Silsden history group to host talk on Victorian adventurer The Great Sequah (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Silsden history group to host talk on Victorian adventurer The Great Sequah
9:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A Victorian adventurer and showman from Silsden will come under the spotlight in the town later this month.
William Henry Hartley, who became known as The Great Sequah, will be the subject of a talk at an open meeting of the local history group on Monday, October 28.
Mr Hartley found fame and fortune by selling potions from aboard a chariot, accompanied by a band of singers.
His exploits have been researched by Bradford academic Dr Christine Alvin, who will address the 7.20pm meeting at Silsden Methodist Church.