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Walter Willeys Shop, Park Road, Elland
Walter Willeys Shop, Park Road, Elland
One of my favourite photographs passed down through the family is this one which belonged to my grandmother Connie Darwin. Her uncle Walter Willey and his wife Charlotte owned a shop in Elland, Halifax, Yorkshire.

My grandmother used to tell us how, as a young girl in the 1920's she visited here often to see her cousin Gaye. Obviously milking poor old Walter for all the sweets the could!

After a bit of searching I have found the exact location of the shop, which is now part of the car park of the Barge & Barrel Pub.
  14 Jul 2020
Park Road, Elland, Halifax
Park Road, Elland, Halifax
At the bottom of this photo you can see Walter Willeys shop. The Old Bus carcass in the yard was used as a seating area for the serving of refreshments and snacks.

This was originally a black and white photo which I have enhanced and coloured. 
  14 Jul 2020
Cousins day out at Coronation Street
Cousins day out at Coronation Street
Connie & Gaye lived hundreds of miles apart, but whenever one visited the other great laughs were to be had. This picture of the pair of them outside the Rovers Return on a trip to Coronation Street. 
  9 Jul 2020
Wedding of Arthur Keitch & Vera Glover
Wedding of Arthur Keitch & Vera Glover
Arthur Keitch Married Vera Glover in 1942 in Halifax, Yorkshire. 
  8 Jul 2020
The Grove Maternity Hospital, Barton On Sea
The Grove Maternity Hospital, Barton On Sea
The Barton On Sea Maternity Hospital, (Previously known as The Barton On Sea Materinity Home) was located on Grove Road Barton on Sea, Hampshire, England.

Digging around in a box of old photographs I came across this old photograph that I took myself many years ago. I was born here and my mother had heard that it was about to be closed for good so we went there so she could show me where I was born. This is the only photo I have and I've never seen another so maybe this will be a useful find for someone.

The photograph was taken sometime in the early1980's. The car in the photograph is my old Singer Gazelle which was pretty much on it's last legs at the time, bellowing out black smoke wherever we went! 
  7 Jul 2020
The Nelson Family from Halifax, Yorkshire.
The Nelson Family from Halifax, Yorkshire.
  6 Jul 2020
Ernest Darwin with children Marlene Anne Keitch and Robert Nelson Darwin
Ernest Darwin with children Marlene Anne Keitch and Robert Nelson Darwin
  6 Jul 2020
Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson
  6 Jul 2020
Lilian May Abbott
Lilian May Abbott
  6 Jul 2020
Constance Nelson
Constance Nelson
  6 Jul 2020
Wilfred Keitch
Wilfred Keitch
  6 Jul 2020
Evelyn Olive Neate
Evelyn Olive Neate
  6 Jul 2020
Eric Aubrey Abbott Foot
Eric Aubrey Abbott Foot
  6 Jul 2020
Annie Gould
Annie Gould
  6 Jul 2020
Bertram George Foot
Bertram George Foot
  6 Jul 2020
Marlene Anne Keitch
Marlene Anne Keitch
  6 Jul 2020


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A Country Tragedy - The Death Of Samuel Crumpler
A Country Tragedy - The Death Of Samuel Crumpler
The story of my 4th Great Grandfather Samuel Crumpler who died in Lytchett Matravers in 1849 after being gored by his bull. 
  17 Jul 2020
Visit of Hebden Bridge Band,Todmorden & District News, 29th Jun 1934
Visit of Hebden Bridge Band,Todmorden & District News, 29th Jun 1934

The visit of the Hebden Bridge Band always provides one of the most popular attractions of the open air concert season at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, and it was unfortunate that the weather last Sunday did not behave more kindly towards this well-known combination. Both in the afternoon and evening the conditions were cold and there were a few showers, with the result that there was only a moderate attendance. Under the direction of Mr. Sam Townend, the band contributed two well balanced programmes in a style that made an instant appeal.

In the afternoon they opened with a march "Blencathra" (Greenwood) followed by an overture "La rose de Peronne" (Adam) and a selection from Verdi's works arranged by Rimmer. A trombone solo "The Winning Spurt" (Clough) was contributed by Mr. W. Maden, whilst Mr. A. L. Thomas played a cornet solo. Other items by the band included a selection "Melodius Review" (Rimmer), a waltz, "La Chatalain" (arr. Heap), and another selection, "L' Arlesienne" (arr. Godfrey)

The evening concert again opened with a march, the popular "Avondale" (Rimmer), following which the band played Auber's overture, "Le Duc de Alonne" and a selection "La Africain" (Meyerbeer). Mr. Thomas contributed another cornet solo, and a euphonium solo "The Gypsies Warning" (Hartman) was played by Mr. Ernest Darwin. Other items included selections "The Arcadians" (Monckton), and "The Grand Duchess" (Offenbach), and a fantasia "A Variety Show" (Rimmer).

Ernest Darwin was my grandmother Connnie's second husband and we grew up with him as our "grandad". He was an accomplished musician who played at some point for most of the big Yorkshire Brass Bands before moving to Bournemouth shortly after WWII. 

  14 Jul 2020


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
Hutton, Leonard 
b. 10 Oct 1919  Pontefract, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Hutton, William 
b. 9 Nov 1883  Kippax, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Wright, Charlotte Elizabeth 
b. 26 Aug 1890  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Dickinson, Martha 
b. 2 Dec 1852  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Wright, Amos 
b. 1854  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Wright, Thomas 
b. 1781  Stanley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Smith, Mary 
b. 1783  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Wright, Thomas 
b. 1826  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Turpin, Mary 
b. 1760  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Lorriman, James 
b. 1762  Garforth, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Lorriman, Charlotte 
b. 15 Aug 1818  Methley, Yorkshire, England  17 Jul 2020
Young, George 
b. 1818  Shapwick, Dorset, England  17 Jul 2020
Nelson, John 
b. 1829  Leeds, Yorkshire, England  16 Jul 2020
Wade, Elaine Ann 
b. 26 Mar 1938  Halifax, Yorkshire, England  16 Jul 2020
Blakely, William 
b. 24 Sep 1872  Batley, Yorkshire, England  16 Jul 2020
Nelson, Ada 
b. 1869  West Ardsley, Yorkshire, England  16 Jul 2020
Steel, Sarah 
b. 1829  Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, England  16 Jul 2020
Marks, Melville Laurie 
b. 1920  Manitoba, Canada  11 Jul 2020
Wark, Dorothy Alva 
b. 19 Aug 1919  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  11 Jul 2020
Wark, James Albert 
b. 10 Jun 1877  Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada  11 Jul 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I164  William Hutton  I163  Charlotte Elizabeth Wright  29 Jan 1911  17 Jul 2020
 I159  Thomas Wright  I160  Mary Smith  27 Feb 1804  17 Jul 2020
 I155  Thomas Wright  I156  Charlotte Lorriman  26 Apr 1846  16 Jul 2020
 I151  John Nelson  I152  Sarah Steel    16 Jul 2020
 I140  Thomas Gould        9 Jul 2020
 I39  Arthur Keitch  I135  Vera Glover  1942  8 Jul 2020
 I13  John Henry Pardy Foot  I14  Fanny Phyllis Crumpler  1 Aug 1878  7 Jul 2020
 I43  David William Keitch  I44  Annie Gould  20 Feb 1905  7 Jul 2020
 I134  Robert Turner        7 Jul 2020
 I133  Samuel Tanner        7 Jul 2020
 I131  Fred Tanner  I132  Emily Turner    7 Jul 2020
 I129  Frank Gowen  I130  Emma Sainsbury  1877  7 Jul 2020
 I125  Frank Gowen  I126  Annie Tanner  24 Dec 1899  7 Jul 2020
 I19  John William Nelson  I18  Priscilla Wright  02 Aug 1885  6 Jul 2020
 I3  Ronald Langley  I4  Peggy Bertha Robinson  1952  6 Jul 2020
 I1  Ivor Bruce Hamilton Gowen  I2  Elsie Georgina Day  1940  6 Jul 2020
 I111  George Young  I112  Ketura Philpott Meaden  Yes, date unknown  19 Jun 2020
 I109  John Abbott  I110  Fanny Crumpler  25 Jun 1846  19 Jun 2020
 I45  Edwin Neate  I46  Jane Emily Turley  Jul 1893  18 Jun 2020
 I101  Martin D Burton  I104  Lisa M Criddle  1992  17 Jun 2020

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