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PLACES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF

TODMORDEN & WALSDEN

 

An illustrated guide to some of the places, past and present, where the folk lived, loved and died

 

 Click on the place you wish to see

 

FARMS

a complete transcription of the census records of each farm from 1841 to 1901

with an illustrated history of the farm

PUBS AND BEERHOUSES

links to individual pubs, and also a few snippets relating to various goings on in some of the pubs, legal and illegal, and a brief account of the licensing laws and list of the main establishments

MILLS, MINES, FOUNDRIES, WORKSHOPS & OTHER INDUSTRIAL WORK PLACES

detailed and illustrated history of the major work places over 3 centuries

TODMORDEN RAMBLE

A ramble round Todmorden as it was in the 1820's and 1830's, recollections of an unknown local writer in 1882.

A RAMBLE DOWN HALIFAX ROAD

a story written by John Travis about 1900

LIFE AND DEATH ON THE

ROCHDALE CANAL

people who worked on the canal and inquest details on 25 folk who drowned in it

THE SCENERY AND PEOPLE OF

TODMORDEN IN 1821

an extract from William Cobbett's Political Registers written when he visited Todmorden in 1821

DOBROYD CASTLE

its history and story, including a biography of John Fielden and his two very different wives.

GAUXHOLME POOR HOUSE

Pauper Palace or Hostel for the Homeless?

WALSDEN VALLEYIN 1840

a story written by John Travis about 1900

TODMORDEN AND BURNLEY

VALLEY IN 1840

a story written by John Travis about 1900

TODMORDEN SOUTH AND

ROCHDALE ROAD IN 1840

a story written by John Travis about 1900

SCHOOLS OF THE TOWN UP TO 1851

the schools, what they taught and by whom

A HANDBOOK OF CORNHOLME c.1840

a guided tour by John Travis 1908

TODMORDEN POST OFFICES

BEFORE 1914

Story, sketches and photographs by Robert A. Priestley

DULESGATE

Transcribed from "Lancashire Sketches" by Edwin Waugh 1817-1890. Written about 1854

WARLAND

a charming and ancient hamlet partly in Walsden and partly in Blatchinworth

WOODBOTTOM AND HENSHAW IN 1840

a story written by John Travis about 1900

 

SQUARE ROADWALSDEN

previously known as Nip Square

TODMORDEN UNION WORKHOUSE

Blessed are the poor

1879-1948

 

KNOWSLEY COTTAGE WALSDEN

an isolated cottage at the top of Inchfield

SOURHALL ISOLATION HOSPITAL

1874 to 1949

LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS

various properties in Todmorden & Walsden, showing the occupier, the owner, and the annual amount of tax payable on the land.

 

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