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News from 2006

Mytholmroyd Station Partnership. Mytholmroyd Station Partnership invites you to contribute your ideas for exciting and useful projects for 2007 and beyond. Already we have thoughts ranging from 'Welcome to Mytholmroyd' noticeboards to an 'Ironman' statue on the viaduct - not quite to the scale of the Angel of the North, but then you never know! More info - December, 2006
Panto 1953

This photo was taken at a pantomine at St. Michaels Church in 1952-1953 sent to us by Carole Lewis (now Carole Royce) who now lives between Los Angeles and Palm Springs and would be very happy to receive an email from anyone who remembers her.

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Local Book - The Last Coiner - Every Coin Has Two Sides
The Last Coiner Website
BBC North Yorkshire Telling the Coiners Story More info -
On sale at The Bookcase Hebden Bridge.
December, 2006

3-C takes broadband where others won't! Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C), the Calder Valley's co-operative Internet Service Provider, has successfully supplied internet access to several residents in Luddendenfoot and Cragg Vale ... More info - December, 2006

Calderdale climate campaign launched. And on the new local Climate Challenge website, children and adults can take the 'climate test' to find out how much they know. There is also lots of information about what causes climate change and what its impact could be. More info - December, 2006

BROADBAND COOP 3-C awarded 9k. Calder Connect Co-operative (3-C), the Calder Valley's member run Internet Service Provider(ISP), has been awarded a National Lottery 'Awards for All' grant of 9,176 to train volunteers ... More info - December, 2006

AMENDMENT TO DETAILS - Clamping at the Health Centre A meeting of traders and interested parties will be held at 6.00 at Milly's cafe Wednesday 8th November. More info - 6th Nov


    Power cut in Mytholmroyd. Residents in Mytholmroyd were without power for approximately 8 hours last night following the hurried demolition of the old Health Centre More info - 3rd Nov

    and photos

    Climber Karen Darke telling her story: From the depths of despair Karen Darke rose to achieve amazing feats of endurance which has culminated in her first book. More info - Halifax Courier - 24th Oct

    Mayor of Hebden Bridge Town Council Betty Ward - Art Exhibition : 1st to 30th November at Todmorden Information Centre More info - 24th Oct

    Plans for 16 apartments in Mytholmroyd: Old Doctors surgery - planning application for 16 apartments More info - 24th Oct

    Car Boot Sale: Sweet and Maxwell, Hall Bank Lane, Mytholmroyd (in the car park) Saturday 14th October 2006 -10am till 1:30pm More info - 6th Oct

    See DISCUSSION forum - Clampers arrive in Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot
    Traders take on the car clampers
    : TRADERS in Mytholmroyd have taken on the car clampers they claim are ruining their businesses. Grange Dene Medical Centre, Mytholmroyd, has been employing the notorious Carstoppers... Halifax Courier More info - 6th Oct
    Clampers hit patients at GP surgery car park: CLAMPERS employed to stop shoppers using a GP surgery car park have penalised patients. Halifax Courier More info - 5 Oct
    Pay-to-park row is just 'so petty' :School-run parents could be clamped. PARENTS are outraged by the action taken by a licensee to stop them using a pub car park while dropping their children off at school. Halifax Courier More info - 5th Oct
    Motorists cough up as GP surgery brings in clampers.: A GP surgery has employed a wheel-clamping company - dubbed the worst in Britain - to stop shoppers using their car park... Halifax Courier More info - 3rd Oct

    Fire leads to asbestos cloud: people were left fearing for their health after a fire at a council depot released deadly asbestos into the air. he blaze was started by a vat of hot tar left on the back of a lorry in a garage at Holme End Works, Calder Brook, Mytholmroyd. More info - 15 Sept

    Baby Sam born in Mytholmroyd Car Park
    Jenny Gibbons gave birth to Samuel in the family car on the way to hospital after getting caught in rush-hour jams. Shocked dad Matt Gibbons pulled into the car park at the side of the road in Mytholmroyd as 8lb 5oz Samuel entered the world. More info - 5 Sept

    Wireless Internet now available in ten local cafes and bars, thanks to 3-C, Calder Valley's broadband coop - more info - 25 Aug

    Mytholmroyd Station - more and more small stations are being 'adopted' by their local community. Geoff Mitchell hoping to do the same for Mytholmroyd station in the next few weeks. Phone 885154 or email

    10km charity race in memory of Alice Redmond who died in a tragic accident following her student placement. More

    Stoodley Stagger - walk to raise funds for heart research - added, 20 Aug

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    More recent news

    Mytholmroyd Gala Sunshine all the way July 8th 2006. photos

    3-C Builds Wireless Bridge across Cragg Vale after BT took away broadband from Linda Clegg and her neighbour Derek Birdsall. More

    Mytholmroyd Gala

    The Dusty Miller is a grade II listed building dating back to the 18th Century, situated in the centre of Mytholmroyd. The present refurbishment of £750,000 will bring this prominent building back to its former glory. More

    Bethan Cassell aged 10 to climb Ben Nevis to raise money for charity, posted 20th May 2006

    Mayor Making Ceremony - Betty Ward is elected, posted 11th May 2006

    Is the British Press Doing a good job?, public meeting called by NUJ 10 May 2006

    Peter Coles retains the Luddenden Foot Ward, posted 5th May, 2006

    International Memorial to Asbestos Victims posted 20th April, 2006

    Dock Pudding

    World Champion Dock Pudding Contest and Car Boot Sale

    Doris Hirst is winner
    More photos on Hebdeneye here:

    Heavy snowfall Sunday 12th March 2006


    Thanks to Brian Marsden for above photo
    - taken from Hullett Drive looking towards Cragg Valley

    Local man escapes bomb blast during Bush visit to Pakistan
    Tuesday, March 7, 2006

    Snow SNOW

    Mytholmroyd 3rd March 2006

    MILLTOWN MEMORIES Spring Issue 2006 - more info Gone Walkabout - 24 walks in the Calder Valley by Anna Carlisle published by Pennine Pens. Buy online now

    Award winning local writer, Glyn Hughes, has sent the Mytholmroyd Net one of his unpublished poems which we are pleased to include here.

    Carpe Diem by Glyn Hughes

    Ted Hughes of Mytholmroyd

    New Mytholmroyd sign

    The new sign seen as you approach Mytholmroyd from Hebden Bridge at Fallingroyd says "Mytholmroyd, birth-place of Ted Hughes, poet laureate". Photo: M. Sunderland

    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.

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