Category Archives: HERITAGE

Alice Longstaff Pioneering Hebden Bridge Photographer

Alice Longstaff Pennine Heritage

Alice Longstaff is a remarkable figure in photography. Her career is one of the longest in photographic history, starting in 1921 when she was 14 and continuing until her death in 1992 aged 85. An archive of her photographs and negatives is now cared for by Pennine Heritage, a charity promoting the heritage and culture of […]

Tales of Jack Uttley

Jack Uttley blog

Jack Uttley (1914 – 2003) 
was born in Heptonstall. He grew up living at Mytholm and later moved to Mytholmroyd where he lived for the rest of his life.
At the age of 14, he started work at Maudes Clog Soles, Hebden Bridge where he was employed until his retirement in 1975.
Throughout his life he had a […]

Take A Walk Through History With Pennine Heritage

the-old-bridge-hebden bridge c1870

The South Pennines are a combination of unique landscape and industrial heritage, and have long been a favoured destination for walkers and historians. The Hebden Bridge based charity, Pennine Heritage has created the Pennine Horizons e-Trails to explore the rich social and natural history of the area. There are 14 trails giving you the opportunity […]