Huddersfield Chronicle (07/Aug/1852) - District News: Holmfirth
ARREARS OF HIGHWAY RATE.
On Saturday last, at the Town Hall, the surveyors of highways for the township of Austonley charged John and William Roebuck for arrears of highway-rate. Messrs. Roebuck objected to pay the rate on the ground that Bank End Mill, for which the rate was charged, was partly washed away and prevented from working by the flood. The surveyors on the other hand pleaded that nearly the whole of the rate, the arrears of which they now sought to recover, was expended before the occurrence of the flood. The defendants were ordered to pay.