The Book of the Washburn Valley, by Diana Parsons

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The Book of the Washburn Valley, by Diana Parsons
The Book of the Washburn Valley, by Diana Parsons

Published by Halsgrove in 2014, 128 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N6027)

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From the front inside fly leaf: The vast literature on the Yorkshire Dales contains virtually nothing about the Washburn Valley which, in all but name, is one of them. Yet in addition to its natural beauty, this area has a most inter­esting history. It is still possible to follow the line of the Roman road which crosses it, and to see the stones which marked the boundaries of a medieval hunting ground, the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. It was once the home of Cromwell's General, Sir Ferdinand Fairfax, and was often visited by the artist Turner who stayed at Farnley Hall with the Horton-Fawkes family of which Guy Fawkes was a member. Dur­ing the Industrial Revolution the upper part of the valley housed a series of textile mills powered by the river, and in more recent years it has become the home of four large reservoirs which supply the city of Leeds. With the assistance of a large archive of pictures and maps, this book traces and records the buildings, lives and activities of the people of Yorkshire's forgotten dale...
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