St John’s Church Newsletter April 2015

Click here to read St John’s Church Newsletter April 2015

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WCA Open Meeting 13/04/15

The next Warley Community Association open meeting is on Monday 13 April at 6:30 pm at the Maypole Inn.

All welcome.

Click here for the meeting’s agenda.

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Adopt a Kiosk

Warley Community Association is interested in adopting the telephone kiosk outside the Maypole Inn.





It has looked shabby for years with panes of glass missing and is generally unsightly.

We intend to restore and paint it, and then have a competition which would be open to the community, to suggest the most innovative ideas for its ongoing use.

Currently, our idea is to use it as a noticeboard for promoting local events, but if you have a burning desire to see your idea take shape, write it down and when we open the competition, get your entry to us.

If anyone has an objection to the above, please let us know via the website or contact Eliana Bailey on 01422 839458.


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St John’s Newsletter

Click here here to read the latest St John’s Newsletter for March

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Next Local History Talk

Our next local history talk will be on Monday 23rd February at 7.30pm in the Maypole Inn, Warley.  Entry is just £2.

The talk is entitled:- ‘Enclosing the Moors: shaping the Calder Valley landscape through
parliamentary enclosure’  and the presenter is Sheila Graham, a local historian from Colden near Heptonstall.

“Behind the dry stone walls that checker our local hillsides lies a surprising story – and
some very local rivalries. Acts of Parliament regulated the division and fencing of the
commons and waste moorlands of the Calder Valley in the 19th century, and our
landscape changes forever”.


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Winterburn Bounces Back!

New hosts Carla & Pete are now fully ensconced in the Winterburn and the place is really buzzing once again.  A new menu is being launched today (Monday 9th February) and keeping with the time-honoured tradition of freshly prepared honest pub grub, food is once again available 7 days a week with extended availability until 9pm on most days plus Sunday Roasts and Fish Friday’s

The Winterburn is open from Noon until late every day of the week.  Food is available from 12-3 and 5-9 Mondays to Saturdays and 12-6 on Sundays so why not give it a go and support Carla and Pete’s efforts in keeping this traditional local pub at the heart of our village community?

As ever, walkers, cyclists, dogs, horses (and lately even donkeys!) are always welcome and the log burning stove is roaring away to stave off the current cold snap.  Dogs are not allowed in the main dining area when food is being served and horses, donkeys and bicycles must reluctantly stay outside!  A choice of 3 hand pulled ales are now available and for a complete change why not give Pete’s special spicy Bloody Mary a go?

We warmly welcome  Carla and Pete to the village and wish them all the best in, what is for them, a new venture.


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Warley History Group Gets Spooky!

Witchcraft in Warley?  There certainly was and John Billingsley, well known local historian and folklorist, came to the village to tell us more.  For the first in a new series of talks organised by the Warley local history group, the intriguing subject of witchery was ideal.  Held at the Maypole Inn on 26th January it attracted considerable interest with over 35 attendees including local residents and those from farther afield

John bewitched the audience with dark tales of community suspicion, magic, curses and of course gruesome punishment!  He admirably restricted himself to the witchery facts (or did he?), but even so, some of the events he recounted from Pendle in Lancashire to Heptonstall and Warley were very spooky indeed

A good evening was had by all and our thanks to John for such a good talk.  The next talk will be on Monday 23rd February at 7.30pm, once again at the Maypole Inn (£2 on the door). Sheila Graham will give a talk about how the local landscape – which we know and love and consider timeless – suddenly and shockingly changed overnight and not that far back in time either. To learn more you will just have to be there…

John Billingsley (centre) with Andrew Berry and David McCallam from the Warley Local History Group


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