Community - Middlestown, Horbury

NETHERTON J&I SCHOOL: Year 6 presented its annual concert at the leavers’ assembly on Wednesday, July 20. Two of the staff were also leaving, Juliet White and headteacher Wendy Mason. Both have contributed a great deal to the school and helped make it such a successful one. Replacing them are Leigh Douglas, a former pupil of the school, and Paul Brook, the new headteacher.

WI: The friendship evening at Netherton and District WI on July 12 enjoyed an evening of belly dancing, introduced by Ann Tomlinson, Catherine Clarke and some of her class of ladies gave a graceful and colourful demonstration of the art. A breathless Hilary Sharp gave the vote of thanks. After a strawberry flan supper, visitors each received a ‘favour’ as a memento of Netherton’s 50th anniversary. Joyce Hemingway was presented with a special card and bouquet to mark her 90th birthday. Competition winners were Margaret Naylor, Deb Audsley and Lesley Wackett. Two future events are a ramble and supper on August 9, to be confirmed, and on September 13 the subject will be hypnotherapy.

NETHERTON GALA: Sponsored by Coxley Live and Sitlington Parish Council attendance at Netherton Gala was severely hit by the weather on Saturday, July 16 and some events were held in the Sports and Social Club. Entertainment included Gawthorpe Junior Brass Band, the All Stars Majorettes, Rocking Ronnie’s Disco, Falconry and Jiggles the Jester. Plus there were plenty of stalls and side shows, and thanks are extended to Adrian Woodhouse, Lisa Newton and all who helped them or contributed in any way.

NETHERTON J&I SCHOOL: Year 6 presented its annual concert at the leavers’ assembly on Wednesday, July 20. Two of the staff were also leaving, Juliet White and headteacher Wendy Mason. Both have contributed a great deal to the school and helped make it such a successful one. Replacing them are Leigh Douglas, a former pupil of the school, and Paul Brook, the new headteacher.

HOLIDAY SERVICE: Once again the 956 service from Huddersfield to Cannon Hall Country Park, via the National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Cawthorne will be running, Tuesday to Friday, from July 26 to August 26. Operated by Tates Travel, it leaves Huddersfield Bus Station at 10am, 1pm and 3.20pm, arriving at NCM 30 minutes later. Times at Netherton Highfield Road are 10.39am, 1.39pm and 3.59pm and YSP at 10.48am, 1.48pm and 4.08pm. It arrives at Cannon Hall Country Park one hour and five minutes after it left Huddersfield. Returning from Cannon Hall Country Park at 11.10am, 2.10pm and 4.30pm calling at YSP at 11.27am, 2.27pm and 4.47pm, Netherton Highfield Road at 11.35am, 2.35pm and 4.55pm, and NCM at 11.45am, 2.45pm and 5.20pm.

HORBURY

PRIDE: Pride in Horbury Bridge are meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 7.30pm in the Bingley Arms.

TRADERS: Horbury town centre traders and business owners are invited to a meeting on Monday, August, 1 at 5.45pm at the Saffron Lounge with a view to developing ideas on promoting and improving the town. If you can’t make the meeting but would like more information please contact Andrew by email to earnshawsofhorbury@gmail.com

TREASURE: Pride in Horbury Bridge has organised a treasure hunt on Saturday, August 13. Meeting at the Bingley Arms at 4pm, the walk will be around Horbury Bridge picking up and solving clues on the way. It is free and there will be food at the Bingley Arms afterwards. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.