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This was just one of several refreshment facilities at the Crags catering for the vast numbers of visitors who came from the mill towns on both sides of the Pennines. A little below it is Gibson Mill 'entertainment emporium'.

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ALC00419. Late 1950s/early 1960s. The cafe is Waterloo House. The white car is a Ford Zephyr Mkll or Zodiac Mkll which were produced 1956-1962.

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ALC00320. Visitors to Hardcastle Crags walking up Keighley Road from the Railway Station early twentieth century. At Whitsuntide and September holiday weekends several thousand people would arrive by train for a day out.

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Undated postcard. Cosy Corner, on the south hillside above Hardcastle Crags, started life as Hebden Farm but by the 1890s the occupiers had, like several others in and around Hardcastle Crags, started providing refreshments for the thousands who…

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Undated Postcard. Originally Hebden Farm but by the 1890s the occupiers, like several others in and around Hardcastle Crags, had started providing refreshments for the thousands who visited the ‘Beauty Spots of Hebden Bridge’ and it then became known…

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Undated postcard but the image is probably 1920s. Cosy Corner on the south hillside above Hardcastle Crags started life as Hebden Farm and by the 1890s the occupiers had, like several others in and around Hardcastle Crags, started providing…

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Postcard with September 1910 postmark. The somewhat enigmatic message on the reverse of the card reads:

"Dear Friend. Just a line to say we are going to be married on Saturday all being well. I do wish the first night was over but being as I have…

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Postcard with April 1912 postmark. One of four sets of stepping stones at Hardcastle Crags three of which are still useable when the river is low. The Pavilion Tearoom, about 250 metres downstream from Gibson Mill on the opposite bank of the river,…

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Undated postcard. One of four sets of stepping stones at Hardcastle Crags, three of which are still passable when the river is low. The stones seen here are crossing from Hebden Hey, today site of the scout hostel, to the riverside path to Gibson…

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This weir is downstream from Gibson Mill and was to feed water into a goit for New Bridge Mill at Midgehole.

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Undated postcard. The women's dresses suggest that the photo is pre-First World War. Would hitching their dresses above the knees to paddle have been considered risque at the time?

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Undated postcard.
The Fisherman’s Hut on the river bank next to the Riverside Path upstream from Gibson Mill.

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Postcard with August 1909 postmark. Looking down the Drive towards the Lodge and Gates.

The Drive, built by Lord Savile in the mid-19th century runs the length of the Crags from the Lodge at Midgehole, past Gibson Mill, to the Savile's shooting…

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Undated postcard but this photo appears on another card date stamped August 1910. Just a short way up The Drive from Gibson Mill was John and Emma Greenwood's 'Hardcastle Chalet' tearoom; behind it was the river and the pool created by weir was a…

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Postcard with April 1906 postmark. John and Emma Greenwood's 'Hardcastle Chalet' tearoom was just a short way up the Drive from Gibson Mill and was one of several refreshment facilities on either side of the valley catering to the thousands of…

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Undated postcard. John and Emma Greenwood's 'Hardcastle Chalet' tearoom was just a short way up the Drive from Gibson Mill and was one of several refreshment facilities on either side of the valley catering to the thousands of visitors who came to…

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Postcard date stamped October 1923. John and Emma Greenwood’s ‘Hardcastle Chalet’ tearoom was just a short way up the Drive from Gibson Mill and was one of several refreshment facilities on either side of the valley catering to the thousands of…

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Postcard date stamped September 1906. The card is incorrectly labelled and should read ‘Lord Holme Dam’. The dam is just upstream from Gibson Mill on the opposite side of the river and in the early 20th century was used for boating.

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Postcard with August 1910 postmark. The weir at Gibson Mill and above it Greenwood’s ‘The Chalet’ tearooms, one of several refreshment facilities around the Crags catering for the thousands of visitors who came at weekends and holidays.

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Postcard with July 1907 postmark. The weir feeding the mill pond at Gibson Mill and above it Greenwood's 'The Chalet' tearooms, one of several refreshment facilities on both sides of the valley providing for the thousands of visitors to the Crags.

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Undated postcard but possibly 1920s. It shows a number of refreshment facilities at New Bridge, catering for the vast number of visitors to Hardcastle Crags. First on the right is Crossley's Tea Rooms and next to that New Bridge Mill which first…

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Postcard with June 1939 postmark. Visitors to Hardcastle Crags walking along Midgehole Road past Lee Mill, a former cotton mill demolished in the 1970s. On the skyline is Pecket Well War Memorial.
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