Over many years Wild Rose Heritage and Arts has been committed to being involved with the community, not just through our oral history collecting and dissemination activities, but by inter-acting with individuals and groups within our community. For the main part this has been through supplying training, advising on methods and procedures and the lending of equipment to others so as to allow them to produce their own projects.

We reply to many enquiries from individuals wishing to contact people we have interviewed or who have donated photographs or memorabilia. Also, we have begun to record local events such as parades, festival events and other cooperative and community activities.


A list of co-operative engagement and partnership association includes the following;

  • Heptonstall Community Web Site – provision of local photographs from our collection for their web site.
  • Rothwell Shackleton Community Radio and Beechwood Housing Association - borrowing audio recording equipment for community radio training and live programme.
  • Clive Greatorex -  borrowing audio sound equipment as a volunteer to record natural and manmade sounds of the area.
  • Calderdale MBC Museums Service – use of material for exhibitions and educational resources.
  • Pennine Horizons – use of material for guided walks, open days and educational workshops.
  • Hebden Bridge Local History Group - borrowing audio recording equipment
  • Midgley Local History Group - borrowing audio recording equipment
  • Mike Hewitt – Calderdale Chess League - borrowing video recording equipment
  • Hebden Bridge Fringe Arts Festival, borrowing video recording equipment
  • Hebden Bridge Radio – live performance and provision of storytelling
  • Alex Jones – university student, research on green issues
  • Peak District Moors Memory – project set up advice
  • Shacks Community Radio -  borrowing audio recording equipment
  • ‘Talking in Tune’ - Young peoples music project – requested training for young volunteer interviewers and 10 oral history interviews on the local music scene. Young local musicians asking about life and career experiences of older local musicians.
  • Skateboarder Project – 12 short interviews with local skate boarders about what they think is important about skateboarding in our area.
  • Elmet Trust and BBC – Two group interviews at Burnley Road School interviewing people who went to school with Ted Hughes, former poet Laureate, during the 1930’s. Audio versions lent to the BBC, Manchester, as research for a Radio 4 production.
  • Hebden Royd Town Council – Calder Holmes Park Committee – gift to CHPC of skateboarder audio’s to help with fund raising.

We aim to continue this part of our community engagement and would welcome enquires from individuals and groups, although depending on our work commitments, it may not always be possible to supply equipment.

About Us

Wild Rose Heritage and Arts is a community group which takes it's name from the area in which we are located - the valley ("den") of the wild rose ("Heb") -  Hebden Bridge which is in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

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Pennine Heritage Ltd.
The Birchcliffe Centre
Hebden Bridge

Phone: 01422 844450
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