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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 1843
Patrick Bronte wrote to the Church trustees about the rumour in Haworth village regarding the lotion he was using for his weak eyesight. Gossip had circulated that the smell was similar to alcohol.

On this day in 1870
"It was resolved that the necessary works for lighting Mytholmes Lane be done forthwith. That the Gas Highways and Fire Brigade Committee inspect any places they think necessary to be lighted and report thereon to the Board at their next meeting."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

On this day in 1876
"That Mr Illingworth’s purchase of ground adjoining the railway at Paper Mill Bridge be completed and the necessary steps taken to that end."
Extract from KWVR minutes.

On this day in 1910
The Highways, Buildings, Sanitary and Cemetery Committee reported having received a deputation from the Keighley Corporation consisting of Alderman John Smith, and Councillors John Mitchell, Albert Smith and Herbert Sellers waited upon the Committee and stated that the Corporation contemplated applying for Parliamentary power to provide and run a service of vehicles on the trackless trolley system and that it was suggested that one of the routes should be within the area of the Council and explained what it was proposed and asked for the consent of the corporation being granted power to provide and run such a service of vehicles on the route proposed viz:- From the Council's boundary at Whins Wood, along the Keighley and Halifax main road, and Lees and Hebden Bridge Main Road to the Council's boundary at Oxenhope.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

On this day in 1921
On the recommendation of the Electricity Committee it was resolved that the clerk reply to the letter of the Electricity Commissioner suggesting that the day for the commencement of the Haworth Electric Lighting Order 1915, be 1 April 1924, on account of the extraordinary depression of trade, and also on the ground of the stringency of financial matters.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

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