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JACK BRIDGE is a stone bridge of one arch towards the upper end of the Colden Valley carrying the Burnley Road over the Colden, the old road to Burnley via Blackshawhead

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HEBBLE HOLE BRIDGE lies in the Colden valley in the deep clough below Hudson Mill. W. B. Crump thought that this hollow became known as Hebble-hole from the presence of the hebble or bridge there. When the meaning of the hebble passed out of common…

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An open air service takes place here at 8 o'clock on the first Sunday in May.

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At the top of Colden Clough was Jack Bridge Mill. Production at the mill ceased early 20th century but it wasn't demolished until many years later. Colden School is to the left of the road. On the left of the picture you can just make out Broadstone…

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Bridge over Colden Water just below the houses at the top of Eaves Estate.

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Taken from Hell Hole rocks below Heptonstall, the Ragley road, from Mytholm to Jack Bridge, can be seen on the left; the chimney of Lumb Mill is in the bottom of the valley, with Lumb Bank, a former home of Ted Hughes, to the right.

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The hilltop farms of Scotland and Greenland can be seen.

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In the foreground is Colden Water, the houses top right are Lower Smithy. Colden school is to the right of the mill chimney

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In the 1960's before Moderna Blankets a company called D.E.Stuttard Ltd made oil fired boilers called 'Desomatic'. R Thomas 01422 846392 as a brass plate which was attached to the boilers. Ref: 037.

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An early steam powered mill, built in 1861 by Colden Cotton & Commercial Company Limited, was the last to be built in the Colden Valley. It was demolished in the 1970s following a fire. Colden School can be seen left of centre. On the very left of…

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Postcard, published by Lilywhite Ltd, Brighouse. Colden School is on the left hand side. The row of cottages in the foreground on the right are called High Street.

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Lumb Bank at Top and below the chimney of the demolished Lower Lumb Mill.

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Postcard. Handwritten note on bottom of postcard says 'oft have I wandered here in solitude, and gazed with rapture, upon the glorious surroundings - Chas (?)

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Higher and Lower Lumb Mills, Lumb Bank in foreground

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Jean Forrest Recalls
Jack Bridge Mill was built in 1861 as a steam powered spinning mill with twin Lancashire boilers and a beam engine, all buildings being on one level. In 1862 a large weaving shed was added, at that time the largest in the valley…

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The cottages of Knowl Top and Edge Hey Green, at Colden, above Heptonstall, can be seen beyond the cows.

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Date unknown. In the centre the engineering works of Pickles, later Browns, and now demolished. The Parish Church of St James to the right was built in 1832, and to the right of that is Mytholm Hall.

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c. 1900 view across Mytholm looking up Colden Valley. On the right Mytholm Hall with St James Church behind. The hall was demolished late 1960s and replaced with accommodation for the elderly. Above the church are Eaves Lower and Upper Mills…

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Queen is Ruby Rawsthorne; train bearers: Keith Stansfield, Sheila Yomans; cushion bearer:Kenneth Collinge; young attendant is Ann Ann Marklew.

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Queen is Ruby Rawsthorne; train bearers: Keith Stansfield, Sheila Yomans; cushion bearer:Kenneth Collinge; young attendant is Ann Ann Marklew.

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LYRS 4221 - 'Milking Brig, Colden Valley', as featured on a coloured postcards featured on a B&W postcards featured on a B&W postcard published by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway promoting days out to Hebden Bridge by train.

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Causeway rising Noah Dale road over marshy ground, c2003.
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