New stall and exhibition on offer at Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre

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People are being invited to visit a new pop up stall and exhibition at Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre.

Despite being badly damaged by the floods the centre on New Road has remained open since Christmas and will now offer a ‘walkers are welcome’ stall and a railway exhibition.

The stall will provide people with loads of walking guides including Hebden Bridge Walkers Action bus walks, Mytholmroyd Walkers Action local walks, Pennine Heritage e-trails, Todwalkers bus walks, Todmorden Centenary Way guides, National Trust walks and Walks from the villages.

As well as the stall, there is an exhibition about the railways helping to develop Hebden Bridge as a popular tourist destination in the second half of the 19th century.

As the Todmorden Times said in 1866: “Hardcastle Crags - as England attracts the attention of the world for her commerce and industry so may it be said of Hebden Bridge, on a smaller scale, that for its sublime and rugged aspect it has gained a standing in the West Riding.” 

Richard Peters Chair of Hebden Bridge Walkers Action said: “The exhibition is a bit of fascinating history with many old photographs that people will not have seen before. Richard also reported that all the major walking routes around the area are open and in good condition, so now is the time to come and have a browse of local walking routes, pick up some bargains and get a good walk in.”

The exhibition will be on display until the builders come in, so visit soon!