Club’s cash helps wounded heroes

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The Cowcliffe Sports and Social Club members have been busy this year fundraising and handed over a whopping cheque to Help for Heroes last Saturday evening.

A sum of £2,973.72 was given to a representative of the charity by club members Mick Brierley, Rachel Picavey and Chris Booth.

In the summer they celebrated the club’s centenary 1915–2015 and had a children’s entertainer, six live bands performed on an outside stage and money was raised with a barbecue, face painting and cake stall.

They have also held a raffle with 21 prizes including a 24 inch television, meal vouchers and bottles of wine - all donated by local businesses and club members.

A programme was also produced with 21 local businesses sponsoring it. This event alone raised £900.

Well-known Brighouse and Rastrick personality, former landlord and club member Greg Wright, also held one of his infamous quiz nights, which included party games. The event had spot prizes and was packed out with club members plus his family and friends, also adding a few hundred pounds to the charity pot.
 Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the jam session is with the Psychoslinkys, followed on Friday by Big Time Charlie.

On Saturday night Recycled will take to the stage and on Sunday evening Pink Peg Slax will entertain. 

It’s a weekend of celebrating at Jeremy’s starting on Friday night with live music from Whispering Jim, playing a mix of pop rock featuring songs from Adele, The Killers, Bruno Mars and many more.

Saturday night is party time as they celebrate Jeremy’s second birthday party. They are having a day of live music and a pirate party, so get your eye patches, parrots and hooks ready.

From 4pm Nu Popes will be performing followed by In Echoes at 6pm, who are a rock trip from Halifax. Then from 9.30pm Soundtown, a party band playing a mix of pop, rock and chart hits from 60s to present will be on stage.

On Sunday, to wind down the celebrations, the acoustic set from 4pm is from Laura Erby.


I had a catch up with Rick Starkey at the Roundhill, who also acquired the Clough House a few months ago.

They set out to do a part renovation on the pub but one thing has led to another and it has turned into a full renovation and a bigger job than first thought.

They also suffered a setback when the pub’s roof tiles were stolen. They have been retrieved but have cost the family time and money.

On a positive note they are hoping to have the pub open in time for the festive season although it would be the new year when the kitchen opened.

There will also be a name change for the pub. It will no longer be the Clough House, and it will be known as The Four Sons Inn, Fixby.

Down the road at The Roundhill, the ticket-only event for New Year’s Eve is already sold out and they are just in the throes of finalising their festive entertainment, which usually comes in the form of a choir and mince pie night and also a brass band performance. I will keep you posted.


Phil Ward at The Junction hosted his new quiz night yesterday (Wednesday) which started at 8.30pm and included a free pie and peas supper. Tonight (Thursday) will see the pub host its first open mic night from 8pm which will be hosted by local singer Georgia Farrar.

Then on Sunday there is a Christmas fair from 1pm with all welcome, stalls selling plenty of stocking fillers.