500 Words pieces

Two Petrol Pumps
David H Bridges

Little-shopped and unhorrored
Angie Cairns

Seedy river had fun
Lynn Breeze

Hebden Bridge Snapshot
Fenella Berry

The Bridge Parties
Brian Wells

Changing the world
Chris Reason

The Bridge Lanes community of yesterday
Leah Coneron

Ruth Robson-King

Hebden Bridge My Tūrangawaewae
Jo Collinge

Communing with angels in the heart of the UK
June Smith

500 years this bridge has stood
Emma Timewell

Jake takes Billy for a walk
- Jason Elliott

Where there's brown rice, there's brass
- Daily Telegraph

4th funkiest town in the world
- highlife

500 Words pieces

Hebden: a Bridge between Worlds
Sarah L. Long

My spiritual home
Gill Smith

Star Reborn
Adrian Lord

Take it to the Bridge
Mike Barrett

"I want two queues!"
David Binns

The Long Haul
Rachel Pickering

The Bridge
Alastair Graham

Walking with History
Graham Ramsden

A pin in the map
Andi Butterworth

Extracts from a Tudor time travellerís letter
Frances Platt

Her Diverse Fun Day
Lynn Breeze

William Darney (maverick preacher)
Glyn Hughes

Breakfasting on the Bridge
Graham Barker

Hermetic Hebden

Take it to the Bridge
- Leeds Guide









Hebden Bridge

Pennine Pens and the Hebden Bridge Web are supporting the anniversary of five hundred years of the Hebden Bridge by sponsoring this site.

We are inviting people to send in five hundred words about our town. At this early stage, we have just eight pages of 500 words but we hope that by the beginning of the anniversary year of 2010 we will have a collection of five hundred pieces of five hundred words.

We are looking for all types of writing - interesting, comic, emotional, whatever Hebden Bridge says to you. It might be an anecdote, a recollection, a moving moment or just your general feelings about our quirky town.

But it must be five hundred words - no more, no less.

You can send us your Word file, or text as email.

"It was great fun to write. The 500 word challenge is fantastic!"

See YouTube video of Jason Elliott interviewing Chris Ratcliffe about the five hundred words project.


Hebden 500 website

500 faces of Hebden Bridge


Hebden Bridge Web