Mytholmroyd Net

Ted Hughes Centre

21st April 2004


At a well attended meeting at the Good Shepherd Church, Mytholmroyd, people were able to see the plans for the Ted Hughes Centre and put their questions.

A short preview of a film was shown by Nick Wilding which could shortly be on sale on video starring Donald Crossley and Lloyd Greenwood revisiting the places Ted Hughes played as a child. Wonderfully funny.

Alan Brooks told us about his time as a young man when he worked at Mytholmroyd Station with Lloyd Greenwood.

Alan Brooks

(Frank Woolrych of Hebden Bridge Historical society was able to supply the with proof of this by way of the above picture.)

Some discussion took place about the possibilities of a lift connecting the new centre with the railway platform but this currently isn't anticipated. It was seen to be something that Railtrack ought to be involved in rather than the planners for the Ted Hughes Centre, which will have a lift to all floors.

Father Gott asked residents to give some thought to what this might do to our village bearing in mind what has happened in Howarth with the many tea rooms and Bronte souvenir gift shops.

Everyone was invited to fill in a "comments" sheet. Comments would be considered at the final detailed design stage.