13 Facts About Wetherby


Wetherby Bridge, which spans the River Wharfe, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II listed structure.

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Wetherby provides the setting for the novel Oldbury by Annie Keary.

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Wetherby had the only stone frigate north of London, built on Hallfield Lane in 1942, named in turn; HMS Cabot, Demetrius, Rodney and Ceres.

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Since 2010 Wetherby has been in the Elmet and Rothwell constituency, a marginal seat.

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Wetherby is an electoral ward of Leeds City Council and has a town council responsible for amenities such as parks.

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Wetherby has a cool, fairly moist climate with changeable weather year-round.

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Wetherby has a manufacturing presence in the town and on the Thorp Arch Trading Estate.

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The upgrade of the section between Bramham and Wetherby started in July 2007 and was scheduled to be completed in 2009.

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The upgrading of the A1 in Wetherby was the final development after 50 years of gradual improvement to motorway standard.

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Wetherby had two railway stations with services to Leeds, Harrogate, and Church Fenton on the Cross Gates–Wetherby line and the Harrogate–Church Fenton line.

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Wetherby Racecourse was originally located at the Ings before moving to York Road.

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Wetherby Racecourse is the starting point for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, an annual 70-mile ride to Filey in June, which has raised nearly £2 million for charity since its inception in 1984.

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Wetherby Film Theatre is an independently owned, traditional single screen cinema on Caxton Street, which, although opened in 1915 as a cinema, had been used for some time as a bingo and social club, before being re-opened as a cinema in 1994.

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