Transport

Turnpike & Toll Bars of Pool

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How it all began The Turnpike Act of 1662 stated that a toll was to be collected and the money raised be used to improve the state of roads. A turnpike or toll bar was a gate set across a road to stop carriages, carts, livestock, etc. from passing until the toll was paid. Originally […]

Transport

Arthington Viaduct

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ARTHINGTON VIADUCT was originally called “Wharfdale Viaduct” and by the workers as “Wharfe Viaduct.” Building was granted by Parliament in 1846 when it was estimated by the Chairman of the Leeds and Thirsk Railway that the quantity of stone used would exceed 50,000 tons. The stone was supplied by James Bray who operated Pool Bank […]

Railway

Pool-in-Wharfedale Railway

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POOL- IN -WHARFEDALE RAILWAY LINE & STATION “The Yorkshire historian, Henry Schroeder recorded that on the morning of Thursday 12th Sept. 1844, a train of 240 carriages drawn and propelled by nine powerful engines took 6,600 passengers from Leeds to Hull and back at a reduced fare of two shillings, third class. Such was the […]