Haworth is well-known throughout the world as the home of the Bronte sisters. It is less well-known as the largest village of three that make up the ancient township of Haworth. Here, and in the forthcoming companion volume, the whole township is represented in an extensive and wide-ranging collection of old photographs. There are the conventional photographs of 'Bronte Haworth', but also a great many of the pictures in these two books will be completely new to many readers. In this book, readers will find 300 photographs of the villages of Haworth, Oxenhope and Stanbury, of their streets, their houses, schools, churches and people; an exploration of the history of the ancient township of Haworth.
Steven Wood has been living in Haworth for over twenty years. Since retiring from Bradford University's School of Pharmacy he has devoted himself to the study of the history of the Haworth area with extensive walking and field work in the upper Worth valley backed up by research in libraries and archive offices. He regularly leads historical walks in the area and gives talks on its history. He has published four books on the Haworth area.