HEBDEN BRIDGE WALKERS ACTION
STEPPING OUT PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT
Flights of stone steps are a unique feature of the history, landscape and footpath network of the Hebden Bridge locality. The Stepping Out Project, a community photography project which ran in the spring of 2007, aimed to involve walkers and photographers in the recording of all the steps in the Upper Calder Valley. An astonishing 860 photos were submitted and were exhibited in Hebden Bridge in July. The photo below shows just a small part of the total mosaic.
The project was partly funded by Awards for All.
Above is a small section of the mosaic. Click here is you want to see a panorama of the whole mosaic.
STEPPING OUT GALLERY
Nearly 800 photos can now be viewed here online
There are 6 pages of thumbnail images. Click on any image to enlarge it.
To see a slideshow, go to any large image, and click on the "start slideshow" link on the top right of the page.
Here are a very small selection of some particular flights of steps:
Where are these steps? Click here for the answer (No.1)
...... and these steps? Click here for the answer (No.2)
And where are these steps? Click here for the answer (No.3)
And these steps? Click here for the answer (No.4)
.... and these steps? Click here for the answer (No.5)
And these steps? Click here for the answer (No.6)Click here for the answer (No.7)
The answers to where the steps in the photos are
- 1. Jumble Hole Clough just below Cow Bridge. We think that this must be the longest set of stone steps in the upper valley. Back to the photo.
- 2. Behind Underbank House, Charlestown. The steps linked the main dwelling of the Horsfall estate with a now ruined 'gentlesman's dwelling'. Back to the photo.
- 3. Unity Street, Hebden Bridge. A classic short cut intersecting a terrace. Back to the photo.
- 4. Beeton, on the main road from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge (no right of way). Cut into the main wall, probably to provide access to the terrace. Back to the photo.
- 5. Woodbine Terrace, Mytholm (no right of way) - a classic set of steps to the the top 'flying freeholds'. Back to the photo.
- 6. Ridge Steps, Todmorden (behind the station) A Calderdale way link path, probably built to provide access from dweelings on the hillside to the mills below.. Back to the photo.
- 7. Cockden, Eastwood by the side of the railway line (not sure if it is a right of way). These steps were built to provide access to Dan Crabtrees mill (a dyeworks, now long gone). Back to the photo.