Before the Bypass – A Walk Around King Cross

The King Cross Local History Group are leading a walk around King Cross to visit that part of the area which many will remember before the area was cleared of the rows of terraced houses and courtyards around Haugh Shaw Road. The walk will visit one of those courtyards where Laura Annie Willson MBE, the local Suffragette, lived as a child. We will look at how the massive increases in population affected the built environment and remember the community amenities which served that population, as well as some of the older aspects of the area.

There are two walks planned, the first on Sunday 14 July 2019 and another on Sunday 27 October both starting at 11:00am. You will meet outside the library at King Cross and can book a place by emailing Graham Bradshaw at or

Over 50’s Luncheon Club – Dates July to September 2019

The Halifax and District Irish Society organise the “Over 50’s Luncheon Club” which takes place at The Pellon Social Club, Moor End Road, Halifax. Meetings are usually held every 2 weeks but keep an eye out for the entertainment listings to confirm this.

The Luncheon Club usually operates from 12 noon to about 3pm. (Open from 11.15am).

Live entertainment, dancing, free door entry ticket raffle, main raffle, bingo, domino card and full buffet meal; all this for only £5.00 per member.

All members are issued with a membership card. There is no annual subscription. Members are advised to have this card with them when attending any Luncheon Club meeting. Any lost cards will be replaced without charge.

Dated and numbered tickets are provided and entered into separate free door entry ticket raffle for a £10.00 prize.

Members are asked to advise the committee if bringing a guest. Guests will also pay a charge of £5.00 but they are not entered into the free door entry ticket raffle.


Below are the listings for July to September 2019;

  • Thursday 4 July – Dermot Doyle
  • Saturday 13 July – Entertainment with the duets (Dance Social 8:00pm-Late).
  • Thursday 18 July – Sally Glennon
  • Thursday 1 August – Pat Jordan
  • Thursday 22 August – Nicky James

For further information contact Maurice Kidney email: or call 01422 343483.


Fun Day at the Ivy House, Holmfield

Halifax RLFC will be holding a Fun Day at the Ivy House, 318 Shay Ln, Halifax HX2 9BB on Saturday 6 July, 2:30pm-4:30pm to raise funds for the Reserve Team.

There will be stalls and games to suit all age groups.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Victoria Theatre

The Tiger Who Came To Tea will be showing at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

This is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show,The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour to the Victoria Theatre Halifax, celebrating over 10 years on stage!

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show at the Victoria Theatre; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).

Suitable for children aged 3+.

Watch the trailer at

Dates for the shows are;

Friday 19 July 2019, 1:30 pm
Saturday 20 July 2019, 11:00 am
Saturday 20 July 2019, 2:00 pm
Sunday 21 July 2019, 11:00 am
Sunday 21 July 2019, 2:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.

Next Daisy Chain Cafe at Blackburn House – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Just to remind you that the next Daisy Chain Café will be held on Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Blackburn House, Nursery Lane (NOT the usual place at Halifax Rugby Union Club).

On Wednesday, 14 August they will be back in their usual room at Halifax Rugby Union Club, Ovenden Park, Keighley Road, Halifax, HX2 8AR from 1 – 3 pm.

Working Towards a Dementia
Friendly North Halifax

For  more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266.

Daisy Chain Café is a new community run, monthly meeting place in Ovenden run by volunteers and partners from the North Halifax Staying Well Steering Group who are working towards a Dementia Friendly North Halifax.

Funded by the ‘North Halifax Community Fund’ Daisy Chain Café is open to anybody especially people and living with or affected by dementia. The mission of the cafe is to provide friendship, support, activities and cake!



DON’T PANIC! Calderdale at War, 1939-1945

Running from Saturday 8 June to 30 September 2019Bankfield Museum will be holding a FREE exhibition of photographs and memorabilia.

September 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. Calderdale was directly affected: men and women were conscripted for military and industrial service; industry was placed on a war footing and many workers took on Civil Defence and Home Guard duties. The area did not escape unscathed, there were 11 bombing incidents recorded and 11 people were killed.

On 24 December 1944 a German V1 Flying Bomb (commonly known as ‘Doodlebugs’) landed in a field at Little Tooting Farm, Hubberton, Sowerby. Extensive blast damage made the farmhouse uninhabitable for some time and broke windows a mile away. The farmhouse occupants received cuts from broken glass.

The photograph shows the Auxiliary Fire Service team, which attended the incident, along with the police and ambulance service.

Steampunk Returns to Hebden Bridge

Maybe a little too far from the North and East Halifax but well worth a visit as Steampunk returns to Hebden Bridge on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.

So what is Steampunk?

It’s a sub-genre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”.

Steampunk technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, examples of steampunk contain alternative-history-style presentations of such technology as steam cannons, lighter-than-air airships, analogue computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.

So expect to see splendidly dressed Victorian / Edwardian Ladies and Gentlemen with their amazing steampunk accessories and steampunk vehicles.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on, visit the Facebook event.