Once again the weather has turned to poo in the valley and we recollect why the 19th Century Mill Owners chose to site so many cotton mills in Hebden to make their fortune. The valley floor is perpetually damp and that would have kept the cotton moist for weaving.

For one, being a Southerner, I don’t like the grey rain of Hebden Bridge which appears to be the default weather setting..

As a result of the weather the town is quiet and toy sales in the shop have not yet started, a fellow shop-keeper just remarked “Looks like it’s going to be a quiet day”

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