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Where shopping comes to life… at your local markets.
Calderdale is a place where there is a real buzz in the air. People talking, shopping, meeting friends and buying from local people they trust.
Calderdale markets are not like typical supermarkets where you get what you need and go, they are bursting at the seams with energy and friendliness. The traders are always looking out for new products to bring to our markets and many cook, bake and sew themselves, so you know you’re getting local quality at great prices.
The famous market halls have everything you need, when you need it.
Take a trip to your local market and see for yourself. Great products, great value and great people to talk to!
Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge Railway Station HX6 3AB hold a number of transport related events through the year.
The next will be on Monday 15 April, 7:00pm where John Myddelton will be speaking about Tramways and a swinging railway.
See below for other events;
The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
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.
The next Heritage Walk is on;
Sunday 7 April, 2:15pm – Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge.
David Cant discusses the impact of the first trans-Pennine turnpike, canal and railway on Sowerby Bridge. Meet David at 2:15pm outside the railway station Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.
The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.
🌻🌷 Calling all gardeners – the annual Together Housing Garden Competition is back! 🌻🌷
This year there are new categories to enter.
- Community Corner – have you gardened as a team to create and maintain a community garden or area of communal grounds? Then this is the category for you.
- Mini Gardens – small is beautiful, if your floral arrangements are in containers, hanging baskets or in a patio or similar area, enter here.
- Floral Garden/Borders – this is the category for you if you have a floral garden or blossoming borders.
- Children age 5-16 – budding young gardeners should enter this category.
- Gardener of the Year – all competition entrants will be automatically in with a chance of winning this prestigious award.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31 July 2019 and the winners will be announced by the end of August.
How to Enter:
Please email three photos of your garden along with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: email@example.com
Or, post your photos with the category you would like to enter and your contact details to: Christine Fenton, Resident Engagement Assistant, Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn, BB1 1JD.
Happy gardening and good luck!
Happy Days Cycles and Cafe are raising money once again this February for Happy Days Homeless Charity.
Last year the ride was a real eye opener, with riders spending a lot of time riding and outside, but in the middle of winter, and in town centres with all that’s going on, the noise, the animals (think rats!), and the weather made it an intense experience.
All those taking part slept well the weekend it finished!. Despite having warm showers and meals each night it was still a huge struggle coping with everything going on. To be in that situation and not be able to get out of it, not have the support, the warm meals, the fresh dry kit is quite unthinkable.
The group will set off from Halifax and cover the length and breadth of the North of England, stopping at York, South Shields, Carlisle and Morecambe before arriving back in Sowerby Bridge on Friday, February 8 for a sleep out at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club.
Cycling up to 80 miles a day, the team will be sleeping rough at every location, replicating the plight of the homelessness in the North of England in a bid to raise awareness and funding.
Last year’s ride from London to Halifax saw more than £10,000 pounds raised for good causes in the area.
Happy Days Ministries is based in Sowerby Bridge and provides essential services to those suffering from homelessness and addiction in the area.
As well as these services, its social enterprises include a cycling shop, a cafe and a building company.
Happy Days also operates one of the 60 Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries throughout the county, a scheme launched by Welcome to Yorkshire as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire designed to give every child in Yorkshire an opportunity to borrow and ride a bike for free.
Dave Fawcett, CEO of Happy Days, said: “Last year we managed to raise over £10,000 and we want to go even bigger and better this year. If you’re a keen cyclist and want to get involved, we always have space available and we’d love to hear from you. Hopefully doing this ride will once again resonate with people and we can raise some much needed funds to help people off the streets”.
The rough ride starts on Monday 4 February but spaces are limited so for more information email Angela@happydaysuk.org for any details.
Join Happy Days Cycles and Cafe for their Big Sleep Out at Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club from Friday 8 February, 7:00pm. Sleep under the stars to raise money for the homeless.
There will be a hot supper for the sleepers and music from the Landlubbers.
Tickets for the non-sleepers are just £5.