Pennine Horizons

Explore the Visual History of the South Pennines

The Pennine Horizons Digital Archive contains over 45,000 digitized images, with 25,000 available to view online. Each image is fascinating, and together they tell the story of the South Pennines from rural economy, through industrialisation and decline, to the present revitalisation of the area.

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The house in the lower centre of the photo was a Lock Keeper's House on the Rochdale Canal. To the right-hand side of the Photo is Mytholm Hall with behind it the Parish Church of Hebden Bridge - St. James the Great, and behind that the two Eaves Silk Mills. The large mill left of centre was at one time occupied by John Pickles and later by Browns.