Archive for August, 2013

Community notices: August 2013

Community notices: August 2013

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bingley Division Girlguiding news Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Bingley Division, along with their leaders and parent helpers, put their skates on and took over Bradford Ice Arena on a Sunday evening in June. They all had a brilliant time and proved that ice skating is a fun and exciting activity for all ages and […]

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Calling all children!

Calling all children!

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over £300 in prizes to be won! Need some extra pocket money? Want something to do in the summer holidays? Get creative now and enter the Wilsden Show on Sunday 22nd September. With 19 classes to enter there’s something for everyone, including painting, model making, photography, Lego and much more. Each year we try to […]

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Go for Gold, Olympians tell grassroots organisations

Go for Gold, Olympians tell grassroots organisations

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

London 2012 medallists are encouraging Yorkshire community groups to apply for funding from Skipton Building Society as it launches a new community programme, Grassroots Giving, for its 160th anniversary. The society is offering 160 individual community organisations across the UK donations of £500. www.skiptonbig160.co.uk will also showcase all shortlisted applicants, and Facebook and Twitter accounts […]

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Welcome to the world!

Welcome to the world!

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The papers may be full of the royal baby, but as far as I’m concerned the most important baby born this year is my niece, Niamh Isabelle Brooke Ritchings! Niamh arrived on 7th June 2013 weighing 7lbs 13oz. Congratulations to proud parents Erica and Lewis. Ed.

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Wilsden Post Office in “Use it or lose it” warning

Wilsden Post Office in “Use it or lose it” warning

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Lisa, Kevin and June Akeroyd at Wilsden Post Office have commented that unless people come back to using the post office and the goods and services offered therein, they will be forced to close the business. Since taking over the Wilsden Post Office they have seen takings drop and it is noticeable that some […]

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Dance hall memories

Dance hall memories

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Ms Firth, When I was looking through some old photographs recently I cam across this photograph of my late father, Ernest Mitchell. My father and his dance band, “Ernest Mitchell and his Sylvian Players”, used to play for dances in Wilsden Mechanics’ Institute many years ago. I wondered if this photograph would bring back […]

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Macho men!

Macho men!

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well done to the Bingley Rural’s Mark Anslow and team-mates for winning Best Group Costume at the Oxenhope Straw Race as the Village People!

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Three in a million

Three in a million

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eric Firth remembers leaving Bradford for Australia in the 1970s.

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Marian Krupa: through no-man’s land

Marian Krupa: through no-man’s land

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marian Jan Krupa (1922-2009) came to live in Cottingley with his second wife, who had lived in the village most of her life, and their two-year-old son. He was born in Krakow, Poland, and his experiences after leaving there in 1939 until his arrival in England in 1943 were traumatic. We continue his story. By […]

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Wilsden Cricket Club Juniors in cup win glory

Wilsden Cricket Club Juniors in cup win glory

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Mark Humphreys Wilsden under-17s swept to victory in their first UAJCA William Spencer Cup Final against Oxenhope. In a finals day at Haworth Cricket Club, Wilsden were represented in both matches, with the under-13s missing out to close rivals Cullingworth. But the under-17s restored Wilsden’s spirits, claiming their trophy in a very entertaining match. […]

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