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Harrogate in Brief


This summary is intended to meet the convenience of visitors and to save their time. Many of the subjects herein are dealt with at length in the amplified portion of the guide, to which we refer those whose leisure and inclination permit a perusal.


Almshouses  –  Roger's, Avenue Road, opposite Cottage Hospital, – twelve in quadrangle – for Bradford and Harrogate ladies in reduced circumstances.

Amusements  –  Fashionable promenade at the Wells, 7.30 to 9 a.m., Military Band  –  Driving and riding excursions to numerous places of interest. Concerts at the Spa, orchestral noon, vocal and orchestral at night, out–door entertainments from week to week. The Town Hall Theatre, near the Old Sulphur Well, the leading operatic and dramatic attractions of the year, almost nightly throughout the season.

Bands  –  Spa, Town's, and Volunteers.

Banks  -  Bradford Old, James Street ; Knaresborough and Claro, Cambridge Crescent; York City and County, James Street. Hours: 10 to 3; Saturdays, 9 to 12.

Bath Chairs  -  Stand, Stray side, opposite Prospect, fare is. 3d. first hour; 4d. each subsequent quarter.

Bath Hospital and Rawson Convalescent Home stands on the high ground beyond the Bogs Field, 75 beds in the Hospital and 50 in the Home ; erected at a cost of £38,000, original institution founded in 1824.

Bath, Swimming  -  Only public one at Prince of Wales' Baths, Starbeck.

Baths, Medicinal  -  Montpellier and Victoria (Corporation property), Low Harrogate; Old Spa and Prince of Wales, at Starbeck, reached by train; Harlow Car by Waggonette.

Bellmen  -  Clapham and Son, and Birkinshaw and Son, residences:–Tower Street.

Bell Ringers  -  There is only one peal of bells in Harrogate, viz at St. Mary's; though the outlaying village of Beckwithshaw has a few that are nicely toned. The Ringers at St Mary's belong to the Yorkshire Association of Church Bell Ringers, and are also fairly successful amateurs with the hand–bells.

Betty Lupton  -  Known as the Queen of the Well, served the water at the Old Sulphur Spring for 56 years. She was christened at Pannal, September 4th, 1763, and died at the age of 81 or 82. Further particulars and a silhouette portrait appear elsewhere.

Billposters  -  See Bellmen.

Birk Crag  -  A fine range of rocks and picturesque vale–natural fernery–beyond Cornwall Road and left of Irongate Bridge. Free.

Boarding Houses  -  See list of visitors in local papers

Boating  -  On the Nidd, Knaresborough ; Wharfe, Boston Spa; Ure, Borobridge.

Bogs Field  -  Six acres, contains 34 medicinal springs of various kinds. Approach is from the Bogs Valley Gardens, from Old Sulphur Well.

Borough Court  -  Commission granted 1885, sittings Mondays, 11 a.m., Albert Hall, People's Hotel; Clerk, Mr. R. S. Byron, James street.

Botany  -  Harrogate proper is not abundant in botanical interest, but is an excellent centre for a prolific district.

Bowls  -  At the Spa Gardens.

Building Society  -  Knaresborough, Harrogate, and Claro holds its meetings on Monday evenings, alternately, at the George Hotel, Harrogate, and Oddfellows' Hall, Knaresborough.

Burial Boards  -  The Harrogate, and St. Mary's

Cab Fares  -  One horse, 2 persons is a mile, 6d. each additional half–mile ; 4 persons 1s. 6d. a mile, 5, 2s. By hour, 4 persons, 3s., more than 4, 3s. 6d. Two horses, 5s an hour. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., double fares.

Cab Stands  -  Park Parade, High Harrogate ; Queen Hotel, High Harrogate ; South Terrace, High Harrogate ; Prince of Wales', Prospect Place, Montpellier Parade, Promenade Square, Cheltenham Square, Cold Bath Road, North Station Parade, Low Harrogate.

Carriers  -  Railway Company, Sutton, and several locals.

Cemeteries  -  The Harrogate, in High Harrogate, and Harlow.

Chess Club  -  Holds its meetings at the Prospect Hotel, in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Originated in 1884, has a small but agreeable membership, and welcomes with cordial grace instinctive of gentlemanly feeling, lovers of the game.

Choral Society  -  The Philharmonic Society.

Churches and Chapels  -  Christ Church, the Stray, High Harrogate ; St. Mary's Church, Low Harrogate ; St. Peter's Church, Central Harrogate : St. John's Church, Bilton : St. Robert's Church, Pannal; St. Michael's and All Angels' Church, Beckwithshaw ; Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chapel Street ; Trinity Wesleyan Chapel, West End Park; Methodist Free Church, Station Parade ; Congregational Church, Victoria Avenue; Presbyterian Church of England, Victoria Avenue ; The Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cheltenham Mount; Baptist Church, Victoria Avenue; Roman Catholic Church, St. Robert's Street. There are rooms where various other sects worship.

Church Institute  -  Founded 1886, new building erected in St. Peter's Square, 1888, cost £2,245.

Climate  -  Dry and bracing as a rule. There are exceptions, but not frequent, in Harrogate.

Clubs  -  The Harrogate, Victoria avenue ; and Prospect, Prospect Hotel, both social. Liberal Club, Raglan Street ; Conservative, Cambridge Street. Visitors admitted to temporary, membership.

Coaches, four–in–hands &c.  -  Supplied by many hotels, and to order, amongst others from Foster's Hydropathic Stables, Swan Lane; Lea's, Crown Stables, Low Harrogate; Ward's Livery Stables, Albert Street; and Burgess & Sons, the Riding School, East Park Road. Foster and Lea each run daily public excursions in the season. Advertisements will be found on our advertising pages.

Commissioners of Oaths  -  Most of the Harrogate Solicitors, offices in the neighbourhood of James Street and the Station.

Concert Rooms  -  At the Spa, Town Hall Theatre, and Saloon, People's Hotel.

Conservative Club  -  Cambridge Street. Billiards, Reading Room, &c.

County Court  -  Held at Knaresborough second Friday in each month except September. Judge, Mr. E. R. Turner; registrar, Mr. H. H. Capes; Court office, Knaresborough.

Cricket  -  Several clubs exist, the Harrogate. Cricket Club being the principal, and an organisation of influential standing. Ground, Leeds Road. Visitors admitted to temporary membership on application to Hon. Sec.

Curling Club  -  Plays on Goodrick's pond almost daily whilst good ice remains.

Cycling  -  There is a large club in Harrogate, and frequent runs of interest. The roads in the town and district are suitable for the exercise and much frequented. The great North of England Cyclists' meet, races, and camp are held on August Bank Holiday, in the grounds of the Harrogate Cricket Club. The camp extends from the Saturday till Wednesday, and the sports over Saturday, 1llonclav, and sometimes Tuesday.

Death Rate of Harrogate has been as low as 117, average 137

Donkeys  -  For hire in the season on the stand at the Stray side. Prospect Hill.

Drainage  -  Harrogate is one of the best drained and sewered towns in the kingdom.

Dramatic Society  -  Harrogate Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, a fashionable and successful organisation, formed in 1888.

Drives to various places of interest such as Fountains Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale, Harewood House, Fewston, Ribston Park are amongst the longer popular drives, whilst Knaresborough returning via Plompton Rocks ; Ripley, Beckwithshaw, Haverah Park, Pannal, Spofforth are short and pleasant.

Driving, for those who are partial to the reins, may readily be indulged in through the livery stables.

Excursions in well–equipped vehicles are run daily (Sundays excepted) to the chief places of interest, many of which have good train service.

Fanciers  -  There are dog, pigeon, and cage–bird fanciers in Harrogate but no poultry yards of importance.

Fire Brigade  -  Twelve firemen including Captain and Sergeant. The fire engine is a manual machine, and the station adjoins the market. Telephone communication to homes of all members.

Fishing  -  To be had in the Ure at Boroughbridge, Ripon and Tanfield ; in the Nidd at Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge, and Bilton Banks; Wharfe at Arthington, Pool, &c.

Fishing Club  -  For information or to join temporarily address the Secretary, Harrogate Fishing Club.

Floral and Horticultural Society, The High Harrogate  -  Holds its show annually in August or September. Includes horses.

Football  -  One principal club (the Harrogate) several minor. Ground, Dragon Field.

Fountains Abbey  -  Drive from Harrogate takes in Ripon and the grounds of Studley. Mansion of latter not shown to visitors.

Fox Hunting  -  Harrogate is favoured by three packs: The Bramham, the York and Ainsty, and the Bedale. There is no better centre for the sportsman, hence the growing popularity of Harrogate as a winter resort.

Freemasonry  -  The old Cottage Hospital Building in Avenue Road has been purchased by the craft, and the lodge 1001 has convenient quarters there, as well as a royal arch chapter. The lodge 1001 was consecrated in 1864.

Friendly Societies  -  The Mineral Spring Lodge of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity is the oldest, and holds its meetings alternate Saturdays at the Albert Hall, Albert Street ; the Cheltenham Spring Lodge of National Independent Order of Free Gardeners is the next, meetings George Hotel, alternate Saturdays; Ancient Order of Shepherdesses, meetings monthly, Albert Hall ; Peaceful Dove Lodge of National Independent Order of Oddfellows, meetings alternate Mondays, St. James' Hall ; Order of Free Gardeners, monthly, Denmark Tavern, Denmark Street ; Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Pride of Yorkshire, alternate Mondays, Crescent Hotel ; Juvenile branch of Foresters, monthly, at Strawberrydale Lodge.

Gardens  -  Spa, Bogs Valley, Montpellier and Private Grounds in various neighbourhoods in Harrogate.

Gas Works  -  At Little Wonder, on the Ripon Road, owned by a private Company.

Geology of Harrogate is dealt with in another portion of this work, and cannot be summarised.

Halls  -  Town Hall, or Theatre, near Sulphur Well; Concert Room, at the Spa; Albert Hall, and the Saloon, People's Hotel; St. James' Hall, Cambridge Street.

Harlow Moor  -  The high ground beyond the Bogs Field, approached there from by footpath. It is leased by the town from the Earl of Harewood, and provided with seats, and sanded walks suitable for bath chairs. The air is invigorating, and the view extensive and beautiful, the panoramic glimpse of Harrogate being singularly effective.

Harlow Tower  -  Just above Harlow Moor, is the local observatory from which, on a clear day, the country may be viewed for many miles, It is go feet high and nearly 700 feet above the level of the sea, at its summit. Telescopes provided, charge, 6d.

Harrogate Amateur Minstrels  -  Formed in 1877, have established and maintained a considerable reputation, and given material aid to many local and general objects.

Hospitals  -  The Bath Hospital and Rawson Convalescent Home, Cornwall Road, cost £38,000, for treatment of afflicted poor by aid of the Harrogate medicinal waters. Cottage Hospital, Avenue Road, founded 1870, devoted to the poor of the district. Its accident wards are of incalculable benefit. Home for Incurables, Montpellier Parade.

Hotels  -  Alexandra, Adelphi, Clarendon, Commercial, Crown, County, Empress, Granby, George, North Eastern Station, Prospect, Prince of Wales, Queen, Royal, Somerset, Stonefall, White Hart and Wellington are the most important, though a number of smaller, but nevertheless comfortable, houses exist.

Hydropathics  -  In alphabetical order we have the Imperial, the Cairn, the Connaught, the Harrogate, and the Spa. The Harrogate Hydropathic is the largest and oldest establishment.

Hymn Books used in Harrogate  -  Christ Church, Hymnal Companion and Cathedral Psalter; St. Mary's, ditto ; St. Peter's, H. A. and M.; St. John's, Bilton, Church Hymns; St. Robert's, Pannal, Hymnal Companion; St. Michael's, Beckwithshaw, Cathedral Psalter and Church Hymns.–Wesley and Trinity (Wesleyan) Chapels, Wesleyan Hymn Book; Methodist Free Church, M.F.Ch. Hymn Book; Primitive Methodist Chapel, P.M. Hymnal; Congregational Church, Leeds Hymn Book; Baptist Church, Psalter and Hymnal; Presbyterian Church, Church Praise.

Irongate Bridge  -  The structure at the mouth of Birk Crag vale, reached from Cornwall Road.

Irrigation Farm  -  To the left of Ripon Road leaving Harrogate, comprises 310 acres, and is the admiration of experts. In Wetherby Lane are 13 acres devoted to the same purpose.

Knaresborough  -  One of the quaintest and most picturesque show places in the district. Three miles from Harrogate, by train or road. Includes the castle, the dropping or petrifying well, one ancient church, the curious excavations in a rocky height known as St. Robert's chapel and cave, and much also that is beautiful in nature. Plompton Rocks may be taken on the return journey.

Lacrosse  -  Extensively played in Harrogate, where the county colours have frequently been won by our local club. Many Harrogate players have found places in the county– team.

Laundry  -  A well equipped steam laundry is in operation at Smithy Hill, and many private laundresses of experience are at the service of visitors. The clear atmosphere of Harrogate is conducive to the snowy whiteness of linen impossible in a smoky town.

Lawn Tennis  -  The principal club known as the Dragon, has its ground in a field between the Granby and County Hotels ; there is another private club in Goodrick's field, off Leeds Road, Visitors are admitted to temporary membership of both clubs. The Hotels and the Spa have tennis courts.

Liberal Club  -  In Raglan Street, available to Visitors. Billiard and reading rooms.

Literary Societies  -  The Harrogate Literary Society is the general organisation, meetings, Wednesday evenings in the winter. The Churches have their institute and series of lectures, and the Chapels in most cases. have theirs under the title of Mutual Improvement Society.

Little Wonder  -  The colony near the Gas Works is most frequently called Little Wonder after the title which the public house of the neighbourhood has borrowed from a noted racer. The correct name for this district, inhabited purely by working people, is New Park. It is in the parish of Bilton, and possesses a neat mission room.

Lodging Houses  -  There is no lack of choice under this head for invalids' requirements. High Harrogate is cool and bracing, Central Harrogate, open and convenient, Low Harrogate, sheltered and accessible to the Wells, Baths, and other places, Apartments may be acquired at terms to suit any means.

Magistrates  -  There are both County and Borough Magistrates. The former sit in the Petty– Sessional Court, at Knaresborough, on Wednesdays, at 11 ; the latter in the Borough Court, Albert Hall, On Mondays, at 11.

Mails  -  Harrogate is well served in this respect. There are 19 despatches on week–days, commencing at 5–35 a.m., and ending at 8–45 p.m.; and 3 despatches on Sundays; four week–day deliveries, and one Sunday.

Market Hall  -  Is bounded on three sides respectively by Station Square, Cambridge Street, and Market Street. Contains meat, fish, fruit, game, and miscellaneous stalls, open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Saturdays, 11 p.m.

Mayors  -  The following have occupied the civic chair of Harrogate: Mr. Nicholas Carter, Mr. Richard Ellis, Mr. Wm. Taylor, and Mr. Samson Fox.

Medicinal Waters  -  Eighty springs comprising strong and mild sulphur waters, iron, &c. The Old Sulphur, Kissengen, Chloride and Carbonate of Iron, and Alexandra are amongst the most celebrated, whilst the No. 36 well promises to become famous as its virtues are made known.

Municipal Offices  -  At the Victoria Baths, Low Harrogate, comprise Council Chamber, Town Clerk's, Surveyor's, Tax Collector's, and Nuisance Inspector's offices.

Newspapers  -  Harrogate Herald (Liberal;, Wednesday, 1d. ; Harrogate Advertiser, Saturday (Conservative), 1d. The following papers known as the Harrogate Herald series are printed at the Herald Printing Works, Harrogate, and circulate throughout a wide district: Harrogate Herald, Wednesdays ; Ripon Gazette, Thursdays and Saturdays; Bedale and Northallerton Times, Fridays ; Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale Herald, Friday noon for Saturday; Knaresborough Post, Friday afternoon for Saturday morning. Communications to the Editors ; Advertisements to the publishers of the respective papers, addressed to Harrogate.

Otter Hunting  -  At certain season of the year, in the Nidd, Ure, and Wharfe.

Out Porters  -  They stand near the gates, in the yard, on each side of the railway station.

Pack–horse Bridge  -  To the right of Irongate Bridge, near Birk Crag. Take the path to the right leading to a quarry before descending the hill to Irongate Bridge.

Pannal Village  -  In the vale of Crimple, two miles south–east of Harrogate. The church is one of the three ancient forest ecclesiastical structures (Fewston, Hampsthwaite, and Pannal), and the mother church of St. Mary's, Low Harrogate, Harlow Hill, and Beckwithshaw.

Parishes  -  Christ Church, High Harrogate; St. John's, Bilton ; St. Peter's, Central Harrogate ; St. Mary's, Low Harrogate.

Petty Sessions  -  At Knaresborough Court House, Wednesdays, at 11 o'clock.

Pillar–boxes or wall–boxes  -  Near following: Adelphi Hotel, Brunswick Terrace, Church Square, Harlow Road, Royal Crescent, Lancaster Road, Parliament Street, Queen Street, Railway Station, Royal Parade, Westmoreland Street, York Place, Bilton, Strawberrydale Road, Starbeck, Hyde Park Terrace, East Park Road, Eton Terrace, West End Park, Beechwood Crescent, Beech Grove, Ripon Road, Pannal Ash Road, Alexandra Park, and Bachelor Gardens.

Places of Interest  -  May be most conveniently understood from our tabulated summary on a later page. Full details in the amplified section.

Plumpton Rocks  -  Three miles drive south–east, a charming wood, wild lake with lofty stone heights, curiously formed boulders, and altogether a fine picture of solitude. Across the road are gardens and house for pic–nic parties, open weekdays and Sundays.

Police Station  -  Raglan Street, next to United Methodist Free Church. Give notice of lost property here.

Population of Harrogate  -  The Borough of Harrogate proper 14,000. Just outside the boundary in many directions there is a considerable population, which for all business, if not for rateable purposes should be included in Harrogate. The population then is greatly increased.

Post Offices  -  General, in James Street ; Receiving Offices, High Harrogate, Royal Parade, and Denmark Street. Sub–offices at New Park, Pannal, Starbeck, and Beckwithshaw.

Public Library  -  Has temporary– premises in Raglan Street, on the site purchased by the Corporation for a new Town Hall. The Act was adopted in 1887, and rooms opened in Fern Villa, Princes Street.

Pump Rooms  -  The Royal, Promenade Square, the original strong sulphur, a mild sulphur for drinking, and six other springs used only for bathing purposes. The magnesia, the Alexandra iron, and the Crescent saline are also served here for drinking. The Montpellier Pump Room, Montpellier Gardens, Low Harrogate, strong and mild sulphurs and the Kissengen. Magnesia Pump Room, Bogs Field, the magnesia, alum, and No. 36 spring. Spa Pump Room at the Spa Rooms, bottom of Parliament Street, chloride and carbonate of iron waters. John's Well, the Stray, Wetherby Road, High Harrogate, strong chalybeate. Tewit Well, the Stray, near Leeds Road, and opposite Prince of Wales Hotel, a pure chalybeate. Starbeck, mild sulphur and a chalybeate. Harlow Car, beyond Harlow Church, mild sulphur and a chalybeate.

Railways  -  he North Eastern hold the monopoly. The main line is from Leeds to Thirsk and north to Edinburgh. The Harrogate branches are the York and Knaresborough, Church Fenton, Pilmoor, Bradford, and Nidd Valley.

Railway Station  -  One, top of James Street, approached by East Parade, North Park Road, Station Parade, Cambridge, James, Albert, and Raglan Streets.

Rainfall  -  Harrogate is not a rainy town, and the streets do not harbour wet.

Rateable Value  -  The Borough of Harrogate is constantly increasing as the following figures will show. It represents three fourths of the gross rental : 1877, £53,040 ; 1878, ; £57,I40 1879, £62,460 ; 1880, £66,254; 7881, £67,273: 1882, £69,700; 1883, ,£70,700 1884, £71,500; 1885, £72,800; 1886, £74,200; 1887, ,£75,250: 1888, £76,400; 1889, £78,800; 1890, £81,140.

Reservoirs  -  Domestic water, four : Harlow Hill, Irongate–bridge Road, Beaver Dyke, and the "Ten Acres," Haverah Park. A small reservoir in Cold Bath Road belonging to the Company is leased by the Corporation, and augments the stream and miniature lakes in Bogs Valley Gardens.

Reservoirs  -  For conservation of medicinal waters, the largest in a field near the Harrogate Hydro', approached from Swan Lane, holds 365,000 gallons, built in 1886; another at the west end of the Victoria Baths contains 140,000 gallons; and a third in the Town Hall gardens, for mild alkaline water, has a capacity of 60,000 gallons.

Restaurants  -  The North Eastern, Station Square is the newest and best appointed, though the People's Hotel Coffee House, and the St. James' Coffee House cater largely and well if in a humbler way.

Riding  -  Horses to be had from the various livery stables ; the Stray an excellent run ; a Riding School in East Park Road, off Victoria Avenue.

Ripley  -  The seat of Sir Henry Ingilby (Ripley Castle), a model village and ancient church. Three–and–a–half miles by road, by train one mile from station. Beautiful lake, good skating in winter. Grounds open Fridays ten to four.

St. John's Ambulance Society  -  Holds its meetings at the Church Institute.

Schools  -  Harrogate possesses some of the finest Schools in the country, and owing to its healthfulness is one of the most popular Scholastic centres in the Kingdom, particularly for delicate children. Many a parent looks with pride upon the stalwart form and robust constitution of his once weakly boy and remembers Harrogate with gratitude. There are no Board Schools, all voluntary.

Skating  -  In winter on Goodrick's pond, off Leeds Road; Appleby Car and the Nidd, Knaresborough, and the Spa, Harrogate, where roller skating may be had during the summer.

Societies  -  Nearly every society is represented in Harrogate, including Bible Society, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Women's Temperance, Waifs and Strays, Choral, Floral and Horticultural, Dramatic and Operatic, University Extension, Literary, Mutual Improvement, St. John's Ambulance, &c.

Spa Concert Room and Gardens  -  At the bottom of Parliament Street, Vocal and Instrumental Concerts Morning and Evening during season.

Stamp Office  -  Victoria Hall, James Street.

Stone Obelisk  -  In West Park, is merely the boundary for two obsolete turnpike trusts and was erected in 1778. It bears the words " The boundary of Leeds and Ripon Turnpike Road."

Stray  -  The open common of 200 acres set apart in 1770, by Parliament, for the benefit of the water drinkers, can never be enclosed or built upon. The herbage was granted to adjoining owners, who are known as stray–gate owners. Horses may be ridden, and spring vehicles driven on all parts, the law says.

Swimming  -  In the Swimming Bath, at Starbeck, only.

Temperance Friendly Societies  -  The Harrogate Temperance Society, meetings, Albert Hall; Clare Tent, Rechabites, monthly, Albert Hall; Sons of the Phoenix, monthly, the Hall, Westmoreland Passage.

Theatre  -  Nearly opposite the Old Sulphur Well, amply supplied with ventilation, scenery, stage and other appointments. It was formerly a promenade room, and was converted to its present use many years ago, since which time it has done good service to the town; a new Opera House is contemplated by the Lessee.

The Season  -  Extends from May till November, but the town is much frequented all the year round.. The treatment in winter will be found as efficacious as in any season of the year, for Harrogate is dry and bracing during the colder months.

Tobogganing  -  Is well understood here, and was indulged in considerably one winter. The Magistrates considered the sport dangerous on the public hills and ordered its discontinuance. Since that time the Cyclists monopolise the peculiar element of legalised danger in public thoroughfares, and Tobogganing takes to the fields. There are a number of Yankee double runners in the town.

Town Hall  -  There is no municipal building bearing this title. The corporation offices and Council chamber are in the Victoria Baths, and town's meetings are held in the Town Hall Theatre. A site for a Town Hall has long since been purchased in Victoria Avenue, opposite the Police station, but more pressing and remunerative public works have claimed first attention.

Townships  -  Harrogate is in two : Bilton–with–Harrogate and Pannal.

Turkish Baths  -  Are open to the public in the Montpellier Gardens, the Harrogate Hydropathic Establishment, and the Cairn Hydro'.

Viaduct, Crimple  -  Fine engineering work, spans the Crimple Valley, is used by the N.E.R. Company, by whom it was built. Total length about 1850 feet ; has 31 arches each 58 feet span, the highest being 130 feet.

Visitors  -  Harrogate has numbered amongst its visitors the most eminent people of the world, and constancy has ever been their characteristic. Year after year one sees the same faces at the wells and baths, and cannot but recognise the fact as indisputable testimony of Harrogate's healing virtues.

Volunteers (rifle)  -  One company, enrolled 14th February, t86o, with Captain, afterwards Major, then Colonel Harrison as commanding officer. He was succeeded by Major Holt, who, on leaving the district was followed by Captain, subsequently Major Brady.

Walks and Footpaths  -  In and around Harrogate are pleasant The Corporation erected strong iron gates along most of them, bearing the words "Public Footpath." This was necessary because at one time the public's rights were in danger of being restricted. The subject is fully treated in another part of this work.

Water Supply, (domestic)  -  Copious and of excellent quality. Town is served by private company from four reservoirs; office, Albert Street.

Wells  -  There are eighty wells of many distinct varieties, some of which we have treated under the head " Pump Rooms." We may here, however, refer to the situations of the most important or those not previously mentioned : thirty–four in the Bogs Field ; eight under the Royal Pump Room; eight on the Town Hall estate; nine in the Montpellier Gardens; and three on the Crown Hotel estate; others at the Spa, the Tewit, and John's Wells, Starbeck, and Harlow Car.

Yeomanry  -  The 2nd West York come to Harrogate for their annual ten days' training the latter part of July.

Young Men's Christian Association  -  Has rooms on Westminster Bridge, close to the Station, and the Young Women's Association in Prospect Crescent.






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