Welcome to the Hebden Bridge Local History Society’s Website!

Photos from the Hebden Bridge Local History Society

You can use these pages to find information on the Society’s own activities, links to local and other historical organisations’ sites, and links to useful resources for local history researchers.

Alan PetfordAlan Petford: The untimely death of local historian Alan Petford, on 11th February 2015, is a devastating loss for the many local history groups and organisations he has worked alongside. Alan was a long-time friend of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Read more

Read report of Study Day, Power and Potability, on 6 September.

Mike Crawford's book, Going to War, tells of the first weeks of The Great War and the experiences of Calderdale people during that critical time: people at home and people in uniform. Read more

What does the Society do?

  • We have a programme of fortnightly talks on Wednesday evenings in Hebden Bridge Methodist Church Hall. The 2014-2015 programme starts 24th September

  • The Family History Group runs a popular programme of workshops  and drop-in sessions at the Birchcliffe Centre

  • The Society’s unique Archive is open to members

Come and join us! There are lots of activities to get involved in as well as the Society’s regular programme of events.

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Newsletter Spring 2015

Spring 2015 newsletter

Day School

Day School - more info

Going to War

New book from Mike Crawford