Census records open doors into Shepley’s rich past

Soldiers outside Sovereign Inn, c 1940s

Local residents in Shepley are being asked to share any information they have about the people long-gone who used to live, work and play in the local area. The request comes following the recent publication of Shepley’s census records 1841-1911 on the community website. Many long standing, well-established local families have forebears who appear in the […]

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A Warm Welcome From Shepley Dental Surgery

Shepley Dental Surgery would like to welcome new residents to our village and hope you enjoy living here. We offer both NHS and a range of private dental treatment. We do have a waiting list for new NHS patients which we regularly review and can occasionally accept new patients immediately. Please telephone us for advice. […]

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New Shepley War Memorial Group Meets

You may remember that thieves stole a couple of the bronze plaques from Shepley War Memorial back in the 1970s. The plaques commemorated those who had died during both world wars. One recently turned up at an auction in South West England after its recovery from the bottom of a lake. Villagers from different groups […]

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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 […]

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The Deep and Lovely Dark

In his second chapter, Ben Hramiak continues his story about Oscar. The Deep and Lovely Dark Nyctophilia: (n.) Love of darkness or night. Finding relaxation and comfort in darkness. … He should have just turned back. It would have been so easy. He could have turned and walked back to his nice, comfy apartment: an […]

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A Warm Welcome From Shepley Health Centre

Continuing our series of ‘Welcome to Shepley’ articles, the dedicated staff at Shepley Health Centre tell us about their services and what patients can expect from our local health professionals. Shepley Health Centre is a modern, purpose-built health centre close to the centre of the village, with ample parking for both patients and staff. There […]

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A Warm Welcome From Shepley First School

shepley first school building

In this first in a series of ‘Welcome to Shepley’ articles, Mrs Frances Bowman, the new Head Teacher at Shepley First School introduces herself and the school. Shepley First School Shepley First School is a popular and successful primary school for pupils aged 4 – 10 years in the heart of the village. It is […]

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The World According To Oscar

Made in Shepley, the Hub and Library are championing young, local talented authors. Today, Ben Hramiak publishes his first in a series of chapters on his short story – The World According to Oscar — “Without family, man, alone in the world, trembles at the cold.” Andre Maurois. … “Don’t look at me…” He could feel […]

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June 2017 News From Shepley Library

Library manager Julie Redfearn provides her regular update on matters in Shepley Library Read Kirklees To promote reading by adults, Kirklees Library Service publishes each month, “read Kirklees”, a newsletter which includes information about author and book events, reading groups, creative writing groups and competitions, along with book collections. To join, email read.kirklees@kirklees.gov.uk. Currently with […]

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