The first English `watering place' to be distinguished by the name of `spa', Harrogate rose to prominence, from a small hamlet to a fashionable retreat for the gentry.
The number arriving to take the cure reached 20,000 by 1848, rising to 60,000 by the end of the century. " Local history lovers will be delighted ... a fascinating insight into the town's history ... all vividly brought to life by author Bill Mitchell's narrative and superb collection of illustrations." Harrogate Advertiser
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/10/2001
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781860771811