Secret Harrogate

In these days of ubiquitous, non-stop media and information you would think that there were few secrets anywhere left to reveal: but when it comes to Harrogate there remain a surprising number of facts and idiosyncrasies which, over the years, have remained obscure, to say the least. Secret Harrogate is an historical journey through one of England’s most visited towns, unearthing nuggets of its early history and spectacular development into one of Europe’s foremost spas. This book reveals and unravels scores of fascinating and little-known details about Harrogate that will fascinate and inform its many visitors as well as its current inhabitants, many of whom probably thought they knew it all. The book gives a unique perspective on the many less-obvious aspects of Harrogate’s history and will go a long way to explaining why today’s Harrogate is as it is, and how it may develop in the future.

‘The book also includes the village of Pannal for which Mrs Anne Smith provided four images (on p. 89) originally published in her Postcards from Pannal; these are © Anne Smith’.