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The bridge carried a narrow gauge railway across the steep valley during the construction of the Walshaw Dean reservoirs. Postcard dated 1905.

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The gate beside the bridge

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The path from the bridge at Blake Dean down to the waters.

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The former chapel is now a Scout hostel.

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The snicket beside the bridge for the path to the river.

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When Halifax Corporation built Walshaw Dean Reservoir, they wanted to close the footpath across the moor. A group of people from the Scientific Society carried out an Opposition Ramble from Blakedean to Oxenhope. It was agreed that there would be a…

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When Halifax Corporation built Walshaw Dean Reservoir, they wanted to close the footpath across the moor. A group of people from the Scientific Society carried out an Opposition Ramble from Blakedean to Oxenhope. It was agreed that there would be a…

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Causey at the meeting of the waters, between Heptonstall and Colne

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Causey at the meeting of the waters, between Heptonstall and Colne

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Causey at the meeting of the waters, between Heptonstall and Colne

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An offshoot of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack built in 1820 to serve the community at Alcomden. The Church closed in 1959 and was then used as a scout hostel but demolished in 1971. A new hostel was built adjoining the graveyard.

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"At 105 feet high the trestle bridge carrying Blakedean railway across the valley remained a stunning spectacle for over a decade in the early years of the 20th century. Enoch Tempest commissioned architect William Henry Cockcroft and engineer George…

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BLAKE DEAN BRIDGE is a single-arch stone bridge. Just downstream from the present structure there used to be a wooden trestle bridge erected when the three Walshaw Dean reservoirs were being constructed. It was 700 feet long and 105 feet high, and…

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These supports are all that remains of the bridge that carried the rail or tramway used for the transportation of men and equipment from the base camp at White Hill Nook, Heptonstall, to the construction site of the Washaw Dean Reservoirs.

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Postcard with postmark July 1956. Shows Widdop Road coming down from Heptonstall Slack to the bridge over Alcomden Water.

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"At 105 feet high the trestle bridge carrying Blakedean railway across the valley remained a stunning spectacle for over a decade in the early years of the 20th century. Enoch Tempest commissioned architect William Henry Cockcroft and engineer George…

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This Post Card, one in the Valentine's Series, is quite a well known photo. In the 1950's local teenagers would gather to swim in the Green Lady pool which formed around the remains of the stone foundations used to support the structure (which was…

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Built in 1820 and closed in March 1959. demolished in1971. Off-shoot of Slack Chapel. Ref: 039a

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Built in 1820 and closed in March 1959. demolished in1971. It was an off-shoot of Slack Chapel.

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Blake Dean Chapel stood at the head of the Hebden Valley . Near by Trestle Bridge was built to enable the reservoir at Walshaw Dean to be constructed.

This chapel was unique in that entrance to the gallery was down two steps and the entrance to the…

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Postcard. 1960s.

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