3 Valley Vegans Newsletter
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Welcome to the March newsletter


It's time for the 3 Valley Vegans newsletter!

This issue:

  • 18 Mar: Health talk night 'Good nutrition as your super power'
  • 10 Apr: Good Friday walk to Pace Egg play from Todmorden to Heptonstall
  • Vegan Black Forest Stout served from the cask
  • Mini review on Film and talk night ‘Plant-basing the future: Your diet for our planet’
  • Video: The UK in 100 seconds
  • Origins of major human infectious diseases
  • Recipe: Flourless cranberry chickpea blondies

Phil and 3 Valley Vegans

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito... from Pixabay

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18 Mar: Health talk night 'Good nutrition as your super power'

You are invited to a 3 Valley Vegans talk/food/drink event:
Good nutrition as your super power

Hosted by Sally-Anne Wilkinson from True To Your Health Personalised Nutrition
Registered Nutritional Therapist dipCNM mBANT mANP
Registered Nutritionist rCNHC rGNC

  • 7.30 to 9pm, Wednesday, 18 March 2020
  • The Todfellows Space, (Near the centre of Tod)
  • Suggested donation: £3

Healthy food and drink samples will be offered with gluten-free options.

Read more about the nutrition talk; book a place
Pace egg photographs
10 Apr: Good Friday walk to Pace Egg play from Todmorden to Heptonstall

Twice before, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall. We’re going to do it again this year and this time our walk will start in Todmorden. It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm. (Final details TBC)

  • Time & date: Good Friday, 10th April 2020 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
  • Book your place so we know you are coming...
More information about the walk
Brass Castle team
Vegan Black Forest Stout served from the cask

Have you heard of the independent, Yorkshire-based Brass Castle Brewery? They are based in Malton and have two vegan founders.

Brass Castle won gold and silver place for 'Beer of the Festival' at the Manchester Beer Festival 2019. They won another award at the Halifax beer festival - the stout was the most popular beer voted by the public.

Read more about Brass Castle
Photos from the film and talk night
Mini review on Film and talk night ‘Plant-basing the future: Your diet for our planet’

Last month we hosted a Veganuary film and talk night called Plant-basing the future: Your diet for our planet featuring a guest speaker from Extinction Rebellion (XR).

We explored the climate change and other environmental impacts of diets based on meat, fish and dairy. We also discussed and successfully challenged some claims that some forms of animal-based agriculture are still compatible with climate change mitigation.

Read more about film night
Video: The UK in 100 seconds

"I don’t think anyone really has a clue what Britain actually looks like," says Dan Raven-Ellison, guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker.

Watch his film "The UK in 100 seconds", narrated by Benjamin Zephaniah, as Dan goes on a walk across the United Kingdom to show the correct proportions of our landscape. Every 1 second of the film represents what 1% of the UK looks like from the air.

Watch "The UK in 100 seconds" video
Origins of major human infectious diseases

Did you know.... Most and probably all infectious diseases have spread to humans from other animals because of farming and meat-eating. For example:

  • Bird Flu & Thyphoid (from chickens);
  • CJD, Small Pox & Measles (from cows);
  • TB (cows & goats);
  • Flu (ducks);
  • Common Cold (horses);
  • Whooping Cough, Trichinonsis & Hepatitis E (pigs);
  • AIDS, Ebola & Margburg disease (monkeys);
  • Anthrax (sheep);
  • SARS (from palm civets);
  • Leprosy (Water Buffaloes);
  • Malaria (pigs or chickens);
  • Bubonic Plague (cats not rats);
  • Helicobacter pullorum – common cause of diarrhoea (chickens)…

Tuberculosis is still mostly spread by milk-drinking! See e.g. Wolfe N. D. et al (2007)Origins of major human infectious diseases‘ Nature 447, 279-283

Image by Dirk (Beeki®) Schumacher from Pixabay

Recipe: Flourless cranberry chickpea blondies

Secretly healthy chickpea blondies made with chickpeas, cashew butter, pure maple syrup and cranberries. Gluten free, vegan, flourless and no butter!

Recipe by Sally Wilkinson of True To Your Health.

Make sure you follow our nutrition event this month for more.

Read our healthier blondies recipe
Keep In Contact

We would like to remind you that 3 Valley Vegans have a Facebook page, a Facebook group and our own website...

Our Facebook page is open to the public and is updated with lots of  events both local and national, interviews, videos, information, news and tips from the wider vegan community. 
To like, or visit this page please click:

Facebook Public Page

The Facebook group is a closed group and is a good place to air and vent any local vegan issues.
Information relating to local shopping and/or eating out can be posted by members of this group and also if any businesses in the local area would like to promote any vegan products or offers then this is the group to use.
If you would like to join then please click:
Facebook Private Group

On our website you will find local eating guides, recipes, up coming and past events, blogs and lots of vegan articles.
What our group is all about is detailed on this side and our location and contact detai
To visit the website please click on link:


Map of Calderdale
UPDATED! Local eating and shopping guides

Eating out and shopping can be tricky when you're vegan, especially when just starting out. To make things a little easier, we have compiled a list of vegan-friendly eateries and shops in Calderdale:

View our Guide to Eating Out in Calderdale

View our Vegan Friendly Calderdale Shopping Guide

Have we missed anything off these lists? Please send your suggestions to tech@3valleyvegns.org.uk 


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