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  1. Dies used By the Cragg Vale Coiners

    Mytholmroyd

    The Cragg Vale Coiners

    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's a...
    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 (which is now a bed & breakfast accommodation with educational facilities) 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. David’s activities 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 and 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.
  2. Jeremy's at the Boathouse

    Brighouse

    Jeremy's at the Boathouse

    We are an exciting and unique bar and kitchen in the heart of Brighouse situated on the lovely canal basin opposite Sainsburys. We incorporate the ...
    We are an exciting and unique bar and kitchen in the heart of Brighouse situated on the lovely canal basin opposite Sainsburys. We incorporate the history of the old boathouse at Victoria works with innovation and passion to create this modern yet historical bar still full of original features. We aim to satisfy everyone’s needs, whether you fancy a mid-shop coffee, relaxing wine, sophisticated cocktail or a pint of real ale we are the place to be. To add to our unique offering we have made all of our wines available by the glass. We serve a range of food in an informal and relaxed environment. Anything from a lunchtime sandwich to a full three course meal is available all home cooked and using fresh ingredients locally sourced. For something a little different why not try our tapas and look out for our special deals. At the weekend Jeremy’s becomes a great live music venue showcasing the best local bands and beyond. We have live music every Friday and Saturday from 9pm and chilled out acoustic sounds every Sunday from 4pm.
  3. The Millers Bar

    Brighouse

    The Millers Bar

    Great people make great places and great times.

    Great people make great places and great times.

    The Millers Bar in Brighouse had been voted into the top 30 of the county’s pubs by the general public in the Welcome to Yorkshire competition for the last two years and made it a hat-trick in 2017, being voted as one of the Yorkshire public’s favourite pubs for the third year running.

    The Millers Bar is a family friendly community Pub where you can enjoy relaxation, celebration, social and networking events and general revelry. The pub is designed to feel like home, cosy, informal and dog friendly with eclectic shabby chic furniture and real fires to get comfy around.

    Our helpful and polite bar staff are trained to serve and advise you. Food is served daily in the bar and restaurant from 12 Noon to 8.30pm. Our food comes from local suppliers and represent the best of Yorkshire ingredients topped off with the flair of our experienced chef.

  4. Rokt Climbing Gym

    Brighouse

    ROKT Climbing Gym

    Adrenalin pumping, heart stopping, fear inducing! The unique Rokt Climbing Gym offers indoor climbing at its best and the highest outdoor climbi...

    Adrenalin pumping, heart stopping, fear inducing! The unique Rokt Climbing Gym offers indoor climbing at its best and the highest outdoor climbing wall in the UK: the ROKTFACE!

    Whether you're an experienced climber, you're a little rusty, or you've never climbed before - old or young are welcome to use our facilities.

    Bring the little ones… The Kids Attics is a great space for your kids to play and climb in safety. There are small climbing wall, mini boulders, a ball pool and seating. So why not bring the little ones with you next time the old ones are on a session or off climbing. We have tea, coffee & snacks available from reception.

    Climbers now have an Olympic-class bouldering and training arena to thrive in after a new £100,000 facility opened its doors. Stretching across the top two floors, the Northlight at ROKT has been created in Rokt's colossal loft. It features “next-level bouldering”, with 1/4 km2 of curved and acutely angled bouldering walls, slabs, barrels and overhangs using the latest holds and coatings.

    Whether you’ve never climbed anything more than a fence or you compete in national competitions, there's something for you at ROKT!

    We're located only a hundred metres from the route of The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the whole borough. Drop in and see us if you're passing by.

    Click here to watch a short video about Rokt Climbing Gym from The Yorkshire Post.

  5. Casa Hotel

    Brighouse

    Casa Hotel

    The Casa Hotel is a lakeside hotel situated in its own landscaped grounds in Brighouse. We have seven double rooms, a family room, twin room and a...
    The Casa Hotel is a lakeside hotel situated in its own landscaped grounds in Brighouse. We have seven double rooms, a family room, twin room and a feature room for you to choose from. All our recently refurbished en-suite rooms offer tea and coffee making facilties, Hair Dryer, TV and wonderful countryside views. We have a passion for food and drink, and it shows. The property also includes a bar area and separate restaurant; children and families welcome. Our menus are created using the highest quality produce to create inspiring seasonal dishes. Wherever possible we use local suppliers, all of our meat is sourced from Yorkshire and our fish is delivered fresh – never frozen! We work closely with our meat, fish and veg suppliers to ensure we’re using the best produce the local area has to offer. We are located less than 200 metres from The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale.
  6. ROKTFACE

    Brighouse

    ROKTFACE

    UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall right here at ROKT. Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering RO...
    UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall right here at ROKT. Higher than both the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, the towering ROKTFACE wall at ROKT climbing centre in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, will see people climb routes up to 36m. The cost to climb ROKTFACE for competent rope climbers will be £15 for up to 1 hour 30 minutes and that price includes full entry to climb inside ROKT Climbing Centre. For beginners/novice climbers, you will need an instructed session to climb ROKTFACE. These can be pre-booked and cost £30 for one person, £50 for two people, £60 for three people or £70 for four. Basically, the more people the cheaper it is. Group bookings (schools/team building/stag/hen/Scouts/Guides etc) taken too. The climbing wall is being created on one of the faces of a sky-scraping disused grain silos, which sits alongside the Calder and Hebble Navigation and close to the route of The Calderdale Way. Around 2,500 bolts are being drilled to create up to 21 unique routes. The £75,000 project is being led by ROKT climbing in partnership with Calderdale Council to help raise the profile and participation of healthy activity as well as tourism for the area. It will give daredevils views of up to around 20 miles across Yorkshire – the UK’s biggest county. The routes have been set by respected climbers and range from 28m to 36m high. Email - climbing@rokt.co.uk
  7. The Secret Tea Rooms

    Brighouse

    The Secret Tea Rooms

    The Secret Tea Rooms are traditional Yorkshire Tea Rooms in the heart of the market town of Brighouse. The Tea Rooms contain many old features,...
    The Secret Tea Rooms are traditional Yorkshire Tea Rooms in the heart of the market town of Brighouse. The Tea Rooms contain many old features, an open fire and excellent, friendly service. We offer table service and good quality home cooked food ranging from cream teas, home-made cakes and pie and peas to Quiche, pate, sandwiches and warming soups. We are located on The Calderdale Way, the 50-mile walking route which circles the borough, making us a perfect place to take a break from tour walk and enjoy some food and drink.
  8. Blakeley's of Brighouse

    Brighouse

    Blakeley's of Brighouse

    The Blakeley family have been serving fish & chips to Brighouse for over 25 years and we cater for the whole family. Our menu ranges from tradition...
    The Blakeley family have been serving fish & chips to Brighouse for over 25 years and we cater for the whole family. Our menu ranges from traditional fish & chips to fresh steamed salmon or even smoked haddock. We also offer a gluten-free batter for customers with specific dietary requirements. Our tastefully decorated restaurant seats up to 50 people and in the summer months we also have a covered outside seating area. Blakeley's is also fully accessible for disabled customers.
  9. Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve, Brighouse

    Brighouse

    Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve

    Cromwell Bottom is one of the most important wildlife sites in Calderdale. Situated next to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the River Calder runs...
    Cromwell Bottom is one of the most important wildlife sites in Calderdale. Situated next to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the River Calder runs through the reserve. The wetlands and meadows provide a variety of habitats for many insects, including butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. A bird feeding area attracts many birds to the site, including bullfinch, dunnock, woodpeckers, robins and redpoll. Other birds that can be seen or heard around the site include kingfishers, oystercatchers and curlew. Many mammals and amphibians have also made Cromwell Bottom their home. The reserve is wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients. A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access. The reserve is accessed from the A6025 (Elland Road). Turn along a road by the side of Cromwell House (a large red brick building), then left under a height barrier into the small car park. The reserve is signposted from the far end of the car park. There are also buses that travel along the A6025.

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