Netherthong (Albert T. Pile)

Between April and October 1952, the Huddersfield Examiner published a series of 26 pen and ink drawings by Brighouse artist Albert T. Pile in the weekend edition of the newspaper.

Saturday 7 June 1952

From An Artist's Sketch Book — 9
By Albert T. Pile

Ancient Village of the Hills

Many of the villages of our district represent settlements of far-distant days and preserve fragments of the old Norse language which was spoken by some of our ancestors. One such is Netherthong. A "thong" was a settlement on a tongue of land, a term which survives locally, also, in Upperthong and Thongsbridge. Netherthong today is a quiet village of the hills and is typical of this part of the West Riding. It once governed itself through its own Local Board.


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collection:Paintings, Engravings & Etchings
tags:1950-59, 1952, Albert Thomas Pile (1882-1981), Drawings, Netherthong, Newspaper and Journal Illustrations
publisher:Huddersfield Examiner
creator:Albert Thomas Pile (1882-1981)
date:7 June 1952
rights:© Estate of Albert Thomas Pile
date added:25 October 2022

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