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Celebrating the Life and Work of Ted Hughes

Welcome to The Elmet Trust!

We are a charitable company based in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, celebrating the poetry of Ted Hughes where he was born. If you are a fan of Ted Hughes' poetry, have an interest in our events and festivals, we welcome you to join us as a member of The Elmet Trust. You might even want to join our Committee and get involved with events planning! Whichever of these tickles your taste your taste buds visit our membership page and send in your membership form with a fee of only one pound sterling! 

It is important that Ted Hughes' poetry is celebrated and remembered in the village that influenced his writing so much. One of The Trust's biggest projects has been the refurbishment of 1 Aspinall Street into a writer's retreat holiday home. Fitted with modern appliances and decorated in a 1930s style, this newly renovated house captures the ambiance of the era when Ted Hughes was born without foregoing comfort.

Visit Calderdale this season and make your reservation with Yorkshire Cottages to stay at Ted Hughes' Birthplace.



Unfortunately the event called 'Letters from Gerald' has been cancelled due to ill health.

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Cancellation Updates

Cancellation of two festival events on Wednesday 23rd October.

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Upcoming Events

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