Calderdale

Hebden Bridge Sowerby Bridge

Geographically speaking, Calderdale is the Pennine valley of the River Calder - which passes through Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd then past the industrial West Yorkshire towns of Sowerby Bridge and Halifax and then on through Brighouse and Wakefield en route to its confluence with the River Aire near Castleford at the southern end of the Vale of York.

Politically speaking, Calderdale is also the name of the Metropolitan Borough which covers the local area.

Calderdale is the setting of the BBC's ironically titled "Happy Valley" - a critically acclaimed police crime drama series starring Sarah Lancashire. The area has also been used in countless other TV series and films, including "Last Tango in Halifax" and Pawel Pawlikowski's "My Sumer of Love", amongst others..


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