Browse Exhibits (3 total)

Historic Homes of Yorkshire

This Album contains images with notes on the Historic Homes of Yorkshire, a series of lectures first given to the Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society by Mr. George Hepworth around 1916. An architect by profession, in 1894 he was a founder member of the Brighouse Photographic Society, and became a much sort after photographic artist and lanternist (someone who operates a magic lantern). He achieved wide popularity with his book 'Brighouse, its Scenery and Antiquities'; as only a 100 copies were published it has become something of a collectors item. The lectures take the form of a guided tour of the properties, and the language of the original notes has been maintained.

The Making of Todmorden Exhibition

‘The Making of Todmorden’ was an exhibition staged in June 1993 at Todmorden Town Hall. Initiated by Jack Taylor MBE and Todmorden Information Centre Trust it used material researched and compiled by Jack Taylor, Betty Savage, Derek Proctor, Dennis O'Neill and members of the Todmorden Antiquarian Society.  We are also indebted to the Fielden family and Roger Birch, who provided many of the images. Roger also did much of the work in putting the exhibition together. Opened by Nobel prizewinner Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson, the exhibition received great acclaim. It tells the story of Todmorden’s rich industrial heritage and its people and the success was in no small part due to the detailed research undertaken.  It is a fine body of work and is presented here as a tribute to all those who contributed to the exhibition. IMAGES ARE NOT FOR SALE – Please, do not remove the watermark or strip the metadata, thank you. PLEASE NOTE: IMAGES ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - PLEASE DO NOT REPOST - For further information on the ROGER BIRCH COLLECTION please email

Alice Longstaff Portrait Collection

Some of the early portraits here were taken by Ada Westerman, daughter of Crossley Westerman who opened the studio at West End, Hebden Bridge around 1890. Alice started work as an apprentice at the studio in 1921. Under Ada’s guidance, herself a fine portrait and wedding photographer, Alice also became a fine photographer specializing in social photography.