MADE IN MEXBOROUGH: TED HUGHES’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE

Ted Hughes is primarily associated with the moorland landscapes of the Upper Calder Valley around his natal Mytholmroyd. However, the place that formed Hughes as a poet was the industrial South Yorkshire around Mexborough, where he lived from the ages of 8-21. Steve Ely reveals this still too little-known story.

Ted Hughes (credit: The Ted Hughes Project)

Ted Hughes (credit: The Ted Hughes Project)

Ted Hughes (credit: Reg Innell)

Ted Hughes (credit: Reg Innell)