Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club

Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club has been running since the late 1960s, welcoming all members to benefit from our club. We offer bowling, snooker and pool to all members wishing to join, and have many of our own bowling and snooker teams.

The club is open on various nights, depending on the season and what social events are being hosted.

As a club, we can offer private functions such as wedding receptions, birthdays and funerals at reasonable prices. We have kitchen and bar facilities that can be used for your own individual requirements, and a stage big enough for live acts, bands and DJs.

The club is used for regular events throughout the year, which are suitable for all ages, including: playgroups, sequence dancing, exercise classes, and worship. Each year we hold our own events, such as: Burns’ Supper, the local pantomime in November, Heptonstall’s Got Talent, New Year Eve free party, our famous Bonfire Night, and the Heptonstall Village Team Xmas Lunch for our older residents. There are other events in between, according to the time of year.

The club has a new website site, which can be accessed via this link.

Busy Autumn Ahead

The nights may be drawing in but there’s plenty of fun events happening in the next couple of months, all listed on our Events page. A few highlights include:

A beer and cider festival at the White Lion on the weekend of 2 – 4 October, with an apple pie competition on the Sunday.

A service of blessing for pets at St Thomas’ Church on Sunday 4 October, followed by a peal of bells.

A concert at St Thomas’ by Hebden Bridge Brass Band on Saturday 17 October.

And then the village gears up for a busy season of Hallowe’en events at the Bowling Club, Christmas fairs at both church and chapel, and much more.

 

Family Ceilidh draws closer

The Ceilidh at the Bowling Club, with local band Three Men and a Box, is less than a fortnight away on Saturday, 7 March, from 6.30pm.

The band appeared at the Heptonstall Festival last September and at the Burns Supper Night last month. Justin, Mark and Daz came together last year to form the band. They play a wide selection of music from Reggae, folk and their own compositions.

Three Men and a Box 2Mark plays guitars, Daz plays bass and Justin plays piano accordion. Mark has played with other bands over the years as has Daz who currently plays in a number of different bands. Justin has played with mostly Scottish ceilidh bands over the years and still competes at national level.

Everyone of all ages is welcome, with or without children. The lights will go down and the music will turn up a notch from 9pm.

Don’t worry if you’ve never tried ceilidh dancing before, the band have secured the services of a ‘caller’ for this night, so those of you who want to take a turn on the dance floor, bring your dancing shoes!

Tickets will be £5 (children free) and there will also be a good value  supper food, home-made potato and meat pie, or potato, cheese and onion pie, with either baked beans or peas, for £2.50.

Gail King, event organiser, said: “Please support this event, as it is a valuable venue for us all in Heptonstall, and it would be good to get the place swinging.”

Tickets from Tony at the Post Office, or on the night on the door. The event will benefit Heptonstall Village Team, which organises events for older members of the community.

Burns’ Supper at the Bowling Club

Why not dig your way out of your home on Saturday evening and dig your way down to the Social and Bowling Club in Heptonstall?

We will be hosting our second Heptonstall Village Burns Supper Night, and this year, we have a lone piper, our stars from the village pantomime as well as, Francis Durning doing the formal address to the Haggis  as well as live music from 3 men and a box.

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Family Ceilidh – Friday 7 March 2015

This will be the first of a series of family/ dance/ fun events to be held at the Social and Bowling Club.

The aim is to provide some high class, low cost occasions for ALL people of ALL ages,, with or without children, from Heptonstall and beyond.

Three Men and a Box 2A simple supper will be available to buy for £2.50 at each of the events. We’ll be starting with home-made potato and meat pie, or potato, cheese and onion pie, with either baked beans or peas.

After 9pm, we’ll turn the music up and the lights down so we can all dance and boogie the night away.

This time the band will be three local lads, Three Men and a Box – you may remember them from last year’s Heptonstall Festival.

£5 (children free)

Next time it will be DJ Dapper Dan and his 30’s, 40’s and 50’s Tea Dance style music.

If you are aware of any music or bands you think will go down well, please contact Gail King on 07826 525366.

Village Panto on screen

For a peek behind the scenes of last week’s village panto, take a look at Paul Cooke’s short documentary about the geniuses behind Sleeping Beauty. Find out what Mandy really thinks about her husband Stiffy Longrod’s flirtation with Heather, and relive Seducia Flatulence’s moving duet with Scrumpox. Nice one Paul!

 

Behind the Scenes at the Heptonstall Panto from Paul Cooke on Vimeo.

Heptonstall Village Team – Event Calendar

EVENT CALENDAR

Well, what a year!  Thanks to the amazing people of Heptonstall, we now have our own Village Team. Our main objective is to establish a varied, interesting and fun calendar of social events for our community elders.

So far, we have had:-

  • a wonderful Christmas lunch 2013;
  • a fabulous trip to Knaresborough, in September;
  • varied speakers and entertainment at the Social & Bowling Club;
  • lots of warm and welcoming lunches at The Cross Inn.

What’s Next?

Lunch dates at The Cross Inn – Wed 19th November & Wed 10th December, 12:00 – 2:30 pm

Terry, and his team at The Cross, love hosting us, and I have to say, these are really lovely easy going events.  Please let us know if you can attend, support us as a driver, or donate a raffle prize.

Fancy a trip to the panto? “Sleeping Beauty” at the Social & Bowling Club – Sat 29th November, 2:00 – 4:00pm (cost £3)

Oh no, we don’t Oh yes, we do….etc.  As usual, we will arrange transport, for those who need it.  We have spoken with the cast, who are delighted that some ‘old friends’ may be coming along to the Saturday Matinee.

Christmas Lunch at the Social & Bowling Club – Thurs 18 December, 12/ 12:30 pm

Can’t believe how quickly this year has gone! We are proposing a 3-course meal and surprise gift, for £10.  A lot of our guests do not want a ‘free lunch’, but would rather pay a fair price for a good deal.  We want to build in entertainment for this year too, but until we have organized that, we will be keeping mum!

As with any new group, we want more feedback, so we can develop and deliver ideas our community wants.  What we learned this year:-

  • lots of people have enjoyed meeting up with old friends they haven’t seen in a long time;
  • guests also seem to want to mix with the younger, and/or newer residents of Heptonstall, and share stories.

So, in conclusion……

  • We are suggesting this short Winter programme to allow us time to get more ideas for our 2015 calendar of events.
  • You can email or phone:     Jan Lymer – 01422 842979

With Kind Regards,

The Heptonstall Village Team                                                                    

Heptonstall Gala Dinner – 25 September with Michelin Chef Iain Tiller

Gala Dinner - ChefAs a trainee chef, Iain worked under Raymond Blanc, who helped him hone his passion for blending taste, texture and flavours.

Once qualified Iain went on to work alongside Gordon Ramsey, who further helped him in developing his passion for food (along with a few lessons in advanced use of colourful language!).

It was with great pride when he agreed to come to the Heptonstall Sports and Social Club and belt out a stunning 5 course meal for 50 delighted guests.

Funds raised were to go towards dog charities, with Ian’s Charity receiving £160.00. PAWS received £250.00 and the Bowling Club took receipt of £400, which will be used towards converting one of the toilets for wheelchair users.

Iain and his beautiful Fiancé Sinead, have fallen in love with the people and the place, will be coming back for their honeymoon next April, and have promised to put on a big bash for us once a year from here on in!

A big big thank you, to all the wonderful volunteers who made the night go so well.

Jan Lymer

15 October 2014

Three Valleys Choir to sing at Social and Bowling Club.

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A wonderful night of upbeat Gospel Music from the Three Valleys Gospel Choir will take place on 1 November at the Social and Bowling Club.

To find out more about this talented group visit their website.

A huge thanks you to the choir for singing for free, which will help raise much needed funds for essential maintenance required at the Social and Bowling Club in Heptonstall.

Click on the image to download a full sized poster for your window or local notice board.