Celebrating Jubilees and top quality

With the help of students from Calderdale College our station volunteers have transformed the area at the top of the Manchester approach into an attractive garden.

The Elizabeth Garden – not only for the Jubilee – but remembering Betty Ward who helped with the station improvements.

We are also very fortunate to have in the area,  a top-class Sign-maker with Affordable Signs of Todmorden.

Here we have Keith Hudson putting up the latest notice they have made for the Station Partnership – top class service and all……..

Thanks   to    Keith Hudson
Affordable Sign Co
Signs & Vehicle Graphics

Office Tel…01706 812484
Mobile No..07944 063 870

Our thoughts are with you – Floods June 2012.

Little did we know when our station volunteers were working at the station last Friday afternoon that some would have a very stressful night and weekend as the two rivers rose over their banks.

Our thoughts are with our friends and everyone in the valley who have been caught up in the events.

It may be small compensation for the ruined property, but Calderdale Foundation have established a relief fund.

see www.cffc.co.uk

As a small way of saying thanks to our sponsors and supporters who have helped us so much over the last six years – we have the following Poster on the station platforms.

Please help all our locals when you can.

We did not wait for Summer 2012 – t’Judges came and (we think) they were impressed!

Friday 20 July – it stayed (more or less) rain-free for an hour.

Christine Stewart and Steve Bumley were shown around the station and surrounding area by the volunteers who have done so much to improve the area.

We shall have to wait and see  what they rank us in the order of things within the Yorkshire in Bloom award system.

Friday 6 July – with the river fast approaching 3 m above normal it was prudent to postpone the weeding session.

Thanks to Alex who made a spirited effort and sorry his RSPCA shop is flood-shut.

Hey lads and lasses – we beat the weather gremlin – a full two hours without a drop of rain.

Must be a record for our gardening teams – and what splendid bunch of people came along to get the station looking that much better after the awful weather we have had this year.


Watch this space……….

Yorkshire in Bloom judging is on July 20.

Those that can are busy clearing the mess from the flood, so our visitors will have something to see.

What they will see is a neighbourhood that has helped each other whenever possible.

July Plans attached ——->>>>>          JUly 2012 Gazette 120701 90


Following the unveiling of  our highly acclaimed station displays, it was suggested we collect previously unpublished photographs of Mytholmroyd and district.

Within the first week – we have over 100 new photos!

These will be displayed on the station and hopefully at venues around the area.

We shall also publish them in this Blog.


AND – if you have any photos lurking in a drawer which you think will be interest – please let us know.


email – myt.station@btinternet.com                      Phone (01422) 885154

Click on the picture to enlarge – any comments, names, dates appreciated.

Photographs are credited with either the photographer or the owner who have given permission.

Photo: Tom Foster
Photo: Geoff Mitchell
Photo: Gordon Clarke
Photo: Raymond Stell


More photos from the Tom Foster collection to follow in due course…….

Up – and running

The new Window displays are up for all to enjoy.

Thanks to Annie Lawson for producing such attractive displays – and to the scholars at Scout Road Academy, Pennine Horizons and Digital Archive together with local artists Annie and Sue.

Thanks also to Andy Glover who we pulled from vaccying to put the panels up with the assistance of Sue.

Last, but not least – thanks to the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) for their sponsorship of the 2012 project.

To finish on a down-note. We are looking for a £250 donation towards replacing two of the display panels that some ‘kind-soul’ has scratched across.

Hope to see you on Thursday

Local History – do you have any ?

Posters similar to the ones below are now on display on the station platforms – and will be around the village shortly.

Do you have any photos of old Mytholmroyd – even the 60s and 70s will be of interest.

We will scan your pictures, return them to you – then make a poster for station users to look at while waiting for their trains.

Thanks to Raymond Stell


Please contact Geoff Mitchell on 885154

or mail them to :-   myt.station@btinternet.com

Please indicate that you have copyright permission for them to be re-produced for our non-profit purposes.

As we are a voluntary organisation, we would appreciate any sponsors for these interesting displays on and around the station.

Thank you


Thanks to Hebden Bridge Historical Society and the Jack Utley Collection