Brighouse Art Circle members enjoyed their workshop meeting when members painted pictures to enter into their annual open evening ‘Painting of the Night’ competition. On Thursday 4 September at 7.30pm there will be the Annual Open Evening. It is an opportunity to see an exhibition of members work, join in the raffle and enjoy the supper which is included at this free event. Meetings are held every Thursday evening at Waring Green Community Centre. of the Royal British Legion in the Albert Lounge at Lee Mount Club. He also said the Exhortation. The chairman George Cameron welcomed everyone. The treasurer Carol Whitcombe and the secretary Sue Bateman both gave their reports which were accepted with thanks. The Standard Bearer brought a selection of photographs from his recent holiday. These as well as other correspondence were passed round for all to see. There were no raffles as numbers were down due to holidays. The next meeting will be held on September 7 in the Albert Lounge. Jude’s Church Hall when guest speaker Patricia Bell will talk about ‘Little Known London pt 2’. Visitors are most welcome. Membership enquiries to Ron Bull on 01422 355029. Four members of the 5th Halifax (Elland) Company Boys’ Brigade Old Boys Association Band – known as the Bugle and Drums of the Steadfast Association – are travelling today to Belgium as part of a band of Boys’ Brigade old boys with members drawn from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The members are Robert Batty, David Fox, Kevin Stock and Richard Smith The band is to play a last post at the Menin Gate as part of events commemorating the Great War. A wreath will be laid bearing the words” In memory of all former members of the Boy’ Brigade, particularly remembering those from Yorkshire, who gave their lives in the Great War”. The band will also travel to the Thiepval Memorial. It is estimated that 100,000 members and former members of the Boys’ Brigade rallied to a call to arms and joined the armed forces during the first year of war. Halifax Gilbert & Sullivan Society will be singing extracts from Gilbert & Sullivan’s best known operas at Southgate Methodist Church on Saturday13th September at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £6 including a tea of scones jam and cream are available from Ann Pickles (07752 908307) Kathe5rine Walker (07707 795580) and Peel Walker 11 Victoria Road Elland. On Saturday 6th September the Tuesday Group at Southgate Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning from 10.00am until 12 noon. Entrance is £1 and there will be a raffle, bring and buy and cake stalls. Local Preacher Clifford Lees conducted Sunday morning worship at Southgate Methodist Church following which refreshments were served in the coffee lounge Evening worship was conducted by the Reverend Alistair Newton. The new session of the Boys’ Brigade starts on Wednesday 3rd September at Southgate Methodist Church as follows: Anchor Boys for boys aged 5 and over by 1st September 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm Juniors in years 4, 5 and 6 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm Company Section for boys in years 7 and above 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm The news session of the Girls’ Brigade starts on Monday 8th September as follows: Explorers aged 5 to 7 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm Juniors aged 8 to 10 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm Seniors aged 11 to 13 7.30 pm to 9pm Brigaders 14 y3qrs and above 7.30 pm to 9pm Must be ages stated by 31st August 2014 Sunday morning worship at Bethesda Methodist Church took the form of local arrangements following which refreshments were served in the meeting room by members of the Get Together Group. St. Mary’s Patronal Festival Weekend begins on Saturday 6th September when Simon Earl who is the Assistant Director of Music at Wakefield Cathedral will be giving an organ recital. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5. All proceeds are for the Organ Restoration Fund. The following day at 10.00 am Patronal Festival eucharist will be held at St. Mary’s at which the preacher will be the Archdeacon of Halifax, the Ven Ann Dawtry. Greater Elland Historical Society’s exhibition commemorating the Great War continues at Elland Library and tells poignant stories of men from Elland who lost their lives fighting for King and country. Among those was Water Bell, a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, who enlisted at the age of 16 and was killed only weeks before the armistice in 1918. Loraine Lodge’s exhibition at Stainland Library of men from Stainland and Holywell Green who lost their lives during World War 1 continues. Stainland Library is open on Mondays from 5.30pm until 7.30pm; and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2.00pm until 5.00-pm. Both exhibitions are to run until the end of September. Cynthia Bellew welcomed members to a meeting of the Tuesday Over 60’s Club at Elland Working Men’s Club and also organised a raffle. Betty Crowther read the sick report. Bingo which had been organised by Ann Drury was called by Betty and Rita Weldrick. Birthday greetings were sung for Ann Hanson Brenda Dean Geoff Scott Phyllis Hargreaves and Marlene Depledge. Cream cakes and chocolate biscuits provided by Barbara Richard- son were served by the Committee and helpers. The All Saints’ Church Events Group held a charity stall in the Southgate Precinct, Halifax last Saturday selling books, toys, games, bric a brac and clothing. Seventeen members of the Church worked on a rota system and £294 was raised for the Church Development Fund. As part of Heritage Weekend St. Mary’s Church will be open to the public on Friday 12th September from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm when there will be a stall in the churchyard selling cakes and buns. The Church will also be open on Saturday 13th September from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. All Saints’ will be open on Sunday 14th September from 12 n00n to 4.00 pm.