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About the project
Who Lived in my street in 1916 was Hebden Bridge Arts Festival's hugely popular Heritage Lottery Funded project which tasked the local community with finding out who lived in their house, their street a 100 years ago at the midpoint of the first World War.
There were several projects within the main project which aimed to appeal to a broad cross section of the local community. You can visit the galleries for these via the menu on the right.
The After Alice Project was invited to make a photographic record of some aspects of the project on film, both 35mm and 120 roll film (which was in use in 1916). In the spirit of the project and in the interest of archival longevity the images were shot in black and white. All of the negatives for these photos are stored to archival standards and will be viewable in many hundreds of years time.
Portraits of artists and craftspeople of the Upper Calder Valley.
These shots were commissioned by Hebden Bridge Arts Festival in 2015. We produced 20 framed photos for the exhibition and large display boards with prints that were displayed in shops and businesses in Hebden Bridge.
On Boxing day 2015 the worst floods in living memory hit the towns of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd.
Most of the shops and businesses in the town centre were flooded. Some of them had still not re-opened 12 months later.
Homes were badly damaged in Charlestown, the area around Stubbing Holme Road and in Mytholmroyd.
Some of the shots fom our archive of the canals in the county.
Struggling with lock gates, messing about on boats, not quite catching that elusive fish - water can be so relaxing.
Hebden Bridge Picture House after refurbishment.
Hebden Bridge Picture House was badly damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods. These shots of the cinema after refurbishment were taken by Bruce Cutts.
Running since 2006, Leeds Pride is the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending over the weekend.
It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to the Leeds LGBT+ community and the event is funded through community fund-raising, grant funding and sponsorship agreements with national brands such as First Direct, Sainsbury’s and Manchester Airport. Source: Leeds Pride programme
Most of the photos in this exhibit were taken in and around the Millenium Square.
About the project
The Memory Makers Project was conceived after the 2015 Boxing Day floods. Many of the people who were directly affected by the floods lost priceless photos and other artefacts - and memories associated with them.
The project “is an opportunity to help people reconnect with their community and record treasured memories and life histories.”
The Memory Makers project has been generously funded by grants from Hebden Royd Town Council and Calderdale Council.
CLICK on the Galleries on the right to see the photos.
MUD-UK is an off-road outfitter based in the Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd. They specialise in the design and manufacture of an exclusive range of innovative products aimed primarily at the Land Rover Defender market. The company was established in 2003.
Pubs all over Yorkshire.
The old ones are dwindling fast, and many of those remaining are a shadow of their former selves. But there are still some absolute gems - with real beer and a really good atmosphere. And the county is leading the way with micro-pubs, pop-up bars, and adventurous local breweries.
The great independent shops and cafes of Yorkshire
The towns and villages of our county are proud of their great tradition of independent retailers and cafes. And they're often quite fiercely resistant to the takeover of their streets by national chains. This is a celebration of those 'Great Independents'
A brief history of our project
It's hard to believe that we only started in March 2015. We've come a long way since then and what you see here is the culmination of a lot of hard work by a dedictaed team of volunteers.
Here is our story from it earliest beginnings to the current day in words and photos.
And of course the story is far from complete - we plan to keep this archive going and growing till at least 2115. I won't see it though till the end, but maybe my children's children's childen will.
It's the Yorkshire seaside - go on, dive in!
The Yorkshire coast is so varied. This exhibition features a selection of seaside images from our archive. From bingo to beach huts - lighthouses to lifeboats - funfairs to fishing boats - cafes to crazy golf - and donkeys to deck chairs.
Todmorden Carnival - 2015
Many town carnivals in Yorkshire have gone, but the tradition is still strong in the Todmorden. Well supported by local schools and with visits from nearby marching bands, it's a great show too!
Pretty well every vehicle you see on the streets today will become 'vintage' in time.
The time taken for things to become vintage gets ever shorter. How long before all means of motorised transport are 'driverless'?
Some of these shots were taken at vintage rallies in Yorkshire, but the majority of the vehicles, locomotives and boats are in every day use throughout our county.
It seems that folk everywhere love them - and not just for the nostalgia - there's a lot of pleaseure of be had tinkering around inder the bonnet and getting your hands dirty.