A story of chapels - and lives

A hillside baptism
A hillside baptism
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A new book detailing the history of non-conformist chapels in the upper Calder Valley and the lives of the people who attended them has been published.

Author Amy Binns’s Valley Of A Hundred Chapels tells the story of their rise from wild beginnings, through many years when they were the cornerstone of community life with extra purposes such as self-improvement and education, to their decline and eventual closure of many of them in the late 20th century.

Published by Grace Judson Press at £12.95, it is available from Todmorden at Border Books, Todmorden Information Centre, Todmorden News Centre, Gordon Rigg’s and the card shop opposite Lidl; in Hebden Bridge at Oasis News, The Bookcase and Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre; in Halifax from WH Smith, Bankfield Museum and Shibden Hall, and online from Amazon.