|Burglary other||23 Feb 2014 0800||Gain entry to secure metal shed by smashing side panels. Steal Suzuki 49cc trial bike in yellow||Wellhouse Lane, Kirkheaton, HD5 0RB|
The job is not yet completed – The slope, which can be seen from the footpath to Lascelles Hall Road, still has a lot of dumped items to be cleared in the near future.
Special thanks go to MacDonalds employees Nathan, Kelly, Paul and Heidi for giving up some of the free time on a Saturday morning to help
Click on the link to see the Spring 2014 issue of Kirkburton Parish Council’s magazine – ‘One Voice’
We are aware that many of our website readers are not able to read a hard copy of the magazine so now we are giving you the option to download it.
Regular browsers will notice that it does contain articles that have already featured on line – this is because some residents don’t access the website and the magazine is their main source of community information
Every Thursday afternoon,, ‘The Health Walk’ 2 – 3 pm Meet at the Parish Centre Car Park at 2 pm, for an hour around the area.
3rd Tuesday of the month –Yetton Together Forum meeting. Community Centre, Fields Rise 7:30 – 8pm Ideas, comments, questions and volunteers welcomed. Also 200 Club numbers drawn
4th Tuesday of the month, WI meetings are held at 8pm at Croft House, Upper Hopton. Visitors welcome. Further details from Marilyn Eastwood 01484 534592.
Library Events – weekly
Thursdays 2 pm-4pm Knit & Natter, Craft n’ Chatter group meets
Thursday 6 -7pm Informal family/local history group Free access to the internet and various family history sites are available.
Friday 2pm Toddlers’ story and craft sessions. Just turn up
Thursday 6th, YOUNG AT HEART 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m Parish Centre. This is for anyone who considers themselves to be a “senior citizen”. We meet monthly. There are quizzes, entertainment, refreshments, thought for the day.
Tues 11th Coffee Shop meeting Library 7:30 for anyone interested in volunteering to help to run it
Sat 22nd YT Quiz night 7:30 Conservative Club. Sop supper £6 Call Bev 07708999728
Wed 26th Landfill Liaison meeting 6:30 Parish Centre – all residents welcome
Thurs 27th Chocolate Production (Yorkshire Chocolatier)8pm WI Croft House,
Sat 29th Hospice Support Group Easter Fair The Yorkshireman 2-4pm
Grange Moor Band concert with guests Gledholt Male Voice Choir 7.30 pm,
Parish Church. Tickets £6 from the Parish Office Tel:531449
Sun 30th Mothering Sunday service, 10.30 am, Parish Church
Mothering Sunday service, 10.45 am, United Church
|Burglary dwelling||04 Feb 2014 2230||Snap europrofile lock, enter, steal car keys, unlock car and steal laptop. Suspects arrested||Ryedale, Kirkheaton, HD5 0HT|
|Burglary other||01 Feb 2014 0000||Force padlock and hasp on wooden shed in rear garden. Enter and steal 2 x pedal cycles||Newland Road, Kirkheaton, HD5 0QT|
|Theft of pedal cycle||13 Feb 2014 1900||Force open shed in garden, enter and steal mountain bike||Heaton Avenue, Kirkheaton, HD5 0LJ|
|Theft of vehicle||16 Feb 2014 1730||Steal Ford Transit.||Laneside, Kirkheaton, HD5 0ES|
|Theft from vehicle||20 Feb 2014 2342||Steal handbag from insecure Hyundai 110||St Marys Lane, Kirkheaton, HD5 0OT|
|Theft from vehicle||21 Feb 2014 0145||Search insecure Mazda 2 and Nissan Note and steal house key (recovered)||North Hill Drive, Kirkheaton, HD5 0EH|
|Burglary dwelling||24 Feb 2014 2320||Enter insecure door and steal cash||Shop Lane, Kirkheaton, HD5 0DB|
Kirkheaton Cricket and Bowling club
‘Keep fit, flexible and meet new friends’. Kirkheaton Cricket and Bowling club is offering this to anyone who fancies taking up their offer to try Crown Green Bowling, as a social pastime and/or competitive sport.
The club turns out 6 men’s teams, 4 ladies teams and 1 mixed team every week during the summer months.
Over recent years the bowling section has enjoyed plenty of success – Saturday afternoon (Huddersfield & District, Littlewood Cup), Monday evening (Liberal League), Monday afternoon (Heavy Woollen League), Tuesday afternoon (Veterans League), Tuesday night (Mirfield League) and 4 Ladies teams have all been promoted or finished close to promotion.
On behalf of the club, Brian Hallas, their bowling representative,has issued the following invitation:
‘To help us with our commitment to bowling, we are seeking new members young or old (with or without bowling experience).
We will be holding an open day for any prospective bowling members at 11am SUNDAY 6th APRIL 2014 where members will be present to offer help and guidance – bowls (woods) will be available to use - please wear flat soled shoes. We look forward to meeting YOU’.
Alternatively just contact Brian Hallas on 01484 303717 or email BowlWithBH@virginmedia.com to arrange an introduction to the club.
Raymond Berry, Master Butcher,
President of North West Riding of Yorkshire Council of Butchers Association 1990-91, producer, actor, chorister, dancer, drummer, major fund raiser and all-round good citizen
Born 1929 at Grandma’s house in Moorside Road, previously known as Workhouse Lane – it wasn’t expected that baby Raymond would survive as his was a difficult birth, but against all odds, his will to live and make a difference brought him through this first of life’s many challenges.
Grandma and Grandad lived on a small farm of 10 acres with chickens, pigs and calves – sounds an ideal childhood but there was much hard word involved – everyone had to lend a hand. The horse and cart came in very handy for cutting the grass on the cricket field and transporting the bats etc to away matches. Raymond’s father worked as a miner at Shuttleye colliery, Grange Moor for many years but sadly died at the early age of 57 from the miner’s curse – silicosis.
From age 11 Raymond went to school in Kirkheaton leaving at age 14 years and going to work for his Uncle George at his Butcher’s Shop in Grange Moor, earning 12 shillings and 6 pence (around 62 p in today’s money). After gaining experience with his Uncle, joined Briers Butchers in Leeds Road, Lindley.
He recalls around Christmas towards the end of the War a Doodlebug (flying missile) dropped at the back of his Uncle’s shop and not only his uncles shop suffered damage – Raymond recalls that all the windows in Grange Moor were smashed. The hen house also suffered devastation and it was quite a while before the surviving shocked hens started to lay again.
Raymond was 18 years old when he was called up for National Service and he was selected to join the Catering Core as was the practise with people in butchery and bakery. He served 18 months in Egypt in the Canal Zone and 6 months at Aqaba. While in Aqaba he was cooking for 125 men which was no easy task without gas or electric. How did he do that you may ask – with a petrol burner!
He was very proud of his achievement during this time and often found himself in charge of the cookhouse. He recalls working throughout the night one Christmas Eve, getting the meal ready for the Officers Regimental Dinner. Many nights his only companion was a Sten gun – his new ‘best friend’.
In 1956 Raymond secured his butcher’s shop in Kirkheaton – one of three butcher’s shops at that time. We talk about the provenance of food these days, but Raymond was actually doing this in those early days – sourcing his food from local farms rather than from the wholesalers. Uncle George, in a reversal of roles, came along on a part time basis to work for Raymond – “and he got a lot more than 12 shillings and 6 pence!” was the comment from Raymond.
A slightly bizarre thing happened one day whilst Raymond was taking some pigs to the slaughter house. Usually kept in a cage in the back of the van; one pig escaped and appeared on the passenger seat next to Raymond. It’s sad, but it did enjoy its last ride, looking out of the window and enjoying the view. It was particularly difficult to carry out the inevitable after that!
Married in 1957, Raymond became a father in 1958 when his son Clive was born, and Janet in 1960. Both follow in their father’s footsteps and have a keen interest in brass bands. Clive was to also follow his father’s profession for a while and worked in partnership with Raymond in his butcher’s shop for around 7 years.
Many will know of Raymond’s keen interest in anything theatrical and many years ago when it was thought a local pantomime may be a good idea, Raymond was put forward to produce and act in the very first performance at the United Reform Church in the show Dick Whittington. As always his wicked sense of humour caused a little disagreement with one of the actresses who refused to be raced around the table.
On one occasion whilst playing Wishy-Washy from Aladdin in a local men’s only pantomime at Mold Green, he was giving his rendition of ‘Happiness’ (Ken Dodd’s hit) when laughter seemed to increase from small chuckles to hilarious guffaws. Raymond was quite unaware that during the song his trousers were gradually coming down.
As well as a producer and actor, Raymond has a good singing voice and has taken part in many light operatic productions and been part of local choirs. His version of an Al Jolson medley has also been recorded as part of a C.D. produced by ‘Vintage Brass’ – originally a group of musicians in their golden years but now open to anyone.
As his reputation as an all-round performer grew, parts followed in Rose Marie; The Student Prince; The Slipper and the Rose (Cinderella) and many, many more.
You will not be surprised to hear that Raymond can dance and also plays the drums. Encouraged by his son Clive to take up the drums more professionally, he recalls doing lessons in drumming for 12 months at a fee of £15 per hour. At the suggestion that further lessons would cost £18 Raymond retorted “Forget it, I think I know enough now!”
Other groups Raymond has been involved in include:
- Kirkheaton Church and Chapel
- Grange Moor Church
- Kirkwood Hospice
- Grange Moor Band
- Honley Band
- Carnivals and Pantomimes
- Lawrence Batley Theatre
- Lindley Light Operatic
- Huddersfield Light Operatic
Over the years, Raymond has raised thousands of pounds for many local organisations – just last year (2013) he raised in excess of £6,700 in poppy sales – a fantastic achievement and many years ago he helped to support the Scouts and Guides with raising funds for the building of their Head Quarters at Moorside Road.
When asked would he change anything in his colourful life, he replied that he would have loved to have been a comedian. We think he could give Sir Bruce Forsyth a run for his money any day!
Lorna Idle Nov 2013
This is a longer version of an article in the Spring edition of Yetton News
YT’s Open Forum is on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 to 8pm in the Community Centre when residents can make suggestions and/or comment on the work of Yetton Together and how we can work together to improve our environment.
There are updates of what has been happening over the previous month in the working groups.
Traffic & Transport Group report
Heavy goods vehicles continue to use the village as a shortcut, but as they are usually seen at junctions, obtaining registrations can be difficult. If anyone is able to identify a registration number or company, please report this so that we can contact our NPT.
Two vehicles have left the road during the last two months, the most recent one happened on the 28th January between 14.45 and 15.30pm (school run time) mounting the kerb at Doctors Row and ending up in the Mill wall. Damage to driver’s side, debris along the raised kerb and facing downhill seems to indicate it had gone across the road. The previous one happened over the Christmas period when a VW Polo crashed through the wall/hedge into a field above Farm Shop on Bellstring Lane. No official reports on either collision have been seen in the press.
In future if anybody can obtain photographic evidence, it would help our case with the Council as it has at Upper Hopton.
Also the chances for an assisted crossing point by the Doctors Surgery could increase with the refusal to grant planning permission for the proposed taxi office at 5 Heaton Moor Road.
An application for an environment grant to provide 8 self watering planters on sites in the area has been resubmitted to Kirkburton Parish Council. A decision is expected in early March.
The Gardening Club has suspended its Monday session until late March when the weather will hopefully be more favourable