The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival is just a week away and as usual the Rushbearing Cart begins its journey at Warley St John’s at around 10.45am on Saturday 6th September preceded by a short service at the church (10.15). Refreshments available from 10am.
Arriving in the village centre at 11.00, there will be all the usual activities as the parade makes its first stop outside the Maypole for Morris Dancing and the Traditional Mummers play. The Maypole will of course be open early and the Community Association will have its usual stall selling pasties and cakes. Also available for sale will be Warley history books and DVDs and of course the fantastic 2015 Warley Calendar – a bargain Christmas gift for only £5!
Dont miss it!
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The annual family fun day at West View Park is this coming Saturday between 12pm and 4pm. For full details, click here
Did you know there was a hostel for 100 women mill workers at Stansfield Grange, Triangle for 50 years between 1920 and 1970? This was run by William Morris and Sons woollen mills to provide workers for their mills at Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge and Stansfield Mill, Triangle. Ruth Beazley of Mill Bank, is putting on an exhibition at SOWERBY BRIDGE LIBRARY from 17 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 30 OCTOBER about the women who lived in the hostel.
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With the latest news that 30 pubs per week are closing down in Britain we were right to be concerned that the Winterburn may be under threat with the departure of James and Becky in early July. However, our concerns proved to be unfounded as we have seen a relatively smooth handover to Kevin and Sharon who have now got the place fully up and running again. Once again there’s a full menu of delicious home cooked pub fayre and the welcome is as friendly as before. In addition, rumours abound that there are some new ideas in the pipeline, the first of which is an acoustic Night on August 24th.
We are incredibly lucky to still have great pubs in our community, so if you have’nt been down to the Winterburn recently why not get down there and enjoy some live music on Sunday the 24th?
The splendid 2015 Warley Calendar is now on sale! The price is the same as last year – just £5. To order on-line just click here or call 01422 833824
First meeting of the Autumn 2014 season starts Monday evening 11 August 8.00pm Maypole Inn, upstairs room. All welcome.