The 20th Century

The industrialisation of the village, and the accompanying concentration of settlement in the village, continued throughout the 20th Century, with council house developments north of the river and along Mount Road. The textile industry went into decline from the 1960's, and the overcrowded Planks area in the centre of the village was demolished.

Since then, derelict industrial sites and demolished mills have provided land on which have been built private estates, mainly for commuters to the nearby cities of Leeds and Manchester.