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Airedale: from Goole to Malham
by Johnnie Gray (Harry Speight)

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"Through Airedale from Goole to Malham" was published in 1891 by "Johnnie Gray" (pseudonym for Harry Speight). This book contains over 400 pages, including over 50 illustrations and a map of the area. The author takes you on a journey along the river Aire both physically and historically, describing places, buildings (churches, halls etc) , people and historical events along the way. He includes chapters on the Geology, Botany, Ornithology, Folk-lore and Angling. The large index on this CD is fully linked using "active" links to assist in navigation of the book.

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There is no list of contents in this book, however below is a list of the chapters dealing with the places:

  • About Goole & Airmyn
  • Rawcliffe
  • Snaith
  • Snaith to Birkin
  • Knottingley
  • Pontefract
  • Castleford to Leeds
  • Leeds
  • Tramways & Bus guide
  • Environs of Leeds
  • Walks & drives from Leeds
  • Headingley to Kirkstall
  • Description of the ruins
  • Kirkstall to Horsforth
  • Bramley to Calverley
  • Calverley to Apperley Bridge
  • Bradford
  • Shipley
  • Baildon
  • Saltaire
  • Bingley
  • Keighley
  • Keighley to Steeton
  • Kildwick
  • Cononley
  • Carleton
  • Skipton
  • Skipton to Gargrave
  • Gargrave to Bell Busk
  • Bell Busk to Malham
  • Malham


  • Near Goole.
  • Hooke Church
  • Beverley Memorial Tow'r Airmyn.
  • Snaith Old Church.
  • Temple Hurst Preceptory
  • Fryston Church.
  • Pontefract Castle.
  • Leeds, Briggate.
    • Red Hall.
    • Municipal Bu'ld'gs
  • Beeston Church.
  • Adel Church Porch.
  • Harewood House.
  • Shire Oak, Headingley.
  • Kirkstall Abbey.
    • Nave.
    • Ground Plan.
  • Bramley ( Ducking Stool)
  • Calverley Old Hall.
  • Rawdon Old Hall.
  • Yeadon Low Hall.
  • Bradford Exchange.
    • Toll Booth.
    • Town Hall.
  • Shipley ( Oldest House).
  • Baildon, Cup and Ring Stone.
  • Baildon, Earthwork.
  • Baildon, Urn and Spear h'd
    • Flint Scraper.
  • View of Ingleborough.
  • Bingley Main Street.
  • Goit Stock Waterfall.
  • Hewenden Raily. Viaduct
  • A bend in the Aire, Marley
  • Haworth Old Church.
  • Bronte Waterfall.
  • Haworth.
  • Hitchingstone, K'ley Moor
  • Silsden Old Hall.
  • Rev. J. Flesher's House.
  • Waterfall in Holden Gill
  • Kildwick Hall.
    • Grange.
    • Bridge.
  • Crosshills ( old house).
  • Farnhill Hall.
  • Skipton, High Street.
    • Castle.
  • Draughton Quarry.
  • Friar's Head, Winterburn
  • Kirkby Malham.
  • Malham.
    • Cove.
  • Gordale Scar.

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