Did you know there was a hostel for 100 women mill workers at Stansfield Grange, Triangle for 50 years between 1920 and 1970? Run by William Morris and Sons woollen mills, it provided workers for their mills at Corporation Street, Sowerby Bridge and Stansfield Mill,Triangle (now demolished).
The major exhibition which tells the story of the women who lived in the hostel, reopened this week at Hebden Bridge Library, after last week winning a national award (the Women’s History Network Community Prize) .
From a series of videoed interviews it recounts their working lives, their free time, holidays, boyfriends and marriages. Ted Fenton of Sowerby Bridge has provided 200 photographs from his collection to illustrate the stories, and the exhibition contains additional material from the Halifax Industrial Museum archives.
The exhibition runs until 10 October, before touring Todmorden, King Cross and Halifax Central Libraries.