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Paul Wilkinson
webmaster
Monday, November 17, 2014 11:54
'Riding the Boundary'

Local historians Chris Riley and Robin Longbottom have published a book - 'Riding the Boundary' of the Old Township of Sutton-in-Craven - which gives an historical and topographical tour of the entire village boundary. Illustrated with over 50 photographs and maps showing the marked boundary stones,with fascinating stories behind each one. OS grid references are also included.

They have done a fantastic job, and the book, a bargain at £8, is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the village. Profits are to be donated to Manorlands Hospice, it will make an excellent stocking filler!


Riding the Boundary


Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Friday, November 21, 2014 06:12
Just to let people know that sales have gone extremely well and that we now have only a small number of copies left.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, November 27, 2014 00:59
Just out of interest, are there any plans to run off any more copies of this book? Terrific that sales have gone so well which is not surprising ,-)

Well done Chris and Robin.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:54
If there is sufficient demand further copies could be printed. There are still a few left at the Civic Centre, Keighley, the King's Arms and with Chris Riley. Anyone unable to collect one can order a copy and we will post it on - charge 2.00 in UK.
Keith King
Scholes CLECKHEATON
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 20:13
Excellent book good work Chris and Robin.
Just a shame that the boundary is not a public footpath because I would like to ride the boundary - followed by treacle sandwiches of course.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:41
Thanks Keith. All the boundary stones from Sutton Stoop to the cross at Lower Lane Ends can actually be seen from public footpaths, roads or Open Access Land. The stones between Sutton Lane and Sutton Stoop are all on private land, as is the one in Malsis School grounds and permission would be required to view them. The ones in Glusburn Fields are on or close to footpaths. The full circuit is approximately eight miles and in parts impracticable, but if you want a tour come lighter nights and warmer weather let me know - nuts and treacle sandwiches obligatory. Bring your own stick if you want to give the stones a good thrashing!



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