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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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.
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Wibsey Local History Group
The group are holding a talk on 'Early Wibsey' by Canon Donald Brown.
The talk will be held at the Methodist Schoolroom, School Lane, off High Street, Wibsey, BD6 1QX on 13th September 2021.
The meeting will start at 2.00 pm and finish about 3.45pm. £2 per session including tea and biscuit.

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

Dancing around the Maypole, Wibsey Secondary School (circa 1950) Wibsey Secondary School (circa 1950
Wibsey Secondary School circa 1950: © Copyright Tony Holmes
A photograph of Tony Holmes and his class dancing around a maypole at Wibsey Secondary School (circa 1950)

The pupils that Tony (third from the right) remembers in the photo are Margaret Fleming, Colin Rhodes, Pauline Horner, Beresford Broadly.

Photo from Tony Holmes collection.

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Friends of Scaley Hills have made real progress. Scaley Hills Wibsey
Scaley Hills 2005: © Copyright Mick Melvin
Friends of Scaley Hills have made real progress on improving footpaths and keeping the area clean this last year. 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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