THE QUEENS TERRACE SQUAT: mid 1970s
Dozens of newly arrived homeless people squatted a large Hebden Bridge terrace - Queens Terrace. 30 years ago, both Hebden Royd and the newly Conservative Calderdale Council, decided they should be evicted. Richard Marshall (elected in 2007 as Calderdale councillor, Luddenden Foot ward) was one of the most vocal in urging eviction and wanting the squatters to be "sent back where they came from". Many former squatters still live in Hebden Bridge and have done their share to contribute to the renaissance of Hebden Bridge over the past 30 years.
The following report appeared in the Evening Courier of 19 March, 1976.