Timeline Of Local Events

1030 St. Andrew's Church, Ferry Fryston constructed
1350 St. Andrew's Church rebuilt
1461 Battle of Ferrybridge, Wars of the Roses
1636 Sir Arthur Ingram purchases the Manor of Knottingley
1642 Sir Arthur Ingram dies
1699 Aire and Calder Navigation Act passed
1740 Aire and Calder navigation opened between Leeds and Knottingley
1785 Commencement of the Royal Mail services
1794 Knottingley Pottery established
1797 Construction of the bridge in Ferrybridge
1798 Ralph Wedgewood joins the Knottingley Pottery
1804 The Knottingley Pottery is renamed as the Ferrybridge Pottery
1804 The bridge crossing the river Aire at Ferrybridge is opened
1826 The Knottingley-Goole canal is opened
1826 Ferrybridge Lock is opened
1833 William Tomlinson, co-founder of Knottingley Pottery, dies aged 87
1843 Gunfighter Ben Thompson is born in Knottingley
1845 Yorkshire Bottle Works established
1848 The Wakefield-Pontefract-Goole Railway is opened
1850 A through route to London by railway via Knottingley is opened
1859 Knottingley cemetery opened
1866 Ferrybridge postmaster Joshua Arnall, patents his bottle making machine
1869 William Bagley becomes manager at the Yorkshire Glass Bottle Company
1871 Bagley's Glassworks is established in Knottingley
1873 St. Botolph's Church Tower is constructed
1877 Air Tar Company founded
1879 The Swinton and Knottingley railway is opened
1879 St. Andrews Church receives extensive alterations
1880 The first edition of the Pontefract and Castleford Express is published
1882 Ferrybridge Railway station is opened
1882 West Riding Pottery established
1884 Gunfighter Ben Thompson is gunned down in a saloon bar in America
1887 Burdin Brothers glassworks is established
1893 Jackson's Glassworks is established
1905 Gregg & Company glassworks is established
1911 John Harker died
1918 John Harker Limited is registered as a business
1924 Ferrybridge cemetery opened
1926 'William Kipping' the first tanker built at Knottingley, is launched at John Harker's
1952-53 St. Andrew's Church is rebuilt in Ferrybridge
1965 Ferrybridge C Power Station cooling towers are destroyed in high winds
1968 Ferrybridge C Power Station is commissioned

 

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