Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hebden Bridge, Calder Valley and the Halifax area

Just spent a great 24 hours in Hebden Bridge, the Calder Valley and Halifax. Met loads of people, spoke at one Q+A event for 50 minutes, and had great conversations on multiple subjects as wide ranging as flood defences, the difficulties of Coalition government, petrol prices [again], the independence of MPs, what are Conservative values in todays age, and even a fascinating discussion about Israeli violence to native Palestinians near Jerusalem.
Hebden Bridge was recently flooded and I went to see the ladies who run Valley Organics, who have temporarily relocated their shop to the Baptist Church - it seemed a really good use of a church building that is both beautiful and not used as in yesteryear.
Now working my way slowly up the West side of Yorkshire