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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 1856
William Sharp a Keighley character known locally as Old Three Laps died. He was to be married, but there was a dispute over the marriage settlement and his bride-to-be Mary Smith, did not arrive for the ceremony. He took to his bed and stayed there for 49 years until his death.

On this day in 1902
"The snow which, has been with us for about six weeks, having disappeared (excepting in sheltered nooks of the moor), and spring weather and song birds come".
Extract from Stanbury School Log Book

On this day in 1911
That the Clerk be instructed to communicate with the Midland Railway Company stating that considerable complaint has been made with regard to the very crowded state of the 5-38pm, passenger train from Keighley at Oxenhope. Every third-class compartment being filled to great inconvenience, as many as 15 and 16 persons being crowded into one compartment.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1911
It was resolved that the Inspector of nuisances take every means in his power under The Council By-laws to have abated the nuisance caused by Bone Boiling and fat melting carried on by Messrs Smith and Robertshaw at Barcroft.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1922
That the offer of Mr G H Hall for removing excreta by barrel from the whole of the Council's Urban District for the year ending March 31, 1923 in the sum of 108, no excrement to be deposited in the Council's District, unless with the consent in writing of the Council, be accepted.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

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