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An offshoot of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Heptonstall Slack built in 1820 to serve the community at Alcomden. The Church closed in 1959 and was then used as a scout hostel but demolished in 1971. A new hostel was built adjoining the graveyard.

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"At 105 feet high the trestle bridge carrying Blakedean railway across the valley remained a stunning spectacle for over a decade in the early years of the 20th century. Enoch Tempest commissioned architect William Henry Cockcroft and engineer George…

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BLAKE DEAN BRIDGE is a single-arch stone bridge. Just downstream from the present structure there used to be a wooden trestle bridge erected when the three Walshaw Dean reservoirs were being constructed. It was 700 feet long and 105 feet high, and…

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These supports are all that remains of the bridge that carried the rail or tramway used for the transportation of men and equipment from the base camp at White Hill Nook, Heptonstall, to the construction site of the Washaw Dean Reservoirs.

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Postcard with postmark July 1956. Shows Widdop Road coming down from Heptonstall Slack to the bridge over Alcomden Water.

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"At 105 feet high the trestle bridge carrying Blakedean railway across the valley remained a stunning spectacle for over a decade in the early years of the 20th century. Enoch Tempest commissioned architect William Henry Cockcroft and engineer George…

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This Post Card, one in the Valentine's Series, is quite a well known photo. In the 1950's local teenagers would gather to swim in the Green Lady pool which formed around the remains of the stone foundations used to support the structure (which was…

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Built in 1820 and closed in March 1959. demolished in1971. Off-shoot of Slack Chapel. Ref: 039a

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Built in 1820 and closed in March 1959. demolished in1971. It was an off-shoot of Slack Chapel.

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Blake Dean Chapel stood at the head of the Hebden Valley . Near by Trestle Bridge was built to enable the reservoir at Walshaw Dean to be constructed.

This chapel was unique in that entrance to the gallery was down two steps and the entrance to the…

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Postcard. 1960s.

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"But hark! What sound is that which startles him (the tourist) with its shrill shriek, almost making him forget that he is 'far away from the madding crowd?' On the opposite side of the valley he descries a railway engine with a train of trucks just…

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"But hark! What sound is that which startles him (the tourist) with its shrill shriek, almost making him forget that he is 'far away from the madding crowd?' On the opposite side of the valley he descries a railway engine with a train of trucks just…

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Photo circa 1900 from the Alice Longstaff Gallery Collection re-produced as a postcard 1995.

The bridge was built to carry men and materials to the site of the building of the Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. At the height of the works there were 15 little…

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Undated postcard but the Memorial Gardens which are shown opened in 1938 whilst there are buildings on the view of the 'Old Pack Horse Bridge' which were demolished mid-1960s.

From top to bottom:
Bridge at Blake Dean
The Drive Hardcastle…

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Undated postcard. The moorland road between Heptonstall and Colne looking in the Heptonstall direction with Blake Dean Bridge over Alcomden Water at the bottom.

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Undated postcard and the senders unsigned message simply reads:
' HEBDEN BRIDGE
c.1905
Reservoir contract
Railway Viaduct'

During the construction of Walshaw Dean reservoirs for Halifax Corporation a railway or tramway was built from near…

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Undated postcard. During the construction of Walshaw Dean reservoirs for Halifax Corporation a railway or tramway was built from near Heptonstall up to the sites to transport materials, supplies and the navvies from the shanty town near Heptonstall…

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Undated postcard and the sender's message reads:
"This bridge was a wood one and crossed from one Hill to the other it was put up when working at our Water works for the men it is now blown down as it began to rot & one lady was looking over when one…

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The bridge carrying Widdop Road over Graining Water just before its confluence with Alcomden Water to form Hebden water. Historical OS maps refer to the area as Black Dean and today it is a famous local beauty spot and picnic site..
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