We’re ‘proud to be a Mixy kid’

Im Proud to be a Mixy Kid re-union at the Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden.'Back, from the left, Linda Johnson, Bob Johnson and Zoe Johnson.'Front, Kelly Crabtree, Heidi Atkinson, Leah Larson, three, and Michelle Strange.
Im Proud to be a Mixy Kid re-union at the Holy Nativity Church, Mixenden.'Back, from the left, Linda Johnson, Bob Johnson and Zoe Johnson.'Front, Kelly Crabtree, Heidi Atkinson, Leah Larson, three, and Michelle Strange.
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Mixenden born and bred men, women and children attended a social reunion at the estate’s Holy Nativity Church.

The Friday night gathering came about after Mixenden girl Debbie Fitt created a facebook page ‘I’m proud to be a Mixy kid’ when she moved away from the North Halifax estate.

The group attracted nearly 1,000 likes and the buzz of reconnecting through social media spurred Debbie on to set up the evening reunion on November 8.

Ms Fitt said Mixenden born people were travelling from near and far to reminisce about growing up on the estate.

Around 35 people attended the evening.

She said: “As a child I remember playing out as we were surrounded by beautiful countryside - most estates don’t have that - we were lucky.”

Reverend Robb Sutherland wrote on the facebook page wall: “It was a great night. Good to meet some more of you and to hear some stories about growing up in Mixy.”

Pie and pea sales and donations raised £25 for the church.

Debbie’s love for Mixenden and family has since seen her return to her hometown of Halifax.