Click here to see the agenda for the next Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held at Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club, Acre Lane, Heptonstall on Tuesday 1 February 2022 commencing at 7.30 pm.
Minutes arising from the last meeting can be seen here.
New Post Office & Shop Manager role from Jan 2022.
The Post Office & shop is an important and valued village facility which is in the process of being bought by the community. It provides a great opportunity for a Post Office Shop & Manager who would start training in the new year.
Are you that special person with the skills and vision to help develop this exciting business? Please apply with a CV and covering letter showing how you would be our ideal candidate to email@example.com
Please share this with anyone who you think might be interested.
Click here to see the agenda for the October Monthly Meeting of the Parish Council to be held at Heptonstall Social & Bowling Club, Acre Lane, Heptonstall on Monday 4 October 2021 commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Minutes arising from the September 2021 meeting can be seen here.
Young people living in the Parish may be eligible for a contribution to the costs of university or college education, or training or employment, from the Heptonstall Exhibitions / Richard Naylor Charities.
They have provided support to people within the parish for over 125 years. This is the area bounded by Pudsey Rd in Todmorden, Midgley Rd in Mytholmroyd and Turvin Rd in Cragg Vale. It includes, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Blackshaw, Wadsworth, Stansfield, Erringden and Langfield.
The Heptonstall Exhibitions Charity was begun on June 26th 1893 as the result of the death of Albert Law of Green Leas, Midgehole, Hebden Bridge. The Charity of Richard Naylor was begun on 14th May 1897
“For the purpose of the assistance of persons, whose parents are bona fide residents in the Ancient Chapelry of Heptonstall, who are under the age of 21 years by means of Exhibitions consisting of either a payment of the tuition fees at the school or a yearly payment by way of a maintenance allowance tenable at any public secondary school or exhibition tenable at any university, university college or other like institutions of higher education (including professional or technical),and for the training for persons intending to enter any profession within the scope of the Charities.
The Heptonstall Exhibitions and Richard Naylor Charities are two entirely separate Charities which for the purpose of administration are administered together by the same group of Governors and Trustees.
Applications must be made by 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of September.
Click on the following link to see the agenda for the December Monthly Meetingof the Parish Council to be held in The School Hall, Heptonstall J I & N School on Monday 2 December 2019 commencing at 7.00 pm.Minutes arising from the November 2019 meeting can be seen here.
I wonder if you can help me or indicate who might be able to help further?
Over a number of years I have been interested in my “Walton” family history. The family lived in Heptonstall for many years. Leaving for Cornholme sometime after 1851 and before 1864. I have now traced the family back to my 4 X Great Grandfather, Moses.
He was born around 1740 and died 12th July 1801. It would appear that he was married to Mary Greenwood on 16th March 1758, they had at least 3 children, William, Henry and Jimmey. Mary died and he remarried Annah Greenwood a widow at Heptonstall St Thomas on 8th February 1781. They had at least 3 children, Tommy, William and Joseph, b. 6th April 1788. Joseph being my 3 X Great Grandfather.
Joseph appears in the 1841 census with his family living at Broadstone.
My 2 X Great Grandfather John married Betty (nee Pickles) at Heptonstall Parish Church on 30th December 1841. They lived next door to each other in Broadstone in the 1841 census.
I am interested in any further information about Moses. Is it possible to trace his family any further back?
There is a family rhyme indicating that Moses father is Harry and Grandfather Fred.
I wonder if you can help me or point me in the right direction to discover further information?
Please respond to Howard’s enquiry by way of a Comment below. Any such responses will be forwarded to Howard by email.
Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum, which covers the surrounding hill top parishes as well as Hebden Royd, has produced a leaflet offering consultation to applicants and potential applicants for planning permission/builiding regulations/listed building consent. Calderdale Council planning department are now giving this out to applicants for projects in our area.
Please can you pass it on to anyone you think it may interest, especially anyone who approaches you about planning issues. It is designed in A5 size to print out, but of course it can also be distributed electronically.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Polly Thomas is a local drama director and am working on a short film about the Hebden Bridge area.
“The basis for the film will be short audio interviews with local people about living here and their views for the future. I can send more information, but does this sound of interest in principle? If there are any groups that meet regularly who might be interested, we could come and record them, or it would be great to advertise via your website”.
“Interviewees can be anonymous and we only need their voices – a photo is optional. The film will be screened at Nutclough Mill on 7th and 8th July then again at the Piece Hall in Halifax on 30th September and 1st October. it will also be available on websites and social media. The project is funded by Calderdale Council and Arts Council via the Landlines and Watermarks scheme”.
“Please do contact me at this email if you would like to discuss”.