Dewsbury

Dewsbury (/ˈdjuːzbəri/) is a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. It is to the west of Wakefield, east of Huddersfield and south of Leeds. It lies by the River Calder and an arm of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, after undergoing a period of major growth in the 19th century as a mill town, Dewsbury went through a period of decline. More recently there has been redevelopment of derelict mills into flats, and regenerating of run-down areas.

According to the 2001 census the Dewsbury urban sub-area had a population of 54,341. Dewsbury is the largest town in the Heavy Woollen District, a conurbation of small mill towns.

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Crown Flatt
... known as the Tetley's Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a rugby league stadium in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England ... It is the home of Dewsbury rugby league club ... Crown Flatt was also the name of a stadium used by Dewsbury until 13 September 1988, when it was deliberately burnt down ...
Savile Town
... Savile Town is a small area of Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, England ... named after Thomas Savile, who once owned the townships of Dewsbury and Thornhill ... There are several roads in Dewsbury, Ossett and Wakefield that have "Savile" in the name ...
Crown Flatt - History - Original Stadium
... - a Savile estate tenant - had agreed to sub-let the field to Dewsbury Athletic and Football Club for an initial payment of £20 per year ... lost to Wales, with the only try scored by a Dewsbury player, Wales's 'Buller' Stadden ... In November 1897, the committee of Dewsbury and Savile Football and Athletic Club decided to abandon rugby union in favour of soccer and in mid-1898, to vacate Crown Flatt ...
Dewsbury - References in Popular Culture
... Dewsbury is referenced in The Beatles' 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour ... journey of the film's title - exclaim "The bus is ten miles north on the Dewsbury road and they're having a lovely time!" Dewsbury is also referenced in the 1991 single "It's Grim Up North" by the Justified Ancients ... in a fictional city named "Cressley", but its description was based upon Dewsbury ...
Staincliffe
... Staincliffe is a cross-over district of both Batley, West Yorkshire, England and Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England ... Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the name is believed to derive from staine, meaning stone and cliffe, cliff ...