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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Review of Sowerby Bridge by Mark Andrew on July 17th, 2009
Your details on Sowerby Bridge are very inaccurate The Malt House Hotel is really a Pub and in Rishworth, Ripponden NOT Sowerby Bridge, also The Millbank Restaurant in in the village of Millbank. Triangle, NOT Sowerby Bridge. We have one Hotel, The Tower House, in the Pye Nest area just below the famous landmark Wainhouse Tower. We have some first class Restaurants, Chesters on Wharf Street, 12-04 in the Canal Basin, Gimbals on Wharf Street - all 1ST CLASS and popular. Also Temujin, Mongolian Food at the Canal Basin Our Town has some of the best Pubs with Real Ale in West Yorkshire, the famous Puzzle Hall, The Works and now the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms at the Station. Also The Moorings at the Canal Basin and The Navigation on the Canal side provide a wide range of Ales and excellent food in historic buildings The Historic Canal Basin is the home of Shire Cruisers, the first Canal Holiday Hire Company formed in West Yorkshire which brought tourism to Sowerby Bridge. HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Canal Basin this year and inspected the restored Salt Warehouse and unveiled a Plaque on the William Andrew Memorial HQ for the 12th Halifax Sea Scouts We have a new Open Market in the Town Centre and soon to be built a new Swimming Pool. Our Library was funded by Carnegie has a lot of local history books and information. The HBOS Copley Data Centre is one of the biggest employers and situated on the Wakefield Road Despite the busy A58 road through the Town, Sowerby Bridge is now emerging from the loss of its industrial past into a thriving centre for tourism with access to the beautiful Ryburn Valley with its historic villages of Ripponden, Rishworth, Barkisland, Millbank and Sowerby and from Soyland emigrated Joseph Kershaw the founder of Camden, South Carolina, USA. Archbishop Tillotson was born at Haugh End on the outskirts of our Town Sowerby Bridge has entered Yorkshire in Bloom for many years and this year the volunteers have tackled the Railway Station as their main project making it is very pleasant place to alight and visit our area

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