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Caption for Newton, The Village 1921: Because of its obscurity, this hamlet by the river Hodder was chosen by the Quakers as the site for their Friends' Meeting House, which was also used as a school in 1767 (right, with the tall belfry). Roads pass by leading to Dunsop Bridge and Slaidburn. The young John Bright attended school here to improve his knowledge and physique. He enjoyed country ways, and in manhood worked with another MP, Richard Cobden, to push the Reform Bills through Parliament. Both men championed the working classes.

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