Persons Places and Prejudices by D. C. Willcock
Preface, Notes on Sources and Acknowledgements
The Dark Ages, the Axeheads and the Torque
and the Rawdon Family until the Dissolution of the Monastaries
Later Rawdons and the Laytons
Emmotts and Green-Emmotts
Hirds and Marshalls
St. Peter’s Church
Other Places of Worship
Schools and Colleges
Pubs and Clubs
Communications and Development
Agriculture, Industry and Minerals
Pedigree of Early Rawdons
Pedigree of Later Rawdons
Pedigree of Laytons
Pedigree of Emmotts and Green-Emmotts
Rawdon Men and Women killed in both World Wars
Chairmen of Rawdon Local Board of Health & U.D.C. 1888-1937
* refers to the original book.
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 Harry Willcock (Wikipedia entry).
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
via the contact form.
For more general enquiries
Aireborough Historical Society provides a fantastic resource.
D C Willcock was proud to be its Chairman in 2000.
Additional information about Harry Willcock.
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A History of Rawdon