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Does anyone remember my dad or granddad who both lived in Hebden Bridge/Heptonstall in the 1920/30/40's? My granddad's name was Sam Lappage and my grandma's name was Ina. My dad was John Webster Lappage. I know that Sam was not a local and would be particularly keen to know where he originally came from. I know that the family worked originally in a textile mill in Hebden -I believe my grandfather was a 'pattern setter'.
Susan Barnes <sb@rawdonx.demon.co.uk>
Leeds, West Yorks UK - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 18:43:02 (UTC)

hi to all in hebden bridge from an ex hebden bridge local my brother and sisters all still live in or around hebden bridge and i would love to hear from anyone who remembers me as mollie brennan.
mollie curtis <curtismollieuk@yahoo.co.uk>
cheltenham, gloucestershire UK - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 18:53:14 (UTC)
We are two students at Chipping Campden school and we are studying Wuthering Hights. If anyone out there has any information please contact us!
Azzie and Sarah <azziecannon@hotmail.com>
Chipping Campden, Gloucs UK - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 10:47:33 (UTC)
I have been looking at the Hebden Bridge website because we have a traveller staying with us at the moment from Hebden Bridge. His name is Ian Coates and he owns the Whitley Arches Garage. His son-in-law David Woodhead has the butcher shop. We are enjoying having Ian stay with us (even if he does talk funny - ha ha ha). Love the website - Hebden Bridge looks like a lovely place and we can't wait to visit one day. (VERY different to dry Alice Springs). Ian has been travelling around Australia on his motorbike (Africa Twin)and is enjoying himself immensely. He has been from Melbourne - Adelaide - across to Perth, up the West Coast to Darwin and now down to Alice Springs. His future plans involve a trip out to the Simpson Desert, Ayers Rock and then up to Cairns(Queensland) to travel back down the East Coast to Sydney. It is a delight to have Ian staying with us.
Samantha Higgins <samian@asiaonline.net.au>
Alice Springs, Nothern Territory Australia - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 01:31:27 (UTC)
I am looking to reunite with family of Alice Beaumont who lived on Slater Ave before 1990, or information of our descendents, family name: Gould, who lived in HB from the 1900õs onward.
Brian Ort <bort2@csc.com>
Washington, D.C. US - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 11:06:17 (UTC)
To anyone who knows or remembers me {especially Chas Williams,CHS1978-1983} I am visiting Hebden this summer so get in touch if you would like to meet up Best Wishes and John Mann for President Domonic
Domonic Mann <dom2000@zonnet.nl>
The Hague, The Netherlands - Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 19:22:21 (UTC)
National cycling festival this week, with Bike2work day tomorrow (20th). There's more info' at http://www.cyclingfestival.org.uk. As I work at home I won't be cycling TO work, but I'm going to buy a bike, so I can cycle to the shops and along the track from Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge when it's fully open. Any idea when that will be? The signs are still covered over at the moment.
Anne <anne.handley@lineone.net>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 16:01:34 (UTC)
I've heard that an old friend is living in your area, so if you know Nigel Mottershead (used to be stationed in W. Germany in the mid 80's), tell him that Banff says Hello!
S.H. <impcase@neptune.on.ca>
Aurora, Ontario Canada - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 22:19:24 (UTC)
BBC Radio wish to interview people from Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in connection with work in the mills. If anyone lived in a mill worker's cottage or worked in the woollen mills or can tell what life was like in the villages when the worsted and woollen mills were running (or if you know of anyone else who is prepared to be interviewed), please contact me. Interviews due to take place Tues, Wed and Thursday next week. The programme will be based around Glyn Hughes' book - Millstone Grit.
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 13:09:59 (UTC)
Anyone remember Nickie's Cafe - on Market Street, almost on the bridge? It was the place to go after school (Calder High) to hear the latest American Rock 'n' Roll stars (on the Jukebox) in the mid to late 1950's. Why was it pulled down?
Keith Stansfield <keith@sidebyside.freeserve.co.uk>
Otley, West Yorkshire UK - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 21:35:55 (UTC)
Well, Îmyõ party got in... though Iõm getting a feeling of deflation rather than exhilaration. I actually feel rather sorry for William Hague, a sincere and personable man who was promoted way beyond his abilities. I wonder about a party which, having chosen one lame duck (in John Major), went and made exactly the same mistake again. Only worse. And I wonder about the wisdom of the man who, despite having few leadership qualities, took on the job. But mostly I wonder about the Tory party. If, as I have long suspected, Hague was voted in merely to hold the fort during an unwinnable election, then, for their cynicism, the Tories deserve to be out of power for a generation. If, on the other hand, they honestly thought Hague was the man for the job, then you have to wonder about their judgement. Either way, itõs a shambles. Surely they canõt screw up three times in a row... but I bet they do. As a regular - but unenthusiastic - Labour voter, watching the Tory party implode into rancorous factions will be one of the few political highlights of the next few months.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
HB, UK - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 07:53:36 (UTC)
Has anyone got a photo of the cottages near Gibson Mill and\or the stepping stones and would you be prepared to send a scanned copy to the Hebden Web or the Mytholmroyd net so that we can help someone identify somewhere they once lived. Thanks in advance.
Frances <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 19:22:13 (UTC)
How bout that Johnny an Bob asks at the Info centre if a path is closed but still uses it when told that it is closed. Nice to see the responsible people are still to the fore. I don`t like the fact that paths are closed but I ain`t stupid enough to chance carrying foot n mouth around. Closures may be wrong but some people just like to go against the flow for the hell of it.
Mytholmroyd UK - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 11:29:19 (UTC)
my sister audrey bagshaw lives in hebden if anyone knows her tell her anne says hi and when is she coming for avisit.
anne zaffron <netnannie@caringheartsofnm.com>
albuquerque new mexio usa - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 03:40:42 (UTC)
When I was in Hebden Bridge in 1940/41, there was only one car that I saw during the whole year. It belonged to a Mr.Bushell who ran a shop in the end cottage next to the weir. Yes, of course, the big event, the army snowplough. Other than that I saw nothing mechanical. Not even a water tap to turn on. There was a well outside the door. Wonderful time to be five though.
Stan Pierce <spierce@bigpond.net.au>
Brisbane, Australia - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 02:27:49 (UTC)
HELLO THERE! just been for a walk along the old haworth road, tourist info told us it was closed but we saw no signs, walk up the main road past peckett well and then take a left turn and head down the valley, we did end up on open moorland as we were coming down into haworth and there were signs there, really spooky on the tops with not a soul to be seen, anyway i think half this foot and mouth thing is scare tactics that have caused the problems, if the media wasnt so fond of boradcasting pics of burning pyres et al then maybe there would still be a tourist industry, as for the crags being closed, pathetic, who makes these crazy decisions? ! i tell you who - William Hagues' lot they think this is even more an excuse to exclude us from the countryside, THIS LAND IS OUR LAND!
johnny an bob <k155this@yahoo.co.uk>
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire UK - Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 15:53:06 (UTC)
Nice to see a web site on Hebden. I have visited the town quite a few times,staying at the Nutclough House Hotel. I have been to places like Stoodley Pike, Hardcastle Crags and lots more, and your place, in my opinion is amongst the best places in England to visit
Kjell Avendal <eiksiden@start.no>
Egersund, Rogaland County Norway - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 08:28:28 (UTC)
Hi from Australia...I have a pen friend..Mandi Johnson from HB and will visit some day soon..from the web page photos it looks like a brilliant place to live...would love to hear from anybody who is interested in Oz... Kevin Mc
Kevin McNamara <kevymac@ozemail.com.au>
Cranbourne North, Victoria Australia - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 02:33:36 (UTC)
Hebden Bridge is an excellant place with a fantastic nightlife. The people are really friendly and it is a lot cheaper than London, which is very good thing for a place to aspire to.
Greg Gavaghan <gregory.gavaghan@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk>
London, London UK - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 15:49:26 (UTC)
I am looking to find an old friend called rod mcmillan. he used to live in Mytholm and Mytholmroyd in the school house with his wife janet. has anyone got any news of him?
L Birtles <l a birtles@aol,com>
CHESHIRE UK - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 18:59:13 (UTC)
It's wonderful that the Hebden Bridge web site should receive the message from the relatives of William Holt. I for one hope that they will enlighten us further with any information which might put the books or the records straight. A fascinating subject. Local historians too will be most interested I am sure.
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Friday, May 18, 2001 at 09:08:59 (UTC)
Ah, with each passing day the memories becomes more shadowy and greyer, but thanks to this site those 'senior moments' are banished for the duration of my 'surfing' the site. Once again, well done all concerned...still awaiting emails from Hebden.
Stevan Mrvos <augchef@yahoo.com>
St. Augustine, Florida USA - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 12:38:56 (UTC)
Hi again Iam aninternet novice and would like to add information to my previous entry. My comments were meant for Roy Stockdill in response to his History of Billy Holt who was my father.I was born in 1929. regards again to Roy. Vince Holt snr.
vincent william holt <vince.holt1@bigpond.com>
serpentine, perth western australia - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 09:32:47 (UTC)
read your history of Billy Holt and feel it is nice to see him remembered. You mention gleaning some information from a book and I would be interested in the title and author as many events listed are factually incorrect. I am his only son and I would venture to say I knew him better than any other man alive today. Keep up the good work. Reguards, Vince Holt snr.
vincent william holt <vince.holt1@bigpond.com>
serpentine, perth western australia - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 03:10:29 (UTC)
Hello, I am the eldest grandson of the late William "Billy" Holt. I came across your excellent site while searching for material on my great Grandfather and discovered the articles so well written by Roy Stockdill. The Holt family is by no means dead!. We are alive and well and multiplying in this great country of Australia. Kind regards to all back there.
Vince Holt (Jnr) <Triggerau@yahoo.com.au>
Waroona, Western Australia Australia - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 07:14:23 (UTC)
Hi, I used to go to the Shoulder of Mutton, Blackshawhead in the seventies. Any old friends out there?
Brent <lynda@brrm.demon.co.uk>
Blackpool, UK - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 20:49:56 (UTC)
Hi Can anyone recommend a good guidebook of bridle path rides throughout calderdale? Does anyone want to join up for rides particularly over Little Toothill way. Is there anyone out there who would like to carriage drive? I have little shetlands who would love to go out for a drive but I am new to the area.
shirley barnes <shirley.barnes@btinternet.com>
Mossley, UK - Saturday, May 05, 2001 at 08:40:48 (BST)
ASHWORTH of Calderside; I am researching my family who farmed at Higher and Lower Rawtenstall in Calderside just west of Heptonstall in the 18th and 19th centuries. If you have any information which might be useful please contact me. Thanks.
Alexander Ashworth <alex@manifestnet.com>
Parkgate Road, London UK - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 12:53:51 (BST)
Does anyone have any information on violet hetty roberts and thomas moore who were in Hebden Bridge in1921. I am researching my family tree and my grandmother was born at eaves hill cottages 1921 which I could not find when i visited any info apreciated. Also can anybody tell me about the history of the eaves area .
JASMIN MOORE <JASMIN.M1@tinyworld.co.uk>
Bradford, West Yorkshire UK - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 00:19:04 (BST)
I would just like to say how important it is to have computer shops in hebden bridge. I have found them really useful, and it is a chance for others to learn all about the computer world. Keep up the good work everyone
James Leaver <james_leaver@hotmail.com>
hebden bridge, west yorkshire UK - Friday, April 27, 2001 at 19:04:26 (BST)
Class of '45 A reunion of those who entered Form One at Hebden Bridge Grammar School in 1945 is being arranged for October this year. Any member of this class who has not been contacted may obtain details from me. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Alice Booth, Barbara Gibson, Patricia Higgins, Beth Parker, Mark Holmes, Michael Wilson, Please get in touch.
Ina Lord <INA@ilord6.freeserve.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 17:16:28 (BST)
Anyone want to stay in calderdale free of charge from 24th july to 16 th august?I don't think this counts as an ad - more of a message ? Free house in exchange for looking after 1 excellent dog and cat ?
mo <mowagner@psion.net>
hebden bridge, UK - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 13:45:29 (BST)
good web page but not alot of info of the brass bands in hebden bridge!!! that lets it down ps brill
rick <rickmaster2001uk@yahoo.com>
hebden bridge, UK - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 13:12:11 (BST)
I am soon to be married in Hebden Bridge and would like to say how attached I am to my home town and I love to come back as often as I can. Fond memories and fab pubs! It was brilliant to find a website dedicated to the place I love.
Rebecca Denning <Rebecca_Denning@hotmail.com>
Luton, Beds UK - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 08:38:48 (BST)
In the late 70's early 80's I knew a David Hughes who came from Skelmersdale (well, Upholland), lived for a while in Hulme and I heard had moved to Hebden Bridge - I know that this is a long shot, but if anyone knows him/is him and fancies getting in touch then please do. Ta.
Jeff Parry <j@jeffparry.freeserve.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 00:33:23 (BST)
Excellent web site. Would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows me in UK or overseas, Maurice Jones Jones Newsagents. Market St.1928-67. Crown St.1967-89 maurice@micromundi.net
Maurice Jones <maurice@micromundi.net>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 19:44:32 (BST)
hi, i am a student from huddersfield uni and i'm doing a dissertaion on the issue of third world debt and what people think should be done about it. If anyone has any views at all about the issue especially concerning whether we should help pay it then could you please send me your views as they would be extremely helpful
floody <s9801624@hud.ac.uk>
huddersfield, west yorks UK - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 15:33:30 (BST)
Hi! I'm in Malaysia on my gap year at the moment. I've only been here for a month and a half but already miss Hebden like mad - if anyone from home wants to give me a bell I'd be a very happy person! :)
Io Fox <iofox@hotmail.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 13:38:39 (BST)
Hello,Hebden.I miss Hebden Bridge.I lived there for a year in 1996.If anybody (in Heb)interested in Japan,please send e-mail to me.
Shiggy <shiggy@lady.ac>
Kasamatsu, Gifu Japan - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 19:35:17 (BST)
does anybody out there know lynne and terry wilson of jimboomba? say hi and luv from janet and dave xx of hull are they on net? send e-mail if yes
janet turner <dave@1521.karoo.co.uk>
hull, east yorkshire UK - Monday, March 26, 2001 at 20:15:55 (BST)
Wonderful to see Hebden Bridge on the Website and go down memory lane.
Hannah Phillip <phillip2@chariot.net.au>
Barossa Valley, South Australia Australia - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 13:19:13 (GMT)
Does anyone know Carolyn Samson/Sansom a 6ft redheaded midwife, friend of Anne Collinge? A friend is enquirying
Paul Vernon <pav@nerc.ac.uk>
Swindon, Wilts UK - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 15:05:58 (GMT)
My family is originally from England. My father hopes to visit someday. We enjoy your Web Site very much! Ellen Hebden
Ellen Hebden <KUPCKE1@aol.com>
Scranton, Lackawanna United States - Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 02:37:12 (GMT)
G'day from Australia I was born in HB in 1961 my dad was Keneth Horner my mun was Arlene (sheeran) was her maiden name. Do I have any relatives there or does anyone remember my dad or mum Also does anybody remember Edy Cocker or Florence Sheeran my grandma We moved to Australia in 1976 from Cumberland, but lived in HB for a while surely someone must remember my dad or mum - love to here from you - sharon
sharon horner <mred@rivernet.com.au>
75B Rickard Road , Unanderra Australia - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 07:38:57 (GMT)
In April last year I posted a message addressed to anyone who knew (or knew of) my mother, Edith Winifred Tennant daughter of James H Tennant, married to my father at Salem Chapel in 1924. In particular.. if the US citizen who responded last year sees this - please get in touch.. New news of Hubberholme connection etc awaits.
James Turner <james.turner4@ntlworld.com>
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire UK - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 12:13:25 (GMT)
In the 1980's I lived in Huddersfield and used to go to Hebden Bridge with my friends for quiet nights out and currys! One of my friends lived in Hebden Bridge, but we lost touch when I moved away. His name is Michael Parker and he lived in a house up a steep drive. He worked for his father at a clothing company in Hebden Bridge. I know he got married late 1980's ish. Does any one know him or how I can contact him?
Gill <hobie61@hotmail.com>
North Wales, Wales - Saturday, March 17, 2001 at 08:39:40 (GMT)
Hi, Greetings from Finland.
Jari Peltonen
FINLAND - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 17:16:57 (GMT)
I lived in Hebden Bridge !952 to 1956 and attended Stubbings school. Brothers Frank and Robert and sister Arlene. Just wondering if anyone remembers any of the family.
Stuart Sheeran <stuartnarelle@optusnet.com.au>
Mt Keira, New South Wales Australia - Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 02:01:43 (GMT)
Hey, anybody from calder High 1981 - 1986 living in London and fancy meeting up?
Amanda Smith <mandy@corpex.com>
London, UK - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 18:08:22 (GMT)
Anyone from TODMORDEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1950ish, love to hear from you. Joy(ce)
Joy Kingsbury Cannon <jkingsbury1@msn.com>
Orangevale, California, USA., UK - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 07:39:18 (GMT)
Hi, I am Stewart Stott, now living in Dunedin, New Zealand. I attended Heptonstall Junior School from 1948-1953, Caldervalley Junior School, Hebden Bridge and then Calder High, Mytholmroyd until 1957. My Grandfather & Father had a business in Market Street, W.B. Stott, hardware & ironmongers. I would very much like to hear from any of the kids that I knew when I lived in Hebden Bridge. I left HB in 1961 after my father died, with my mother Sadie Stott, who has since died and my 2 brothers, Graham & Alan. I have lived in New Zealand for the past 40 years. I revisited Heptonstall & Hebden Bridge in 1991 and again in 2000 and have made a few contacts. I would love to hear from anyone out there who remembers me. Regards, Stewart Stott
Stewart Stott <delstewart@xtra.co.nz>
Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 05:02:45 (GMT)
Hello Hebden! Street lights are fine on Market Street! Just moved into town and am opening and video production and graphics company. Will keep you posted!
James Delargy <jamesdelargy@yahoo.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 18:20:28 (GMT)
In reply to N Yorke I was led to believe yesterday that the Liberal candidates won the recent Birchcliffe Ward local elections.
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 08:30:10 (GMT)
does anybody know andy camies adress ? he lives at bridge lanes 71 if anyone does please be so kind to send me it....
karina joergensen <karina_joergensen@hotmail.com>
copenhagen, denmark - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 18:29:11 (GMT)
Does anybody know the results of the recent elections in the Birchcliffe Ward?
N Yorke <nyorke>
UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 17:55:27 (GMT)
Erm...Is there anybody out there who was at Calder High from '84-'91? Not that I really care but, you know, just wondered.
Mike Thackray <MikeThackray@aol.com>
York, UK - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 22:04:03 (GMT)
Very impressive site!!! I am doing a One-Name Study on the HARDCASTLE family from Nidderdale and I am interested in detailed information about the HARDCASTLE CRAGS (history etc.). Would you be so kind and let me know, where I could get this information? Regards Mike from Germany
Michael Hardcastle <mike@hardcastle.de>
Moenchengladbach, North-Rhine Westphalia Germany - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 12:38:36 (GMT)
Searching for relatives of Willie & George Wrigley & Gwendoline Flynn nee Wrigley all born in HB c.1900. I am daughter of George trying to trace any family members still in the area.
Elizabeth West (nee Wrigley) <west.millbrook@tinyworld.co.uk>
Northampton, UK - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 23:20:11 (GMT)
Just checking on the old Hebden pages, it makes me miss home. Hi to all those we know us, we are looking for replys with Hebden type news - its very quiet out here. Love to all Jim and Jane
Jane <Jim.Brierley@libertysufr.fr>
France - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 01:04:13 (GMT)
Hi...I'm Adam Woodruff and I'm a 21 year old student studying in Wales. I was brought up on Dodnaze (4 Manor Drive),from 1980 (when I was born) till 1990. My best friends were called David Round, Daniel Senior and Mark Agley. I attended Stubbings school then later went to Mythom church school. Does anybody remember me at all as I would like to talk about the good old days. Or does anybody remember my sister Amanda or my parents Margaret and Alan if so please contact me so I could tell them because I'm sure they would like to have a chat. Thank you. Seeya soon.
Adam Woodruff <WoodruffAdam@hotmail.com>
Walsall, West Midlands UK - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 18:22:40 (GMT)
Tsk, tsk... Itõs those naughty boys from Tod again, having a merry jape. Theyõll be nicking our maypole next. God, wouldnõt it be awful if those golden arches were hoisted in our little gritstone town? Could we see off the might of MacDonalds? Iõd like to think so. Man the barricades, comrades. But a decent Burger King... well, that would be a different story. Whoppers all round...
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
HB, UK - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 11:11:32 (GMT)
We have spoken with Robert Parker of McDonalds and he says that he has not posted any message on our guestbook and will contact us when he has found out whether there are any plans to open Macdonalds in our area. Although we have enjoyed the spoof, in future messages without valid emails may be removed and those discussing local issues will be moved to the discussion forum which is our preferred arena for debate.
Webmaster <webmaster@penninepens.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 13:49:09 (GMT)
I have just been reading the Heb web and I can help with some of the questions about the new lighting programme. At the moment the A646 is maintained by Lancashire County Council on behalf of the Highways Agency (I do not personally think that this is a good idea). Calderdale will take back the responsibility in 2003 but we have said that it must be in good repair when we do, and this includes the lights. The lighting system was ready for renewal, we were constantly receiving complaints from local residents that lights were out. In fact quite a large section is still out at Fallingroyd. Lancashire have told me that it is being replaced with a better system than we have at the moment. So when Calderdale takes over the responsibility, we will have a better and more reliable system in place, fewer repairs will need doing therefore benefiting all the local taxpayers. The cost of doing this work is around a quarter of a million pounds, but Calderdale Council Tax payers are not having to find this money. Having this work done now stops the costs falling only on Calderdale people. Everybody in the country is paying towards it through their income tax which spreads the costs out very much. Another query that caught my attention was about Mytholm flats. I would be interested to hear more on this, as I am not aware of any such plans. The only plan that I am aware of is that Mytholm flats will be included in the transfer of council housing stock to Pennine Housing later in the year.
Councillor Jane Brown <jane@jflb.freeserve.co.uk>
Liberal Democrat Luddendenfoot ward, UK - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 18:13:37 (GMT)
It would be a disgrace if a MacD was built in Hebden. I would hope the planning application would never be approved. We don't need one. Rob Parker clealry has little idea what Hebden is like, I strongly suggested he were to visit.
N Yorke
UK - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 17:54:54 (GMT)
Hello Todmorden, my name is Rob Parker. I am the North West regional manager of McDonalds. After browsing through your reviews of local eateries I feel public opinion is that of disappointment. It gives me great pleasure to announce that McDonalds are looking to acquire business premises in either Todmorden or nearby Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge is currently undergoing a period of transformation. I don't know if you are aware of the Cinema restructuring and retail developement currently underway. Oldfield Watsons Building Company are as I write relocating to nearby Mytholmroyd to make way for this new venture. Todmorden however offers us a choice of directions with our plans. The Abraham Ormerod building situated near the Bus terminal provides us with an ideal opportunity to create Todmorden's first Drive thru food outlet. The unused premises (formerly Barclays bank) at White Hart Fold could be an opportunity for a smaller outlet. We at McDonalds are very interested in local opinion, all your thoughts and views will be given great consideration. Edited by - Robert Parker on 26 Jan 2001 20:27:29
Robert Parker
UK - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 17:51:11 (GMT)
Yes, it's rather troubling that people have stopped contributing to the guestbook, and have started talking to each other instead... in the streets, pubs and coffee shops.
John Morrison
HB, UK - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 11:51:01 (GMT)
It appears that the dialogue on the guestbook has dried up. It's a shame that we residents haven't much to say to each other- even the street light trail has gone cold!!! I have it on good authority that the flats at Mytholm are soon to be no more-can anyone confirm this? Yet more valuable housing stock about to be replaced by high rent corporate-owned shacks!!!!!
Janice <codroe@btinternet>
hebdenbridge, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 21:32:22 (GMT)
Hello Hebdon, Can anyone find me Bret and Lisa Shaw's address,phone or Email? It's been a while since I wrote. Carol, how are you? Hope you visit the swings and the dam and Bob's store as I do often in my dreams.
Richard Shortall <fettfan85@aol.com>
Queens Village, NY USA - Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 05:13:53 (GMT)
Love the site, I visited HB in Oct 1999 and began to trace my Father's family, I am interested if anyone can give me details of the long destroyed St. John's Church, HB? or know anything of a George Wrigley or a Willie Wrigley, architects and decorators in the town?
Elizabeth West <west.millbrook@tiny.com>
Northampton, UK - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 18:40:30 (GMT)
What an excellent web-site..... Just when I was feeling very Hebden Bridge sick; I switch on my PC & there you are! I'm now miss respectable(ish) Recruitment Consultant working in the City & living in Leggo-land surburbia. The days spent staggering around the pubs in Hebden & attending & performing @ the Little Theatre were very happy days..... So, if anyone wants to drop me a line......well, I look forward to your E-mail! HEBDEN BRIDGE: CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!!!
Olivia Spruce <OliviaSpruce@aol.com>
Barton-le-Clay, , Bedfordshire UK - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 02:41:59 (GMT)
I was very happy to discover the Hebden Bridge site the other evening as it has brought back many good memories. I was a visitor in the area for several months back in the winter of 1993/94. A big Hello to Dot & Mick and, hhmmmm, wondering if there are any Chameleons fans among you? :)
Karen Pratt Smith <kprattsmith@aol.com>
Saint Paul, Minnesota USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 23:44:05 (GMT)
Does anyone know a poem by Ted Hughes called "The Sanitary Inspector"? We've had an enquiry from Glasgow and can't place it. Tried books to hand, the Ted Hughes page and all the usual search engines. Could be a one-off for a newspaper or something. Thanks!
Felicity Potter <bookcase@btconnect.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 09:53:18 (GMT)
Not only do we get new street lamps,we also get some new signs too! Like the one over the canal at Pismire Hill.A shiny new sign saying "Rochdale Canal" right next door to an older, but by no means defunct sign also saying "Rochdale Canal" Now that's what I call a waste of taxpayer's money.
Wayne <wayne@ogden27.freeserve.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 16:39:50 (GMT)
Couldn't help but chuckle to myself over the lamp issue and the disruption that installation seems to have caused...I was born and raised in Hebden Bridge and lived there for 40 years havig only moved to present location 15 months ago. I miss Yorkshire and Her hills more than I can say but you know...? One thing I dont miss is those blessed traffic lights and road disruptions!!! I dont have to go through a single traffic light in my day to day routine, and street lights are a thing unknown in Somerset. Takes a bit of getting used to..,but oh how nice it is to go out on a dark moon and see those stars without any light poluution what so ever. Blessings PS Its fascinating to know that the advantage of the new lights is that people can see where their dogs are depositing Please tell me there are other advantages too????
Heather Barker <Morganawst@aol.com>
Glastonbury, Somerset UK - Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 13:42:20 (GMT)
Two cheers for the new lamps! How happy we are that dog-owners can now avoid stepping in their dogsõ shit. Oh, just one more thing: when the pavements of Hebden Bridge are full, could dog-owners please empty their pooches elsewhere?
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
HB, UK - Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 14:35:14 (GMT)
if somebody has a problem with all the new lamps in hebden bridge please forward them to jane as she is short of one or two! I, on the other hand, am in favour of the new lamps as i can now see where my dog is depositing- and thus avoid standing in it!!!!!
janice <codroe@btinternet.com>
hebdenbridge, w.yorkshire UK - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 23:41:07 (GMT)
Further on the new lamp posts we are getting. If anyone is having difficulty getting to the shops on the footpaths in Mytholmroyd albeit with prams, wheelchairs, disabled scooters or on foot please contact me and I will pass the complaints to our local councillors. The only way on Friday last anyone could get to the Co-op one way and the Hardware Shop and Chemists the other way was by going into the road. The work I believe is going to take something like 20 weeks or more to complete.
http://www.mytholmroyd.net <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.net>
UK - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 22:25:48 (GMT)
I totally agree with Frances, the positioning of the new lamp posts is questionable in some places they have very nearly created a slalom course. Also what are the two sets of short metal posts either side of the road at Mytholmroyd one set of which is at the central bus stop, and the other outside the memorial gardens?
Nigel <nigel@mytholmroyd.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 21:11:00 (GMT)
I'm glad someone decided to ask about the new street lamps. It isn't so much the fact that we are getting them that amazes me - I am sure there is good reason - but I can't believe the amount of disruption being caused in the doing of it. Where new lamps are being situate between Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd the pavement is impassable with barriers and piles of sand totally obstructing the pavement. Job creation maybe as Nigel suggests - but who for - the ambulance service.
Frances Robinson <Frances.Robinson@btinternet.com>
UK - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 20:05:46 (GMT)
There were certainly floods Ann, I've seen the pictures.
andrew <akirby@lineone.net>
Scunthorpe, UK - Saturday, January 13, 2001 at 19:17:49 (GMT)
It seems to me that the new street lights being put up in the area are simply a case of job creation.
Nigel <nigel@mytholmroyd.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 23:54:18 (GMT)
Anybody know why we had to have new street lights - at such great expense and inconvenience? The old ones looked fine to me, or were there floods of complaints about them not being quite tall enough!
Anne <A.Handley@cabi.org>
Mytholmroyd, UK - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 12:41:03 (GMT)
Hello any relations of the family of Vernon Bancroft, who married Emma Jane Tucker in the late 1800's. I believe their daughter Hilda used to own a clothes shop - certainly in the 1950-1960's on George Square, and she was a friend of my Aunt, Lilian Tucker. I am researching my family who are the descendants of Thomas Tucker, plasterer and painter of Old Gate, 1854 to 1911. Please contact me if you can. I am looking for family anecdotes to help support other research Hopefully Brenda Townsend.
Brenda Townsend <Tiggys.Place@Nationwideisp.net>
Ruislip, Middx UK - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 14:48:01 (GMT)
Looking for things to do in Hebden Bridge. I will be visiting my sister in August 2001. Hebden Bridge appears to be a very attractive town. Looking forward to meeting the people.
Martin Thomas <res04dmp@gte.net>
Portland, Oregon USA - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 06:15:54 (GMT)
I was at Hebden Grammar/Calder High,from 46 to 51 (yes a long time ago)I wonder where all my classmates are-Shirley Pickles,John Harrison,Ruth Astin,Norman Greenwood,Peter Greatorex,Sheila clark,Jean Lister,Keith Pickles, Norman Riley et al.
Shirley Seaton (Howard) <Shirley Seaton @ fs mail.net>
Wooburn Green , Bucks. UK - Monday, January 08, 2001 at 21:47:26 (GMT)
Hi just dropped in to see if any old freinds out there if so send reply planning on coming to UK sometime this year and would like to get in touch with some old friends went to Calder High 78to83
Simon Riley <Shaymen84965@cs.com>
Raleigh, North Carolina USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 18:26:51 (GMT)
Has anybody got any 5-a-side football going ? I've just moved up here and am looking for a bit of exercise followed by a couple of beers. So if you've got some 5-a-side going and are short of a player please let me know
Brian Stevens <brian_stevens@tesco.net>
Luddendenfoot, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 13:25:00 (GMT)
i live up eave hebden bridge is my home town and a nice little village
chris middlton <chrisscottmidd@hotmail.com>
hebden bridge, yorkshire (west) UK - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 17:34:43 (GMT)
Hi just logged into your site for the first time. Iheard of it through my brother who lives in Trail, BC, Canada I lived in Canada until 1993 when I retired and returned to the UK. My sister lives in Mytholmroyd and I have numerous relations who live in Dodnaze, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Anyway it is a good site and I will be logging on again. Bye for Now.
Ken S Ogley <Ken_s@ogley16.freeserve.co.uk>
Tiverton, Devon UK - Friday, January 05, 2001 at 20:41:48 (GMT)
Hello All I stumbled upon this site in search of genealogy information. I am a 29th generation Greenwood, a direct descendant of the original Wyomerus de Greenwode of Greenwood Lee. I'd be interested if anyone knows what the status of the Greenwood farms and homesteads that stood there as recently as the turn of the 19th/20th century. I look forward to hearing from any and all of you. Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year from the United States.
Tom Greenwood <tag@ma.ultranet.com>
Sudbury, Massachusetts US - Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 04:02:04 (GMT)
Just to wish everyone in Hebden and area a very Happy New Year. If my name rings a bell with anyone get in touch, i would love to hear from you
Domonic Mann <dom2000@zonnet.nl>
The Hague, The Netherlands - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 17:24:30 (GMT)
Brought back many, many memories. Was brought up in Lepton and went to school in Huddersfield. The photos just looked so familiar. Will visit this site again. Have lived in Australia since 1969 and been back to Yorkshire once, still have family in the UK.
Denise Dadson <ddadson@fan.net.au>
Jimboomba, Queensland 4280 Australia - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 02:13:32 (GMT)

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