Mytholmroyd Net

Mytholmroyd Net

News from April 2009 to December 2009

    Christmas Eve in Mytholmroyd

    Mytholmroyd has had snow for a week.

    There has been steady snowfall overnight which continues this morning.

    - posted 24th December, 2009

    Yorkshire Film archive goes online

    You can watch hundreds of films reflecting Yorkshire life, landscape and culture from the 1890s to the present day, all selected from the Yorkshire Film Archive's rich collection with the help of audiences across the region. 1960's footage includes the Calder Valley and the Pace Egg Play. more here - posted 24th December, 2009

    Recycle your Christmas tree

    If you would like to recycle your Christmas tree please just take it along to one of the collection points listed here and we will either re-plant it or turn it into nutritious compost and mulch for Calderdale parks and gardens. The Marina, New Road, Hebden Bridge Jan 2nd to Jan 30, Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre, from Jan 2, Centre Vale sports centre car park, Todmorden Jan 2 to Jan 30. You can also check at your local garden centre

    Jason Boom
    Environmental Community Warden
    Hebden Royd Town Council
    - posted 17th December, 2009

    Carols at Mytholmroyd Station

    The volunteers of Mytholmroyd Station Partnership welcomed over forty young singers from Burnley Road and Cragg Vale Junior schools. They, together with a similar number of teachers and parents gave homeward-bound commuters and shoppers a pleasant surprise as they stepped from the trains to hear wonderful singing. After an hour in the typical Mytholmroyd Monsoon rain, everyone sheltered in the Church of the Good Shepherd where refreshments were provided by Fr John Gott and the station volunteers. Northern Rail station manager, Matt Gibson gave the young singers a 'goody-bag' as a thank you for their singing in such wet conditions. - posted 17th December, 2009

    Burnley Road School Christmas Fayre

    Mayor of Hebden Royd - Councillor John Beacroft-Mitchell and his wife Joanna opened Burnley Road School's Christmas Fayre Saturday 5th December.

    Pictured here with 5 day old Matilda. - posted 6th December, 2009

    Why only Poets' Corner will do for Ted Hughes Simon Armitage

    Unassuming isn't the first word that comes to mind when thinking of former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, but that's how he struck me the first time I set eyes on him. A generation of writers is just coming to terms with the biggest issue of our age. We should honour the man who foresaw it. I was 15 or 16, studying his poems for O-level, and had gone to hear him read in an old cinema in Hebden Bridge, just a couple of miles from where he was born. London Evening Standard, 3rd December 2009 read more - posted 6th December, 2009


    Sally at BBC Radio Leeds is in Hebden Bridge tomorrow Wednesday 2nd December. She wants to talk with people who witnessed dumping at Acre Mill or residents who are concerned about the land being disturbed. Please e-mail the Hebweb if you are prepared to speak to her - posted 1st December, 2009

    GUESTBOOK QUERY - Thornbers Hatchery late 1950s or 1960s

    Does anyone know of a relation or friend who worked at Thornbers Hatchery late 1950s or 1960s and who died of an illness called Endocarditis, if so please get in touch a.s.a.p. e-mail me thank you. - posted 1st December, 2009

    MEETING TONIGHT - Monday 30th November 7pm at the Good Shepherd in Mytholmroyd

    The purpose of this meeting is to follow up on and further organise local campaigning for community-owned Next Generation telecommunications networks in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. This group started with a visit to Neunen, The Netherlands, by Richard Hull, Robert Currey and John Frederisksen in February 2007, visiting Ons Net, a community-owned Fibre to the Home network. The bar will be open. Tea and coffee also available. - posted 30th November, 2009

    Buttered Muffins - Christmas Concert - Saturday December 5th

    Hi Everyone, Please see below information about the Buttered Muffins Christmas Concert. This is a brilliant event and one not to be missed, all money goes to the Great Generation Project, which is a fantastic charity. It would be great to see you all there. Thanks in advance, Billy Painter. The Buttered Muffins Christmas Concert, The Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, Tickets, £6, £4, Family tickets, £16 Matinee, 3pm, Evening Show, 7.30pm - The Buttered Muffins Theatre Company is a group of professional street theatre performers who work in the UK, their skills range from juggling to magic to music to acro-balancing to poetry to tomfoolery... and general good clean (most of the time) family fun!!! The event was a huge success last year, and the audience can bring their own picnic as the theatre is set up Cabaret Style!! - posted 29th November, 2009

    Press release - MORE THAN YOU THINK...

    How many times have you driven through Mytholmroyd and not bothered to stop because you thought there was nothing to be had? And more to the point nowhere to park! Well, it is time to look again - there's more than you think. This week sees the launch of the "You'll be amazed what you can find in Mytholmroyd" cotton bag, which is just the job for repeat shopping. Funded by Calderdale Council under the banner of the Totally Locally campaign, which aims to promote local shopping within Calderdale, the bag was commissioned by Mytholmroyd's local Regeneration Partnership Royd Regeneration, and supplied by Packaging World Ltd based in Sowerby Bridge. The bag lists 34 businesses in the centre of Mytholmroyd who provide a unique, warm and friendly service. more info here - posted 29th November, 2009

    Hebden Bridge Christmas lights switched on by Mayor John Beacroft-Mitchell - 26th November 2009

    Some fab photos on Hebweb here - posted 27th November, 2009

    Blaze scuppers Sue's remembrance plan, but "Thank you Mytholmroyd"

    Unable to get to London, she chose to lay crosses for them in a service at Mytholmroyd instead. Mrs Cooper said: "I really was so impressed. I was made very welcome, and the walk behind the fantastic Hebden Bridge Junior Band, to the memorial gardens in Mytholmroyd, along with all the dignitaries who also attended, was for me just as rewarding as my parades previously in London. It was such an emotional celebration for the lives of all that have died for their country, and a day that I will always remember. Thank you Mytholmroyd. Full story - Halifax Courier - posted 11th November, 2009

    Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2009

    - posted 8th November, 2009

    Cape Asbestos - lest we forget

    Report of public meeting. Lest we Forget was the title of the meeting called to remember the hundreds of local people who have died because of their association with Acre Mill in Old Town. And to raise public awareness of the serious danger to all who live round here if the land at Acre Mill is disturbed. The meeting was chaired and addressed by Jason Addy, Academic Researcher from Manchester Metropolitan University. Jason also presented excerpts from 2 groundbreaking investigations into Hebden Bridge's asbestos legacy - World in Action and Yorkshire Television's "Alice A Fight For Life". read more - posted 7th November, 2009

    Curry and Ceilidh evening for mayoral charity The Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale Fund.

    On Friday 30th October a Curry and Ceilidh Evening was held at Michael's Church Hall in Mytholmroyd to raise money for the mayoral charity The Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale Fund. The Ceilidh music and dance instruction was provided by local band - The Off Cuts. Internationally renowned curry manufacturers Mumtaz Ventures Ltd based in Mytholmroyd were kind enough to sponsor the event and provided a curry buffet for everybody. If you were unable to make it and still wish to support building the community endowment fund please visit Just Giving - posted 31st October, 2009

    Journalism and the New Media

    Chris Ratcliffe, publisher of the Hebweb, on Journalism and New Media at the public meeting called by the NUJ on 28th October at the White Lion. The discussion was led by invited speakers, Gary Herman of the NUJ and Chris Ratcliffe of the Hebden Bridge Web. Read more on Jason Elliott's blog - posted 31st October, 2009

    Mytholmroyd Station Partnership - Celebrations

    Over 40 people attended the end-of-season luncheon at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd. Not only were the volunteers of the Mytholmroyd Station Partnership present, but we welcomed our neighbours (from the churches, the inn, the village-green and residents) who had joined our successful entry in the Neighbourhood Award for Yorkshire in Bloom. The Yorkshire in Bloom judge, Malcolm Sunderland was delighted to be invited and said that it was usual for judges only to see the entrants during the frantic time of assessment! He added how impressed he was that the improvements to the station area of the village were all-the-year-round and not just done at the pre-judging time. - posted 12th October, 2009

    We are looking out to the world - St Michael's Enterprise Centre

    THE chief executive of regeneration giant Yorkshire Forward visited Calderdale for the official opening of a major community project. Small and start-up businesses and social enterprises are among those who will benefit from the new-look St Michael's Square in Mytholmroyd. Enterprise hub, St Michael's Enterprise Centre, based in the church hall building, will provide them with PCs, photocopying and printing services.The Mayor of Hebden Royd, John Beacroft-Mitchell, said: "This has come from within the community, not imposed from outside. "It's looking out to the world and saying come to Mytholmroyd." Halifax Courier more - posted 6th October, 2009


    On Sunday morning, Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action planted bulbs donated by Hebden Royd Town Council. Town Cllr Jade Smith presented the bulbs to MWA members at the garden in front of Mytholmroyd Library. The bulbs, one sack of daffodils and another of dwarf narcissi, are part of HRTC's spring flowers initiative, coordinated by Jason Boom (HRTC's Environmental Community Warden). Photo: Jill Liddington (MWA secretary), Cllr Jade Smith, Jean Williams (MWA treasurer) and Julian Harber (member). Photograph: Mick Piggott (member) - posted 4th October, 2009


    Jean and Mick Williams planted clumps of bulbs through the wood up MWA's Stubb Clough walk@work route. 'The flowers along the stream will look pretty good when they come up next spring', said Jean. Julian Harber and Jill Liddington planted bulbs along MWA's Scout Rock and Churn Milk Joan routes, publicized in the group's original 'Three waymarked walks' leaflet. 'It was hard work digging the holes up there' said Julian, 'but it was well worth it'. Photo: Julian Harber kneeling to plant bulbs by Brearley Lane (Church Milk Joan route). - posted 4th October, 2009

    Information superhighway or rural backwater? - public meeting (Oct 5th) in Mytholmroyd to discuss the next generation of broadband

    Public Meeting 5 October, 7pm, Good Shepherd, New Road, Mytholmroyd. You're invited to come and discuss how we keep jobs and communities linked together in the Calder Valley. New networks will use optical fibre which is many times faster than the existing copper wire - bringing lightning fast internet, networking and media into homes and businesses. Fibre optic cable could be essential to the Calder Valley. Organisers of the meeting say "it could mean the difference between keeping jobs in the valley and communities linked to each other, and drifting into life as a rural backwater." More info from - CVON website - posted 28th September, 2009


    A new manager is now in the Dusty Miller. It is open at the usual hours and is serving FOOD Mon - Sat 12.00 to 3.00 and 6.00 to 9.00. Sundays 12.00 to 8.00. There is a varied menu both at lunchtime and in the evening and the food is reported to be "excellent" from various sources. - posted 25th September, 2009

    KERBSIDE: Independent report censures Calderdale.
    "I will get to the bottom of what went wrong and do everything in my power to make sure this does not happen again." says Calderdale Chief Executive, Owen Williams More here - posted 24th September, 2009

    Health Centre offers online appointment making and prescription ordering
    - but only for those who have verified their identity in person with two forms of ID! - more info here - posted 22nd September, 2009

    Local film producer Nick Wilding to show extraordinary unseen images of Fred Dibnah at the Picture House: Fred Dibnah: The Hebden Bridge Connection - more info
    here - posted 22nd September, 2009

    The 2010 Luddenden Calendar - more info
    here - posted 22nd September, 2009


    GCSE tally best ever in Calder High School history Hebden Bridge Times full article here

    Luddenden's annual Mayor Making will take place on Saturday 12th September. More info here

    A CONCERT to raise money for Overgate Hospice and the Alzheimer's Society will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 19, at the Ted Hughes Theatre, Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, will feature a host of entertainers, including Calderdale actor and singer Neil Hurst, who will be playing Buttons in the pantomime Cinderella at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, in December. Students at Calder High will perform several pieces of dance and music and the three finalists from Calder High's Got Talent 2, Cotton Brothers, Georgia Lomax-Thorpe and Stavros Yorkshire, alias Daniel Cox and Ryan Wilkinson will perform again.

    Self employment and small business start up advice and support for the over 50s. Two free workshops for anyone interested in starting up in business, retraining or facing redundancy. Wednesday 7th October and 21st October 9.30 to 4.00 lunch and refreshments included. St Michael's Enterprise Centre, Church Street, Mytholmroyd. Contact details on the poster. If any of you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on to them and note that the over 50s age range is not proscriptive, there is flexibility. Full Press release which contains contact details can be downloaded here as a pdf file.

    Mytholmroyd Amateurs will be performing CAROUSEL (hailed by Time Magazine as "the best musical of the 20th century) from 24 - 28th November 2009. But are suffering from a distinct lack of men for the chorus of their forthcoming productions. Men who are confident moving around on stage, with a rhythm in their soul and a tune in their heart; men who want to be part of an enthusiastic cast who year after year put on productions which win NODA awards and give hundreds of people a great night out - get in touch. (Rehearsals take place at St. Michael's church in Mytholmroyd on Monday and Wednesday evening. More information by ringing 07837 038929 or 01422 886831 for Adrian/Publicity Team or Eric Alston Chairman on 01422 883911. Full Press release can be downloaded here as a pdf file.

    - posted 3rd September, 2009

    Spray vandals hit rail station in 'biggest graffiti attack for 2 years'

    YOBS spray painted over signs, notice boards and artwork at Mytholmroyd station in what has been described as the "biggest graffiti attack in the area for two years." Halifax Courier full article here. - posted 11th August, 2009

    A CONTROVERSIAL asbestos dump might not have to be capped.

    Tests on the tip at Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, indicate it is less dangerous than expected. Calderdale Council had been warned it could cost £4 million to make the tip at Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, safe. Halifax Courier full article here. - posted 26th July, 2009

    MYTHOLMROYD GALA 11th July 2009

    The rain stayed away contrary to forecasts making for a community event enjoyed by all.

    The remainder of the procession video can be seen on Youtube: here and here - posted 11th July, 2009


A new heart for Mytholmroyd

Local residents and businesses are invited to look around the newly created St Michael's Square and Enterprise Hub in Mytholmroyd, on Wednesday July 8, between 2pm and 6pm. Full Press Release

Mytholmroyd Gala - 11th July

Rochdale Canal Festival - 11th to 19th July

Come and join a week of FREE fun packed activities and discover the Rochdale Canal. Activities include guided walks, bike rides, canoe and angling taster sessions, boat rides, wildlife workshops, art and photographic competitions, fun days and much more. Click here to download a full programme for the week-long festival.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - 26 June to 12 July

Link to Festival website

Link to : Hebweb Gallery

Video of street singing by Parkinson Lane School and St Joseph's SchoolTodmorden: here

and here - posted 30th June, 2009


SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2009 and the Hand Made Parade hit the streets of Hebden Bridge for a second year, bigger and better and more fantastic than last year. The crowds spontaneouly clapped and cheered as this fabulous event unfolded. Lots more video on youtube posted under "Hebden Bridge Hand Made Parade 2009". Here's a few links to more:
and here - posted 25th June, 2009

St Michaels Square proposals

Three proposals for St Michael's Square

Public consultation is being sought on these three design proposals.
Click here to for larger images and more info about each of the proposals

Walk at Work

Update: Wednesday, 3 June 2009 Lunchtime Walk: Friday 12 June, 12.30 am Start: entrance to Orchard Business Park (opposite Mytholmroyd Library). The Mayor of Hebden Royd will start off the walkers. More info - 9th June

Cllr John Beacroft-Mitchell's first speech as Hebden Royd Mayor - see You Tube video on the Hebweb media page here - posted 22nd May, 2009


Two 'unveilings' of artwork occured at Mytholmroyd Station. The first by Paul Salveson who is the Head of Government and Community Strategies at Northern Rail - three local Train Poets, Mary Clear, Andy Glover and Betty Ward. The second was new art by the students at Cragg Vale school and this was presented by the new Mayor of Hebden Royd, Cllr John Beacroft-Mitchell. All this community artwork has been sponsored by the Green Business Network and organised by the Station Partnership. There is now the opportunity for local artists to exhibit at the station - please phone Geoff on 885154 for details. Geoff Mitchell, 01422 885154 - Chairman - Mytholmroyd Station Partnership - posted 22nd May, 2009

Car tyres being dumped on tops. Residents and warden appeal for public help. More info

Tired of tyres

Walk at Work

Yesterday evening, Mytholmroyd Walkers Action launched their latest initiative: Walk@Work, at the Erringden Room in the new Town Square, Mytholmroyd. Speakers were Pam Warhurst of Natural England, Chris Bingham of Aspire Technology and historian Jill Liddington who spoke on behalf of Mytholmroyd Walkers Action. More info - 8 May


Proudly presented by Mytholmroyd St Michael's Amateurs at St Michael's Church Hall.

Wednesday 29th April - Saturday 2nd May. Evenings 7.15pm. Saturday Matinee 2.15pm Tickets available now on 01422 884419. Wednesday night 3 seats for the price of 2. - posted 26th April, 2009


A lovely day for the Dock Pudding Contest. Maureen Marsden came first, Joan Whitworth Second and Doris Hirst third. - posted 19th April, 2009


The Junior Band were kept busy because they played throughout the competition, and there were a total of 13 contestants, they then continued while the audience waited for the judging. More video of the band now on youtube:
and here - posted 19th April, 2009

Mytholmroyd Memorial Gardens are to be revitalised

Mytholmroyd Memorial Gardens are to be revitalised as part of an ambitious regeneration scheme. The project, jointly run by Calderdale Council and Royd Regeneration, will improve the appearance of the Memorial Gardens, encourage greater use and enjoyment by residents and visitors, and promote the heritage of the village. A further important aim is to provide an accessible route for disabled people between Burnley Road and the Medical Centre. The gardens will be completely re-modelled with a modern design answering current and future needs for this important green space ... Full Press release can be downloaded here as a pdf file. - posted 14th April, 2009

Plans submitted for disabled access to Grange Dene Medical Centre

Application No: 09/00376/LAA. Proposal: Re-modelling of memorial gardens and construction of new disabled access. Address of proposal: Mytholmroyd Memorial Gardens Burnley Road Mytholmroyd Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire See Planning Application here - posted 13th April, 2009


St Michael's Church is open for visitors to the Flower Festival from 1.30 Easter Sunday and Monday. Delicious home made refreshments are available in the church - sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee. - posted 12th April, 2009


A great turnout today for the Calder High Pace Eggers. They were the first to use the new Mytholmroyd Square for an event. More video on youtube:
£10 for a doctor!
Tosspot takes the stage.
Mince pies hot, mince pies cold. - posted 10th April, 2009


Hello Everybody, One last reminder that the Pace Egg is this Friday, and will be performed all day throughout the Calder Valley (Rain or Shine). The times are as follows - 8.45 Banksfield Estate, 9.30 Todmorden, 10.15 Mytholmroyd - New Square at St Michael's Church, 11.00 Hebden Bridge (Holme Street), 11.30 Hebden Bridge (St Georges Square), 12.45 Hebden Bridge (Marina), 1.30 Luddenden, 2.05 Midgley, 3.00 Heptonstall. For more information click here. After months or tireless hard work, determination and true Yorkshire grit, we are now 100% ready to perform and entertain everybody who comes! Please come - you'll have a fantastic day! Best Wishes, The Pace Eggers - posted 9th April, 2009

Hebden Royd Town Council job vacancy

P/T PARKS & STREET CLEANING OPERATIVE. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated individual who will be responsible for delivering an efficient and effective street cleansing service primarily in areas of public realm within Hebden Royd at weekends and Bank Holidays. more info - posted 7th April, 2009

Mytholmroyd Station Spring Clean

Hi everyone. What a fantastic lot you are - 26 (plus 6 month old Tom, who slept through it all) turned up - fantastic!. It is occasions like this what makes it all worth while. Geoff Mitchell. Chairman. Mytholmroyd Station Partnership 01422 885154 more info and photo - posted 7th April, 2009