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Haworth - West Yorkshire

Haworth village is situated at the edge of the Pennine moors in West Yorkshire, England, the area made famous by the Bronte sisters, known as Bronte country.

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On this day in 1803
Titus Salt was born at Morley. He was a politician, manufacturer and philanthropist, best known for creating Saltaire village for his factory and workers. About Titus Salt and Saltaire here...

On this day in 1870
"That the Board commence to light the Street lamps on the 20th September instant."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1870
"That the surveyor opens the Dimples Quarry immediately for the purposes of obtaining "setts" for the Main Street."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1926
"The temperature has fallen very low today owing to heavy rains. Owing to continuation of coal strike we may not have fires yet."
Extract from Haworth School Log Book

On this day in 1946
"Torrential rain resulting in flooding of Station Road and Mill Hey caused a great drop in attendance a.m. At noon Head Teacher gave instructions to children who went home for dinners that it would probably be wiser to stay home during afternoon. Dinner children not allowed to leave school except to attend lavatory. School dismissed 3:30pm Waters having by this time somewhat abated."
Extract from Haworth School log book

Mill Hey has had a major flood on three previous occasions: 9th February 2020, 26th December 2015 and 10th August 2004.

Picture comparing the 1946 and 2004 flood here...
Pictures of the 2004 flood here...
Pictures of the 2015 flood here...

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