I really didn’t expect to see this sign hanging this week to be honest after the devastating floods that hit our beautiful town of Hebden Bridge on Friday 22nd June. If you’ve seen my previous post on it and follow up on the cleaners, and everything else posted on the internet by others tragically hit, then you will understand the enormity of what happened. If you live locally you will also no doubt have been part of the great clean up operation that began at first light on Saturday 23rd June. I myself had many kind offers of help pouring in for the whole of that first weekend which was amazing to see and to those people who brought mops, buckets, bin bags, rubber gloves, brushes, shovels, muscles, dehumidifiers, coffee, cake, hugs and kisses I want to say to you all I will forever be immensely grateful, THANK YOU.
The whole town will take a long time to recover but Market Street has started it’s recovery already and my neighbours have attacked re-fits with spirit, guts and determination. It’s great to see everyone beavering away so enjoy these pictures and please continue to visit Hebden Bridge and support your local, small independent businesses who are passionate about what they sell, how they sell it and who they sell it to – YOU:
So Heart Gallery has managed to open, we have really pushed ourselves to get here as it is the 19th Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and we are always proud to be a part of it.
There is lots going on behind the scenes still but the gallery itself, apart from smelling of polyurethane instead of the gorgeous room diffusers and candles we sell, looks amazing again. We are showcasing new work in our Summer Showcase and new pieces are arriving weekly again to keep you interested – call in and say hello soon.
So there you have it, we will all soon be up and running bigger and better than ever before and need your continued support now more than ever. This weekend it is Open Studios so please visit and support the creative community of Hebden Bridge including Heart Gallery – see you soon x