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Hebden Bridge Local History Society: Twenty thousand descend on Hardcastle Crags

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David Taylor: Twenty thousand descend on Hardcastle Crags: a virtual walk from the station to Hardcastle Crags and around, 50 to 100 years ago.

In the 1850s, visitors were coming to Hebden Bridge for Hardcastle Crags from the mill towns on both sides of the Pennines, all thanks to the railway. By the turn of the century they were coming in their thousands – an estimated 20,000 over the  three day  Whitsun holiday in 1897!

For more information, visit Hebden Bridge Local History Society


Methodist Church
Market Street
Hebden Bridge

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