West Yorkshire before the mains: a history of wells and water

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About the talk

Now that most people obtain their water from mains supply, the wellheads which once provided their only source of drinking water lie neglected by the sides of our busy main roads. However, their former importance cannot be underestimated. In times past wells and springs provided not only a source of clean water but also a meeting place, a site of religious veneration or a place to look for a cure for illness. In the 19th century this became big business as people sought to make their fortunes through the healing power of water. If you would like to find out more about the fascinating history of wells and water, why not book a talk for you organization today. To do so, contact me here.


Like all my talks The Historic Wells of West Yorkshire costs £50 to those organizations within West Yorkshire and £50 plus travel expenses to those outside the county. A £20 discount is available if you books more than one talk or guided walk.

To go to my other pages on historic wells click here.


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