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Titus Salt was born at Morley. He was a politician, manufacturer and philanthropist, best known for creating Saltaire village for his factory and workers. About Titus Salt and Saltaire here...

The moors at Crow Hill near Stanbury burst, flooding into Ponden Valley causing damage to bridges and crops.

"Moved by Mr John Moore and seconded by Mr John Pickles that the water be taken to Mytholmes at an outlay of £30 with the perfect understanding of the following conditions. That Mr Craven build the new house now in contemplation at Mytholmes and that he Mr Craven take the water forward at his own expense to Spring Row and Brigg Mill."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"Carried unanimously that W Sutcliffe J Hartley give him an opportunity of making a proper apology to the chairman of the Board for the wilful waste of water which he had previously told and stipulated not to waste and for his insolent conduct and abuse of the Clerk in the performance of his duty to the Board. He failing to comply a summons shall be taken out immediately and prosecuted as the law directs."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"Notice to be given by the clerk to Mr Metcalfe the contractor to place a light at Bridgehouse to lessen the danger to passengers at night."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

To be let or sold, with immediate possession Ponden Mill, suitable for spinning or weaving, and five cottages, goits, &c., and large reservoir, with twenty-horse water-wheel, and a plentiful supply of water; also, ten- horse engine with engine coals within about half a mile of the place, and with or without about six acres of valuable land. The mill is about one-and-a-half miles from the Haworth Station, on the Worth Valley Railway. If sold, one-half the purchase money can remain on the premises. For further particulars apply to Messrs, Robert Heaton Bros, Ponden, Keighley, Yorkshire.
Extract printed in The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, September 19, 1868

"That the surveyor opens the Dimples Quarry immediately for the purposes of obtaining "setts" for the Main Street."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"That the Board commence to light the Street lamps on the 20th September instant."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"That the Board commence to light the Street lamps on the 20th September instant."

"The plans of John Howker for a wooden building on waste land in Stubbing Lane were presented and examined, on the motion of Mr J R Redman, seconded by Mr George Merrall rejected-and the surveyor was instructed to require Howker forthwith to pull down the building."

"The plans of Messrs Merrall for the erection of a warehouse at Ebor were presented and passed."

"The plans of Roger Murgatroyd for the erection of a dwelling-house at Mytholmes were presented and examined and passed."

"The surveyor reported that John Holmes wished to be allowed to take water from the Board's main to a field occupied by him at the back of the Sun Inn for watering cattle only. It was resolved that he be allowed, provided he do not allow the water to run to waste and that a rent after the rate of 3/- per year per head of cattle be charged to Holmes for such water."

"Joseph Willman attended before the Board and made a claim for damage sustained by him by his falling over the battlements of Sladen Bridge-such battlements being insufficient-no resolution on the subject was made."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

The road in Haworth was left on Thursday evening last in such a careless state that I broke my carriage in passing over it. I have been obliged to send it to a coachmakers and when it is repaired I shall forward it to you and require payment by the Haworth Local Board.
I am
Yours faithfully
W. Ferrand"

"That Messrs Readman Geo. Merrall Sutcliffe Sugden, be a committee to wait upon the owners of property having projections in the Main Street and endeavour to arrange for the removal of such projections and to wait upon the owners of property having fall pipes without a proper outlet and arrange for proper outlets being made."

"Mr Edward Craven reported that the price asked by the gas company for their works was £7,000."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"That the temporary engagement of Joseph Whitaker as lamplighter at the salary of 14/- per week for the month commencing 19th September last, be confirmed."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

Bradford City Hall was officially opened by the Mayor, Alderman Matthew Thompson. The foundation stone had been laid 3 years previous on 10 August 1870.

"That the names of the streets called the Ginnel and Back Lane be altered to Change Gate and North Street respectively.
That the Street from the Fleece Inn to Ackroyd Stoney's house been named Low Street.

That the name of the street from the Fleece Inn to the junction of North Street and West Lane be altered to Kirkgate carried by the casting vote of the chairman. Voted for the chairman (2) and Messers Merrall Whitaker and Ackroyd. Against Messrs Parker Brown Crabtree and Winterbottom."
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

Final services were conducted in the Bronte Church. Except for the tower the church was demolished and a larger one rebuilt.

It was resolved that the Clerk be instructed to write to the trustees of the Hall Green Chapel stating that the Board have considered their request with respect to the permanent removal of the street name plate from the chapel to some other place and inform them that the Board cannot consent to such removal, and further that the trustees be required within seven days to cause the street name plate to be reaffixed, failing which proceedings will be taken against the person who removed it.
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute book

A special meeting on the site of the new Cemetery was held on this day
Present Messrs H Bland (Chairman), J Ackroyd, K Barrett, D Kay, F Murgatroyd, J H J Redman, R Shackleton, B Whittaker, Reverend F Harper.

The Reverend F Harper moved and Mr K Barrett seconded that the cemetery chapel be erected on the lower circle of ground within the Cemetery as shown on plan prepared by Mr Bailey:-carried.

On the motion of Mr James Ackroyd seconded by Mr D Kay it was resolved that the architect be instructed to ask for tenders for laying out and planting the Cemetery.

Mr James Ackroyd moved and Mr J H J Redman seconded that the architect be instructed to get out specifications and obtain tenders for walling off the bottom portion of the Cemetery ground with a 5 ft 6 in fence with a "V" worked top dry wall limed top. Also quantities for making the road from Cemetery to West Lane. The contractors to be allowed to get the stone for the forgoing work from the Cemetery.

Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

"We gave a holiday on Monday in commemoration of the Free Education Act. The managers have decided to accept the grant & in consequence the children will attend this school free."
Extract from Haworth School Log Book

Mr James Ackroyd moved and Mr A G Merrall seconded that the Reverend F Harper and Mr E J Nuttal wait upon Mr Wade to enquire whether he has any objections to a public lamp being erected in the Parish Church yard.
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

The Medical Officer reported that he had examined the premises at 2 Carlton Street owned by Mr William Brown and occupied by Mrs Lund and her family and that he considered the house to be in a state so dangerous and injurious to health to be unfit for human habitation.
Extract from Haworth Local Board of Health Minute Book

J. B. Priestley, writer and broadcaster was born in Bradford.

A petition was laid before the Council from the trustees, members and congregation of the Hall Green Chapel stating that they had decided to oppose the council in their proposed scheme of infringement upon certain lawful rights and privileges relating to the above place as a worshipping community. Resolved that the Clerk be instructed to reply stating that the land upon which the urinal is proposed to be erected belongs to the ratepayers of Haworth and that consequently the council would not be infringing any rights and privileges as stated in the petition by using the land in question.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

"A storm of peculiar character passed over Bradford yesterday. In the afternoon the sky became heavily overcast, and about half-past three almost complete darkness prevailed for a time. Rain fell heavily, and the storm was accompanied by extra ordinary phenomena. The darkness was succeeded by a brilliant light, and this was followed by something in the nature of a cyclone".

To consider the question of application being made for powers to run Motor Buses and Tram from Ingrow into and through the council's district.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council

Haworth Ramblers did their first walk, a 17 mile trip starting from Haworth, on to Horton Croft Stanbury, Walshaw Dene, Top Withens and Hardcastle Crags returning over Cock hill.
About Haworth Ramblers more...

The extension to Bradford City Hall was opened by Lord Mayor, Councillor James Hill. The original building was built in 1873.

"Mr Halliwell Sutcliffe, the novelist & his wife called in on their way from Wycoller Hall to Haworth station. They had camped out last night (sleeping in Mr Jack Briggs tent) at the Bronte waterfalls. At daybreak they were up and away over the moors to Wycoller Dene (the "Ferndean Manor" of Jane Eyre). It had been very hot, especially on the way home, & they were almost exhausted when he reached school. They did, however want to see the little mill ruins at the bottom of the school field. It figures in Sutcliffe's "Man of the Moors", "Mistress Barbara Cunliffe" etc and as he had heard it was to be submerged when the new water works are constructed they must go down to it once more. I took the camera & tried to get a photo of it with the two of them in the fore-ground."
Extract from Stanbury school log book

"Owing to the making of a new reservoir new families are coming into Haworth. I find great difficulty in their classification. Reading and arithmetic are very uncertain."
Extract from Haworth School Log Book

I have much pleasure in informing you that Mr Green Emmott would be glad to present the township of Haworth with the small plots of enclosed land situated in the road known as Mytholmes Lane with a view to enabling the Council to improve the amenities of the street, which somewhat restricted at the present time owing to the existence of this enclosure. I may add that it is a special pleasure to Mr Green Emmott to be able to make this gift through you in your dual capacity as tenant on his estate, and Chairman of the Haworth Council, and he will be pleased if you will advise the Council of this gift, at their next meeting.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

It was resolved that the attention of the Superintendent of Police be called to the damage to gas lamp lanterns in the Council's District by stone throwing, especially in the Vale Mill Lane district and that he be informed that the Council will follow up with prosecution such cases as the Police may report.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

The Clerk stated that he had received from the Superintendent of Police reports and statements against Willie Adams and 20 youths for damage to Street lamps in Lord Lane. Mr F H Holdsworth moved and Mr Joseph Gott seconded that legal proceedings be instituted against the boys.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

The Clerk stated that he had received from the Superintendent of Police for the Keighley Division and report that certain boys had wilfully damaged a fence wall in Belle Isle the property of the Council, he further reported that the Highways Committee had requested the boys to attend before the Council. Eight boys appeared before the Council and the Chairman severely reprimanded them, the Council preferred in this case to have the boys before them, rather than bring them before the Magistrates Keighley.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

"Mr E Whitton Booth, the coal controller for the whole of the West Riding...... had been on to the moors to see what prospect of fuel there were in the peat deposits there."
Extract from Stanbury school log book

The Clerk read a communication from the Urban District Council of Stretford inviting the Council to adopt a resolution to the Government in favour of making vaccination compulsory in the interests of the health of the community. It was resolved that the communication lie on the table.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

That the Council enter into an agreement with the Imperial War Graves commission to maintain the three War Graves in the Haworth cemetery, clear of all weeds, stones, loose soil and rubbish, to mow the turf from time to time as occasion shall require, also to fill up and level and re-turf all holes and their places, free of charge, this arrangement to be terminated at any time by one months previous notice in writing from either side.
Extract from Haworth Urban District Council Minute Book

"The temperature has fallen very low today owing to heavy rains. Owing to continuation of coal strike we may not have fires yet."
Extract from Haworth School Log Book

A Big Potato
In Haworth inn the other day they were discussing the wonderful things produced in their gardens. One of the party, of somewhat diminutive stature, but possessing a fertile imagination, listened for some time to tales of giant cabbages and cauliflowers, freak potatoes, etc. He could restrain himself no longer, and chimed in with this: "A woman one day wanted me to sell her hawf a stoan o’ potaties. Nay, lass,’ as said, ‘Ah,m noan bahn to cut this i’ two, not even for thee.’"
Nelson Leader article by Jonas Bradley 19th September 1931

First Brass Band contest held at Haworth Park. Won by Earby Brass Band, Haworth did not compete.

Haworth U.D.C meeting, Tennis Court Enclosure; "No geese to be allowed on it".

"That the plan of proposed houses to be built on Brow Road estate to be made up of 2 semi-detached house and a block of 8 houses to be approved."

Extract from Haworth Urban District Council minutes

"War declared."
Extract from Haworth school log book

"Air Raid Dispersal was practiced this morning. Only 16 children remained on the premises."
Extract from Stanbury school log book

"In connection with V.J. celebrations tea was supplied to all children in school by V.J. Committee and served by members of W.V.S and school staff".
Extract from Haworth School log book

"Torrential rain resulting in flooding of Station Road and Mill Hey caused a great drop in attendance a.m. At noon Head Teacher gave instructions to children who went home for dinners that it would probably be wiser to stay home during afternoon. Dinner children not allowed to leave school except to attend lavatory. School dismissed 3:30pm Waters having by this time somewhat abated."
Extract from Haworth School log book

Mill Hey has had a major flood on three previous occasions: 9th February 2020, 26th December 2015 and 10th August 2004.

Picture comparing the 1946 and 2004 flood here...
Pictures of the 2004 flood here...
Pictures of the 2015 flood here...

The first full colour picture was printed in the Keighley News. It was on the sports page showing Keighley Rugby League team.

The Keighley News was first published on Saturday, April 5, 1862. It was sold at one penny, it had four pages, the opening news was the latest report on the Civil War in America.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CRoW) came into force giving everyone a legal "freedom to roam".

Haworth News about the Right to Roam here...

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