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MytholmroydWelcome to The Bar & Tapas. We are a small bistro, real ale & wine bar, serving dishes with influences from around the world and ingredients dic...Welcome to The Bar & Tapas. We are a small bistro, real ale & wine bar, serving dishes with influences from around the world and ingredients dictated by the freshness of the seasons. grown, produced & sourced as locally as possible. We have an extensive wine list, real ales and imported lagers to compliment your meal. We hope to see you soon
GreetlandVoted Seafood Restaurant of the Year at the Food Awards England 2017. Catch is a modern day fish & seafood restaurant based on the family values...Voted Seafood Restaurant of the Year at the Food Awards England 2017. Catch is a modern day fish & seafood restaurant based on the family values that have helped us succeed for nearly 100 years! Our goal is to source the absolute best fresh fish from UK ports and bring it your plate. We are located close the start point of the 50-mile walking route The Calderdale Way, at nearby Clay House.
GreetlandIf you wish to experience the next best thing to Thailand, then Cafe Thai West is just the place,with our intimate restaurant you are guaranteed an...If you wish to experience the next best thing to Thailand, then Cafe Thai West is just the place,with our intimate restaurant you are guaranteed an experience of Thailand with a laid back atmosphere and mouth watering Thai cuisine all freshly prepared. We are a small family buisness in Greetland Halifax, and will deliver within a 3 mile radius. As well as our takeaway services, we also operate a cafe and restaurant, so if you wish to dine out for a special occasion and enjoy expertly prepared Thai food, give us a call today. You can even bring your own alcohol as we offer free corkage.We also serve freshly roasted coffees, lattes, cappucinos and espressos. Our well-accredited Thai chefs have over 30 years of experience in Thai food, so you can be sure that you will be provided with excellent Thai cuisine.
RippondenOur traditional but quirky 200-year-old pub and grill with five super guest rooms has the most wonderful surroundings of the great outdoors, pretty...Our traditional but quirky 200-year-old pub and grill with five super guest rooms has the most wonderful surroundings of the great outdoors, pretty market towns and historic attractions – right on our doorstep. We host a selection of hand-pulled real ales alongside an extensive drinks menu. We have five brand new double-size bedrooms, all with stylish en-suite bathrooms and furnished to a very high standard. Each room has a comfortable feel to ensure a restful stay at our stunning Ripponden pub. The 50-mile walking route The Calderdale Way passes through Ripponden, less than a hundred metres from The Lion.
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.
One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.
Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.
GreetlandClay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the vil...Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
GreetlandCinnamon At The Mill specializes in Indian food, free range, no added colour and low in fat with the freshest herb and spices from around the world...Cinnamon At The Mill specializes in Indian food, free range, no added colour and low in fat with the freshest herb and spices from around the world If you are looking for somewhere that serves consistently high standards of food, a buzzing atmosphere and attentive staff Cinnamon At The Mill is the place for you. Catering to both a la carte and takeaway customers they offer a service that is second to none. Our various menus offer wholesome dishes from every corner of India with spices, herbs, textures and flavours to lure any diner into our true Indian atmosphere. We boast some of the finest and authentic chefs, all the way from India, preparing creative and innovative dishes. Each chef offers expert knowledge of his regional dishes and their preparation. We also offer a comprehensive wine list to enhance your dining experience.
RishworthThe Malthouse is a country pub which enjoys unrivalled views over the stunning Calder valley whilst at the rear we have a beautifully landscaped ga...The Malthouse is a country pub which enjoys unrivalled views over the stunning Calder valley whilst at the rear we have a beautifully landscaped garden area for alfresco dining. Choose from our extensive menu of dishes, including those from our Kopa grill, powered by coconut charcoal! Starters, home comforts, salads and a children's menu are also available, alongside specials, real ales and traditional Sunday Lunch.
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the...
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’.This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency!
David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation.
The activity soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation.
David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley. The gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate.
One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller.
On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence.
Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78.
Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
The award-winning novel 'The Gallows Pole' by Ben Myers tells the Coiner's story.