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Hebden Bridge; neighbours

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 May 2012

Hebden Bridge was once a working class textile town shaped by a culture of chapel and self help. But a new book finds its character transformed by a wave of incomers - from hippies to home workers. The writer Paul Barker talks to Laurie Taylor about community, past and present, in Hebden Bridge. Also, the social historian, Emily Cockayne explores relations between neighbours down the ages. As long as people have lived in shelters they have had people living next door. But how has the support, as well as the noise and nuisance of neighbours changed over time?

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

  • Paul Barker

    Senior Research Fellow at The Young Foundation

    Hebden Bridge: A Sense of Belonging
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln
    ISBN-10: 0711232156
    ISBN-13: 978-0711232150

    Find out more about Paul Barker
  • Emily Cockayne

    Research Associate in History at the Open University,

    Cheek by Jowl: A History of Neighbours
    Publisher: Bodley Head
    ISBN-10: 1847921345
    ISBN-13: 978-1847921345

    Find out more about Emily Cockayne



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