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Station frontage looking down Station Road. The station with its imposing Tudor style building replaced an earlier station near Sowerby Tunnel and was built in the late 1870s when the Rishworth Branch was constructed. It was hastily demolished…
Repairing the fence on the unusual viaduct platform. The station is well above the valley floor resulting in the platforms running along the length of the viaduct but they also overhung it supported by massive brackets. The now disused station…
Post nationalisation in 1948 looking across to the 'up' Manchester platform. On the 'down' platform there are platform staff and porters' barrows. A goods or engineers train makes up steam by the station warehouse alongside a maintenance gang.
Alan Sutcliffe of 6 Upper Castle working on his land. you can see the Wesleyan Chapel and what was then the Post Office. Donated by Yvonne Broadbent.
Accident at Stansfield Hall on 5th December 1904. Wagons on a heavy goods train broke loose coming down from Copy Pit to Portsmouth and the train divided into two parts. When the engines stopped at Stansfield Hall signals the detached wagons…
The brick 'Great Wall' supported the sidings and goods yard to the west of the station above the canal.

It is generally accepted that around 4 million bricks were used to construct the revetment known as the Great Wall of Todmorden. However,…
Building the new retaining wall on Fielden Wharf, Todmorden
Building the new retaining wall on Fielden Wharf, Todmorden
In 1926 the wall along Church Street was moved back two or three feet to provide extra road width, and a footpath was constructed between White Hart Fold and Rise Lane. A number of graves had to be moved in the process and screens were erected…
HRH Prince Charles visits Sowerby Bridge Feb 1987. To his left is Cllr. Geoffrey Fielden.
The Prince discusses things with one of the workmen whilst the Lord Lieutenant and Chief Constable look on with local councillors. 2nd from left is Jeff Fielden
Volunteers L-R - Graham Newton, Shieley Jaggar, Sheila Bainbridge, Robert Helliwell, David Fletcher, Philip Longbottom
Probably by Calder Civic Trust in either Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd.
c1966, this was one of Calder Civic Trust's first projects - creating a small garden on a piece of long derelict land in the ownership of British Rail. The relic of this garden remains (2014) in front of the Catholic Church, which has replaced the…
Location and work in-hand unknown but most likely Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd. David Fletcher top left.
Civic Trust volunteers collecting rubbish from the Hebden Water in the centre of Hebden Bridge. Probably late 1960s. St George's Bridge at the top.
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