Friday 30th October 2015
What a great night was had by all.
We were surprised yet again by the support we received from the 80+ children and their parents who turned up for the Holyween Spooky Story Trail. An what costumes were on show as well...very scary!
So, popular was this event that we had to stagger the groups being taken down to Shaw Park, where they were met by the contaminated gateway, before proceeding through the smog to be confronted by the demonic Undertaker (actually it was Chris our Vice Chairman!) and then onwards to through the park meeting the spooky characters who were telling the story of the demise of poor Joe Shaw who fell to pieces on Halloween.
Then it was back to the car park by the Holywell Inn for hot-dogs, soup and for the adults a nice cold beer from our first, and very successful, 'Pop-up' pub.
First of all we are forever grateful to the A Level Drama Students from Brooksbank (Emily Locke, Meg Broadbent, Ellie Drinkwater, Michael Dickinson, Sarah Walton, Alice Lelliot and their Drama Teacher Kathryn Steward), they looked fantastic in their costumes, and from what we hear very scary!
We would would also like to thank Ian and Linda Whiteley for their hard work organising the event, Emma Smith, Callum Stead, Laura Hopkinson, Shannon Kirkham, Heather Whitehead, Iris Whitehead, and all the members of the committee who helped out on the evening.
Saturday 5th September, Holywell Green & Stainland United Reformed Church
A wonderful afternoon was had by green fingered members of the community, and some who came from as far away as 'Brighouse'.
There was a fine selection of fruit, vegetables, preserves and new for this year Eggs.
The Fruit and Vegetable classes this year were won by Ian Nicholson, which also meant that he collected the 'Best in Show' title. The preserves class ws won jointly by Colin Lister and Phillipa Atkin. The winner of the inaugural Egg class was Philip Noble. The children's 'Garden on a Plate' competition was won by Kitty Kingsnorth for her amazing Wizard of Oz garden.
Throughout the afternoon, there was a steady stream of visitors coming through to view the produce and as always eat cake and drink tea!
It was nice to hear from one elderly lady that she had had a super 'unplanned' afternoon out with her daughter and was looking forward to the next event. Comments like this brings home just why we are working so hard on this campaign.
Thanks must go out firstly to our judges Paul Hirst, from Wyevale - Birchencliffe for his expertise in judging the Fruit, Veg and Preserve categories and Anne Smith for judging the new Egg class.
Also thanks go to all those who provided plant for the plant sale: Wyevale - Coley, Coley Garden Centre (Denholme), Kershaws Garden Centre (Brighouse), Wyevale - Birchencliffe, Calderdale MBC, Newbank Garden Centre (West Vale), Morrisons and Colne Valley Garden Centre.
Thank you also for our raffle prize donations from Hoults Wine Merchants, Carol Lloyd, Shannon Kirkham, Da Sandros Restaurant, Willow Tree Cafe, Cinamon @ The Mill, Cafe Thai, Catch and Fat Cat.