Luddite memorial unveiled

The unveiling of the world's only memorial to the Luddites. A sculpture of a cropper and his daughter has been unveiled in the new park on the junction of Knowler Hill and Halifax Road, Liversedge, which was made by Spen Valley Civic Society. Chiara Rathmell unveils the statue. (d16041253)

The unveiling of the world's only memorial to the Luddites. A sculpture of a cropper and his daughter has been unveiled in the new park on the junction of Knowler Hill and Halifax Road, Liversedge, which was made by Spen Valley Civic Society. Chiara Rathmell unveils the statue. (d16041253)

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CROWDS gathered on a rainy morning to witness the unveiling of the world’s only memorial to the Luddites in Liversedge.

The unveiling of the statue of a cropper and his daughter was the culmination of six years’ hard graft by Spen Valley Civic Society.

The society bought a plot of derelict land at the junction of Knowler Hill and Halifax Road to turn into a park marking the ‘lost town’ of Liversedge.

 

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