Billy Sweep Saunter

Billy Sweep (real name William Guest) was the village sweep of no fixed abode who lodged in the boiler house of a winding engine nearHaighBridgedownHaigh Lane, just up the lane fromCommon Lane. One Sunday in Sept 1889, pure water was running in the shaft, Billy Sweep descended to collect some and was killed by the winding cage. A grave stone was erected to his memory in Flockton.


Time: About 2 hours

Grade: An easy fairly level walk with some sections along busy roads.

OS Maps: Landranger 110 / Explorer 288

Public Transport: regular bus services from Huddersfield to Flockton. See   for details.

Parking: limited parking off A637 Barnsley Road on Parkside, WF4 4AD.

To follow Billy Sweep on his Saunter:

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