West Vale is a village located about 3 miles from Halifax, West Yorkshire and neighbours Elland, Stainland and Greetland.
West Vale is situated to the east of Greetland and is mostly based around Rochdale Road, Saddleworth Road and Stainland Road. These streets and roads create a triangular area within West Vale.
Although most people refer to West Vale as West Vale, it is actually a part of Greetland. It is not called East Vale is due to the fact that it utilized to be part of Elland Area Council that traditionally 'gave' the area to Greetland. The town contains a workplace for UK building, infrastructure and also facilities management business Carillion PLC. It is residence to Health RUFC as well as Greetland CC.
West Vale is now very popular as a dining and also socializing area. West Vale also houses the Stainland Road Medical Centre. One of the huge old mills is currently utilized by a recycling company by the name of Andy Thornton's.
A hidden stream called Black Creek streams through West Vale. It is normally rather clear so probably the name dates back to ancient mining or textiles utilize. It starts at Scammonden Dam, drains Greetland and also is signed up with by the stream that drains Holywell Green and also Stainland which implies hefty rainfall can create it to run quick and also very high on occasion. It typically runs clear enough for the handful of trout to be seen. The fish attract heron and also mink, with dipper as well as kingfisher likewise to be seen in places where the stream is visible behind fencings and wall surfaces. There are a number of surges of trout flies every year with the most outstanding being a late spring among very large flies that emerge on cozy evenings at sundown and also are spectacularly brightened by the setting sun..
West Vale mills
The closure of Elland Bridge after damages in 2015 well-known Boxing Day's floods included extra website traffic onto West Vale. Website traffic is most likely to be troubled when demolition commences of the big Horsfall's Mill facility. The mill on Stainland Road has a high tower covered with mobile phone aerials.
The old train viaduct of the Stainland branch is a famous feature in the town. It was closed to rail traffic in the very early 1960s, however in mid 2015 it was paved as well as opened as part of a planned long distance sidewalk extending with Coley to Sowerby Bridge. In Between Coley as well as Sowerby Bridge some outstanding lakes are being built along the walkway.
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