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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.

Blackwall Lane Woodland Tree Preservation Order

There is now a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the woodland site at Blackwall Lane.

This is as a result of local community action initiated by former councillor Keith Hutson and the Warley Community Association and presentations to Calderdale Council by local resident Steve Tomlinson and Councillor David Draycott.

It is now illegal for any cutting or pruning of the trees in this area and if it were to occur then this should be reported to the police as it is a criminal offence.

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Warley Community Association Blog

This is the blog of Warley Community Association.

Here you will find a visual diary of the events of Warley Town;  a fine village in the Calder Valley, in the district of Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire.

We welcome input and feedback from residents and visitors ~ either in comments at this blog or email via the WCA website.

Visit the official WCA website here for Warley news, history and general information.

photo credit: Steven Gee

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Warley is a historic village and this photograph from the early 1900’s shows landmarks on the Stock Lane road through the village with the Congregational Church in the background then the central lantern and water fountain that marks the village centre and The Institute clubhouse in the foreground. This area of the village remains relatively unchanged.