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Gibson Mill, or Lord Holme Mill, at the heart of the Crags. Originally a water powered Cotton mill, subsequently supplemented by steam. By the 1890s it had become an 'entertainment emporium' providing for the vast number of visitors to the Crags…

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Probably early 20th century picture, before the mill was converted for dancing and refreshments. Later photos have windows let into the roof, possibly to light the dance hall.

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The gaily striped pavilion, a little downstream from Gibson Mill, was a popular venue for visitors to the Crags. Today the building remains but near derelict and the stepping stones have been dislodged by successive floods and not repaired.

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Looking down the Drive to Gibson Mill, the refreshments kiosk is in the centre behind the trees. Postcard

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Gibson Mill began its life around 1803 as a water-powered spinning mill. Less than a hundred years later, it was called Lord Holme Mill, part of a major tourist attraction. It was eventually left to the National Trust by Abraham Gibson of Greenwood…

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Gibson Mill began its life around 1803 as a water-powered spinning mill. Less than a hundred years later, it was called Lord Holme Mill, and part of a major tourist attraction. It was eventually left to and restored by the National Trust by Abraham…

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Postcard. Postmark 3 September 1914.

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This was just one of several refreshment facilities at the Crags catering for the vast numbers of visitors who came from the mill towns on both sides of the Pennines. A little below it is Gibson Mill 'entertainment emporium'.

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Postcard. Addressed to Mrs Ada Helliwell, sent c/o address in Birkby, Huddersfield, by her husband Jim

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

Gibson Mill is a former water powered cotton mill at the heart of Hardcastle Crags, it was converted into an ‘entertainment emporium’ in the 1890s to…

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Undated postcard.

Gibson Mill, Lumb Falls, Crimsworth Dean,
Lodge at Crags entrance. Pavilion Stepping Stones.
Bottom, The Lodge and Gates to the Crags

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Postcard date stamped August 1966. The two Parish Churches referred to in bottom right image are Heptonstall on the skyline and Hebden Bridge in the bottom.

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Postcard date stamped August 1964. The two Parish Churches referred to in the bottom right image are Heptonstall on the skyline and Hebden Bridge in the bottom.

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Postcard with July 1937 postmark and Edward VIII stamp, although he had abdicated by then. The central photo is captioned 'Wadsworth Memorial' but it is often referred to as Peckett Well War Memorial due to its location. It commemorates those from…

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Undated postcard but the card was in circulation late 1950s. The central photo is captioned 'Wadsworth Memorial and Stream' but it is more often referred to as Peckett Well War Memorial due to its location. It commemorates those from Wadsworth Parish…

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Postcard with indistinct 1919 postmark. In the middle distance is Gibson Mill. The near derelict Pavilion was demolished as unsafe in 2014 but the stepping stones were restored.

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Undated postcard. One of four sets of stepping stones at Hardcastle Crags three of which are still useable when the river is low. The Pavilion Tearoom, about 250 metres downstream from Gibson Mill on the opposite bank of the river, was one of…
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