HELP US GET THROUGH YEAR 1 AND CREATE A THRIVING COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE IN THE CALDER VALLEY
OUR MISSION IS TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO TURN THE FORMER DERELICT CALLIS MILL INTO A THRIVING COMMUNITY ARTS SPACE. THE BUILDING IS ON HALIFAX ROAD BETWEEN HEBDEN BRIDGE AND TODMORDEN.
NEARLY 700 YEARS OF HISTORY
Callis Mill was a Cotton Mill with spinning and weaving sheds. It was by far the largest mill in Charlestown. In 1861, it was owned by the Lacey Brothers. The Laceys were famous for locally refusing to pay rates to the Sowerby Township, demanding to pay the township of Erringden instead.
It's history dates back to 1353!
If you would like to see the documented history of the building, here is a fantastic collection of articles, data and anecdotes curated by historians Dorothy Hargreaves and Linda Biggs with some additional information researched by Mrs Sheila Wade of the Hebden Bridge WEA Local History Group.