Hebden Bridge Links worth exploring

Updated on 20th March 2021



Town Hall – Hebden Bridge

Town HallThe town hall was expanded and upgraded in recent years, and now hosts a range of services, including room rental, community activities, weddings and partnerships, conferences, and, of course, the fantastic Piano Festival held every April; and there is an interesting little cafe.



Hebden Bridge Web

This is an independent community website – run by Chris Ratcliffe – centred on the businesses, writers, artists, musicians and quirky people of Hebden Bridge, and has a range of valuable community information. Chris showed impressive vision in creating the first ever community website, many years ago now.



Rachel Low, Homeopath

Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine, founded on solid principles, which has existed for over 200 years. The Law of Similars is the guiding principle of Homeopathy.  It states that those symptoms  which a substance can cause, it can also cure.  It is the person who is treated, not the disease. With its emphasis on treating the whole person, physically and emotionally, it gets to the root of the problem.  Physical health, emotional wellbeing and greater overall wellbeing is a result.

Website: http://www.rachellowhomeopath.co.uk/


About Bluemoose Books

Bluemoose books team.JPGBluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers we’re passionate about the written word and stories.

“Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent. We don’t have the heft of a London publishing house with the millions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press.”


Hebden Bridge: Tourist Information

tourist-information-hebden-bridgeTOURIST INFORMATION and canal centre … Known as the “Pennine Centre”, Hebden Bridge takes its name from the packhorse bridge over Hebden Water, one of the local rivers.

Hebden Bridge: Tourist Information


Innovation café bar and shop, at Bridge Mill

WELCOME TO HEBDEN BRIDGE MILL. A building which has stood at the centre of this town, even before there was a town!

innovation-bridge-millIt was built following an agreement between the Lords Of the Manors of Wadsworth and Heptonstall, dated the 3rd February 1314, it stood beside the original timber packhorse bridge across the River Hebden, preceding the ‘Old Bridge’ (1510) still remaining today.

Abandoned in 1956 and totally derelict, the mill was  purchased in 1972 by the Fletcher family, to save it from demolition. Today, it once again stands proud, fully restored, beside the clear rushing waters of the River Hebden. It is now  the Innovation shop and cafe-bar, at ground floor level, and several interesting shops and a really good Italian Restaurant – Il Mulino – above.  The building is run by David Fletcher, his partner Hilary, and their team.



The Bookcase, Market Street

They are an independent bookshop selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children’s books, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery. They  have been serving the local community for nearly 30 years, and also stock a comprehensive collection of local history titles for the area.


They  host author events, book-signings and a writer’s group. They  are also involved in many different events in the local area including the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, the yearly Ted Hughes Festival, library author nights and many other events in Hebden Bridge’s cultural calendar.



Lovegrows Café – Award winning tea rooms

lovegrows-cafeThis is a remarkable café because it provides a  very good  menu of  homemade food, ranging from gluten free breads and cakes and other types of food and soups etc. Moira fronts the operation, and Mike takes care of the cheffing/catering/cooking/creation.  We have often visits for the very friendly atmosphere, and, of course, the gluten free meals.



Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

The Hebden Bridge Arts Festival brings the best national and international artists and performers to the area each summer for a celebration of comedy, music, dance, drama, literature and visual arts.



Hebden Bridge Times: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars,

Hebden Bridge Times has now combined with Todmorden News, as the local newspaper for Calder Valley …



Welcome to Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

hebden-bridge-little-theatreHebden Bridge Little Theatre was formed in 1924 and has been producing plays almost continuously ever since, in places as various as the Co-operative Hall, the Picture House, the Band Rooms on the park, and for a prolonged period (1937–1977) in the Ground Floor of the Trades Club.

This came to an end when they decided to create their own premises by converting a coach garage on the present Holme Street site – a seventy seat, ‘little theatre’ in the truest sense.

For more than a decade audiences  have warmed to its intimate atmosphere, but it eventually became so dilapidated  that the supporters of the theatre had to embark on a major fund-raising and building project, that culminated in the opening of the present 120 seat theatre in 1993.

Website: http://hblt.co.uk/

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ABC Coaching and Counselling Services

Jim Byrne and Renata Taylor-Byrne offer a range of counselling, coaching and psychotherapy services: