Calderdale Rail Tour

This saturday is an epic 52nd anniversary trip for Leeds Morris Men and the Manchester Morris Men and the Morris dancing we are going to do.  We are showing some great cross penning friendship and dancing together.  White rose and red will join for a great day of dance.  The itinerary is below for proposed times for the event, and a much better post will come after including pictures and an interesting post.

A member of the original tour from 1959 will be on the trip, but unfortunately Leeds’ Norman; one of the original members of the Leeds Morris Men founders and one of the dancers in the original calderdale tour is on holiday so will unfortunately miss it.  This just means that we need to take enough pictures to make the day most memorable, even for people that weren’t here for the actual event.



Leeds Morris Men/Manchester Morris Men Caldervale Rail Tour, 16th July 2011

Dep. Leeds 9.37/Manchester Victoria 09.22

Arr. Halifax 10.12/10.15

Dance 10.30 – 11.00 Southgate, Albion Street end, outside Borough Market

Dep.  Halifax 11.12

Arr. Sowerby Bridge 11.19

Dance 11.25 – 12.15 “Jubilee Refreshment Rooms” (refreshments available)

Dep. Sowerby Bridge 12.19

Arr. Hebden Bridge 12.28

Dance12.45 – 1.15: George Square

Lunch 1.15 – 2.15   White Lion, Hebden Bridge (1959 lunch spot)

Possibly dance again 2.15 – 2.40: George Square

Dep. Hebden Bridge 14.56

Arr. Todmorden 15.04

Dance 15.15 – 16.15 “ Golden Lion” at canal-side (Fielden Wharfe), off Rochdale Road

Other possible spot on return to station: near “Polished Knob” pub opposite market (near 1959 dance spot at former Calder College).

Finish 16.30 – ish



Fares: For LMM – Adult train day rover £5.70
For MMM – A Manchester – Halifax day return is £9.40, which should allow breaks of journey, but worth checking.
Alternatively a day rover + Manchester – Todmorden at £7.30 so £13.00 total. (could get a Walsden single but limits them to an hourly services rather than 3 per hour from Todmorden.)

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