Ryburn Valley Local History

Local History – Ryburn

Local History Notes – by David Cliff Part 82 – Farewell to Bogden In the 1920s, the city of Wakefield needed water so it purchased part of the Ryburn Valley, built a reservoir across it and flooded it. That part of the valley was known locally as ‘Bogden’ which, despite its name, was a beauty…

Ripponden Christmas Festival

Festive Fun in Ripponden

Christmas in Ripponden The countdown has begun for the brightest and best ever Christmas in Ripponden. Plans are well underway for the largest Christmas event the village has ever seen – a Christmas market complete with animals, live music and stalls galore full of festive fare. Ripponden Festival Group is working together with St Bartholomew’s…

Every Two Hours

What does the role of a Police Officer involve? It’s a question I don’t think anybody has a correct answer to. We are fundamentally here to maintain law and order, detect, investigate and prevent crime. However, we do so much more. We are paramedics, social workers, referees and listeners, but most important of all we…

Switch on weight management

Turn the Switch On and Off You Go… Do you ever wonder how some people manage to lose weight really quickly and easily once they set their minds to it, whilst others are permanently on a diet yet never look any different? As a personal trainer I’m very privileged to see this amazing transformation from…

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis – Overdrafts

Overdrafts by Martin Lewis @MartinSLewis Debit cards can be debt cards too. Overdrafts are a debt like any other and the key is to cut the rate, repay faster and avoid any penalties. Here are my top ten things you need to know. Get PAID £100 to get a 0% overdraft. Best for overdrafts under…

Stainland History

Local History – Stainland

Strictly Stainland From 1930… “at the present time a fever for dancing is abroad at Stainland and a class has been organised by Mr. Jack Hall at the Mechanics Institute. Revellers of all ages have been in attendance and remarks have often been heard – “Are you going to the dance class?” “I’m too old.”…