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Information about the village of Altofts in North Yorkshire.

Altofts

Altoft's own parish church, St Mary Magdalene, was built between 1873 & 1890, so it must have become a separate parish around then.[1]

Martin Frobisher, who gave his name to Frobisher Bay in Canada, was born in Altofts. The church contains a memorial window to 32 people and 53 horses killed in a coal dust explosion at the West Riding Colliery, which led to a better understanding of the dangers of coal dust and better safety standards.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.stmarysaltofts.org.uk/history.html

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/WRY/Normanton/more





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