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The Nidd Valley Railway and How it Affected the Census Returns of 1861 and 1881

The building of the Nidd Valley Railway, which opened in 1862, had a pronounced effect on the 1861 census returns for Hampsthwaite and Menwith-with-Darley. Hampsthwaite (1861) 513 people were listed including 32 railway workers.  The enumerator was ROBERT PULLAN who neglected to enter the address of each household.  He is listed as a Druggist, aged […]

Extracts from Claro Ancestors

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