What’s on in March

 March
Fri 3rd Time for a Cuppa 2 – 4pm Community Centre in aid of Dementia UK.
All welcome. Coffee,cakes raffle etc
Thurs 9th Yetton Hub Meal out at Chilli Lounge 7.30pm Huddersfield. Call Bev 07708 999728 to book
Tues 14th Yetton Hub Speaker Evening – Allan Coy, Ramblings of a Garden Gnome, 7.30pm Community Centre, Fields Rise.  £2.50 at the door
Sat 18th
1. Bible Breakfast Club 9.30am-10.30am, Parish Church
2. Easter Fayre 2-4pm United Church Kirkheaton Hospice Group
3. Grange Moor Band Concert with Gledholt Male Voice Choir 7pm Kirkheaton
   Church.Tickets from the Parish Office 01484 531449
Sat 25th
1.Yetton Hub Evening Trip to Wakefield Theatre Royal – ‘Thank you for the Music’, £30    including coach from Kirkheaton Surgery.  Call Bev 07708 999728 to book
2. Walk 8 miles Circular,  Medium Kirklees Countryside Volunteers (KCV)
    Leaves from the junction of School Lane and Newland Road at 10am
Sun 26th (Mothering Sunday),
10.45am Cafe Church, United Church, New Road
10.30am All age service parish Church
Thurs 30th History Group Talk on the War of the Roses, Battle of Towton (the greatest & bloodiest battle fought on English soil) 7.30pm Community Centre, Fields Rise. £2.50 on the door

Weekly at the Community centre
Monday
Watercolour class 1.30 – 4pm £6 Contact Lorna 07905 073 982
Tuesday
Hatha Yoga 1:30 -2.30 CC Contact Michael 01924 510 360
Tai Chi 3 – 4 pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
Wednesday
Chair Exercise1:30 -3pm £3
Tai Chi 7-8pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
  & Sat 10:30 -12:30 .
Thursday
Knit n Natter 2-4pm £1 Contact Trish 07858 223 854
Yetty’s Coffee Shop  2:30 -3:30 Fresh coffee and homemade cakes etc available
Local & Family History group 6-7pm Contact Roger 07837 412 070
Friday
Toddler story & craft session 2pm Just turn up
Lego session 3:30 -4:30pm 50p Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
Yetty’s Coffee Shop  3:30 -4:30 Fresh coffee and homemade cakes etc available
Saturday
Yetty’s Coffee Shop 10:30 -12:30 Fresh coffee and homemade cakes etc available
Creative crafts 10:30 – 12:30 £2 Contact Trish 07858 223 854
3rd Saturday of the month – Quilting workshop

Other venues
Every Wed Senior Citizens Club (over 55s) United Church 7.15pm for entertainment, talks etc.. Contact David Lock 01484 302768 for more details (not January)
Every ThursThe Health Walk’ (1 hour) meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2pm followed by tea & cake at the church until 4pm

Monthly at the Community centre
1st Tues Flower arranging 7pm £6 Contact Diane 07946 400 240
2nd Tues Yetton Hub Monthly Speaker – All welcome just turn up to what interests you £2.50 on the door. Also, ad-hoc trips and events call Bev 07708 999 728. (not Jan)
3rd Tues Yetton Together Forum meeting & 200 Club draw 7.30pm Community Centre
Last Monday Kirkheaton Bookworms Reading group 7:15 £2 Contact Lesley 01484 313 019
Last Thurs History group speaker evening 7:30pm £2.50 email kfhg@outlook.com

February Crime Reports

BURGLARY DWELLING 09 Feb 2017 1600 SNAP EURO PROFILE LOCK BARREL OF REAR PATIO DOOR, ENTER ACTIVATING ALARM SO MAKE OFF EMPTY HANDED.   MOORSIDE ROAD, KIRKHEATON, HD5 0LP

WARNING:

Fishing for YOUR keys!!!!!

Fishing for YOUR keys!!!!!

Knitting for Samos

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Some of the many colourful blankets and jumpers knitted by the group.

Over the last three years the Knit n Natter group based at Kirkheaton Community Centre, has been sending parcels of colourful knitted blankets and children’s jumpers etc to the island of Samos in Greece. Samos is in the front line of receiving desperate refugees fleeing from the ravages of war in Syria, who arrive with little more than what they stand up in.

The parcels have been eagerly anticipated.
As one British helper reports, ‘The parcels always seem to come when we most need them – I recall one of their first packages came on the day when we were searching for blankets and warm clothes for the children who had arrived that afternoon.’

17 Feb Evine with Mum Sara

Baby Evine wearing her Knit n Natter jumper with refugee Mum, Sara.

One refugee, Sara, said that it wasn’t just that it was a beautiful jumper for her child, Evine [see photo] that made her happy but that it had been made with love by women she had never met but who cared what is happening to refugees like herself.

 

Kirkheaton History Group Newsletter 1 Feb 2017

This is the first of our regular Newsletters with the aim of keeping you updated on our activities.
In the past Kirkheaton Family and Local History Group (KHG) have successfully organised and staged three exhibitions,

  • WW1 – researching over 146 men who lost their lives during this conflict’
  • WW2 – researching over 40 who lost their lives
  • Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Moving forward, KHG will be providing monthly talks with an historical theme.  These will be held on the last Thursday of every month at  Kirkheaton Community Centre.

The first of our series of talks  will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 February 2017 at the Kirkheaton Community Centre.  Entrance £2.50 (including light refreshments).
From Mountain to Sea – John Taylor will take you on an historical, pictorial journey down the River Severn.

Future events planned include talks on :
Broadhead & Graves Mill
A number of former employees have been in touch, contributing a number of photographs.  This is on going.
Kirkheaton Workhouse
Research has included the Huddersfield Board of Guardians Minutes of Meeting and Newspaper Articles.
History of Ravensknowle Hall (Tolson Museum)
To commemorate the 95th years as Tolson Museum, KHG research includes the West Yorkshire Archives, and Newspaper Articles.
We are also researching the various families who have owned the Ravensknowle Estate.

Family History
The group meets every Thursday from 6.00pm at the Kirkheaton Library.  Help is available for those just starting through to cracking that Brick Wall.
A few weeks ago, we were contacted by someone who had come to a dead end trying to find their elusive Great Grandfather. A family story was that there was a Scottish connection. One of our members gladly agreed to take on the challenge and in the process of finding the elusive Great Grandfather discovered not a Scottish but an Irish connection.

Audio/Video Interviews
With the aim of compiling history/experiences of Kirkheaton a number of residents have agreed to an audio/video interview.
Our aim is to include people of all ages and backgrounds.

Please get in touch if you

  • Would to help or provide information on any of the above
  • Know someone who would like to be interviewed.

Please help by circulating this newsletter.

 Regards                Colin Beaver     on behalf of the Kirkheaton History Group

 

Activities for Children at the Library

Activities for children at Kirkheaton Library

17 Feb LibraryLego Club– Every Friday 3:30 – 4:30 pm (please note new time). 50p per child. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. Yetty’s Coffee Shop will be open.

Storytime for under 5s – Every Friday in term time only. 2:30pm (free).

Special Half term Creative Crafts event:  Friday 24th February, 2:30 – 4:30pm (free).
Drop into Kirkheaton Library for further information.

Star Dome event a sell out!

Star Dome Planetarium

17 Feb star dome 2Professional astronomer Martin Lunn MBE enthralled over 90 people from Kirkheaton with an exploration of the night sky, on a magical journey through the stars that can be seen throughout the year, and stories from the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. The special community event, organised by Yetton Together with grant funding support from Huddersfield Education Trust, was a sell-out, with tickets snapped up quickly. Also on hand was Kirkheaton’s own Robert Williams, Director of the Huddersfield Observatory, who will be familiar to the ‘Stargazers’ who have enjoyed previous events by YT.
When the groups of excited adults (and children!) entered Kirkheaton Primary School on the evening of 31 January, they were faced with a huge inflatable tent, the ‘Star Dome Planetarium’, filling a large space in the hall. Inside, once our eyes had got used to the dark, we could make out the projected specs of light representing the stars. During each 30 minute presentation, Martin spoke about the wonders of the night sky through the seasons, and told of the mythology behind the constellations, including stories about Orion, Andromeda and Perseus.
17 Feb star dome 1

 

 

What’s on in February

Wed 8th Kirkheaton Future volunteers meeting 7.30pm Community Centre – volunteers willing to distribute Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire

Tues 14th Yetton Hub talk 7:30pm Community centre £2.50 on the door. All welcome Light refreshments
Thurs 23rd
Beetle Drive
1.30pm United Church  Kirkheaton Hospice Group
History talk
  ‘The River Severn – mountain to sea ‘ by John Taylor 7.30pm Community centre £2.50 on the door. All welcome Light refreshments

Weekly at the Community centre

Monday
Watercolour class 1.30 – 4pm £6 Contact Lorna 07905 073 982
Tuesday
Hatha Yoga 1:30 -2.30 CC Contact Michael 01924 510 360
Tai Chi 3 – 4 pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
Wednesday
Chair Exercise1:30 -3pm £3
Tai Chi 7-8pm £5 Contact Nicola 07742 528 052
Yetty’s Coffee Shop Thu 2:30 -3:30 & Sat 10:30 -12:30 . Light refreshments available
Thursday
Knit n Natter 2-4pm £1 Contact Trish 07858 223 854
Local & Family History group 6-7pm Contact Roger 07837 412 070
Friday
Toddler story & craft session 2pm Just turn up
Saturday
Creative crafts 10:30 – 12:30 £2 Contact Trish 07858 223 854
3rd Saturday of the month – Quilting workshop
Other venues
Every Wed Senior Citizens Club (over 55s) United Church 7.15pm for entertainment, talks etc.. Contact David Lock 01484 302768 for more details (not January)
Every ThursThe Health Walk’ (1 hour) meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2pm followed by tea & cake at the church until 4pm

Monthly at the Community centre
1st Tues Flower arranging 7pm £6 Contact Diane 07946 400 240
2nd Tues Yetton Hub Monthly Speaker – All welcome just turn up to what interests you £2.50 on the door. Also, ad-hoc trips and events call Bev 07708 999 728. (not Jan)
3rd Tues Yetton Together Forum meeting & 200 Club draw 7.30pm Community Centre
Last Monday Kirkheaton Bookworms Reading group 7:15 £2 Contact Lesley 01484 313 019
Last Thurs History group speaker evening 7:30pm £2.50 email kfhg@outlook.com
Last Friday Lego sessions 3:45 – 4:45 in term time. Also every Friday at 2:15 – 3:15 during schools holiday 50p