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Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.
One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.
Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.
Cragg ValeBlazing Saddles is Calderdale’s local bike shop, with a workshop in Hebden Bridge and a showroom at Cragg Vale, both open seven days a week. Ou...Blazing Saddles is Calderdale’s local bike shop, with a workshop in Hebden Bridge and a showroom at Cragg Vale, both open seven days a week. Our well-equipped workshop is manned by Cytech-qualified mechanics and is the place where great things happen. New bikes are brought into the world, feeble bikes made strong once more and miracles worked with all sorts of previously unfixable disasters! At Blazing Saddles our main objective is to help you find the right bike for your needs. We’re all keen riders in one discipline or more and with many years of experience under our belts of riding the wrong bikes as well as the right ones, we know how important it is that you get a bike which suits you and your riding. We’ve chosen to stock the brands that we do because we feel they offer you the best possible choice, whether you’re a road rider, commuter or mountain biker (or even a mix of all three!)
Cragg ValeMen's and Women’s clothes. Dynamite specialises in quality clothing from environmentally friendly, socially responsible and more sustainable clothi...Men's and Women’s clothes. Dynamite specialises in quality clothing from environmentally friendly, socially responsible and more sustainable clothing brands including Patagonia, Fjallraven, Seasalt Cornwall, Komodo and howies. Outdoor lifestyle specialist but something for everyone and most ages here. Also stockists of the famous Hebtroco trousers and locally made Elgar shirts. Plenty of free parking. Wheelchair accessible.
MytholmroydNestled into the West Yorkshire town of Mytholmroyd you will find a spacious, charming traditional quilt shop filled with the latest fabrics from s...Nestled into the West Yorkshire town of Mytholmroyd you will find a spacious, charming traditional quilt shop filled with the latest fabrics from some of the most popular designers for brands such as Moda, Hoffman, Free Spirit, Lewis & Irene, Makower, Stof & much more. With fabrics conveniently arranged by collection in every type of colour and print from traditional to reproduction, contemporary along with some fun prints for children. We also stock a range of sewing accessories,books and patterns along with other quilting supplies. Everything you need to complete your patchwork or sewing project. Take a look at our comprehensive list of workshops. Where local experienced tutors are on hand to show you how, from concept to completion we have got your project covered. Come and join us for some quality sewing time leaning something new. Alongside the patchwork products we provide a longarm quilting service. the APQS Millennium machine complete with the Intelliquilter computerised system is part of the new look store here in Mytholmroyd.So if you are eager to move onto the next project, we can finish the quilt for you. We offer high quality products with a fast friendly service. The Quilt Cabin is your destination for creative inspiration. Free parking is available.
Cragg ValeWe will make you the best pair of trousers you’ve ever had. They have the best construction, fit and fabric, with a story that goes back hundreds o...We will make you the best pair of trousers you’ve ever had. They have the best construction, fit and fabric, with a story that goes back hundreds of years to when things were made to last. HebTroCo is about proper British trousers. Trousers made in a factory in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. This is modern workwear – whatever your work may be. Our moleskin and needlecord trousers and shorts are made with traditional construction by skilled staff using the very best materials. Proper trousers. Our trousers are guaranteed for life.
Cragg ValeAre you looking for unique, good quality yet practical everyday products for your home and garden? At Polkadot Lane we have a large variety of Pol...Are you looking for unique, good quality yet practical everyday products for your home and garden? At Polkadot Lane we have a large variety of Polish Pottery Stoneware that are beautiful, unique, hand crafted objects creating a distinctive feel for any room and your garden. We specialise in the famous and highly collectable Polish Stoneware Pottery and Savon de Marseille soap. Each piece of the polish stoneware pottery is handmade and hand decorated in Bolesławiec Poland and our soaps are produced by French craftsmen in Marseille, Provence using natural products enriched with Shea Butter. All our products are of the highest quality, unique and are extremely practical. The pottery is ovenproof, dishwasher, microwave, Aga and freezer-safe with a wide variety of patterns and designs to collect.
Cragg ValeLittle Valley Brewery sits high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way in West Yorkshire. We brew an inspired range of ...Little Valley Brewery sits high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way in West Yorkshire. We brew an inspired range of award-winning beers, naturally refreshing and full of good taste. All of our beers are brewed with 100% organic agricultural ingredients. We carefully select only the best, tastiest organic hops and malts, all brewed with soft Yorkshire water. All you get to taste are fine hand crafted beers that are naturally brewed to the highest standards. If you are able to come to visit us at the Brewery Shop then please do. We have a cash only basis at the shop and are open from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays).