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Some views of, and from, the refuse heap ("Black Ash") left by the Calder Soap Works of Hodgson & Simpson.
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Close up of the refuse heap from the public footpath from Denby Dale Road*.
© John S. Sargent 2009.
(* Crigglestone Bridleway No. 1)
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A view of the refuse heap across one of the lagoons near the Swan & Cygnet, Denby Dale Road (across the road from Pugneys Country Park).
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This picture was taken from the top of the pile and shows the River Calder and part of the Thornes industrial park. The Calder and Hebble Navigation (Thornes Cut) is the other side of the river bank.
© John S. Sargent
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The ruins of Sandal Castle viewed from the top of the heap.
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Calder Island and the Denby Dale Road over the River Calder, photgraphed from Sandal Castle. The refuse heap is just visible between the red building (a house) and the Denby Dale Road Bridge across the River Calder.
© John S. Sargent 28th October 2009.
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The eastern end of Calder Island viewed from Sandal Castle. The soap works has been replaced by the modern buildings on the island to the left of the river as shown in the picture.
The redbrick mill and other industrial buildings (centre-right) are on the navigable stretch of the Calder. A housing estate is towards the bottom right.
© John S. Sargent
Footpaths and Bridleways
For more information about public rights of way in the Wakefield district visit the official Wakefield website.
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about Walton.


The HOW Project

A History of Walton, Peter Wright
A History of Walton,
Peter Wright


A Pictorial History of Walton, Alan Bowers
A Pictorial History of Walton, Wakefield.
Alan Bowers


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The Walton Millennium CD.
If you can track down a copy, it contains photographs and other titbits relating to the village.


Walton in 1971
Walton in 1971
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