Pennine Horizons Digital Archive is a Pennine Heritage Project.

This is an amazing collection of images gathered over a number of years covering the Calder and her Valleys. The Pennine Horizons Digital Archive (PHDA) exists to select, preserve and make accessible the photographic heritage of our community. At PHDA we recognise the research value of all photographs and oral history recordings relating to the Upper Calder Valleys and we are working to establish a living archive for the benefit of future generations.

Amongst the larger collections are photographs from the Co-operative Heritage Trust, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society, Todmorden Antiquarian Society, Hebden Bridge Local History Society, Alice Longstaff Collection, Hebden Bridge Camera Club, Calderdale MBC, to name but a few.

This community digital archive also contains many smaller, important collections, all of which are fully searchable. We also hold over 500 oral history recordings, which were produced as a result of a Pennine Heritage project in the early 1980's. Now digitized, this ‘treasure trove’ of recordings is a wonderful resource to help explain the history of our area and also assists in the preservation of the local dialect.

The PHDA, accredited in 2012 by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, gives access to over 100 photographic collections deposited by members of the public, professional photographers, societies, businesses and local councils. For anyone interested in photographs of the upper Calder Valley and beyond, there are now over 39,000 images in the archive (December 2017), with over 20,000 to view on this website. All this has only been achieved, thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers.

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Railways around Halifax and Bradford early 20th century - DNT00272

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Colour code:

Black - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Red - Midland Railway
Green - Great Northern Railway
Blue - London & North Western…

Triangle, Nr. Sowerby Bridge - DNT00271

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An intermediate station on the Rishworth Branch from the Calder Valley Main Line at Sowerby Bridge. The line opened in 1878 and the station in 1885.…

Walsen Nr. Todmorden - DNT00270

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The station on the Manchester & Leeds Railway opened in 1845 and was closed in 1961. A new station slightly to the east opened in 1990 but with bus…

Clifton Road Station, Brighouse - DNT00269

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On the L&YR’s ‘Pickle Bridge’ line which opened in 1881 running from near Wyke on the Halifax-Bradford line to join the Calder Valley main line east…

Bailiff Bridge Station, Nr. Brighouse - DNT00268

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On the L&YR’s ‘Pickle Bridge’ line which opened in 1881 running from near Wyke on the Halifax-Bradford line to join the Calder Valley main line east…

Lightcliffe Station, Nr. Halifax - DNT00267

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The station on the Halifax –Bradford line opened at the same time as the line in August 1850. The station was closed in 1965.

Hipperholme Station, Nr. Halifax - DNT00266

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The station on the Halifax –Bradford line opened at the same time as the line in August 1850. The station was closed in 1953.