Hebden Bridge Co-operative heritage walk. Saturday 7th July, 11 am.

Hebden Bridge in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was known as an important national centre of  The Co-operative movement.

This heritage walk will provide the opportunity to learn both of the Nutclough Mill (home of the worker-run fustian manufacturing site for almost fifty years) and of The Hebden Bridge Industrial Co-operative Society. Also included will be a short visit to the graves of co-operative pioneers Joseph Greenwood and Jesse Gray at Sandy Gate burial ground.

Leader:  Andrew Bibby, author of “All Our Own Work” the story of Nutclough Co-op.

Meet:  Hebden Bridge visitors Centre, 1 New Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AD, 11 am. The walk finishes at 12.45 pm when participants will be able to if they wish to have a drink in the co-operatively run Fox and Goose pub.

Cost:  No charge, but donations to Overgate Hospice can be made.

Details:  Mainly flat but involves a climb from Keighley Road to Sandy Gate.  Dogs are welcome but only if they are well behaved and kept on leads throughout. Apologies, only the first half of the walk is wheelchair friendly.