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Todmorden Life

By cooky
Todmorden sits in the Calder Valley and lies on the Calder River and also the Rochdale Canal. The town is officially in West Yorkshire, West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. There continues to be a debate about whether Todmorden should be in West Yorkshire or Lancashire and was situated in both Counties until 1988, dependant on which side of the River Calder you lived. North and East of the River was Yorkshire, South and West Lancashire!

The Town Hall famously straddles the River Calder and at one time in the ballroom you could have danced from one county into the other! Many residents still fly the Red Rose and the Town's historical roots to Lancashire still resonate to many living there.

Have a lovely Monday.


Tags: Street photography Black and white Todmorden

Voters: mrtower, af1, bluesandtwos and 53 more

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af1 Plus
9 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 10:01AM
Good day Gromit ! l would have to fly the white flag of Yorkshire ha ha hah not the surrender one ! hope your meal went well yesterday ?! ..No further leaks yet..Wallace..😂😂😂
7 Jun 2021 10:03AM
A fascinating place name, Kath and a very nice reportage set.

cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 10:03AM
Hiya Wallace! Yes a roaring success! I know, Tod is in bandit country where the borders merge. To me it is rightly West Yorkshire, it has that feel! Thank you for the comment and award.


Thank you John - you'd love having a snap around here!

7 Jun 2021 10:13AM
Excellent well detailed set Kath,
RonDM Plus
7 300 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 10:32AM
Amazing set of images

ZenTony Plus
6 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 11:00AM
I had never heard of this place before Kath.
Looks kinda sweet.
Lovely street photo.
smut01 Plus
6 109 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 11:04AM
Wonderful! Smile
7 Jun 2021 11:25AM
Brilliant Kath
leo_nid 5 12
7 Jun 2021 11:43AM
a lovely town and a wonderful set of street shots... delightful tones too
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 11:59AM
Kath well timed street photography
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.2k 14 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 12:14PM
Really nice set of 'Street Life' images Kath.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 12:14PM
Lead shot and V3 are top favourites, Excellent street images,
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
glyndwr 15 103 10 Wales
7 Jun 2021 12:45PM
A fine upload Kath.

7 Jun 2021 12:46PM
Lovely busy set in mono Kath.

adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
7 Jun 2021 1:03PM
Great set Kath, and I especially like V2......what a name for a Hairdressing Salon!!

BillRookery 6 2 4 England
7 Jun 2021 1:51PM
Excellent set
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
7 Jun 2021 2:28PM
A lovely set Kath. Interesting to see candids from places we've never been.
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 3:02PM
A new town for me too Kath - I do like places with quirky shops.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
7 Jun 2021 3:05PM
Think I'm cracking up 😳 Yours was the last upload I viewed, voted and commented on before going uptown shopping - or so I thought. Looking back in to check and carry on where I left off, I see my comments have disappeared, along with my vote! I'm sure I'd clicked 'Add Comment'.... 😬
Anyway, as I'd said, had Tony been a fan of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, he would have heard of the place - Keith Emerson was born in Todmorden!
A fine collection of images of the town, Kath. I do recall the very striking Town Hall, neoclassical in design, so very impressive; love the hairdressers in V2, you'd think the name would put off a few people! Suitable Silly Sunday Stuff that is... 😁
Thanks for sharing these with us 👍
Trev 😀
7 Jun 2021 3:06PM
Mono brings out the best in these, well photographed Kath

Joe Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
7 Jun 2021 3:08PM
Hedging their bets by having a foot in each camp...
7 Jun 2021 3:46PM
Thatís a great set and narrative Kath. It looks a lovely village.

IamDora 1 6 Canada
7 Jun 2021 4:24PM
V3 stands out for me. Equally ridiculous lines other places. Super set.
gpimages Plus
11 79 3 England
7 Jun 2021 5:23PM
Nice set Kath. I like the detail and the lighter black and white tones. Particularly like the clarity of V2. I think the mini series of a theme works well. It might be Yorkshire now, but they still speak Lancashire there! Tongue
Graham Wink
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 5:48PM
Reminds me of the Man of Kent or Kentish Man dispute.Smile
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 7:26PM
Thank you all!

Just been catching up in the gallery after a day out seeing a friend and returned to your wonderful comments! Todmorden is also the home town of Geoff Love, Trevor. I love it for it's acceptance of one and all, hasn't got an 'ism' in sight! Very close to Hebden Bridge another favourite haunt. Maybe I'm House of York at heart! (Never!) Wink
Great set of mono's Kath, and excellent framing as always.
Interesting narrative and superb images Kath.
7 Jun 2021 8:40PM
Excellent set Kath...Lin
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2021 9:07PM
Thank you so much Geoff, Carol and Lin.

gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
7 Jun 2021 10:34PM
I can't believe what a charming looking town that is Kath.
Thanks for showing it.

richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
7 Jun 2021 10:58PM
A good set of street photography images Kath.
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2021 9:06AM
Thank you Glenn and Bill for commenting.

bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
9 Jun 2021 9:35AM
very well timed
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2021 11:20AM
Thank you Oliver.


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