History All Around Us

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More old-style awesomeness from Otley, from last year’s town carnival.

I recently discovered that the street I live on is named after the owner of a Victorian iron works,¬†which used to be at the end of the road. Now when I see that name it evokes a whole host of associations, reminding me of the printing press production industry that was once here in Otley, of an earlier era in the life of the town. That’s one of the great things about history – it’s always around us, often in the little details, and it doesn’t have to be big to make life a little more interesting.