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Thread #11030   Message #1384286
Posted By: IanC
21-Jan-05 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of Sowerby Bridge
Subject: RE: Battle of Sowerby Bridge
Just a tad on the place names.

I'm sure that Catherine Slack is correct. However, it has to be Shipley Glen as there wasn't a switchback or an aerial flight (aerial slide) at Shibden Dale.

Here's a summary of a book giving some more detail.

100 YEARS AT SHIPLEY GLEN - The Story of the Glen Tramway
By Michael .J. Leak (2003)
Nice booklet, to tell the story of the Shipley Glen Tramway the oldest cable operated tramway in the British Isles. (not including cliff lifts) The book also includes information on the Shipley Glen Pleasure grounds which was home to a Switchback and currently home to the Aerial Slide, possible the oldest roller coaster in the world and certainly the oldest suspended coaster.

Kings Cross Road is on the Sowerby Bridge side of Halifax, so that figures.

I think Shipley Glen was included as being a famous local landmark, despite its relative distance.