Local Historical Murder Re-investigated

Wednesday 28 February at 9:15

BBC 1 – Murder, Mystery and My Family

Top criminal barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein reinvestigate the historic murders of two policemen, and the mysterious case, conviction and execution of Alfred Moore.

Huddersfield, 1951. Two policemen are shot dead in cold blood while staking out the farmhouse of suspected burglar Alfred Moore. Now, nearly 65 years later, Moore’s daughter Bronwyne is convinced of her father’s innocence and teams up with Jeremy and Sasha to investigate the case.

With no murder weapon and a number of other suspects in the frame, notably a local gangster, Jeremy and Sasha have some serious concerns over the conviction. But will it be enough to clear the family name?


Yetton Hub – 2018 Events Programme

Our printed programme (including speakers) will be delivered with the next issue of Yetton News in late February 2018 and will also be available at Kirkheaton Community Centre.  Hope you can join us for something you find of interest.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Give Bev a call for more information and to book.

Vandals strike again at Community Centre

Vandals have trashed our daffodils (in full bloom) from our flower containers and thrown them at the building door and window, making a huge mess.  This is criminal damage which has been reported to West Yorkshire police.  If anyone has information that might lead to the identification of the culprits, please contact Bev on 07708 999 728 so any information can be reported under the police crime number.

Time for a Cuppa – Raised £700 for Dementia UK

Congratulations to Jean Broscombe who hosted ‘Time for a Cuppa’ event at Kirkheaton Community Centre on Friday afternoon 3 March.  Jean’s husband was diagnosed with dementia 6 years ago and during this time, she was fortunate in getting help from the Admiral Nurses. So Jean recruited some of her friends to help put on the event.  It was very well supported, where people gave donations for a cuppa and cake. Jean managed to raise the staggering amount of £700 in just two hours (which will be match funded and most of it gift aided) – WOW

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Kirkheaton’s 10th Arts Festival

News Release from Kirkheaton Parish Church, Church Lane, Kirkheaton

Calling all local artists – help make Kirkheaton’s 10th Arts Festival even bigger

Kirkheaton’s Arts Festival is now in its tenth year, and the hope is to make it the biggest and best yet.  The Festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 28th – 30th May, running alongside the historic ‘Yetton Rant.’

Any  local artist is able to exhibit their work for free, whether painting, photography, sculpture, quilts, embroidery, wooden models, indeed any art form. Local musicians are also invited to perform.

‘We are looking for something really special this year,’ says the Rector, the Revd Richard Steel. ‘We’ve had such a good response in past years that we are sure it will be another great event but being the 10th one we hope for an exceptional range of exhibits.’

The Festival regularly attracts over 700 people across the weekend Items are exhibited alongside work from local schools and art created by residents and staff of Kirkwood Hospice.

‘We’d love to see 1000 people come this year,’ adds Mr Steel, ‘and to find new artists to take part. We have often been the first place where people have exhibited or performed and we hope to have new artists with us again.’

‘This festival is all about encouraging and celebrating local creativity, so please do spread the word.’

Anyone who lives in the Kirkheaton, Dalton, Waterloo and Grange Moor area is welcome to take part. If would like to submit entries please contact Claire at the Parish Office on 01484 531449.

Time Capsule Opened

A 101 year old Time Capsule was opened on 5th September in Kirkheaton Church, on the edge of Huddersfield. The capsule had been buried under the foundation stone when the extension to the former Church School was erected, June 14th, 1913. The capsule was a Kilner jar, which has local connections, being made at their factory just a little way down the road in Thornhill Lees on the edge of Dewsbury.

In the jar were a copy of the ‘Yorkshire Post’ and ‘Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser’ for that day, a Parish magazine for June 1913 and an Order of service for laying the stone.

The jar was opened with the help and advice of Katina Bill, Curator of the local Tolson Museum (with the help of a little WD40 and the Rector’s Swiss Army knife). Present at the opening were some children from Kirkheaton Primary School, a lady whose father was at the school when the capsule was buried, Vice Chair of Kirkburton Parish Council, members of the Kirkheaton Family History group and other members of the church and community.

“It was great to be able to connect with this part of our past,” said the Revd Richard Steel, Rector of Kirkheaton. “The discovery caused a lot of excitement locally, and the opening has been a really good community event.”

“After a quick look through we’ve discovered that we had a Parish Nurse at that time,” he adds, “which is quite fascinating. I look forward to seeing what more we can learn.”

Some quotes from people who were at the opening:

“It was great to see this, we haven’t seen one in a long while. It is very impressive. The paper is really well preserved, the seal completely intact, no moisture had go in. It even still has that newly printed smell, and no signs of damage.” (Katina Bill, Curator, Tolson Museum)

“What is good for us is trying to imagine what life was like for the children then – and realising that within a year these children would be caught up in WW1” (Sam Gallant, Head Teacher, Kirkheaton Primary School)

and the children –

“Fascinating” – (James Mallinson10)

“exciting to see like what they did in a Time Capsule then” (Oliver Hayton , 10)

“Feel really privileged to see these things opened. The first people to see them in 101 years” (Melissa Waller, 9)

Very fascinating to see all the newspapers from the past – kind of surprised how big the papers are and how small the print is.” (Verity Fountain, 10)

The material will be preserved and go on display in the church.


Pop up cafe popping up in October in Kirkheaton!

Yetton Together have the opportunity to run some trial cafe sessions to assess the feasibility of a Community Cafe in Kirkheaton (which may also help save our Library).  These sessions will be held at the Community Centre / Library every Friday afternoon from 2.30 – 4.30 and every Saturday morning from  10.30 – 12.30 in October.

We need volunteers to help.  If you would consider helping (or know anyone who will) please complete the Volunteer form and send it to bev.burns@yettontogether.org

Thank you

The Big Picnic Souvenir Programme

Souvenir Programme

We have a limited number of left over programmes for the event on 3 June 2012. It contains:

  • a Free ‘Family Day Pass’ (2 adults + 3 children – T&C’s Apply) for Total Fitness at Waterloo, Huddersfield (Page 42 – worth £30.00). The pass expires on the 30thJune 2012 and must be booked 24 hours prior to use.
  • Photographs of local groups (Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Rainbows and Football Teams) & previous Jubilee celebrations in village.  
  • Advertisements of local businesses, which makes it a handy reference directory. 

All sales will go to young community groups.

NB: The ‘Find the Bus Competition (Page 5) has expired and a winner chosen.

Special price £1 for a limited period, (+plus postage and packaging)

Please contact Lorna at d.idle1@ntlworld or call her on 358021 for your copy.

Success for campaign to save Kirkheaton’s evening bus

At a meeting last night (29th) Metro announced that they had listened to the concerns of Kirkheaton residents and that there would continue to be an evening service to and from Kirkheaton and Upper Heaton, albeit slightly reduced. From the end of April there will be three 262 services after 7 pm, and a final one through an extension of the 371 which will give an even later bus than is available now (details below).

The news was given at a public meeting in Kirkheaton Church, where around 50 local residents came to hear and ask questions of Mr Neale Wallace, Bus Services Manager for Metro. Chaired by the Revd Richard Steel, Chair of ‘Yetton Together,’ the meeting heard widespread concerns from residents and was promised that the service would run until July 2013, with further assessment of future services earlier that year, with full consultation with local residents.

“Metro is currently undertaking consultation on a wide range of bus services within South Kirklees for changes in October this year. Whilst the 262 Kirkheaton evening service was not part of this wider consultation,  the service was flagged up as being at risk from April 2012 as it did not represent value for money with low passenger use and a high cost per passenger journey,” said Mr Wallace. “Kirkheaton residents were concerned about their potential loss of evening services. Metro has listened to these concerns and has worked hard to provide a new service pattern that meets the majority of residents’ needs but also provides greater value for money for the taxpayer. Some aspects of the new service are an improvement with, for instance, a later departure from Huddersfield to Kirkheaton at 11pm giving greater leisure opportunities.”

 “Metro has agreed to fund the new service until July 2013 on a ‘use it or lose it’ basis, in the belief that the new service would prove to be better value for money for taxpayers going forward,” he continued. “Metro is committed to discussing the ongoing performance of the service with local stakeholders at an early stage so that any decision about the service’s future beyond July 2013 can be made with the full knowledge of and input from local residents.”

“This is a great result for the community,” said Mr Steel, “and shows just what can be achieved when people work together. In less than a fortnight we have gone from some very bad news to a great result. Yetton Together’s Transport and Traffic Working Group are very happy to accept the offer to work with Metro on the longer term future of this service.”

“I was delighted to hear this,” adds Jonathan Evans, one of those who led the campaigning. “We are really pleased with the new timetable. I’d like to thank everyone for writing, spreading the news, going to Metro’s consultations, sending e-mails and attending the meeting tonight.”

New Timetable Details