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in Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area

Hebden Bridge events

8-23 September 2018

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

More info

12-30 September 2018

Artsmill Exhibition: Pippa Dyrlaga

Forgotten Moments from Someone Else's past

Preview of the Exhibition is at Artsmill 2pm - 4pm, Sunday 9 September. The exhibition runs from 12 till 30 September. See news item

Pippa Dyrlaga

3-30 September

Clarke Avery Abstract

Exhibition at the Fox and Goose

ABSTRACT is a series of painting experiments by Clarke Avery

Meet the Artist: Friday 7 Sept, 6-8pm

Clarke Avery abstract

25% of all painting sales go towards PAWS, the Pennine Animal Welfare Society. PAWS receives no official funding and works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs and cats in the Calderdale area.

Saturday 22 September 2018

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Wadsworth Community Centre - Doors 6:45.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers. They've twice won the coveted 'Best Duo' title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, they've graced stages the world over and consistently delivered assured and distinctive performances whether live or recorded.

Over two decades of performance, they have never been trapped in a groove. They're bold and innovative; mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material which moves from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive.

"Kathryn Roberts' smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart" – Billboard Magazine.

"Lakeman's clever acoustic guitar riffs mixed with Roberts' sultry singing combine to bring tuneful, intelligent and soulful music" – Acoustic Guitarist

In support we have Ghost School, a new musical ensemble based largely around the songs of Calderdale guitarist and mandolin player Andy Greaves.

Tickets are £12. Contact Derek on 07890 205980, Martin on 01422 344458 or wegottickets.com

Sunday 23 September 2018

Lost Chord Ensemble

7.30pm, in the Little Theatre bar.

Christopher Irvin, who conducts the local Little Theatre Choir has a wealth of light music including some of his own compositions. He has formed The Lost Chord Ensemble which meets about once a month and supports the Little Theatre.

Musicians (with their music stand) are invited to come and play some light music selections.

If you are coming for the first time, please contact chris.browne@tiscali.co.uk with details of your instrument so that a pad of music can be made available.

Sunday 23 September 2018

Choral evensong

Harvest Thanksgiving in St Thomas, 6.30 pm, Sunday 23rd September,

Sung by the choir Concordiamici, directed by Judith Blezzard.

The service will include the introit Sacerdotes Domini by William Byrd, and the anthems Thou visitest the Earth by Maurice Green, and Kyrie Eleison by Mendelssohn.

All are welcome at this service, which is something different from our normal range of worship.

Monday 24 September 2018

Investing ethically in new housing and Community Shares

Calder Valley Community Land Trust

Our next public meeting is on Monday September 24th, 7.30pm, in Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Waterfront Hall)

Interested in investing in, or raising investment for a socially worthwhile project?

The next in our series of public meetings focuses on the growing opportunities to invest for social good, with the focus on affordable housing, whilst also relevant to a wide range of causes and projects. 

Three 15 minute presentations followed by a chance for questions.

Speakers: Hugh Rolo, Locality; Jamie Hartzell. Chair, Ethex; founder director Ethical Property Company; Lisa Ashford, Chief Executive, Ethex

Monday 24 September 2018


Slow The Flow Fundraiser:

The Big Lebowski (18)

Film starts at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Tickets can be bought online here - Usual ticket prices apply.

“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” - The Dude

Dig out your dressing gown, jelly sandals and join us for a White Russian or two!

The quintessential cult film, powered by breakneck pacing, irresistibly quotable dialogue and brilliant performances, the Coen brothers’ classic comedy of mistaken identity now has a worldwide following despite confounding critics on its initial release.

Hippie-ish stoner Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name, which error sees him roughed up and his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, aided by pals Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi), The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job: his wife has been kidnapped, and he needs a reliable bagman. Underneath its playful, farcical parody of film noir, it’s a surprisingly humane tale.

We’re a cash only venue (including the bar) so bring your paper money. There will be a variety of ways to show your support for local flood prevention charity Slow The Flow (HRTC Mayor Dr Carol Stow’s charity of the year) over the course of the evening, so arrive early and join in the fun. Dressing up optional but definitely encouraged!

See HebWeb news item

25 September 2018

DjangoGypsy Jazz and Swing Session

The Fox and Goose are pleased to announce the first of our monthly Gypsy Jazz sessions. 

If you love the music of Django Reinhardt, Jazz and swing, come along, bring your instrument and, or ears to this lively, informal session reliving Hot Club Jazz nights from 30's onwards. 

The music starts from 8pm onwards on Tuesday 25th September. 

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Changing times, changing heroines: what happened after the suffragettes?

Amy Binns

Changing times

When women gained the vote a century ago they had to learn to live with new identities. In local chapels, women organised pageants to celebrate great women. So who did they choose, and how did they stake a claim in our island's history?

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Ivor Novello winning songwriter comes to Hebden Bridge

Scott Matthews makes his debut at the Trades Club, performing songs from his new LP The Great Untold.

The ghosts of Paul Simon, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake and John Martyn loom large on a collection that ranks alongside work by some of the world’s great singer-songwriters. On his sixth record, Matthews has created songs that are breathtaking in their beauty and audacious in their simplicity.

Scott Matthews + special guest Jasmine Rogers £15/£17 (+10% booking fee)

Doors open 8pm. Seated show

Thursday 27 September 2018

Proportional Representation

Public meeting: How Democratic Reform has Benefited Politics in New Zealand

Time: 7.30pm onwards
Where; The White Lion Hotel, The Courtyard, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

We will be in the Snug room, and afterwards we can have a discussion about how to take the campaign forward in the UK.

Here is the Facebook event page

Thursday 27 September 2018


National Theatre Live: King Lear (12A)

King Lear

- Live Broadcast Starts At 7pm (Doors open at 6pm)

Advanced Tickets Priced £15/£13/£11

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.

Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

27-29 September 2018

CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival

More info

Friday 28 September 2018

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Hope Baptist Church 10 am  -  2pm.

Everyone Welcome.

Friday 28 September 2018

Stories from the Floor with The Shaggy Dog

Shaggy Dog Storytellers are proud to present Stories from the Floor at The Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge on Friday 28th September 2018. 7.30 for an 8.00pm start.

£7 admission.

This month our storytellers will be drawn from members of the audience. Anyone wishing to tell a tale (up to about 10 minutes long) is most welcome to do so.

Equally, anyone who just wants to listen to the many talented tellers we have at the club is also very welcome! Hope to see you there...

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Hebden Bridge Band Reunion Concert


7pm, Hebden Bridge Reunion Band in concert at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, featuring past members of Hebden Bridge and Hebden Bridge Junior Bands.  

All welcome and please spread the word if you know of former musicians.  

Tickets £8 and £5 under-16s, also includes pie and pea supper and disco.  Contact Ian Coleman 01706 536293 or 07533 758112 or email


Sunday 30 September 2018

Wainsgate Concert: Joe Richards

Wainsgate concert On Sunday Sept 30th Wainsgate Chapel welcomes the extraordinary classical percussionist Joe Richards for the penultimate concert in what has been a highly entertaining and popular series.

See HebWeb news item

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Todmorden Practise Spanish Conversation

This is a new Meetup group for all levels of Spanish learners. There will be a facilitator who is experienced in working in an informal way with multi level groups. The first meeting which is to discuss the kinds of activities members would like us on Tuesday October 2nd 7:30 at Kava cafe Todmorden.

You need to look up the group on the Meetup app and indicate that you are attending. No charge!

Tues 2 October 2018

Hebden Bridge Birders (and wildlife)

7.30 pm, Fox and Goose

The Fox and Goose are pleased to announce the commencement of Hebden Bridge Birders.  These meetings are informal you simply have to have a passion for local birds and wildlife – all levels of expertise are welcome.

This friendly group of all ages share sightings and knowledge, discuss issues affecting our wildlife, and organise bird walks, trips to reserves etc. They also invite occasional guest speakers too. The Birders generally meet on the first Tuesday of every month, with slight changes, Please check our website and facebook for detail.

For more info contact azizamills@gmail.com or find us on Facebook. See you all there.

2 October to 19 November 2018

Perceptions - an exhibition of art by Tracey Waddington


Tracey Waddington is a fantastic local artist and a continual observer who creates visual images from her perceptions of places at different times, Tracey studied fine art at the Manchester school of arts.

Her exhibition will run from 2nd October to 19th November at the Fox and Goose. It is not to be missed.

Thursday 4 October 2018

Cafe Culture

Local Stories and Local Speakers
- 1st Thursday each month at 2pm

Memory Makers

  • A slideshow of images old and ‘not so old’ covering most of the Upper Valley
  • A live music sing-along with U3A Todmorden on piano, ukulele & concertina
  • Have a black & white portrait photo taken with Alice Longstaff’s camera
  • Bring your old photos to save into the Pennine Heritage Ltd digital archive
  • Part of Dementia Friendly Awareness Week in Hebden Bridge 1st – 5th October

Children's favourites

Thursday 4 October @ 2.30pm 

Join us at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Doors open 2pm for tea & cake

£5 (£3 concessions) - All Welcome - Pay on the door

For enquiries telephone Helen Meller on 01422 417373

Thursday 4 October 2018

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

Erringden Room, St. Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DS 6:30pm Arrival for 6:45pm start.

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

Presentations: Environment Agency as well as a Police Update, local Police priorities and an Open Forum.  

Thursday 4th October

String Thing Acoustic Session

@ The Fox and Goose - 8 pm

As it is the first Thursday of the month, it is time for String Thing, our popular acoustic session at The Fox and Goose.  Bring along your instrument and or voice and we will give you the key.  If you don't play but want to come down and listen, you are also welcome.  See you there.

Thursday 4 October 2018

Iddon Treasures' with Jacqueline Iddon

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners meeting takes place at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Ave, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5AF on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 7.30pm when a there will be a talk on ‘Iddon Treasures' with Jacqueline Iddon (Plants for sale)

Entry is £2.00 for non-members.

Further information can be foundat www.cvog.org or by phoning 01422 846173

Thursday 4 October 2018


The Winter's Tale

Live From Shakespeares Globe

Live stream starts at 7.15pm (Doors open at 6.15pm)

Advance tickets are priced at £15/£13/£11 and can be purchased online here or from the box office during opening hours.

The Winter's Tale

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters with a colossal sweep that takes audiences from the stifling atmosphere of the Sicilian court to the unbuttoned joy of a Bohemian festival.

Staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London, this new production is directed by Blanche McIntyre and stars Will Keen (The Crown, Wolf Hall) as Leontes, Priyanga Burford (W1A, Marcella) as Hermione and Annette Badland (EastEnders, Father Brown) as Old Shepherd.

A reconstruction of an open-air Elizabethan playhouse on the bank of the River Thames, the Globe Theatre has become a significant part of the national and international theatre landscape, celebrating Shakespeare ’s transformative impact on the world. 

Friday 5 October 2018

Tracey Waddington - Perceptions

Meet the Artist - 7pm, Fox and Goose

Tracey Waddington is a fantastic local artist and a continual observer who creates visual images from her perceptions of places at different times.

Tracey Waddington

Tracey studied fine art at the Manchester school of arts. Her exhibition will run from 2nd October to 19th November. It is not to be missed.

Saturday 6 October 2018

WI Awesome Autumn Rag Market

Rag MarketThe WI Rag Market is coming soon: 6 Oct. The perfect place to source not only a bargain, but original, quality crafting, dress making and tailoring materials buttons, ribbons, yarn and anything else you could possibly need to inspire creativity!

See news piece

Saturday 6 October 2018

To the End of War

- an Armistice centenary celebration

The Birchcllffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG
Voice Workshops - Booking essential

10am-12 noon: Yodelling
with Rusen ensemble from North East Germany

2-4pm Georgian Singing
with Helen Curtis, Director of Zarebi choir
Email liveinperfectharmony@gmail.com to book

£25 per workshop or £40 for both
Concessions and all Saturday and Sunday concert performers £20 per workshop and £30 for both
Drinks provided, bring your own lunch.
Early booking recommended.

8 October 2018

Calder Ward Forum

Calder Ward Forum on Monday 8th October 2018. Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George's Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY

6:30pm Arrival for 6:45pm start.

Ward Forums are an opportunity for you to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future.

Presentations - Policing policy and priorities, Neighbourhood Plan & Environment Agency re local traffic management related to the flood works as well as a Police Update and an Open Forum.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

The Whittakers and the Holme at Cliviger

Roger Frost


This is the story of a house and the family who lived there for several generations. In its heyday it was a two-star listed building but subsequently fell on hard times and was burnt to the ground. However, this was not the end of the story of the Holme!

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Mon 15 October 2018


Royal Ballet Live : Mayerling (12A)

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Live from Covent Garden


Mayerling is based on the true story of the deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera in 1889. This dark and intense ballet was created for The Royal Ballet in 1978 and is regarded by many as among Kenneth MacMillan's finest works. Orchestrated and arranged by John Lanchbery, the music of Franz Liszt sweeps the story to its intense conclusion, and sumptuous designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring to life the formal, oppressive world of the Austro-Hungarian court.

The large-scale crowd and court scenes show the whole Company off at its dramatic finest. But it is MacMillan's choreography for Rudolf, one of the most technically and emotionally demanding roles in the repertory for male dancers, that makes this ballet so iconic. Rudolf's emotional decline is charted through daring and visceral pas de deux with his mother, his wife and Mary Vetsera – choreography that pushes classical ballet to its limits.

19-21 October 2018

Ted Hughes Festival

More info

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Local History Society AGM followed by

The annual Alan Petford Memorial Lecture

Members of Halifax Probate Group

Probate group

People all full of business: the people of Halifax at the end of 17th Century.

The legacy of the late Alan Petford continues with groups working on projects that he inspired, such as the transcription and publication of wills, inventories and other probate documents for the whole parish of Halifax. The township of Halifax, at the end of the 17th century, was indeed full of business, as Daniel Defoe noted, and the wills and inventories in this latest publication allow us to peer into the details of their lives.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Saturday 27 October 2018

Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival 2018

Hebden Bridge Pumpkin Festival is back for it's second year, bigger and better than before. 

Hebden Royd Town Council has teamed up with professional pumpkin carvers Sand In Your Eye to create a pumpkin extravaganza! 

Pumpkin Festival

As well as a pumpkin festival for everyone to enjoy, we are also committed to engaging community groups, local business and schools. If you would like to be part of the festival or contribute as a sponsor, please contact us for more details.

​Festival events, times and dates will be added once confirmed so please

like our Facebook Page too for up to the minute info.

Our official webpage is also now live so you can find out more info via this webpage too if you haven't got access to Facebook:

See you there!

Saturday 27 October 2018

Laser-Cutting Introduction - Free

Saturday 27 Oct, 10am - 4:15pm
At Bridge Rectifier, Hebble End Works,
Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6HJ

Laser cutting

  • Fancy learning a new skill? Want access to a high quality laser-cutter? No previous experience needed.
  • Come along to a free workshop at Bridge Rectifier to learn basic computer-aided design & laser-cutting.
  • Laser-cutting can be used for: artwork, attractive cases, mechanical components, special mountings,  lampshades, intricate paper cuts/ invitation cards, sliced 3D forms.
  • Materials include: acrylic sheet, wood, cardboard, paper, glass engraving, . . . .
  • Produce your own piece to take away, free of charge.
  • Once trained, you can continue your own projects for a very low charge, with a group of enthusiasts working on diverse projects.
  • Waiting list for later dates -  – provisionally Sat 27th October

To book a 1 hour slot, see www.bridgerectifier.org.uk

Bridge Rectifier is a not-for-profit community hackerspace/ makerspace.

Open Evenings run 7 to 9 pm every Wednesday.

27 October to 4 November 2018

Harvest Festival at Fox and Goose

After the success of our Harvest Festival last year and due to the wonderful things being produced locally, we thought it would be a good idea to do it again. 


The week will be full of fun and frolics, including such as apple day, tastings, talks and, competitions to name a few.  Look out for updates for the full schedule on social media and our website and print from October.

Sunday 28 October 2018


Royal Opera Live: Die Walkure (12A)

Live Broadcast Starts At 5pm (Doors Open at 4pm)

Advanced Tickets Priced £15/£13/£11

Die Walküre is the second work and ‘first evening’ of Richard Wagner’s four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, following Das Rheingold. It has become the most performed opera of the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements, expressed through music of astonishing power – perhaps nowhere more so than in the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Wotan’s voyage of self-discovery and ultimate resignation are at the heart of Keith Warner’s production, created for The Royal Opera in 2005. His great Act II monologue is set in a disastrous ruin of the Valhalla we saw in Das Rheingold – a striking representation of Wotan’s own inner decline and the gods’ incipient twilight. Visual motifs reflect the structure of Wagner’s score, which shows the composer at his most radical and most lyrical.

Tues 13 November 2018


Royal Ballet Live: La Bayadere (12A)

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7.15pm (Doors 6.15pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11

Royal Ballet

An iconic 19th-century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in St Petersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century. It remained unknown in the West until the Kirov Ballet toured with the Kingdom of the Shades scene in 1961. Natalia Makarova saw La Bayadère as a child in Leningrad and created this production in 1980. It was first performed by The Royal Ballet in 1989.

The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act III is one of the ballet's highlights, in which a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage demonstrates the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa's choreography. The ballet also contains roles of very different styles for two ballerinas in Nikiya and Gamzatti, a spectacular virtuoso solo for the Bronze Idol, and stunning pas de deux for Solor with both Nikiya and Gamzatti.

Weds 14 November 2018


Royal Shakespeare Company Live:

Troilus & Cressida

Hebden Bridge Picture House

7pm (Doors at 6pm)

Advance tickets priced £15/£13/£11


Royal Shakespeare Company
Live from Stratford upon Avon

'Lechery, Lechery, still wars and lechery: Nothing else holds fashion'

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding in battle.

Wednesday 14 NOVEMBER 2018

Anne Lister: the life and loves of a local lady

Christine Booth

Anne Lister

Christine, who as a volunteer at Shibden Hall has conducted talking tours focusing on Anne Lister, promises us surprises, secrets and shocks in this talk about one of Halifax's most famous women.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

17 November 2018

The Lamplighter Festival 2018

More info soon


If you would like to join in by volunteering please email us at volunteer@handmadeparade.co.uk

Tuesday 20 November 2018


National Theatre Live:

The Madness Of King George III (12A)

George III

Live Broadcast Starts At 7pm (Doors Open 6pm)

Advanced Tickets Priced


Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

Wednesday 28 NOVEMBER 2018

All our own work: the story of the fustian co-operative at Nutclough Mill

Andrew Bibby


The Nutclough Mill in Hebden Bridge achieved national and international fame during its fifty years as a worker-run co-operative. This talk will explore its origins and how it expanded and remained profitable throughout this time.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 12 DECEMBER 2018

Breweries and licensed trade in the upper Calder valley during the 19th and 20th centuries

Peter Robinson

Licence trade

Exploring the effects of urbanisation, the coming of the beerhouse and the growth of commercial breweries on the drinkers of the Calder valley.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Sunday 30 December 2018

Babushka - The Russian Mother Christmas

Award winning theatre company Hard Graft presents Babushka.  Join Babushka on her adventures across deserts, Snow capped mountains and rivers to give a tiny baby his Christmas gift.

Birchcliffe Centre Hebden Bridge

Sunday 30th December 2018 - 12:30pm & 3pm

Tickets Standard £13.50, Concession £10.50 plus £1 per ticket booking fee.

More info

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Lost houses of the South Pennines: using the archives with artistic licence

Kate Lycett


Kate's fantastic pictures of the lost houses of the South Pennines first exhibited in 2015 were inspired by research in the local archives. In this talk she shares some of the stories she learned in her quest to breathe a little life and colour into forgotten houses.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Milestones and waymarkers in the South Pennines

David Garside

Milestones and waymarkers

This illustrated talk takes us on a journey around our area visiting well-known and remote milestones and waymarkers along the rich variety of ancient roads in the South Pennines.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The history of farming in the industrial Pennines

Dr. Stephen Caunce

history of farming

Surprisingly few people are aware of the way the rise of industry in the Pennines opened up opportunites for commercial farming to which local families enthusiastically responded. So how was the feeding of ever larger populations achieved on land described in Tudor times as 'a great waste and moor'?

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Woodlands of the South Pennines - their industrial history

Hywel Lewis

history of farming

The steep unpromising woodlands of our local valleys played an important part in the industrialisation of the region, a legacy which can be seen to this day. Archaeological, ecological and historical methods have started to reveal the history of their use and significance.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Remembering Peterloo

Alan Fowler


A hundred years on from the deaths at the hands of the Manchester Yeomanry of 15 people attending a reform meeting, Manchester has no major monument to Peterloo. The talk explores both the event itself and Manchester's attempts to remember and also to forget Peterloo.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Life and death in Hebden Bridge, 1851 – 1901

Anne Mealia


Who was living in Hebden Bridge in the second half of the 19th century? Drawing on census records, this talk will look at individual families and statistics to explore the lives of the people recorded there.

Methodist Church, Market St. Hebden Bridge. 7.30. Free to members; £3 for visitors.

Hebden Bridge Local History Society