Copley, West Yorkshire
Copley is a village in the metropolitan borough of Calderdale, in the county of West Yorkshire, England, south of Halifax and east of Sowerby Bridge. It is situated by the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation canal.
Today the village has a hairdressers, a health spa, a garage, Land Rover and Camper Van dealerships and one pub, The Volunteer Arms. A newsagent/general store was formerly located in the centre of the village; however, it closed in mid-2012 due to both the cancellation of The Courier Newspaper and decrease in trade with the local community, which brought in most of their revenue.
The village has two sports clubs, Copley Cricket Club and the Old Rishworthian rugby team. Both clubs are well established and Old Rishworthians currently play in Yorkshire 2 (level 8) of the RFU National League structure. Both clubs are located in picturesque settings with the Calder and Hebble Navigation to the north and the River Calder to the south. The main Leeds to Manchester railway line is near both grounds. Sporting events are held at both locations, as well as various other special functions throughout the year. The most notable of these is the annual fireworks display held each year at the Cricket Club in early November.
St. Stephen's Church was built on Copley Lane, but just over the river from Copley in the village of Greetland, as the rector of Halifax did not want it built in his parish. It was designed by local architect W. H. Crossland in a French inspired Gothic style.
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