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Annual General Meeting 1st February 2011 Mytholmroyd Methodist Chapel at 8.00pm

- posted 16th January, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: RESIDENT ALERT - important information for everyone who lives around Hall Bank Lane.
more info - posted 14th January, 2011


The Annual New Year's Day Treasure Hunt, held in Mytholmroyd has raised a total of 147.36 in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. A total of 40 families entered the treasure hunt, a healthy increase on last years numbers and fun was had by all. The Hunt entailed a nice scenic walk around the countryside of Mytholmroyd with clues spread throughout for families to solve.
More info

- posted 2nd January, 2011


The New Year's Day Treasure Hunt is a gentle, brisk walk around the scenic countryside of Mytholmroyd, suitable for all the family. Families will receive a sheet of clues and a basic outline of the route to follow. The majority of the walk is on well marked footpaths. The route starts and finishes at Mytholmroyd Fire Station where tea, coffee and cakes will be served. As the event is now in it's second year, the route will be different from last year, but will be of similar difficulty. The walk will start at 10.30, but families can start whenever they arrive, the latest start time is 12.30. The admission is: Adult (2), Child (1), Family (5) All funds raised go to The Fire Fighters Charity and it promises to be another fun and enjoyable event. For more information please contact Billy Painter on: or on 0776 886 3233 - posted 29th December, 2010

Winter Solstice Sunset photos

Sent in by Pete Keal

Taken from near Stake Lane, above Mytholmroyd

more here - posted 21st December, 2010

Dock Pudding tea towel goes on sale

Started in 1971 the dock pudding championship is unique to Mytholmroyd and still going strong. Many a secret recipe is passed from mother to daughter and every year in April the halls of Mytholmroyd Community Centre are filled with a familiar debate - bacon fat or no bacon fat that is the question.

This week sees the launch of the exclusive "Dock Pudding Tea Towel" offering novices the basic recipe from which to try their hand at creating this local delicacy.

Funded by Calderdale Council under the banner of the Totally Locally campaign, which aims to promote local shopping within Calderdale, the tea towel was commissioned by Mytholmroyd's local Regeneration Partnership Royd Regeneration, and supplied by Simprint based in Sowerby Bridge.

The tea towel was the brainchild of Royd Regeneration Secretary Jade Smith, who said "One of the aims of Royd Regeneration is to economically regenerate Mytholmroyd and this is a simple and effective way to go about it. Many of Mytholmroyd's gems are hidden and this is one way to promote them." The tea towels, which cost 3.95 are available from the tourist information centres in Hebden Bridge and Halifax and from selected shops and businesses throughout Mytholmroyd. - posted 17th December, 2010

STOP PRESS - MYTHOLMROYD STATION CAR PARK The valiant train users from Mytholmroyd faced frozen points and snow drifts during their recent journeys. Just when they thought things were getting back to normal, station users from 6am had to face the clipboard-wielding members of Mytholmroyd Station Partnership. On behalf of Hebden Royd Town Council, volunteers from the station group have been out since dawn ascertaining whether there is any demand for a car park in the old goods yard at Mytholmroyd. The hundreds of completed questionnaires have been sent to transport specialists Haste Partnership of York who will analyse and report to the Town Council in early January. Commenting on the tight timescale, the project has to be completed by 5th January 2011, Richard Haste said "ideally we would have liked more than four and one half weeks to carry out this sort of study but we recognise the timing pressures on budget setting and will pull out all the stops to meet the deadline we've been set". In the meantime, Geoff Mitchell, Chairman of the Station Partnership, thanks everyone who has participated in this Survey for their sense of humour - especially when the ink froze in the pens due to the minus 9 degrees! Anyone who has not had an opportunity to comment on car parking at Mytholmroyd station may contact The Haste Partnership, 10 The Croft, Sheriff Hutton, York, YO60 6SQ or by emailing: before December 17th - posted 15th December, 2010


The 2010 Mytholmroyd Station Sing by the choirs from our local Junior schools will be on Monday 13 December. We shall start with the 17.05 arrival from Leeds, then the 17.25 arrival on Platform 1. Crossing over to Platform 2 we shall welcome the 17.44 arrival from Victoria. Then to the church room for crisps and pop for the choir - for the younger-at-heart tea and mince pies. Then when the children have been collected, it should just be in time for the Shoulder of Mutton to open at 19.00 ... All welcome to come and join the children and Station Partnership volunteers - RSVP (to avoid a shortage of Pies!). Geoff & Sue on 885154 - posted 9th December, 2010


At a ceremony at the Dusty Miller Public house mayor Robin Dixon met with the five schoolchildren who were the winners of the town council's "Shining Bright" competition to design lights for Mytholmroyd. Eleanor Griffiths, Amy Syrett, Jennifer Robinson, Marcus Tricket and Sally Bartolo had their winning designs made into lights for the village by Bradford Festival lights. Each child received a small gift and a Town Council badge.

The mayor said "It was wonderful to have councillors, parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters all come along to see the new lights of which these young people are so rightly proud. Mayor Robin Dixon is pictured here with the children standing under their respective designs. - posted 9th December, 2010

Mytholmroyd Station extension - please show support
- see discussion forum - posted 9th December, 2010

Swimming Pool in Mytholmroyd The Hebden Royd & District Swimming Pool Association would welcome any comments and suggestions about these proposed developments. See discussion forum for more.
- posted 9th December, 2010

MYTHOLMROYD'S oldest pub has been rescued from the brink of closure. Halifax Courier 7th December 2010 - posted 9th December, 2010

Remembrance Sunday in Mytholmroyd - 14th November 2010

Video - The Service in the Memorial Gardens: here

Video of the Parade: here

- posted 14th November, 2010


The school will be collecting either a shoe box containing the following items or any of the following items that can be boxed up at school. Please send as soon as possible as it takes a month for items to get there - we are aiming for an absolute deadline date of 11th November.

Sweets - mints, gum type sweets, chewing gum. nuts, crisps, any noodles, cappuccino coffee in boxes, biscuits, roll on deoderant, bic razors, lip balm, vaseline in plastic or tin containers, toothpaste, shaving gel, baby wipes, shower gel, travel games - cards, dominoes motor magazines.

A letter inside would be much appreciated (a bit of normality for the troops) but please put the school address not personal addresses for replies. - posted 2nd November, 2010

THE BROOKLYN STUDIOS CEILIDH with live music from "Cock O' The North. - Saturday October 9th - 7.30 pm till late - Mytholmroyd Community Centre - Dancing, Raffle, Light Refreshments - 6 per person / 4 for under 12s / 7 at the door. STOP PRESS! Special Raffle Prize - FREE TRAVEL for the family for ONE MONTH on NORTHERN TRAINS. Lots more super prizes in the Draw. For tickets contact our booking lines - Lynda: 0774 984 4896 / Cathy: 0772 071 5418 - posted 4th October, 2010

invites those interested in being involved with the Hebden Royd local election to a meeting, and advises to make sure they are on the electoral roll. Read more - posted 4th October, 2010

"FOREVER YOUNG" with surprise guest Chris Edwards entertained at St Michael's Church Hall Saturday October 2nd 2010.

Video here.

We were treated to Dylan, Donovan, Simon & Garfunkel songs and more. A very enjoyable evening - posted 3rd October, 2010


BETTY WARD (Mayor of Hebden Royd Council 2006 - 7) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 12.15 on Friday 24th September 2010 at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Betty donated her body to science and for the good of others.

A Service of Thanksgiving for Betty will be held on Friday 8th October at 2.30pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd.

A donation box for Yorkshire Air Ambulance (Betty's charity for the mayoral year) will be available at the church.

Amongst the many things Betty achieved in her time as Mayor she made National Television when Robbie Coltrane came to Mytholmroyd as a judge at the Dock Pudding Contest later shown as part of the B Road Britain series. Photos from that event are here.

A short video clip is here
See also Lives Remembered - Hebweb - posted 30th September, 2010

- St Michael's Wives Group present a musical evening on Saturday October 2nd 2010 in the Church Hall Mytholmroyd commencing at 7.30pm. Featuring "FOREVER YOUNG". Tickets 5.00 each (can be purchased on the door) Bar. Supper available for 2.50. - posted 28th September, 2010

SWIMMING POOL - Views and opinions sought

Views and opinions sought on latest plans for a swimming pool in our area. The latest plans for a long awaited swimming pool in our area are in their early stages, although outline planning permission is being sought. The latest scheme involves completely rebuilding the Mytholmroyd Community Centre and integrating the swimming pool within this rebuild. It is estimated the cost will be somewhere in the region of 5-10 million. The Mytholmroyd Net and The Hebden Bridge Web has been sent the plans by Royd Regeneration with a request that we encourage people to give feedback on the scheme. Follow this link for full details of how to comment and to see the plans. - posted 13th September, 2010

Official opening of Memorial Gardens

Video - Jade's opening speech

Video World War II veteran Les Steward

Video - Thanks from Janet Battye

Video - Cutting the ribbon

Video - Let the party begin

World War II Veteran Les Steward re-opened the newly refurbished Memorial Gardens in Mytholmroyd this Saturday 11th September, 2010. Spring flowering bulbs were planted followed by a hog roast in the Dusty Miller car park, a bucking bronco, a live band and more. Hundreds of people attended the event. Janet Battye thanked the many organisations and people who had been involved in the project. Jade Smith Secretary of Royd Regeneration who took the project forward initially and saw it through to fruition was thanked and presented with a "thank you" bouquet of flowers.

Some photos here - posted 11th September, 2010

Guided Tour of Castle Carr Estate Castle Carr Road, Upper Height Lodge, Wainstalls.

Guided Tour of Castle Carr Estate Castle Carr Road, Upper Height Lodge, Wainstalls, Halifax, HX2 7TR. Including a display of the spectacular fountain (by kind permission of the Scholefield Family) Sunday 12th September 1pm - 4.30 pm Tickets: Adult 5 - accompanied children under 5 free, 5 -15 3 Family Group (2 adults + children) 12. Tickets available at Upper Height Lodge entrance from 1pm on the day. Contact Number for information: 07710 042 088 or see 'EVENTS' page on

Access to estate is via a track from Upper Height Lodge and may be unsuitable for some vehicles especially if full of passengers. Parking available at Upper Height Lodge and at bottom of track. For safety reasons there will be a timed one way system in operation on the day. Please leave 30 minutes to walk to venue from Upper Height Lodge.

The fountain will be switched on at 2pm and is only on for a short time. Access from bottom car park to fountain is by way of short steep track. 4x4 transport will be available from bottom car park to venue for those with walking problems. Use of track by vehicle or on foot is at owner risk. Please take all litter home with you. - posted 29th August, 2010

Free Independent Drama: Late poet Ted Hughes is remembered in Dreaming of Foxes

The late poet laureate Ted Hughes would have been 80 this month, and to mark the occasion, The Independent is giving you the chance to listen to and download an exclusive new drama by Made in Manchester/Dark Smile. In Dreaming of Foxes (which is based loosely on a true story) Ted is reunited with a long-lost schoolboy friend after almost fifty years. But what do these men have in common now except memories of old haunts and the landscape which inspired them both? More - posted 19th August, 2010


On Friday, 2 July 2010 events across the country are taking place to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos. From Dundee to Portsmouth, public meetings in memory of those who have died from mesothelioma and to raise much needed money towards mesothelioma research have been organised.

Locally we are remembering the people who worked at Acre Mill. Cape Asbestos moved to Acre Mill in 1939, bringing tragedy and suffering to the Calder Valley which didn't end despite the Mill being pulled down in 1971. During the 2nd World War Cape manufactured asbestos gas masks. Cape decided to stay at Acre Mill after the war, diversifying into the manufacture of other asbestos products to take advantage of the boom in asbestos trade. Many local people were made ill and died as a result of their work at Acre Mill. More information. - posted 1st July, 2010

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Louis De Bernieres And Mavis Cheek read from their books to a full house at St Michael's Enterprise Centre and took questions from the audience.

- posted 1st July, 2010


Hebden Bridge Hand Made Parade 2010 Video extracts Part 1 to Part 6 are all now on youtube. This hopefully covers all of this quite astonishing and most enjoyable parade.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Thanks to Emma Branagan for this photo - posted 1st July, 2010

Masterplan Review Conference on this Saturday the 26th of June, at St Michael's Centre in Mytholmroyd. The conference starts at 10.30 (registration from 10.00) and ends at 3pm.

There are still places available and John Thompson and two of his colleagues will be there to review renaissance activity in the Upper Calder Valley and take a look forward into the future. The event is FREE and is open to all. If you need further information about the event or would like to reserve a place then please contact me or just turn up! Kind regards. Louise Harrison, Project Coordinator, Upper Calder Valley Renaissance, 01422 846576 / 07949 368462. - posted 21st June, 2010

500 Years of the Hebden Bridge Packhorse Bridge - Video footage

The bangs Video (1)
The Samba band Video (2) :
More of The Samba band Video (3) :

- posted 21st June, 2010

Message from Jade Smith.

Nearly 100 people turned up to help with the planting yesterday. The local groups represented included Mytholmroyd Station partnership, Mytholmroyd Walkers Action, Royd Regeneration the Redacre Growing Project, Scout Road Project, Mytholmroyd Youth Club, Burnley Road School, St Michael's Gardening Club, West Yorkshire Police, Elmet Trust and members of the public generally. The age range of participants was 6 months - 80 years. Many thanks to Anne and Angus at the Dusty Miller pub for the bacon butties which were sponsored by John Durgan (thanks to John). Thanks also go to all the Calderdale Council staff who turned out to help. We have not forgotten that the head of the soldier needs replacing. However we need to raise another 7,000. All donations gratefully received. People can ring me on 885325

More and enlarged photos here
Video footage of the the planting
Video (1)
(2) :

- posted 20th June, 2010

Planting up the Memorial Gardens - Many hands make light work

Volunteers turned up in huge numbers at 10.00 this morning to plant up the newly designed Memorial Gardens. With a break for bacon and egg butties at 11.00 and a short wait for more plants to be delivered from Halifax planting resumed at 11.30.

Whoever said there was no such thing as community!!!

- posted 19th June, 2010

MYTHOLMROYD GALA - Saturday 12th June 2010

Extracts from the procession - watch on Youtube
(1) Hebden Bridge Band
(2) Scottish pipe band:
(3) Playgroup, footballers, tractors etc.
(4) Decorated umbrellas and more

- posted 12th June, 2010

EcoTeams come to Calderdale! Calderdale Council and Hebden Bridge Alternative Technology Centre, in partnership with Global Action Plan, are starting up an EcoTeams project in Calderdale to help people reduce their impact on the environment. For more information on leading or joining an EcoTeam, contact Louise Harrison on 07949 368462 or email: St Michael's Enterprise Centre - posted 6th June, 2010

MYTHOLMROYD GALA June 12th - leaving Orchard Industrial Estate at 12.00 noon. - posted 6th June, 2010

"Ramble 'N Rave"

Throughout 2010 and 2011, various members of Mytholmroyd Scout Group will be carrying out a mixture of fundraising initiatives in order to take part in a variety of projects. On Friday 11th June our next fundraiser is scheduled to take place: Ramble 'N' Rave. This event will be taking place by popular demand due to the success of the New Year's Day Treasure Hunt. The night consists of a family friendly treasure hunt, a barbecue and to finish the night off some live music from local talent. The evening will commence at 6.00 and the latest time for families wishing to take part in the treasure hunt will be 8.00. The barbecue will be available from 8.30, with the live entertainment starting from 9.00. Admission for this event will be just 5 per family or 2 per head. The treasure hunt starts and finishes at Mytholmroyd Community Centre. Any questions; please email: Billy Painter - posted 6th June, 2010

Step free onto the trains - at Mytholmroyd.

Here in the Upper Calder Valley, Mytholmroyd is the only practical station which has step-free access to the platforms.

Volunteers from the Station Partnership have increasingly been helping those with mobility problems to negotiate the uneven surfaces on the station approach road.

Within a few weeks, Network Rail community rail management have responded to a request by Mytholmroyd Station Partnership for improved access for wheelchair users. more info. - posted 28th May, 2010

Canal Connections Rochdale Canal - Interpretation & Storytelling workshop

Do you have any knowledge of the Rochdale Canal? Do you know any details of its history? Its wildlife? Its connections to local people or stories of events or activities which took place near or on the Canal? We'd like the opportunity to learn about why the Rochdale Canal is so significant and distinct and what you think is special about it. We also want to know what information you think should be available to users and visitors. Please come and join us at the Good Shepherd Church, Mytholmroyd on Sunday 9th May 2010 from 2pm to 5pm. For further details call Lucy Rogers, The Waterways Trust, 07795838335. - posted 8th May, 2010

Mytholmroyd Station - Car Parking

Although there is not an official car park at Mytholmroyd Station the owners, Network Rail are planning to re-surface the approach road. Please do not park at the station between May 10 and 21st. The Station Partnership has asked for spaces to be allocated for disabled access - as Mytholmroyd is the only practical step-free station in the upper Calder Valley. We look forward to your cooperation. Geoff Mitchell - 01422 885154 - Chairman - Mytholmroyd Station Partnership. - posted 8th May, 2010

CALDERDALE ELECTION - CALDER VALLEY Conservative candidate Craig Whittaker wins seat with 39.4%

Nader Fekri and John Beaucroft-Mitchell have been elected as Lib Dem councillors for Calder and Luddenden wards. - posted 8th May, 2010

History Societies hold joint meeting

The biannual joint meeting of two local history societies will be in Mytholmroyd Methodist Church Friday May 7th at 7.30pm. Free refreshments will be available. More info. - posted 5th May, 2010

How Your Town Works and making it work for you.

If it matters to you it matters to us.

Tuesday 27 April at 6.30pm (buffet tea provided)

St Michael's Church Hall, New Road,
Mytholmroyd HX7 5DS

To book a place ring 01422393288


- posted 25th April, 2010


A fire on the Mount Skip hillside at 10.30 last night. Believed to be caused by a farmer burning the grass which got out of control. See: Youtube video. - posted 24th April, 2010


The Pace Eggers were so good that nearly all of their performance is being uploaded to youTube in short clips as below.

Video of the Pace egg on youTube:
Video (1)
Video (2)
Video (3)
Video (4)
Video (5)
The Pace Eggers donated all funds made on the day to Overgate Hospice.

- posted 2nd April, 2010


Despite the return of terrible weather many community groups turned out this weekend to take part in Hebden Royd Town Councils annual Spring Clean. Targeting areas close to where their members live and work they each removed accumulated rubbish from grass verges, hedges, waste land, canals, rivers and sports fields. Calder Valley Search & Rescue removed a skip full of shopping trolleys, car tyres and traffic signs from the Black Pit area of the River Calder in Hebden Bridge despite rising water levels with the Station Partnerships at both Hebden and Mytholmroyd removing well over 40 sacks of rubbish between them. Read more: Hebweb. - posted 22nd March, 2010

THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE has ruled that houses should not be built upon the land across the road from the old Cape Asbestos factory, Acre Mill. Read more Hebweb

See also: The Killing Mill

Hebweb feature: The Legacy of Acre Mill. - posted 22nd March, 2010

Keith Sagar's new book, Ted Hughes and Nature: 'Terror and Exultation.

Keith Sagar's new book, Ted Hughes and Nature:'Terror and Exultation' traces Hughes' changing relationship with nature from his childhood in Mytholmroyd through all his works, culminating in his fishing trips to British Columbia and Alaska in the eighties.

Hughes' relationship with nature is so central to his work that every book on him has discussed it. However, because of the larger scope of all these books, this discussion has remained at a fairly superficial level. Here Keith Sagar tries to take it onto a deeper level by relating it to paganism and Christianity, myth, Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, and the whole tradition of nature poetry in English, to Hughes' particular canon of revered poets, to his wider reading and the shaping events of his life.

It is available in paperback at 9.50 from - posted 19th March, 2010

New Look for Memorial Gardens.

Mytholmroyd Memorial Gardens are set to have a revamp under a new scheme starting soon. Calderdale Council is working with Royd Regeneration to create a more spacious and attractive place for people to meet for memorial services and informal gatherings. A key objective of the project is to provide new disabled access from Burnley Road to the Grange Dene Medical Centre. New stone paving will also be laid and a gently sloping path offering a scenic route through the gardens. New seats and lighting will also be installed, along with trees and perennial plants to make the gardens welcoming all year round. The Memorial statue will also be cleaned up as part of the scheme. Read more Calderdale Council Press Release - posted 15th March, 2010

Consultation event for a new South Pennines project Saturday 13 March 2010, 1pm to 5pm (drop in any time) Erringden Room, St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd HX7 5DS - The Pennine Horizons project has had several names but a single concept. The Ecomuseum, the Pennine Museum and Pennine Inheritance have been 'working titles' for a new community resource and visitor attraction. Themed heritage trails (or walks) will be developed, initially across the Upper Calder Valley, linked through a series of 'gateway' sites or visitor centres, offering trail information, exhibitions, learning facilities, etc. The first of these centres will be in Hebden Bridge, based in the former Youth House site in Carlton Street. Read more on Hebweb - posted 11th March, 2010

LET'S NOT WALK AWAY. LET'S WALK TOGETHER Hundreds walked through Mytholmroyd, Luddenden and Hebden Bridge yesterday on a fundraising walk in the memory of Liam and Sam Jones, and the other young lives that Hebden Bridge has lost in recent years. Hebweb read more - posted 7th March, 2010

Unveiling of the new sculpture in St Michael's Square, Mytholmroyd

On Sunday the 28th of February 2010, the artwork which sees the completion of the transformation of the former carpark into the beautiful St Michael's square was unveiled. The Bishop of Wakefield the Right Reverend Stephen Platten carried out the ceremony at 3pm. The sculpture is the work of award winning sculptor Nicolas Moreton. Short video clips of the ceremony here
and here
- updated 28th February, 2010

Awards for voluntary work

Kathryn Thomas, of Mytholmroyd (pictured here at the Victoria Theatre with her award in June 2009) is a volunteer for the National Society for Epilepsy. She was presented with the award in recognition of the six years she has provided information and support to sufferers and their families. She regularly works on the epilepsy stand at the Calderdale Hospital and visits hospitals throughout West Yorkshire making sure leaflets are available. In January this year she received a certificate of recognition at the charity's annual conference at Manchester Town Hall. Dee Moore, the society's north-east regional manager, said: "It would not be possible for us to provide information and support in healthcare settings throughout the country were it not for the dedication and support of volunteer helpers like Kathryn."

See also Kathryn's six years of help Halifax Courier 28 January 2010

and They deserve all this praise Halifax Courier 10 June 2009 - posted 19th February, 2010

Press release: Portrait of Hughes returns to Calderdale

A portrait of Ted Hughes, by the artist Reginald Gray, will go on display to the public for the first time after it was donated to Calderdale Council. The portrait is an important addition to the museums collection and shows the former poet laureate against a backdrop of the Calder Valley, the landscape in which he grew up. It will go on display as part of a new temporary exhibition, due to open at Heptonstall Museum in April. The exhibition looks at the influence of the Calder Valley landscape on the poet and his work, and is being produced in partnership with the Elmet Trust. The timing is particularly significant as 2010 marks 80 years since Hughes' birth. Reginald Gray is known as one of today's important portrait painters. He was born in Dublin in 1930 and has painted a number of well known artists, poets and musicians including Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett, Tracey Emin, Helena Bonham Carter and Juliette Binoche. The portrait was painted in the artist 's studio at Kings Cross, London, and this will be the first time it has been on display in public. Mr Gray is a great admirer of Ted Hughes' poetry and said the portrait was partly inspired by the poem 'Your Paris' in Hughes' Birthday Letters, published in 1998. More info here - posted 5th February, 2010

Enterprise Conference in Mytholmroyd Monday 8th February 2010

Free, friendly and informal event for confidential advice on becoming self-employed, starting a business and growing your business and much more. 6.00pm to 8.30 pm St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd More info here - posted 4th February, 2010


On Friday 29th January, The Great Generation Team shall be hosting their biggest fundraiser yet; The Big Night In. The evening will have live music from three different bands (The Reverse, Pink Elephant and Fishing For Bishops), a family quiz, a Deal or No Deal raffle and the whole evening will be compered by former Calder High teacher and Calder Valley legend, Ray Riches. Tickets cost just 5 each, with a family ticket costing only 16. Tickets include quiz entry and a free supper. The evening will kick-off at 7.00 and will run until 10.00, and will be held at the Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School. All money raised from the event will go to the Great Generation cause. To reserve tickets for this event please email us here. Please come and support what will be a great evening of fun, laughter and enjoyment. Hope to see you there! Billy Painter, Rowan Carter and Emily Glover - posted 24th January, 2010

Press release - Imagination wanted...

A consultation event will take place on Tuesday 26th January 2010 at The Erringden Room, St Michael's Church, New Road, Mytholmroyd. 7.00pm start.

Following the extensive public consultation earlier in the century by the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance project residents and business owners from Mytholmroyd are invited by Royd Regeneration to update plans to improve the village.

During the last five years the town team, which aims to regenerate both Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, has worked with community groups, Hebden Royd Town Council, Calderdale Council and Yorkshire Forward to achieve a mixture of many and varied projects. "More info here - posted 19th January, 2010

Head of Calder High is leaving. Calder High School's Stephen Ball has been appointed director of education for a group of academies in the Midlands. He will take up the job later this year. Mr Ball has been head at Calder High, Mytholmroyd, for six years and in that time the school has seen results at GCSE and A level soar to new record levels. He said: "Being the head of Calder High has been a real privilege. It has been a joy to work with a wonderfully talented group of young people and to lead such a highly professional team of staff."Halifax Courier - posted 12th January, 2010

Shining Bright in Mytholmroyd 2010. Hebden Royd Town Council is running a competition for children in Hebden Royd to help make Mytholmroyd Shine Bright with new Christmas Lights in 2010. more info - posted 12th January, 2010

New Year's Day Treasure Hunt

The New Year's Day Treasure Hunt raised a total of 150 in aid of the Great Generation Project. A total of 30 families entered the treasure hunt in wintry conditions and fun was had by all. The Hunt entailed a nice scenic walk around the countryside of Mytholmroyd with clues spread throughout for families to solve. Keen walker Iain Dale, said, "It was lovely to start 2010 off this way, the walk itself was really enjoyable and it's an added bonus to support a charity such as the Great Generation in the process" Many more events will take place in 2010, with the Big Night Out, 29th January the next in line. More information on this event will be released shortly. - posted 3rd January, 2010

Christmas and New Year in Mytholmroyd

Much snow has fallen in the village and surrounds beginning 17th December and still around as at 3rd January. Thanks to Brian Marsden for this photo.

More of Brian Marsden's snow photos can be seen: here - posted 3rd January, 2010

Mytholmroyd Net

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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
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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

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