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Hello, I lived in Hebden Bridge 198/89 for 6 month in melbourne Street and I am still in love with Hebden Bridge. Is anybody there who still knows me??? Looking forward to recieve your e-mail....
Stefan Weigel <MacStef@aol.com>
Mendig / Germany, Germany - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 10:46:55 (UTC)


avidav emailed mick re calder high a few memories have been jogged it would be magic to get over their one day in the near future a few names that come too mind are chip fat lumb david riley nigel fielden frank matthews david armitage stuart dalgliesh melvin green? they are just a few names off the top of my head anyone ever heading over to oz please look me up we might manage a few pints all the very best to hebden bridge steve & ann haithwaite
stephen haithwaite <annhai@optusnet.com.au>
quakers hill , nsw australia - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 10:39:20 (UTC)

Michael, I don't remember you, but I went to Calder High from 1966 to 1971, would be interested in a reunion.
gill smith <hillside2@btinternet.com>
Wroxall, Isle of Wight UK - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 18:35:14 (UTC)


¸have just"bought my new computer.'and am very plaesed to find this nice page about hebden bridge where I was born and live now. I will tell my friends about it. thank You.
Barrington Longbottom <www.barrington_longbottom100.co.uk@ntl>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 12:09:54 (UTC)
My great grandfather Harry Archer was born in Hebden Bridge in 1870. I'm seeking any information about the Archers of the area.
Ken Savage <savage@dcsi.net.au>
Yarragon Sth, Victoria 3823 Australia - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 07:32:05 (UTC)
Ah, it just improves like a fine claret. Many thanks for the wonderful site. Have moved out of the land of sun and surf and into the cold reaches of America's northern climes. I have discovered ice-fishing and have caught some delicious N. Pike, Perch and Sunfish (kinda' like a John Dory). Love the snow and this countryside is stunning. Anyone interested in communicating please email me. My best to all. , Again, well done Chris and Co.!
stevan mrvos <augchef@yahoo.com>
Traverse City, Michigan USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 13:27:52 (UTC)
From way back I have been trying to get in touch with old mates and through web sites like yours the count is 15 ex school mate going back to the 50's who are scattered all over the world. Slowly I am putting Luddenden Foot back on the map. Keep the good work up.
John Mcleod <drouin@austarnet.com.au>
Maroochydore, Australia - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 04:33:51 (UTC)
Great job! I am impressed :-)
Uar Design <linnwood@terra.es>
Miscellaneous, - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 16:53:04 (UTC)
hi. nice homepage. see you - Anna
Anna
roskilde, sealand denmark - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 08:38:09 (UTC)
Trying to contact CAROLE ADAMS (nee Tyler) whose e-mail address (new one) I just lost when my entire system went down. If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks.
Jane Helliwell <janedorcas@aol.com>
Los Angeles, California USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 00:10:22 (UTC)
Hello, there. Hope all is well with you. As a graphic artist had to say yours'is smashing
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 03:05:32 (UTC)
Does anyone know a phonw number for Mark Lilley. He used to (and might still) work at Pot Belly Stoves and also had a yard from which he used to sell Dodge 50's. If anyone can help then please mail me (tanc.tanc@virgin.net) or call me on 07816 154733 cheers tanc
tanc <tanc.tanc@virgin.net>
Brighton, East Sussex UK - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 16:52:27 (UTC)
Anybody out there go to calder high 1965-1970. I was hoping it might be a good idea for a reunion. I played in the same football team as neil kendall,darrell helps, ian gogoly, john sutcliffe, eric smith ,raymond silcox etc . I come back to see my sister up old town occasionally and have seen george dobby but it would be nice to see some of the others from school. please drop me an e-mail if you remember me from school.
Michael Irvin <swerve@gtonline.net>
St Peter Port, Guernsey UK - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 16:29:09 (UTC)
I have been watching the Winter Olympics and been amazed at the skill and discipline required. Proud also that we have a native of Hebden Bridge competing. Good luck to him. Well done.
Frances <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 21:27:48 (UTC)
if anyone knows where paul uttley is can you let me know or anyone else from school fab sight brings back memories of growing up i wonder if my den is still up on the tops jim bradbury
james bradbury <quoy.bradbury@ntlworld.com>
long eaton, nottingham UK - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 18:39:35 (UTC)
Was it Erma Bombeck who said she would never compete in a sport that required an ambulance at the bottom of the hill?
Anni Bayliss <s,bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Minera, Wales UK - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 20:07:14 (UTC)
Well, thatâs news to me. The trouble is that the Winter Olympics have nothing to do with us: itâs like gate-crashing a party. Watching a succession of plucky Brits - having a go, falling over, coming in last - isnât much fun. And some of the sports are baffling. Curling: about as exciting as fretwork. Biathlon: skiing and shooting, a useful combination of skills if you happen to be a Finnish assassin. Ski-jumping: not so much a sport, more a cry for help. Downhill skiing... presumably to distinguish it from uphill skiing. Too many competitors run against the clock... not against each other. If all the downhill skiers set off at the same time... well, that might be worth watching for a few minutes. And Brits are never going to enthuse about any sport that has style marks. Letâs just follow the commentatorsâ example, and laugh at any event in which Britain has no chance of winning - making the whole snowy charade a hoot from start to finish.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
HB, UK - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 08:04:51 (UTC)
I hope all you people are rooting for Glynn Pederson in the Olympics. He is Ski jumping for England and hopefully will bring in a medal. His father lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario but is a native of Hebden Bridge and a nephew of mine. Good Luck Glynn.
Allfred Ogley <alf_ogley@telus.net>
Trail, British Columbia Canada - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 23:00:36 (UTC)
Hi HB..I am coming out to visit afriend of mine from HB who I have never met in person, in October,2002. If anyone knows Mandi Johnson tell her hi from Kev and the trip is definately on....can't wait to see your beautiful town and do some hiking and stuff...the photos I have seen are just fantastic..Take care everyone there and look out HB's pubs...the Ozzies are coming!!!
Kevin McNamara <kevymac@ozemail.com.au>
Cranbourne North, Victoria Australia - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 05:47:59 (UTC)
Hi its Hammy if anyone knows me please e mail. cheers
hammy <scraggg@hotmail.com>
UK - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 13:55:07 (UTC)
If anyone who gets this knows me please get in touch
hammy <scraggg@hotmail.com>
somerset UK - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 15:07:06 (UTC)
Just returned home after four glorious days in Hebden. One night at the Robin Hood with hosts Stan and Sharon, and the remainder of the trip at the White Lion. Visited the family plot in the Peckett cemetary and noticed the gravestone was getting a bit green. Next day Stan loaned us a bucket and sponge, but when mom and I got to the grave it had already been cleaned! Turned out it was cleaned by a very kindly man named Roy Barrett. The previous night in the Robin Roy had heard mom and I talking about cleaning the grave, and so must have gotten up pretty darned early with his own bucket and sponge to beat us to it. Stan's curry and beer were fantastic (still waiting for the curry recipe if anyone can wrangle it from him!), and the staff at the White Lion were very good. Cheers, Tim
Tim Wilde <kingslynn36@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 20:40:51 (UTC)
Hello! Can anyone tell me what HB has to offer to friendly and open minded families with young children (age range 7) - is there a good family network, creative (and other) things for kids to do (apart from exploring woods and moors). are people friendly and welcoming to newcomers? all responses welcome. thanks a lot, Helene
Helene <ironandsilk@blueyonder.co.uk>
London, UK - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 12:51:11 (UTC)
Hi
Adam <fool1986@vizzavi.co.uk>
Blackburn, Lancashire UK - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 11:28:45 (UTC)
Great site do you have any earlier photos. My great grandfather Robert Helliwell was born in Hebden Bridge in 1818. Regards Bill Ireland
William Ireland <irelandw@optushome.com.au>
Melbourne Victoria, AUSTRALIA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 11:11:58 (UTC)

If anyone knows Judith and Alan at Hydra Bookshop please say hello to them and mention I asked about them. Also big hellos to Paul the author of books on healing stones and his mad Londoner mate who lives nr the market and once got me a days work!. Brill party in Birchcliff once!!!

All the Spanish folk and visitors to Hebden, Sandra and yan at the yummee coffee shop next to the bridge, also Sylvia and husband from Tod who also know the place.

Jim the brilliant photographer who lives on the tops and Caroline - a wonderful couple whom I may never see again - need a definite mention, hope all is better now for you both, you deserve it.

Lovely to have lived there and am proud to have met you all it was an interesting year in hindsight and if it wasn't for ALL your helping hands lord knows if id have made it through. right place wrong time and Dark Forces were at work too. BEWARE !!! the HEPTONSTALL witch hunters! lol, giggle, wahahahahahha! the lord will deal with them not me.

Many thanks to all at Nelsons Wine Bar - a truly original and wonderful place to beer. Tracy i never got to cut your hair again, sulk. your music taste is great keep the torch burning up there you are an amazing lifeline to that valley, keep it going. if you see this or anyone mentions it please tell the guys at the salon I miss them loads, that includes jean who also deserves a round of applause for her generous accomodation of both my self and my wordly belongings. you are a winner jean. Wonder if those mad geysers still live above Salon Keren, jees they were a hoot!

I just hope you are all well and have a fantastic New Year and some of you get this message to pass on to those dearly mentioned. Love to Manchester too.

shall be visiting towards the summer. good luck to everyone i know except a very tiny few (and you know who you are!)

jon <jonny_hardy@hotmail.com>
devon UK - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 02:34:20 (UTC)
I liked the snow picture.It looks like a very nice town.
Helen Davies
Mottram, Hyde, Cheshire UK - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 19:00:25 (UTC)
I find this sight a valuable link to the home of my ancestors. I visited the town and Heptonstall in september 2001. Still looking for family connections via a Firth Greenwood believed to have died in 1923 approx.
Jon Greenwood <greenjay@iinet.net.au>
Perth, Australia - Sunday, January 27, 2002 at 08:42:54 (UTC)
Thank You to everyone who has helped towards the wonderful exhibition in the Tourist Information Centre in memory of Alice Longstaff - I have just spend a very nostalgic Sunday morning there and it has evoked some wonderful memories.Could not believe it when I saw a photo of my father(Eric Moss) as a young, handsome boy scout!!!All your efforts are much appreciated.
angela stansfield(ex Moss) <angelastansfield@yahoo.co.uk>
UK - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 17:21:51 (UTC)
Hello all, I visited this great site about 2 or 3 years ago. Thanks to Carole, I found some old time friends and we talk from time to time. I work in the Brooklyn area across from the trade centers. I saw most of the tragic events. I want to thank all the people of Hebden Bridge who kept us in their hearts and prayers. Little did I think when I was watching the bonfires back by the damn as a young boy that I would be an older man watching other events. My love to Hebeden Bridge.
Richard Shortall <fettfn85@aol.com>
usa - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 04:48:14 (UTC)
Greetings to all out there in Hebden Bridge! I met a "bloake" from Hebden Bridge and his name is Michael Hollas, so if anyone out there knows him and you would like to send him a message please email me and I will give him your message.I would just like to say to you all that he is the greatest guy that I have ever met and I LOVE him (and his cute and cuddly Cairn Terrier "Tiny") very , very, very much.
Helen Ramos <hramos@groupresources.com>
Atlanta, Georgia USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 20:27:07 (UTC)
Apologies for placing my questions in the wrong place on your site (see Discussion Forum). I acn see that it should have been posted here! Sorry.
Michael O'Connell <Mike.OConnell@ukgateway.net>
UK - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 21:18:36 (UTC)
I`m searching for relatives in the U.K that I never sea before. One Name That I now is M. Thomas 34 Southfield Heptonstall. Please give me an E-mail when you now something about family Thomas. Thank You
Mr. Ronald Reed <ronaldreed@freenet.de>
Berlin, Brandenburg Germany - Wednesday, January 09, 2002 at 02:01:40 (UTC)
I am trying to get in touch with someone called Peter Coates Who moved to Hebden Bridge in.....wait for it.........1985! I don't know whether he's moved on or not. My name is Andy Burnside we used to work at a place called Old Brathey in Ambleside. If anyone knows where he is, please pass on my Email address
Andy Burnside <AndyBside@tesco.net>
St.Austell, Cornwall UK - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 14:02:32 (UTC)
I have recently traced my family (Greenwood) back to 1600, Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge. Looks like a great place to visit one day, but sounds a bit cold (its the height of summer in NZ). Cheers.
Sarah MacDonald <imagere@world-net.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 05:18:30 (UTC)
can any say what living in hebdon bridge area is like for gay women is there a strong community base of gay women? is hebdon gay friendly? no sarcastic comments please, my partner and i are thinking of moving in the summer and i would like to hear from gay people in this area. thankyou
caroline j <carolinej9@hotmail.com>
brighton, east sussex UK - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 17:30:53 (UTC)
hello there, I am looking for a friend of mine who lives in heben bridge! My name is Dave Lee and I have lived in Limerick city in ireland for the last 10 years, anyway i have lost my address book and i am hoping someone will know of my friend and get him to e-mail me or get someone to e-mail his phone number to me His name is Neil Hinchcliff he would be around 35 years of age and has family are also local Can anyone help me ?????? my e-mail address is vigor@eircom.net that is VIGOR THANKS FOR YOUR HELP DAVE LEE
dave lee <vigor@eircom.net>
Limerick Ireland - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 00:45:41 (UTC)
18 year old Christopher Webster from Caldene Avenue left the Mytholmroyd Working Men's Club at 10.45 on Saturday night and has not been seen since. Police activity yesterday and a helicopter presence yesterday and today has been intensive. His father doing house-to-house calls in Mytholmroyd today said "Please if anyone has any information at all ring the family on 88 6965 or the Police. Please, please could everyone check their outbuildings and gardens. He only had to walk round the corner to home - we are desperate to find him." If anyone knows anything please let the family or the police know urgently.
Frances <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 16:47:05 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for great info! Take it easy...
Richard Van Hagen <richardvanhagen_junior@aol.com>
Personal, - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 07:39:44 (UTC)
Your site is great! Have a good one!
Asian Avenue <lisbethg_g@canada.com>
Miscellaneous, - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 20:39:48 (UTC)
Darrel and myself would like to wish our relations, friends, acquaintances and old school friends wherever in the world they might be, a very happy and peaceful 2002. We are very much looking forward to visiting Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley again next year.
Margaret Whitaker <marrel@internetexpress.net.au>
Kingsley, Perth Western Australia - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 01:12:30 (UTC)
Lovely picture of the Carol singing on Christmas Eve in the Square! Can anyone remember when it started? Being one of the first who stood round the tree with the Hebden Bridge Band in the early days (when there were about 12 of us) I am interested in trying to date just how and when it started. Merry Christmas everyone from Mytholmroyd.
Frances <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 08:43:00 (UTC)
merry christmas to everybody in hebden bridge from all the haithwaites in australia
stephen haithwaite <annhai@optusnet.com.au>
quakers hill, new south wales australia - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 01:06:01 (UTC)
Angie, the real Hebden Bridge is better - and certainly funnier - than anything in Fanny and Elvis. The only difference the film made is that we˛re all stars now. Why, only last night I was drinking with the guy who played Ray Winston˛s mum˛s ‘bit of rough˛. And it˛s only my innate modesty that prevents me from mentioning my own role in the film - small but pivotal - as ‘man propping up bar˛ (¿A definitive performance", The Stage). Yes, if you˛re looking for a friendly place to live, you could do a lot worse. Keighley, say. Best wishes to everyone in town. Let˛s hope that 2002 is more peaceful than 2001. God knows there˛s plenty of room for improvement...
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
HB, UK - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 13:57:56 (UTC)
Greetings all, I am just moving to Horseheld Farm to rent a cottage there. Best Wishes
Geoff Watson <mrguk@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 16:47:02 (UTC)
The other night I watched the mivie `Fanny & Elvis` for the first time ( I wish I`d gone to the Flea Pit to watch it ). But, did anyone else catch the showing of a short film called `The Tyre` shown the same night on Channel 4 during it`s `Shooting Gallery` at 00:50am. It was filmed in Heptonstall...... did anyone video it and could I have a copy. Also, does anyone have a copy of the film `A Boy A Girl And A Bike` which was partially filmed in Hebden Bridge in 1949... I could do with a copy of that too.
Nigel Lloyd <njlloyd@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, West Yorks United Kingdom - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 00:01:22 (UTC)
Good on you Angie. Hebden Bridge is a great place. Hope you like it and settle here.
N Yorke
UK - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 16:33:11 (UTC)
I saw Hebden on the film Fanny & Elvis. I fell in love with it imediately. I'm currently looking around England for a place to settle and I've decided to come and visit Hebden early in 2002. You're so very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thank you for allowing me to be able to leave a message. Angie
Angie Milsom <angie@pps-publications.co.uk>
Horley, Surrey UK - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 10:34:05 (UTC)
Just saw this web site on the www. It brought back some strange memories for me. I grew up in Luddendenfoot in the late 60s -80s. My dad was a music buff, an irish'pub singer'who loved music and singing. We didn't have lots of money for him to take me and my 4 siblings to the movies, but about once a month he would send me and my older brother on the bus to go the pictures at Hebden. We were paid to go and watch the likes of: Al'Jolson, Nelson Eddy, Bing Crosby, Erroll Flynn, amongst many others. At the time it was an ordeal (although my dad thought it was a big treat), but now, a long way from home in Vancouver, Canada, I'm sat here remembering the gas lights, the ushers, and the ice cream lady_ hell, I can even remeber the words to "Mammy"! Nowadays when I go the multi-million dollar Las Vegas style Silver-city's, with all the lights, glitz and glamour, (and bad movies) I think of the excitement and wonderment that Hebden Bridge picture house'with its moth eaten carpets and smelly seats brought to us back then. The only consolation I get is that we now get close ups of Brad Pitt rather than Mickey Roonie!! I'm happy to hear the picture house is still going strong and getting "world-wide" press. Thanks and Good Luck.
Mary Marlow <mmarlow1@shaw.ca>
Vancouver, Canada - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 08:35:36 (UTC)
Nice to see your website,and find back some old friends because of it.I have spent many spent a happy day/week around the area, first as a child playing.

at the Crags,later climber at Heptonstall, then as a poet/performer had one or two nice gigs there. Some of my most treasured memories are the times spent with Bill Holt, walking the path or just drinking and talking in the barn. I have a poem that I wrote about Billy many years ago, I will try and find it and send it to you.

Is there any one that can help me? Does anyone know Kevin & Barbara (used to be candlemakers I would love to get in touch with them again.I just dont remember their surname.

Barry Fitton <b.fitton@chello.nl>
Amsterdam, Holland - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 14:23:30 (UTC)
Best Wishes, Like the site. I am based in HB, but my weblog spans USA:Poland:Turkey;et al. ! Anybody else in Hebden got a weblog? REGARDS TONY
TONY ZIMNOCH <zmnsnt@aol.com>
HEBDEN BRIDGE, WEST YORKSHIRE UK - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 22:13:26 (UTC)
Hi again,just to say you are not forgotten and to say I have made a start on my project of writing of my life and the effects my father,William Holt had on my life and our family generally. Don't expect fast results. I would appreciate any tales about him particulally from the 30s. Hope everyone has a good Christmas. Vince Holt
Vincent W Holt <vince.holt1@bigpond,com.au>
Perth , West. Australia 6125 Australia. - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 01:59:43 (UTC)
Hello, to all in Hebden Bridge. I knew very little about your community until I accidently, (pleasantly so I might add) met one of your residents while on a holiday in Barcelona Spain. Someday I plan on visiting and am sure to find the community to be as nice as the person I've met so far. Very nice web site.
Michael Hollmen <mhollmen@aol.com>
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 22:39:53 (UTC)
Hello i'm mike wright i was just curious if theres any gossip on the upcoming skatepark for hebden bridge? Plus also there is an upcoming web page about the hebden bridge skate scene i'll write soon with more details .. later
Michael Wright <switchfsflip@hotmail.com>
hebden bridge, west yorkshire , England UK - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 19:25:50 (UTC)
Has anyone any information or photographs on the building of the Gorple Reservoir. If so, it would be very much appreciated.
M.Sunderland <molly@thursh-hill.freeserve.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 12:54:22 (UTC)
Patsy Lancashire - please contact me at the above e-mail address. Thanks so much
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Minera, north Wales UK - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 18:59:58 (UTC)
Hello Christopher I find the reference to a silk mill interesting. My mother told me that at Midgehole, near Hebden Bridge there was once a silk mill. I never found the site though. Bradford had silk mills, obviously, and I found some silk workers on the 1881 census of the area.I have never found a single other reference to this old Midgehole mill, but my mother was not a person to get things wrong. Perhaps someone else has heard of it? Brenda Townsend.
Brenda Townsend <tiggys_place@madasafish.com>
Ruislip, Middlesex UK - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 23:27:01 (UTC)
We, 2 adults, 1 teenager, 3 children and 1 dog have just spend the most wonderful weekend, staying in a holiday cottage at a place called Stoodley Glen, out of the back window you can see Stoodley Glen and at the front the garden goes down right to the canal edge, we sat and watched the boats passing and going through the lock. A lovely couple who have the cottage live next door. We all had an absolutely fantastic time, Hebden Bridge is just so beautiful and buzzing and what's more something for all of us!!! We will be back soon, p.s. I have the email for the cottage if anyone would like it, drop me an email.
michel sutcliffe <userm2553@aol.com>
scunthorpe, Lincs UK - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 10:33:38 (UTC)
I am interested in contacting any MITCHELL people in the area, as one of my ancestors - Joseph Edward MITCHELL - was supposed to have been born in Hebden Bridge in about 1840. His father was Thomas MITCHELL a Stone Mason, and he had a sister named Maria. Their father was another Thomas MITCHELL, a Silk Worker. I would also like to know if there are any records on Stone Masons in that era, and also the history of the Silk industry in Hebden Bridge.
Chris(topher) Mitchell <chris.mitchell@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, South Australia Australia - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 22:56:14 (UTC)
Not sure I like being described as Motley!! Eclectic probably a better description of the best town in Yorkshire
Heather Scott <loz@lozscott.fsnet.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 22:10:31 (UTC)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <cnelson12@aimultimedia.com>
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 21:33:28 (UTC)
Hello, you've helped me out before hope you can do it again!! I am looking for a place in the parish of Wadsworth. My great great Grandfather Greenwood Rawson was born Xmas day 1843 at Romfolly or Romfothy to a Charles and Nanny Rawson nee Greenwood. I've looked on the map and unable to find it. Hope someone can help. Many thanks.
Fiona Rawson <Skibax4@aol.com>
Stockport, Cheshire UK - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 14:07:18 (UTC)
I am looking for info on Greenwood Lea for my mother. Has anyone got any info please. My mum's maiden name is Greenwood. Thankyou Tim
Tim Holt <timsoe@hotmail.com>
Torbay, Auckland New Zealand - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 05:05:15 (UTC)
Just surfed in. Looks great so far.
Joe Wallace <joegh@ertycom.com>
Newcastle, CA USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 03:18:56 (UTC)
I like this site. Keep it up!
Leanne Collins <l.collins@btinternet.com>
Oakville, ON Canada - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 00:24:00 (UTC)
I am an undergraduate student from the United States studying at the University of Manchester for this semester. I am taking a course that is examining gay and lesbian identities since the 19th century, and the course requires the completion of a major reserach project. I wish to examine the lesbian community emerging in the Village of Hebden Bridge. I will examine the support networks and community identity from the perspective of the lesbians and long-term village residents. I am interested in learning the reasons and consequences behind the lesbiansš decisions to adopt a rural (or village) lifestyle. I have read the article from The Observer on 29 July 2001 written by Amelia Hill. This article provided me with an introduction to this community. I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to make contacts in order to research my stated objectives of my project. My intent is to travel to the Village of Hebden Bridge to seek out community members to have conversations with and/or interview. I look to find active lesbian members of the community and long-term residents of the community. So I was looking for any feedback about how or who I could contact about my interest and research project. Thank you!
Katherine <Hello,>
US - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 11:54:00 (UTC)
I used to live in Todmorden.but their site is poor!
DAVID SMITH <DAVIDREDMAN8@AOL.COM>
AUSTIN, TEXAS USA - Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 22:30:19 (UTC)
Hello from Alabama! Your site is very interesting! Keep up the good job. :-)
Rob Harrison <rob_harrison32_j@yahoo.com>
Springfield, Alabama United States - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 04:28:01 (UTC)

Hello from afar to Dot & Mick ` all best regards to everyone in the neighborhood...
Karen <kprattsmith@aol.com>
Minnesota, Glacial Lakes Region USA - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 22:08:35 (UTC)

Hi from Canada!
Mila Jackson <mila.max@sympatico.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 19:00:06 (UTC)


A bit boring. Really need to do better if you want to attract more people. I won't be coming here again unless it changes.
Micky Hill <mickyhill@jamin.co.uk>
Bradford, West Yorkshire UK - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 11:10:40 (UTC)
I misspelled my email address on my last mail to you. Anyways, keep the site up!
Eldon Barclay <eldonba@mtaonline.net>
Collegedale, CA USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 06:25:16 (UTC)
You will be hearing from me soon. Thanks
Milton Lewis <kdl@fastransit.net>
Lake Charles, MI USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 05:16:30 (UTC)
Good web with cool info. Thanks.
Everd Linten <elin345@aol.com>
Henderson, KY USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 02:17:47 (UTC)
I found your most interesting site while looking for information about a settlement called Shackleton near Heptonstall. Can anyone tell me anything about the place called Shackleton. Did any of my forbears come from there? Are any of them in the local cemetary, I wonder? My father was born in Burnley in 1909; he said his father came from Colne but I don't recall them ever mentioning a place called Shackleton. Can you point me in the right direction please.
Peter W Shackleton <petewins@ihug.co.nz>
Auckland, New Zealand - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 19:20:15 (UTC)
Lovely to see pictures of the peace vigil. Couldn't see myself though! Good to see the local action!! Good stuff.
Catherine Bowers <catbow@supanet.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 17:49:14 (UTC)
Great sight. My grandmother comes from Mytholmroyd (Mrs Marian Nobes nee Wilkinson) and it is wonderful to see the pictures - I must come up and visit. She is now in her mid 80's so if anyone knows her please email me!
Rachel Neill <rb72@btinternet.com>
Oxfordshire UK - Friday, October 12, 2001 at 23:00:02 (UTC)

The events in New York and their consequences demand a strong response. To mourn with and sustain our American friends, we would like to initiate a worldwide action. On 11 October at 20.00 local time in every country, we wish to see everyone light as many candles as possible on the building where they live, in their garden or on their street.

Satellites will then be able to transmit the images and count the lights. If you agree with this action, please forward this message to everyone in your address book with a translation if necessary.

<Peter Verney, Editor, Sudan Update>
UK - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 22:13:37 (UTC)
cool place
rory
hebden bridge, yorkshire UK - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 12:27:21 (UTC)
Hello. I am trying to trace my family tree. All that i know so far is taht my great grandfather (Edward Lister) came from Hebden bridge, and my grandfather (Wilfred Lister) was probally born there in 1914, but then moved away. Does anyone have any information. A great website A. Lister
A. Lister <andrewjodi@oakleigh75.freeserve.co.uk>
Aber, Wales UK - Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 17:03:41 (UTC)
I was wondering if anyone who went to Calder High between 1978-1983 would be interested in maybe building up some form of adress list with a veiw to holding a 20 year reunion in may 2003 {especially anyone in the 1-5YH years} Thanks Domonic Mann
Domonic MANN <dom2000@zonnet .nl>
The Hague, Zuid holland The Netherlands - Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 20:28:41 (UTC)
Can anyone help? I am tracing my family tree and according to the 1891 census my ancestors lived at 12 Hollins Heptonstall, their name was Rawson. Was Hollins a Road name or an area or something else? Later on I also had a relative living at 'Dogbottom' a cottage on Lee Mill Road. I think they must have used Foster Lane Methodist Church which I believe has been demolished, but was there a graveyard and is it still there? I hope somebody can help. Many Thanks
Fiona <Skibax4@aol.com>
Stockport, Cheshire UK - Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 13:15:09 (UTC)
Sorry, email should be kingslynn36@hotmail.com
Tim Wilde
- Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 18:39:56 (UTC)
Jeff and Swifty from Heptonstall, where are you now? My two brothers (Simon and Chris) and I met you back in 1976, when you introduced us to Newcastle Brown up in the playing field. Give us a shout of you're able. Tim
Tim Wilde <kingslynn36@hotmail.som>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 18:37:16 (UTC)
hi, friends thank you all for your help to find russel blackhurst. finally i got his phone number. best wishes to you all helmut
helmut gassner <helmut.gassner@utanet.at>
mils, austria - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 15:35:37 (UTC)
I will definitely re-visit. Thankyou
Sandra Lester <cto89.pnk@gothere.uk.com>
Reading, Berkshire UK - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 20:00:45 (UTC)
dear friends of r. blackhurst! I am looking for russel blackhurst, phone number (might be: 0044 142 2446688, but no answer). he lost his wallet an I found it. Would like to confirm his address. if you know him, please tell him to send me an email or call back and leave his number. thanks h. gassner
Dr. Helmut Gassner <helmut.gassner@utanet.at>
Mils, Tirol Austria - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 06:00:00 (UTC)
Is Ross Parfitt out there somewhere? He's a smiley fellow who plays the trumpet and has a propensity for acting like Captain Oates. If anyone knows him, please let me know.
Chris Hooper <ch209@mercury.anglia.com>
Cambridge, UK - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 09:27:19 (UTC)
Help!Seeking E-Mail add.for friend Mandy S.Allen-Hebden Bridge.Have temp.accessibility to computer.Would like to say "Hello" and chat for a time.Thank You.......
Susan S. <ardenerickson @aol.com.>
Elkhart, Indiana U.S.A. - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 05:39:49 (UTC)
Richard Shortall, one-time contributor to the Guestbook, living and working in New York - worried about you. Hope to see a message from you.
Carole Adams <carole.adams@btinternet.com>
Sheffield, UK - Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 17:05:49 (UTC)
We are a couple moving to the area shortly. I (Christine) am starting a post graduate course at the end of September; My partner (Murray) will be joining me when his current job finishes - at the beginning of October (he is now applying for jobs - Environmental / community development stuff - maybe someone can help with that too!!). We would like to live in Hebden Bridge and are looking for accommodation - a house or flat. In the meantime, though, if nothing is available, I'd be happy to stay in a shared house. We can both provide references and money up front. We do not have an email address at present, so please phone us on 01847 611301 (before 10.30am, after 5.00pm) if you can help in any way! Thanks.
Christine&Murray
Tongue, Lairg UK - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 11:45:48 (UTC)
Liked the site. Thanks!
Felicia Boutin <tex2309@cfl.rr.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 21:24:41 (UTC)
Im looking for a flat or a bedsit to rent. It will have to be on the dss because I'm looking to start college soon. Sorry about that Anyway, I can give my last two work references and can organise a bond. I only play acousticy music, so no loud noise and I have no pets. I would like to live in Heddon Bridge because, well it's the kind of place that suits me down to the ground. Please, if anybody knows of anything going then let me know as soon as possible. Thanks!
Jonathon Aubrey <Willhunting42@hotmail.com>
Dewsbury, Yorkshire UK - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 12:48:42 (UTC)
hi, i am just writing a short message to make sure that as many people as possible know about the constant struggle that the youngsters of Hebden Bridge are still having in getting the council to build a skatepark in the local area. this project has been going on for a very long time. local kids are constantly trying to raise money (last trades gig), but i just wish that there was as much effort being put in from both sides. many of the young skateboarders are local kids, WE have built ramps, grind boxes and many other various obsticles, but with no where to store them it is hard to keep them in good shape. i feel that if a few children can build, and afford to build these, then why cant the council? tony allen a local skateshop owner has recently built a mini ramp in his shop for the kids, and i am pleased to see that someone is bothered, thanks
a concerned local
Hebden Bridge, west yorks UK - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 21:03:39 (UTC)
Does anyone know Dennis of The Blue Pig? Met him a long time ago, and would like to know how he is. Lovely, lovely chap. Cheers.
emma <emmas1@another.com>
london, london UK - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 02:14:34 (UTC)
I am still trying to contact Patsy Lancashire who lives in Mytholmroyd. I've lost her email address. If anyone knows her please ask her to contact me. Thanks Anni
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Minera, Wales UK - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 17:46:15 (UTC)
I"m starting some regular evenings of comedy in HB, starting off on October 1st. So I"m on the lookout for performers, keen to do stand-up, stories, poetry, skits, sketches, monologues: anything that will make an audience laugh, and not just squirm with embarrassment. Remember: laughter really is the best medicine. Unless you"ve got a tickly cough, of course... in which case you"d be better off with Buttercup Syrup. Anyone who fancies ëtreading the boards" should email me... or phone on 845532.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
UK - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 20:08:14 (UTC)
I'm looking for a girl called Liz Agley who I lost touch with about three years ago. If anyone could help could they pass on my e-mail address or contact me. Nick
Nick <geezer.nick@ic24.net>
london, london - Monday, August 27, 2001 at 14:12:38 (UTC)
From: arlene nichols To: all Subject: Tracing Relatives Date: Wed, Aug 22, 2001, 9:06 PM Hello My name is Arlene Nichols and although I'm an American I'm currently living in London with my husband who is here on assignment for his company. I have just begun the process of tracing my mother's family, many of whom were natives of Mytholmroyd. I unfortunately do not have a lot of data about them, but I was wondering if there is anything anyone might have that will shed more light on my ancestors. Here's what I know about them. Sally Kershaw married David "Long Dave" Taylor (his father's name was Fred). They had 8 children (in order of birth: Kershaw, John, Sam, Jim, Maria, Hannah, Matilda & David who was born in 1845 and died in 1898. David lived in the valley. David married Susy Sutcliffe who lived on the hilltop and they also had 8 children -- Sam, Jim, Hamlet, Frank (he went to south Africa as a gold miner and died young), Minnie born March 1882, Fred born 1872, Susy Ellen who died at 6 months old and Aida born 1885, died 1948. Suzy had 6 brothers and sisters -- William who died in Trenton New Jersey USA, Henry who died in New York, John, Ann, Ellen and I think Elizabeth. Susy's mom's name was Betty. Suzy died in her 40s at the birth of her daughter Susy Ellen. Her husband David also died in his 40s. Aida married David Stuart Henderson and they had three children -- Kenneth, Mary Eloise and my mom, Phyllis. Eloise and Phyllis were twins born 10/16/1916. I don't know if this is helpful enough to find any further information. Perhaps there is a source I can tap into that someone could recommend? The Mytholmroyd.net website mentions some old records. Are they available through the net? Any help/suggestions you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I hope before I return to the US that I can come to Mytholmroyd to see my roots. Thank you in advance for your help. Regards, Arlene
arlene nichols <ampersand@freenetname.co.uk>
- Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 20:47:52 (UTC)
We had a wonderful visit this summer with our good friend, Amanda Cox. Hebden Bridge/Heptonstall and its people are truly an asset to jolly 'ol England.We look forward to many more good times in your beautiful community..... Hi Amanda!!!!
Jon And Cathy Workman <cathybee43@aol.com>
Muskegon, Michigan - Thursday, August 23, 2001
Beautiful site from start to finish. Interesting, artistic and tasteful in all respects.
Roger C. Loncteaux <RogLon@aol.com>
Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Saturday, August 14, 2001
Are there any relatives out there belonging to the family of Hannah Tucker, and Miriam Tucker,sisters, born 1879 and 1880. I have finally tracked down their parents, and my relatives, James and Rosabella Tucker, in Saskatchewan.; Am researching in Sasik., of course, but if there is anyone left in HB, please contact me if you would like an update. Brenda
Brenda Townsend <tiggys_place@madasafish.com>
Ruislip, Middx UK - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 18:49:54 (UTC)
Nice site...
backgrounds <mcpfbbw@hang-ten.com>
USA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 00:27:37 (UTC)
Hi I'm looking for Lisa Marigold....are you out there?
Mark <mark@grasp.co.uk>
Glastonbury, Somerset UK - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 23:23:19 (UTC)
Hoping someone can help me. I'm researching my family. My gt gt grandmothers name was Martha Shoesmith & she was bor early 1800's. I have found info that a SQUIRE SHOESMITH lived at CASTLE CAR FARM LUDDENDEN. My MARTHA had a son and called him SQUIRE so think there may be a connection. Can anyone explain what CASTLE CAR FARM is,and is it still there & can you give me any info on SHOESMITHS. Martha married GEORGE BRADBURY in 1843 & they came to Australia in 1848. I am desperately stuck on this so please can someone give me any inf. PLEASE Thank you, Jenny Fairchild Australia
Jenny Fairchild <brenjenn@origin.net.au>
Maryborough, Victoria, AUSTRALIA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 14:56:11 (UTC)
My Great Grandfather Sydney Wallace Dillon was a long-time member of many societies in Hebdon Bridge including the Cricket and Football clubs, the Band and Local Boy Scout Movement. In his early days he attended the Old Town Methodist Sunday School. I was wondering if anyone could help me with finding out about his early life or if anyone knew him of him and his family. He married Sarah Ellen (Cissie) Sutcliffe, daughter of Frank Sutcliffe - they lived on Heptonstall Road in 1920. Thank you for your time, I hope someone may be able to help me.
Louise Vernon <louise@surname.co.uk>
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire UK - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 23:37:26 (UTC)
Please would anyone who knows Patsy Lancashire ask her to email me at the above address. Thank you very much Anni
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Wales UK - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 17:49:46 (UTC)
Penny Rowlands is looking to make contact with Roy Rowlands who was last heard of in Mytholmroyd over 16 years ago. Should he, or anyone knowing of his whereabouts read this, they can make contact through me on my email address and I will put you in touch with Penny.
Peter Rowlands <p.rowlands@burlees.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 07:45:32 (UTC)
Patsy - please mail me. Lost all info on computer. Thanks Anni
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 16:15:23 (UTC)
John Morrison, I have enjoyed your comments. You have a decent writing style.
sue coleman <suecoleman@hotmail>
Whitton, Twickenham, UK - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 19:59:34 (UTC)
The Book Case is trying to locate Maud Salter who used to live in Hebden Bridge; we have someone trying to contact her. Does anyone know where she went? Thanks!
Felicity Potter <bookcase@btinternet.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Friday, August 03, 2001 at 10:26:33 (UTC)
Last week we received a fascinating little book sent to us by my sister-in-law, Janet, entitled 'From Rationing to Rock 'N Roll' written by Peter Thomas who I think must be around my own age. I feel I should know him from Calder High School. I attended there from 1952 - 1958. The four girls named on page 15 - 'on the coke' story were all in my year. My maiden name was Speight.

This little book, which I wished had been twice the length, evoked memories of my childhood growing up in Old Town in the days when pennies were scarce and we became naturally thrifty. The paper bag story was wonderful. My mother saved her paper bags too and if we were lucky enough to receive a parcel through the mail the brown paper & bit of string were safely put away in the bottom drawer. Does anyone remember taking cocoa and sugar to school for playtime in the corner of one of these precious paper bags which we ate by dipping in a wet finger?

Even the second word of the title "Rationing", brings back a memory. I remember my very first stamp album when I was about 7 years old was an old ration book. The stamps were mostly the same but that didn't matter. I will certainly look out for more of your books Peter.

My husband Darrel, (who also went to CHS in the 50's), and I love to visit the Calder Valley as often as we can and we take great pleasure in wandering over the wonderful hills and moors. Thank you Peter for the book. I think it is great that people tell these stories as we of that generation all share many of the same memories. I have just finished writing my memoirs for my 5 Australian born grandchildren and once started became totally engrosed so much so that I have ended up with a 200 page book. I'd love to hear from anyone who might remember Darrel & I.

Margaret Whitaker <marrel@internetexpress.net.au>
Perth, Western Australia - Monday, July 30, 2001 at 02:36:56 (UTC)
Good webpage you have here, .. Yes You Are --> WELCOME
27 IDX 106 - Odinn
Reykjavik, ICELAND - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 21:53:36 (UTC)
Hello! It`s a very great, interesting and informative website ! Greetings from Germany - Katrin. (About a visit at our homepage and - maybe - a short comment to our guestbook we will be very happy too :o)) * HAVE A NICE DAY *
Katrin <Katrin@mysticcave.de>
Weimar, . Germany - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 04:03:37 (UTC)
Hello, I am looking to contact Tony Wells who hails from Hebden Bridge. We went to college together at Paisley College of Technology (Scotland) during 1976 to 1980. I haven't seen Tony since then. If any one knows of his whereabouts please contact me. Thanks
Martin Adamson <martin.adamson@dial.pipex.com>
Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire UK - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 15:38:40 (UTC)
Great site, keep it up guys!
sick1e <sick1e@juno.com>
Brooklyn, ny Usa - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 23:38:13 (UTC)
I am in the UK at the moment and I was wondering about going to Hebden Bridge. My family name is Hebden and I was wondering why this town had the same name as me. Can anyone help?
Renee <r_neez@hotmail.com>
Torbay, Auckland New Zealand - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 21:40:38 (UTC)
Back in the 'old'days July 7-14th was Wakes week and the Valley closed down for 1 week.Everyone escaped who could afford it to glamorour places like Blackpool,Morcambe,Southport,Fleetwood or even Torquay!Had my first holiday away from the family at 15 years old,Butlins Skegness..wow did we live..10 of us from Calder High went..behaved badly but loved it.Holidays were special then..not now we are a bit blase..just had 26 days in Bali it was lovely...ah well..love to the Valley...baz lord
BAZ LORD <jazbaz@austarmetro.com.au>
Sydney, Australia - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 10:16:08 (UTC)
I have raised to date £2929.50p for Mencap. There is still some outstanding sponsorship and anyone wanting to contribute can even at this stage. A HUGE THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED ME TO ACHIEVE THIS Liz Godfrey swirydczuk@yahoo.co.uk
Liz Godfrey <swirydczuk@yahoo.co.uk>
Heptonstall, UK - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 08:12:23 (UTC)
I am tracing my Family Tree. My Great Grandfather was Herbert Rawson born in Heptonstall in 1876, his father was Greenwood Rawson born in Wadsworth and was the third husband of Mally Townsend who was previously married to a holt and a kaye. Any information would be greatfully received-Many Thanks
Fiona Skiba <Skibax4@aol.com>
Disley Stockport, Cheshire UK - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 20:05:58 (UTC)

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