Netherby Deep: The tragic drowning that tainted a Yorkshire beauty spot

Beside the River Wharfe near the Harewood estate is a 'danger' sign with an unusually foreboding warning.

"Avoid this place as you would a plague."

Over 50 years old, with faded lettering and covered in moss, it stands just downstream of Harewood Bridge, close to the village of Kearby with Netherby, and was erected after a tragedy which tainted a popular holiday spot forever.

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source: Yorkshire Post

2019-08-20 14:53
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