Hebden Bridge Web

Woven in the Pennine hills



Hebweb Guestbook
January-June 98

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I'm well impressed with the site, View from a bridge and the photo's. However Hebden Bridge's true claim to fame must be the chip butties on sale at the chip shop near the Spar. Any chance of a mail order service being set up?
P J <PJSharp@ybs.co.uk>
clifton, Brighouse UK - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 10:35:01 (BST)
Totally Amazing!!! There is finally for the first time this year some art in the tourist information office, even if it is advertising the festival. Can we see some more rather than the kitsch we have had so far this year? Simonvinyl@aol
Simon <Simonvinyl@aol>
HB, UK - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 14:22:23 (BST)
Totally Amazing!!! There is finally for the first time this year some art in the tourist information office, even if it is advertising the festival. Can we see some more rather than the kitsch we have had so far this year? Simonvinyl@aol
Simon <Simonvinyl@aol>
HB, UK - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 14:22:05 (BST)
What a great site! It makes me 'home-sick'.Would love to hear from folks here in the land of unrelenting sunchine and surf.The HB Festival pages are great. Not planned during 'wakes' as when Jeff Nuttal & I did it! I show the photo gallery to US friends and they all ask "Why did you ever leave?" and then I mention the rain. 'Nuff said! My best to all.
Stevan Mrvos <mrvos@aug.com>
St. Augustine, Florida USA - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 15:01:59 (BST)
Bob! Two postings from you... Two gratuitous mentions of chasing sheep. Strange...
John Morrison
HB, UK - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 08:06:40 (BST)
John! after reading your latest effort I would stick to chasing sheep mate!
New Zealand Bob
Sheep Dip - Monday, June 22, 1998 at 07:17:53 (BST)
Anyone got a retrieval programme that can get at a mis-deleted database. I would be very grateful.
Simon Stewart <Simonvinyl@aol>
HB, UK - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 12:25:28 (BST)
Let's have a re-rack...
John Morrison
HB, UK - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 18:36:10 (BST)
You should have been playing me and Simon Booth anyway! we wuz robbed. Sack the committee!
Dave Gavin
Old Town, UK - Thursday, June 18, 1998 at 10:23:12 (BST)
Hey, Mark, thanks for reminding me about that pool drubbing; I had almost got over the humiliation...
John Morrison
HB, UK - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 15:29:35 (BST)
So, the 15 year old girl is back hom after 3 days 'on the run'. Hopefully, in contrast to her Fathers comments on Calendar News, she will be in trouble. She has wasted valuable police time and created needless worry for her parents and friends. If my son, who is around the same age, acted in this way, he wouldn't sit down for a month I can tell you that!
John Wainwright
Old Town, Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 12:35:05 (BST)
no bob, john morrison's the one me and 'big john booth' dumped out of the doubles knock out at pool. buzzin'!
Mark 'gabbas' Gavin
Old Town, UK - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 12:27:33 (BST)
I know you John Morrison, your the bloke who invented Virgin wool.{off a sheep that can run fast}
New Zealand Bob <bob a job.well.com.au>
sheepdip, wellington New Zealand - Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 04:37:59 (BST)
Pedant: I can't blame a "comprehenziv educashun" for my lamentable spelling. At my public school we were trained to be spies, ambassadors and respected members of the ruling class. Spelling wasn't a big priority; we had fags to do the menial stuff. Unfortunately, I slipped through the net and emerged from my five years of institutionalised brutality with only an O Level in buggery and a host of intriguing neuroses.
John Morrison
HB, UK - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 12:37:42 (BST)
Yes, Jim, both still open...
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 09:40:44 (BST)
Anyone over there that can tell me if the Dusty Miller is still open in Mytholmroyd? and the market in Hebden Bridge?.
J E McLeod <jim@corplink.com.au>
Aspley, Australia UK - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 05:48:31 (BST)
I se John Morris On's speeling chekker woz on holliday this weak, 'tires', 'rehursal', 'defenseless'. So this is wot comprehenziv educashun's orl abowt then. Content 11/10 (as usual). Speeling 2/10.
A Pedant
Planet Zob, UK - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 00:21:47 (BST)
I love the site. Well done. God bless you
Bob Topor <bobtopor@aol.com>
mountain view, California US - Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 15:22:31 (BST)
Great site! My family were originally from this area. I was born in London 1940 and now live in South Australia. My father John just had his 80th Birthday and I'm looking for any information on the name of Hepton. Can anyone help? Thanks to all.
Ann Hepton <jandra@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 04:12:29 (BST)
buzzing website man.
adam stead <a_stead@hotmail.com>
Old Town, UK - Tuesday, June 09, 1998 at 11:12:00 (BST)
What a delight to come upon your site. I have two sisters who live in Hebden Bridge - Clare McNamee and Lucy McNamee. I have been to HB and absolutely love it. If anyone knows my sisters - tell them hello; tell them I love them; and tell them that I will be coming to Great Britain, Ireland, and Germany during the Christmas holidays-1998.
Simon and Georgette McNamee <mcnamee@chipshot.net>
Vernon, Texas, USA - Monday, June 08, 1998 at 02:07:21 (BST)
One of the best and informative website for a town we have seen, it looks so beautiful .Pitty more tourists dont get up that way instead of doing just the London thing ..Now we know what was meant when someone said o yee green and merry land....or words to that effect ..we,ll certainly get up there next time we visit the U.K..Fabulous countryside......
Daniel Fay. <mousely@actrix.gen.nz>
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 11:18:54 (BST)
One of the best and informative website for a town we have seen, it looks so beautiful .Pitty more tourists dont get up that way instead of doing just the London thing ..Now we know what was meant when someone said o yee green and merry land....or words to that effect ..we,ll certainly get up there next time we visit the U.K..Fabulous countryside......
Daniel Fay. <mousely@actrix.gen.nz>
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand - Tuesday, June 02, 1998 at 11:18:47 (BST)
hello to anyone who can help! I'm a contemporary/live artist, i also teach p/t at burnley college. I've been trying to find a flat(self contained) i Hebden' now for 6 months, with no luck that i could afford. Please, Please, if you can help please e-mail me with no's or names or A FLAT or advice, i very much want to live in hebden, i have friends there, and the place and area suit me down't'ground! I'd love to find somewhere for a move late summer! Please, any help would be greatly appreciated. Max:-)
Max Bretherton <max.bretherton@btinternet.com>
Barrowford, Lancs. UK - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 21:47:17 (BST)
Mary. Enjoyed your posting. Have you ever been known as Molly Bloom?
Elaine Connell <elaine@hebdenbridge.co.uk >
Hebden Bridge, UK - Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 11:29:56 (BST)
I think your houses are lovely especially the ones with two storeys. They remind me of New York when I was there many years ago. I also like those lovely young men in dancing costume it reminded me of my Paddy all those years ago he was a great river dancer. Oh those bridges reminded me of the ones we used to throw ourselves off during our schooldays when we had no lego or computers like they have now It's great to see such heritage preserved. Those rolling fields in the moors are lovely. When I was there on the Daniel O'donnell appreciation tour last year I thought it was lovely and I sent postcards to all my friends and family at home and they liked it too. AH memories that's what life is made of. So on a final note God bless and may Hebden Bridge be as lovely as it was that scorching summer day when I wore my BHS dress it was very short but no man had his way with me thankfully oh sure I'm too old for that sort of thing now. Thank you for the memories Yours Mary Reilly I'll treasure it forever
Mary Reilly
Longford, Rep of Ireland - Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 00:18:03 (BST)
I am shocked to find such a great site based around a small place like Hebden Bridge I like it!
Jonathan DuQueno <dave_or_is_it_jon@yahoo.com>
Huddersfield, UK - Thursday, May 21, 1998 at 14:40:19 (BST)
great web! hi to all form 3c-1950's. peter i'm back!
johnny mac <jim@corplink.com.au>
aspley, australia - Monday, May 18, 1998 at 00:25:36 (BST)
a trully great web page, i love it. i lived in Hebden until recently and i never throught that any thing as good as this could come out of it, but you have proved me wrong
Rowan Wilde <inanimateobject@hotmail.com>
Stroud, Glousctershire UK - Sunday, May 17, 1998 at 15:42:55 (BST)
We have visited Hebden Bridge - Heptonstall several times in the past. We have walked many times thru the town and the area. Always most enjoyable. We look forward to our return. We have a relative residing in Heptonstall.
Dick & Dorothy Hawk <swagman@tdl.com>
San Jose, Santa Clara U.S.A. - Saturday, May 16, 1998 at 05:47:18 (BST)
Jack, Halifax Town have just won promotion back into the football league, Division 3.
John Morrison
Hedben Bridge, UK - Monday, May 11, 1998 at 21:18:53 (BST)
Hello from Jack Sutcliffe (formerly Osborne Street & Fairlfield Street), Resident of Hebden Bridge 1928 - early 50's. Went to Stubbing's Infant School 1930's and Central Street (Acadamy of Higher Learning!) School. Best Wishes to the Smith's at Stubbings Wharf Bed & Breakfast. Please send any information reagrding Ralph Speak's whereabouts, last know address - Toronto, Canada. Regards, Jack Sutcliffe PS go the Shaymen (what Divison are they in?).
JACK SUTCLIFFE <sutcliff@netspace.net.au>
Newborough, Victoria Australia - Sunday, May 10, 1998 at 04:28:38 (BST)
Hi Louise: that ďgoddamn cheesey musicĒ was written by Scott Joplin. Whatever image it conjures up, it certainly ainít Yorkshire. Sounds like you could do with a little lie-down in a darkened room: youíve been out in La La Land too long...
John Morrison
Hebden bridge, UK - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 15:59:13 (BST)
Hi from just outside Houston, Texas. My sister told me about your wonderful webpage. This may just be the trick to get my dad to come try out my internet connection! He loves your country, land and especially, your sheep. Does anyone know if there is a webpage for Thirsk? We're all big James Herriot fans. What a beautiful place to be. Bibi and thanks for sharing.
Miss Hollis Horton <hhorton@swb.net>
Hockley, Texas USA - Wednesday, May 06, 1998 at 01:09:23 (BST)
hi people , nice to see yorkshire sites on the web i was born in halifax,lived in hipperholme went to school at lightcliffe c of e then hipperholme boys grammar,left in 1970 now in sydney oz if anyone knows any ex pupils from either of these two schools i would love to here from them as i am trying to trace old school mates. many thanks and all the best to you all from down under.
Steven Jones <yorkkie@yahoo.com.au>
eastwood, new south wales australia - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 09:11:19 (BST)
What's up with that goddamn cheesey music? It sucks that most of the world (if they are aware of Yorkshire at all) views it as a time-frozen Dickensian land of clogg-clad half-wits but if that's the identity you want to project, congratulations. Why not go all out and publish the site in black & white (or better yet sepia) with "Olde English" fonts. Can you people get color on those gas-powered computers of yours anyway? Thanks for the entertainment though. Have a nice day from a Yorkshire exile in La La Land
Louise Collins (yes...Nev's kid) <NOBOSS4ME@aol.com>
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California USA - Monday, May 04, 1998 at 03:29:21 (BST)
Gerday Peter, been looking for you for years, trying to send you email no sucess so far,still married to Jeanett Bailey and have 8 grand children.This site is great for ex Yorkshire people living abroad.
Johny McLeod <jemone.net.au>
Brisbane, Aspley Australia - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 01:16:21 (BST)
Johnny Mcleod former Foot BB, Miss Baily's husband, son of Jimmy. nephew of Bill and Jean, Brother of Barbara and the late Allan Mcleod, also nephew of Merchant seaman David who went to Bermuda. If the above names are familiar to you .Please reply to my email address pmurtagh@perth.igs.net with your own, I could not email you using the ingo at the besst sight on the net.
pmurtagh <pmurtagh@perth.igs.net>
Perth, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 04:41:17 (BST)
I think John Morrison's book is great. If you want your Mum to clean up the cat shit you should buy her this book.
Sky Willowchild
Milltown, UK - Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at 11:56:52 (BST)
As my name suggests, it appears probable that I am related in some way to the village of Heptonstall. Can any one help me with it's origins, current Heptonstall's etc.
Peter Heptonstall <corprisk@smartway.com.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 09:04:14 (BST)
Hi to any of my old friends of the "50s at C H S,, also any of the players of Mytholm Royd soccer club, I worked at Moderna as a loom Tuner and was born in Luddenden Foot 10-9-40. Already found a lost mate I think due to your exellent site. John McLeod.
John MclEOD <jem one. net. au>
Aspley, Australia - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 06:23:34 (BST)
Hi to any of my old friends of the "50s at C H S,, also any of the players of Mytholm Royd soccer club, I worked at Moderna as a loom Tuner and was born in Luddenden Foot 10-9-40. Already found a lost mate I think due to your exellent site. John McLeod.
John MclEOD <jem one. net. au>
Aspley, Australia - Monday, April 27, 1998 at 06:21:48 (BST)
Hi, A mate tipped me off about your page. Good work. Keep it up. Are there still any Burnley fans in the Brig? Let me know. Si thi Jeff
Jeff Birtwistle <noslen45@osk.3web.ne.jp>
Nelson (via Osaka, Japan), don't be daft UK - Saturday, April 25, 1998 at 19:29:04 (BST)
Anyone at Calrec remember 60's Man? I sure remember Calrec very fondly!
Gareth Connor <gconnor@zambezi.net>
Zimbabwe - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 19:46:00 (BST)
What an amazing coincidence... I was sitting in the White Lion in Heptonstall just the other day, sinking a few tubes of Fosters and reminiscing about the good old days in Geelong. And the temperature was exactly 28 degrees too... Farenheit, unfortunately; the heating wasnít on...
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Monday, April 20, 1998 at 11:32:22 (BST)
It was good to see the pictures of the Pace Egg. We talked about it on Good Friday whilst sitting outside in 28 degree heat. We can now buy "Boddies" in cans here, I have indulged in a few. Newcastle Brown (and other Pommie beers)are on tap at the "Elephant and Castle" pub in Geelong so we can reminisce about life at the "White Lion" Heptonstall.
John and Anita Burt <burt@ne.com.au>
Geelong, Victoria au - Friday, April 17, 1998 at 23:11:29 (BST)
Having stood in the hail and the snow ( and selling ALL my buns!) I can only say that after sharing the ale in the chamber pot with the Pace Egg Players, that i have had an interesting(?) day! The photos on the news page can only have been taken at the first 'showing' as some of the players are still actually stood up! But it was good to see, that despite the inhospitable weather, people still supported the event so well (supported being the operative word!!!) and it was great to meet so many off-comers, especially from over seas! many many thanks Heather ( who is now typing this from her lap top in a horizontal position!)
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Milltown, UK - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 21:56:20 (BST)
The Hebden Bridge Webmaster was there in one of his funny hats. See digital camera pictures on the news page. Why weren't the hot cross buns served in the Square? - it was freezing! But the Heptonstall Players were as good as ever.
Webmaster <webmaster@hebdenbridge.co.uk >
Hebden Bridge, UK - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 19:09:32 (BST)
Its Good Friday ! And if any of you people out there are coming to the Pace Egg play at Heptonstall be sure to come and buy your hot cross bun from me!!!!!!! Introduce yourselves ( im the not so Willowy Woman in the weird clothes and the silly hat) and buy me a pint in the Lion! The play is on at 11.15am 12.30pm 2.15pm and 3.30pm (3.45 pm) See you in the square!!! Heather xxxx
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Milltown, UK - Friday, April 10, 1998 at 11:38:29 (BST)
If that four eyed git John Morrison comes anywhere near the Grievous Bodily Arms the lads from the quiz team are gonna make sure he'll only be able to paddle in the shallow end of the gene pool.
A. Landlord
Milltown, UK - Friday, April 03, 1998 at 14:27:33 (BST)
The writer John Morrison's chi is obviously being blocked by too many beer cans.
Feng Shui Man
Milltown, UK - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 10:08:33 (BST)
As a regular visitor to my son in Hebdonstall I was very pleased to be pointed at ypour site. Like the layout . Will comment later. many thanks
colin carter <colin@ccarter.demon.co.uk>
newton aycliffe, durham UK - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 20:43:08 (BST)
Nice to discover you site recommended by our son a resident of Hebdinstall. Visiting the area regularly I am very pleased to see it on the net.
colin carter <colin@ccarter.demon.co.uk>
Newton Aycliffe, Durham UK - Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 20:18:34 (BST)
Alternative, Helen? Well, Mandaís got a Ď3 for the price of 2í promotion on nipple piercing right now; check out her hippy shop on Market Street. Thereís ĎThe World of the Honey Beeí at Walkleyís Clogs: no, I havenít got a clue what thatís all about either. Good beer? Fox and Goose (on the Heptonstall Road), but youíll have to talk about the beer as well as drink it. Finish off the evening with a kebab, if youíd had all your shots. Let us know whereíll youíll be, and all the cybernauts will shut down their computers and venture out to buy you a pint.
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 23:42:56 (GMT)
I am going to Hebden Bridge for the first time on my own this Saturday. Can anyone reccommend anywhere good to go and are there many alternative places to see.
Helen
Manchester, UK - Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 15:26:35 (GMT)
Can anyone tell me about Pecket Well, who was it named after? I am trying to trace the Pecket family Name. Our first Pecket in the USA came over around 1830 John Pecket Po box 143 crystal springs, florida 33524 USA
John E Pecket 111 <jpecket@gte.net>
Crystal Springs, Florida USA - Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 16:19:05 (GMT)
Hello Gordon. I'm not sure if we are related. My grandfather lived and died in Todmordon. My father's name is Tony and he has two sister's, one of which lives in South Africa. I did know of one other Halstead family while attending Calder High. Who knows, it's a pretty rare last name.
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 21:20:12 (GMT)
Night all time for bed!
Dave Fairburn <?>
Vancouver, canada B.C. - Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 08:21:51 (GMT)
I've jusr added two pages of interest to music lovers and concert goers - see: http://www.bookcase.co.uk/bookcase/heptons.htm http://www.bookcase.co.uk/bookcase/trajecti.htm
Peter Tillotson <bookcasehb@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 23:16:10 (GMT)
Laura Halstead. Are we related? My mother was called Halstead when she was born at Hollin Hey, Mytholmroyd. Is the "site" moving down the Valley to Luddenden-Foot (Fooit or bottom o't' leg). I do hope so. I lived in the main road at LF. My parents had a grocer's shop where we made tea for the Halifax Corp bus drivers and conductors on the Hx - HB route. I was at Sowerby Bridge Grammer Aug '40 to Dec '47. Any of my old pals (yes we are getting old now)out there? Been here in Scotland since 1972.
Gordon Lodge <gordon@gwlodge.demon.co.uk>
PENICUIK,, Midlothian Scotland UK - Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 21:42:57 (GMT)
Cllr Prattle suggests that with Mr Morrison's imagination and ego, he should move his moritorium to the Milltown Council.
Cllr Prattle
Milltown, UK - Friday, March 13, 1998 at 10:19:09 (GMT)
The author John Morrison obviously needs to spend some time reconnecting with his inner child.
Wounded Man
Milltown, UK - Monday, March 09, 1998 at 12:30:48 (GMT)
Nice to see a little place like Hebden made famous!!!! Lets hope Mytholmroyd gets the same recognition!!!. Katy OSullivan: nice to see you still remember us here hope the rest of your trip is o.k. I noticed, a Chris Hewison on the E.mail list are you the Hebden vet??? If you are then I work there on a Saturday!!! Small world!
Emma Constantine <emma@norcom.demon.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, w.Yorks UK - Sunday, March 08, 1998 at 14:04:00 (GMT)
G'day all in HEBDEN BRIDGE! Its nice to see photos of our home town when were so far away, we only wish more people could see how beutiful it is. You really appreciate it when youre somewhere like Australia. Me and Neil are travelling around Australia for the next 7 months and go to Melbourne on the 18th March so its a long time before we visit our favourite pub (the shoulder of mutton) - WHEHEYYY! Hello to Richard Constantine - it was good to see a familiar name( and if you see my mum tell her I miss her!)and Heather Newton, good to see youre still putting your point across. TOP WEB SITE ANYWAY!!!! - WILL VISIT AGAIN!
NEIL CLEGG & KATIE OSULLIVAN <sinclair@psinet.net,au>
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA - Thursday, March 05, 1998 at 04:10:58 (GMT)
I am a student at the university of Stirling, and tomorrow we are going on strike against the introduction of students having to pay their own tuition fees. As a former member of Calder High School and its 6th form, I am interested to know whether or not any sixth formers will be taking part in any such demonstration. After all, it's all very well us taking part on their behalf, but isn't it about time the students who are aiming to go to university take action as well? It's they who shall be affected, and while I am most definitely prepared to protest on their behalf, I think that the schools should get involved as well. As a student in Scotland, I am doing a five year course, and I would be required to pay tuition fees for four of those five years (one year being abroad in France).The upshot of this is that I would probably not be able to go to university here. I would be very interested to know if there is any action taking place, particularly by Calder High School, and I would be grateful if anyone would let me know.
Heather Newton <hln01@students.stir.ac.uk>
Hebden Bridge/ Stirling, West Yorkshire/ Scotland UK - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 23:24:36 (GMT)
J. Morrison's book is nasty, hard and cynical. My I Ching tells me to advise people that it will unsettle their karma.
W. Woman
UK - Tuesday, March 03, 1998 at 10:44:12 (GMT)
I live in Adelaide, SA, Australia, but my gg grandfather was born in Hebden Bridge in about 1840. His father Thomas Mitchell was a Stonemason, but I havn't been able to find out any more about this family, and their ancestors. I would be very pleased to here from anyone who can help me with this. Best Wishes from a very hot Adelaide. I hope to visit Hebden Bridge one day soon.
Chris Mitchell <chris1935@hotmail.com>
UK - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 07:14:38 (GMT)
Hey, don,t worry about the weather in Ontario. I pulled the cover off my boat on the weekend so It will probably snow now and the temperature will take a real dive,+10 here today. Heading your way on the 11 march Laura,catching a silver bird to uk. Going to see all relatives,friends in Tod, Hebden, and Mytholmroyd. Wife,s family in Morecombe,so will load up on seafood in vinegar (those little rubber things in tiny tubs soaked in vinegar,yuk).Two weeks of sun,sea and sand with maybe a trip to Blackpool to frighten the kids. used to meet other biker friends at Bottom shoulder pub then go to blackpool via the lake district most weekends,ahh the good old days.Over the tops to oxenhope then Skipton for tea at the little chef then on to the devils bridge for more tea and a burger and on to Windermere(more tea)and finally that long hard thrash down the motorway to Blackpool and fish+chips,a few slots a beer and then home through Accrington and burnley(only 40 mins by midnight licence).I,ll just say hi to my cos Lizanne who just got on the Interne tover there.Did you get my e,mail? I got yours.see you soon,bye.
GLENN MARSDEN <gmarsden@kingston.net>
GANANOQUE, LEEDS +LANSDOWNE CANADA - Friday, February 27, 1998 at 03:38:21 (GMT)
David, I donít know anything about the Twig Shop, except that itís scary to see people walking in and seriously considering buying something they could pick up for free in the nearest copse. Maybe itís a time-warp in the more money/sense continuum. Maybe itís a front for a massage parlour, or an opium den... or maybe some business needs to write off a few grand as a tax-loss. Itís baffling. I darednít go in, for fear of what Iíll find.
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 22:53:47 (GMT)
Oops! Sorry, didn't check the text of the previous message before sending it.
David Paterson
UK - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 21:28:00 (GMT)
Heather - See episode 2 (and others) of 'View from the Bridge' for a glimpse into the world of Willow Woman and her friends. I especially enjoyed the bit where she walks naked into the Co-op in episode 9! Is this a role you feel you could live up to? John Morrison - There are branches (excuse the pun) of the Twig Shop now appearing in many major cities. Is it a franchise and can if so can I buy one?
David Paterson <davidp@notch.demon.co.uk>
UK - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 21:25:04 (GMT)
A Big "Oops". Sorry John. :-)
Laura Halstead <lhalstead>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 14:34:24 (GMT)
Yeah, itís all a bit unnerving. One of the benefits of living in the UK is having four clearly defined seasons (you can sometimes get all four in a single day). Soon weíll be having wierd phenomena and strange mutations. By the by, Jim Morrison is a dead rock star and Iím not. An easy mistake to make in dim light.
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 20:19:30 (GMT)
I have the same concerns as you, Jim. I've been living in Toronto for 10 years now, when I arrived January '88 it was bitterly cold, -20 degrees with a wind chill factor which felt like -30. This wasn't unusual for this time of year. However, the winters of '97 and '98 have been the mildest in Ontario's history. Today, it's +2. I'm not a fan of the cold, but this is really worrisome. In my opinion, this mild weather is not a good sign. But what do I know, haven't we been told there is no such thing as the green house effect! Have a good day.
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 18:24:57 (GMT)
I have the same concerns as you, Jim. I've been living in Toronto for 10 years now, when I arrived January '88 it was bitterly cold, -20 degrees with a wind chill factor which felt like -30. This wasn't unusual for this time of year. However, the winters of '97 and '98 have been the mildest in Ontario's history. Today, it's +2. I'm not a fan of the cold, but this is really worrisome. In my opinion, this mild weather is not a good sign. But what do I know, haven't we been told there is no such thing as the green house effect! Have a good day.
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 1998 at 18:23:29 (GMT)
Remember 1976 or 1977? I can barely remember what I was doing last week. The point about the winter of 97/98 is that we havenít had one. Just after Christmas there were trees in blossom and blue tits looking for nesting sites. This month has been warm; a few days have been almost like summer. Somethingís gone wrong with the seasons; itís all getting a bit Shakespearean. If it carries on like this Iím told that places like Peterborough, Grantham and Retford will be under six feet of water. So thatís alright then.
John Morrison
Hebden Bridge, UK - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 16:18:13 (GMT)
Are you telling me you don't remember the snow "storms" of 1976 or '77. I remember Calder High closed for the day so that kids could get home. Of course, the snow didn't stay for long, but it was for more than a day.
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, February 23, 1998 at 14:32:04 (GMT)
Snow... What snow?
John Morrison
HB, UK - Saturday, February 21, 1998 at 00:38:54 (GMT)
What a surprise!! I used to visit Hebden Bridge in the 60,s as a truck driver. I left those shores in 1968 to take up residence here in Australia with my family, and the nostalgia is becoming more apparent due to the Web. Marvellous site. I will be here again and again. How about some photos with the snow on the ground...
Maurice F.Coppock <mcoppock@interworx.com.au>
Bundaberg, Queensland Australia - Friday, February 20, 1998 at 12:55:47 (GMT)
Hello Raymond. Yes, I remember the steep banking at Calder High School and the fear of being thrown down it. I remember the horror stories I heard about it before I even attended the school. I have to say, it was worse with the snow. I also remember Mr. Duckworth. When I attended CHS, he was no longer the head master but still taught there. He taught me math in my first year, 1975. What I remember the most about living in Mytholmroyd is the fish and chip shop close to the bus stop on the main road. Every Friday teatime, mother would send me with a pound or two in my pocket for fish & chips, with bits, for 4. I also remember when the community centre was first built - didn't the site used to be Thornbers? An Aunt of mine had a store over the bridge, called Mavis's, do you remember it? Anyway, thanks for the memmories. Hope you're enjoying Brockville :-).
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, ON. Canada - Tuesday, February 17, 1998 at 15:14:33 (GMT)
Born in Luddenden Foot, I attended Calder High 56-61. During the first year I remember the head masters name as Mr.Duckworth. The second year we transfered to Mytholmroyd, does anyone remember the fear of being thrown down the banking, that steep stretch of muddy slope between the play ground and the main driveway? My first job was at Duckworth's grocers on the main street, this was before supermarkets, and I recall it was directly across the street from a butchers called Dewhurst's. I have many happy memories of Calder High school and often wonder what happened to my previous school mates.
Raymond Wilson <raylin@recorder.ca>
Brockville, Ontario Canada - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 23:56:26 (GMT)
I was raised in Todmorden,attended Sowerby Bridge Grammar in the early 50,s played football with Luddenden foot in the sixties. Worked at Ormerod Shapers in Hebden Bridge until I left to live in the USA in the seventies. I think your web site is excellent keep up the good work.
COLIN SMITH <BRITOD@AOL.COM>
HOPE, RHODE ISLAND 02831 USA - Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 02:59:32 (GMT)
Hello to the Hebden Bridge Web site from Toronto, Canada. I originally grew up in Mytholmroyd, went to Calder High School from 1975 to 1981, and was a dancer for the Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society. My mother still performs in the yearly productions which are held at the cinema/civic theatre, which i'm glad to hear is still standing. Just by chance I was browsing the net when I came upon this WONDERFUL site. Took me down memory lane. I visited home for Christmas ('97), the first Christmas in good 'ole Yorkshire since I moved to Canada in 1988. If anyone recognizes my name, please feel free to write back. I'm always keen to know how those from my past are doing. Laura
Laura Halstead <lhalstead@omers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 18:24:25 (GMT)
Lovely place - would love to come and stay for a few months following a job relocation. Anybody know of a house/flat I could rent for say six months in Hebden Bridge? Mark Hill
Mark Hill <livinglightly@dial.pipex.com>
York, N Yorks UK - Friday, February 13, 1998 at 11:07:42 (GMT)
Nice to see a local page. I was brought up in Mytholmroyd, went to Burnley Road, Vand Calder High School, between 1955 and 1966 Anyone out there, who remember the twins?
Peter Norrish <Peter.Norrish@which.net>
Halifax, West Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 22:57:15 (GMT)
Stumbled across the Web Page and actually recognised some names! Hello Peter Divine, see you in Church at the Good Shepherd some time ? To those who know the old Calder valley telephone Exchange, disguised as a house in 1940 to fool the invaders, it really is a house now ! Thats where I have lived for the last 10 years and some day I will finish it! great little web site, hows abou an anex for Mytholmroyd ? keep up the good work Richard.
Richard. Constantine <richard@norcomm.demon.co.uk>
Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire UK - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 20:08:08 (GMT)
So far the HB site is best most entertaining community net I have come across. Love it - especially the Milltown series! I would be very interested to get information on how the net started and grew.
Drew Mackie <admac@mcmail.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 10:52:49 (GMT)
Hello from a former white rose archerand former pupil of Central street school and riverside school.. Be visiting my brother Stephen and his wife Rita in march.look forward to seeing old stomping ground where i used to work and play.delivered a lot of Turf around HB for Jack Trafford. Does anyone remember going to see ALI AND HIS CAMEL at the flea pit on a Saturday morning,sitting in the front row and stamping your feet with a thousand other kids impatient fot the second half?.Does david woodhead still have the butchers shop in the square?if he does ,say hi from Glenn.Saw e,mail from someone in cornholme asking about UFO,S.I lived in TOD during that flap and saw a lot of weird things.Green triangles over the farm at 2am.UFO sat wobbling over BLARNEY CASTLE for few nights ,saw fast moving light zig zagging over our heads on woodhouse road and was working on farm when heard enormouse sonic boom that seemed to end the sightings .had friend who had UFO hover over car early morning on moores road,but you tell folk that these days and they won,t believe you (python, 4 yorkshiremen)Well thats all for now ,love the webb sight I,ll be back.
GLENN MARSDEN <gmarsden@kingston.net>
gananoque, lansdowne ontario - Saturday, February 07, 1998 at 10:47:13 (GMT)
The Hebden Bridge Times!!!! Now those were the days!! My family owned the paper and the offices on Market Street for many years and my childhood summer holidays were spent playing in dusty backrooms amongst the spiders and beetles - browsing through leather bound archives of past local events! I well remember when the wonderful spate of factory fires was taking place in the seventies and, in the middle of the night,my father would drag this reluctant young teenager from a warm bed to photograph and observe the latest inferno! Halcyon days!
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Hebden bridge, UK - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 20:52:08 (GMT)
found your web sight whilest browzing on a cold sunday afternoon.Spent many happy hours in my youth in Hebden Bridge most of my McMahon relatives lived in the area, still some in Edge Hay Green. Attended CHS in the 50s if ther are any of them out there would like to hear from them. hope to visit again in summer
PETER MURTAGH <pmurtagh@perth.igs.net>
PERTH, CANADA - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 22:26:22 (GMT)
Rachel: the Hebden Bridge Times on the web? 'Fraid not. But what is it you need to know??
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 20:38:28 (GMT)
I am unable to find publishing's of the Hebden Bridge times. Could you please let me know if they are available on the net. Thanks.
Rachel Parker <Parkerrachel@hotmail.com>
Canada - Sunday, February 01, 1998 at 18:13:23(GMT)
John Povey - I keep getting my mail returned re. Stoodley Pike. Can you let me know if you finally get it please?! Heather
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Friday, January 23, 1998 at 10:24:08 (GMT)
David - who is Willow Woman? Sounds a great name - i might adopt that!! The pub across the road from The Buck - where i have drunk many a happy pint of Old Perculiar - is it called The George?
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 11:17:20 (GMT)
You know what they say: if you can remember Malham in the sixties, then you weren't really there...
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Thursday, January 22, 1998 at 01:00:50 (GMT)
To Heather: Are you Willow Woman and if so when do you get your own TV series? To John Povey: My memories of Malham in the 1960's are of a peaceful place with few cars and lots more drunken campers. There was also a wonderful machine in a shop doorway which provided endless 6d cups of wonderful hot chocolate. Good beer in the Buck? and more in the other pub over the bridge the name of which escapes me. Is Gordale Scar waterfall still there? It's years since I went back. To John Morrison: Phone every TV company in the world. Get View from the Bridge networked. To Calrec in the 70's: Is anybody out there Love and kisses Dave P
David Paterson <david@notch.demon.co.uk>
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 23:10:58 (GMT)
anyone in hebden who can remember malham in the sixties,like to hear from you,,,,
john povey <john_povey@hotmail.com>
caringbah, nsw australia - Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 06:03:35 (GMT)
Heather, thank you for your kind reply and thank you for the information, I left england in1980,to live in Australia,and returned to see all of yorkshire,with my wife in 1994,we had a fantastic few weeks there,and it was winter,but even though my australian born wife,was almost frozen half to death,she still loved the area, I must add that this website, makes me a little homesick, but its wort it. thanks again Heather..
John povey
caringbah, sydney Australia - Monday, January 19, 1998 at 14:26:59 (GMT)
John Povey - yes Dobroyd castle still exists! Its now a Buddhist centre. Thats the thing that I love about this place - there are so many diverse and different people here, yet it still keeps its feet in the yorkshire tradition! The Hampstead of the North!
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 16:58:14 (GMT)
I have lived here all my life and have often thought how lucky i was to be born in such a crown of an area and now find another jewel in the crown on the web! To all visitors to this site WELCOME! If anyone has any questions they would like answered please feel free to e-mail me and i will do my best!!
Heather <Westgrove2@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 16:42:11 (GMT)
I visited hebden on many occasions in the 60!s,whist rambling and rock climbing,at hardcastle crags, I have very fond memories of the town and the area,mankinholes,todmorden,the summit pub,etc.can anyone tell me if dobroyd castle still exists and as a last note ,this website has got to be the best on the net.truly!!!!!!!I I intend to read it quite often in the future...
John povey. <cookie@no1.com.au>
caringbah., SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - Saturday, January 17, 1998 at 12:52:06 (GMT)
I used to live in Hebden Bridge and the page makes me feel like I never left. Thank you.
Roseanna Spurrier <6109@scarb-6-form.ac.uk>
Scarborough, North Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 13:20:45 (GMT)
I went one week to Hebden-Bridge and i enjoyed every minute. Happy new year to everybody, especially to Ged Carter. Michael
Michael Hoffmann <hofffi@captain-kirk.com>
Rust, Baden-WŁrttemberg Germany - Friday, January 02, 1998 at 18:47:48 (GMT)
Hebden Bridge, excellent! Happy New year!
Mike Wooles
Portsmouth, UK - Thursday, January 01, 1998 at 15:11:52 (GMT)
Hebden Bridge - Top Banana! Happy New Year for 98!
Mike Wooles
Portsmouth, UK - Thursday, January 01, 1998 at 15:07:43 (GMT)
If any one knows Richard Lumb of Calrec Audio Ltd please let him know his friend Gary is trying to reach him. To all in your area: Happy New Year and our best to you... Sincerely, Gary Brandt Alpha Studios Earth Island Records Burbank
Gary Brandt <eir@eirrecords.com>
Burbank, California USA - Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 21:30:39 (GMT)
My girlfriend has visited Hebden Bridge for the first time this Christmas and I have taken her to various parts of the town and she thought it was delightful. Hopefully I have persuaded her to return one day! xxx
Steve and Fiona <SteForFi@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge and Falkirk, Scotland, UK - Monday, December 29, 1997 at 16:31:38 (GMT)

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