Wibsey Community Web Site

Wibsey village is situated on a broad ridge at a height of 250 metres between Bradford and Halifax. The village is now a suburb of Bradford and it was mentioned in the domesday book. Wibsey means "Wibba's island", from the Old English personal name Wibba. The community web site is wibsey.net.

News and Information about Wibsey Village

My name is Mick Melvin I have lived in the village for 50 years, my hobbies are fellwalking, computers and the Internet. I have been Webmaster of wibsey.net since February 2003 when I started the site. When Wibsey became an Urban village the Website was adopted as the official Website of the village. My wife Carole has helped me with the site since we both took early retirement in 2003.
A Circular Walk Around Wibsey
Mike Priestley, the popular walking correspondent for the Bradford Telegraph and Argus Weekend supplement, has created a fine circular walk in Wibsey. Please click the link below to download a copy, you may print it out and take it with you on the walk.
Thanks to Mike Priestley and the Telegraph & Argus for permission to reproduce the Article here.
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Cold CallingControl Zone in Wibsey
On the 15th April West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service will be joining forces with The Neighbourhood Policing Team, Bradford South Area Co-ordinators Office, Neighbourhood Wardens and active residents of the community to launch a Cold Calling Control Zone in the Wibsey area of Bradford, thanks to POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) money.
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Fair Road Wibsey

Fair Rd, Bradford BD6 1QL

Wibsey was an important market village and hosts its own horse fair every year on 5 October. Fair Road has a funfair site, which has been established for many generations.

Wibsey Park Lake

Wibsey Park Ave, Bradford BD6 3QD

Wibsey Park has something for everyone, from tree lined walks, to a lovely little lake, an aviary to numerous sports pitches.

St Winefride's Catholic Primary School

29 St Paul's Ave, Bradford BD6 1SR

St. Winefride's School is a co-educational, Voluntary aided Catholic School for 3-11 year old pupils including a 26/26 part-time Nursery.

St. Paul's Church Wibsey

65 St Paul's Ave, Bradford BD6 1ST

The Anglican parish church of St Paul at Wibsey, and the adjacent primary school, were built in 1839-40 by the little known architect Walker Rawstons for the Hardy family.

Memories and information about Wibsey

A Wibsey childhood
Some of my Memories, by David Bland

I went to Wibsey nursery school - Mrs Dobson I think was the teacher and Wibsey Junior School. That was back in 1953 or thereabouts. My best friend was John Moulson who lived next door with his sisters Barbara and Rita. We climbed every tree in the school yard and I shinnied up the drainpipe to get all the tennis balls that were stuck in the gutter
There was an old mine shaft at the bottom of the field behind the nursery and you could drop stones down the edge where the slab that covered it didn't quite reach. Old  WibseyI lived with grandparents Medley and Edith for some time when my dad Arthur (their son) was ill and again after he died. Their cottage at 63 North Road Wibsey had a shared outside toilet, and I think the house was built in 1768, there were initials and a date over the front door. The walls were 3 foot thick in places. Grandad kept chickens in a hut in the back yard that later became my play house. I think many families kept chickens in the forties and early fifties because of the rationing from the war. Apparently every year, the government would give people with the appropriate facilities, fertile eggs to incubate. I remember grandad had a contraption, made from a piece of aluminium suspended on a wire from a wooden handle, that was supposed to tell the sex of an egg by the way it rotated or didn't rotate when held over an egg. I forget which and I never did find out if it worked but grandad believed that it did.
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Friends of Scaley Hills have made real progress on improving footpaths and keeping the area clean this last year. Scaley Hills Wibsey
Scaley Hills 2005: © Copyright Mick Melvin
The group are now looking for volunteers to train as local walk leaders, in order to help more people get out and enjoy the green space on their doorstep between Wibsey Bank and Brownroyd Hill Road.
Please can you help the Friends group by promoting this info - if you need printed copies of the attached flyer do let me know and I’ll get some to you: please click the link below for the flyer.
Liz Parker.

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