Good Times: Derby delight at Holiday Inn

Tracy Harris
Tracy Harris

l The Holiday Inn is to play host to Liverpool v Everton as it holds an Evening with Merseyside Derby Legends.

Liverpool and Everton play the high profile Merseyside Derby this weekend (Saturday) – a fierce sporting rivalry that will be matched by two local companies that share the same premises in Brighouse and have gone red v blue by sponsoring a charitable dinner event in November.

In the red corner is Tracy Harris, of Switch Energy, who is supporting Liverpool, and in the blue corner is Richard Comboy, of Carpet and Flooring Megastore, who is supporting Everton.

Former Liverpool and Everton legends Ronnie Whelan and Kevin Ratcliffe will be highly entertaining guests of honour at the 1980s themed event at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse.

Ronnie Whelan played 493 times in the red of Liverpool including 31 derbies, scored 73 goals and won a staggering six league titles, three FA Cups and a European Cup.

Kevin Ratcliffe also had 493 appearances for Everton with 32 of those in derbies, winning two League titles, one FA Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Both played over 50 international games, Ronnie for the Republic of Ireland and Kevin for Wales.

The evening will be held on Friday, November 21, and will raise money for Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club and Sportz Power. The event will also feature top scouse comedian Bill Woolland, and includes a three course meal, Merseyside Derby quiz and charity silent auction and raffle.

Standard tables of ten cost £299 or single tickets are £32.95.

To book call James Beattie on 07531 286977 or email:

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Calder they have the quiz from 9pm, with a cash jackpot of £427 to be won, among other great prizes.

On Friday from 9pm they have DJ Jason with the best of R’n’B, then Saturday DJ Russ with Cheesy Party Pop from the Yester-year.

Sunday sees the return of their Soul On Sunday, with DJ from 3pm until 9pm playing the best of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown.

On top of this, they have Cask Ale Week, running from today (Thursday) to October 5.

Assistant Manager Jonny Hayes said: “We will have some fantastic real ales on from around the country, and will be running collector cards, so if you buy seven pints you will get the eighth free.”

l Paul Haydock at The Armytage Arms, Clifton, has a mega deal on offer until October 11 - a 5oz rump steak and chips plus a drink for just £4.99.

The juicy British and Irish steaks are aged for 21 days and served on a skillet of sizzling onions with chips, a grilled tomato and flat mushroom.

Plus, your refreshing choice of drinks includes: a pint of Coors Light, Carling, Guinness, Strongbow, Smoothflow or Cask Ale, a bottle of Beck’s or Beck’s Blue, Smirnoff or Bell’s and mixer, a Gordon’s and tonic, 175ml glass of Vinewood red, white or rosé wine, a J2O or large Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, R. White’s Lemonade, tea or coffee. And if that wasn’t enough, you can load up your dish to make it even mightier by adding either a half rack of BBQ ribs for £2.50, Southern fried chicken skewer for £2 or chicken wings and three onion rings for £1.79.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the Jam Session is with Stuart from One Eyed Jacks.

On Friday its the popular Psychoslinkys. Saturday is another group in demand, Huddersfield-based rock band Storm. On Sunday evening they have the Rhythm Kings.

l Rachel Bray, owner of Jeremy’s at The Boathouse, will welcome BB Kings on Friday night. They are an eight-piece soul, Motown and disco band.

On Saturday evening Reload will take to the stage. They are a four-piece band playing the likes of Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, REM, Santana, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Clapton and more.

The Sunday afternoon acoustic session is with Chris Scarlett.

l This Friday evening at the Lightcliffe Club it is the popular monthly record hop hosted by Jiving Jeff. The decks will be spinning from 7pm and you can pay on the door.