As part of our series featuring venues involved in Independent Venue Week (Jan 23-29), Sheggs is covering a bunch of the Yorkshire locations…
Name: Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Address: Holme Street, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EE
Telephone number: 01422 845 265
Date Founded: 1923
Brief History: The Trades Club was founded in 1923 as a joint enterprise for several trade unions back in the day when this part of Yorskhire was dominated by wool and cotton mills. Throughout its history it has remained politically active and continues to be run by its co-operative members. In more recent times it has established itself as a major small independent venue and continues to act as a community hub.
Personal Experience: The Trades Club is an essential part of Hebden Bridge and the surrounding areas’ community and has been essential in leading and fundraising when recent floods struck. As a venue, it is small and intimate and attempts to cater for everyone. I have seen such act as Donavon, Palma Violets and The Chameleons here and it is always a great night, atmosphere and set up.
Notable Acts Played Here: For the size of the venue the list is incredible; Patti Smith (yes really), Donovan, Killing Joke, Frank Turner, Thurston Moore, Lee Scratch Perry, Wilko Johnson…
Highlights Coming Up: Toy 21st Jan, Temples 22nd Jan, Her Name is Calla 11th Feb, Roddy Woomble 16th March