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Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Saturday 3 November 2018 Murder Site to Gibbet

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People’s Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh’s early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.
Meet David Glover at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane HX1 5JL at 1:30pm


The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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FREE Events this Easter at Westgate Arcade

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Starting on Friday 30 March 2018 and perfect for children and young families, Westgate Arcade is holding an Easter Colouring competition during the Easter Holidays!

From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 March the Easter Bunny will be in the Arcade to begin an Easter Egg colouring competition and handing out Easter treats.

Then every day from Tuesday 3 April to Sunday 14 April (11am – 3pm) you are welcome to come and create your winning design!

The Easter Bunny will choose a winner, winning £50 for their family (voucher to be spent at Westgate Arcade) and £50 for their school or nursery.

Lower Valley Friday Flyer 23 March – OUT NOW!!

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Click here to view the latest Lower Valley Friday Flyer…

Featuring

  • Summer Newsletter from Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Warning About Fraudulent Telephone Preference Service Calls
  • Check Crime Statistics in Your Area
  • A Celebration of Square Chapel Arts Centre
  • Will your Child Lose Free School Meals?

Have a great weekend!

If you’re on our mailing list the Friday Flyer will arrive direct to your inbox every Friday. Join the mailing list by emailing calderdalelowervalley@gmail.com

Earth Hour – Saturday 24 March at 8:30pm

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Earth Hour is being celebrated around the world on Saturday 24 March, 8:30pm-9:30pm local time.

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

From pushing for environmentally-friendly laws and policies to crowdfunding for a better future, YOU make Earth Hour possible. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour’s greatest strength is the power of people.

As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten our planet, Earth Hour 2018-2020 endeavours to spark never-before-had conversations on the loss of nature and the urgent need to protect it.

The variety of life and places where they live is our best defence against climate change! Such variety provides us with even more resources to improve our lives.

Sign up and take part now.

5-a-Side Football Tournament in Aid of Overgate Hospice

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Overgate Hospice invites teams from local companies and businesses to enter the 5-a-Side Football Tournament on Thursday 29 March, 5:30pm (kick-off 6pm) taking place at 3GI Soccer, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. The tournament usually lasts around 3 hours.

This event is a great networking opportunity as well as a team building activity that raises money for Overgate from the entry fee of £100 per team.

Is your team up for the challenge? 

For further information, e-mail sam.bromwich@overgatehospice.nhs.uk or alternatively call 01422 387122.

Calderdale Heritage Walk: When Panic Seized the Town

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In the summer of 1892, Brighouse became a ghost town. Streets were deserted, schools were closed and church attendances plummeted. The reason for the panic was an epidemic of smallpox, the most dreaded of contagious diseases which struck fear into people living across the district.

Starting in Clifton in April, the disease quickly spread to Brighouse, Rastrick, Hipperholme and Southowram throughout the summer months. Twenty-six people died during the 1892 outbreak and many more were infected. The outbreak was considered so serious that a new isolation hospital was built in Clifton.

Join John Brooke on Sunday 25 March, 2:00pm for a guided walk around the key sites in Clifton.

To check if a walk has been cancelled please check Facebook

For more information on this and future walks visit www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk/current.html

National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2018 – Sunday 18 March

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The National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day aims to highlight the issues surrounding CSE; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero tolerance to adults developing inappropriate relationships with children or children developing inappropriate relationships with other children.

NWG are committed to the fight against CSE and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to child sexual exploitation. But they cannot succeed without the support of people like you.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity. Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation. Safeguarding children is everybody’s business. Any child can be sexually exploited no matter what culture, ethnicity, religion, whether a boy or a girl from any background.

Together, we can work to inform, educate and prevent this form of child sexual abuse within the UK.

Rastrick SJ Scouts Group Fund Raising Pub Quiz

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On Friday 23 March, 7:30pm Rastrick St. John’s Scout Group will be holding a Pub Quiz to raise funds to keep the group running at St. John’s Community Hall, St John’s Street, Rastrick.

£3 per team member includes a Pie ‘n’ Peas Supper can be paid on the day or before.

You are free to bring along your own drinks, alcoholic or otherwise.

If you would like to come please email connor.michaels@btinternet.com to ensure there are enough pies!