Created by 509 Arts with the people of Calderdale, Landlines & Watermarks tells the story of a valley and a people shaped by water.
Summer 2017 will see a major celebration at The Piece Hall Halifax and in towns throughout the valley from Todmorden to Elland.
Join us in a celebration
You can be part of Landlines & Watermarks
Whether you’re a singer, a local historian, a business or charity, have a water story to tell about the Calder Valley or are interested in volunteering, there are many ways you can get involved.
...of life in, on or by water. Dive in!
The Calder Valley is a place shaped by water: water that falls from the sky and soaks the land and feeds the streams that etched the valley out of folded rock; water that fills the reservoirs that once made steam for the mills, work for the people and fabric for the...read more
On 29 December 2015, tired of the mainstream media narrative that the Army were coming to save the Calder Valley from looters in the wake of the Boxing Day Floods, a team of citizen videographers were mobilised to go and get the real story about how the communities of Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd not only survived, but thrived.read more
The Industrial Revolution in Calderdale From the late eighteenth century, technological innovation in the textile industry led to the proliferation of increasing numbers of water-powered cotton and worsted spinning mills and woollen scribbling (carding)...read more