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Our Man at Large was a Calder Civic Trust project, c1970, the aim of which was to draw attention to squalid places and litter which detracted from the attractions of the area, by using the contrast between the smartly dressed gentleman and theā€¦
The former Royal Oak on the right, now residential, and the White lion on the left as of 2015 vacant and for sale.
Nick Wilding is pictured in conversation; it looks as though work has started on the conversion of the building to apartments. The building on the left is the former Calder valley club.
With the Royal Oak on one side of the road and the White Lion on the other, drinkers had a choice!

Pismire Hill is said to have got its name from the smell of the soiled straw from the stables of the Royal Oak Hotel.
Looking towards Hebden Bridge. Royal Oak on right. Ready for demolition.
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