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

James Slater, editor of Bradford’s The Local Leader magazine, explores the history of Shipley MPs from 1885 to the present.

Ling Bob, Wilsden

Years ago October heralded one of Wilsden’s big events. In Ethelbert Binns could confidently list in his diary of local events “Ling Bob Fair;

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

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.

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.

Bingley Station 1961 (via Annabel Holt on Facebook)

Bingley Station 1961 (via Annabel Holt on Facebook)

Top Withens - the inspiration for the Wuthering Heights farmhouse?

Pictures and information on Top Withens, whose location was the possible inspiration for Wuthering Heights. Also notes on how to get there.

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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.

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