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Handmade fundraiser is a a masquerade

Red Masquerade Ball

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Roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower

It’s that time of the year when a lot of people seek to repair the “damage” caused by the over

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Beautiful pathways to Barkisland

Beautiful pathways to Barkisland

Ripponden is a wonderful place to begin a walk and usually, I venture towards the moorland rising above the town. This 7-mile route goes the opposite way, towards Triangle & Sowerby Bridge, and shows just how close the settlements of this part of Calderdale are to one another. Beginning from Mill Fold Lane car park [GR SE 040 196, postcode HX6 4HS] walk towards the main road, crossing it to pick up a path opposite, descending the steps in front of a large building with black window frames. Cross the yard and begin to climb before following the lane signposted Hanging Stones Lane. Tarmac gives way to stony ground, entering woodland. To your left, you will rise above the disused railway line; as you leave Ripponden behind you’ll pass a railway footbridge and eventually you’ll reach an isolated house, deep into the woodland [SE 046 212]. Pass by the house then turn sharply to the right, beginning the ascent from the dell, following a curved wall. Emerging above the trees, you’ll pass way markers indicating the Calderdale Way to your right, along which you’ll later return to the start. The land flattens, the track turns into a tarmac driveway [Highlee Flat on the map]. You emerge onto Butterworth-End Lane and a caravan park. Turn left on the road and you’ll reach Norland Moor. Immediately behind the wall enclosing the caravan park join the moor by way of an ascending track. Ignore the gate marking the Bridleway to Garden Lane and walk diagonally left up to the top, meeting the corner of a stone boundary. Take the path adhering to the wall continuing in a straight line for 1km across the moorland. At the end, turn right along the track which emerges next to the Spring Rock pub at the junction of the B6113 and Norland Road. Facing the junction, take the waymarked path on the right-hand side of the road. Passing along the edge of the field; you’ll see a passageway flanked by two stone walls; it bends to the left, then down steps along the edge of more rugged woodland. Turn right on the track at the bottom [SE 068 210], then take the path marked on the left, across some boggy fields and stiles marked on the map as Greetland Wall Nook. You reach another track, turning left to pass a large house and descending to meet Saddleworth Road next to a bus stop. Turn right, then there’s a path [on left] following the edge of fields until at the bottom you turn right, passing under foliage and then a gate, crossing another field to meet Branch Road at the bottom. Turn right and cross the road; at the end of the terrace houses pass through a gap in the wall skirting the perimeter of a garden descending to meet the Black Brook. Follow the river upstream to the houses [Lower & Upper Bank House], turning right on Beestonley Lane towards Barkisland Mill. Turn left at the cross roads, where the sign indicates the recycling plant and almost immediately there is a path to your right which climbs up the bank. Towards the top, pass through the fence turning left, the path curves to the right to meet a lane across a stile, which you follow up past Sourdock Hill Farm. At the top of the track there is a way marker indicating Barkisland Village on the right. This descends into Barkisland Clough and climbs to meet Stainland Road. Here, along the road to the right, is Barkisland Hall. However, this route turns left, crosses the road and takes a track on the right to meet Sandyfoot Clough. A short, steep climb from the clough returns you to Saddleworth Road. Looking left, you’ll see a way marker. Follow this up past the electricity pylon, ‘hop over the wall’ of a garden and walk the driveway of the houses to meet another road. Directly ahead is another way marker, again walk up a driveway [Abbots Royd] follow the way markers to cross another boggy field to meet once again Butterworth End Lane. Return via the same track from which you emerged onto the road, and descend. Turn left at the Calderdale Way signpost – following the track named Moor Bottom Road, turn right at the main road taking the steep road descending marked Calderdale Way which gives a welcoming descent back to the start.

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Woodhouse School on Daisy Road in 1967

Echoes of the past: Can you spot yourself in this crowd?

Here we have a school hall that is full. Perhaps you are one of the young boys and girls, mums and grandmother’s who went to watch the school concert that day in 1967?

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10 of the best things to do over the next seven days

Ten of the best things to do over the next seven days

Here are ten of the best things to do in Calderdale over the next week.
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COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

COLUMNIST: Preparing for a big leap for my little boy

Well this year started much like the last one; I went through every emotion on New Year’s Eve - happy tears fell as I reflected on the lovely things that had happened in 2017, then I sobbed about some not so happy moments.

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The Old White Bear Inn in Norwood Green

Echoes of the past: Rich history of the Old White Bear Inn

Looking at this old photograph of the Old White Bear Inn in Norwood Green.

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Pam Lloyd PR Shallots (18th April 2017)

Shallot Soup & Cheese Crouton

This delicious soup is slow cooked to bring out the sweet caramel flavours of the shallots. Topping

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The infinity hot tub at Coniston's spa

Travel review: Enjoy a proper Yorkshire getaway at Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa

​Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and jump into an entirely different world.
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A BA flight lands at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport dismay as BA reduces Heathrow flights

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has criticised British Airways (BA) after the airline has decided to reduce the number of weekly flights to Heathrow from 20 to 10 in each direction.

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From small beginnings, Mellors Mint was to be known throughout the country

Echoes of the past: When mustard making came to Brighouse

It’s good to be back after my two weeks off. I hope you have all had a good Christmas and I wish you all best wishes for the New Year.

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Ye Olde Bell Spa vitality pool

Ye Olde Bell chimes in a new era with sparkling spa

WHEN you go to a Spa you want to be enveloped by warmth, calmness, luxury and peace. This is “me time” writ large and it’s a treat in which you should be able to lose yourself in the moment, shutting out the outside world and all its cares for a few blissful few hours.
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The best spots in Calderdale for bite-sized festive walks

The best spots in Calderdale for bite-sized festive walks

Most of us enjoy the Christmas break; perhaps over-indulging a little on mince pies, roast potatoes and mulled wine.

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Pam Lloyd PR Celery & Radish Recipes (24th July 2017)

Slow cooked beef brisket

Melt in the mouth beef that you have let cook slowly all afternoon? What could be easier. Here celery, shallots and carrots form the basis of a rich, flavourful gravy.

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Children at Carr Green Nursery in December 1993

Echoes of the past: Special visit from Santa

Staying with our Christmas party theme - here we have another generation of Christmas party goers.

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This photograph was taken 68 years ago at Blakeboroughs

Echoes of the past: Celebrating Christmas with a party

This photograph was taken 68 years ago which means all these children if they are still with us in the Brighouse area will be in their mid to late 70s.

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Vegan and gluter free Tiffin

Vegan and gluter free Tiffin

If your friends and family are anything like mine then you will have a real mix of dietary

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Nick Hodgson.

Ex Kaiser Chief’s Leeds date with the Cribs

It’s almost five years to the day since Nick Hodgson publicly announced he was vacating the drummer’s stool in Kaiser Chiefs and “moving on” after a decade and a half in Leeds’s most successful band of recent times.

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Pam Lloyd PR Asparagus Recipes (26th January 2016)

Asparagus Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Serves 4.

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Eastmans butchers at 5 King Street

Echoes of the Past: Decline as butchers face the chop

’Nah-then what can I get thi’, said the butcher, spitting into his hands as he stood in front of every kind of meat and pies you could think of .

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