“The band of young men in Hebden Bridge and district responsible for the formation of the new Literary and Scientific Society have every reason to feel proud of the encouragement which the organisation is receiving, and at the success of the first meeting held last Saturday in the Central school.
It is only a short time since the movement was set on foot and it speaks well for the naturalists and the literati of the neighbourhood that a society, well officered and with many enthusiastic members of both sections, has so quickly become existent.
A very interesting exhibition of scientific objects and literary works attracted much attention. If evidence was hitherto lacking of the need of the society it was amply and abundantly furnished here.”
(Hebden Bridge Times December 1905).