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Wetherby and Surrounding Villages

by Wetherby and District Historical Society

Part of the Images of England Series

Wetherby and Surrounding Villages Synopsis

The historic market town of Wetherby, a former staging post on the Great North Road between London and Edinburgh, lies on the banks of the River Wharfe in the centre of a triangle formed by the cities of Leeds and York and the town of Harrowgate. Wetherby has been a focal point for the area since at least 1240 when the Knights Templar obtained a Market Charter for the town. Nestling in rural countryside and yet in close proximity to Leeds, the area is ideal for commuting and the town has more than trebled in size in the last fifty years. The pace of development, mainly in housing, is such that even some of the more recent scenes in this book have or are about to be changed out of all recognition. The book will take the reader on a nostalgic trip through Wetherby's past and provide an absorbing read for those who have lived in the town and those new to the area who wish to learn more about its history.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752440781
Publication date: 1st October 2006
Author: Wetherby and District Historical Society
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Local history,

About Wetherby and District Historical Society

Wetherby & District Historical Society produced volume one on Wetherby in 1995.

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