Southowram-Did You Know
Whilst it is not advisable, you could still access miles of mining tunnels that run under the Southowram area. Some are as wide as a main road. There are also old carts and tracks still down there.
The main bus route through Southowram used to run down Pinnar Lane.
There was a Quaker meeting place in Southowram at Spaniard Hall Farm but whereabouts was this?
Just below Bailey Hall, Southowram Bank, where the train station now stands was once a very popular public recreation complex.
Click here to see what it was.
The building on the left of the picture 'above' used to be known as the 'readers parliament' and was also a bus shelter.
The building on the right was the Sion Sunday School.
The old building above with the railings was a small school that became the post office.
The 'Cock' as in Cock and Bottle has nothing to do with the fowl. It actually refers to the water-cock that once operated the local well. So, Cock and Bottle denotes that both draught beer and bottled beer were available.