Ryburn Valley Local History

Local History – Ryburn

Local History Notes – by David Cliff Part 82 – Farewell to Bogden In the 1920s, the city of Wakefield needed water so it purchased part of the Ryburn Valley, built a reservoir across it and flooded it. That part of the valley was known locally as ‘Bogden’ which, despite its name, was a beauty…

Stainland History

Local History – Stainland

Strictly Stainland From 1930… “at the present time a fever for dancing is abroad at Stainland and a class has been organised by Mr. Jack Hall at the Mechanics Institute. Revellers of all ages have been in attendance and remarks have often been heard – “Are you going to the dance class?” “I’m too old.”…