Latest news, 29th April, 2005
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The Jack Uttley Photo LibraryNew website by John Uttley the son of Jack Uttley.
John explains the website as follows: "Photographs presented here are of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and the surrounding area and are from my fathers collection of old photographs which we have called the "Jack Uttley Photo Library" My father was a local historian, writer and amateur photographer. He combined these interests by collecting many (thousands) of old photographs.
This site gives an insight into his vast library of photographs and will eventually include some of his own work. It is presented for the enjoyment of those who have an interest in old photographs and for the casual observer who is interested in seeing how things used to be.
To reduce download times, I have had to reduce the quality of the images. Unfortunately the result is that the interesting detail seen on some of the original photographs is lost."
In 1991 Jack had the idea of forming a Mytholmroyd Historical Society so he arranged a meeting in the January for anyone to attend who may be interested. The interest was so great that over 50 people attended and so the Society was formed. Thanks to Jack the Mytholmroyd Historical Society continues to thrive and membership has increased yearly. From the outset Jack shared so much of his local knowledge with members of the society and together with his exhaustive pictorial library kept the continued interest of members. He also gave numerous talks and slide shows to many different organisations throughout his long life, sharing with them his enthusiasm and love in the history of the Upper Calder Valley.
I found the website a delight. Wait for each page to load properly and multiple pictures will appear - clicking on the pictures zooms the viewer into the picture. A really lovely tribute to Jack who helped the Mytholmroyd website right at the beginning when it was collecting material for the website. The link to this website and the information in it is an asset to the local communities of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and surrounding areas.
The link is here: Jack Uttley Photo Library