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Although it causes many problems doesn`t the valley look beatiful in the snow. It`s times like these that i know why i will never leave the valley. By the way happy new year in a few hours to anyone reading this message. Nigel Lloyd <email@example.com>
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 16:38:08 (GMT)I have enjoyed visiting your site by chance, it is well structured and interesting. A Happy New Year from Derbyshire.
John Brebner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Duffield, Derbyshire UK - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 02:07:45 (GMT)The snow has finally arrived and looks absolutely gorgeous despite the chaos it brings with it. It's a pleasure to witness The valleys looking so picturesque and adds to that Christmas atmosphere.
Just a quick line to wish everyone a good New Year no matter how far and wide.
Jo Tatham <email@example.com>
Hebden Bridge, W Yorks UK - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 11:37:08 (GMT) I am amazed by the beauty of hebden bridge, and I would like to here from any hebdens or anyone who knows of the hebden family.
Keith Hibdon <druidwarior3#netzero.net>
oklahoma, oklahoma USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 01:55:26 (GMT)just entered my surname and this site came up!
gemma hebden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
reading, berkshire UK - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 16:36:37 (GMT)Hi, everybody. Just checking in after having been to Hebden Bridge for a visit in October with my hubby Braces (hiya Wayne Greenwood!) We had a great time on our holiday, MINUS the floods and bizarre sleet/hail/blizzard on the moortops on the thirtieth. That was the day before we left to come back to the States. Weren't sure we were gonna be able to leave Manchester Airport - but it all cleared up and we made it back home - SADLY. Anyway, John Morrison, we'll meet you in person yet! Even though the weather seems to have been c*$#p this Autumn/Winter so far in W. Yorks, I'm not totally convinced we're better off in the States. Sure, the petrol and cigarettes are cheaper, but the sense of community is 'summat' lacking where we live. Dunno. Watch this space, I guess. Anyway, cheers everybody.
Liz Musselman Kerr <email@example.com>
Allentown, Pennsylvania USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 01:45:23 (GMT)Does anyone have an address or any details about an organisation in Hebden called the Good Templars? It was a sort of mutual help society that tradespeople joined, and my gggrandfather was a mamber in abt 1880. If I can get an address, or phone number, I might be able to access their archives,and locate some family details. HB Library was kind, but could not help
Brenda Townsend <Tiggys.Place@Nationwideisp.net>
Middlesex UK - Monday, December 11, 2000 at 12:13:57 (GMT)Does anyone know Caroline Sansom, The 6ft redhead?
Paul Vernon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UK - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 17:04:13 (GMT)I really love your homepage.
Mazzels uit Nederland Ben Sharon <Bensharon@hotmail.com>
Bennebroek, Limburg Netherlands - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 08:29:37 (GMT)To Brenda Townsend. I have tried to e-mail you regarding local history on Dawson City but the e-mail has come back to me. Contact me if you want me to try again. Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 08:59:50 (GMT)The following message is from Liz Godfrey whose Silent Auction on Sunday 26th November at her home raised over £600 for MENCAP. Thanks to all who supported the event. Thanks to the following who donated their work: Lynn Breeze, Dave Godfrey, Tony Isseyegh, Charlie Meacham, Kate Mellor, Frank Nelson, Joseph O'Reilly, Colin Rose and Tony Ward. Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 08:54:37 (GMT)Ancester Hunt
I am trying to scratch together some information on the navvies and their families, who built the Blakedean, Gorple and Walshaw Reservoirs at the end of the 1800s. Many lived at Dawson City, at Whitehill Nook. They both built the reservoirs, and built the railway to take supplies up to the construction site.They also built the New Bridge at Hebden Bridge.
Brenda Townsend <Tiggys'Place@Nationwideisp.net>
Ruislip, Middx UK - Friday, December 01, 2000 at 18:24:28 (GMT)Johnny Johnson and his Bandwagon? They were 'Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache', many years ago. It's because my head is cluttered with trivia like this that I have difficulty remembering what happened yesterday...
HB, UK - Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 09:25:07 (GMT)Is that the same Johnny Johnson who with his bandwagon had a hit (title escapes me) in the sixties/early seventies? If so it just goes to show what hanging around with ageing hippies and taking hard drugs does for your sense of perspective.
andrew kirby <email@example.com>
Scunthorpe, UK - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 20:28:51 (GMT)Can anyone from the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, please tell me where the photo's used in the play came from?
I directed the play at Altrincham, Preston and Stevenage, but I have lost many contacts since coming to Canada. Next year, for veterans week, I am directing it at the National War Museum here in Ottawa. I would be grateful for info on the pictures.
Robin Bowditch http//:firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Bowditch <email@example.com>
Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Monday, November 20, 2000 at 01:24:07 (GMT)Johnny F Johnson and his son are obviously very shallow minded people.
Take a look around the rest of the corners of the earth and I'm sure you will find the same sort of thing in every corner.
Just a shame you couldn't see the good things to appreciate.
J Tatham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Sunday, November 19, 2000 at 17:43:13 (GMT)Silent Auction Sunday 26th November from 2.00 pm
Fund raising event for Liz Godfrey's trip to Patagonia for MENCAP
Silent Auction of donated art from 8 local artists with wine and cheese
nominal charge for wine - all proceeds towards sponsored trip
26th November Sunday afternoon from 2.00 pm. at Liz's house in Heptonstall
Final bids at 4.00 pm - details ring 84 3068
UK - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 18:53:59 (GMT)I am trying to trace imformation on the firm of John Maud&sons of Canal Wharf Hebden Bridge. we know he was there in 1920 when he had a new Garrett steam engine and owned a sawmill,we also know he took the engine to Ireland.
Any help would be very usefull
Stephen Daws <Stephen@Daws14.freeserve.co.uk>
Lowestoft, Suffolk UK - Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 20:28:13 (GMT)Could someone please tell me where the Elephant and Castle inn/pub once stood?
I believe it has been demolished and would like to know when if possible.
Does the Hebden Bridge Argicultural Society still exist?
Does the Hebden Bridge Rugby Football Club still exist? I am researching the following surnames...
HARDMAN - Inn Keepers (Shoulder of Mutton/Hole in the Wall circa 1880 - 1890's
OLIVER - Farmer
STANSFIELD (Old Chamber Farm, Erringden)
LORD (from Forest Becks/Gargrave/Bolton on Bowland - butchers and farmers in the HB area
Thanks very much
Anni Bayliss <email@example.com>
Minera, North Wales UK - Sunday, November 12, 2000 at 18:11:10 (GMT)Have recently received the video "A Tale of Two Towns" and can thoroughly recommend it to any ex-residents like me. It brought back some memories and reminded me of things and people I had forgotten. My first job was at Melbourne on Market Street as a 15-year-old office junior straight from Calder High - I vividly remember Bridge Lanes being demolished - I could go on and on.
I never appreciated what a picturesque place HB was until I left.
Sandra Bonn (nee Peel) <Sandra@chaucer80.freeserve.co.uk>
Bletchley, Milton Keynes UK - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 14:18:30 (GMT)Does anybody know where Jim and Jane Brierley are now (somewhere in France, we think)?
Vicki And Polly from The "Elementals" exhibition might remember me.
(I did the wall-hanging)!
Michelle Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Leeds, UK - Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 19:39:16 (GMT)Super web site. Helps us to get to know the town and area. We are moving up to live in HB from the mad south-east where we've been in exile for over 30 years - though born and bred in the West Riding. This move will be sometime early next year (as soon as the house in Daisy Bank, Wadsworth Lane is finished). Meanwhile we're popping up whenever we can to get to know the people and the place. We're also looking for a C.of E. church to join - one that befits our 'theology' = liberal. It's all very exciting and we just can't wait to get there and join the community! Cheers. David and Jean Glover <email@example.com>
Amersham, Buckinghamshire UK - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 18:12:10 (GMT)Well I guess thats how you get a message on the guestbook> whoops LOL
Im John Barrie Greenwood age 38 went to Castle Hill primary and then Calder High lived at Underbank Hebden Bridge. joined the RAF 20 years ago. I would love to here from anyone who knew me.
Oxford, oxon UK - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 20:05:56 (GMT)how do I go about putting a message on the guestbook??
Oxford, oxon UK - Thursday, November 02, 2000 at 20:00:53 (GMT)Drene in Scarborough
I found an entry in the 1881 census returns for the surname Feather. It is:
Luddenden FEATHER Robert Son 14 M Worsted Doffer Midgley York England
Luddenden is a couple of miles from Hebden Bridge. Maybe it will crop up
somewhere else too and I will let you know. Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 09:00:49 (GMT)<~~~falls on the floor laughing at the last comments!
I'm wondering why if someone feels so desperately in need to be rude and insulting to people that they spend their time looking for a web site in order to insult someone! Now how sad is that?
<~~wanders off to get out the history books to remind herself of Chigago's gun history, past and present.
Heather Lord/Barker <Morganawst@aol.com>
Glastonbury, Somerset UK - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 08:15:56 (GMT)Your web site sucks you small town limey goofballs. My son spent some time there and he said that all he saw were whacked out hippies, I guess they live there for the scenery huh? or the abundance of hard drugs? I dunno why we saves your sorry asses in WW2.
John F Johnson III <JohnnyJ@cnn.com>
Chicago, Illinois USA - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 23:31:26 (GMT)My father was brought up in Hebden Bridge his father was a baker or was it the muffin man! if any one knows of the Feather family being there I would love to hear.
Scarborough, North Yorkshire UK - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 16:59:30 (GMT)Hello all hebden bridgee's (if thats what you like to be called) now i livew in Leeds, but our kids' grandma used to live in Mytholmroyd so as a nipper i spent quite a lot of time mucking around in Hebden bride. tell me is it really expensive living in Hebden , like renting or buying a gaff, i mean it can hardly be much more than renting or buying in Hyde Park, Leeds ( and who in their right mind would want to live there..?)
Leeds, west yorkshire UK - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 09:56:42 (GMT)I would like to express my deepest thanks to the people of Hebden Bridge and particularly the folk of Broughton Street, for their many kindnesses to my family following the tragic accidental death of my brother Jason,which occurred in Hebden water on the night of 6th of october.Jason was captivated by the strength of community spirit and the beauty of the town and its environs.Thank you all again and best wishes from the O`Donovan clan.
Yours sincerely P O`Donovan.
Peter Joseph O`Donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dublin, Ireland - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 11:05:16 (BST)Congratulations!
What a cool site. Is there anybody out there who used to hang out at the Top Shoulder, Sportsman or indeed any other local biker venues circa mid seventies to mid eighties. If so drop us a line.
Good Luck Wayne Greenwood <email@example.com>
Mallow, Co Cork Eire - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 22:17:07 (BST)What more can I say? Every time I enter this site with some friends I am amazed at the improvements. It is an awesome site! Well done everyone!If it wasn"t for the weather I would still be in HB; love my sun, sand and surf. anyone making a trip to the "Sunshine State" drop me an email; perhaps a tour of the "Oldest City in the US" can be arranged! Be well all my friends.
Stevan Mrvos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Augustine, USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 18:15:14 (BST)A Tale of Two Towns
Produced by Hebden Bridge Old People's Welfare Committee with the assistance of a "Help the Aged Millennium Lottery Award" and shown yesterday at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd.
This video is priceless and a must for anyone who has lived /lives in and loves the Calder Valley - in particular Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. We are taken on a journey in time through the two towns from the beginning of the century to the new millennium. There are contributions from people too numerous to mention but be assured you will know many of them - Jack Uttley, Jack Davies, Josie Hartley, Donald Crossley, Sue Ritches, Lloyd Greenwood, Joan Laprell, Pete Thomas, pupils from Calder High School and many many more. The old photographs and local scenery and the people interviewed make for delightful viewing.
The video goes on sale this week - enquiries to : Rob Ward 01422 842009. Hebden Bridge & District Old People's Welfare Committee.
The video costs £7.00 and as well as being on sale locally can be ordered via the above e-mail address with a small postage and packing element.
Don't miss this wonderful chronicle of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.
The Video "A Tale of Two Towns" can be purchased from :- Hebden Bridge - The Bookcase. Hatchard & daughters. Hebden Bridge Post Office.
Mytholmroyd - Adams Newsagents. Ron Gough. Donald Crossley.
http://www.mytholmroyd.net Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 11:43:20 (BST)Having been born and raised ifor 40 years in Hebden Bridge, I have a deep afinity with the town. I have been in Glastonbury (The Isle of Avalon) for a year now and am reasearching into the myths and legends of the area with deep interest. The similarities within the spirit of the two places are uncanny and one of the possible 'links' that I am trying to make is that here in Avalon we have what is known as the terrestrial zodiac, discovered by Katheriine Maltwood in 1925, within the natural and manmade features of the landscape. Some years ago I read that HB also had its own terrestrail zodiac. Does anyone know of it and the areas covered? Can you put me in touch with someone who miight know?
I'd be greatful for ANY snippets.. no matter how unimportant you might think them to be.
Be Blessed Heather Barker <MorganaWst@aol.com>
Glastonbury, Somerset UK - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 08:27:45 (BST)I am trying to piece together bits of information that will enable me to find out what happened to some of my ancestors and their offspring. If there is anyone out there who might be able to offer anything that would help with this task then I should be most grateful. In particular I would like to be able to contact any descendants of the Crowther individuals who, at the time of the 1881 census, were residing at Apple House Terrace, Luddenden, and at Upper Heath Hall, Norland. John E. Crowther <email@example.com>
West Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 19:01:01 (BST)Stop the car park charges it will kill your town
Simon Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Newark, Notts UK - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 15:00:23 (BST)Great web site also the Mytholmroyd one
Australia UK - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 10:35:21 (BST)Hi!
Just browsing and thought I would look at the Education page of the HB web site. PLEASE could someeone update the info about Riverside. The OFSTED in July 1997 was damning BUT we have been out of Special Measures for 18mths now. Our SATs results were great and the school is looking good.
I wwould be happy to show anyone around the school. Just pop in for an appointment. I might even be available right away.
Riverside is right in the centre of town. Do come and see what is really happening!
Best wishes, Nikki Woodman Headteacher
Nikki Woodman Riverside Junior School <email@example.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 15:07:37 (BST)I went to Scaitcliffe School 1956 to 1959, any one else who went there? Born in Lydgate and lived in Lineholme and Lydgate until 1964 when I emmigrated to Australia. If you remember me please drop me a line to my daughters email and she will pass on the message and when I get my own computer (soon) I will keep in touch. Thanks Veronica
Veronica Machen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Melton South, Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 06:09:59 (BST)I LOVE YOUR SITE! mark (click to vote to keep love alive in our families)
UK - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 15:35:12 (BST)Hailing from a distant-cousin site, haslingden.org.uk, which I hope one day will grow to be as fascinating as this one. It's a credit to the community.
Jackie Collins <email@example.com>
Rossendale Valley, Lancashire UK - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 15:17:47 (BST)Me again, the lass from USA. Anyone out there know a Phil Watts of Haworth?? If so, contact me or have him get in touch, love to hear from him via email...thankxxx
Stamford, Connecticut USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 20:38:54 (BST)Hi, just stumbled across the Hebden guestbook as I was searching thru web for info on the author Glyn Hughes. Miss West Yorks. Lived there 95/96, based at Haworth. Currently living in New England area of the States, have done for most of my 34 years! Anyway, anyone who wants to send me an e, please do, love to be caught up to date on life in Yorkshire. Ta and toodles...
JoAnn Bertana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stamford, Connecticut USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 20:29:51 (BST)fantastic lil website-whatever happened about the Calder High reunion? happy birthday to the old place anyway! does anyone from there remember me?
does anyone know its website adress or has it not caught up with technology yet?!
Lois Dyer <email@example.com>
London, UK - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 15:53:54 (BST)Hi y'all :O)
,,as a former hebden-dweller (used to live at the Crow nest place just up from Wakeleys clog emporium), I happened upon your site. Reading the archives I found a letter from my now wife desperately trying to get in touch with me after I ran orf n' hid for a whiles, (Liz Musselman, Jan. 26 '99 )
Just in case any of you were wonderin' we got together, were married last Dec. and now live amongst all the forrests in Pennsylvania USA(the pine needles play havoc with your underware! )
Just like to say "Hi" to all the Bridge Rats,( Bob, there are some amazing engines around here for your next trike! ) and Fossit, (hey, we actually make Harleys here Dave !)
Ok, later y'all, we'll see you in a couple of weeks when we come over on vacation. Ian (Braces) <R1ghtrudder@aol.com>
Allentown, Pennsylvania USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 11:22:46 (BST)Patsy/John:
Further info on the word "mytholm."
In the book "A Century of Change: 100 Years of Hebden Bridge and District," it says: "A mytholm is a place where two streams meet, in this case the Colden Water joins the River Calder" (p. 120).
Tim Wilde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vancouver, Canada - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 04:45:36 (BST)Please support Liz's trek, in aid of Mencap. If it will help, here's some information about what this organization does in this area. Calderdale Mencap are wonderful! If it wasn't for their activities, my teenage daughter with special needs would have no social life. She has benefited from summer schemes, after-school club, youth club, and residentials (outdoor pursuits, etc.) and I know that if I needed them I could turn to them for advice or support in a crisis. The staff (many voluntary) are extremely caring and professional. They also provide facilities for younger children and adults or offer support in mainstream activities. If you support Liz's efforts, your money will be very well spent! Good luck, rather you than me!
Mytholmroyd, UK - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 09:48:55 (BST)Trek Patagonia
In March 2001 Liz Godfrey of Heptonstall will be trekking in Patagonia, Chile in aid of Mencap.
In the 12 days she will be away over 200 families will be told they have a child with learning difficulties.
Liz works as a support assistant in Calderdale specifically with such children and herself has a niece, Natalia, with Down's Syndrome.
Liz has pledged to raise £2,250 and is appealing for sponsors to help her achieve this target.
Anyone who may be interested can contact her by Telephone at 01422 84 3068 or via e-mail messages to Frances. Robinson@btinternet.com
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
Heptonstall Hebden Bridge, UK - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 20:53:39 (BST)I was born in Todmorden in 1960. We immigrated to Canada in 67. Just found this page tonight. Thought I would just drop a line. My uncle John lives in Mytholmroyd. Hope to get his e-mail soon
Michael Butterfield <email@example.com>
Fredericton, York, New Brunswick Canada - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 02:20:12 (BST)Patsy, while 'Myth' is reckoned to mean 'mid', I've seen two, rather contradictory, derivations of 'holm': either 'dry land above the (once) marshy valley floor' or 'low-lying land that is liable to flooding' (a bit like my house, then). 'Royd' is a clearing. Hebden Bridge refers to the old packhorse bridge in HB, which spans the River Hebden. When the bridge was built, HB was little more than a river crossing on the old packhorse route from Halifax and Burnley.
John Morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HB, UK - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 14:15:42 (BST)Can anyone let me know the meaning of Mytholm, and also the meaning of Hebden Bridge?
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire UK - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 19:25:38 (BST)Have just found your webb site, Peter and I often visit Bryan, Annie, Jimmy and Elwynn who live just outside Hebden. If anyone reading this knows them please say Hi from Susan and Peter. Hebden is a lovely town and the area around it is great. Today is a lovely September day and we would love to be walking in the countryside around Hebden now.
Susan Green <Susan.Green@education.camcnty.gov.uk>
Littlport, Cambridgeshire UK - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 12:44:48 (BST)I used the Hebweb to get in contact with an old
acquaintance from Pecket Well who lives
in BC. Great!
I went to Calder High in the early 50s and wonder
if there are people who remember Rita or Tony Cherry.
I have been in Canada for years.
Tony Cherry <email@example.com>
Princeton, British Columbia Canada - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 05:57:37 (BST)Nice to see the Shoulder of Mutton still going, spent some enjoyable nights in there after playing for Mytholm soccer club, are the stables still there?
john mcleod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maroochydore, Queensland Australia - Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 03:32:34 (BST)You lucky people. I came to HB today for a nostalgic visit after living there for a few years a few years ago.What a brilliant place - I don't know why I left now. I used to work at the garden centre in Walsden (enough said !) maybe that was why I left!!!!!!
Apart from that I thought that Tod and HB were really great . Please write to me if you remember me !!!!!!!I remember Janet and Ann who worked with me at garden centre flower shop. Janet had kids Alex and Jamie,Cath who did the vegetables, Vanessa. Ann Hinchliff and husband Dave and daughter Rachel. They lived at Oak Cottages I think in Tod/ walsden.Sorry I've been crap at keeping in touch. Please get in touch if possible. Best wishes ALISON>
Alison Benbow <email@example.com>
Liverpool, UK - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 01:08:22 (BST)John,
I think those are mole holes cos I've seen men in them with long sticks trying to beat the moles to death!!
Anni Bayliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Minera, Wales UK - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 19:02:27 (BST)Dunno, Anni, but I've seen some mysterious, sand-filled depressions. They seem to be all over the golf course.
John Morrison <email@example.com>
HB, UK - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 16:01:15 (BST)I recently heard that there was a stone circle on the 6th hole of Todmorden golf course. Can anyone tell me if this is true?
Anni Bayliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Minera, Wales UK - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 08:05:00 (BST)Wendy Molenda nee Haithwaite - I vaguely remember you from Riverside Junior School, and I think we bought your house when you moved to Australia if it was Ribstone House. We only stayed there just over a year, but loved all the different floors and rooms! Someone else mentioned Stewart Dalgliesh - does anyone Know where he is now? I went to Calder High from 1966 to 1971, then moved to the Isle of Wight, but still visit and often visit this great website. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me!
Gill Smith nee West <email@example.com>
Isle of Wight UK - Saturday, September 09, 2000 at 19:14:32 (BST)My partner and I are planning to visit Hebden Bridge the last week in October, and are looking for somewhere to stay, B+B. Not sure what is available, but we were hoping for the sort of place which caters for women especially. Can anyone help, at least with info, even if not directly able to offer a place. Look forward to hearing from someone.
Lulu Desmond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cheltenham, Glos UK - Friday, September 08, 2000 at 16:38:18 (BST)Picnic and meeting on Victoria Road Site at 1pm on Saturday Sept 9
Most of the 'straw bale' site in Victoria Raod is available for other uses. As there is a shortage of gardens in this area a community garden is an option. If your're interested bring yourself and a picnic
If it's raining or you can't make it call on Dave or Viv, 28 Victoria Road Tel: 842810
Catherine Price <email@example.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 20:14:32 (BST)Every now and again I nip onto this site just because one day I may know someone. I very rarely do as everyone is either older or younger than me. I am interested in people who were at Calderhigh from 1975 to 1980. My maiden name is Canty and I would love to hear from anyone especially Janice Fiona Jayne or Sally. I have moved away and have only been back a short while. It's true you always end up back where you started from and now I have a 13year old at CalderHigh.
Jackie Horne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Todmorden, Yorkshire UK - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 22:49:06 (BST)KAY DOHERTY Wondered where you had got to, contact me on the E-Mail address attached
todmorden, UK - Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 13:32:18 (BST)I remember you Lee Collyer (ref 26/7/00) I also left school in 1983. I was Joanne Greenwood, friends with Helen Jackson, Jayne Fawcett, Karen Glassbrook, Helen Barker to name but a few. Remember me?
Jo Tatham <email@example.com>
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge UK - Thursday, August 24, 2000 at 17:07:49 (BST)My better half's maiden name is Hebden and our two sons, Scott (23)and Colin (21) are leaving home and heading off to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland early in September.
Hebden Bridge (hopefully) will be a spot they visit. From pictures I have seen it looks beautiful and sure they would enjoy it.
Ross Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tsawwassen, British Columbia Canada - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 05:10:10 (BST)I've just stumbled upon this site by accident and was pleasantly suprised! I used to go out with somebody from Hebden Bridge, and even though the relationship ended quickly, I found the town quite charming, especially coming from an industrial town myself. I'd just like to say keep up the good work!
st helens, merseyside UK - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 04:32:18 (BST)If you or any one you know went to Hebden Bridge Youth House from 1971 to 1974 please e-mail me to let me know where you are now.
Todmorden, UK - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 Anybody short of a 5-a-side footballer? I have just moved into the area and am looking for a regular game of 5-a-side football and maybe a couple of pints after the game!
Heptonstall, UK - Saturday, August 12, 2000 Hi Auntie Ange, I see you have found the Heb Web, well done. Mum said that she had a great trip away with you.
I hear that you are now nicotine free, very well done, keep it up.
Jane Brown <email@example.com>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 12:17:02 (BST)Dear friends to be, in the Hebden Bridge area.
I used to live in HB, leaving for new adventures in the Middle East as a space to re-organise my life under new rules and conditions, not previously expected. I left for 2 years, in 1990, but got hooked into the Palestinian issue. I am still hanging in there breathless, with a mixture of hope and despair, as my friends and colleagues dream for a just peace and resolution, after more than a decade of waiting for their right to return disappears in a swirl of bad press and manipulation. But I leave in the first week of November, to return to HB area to find a peaceful nest to put down new roots for my next decade of renewal and reflection and a time for putting into print so much new learning about people, politics and passion.
I have some wonderful friends in the area, anticipating my return after 10 years of distant support and loving and encouragement. Yet I know that I also need to begin a dialogue with others, as yet unknown to me, who have also had to begin re-birthing, re-organising their perspectives on life, love, and moving into late middle age with new perspectives not expected as they experienced their earlier lives. Re- entering Britain ‘alone’, after more than 10 years is a challenge. Deciding on buying or renting a house sometimes overwhelms me with gut wrenching fear. Arriving without a job, seems like madness, but is actually OK. Memories of happier times often try to engulf me with loss and grief and looking stupidly over my shoulder at ‘ghosts of Christmas’ past’.
So here I am reaching out through this amazing electronic device, email, to put myself in touch with a range of interesting people struggling with creating and managing change, either from their own felt needs, or imposed by the unexpected twists of their previous life. I have heard of chat rooms, but must admit a terror of launching into cyber space. But Hebden offers such a feeling of love and support, engendered by my 6 years of living there and my 10 years of exile, fed by the love and concern of friends who care about me. So I know of the HB Bulletin Board and hope to begin a dialogue with potential new friends before I return in November.
My name is Julia
I love mountain walking and long for new companions in the hills. During the last 10 years I have been mostly on my own n the Himalayas, the Rockies, Mt. Kenya and mountains in Sweden, Spain, Negev, Lebanon, and Yemen. I long to re-discover the cool mists of our British hills and coastal walks. Anyone out there?
I love dancing….Arabic, Gabrielle Roth 5 Rhythms, jazz, just dancing free as a bird. II want to learn to tango. Anyone out there?
Music makes my soul soar, enriches my emotions, relaxes and inspires me, helps me let go; opera, folk, soul, love songs etc. I am learning to play the flute. Anyone out there?
I am starting out on a big adventure- living alone in a cottage in the Calder Valley, in view of such spectacular landscapes. I want to be able to put my boots on at any time, day or night, and step out onto those hills. I want to raise my head from my computer (writing so many adventures) and lose myself in the ageless green views, with their secret paths, and clog routes from farm to valley. I long for the safe protection of ancient dry walls as I brace myself from the biting wind and sip my coffee and lose myself in my dreams. Anyone out there?
I just want to know more lovely people who are breaking free and jumping off the cliff, and growing new wings as they fall.
Get in touch. It will be great getting to know each other.
Julia Gilkes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Larnaca, Cyprus - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 14:16:42 (BST)When I added my comments to guest list yesterday I forgot to add that when I lived up fairfield I Was Angela Moss - perhaps this information will help more people remember me - I hops so. Please e-mail me with any memories.
birkenhead, wirrasl. mersysideWhen i added my comments to guestlist I ommitterd to say that UK - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 08:43:17 (BST)have just dicovered H.B.Websiter and think it is wonderful. am new to computor but cant stop logging into your site. will anyone who remembers me send an e-mail. i left calder valley in the 60s but recently came back to visit my lifelong friend. there have been many changes particlarly up fairfield where i lived but the valley is still as beautiful as ever and the dock pudding is every bit as good as i remembered it.
please e-mail me on
angela stansfield <email@example.com>
Birkenhead, wirral merseyside UK - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 10:24:46 (BST)what a super site for an ex-pat to read. i am new to computor but now i have discovered H.B.Webs9ite I cant leave it alone, keep looking for familiar names and news. recently visited calder valley after many years absence, it is still as beautiful as ever, i did not appreciate its beauty as much when i lived there. left in 60s. how fairfield has changed. your dock pudding is still as good as ever. will anyone who remembers me drop me an e-mail. i was angela moss and lived up fairfield.
hope to hear from someone soon
birkenhead, wirral merseyside UK - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 10:16:51 (BST)Hi Viv - what a surprise - yes, I was Patsy Sutcliffe, and quite by chance I logged on to the HB website not long after you left your message. Will contact you again and give you some gen on the Calder High School reunion - what a gas that was!!!!!
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire UK - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 17:38:47 (BST)Came across the HB web site by accident - what a gem of a find !! Browsed the guestbook for ages and saw some familiar names. Patsy2@tesco.net - would that be Patsy Sutcliffe? Christine Richmond enquiring about Castle Carr - did you live in Old Town at Moorfield? We often did the walk. David Clegg - saw your 1956 Burnley Rd. school photo - you looked a bugger !!! How are you and Glenys? Long time no hear.
Would love to make contact with anyone who remembers me - Viv Williams (nee McFarland). Born Heptonstall 1949, lived in Old Town 'til 1960. Anyone remember Mrs Blackburn, Mrs Greenwood and the headmaster Mr Stephenson at Old Town Primary? We moved down into the valley - Birchcliffe, in 1960 and I attended Calder High 1961-68. Emigrated to S.A. in 1972 and have been here ever since.
Mum and Dad are Madge and Eric who left HB in '68 and now live on the coast at Bispham, but still visit regularly. Sister is Pauline and brother is David - now living in Tod.
Heard about the Calder High reunion - wish I could have been there. Anyone going to put some feedback about the event on the web?
Would you believe I met and eventually married a guy in S.A. who spent 7 years in Mytholmroyd prior to emigrating here in 1963. He's Mark Williams - attended Burnley Rd. school 1957-62.Anyone remember him?
We will be visiting HB towards the end of the year with a view to settling back in the UK. Your website has made us very homesick - keep up the good work. Viv Williams (nee McFarland) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu Natal South Africa - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 10:27:11 (BST)Hi, My name is Lee Collyer and I grew up in Mytholomroyd spending most of my time living at 24 The Square, Scout Road. My parents are called Ann and Bob. They were both regulars at the
'Shoulder'. I am currently trying to track down folks that I went to High School with. I was in the 5th form at Calder high in 83...WoW that was a long time ago!! If anyone can give me any leads I would greatly appreciate it.
Livin'in the USA
Lee Collyer <email@example.com>
San Diego, California USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 17:24:38 (BST)I think you should have a birds Eyes view of Hebden Bridge and all the small plases like dod naze and old town.
Scott Bates <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hebden Bridge, west yorkshire UK - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 21:57:02 (BST)Dear All
I am currently doing a book on the history of northern house's and would like any information about the old house on Burnley Road , CalderBank House - I think it is currently being used as an old people's home.
Please can any one E-mail any information they may have about the house
Any help will be credited in the book
George Connolly <email@example.com>
Wimbeldon, London UK - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 20:25:38 (BST)It was good to round off the festival with the Bloody Big Soul Band, and Doris and the Dinner Ladies. I must be the only person in town who'd never seen them before; I hadn't realised what a cult they are. I'm sad that the festival's over for another year; I was just beginning to get used to it. A tip of the hat to all the people who've worked so hard, behind the scenes, to add a little lustre to the summer months.
John Morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HB, UK - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 11:48:39 (BST)lee and i are from hebden and have lived away for a few years we miss it badley can't wait to come home for christmas, we have just (fingers crossed) almost bought a house in heptonstall, i would like to make some new friends before icome home,anyone?
mee and lee <none at present>
crumlin, northern ireland UK - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 15:37:05 (BST)Having noted the comments by Wendy Molenda (nee Haithwaite)(Australia) I most certainly remember you and my brother, Steven Green remembers you also. We lived at 5 Cliffe Street, directly opposite Stubbins School. The local sweet shop, as I am sure you will recall, was run by Mr and Mrs Pidgeon. Terry Mitchell, if you can remember, was the disabled man who lived on the corner of Balmoral Street, who was a really kind man. My brother, Steven, said you may remember a time when you were truly frightened at the top of Cliffe Street, up in the graveyard, where you had a nasty scare on a Halloween night one year. I am sure you also remember Mr Spencer, the Headmaster of Stubbins school, who later became the Head of Riverside.
My brother recalls having stone fights with your brother Christopher and Graham Lawrence! Other names you might remember are: Ann Fielding, Nigel Fielding, Terry Riley, Stuart Dalgleish, Margaret and Jean and Pamela Calver, who all lived in the area at the time.
I wish you well, Wendy. It brings back many memories, seeing your name on the Hebden Bridge Web.
Regards for the future.
Wendy McCann (nee Green)
Wendy McCann (nee Green) <email@example.com>
Manchester, Lancs UK - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 23:38:53 (BST)does anyone out there have any history on Ewood Cottages, Midgley Road, Mytholmroyd please?
Jo Tatham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, July 02, 2000 at 20:02:54 (BST)