Honley Feast (1843)

The 1843 Honley Feast began on the weekend of 23/24 September.

The Leeds Mercury (30/Oct/1843) reported:

The usual bustle and activity consequent of this noted feast were as strikingly apparent as ever on Sunday, and every road which leads to its extensive district was thronged with vehicles of all sorts — from the livery-stable phaeton to the nut cart — and an innumerable number of pedestrians. We believe that the good things of this life were as plentiful as could be wished for, but happily less inebriety appeared in the streets and lanes. We have heard of no accidents occurring.