Ossett was once a thriving centre of the "shoddy" industry. There are now three operational textile mills in the town. The town once had four railway stations, all of which have long been closed. It is now the largest town in Yorkshire and one of the largest towns in Britain without a railway station.
Gawthorpe, a small village on the outskirts of Ossett, is the venue each Easter Monday of the annual World Coal-Carrying Championships.OS grid reference SE 285 205
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