Where the Colden Valley meets the Calder Valley in Hebden Bridge, there’s much contemporary and historical interest in the locality. Inconveniently located between Leeds and Manchester, Hebden Bridge has become well and widely known for many good reasons.
Past and present residents include Ed Sheeran, Jon Richardson and Bernard Ingham and Ted Hughes.
According to British Airways’ inflight magazine, Hebden Bridge is ‘The 4th Funkiest Town’ in the world.
Previously, the Colden Valley had 13 textile mills, 11 of which were water powered. The industry is gone but the legacies remain in the statuesque mill chimneys and the rest is witnessed at ground level.
Howard purchased the derelict building over 30 years ago and has subsequently reimagined it into beguiling blend of styles with motorheadonism and music graphic design and memorabilia to the fore.