Hebden Bridge Local History Society

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Hebden Bridge Local History Society

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The Hebden Bridge Local History Society was formed in 1949 and is a section of the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society which celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 2005.

The Society organises a winter programme from September to March on Wednesdays at the Methodist Church in Hebden Bridge at 7:30 pm.

The Society's archive and library is housed at The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge. The collection is available for members to use on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of each month.

Donations to the archive are welcomed. Contributions of photos and documents, even from the recent past.

A catalogue of the Society's is available on their website..

One of the many projects the Society is currently working on is the Gibson and Sutcliffe papers. The materials had been lying in a room at Croft House in Hebden Bridge, undisturbed for over 50 years. One collection belonged to Abraham Gibson of Greenwood Lee and the other to Sutcliffe & Sutcliffe, architects.

Members of the Society are also transcribing gravestones in Heptonstall churchyard, providing easy access to local information for genealogists.

Collection Items

Hebden Bridge - West End and Bridge Gate 1855/6 - HLS05074
West End at the junction with Bridge Gate, left, and New Road, right. Chambers shop on the right later becomes Blackburn Ironmongers and Greaves Draper and Hosiery was later Z Spence florist who later moved to the corner of New Road and Crown…

Hebden Bridge - West End and Bridge Gate 1855/6 - HLS05073
West End at the junction with Bridge Gate, left, and New Road, right. Chambers shop on the right later becomes Blackburn Ironmongers and Greaves Draper and Hosiery was later Z Spence florist who later moved to the corner of New Road and Crown…

Hebden Bridge - Ebenezer Chapel About 1860 - HLS05059
Ebenezer Particular Baptist Chapel, or Meeting House, was opened by John Fawcett in 1777. In 1858 it became the Sunday School for Hope Baptist Chapel and when a larger Sunday School was opened there in 1873 it was first leased and then sold becoming…

Hebden Bridge - Whit Monday 1856 - HLS05057
Possibly the oldest picture in the Pennine Horizons Archive.

Whit Monday 1856 with 3000 Sunday School scholars and teachers with banners, gathered in The Croft, or more correctly the White Horse Croft. Seen here looking over to the rear of…

Valley Road and the Council Offices, Hebden Bridge, c1946 - KEC00451
Hebden Bridge's three bridges town centre bridges over Hebden Water. St Georges Bridge (1892), Old Bridge (1510), West End Bridge (1771). To the left the chimney of Bridge Mill. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Heptonstall Hillside and Hebden Bridge. - KEC00450
Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Hebden Bridge Landscape. - KEC00449
Looking across from Horsehold Road over to Old Town with Acre Mill. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Game of Cricket - KEC00448
Cricket ground adjacent to Hebden Water, accessed from the old bridge at the end of Spring Grove, Hebden Bridge.

Weir and Weaving Shed. - KEC00447
Can you identify? Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Foster Mill, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00446
To the left of the mill terraced housing on Windsor Lane and to the right of the chimney Highfield Crescent nicknamed locally Frying Pan Alley. The mill ceased production in 1978 and was subsequently demolished. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local…

Mill and houses. - KEC00445
SONY DSC Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Valley View. - KEC00444
Callis Mill, seen from Bank Top, Eastwood, looking towards Hebden Bridge.

Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Stone pathway. - KEC00443
The path between Spring Grove and Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge.

Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Cottages on Foster Lane - KEC00442
Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Birchcliffe Hillside, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00441
Looking across from Heptonstall Hillside with Nutclough Mill chimney in the centre.. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Heptonstall Hillside, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00440
Partly hidden by the trees top right is Cross Lanes Methodist Chapel. The chapel closed in 1958 and was destroyed by fire in the mid-1960s. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Three Bridges, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00439
Bridges over Hebden Water in the town centre. In the foreground St Georges Bridge, then Old Bridge and above that West End Bridge . The buildings on the right have been demolished and replaced by a block of offices and shops. Part of the Hebden…

Market Place, Hebden Bridge. 1955. - KEC00438
Looking across to buildings on Valley Road which have now been replaced with a block of offices and shops. The single storey building in the centre was a nursery opened as a wartime measure but closed in 1955 due to a fall in numbers. Part of the…

Valley Road, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00437
Looking up Valley Road with Market Place on the left and above the top of the stalls windows in the Astin Greenwood sewing factory, replaced with the Health Centre in 1998. The buildings on the right replaced with a block of offices and shops. Part…

Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00436
Taken from the front of the Council Offices looking across Market Place prior to it being landscaped. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Old Bridge, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00435
The Old Bridge taken from St George's Bridge looking downstream. The large building in the centre was on Bridge Gate but long demolished. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

St George's Bridge, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00434
On the left the Council Offices under construction in about 1897 and on the right the rear of the Shoulder of Mutton and Bridge Mill. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

St George's Bridge, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00433
Nutclough Mill just discernible centre left. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

Rooftops, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00432
Looking over to Keighley Road with its large retaining wall and top right St John's Church on the Stubbings hillside. Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive

St George's Square, Hebden Bridge. - KEC00431
Part of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society Archive
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