Farewell, Jim!

We are sad to report the death of Jim Crossley, friend and tireless stalwart of the theatre for the best part of two decades. He built the bar and worked behind it, laid out the garden and patio, built the fences and, and was proud to welcome the Mayor to inaugurate his pergola in 1996.

However, Jim will remain a legend in the theatre for his sets. He designed and built extraordinarily ambitious sets, featuring elaborate gardens, grand staircases and heated swimming pools! For examples of his work, see the archive images of Man of the Momenthttp://hblt.co.uk/archive-items/man-of-the-moment-1997; and a selection of his other sets: http://hblt.co.uk/archive-items/jim-crossleys-sets.

Jim was a great asset to the theatre, never truly replaced. He was also a great support to his wife, Jennifer, who was a regular director with the theatre.


Leave A Comment


Hebden Bridge Little Theatre,
Holme Street,
Hebden Bridge,

Secretary/Ticketing Queries:
Sue Riches 01422 843907

Membership Secretary:
Gilly Walker gillywalker22@gmail.com

Theatre Hire:
Mike Peel michaelpeel@hotmail.co.uk
Publicity, Web Administrator, Newsletter editor: Vaughan Leslie vaughanleslie@hotmail.com

Little Theatre Guild Representative:
Gilly Walker gillywalker22@gmail.com