Mytholmroyd Net

Mytholmroyd Net

News from 2007

    Pace Egg

    Pace Egg Play St Michael's Mytholmroyd. Pupils from Calder High School gave a very lively and fun performance of the Pace Egg Play to a waiting audience at St Michaels' Church, Mytholmroyd this morning. Good Friday 6th April 2007. more photos - posted 6th April, 2007

    Duck Race Hebden Bridge - Easter Monday posted 5th April, 2007

    Swimming Pool for Mytholmroyd HEBDEN Royd's 74 year-old dream of a much needed swimming pool for the district is finally a reality. Hebden Bridge Times - more here - posted 5th April, 2007

    Pace Egg Play St Michael's car Park Mytholmroyd 9.15 Good Friday. See Hebweb Feature on the history of the Pace Egg Play - here - posted 4th April, 2007

    Congratulations to the Mythomroyd Station Partnership The daffodils at Mytholmroyd Station are splendid and really brighten the day on my way to and from the train - in addition to that there are also the flower tubs, the Partnership notice boards, that are regularly updated, and the new Ted Hughes story boards for the Iron Man! So, congratulations to the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership. In a few short months it has proved that dedicated volunteers in the community and help from Northern Rail, the Safety Partnership, and local Liberal Democrat councillors, can result in a much improved station. Christine Bampton Smith.

    See also: Renovated murals back at railway station. Hebden Bridge Times 5th April 2007 more here - posted 5th April, 2007

    Alice's Run 2007 A multi-terrain 10K race in memory of Alice Redmond. Sunday 2 September 2007 at 10.30am. Start at: Brearley Field, Mytholmroyd. more info - posted 4th April, 2007

    Poet inspires town mini museum plan Ted Hughes: subject of mini museum Halifax Courier - A MINI museum dedicated to the life and work of Ted Hughes could be on track for Mytholmroyd. Plans for the exhibition centre were unveiled just two months after the idea of a larger museum at the village's train station was temporarily put on the back burner because Yorkshire Forward withdrew a £1 million grant. Eric Alston, of the Elmet Trust, more info - posted 4th April, 2007

    MP Welcomes asbestos compensation proposals - "Could Make a Real Difference for Local Victims" Hebweb - more info - posted 22nd March, 2007

    Grange Dene Yard

    Incident at Grange Dene Yard Thursday 15th March. A wagon delivering to Waites' bakery blocked Grange Dene Yard yesterday. No vehicles were able to get in or out of the Medical Centre until they had finished their delivery. As the wagon tried to negotiate a turn out of Grange Dene Yard - in the direction of Hebden Bridge the back end of the wagon hit the side of a mini cooper belonging to the hairdresser. There was quite a bit of damage. Photo Grange Dene Yard. Thanks to Jon Duerden for this news report and photos. more info and more photos - posted 16th March, 2007

    Pennine Perspectives: Aspects of the History of Midgley. The Midgley History Group will launch its new book, at the Midgley Pageant on 30th June. This will be a very exciting addition to the book collection of anyone interested in Midgley, the rich heritage of the Upper Calder Valley or local history in general. more Posted 13th March, 2007

    A Petition for patients objecting to the ongoing clamping activities at Grange Dene Medical Centre is in place at Brookes' newsagents, Milly's and The Hardware shop. It is being widely distributed elsewhere and can be downloaded here as a .pdf document. Signed copies can be dropped off at any of the places mentioned from where they will be collected in about a week's time. Posted 8th March, 2007

    Acre Mill

    Controversial Colden Valley Planning Application lodged. Thanks to the Protect The Colden Valley Campaign for the following CLOCK STARTS TICKING The campaign to protect the Colden Valley is swinging into action following the publication of a developer's plans to build 30 earth covered 'eco' holiday homes, a cafe, a shop, an administrative centre and car park facilities for 43 cars on a greenfield site in the Êbeautiful Colden Valley. more info - posted 6th March, 2007

    Mytholmroyd date for Emma. WEST End singer and actress Emma Williams will be among those taking to the stage in a fund-raising Calderdale concert. Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd, Sunday March 18, 7pm. Halifax Courier. more info - posted 6th March, 2007

    The verdict is: You have won Calder High's court triumph BUDDING lawyers from Calder High School held on to their crown in the Calderdale Magistrates' Court Mock Trial contest. Halifax Courier 5th March more info - posted 6th March, 2007

    TownTalk Hebden Royd Town Council - serving Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd news more info - posted 5th March, 2007

    ARTS FESTIVAL - meeting for those who'd like to help more info - posted 5th March, 2007

    Acre Mill

    Remembering the ACRE MILL tragedy on Action Mesothelioma Day

    For the people of Hebden Bridge, work became a very dangerous place if they worked at Acre Mill. Many succumbed to asbestos disease and many died. We try to keep their memory alive by raising awareness for those who do not know our town's history. There are discussions still about a permanent memorial being erected at Old Town. Acre Mill has been described as the scene of Britain's worst ever industrial injuries. more info and video - 27th Feb

    OPEN GARDENS Calling all keen gardeners in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge We are looking for people who would be willing to open their gardens for one or two weekends during Hebden Bridge Arts Festival June 30 - July 15, 2007 more info - posted 23rd February, 2007

    Jason Addy and Calderdale TV, have produced a DVD - including an 8 minute clip: Mesothelioma - The Human Face of an Asbestos Epidemic which can now be viewed : here on YouTube - The DVD contains some very informative and gripping interviews with UK asbestos victims and relatives. These interviews will be available shortly also on YouTube and will be accessible by going to the website: and using links on that site to find the relevant clip on YouTube. This site should be operational this weekend (Feb 24/25). posted 23rd February, 2007

    Health Centre

    Clamping at Mytholmroyd Health Centre. Complaints? What complaints? Mytholmroyd's Grange Dene Health Centre "Practice Business Manager" has just written letters to traders saying that "since the inception of clamping we have not had a single complaint." This in spite of a petition organised by traders and presented to the centre, and in spite of ... Hebweb feature. More info - 19th February, 2007

    Walkers Action Day More info - 19th February, 2007

    Arts Festival wins cash boost for freedom celebration More info - Hebweb - 16th February, 2007

    Scout Road Tip - In Mytholmroyd was an area of wasteland called Scout End Tip. In 1950 the tip became a tip for trade and house refuse for the Hebdenroyd UDC. More info - 16th February, 2007

    Clever kids are teaching the grown-ups a thing or two in Hebden Bridge. Calderdale Climate Challenge's schools advisor, Heather Morgan is touring the Calderdale area visiting primary schools. More info - Hebweb - 15th February, 2007

    Mytholmroyd Station Partnership Meeting - Monday 12 February at 7 pm Church of the Good Shepherd To review our work last year and decide what projects we should concentrate on during 2007. More info - February, 2007

    Clamping. "I live over seventy miles away and was visiting my Mother for her 91st birthday and needed to pop in to the Health Centre, to make an appointment for her; the chemist, to collect some items for her; the hardware store to buy a bulb for her." see forum - 11th Feb

    If you Fall

    If you fall - by Karen Darke A book to inspire - "I'd always thought I'd rather be dead than paralysed: One slip, one moment and everything changes..."

    Karen Darke's story is about the indomitability of spirit. She has overcome the limitations of paralysis and discovered a life of challenge and adventure that many of us only dream about. It is all about the mind, the spirit and the desire that some of us find, but which all of us possess.

    Joe Simpson, mountaineer and author of Touching the Void more - 11th Feb

    Calderdale reject plans for proposed apartments on former health centre site in Mytholmroyd - see Forum - 8 Feb

    See DISCUSSION forum Clamping in Mytholmroyd - 18 Jan

    See DISCUSSION forum Amendments to building plans at former Health Centre site - 18 Jan

    high water

    Caldene Bridge Thursday 18th January 2007 The predicted high winds and rain last night brought the river close to the top of the bridge, flooding gardens next to the river. The flood warning went off at 9.00am but as the rain stopped the level began to drop. Sandbags were being delivered to Burnley Road shops at 11.00am

    Scout Road Primary, Mytholmroyd. Plan to double size of school Landslide site: But site is at risk of asbestos landslide. Halifax Courier More info - 9th Jan

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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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

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