Note: This year’s AGM will take place at St Patricks Church Hall, Sowerby Bridge at 8.00 PM on Wednesday 26th November 2014

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Join us for two full days of rush-related tradition and tomfoolery. The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing...


First held in 1977, the festival is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire.

Rushbearing dates back several centuries to a time when rushes were simply a floor covering in churches. Each year, it was out with the old and in with the new. Over many years this tradition has gradually turned into a celebration and a holiday involving music, morris dancing and revelry. There are many ways to be part of the festival. Don’t be one of the missing ingredients! More history »

Where does the fun happen?
Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England.


Sowerby Bridge is a market town that lies within the Calder Valley, in the district of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, in northern England. Sowerby Bridge is situated on the edge of Halifax, about three miles from its centre.


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