Interviews: 1970 - 1979

  • Brian Acton Interview

    Brian Acton

    Well, it’s a beautiful place and I don’t think you can deny it. I‘ve been here a whole load of times, about eight times before that, because I’ve been touring around England and I had a friend here who put us up and so, every time over seven or so years that I came here I just thought it was great, wandering around the river and just seeing the countryside.

  • Chris Colling  Interview

    Chris Colling

    Read about Chris and his involvement with music, his seven month overland motorbike journey from China back to the UK and his motorbike spares business called Adventure-Spec.

  • Jack Lockhart Interview

    Jack Lockhart

    Interviewed by children of Colden School, Jack talks about aspects of his life and work, including, of course, the giant inflatable pig.

  • Rowan Sharp Interview

    Rowan Sharp

    Rowan talks about her early life, about living in a van, travelling, wanting to be a fashion designer and how she came to apprentice herself to Geoff Garner, the leather work master.

  • Simon Partridge

    Cayn White talks to Steve Partridge about his musical career.

  • Steve Thomas Interview

    Steve Thomas

    Mr Thomas talks about his childhood, his family's background working in coal mines and the building trade and his progress in running his own business, holidays and other subjects..

  • Susie Parr Interview

    Susie Parr

    In the early 1970s Martin and Susie Parr photographed and recorded the people of Hebden Bridge and area. Here are over 10 hours of raw talk from a variety of people about how it used to be.

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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