Mytholmroyd Net

About Mytholmroyd

Mytholmroyd is a small village one mile from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is home to Calder High School, the largest Comprehensive School in the area, has excellent primary schools, friendly pubs and lovely churches - all set amongst beautiful picturesque hills. There is an active and innovative business community.

Historically, Mytholmroyd was the home of David Hartley, or King David - the leader of The Cragg Coiners. Culturally, it was also the birthplace of the late poet laureate Ted Hughes who died in 1998. His first wife Sylvia Plath is buried in nearby Heptonstall.

An annual Dock Pudding Competition is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre in April every year and Mytholmroyd Gala takes place in August - proceeds going to local charities. This year it celebrates its 40th year. Royd Regeneration, and Roof over Youth are ongoing projects for the village. Plans to acquire the "Old Railway Station" for conversion to a "Ted Hughes' Centre" are also under discussion. New developments on all of these projects will appear in the news section as they come in.

This site will endeavour to represent the Mytholmroyd community today giving it an internet presence and keeping it apace with developments. Abacus, 1st Choice, J.M.D's Hardware and Expertreat were pioneer advertisers on the site and The Business Initiative Committee have sponsored us to the tune of £200.

The site now has more photographs of the area displayed in the photos section and this will be added to as the site develops further. The news and views sections are beginning to be used by people near and far, and we welcome contributions and feedback.

This is our own local website for local people and if it is to be successful we need as much support as possible. It will give Mytholmroyd an internet presence at an affordable price. has the 1881 Census Returns. The whole village was in the township of Midgley and appears as such, but they also include Midgley itself, Brearley and Luddenden/Luddenden Foot. Parts of Mytholmroyd, especially Cragg Vale, are under the township of Erringden.  We can search for relatives. Details from Baines' 1822 directory of Mytholmroyd tradespeople etc. A complete list of voters in the West Riding 1835 parliamentary election from the townships of Erringden, Midgley, Wadsworth and Sowerby. We also have a great many more old photographs and memorabilia to get online which we are doing as fast as we can.

The site is co-ordinated by Frances Robinson in association with Pennine Pens, Hebden Bridge. Websites and pages designed by Pennine Pens may be viewed at or