History of Wilsden

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The Present Day

Post war years saw a decline in the textile trade and Wilsden gradually took on a new role as a place to live for a growing number of people who did not work in the village. Its attractive setting and the good reputation of the village school and the secondary schools it feeds have led to considerable growth. The population decline that started in the second half of the nineteenth century was reversed with numbers exceeding the 1851 figure in the second half of the twentieth century.