Witchcraft and Satanic Rites in Birdsedge

Will Roebuck discusses the strange curse of witchcraft and satanic rites in Birdsedge. A mysterious lead plaque discovered in a dry stone wall around 30 years ago revealed that Christianity wasn’t the only ‘religion’ practiced in Yorkshire’s remote Pennine hills. It’s well documented that the Quakers established early meeting houses at High Flatts and Lane […]

Yorkshire Tiger To Withdraw Rural Bus Service in Shepley

Councillor John Taylor raises concerns over withdrawal of essential bus service from September 2018. I would like to flag a real concern to Shepley village. I have been notified by Metro that Yorkshire Tiger are planning on withdrawing from serving our community. I have copied below verbatim the update I received: “I have to advise you […]

MP Paula Sherriff reflects on 70 years of the NHS

Photo: NHS Blood and Transplant The NHS remains one of Britain’s most cherished institutions and Labour’s greatest ever achievement. It has stood the test of time as the most powerful engine for social justice we have ever seen. As we celebrate the 70th year of our NHS, I want to pay tribute to our hardworking staff, […]

Shepley’s Got Talent for local RNLI fundraising concerts

You may have noticed that concerts and events held at St. Paul’s Church Hall are becoming more regular. This started when Tony Watson, Shepley resident and Secretary of the Huddersfield South East Fundraising Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution recognised that there was a way to fundraise for the RNLI by holding live music […]

Shepley Residents asked for opinions on iconic War Memorial

Today, we’re asking local people in Shepley. Would you support a new village organisation to take future care of Shepley’s 100 year-old War Memorial? Maybe even get involved? An independent organisation which brings together representatives from the different groups and organisations across the local community. One that also includes members from the armed forces and/or […]

Shepley Village Association To Review Constitution

Shepley Village Association (the SVA) intends to consult with local residents on a new constitution. The proposals will update the current constitution and aim to support local residents better; those who want to take active roles in village life; who share common values in diversity, inclusion, trust and respect for others; and who want to make […]