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Film screening of Take my Eyes marks lead-up
to White Ribbon Day - 25 Oct, 2006

Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29.

Portraits of the Blind

Exhibition: Life-size, full body portraits of blind and partially sighted people are the work of Hebden Bridge-based photographer Rebecca Dearden, who will be showing the work at the Arts Festival Gallery on Albert Street in Hebden Bridge.

More info

Thursday 2nd Nov

Curry night and quiz.
Trades Club.

Organised by Hebden Royd Labour Party.

8.30pm. Tickets £4 include food

Saturday 4th November
Calder Holmes Park

Wednesday 8th November                           Alan Fowler

Hebden Bridge Weaver’s Strike 1906 – 1908

Alan taught economics and social history at Manchester Poly/Metro University for 36 years; he is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and served on the Council of Economic History Societies and the committee of the Social History Society

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

UNICEF Middle Eastern Children's Appeal fundraiser event
A concert to raise money for UNICEF's work in southern Lebanon and Gaza is being held at Marshall's Bar, Carlton Street, Hebden Bridge on Saturday November 4th from 8pm until late - more info

Wednesday 22nd November                    Diana Monahan
New Road, 1806 – 2006

The First Bypass for Hebden Bridge

Diana will talk about the creation and development of New Road which is explored along with the businesses, shops and people that made up the community.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

28 November

Open meeting: Anyone interested in putting forward ideas or making suggestions is invited to an open meeting on Tuesday, November 28 November from 8pm to 9.30pm in the Arts Festival shop on Albert Street in Hebden Bridge.

Festival website

Wednesday 13th December              

Ian Dewhirst M.B.E.
A Look at Christmas Past

We are delighted to welcome back this popular speaker. Talk will be followed by a pie and pea supper £1.50

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

Little Theatre
November 27 - December 2

Caught in the Net

By Ray Cooney
Directed by Jacki Reed

The sequel to the hilarious 'Run For Your Wife' by that master of farce Ray Cooney finds our bigamist taxi driver, John Smith, still running two families atthe same time, and keeping them blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children - one boy and one girl by each wife have met on the internet and are determined to see each other, especially as it seems they have so much in common - same surname, taxi driver dad of the same age etc...

When John realises that they are about to meet he enlists the aid of his long-suffering friend and lodger Stanley Gardner. He is just about to go on holiday with his old father who turns up thinking he is already at the guest house. The situation obviously gets increasingly out of hand as John busts a gut juggling with the truth.

Little Theatre

1st January, 2007
Hardcastle Crags, Yorkshire,
Tel: 01422 844518

Clear the cobwebs and enjoy the Crags in all their winter glory. This amazing walk starts at Hebden Bridge Railway Station, following the riverside path up to Hardcastle Crags and into the beautiful wooded valley. The landscape here is varied and includes deep rocky ravines, tumbling streams and oak, beech and pine woodland. Bring a packed lunch with you, as the walk is three hours long. The walk is free, but call the property for departure time. Booking essential.

Wednesday 10th January               Dr George Redmonds
Place Names, Surnames and First Names

A writer and broadcaster, Dr Redmonds is a leading surnames expert and author of such books as 'Surnames and Genealogy, A New Approach'.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

Wednesday 24th January                                   
Ian Bailey

Child Labour  

In the early 19th century the production of textiles was under transformation from domestic industry to newly built factories. This talk will consider the evidence regarding the employment of children in the mills of the Upper Calder Valley and the reaction it created.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

Sunday 11 February 2007
The Bear Wholefoods, Todmorden

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

See previous Potato Day in Mytholmroyd

Wednesday 14th February                 
 Paul Weatherhead

Season of the Witch:
The Lion, the Witch and Cliff Richard

Paul’s talk covers, amongst other things, the story of the witch who tried to buy Slack Baptist Chapel which led to an international media frenzy.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group


Wednesday 28th February                         Kathryn Lumb
he Halifax Zoo

Kathryn Lumb is a farmer’s daughter, married to a farmer whose farm is adjacent to what was the zoo. She heard many anecdotes and tales from her husband’s relatives which triggered her interest in the zoo.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group


Wednesday 14th March     Dave Shepherd & Brian Howcroft
Calderdale Prehistory – Moving On

Dave has authored several articles on local prehistory, and gave a very popular lecture to the society in 2006. Brian is a longstanding member of Huddersfield Archaeological Society.



Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group

Wednesday 28th March                           

Richard Almond
Mediaeval Hunting - Hunting Through Art

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In the Middle Ages hunting was an economic as well as a leisure activity. Richard, a freelance writer and historian, will show that hunting, including fishing, hawking and poaching, was enjoyed by all classes, and by women as well as men.

Methodist Hall, 7.30 pm

Hebden Bridge Local History Group