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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 1809
Patrick Bronte began his curacy at Dewsbury

On this day in 1911
On the motion of Mr James Ackroyd seconded by Mr George Rushworth it was resolved that the Council support the Daylight Savings Bill. That the passing of the Bill would conduce to the physical, mental and moral and financial welfare of the nation and that it is deserving of the support of all classes of the community. That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his Majesty's Government accompanied by an expression of hope that will give facilities for the Bill.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1916
The Clerk reported receipt of a communication from the Board of Trade enclosing a copy of new regulations made on the 25th stating that Trolley Vehicles driven or propelled along the routes shall not exceed the rate of 12 miles an hour in Hebden road, except on the curves through Royd House Wood where the speed shall not exceed the rate of 8 mph.

Mr John A Murgatroyd, in accordance with a request made at the last meeting of the Council, reported on the question raised by the Decimal Association drawing the attention of the Council to the efforts they are making to decimalise to coinage and weights and measures of the country. On the motion of Mr John A Murgatroyd seconded by Mr Duerden, it was resolved that in the opinion of this Council it is of supreme national importance that prompt steps be taken to secure the maximum of trade with foreign countries when the war is over. To this end the Council considers it is not only desirable but absolutely essential to adopt the decimal system of coinage, weights and measures throughout the British Isles and thus enable our manufacturers and merchants to compete more easily and successfully with rival nations having that system,
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1922
That the Council have no objection to the proprietors of the Hippodrome allowing the exhibition of the Film "Damaged Goods".
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book - Film now lost, was made in 1914 about venereal disease.


































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