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Hebden Bridge trends on Twitter

Friday, 30 April 2021

Once again, Hebden Bridge is in the news following extensive posting on Twitter and Facebook about this notice which appeared in Cornholme's free library. (See below for updates)

The HebWeb's own George Murphy posted this morning: "A friendly researcher from the Today programme rang to ask for my comments on this item. This morning they decided the crisis in India would take over that spot, which is a rather bigger issue I’d say - but she liked my column."

Here are a small selction of comments from social media:

Had no idea Hebden Bridge was such a depraved place. Well, I was thinking of moving out of London...

Did someone leave a copy of Jill Liddington’s biography of Anne Lister?


Pornholme, actually.

Guilty as charged

Those bastards at Cornholme looking down their noses at the good pornographers of Hebden Bridge.

Shopped in Hebden Bridge today and never saw any porn or cesspits

They've never really recovered in Cornholme from being reclassified as Yorkshire not Lancashire.

Pack my bags immediately!

This really made me smile. Glad I am Hebden born. No better place to live. Love all the quirkiness.

My daughter moved to Cornholme once and the removal men said it was full of lesbians and white witches.

Why Hebden Bridge?? We are absolutely filthy in Burnley!!

Good morning from the cesspit that is #HebdenBridge

Alas. A sudden change of fortune. I now discover that I live in a ‘cesspit.’

Delighted to see #HebdenBridge is trending, it's one of my favourite places on earth.


BBC News: Cornholme erotic books note attacks 'cesspit' Hebden Bridge

Metro: ‘Take that filth to Hebden Bridge’: Anger over erotic novel left in shared library

Have I Got News for You This prime time BBC 1 programme featured the Cornholme library notice story, and its reference to Hebden Bridge. Click here for the 35 second clip. 7 May 2021

Hebden Bridge hits back - update Saturday, 1 May 2021

The following notice appeared on the Co-op Notice Board


What they've said previously about Hebden Bridge

'Greatest Town in Europe' - as well as being the 4th funkiest town in the world, Culture Trip gives 12 Reasons why Hebden Bridge 'is known as the greatest town in Europe'. Read article (17 May 2018)

Hebden Bridge features in The Times list of trendiest cities, villages and market towns in which to live. (March 2015)

Australian View of Hebden Bridge: from The West Australian - "This once-dying mill town reinvented itself as a beacon of alternative living; a quirky commuter hub where artists, writers, hippies and new-age gurus rub shoulders with teachers, estate agents and earthy Yorkshire folk". Read the article. Jan 2015

Yorkshire Life: 10 reasons to love Hebden Bridge (June 2013)

Hebden Bridge: the coolest place to live in Britain, according to The Times on 19 March 2013. Read more

Hebden Bridge a "GREAT TOWN" - Ian McMillan writes poem about Hebden Bridge which has won the 'Great Town Award' given by The Academy of Urbanism. Hebden Bridge has previously been voted the 4th funkiest town in the world and the UK town with most local identity. Read More

Hebden Bridge's "delightfully relaxed vibe"
There's nothing not to like about Hebden Bridge. Once a hippy retreat, this little West Yorkshire town might have shed its dreadlocks and wholemeal image, but it's maintained a delightfully relaxed vibe. Given all the rain we've had of late, it's looking more lush than ever; verdant greenery forms the perfect backdrop to terraces of stone houses that look straight out of a Brontë novel. It's oh-so-bucolic and oh-so-pretty, but, as the locals would no doubt remind you, capable of contemporary cool, with wine bars and traditional boozers mingling on the high street. From the Metro

"Developers and speculators have a quiet mill town in their sights. Now, its radical community is up in arms", reported Paul Wilkinson in the Daily Telegraph. Read Where there's brown rice, there's brass

"In the upper reaches of the Calder Valley lies Jumble Hole Clough, a steep wooded valley embracing a fast-flowing stream which tumbles off the high moorland. Near the head of the clough stands a mute reminder of the early days of the Industrial Revolution, in the shape of ruins of a small water-powered mill which is slowly being engulfed by the surrounding foliage." from the Guardian's Country Diary

"With its apparent seclusion from the rest of the world, Hebden has a tendency to breed introverts and other colourful personalities. It bucks the trend of other higher populated and trend- setting Yorkshire towns with effortless ease and style". From Deep in the Heart of Yorkshire by Alex Clark in Hackwriters.com

Hebden Bridge is the 4th funkiest town in the world and is also the UK town with most local identity From HebWeb news

"Tantamount to Soddom and Gomorrah (Sir Bernard Ingham), The Hampstead of the North’, or just another tourist trap? Hazel Davis investigates". Hazel Davis investigates in Take it to the Bridge from The Leeds Guide