Rotary Bradford Blaize Photo Galleries

Speaker Kashif Naqshbandi - The Noor Foundation

Speaker Kashif Naqshbandi - The Noor Foundation

Kashif told us a bit about The Noor Foundation to which we recently made a donation. The meeting was be held by Zoom video conference.

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Speaker Chris Verney Fundraiser for Martin House Hospice

Speaker Chris Verney Fundraiser for Martin House Hospice

Chris talked about "Adapting and Responding to support the most vulnerable in our community". The meeting was held by Zoom video conference.

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Successful walk in aid of Marie Curie

Successful walk in aid of Marie Curie

Robert Allan has done an average of more than 12,500 steps per day against his goal of 10,000 steps to raise funds for the Marie Curie Hospice in Bradford. Please sponsor him by following the links on the Details page.

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Christmas Holidays - No Meeting

Christmas Holidays - No Meeting

We will not be holding a meeting on this date because of the holidays but would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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Speaker Rtn Diane Watts - Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Speaker Rtn Diane Watts - Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference. Diane a Rotarian member of Shipley Rotary Club told us a little about how our recent donation to the charity "Embrace Child Victims of Crime" was be spent and gave full details of the charity.

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Speaker Kevin Morley - Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia

Speaker Kevin Morley - Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia

Meetings will continue to be held by Zoom video conference. Kevin will give us an update on the Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia and the effects that the current war and pandemic are having.

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Speaker Ruth Smith Area Co-ordinator of Arthritis Action

Speaker Ruth Smith Area Co-ordinator of Arthritis Action

Arthritis Action give hands-on, practical help to combat the pain of arthritis through self-management and lifestyle advice.

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Banners from other Rotary Clubs

Banners from other Rotary Clubs

As part of the Rotary tradition when members visit another club they exchange banners. These banners have been collected by Blaize when they have visited other clubs or other clubs have visited us.

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Blaize Trailers Walk 27 May 2014

Blaize Trailers Walk 27 May 2014

This Month we shall re-visit the Valley above Slaithwaite, on the other side of the Valley (NO Moorland) starting at the main Car Park in the town, and once again calling at The Rose & Crown, Cop Hill, for Lunch, which Trailers seemed to enjoy last time.

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Speaker Dr Will Watson - Corona Virus

Speaker Dr Will Watson - Corona Virus

John Watson's son Will gave us a very interesting talk on the Covid 19 pandemic. The meeting was held by Zoom video call with Will joining us from his base near Addenbrooks hospital in Cambridgeshire.

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Speaker Kevin Morley - Saltergate Children's Home Ethiopia

Speaker Kevin Morley - Saltergate Children's Home Ethiopia

Kevin gave an update on the work of the Saltergate Children's Home in Ethiopia. The full details from a recent press release are given below.

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Speaker our RYLA candidate Josh Chima

Speaker our RYLA candidate Josh Chima

Josh told us about his experience on the RYLA course last August ------------------ Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners Mike Clewes, Cash Desk Tony Gill

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275 Dictionaries 4 Life Presented to Local Schools

275 Dictionaries 4 Life Presented to Local Schools

The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize have today completed the distribution of 275 dictionaries to 5 primary schools within Bradford City.

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28th Annual Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club

28th Annual Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club

The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize held their 28th Annual Charity Golf Competition at Ilkley Golf Club. The total raised for charity since inception is £175,000.

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Walking Weekend from Coniston Water Holiday Fellowship Hotel

Walking Weekend from Coniston Water Holiday Fellowship Hotel

Several members and friends attended the annual walking weekend. This year the base was the Holiday Fellowship hotel at Monk Coniston Country House hotel.

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Tree Planting for The Forest of Bradford

Tree Planting for The Forest of Bradford

For the 8th Year members helped The Forest of Bradford by planting 350 trees at Crag Nook Farm, Oldfield, BD22 0JL

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Blaize Trailers Walk - Helwith Bridge to Horton Bridge

Blaize Trailers Walk - Helwith Bridge to Horton Bridge

Blaize Trailers Walk - Leader John Barrow - Helwith Bridge to Horton Bridge About 6 Miles. The walk this month will start from Helwith Bridge car/picnic Park, and will Lunch at The Crown Inn, Horton, returning largely via the Ribble Way.

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Visit from our Dutch Friends from Rotary Club of VL80

Visit from our Dutch Friends from Rotary Club of VL80

Between them Our John Waterhouse and Ron Hoekstra from VL80 organised for some current and past members of VL80 to visit us for the weekend.

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Speaker Our RYLA Candidate Rachael Chadwick

Speaker Our RYLA Candidate Rachael Chadwick

Rachael told us about her experiences on the RYLA course at Hebden Hey ----- Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners John Waterhouse, Cash Desk Alan Arthur

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Rotary District Speaker: Tony Perryman - Sand-dam in Kenya

Rotary District Speaker: Tony Perryman - Sand-dam in Kenya

Tony will speak about a potential District-wide fund-raising Project for a Sand-dam in Kenya ------------ Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners Keith Brown, Cash Desk John Waterhouse

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Visit to Jervaulx Abbey

Visit to Jervaulx Abbey

6 Blaize Rotarians together with wives and friends visited Jervaulx Abbey. Keith Brown had organised a tour which was conducted by the owner Ian Burdon.

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Visit to District 1040 Conference at Scarborough

Visit to District 1040 Conference at Scarborough

Several members and their spouses attended the annual D1040 conference at Scarborough.

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Speaker Barrie Birch - The English Town of Richmond

Speaker Barrie Birch - The English Town of Richmond

Barrie showed one the episodes from his ‘English Town’ DVD on Richmond --------- Speaker Finder Barrie Birch, Visitors Host, Grace and Banners Gerald Sanderson, Cash Desk Barry Smith

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Visit to Stanley Ferry

Visit to Stanley Ferry

John Barrow organised a visit to the Stanley Ferry to see the Canal Lock-Gate Workshops which was followed by lunch at the Three Horse Shoes pub in Oulton

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The President's Dinner Party

The President's Dinner Party

President Graham organised a dinner party which was held at The Bradford Club. Musical entertainment was provided by Fox Corner. 55 Members, wives and guests attended and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

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Hello / Goodbye

Hello / Goodbye

The club held the annual celebration of the change of President at the home of John and Barbara Barrow

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Walking Weekend at Almouth

Walking Weekend at Almouth

John Waterhouse organised the annual walking weekend which this year saw members and friends visit the H F Holidays hotel in Almouth.

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Bradford Group 10 Clubs : DG Visit

Bradford Group 10 Clubs : DG Visit

In order to reduce the pressure on our District Governor Robert Morphet in our recently enlarged District the Bradford Group of 10 Rotary Clubs held a joint District Governor visit at The Bradford Club

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District 1040 Environmental Competition 2016 Winning Entry

District 1040 Environmental Competition 2016 Winning Entry

Here is a copy of our entry into the District 1040 Environmental Competition where we detail the work and success that we have had in planting trees around the Bradford District

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Crocus Planting at Bowling Park Primary School

Crocus Planting at Bowling Park Primary School

After being snowed off on the 18th of September A few Blaize members were finally able to plant 5,000 crocus bulbs along with children from the school in as part of the End Polio Now Campaign

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Speaker - Paul Buckley of St. John Ambulance - How to use a defibrillator

Speaker - Paul Buckley of St. John Ambulance - How to use a defibrillator

Paul came to show us how to use a defibrillator and received a cheque for a second unit. -------- Speaker Finder Alan Arthur, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk Derek O'Hearne

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Visit Hovingham Hall & Yorkshire Lavender

Visit Hovingham Hall & Yorkshire Lavender

Visit to Yorkshire Lavender at Terrington and Hovingham Hall, including a Pub Lunch in Hovingham village

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Tree Planting

Tree Planting

Blaize members undertook their annual tree planting exercise at Lower Heights Farm, Horn Lane, Silsden Moor, BD20 9HW. 500 trees were planted and as usual the ground conditions were very muddy. This is the 7th such planting in six years.

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Blaize Trailers walk around Ilkley Moor 17-1-2017

Blaize Trailers walk around Ilkley Moor 17-1-2017

The monthly Trailers walk started at the Cow & Calf and went to Burley and the Moor returning again to the Cow & Calf.

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Free Blood Pressure Testing at Boots in The Broadway Bradford

Free Blood Pressure Testing at Boots in The Broadway Bradford

Blaize, together with St John Ambulance and the Stroke Association, provided free blood pressure tests in The Broadway Centre in Bradford from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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Update from Sarah at Martin House Hospice

Update from Sarah at Martin House Hospice

Following her visit in October Sarah Tarpey of Martin House Hospice came to receive a cheque from Blaize towards the new playground and to update us on the progress.

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Walking Weekend at Sedbergh

Walking Weekend at Sedbergh

Many Blaize members undertook the annual walking weekend fellowship. This year the event was based at the Holiday Fellowship Hotel Thorns Hall Sedbergh. Blaize members and friends were grateful to John Waterhouse for organising the event.

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Speaker - District Governor Elect Robert Morphet

Speaker - District Governor Elect Robert Morphet

Robert attended to present the Environmental Shield to the club and a Paul Harris fellowship to John Barrow. --------- Speaker Finder Graham Robinson, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Peter Meredith, Cash Desk Robert Allan

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Club visit to District 1040 Conference

Club visit to District 1040 Conference

President Tony led a group of Blaize Rotarians to visit District 1040 Conference in Scarborough.

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President's Social Evening

President's Social Evening

President Tony held his Social Evening at Bradford Golf Club where he welcomed Blaize Rotarians past and present along with wives and other friends and family.

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Speaker Our RYLA candidate Esther Carter

Speaker Our RYLA candidate Esther Carter

Esther told us about her experience at the District 1040 RYLA course at Hebden Hey ______ Speaker Finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Alan Arthur, Cash Desk Gerald Sanderson

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Second Tree Planting of the Season

Second Tree Planting of the Season

Blaize together with the assistance and guidance of the Forest of Bradford group completed the planting of 1,000 trees at Cold Well Farm, Wilsden

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Hello / Goodbye

Hello / Goodbye

The annual social event to welcome the new President and thank the outgoing President was held at the home of Mike & Janet Clewes.

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25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The tournament was held again at Ilkley Golf Club and Blaize raised £6,350 which makes a total of £157,180 raised for charity over the years.

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Visit to Undercliffe Cemetery & Inn Churches - Bradford Club Closed

Visit to Undercliffe Cemetery & Inn Churches - Bradford Club Closed

The Bradford Club will be closed this week and next for the Steward's annual holiday. So this week we will:- Visit Undercliffe Cemetery, Eccleshill and following that Visit Inn Churches (Caledonia St, Bradford), Grace M. Atif Cash Desk Barrie Birch

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Visit to Himalayan Garden - No Meeting at the Bradford Club

Visit to Himalayan Garden - No Meeting at the Bradford Club

We went on a visit to the Himalayan Gardens at Grewelthorpe - No Meeting at the Bradford Club.

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Trailers walk from Elslack

Trailers walk from Elslack

The monthly Blaize Trailers departed from the Tempest Arms at Elslack and returned there for lunch.

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Distribution of Dictionaries 4 Life

Distribution of Dictionaries 4 Life

On Wednesday 16th September the President of the Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize presented to pupils of the sixth year of Bowling Primary School 90 copies of the 200 illustrated dictionaries that Blaize have given out this year.

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Blood Pressure Testing

Blood Pressure Testing

Blaize Rotarians worked with the Stroke Association to provide free Blood Testing at the Boots Chemists in the Arndale Centre in Bradford from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Trailers walk Guiseley Gill, Yeadon Tarn and Rawdon Billing

Trailers walk Guiseley Gill, Yeadon Tarn and Rawdon Billing

On rather muddy and waterlogged footpaths the Trailers went on one of their monthly rambles.

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Visit to the Police Operational Training Facility

Visit to the Police Operational Training Facility

A visit was arranged to the Police Operational Training facility at Carr Gate, Wakefield by Tony Ashton

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RYLA candidate Grace Law

RYLA candidate Grace Law

Our RYLA candidate Grace Law gave an account of her week at Hebden Hey. Speaker finder John Waterhouse, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Geoff Brown, Cash Desk Keith Brown

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Blaize Trailers Walk from Castle Inn, Spofforth

Blaize Trailers Walk from Castle Inn, Spofforth

6 miles "“ easy going walk from the Castle Inn at Spofforth

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Blaize 24th Charity Golf Tournament

Blaize 24th Charity Golf Tournament

The tournament was held again at Ilkley Golf Club and despite a rainy day a good number of teams turned out and enjoyed their golf meaning that Blaize netted £6,400 for charity

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Visit to our twin club Vlaardingen 80 24/4/15 to 26/4/15

Visit to our twin club Vlaardingen 80 24/4/15 to 26/4/15

Approximately every 18 month to 2 years either we visit Vlaardingen or they visit us and this time it was the turn of Blaize members to go to the Netherlands.

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Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Presentations

Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Presentations

Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Presentations

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Visit to York Gate Garden followed by Lunch

Visit to York Gate Garden followed by Lunch

A number of Rotarians friends & partners visited York Gate Garden in Adel which was followed by an excellent lunch at Divino retaurant in Adel

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Tree Planting at Cuckoo Nest Farm Addingham

Tree Planting at Cuckoo Nest Farm Addingham

For the 4th year in succession Blaize members and friends planted 500 trees. This year the planting was at Cuckoo Nest Farm in Addingham. We were guided again by Ian Butterfield a representative from the Forest of Bradford.

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Donation to Liverpool Heart Hospital

Donation to Liverpool Heart Hospital

Graham Robinson handed over the cheque for �1,000 that we had raised for the Liverpool Heart Hospital

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Speaker Sandra Hunt of Clothing Solutions for Disabled People

Speaker Sandra Hunt of Clothing Solutions for Disabled People

Sandra Hunt of Clothing Solutions for Disabled People will tell us about this charity. ----------- Speaker Finder John Barrow, Visitors Host Grace and Banners Barry Smith, Cash Desk John Watson

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District 1040 Conference

District 1040 Conference

Seven Blaize members and their wives attended the D1040 conference in Scarborough.

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Blaize Trailers Walk 26/6/12

Blaize Trailers Walk 26/6/12

Adrian Berry volunteered to take over from Gerry Bindless as Walk Leader.

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Our Members

Our Members

Here are pictures of all of our current members

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Visit from our Twin Club Vlaardingen 80

Visit from our Twin Club Vlaardingen 80

Our twin club Vlaardingen 80 based in the town of Vlaardingen just outside Rotterdam in the Netherlands visited us on one of the regular (approximately every 3 year) visits. We have been twinned with them for 30 years.

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Walking Weekend at Church Stretton

Walking Weekend at Church Stretton

Blaize members attended their annual Walking Weekend at Longmynd (one of the H F Holidays properties) which is set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton.

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Presidents' Hello / Goodbye Sunday 7 July 2013 12 noon

Presidents' Hello / Goodbye Sunday 7 July 2013 12 noon

The annual Presidents' Hello/Goodbye (when we traditionally celebrate the handover of office from one President to another) was at the Glen Public House Gilstead Lane Bingley BD16 3LN at 1pm.

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Tree planting in Addingham

Tree planting in Addingham

Following on from the planting earlier in the year to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee club members again planted trees on behalf of the Forest of Bradford.

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Blaize take 60 children to Kids Out at Lightwater Valley

Blaize take 60 children to Kids Out at Lightwater Valley

This year we were able to find funding to take 60 disadvantaged children from Lister Primary School to the Rotary organised Kids Out at Lightwater Valley.

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Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting

Diamond Jubilee Tree Planting

Environment Officer Alan Morrell suggested that we should plant some trees in conjunction with the Forest of Bradford initiative. President John Watson said this would be a good memento for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Wensleydale Walk

Wensleydale Walk

The annual walk around Wensleydale took place on Sunday the 29th of July.

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Presidents' Hello / Goodbye 1.7.12 1:00pm

Presidents' Hello / Goodbye 1.7.12 1:00pm

The annual Presidents' Hello/Goodbye (when we traditionally celebrate the handover of office from one President to another) was a barbecue held at Alan and Marjorie's home.

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Sponsored Walk in Aid of Marie Curie Hospice and Other Charities

Sponsored Walk in Aid of Marie Curie Hospice and Other Charities

R. Allan organised a long distance sponsored walk around the Cleveland Way. The main thrust of the walk was to raise money for Marie Curie Bradford Hospice but they raised more money than expected so some will go to other causes.

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Collection for Marie Curie

Collection for Marie Curie

On 28.3.12 and 29.3.12 Blaize members aided by Ambassadorial Scholars Whitney Hough and Mizuki Takashi collected for the local Marie Curie Hospice at Tesco on Canal Road in Bradford.

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Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initative - Visit & Awards Ceremony

Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initative - Visit & Awards Ceremony

Visit by International Rotarian and Awards Ceremony.

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Bradford Area Schools Technology Tournament  2nd March 2010

Bradford Area Schools Technology Tournament 2nd March 2010

This year's tournament was held at Victoria Hall Keighley. Bradford Grammar School were the winners of two categories and The Holy Family Catholic School Keighley won the third category.

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Christmas Party 2008

Christmas Party 2008

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Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2008

Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2008

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Shoebox Collection - Nab Wood School

Shoebox Collection - Nab Wood School

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New Year's Day Walk 2009

New Year's Day Walk 2009

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Point to Point Races 4/5/08

Point to Point Races 4/5/08

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Old Tyme Music Hall 23/4/08

Old Tyme Music Hall 23/4/08

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Trailers Walk 29/4/08

Trailers Walk 29/4/08

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Visit to our Twin Club Vlaardingen 80 April 08

Visit to our Twin Club Vlaardingen 80 April 08

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New Year's Walk 2008

New Year's Walk 2008

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Ambassadorial Scholars Evening

Ambassadorial Scholars Evening

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Dalesway Sponsored Walk

Dalesway Sponsored Walk

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Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2007

Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2007

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Presidents' Hello Goodbye 2007

Presidents' Hello Goodbye 2007

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Charity Golf Day 19/6/2007

Charity Golf Day 19/6/2007

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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire

High Sheriff of West Yorkshire

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District 1040 Quiz 2007

District 1040 Quiz 2007

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Derwent Bank Keswick March 2007

Derwent Bank Keswick March 2007

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Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2007

Bradford Rotary Technology Tournament 2007

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Ilkley Playhouse Presentation

Ilkley Playhouse Presentation

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Christmas/NewYear 2006/7

Christmas/NewYear 2006/7

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VL80 Visit 6/10/06 to 8/10/06

VL80 Visit 6/10/06 to 8/10/06

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VL80 Visit 27/9/06 & 28/9/06

VL80 Visit 27/9/06 & 28/9/06

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25th Charter Night

25th Charter Night

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Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2006

Ilkley Last Night at the Proms 2006

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