Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant

Holdsworth, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 9TG, United Kingdom
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Joining the Club

by mrsykes


I’ve been shooting now for just over a year, with a friend from work. The only problem is he lives in Rotherham and I’m from Halifax. So it’s a long way for me to travel.
Would it be possible for me to come on down one Sunday morning and meet every one with the view to join the club?

Thank you,

Dion Sykes


Re: Joining the Club

by MacedonianUK

Member Ricky52 is clay pigeon shooter, and he is doing it quite regularly, why don't you send him an e-mail and ask him??
Here is his home page

Re: Joining the Club

by ranger49

Not sure what sort of shooting club you belong to. But wouldn't the Rotherham club have links through an affiliation with the Halifax club and so be able to advise?
In any case I am sure Ricky52 would be able to advise.

Re: Joining the Club

by Britannia2

I think this post is an error - it was surely meant for another website?

Re: Joining the Club

by ranger49

Colin - I do see why you say that and you could be right. But it gets harder and harder to distinguish straightforward travel posts. Lets hope the OP comes back and perhaps gives some feedback......

Re: Joining the Club

by ricky52

I have sent Dion an e-mail

Travel Tips for Halifax


by LoriPori

Our first stop on the Saturday Bus Tour was THE HALIFAX GIBBET. A few of us like DAO, Ryan (Scoobydoofast) and of course Hansi, had to put their heads in the Gibbet for photo purposes. We all had a good laugh, shouting "Off with his 'ead".
The Gibbet was a Guillotine, which was used for the execution of various criminals. It was first used in 1286 to execute John of Dalton. However, formal records did not begin until 1541. The records show that between 1541 and 1650, forty-nine people were executed. On April 30th, 1650, the Gibbet claimed its last victims. Following the last execution, the Gibbet was dismantled and the base eventually fell into ruin. In 1974, a 15 foot high replica was constructed on the original site at the foot of Gibbet Street. The original blade is displayed at Bankfield Museum as part of a replica Gibbet.
The Gibbet's victims were forced to lie with their heads between two upright posts, with the blade hovering above. A horse, yoked to a rope, wrenched out the security pin and the blade crashed down. The deed was done.
The only way the victim could escape, was to withdraw his head before the blade fell and then escape. He could then go free providing he did not return. One John Lacy escaped in this way. He returned seven years later and was duly executed. The main pic is of the Gibbet
Second pic: DAO about to lose his 'ead
His Crime: Stealing goods with a value in excess of 5 pence (VT Banner) hehehe! Gotcha!
Third pic: Ryan (Scoobydoofast) about to lose his 'ead
His Crime: Being the youngest member to attend the VT Meet among all of us old folk. Actually Ryan, I do believe you had a great time with all of us.

Architecture and a good old Yorkshire welcome

by fax

You must visit Beacon Hill, Halifax. As the name suggests the hill was used as a site for the beacon to ward against invaders, nowadays it affords an excellent view of the townscape and NO tourists! I miss the countrside and friendliness of the people when i am away!


by LoriPori

One of the most photographed features of the Halifax Piece Hall, are the magnificent cast iron PIECE HALL GATES, located at the south entrance. The gates, weighing several tons, were made in Glasgow in 1871 and replaced the original oak gates. They were cast in sections and brought to Halifax by horse-drawn carts and then assembled on site. The intricate designs on the gates are absolutely wonderful and colourful and embellished with gold. Until the restoration of the Piece Hall in 1976, the gates were painted a plain, dull brown.
The Warren Shield
The blue and chequered shield represents the Coat of Arms of the Earls Warren. The severed head at the centre of the Warren sheild represents that of John the Baptist, the patron saint of the wool weaver's guilds of the Middle Ages, as the town's staple industry was wool weaving. The Paschal Lamb forms the crest and represents the lamb sacrificed at the Jewish Passover.


by LoriPori

Robert Holdsworth, the son of a rich Halifax man, became Vicar in 1525 and at the request of his father, built the Chantry Chapel on the south side of the Church. Old furnishings have been collected from different parts of the Church for this Chapel, known as the HOLDSWORTH CHAPEL (pic 1). One of the prayer stools is a 17th century coffin stool. The credence table is early 17th century.

The present organ (pic 3) dates back to 1766, when John Snetzler built an Organ for the Church at a cost of 525 pounds. During the intervening years, several very good Organ builders have effected additions and improvements. In 1928 it was completely rebuilt as a four manual instrument with 52 speaking stops, retaining all the good pipework from the Snetzler instrument. It is one of the finest Church Organs in the country.
Hans and I had the privilege of listening to this wonderful organ being played, as the organist just happened to be at the Church while we were there. I was very interested in the organ and he said "Would you like to hear it?" So he played for about fifteen minutes, starting out softly and then pulling several "stops" to magnify the sound - totally awesome!

The full length white marble figure (pic 4) of Dr. Charles Musgrave is situated underneath the Tower. He was the Vicar of Halifax for 48 years.

Norland Scarecrow Festival

by ricky52

A great day out for all the family.
This unique festival is very different.
You can choose to walk or take your car.
(Car aprrox 1 hour. Walk approx 3-4 hours)
There is also a guided bus tour.
There are several pubs on the way round, so you won't dry out.
The trail will take you along the Norland Moor, past a golf course, through the village of Norland.
Every year there is a different theme to the Scarecrows.
All monies raised are for projects within the village of Norland.
Take your camera.
More photographs of this festival can be found on my homepage in the albums, there you will also find a link to a slideshow set to music.
This festival takes place usually the first weekend in September.


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