapists whose
Research and evidence now technique is correct and if it’s focus is on Pilates and long term
states that the most effective not then you could make the wellbeing.
treatment for bladder, bowel problem worse.  Check out my website for
and prolapse problems is pelvic Some women seem to put up further details and follow me
floor physio. After specialising with problems for years because on Facebook. Perhaps I’ll see
in this area for twenty years I’m they are too embarrassed to you at the next Pelvic Floor and
now a bit of a pelvic floor guru seek help. Others dive back into Proscecco Evening!
and want to get the message inappropriate intense exercise
out to women that leaking is after having a baby in an attempt
common but not normal. So here to get fit quickly and lose their
are some of the issues women baby bulge. Both approaches are
describe in clinic: wrong!
• whenever they try and An assessment and personalised
‘tighten’ their pelvic floor programme will set you on
nothing happens or it just ‘fades the road to recovery whether
away’ you’re a new mum or have
• ‘oops moments’ when putting leaked for years. It usually takes
the key in the door and they just 4 sessions over a period
can’t make it to the toilet on time


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A Little Bit of Calm…
for you and baby

I am a mother of 3 young children Classes incorporate breathing,
and a primary school teacher. stretching and relaxation for
Having practised baby massage and parents as well as baby massage,
baby yoga with my own children gentle yoga inspired poses, with
I wanted to share the benefits of songs to captivate and make
these practises with others. Having sessions fun for baby. Baby yoga
qualified in both Baby Massage uses various poses and positions
and Baby Yoga, I am now excited to to promote baby’s health and
create classes that not only benefit development. It provides tummy
and support baby’s development time an active play in the form of
but also consider the needs of new swings, rolls and dips, assisting
parents. Being a new parent can at in developing baby’s balance, co-
times feel lonely and my aim with A ordination and body awareness. As
Little Bit O’Calm is to create a small, baby massage, it provides a special
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where parents can talk and share communicate with your baby, learn
experiences in a non-judgemental, soothing and calming techniques
relaxed environment. As well as learning skills to to use at home, whilst having some time to focus on
share with your little one, there’s always time for a yourself and your wellbeing. Yoga is non-competitive
drink and snack at the end of the session. and the stretches used in class encourage the body
to heal after pregnancy and boost wellbeing.
Benefits of Baby Massage:
A Little bit O’
It’s a bonding experience for parent and baby.
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Health, Beauty & Wellbeing

Running and Mental Health
Go hand in hand

There are many barriers as to why people do not
exercise and I spend a huge proportion of my job
as a running coach trying to break down these

We know that taking up a sport like running has a slow down, breathe and work with the body we’ve
huge amount of physical and psychological benefits got right now. Having even a small shift in attitude
as is widely reported but what happens if you just towards starting something new like running and
can’t get out of the front door due to anxiety and learning to appreciate not only the physical benefits
depression. Starting something new, especially but also the impact on our mental health. Looking
later on in life is a big deal and anxiety levels can go after our mental health is just as important as our
off the scale just at the thought of doing something physical health, learning to self-care and be kind to
that you may already think you are not very good ourselves can only be a good thing.
at. People can even experience feelings of low self-
worth for not trying something that is deemed to
make them feel better.
I receive a lot of emails from people saying they
won’t start running until they’ve lost some weight
or can run 5k already. The perception is that we
need to be really good at exercise before we even
start or we just shouldn’t do it.

In my experience there seems to be a message that Join a supportive running group - Find a group that
until you have the body of someone who exercises says it’s ok to be slow and it’s ok to walk when you
then you can’t exercise. A common theme in my need to. A group like this where you will always
email communication from prospective clients is be supported no matter what your speed is may be
“I’ll be the obese one!” I’ve never met that person, the difference between failure and success.
they don’t actually exist, only in the head of the Confidence - Taking up running later on in life can
nervous would be runner who just wants to give it a give you confidence that you never knew you had.
go to see if they can run. And these thoughts aren’t You may even achieve goals that you never thought
gender specific to women, I have the same emails were possible.
from men as well.

A lot of people run to lose weight so that they can I will to I can - Running enables you to go from I
start leading the life that they want to “when I’ve will to I can, starting at one point, in most cases
lost that weight, I will be happier, look like someone 0, and becoming adept at that goal gives you the
else, live a different life”. A great deal of time can belief that you can meet new challenges. This
be wasted comparing ourselves to others, looking enables you to build up a healthy relationship with
sideways for our self-esteem when in fact we should running so it becomes less of a chore to get out of
be looking at what we have achieved already. the front door.
Comparison to others can lead people to experience
even more anxiety and it can be a very lonely and Verity Wright is an England Athletics Qualified Coach
destructive road to go down. in Running Fitness and runs a successful Athletics
Learning to run and sticking to running is hard, Coaching business in the South of England. She
we live in a world of instant gratification, where competes as an endurance athlete in events from
we get results quickly, lose weight quickly, smash 10k to 42k over country, roads, fells and mountains.
our 5k time quickly. Sometimes we need to just If you want to know more, you can visit her website

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every column, and every 3x3 box
contains the digits 1 through 9.


6. Copse (7)
7. Faithful (5)
9. Sick (3)
10. Teeming (9)
12. Of inferior quality
15. Foot-soldiers (11)
17. Happy (9)
19. Charge (3)
21. Laziness (5)
22. Perceive (7)

1. Charm (5)
2. Finish (3)
3. Pavement edge (4)
4. Venetian boatman (9)
5. Embellish (7)
8. Several (6)
11. Lay waste (9)
13. Trip (6)
14. Exalt (7)
16. Gay (5)
18. Revise (4)
20. Frigid (3)

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Business Owner
Finance Q & A’s

By Debbie Story, Sleigh & Story, Brighouse

Q. Our house has always been owned jointly by A. You need to register with HMRC for both self-
myself, my mother and my sister. My sister and assessment as self-employed, and under the
I now want to buy our own homes and want to construction industry scheme (CIS). Effectively these
make mum the sole owner of our current home. If are separate registrations, but they can both be
we put the house in her sole name will she have to done at the same time.
pay capital gains tax (CGT) on it?

A. Transferring the house into your mother’s sole In most cases you can register as self-employed by
name will not trigger a liability to CGT, but it may calling the HMRC Newly Self-employed Helpline
have CGT implication for you and your sister. on 0300 200 3504. If you are already registered as
However, since you live in the property, it is quite self-employed, but need to register under the CIS
likely that you would qualify for principal private scheme, you should contact the CIS Helpline on
residence (PPR) relief and no CGT charge would 0300 200 3210.

arise. The contractor for whom you are working will ask

Q. I have recently started a new job and have been you for your unique tax reference (UTR) and you
provided with a company car. I pay for fuel for need to provide this before you are first paid, in
private use but I can claim mileage for business order to determine which tax deduction rate to use.

journeys. Will I have to pay tax on fuel payments? Under CIS, a contractor must deduct 20% from your
payments and pass it to HMRC. These deductions
A. In addition to the company car benefit charge, count as advance payments towards your tax and
employees have to pay tax on any fuel their National Insurance bill. If you do not register for the
employer provides that is used for private mileage. scheme, contractors must deduct 30% from your
For 2019-20 this is calculated by multiplying payments instead.
the car’s CO2 percentage by £24,100. So, if the
percentage is 30, the tax charge for petrol is
£7,230. For a basic rate taxpayer, the after-tax The UTR is issued when you are first set up under
cash equivalent is £1,446 and for a higher rate self-assessment to complete a tax return. If you
taxpayer £2,892. The charge is the same regardless have not previously been required to prepare a tax
of whether you use 2 litres or 2,000 litres of fuel. return, you will be given a UTR when you register as
However, this tax charge can be avoided if you pay self-employed. For further guidance on registration
all the private fuel costs back to your employer. You and other obligations for subcontractors, see the
need to keep accurate records (mileage logs and fuel website at
receipts) to support such a claim to HMRC. Your must-do-as-a-cis-subcontractor

employer can give you a tax-free fuel allowance Sleigh & Story Ltd, Thornhill Brigg Mills,
if you pay for fuel used for business travel in your Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH.
company car. HMRC publish new advisory fuel rates
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Charity of the Month - National Trust

Out and about this month –
Hardcastle Crags

The Grimm Forest - An illustrated fairytale wood

Walk through the wooded valley of Originally commissioned by the Royal Festival Hall,
Hardcastle Crags and discover an indoor it was designed and made by artists Steve Gumbley
forest of storytelling trees at Gibson Mill. and Jane Revitt. It has exhibited across the UK and
The Grimm Forest is an unusual exhibition a castle in Germany, and now it returns back to its
of eleven tree sculptures with hand roots.
coloured images inspired by stories The basics….
collected by the brothers Grimm. Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
It’s a paper forest conjured from the leaves Meeting point
of a book and is suitable for adults and Details on our website – see web address below
Four trees have seats where you What to bring and wear
can hear a story told by the distinctive voice Wrap up warm for your woodland adventure and be
of Nabil Shaban.
Seven trees have bold sure to wear outdoor footwear.
images created by collaging found images from many Accessibility
sources. For example: The Tom Thumb tree started The Exhibition is open every day and The Mill and
with a real Sycamore leaf, enlarged twenty times to Café are open. Please double check these opening
show all its minute details. times on our website below. Disabled parking
The South Bank Centre London originally available by pre-booking only as space is strictly
commissioned IOU Theatre to make the work for the limited.
Royal Festival Hall in 1994 as part of their German More information
Romanticism season.
The exhibition has been shown in England and Please allow 30-40 minutes to walk up past the Mill
Scotland and a castle in Germany, and now it returns from our car parks. Entry to the Mill and exhibition
to its roots.  It will make an inspirational setting is free. Car parking is free to NT members, charges
for storytellers to spin yarns in the old cotton mill. apply for non-members. Why not ask one of our
This exhibition was renovated and installed by the team about all the benefits of NT membership?
generous support of National Trust’s Leeds and
District Association. The wrap around programming
has been supported by both the Holme & Calder
and the Airedale & Wharfedale National Trust

© National Trust
Registered Charity 205846
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Plant of the month

Garlic is ideally suited to until the leaves have started to or else they may rot when stored.
November planting and bulbs turn yellow but don’t leave bulbs Once the bulbs are dry they can
will grow in cooler temperatures in the ground too long after this be stored for up to 3 months.
ready for harvest in June and July.

Garlic prefers a full sun location
in well-drained compost rich soil
either in borders or containers.
Bulbs should be split into
individual cloves and planted
pointed end up about 1 inch
below soil surface – this can be
appealing to birds so be sure to
cover with netting to avoid this in
the early stages.

Flowers may form on the garlic
plants -these can be removed or
remain as they won’t affect bulb
growth. When harvesting, wait

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“I have over 30 years knowledge double glazed glass units to Larger, well known companies
and experience in domestic domestic and commercial have to pass their overheads onto
and commercial replacement properties alike, offering free you, using inferior products for a
products. These include the help and advice. larger profit margin.
replacements of uPVC, Timber Composite doors are now a I  quote and install all of the
and Aluminium windows, doors popular product which I install. products myself, so you’re dealing
and conservatories. I install These being of a Rehau outer with me directly at all times.
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More Bathrooms & Kitchens…
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Following the successful expansion into
Harrogate two years ago, Leeds-based
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consecutive expansion and the purchase of
its first showroom in Mirfield.

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which incorporates More Bathrooms, More bathroom, kitchen and bedroom design inspiration.”
Ability, More Kitchens, More Bedrooms
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concession unit based in Whiteleys Garden Centre
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Homes & Interiors HOME FOCUS
Dining Delights

Creating the right ambience for a meal is easier
than you think. Don’t spoil the chance of a perfect
luncheon or evening get together by skipping on
the details of your dining space. After all, if you’ve
spent time toiling in the kitchen over a hot stove,
you want to present your food in the right way, to

HOMEbe enjoyed by your friends and family.

Some of us have dedicated dining rooms, whereas
others have bar stools and a breakfast bar. No

FOCUSmatter what space you have available, you can

make it look beautiful to enjoy your meals with
these simple tips:

1. Colour scheme 3. Chairs
Take a look at the colour scheme of your room and Sitting comfortably for a meal, especially if it is likely

Dining Delightscreate place settings to match. For example, if you
have a neutral space in whites/greys, then sprigs of to last for a little while, is really important to allow
lavender on a linen napkin can look stunning set on your guests to properly settle in and enjoy your
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Community News & What’s On

What’s On... November

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

BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE                                                     HIPPERHOLME & LIGHTCLIFFE ART
Brighouse Art Circle is a friendly group of people,
who share a love for art. They enjoy demonstrations, On Tuesday 1 October Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Art
workshops, life models and exhibitions.  New members Society were delighted to have Anne Allan lead a
of all abilities are warmly welcomed at any time of workshop on Chinese Brush Painting - of sunflowers.
the year. Meetings are held every Thursday at Waring Anne is a talented and very well-known local artist
Green Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX at who brings along all the Chinese brushes, paints, paper
7.30pm. Call in or phone Max on 07885 451774  or and examples required, and on this occasion she also
facebook, email [email protected] or visit provided a bunch of real sunflowers. She encourages
website painters to loosen up, splash colour around, and
7 Nov Life Model thoroughly enjoy themselves.  Anne will be conducting
14 Nov Workshop, bonfire night another workshop on Tuesday 15 October, and the
21 Nov Demonstration /workshop by Sue Blackwell in subject will be ‘Animals’ using (hopefully) one or two
illuminated lettering brush strokes.  Come and join us at the Rest Centre,
28 Nov Workshop, stormy skie Brighouse, 7.30 pm.  More information at


The Brighouse Heart Support Group. We are holding a
Christmas Fayre & Grotto on SATURDAY 23rd November
2019 at Brighouse Sports Club Russell Way Brighouse
HD6 4LX From 12noon till 3.30pm. There are various
stalls, refreshments, crafts and many more. Santa Claus
is also coming to see the children. So why not come and
join us.
All welcome. 50p Entry fee and you will be entered into
the raffle. We are looking forward to seeing you

RYBURN 3 STEP BARN DANCE The next meeting of the current season of talks
of the Lightcliffe and District Local History Society
Saturday 16 th November 8pm at Waring Green will be held on Wednesday 6 November.  In “Our
Community Centre, Brighouse HD6 2AX . No previous Villages Built of Stone”, Ian Philp explores how local
experience necessary as caller Sue Coe will guide you stone-quarrying shaped our environment, and even
through the dances. Live music provided by Morgan Blackpool’s.  Everyone is welcome - there is a charge of
Rattler. Ticket prices £9 (a ccompanied under 12s free; in £2 for non-members.
f ull time education £5) . Bring your own refreshments. The Society’s meetings are held at Lightcliffe C of E
For further information, contact Pete and Sue Coe on Primary School on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30
01422 822569 or check our website at pm.  This includes a refreshment break at 8.15 pm.  If you would like to join the Society, and attend all talks
this season for free, the annual subscription is £6 and
CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAYRE can be paid at any meeting. 
Further details can be found on the
Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church, Society’s website,
Akroydon, Boothtown on Sat 30 Nov from 11am to
2pm. There will be stalls, games and food.

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