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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.

The road going to…
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.

Hebden Bridge…
The houses on the left-hand edge of the photo are Crowther Terrace.

Left of centre in the valley bottom is the mill complex of Upper and Lower Lumb Mills , and Lumb Bank is on the right, part way up the hill.

The road on the left of the photo…
Postcard. Handwritten note on bottom of postcard says 'oft have I wandered here in solitude, and gazed with rapture, upon the glorious surroundings - Chas (?)
Higher and Lower Lumb Mills, Lumb Bank in foreground
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.
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