17 July 1919 - Bettys Tea Rooms, one of Harrogate's best-known businesses, opened its doors to the public for the first time. 14 December 1926 - Agatha Christie, who had mysteriously vanished eleven days earlier from her home in Surrey, turned up alive and well at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate. 24 April 1982 - The 27th Eurovision Song Contest, won by Germany, was held at Harrogate International Centre. Experience 100 key dates that shaped Harrogate's history, highlighted its people's genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected.
Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and surprise both residents and visitors of the town.