SOCIAL: Coffee Morning, Halifax


EVENT: Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club

As part of the work of the Halifax RLFC Foundation, a Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club has been formed.

The aim is to meet on the first Thursday in every month at the Old Post Office pub in Winding Road, Halifax, HX1 1SJ. The time will be from 11:00am-1:30pm so the next meeting is Thursday 7 March 2019. The premier guests will be Paul Dixon and Ben Beevers.

The highlights of an old game will be shown on screen.

The target audience is the over 50s, but people of all ages are welcome. However, as we will be on licensed premises, under 18s MUST be chaperoned.

A two-course meal will be available at the fantastic price of £3.99 but places are limited, so book your place(s) now with Chris Mitchell 07947 827627 email  leaving your name and contact details on or before Monday 4 March 2019 to guarantee a lunch.

Payment can be delayed until the day.

The numbers are limited to 50, so those booking their meal ticket will be given priority and those not buying a meal will be charged £1. If you do not pre-book, food may not be available.

The first meeting was on the Thursday 2 August 2018, 11:00am-1:30pm, with the one-and-only Jim Mills being the first guest and their is a short video of this at


Age UK’s local branch has published their Winter Newsletter which can be downloaded below – in it they are discussing their Advice and Information Services (I&A), Tackling Isolation in Calderdale and much more.

You can also make use of their free energy saving help and many other local services.

Call into the shop at 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax HX1 1RJ phone 01422 252040 or

Age UK Calderdale Kirklees Newsletter Jan-March 2019 (pdf)

COMMUNITY: Lunch Club, Halifax

The Monday Kitchen Lunch Club at St. Andrew’s Church, Halifax.

The Lunch Club meets on Mondays, 11:00am-1:30pm (except public holidays) at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church on Huddersfield Road, Halifax HX3 0AT.

Coffee and tea are served until mid-day when there is a short ‘God-spot’. After this there is a lunch of soup, sandwiches and cakes, nearly all home-made.

Running through the whole session is plenty of chat and laughter. Some of those who come are from St. Andrew’s, some from other churches and some with no church links at all. Everyone is welcome.

You don’t need to book, you don’t need to come every week, you can arrive and leave when you feel like it. Why not try it, and perhaps bring a friend?

There is a charge of £2.

You may also be interested in a one-off event on Saturday 15 September, 6:30pm when the Hoe Down will be held including a pie and peas supper. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and can be purchased by calling Leslie on 01422 250502.

HEALTH: Heritage Walks

The summer’s programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays. No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme can be downloaded here.

PLAY: Battle of Heptonstall

The Battle of Heptonstall Community Play A community play based upon the 1643 English Civil War battle the Battle of Heptonstall will be shown at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Heptonstall from Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March, 7:30pm and a fourth show at Halifax Minster on Saturday 9 March, 7:30pm. The script was written by local playwright and director Michael Crowley. More Details/Book now…

HEALTH: Better Living

Do you want to make a change to improve your health? Maybe to lose weight, be more active, stop smoking or reduce your alcohol intake……..

The Better Living Service of Calderdale Council provides help and support in improving lifestyles. This is a free service across Calderdale providing support around weight loss, accessibility to exercise, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, stroke recovery, pre and post-natal health and much more.

If you would like further information, please either visit the website or contact their office on 01422 230230.

Why not book a FREE Better Lifestyle Session with a qualified and experienced Better Living Trainer.  They will be able to  offer you the support and advice you need to take the next step to make a change. Better Lifestyle Sessions are available at venues across Calderdale on various days and times through the week.

To book a Better Lifestyle Session ring 01422 230230 or email BLT at