Bingley Rural Area History

The area around Bingley has a rich and interesting history. Visit the "Past Times" section of our website for more on this subject: http://www.bingleylife.co.uk/category/past-times/
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Top Withens - the inspiration for the Wuthering Heights farmhouse?

Pictures and information on Top Withens, whose location was the possible inspiration for Wuthering Heights.

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The Bronte Birthplace Trust tried to persuade Bradford Council to buy the four-bed terrace in Thornton, West Yorkshire, (left) so it could be turned into a museum. But the house has already been sold.

Wilsden Pharmacy has occupied the same site at 200 Main Street since 1935.

Wilsden Pharmacy has occupied the same site at 200 Main Street since

Lily Cove, a daredevil lady parachutist who died in a tragic accident over Haworth Moor in 1906. Her ghost is said to haunt the room in the White Lion Inn, Haworth, where her body was laid out.

Lily Cove, a daredevil lady parachutist who died in a tragic accident over Haworth Moor in Her ghost is said to haunt the room in the White Lion Inn, Haworth, where her body was laid out.

This year marks 170 years since the death of John Nicholson, “The Airedale Poet”. Nicholson was a feted celebrity within his own lifetime, a Romantic poet from the ranks of the working classes. Yet now his lilting, melodic rhymes have been all but forgotten.

This year marks 170 years since the death of John Nicholson, “The Airedale Poet”. Nicholson was a feted celebrity within his own lifetime, a Romantic poet from the ranks of the working classes. Yet now his lilting, melodic rhymes have been all but forgotten.

Birkshead Mill, Wilsden

Astrid Hansen shares her memories of Tom Whiteoak, managing director of Wilsden’s last working textile mill, who died in July.

The old St Matthew's Church, Wilsden, which was demolished in the 1960s.

The old St Matthew's Church, Wilsden, which was demolished in the

Wilsden's National Infant School inscription, 1838.

Wilsden's National Infant School inscription, 1838.

Former Shipley MP Percy Holden Illingworth (centre row, third from left) playing rugby for his college at Cambridge in 1889

Former Shipley MP Percy Holden Illingworth (centre row, third from left) playing rugby for his college at Cambridge in 1889

Grave of Mary Driver, first wife of Airedale Poet John Nicholson, at Bingley Parish Church.

Grave of Mary Driver, first wife of Airedale Poet John Nicholson, at Bingley Parish Church.

Bingley Station 1961 (via Annabel Holt on Facebook)

Bingley Station 1961 (via Annabel Holt on Facebook)

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