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In memory of former president Mr Colin Spencer who died in May, Hebden Bridge Local History Section's autumn programme includes three lectures originally given by him, on the theme "Upper Valley Townships."

The first of these, on October 9, "Boundaries, Rates and Officials," is presented by David Cant. Part two, "The Poor, the Sick and the Elderly," follows on November 13, given by Diana Monahan, and the series ends in December when president Frank Woolrych takes a different look at workhouses (more details in issue 6).

Before that, the new season starts on September 25 with "The Wesley Years: This, That and Another," when Irene Cunliffe describes 300 years of Methodism. The AGM is on October 23, followed by "Echoes of Elmet" by Thomas Romiaz.

Eric Webster examines "Mills of the Calder Valley" on November 27. Meetings are held at Hope Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge (for further details contact Ann Kilbey, secretary, on (01422) 882858.

Donald Crossley returns to his "Boyhood Days with Ted Hughes" on September 12, when members of Mytholmroyd Historical Society are taken on a nostalgic trip which has proved very popular.

Mrs Thea Hurst is the guest speaker on October 10 and on November 14 David Cant and Clive Lloyd explore the fascinating history of Castle Carr. Contact June or Peter Hoyle on (01422) 883639 for more information.

Halifax Antiquarian Society has organised a day school in Hebden Bridge on October 4, focusing on transport in the valley. Treats include a canal trip and guided tour on a vintage bus. For more information contact David Cant on (01422) 883846.

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