Todmorden is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale the English county of West Yorkshire. She had a total of 14,941 inhabitants in 2001 according to census.

The River Calder divides them on the two traditional counties of England Lancashire and Yorkshire. From 1888, the city was, however, managed for practical reasons by the West Riding of Yorkshire, and from 1974 to 1986 was administered by Todmorden West Yorkshire County Council. Since its abolition is the supreme authority, the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale. Since the main part Todmordens is on the north or west side of the Calder and also the post office marked " Lancashire " is used, the citizens of this county feel more belonging.

The economic decline of the once important cloth industry has meant that it now serves primarily as a commuter suburb for the surrounding major cities of Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. Todmorden is twinned with Bramsche in the district of Osnabrück.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • John Ramsbottom (1814-1897), inventor
  • Ezra Jenkinson (1872-1947), composer and violinist
  • John Mitchell Nuttall (1890-1958), Physicist
  • John Cockcroft (1897-1967), Nobel Laureate in Physics 1951
  • Wilfred Judson (1902-1980), Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921-1996), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1973
  • Keith Emerson ( born 1944 ), musician and member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  • John Helliwell ( born 1945 ), musician and member of Supertramp
  • Harold Shipman (1946-2004), general practitioner and serial killer
  • Rebecca Taylor ( born 1975 ), politician