Over the years Pennine Heritage has written and sold many publications, the Pennine Magazine, The Heptonstall Trail booklet and Milltown Memories are just  a few. See more details below.

HeptoNStall town trail

This newly republished booklet about the ancient village of Heptonstall contains information and early photos of the village together with a fold out map of the walk. The trail is about one mile in length, and has 29 points of interest. There are two recommended extensions of a further 1/4 mile of easy walking. The whole walk will ideally need about 1 1/1 hours.

Copies are available from Pennine Heritage for £4.50  each plus postage and packing.

Pennine Magazine

Pennine Magazine, the iconic 48 page bi-monthly magazine, famous for its strong black and white covers promoted the aims, philosophy and activities of the Trust in addition to well researched heritage features.

Entirely produced by volunteers, it ran to 66 issues before succumbing to adverse economic factors and an ill-fated commercial partnership. It achieved a dedicated following in its time and is as good a read today as when first published. All of the 66  back issues of the magazine have been digitised, but are not available on the web due to their large file size. We are however able to supply all of the back issues loaded onto a memory stick however, for a charge of £10 plus £1.50 postage and packing.

A limited number of back copies are also available for most issues from 1980 to the early 1990’s for £1 each plus postage and packing.

Please email, phone or call into the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG

Milltown Memories

Milltown Memories, a more recent quarterly magazine, produced by Issy Shannon and Frank Woolrych under the Pennine Heritage banner highlighted aspects of the area’s heritage and was well illustrated by historic sepia prints from the Alice Longstaff collection.

Back numbers of many issues are available and may be obtained from Pennine Heritage for £2.00 each plus postage and packing. A full set of issues, number 1-15 (minus issue 2) are available for £20.00.

For more information on Milltown Memories, please visit the Milltown Memories website HERE


A photographer in Hebden Bridge for over 70 years, starting as a 14 year old apprentice in 1921 and still working until shortly before her death in 1992, it is largely thanks to Alice that the town’s history from the late Victorian period onwards is recorded in a priceless archive of photographs. This book is a journey through time detailing the history of the town and Alice’s photographic studio through archive images.

Copies are available from Pennine Heritage for £10.00 each, plus postage and packing.

on the trail of the luddites

Everyone has heard of the Luddites, ignorant oafs who went about hammering machines to pieces, instead of being grateful for their benefits. Their name is part of our languages, a term of abuse for those who today wish to reject a new piece of technology. However we find that their response was actually complex, considered and , if ultimately tragic, was a destructiveness born out of desperation. They acted out of the certain knowledge that all the benefits of the new technology would go to the masters and they would be redundant, and that unemployment in those days meant nothing less than starvation.

Find out more from this fascinating booklet. Available from Pennine Heritage for only £1.00 plus postage and packing.

Hebden Bridge town centre trail

Produced by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society, and Hebden Bridge Walkers Action,  this booklet details an easy walk of 3/4 mile which will take about 45 minutes.

Hebden Bridge started off as a small hamlet, which was no more than a river crossing. It grew into a bustling mill town, becoming the centre of the ready-made fustian clothing trail. This booklet will help you to enjoy the beautiful location and architecture that is uniquely Hebden Bridge and learn a little more about its long and fascinating history.

Copies available from Pennine Heritage for £2.00 plus postage and packing.