Another Free Publication for Holmfirth

Another free publication is being circulated round and about Holmfirth and the Holme Valley with news, dates and adverts.

“Valley Advertiser” is a small full-colour glossy booklet and the first issue contains a special report on Upper Mill in Slaithwaite, where a Vintage and Crafts Emporium, along with other units, is breathing new life into the Victorian Textile Mill.

An editorial welcome by “Ges and Helen” described their new Advertiser as one of the few independent publications in the UK – most are part of a franchise or owned by big companies. “We first launched our magazine in Marsden, Meltham and Slaithwaaite last October and have been delighted with the response.”  Free publicity is being offered to clubs and organisations.

An email from local reader Richard Walker, who described himself as a ” local media mogul” said it was an interesting publication but contained “irrelevant” references to things outside the area in Saddleworth, and also some of the adverts could be seen in other publications. “I’ts interesting. Not bad for a 10 minute read,” he added.

Also, dropping through Valley letterboxes this week is the April issue of Holme Valley Review newspaper which includes stories on Honley library plans as well as the latest comments on the supermarket campaigns in Holmfirth.

An email from a reader who described themselves as “Avid Emailer” said: “…we look forward to the Review, its a real newspaper just like the old Express, just a shame its not weekly instead of monthly. “

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