Craft ladies in need of new home

Busy bees: the craft group are now in need of a permanent meeting place
Busy bees: the craft group are now in need of a permanent meeting place
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A GROUP of creative women are on the hunt for a new meeting place after they had to leave their old home.

Since 2009, Pleasant Pastimes, a group of a dozen older women who sew, knit and hold after-school craft clubs, was based at Age Concern on Park Road, Halifax.

But when Age Concern needed more space for day care activities earlier this year, the women have had to find somewhere new to meet.

They have found temporary homes – meeting at the new King Cross Library on the first Thursday of every month at 10am-noon and at Oddfellows Hall, Coleridge Road, Halifax, on every remaining Thursday.

The group is still looking for a permanent home and more funding to continue.

Chairwoman Claire Pearson said: “It is a very relaxed group with a good sense of humour and lots of mutual encouragement to have a go at something new.

“We are hopeful of getting premises but nothing is settled yet. This is an uncertain time for the group as they search for a new permanent meeting place in the Halifax area.”

Anyone is welcome to attend the open meetings at King Cross Library and learn old textile craft skills.

The group’s motto is “It is never too late to learn”.

A rag market will be held at St John’s Church Hall, in Bradshaw, on Sunday May 22 from 12.30pm, where craft materials can be bought.

Anyone who may be able to help the group can email