During her 70-year career, photographer Alice Longstaff captured the spirit of Hebden Bridge in pictures. Whether in her studio, in her subject’s homes, or out and about in the town, Longstaff had an incredible talent for putting people at ease. This skill allowed her to create photographs full of personality and charm, portraying the rich variety of life in Hebden Bridge from 1921 until 1992.
In this new exhibition as part of Heritage Open Days, discover never-before-seen portrait photographs from the Alice Longstaff Collection. Explore Longstaff’s early career, and how she developed her skills as a portrait photographer. Learn about how the Alice Longstaff Collection is preserved for future generations in the South Pennine Archives, and how local photographers today are continuing her legacy.
Visitors will also have the chance to explore the magnificent Birchcliffe Centre, a former Baptist Chapel which is now owned and operated by charity Pennine Heritage. The building is now a mixed-use centre including event spaces, local businesses, and the South Pennine Archives.
FREE ENTRY (Donations Welcome)
Access information: Step-free access to the exhibition is available from our lower car park. Designated accessible parking on the lower car park. Accessible toilet. Please get in touch with additional access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Getting here: We have parking on-site, and are on the 595 bus route from Hebden Bridge Train Station. We are a 3-minute up-hill walk from the centre of Hebden Bridge.
Refreshments available. Family-friendly. Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Step-free access to the exhibition is available from our lower car park. Designated accessible parking on the lower car park. Accessible toilet. Please get in touch with additional access needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.