Interviews: 1960 - 1969

  • A J Creedy Interview

    A J Creedy

    Follow Creedy’s journey from Lincoln to Hebden Bridge as artist and musician as he explores the meaning of life in sound and image. From playing in many bands to solo singer songwriter, he plays with styles and ways to perform. Also, he really, really likes cats.

  • Ally Wood Interview

    Ally Wood

    Cain talks to Ally, who has performed in a number of bands since moving to Hebden Bridge in the 1960s.

  • Andressa McWhirter

    Andressa is from the Philippines and ran the local sewing and dress shop on Market Street for many years

  • Andy Carter Interview

    Andy Carter

    Andy talks about his early life and especially his progress as a musician and actor.

  • Charlie Boyce  Interview

    Charlie Boyce

    Year 5 pupils from Riverside School interviewed 8 older members of the public about their lives and on a variety of themes including the environment, creativity, their dream job, family, hobbies, how Hebden Bridge has changed over the years and much more. Charlie talks about his life.

  • Helen Meller  Interview

    Helen Meller

    Year 5 pupils from Riverside School interviewed 8 older members of the public about their lives and on a variety of themes including the environment, creativity, their dream job, family, hobbies, how Hebden Bridge has changed over the years and much more. Helen talks about many aspects of her life.

  • Jude Wadley Interview

    Jude Wadley

    Jude is a community artist who has worked in Africa and helped to develop the popular Handmade Parade.

  • Martin Jones 1 Interview

    Martin Jones 1

    Cayn White interviews Martin about his influences and the history of Punk Music.

  • Martin Jones 2 Interview

    Martin Jones 2

    Tony followed up Cayn's interview with Martin getting him to talk in more detail about his early life and beliefs including how and why he came to Hebden Bridge. Following this interview, Martin asked Tony if he could interview him. The reply can be found in the 1950's section.

  • Martin McGarrigle Interview

    Martin McGarrigle

    ...the early days of the 1 in 12 club yeah, during this period of course the miners’ strike happened…..and we obviously were very highly involved in…..raising money for the miners, so that got all over the country and all sorts of stuff you know, but mainly in Bradford you know, and local collieries like Kellingley and Fitzwilliam...

  • Mat Lawrence Interview

    Mat Lawrence

    Mat talks about his life working on a farm, on the canals and as a dry stone waller.

  • Mrs Davenport  Interview

    Mrs Davenport

    Year 5 pupils from Riverside School interviewed 8 older members of the public about their lives and on a variety of themes including the environment, creativity, their dream job, family, hobbies, how Hebden Bridge has changed over the years and much more. Mrs Davenport talks about coming to Hebden Bridge amongst other subjects.

  • Mrs Debbie McCall Interview

    Mrs Debbie McCall

    Interviewed by children from Colden School, Mrs McCall talks about school days, moving from Northern Ireland to England, travelling around Europe and being part of Incredible Edible of Todmorden.

  • Nettie  Interview

    Nettie

    Nettie lives in a narrow boat. She talks about the experiences and changes in canal culture. She lives a creative artistic life, which reflects the life of a woman on her own having been brought up in a large extended family of woman.

  • Paul Deer Interview

    Paul Deer

    Musician Paul Deer of Rhythm Bridge Foundation is interviewed by his son, Lewis.

  • Paul Weatherhead Interview

    Paul Weatherhead

    James talks to Paul Weatherhead, local musician and member of the Ukrainians.

  • Roddy Boyse  Interview

    Roddy Boyse

    Roddy spent many years developing computer software for disability learners, but has recently started up a leather work business. All the while his love of blue grass and jump jive music has been a focus for his guitar playing and singing, He talks of the changes in his life and his new interests.

  • Ruth Hair Interview

    Ruth Hair

    Oh yeah, we’ve always very much done Christmas. A very traditional family; two parents, a brother and sister and a dog, and yeah, we looked forward to Christmas enormously. We always had a huge Christmas tree; we had a nice big house; we have a small house now, but we had a nice big house which had a hallway so we always had a very large Christmas tree in the hallway, and yeah, absolutely loved Christmas.

  • Sarah Rowe  Interview

    Sarah Rowe

    Year 5 pupils from Riverside School interviewed 8 older members of the public about their lives and on a variety of themes including the environment, creativity, their dream job, family, hobbies, how Hebden Bridge has changed over the years and much more. Sarah talks about many events in her life.

  • Simon Hayles Interview

    Simon Hayles

    Volunteer Jake Holden interviewed Simon about designing and building computer art games. He, also, discusses their effect upon contemporary society.

  • Steve and Joanna Anderson Interview

    Steve and Joanna Anderson

    Steve and Joanna talk about starting up I Spice, their work as teachers including special needs at Camhill and their eco-friendly beliefs that underpin green wood demonstrations and house building.

  • Tayisiya Hayes Interview

    Tayisiya Hayes

    Ahh Hebden Bridge right? I don’t know. I didn’t imagine much. I’ve not been to other countries before. I imagined the same sort of people like me- the same nature.

  • Vic Cruz Interview

    Vic Cruz

    I moved to London cos I wanted to learn English. I thought that would be a useful skill. Also, I wanted to go to London really. I’d heard a lot about London and thought it would be very different. My family background and Europe were more continental, so London was a big attraction for me in my twenties, my early twenties.

  • Winston Plowes  Interview

    Winston Plowes

    Find out about Winston’s three ages as engineer, circus performer and poet. He’s travelled from Peterborough to St Petersburg and worked with people from every walk of life, type of ability and in multi-various venues. He now writes poetry using found objects, Classic Arabic styles and everything in between as inspiration.

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
HX7 8DG

Phone: 01422 844450
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