Dalton, West Yorkshire
Dalton shown within West Yorkshire
|Population||518 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Located in a small valley it is mostly housing, with a small number of engineering firms to the northwest, surrounded by farmland used in the production of milk.
Germaine Lindsay, one of the suicide bombers involved in the 7 July 2005 London bombings, had lived in the area following his arrival from Jamaica aged five, and attended Rawthorpe Junior School and Rawthorpe High School.
Dalton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. This tax-motivated survey commissioned by William the Conqueror listed landholdings and resources. However, unlike other areas surrounding Huddersfield, Dalton was not listed as `waste', meaning uncultivated or unusable land, and there was economic activity. A plough was being used and the land was worth ten shillings.
- "Lost years of the 'nice boy' who killed 25", David Sapsted and Duncan Gardham, Daily Telegraph, 16 July 2005
- Huddersfield Examiner - History spotlight ... Dalton (24 October 2005)
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