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I have left a notice on the the disscusion forum,wrong place maybe,so I,ll try here.I am trying to locate a couple of ex ship mates served inthe royal navy in the mid 50s aboard H.M.S. Ocean, H.M.S. Lanton H.M.S. Cumberland. They where National Sevice men,Terry (Lofty) Dewhurst he was involved with the Boy Scouts, and William (little Willie)Broadbent I believe he had something to do with one of the local newspapers. This is there old ship mate John (lofty or Brummie) Brown,who moved to the land of the eternal sun 33years ago.
John Brown <JOHNANDJUNE@webtv.net>
Palmdale, Los Angeles California U.S.ofA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 23:08:18 (GMT)

Just to wish all the people in Hebden a very haelthy and peaceful new millenium and wishing of all the places i wish to be at this time is back in my birthplace
Domonic Mann <DOM2000@zonnet.nl>
The Hague, The Netherlands - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 17:35:12 (GMT)
Merry christmas and happy new millennium! To all the ghosts of what could be the late Top Shoulder (remember the 70s friday night,also bath night). When you didn't have to ask where somebody was going, as everyone within a ten mile radius knew. Walking throught the parking lot and seeing all the familiar cars you knew when you opened that door the first person you whould see was that big (s.o.b) my old boss Dick Baldwin also taking up valuble bar space Jim Briggs ,Murty,Worm,Alcapone,Ginger,Gary Spencer ,Pete Simy,Mick Calvert,Stuart Knowels,Collin Hancock. and not forgeting old Jacob Marly him self the land lord (no dis - respect meant)How we ever found our way home some nights I will never know. Great times I will always remember. see you on friday. Legs
Keith moss <fmoss@sprint.ca>
winnipeg, manitoba canada - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 05:31:13 (GMT)
Dear Simon le cat, Ask at the Hebden Bridge Organic Food Group, which is on Wednesday at the back of the Community Centre at the bottom of Bridge Lanes.
Andy Wilson <Andy@andywilson71.freeserve.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, W Yorks UK - Friday, December 17, 1999 at 16:11:11 (GMT)
Darrel & I would like to wish all our friends and family in the Calder Valley, elsewhere in England and abroad, Special Season's Greetings and health and happiness for the coming year, 2000. One of these days we may get to see another "Northern Hemisphere Christmas" again. Love to you all.
Margaret & Darrel Whitaker <whitaker@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
Kingsley, Perth, Western Australia - Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 01:37:14 (GMT)
Merry christmas to everybody in Hebden bridge and a happy new millenium.
hebden bridge, UK - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 15:00:34 (GMT)
Season's greetings from a couple of old Hebden Bridgers! We lived there through the early 'hippy' days from 1970 until we migrated here in 1989 - as many of our old friends who still live there know. We have been fortunate in being able to make a few trips back over the years; we still have two 'kids' (a bit old to be called that) who live there and our love for and emotional ties to Hebden remain strong. We're looking forward to our next visit, in July and August (maybe September) 2000. We're looking forward to seeing our families and all our old mates again. We're looking forward to having a few pints of good Northern English bitter with the afore-mentioned - if there are any pubs still open (especially on the 'tops')! We'd love to hear from you.. X X Love from Mick & Jean
Mick Piggott & Jean Williams <5pines@mns.net.au>
Bridgetown, Western ustralia Australia - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 05:36:44 (GMT)
Just thought thatI would add something mainly because there appears to absolutely NOTHING from my generation!!! I finished Calder High in 1990 and now (obviously) live in Norwich. BUT i can't find single other person from my school year on this thing...where are the supposedly computer literate generation???? I know you're out there! By the by thanks to John Morrison for his lovely photos as I can now have a fine view of Heptonstall as wallpaper on my computer at work - very soothing!
Sian Rogers <sian.rogers.edu@norfolk.gov.uk>
Norwich, Norfolk UK - Thursday, December 09, 1999 at 12:55:31 (GMT)
My father Jim grew up in Hebden Bridge in the 40's. His parents were Jack and Elsie Gibson. If anyone knows of any other Gibson relatives I would really like to know of them. I have visited Hebden a few times over the years and still have family in nearby cities. I enjoyed the webpage. Andrew Gibson
Andrew Gibson <gibup@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Monday, December 06, 1999 at 05:13:30 (GMT)
I really enjoyed the web page! I have never been there before but my family has gone before and have shown me great pics...its is a very beautiful place.I would really enjoy going there someday!!!!!!!!Thankyou for making a pretty page!!!! K.Hebden
Hebden <K_hebden@yahoo.com>
Canada - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 03:16:51 (GMT)
Does anyone know of an organic produce delivery service for Hebden Bridge residents? We'd be grateful for any ideas/ph numbers etc.
simon le cat
hebden bridge, UK - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 16:08:59 (GMT)
Hi all, I am currently confined to the laclustre drudgery of living in the south (marrying a southerner will do that to you). I am the long lost son of Ray Riches who continues to plague one and all in Hebden with his acting skills. Now working in this cesspit we fondly call our capital - I am assembling a gallery of ex-Calder High rogues also imprisoned down here. Matty Brook, Josepi Murphy, Liz Wozit, have recently been sited begging on the streets. I hear down the grapevine that a reunion is planned for the sixth form gang members[Upper Sixth year finishing in 1989 and the Lower sixth of that year - I was in the former, my vagabond sister was in the latter] The same grapevine told me that this do is being headed by Ruth Marler(SP?) if anyopne knows of her whereabout then please forward email. Better sign off and pretend to get some work done. P.S. if someone could persuade my Dad to invest in a small cheap computer I might be able to communicate with him!!!
Jamie Riches <jriches@ch2m.com>
Caversham, Berkshire UK - Wednesday, December 01, 1999 at 12:05:14 (GMT)
Love any message. Hi Mayor Ted. Will mail something to explain why you haven't heard from me. Say Hi to everybody.
Bill Dalton <strikerbill@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 05:42:59 (GMT)
Hmmm... While Fanny & Elvis was being premiered in Hebden Bridge last weekend, I saw the film in Coventry with my sons. I wanted the film to be good, I really did. No doubt there was quite a party in Hebden Bridge for that first night showing, but seeing the film as most people will see it (ie: away from that partisan atmosphere) was a big disappointment. My lads summed it up; the film was just ‘OK’. Half an hour after the film, we’d forgotten all about it. The story was hackneyed, and the principal actors mugged their way gamely through a dire script. I found myself not really caring whether Kerry Fox had her baby or not. The only character that sparked into life was her gay lodger. I don’t think Hebden Bridge was seen at its best, either. Most of the film was cropped so tightly, so claustrophobically, that the locations could have been anywhere. I’d be interested to hear what other people thought about the film. Somebody mentioned it would have made a serviceable TV drama... but not a fully-fledged feature film. A few other people have told me the film is just plain bad. I reckon it is an honourable failure, a good try... and it will sink like a stone.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 10:49:16 (GMT)
Isn't Fanny and Elvis great! It shows Hebden Bridge in its true colours. I've just seen it at the HB Picture House matinee (12 noon, 4th Thursday in the month). For £3 including a free cup of tea (£2 concessions) in a lovely comfortable theatre, it would be difficult to beat for entertainment value - it costs nearly that much for a drink at the big cinemas!
anne handley <A.Handley@cabi.org>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 15:28:48 (GMT)
Did any of you out there go to Calder High School in Mytholmroyd - commencing September 1961 at Lower Calder in Hebden Bridge - and will you be 50 during this school year? We are trying to trace as many of you as possible for a Calder High School reunion, to be held in the millennium (10th June)- we still have many names unaccounted for. Please contact me with your details.
Patsy Lancashire <Patsy2@tesco.net>
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Saturday, November 20, 1999 at 13:03:18 (GMT)
I enjoyed your site and I shall link it to my own Calderdale site ... if that's OK
Malcolm Bull <mbtraining@aol.com>
Brighouse, England UK - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 12:23:02 (GMT)
Wonderful site I am a tyke from 30 years ago o I guess I still am one hehehe but anyway its great to see that the old place is still kicking Im really from Hipperholme but thats so small they cant afford a computer Great site and love the pictures hang on while I wipe this tear from my eye...... its home sicknesstime agin if anyone can knows all the verses to on 'Ilkley moor bar tat" I'd love to hear from them Steve Jones Sydney. ex Hipperholme Boys Grammar School eheheehheehehehehe have fun people :-)
Steve Jones <jonesinc@tig.com.au>
Sydney, New South Wales Oz - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 07:16:42 (GMT)
Lovely to read your message on the guestbook Julie. Yes I agree we should get Greta & Les also your mum & dad on line. We could keep the web page going. I'm sure you dad especially would be fascinated. Have a wonderful nostalgic trip when you visit your English family in Hebden Bridge in December. I would love to be rambling over those moors with you, actually on 2nd thoughts, maybe not in December. Auntie Margaret (nee Speight).
Margaret Whitaker <whitaker@cygnus.uwa.edu.au>
Kingsley, Perth Western Australia - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 08:45:15 (GMT)
Thanks to each of you for the help in getting the phone number to the White Lion. We have now secured reservations and have started packing!
Julie Speight <julsp8@erols.com>
Washington DC US - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 14:16:31 (GMT)
Excellent website.
John Kennedy Midgley <john@gingermint.netlineuk.net>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 20:08:46 (GMT)
Dear Hebden Bridge, I just told my father about this website, and that I had posted a message inquiring about the White Lion Inn. He was just amazed and asked me to post a message for some of his old chums. Dad's name is Charlie Speight and he attended the Hebden Bridge Grammer School from 1936 to 1941. Dad's address is 313 College Park Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502 USA. Or anyone can forward an email to me and I'll be happy to act as his secretary. See you in December!
Julie Speight <julsp8@erols.com>
Washington DC USA - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 14:12:19 (GMT)
Am trying to locate a telephone number for the White Lion in Hebden Bridge. My father grew up on Cloughhead Farm, his mother worked at the White Lion from 1923 - 1925. Would love to be able to stay there during my next visit. Auntie Margaret, just saw a message you posted in the spring. Isn't the internet wonderful. What a small place the world is becoming. We need to get Auntie Greta and Uncle Les on line now!
Julie Speight <julsp8@erols.com>
Washington DC USA - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 19:56:00 (GMT)
Dear Hebden Bridge, can anyone help with accommodation, preferable self contained over the New Year period. Yes I know it is crazy but two of us are looking for soemwhere to stay from 30/1/00 for a week. Offers considered from those who do not consider the profit motive as the only means to living! yours in hope Lesley MacKinnon
Lesley MacKinnon <lMackinnon@alzheimers.org.uk>
London, UK - Monday, November 01, 1999 at 11:02:06 (GMT)
This is a really good site! I love it. Any old how I must go. Don't forget to ring us sis
Edward Hirst(Betty Boo's brother) <edward21@fcmail.com>
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire UK - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 20:42:59 (BST)
Hello all in Hebden Bridge I have sadly left hebden bridge for the moment to study at the university of Bridmingham and i miss you all dreadfully
Betty Boo <bethanh@hotmail.com>
Hebden Bridge, W Yorks UK - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 18:07:13 (BST)
It was really good to see Hebden Bridge on the web. I have recently left the little town, and it was great to be reminded of how beautiful it really is....
BIRMINGHAM, MIDLANDS UK - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 17:48:59 (BST)
Very happy to find Hebden on the web Born and dragged up across from the now marina[very posh sounding.Ihave been trying to bump into a guy i went to Colditz with 78-83 CHAS WILLIAMS IS HIS NAME
THE HAGUE, SOUTH HOLLAND THE NETHERLANDS - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 21:34:39 (BST)
You've got something to be proud of! I would love to go to Hebdenbridge sometime. The pictures are beautiful. Chard told me to take a look, and I must say it's really impressive.
Bergen, Norway UK - Thursday, October 28, 1999 at 14:14:10 (BST)
Hi can anybody remember when the M62 was opened? I can't but remember it being built. Please email me if you know thanks
Philip Mayes <p.mayes@zen.co.uk>
hebden bridge, west Yorks UK - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 18:38:45 (BST)
Great to see this web-site on Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area. Used to live in the area for many years and often long to return - ah well perhaps some day !!! Would appreciate any detailed info on what has been going on with regards to the recent planning issues regarding Mount Skip - is it still a pub. Used to have good food and beer with a view.
Brian Gordon <briangor@aol.com>
UK - Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 15:47:18 (BST)
Is there any forum for voicing one's intense disquiet at the imminent death of two notable public houses? It will mark small communities as ribbon suburban development when the focus for social activity is entirely removed. The car will become an even more necessary focus for people who live on my Wadsworth hillside or at Blackshaw Head. Am I being unduly cycnical when I wonder about the capital value of public houses as against residential property and my thinking that this makes them a profitable focus for development as housing stock? That the hostelry business is in crisis is undoubtedly a fact but the two pubs under scrutiny at the moment are in plumb positions with panoramic views and a palpable past in the communities they serve alongside having tourist interest. It is cogent that we do not have a rash of planning applications for public houses on the A58 ribbon or within the towns and I do not believe this to be entirely due to immediate access making such places more economically feasible. There are examples of public houses run with imagination and industry that thrive on Calder Valley hills. The Hare and Hounds at Old Town (Lane Ends), The Pack Horse at Widdop and the Top Brink serve as very good examples of excellently run pubs with appropriate investment in terms of staffing, imagination and capital. They are very different in focus and character but survive by providing quality and arousing our loyalties. Do we have to assume that Calderdale will capitulate to a laissez-faire decision regarding the two buildings and a little more of the history and character of the valley will implode. I am deeply pessimistic.
Peter Rowlands <p.rowlands@zen.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 15:56:56 (BST)
Just in the process of updating my web site and changing my trading title to EcOHeat - check it out!!!! More pictures!! http://www.gn.apc.org/ecoheat/ Andrew Hodchild
Andrew Hodchild <ecoheat@gn.apc.org>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire England - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 16:28:09 (BST)
Is a column in the Hebden Bridge Times really an appropriate place for a non-executive director of McDonalds to publish what amounts to an advertising puff for the company? As Sir Bernard Ingham acknowledges in these week’s paper, there are people in Hebden Bridge who will find his gushing testimonial about as palatable as the company’s execrable fare, though not necessarily for the reasons he suggests. I, for one, don’t object to McDonalds because of “snobbery”, nor am I “anti-American” (though my tastes in Americana veer more towards Seinfeld than Saccharine). No, my own objections are to food that’s targeted at the tastebuds of a hyperactive six-year-old, and prepared by gangs of poorly-paid operatives. Sir Bernard praises the company for “giving around 40,000 youngsters a year their first work experience”, though these burger-flipping McJobs are more likely to be dreary cul-de-sacs than fast-tracks to better things. He rhapsodises about the company’s plans to double the number of restaurants in Britain: news that may be less heartening to those of us who aren’t non-executive directors. He sounds like he’s quoting from a sales brochure when, with no apparent irony, he lists the company’s virtues of “quality, service, value and cleanliness”. When he gets to “choice”, I begin to wonder what planet Sir Bernard is on. Choice... what choice? Surely the whole point of McDonalds is bland homogeneity: that the food is the same no matter where you go. Choice seems to be restricted to having your burger with or without a slice of processed cheese. One of the many attractions of Hebden Bridge is that McDonalds has not yet set up shop here. Let’s hope it stays that way. We don’t want that demented clown in Hebden Bridge... and we don’t want Ronald McDonald either.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 13:05:11 (BST)
can anyone answer these? 1.did olga ever clean the pumps at the Albert? 2.Why did Bill Povey not win any awards for his food? 3.Why do members of the Con club never spend any time in the Sports and Social club. 4.Was the 1970/71 U/13 Football team from Calder High the greatest team in Britain coached by "Alf" Buckley and the "infamous" Andy Mcinnes. 5.When we moved from Stubbings to Riverside why did Spencer follow?
pete <peter_redman@currantbun.com>
shrewsbury, shropshire UK - Friday, September 24, 1999 at 20:14:56 (BST)
No, I’ve been going to Harpo’s: it’s a lot quieter...
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11:23:13 (BST)
John Morrison - the regulars in the Fox are getting worried! So is Robin. Have you fled the country, or perchance joined the literary set in HB's answer to Groucho.... Susan and Bernard
susan press <106350.1654@compuserve.com>
hebden bridge, West Yorks UK - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 21:12:38 (BST)
I have returned from a very fruitful visit to Hebden Bridge. I spent some time in the library going through the old newspapers and eventually found the obituary for my great grandfather John Cockcroft Hardman who actually died at the Bulls Head Hotel in Sowerby Bridge. We went there and met the very charming landlord. We spent the first night at the Hare and Hounds where we were made to feel very welcome by the very friendly Greenwood family. The second night was spent at Square One - very pleasant and very friendly folk too. the biggest thrill for me was finding my great grandfathers grave in the Heptonstall cemetery. It is such a pity that is so overgrown so I literally fell over the grave. We cleaned it up as best we could with our bare hands and I am now planning to return to do it properly. Everyone was so friendly and so helpful - from the local libarians to the folk we just chatted to. Can anyone tell me where Cow Green is? Does the Prince Frederick Lodge of Freemasons still exist? I was surprised at how many people smiled at you and how friendly everyone was. So different to down south.It really is a beautiful area in every sense. I left with a very heavy heart but will be back soon. It is so sad that my great grandmother is buried in South Africa - she should be with her husband and two babies in Heptonstall churchyard.
Anni Bayliss <s.bayliss@ukonline.co.uk>
Uckfield, East sussex UK - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 21:05:26 (BST)
Niki Easton... I've found, by accident, a derivation for the name of Stoodley Pike. 'Stoodley' may be a corruption of 'Studley', an area near Todmorden that was marked on a map of 1775, though I can't see any evidence on a modern OS map. 'Studley', apparently, meant a clearing used as a stud... the name corrupted to 'Stoodley' by local pronunciation. (From Portrait of West Yorkshire by Margaret Slack)...
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk>
UK - Sunday, September 19, 1999 at 14:01:12 (BST)
the cooks not a bad peice of fillet neither!
Andy <andylambert@callnetuk.com>
hebden bridge, west yorks UK - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 21:51:27 (BST)
Does anyone remember going over the moors on Whit Sunday to visit what was Lord Saville's estate - called Castle Carr I think? - there was a fountain there, lovely grounds but the building wasn't so good - I've got photos of the place but I know it was closed for repairs years ago - coming up home again for a couple of days in October so maybe I'll find out then!
christine richmond <christine.richmond@batt.co.uk>
Crayford, Kent UK - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 11:48:23 (BST)
Can anyone recommend a B&B in Hebden Bridge area? Thanks Anni
Anni Bayliss <anni_bayliss@yahoo.com>
Uckfield, East Sussex UK - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 22:38:59 (BST)
Very good site, but no churches listed Will you be doing something about this, or did I miss them?
John Saville <johnsaville@stockwelldrive.freeserve.co.uk>
Batley, West Yorkshire UK - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 22:04:56 (BST)
Call in a the Tourist Centre, they have old photos there. As far as I am aware, the library does hold old copies of the HB Times on microfilche. My family used to own the HB times and I remember looking at all the old leather bound books of all the past issues. Whatever happened to them I know not what, perhaps you could call into the Times Office on Crown Street and ask :) My family name is Lord but I cant recall any Hardmans or Olivers. Enjoy your visit
Morgana <Morganawst@aol.com>
Hebden Bridge, Yorks UK - Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 12:46:40 (BST)
I'll be visiting Hebden Bridge from Wednesday 14th - my second visit to paradise. Can anyone tell me where I'll find photo's of Hebden Bridge back in the late 1800's? Is there a museum in the town? Does the library keep copies of old newspapers? Does anyone know where the Parish records for Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall are kept? I'm researching my fathers side of the family - HARDMAN, LORD and OLIVER. This trip is so important for me as my only living relative on my fathers side (his half-brother) is very frail and so badly wants me to find out what I can for him. Thanks in advance. Anni
Anni Bayliss <anni_bayliss@yahoo.com>
Uckfield, Sussex UK - Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 21:30:22 (BST)
Niki Easton- Have just clicked in to this site and note you ask about "Strudley Pike"; don`t know if it`s any help, but thought you ought to know it`s spelt "Stoodley", not "Strudley. Anyone- am repeating previous message...this being, is there anyone dialling to the Hebden Bridge site here living in Cornholme (like me)? If so, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts, drunken gibberings, whatever!
Mike John Stamper <Unknown>
Todmorden, Calderdale UK - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 00:19:21 (BST)
Does anywhere know how "Strudley Pike" got it's name? Please let me know, THANKS!
Niki Easton <nikieaston@hotmail.com>
Perth, Scotland - Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 23:48:40 (BST)
This site brings back so many wonderful memories. I hadn't realised I missed the place so much. Love and kisses to anyone who remembers me
Sue Clark <Sue.clark1@btinternet.com>
Aberdeenshire, UK - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 21:50:59 (BST)
what a great find! brings back memories of our Sunday drives from Burnley out to HB anyone out there got the words to OH PENDLE OH PENDLE it was a always sung by Roger Westbrook at his gigs better still has anyone got Roger's email address he was the best & wittiest folk singer from yorkshire to cheshire would love to get in touch with him again
eileen wafer <ewafer@hotmail.com>
The Vines Resort, Perth Australia - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 19:47:34 (BST)
I would be interested to know if anyone reading this, like me, lives in Cornholme? Since I remain an isolated fruitcase, being able now and then to communicate by web is potentially mind-expanding. Hello! to anyone who knows me, and best wishes to all. Peace, love, compassion and tea.
Mike John Stamper <Unknown>
Todmorden, West Yorkshire UK - Thursday, September 02, 1999 at 23:28:47 (BST)
Greatings from your twintown. Hope to see a lot of you soon in Germany for school exchange. Justus Schuenemann
Justus Schuenemann <r.schuenemann@come-on.de>
Warstein, Germany - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 09:40:56 (BST)
Here's some trivia on the Valley from the 50's!Elsie Tanner opened the Mytholmroyd Gala.There were 15 sewing factories in the valley..during the war they made uniforms for the Land Army ect. a machinist use to get 1/10d for making a pair pf trousers..1960 HongKong trousers blew the industry away for good!!Coop Hall..Ambulance Ball,Policemans Ball,Farmers Ball..a lot of Balls!!Bands Ellis Wood Astorians,Unity,Allan Whiteoak Trio,Belvedere band..how about 'Ron Ford and the Consuls'!!Charlie Pugh big hitter and baller for Mytholmroyd Cricket Club..Floods 10 foot deep in Mytholmroyd..good no school!!Willie Crowthers butchers shop floated down the river!!H>B>Light opera..Desert Song ;the Crossleys brother and sister played the 2 leads..when they kissed we all went yuck!!Morris Harrop wont stop running!Gerry Round left HB Rugby to join Wakefield Trinity for 2,000 pounds..unheard of!I had trials with Hull KR they offered me bus fare!So hot people swimming in the canal at Hawksclough ..Sowerby Bridge baths so much chlorine you went blind and smelled for weeks..Bert Howarth best HEAD at C/High..he use to say.The best brains in England are in Pentridge Jail..some of the students ended up there!Thats all folks if you want more let me know.Love the Valley always will. Baz
Barrie Lord <jazbaz@one.net.au>
sYDNEY AUSTRALIA - Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 03:33:00 (BST)
my brother bob worrall was asking if anyboby remembers him. between the years1964-1970.we lived in the fox&goose. thank you,
tim worrall <bluebell99@freeserve.co.uk>
york, UK - Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 01:56:00 (BST)
Still in NZ and will attempt to avoid the typos of last missive. I write to celebrate the news of the planning decision regarding the Mount Skip. Its continuance as a public house really needs to be embraced with enthusiasm and delight. Its a sentinel building with both geographical and social importance. Much love to anyone who strays this way...back in mid September.
Peter Rowlands <p.rowlands@zen.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 01:57:48 (BST)
Still in NZ and will attempt avoid the typos of last missive. I write to celebrate the news of the planning decision regarding the Mount Skip. Its continuance as a public house really needs to be embraced with enthusiasm and delight. Its a sentinel building with both geographical and social importance. Much love to anyone who strays this way...back in mid September.
Peter Rowlands <p.rowlands@zen.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, West Yorks UK - Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 01:57:00 (BST)
My wife, Janet and I, will be visiting the Hebden Bridge/Heptonstall area in early October and would like to hear from anyone familiar with my last name. I am a tenth generation decendant of Jonathan Fairbanks who lived in Heptonstall in 1595 to 1635, at which time he traveled and settled in America. Anyone with any information, please drop an email before October...thanks...
Dave Fairbank <dave.fairbank@erols.com>
Sterling, Virginia USA - Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 02:25:05 (BST)
Hi Tim, I remember Albert Whilde at the midgehole working mens club (known as the Blue Pig).......as a child I used to swim in the river directly opposite the club...I don't know if you have ever been, but there are two steps in the river, and a nice shallow bit in between..........Well, Albert used to have to sort the toilets out too being the steward......they were the out door type, where you sat over the hole and made a deposit in the bucket below.....and yes....you guessed where the bucket used to be emptied......ALWAYS down stream I'm glad to say.......THEM WERE THE DAYS YOU KNOW
michel <mish1402@mindless,com>
UK - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:55:34 (BST)
Hi everyone: I'm looking to touch base with anyone who might have known members of my family in Hebden from the early 20th century to present day. My name is Tim Wilde and I now live in Vancouver, Canada (born in Huddersfield). My dad's name is Jim Wilde, and he is now a doctor here in Canada. He was born in 1932 on Duck Hill and went to Calder High. His parents, Albert and Violet Wilde, were caretakers of the Midgehole workingman's club in the late 60s and early 70s. The family origianally lived on Duck Hill, but later moved to Lee Mount. Any correspondence from those knowing my family members would be very welcome (or from anyone else wanting to chat about Hebden). Best Regards, Tim Wilde
Tim Wilde <kingslynn36@hotmail.com>
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 07:30:15 (BST)
A quick note form down under (New Zealand) and from whence I come and to where I have returned for a holiday!. Raining fit for the Pennines although we have had a week plus of glorious winter sunshine. Odd being "home" and away from "home" and the way in which time simply collapses so that the past colludes with the present. Much live to those friends who stray into the guestbook and will see you mid September...dreading the flight back but there aren't too many options.!
Peter Rowlands <p.rowlands@zen.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:48:20 (BST)
to get in touch with anybody that went to calder high 1964-67 or knew me from the area now in sydney australia any body visiting for 2000 olympics please reply
stephen haithwaite <bigbrush@hotmail.com>
beacon hill, n.s.w australia - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 03:13:34 (BST)
Hi folks, does anybody remember Mr Senior at Calder High School? He was a git but a hell of a teacher.........or Miss Steel (green godess)fit as a butchers dog !!!............or do you remember as far back as Liberannie, hell of a make up job.
Phil <mish1402@mindless.com>
UK - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 01:15:22 (BST)
Thanks to all who put me in touch with Richard & Margaret Blakely. Now all I need is for them to reply to my letter I sent in March. Anybody any ideas on how to make that happen
Peter Wade <datbal@ozemail.com.au>
Melbourne, Australia - Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at 10:01:19 (BST)
EAST KILBRIDE, GLASGOW UK - Sunday, August 08, 1999 at 17:00:38 (BST)
I LIVE A LONG WAY AWAY BUT I THINK hebden bridge must be fab. & I am dyeing to visit some day
glyn blushing hughes <eh?>
UK HOW DID YOU KNOW? - Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 00:37:42 (BST)
Hi Barrie and Sybil, we know you and we are Jess and David Rushworth, I think that you and David went to school together. We live down the south coast from Sydney, closest big town to us is Nowra, small world hey.
Jess Rushworth <jcr@shoal.net.au>
Orient Point NSW, Australia 2540 UK - Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 04:39:38 (BST)
Hi just found your web site,enjoyed the trip went to Calder High 1947-54 use to be in the rag trade..had my own band ..The Blue Rhythm Boys...we were hot!!played Mytholmroyd Gala..Thrum Hall..anybody remeber me?Yorkshire born Yorkshire bred.....Baz Lord and Sybil
Barrie & Sybil Lord <jazbaz@one.net.au>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 13:46:15 (BST)
Thanks for good feedback about the Doris gig - as one of the motley crew (we think of ourselves as deeply glamorous!) I can confirm we are available all year round.I can also confirm that the rumour that the gig on 11th July was the last ever was UNTRUE (though I know for certain it was started by the MD Dave Nelson).
Jan Scott <jan.scott@zen.co.uk>
Hebden Bridge, UK - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 11:46:30 (BST)
I used to attend Calder High School (1968-75) and am wondering if there's anyone out there who still remembers me. I have a brother called Steven who's currently causing havoc in Cornwall, but that's another story!
Wendy McCann (nee Green) <wendy@mccann9959.freeserve.co.uk>
Audenshaw, Tameside UK - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 22:57:21 (BST)
Hi Liz: Blackshaw head IS within walking distance of Hebden Bridge - about 3 miles - but not to walk every day. Better, there’s a regular bus service that takes you through some terrific countryside. There are loads of music festivals within 100 miles radius... from big affairs to little local folk and blues festivals. Hebden Bridge is great for shopping, provided you’re looking for incense, candles, and shapeless clothes.
John Morrison <john@trunorth.demon.co.uk >
UK - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 08:25:11 (BST)
I'm coming for a visit next month (August) and want to know 2 things: 1) Is Blackshawhead within 'walking' distance of Hebden Bridge (for a regular person aka non-marathoner)? And having asked that, what sort of shops/retail venues might you recommend based on the fact that I am looking for jewelry, home furnishings, and art? 2) Are there any music festivals within a 100 mile radius during that time frame that anyone would recommend? Thanks for any feedback you can provide. Liz
Liz <liz_musselman@hotmail.com>
Allentown, Pennsylvania USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 03:40:24 (BST)
Hi I was up in Hebden Bridge on business over Sunday night, and 'happened upon' Doris +dinner ladies + BB Soul Band et al at the Picture House. I just wanted to say that it was the most extraordinary performance all round, and I had a brilliant evening I will remember for a very long time. Do this motley crew perform elsewhere, or is this a once a year only act? Any dates for a performance at next year's Arts Festival yet?
Charles Tomalin <tomalinc@parcelforce.com>
Bedford, UK - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 13:25:30 (BST)
YORK UK - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 17:45:39 (BST)
Hello...I have recently been tracing my roots and have found out a few more generations of Hoyles. I visited my father's cousin and family back in 1978 and was excited to find out how much Hebdon Bridge and area has grown. Would anyone have any info on: Thomas Hoyle married to Elizabeth Moore and/or John Hoyle married to Mary Wade? I'll be visiting this site again and hopefully will be back for another visit soon. Thanks, Deb
Debbie La Belle <labelles@sympatico.ca>
Canada - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 00:09:51 (BST)
FOUND!!! I put a message here back in January, in a desperate effort to find Ian Kerr, who lives in Holywell Green. UPDATE: I have found him, and we are engaged to be married in December (pending Visa approval). Note to Mr. Morrison: We love your writing and hope to continue a 'kinship' with West Yorkshire through your spirited writings. Cheers. Note to all: Digestible biscuits, Lucozade, and good tea can actually be found in Pennsylvania -- thank goodness. If I hadn't found establishments that sold these foodstuffs, Ian and I might not be planning a future in the states.
Liz Musselman <liz_musselman@hotmail.com>
Allentown, Pennsylvania USA - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 02:32:03 (BST)

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