Donald Crossley collection

Title

Donald Crossley collection

Description

Photos of buildings, view and people in and around Mytholmroyd. Colour and B&W taken between 1937 and 2016

Creator

Donald Crossley

Date

1937 - 2016

Rights

Copyright (c) 2006-2017 Pennine Horizons Digital Archive

Identifier

DBC

Collection Items

Southfield House, Mytholmroyd - DBC00145
Southfield was occupied, up to his death in 1976 by Walter Farrar. Walter was the uncle of poet laureate Ted Hughes and the subject of some of his poetry relating to Walter's service in the Great War. "My Uncle's Wound" and "Under High Wood" told of…

Canalside Mill at Mytholmroyd - DBC00143
Formerly occupied by Broadbent Machine Tools. This mill reminded Donald of Ted Hughes' poem 'Under the world's Rim'.

Disused Mill at Mytholmroyd - DBC00142
Formerly occupied by Broadbent Machine Tools. This mill reminded Donald of Ted Hughes' poem 'Under the world's Rim'.

Burnley Road School 1935 - DBC00140
Ted is second row, dark jacket, 5th from right. Donald is 7th from right, wearing spectacles. Ted's sister Olwyn is in the third row down, sixth from the left.

Stoodley Pike - DBC00139
Image to illustrate Ted's words 'There come days to the hills'.

Moorland Track - DBC00138
Image to illustrate Ted's words 'There come days to the hills'.

Sheep Feeding - DBC00135
Ted described the Pennine sheep that he remembered as 'the sluttiest sheep in England'.

Sheep Feeding - DBC00134
Ted described the Pennine sheep that he remembered as 'the sluttiest sheep in England'.

Cricket 'Pavilion', Mytholmroyd - DBC00133
This is Mytholmroyd Methodists' pavilion (on Scout Rd, Mytholmroyd). The building was used as a changing rooms, home on one side, away on the other.

The photo was probably taken in the 1980s, and out of season judging by the trees.

Now…

Cricket 'Pavilion', Mytholmroyd - DBC00132
Mytholmroyd Methodists CC pavilion, Scout Road.

Now sadly demolished and no longer used as a cricket ground.

Under the Bridge at Mytholmroyd, known as The Long Tunnel- DBC00131
Under the Bridge at Mytholmroyd - known as The Long Tunnel.

Filming in Redacre Wood - DBC00127
L to R: George Wilding, Lloyd Greenwood, Stanley Boocock and Nick Wilding. On the site of the ancient Briton's grave. Gabriel Wilding took the photograph.

Cricket Match at Mytholmroyd - DBC00125
Painting by Donald Crossley

Burnley Road School, 1937 - DBC00121
Ted, in dark clothes, playing the part of a nobleman, is to the left of the bigger boy with the cushion. Last but one girl on the right is Barbara Gibson, she married Russell Dean. A bespectacled Donald Crossley is front left, playing the part of a…
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