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1 Aspinall Street - Ted Hughes - 21st June 2008

1 Aspinall Street, birthplace of Ted Hughes has been transformed into a writer's retreat and holiday home. The house was officially opened and the plaque outside the house unveiled at 10.30am today by fellow poet Simon Armitage, patron of The Elmet Trust.

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Eric Alston, Chair of Royd Regeneration spoke of all the hard work done getting this project off the ground and thanked everyone concerned.

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Simon Armitage

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Simon Armitage, Sheila McAnulty (Elmet Trust) and Carol Hughes prepare to unveil the plaque.

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The Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr. Conrad Winterburn and Carol Hughes officially open the front door.

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Relatives of Ted Hughes talk to Simon Armitage. Left to right - Simon Armitage, Rob Crossley, John Farrar, Claire Farrar, Ellen Crossley

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Derek Robertshaw and Donald Crossley, childhood friends of Ted Hughes

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The attic bedroom Ted Hughes slept in and the view from the skylight window.

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The bathroom and master bedroom

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The living room and kitchen.


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