What’s on Christmas 2017 – Coming up in Hebden Bridge
So there are a few events and other activities happening all around Hebden Bridge in the run-up to to Christmas. We have endeavoured to list as many in and around Hebden Bridge as we can, though if we have missed you out then please get in touch with Silly Billy’s either through our Facebook Page or on this contact form.
Please give us your event details and we will add them to this post.
Friday 17th November Christmas Lights switch On in Hebden Bridge
Friday 17th November Christmas Late Night Opening
To coincide with the Christmas lights switch on this Friday 17th (tomorrow) November both Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and Homely at Hebden will be staying open later so pop along and see us in Old Gate House, across the river, we may even do some Mince Pies !!
Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Christmas Market & Lights 12-5.30pm
At St Michael’s Square in Mytholmroyd from 12 noon on Saturday 18th November for the Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
Full day of festive treats includes a local traders and craft market with over 40 stalls, why not pick up a few stocking fillers. There will be entertainment from Hebden Bridge Brass Band, the Peace Artistes, Bazzmatazz and local schools. With free mulled wine and mince pies (courtesy of your Local Coop) activities for children and of course a visit from that very special gent, Father Christmas.
Saturday 18th November Mytholmroyd Fire Station Open Day Between 12:00 and 18:00
Saturday 18th November Christmas Art Fair at The Waterfront Hall,
The Town Hall, St George’s St, Hebden Bridge
11am – 4pm
Saturday 25 November 2017 Todmorden’s Lamplighter Festival
Further Details here
Saturday 2 December 2017 Christmas Fayre Hope Baptist Chapel. 10 until 4pm. Festive stalls, cake, mince pies, tea & coffee.
Come and join us in the popular Chatty Cafe, and maybe get a Christmas present from our selection of handmade gifts.
Monday 11 December 2017 Carol Singing at the Railway Station
5:15 pm (for about an hour or so).
This is to raise money for The Railway Children Charity
Come along and sing or bring an instrument.
Friday 15 December 2017 Christmas Carol Service 6-30pm
St. James’ Church, Church lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6DS
A family friendly service with Hebden Royd Primary School choir; carols and readings.
Refreshments afterwards including Mulled wine, coffee, mince pies.
This is the biggest competition we have run EVER at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop.
Christmas Competition 2017 RULES
We are trying to make the rules as simple as possible, so all you need to do is Like, Share and Tag one friend preceded by the text #SillyBillys on this Facebook Post. So if you are not on Facebook we are afraid you cannot enter.
Names will be drawn at random via an app called Woobox through the Facebook entrants that have followed the correct procedure at approximately mid-day on Sunday 10th December 2017
You can enter from anywhere in the UK and we will post the items to you free of charge if necessary.
This is what you can win, 1 of each of the following:
Playmobil Dragons 9247 Astrid & Stormfly
LEGO Ninjago 70611 Water Strider
LEGO DUPLO 10572 Creative Play All-in-One-Box-of-Fun
Altogether with a Total Value at RRP £89.97
We have run Christmas Competitions in the past though none as big as this and we really hope you can take part and enjoy joining in, it really is so simple. In fact Robert A Williams (excluded from this competition as a direct employee of Silly Billy’s) have demonstrated how to take part by commenting on the Facebook Christmas 2017 Competition Post.
Please take part and please tell your friends and help spread the word.
Masaya Nakamura, the founder of an innovative Japanese entertainment company that invented the video game Pac-Man, has died. He was 91.
The Associated Press reported Monday that game maker Bandai Namco, which includes the company Nakamura founded in 1955, confirmed his death, which occurred Jan. 22 2017. Company officials did not reveal a cause, The New York Times reported.
Nakamuras company, Namco, introduced Pac-Man in 1980, as the video game industry was in its infancy.The game became an instant hit with arcade players, who enjoyed racking up points by moving a chomping, circular Pac-Man around a board with an insatiable appetite to eat gold balls and elude ghosts.
Versions of Pac-Man were later made for home-gaming systems like Nintendo. Its popularity led to Pac-Man-themed merchandise and apparel, a short-lived animated television series, and spinoff games like Ms. Pac Man.
Nintendo, which worked with Namco for years, tweeted a tribute to Nakamura on Monday.
Nakamura Manufacturing originally operated mechanical rides at a Tokyo department store. The company, later renamed Namco, partnered with the retail chain that wanted childrens rides in all of its locations. In the 1970s, Namco delved into video games with Galaxian, a shooter game, and acquired Atari Japan.
Namco engineer Toru Iwatani invented Pac-Man, but it was reportedly Nakamura who came up with the name. Pac is short for pakku, which in Japanese denotes a munching sound.
The A.V. Club reported an alternate history of the games creation. It said Nakamura renamed the creation Pac-Man after recognizing that the original title, Puck Man, would inevitably lead vandals to deface the arcade game by replacing the P with an F.