Local Activities for over 50 in Illingworth and Bradshaw

All the following activities are held at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.
The activities run on the same day each week.



KEEP  FIT  from 10 am to 11 am     £3.00

Not too hard, but not too easy!

This is a fun aerobic exercise class to get you fit and keep you healthy

 NEW  AGE  KURLING  from 11.15 am – 12.15 pm     £2.00

Both the above activities are suitable for a range of abilities

 SITTING DOWN PILATES from 11.15 AM to 12 noon    £3.00



CRAFTY  CLUB  from 10.00 am – 12.noon    £2.00

Join the friendly group for knitting, card making and other crafts (some materials provided) plus hand massage or just a brew and a natter


INTERMEDIATE PILATES  CLASS from 9.45 am – 10.45 am    £3.00

NEW BEGINNERS PILATES CLASS from 11 am – 12 noon  £3.00

To improve core stability and strength

 ART  CLASS  from 10.00 am – 12 noon

Suitable for all levels – beginners are welcome.  Some materials provided.




The Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed  specifically to improve the health and wellbeing of people over 50 in this area of Halifax.  If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new activities please get in touch via one of the following ways:

Visit our website:   www.illingworthandbradshaw.enablecomcloud.co.uk for an update on our activities  /  email us at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk  / 

Facebook: Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group  

or  attend one of the activities

Pilates Classes with The Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group

The Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group are now running two Pilates Classes every Thursday at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church as follows:

  • Intermediate Pilates – 10am to 11am
  • Beginners Pilates Class – 11am to 12noon

These Pilates sessions are open to both men and women at a cost of just £3 per person so go along and give it a try.

Please note – The Beginners Pilates Class will not start until Thursday 14 April

LA Pilates

Line Dancing for over 50’s

lagroup line dancingThe Illingworth & Bradshaw Local Activities Group for the over 50’s is starting classes in Line dancing.

The classes cost just £3 and will take place at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm and will be taken by a qualified tutor so put on those dancing shoes and get yourself down for an hour of fun.

For more information email us at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk or phone our secretary on 01422 249070.

We hope you can make it!

Please Note – classes will not be held on the first Tuesday of the month

Health Improvement – Activities for over 50’s

LAGroupThe Local Activities (LA) Group in Illingworth and Bradshaw was formed specifically to improve the health and well being of people over the age of 50 in this area of Halifax.

If you are interested in meeting new friends and doing new activities please get in touch via email at lagroup50@hotmail.co.uk or by calling our secretary on 01422 249070

Below is a list of activities we run each week:

Tuesdays – Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

  • Keep Fit class – 10am to 11am – £3 per person
  • New Age Kurling – 11.15am to 12.15pm – £2 per person
  • Line Dancing – 2pm to 3pm – £3 per person

Wednesdays – Illingworth Fire Station community room

  • Crafty Club – 10am to 12noon – £2 per person

Thursdays – Various Locations

  • Tai Chi Class – Whitehill Community Academy – 10am to 11am – £3 per person
  • Art Class – Illingworth Fire Station community room – 10am to 12noon – £3 per person

For updates on our activities, please visit our website here – New members are always welcome.

North Halifax Star 2014: Lifetime Achievement – WINNER ANNOUNCED!

WINNER: Irene Mulhall

Organiser, community activist, Local historian, Trustee, Committee Member, Webmaster, mother, grandmother… the list goes on… and it’s getting longer!

Irene is a retired lady who has given and continues to give an awful lot to her community.

“She is never just sitting – I think she is always planning in her head what needs to be done!”

“She has been involved in a whole load of organisations over many years. And when I say “involved” I mean she has thrown her heart and soul into it!”

A member of the Illingworth Methodist Church, Irene has supported the church for over 40 years. She sits as a member of the ‘Messenger Trust’ to ensure the church magazine is published and distributed to the local community.

She’s also organised free courses for the local community including ICT and First Aid.

“Whenever there is a local issue that is of concern to people, Irene is usually to be found, organising a team of people to do something about it”

Irene was the driving force behind setting up the local over 50s group. The group was set up in 2011 and its aim is to offer older people in Illingworth and Bradshaw, a range of activities and classes to help promote their health and well-being.

As secretary of the group, Irene ensures everything runs smoothly, including managing the website, which she also created.

When I asked her how she had the time to do the LA Group, she just said, ““Somebody had to do it””. It was more than she expected I think but she would see it as her job to take on if no one else came forward”.

Irene is a real champion of Local Heritage. As a member of the Local History Group and has given talks on local people and buildings of historical importance.

She is involved with Mount Zion Chapel preservation group to help make the church into a heritage centre.

Irene is also a trustee and secretary for the North Halifax Historical Buildings Preservation Trust – which was set up to preserve the Illingworth Gaol and Stocks and working towards them becoming a community asset.

Irene has worked tirelessly with her fellow trustees to formulate a business plan to try and save the Gaol. This work is ongoing; it’s a very exciting project for North Halifax.

Irene Mulhall is the embodiment of community spirit.  In the Milky Way of Calderdale, she is the North Halifax Star!