Buck Wood, spreading beyond Thackley and its ever increasing number of housing estates, and Buck Mill, down between the Buck Wood and the canal and the River Aire, play an important part in Thackley’s history.
They are dealt with comprehensively in the Friends of Buck Wood website: http://www.friendsofbuckwood.org.uk and we recommend that you explore their pages and their links to archaeological and other reports and documents.
Please click on the list below to open another file or to return to the Homepage:
- Apperley Bridge: the 1866 viaduct disaster
- Bomber Crash in Idle, 1941
- Canal Tavern, Thackley
- Death of a Distinguished Scholar: an unsolved mystery
- Hill 60 re-enactment, 1915
- Joseph Wright: Childhood
- Maggot farms: a Cure for Tuberculosis
- Sidney Jackson, rambling
- Thackley Tunnels: changing landscapes, and the men who built our railways
- Thackley Tunnels: Passengers: accidents, attacks, and strange behaviour
- Thackley workhouse, 1765 -1858
- Thackley’s hidden graveyard
- The Navvy Mission in Thackley
- The Open Air School, Thackley
- The Open Air School: Lessons
- Toothache trees
- Water-casting – in Idle!
- THACKLEY AND IDLE HISTORY FILES: Homepage