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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 1807
Sir Isaac Holden was born. He is said to have invented the Lucifer safety match and improved the way wool combing machines worked. In 1885 he became Keighley's first MP. He lived at Oakworth Hall situated where Oakworth Park is, the house was destroyed by fire in 1909.

On this day in 1846
First printed copies of the Book of "Poems" by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte arrived at the Parsonage. They had used the pseudonym of Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell.

On this day in 1867
"That the surveyor take such steps as are found requisite and lawful to repave and otherwise improve the thoroughfare leading to the property in the Gaugers Croft so as to make it more safe for foot passengers and other traffic."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1895
That the Clerk be instructed without prejudice to the Council to endeavour to settle the claim made by Albert Holmes for damages said to have been sustained by him by reason of an explosion of gas in his house 25 North Street on the 14th July last
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1912
That the Clerk reply to communication received from the Anti-bearing Rein Association stating that the Council have decided to discontinue the use of Hame-rein on their cart horses harness and have agreed that the Council allow their name to be added to the list of Urban District Councils who have decided to discontinue the use of the Hame rein on their cart horses.
That the communications received from various persons with reference to claims for alleged loss sustained by reason of steam road engine sticking fast in portion of highway of Keighley Road, Cross Roads be referred to the Councilís Solicitor to deal with as he may advise.
The Surveyor reported that he had obtained permission to erect two motor danger signals at Side Bar and that the work had been carried out.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1945
"In view of the report, by radio, of the surrender of Germany and the imminence of V.E (Victory in Europe) Day, the Head teacher called all classes together and announced that in all probability school would be closed tomorrow and the next day. Prayers were offered for our deliverance and our victory and the school dismissed at 4:05pm."
Extract from Haworth School log book

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