Welcome to Hebden Bridge in the Yorkshire Pennines
Woven in the Pennine Hills

  • Hebden Royd Council rejects new plans for housing on Linden Mill Bank (13 Jan)

  • Listen to Glyn Hughes' afternoon talks on Radio 4 which on 12th Jan featured Hebden Bridge. Glyn talks with John Billingsley, David Fletcher, Chris Ratcliffe, Elaine Connell, canal boat dwellers and others.
  • Job vacancy at Laughing Gravy - 9 Jan
  • Ted Hughes' house for sale
    - BBC news - 5 Jan

Christmas Day  2004

Christmas Day 2004: snow!

 Carols in the Square: Christmas Eve 2004

Carols in the Square: Christmas Eve 2004

When a company planning to build environmentally friendly eco-houses in the Pennines took chainsaws to nearby woodland containing protected trees, locals in Hebden Bridge cried foul. They say the developers are guilty of 'greenwashing' - just pretending to be environmentally friendly to get planning permission - from Radio 4's You and Yours site
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Background info

Unity Street Tin Tabernacle, former weavers' strike HQ, faces demolition - update 3 Dec - old photos added (6 Dec) Tin Tabernacles

TEN YEARS ON: there has still been no arrest for the terrible murder of Lindsay Rimer in 1994. Police make their annual appeal for information - but just how well have they investigated the case? See also Hebweb feature

HB Fireworks 2004

HB Firework Display
Slideshow of images
Saturday, November 6, 2004

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Discussion Forum

There is considerable discussion about unwanted or ill thought out developments now going on all over Hebden Bridge. If you have a view about this, the coming elections or some other topic, use our discussion area

"What a clear, informative, friendly site. It's also inspiring to see people working together to create community - where HB leads the rest will follow?" - Message to Hebweb

The Hebden Bridge Web has a own ongoing feature recounting the story and history of this tragedy
  • Asbestos: the Legacy of Acre Mill

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    A Race Against Time

    A Race Against Time

    Video/DVD documentary featuring Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd from Nick Wilding - more info

    Alice's Story

    The story of Alice Longstaff and her Hebden Bridge Photographer's Studio is available for online ordering - compiled by Issy Shannon and Frank Woolrych. More info

    Published by Pennine Pens, Gone Walkabout continues to feature in the local bestsellers' list.

    Anna Carlisle - £6 - buy online now - More info

    Donald Crossley, childhood friend of Ted Hughes (pictured below right with brother Gerald and sister Olwyn) solves a poetic puzzle in the latest issue of Milltown Memories (No 10)

    Ted, Gerald and Olwyn

    Walking by Hardcastle Crags with Ted Hughes - latest online poem by award-winning local writer, Glyn Hughes (14 Dec). More poems by Glyn are in our Features Section

    Stop Green Tops demo

    The Stop Green Tops Demo

    Green Tops meeting - a "shambles"
    Questions asked by the community.
    (25th Nov)

    Demonstration against Green Tops and inappropriate development in Hebden Bridge - photos and info. Saturday, October 30, 2004

    Photos | Video Clips | Messages | Background

    Trust me - I am a developer

    "We thoroughly recommend the community website (Hebweb) for the passion and the humour with which the residents are tackling the situation." (Corporate Watch)

    Save Salem Community Centre

    "Step one: bulldoze an area of ancient woodland and kill every living thing. Step two: build shoddy detached houses of no architectural merit whatsoever"
    - written well before recent events by John Morrison in "Milltown: an Unreliable History". Read more

    Demonstration to save Salem Community Centre - Sat, Oct 23 - more photos

    MP does Street Art
    Chris McCafferty MP opens Street Art Exhibition today - more photos


    Hebden Bridge History Group - see dozens of photos of old Hebden Bridge
    Hebweb Online Columns



    • BERRINGDEN BROW: Memoirs of Single Mother with a Crush- a novel by local author Jill Robinson published as a book by Pennine Pens. Read online samples

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