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Enjoy the poetry of the North courtesy of Northern and Manchester Literature Festival, discover the historic landmarks around Hebden Bridge and immerse yourself in the rich literary heritage of the Calder Valley.

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We joined forces with award winning poet, Helen Mort, who wrote the bespoke poem 'there & back' all about the Manchester Victoria to Hebden Bridge line. Helen describes this poem as a "series of miniatures and some of them are written in the style of Rush Hour Crush, messages from the train to the landscape". 

To read the full poem, click the link below. 

Download 'there & back'