Postcard dated 1925. Message reads: Dear mother, We're all well and having a nice holiday. We are sat in the field and Alice is chanting for us. We have come to hear the Clarions but they have not started yet. We have all we could wish for in food…
Taken from Hell Hole rocks below Heptonstall, the Ragley road, from Mytholm to Jack Bridge, can be seen on the left; the chimney of Lumb Mill is in the bottom of the valley, with Lumb Bank, a former home of Ted Hughes, to the right.
The road entering the photo bottom left is Church Lane. After the sharp left hand bend it passes Bank Terrace and Glen view and is known locally as ‘Mytholm Steeps’, further up becoming Badger Lane as it reaches Blackshawhead.
Heavy snow had prevented provisions being delivered to Blackshaw Head, so this team is delivering 'relief' supplies to Blackshaw Head Co-op. They have come up Ragley and have just passed Hudson Mill on the way to the Devil's Elbow.
From a booklet entitled 'Views of Hebden Bridge & District', undated but believed to be around 1880's, when the Upper and Lower Lumb Mills were working. The road on the left, known as Ragley Road, starts at Mytholm and ends at Jack Bridge.