Good Times: Welcome party and football fever

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This Friday at The Whitehall, Hipperholme, it has live music from the very popular Richard Anderson, a solo singer.

l The Brighouse Sports and Social Club is hosting a club social night on Friday, April 24, in the function room. Never Too Late, a five piece harmony group from Bradford, will be appearing and singing hits from the 60s and 70s.

The event is open to non-members and kicks off at 7.30pm with bingo and a pop quiz. Tickets are available from behind the bar at £6 each and £3 for children.

l Manchester United play league leaders Chelsea this weekend in a top of the table clash. Former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson will be appearing at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse, on May 1 to talk about his amazing football career in a night of great entertainment also including top comic Billy Bean, a superb four course meal plus a fundraising auction for local junior football club Clifton Rangers, and a one-off sports memorabilia sale not to be missed including items signed by the likes of Ronaldo, Gazza, Rooney and Steven Gerrard.

If you’re interested get in touch quickly with James at on 07531 286977 to snap up the limited remaining tickets.

l On Friday night at Jeremy’s it has Sound Town performing from 9.30pm, a very popular covers band playing songs to ensure you have a great night from Motown classics to Bruno Mars and everything in-between.

On Saturday evening again from 9.30pm, Misfire will entertain playing a mix of favourite classics. On Sunday afternoon it has music from acoustic artist Josh Giddings.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge the jam session is with Dean. On Friday night the pub sees the return of Chicago Joe and the Soul Divas. There is more live music on Saturday evening from Silence and then again on Sunday night from the Ford Valley Wranglers.

l There is a double whammy of entertainment at the Millers Bar this weekend, starting on Friday night with The Three Stripes, an exciting five piece rock and blues cover band from West Yorkshire, playing hard hitting songs by the likes of Beth Hart, Led Zeppelin, Primal Scream, Kings of Leon and many more.

Then on Saturday evening Ev Mac will take to the stage with Motown, country, rock ‘n’ roll, disco, and a dash of reggae for good measure.

l The Crown pub at Lane Head has had the “To Let” board up nearly 12 months and the pub has had no interest as of yet.

My source informs me that it was the best trading pub on the outskirts of Brighouse ten years ago, selling nearly a quarter of a million pints of beer each year.

Because of its historical beer sales the business rates for the pub are valued at £28,500 (information from the VOA).

Customers at the Crown are supportive and loyal and don’t want to see the pub close down. However, there might be no option and the town would lose another public house and one that was served so well by ex-professional soccer player and manager Don McEvoy and ex-professional RL player Geoff Crowther.

l Matt Parkinson informs me that he has well-known local Christine Tomney now at the helm at the Hare and Hounds as well as himself.

“The quiz night on Tuesdays is proving very popular hosted by Scouse and the current jackpot is at £160. It’s free pool on Wednesday nights. Not to mention our full sports coverage with Sky and BT sports on three screens,” confirmed Matt.

There will be an official welcome party to welcome both Christine behind the bar and customers old and new to the pub on Friday, April 24, and there is going to be karaoke plus a free supper for everyone.

Then the monthly Northern Soul and Motown disco is on Saturday, April 25.

Any pool players looking for a team? Call in to the pub as Matt would like one up and running to play on Monday nights.

Also calling any football teams that might be looking for a pub to run from in exchange for some sponsorship, then again call in and see Matt.