The Glover family ran the windmill at Darrington.  Mr Glover went on to run a traction engine business where he worked his traction engines on farms in the locality as required.  This photograph given to me by Mr Michael Leach of Darrington  shows the large number of Darrington people transported in 1897 to Market Place, Pontefract in a string of trailers pulled by one of Mr Glover's engines. This special journey was to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.They celebrated with real enthusiasm Victoria's 60 years' reign.

Queen Victoria, sometimes known as the "Widow of Windsor," in a long period of self-imposed isolation, became a legendary figure. Her's was the longest reign in British history. She was queen for  64 years. The glitter and pageantry of her Golden Jubilee in 1887 and her Diamond Jubilee in 1897

were celebrations of this long reign.


There are important links between Darrington and Pontefract's
Buttercross pictured here behind Mr Glover's beflagged traction engine...but that's another story.