Warley Green Trail: Panorama Board

The Warley Green Trail through the village encompasses nature, geography and history and in the graveyard this comes together in the new information board featuring the panorama of the Norland and Sowerby hillside.

The panorama board is designed and illustrated by Axel Abel Art with funding by Northern Gas Networks and the Community Development Foundation.

Halifax Film Society: An Evening of Short Local Films

Halifax Film Society presents an evening of short local films at The Playhouse on Sunday 21 October at 7:30 pm.

Programme to include (amongst others):

We of the West Riding (1945)

Screenplay by Phyllis Bentley and directed by Ken Annakin, exploring the daily life of a large family in Yorkshire, this film shows their work at the textile mills and their varied leisure pursuits.

Owe Bit Bog Oil (1963-64)

A film by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall and with a commentary in Yorkshire dialect about the local game of knurl and spell.

Trailing Dirt (2011)

Filmed in Heptonstall and directed by Richard Cousins, a story of the bond between two boys in the 1980’s, pushed by the need to create something beautiful in their down-trodden world.

Tickets £5/£4 available at the door

Shepherds of Warley

Anthony Shepherd, a visitor from Brighton, came to the area in August to further his research into his family history. Anthony has traced his ancestors back to 1360 in Warley and Ripponden and wants to find a connection between the Shepherd name and any Warley buildings which carry the Shepherd name, e.g. Far Shepherd House Farm.

If you can help in this then do contact us at admin@warleyca.co.uk

BBC Four Drama ‘Room at the Top’ Set in Halifax

BBC 4 presents the drama ‘Room at the Top’ , an adaptation of John Braine’s 1950’s novel, set in the mill town of Warley, Halifax.

The drama tells the story of ambitious young man, Joe Lampton, who arrives in the affluent mill town of Warley, Halifax and sets about a plan to marry into high society…

This is a two-part drama broadcast on BBC Four. It stars Matthew McNulty and Maxine Peake.

Click here for broadcast dates on BBC 4.

For immediate viewing on-line with BBC iPlayer, click the link for episode 1 and episode 2.