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The content of the website comes from the book "A History of Rawdon" author D. C. Willcock published 2000. 400 copies were
printed and sold out immediately.
Born in Horsforth 1924 David Willcock lived most of his life in Horsforth & Rawdon.
The only son of Clarence Henry Willcock. (aka
Harry Willcock and Harry Clary).
After a short illness David Willcock passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday 22nd June in
Leeds St. James's Hospital, aged 89.
With a keen interest in history the content traces the development of this quintessential English village. Whilst every care was taken in the writing if you feel that there are factual errors please do suggest corrections
After many years of research the manuscript for "A History of Rawdon" went to
the printers in 2000. Four hundred copies were printed
and these were sold out within a few months. Whilst there still remains interest in the book, there is probably insufficient
interest to warrant a production run of hundreds of copies (which you need to end up with a
realistic selling price). The
original manuscript has remained on my various computers for the last 10 years and it occurred to me as a website developer
rather than deny the many people interested in their ancestry the chance
to learn more about Rawdon, Leeds, Yorkshire that it would be an interesting project to turn the text into a website.