Hawkcliffe Wood: This once came on
the market and was given consideration to be
bought and used as a place for the public, Mr.
(Pie) Leach who was against this made his point by
saying: "ther wor too monny hoils an' caves abaat.
They'd be capt if somebody gat dahn one o' t'
hoils an' wor nivver seen ageean." A few days
later the announcement that Mr. Butterfield's
estate agent, Mr. James Wright, had
successfully negotiated with Messrs Dixon, of
Steeton, for the purchase of the Wood. One assumes
that Pie was happy with this outcome.
Victoria Park has
been pretty much taken over by road widening and
a sports centre with car parking, the once grand
manor house now looks a sorry state. There are
some photographs at Cliffe Castle which show how
grand and wonderful the interior used to
Devonshire Park The Duke of Devonshire presented Keighley with the land to create a park to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee. The park was first opened on September 4th 1888.