50th Anniversary Ale "Search & Rescue" from Vocation Brewery

Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team are extremely hoppy to announce the launch of a limited production 50th Anniversary Ale, “Search & Rescue” from Vocation, the world-class brewery based in Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire.

“Search & Rescue” is a pale 4.5% beer, brewed in classic Vocation style using a ‘MOUNTAIN’ of hops called MOTUEKA from New Zealand. These have a very distinctive sharp citrus tone with big aromas of pine and orange. The flavours are perfectly complemented by the right level of bitterness, layered over a slightly malty backbone - ideal after a day up ont’ hill or down int’ dale!

For every pint sold of 50th Anniversary Ale, a percentage of funds will be donated to the team.

Ring Vocation Brewery for sales enquiries: 01422 410810 or email: tom@vocationbrewery.com

Or visit their website: VOCATION BREWERY


Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

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Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

60 page A5 Booklet Hardcopy

£8.00 + £1.00 Postage & Packaging (UK only)


60 page Digital Flipbook Version

£5.00 Donation


It is wonderful that the team, which is entirely voluntary, has gone from strength to strength over the last 50 years and is now a respected emergency service operating over 400 square miles of West Yorkshire and working alongside the Police, Ambulance and Fire Service. During its existence, it has dealt with upwards of 900 callouts. Most of these fall within Yorkshire, but the team has also assisted other rescue teams outside this area.

It is hoped that the stories and pictures displayed in this booklet gives the reader a clear insight into the workings of the team and that the community, which the team serves, can feel confident to continue providing its invaluable support in the future.

Bob Uttley

CVSRT President

15th February 2016

Booklet Contents:

  • Origins - Out of tragedy a team is born
  • Early developments
  • Buildings - Early days in Hebden Bridge
  • The move to Mytholmroyd
  • Vehicle developments and current fleet
  • Incidents from the archive
  • Life-saving equipment
  • Team training and medical skills
  • Recruit's training programme
  • Our Search and Rescue Dogs
  • Involvement in the community
  • TV appearances
  • Swiftwater & flood rescue
  • Active Supporters Group
  • Fundraising & public events

Multifunctional Headwear

Limited Edition CVSRT 50th Anniversary
Original Giraffe® Multifunctional Headwear

Made in UK with 100% Coolmax winter weight microfiber. Seamless knit.

One size fits all. Measures approx 50cm x 24.5cm. Weight 1.3oz.

Item comes on a display header card and individually bagged.

£8.00 + £1.50 Postage & Packaging (UK only)

Also available from:

  • Springfield Camping, Luddendenfoot
  • Mountain Wild, Hebden Bridge
  • Jack's Barbers Shop, Hebden Bridge


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