Local Bibliography

Akroyd, Jean Mallinson. ‘Ryburn Valley Reflections’. 1991

Akroyd, Jean Mallinson. ‘Further Reflections from the Ryburn Valley’. 2001

Anon. ‘A Short Account of Sowerby Methodism’. 1906

Barlow, Ronald. ‘Kebroyd Land and Milnes’. 1956

Baxendale, W.H. ‘Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society Ltd : Historical Sketch’. 1910

Beazley, Ruth & Michael. ‘Now Then, Mill Bank’. 2007

Broadley, K. ‘The Story of Parrack Nook : Rishworth Independent Chapel’. 1933

Carr, Julian. 'Victoria Mill and the People of the Ryburn Valley'. 2016

Cliff, David. ‘Sowerby Bridge’. 2006

Cliff, David. ‘Ripponden & the Ryburn Valley’. 2007

Crossley, E.W. ‘A Paper on the Earlier History of the Church at Ripponden’. 1925

Fisher, Jeffrey N. ‘The Rishworth Branch’. 1990

Foulds, Jack. ‘A Brief History of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge’. 2004

Gibson, Basil. ‘Sowerby Town : As Remembered by some of us who Grew Up there’ Vol 1 1997


Gibson, Basil. ‘Sowerby Town : As Remembered by some of us who Grew Up there’Vol 2 (More of Old Sowerby Town) 1997

Gledhill, Hilda M. ‘The Story of 350 years at West Scammonden Church, Deanhead’. 1965

Haigh, Rev. W. ‘An Historical Sketch of the Baptist Church, Steep Lane, Sowerby’. 1890

Hargreaves, Dr John. ‘Sowerby Bridge in Old Photographs’. 1994

Illingworth, Jean. ‘Growing Up in Sowerby.....and More’. 2008

Lambert, Win (Ed). ‘Memories of Sowerby Bridge and Norland’. no date

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society. ‘The Rishworth Branch’. 1983

Ludlam, Harry. ‘The History of Rishworth School’. 1973

Lum, Pamela. ‘ St Mary’s Church, Cottonstones : A Short History of the Church, Cottonstones and the village of Mill Bank’. 1998

Lum, Pamela. ‘Recollection, Reminiscence and Romance : The Story of Mill Bank and area in World War Two’. 2006

Muir, Augustus. ‘The History of Bowers Mills’. 1969

Porritt, A. ‘The Story of John Atkinson & Sons’. 1960

Priestley, John H. ‘The History of Ripponden’. 1903

Priestley, John H. ‘The History of the Ripponden Co-operative Society Ltd.’ 1932

Sowerby Bridge Civic Society. ‘Sowerby Bridge Town Centre History Trail’

Smith, Arnold. ‘History of Sowerby Congregational Church’. 1945

Stott, John. ‘The History of Stones Methodist Church & School 1800 – 1935’. 1935

Sykes, Beatrice. ‘Krumlin Methodist Chapel 1868 – 1968’. 1968

Thornburrow, Robert. ‘Memories of Yore (Mill Bank)’. 2000

Whiteley, Hazel. ‘Ryburn Tapestry’. 1975

Whiteley, Hazel. ‘Ripponden History Trail’. 1986

Winder, Rev. J.W. ‘The Story of Sowerby Bridge Church’. 1945