Elland Spa, 1894

There is a locality at Elland known as Spa Well. Some years ago pilgrims came to Elland from surrounding places to fetch for domestic and drink for medicinal purposes the water of well, which is still strongly impregnated with sulphur hence the name. A charge of a ha’penny was made for every bucket filled with this precious water. It was regarded as an excellent tonic. Many took the waters without the expense of a journey to Harrogate or Doncaster.

Water 1894

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