It will surprise and
command the interest of all who live in this progressive
Yorkshire town, for it is based on the old township records
which have not been accessible until a few years ago.
But this is not a dry and
flat recounting of facts. The author creates sharp and
fascinating pictures of Harrogate life down the years,
particularly the formative period between 1770 and 1884.
He tells us of the old
township and its neighbours, workhouse master and constable,
churches and schools, of Harrogate in the days of Nelson and
Wellington, under the commissioners and as a fashionable