Alan helps youngsters weave the story

Alan Clayton explains how the looms work
Alan Clayton explains how the looms work

To brighten the old station building while the owners (Network Rail) decide its future, Mytholmroyd Station Partnership displays a number of frames containing school and community art, with a further two by the bus stop, showing pictures of local history.

The theme for the 2015 school art is ‘Seed to Settee’ and the artists this year are from Scout Road Academy.

Little did the young students realise as they went to and from their school that they passed one of the last industrial weaving mills in Yorkshire - Calder Weaving, Scout Road. Pictured, Alan Clayton, production director explains to pupils and school principal Mrs Anne Stamp how his looms produce high quality cloth for Laura Ashley and DFS - not to mention many other British and overseas customers.

The partnership would be interested if anyone has any photos of the local textile industry which could be included on the 2015 History frames - if you can help call Geoff Mitchell on 01422 885154.