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Northowram Historical Sociey Events for 2016.
The latest list of presentations organised by the Northowram Historical Society are available to view. Click Here. If you would like to join the group who meet at Heywood church lower meeting room on Wenesday evenings, please turn up at 7.30pm for the first meeting on 13th January. This is a 10 week session of research into the history of Northowram from 1900 onwards, to form a body of work for a new book. Everyone, you or old, are welcome to join us. We will have access to the internet for this group soon, connect to research!

Notes from the Northowram Village Society Meeting held 24th November 2015.
This meeting was a 'make or break' for the society. A new chairman was needed to be able to carry on in its current format, otherwise changes had to be made. READ MORE

Ward Forum notes from meeting held 7th December 2015.
A very good turn out of residents from both Northowram and Shelf. A presentation by West Yorkshire Trading Standards informed everyone of the types of 'scams' that they could be taken in by. Policing matters were covered by Shawn Hartley, speed gun results were explained. Still issues over speeding in certain areas that need to be addressed. The Local Plan was discussed with a map of proposed development areas marked on it. This is available to see at Halifax townhall 17th November. Other details are on Calderdale web site. Next meeting 23rd March Northowram Community Centre, Westercroft Lane.


Why not come along and join us. Whether you're an experienced bowler or a beginner and just fancy giving it a try, all are welcome! It's a great game and enjoyed by people of all ages, both male and female. If you are interested just give us a call.
Peter Hendry
Secretary - Northowram BC

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This years event - all pictures now on the scarecrow pages
(click the banner to go straight to the Scarecrow pages).

This year will be the fourth Northowram Scarecrow Event and will be held on the May Bank holiday weekend of:- Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th May 2015.
The Northowram Scarecrow Event is run to raise money to enhance the village and benefit the community. Over the years it has become established as a regular and popular event on the village calendar with more and more people wishing to become involved. Over the weekend there will be lots of fun for all the family, including a:-
•Treasure Trail;
•Vehicle rally;
•Bouncy Castles;
•Cream teas;
•Children’s crafts and games;
•Raffle with lots of great prizes;
New this year:-
•Boundary Fun Run/Walk
•Street Market Theme
•Build your own Scarecrow
•Traditional Sweets Cart
•Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory………and Live music at a variety of venues (make sure you get a programme so you don’t miss your favourite activities (on sale from the Information Caravan located in the centre of the village from Thursday 30th)………….. and lots and lots of scarecrows - don’t forget to register yours to be in with a chance of winning a prize. This year we will be having a `Public Choice’ winner – so don’t miss your chance to vote!

Meeting notes from Ward & Northowram Village Society - 10th March 2015. Northowram Village Society incorporated in this meeting.
Held at Northowram Community Sports and Activity Club, Westercroft Lane, Northowram. Read more.

Please help make this site a one stop place for villagers to find out about all activities that are happening in our area.
This site was funded by the Northowram Village Society and the Northowram Historical Society to help in promoting the activities and issues that affect village life. As it has grown it was felt that other activities and businesses could use this site to direct people to their own site or just to advertise their presence.

Feedback has been fantastic from those who believe it is working for the village together with interaction from community groups and leaders it has meant a constant flow of information. We know there are areas we could promote better and will work towards increasing the content, but we also need YOUR help by supplying any relevant information you require to communicate to villagers as this is a non profit making site and relies on a constant update of viable information.

Since 7th March 2011 when the site was launched we have had 2500 pages looked at with nearly 1000 people looking at the site and over 300 returning regularly to look at it, and that is without advertising the site. We have also achieved a first page rating when putting Northowram in the search box in Google.

It is our objective to get local businesses and activites promoted. The only fees apply to small ads and this money helps in keeping the site active. Our next objective is to promote the site to ALL villagers, so this will be the most cost effective way to reach customers and villagers alike. You can contact us at:-









Scarecrow news for the 2016 event and your own registration form is available now to printout.
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Current Planning Concerns....
15/01073/FUL - Installation of 1 No small scale 85kW Endurance wind turbine with a 24.8m mast, 23.5m rotor and 36.6m tip.
Land North East Of The Old Vicarage Coley Road.

Although just out of the Northowram area, this planning application is of interest, as the positioning of wind turbines on the skyline around this scenic areas will effect the views from Northowram and the Chelsea Valley area, affecting our environment. Please feel free to comment on the Calderdale Planning web site within the required time.
Land at Haven Close, known locally as the ‘Donkey Field’.
This is yet another attempt at developing this land for housing although it lies within the Conservation area. Residents of Upper Lane and those surrounding this land would like it to stay as green space. More housing in the central part of the village would add a greater strain to the volume of traffic flowing into Lydgate and out on to the busy main Bradford Road.

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A Question of Railways in the 1830s..new history story

Canals or railways, which is the best investment in the1830s. READ THE FULL STORY

Northowram Probate Records

Volunteers help with a big clean up at Heywood Church graveyard .

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George Bowers and Alan Rushworth are two of the volunteers shown in the picture below, who took time out on one Saturday in June to help with a full tidy up of the Heywood Church graveyard. All those who helped were treated to a bacon butty and a cuppa. Help is still required so please look out for the next clean up event!

HISTORY STORIES....see the history page

Instigation of the Halifax Council in 1848 and its relationship to Northowram Township.
A new history story on the History page.

Highway robbery in the nineteenth centuryCrimes of different type seem to features quite a few regularly in the nineteenth century newspaper articles. Certainly the ones that stand out are where they can be easily imagined, as they took place in places close to our village in a place most of us travel through regularly today, Godley Lane.
The following are some extracts of reports from various newspapers that illustrate the difficulties travellers faced on the road in these earlier times. Read more.

NSPCC its work in the past in Northowram.
Here are two stories published in the Halifax Guardian at the turn of the 20th century.Read more

Old Pictures of specific places in Northowram wanted. Yew Tree Inn & Godley Bridge
We have had a request for some places of interest in the old Northowram township. Do you know of any old and early pictures of the Yew Tree Inn on Northowram Green? Or do you have an image of the old bridge at the top to Godley. The bridge in place is dated 1901, we would like to know if anyone has a picture of the previous bridge? Please let Mike Beecham know by email to: history@northowram.org








































































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