Steven Wood & Ian Palmer will again be leading a series of six history walks
This year we will be exploring the River Worth from its confluence with the Aire to its sources on the Oxenhope and Stanbury moors.
All the walks are on Wednesdays and are free.
FOLLOWS THE WORTH VALLEY THROUGH HAINWORTH TO HAWORTH AND RETURNS VIA CACKLESHAW AND DAMEMS, 6½ miles.
Meet at the corner of Ingrow Lane and Halifax Road at 10 a.m.
FOLLOWS THE BRIDGEHOUSE BECK TO OXENHOPE AND VISITS THE RAG CLOUGH AND LEESHAW BECKS, 6½ miles
Meet at Haworth Railway Station at 10 a.m.
EXPLORES LEEMING BECK AND ITS TRIBUTARIES, 5 miles.
Meet at Oxenhope P.O. at 10.30 a.m.
THE RIVER WORTH FROM HAWORTH TO PONDEN RESERVOIR, 6 miles.
Meet at Haworth TIC at 10 a.m.
FOLLOWS THE WORTH FROM PONDEN RESERVOIR TO WATERSHEDDELS AND RETURNS VIA THE WOLF STONES, 6½ miles.
Meet at Ponden Reservoir at 10.30 a.m.
You will need sturdy footwear and waterproofs. Fetch a packed lunch and a hot drink.
Participants are expected to be responsible for their own safety - we can accept no liability!
Contact Steven Wood 01535-645735 if you need further details.
Steven Wood is the author of Haworth Through Time.
An illustrated book has been published showing the changing face of Haworth from the 19th century to the present day. “Haworth through time” is the work of Steven Wood and Ian Palmer, who have both lived in the village for many years.
The 96-page paperback contains 180 photographs. These directly compare modern colour images with older black and white photographs of the same locations. The modern pictures were taken by Mr Palmer, who as well as being a keen photographer is a painter and sculptor who has exhibited his work nationally.
In the book’s introduction, Mr Wood states: “Ian Palmer has taken great pains to reproduce the views in the old pictures but this has not always been possible.
“New buildings and the growth of trees were significant problems. Traffic was a constant difficulty got over only with much patience — and some daring.
“New street furniture has made many of Ian’s photographs less pleasing than they might have been.
“But the old photographs, rather than aesthetic considerations, dictated what had to be taken.”
Mr Wood has been studying the history of the Haworth area for more than 20 years and has accumulated an extensive collection of old local maps and photographs.
I bought this book and it is great. I didn't know he is leading this kind of walks. I would love to make one of these walks.