Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bingley Music Live 2014

This year’s Bingley Music Live festival is just over a week away, on the weekend of 29th to 30th August. This year’s headliners are Shed Seven, Example and Pet Shop Boys.  Pet Shop Boys and Example collaborated last year on this single:

The line-up also includes Jess Glynne, the  voice  of two number 1 singles in 2014 already. Here she is with her own single, Right Here:

Another of the fine live acts who will be gracing Myrtle Park are The Strypes:

There is still time to buy Tickets, with an adult weekend pass costing just £49.

Help raise money for Bradford Pals memorial

Queuing to sign up for Bradford PalsWe are working with the Telegraph & Argus newspaper to raise funds for a memorial to the Bradford Pals and other troops from the city who fought and died in the Battle of the Somme almost one hundred years ago.

As the Bradford district marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, we are asking residents to donate to the Honour the Pals appeal.

It is hoped this memorial will be unveiled in France on the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 2016 as a lasting reminder of the sacrifice made by these World War One heroes.

Having a memorial in France is important not least for educating visitors, including school children, about the immense sacrifice made by the city’s young men on the battlefields of World War One.

How you can donate

If you wish to make a contribution to the appeal, you can donate online.  If you would rather donate by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Honour the Pals Appeal.  Send your cheque, with your name, address and contact details to:

Honour the Pals Appeal
Telegraph & Argus
Hall Ings

Alternatively, hand your cheque in at the Telegraph & Argus office, City Hall, in Bradford or Keighley Town Hall.

The Bradford Council website has more information about the Honour the Bradford Pals appeal.

The photos we have used here are courtesy of Bradford Museums & Galleries.

Tour de France Grand Depart

Just one month ago our district was showcased to an international audience as the Grand Depart of the Tour de France came through the district.

Tour de France through Ilkley.

The world’s biggest cycling race came through Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley and Addingham on Saturday, 5 July and Addingham, Silsden, Keighley, Cross Roads, Haworth and Oxenhope on Sunday, 6 July.  Addingham was the only village in Yorkshire to have the Tour visit twice, as it came through on both the Saturday and the Sunday.

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