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The Legend of the Slaithwaite Moonrakers

A brief history of the legend of the Slaithwaite Moonrakers from its earliest origins to the awe inspiring Moonraking Festival of today.

This video was produced by Kirklees Local Studies Library in collaboration with the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival. Special thanks to West Yorkshire Archive Service and Kirklees Museums and Galleries.

What does the moon, rakes, cheese and smuggling have to do with the village of Slaithwaite? More than you might think. Learn all about the history of the Moonraking legend with this new video by Kirklees Local Studies Library and SlawitMoonraking.

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