Driving through Todmorden on the way to Gordon Rigg’s garden centre I am always reminded of this song and the tragic story it represents.
Here it is:
At the time of Miles’s demise Todmorden was of course in Lancashire. The infamous local government reforms which came into force in 1974 moved it to Yorkshire although the cricket team still plays in the Lancashire League.
Our own home village of West Bradford went the other way, from Yorks to Lancs.
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Todmorden was featured in the recent TV documentaries about Dr. Harold Shipman…