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The following is just a flavour of the events which took place and we hope to add more soon!

The following events took place in 1785...


  • Joseph Owen, merchant of Lindley, declared bankrupt.


  • 29th — 630 children attend the new Sunday Schools at Slaithwaite. The Rev. Wilson is to pay for 30 children to be taught at his own expense.


  • Death of the Rev. John Burton, Rector of Kirkheaton. His successor is the Rev. John Smithson of Headingly, Leeds.

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