Our Happy Hols at Hardcastle Crags

Our Happy Hols at Hardcastle Crags

Cartoon dating from around 1910 when rival utilities gas and electricity were in hot competition for customers. Hardcastle Crags was apparently ripe for development! Code no BT994CC Click image to enlarge

Allan Smith Revisits a Family Favourite:

I was born, the fourth child in a family of six in 1943, and cannot say when my parents first began holidaying at Hardcastle Crags. I do recall mention of a “Cosy Corner Café” at Hebden Hey, I think.

We all lived at Wallasey on Merseyside and every year Dad booked a cottage for two weeks at Gibson Mill. We made the journey by train from Liverpool to Hebden Bridge, always something of a trial carting luggage for a large family on a budget.

The two weeks always seemed to fly by. The whole family would play together, walk a lot, and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Places we visited included Lumb Falls, Wheat Ing and Blakedean Valley and I remember walking across the moors to Haworth to see the Parsonage.


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