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Lilac Cottage (Windyridge)

Lilac Cottage (Windyridge) Hawksworth Undated

Title Lilac Cottage, (Windyridge).
Date Undated
Location Hawksworth
Photo ID M590
Comment See below….

This cottage was the setting of the 1912 novel ‘Windyridge’ by William Riley, born in Bradford, he was the author of 39 books. Windyridge was originally told to his wife and friends in instalments to amuse them on winter nights, the locations in the book were local places with adapted names e.g. Guiseley became Fawkshill, Ilkley became Romanton. The book was published by H Mounsey of Otley and has been reprinted since.

Donated by Stuart of Otley Museum.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 14 September 2023.
Last updated: 14 September 2023.

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