Mytholmroyd Net

Mytholmroyd Net

The Mytholmroyd Net was maintained by Frances Robinson until the summer of 2013 when she had to stop for personal reasons.

Throughout that time, Frances was asisted when needed by Pennine Pens who maintain the Hebden Bridge Web. Pennine Pens feel this remains a valuable resource for Mytholmroyd and has committed to keeping it online for another year or so.

If anyone wishes to discuss its future, please contact Pennine Pens.

Monday, 26 January 2015


Calderdale Labour Group has revealed plans for a cross-community summit on the future economic development and prosperity of Mytholmroyd, on Tuesday 24th September at St Michael's Church. Read more

Mytholmroyd Swimming Pool

Mytholmroyd Swimming Pool: Calderdale approves plans. If all goes as is hoped, swimmers will be able to enjoy a local pool by Spring 2014. More funds are still needed. Read more and how you can donate.

Improvements for pedestrians in Mytholmroyd: Work has started on the second phase of improving pedestrian facilities in Mytholmroyd. The scheme, funded by the Local Transport Plan, will see two raised pedestrian crossing points, one by the library and another on New Road near Church Street, also a road narrowing by the Shoulder of Mutton pub, a new pavement between the library and Scout Road, and a traffic island – making it easier for people to cross the road. Read more  Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Bakehouse, bringing bread, bikes and bods together in Mytholmroyd - a Workers’ Co-op pedalling the first community bakery in the Upper Calder Valley - baking Real Bread as defined by the Real Bread movement. More info (17 July)

Canal makeover for Mytholmroyd: Work to improve access to the Rochdale Canal in Mytholmroyd will be starting on site next week, in a joint project by Calderdale Council and Pennine Prospects. Read more  Thursday, 6 June 2013

Mytholmroyd Gala is a local annual community event. This year's event was on Saturday 29th June 2013.

Mytholmroyd Art Group: their exhibition starts 5th June in the foyer of Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Luddendenfoot Ward Forum

Tuesday the 9th July 2013, 6:30 for 6:45pm start,
Luddendenfoot Civic Institute, Station Road, HX2 6AD


  • Health Watch Calderdale
  • Unplanned Care in Calderdale
  • Flash Flooding in Luddendenfoot

As well as the latest on Consultations, Police Update (PACT) for the area and Open Forum where residents can have their say on local issues.

There will also be an e-Forum online webchat of the meeting at:

If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can log on and post your questions and comments to the Police, local Councillors & Council Officers. The online session will be live between 7:45 and 8:45 pm on the night.

Karl Boggis, new Town Council Mayor

The new mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council is Mytholmroyd 's Karl Boggis. Karl was born in Hebden Bridge moving to Mytholmroyd when he was four years old. He attended Burnley Road and Calder High School. He is perhaps best known for having run the Bridge End chip shop in Mytholmroyd and for his service to Calder Valley Youth theatre, St Michael's Amateurs and Hebden Bridge Light Opera Society. He was elected for Caldene Ward in March 2008.

Paralympian Karen Darke opens Highland cycling centre.
Karen Darke now lives in Scotland but grew up here in Mytholmroyd and went to Calder High School. (24 May)

Station Spring Clean

Mytholmroyd Station Spring Clean

Snow stopped Play - the Annual Hebden Royd Spring Clean was postponed for a few weeks but what a difference the sunshine has made.

Nearly thirty station volunteers from the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership - of all ages (4 to 74) made a magnificent improvement to the village railway station and surrounding area.

Read more


The Pace Eggers will be touring the area on Good Friday 29th March 2013.

Watch them IN MYTHOLMROYD at 8.45 at Banksfield and 10.30 at St Michael's Church Square and the other venues on their poster on the left.

VIDEO now on YouTube - PART 1 HERE

VIDEO now on youTube PART 2 HERE

- posted 30th March, 2013


SWIMMING POOL! After decades of campaigns, it looks like a swimming pool may finally be built in our area, possibly by Christmas. View plans on 27 March.

More info Hebweb - posted 12th March, 2013

- posted 5th March, 2013

The next Luddendenfoot Ward Forum and PACT meeting will be held at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd on Thursday 7th March 2013 - 6.15pm arrival for a 6.45pm start.

On the agenda will be Presentations about Responding to Domestic Violence and Changes to Customer First

There will also be an update on any current consultations, the local Police update with an opportunity to help set the priorities for your local area and Open Forum to raise what matters to you. - posted 3rd March, 2013

Floods aftermath: drop-in sessions and letter from Calderdale

Calderdale Council is holding a further series of Flood drop-in sessions where people will again have the opportunity to talk, face to face, with engineers who knew in great detail about the flooding, and where the council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the Canal & River Trust will be available to explain what work has been done since last Summer, and what's also planned in the medium and long terms. The National Flood Forum will also be there with practical help and advice.

Mytholmroyd (St Michael's Church Hall): Tuesday, 12th March, 3pm to 7pm.

More info Hebweb - posted 1st March, 2013

Burnley Road Academy helping the volunteers of the Station Partnership.

Photo: Burnley Road Academy pupils helping with spring flowers to greet visitors and residents to Mytholmroyd station.

Following on from the highly successful and enjoyable Carol Sing on the Northern Rail trains this last December, the Burnley Road Academy decided to extend their support for the Mytholmroyd community by helping the volunteers of the Station Partnership. The Academy is making a valuable contribution towards enhancing the entrance to the village with floral displays at the station. Mrs Pam Savile, Head of Burnley Road Academy says "It's always a pleasure working with the Station Partnership as they are so supportive. We are involved in the Station Carols and the Art Work which the children love. We make good use of the train weekly to take classes swimming and for other local visits."

Geoff Mitchell, Chairman of the Partnership adds that the support and sponsorship of the local schools, businesses and residents has made possible the significant improvements to the village Community Railway Station of Mytholmroyd. The Partnership is open to anyone who is interested in further station enhancements. Please contact Geoff on 885154 or visit Mytholmroyd Station Blog - posted 10th February, 2013

The Liberal Democrats have sent the HebWeb a statement on the Hebden Royd Town Council budget, emphasising a wish for Mytholmroyd to break with Hebden Bridge. more info HERE.

- posted 5th February, 2013

Petition objecting to Calder High becoming an Academy: if you wish to object to Calder High becoming an Academy the petition can be downloaded along with more information. HERE.

- posted 5th February, 2013

A Dark Water - remembering Sylvia Plath in Hebden Bridge Rachel Pickering reflects on her brooding West Riding valley and how its two great poets might have fared in the town of today.

- Guardian Northener.

- posted 1st February, 2013


Calling all (local) artists - This year it is the turn of Cragg Vale school artists to show what they can do with the station building displays. We are collating a superb collection of old photos - supplied by generous residents - for our every-popular History displays. We have two (A2) poster frames on the old station building available for visual artwork by local residents.We are looking for local artists to use these spaces in 2013 - phone 885154 for details.

See Mytholmroyd Station website for more - HERE.

- posted 1st February, 2013


Concerns over one of Calderale's biggest schools becoming a sponsored academy were voiced at a public meeting. Parents met to discuss the proposals involving Calder High School at a debate organised by Friends of Calder High held at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
More info - Halifax Courier

See also discussion forum on Hebweb - posted 28th January, 2013

TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 to pass through Cragg Vale, the famous climb out of Mytholmroyd. - More info See also discussion forum on Hebweb - posted 28th January, 2013

Calder Valley flood repair and recovery 'to cost £13m'

Severe flash floods hit Hebden Bridge and other parts of the Calder Valley in summer 2012 The cost of repairing damage caused by severe floods in the Calder Valley in 2012 and to fit new prevention measures will be about £13m, a report has shown. Flash floods hit the Calder Valley in June and July last year, with a month's rain falling in a matter of hours. BBC - posted 28th January, 2013

Rising gas and electricity prices

We know that rising gas and electricity prices are a real concern. We have the power to reduce energy bills if we join together to look for a better deal.

You have the power to save up to £250 on your electricity and gas bills!

On 29 January an online energy auction will take place with UK energy providers. They will be offered the chance to supply people across Calderdale who have signed up to the scheme.

The more households that sign up, the better deal we get for everyone.

Just fill in one simple online form by following the weblink HERE and have a recent energy bill to hand so that we can estimate your annual energy use and spend. Or take your latest energy bills to your local library and ask about energy switching.

You need to register by 28 January 2013. - posted 7th January, 2013

Mytholmroyd Flood Action

As a local response to this year's flooding, a number of local people have come together to form Mytholmroyd Flood Action. They will work on behalf of local residents and businesses in Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale who may be at risk, and will look at ways to minimise the effects of any future flooding. The most effective way of finding appropriate solutions to local flooding problems is for a community based group to work closely with the various agencies. Mytholmroyd Flood Action is already recognised as representing the voice of the local community by Calderdale Council, Emergency Planning agencies and the Environment Agency. The group would like to hear from anyone living in Mytholmroyd who would like to become an active member and support future action to reduce the effects of flooding within the community. If you have been affected by flooding in Mytholmroyd or Cragg Vale and would like to be a part of this new local initiative, please contact Jae Campbell, Upper Valley Neighbourhood Co-ordinator for further information. Telephone 01422 264622 or email

- posted 17th December, 2012

Valley of Lights

Above: Jade Smith's amazing photo of Valley of Lights, Mytholmroyd. Click photo to enlarge.

Karen Darke switching on the Christmas lights!

Karen Darke silver medalist at the Paralympics this summer and gold medallist at the Para Tri-athlon World Championships in New zealand in the Autumn turned on Mytholmroyds Christmas lights at 17.00 in Mytholmroyd on Saturday 1st Dec.

See Hebweb for more and a photo of the silver postbox in Mytholmroyd to celebrate her achievements - HEBWEB.

- posted 4th December, 2012


Hundreds of people descended on Mytholmroyd tonight for the switch on of the Christmas lights and the Valley of Lights Parade.

VIDEO of the lights being switched on is HERE though we couldn't get close enough to film Karen due to the pure volume of people.

VIDEO of the Parade taken from the Medical Centre is HERE

We did manage to get some photo of Karen after fighting our way through the crowds and they can be seen at this Facebook Link together with some photos of the parade HERE.

A wonderful, magical evening for Mytholmroyd. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this happen. Oh and there was a SILVER post box outside the Post Office today to celebrate Karen's achievements

- posted 1st December, 2012

MYTHOLMROYD ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?! - Lights switch on is 5.00

Mytholmroyd Net

News from 2012-2013

Older news

Old Photographs Gallery

The Alice Longstaff Gallery Collection and the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society, Local History Section has kindly made available to the Mytholmroyd Net a selection of old photographs relevant to Mytholmroyd.

Mytholmroyd Charity Demonstration
Click images to enlarge

Caldene Bridge

Above left is from the 1914 Mytholmroyd Charity Demonstration - the forerunner of the Mytholmroyd Gala. Above right is Caldene Bridge.

More images from the collection

Outside the 
Hinchcliffe Arms?Schoolchildren

See more old Photos - of Mytholmroyd - The Royal Oak when it was thriving, floods, procession through Mytholmroyd and Burnley Road with tram.

From the Mytholmroyd Net guestbook

From Brian Mottershead
Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Old Pictures

Have enjoyed your collection of older pictures on the website. My brother and I were perusing them last week and were surprised that we knew several people. We both went to Calder High School 1951 to 1956. I have lived in Canada since '56 and my brother now lives in California. So, thought you might be interested in this picture taken at Calder High about 1952 or 53. The cast of a school play, which as I recall wasn't very good, even though I was in it! I know names of about half the people and would be interested in hearing from anyone who recognizes him or herself.

Calder High Play 1953

Click on photo above to see a larger version.

More from the guestbook

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