Meet at Sowerby Bridge outdoor market at 1.00pm. From here we will catch the 579 bus to Healthy Minds allotment up the road. After having a look around the allotment we will start a short walk mainly downhill combined with a visit Milner Royd Nature Reserve at Sowerby Bridge. We will finish at St.Paul’s church in Sowerby Bridge for allotment grown pumpkin treats and warm drinks.
If you’re planning to travel by train next week, please be aware that Northern Rail is planning industrial action on its network on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Northern expects all services to be extremely busy and customers are advised to give themselves extra time to travel and consider whether their journey is necessary. Full details of the revised timetables and supporting information for customers can be found at Northern Rail.
Rushbearing dates back several centuries to a time when rushes were simply a floor covering in churches.
Each year, it was out with the old and in with the new. Over many years this tradition has gradually turned into a celebration and a holiday involving music, Morris dancing and revelry.
There are many ways to be part of the festival. Do not be one of the missing ingredients!
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September at various venues across Sowerby Bridge. For more information, visit: Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival 2017 .