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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 1867
"That the Clerk put up notices stating that the Board are in want of Lamplighter the tenders to come to the board at their next meeting."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1872
"That the Gas Committee be authorised to attend to the requirements of Ivy Bank Mill and adjoining property with respect to a better supply of gas."

"That Sutcliffe Binns be engaged as inside working manager of the gas works at a salary of 30/- per week."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1878
"The Inspector of buildings having reported that Mr William Brown in erecting a Brewery and premises on the Brow Estate had encroached on Apsley St. It was proposed by Mr Readman seconded by Mr Sugden that the owner of the property be required to remove the encroachment and conform to the plan submitted to and approved by the Board."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1879
"That Mr Illingworth be requested to see Mr John Redman and sell him the plot of land above Bridgehouse adjoining the Beck and also the slopes of land at Bridgehouse for the best price he can."
Extract from KWVR minutes.

On this day in 1912
That application be made to the County highways committee for permission to fix an adjustable door on one side of the wall of bridge near railway station for the purpose of snow tipping in winter.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1918
The Clerk lay before the meeting a letter from the Early Closing Association asking the Council to co-operate with them in passing a resolution in favour of compulsory 7 o'clock closing of shops. It was resolved that the Council expresses its deep sense of satisfaction in the improved conditions of shop life since 1915, and its appreciation of the public's marked co-operation in shopping earlier. The Council is convinced that the time is ripe for a compulsory 7 o'clock closing order (with one late night and the usual half holiday) and urges the Government to see to this national desire from September 30 next.

The Clerk laid before the meeting a communication from the Local Government Board stating that fruit stones, including date stones and hard shells which are immediately required for urgent war purposes, and suggesting that with the consent of Education Authorities, schoolchildren might be urged to bring fruit stones and hard nut shells to some depot from which they could be dispatched.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book - The fruit stones were collected for the use of gas mask filters, they were found to work better when converted to charcoal than wood.

On this day in 1935
"The Clerk laid before the council letter from Mr J.H. Pandoe, Rawdon Estate, with respect to Mytholmes Lane improvement, stating that he will be prepared to advise the Rawdon Estate to accept the sum of £750 to include:-
1) Two houses and outbuildings and garden.
2) Old building occupied as cobblerís shop.
3) Large barn and stable for 7 horses adjoining.

It was resolved that it be referred to the Highways Committee for further consideration."

"That the plan of parapet wall in connection with the bowling green in Haworth Park be approved."

"That the Parks Superintendent obtain pieces and samples of seeds for sowing the bowling green in Haworth Park, and that he bring these to the Council Meeting on 6th August 1935."

"That a letter be sent to the Police authorities requesting that in cases of fire occurring in the Councils District, before they communicate with the Keighley Corporation Fire Brigade, they first communicate with the Haworth Fire Brigade and ascertain if they are in a position to deal with outbreak."

Extract from Haworth Urban District Council minutes


































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