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Steps down to the stepping stones over Hebden Water near Gibson Mill
The precarious looking building over the river under the viaduct arch was a cafe. Above it are the massive brackets supporting the platform which overhangs the sides of the viaduct. Donated by Janice Dobson
Undated postcard but by the girls dress pre-First World War. The stepping stones were across Elphin Brook near the railway viaduct, behind the Shoulder of Mutton.
The gaily striped pavilion, a little downstream from Gibson Mill, was a popular venue for visitors to the Crags. Today the building remains but near derelict and the stepping stones have been dislodged by successive floods and not repaired.
The stepping stones provided a short cut across the River Elphin (Cragg Brook) to the large building on the left - The Shoulder of Mutton Inn.
The building on the left is the rear of the "Shoulder of Mutton" Inn. The remnants of the steps down to the stepping stones had been saved and located outside a house adjacent to the pub but were lost in the flood prevention work in 2018. Theā€¦
In the foreground of the photo are the stepping stones crossing Cragg Brook, adjacent to the Shoulder of Mutton Inn (not shown but to the right hand edge of the photo) The slope down and the wheel in the river could indicate a ford.
Undated postcard.

Hardcastle Crags, Towngate, Heptonstall
Old Church Heptonstall, Marina & Canal, Hebden Bridge
Undated postcard.

St Georges Square, Hardcastle Crags
Rochdale Canal, The 1510 Old Bridge
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