News

  • Sheila's Story

    19 June 2007

    Local resident Sheila O’Brien, wrote a story about her great aunt Hannah in the 1970’s and recently donated it to us for inclusion on our website. Read about the womanly wisdom of a local character and the ways of the past, which are slipping away and perhaps gone, but not forgotten.

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  • Midgley Project

    19 June 2007

    In our ‘Age to Age’ project, 2008 onwards, Wild Rose Heritage and Arts wants to work with the Midgley History Group looking at a potential history project in Halifax and the Upper Calder Valley.

    Combining researching old records and using oral history from the past and present, together

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  • Our Next Project

    19 June 2007

    Over the next nine months, we will be completing a planning project, hopefully in preparation for a further five-year project, called ‘Age to Age’, which will collect oral histories within the upper Calder valley.

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  • May Morning Meetings

    18 June 2007

    Interviewee Glenda Gibson has donated to us information on the outdoor prayer meetings in the Colden valley in early May every year. Her father Vincent was one of those who worked hard to revive and organise the event in the 1930’s.

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  • Then and Now

    16 June 2007

    Volunteer Jefferson Hammond has taken about twenty photographs of old Hebden Bridge, kindly donated to us by the Alice Longstaff Collection, and taken modern day versions of the same photographs.

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  • Storytelling

    19 May 2007

    As part of our plan to make oral history accessible in a variety of ways, storyteller Rachel Loise has gone through the Generations Talking transcripts and devised a thirty minute story taking small sections from many personal life stories and woven then together, using verbatim quotes, to develop a c

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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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