The historic boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire is the River Calder and its tributary, the Walsden Water, which run through the town. The administrative border was altered by the Local Government Act 1888 placing the whole of the town within the West Riding.

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Welcome to Todmorden, a small market town with a big industrial history, built on the area's success in the cotton trade. Located in the heart of The Pennines, Todmorden is blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a diverse range of shops, and a thriving art community ensuring that it has plenty to offer any visitor.  In 2016 Todmorden also became a Walkers are Welcome Town.

Todmorden-born actor Dicken Ashworth appeared in Coronation Street and Brookside.

Russell contended that Blackheath Barrow was primarily a religious site, specifically intended for the "performance of funeral rites", as there was no evidence that it had been settled for domestic use. Of particular interest were the four cairns, positioned at the cardinal points of the compass, and it has been suggested that this indicates "a ritual evocation of the airts, or spirits of the four directions, with obvious correlates in relation to spirits in the land of the dead".[9]

Todmorden Agricultural Society was only informed about these issues earlier this month.

We are passionate people working together for a world where all share responsibility for the future wellbeing of our planet and ourselves. We aim to provide access to good local food for all, through • working together • learning – from field to classroom to kitchen • supporting local business All with no paid staff, no buildings, no public funding: radical community building in action. Membership: If you eat you’re in.

William Holt (1897–1977) was a writer, painter, political activist, journalist and traveller. William was often seen riding his white horse Trigger around Todmorden and other local areas.

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The decision to move was made with a great deal of reluctance, the first Todmorden Show was held in 1912 and we have met in Centre Vale Park since. We will be sad to move.

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The full Council meets in Todmorden Town Hall (pictured above). The council offices are located in Todmorden Community College on Burnley Road.

The Bayes family of artists were prominent in the 19th and 20th centuries. They were: Alfred Bayes (1832–1909), painter; Walter Bayes (1869–1856), painter; Gilbert Bayes (1872–1952), sculptor; and Jessie Bayes (1876–1970), painter (some of her work can be see at Lumbutts Methodist Church, Lumbutts, Todmorden).

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Manchester-born Becky Simpson is an award-winning actress. As a 10-year-old child she starred as Spoonface Steinberg in the BBC production by that name written by writer Lee Hall, famous for writing Billy Elliot. Becky is married to Wes Paul notable Rock and Roll lead singer with the Wes Paul Band; they are tenants of the Grade-I-listed lodge inside the gates of Todmorden Unitarian Church and are both members of the local management committee.[citation needed]

Todmorden Cricket Club has existed since 1837 and currently play at Centre Vale in the town.[30] They are the only Yorkshire team in the Lancashire League.[31]

In particular officers are concerned about areas of the park where piping is close to the surface and as such may be at risk of crushing by heavy vehicles or spikes used in tent or marquee installation. There is also an issue with soil and clay migrating over the top of the sand slits rendering them inoperative.

Todmorden has two Nobel Prize winners: Prof. Sir John Cockcroft (Physics) and Prof. Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson (Chemistry). Despite 24 years' difference in their birth dates, both attended Todmorden Grammar School (now Todmorden High School with the prior grammar school building now home to Ferney Lee Primary School) and both had the same science master, Luke Sutcliffe.

Antony Booth, actor, father of Cherie Blair and father-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, resides in Todmorden.

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Dale Hibbert, original bass player with The Smiths, author of "Boy Interrupted".

The 120 ft Stoodley Pike monument (built 1814 and rebuilt in 1854) stands atop the 1,300 ft hill of the same name. It commemorates the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It is a prominent feature of Todmorden's moors, and is a landmark on the Pennine Way.

On 29 November 1980 police officer Alan Godfrey allegedly experienced an alien abduction, described in Jenny Randles' 1983 book The Pennine UFO Mystery.[37][38]

John Ramsbottom (engineer) (1814–1897) was a mechanical and railway engineer and inventor from the town.

Fred Lawless, Liverpool born theatre playwright has a house in Todmorden; he was also a writer for the BBC 1 TV series EastEnders, as well as several other TV and radio programmes.


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John Fielden (1784–1849), land and factory owner in Todmorden and scion of the town's Fielden family, was a Member of Parliament and national leader of the Ten Hours Campaign for factory reform.

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Other villages and towns in the Upper Calder Valley include Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. The territory of the civil parish of Todmorden also extends to cover Eastwood, Walsden, Cornholme, Mankinholes, Lumbutts, Robinwood, Lydgate, Portsmouth, Shade, Stansfield, Dobroyd, Ferney Lee, Gauxholme and Cross Stone.

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Medieval Todmorden had consisted of the townships of Langfield and Stansfield in Yorkshire, and Todmorden/Walsden section of the greater township of Hundersfield in the Ancient Parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. The township of Todmorden and Walsden was created in 1801 by the union of the older villages of Todmorden and Walsden.

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Todmorden has a complex geo-administrative history. It lies along the historic county boundary of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

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John Kettley (born 1952), the former BBC weatherman, grew up in Todmorden.

We are looking foreword the challenge, we hope that old friends support the move and that we find new supporters from Burnley and in particular the people of Cliviger