Illustrated talks at Calderdale Industrial Museum

The wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) and Great uncle Percy – Inventor of the cat’s eye are just two of the illustrated talks taking place at Calderdale Industrial Museum over the coming weeks.

Paul Thompson will be giving a talk on the wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) –  Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7.30pm

Glenda Shaw is back by popular demand to give a talk on The man, the business, the legend! Great uncle Percy – Inventor of  Cats eyes – Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 7.30pm.

CIMA members can go along for FREE and the cost for non members is just £3.

For further information visit www.calderdaleindustrial.co.uk or email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk 

Illustrated talks at Calderdale Industrial Museum

The wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) and Great uncle Percy – Inventor of the cat’s eye are just two of the illustrated talks taking place at Calderdale Industrial Museum over the coming weeks.

Paul Thompson will be giving a talk on the wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) –  Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7.30pm

Glenda Shaw is back by popular demand to give a talk on The man, the business, the legend! Great uncle Percy – Inventor of  Cats eyes – Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 7.30pm.

CIMA members can go along for FREE and the cost for non members is just £3.

For further information visit www.calderdaleindustrial.co.uk or email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk 

Friends of West View Park AGM – 26 March 2019

west view parkIf you have an interest in West View park and would like to get involved in volunteering, or if you just want to find out more, then please come along to our Annual General Meeting.

On Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6pm. At the United Reform Church, Warley Road, HX2 0AD (please use the side entrance to gain access)

The group urgently needs a chair person, secretary and treasurer if you are interested in taking on one of these roles and want more information then please email Tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk.

For more infomrtion about the Friends of West View Park, please email friendsofwestviewpark@hotmail.co.uk.

Friends for Life – Mother and daughter event!

FREE Event!

An evening of soap-making and chat for teenage girls and their mums (or a special aunty, grandma or friend) – Refreshments included

Wednesday 4 July 2018 from 6pm
Illingworth Children’s Centre, Occupation Lane, Illingworth, HX2 9RL

*Peer pressure and society*  *Friendships and healthy relationships* *Online safety, grooming  and staying safe* 

Booking only: Call Karen on 07434 702896 or email karen@ovenden-initiative.org.uk

Former Halifax Inspector Canoes Around Britain for Charity

On Monday 24 July 2017, together with his nephew Davis Gould-Duff, former Halifax Police Inspector Colin Skeath completed a circumnavigation of the mainland UK by Open Canoe which has never been done before.

Starting in Strontian on the west coast of Scotland on the 30 April the 2 men covered a total of 2064 miles over 86 days with several challenging sea crossings including Wales to Northern Ireland.

The pair were raising money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Since taking the amazing journey with his nephew, Mr Skeath has said;

“I have had the privilege of seeing our stunning coastline at close quarters. I have paddled with dolphins and basking sharks and seen so many spectacular seabirds from puffins to eagles. One of the things that will remain as a high point are some wonderful people who have gone out of their way to help us on our journey. These random acts of kindness will stay with me for a long time

“The journey was as difficult as anything I have undertaken and tested my leadership, courage and determination.  I found the daily decision making of embarking on a voyage stressful, with dire consequences if we got it wrong!

“In so many ways It has been a massive learning experience for me. At the forefront of this is my conviction that the most important thing we have is other people.

“During this adventure, I became very focused on the task and whilst I was aware of some of the social media activity (mainly facebook). I didn’t realise the scale of support I was receiving from ex colleagues and friends in Calderdale

“Now, as I am at home reviewing communications and not as engrossed,  I have been “blown away” by everyone’s messages of congratulations. I have been stunned by some of the activities that were on going in the Police and Council to welcome me home. I know that people have worked really hard and given themselves, to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

“So thank you so much for being such and important part of my journey.”

Visit Canoe Around Britain on Facebook for videos and more.

Kites Day at Roils Head Moor – Wednesday 26 July 2017

Join Chris Sutcliffe and Robin Dalton on Roils Head Moor in the marquee (in the middle of the moor) to build and fly your own kite!

There are two sessions taking place on Wednesday 26 July 2017 which you can drop into anytime; 10.30am to 12.30pm or 1.15pm to 3.15pm.

It costs just £3.80 per kite made (£2.80 Passport to Leisure holders).

For further information please contact Chris Sutcliffe on 07769 954956

K9 Party in the Park at Monor Heath this weekend

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield & District branch are inviting all two legged and four legged friends to their annual K9 Party In The Park this weekend.

Sunday 2 July 2017 – 12noon to 5pm
At Manor Heath Park, Halifax HX3 0EB

The self funded branch is hoping to raise crucial funds for the animals in their care, whilst having some fun in the sun and partying with local supporters and their canines!

The event is free but donations are greatly received and all party-goers will receive a free goodie bag! The dog show can be entered from 11.30am on the day and is just £1.50 per class. ‘Best Rescue’, ‘Puppy Love’, ‘Best Junior Handler’ and ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-like’ are just a few examples of some of the classes that will be running on the day.

To find out more about K9 Party visit the RSPCA Halifax & Huddersfield branches website here: www.rspca-halifaxandhuddersfield.org.uk. You can also find out more on Facebook by searching for ‘K9 Party In The Park 2017’ in local events.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.