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  1. Ted Hughes

    Mytholmroyd

    Ted Hughes

    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.

  2. The Quilt Cabin, Mytholmroyd

    Mytholmroyd

    The Quilt Cabin.

    Nestled 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.
  3. The Cragg Vale Incline

    Mytholmroyd

    The Cragg Vale Incline

    The B6138 Cragg Road is located in Mytholmroyd, off the A646 Burnley Road and passes up through the village of Cragg Vale to the moorlands above. ...
    The B6138 Cragg Road is located in Mytholmroyd, off the A646 Burnley Road and passes up through the village of Cragg Vale to the moorlands above. It is arguably the longest continuous ascent in England, climbing 968 feet over 5.5 miles. With an average gradient of 3%, the Cragg Vale Incline isn’t particularly steep, but it is a long drag and a presents a power climb challenge for cyclists. In July 2014 the incline was part of the route of the 2014 Tour de France. Amongst the ‘Grand Depart’ celebrations a team of 18 cyclists towed a baby grand piano up the incline, on a custom-made PianoPorté, invented by sculptor Andy Plant. The team was cheered on by thousands of locals and tourists with live piano concertos played by 15 on-board pianists to encourage their pedalling. Quite a sight! The Cragg Vale Incline has since featured in various editions of the Tour de Yorkshire. The Calderdale Way crosses the Cragg Vale Incline at Church Bank Lane

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