Sir William Watson. Born August 2nd 1858. Died August 13th 1935. Poet and humanitarian was born at Peel Place, Burley-in-Wharfedale. Here he spent his youth and gained inspiration from his native dale. "To thee what wealth was that the immortals gave the wealth thou gavest in thy turn to men." (From his poem On Wordsworth's Grave.)

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Queen's Hall, Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale
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Colour: bronze