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What a terrific site! Congratulations to everyone involved. My third great grandfather Abraham was born to Willam and Mary Wheelhouse in Hebden Bridge on the 9th October 1829. As travelling there from Australia is not a financial possibility in the near future, I am most greatful for the opportunity to 'see' Hebden Bridge through your wonderful site. Keep up the outstanding work.
Kerry Collins <pkcol@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 08:22:56 (BST)

An excellent web site, well done. My mother also liked this site for the following reaons: Tom and I really enjoy visiting Hebden Bridge, it is a beautiful place with many interesting and friendly characters. We often frequent the White Lion and will be there tomorrow 1st July 2000. See you there perhaps.
Keith Pulford <kpulford@compel.uk.com>
Marlow, Bucks UK - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 20:58:41 (BST)
You have a very interesting site here. It was a great pleasure stopping by.
Paul Spencer
Willington, Bedfordshire. UK - Sunday, June 18, 2000 at 04:04:19 (BST)
i have just done a hard piece of work on hebdon bridge i had to draw pictures write pages of work colour in maps in the end i did about 11-12 pages i would like to say this website helped a lot we had a visit but i sometimes needed a little help. thanks very much stacey west {13 king james school}
huddersfield, UK - Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 17:42:20 (BST)
On making enquiries, I believe there is somewhere in Hebden Bridge that makes didgeridoo's. I have a friend that needs one repairing. Can anyone help me with a name, address and contact number ?
zoe broadbent <zoe.broadbent@eldon.co.uk>
bradford, west yorkshire UK - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 16:55:18 (BST)
I'm a researcher from Cambridge University, and I'm studying flooding - particularly evaluating how floods are managed, and how successful this management is. For this, I'll be carrying out an in-depth study of the floods (although focusing on Todmorden and not Hebden Bridge) and looking at how management agencies (i.e. the Environment Agency) acted during the floods, and how this is seen by the people affected. So I would appreciate any information on the floods from people affected by them, especially in terms of warnings received - were you warned? In what ways were warning messages delivered? How did you find out about the flood threat? Did you know you were living in a flood risk area? Have you had any experiences of floods before? HOw did this one compare? What action did you take once you found out there was an imminent flood? How successful do you feel the Environment Agency is at dealing with floods? What action do you think should be taken to reduce the threat of floods in the future? etc. Any information at all will really help me focus my further investigations into the floods in the area. Over the next year or so (as part of my PhD research) I'll be visiting the affected areas, doing interviews and questionnaire surveys on victims, focus group studies, to try and work out the problems in the way floods are delat with currently, and how this can be improved in the future. Thank you very much, Sarah,
Sarah Damery <sarahdamery@hotmail.com>
Cambridge, UK - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 14:10:43 (BST)
As one of the flood victims (lots of mess, but not too much real damage), I’m trying to note down a few of the surreal aspects of Saturday night and Sunday morning, before I forget them. Though the shock of waking up at 2.30 in the morning, to find cold, muddy water lapping at my toes is something that will stay with me for some while. Has anyone else got stories to tell about the flood? It might be interesting to collect them together as a little book (‘Water under the Bridge’, perhaps?) and make a few quid for charity.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
H B, UK - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 21:25:04 (BST)
Anyone interested in learning Salsa is very welcome to attend classes at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, every Tuesday. Beginners 6.30 pm, Intermediates 7.30 pm, Improvers 8.30 pm, dancing 'til 11.00 pm. Your teacher is a highly qualified, professional from Havana, Cuba. It's lots of fun and very sociable. No partner necessary.
Susan Milner <susanamilner@hotmail.com>
UK - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 18:29:18 (BST)
Hear Hebden was flooded again at the weekend. I used to live there and remember that river well!! Hope things aren't too bad and that someone has some exciting photos for the site. Nice website .. made me want to move back
deb murrell <deborah.murrell@rutnet.co.uk>
Rutland UK - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 09:12:22 (BST)
The Hebden Bridge Cricket team now have a website at www.hebdenbridgecc.org.uk for those that are interested. Any players with a career average of over 75 (batting) or under 10 (bowling)would of course be extremely welcome - actually if its the other way around you be extremely welcome Hywel
Hywel Morgan <cricket@hebdenbridgecc.org.uk>
Halifax, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, June 04, 2000 at 00:22:58 (BST)
Is there any publisher who would be interested in producing a book of South Pennine photographs? I do many walks (not long - 6 miles is quite enough) in the South Pennines and take photographs as I go. I use these photographs to make greetings cards which I sell in aid of my church. I'm also writing a commentary gto remind me of what I've done and seen. I've been asked to give slide shows so I can't be that boring! At present I have hundreds of photographs and 25,000 words.
Stuart Paulley <spaulley@oldham.atl.org.uk>
OLdham, UK - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 10:39:18 (BST)
Tom Pyper: the Hebden Lodge Hotel is indeed still open for business. Try the phone number you had once again: 01422 845272.
John Morrison
UK - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 16:07:21 (BST)
Richard Barker, do you still frequent this guestbook? Have you moved from the Bridge? I'm coming to the Bridge July 16, 17 and 18, and would like to meet over a pint or coffee (haven't been back since 1979). Cheers, Tim PS Anyone out there who knew my Grandparents: Albert and Violet Wilde or my dad: Jim Wilde, feel free to drop me a line.
Tim Wilde <kingslynn36@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 06:39:03 (BST)
It is quite a while since I entered a message on this wonderful guestbook. Like all ex pats., my husband Darrel & I love reading all the messages entered often by names we are familiar with, usually from our school days. We went to Calder High in the fifties. Like you Shirley, I too very much miss the moors and always have a have a ramble somewhere over them on our regular trips 'home'. As much as we enjoy our lifestyle here in W.A.(Migrated in 1973), we couldn't manage without our regular trips to recharge our batteries with the hills and nostalgia of our roots in the Calder Valley. After last Christmas here in Perth when the temperature reached 40deg.C we have decided that it is time for a Northern Hemisphere festive season and are presently planning our next 'fix'. Hopefully we will have a picture postcard white Christmas.
Margaret Whitaker - nee Speight. <whitaker@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
Perth, , Western Australia - Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 03:32:54 (BST)
i attended hebden grammar/calder high from 1946-1951 ( i was shirley howard then ).i frequently returned until two years when my parents died.i enjoy visiting the hebden bridge web it keeps me up to date with what is happening up there.i do miss the moors.
shirley seaton <shirleyseaton @fsmail.net>
high wychomb, bucks UK - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 14:32:29 (BST)
Barrie Lord - Alan Brooks remembers you but he isn't on the Internet yet - even though his picture is on the Mytholmroyd site - working on finding other people who remember the ......times.....
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 21:44:03 (BST)
The Hebden Lodge Hotel is open, although was closed for some time. You may find it listed as "Square One". I dont have the number to hand but the tourist info office will have it. Their number is 01422 843831
Nigel Yorke
Hebden Bridge, UK - Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 10:57:15 (BST)
Is there any 'older Yorkshire people'on the web?I seem to know all the sons and daughters of my illustrious past when the Valley was so busy 1950's we all did National Service our first big trip out of the Valley for many of us.I ended up in Aden s/arabia,my mother nearly died with shock.Then came back and off to Africa for 2 years to Salisbury Rhodesia when it was a happy place to live in..not like now with a terrorist leader called Magabe..like to take him around the back of the Dusty Miller!Cricket..football,,athletics..taught us how to swim at Sowerby Bridge baths..that came in handy..virginity was IN!!Groping was a 9 nobody knew what a 10 was!Where did it all go?Happy days..off to take my medication!!by.
Barrie Lord <jazbaz@one.net.au>
Sydney Olympics, UK - Friday, May 26, 2000 at 07:03:18 (BST)
Does anyone know if the Hebden Lodge Hotel is still open for business? The link to their website is apparently defunct, and the phone rings unanswered (01422 845272).
Tom Pyper
Vancouver, Canada - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 17:49:03 (BST)
I was surfing the web and came across your site via the BBC site. This place has a nice feel to it. Keep up the good work :-)
Charles Smith <cs@brockley.com>
Brockley, London UK - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 19:24:39 (BST)
I am extremly curios to know if there are any actual Hebdens who live in Hebden Bridge I am coming to visit Hebden Bridge at the end of June and Im dying to see what my namesake looks like I am an extremely soft mother of 2 kids who is going on her first holiday on her own with her pooch as company and am going to visit Hebden Bridge just out of curiosity so I look forwars to seeing all you locals and I look forward to coming to your village
janet Fenton Nee Hebden <janet@hebden69.freeserve.co.uk>
preesall, lancs UK - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 20:11:28 (BST)
A very good and interactive website with lots to do and look at. I espesially like the photo gallery. Once again a good website.
William Hudson <William.D.Hudson@btinternet.com>
Leeds, West Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 10:50:05 (BST)
For two years, I worked in Saudi Arabia and became a close friend of Martin Crossley of Mytholmroyd. July of 1997, Martin, Rob Lord, and I performed at Riverfest. What a great time!I am still in contact with Martin who is now in AbuDabi.If by chance anyone might have an e-mail address for Rob and Sharon please forward. Andy Reed
Andy Reed <areed13@hotmail.com>
El Dorado, Arkansas USA - Sunday, May 14, 2000 at 03:43:52 (BST)
I have to say i have not been to Hebden Bridge for quite some time, a friend recommended that we go for a day out, so we did. Arrived early, found free parking, had a wonderful walk up to Heptonstall,then finished off with a wonderful afternoon at a tearoom called the Watergate, where we had the most amazing homemade fayre, scones & cakes to die for!!!! Thankyou to Andrea Illingworth the chef/owner who made us very welcome & told us some lovely places to go. We will return
Bradford, W Yorkshire, UK - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 21:59:04 (BST)
I think hebden bridge has alot of history and it is a country I am a school girl with my friend stacey and we recently went to hebden bridge and we are doing a project on it
Guiseley, UK - Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 11:30:52 (BST)
I'm an Adam's from Rotherham. Family connections go back to 1860 with the navvies working on the dams. The family originated from Port Talbot and Cardiff in Wales moving to the Stocksbridge, Sheffield area and also settling in the Mytholmroyd and Rochdale area. The oldest member know was John Adams born about 1860 and died 24.03.1934 his wife was called Thirza. Any help..
Ron Adams <Ron@adamsr.junglelink.co.uk>
Rotherham, South Yorkshire UK - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 22:39:14 (BST)
I am very interested in renting a small (even tiny!)property in Hebden Bridge or area.May consider buying at a later date depending on circumstances. Would consider anything, any condition, but preferably for modest price! Please e-mail me.
Graham <ghender5@aol.com>
Hull, E Yorks UK - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 13:42:07 (BST)
Could you please send a flyer for what's on at thr trades club. We don't seem to have received one for a while. Cheers. On The Wire BBC Radio Lancashire Darwen Street Blackburn Lancs BB2 2EA
michael fenton <blowjangles@yahoo.com>
blackburn, UK - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 19:32:52 (BST)
Just visiting. It's been raining in Rhode Island (one of six New England states) for a couple weeks now. April is a miserable month. May will be better. Have a good day.
A guest from Rhode Island <clemson@england.com>
USA - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 03:10:16 (BST)
Any wishing to find out about this years Sculpture Trail can go to their new site at.... www.sculpturetrail.org
Nigel Yorke <nye@oldham-sfc.ac.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 09:49:01 (BST)
Are you going away in May? We're looking for a house or adjoining cottages where we can sleep up to ten people. We would very much like to stay in Heptonstall or Hebden Bridge. We would like the house from 15th May for two weeks. Clean and honest! Willing to pay a bond. Thanks, Katie Bailiff
Katie Bailiff <century@dircon.co.uk>
LONDON, UK - Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 12:33:53 (BST)
I am a bodywork therapist and teacher/writer and am considering moving back up north to my roots along with partner, Allan , five year old Josie and 10 week old Reuben. WE are forced to move due to rents in the area and a stroppy landlord! We have family in Bradford and Manchester and want to live half way between them. Hebden has always seemed a place I gravitate to on visits to Bradford. We are looking to rent/buy anything reasonably priced which perhaps needs work doing or that someone doesn't wish to sell/rent through an agent. I'd also like to hear about any ideas on therapy centres in the area and what it's like to work as a therapist in the area. Thanks. Ruth Netherwood.
Ruth Netherwood <ruth@rnetherwood.freeserve.co.uk>
London, UK - Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 23:17:12 (BST)
We have spent many a drunken evening in the Shoulder of Mutton and The Greenwood Inn with our mate Dave. Peckett well is very scenic and the beer is cheap. Can't wait to get back there!!
Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Friday, April 14, 2000 at 18:55:35 (BST)
Myself and my girlfriend live in Leeds we have recently visited Hebden Bridge and are really very keen to rent a 1/2 bedroom house/flat. If you know of any such suitable accomadation in Hebden Bridge please drop us as email. Thanks
Sugs and Charlie <sug@sol-vox.com>
Leeds, Yorkshire UK - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 19:01:23 (BST)
My mother`s name was Tennant and in the 1920`s her father (a butcher) had his shop on the corner of St George`s Sq. Still a shop but no doubt changed hands more than once since. One of her sisters lived up Savile Rd.married to Robert Smith, cobbler - connections with Heptonstall Wesleyan Chapel thereby. If anyone remebers them (or me) pse get in touch.
James Turner <james_turner@lineone.net>
Holmfirth, Yorkshire UK - Monday, April 10, 2000 at 11:44:37 (BST)
Wendy Molenda/Haithwaite: I had the same problem too! I remember you from way back at Stubbins - my maiden name was Tyler.
Carole Adams <carole.adams@btinternet.com>
Sheffield, UK - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 21:05:06 (BST)
I need help!!!!!!! I'm am contructing a web site for Hollins Holme football club, I am in desperate need of a picture of Calder Holmes Park, preferably not on bonfire night. Can anyone help. Also if anyone has any info on Hollins Holme AFC that you think I might find useful please let me know. Cheers.
Paul <Paul@otcc99.fsnet.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Tuesday, April 04, 2000 at 22:12:01 (BST)
WENDY MOLENDA/HAITHWAITE Yes Wendy my family remember your, family i tried e-mailing you but the address didn`t seem to work so thought i`d put this here. Please e-mail me so i cancontact you. From Nigel Lloyd
Nigel Lloyd <njlloyd3563@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Monday, April 03, 2000 at 15:21:48 (BST)
Hi, I am part of a Shackleton family whose grandfather James Shackleton left Hebden Bridge earlier this sentury.We are always looking for information regarding our family. Any info. would be appreciated.
Eric Shackleton <eshack@ktc.co.nz>
Kaitaia, Northland New Zealand - Friday, March 31, 2000 at 00:42:08 (BST)
Hi, I'm a teacher doing a project for my ten year old children and need information and historical/geographical details about Hebden Bridge. Any ideas or sugestions much appreciated. Thanks.
paul thompson <paulthompson@bassland.freeserve.co.uk>
barnham, west sussex UK - Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 19:03:45 (BST)
I would like more info on the Calder High reunion. I went there from 1966 - 1971. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me ( Gillian West as was.) I am also researching family history,on the names Boylan, Pogson and Bruin, all lived in H.B. Great website, I'm homesick every time I look it up!
Gill Smith <hillside@appleonline.net>
Isle of Wight UK - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 19:00:16 (BST)
Hi! Thought I would drop in a line as I was browsing the net and came upon this. My interest was sparked (might have something to do with my surname ha ha). I know that my family came from there originally (mmm) and my great aunt has done some research into the family history. I however do not have a copy of what she has gathered so far, but hope to do the next best thing. I am living in the UK for a while so I'll pop up sometime. The phots I have seen look great and I can't wait to see the place!
Tracy Hebden <www.talisencat05@hotmail.com>
Canberra, Australia - Saturday, March 25, 2000 at 23:27:54 (GMT)
Would like to hear from anyone of Upper Sixth of '67
David Dobbie <essiac@hfx.eastlink.ca>
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada - Friday, March 24, 2000 at 02:14:28 (GMT)
We look forward to re-visiting Hebden Bridge after 40 years absence. We live in the Western Cape of South Africa, enjoy it immensely but miss our Yorkshire roots. Thanks for all the information on the site but i would have liked some more info on accommodation.
David Parker <cyncots@lando.co.za>
Montagu , Western Cape South Africa - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 12:17:47 (GMT)
Can't wait to visit Hebden Bridge May 27th to June 10th. Renting a cottage at Greystones Farm. Been reading HB web page for any months now in anticipation. Any more information on the Music Festival would be appriecated.
Anne Maher <jaamah@webtv.net>
Southport NC born in Burnley, USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 21:08:58 (GMT)
I miss H.B.! Thanks to photos from my two trips, my daughters' ideas of fantasy-land has quite a lot of grey stone and high hills :^) If any of you know Bill Greenwood, metalspinner, ask him to send me his address (I visited his home to view cemetary records several years ago...) John Morrison, drop me a line. Diana & Paul Monahan, hello! Hope you're still situated above the canal. Virginia springs are rather like Pennine summers, but without as much character thrown in! Hope to get back soon. P.S. What happened to all the SHACKLETONs who use to populate the area? If anyone knows of someone researching that family name, I'd appreciate a referral. Later!
Tara Whitworth <whitworth1@pop.mindspring.com>
Alexandria, VA USA - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 23:37:56 (GMT)
I am looking for a self-catering cottage to hire for the Easter holidays for four adults and one baby, which is in the centre of Hebden Bridge and has at least one double bedroom on a ground floor. Please drop me a line via this email address if you can help, or you can phone me on 0181 558 2341. Many thanks John McArthur
John McArthur <john@mcarthur.co.uk>
London, UK - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 14:55:41 (GMT)
As far as I know, the Walshaw Lodge is owned by Lord Saville.
Josephine Greenwood <Joanne@greenspringrove.freeserve.co.uk>
UK - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 21:50:12 (GMT)
just stumbled on the page and would like to contact anyone who remembers myself or brothers Stephen and Christopher. We moved to Australia in 1964.
Wendy Molenda nee Haithwaite <WendyMolenda@Mcdonalds.com.au>
Brisbane, Qld, AUSTRALIA - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 00:44:04 (GMT)
Landed here at this page, and yes it is a wonderful web page, as is the village of Hebden Bridge. I visited last summer with a friend from England--it was my first trip, and I left a little piece of my spirit in the quaint villages in England. Hebden Bridge being my favorite.. Thanks for the lovely shops' the yummy food and the friendliness of your place. This website has me packing my bags and readying for more. Tell Pamela I'm on my way!!!!!
bj <rsturgon@yahoo.ie>
prince george bc, canada - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 10:59:06 (GMT)
Teri, I can't be of any great help with the history of the Walshaw Estate... not without a visit to the reference library anyway. But yesterday, by chance, I walked with chums from Hebden Bridge to Howarth, the 'long way round', along the Pennine Way. At about the halfway mark, we walked down into the valley of Walshaw Dean, now filled with three reservoirs: a spectacular sight on a sunny day. I noticed a substantial house by the dam of the middle reservoir, and assumed it was a house built by the water board, perhaps for the site manager. But on the map it's called The Lodge... so could this be 'Walshaw Lodge'? If so, it has a wonderful position: as isolated as any house around here.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 10:02:01 (GMT)
Can anyone tell me how to get ahold of the owners of the Walshaw Lodge? Also would like to be put in contact with anyone named Walshaw or anyone who knows the history of the Walshaw Estate.Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Teri Howard
Teri Howard <terewskii@worldnet.att.com>
Jacksonville, Florida USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 02:33:21 (GMT)
Looking forward to more information on churches in your area
John Saville <johnsaville@stockwelldrive.freeservice.co.uk>
Batley, West Yorkshire UK - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 00:00:52 (GMT)
Can anyone give any more information about the Calder High School reunion?? I was in the sixth form from August 73 to June 75, my surname was Bleasdale then. Is anyone out there who remembers me? And yes, before you ask, David is my brother.
Zoe Smith <Zsmith@humber.ac.uk>
Skidby, nr Hull, East Yorkshire UK - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 12:31:13 (GMT)
Just leaving our Email address if anyone would like to contact us we would like to hear from any of our friends we used to know. or Mary&Glynn Pedersen
Mary&Glynn Pedersen <Jaida@tbaytel.net>
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 04:30:15 (GMT)
Hi to all at the Hebden Bridge Web. Every time I read the guestbook, and that is often it makes me homesick, I just wish we could hop on the bus and visit but its not that easy, when you live miles away.Anyway I just received word that there is going to be a reunion on Saterday 10th June at Calder High School,now we are reaching the BIG 50,I would love to be there in person but I really do not know if I can,If not I will be there in thought, A big thankyou goes out to Linda Ingram was Linda Greelees at school she was the one who found me here in Canada If I can come I will THANKYOU. HI to everyone we Know in Hebden& in England. BYE FOR NOW MARY&GLYNN PEDERSEN.
Mary A Pedersen < or >
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 04:20:25 (GMT)
A few people who are thinking of moving to this area have used this section to ask about housing and also schools and other facilities. They may be interested to know that 2 of the local estate agents in the area - Ryburne and Anthony J. Turner - have excellent websites where you can view information on individual properties (there are some nice pictures!). Reeds Rains and Halifax Property Services have web sites but you can't view individual properties. Happy house hunting.
Anne Handley <A.Handley@cabi.org>
Blackshaw Head, UK - Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 15:14:53 (GMT)
I am a Yorkshire lass now living in California.I grew up in Ripponden. I am trying to find possible relatives in Hebden Bridge where my Mother was born in 1906. Her oldest brother William Cook was apparently estranged from the rest of the family. He was the eldest of six.Iwondered if any one in Hebden Bridge Know of the Cook family? they lived on Foster Lane .
Elaine Siddall <sidbrit@earthlink.net>
Palos Verdes Est, California U S A - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 16:47:36 (GMT)
I am a Yorkshire lass now living in California.I grew up in Ripponden. I am trying to find possible relatives in Hebden Bridge where my Mother was born in 1906. Her oldest brother William Cook was apparently estranged from the rest of the family. He was the eldest of six.Iwondered if any one in Hebden Bridge Know of the Cook family? they lived on Foster Lane .
Elaine Siddall <sidbrit@earthlink.net>
Palos Verdes Est, California U S A - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 16:47:36 (GMT)
Carole, I must apologize, your letter was lovely. Yes, I do remeber playing at the dam. Thank you so much. My wife saw the letter and really had a bad reaction. You see her friend left her husband of 20 years with 2 children for an E mail Pal. Please write soon. Rich
Rich <You Know IT>
NY usa - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 02:48:02 (GMT)
I recently sent an email to your web page and was wondering if it was received if so is there any chance of having it printed on your web page,it was about my time as an evacuee in the village of Thornhill in 1943 regards Eddie
Eddie Hunt <edhunt@paradise.net.nz>
New Zealand - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 22:57:30 (GMT)
My sister Judith Sunderland nee Horrocks was Mytholmroyd Gala Queen in either 1960 or 1961. I think it was the year that Dr Webster of "Brain of Britain" fame and a Todmorden resident opened the Gala. It also coincided with World Refugee Year I believe. Tony Horrocks
Tony Horrocks <anthony.horrocks@tesco.net>
Ascot, Berks UK - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 11:01:23 (GMT)
Can anyone in Hebden bridge shed some light for me.My grandfather was born Frank Gaukroger in 1861 at Hebden Bridge. His father owned a cotton mill. Am trying to research the family tree and need help on accessing details. Am not sure where to go. if you can help please email me or if you have any information on the name it would be appreciated. thank you.
Wendy mcCallum <garney@bigpond.com.au>
Port Macquarie , Australia - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 04:18:58 (GMT)
5 Feb., 2000 What a lovely site! Enjoy the photos very much...especially Heptonstall...my first ancestors to come from England to "The Colonies" (Virginia) got married in Heptonstall in 1616. Any body out there named OTEY/UTIE? We are probably cousins! Once again, thanks for the great site. Gary Carson USA/living in Mexico
Gary Carson <gcferrone@hotmail.com>
Aguascalientes, Mexico - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 18:01:34 (GMT)
FAO Chris Ashworth AND Graham Collingridge. There is another, more up to date and extensive Todmorden web-site. Look at www.todmorden.uk.com. There are some good photos and it's growing all the time. Justine.
Justine Sutcliffe <pextenement@hotmail.com>
Todmorden, UK - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 22:27:32 (GMT)
Paul Thornton - Wondered where you had got to, contact me on the E-Mail address attached
Ralph Thornber <heidi.thornber@morse.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 22:28:56 (GMT)
Josephine - Yes that's the idea. The records only go back ten years. Please inform your friend. Leave a message in the guestbook or e-mail me and I will pass on to the committee. You are the second person to respond.
F J Robinson <113241.403@compuserve.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 21:39:17 (GMT)
Regarding the ex - Queens of Mytholmroyd Gala. Is there a plan to try and get all the previous gala queens together - I have a friend who was once a queen and I'd like to pass on info. Thanks
Josephine <Joanne@greenspringgrove.co.uk>
UK - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 20:27:03 (GMT)
It's been raining for two days and still can't swim in the local pool!! What is happening John?
Chas & Elisabeth Round <elisabeth@rounde.freeserve.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Sunday, January 30, 2000 at 22:12:18 (GMT)
Mytholmroyd Gala is 40 years old this year and the Committee want to contact as many Gala Queens and their retinues as posible together with old photos and memorabilia from previous Galas. i will pass on any info appearing on the guestbook or e-mailed to me to the Committee.
F J Robinson <113241.403@compuserve.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 18:44:50 (GMT)
The project is still ongoing, apparently, but the objective has been changed. For the original concept of 'strawbale sauna', read 'hole in the ground'. Once we get some heavy rain, Hebden Bridge will have the leisure facility it deserves, and the cynics will eat their words.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 06:44:58 (GMT)
Can anyone let me know what is happening with the straw bale sauna/swimming pool that was planned for the land adjacent to Victoria Road in HB ? Thanks
Joanne Greenwood <Joanne@greenspringgrove.freeserve.co.uk>
UK - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 18:37:43 (GMT)
My name is Andrew Smith....I grew up in Mytholmroyd in the late 50's before moving away in 1963. I recently came across my first class picture from Burnley Road Primary School in 1956.....I'd like help in filling in the names of all those faces I've forgotten. You can see the picture at the URL highlited below.
Burnley Road School Picture <thesmith@home.com>
Toronto, Cananda - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 21:24:08 (GMT)
Hi Gillian - we seem to have lost touch again! I remember the Yardbirds at the Picture House - got their autographs, also those of some important looking women who told us they were Tiller Girls. As if.
Carole Adams <k.w.a@btinternet.com>
Sheffield, UK - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 17:21:29 (GMT)
I love your web site
Enis <Enis@moose-mail.com>
Halifax, West yorkshire UK - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 16:49:33 (GMT)
I regularly look at the website as I was born there and love looking at the pictures and checking the news. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from Calder High - I left in 1971 to move to the Isle of Wight but still visit regularly as my mum lives in Halifax.Also, does anyone remember the Yardbirds playing at the picture house, I think in 1967??
Gill Smith (nee West) <hillside@appleonline.net>
Isle of Wight UK - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 19:25:21 (GMT)
Great website! Good to get a glimpse of home from so far away!!! Any people from Calder High between '82-'86 out there?
Nicky Benn <lavenderblue@teledata.mz>
Beira, Sofala Mozambique - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 18:21:55 (GMT)
FAO Chris Ashworth - There is a Tod web-site at www.todnet.demon.co.uk
Graham Collingridge <brassmonkeys@collingridgegm.demon.co.uk>
Leicester, UK - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 12:35:18 (GMT)
First of all - howdo Sian - you'll be glad to see one of your Calder High year online (well I hope so anyway) - I think there is a computer literacy among us, but also anonymity ranks quite high I think... I'm after a favour, people of Hebden... Does anyone have a picture of HB Bonfire they could lend me for a university project? More specifically, I would like one taken from the station end of Calder Holmes Park, looking over towards the tennis courts etc. with the Bonfire in it's plot on the left, with the opposite corner visible as well. If anyone can do me this service, could you please reply ASAP as this has to be completed in a week (as you can tell, I am one of the few students who can organise their time properly these days; no waiting 'til the last minute, oh no not me...) Also - Betty Boo? Is that Beth then? Ex-White Lion staff? Pint of Stella please my dear... I think that's all; nice to see the old place again...
Graham Collingridge <brassmonkeys@collingridgegm.demon.co.uk>
Leicester (at the moment anyway), UK - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 12:29:47 (GMT)
Jack - I have stayed at the Hebden Lodge hotel when ever I have visited Hebden Bridge. Clean, comfortable and very affordable. I can also recommend the Hare and Hounds - I can't wait to go back.
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Uckfield, East Sussex UK - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 22:17:15 (GMT)
1).dont know if olga ever cleaned the pumps at the albert but the ale was good. 2). did olga ever miss the till after ripping your tenner note in half and throwing it over her shoulder??? 3). anyone left batting there who left calder high school summer 1974. 4). sorry, im actually from sunny Tod but this is the closest i have managed to get on the net!!!!! 5).keep up the good work.
chris ashworth <ashers@omantel.net.om>
Thumrait, Dhofar Oman. - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 14:34:30 (GMT)
How nice to come across peter Thomas´s name on the web of Hebden Bridge. We exchanged houses with him and his family years ago and we loved Hebden Bridge.
Family Fermin <a.aartsen@chello.nl>
Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 13:54:29 (GMT)
It was great to read about our home town. Hebden Bridge and are looking forward to reading more, someone did suggest a chat line that would be great. Looking forward to reading more.
glynn and mary pedersen <kodiak133@hotline.com>
thunderbay, ontario canada - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 06:01:11 (GMT)
What a lovely website. My father comes from Hebden Bridge and all the family still reside there. We last visited in 1997 and would love to come again soon. Hello to all the family, you know who you are. Speak to you all very soon. Happy 2000 Love Kirily Geoff James and Erin
Kirily Overton
Glendenning, New South Wales Australia - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 08:58:34 (GMT)
Dear Mr Le Cat, Try Valley Garden Organics. A lot of their produce comes from their own plot in sunny Copley, most of the other stuff, is from local producers. The bigger boxes are certainly better value. They can be choosy about where they deliver, (don't blame them really). Justine Sutcliffe.
Justine Sutcliffe <pextenement@hotmail.com>
Todmorden, West Yorks UK - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 20:16:54 (GMT)
Jack... our ‘most reputable’ hotel is the Carlton, smack in the middle of Hebden Bridge (01422-844400). And we have a handful of bed & breakfast places, ranging from the cosy to the frankly bohemian. Avoid ‘Mrs McGilvery’s Bed and Bawd’ unless you’re up to date with your rabies shots. I reckon £20 per night might be average for bed & breakfast; the hotel could be double that. You can book with the Tourist Information Centre (01422-842830). Personally, I could spend years exploring the Hebden Bridge area on foot; there’s so much to see. But if you just want some pleasant walks, and get the feel of the area, then a long weekend would do.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 09:47:13 (GMT)
Hi: What types of tourist accommodations are available in Hebden proper? Which are the most reputable? Any to avoid? Any idea of prices/day? How many days should a tourist set aside to do a walking tour of the bridge and the two valley sides? Can Peckett side and Heptonstall side be done in one day? Cheers, Jack Millsbury
Jack Millsbury
British Coumbia Canada - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 23:47:08 (GMT)
I’ve just been into the Hebden Bridge Co-op to get a bottle of something cheap and sparkly, and it was mayhem... like the last plane out of Saigon. Two old biddies were fighting over a can of kidney beans. Then a smidgin of early-evening TV, just to see what the programmers could manufacture out of a change of date and a round number. Yes, nation shall speak bollocks unto nation, and broadcast big, empty gestures all around the globe. Tell me we won’t have to go through all this again next year, when the REAL millennium rolls around. Anyway, a tip of the cap to friends in town - including Chris for another year’s hard work on the Hebweb - and all the best for 2000.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
UK - Friday, December 31, 1999 at 20:35:00 (GMT)

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