Historical information about this webcam
Hebden Bridge is on the Yorkshire side of the Pennine Hills. In the past, it was a small mill town producing wool and woollen goods but by the end of the sixties, the town was in bad shape. Shops were empty and blocks of terraced houses were being pulled down.
The Pennine hills and valleys powered the mills and factories of the first Industrial Revolution and the overgrown ruins of these old mills can still be seen in many of the valleys in this area.
The 19th century saw the roots of the coop movement. In the middle of the 20th century came the asbestos tragedy.