People

Portrait painting of Anne ListerOver the years, Calderdale has been home to a huge number of interesting, eccentric, creative, and enterprising people. Our ‘Glimpses’ can only offer introductions to a few of these.

Amongst these are:

  • Anne Lister, who inherited Shibden Hall in 1813;
  • Ted Hughes, the poet, born in Mytholmroyd;
  • John Frederick Bateman, the engineer and builder of several Calderdale reservoirs.