Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas is a two-part documentary series that follows the great and the good of Harrogate as they prepare for the town's annual Christmas windows competition.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas - Swinsty Reservoir - Netflix
Swinsty Reservoir is a reservoir in the Washburn valley north of Otley and west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England. Construction began in 1871 and was completed in 1878. The capacity is about 866 million gallons, with a surface area of 63 hectares. It can be found from the A59 road. The reservoir is below and directly adjoining Fewston Reservoir. The area around the reservoirs is popular with walkers.
Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas - Before the reservoir - Netflix
Beneath the waters of the reservoir are the remains of New Hall, originally a home to the Fairfax family, whose members included Ferdinando Fairfax and the poet Edward Fairfax. Women in the nearby village of Timble were twice tried at York for witchcraft on the accusation of Edward, who suspected them of possessing his two daughters. Neighbouring Fewston Reservoir covers another Fairfax family home, Cragg Hall.
Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas - References - Netflix