Landscape and people were a powerhouse

The Calder Valley pack horse trails played a major role

The Calder Valley pack horse trails played a major role

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The story of the Industrial Revolution might be a forgotten part of the history we learn at school, but Dr Stephen Caunce of the University of Central Lancashire reminded the Hebden Bridge Local History Society that we should not take for granted the extraordinary way in which previously obscure communities of this part of the Pennines actually changed the world as the birthplace of industrialisation in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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