Bookmarked: Joseph Henry, the uncrowned ‘King of Holbeck’

Ken Burton from the Friends of Holbeck Cemetery has posted a fascinating article on the group’s blog on the 19th century ‘uncrowned king of Holbeck’ Joseph Henry.

Joseph Henry's grave in Holbeck Cemetery. Photo by Ken Burton and courtesy Friends of Holbeck CemeteryApparently the Friends gave a relative of Henry’s a guided tour recently and showed them his grave in the cemetery.

Henry gave many years distinguished service to the people of Holbeck as a leading Liberal councillor. In the days when he represented Holbeck Henry enjoyed such popularity and complete trust among the local people that he became known as the ‘king of Holbeck’.

He’s certainly a fascinating historical character.

Check out the post on the Friends’ blog here.