Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1 by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • Release Date: 1865-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Leeds and Skipton railway runs along a deep valley of the Aire; a slow and sluggish stream, compared to the neighbouring river of Wharfe. Keighley station is on this line of railway, about a quarter of a mile from the town of the same name. The number of inhabitants and the importance of Keighley have been very greatly increased during the last twenty years, owing to the rapidly extended market for worsted manufactures, a branch of industry that mainly employs the factory population of this part of Yorkshire, which has Bradford for its centre and metropolis.

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