Gala Dinner – 27 September 2014

Jan Lymer has the following update on the Gala Dinner planned for 27 September 2014…

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“Hi all,

As of 14 September 2014 there are only 18 tickets left for this event! I have attached the menu, so you can start to plan the wines to match your food.

We are developing individual menu’s for veggie, vegan or gluten free, so please let me know if you have any special requirements.

Funds from this event will be split between PAWS, Pennine Animal Welfare, and to help convert one of the toilets in the bowling club for wheelchair users.

In order to meet the fundraising target, we need to sell all tickets!

This will be an amazing experience, and our chef will tell us of his experience working for Raymond Blanc, and working in Michelin rated kitchens, as well as cooking our Gala Supper for us!

Please check your diaries, and see if you can come! It is another first for Heptonstall, and not to be missed!

Jan Lymer

01422 847979 / 07772 168812

Festival Update: Best Dressed Window Competition

The Actual Wizard of Oz will be looking for the Best Dressed Window in Heptonstall with the theme of “somewhere over the rainbow”.
Do your best between now and festival day, and post the pictures on our Facebook page for a chance to win with a prize to be presented by The Wizard Himself on festival day!
click here to visit our facbook page

The Village Team – Recent Event Updates

The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 27 August 2014

Our fourth Lunch Club event went very well last week, one resident said it was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with friends she had not seen in a while, whilst another commented on the fabulous Steak and Ale pie and chips for £4.00. Bargain!

Terry asked us to remind the village that this deal is available to ALL (young and old alike) from 12.00 til 3pm. Every Wednesday.

IF IFNext date Wed 24th September.  Come along and join in, the food is good and the atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Don’t forget!  …..It is only 2 weeks until our poetry morning. This will be more than just poems from ww1,  with 3 local published poets on hand to read from there works as well.


The Village Team -Lunch at The Cross – Wednesday 13 August 2014

IF‘Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere’ –  just some of the comments from our guests at this event.

The day was rounded off with the arrival of local resident and published poet Michael Crowley who came to talk through the next Poetry and Cake event organised by Eileen Barnes 87.

Pop it in your diary Sunday 7th of September 1.30 at the Bowling Club.

See fliers for details.

Many thanks to The Heptonstall Village Team for arranging transport to those who require it.



Cake and Conversation with the Shaggy Dog Storytellers – Sunday 10 August 2014

There were over 70 people present on the day… it was pouring with rain outside… but warm and welcoming in the Bowling Club as guests were entertained with songs and music from the Shaggy Dog Storytellers.  Nora 92…. stole the show with her wonderful voice and even more outrageous sense of humour.

Young and old (Paige 6 months,  Phyliss Walstow 100 and 2 weeks!) enjoyed the cake and sandwiches prepared by The Heptonstall Village Team,  and we all laughed at the wonderful tales told by the Shaggy Dog Storytellers.

This was one of a series of events designed to provide a varied, interesting and entertaining calender of social events for our elderly.  If you want to find out more, suggest ideas for us for the future, volunteer or help us with raffle prizes look at the team’s web pages.

Village Team Volunteers on sandwich duty










Lunch Club at the Cross Inn – July 2014



Lunch Club at The Cross Inn – June 2014



Cake and Conversation – March 2014



Christmas Lunch – December 2013


Cake and Conversation – 10 August 2014

To further promote the forthcoming Cake and Conversation Event on 10 August, Jan Lymer of the Village Team has the following message…

“Dear All,

Cake and Conversation

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Most of you know me well enough by now to realise my heart is in the right place when it comes to things to do with our village.!

I really enjoyed helping to raise money for the Festival, and having considered that I have completed that task to my satisfaction, have turned my ever enthusiastic spirit to setting up something for the older community of Heptonstall. 

The Parish Council,  has been wonderful in granting us some cash to help us get up and off the ground, and the events we have arranged so far have been much appreciated by those who attended. 

In particular,  those residents in Elphin Court, Mytholm Meadows and Mytholm court,  who were moved down to Hebden when the old folks home in Heptonstall was closed down are really enjoying whizzing back up to The Cross and The Bowling Club, and meeting up with old friends and making some new ones.

What they would really like to do too, is to mix with the younger generations, and share stories from when they used to live up here. Hence this Sundays Cake And Conversation event 1.30, at the bowling club.

PhyllisAndTonyAtXmasLunchPhyliss Walstow, (100) pictured left, will be sitting by the door, ready to great you when you come (anyone fancying surprising her with a birthday card, would be most welcome!)

If you can’t attend, but would like to support us, we would be grateful for raffle prizes.

It would be great if it was a knockout event for families and the older generation. Could you please let me know if, you think you will be able to come so we can butter enough bread for sarnies!

PS – Any raffle prizes, that could be dropped with Tony at the Post Office or to May’s shop would be appreciated! “

Jan Lymer

01422 847979 / 07772 168812


Blackshaw Village Fete – Saturday 30 August 2014

Blackshaw feteBlackshaw Head Village Fete – 30 August 2014

Our neighbours will be providing amazing entertainment, lovely food, a Dog Show, a Fell Race, and the wonderful Produce Tent..

Start planning which cakes and veg you’re going to enter!!

You can download programmes and entry forms for this year’s fete by clicking the links below:-

Fete Programme 2014

Adult Produce Competition 2014

Children’s Produce Competition 2014

Dog Show 2014

Children’s Games 2014



Charity Gala Supper at the Bowling Club

This is your chance to dress to impress and be served food from a Michelin trained Chef – Iain Tiller has trained under Raymond Blanc and worked throughout Europe in ‘three rosette kitchen’ teams, achieving a Michelin Red M and an International MARCH award along the way, as well as appearing on TV & radio shows.

Your chance to be part of the culinary event of the year!!

We are offering a Michelin standard three course meal at Heptonstall Bowling Club on Saturday 27th September, 8pm start.

This is your opportunity to come and enjoy a night of good food, good company and lots of laughs whilst helping raise funds for two great causes; adapting the Heptonstall Bowling Club toilet for wheelchair accessibility, and, helping our four legged friends at the Pennine Dog Rescue.

Here are some details about one of the chefs and how he came to be involved:

Iain Tiller – Chef (starters & mains)

Iain came to be involved in this fundraising event through his own love of dogs & village life although he’s yet to try bowling but is hoping one of the lovely Heptonstall locals will give him a lesson while he’s there!!.  As part of a dog rescue Facebook site, an auction was held to help ten older dogs that were all in need of an urgent home.  Within two days all dogs were re-homed but were in varying states of health so to raise money for their care an auction was held, raising a grand total of £2,838.00

After much searching through cupboards and shelves to find suitable items to add to the auction Iain’s fiancé Sinead decided there was nothing worth them auctioning off except Iain…not even married yet and she couldn’t wait to get rid of him!!!  Jan Lymer bid for him (as an experienced chef with a Michelin Red M under his belt) to cook a romantic dinner for her husband as a birthday surprise.  Well – Jan’s poor husband didn’t stand a chance against the opportunity to raise money for great local causes so this idea developed from a romantic meal for two to a fun, food filled evening for all of you to come and enjoy!

Iain has been a chef for more years than we’re allowed to mention and has worked his way around Europe under some world renowned chefs such as Marco Pierre White, along the way helping a number of restaurants gain rosettes and in some cases Michelin stars.


To book your place please email or contact Jan on 01422 847979 or 07772 168812.  We can’t wait to see you all there.

The menu will be promoted well in advance – so you can marry up your food with your own wine (which you will need to bring with you).