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The Hebden Bridge Wordstone

Working with Simon Armitage and young writers from Calderdale


The Wordstone at Hebden Bridge has been carved by Pip Hall on stones reinstalled at the riverside in Hebden town centre after they’d been dislodged and almost during the floods in 2012.



They were unveiled during the wonderful Hebden Bridge Arts Festival in 2013 at a special event with readings from Simon Armitage and some of Calderdale Young Writers. The stones will remain in Hebden for everyone to enjoy for years to come.



View our gallery of the Hebden stone’s creation, carving and launch event on the left.




Read more about the history of Stanza Stones here.


Wordstones is supported by funding made available through the South Pennines LEADER programme (Rural Development Programme for England), which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and managed by Pennine Prospects. It is delivered in partnership with Orangebox, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and Calderdale Council.

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