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Image: No 1 Albert Road, the only detached dwelling in Saltaire.

 

1 Albert Road

No. 1 Albert Road was built around 1866.

In the 1871, 1881 and 1891 censuses the house was home to the Wood family. Frederick Wood was born 1841 in Halifax. He worked as a cashier at Saltaire Mills. Frederick married Ann Potter in 1867. They had five children but three died in infancy. Ann died in 1889. In 1891 Frederick was with his two children and a housekeeper.

In 1901 the house was occupied by John Cowie a railway ticket collector, his wife Mary and four daughters.

By 1902 the house had been converted into a Lloyd’s bank and a dwelling by combining it with 5 Myrtle Place.

The bank was opened 26 May 1902 as per the notice below from the Shipley Times 16 May 1902: -

Transcription: LLOYD'S BANK, LIMITED.
A Branch of this Bank will be opened at SALTAIRE on Monday, the 26th instant, in premises situated at the CORNER of ALBERT ROAD and SALTAIRE ROAD, under the Management of Mr JAMES BROOKS.
Hours of Business: 10 to 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 to 12.
E. ALEXANDER DUFF, General Manager.
Head Office, Birmingham, May 15th, 1902.

Report from the Shipley Times 1 February 1907 as follows: -

Mr James Brooks, who has been manager of Lloyds Bank at Saltaire since that branch opened four and half years ago, is to take charge of the same bank which is to be opened next Monday at the bottom of Bank Street, Bradford.

In the 1911 census it was named “Bank House.” The occupants were George Joseph Green, a bank manager, his wife Lily, with sons John and Robert Henry and two servants.

John Green served as a Major in WW2, and Robert Henry Green was a prisoner of war in Singapore.

Report from the Shipley Times 5 December 1913: -

Mr G J Green, who has been manager of the Saltaire branch of Lloyd’s Bank for the last seven years, has been promoted to the post of assistant manager at Park Row, Leeds, and will shortly take up residence at Headingley. His successor at Saltaire is Mr John Coleman, from the Great Hampton Branch, Birmingham.

In the 1918 Electoral Register the house is listed as the Bank Manager’s House, Saltaire Road. The occupants were John Coleman and his wife Florence Mary.

Report from the Shipley Times 6 September 1918 as follows: -

Mr J Coleman, an active worker in the interests of St Peter’s church, Shipley, is about to leave the district, having been appointed a Lloyd’s Bank inspector for the London district. Mr Coleman has been manager of the Saltaire Branch.

From a report in the Shipley Times 23 March 1923, the manager of the bank was Mr Garton.

By 1924 the manager was Percival Lund.

When Percival retired in 1924, he was replaced by Charles Bowyer, who was working in the Chester branch, Charles was the son of the late Mr. A. W. Bowyer. who was for 25 years Mathematical Master at the Bradford Grammar School, where he was educated. Charles commenced his career in banking at the Halifax Joint Stock Bank Ltd. at Bradford and was transferred to the Chester branch as an accountant in 1923. Whilst managing the bank he lived at 13 Victoria Park, Shipley.

In the 1939 Register, Bank House was occupied by William Scott, a bankers’ clerk born 25 January 1887, his wife Hildegard (nee Miller) born 20 October 1894, and their son William born 15 April 1925. William had married Hildegard, 20 April 1922, at Ilkley parish church. Hildegard was a member of the local women’s voluntary service.

There was a basement for 1 Albert Road, and this was occupied by Fred Mason a window cleaner, born 12 February 1906, and his wife Freda (nee Armitage) born 22 May 1912, who was both the bank caretaker and a daily maid. Fred had married Freda in 1934. Fred was a member of the Shipley Auxiliary Fire Service.

Charles Clarence Bristol was manager of the bank from October 1945 to June 1958.

Report from the Shipley Times 24 October 1945 as follows: -

Already well known in Shipley, Mr C. C. Bristol, of Sherwood Grove, Nab Wood, will tomorrow succeed Mr C. H. Bowyer as manager of Saltaire branch of Lloyds Bank Ltd.

Report from the Shipley Times 28 May 1958: -

Mr. George Edward Clapham at present clerk-in-charge, has been appointed manager of the Saltaire and Shipley branches of Lloyds Bank Ltd., in succession to Mr. C. C. Bristol, of Sherwood Grove, Shipley, who is shortly retiring .

From the Electoral Register 1919 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1919 to 1924 – James & Mabel Garton, Arthur Jennings
1925 to 1938 – Percival & Florence Lund
1939 – William & Hildegard Scott, Fred & Freda Mason
1946 to 1947 – William & Hildegard Scott, Samuel Sidebottom & Maria Sidebottom.
1948 – Eleanor & Marjorie Harwood, Samuel & Maria Sidebottom, Phillip & Winifred Sykes.
1949 to 1950 – Samuel & Maria Sidebottom, Phillip & Winifred Sykes.
1951 to 1952 – Samuel & Maria Sidebottom, George, Gladys & Sheila Clapham
1953 to 1956 – Maria Sidebottom, George, Gladys & Sheila Clapham
1958 to 1960 – Maria Sidebottom

Bank Managers 1902 to 1958

1902 to 1907 – James Brooks
1907 to 1913 – George Green
1913 to 1918 – John Coleman
1918 to 1924 – James Garton
1924 to 1938 – Percival Lund
1938 to 1945 – Charles Bowyer
1945 to 1958 – Charles Bristol
1958 to???? – George Clapham

In 1974 the property was taken over by local estate & insurance agents Cotson & Reddish.

 
3 Albert Road (was No. 2, renumbered in 1926)

No. 3 Albert Road was built around 1866. It was originally No. 2, but was re-numbered as No. 3 in 1926 when the houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census (2 April) the house was home to Hiram Jagger a drawing overlooker from Thornton aged 36, his wife Mary (nee Wood) aged 37 and three sons aged from 4, 8 and 11. Mary and Hiram were married in Halifax in 1858.

In September 1871 the house was occupied by the Rev. W. H. Ibberson as shown in the notice below from the Bradford Daily Telegraph: -

Transcription: WESTGATE BAPTIST CHAPEL, BRADFORD.
The following ministers are expected to preach morning and evening in the above chapel as follows:- Lord's Day, September 10th, Rev. W. H. IBBERSON (2 Albert Road, Saltaire). Lord's Day, September 17th, Rev. H. DOWSON...

Elizabeth Hannah, wife of Thomas Greenwood of 2 Albert Road, Saltaire, died 25 November 1876, aged 40.

In 1881 the occupants were Ernest William Kitching, his wife Harriet, their son Ernest aged one month, and a female servant Elizabeth Thorrington aged 19 from Surrey.

In 1891 the house was home to Hamer Bailey, a spinning manager, his wife Hannah (nee Jowett), his son Walter a grocer aged 23 and a niece, Sarah Bailey aged 24. Hamer had married Hannah in 1880.

In 1901 the house was home to Aesop Binns, his wife Mary (nee Brearley) and their son Stephen Binns. Aesop was a wool combing manager and Stephen a wool combing overlooker. In

In 1911 Stephen Binns, an assistant wool combing manager, was living in the house alone with his wife, Edith (nee Straker), his parents having moved to Shipley.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Sydney Frank Hall, a worsted storekeeper, born 27 June 1891, his wife Mary (nee O’Flaherty) born 25 September 1887, their daughter Elizabeth born 30 July 1927 and Mary’s sister Ethel O’Flaherty born 31 January 1885 a wholesale paper merchant’s clerk who was a diabetic. Sydney served with the R.A.F. in WW1. He had married Mary 7 October 1922 at St Stephen’s Bowling. Stephen died 26 November 1946 at 3 Albert Road.

Report from the Shipley Times 16 September 1959 as follows: -

IN AID OF THE BLIND

Margaret and Ann Burton, of 3 (renumbered 3 in 1926) Albert Road, Saltaire, and Pamela and Pat Walker, of 19 Tower Road, Shipley, recently raised 25s. for the Shipley and Baildon Blind Welfare Association from a stall of goods.

From the Electoral Register 1892 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1892 to 1895 – Hamer Bailey
1896 to 1909 – Aesop Binns
1911 to 1922 – Stephen Binns
1923 to 1928 – William & Emma Nunns
1929 – Annie, Joseph & Fred Shackleton
1930 – Annie & Alec Shackleton
1931 to 1946 – Sydney & Mary Hall, Ethel O’Flaherty
1947 – Mary Hall & Ethel O’Flaherty
1948 to 1957 – Mary & Elizabeth Hall, Ethel O’Flaherty
1958 – Mary & Elizabeth Hall
1960 – Dorothy Burton

 
5 Albert Road (was No. 3, renumbered in 1926)

No. 5 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 3; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the occupants were Joseph Danson an unemployed wool sorter aged 52, his wife Isabella aged 52, three unemployed adult sons and a servant.

By 1873 the house was occupied by the Rev David Russell Cowan, Minister of the Saltaire Congregational Church

In 1881 the occupants were George Mitchell a dyers foreman aged 43 from Denby Dale near Huddersfield, his wife Alice (nee Ambler) aged 35, six young children and a servant. George had married Alice 30 December 1869 in Bradford Cathedral.

In 1891 & 1901 the house was home to the Naylor family.

Ezra Naylor was born 1851 in Manningham. In 1880 he married Maria Hardaker. Maria was seven years younger than Ezra. They had a son, John born 1882 in Shipley. In 1891 they had Maria’s widowed mother living with them and a servant. In 1901 they had two nieces living with them; Elizabeth Hardman a lady’s help aged 25 and Mary Benson a teacher aged 20.

In November 1901 Ezra was reported as donating £5 to the Sir Titus Salt’s Charity.

In 1911 the occupants were Frank Buxton Parkinson a stuff buyer of dress goods aged 44, his wife Sabina (nee Heaton) aged 42, three sons and Mario Scapini a foreign correspondent for the cloth trade. Mario was aged 21 and he was a visitor from Italy.

Frank and Sabina had three sons who served in WW1: - Frank Parkinson, George Heaton Parkinson and Harold Milligan Parkinson. They all survived.

Ernest Parkinson died at 3 Albert Road, Saltaire 2 March 1916 aged 17. He was the youngest son of Frank & Sabina Parkinson.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Christopher Snailham, chief librarian to Shipley U.D.C., his wife Marvel (nee Wilson) and their daughter Constance, a shop assistant. Constance was a volunteer in the Ambulance Reserve.

From the Electoral Register 1902 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1902 to 1905 – Ezra Naylor
1906 to 1911 – Charlotte Hallewell
1912 to 1920 – Frank & Sabina Parkinson
1921 to 1926 – Robert William Orlando Denison, Harriet & John Redvers Denison
1927 to 1930 – Sydney & Mary Hall, Ethel O’Flaherty
1931 to 1948 – Christopher & Marvel Snailham
1949 to 1955 – Kenneth & Joan Rhodes
1956 to 1960 – Frances, Frederick & David Nicholl

 
7 Albert Road (was No. 4, renumbered in 1926)
No. 7 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 4 It was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was home to the Rev. David Russell Cowan aged 40 from Scotland, his wife Margaret (nee Dodd), six children and a servant.

In the 1881 census the house was named the “school-house.” Its occupants were Benjamin Shuttleworth a curator aged 44, his wife Ann (nee Davison) aged 50, son Squire aged 20, and daughter Clara aged 18. Benjamin and Ann were married 6 September 1854 in Bradford Cathedral.

Edith Jessie Coy of 4 Albert Road died 22 January 1886 aged just 14 days.

In the 1891 census 4 & 5 Albert Road were a single property lived in by Simpson Crump a retired Wesleyan minister aged 58, his wife Martha (nee Greenwood) aged 53, and daughter Anna aged 28. Simpson had married Martha 10 August 1861 at the Queen Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Huddersfield.

In the 1901 census 4 & 5 Albert Road were a single property lived in by John Baker a clerk of building works, his wife Mary, five children and a servant. Three of their children served in WW1; Percy Gordon, James Stanley & Harold.

No 4 Albert Road is not listed in the 1911 census. The Baker family were living at No 5.

In the 1939 Register the house was lived in by Fred Hartley a textile manufacturing clerk born 28 December 1869 and his wife Josephine (nee Hanson) born 19 January 1882. Frederick William Hanson, father of Josephine Hartley (nee Hanson) died in the house 11 March 1947, aged 89.

From the Electoral Register 1920 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1920 to 1954 – Fred & Josephine Hartley
1955 to 1958 – Josephine Hartley
1960 – Hattie Madden

In 2007 the house occupied by Raymond Colin Clements, who had served in WW2 .

 
9 Albert Road (was No. 5, renumbered in 1926)

No. 9 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 5

It was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

Advert from the Bradford Observer 26 June 1869.

Transcription: JOSEPH DOUGILL, STONE CARVER,
5, ALNERT ROAD, SALTAIRE
Monuments, Tombs, Headstones, Fountains, Vases, &c.,
Executed in Stone.
An APPRENTICE WANTED.

Joseph Dougill was born 1831 in Pateley Bridge. By 1871 he was living with his family in Harrogate.

In the 1871 census the house was home to two families. The Wilkinson family consisted of widowed Margaret (nee Dalton) a dressmaker aged 44 from Middleton near Ilkley and children; George, a clerk aged 18, and Lydia aged 15. Margaret had married Sidney Wilkinson, a joiner, 12 October 1851 at Bradford Cathedral. Sidney died in 1858. The Swales family had as their head, Abraham, an Inland Revenue Officer aged 35, his wife Catherine (nee Moore) and two young children. Catherine married Abraham in 1864 at Lutterworth in Leicestershire.

In the 1881 census the house was occupied by John Tapley an insurance agent aged 43 from Devon, his wife Mary (nee Buckley) aged 42 from Ireland, five children and Mary’s mother, Sarah Buckley, a widow aged 67.

In June 1882, Edmund Tapley, a schoolboy living at 5 Albert Rd was found guilt of breaking a streetlamp in Fernhill Road, Shipley. He was fined 5s and ordered to pay the damages.

In the 1891 census 4 & 5 Albert Road was a single property occupied by Simpson Crump, a retired Wesleyan minister aged 58, his wife Martha (nee Greenwood) aged 53, and daughter, Anna, aged 28. Simpson had married Martha, 10 August 1861, at the Queen Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Huddersfield.

In the 1901 census 4 & 5 Albert Road was a single property lived in by John Baker, a clerk of building works aged 48, his wife Mary (nee Galleymore), five children and a servant.

In the 1911 census, the Baker family were living at No 5.

Extract from a report from in the Shipley Times 1 April 1939 as follows: -

A popular figure among the older generation of Shipley residents, Mr. Henry Sayner, aged 74, of 9 Albert Rd, Saltaire, a former inside manager for Henry Mason and Co., spinners, and manufacturers. Victoria Works, Shipley, died last weekend.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by widow Clara Sayner born 12 September 1868, Ruby Sayner a weft stock clerk (at Henry Mason’s) born 3 October 1897 and Eva Sayner a worsted textile clerk born 10 October 1901.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1918 – John Baker
1920 to 1923 – Frederick & Emily White
1924 to 1928 – James & Nan Weir
1929 to 1932 – Edmund Heald & Martha Heald
1933 to 1939 – Sayner family
1946 to 1951 – Gilbert Isles & Winifred Isles with: -
1946 to 1947 – Margaret Grimshaw (nee Isles)
1948 to 1950 – Norman & Sheila Lonsdale (nee Isles)
1952 to 1958 – Maurice & Agatha Leach, Edward & Gwendoline Walker
1960 – Anthony & John Briggs

 
11 Albert Road (was No. 6, renumbered in 1926)

No. 11 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 6.

It was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

James Benjamin Smith, of 6 Albert Rd, had a letter published in the Leeds Mercury 20 October 1868, as an Officer of the Inland Revenue.

James was born c1829 in London. He married Jane Ramory in York in 1848. In 1871 they were living in the house with seven children, the oldest of whom was 14.

Daniel Smith, an artist, and art master, of 6 Albert Rd, was declared a bankrupt in September 1874. It is not known how he is related to James.

Advert in the Bradford Observer 7 April 1875: -

“Wanted immediately a good general servant. Apply to Mrs. Armstrong, 6 Albert Rd, Saltaire.”

In 1881 the occupants were Allan E. Kershaw, a salesman aged 30, and his wife Annie (nee Britton). They were married in 1879.

Advert in the Bradford Observer 9 September 1882: -

“Wanted for Ilkley, a good general servant; a suitable person will find a very comfortable home and easy place; no children. Apply to Mrs. Kershaw, 6 Albert Rd, Saltaire.”

In 1891 the occupants were Mansfield James McQuire, a solicitor’s clerk aged 25 and his wife Rosie Maud (nee Cockle). They were married in 1890.

Eleanor Annie Lincoln, of 6 Albert Rd, was buried 22 July 1895 aged just 13 days. Her parents were Walter Edward Lincoln & Kate Gooderidge.

In 1901 head of the house was Frances Mary London (nee Brooke), a widow aged 36. Living with her were her son, Sidney Herbert (who served in WW1) aged nine, daughter Laura aged seven, and a boarder, James Goldsthorpe, a dry salt traveller aged 23. Frances had married Sam Herbert London 1 February 1890 in Saltaire. Sam died 23 January 1901; he was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery.

In 1911 the house was occupied by James Cooper, an unmarried asbestos merchant aged 44, and two servants.

In July 1913 James was fined 9s, with costs, for travelling on a Bradford train without a ticket.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by Herbert Thomas Pringle and his family. Herbert was an electric trolley bus conductor who had served in WW1.

In November 1958, Cyril Dodgson, a turner of 11 Albert Rd, Saltaire, was fined £2 for being involved in a two-car collision in Briggate Shipley.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – James Cooper
1918 to 1925 – Alexander Fisher Stenhouse
1926 to 1932 – John Charles & Lily Ann Lee
1933 to 1934 – Henry & Beatrice Clayton
1936 to 1948 – Herbert Thomas & Margaret Josephine Pringle
1949 to 1960 – Cyril & Betty Dodgson, George William & Martha Maude (George William only up to 1954)

 
13 Albert Road (was No. 7, renumbered in 1926)

No. 13 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 7; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

Advert in the Bradford Observer 14 May 1868: -

“Apartments, Front Sitting Room and Bedroom, 7 Albert Rd, Saltaire.”

In 1871 census the house was occupied by Richard Whincup, a stone merchant aged 33, his wife Bessy aged 31, their son, Richard aged seven, and a boarder, Frederick Dear, a stuff merchant aged 30.

Advert in the Bradford Observer 8 May 1876: -

“Comfortable Apartments, three minutes’ walk from Station. Terms moderate. Apply No. 7 Albert Road, Saltaire.”

In 1881 the house was occupied by Rosanna McHary a high school teacher. Living with her were three boarders: Rosa Matthews, a teacher aged 26, Hilda de La Feullade, a scholar aged 17, Maude Wallace, a scholar aged 15, and a servant.

Advert in the Yorkshire Post 24 July 1886: -

“Wanted a good general servant, who can cook; also a housemaid – Apply 7 Albert Rd, Saltaire, between 5 and 8 o’clock.

From before 1891 to 1913 the house was occupied by William Hartley and his family, including his son Fred Hartley.

In the 1939 Register the house is occupied by Wilfred Lamb aged 37, a single man who was a clerk for the Provident Clothing & Supply Co., and John Lamb, aged 18 who was an apprentice wool sorter.

From the Electoral Register 1915 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1915 – Emma Stubbs
1918 – Percy Harry & Edith Alice Buswell
1919 to 1928 – Fred Shackleton, Annie & Harold Shackleton
1929 to 1933 – Thomas Francis Doyle
1934 to 1936 – Joseph, Bertha & Wilfred Lamb, Herbert & Elsie Wood.
1938 – Joseph Lamb, Bertha & Wilfred Lamb
1939 – Bertha & Wilfred Lamb
1947 to 1958 – Bigland & Ellen Capstick
1960 – Harold & Edna McMann

 
15 Albert Road (was No. 8, renumbered in 1926)
No. 15 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.8; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 census the house was occupied by Mary N. Williams, a widow aged 71, born in Wales, and her spinster daughter, Mary, born 1833 in Wales. Neither of them had jobs.

Frederick, son of Joseph Tolson of 8 Albert Rd, died 7 January 1877 aged just 15.

In the 1881 census Sarah Naylor, a milliner aged 19, was the only occupant. The rest of her family were away.

Advert in the Shipley Times 6 August 1881: -

For Sale – Three allotment gardens in front of the mill; crops partly to reap. – Apply 8 Albert Road.

Advert in the Shipley Times 17 March 1883: -

To Let – House No. 8 Albert Road, facing Bingley Valley. Contains four ground floor rooms, four bedrooms, bathroom and w.c. Rent includes all taxes and water rent. Apply at the Offices, Saltaire.

Clara, aged 27, daughter of John Dearsley, of 8 Albert Road, married widower John Wright Booth, a gardener aged 36, of 26 Albert Road, 12 January 1884 at Bradford Cathedral

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 15 March 1890: -

10 March, aged 3 months, Ruby, daughter of William James Monk of 8 Albert Road.

In 1891 the head of the house was William James Monk, a mechanical engineer, aged 38 born in Preston Lancashire. Living with him were his wife and six children, of whom all but the youngest were born in Lancashire.

In November 1891 it was reported that the house was home to Harry Turner, a School Board teacher.

In 1901 the occupants were Mary Preston, a widow aged 67 from Bedale, four spinster daughters, of whom three were weavers, and William Preston, a boarder aged 28 from West Bromwich, who worked as a wool merchant.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 12 September 1902: -

7 September, aged 68 years, Mary, widow of Thomas Preston, 8 Albert Road.

James, son of Leonard Dewhirst, a mechanic aged 25, of 8 Albert Road, married Edith Rose Goldsbrough, aged 22 from Shipley, 25 September 1905, at St Paul’s, Shipley.

In 1911 the house was home to Arthur Thornton, his wife Jessie and six children. Arthur was a warp dresser aged 55 from Wilsden. They had four sons who fought in WW1 – Albert Edward, Edwin Gordon, Arthur N, and Robert Lincoln.

Beatrice Alice aged 24, daughter of Arthur Thornton, of 8 Albert Road, married Tillotson Burnett, a grocer aged 25 of 11 (renumbered 16) Edward Street, 11 August 1913 at St. Peter’s Shipley. Tillotson served in WW1.

Report from the Shipley Times 25 April 1931: -

The funeral of Mr. Benjamin Wensworth, of 15, Albert Road, Saltaire, took place at Nab Wood Cemetery on Tuesday. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Walburga’s Church by the Rev. Father C. McGarvey. After the service, the cortege was preceded by the employees the Bradford City Tramways, members of the Shipley Catholic Men’s Society, delegates from the’ Shipley Conference of the St. Vincent Paul,” and Messrs. Crolla and Bergin representing the Bradford Catholic Benefit and Thrift Society. In addition, a large number of relatives and friends completed impressive funeral. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. Groves, Messrs. Cryer Bros., Ltd., Shipley.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were John Arthur Cryer a commercial traveller born 8 October 1886, his wife Gladys Evelyn (nee Corney) a ladies tailor born 5 March 1897, and their son George, born 3 December 1934.

Electoral Register 1893 to 1960: -

1893 – William James Monk
1894 – Sarah Turner
1896 to 1903 – Mary Preston
1904 to 1907 – Leonard Dewhirst
1908 to 1915 – Arthur Thornton
1918 to 1926 – Alfred Francis Barry (Served in WW1)
1928 to 1931 – Benjamin Wiseman Wensworth
1932 to 1935 – Harold Lister Binns
1938 to 1960 – John Arthur Cryer & family

 
17 Albert Road (was No. 9, renumbered in 1926)

No. 17 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.9; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 census the house was occupied by Rebecca Castle, a widow aged 61, born in Dewsbury, with her daughter Martha, a weaver aged 23, and granddaughter Sarah Waddington, a spinner aged 14. Joseph Calvert, his wife Susannah, and their two young children were boarding in the house. Joseph was warehouseman aged 26 from Bradford.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 29 March 1879: -

On the 21st instant, aged 27 years, Annie, wife of the Rev. Thomas Jenkin, 9 Albert Road.

In 1881 the house home to the Bower family from Harden. The head was Jonas, a wool buyer aged 40. He had married Ann Wilks 23 December 1860 at All Saints, Bingley. They had nine children living with them.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 4 November 1882: -

On the 28th ult., aged 19 years, Frank, son of Jonas Bower, 9 Albert Road.

Advert in the Shipley Times 3 December 1887: -

Miss Elizabeth Norwood Dickinson, Teacher of the Pianoforte, 9 Albert Road. Miss Dickinson, having passed the Royal Academy Examination held in Bradford, and obtained the Certificates, is now in a position to receive Pupils for Pianoforte Tuition.

In 1891 the house was occupied by Ezra Ellis, a bookkeeper at Saltaire Mills, aged 55, his wife Eliza (nee Dickinson) aged 46 and their niece Elizabeth Norwood Dickinson aged 20.

In 1901 the house was home to Thomas Cordingly, a school caretaker, aged 56, his wife Sarah, their son William, a journeyman tailor aged 26, and a boarder, William Muse, a commercial clerk aged 21.

In 1911 the occupants were John William Brotherton, a council school caretaker aged 48; his wife, Agnes; their niece, Mary Lee Brotherton a burler aged 18; their nephew, Robert Lee Brotherton, aged 12 (who served in WW1), and a boarder, Florence Kate Smith, who was a Sunday school teacher aged 27.

Miss Lillian Gott, second daughter of Mr. & Mrs. I. M. Gott of 17 Albert Road, married Mr Henry Wilkinson, of Shipley, 7 June 1930 at St Peter’s Shipley.

John Wilson Gott, a clerk and son of Mr. & Mrs. I. M. Gott of 17 Albert Road, married Doris Wilkinson, of Shipley, 13 September 1933 at St Paul’s Shipley.

Cyril Costin Gott, a clerk and son of Mr. & Mrs. I. M. Gott of 17 Albert Road, married Mary Fawkes, of Shipley, 16 February 1935 at St Peter’s Shipley.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by Isaac Marshall Gott, a master tailor born 25 October 1874, Annie Gott, a burler and mender born 16 June 1904, and William Geoffrey Gott, a plumber born 18 May 1913.

In April 1944 John Bailey, an insurance agent, of 17 Albert Road, was fined 10s. for keeping a dog without a licence.

Electoral Register 1914 to 1960: -

1914 – James Grimshaw
1915 to 1919 – John Milner, Harry Milner, Laurence Milner, Edwin Javin Elphee and Joseph Smith
1921 to 1928 – Albert Robert William Hartley & Louie Hartley
1929 to 1939 – Isaac Marshall Gott and his family
1946 – John Bailey & Gladys Watson
1947 – Robert L Scott-Buccleuch & Elsie M. Hall
1948 – Robert L Scott-Buccleuch, James Edward & May Lee
1949 to 1952 – James Edward & May Lee
1953 to 1956 – Jack & Lilian Denby
1957 to 1960 – (no entry)

 
19 Albert Road (was No. 10, renumbered in 1926)

No. 19 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.10; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 census the house was occupied by Richard Greaves, a stone labourer aged 61, his wife Margaret, five daughters (all weavers), three grand daughters (the eldest a weaver), a son Robert, a bleacher aged 26, and a boarder, Isabella Bramley, a weaver aged 28. Richard, his wife, daughters, and son were all born in Scotland.

In 1881 head of the house was Adam Stephenson, a joiner aged 37. Living with him were his wife, Maria, seven children, and a boarder, John Stephenson, a widowed joiner aged 73. The four eldest children were all mill hands.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 16 November 1889: -

Saltaire – 10 November, aged 59 years, John Norman Pechey, 10 Albert Rd.

In 1891, John’s widow Mary Ann (nee Shrimpton) was head of the house. She had three children living with her: - Emily aged 24, an assistant school mistress, John aged 17, a builder’s clerk, Agnes, aged 15, a pupil teacher, and a boarder, Arthur Skerrington, a manufacturer aged 36.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 9 December 1893: -

Saltaire – 6 December, aged 32 years, Sarah Ann, wife of John Dawson, 10 Albert Rd.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 10 December 1898: -

3 December, aged 68, Mary Ann, widow of Jno. N. Pechey, 10 Albert Rd.

In 1901 the house was home to Fred London, a tea merchants traveller aged 35, his wife Alice and three children under 10, including Lance Longfellow London who served in WW1.

Birth Notice in the Shipley Times 9 June 1905: -

Fry – On 4 June at 10 Albert Rd, the wife of Edgar Clifford Fry, a son.

The Fry family remained in the house until 1918.

22 September 1934 Phyllis Horsfall, of 19 Albert Rd, married Walter Lee, of Shipley, at Saltaire Methodist Church.

In the 1939 Register Timothy Horsfall, a retired textile mechanic (born 30 May 1864) was living in the house with his wife Fanny, nee Brotherton (born 27 December 1866).

Electoral Register 1919 to 1960: -

1919 – Harry & Annie Burton
1920 to 1939 – Timothy & Fanny Horsfall
1946 – James F & Bridget Urwin
1947 to 1950 – Bridget Urwin
1952 – Maurice & Elsie Fowler, Mathew & Dorothy Newall
1953 – Maurice, Elsie & Robert Fowler, John Thomas Raven
1954 to 1958 – Doris Dewhirst & Annie Clayton
1960 – Graham & Doris Dewhirst, Annie Clayton

 
21 Albert Road (was No. 11, renumbered in 1926)

No. 21 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.11; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 census the house was occupied by Robert Armstrong, an iron merchant aged 36 from Leeds, his wife, Anne, three young children and a servant.

Report from the Shipley Times 1 November 1879: -

Creditors Meeting – At the offices of Messrs. Watson & Dickons, a meeting was held of the creditors of Joseph Parkinson, of 14 Chester Street, Bradford, and 11 Albert Road, Saltaire, machine maker. The liabilities of the debtor amount to £3,950 2s 3d., and the assets to £639 19s. The creditors accepted a composition of 2s in the £. Mr. Thomas Lund was appointed trustee.

In 1881 the head of the house was Charles Leblone, a hair cutter aged 46. Living with him was his wife, Elizabeth, aged 33 and five children.

In 1891 the house was occupied by Jane Roberts, a widow aged 63 and four of her children aged from 23 to 30. They were all born in Derbyshire.

In 1901 the house was home to the Rhodes siblings – Hannah aged 36; Sarah 35, a weaver; Martha 27, a weaver; Florence 20, a dressmaker; Robert 25, a window cleaner; John 24, a gardener; Albert 23, a leather roller coverer. In 1911 it was still home to Hannah and her three sisters.

In 1916 it was home to Francis Norman Backhouse when he attested to serve in WW1 .

In May 1930 Mr Henry Ethelbert Howden, of 21 Albert Road, left £4,656 in his will.

In May 1937 Albert Brown, of 21 Albert Road, was reported as carrying out secretarial duties for a flag day in aid of the National Children’s Home and Orphanage.

In the 1939 Register the house was home to Albert Brown, a senior wages clerk for a textile manufacturer aged 33 and his wife Annie, a boot & shoe shop assistant aged 32. Albert was also a special constable in the West Riding Constabulary. They had a son, David, born c1941.

Electoral Register 1914 to 1960: -

1914 to 1930 – Lydia Hanson
1931 to 1934 – James, Margaret & Albert Brown, Phyllis Tillotson
1936 to 1960 – Albert & Annie Kathleen Brown

 
23 Albert Road (was No. 12, renumbered in 1926)

No. 23 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.12; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

From before 1871 to after 1975 the house was home to members of the Morrell family.

Until his death 29 January 1930 the head of the house was George Morrell. His wife was Lydia (nee Wade) died in the house 14 February 1931.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were their spinster daughters, Constance aged 63 and Hilda, a part time housecraft teacher at the technical institute, aged 55.

Constance died in the house 11 February 1967, and Hilda 15 February 1975.

 
25 Albert Road (was No. 13, renumbered in 1926)

No. 25 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.13; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 the house was home to William Booth, aged 47, his wife Mary Ann, aged 48, and five children aged between 11 and 24. William was the Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths.

Extract from a report in the Bradford Observer 13 January 1875: -

In compliance with the Registration Act of last year, Mr Wm. Booth, the Registrar of Shipley and Heaton, announces that he will give daily attendance (Sundays excepted) at his residence, 13 Albert Road, from 8 to 9.30 a.m., Mondays & Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m.

William was also an auctioneer and he used his home as his office.

An auction of the property of Mr William Butterfield, of Nab Wood Farm, took place at 13 Albert Road on 21 November 1876. William and his family moved out of the house between 1879 and 1881.

In the 1881 census the occupants were William Tiffany, a wool sorter aged 45, his wife Susannah aged 47 and 10 children aged from four to 23. Six of the children were mill workers. By 1884 they had moved to 68 George Street. One of the children, George Tiffany, emigrated to America in 1894 aged 26.

Ada Fox, of 13 Albert Road, married John Thomas Russell, 4 January 1890, at St Pauls in Shipley.

In 1891 the occupants were Thomas Bradford Fox, aged 62 living by his own means, his wife Ellen aged 47, and four daughters aged from seven to 21. The elder three daughters were all mill workers. Also living with them was Abraham Hird, Ellen’s widowed father, aged 72. Thomas died in 1894, he was buried at St. Paul’s Shipley 20 November. Daughter, Emily, aged 24, married Walter Marshall, a clerk aged 25 from Shipley, 21 July 1896 at St. Paul’s. Daughter, Helena, (or Eleanor) aged 26, married Harry Wright, an overlooker aged 23 from Bingley, 25 November 1896 at St Paul’s. Daughter, Kate, aged 23, married Ernest Redman, an engineer aged 23 from Baildon, 24 November 1897 at St. Paul’s.

In 1901 the head of the house was Sarah Turner a widow aged 48. Living with here were her son, Ernest, an apprentice land surveyor aged 18, and a boarder, Eugen Vowe, a clerk aged 24 from Germany.

In 1911 the occupants were Bernard Reid, a waste dealer aged 47, his wife Clara Ann (nee Hartley) aged 43 and their daughter Mary aged just three.

In 1937 Naomi Fillingham, of 25 Albert Road, was approved as a fulltime midwife in the Shipley Area.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by Fred Duncan Berry, an overlooker aged 57, his wife Ethel (nee Fillingham) aged 57, their daughter Joan, an office clerk aged 16, and Naomi Fillingham a midwife aged 52.

Fred Duncan Berry, of 25 Albert Road, died 28 November 1957.
Naomi Fillingham died in the house 7 May 1968.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1918 – Clara Ann Reid
1919 to 1926 – Hugh Machell Ward
1927 to 1931 – John & Sarah Beardsall
1932 – John & Edith Webster
1933 – Johnson family
1934 to 1960 – Fillingham & Birdsall families

 
27 Albert Road (was No. 14, renumbered in 1926)

No. 27 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.14; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871 the house was home to Joseph Dunford, a retail yeast dealer aged 48, his wife Sophia aged 48, and four children aged from five to 21. The elder three children were all weavers. They also had lodging with them Andrew Dunford a warp twister aged 24 and his wife Emma aged 25.

In 1881 & 1891 the house was occupied by the Tennant family. Head of the house was Jonathan, a combing overlooker born in 1827. His wife, Emma, was born in Kidderminster in 1833. They had four children – James, a cabinet maker born in 1856, Fred, a tailor born in 1863, Emily, a spinner born in 1866, and Ellen born in 1874. In 1881 & 1891 they had living with them Jonathan’s twice widowed sister in law, Thornton (nee Smith), a mill hand born in 1838. In 1881 & 1891 they had boarding with them Martha Noble, a single female working as a mill hand born in 1840.

Throughout 1882 James Tennant advertised his business in the Shipley Times. The following advert is from 22 April 1882: -

J. Tennant begs to announce to the Public that he has commenced the Business of Cabinet Maker and Undertaker.
All orders promptly attended to.
Venetian Blinds made to order and Repaired.
Jobbing work done on the shortest notice.
Residence – No. 14 Albert Road, Saltaire.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 25 April 1885: -

On the 19th, aged 19 years, Emily, wife of Frederick Tottle, 14 Albert Road.

Jonathan Tennant, of 14 Albert Road, died in 1895. He was buried 20 March in Shipley churchyard.

Ellen Tennant , of 14 Albert Road, aged 23 married Henry Bower a butcher aged 27 from Shipley, 10 August 1897 at St. Paul’s Shipley.

In 1901 the house was home to Squire Shuttleworth, a dry salters traveller aged 40, his wife Grace aged 37, and five children aged from one to 16. The two eldest children were mill workers.

In 1911 the occupants were Fred Atkinson, a cotton warp dresser at Salts Mill, aged 40, his wife Emmeline aged 36, son Herbert an apprentice wool overlooker at Salts Mill aged 17 and daughter Gladys a worsted spinner aged 14.

Advert in the Shipley Times 6 October 1916: -

For Sale – Special offer of four April hatched 1916 Black Minorca Cockerels, hatched from eggs costing 10s 6d sitting, cheap 6s 6d each – Apply 14 Albert Road.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Frank Read, a wool sorter born 16 December 1908, and his wife Claretta (nee Sunderland), a costing clerk born 6 May 1911. Frank served in WW2.

In November 1951 plans were submitted for the house to have an internal w.c.

Report from the Shipley Times 8 September 1954: -

GIRLS’ EFFORT TO SAVE BOY’S EYESIGHT

Julie Bowen, 11, 27 Albert Road, and her friend Judith Longbottom, 14, of Mary Street, have been holding a stall outside Julie’s home, in order to raise money for 11-year-old Michael Saville, 54, Blackstone Avenue, Wyke.

Michael is losing his eyesight and so that he can to a London Eye specialist, neighbours and friends have organised a £300 appeal. Julie and Judith were thinking of holding a stall during the summer holidays, and when Mrs. Bowen told them of Michael, they decided that the proceeds of their stall should be sent to him. The two girls emptied their toy boxes and their parents helped with small contributions, then they set up a stall in Albert Road, near to Julie’s home.

Their toys were on sale Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. On Friday morning they sent a letter to Michael enclosing the £2 which they, had raised as a result of their efforts. The two girls were former pupils of Albert Road School and now attend Salt High School.

In October 1956 plans were submitted to erect a garage at the house.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1929 – the Greetham family (including Fred Greetham)
1930 to 1950 – the Read family
1951 to 1960 – Ernest & Florence Bowen.

 
29 Albert Road (was No. 15, renumbered in 1926)

No. 29 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No.15; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Censuses the house was occupied by the Horsfall family. Head of the house was Thomas Horsfall, a mechanic fitter born c1833 in Baildon. He had married Sarah Flaxington (born 14 July 1835 in Baildon) 1 January 1859 at All Saint’s Otley. They had living with them six children: - Walter born Shipley 1861, Herbert born Shipley 1865, Alfred born Saltaire 1868, Bertha born Saltaire 1870, John born Saltaire 1873, and Edith born Saltaire 1876. They also had living with them, Mary Flaxington who was born to Sarah in 1857, before she married Thomas. All the children were mill workers except for Herbert who was a mechanic. In April 1883 John Horsfall, aged 10, of 15 Albert Road, was one of six boys who appeared at the Bradford West Riding Courthouse charged with stealing a quantity of peas and corn from John Smith of Alexandra Road, Shipley. The boys were discharged with a warning as to their future behaviour. Thomas Horsfall died 6 January 1900 aged 68. In 1901 his widow, Sarah was head of the house.

In 1911 the house was home to Arthur Sykes, a combing overlooker aged 37, his wife Sarah, aged 36, and two young children.

Gladys Atkinson, aged 23, of 15 Albert Road, married Maurice Bailey, a teacher aged 23, of Windhill, 22 May 1920 at St Peter’s Shipley.

Report from the Shipley Times 7 March 1931: -

Sleighing Accident – Whilst sleighing in Hustler Road at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (4 March), Edwin Lupton aged 16 years, of 29 Albert Road, came into the main road and was run into by a motor car driven by a motor car driven by Miss Joan McCaffy, of Ilkley. He sustained bruises to the leg.

May Lupton, aged 26, of 29 Albert Road, married Horace Ellerton, an engineer’s labourer aged 23, of Bradford, 9 September 1933 at St Peter’s Shipley.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Frank Henry Wilkinson a machine fitter at a cloth manufacturer born 11 September 1886, his wife, Edith Annie, a weaver born 18 April 1889, daughter, Hilda a weaver born 17 July 1921, and daughter, Betty born 16 July 1928.

Report from the Shipley Times 29 October 1952: -

Pretty Wedding at Saltaire.

Wearing a gown of white slipper satin, with veil of silk net held in place by a white lace cap and carrying a hand spray of roses and carnations. Miss Betty Wilkinson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Wilkinson, of 29 Albert Road, Saltaire, made a charming bride when she was married on Saturday (25 October) at Saltaire Congregational Church to Mr. Ronald Firth, only son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Firth, of 33 Eastleigh Drive. West Ardsley, Wakefield. The Rev. J Emrys Shepherd officiated.

Given away by her father, the bride had three attendants. Mrs. Margaret Abbott (sister of bride), who wore a gown of hyacinth blue crepe, with matching Juliet cap. Miss Doreen Firth (sister of bridegroom) and Mrs. Margaret Oration (friend of bride) who both wore gowns of yellow poult with matching Juliet caps. All carried hand sprays of carnations.

The best man was Mr. James R. Pearson (friend of bridegroom) and the groomsmen were Mr. Wilfred Abbott (brother-in-law of bride) and Mr. William Emsley (cousin of bride).

After the ceremony, a reception was held in the Victoria Hall. Saltaire.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1930 – the Atkinson family (including Fred & Herbert)
1931 to 1934 – the Lupton family
1935 to 1957 – Frank & Edith Harrison
1958 to 1960 – William & Theresa Chapman

 
31 Albert Road (was No. 16, renumbered in 1926)

No. 31 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 16.

It was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Thomas Porritt, a blacksmith aged 51 from York, his wife Ann, aged 53 from Stockton in County Durham, their daughter Alice, a domestic servant aged 25, born in Bradford and their son, James, a cabinet maker born in Bradford aged 21. They had living with them a lodger, James Grimes, an upholsterer aged 21.

In 1881 Thomas, his wife Ann, and their spinster daughter Alice remained in the house. (Thomas died in West Hartlepool, County Durham 2 May 1887.)

By 1885 the house was occupied by Wilkinson Smith and his family. Death Notice in the Shipley Times 10 September 1887: -

5 September, aged 11 months, Wilkinson, son of Wilkinson Smith, 16 Albert Road.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 26 November 1887: -

23 November, aged 4 years, Annie Elizabeth, daughter of Wilkinson Smith, 16 Albert Road.

In 1891 Wilkinson Smith, a foreman scourer aged 35 from Bingley was the head of the house. Living with him was his wife, Elizabeth aged 36, and four children aged from three months to 15 years. The eldest two children were mill hands.

By 1899 the house was home to John Fox and his wife Mary.

In 1901 the occupants were Joseph Longbottom, a stone mason aged 47, his wife Rachel aged 47 and three children aged from 14 to 21. Joseph was born in Thornton, Rachel and the children were born in Pateley Bridge.

Bertha Longbottom, of 16 Albert Road, married Joseph Lamb, of Baildon, 20 November 1901 at Saltaire Congregational Church. Joseph worked in Saltaire Mills.

In 1911 the occupants were Ruth Seavers aged 57 and her children – Harry, a wool pattern man aged 27, Olive, a draper’s shop assistant, aged 25, and Mary, a cloth burler and mender aged 23. Harry served in WW1.

Mary Seavers married James Arthur Dawson 27 May 1912 at St Peter’s Shipley. James served in WW1.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Albert Boardman born 3 August 1893, his wife Annie Louisa (nee Mellor) born 18 July 1894, and Annie’s incapacitated widowed mother, Urina Mellor, born 15 November 1866. Albert worked as a joiner in Saltaire Mill

From the Electoral Register 1918 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1918 to 1932 – Stephen Hainsworth Hall & Catherine Jane Hall
1933 to 1960 – Albert & Annie Louisa Boardman

Albert and Annie Louisa, both died at 31 Albert Road. Albert in 1969, Annie 4 March 1975.

 
33 Albert Road (was No. 17, renumbered in 1926)

No. 33 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 17; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by the Milnes family. Edward was a mechanic fitter aged 31, his wife was Sarah aged 31. They had two young daughters, Mary aged five, and Annie aged seven months. There were three female weavers boarding with them – Ellen Sutcliffe aged 24, Sarah Sutcliffe aged 19 and Elizabeth Robinson aged 22.

In 1881 the house was home to John Binns, a painter aged 46, his wife, Maryann, aged 41, and five children aged from nine to 18. The eldest three children were mill workers.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 2 June 1883: -

On the 26th May, aged 18, Ada, daughter of John Binns, 17 Albert Road, Saltaire.

By 1884 the Black family were living in the house.

Death notice from the Shipley Times 17 May 1884: -

On the 9th May, aged 15 years, Mary, daughter of James Black, 17 Albert Road, Saltaire.

James died here 22 March 1886. Death notice from the Shipley Times 27 March: -

On the 22nd, aged 62 years, James Black, 17 Albert Road, Saltaire.

In 1891, 1901 & 1911 the house was home to the Whitaker family. William Whitaker was born 1843 in Baildon, he worked as a joiner. He had married Maria Hutley, born 1848 in Shipley, 24 November 1869. They had two daughters – Sarah Hannah, a cloth burler born in 1871 and Alice, a weaver born 1873.

In 1893 there several adverts in the Shipley Times, advertising William’s services as a house agent and a collector of medical accounts, rent and debts. William died in 1899.

In 1901 widow Maria was living in the house with her spinster daughter Alice. They had two boarders living with them, John Fletcher, a railway clerk aged 20, and Ralph Cusworth, a spinning overlooker aged 27.

In 1911 Maria and Alice remained in the house. They had two boarders living with them, Paul Thompson, a railway clerk aged 32, and Percy Thompson, a chemist shop assistant aged 20.

Harry Sedgley, a cloth finisher aged 20, of 17 Albert Road, married May Clarke, a spinner aged 19, of 21 Amelia Street, 17 November 1923 at St Peter’s Shipley.

Carrie Sedgley, a burler and mender aged 23, of 33 Albert Road, married Neville Smith, a motor mechanic aged 28 from Bradford, 10 August 1929 at St Pater’s Shipley.

In the 1939 Register Henry Edward Sedgley, a cloth finisher, was living in the house with his wife Sarah Hannah.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – Maria Whitaker
1918 to 1957 – Henry Edward & Sarah Hannah Sedgley
1958 – John & Margaret Antoncish
1960 – Shirley M. Kowalski

 
35 Albert Road (was No. 18, renumbered in 1926)

No. 35 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 18; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Hartley Stansfield, a piece examiner aged 45, his wife Jane aged 47, and their daughter Mary, a milliner and bonnet maker aged 18. Both Hartley and Jane were born in Colne, Lancashire; Mary was born in Bradford.

In 1881 the house was home to William Foulds, a naturalist aged 55 from Foulridge in Lancashire, his wife Eliza, aged 43 from Wakefield, and four daughters aged 2 to 15, all born in Shipley, including Ada Foulds.

By 1885 the house was occupied by the Dunford family. Joseph was born 1823 in Wakefield, he worked as a grocer. Living with him in 1891 were his daughters, Lily aged 39 a housekeeper and Florence aged 25 a schoolteacher. His wife, Sophie, had died in the house 9 March 1888 aged 64. Joseph died in the house 23 July 1893. They were buried in St Paul’s Lower Churchyard, Shipley.

David Morris Read, of 18 Albert Road, married Mary Hannah Barrow 12 October 1898 at the Wesleyan Chapel in Saltaire.

In 1901 the occupants were Samuel Thornton, a grocer & confectioner aged 56, his wife, Mary Ann, aged 58, and their nephew, Ernest, aged 11.

In 1911 the head of the house was Dan Lyne, a house painter aged 57 from Hayfield in Derbyshire. Living with him was his wife, Amelia aged, 51, and daughters Maud, a worsted weaver aged 27, and Annie, a machinist aged 23.

In the 1939 Register the occupants of the house were Frank Guerin, a foreman electrician born 18 July 1902, his wife Ella, born 13 June 1902, their daughter Betty born 16 February 1925, and Ella’s widowed father Joseph Dodgson, who was a private gardener aged 66.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1922 – Joseph & Emma Dodgson
1923 to 1933 – Joseph & Emma Dodgson, Frank & Ella Guerin
1934 to 1945 – Joseph Dodgson, Frank & Ella Guerin
1946 to 1960 – Frank & Ella Guerin

 
37 Albert Road (was No. 19, renumbered in 1926)

No. 37 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 19; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 & 1881 censuses, the house was occupied by Gill family. John Gill, an iron turner, was born 1829 in Pateley Bridge. He married Emma Bolton in 1851. They had at least five children. In 1871 they had boarding with them William Ripley, a woolcomber, aged 19. In 1881 they had boarding with them Myra Kendall, a spinner, aged 20. John Gill died in the house 25 January 1885.

In 1891 the house was home to Mary Helliwell, a widow aged 66 and her son Joseph, an elementary teaching assistant aged 27.

In 1901 the occupants were Benson Riley, a mohair sorter aged 48, his wife Ann, and three children aged 15 to 20.

The Houlden family lived in the house from before 1911 to after 1957. In the 1911 census head of the house was Alfred Houlden, a plumber aged 40. Living with him was his mother, Mary a widow aged 72, his married sister Sarah Brook aged 52, her husband John, a weaver aged 54, and their son Willie Brook, a weft room labourer aged 20. Alfred married Emmeline Ferguson (of 4 Myrtle Place) 2 October 1912 at St. Peter’s Shipley. Alfred died 8 January 1939. He was buried two days later in Hirst Wood Cemetery Shipley. In the 1939 Register, Emmeline, a retired weaver, was living alone in the house. She died in April 1959 and was buried alongside her husband.

From 1958 the house was occupied by Stephen & Sylvia Burnett.

 
39 Albert Road (was No. 20, renumbered in 1926

No. 39 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 20; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by William Roome, a commission agent aged 62 from Nottinghamshire, his wife Sarah, and a boarder, Charles Maguire, a lithographic artist aged 26 born in Germany.

In 1881 the head of the house was widow Mary Naylor (nee Toothill) aged 65. She had living with her seven spinster daughters aged 19 to 43, who all worked as weavers.

Ada, daughter of Benjamin Chapman, died in the house 28 September 1887, aged just 11. In 1891 Benjamin was a hairdresser aged 47, living in the house with his wife and seven children aged four to 24. All but the youngest two were mill workers. Benjamin died in the house 18 January 1893.

In 1901 head of the house was George Excell, a wool washer aged 56 from Idle. Living with him was his wife, Elizabeth, four children, one stepson, and an adopted daughter. In 1911 George & Elizabeth had living with them three of their children and four boarders. Two of their sons, James Blackburn Excell and Samuel Charles Excell served in WW1.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were George Excell, his daughter Susan Excell and George Blackburn. George Excell died in the house 2 March 1942. Susan continued living in the house until 1947.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1947 – The Excell Family
1948 – Richard & Eliza Goldsborough
1949 to 1960 – Thomas Howarth & Dora Howarth

Thomas died 2 September 1974 and Dora died 2 July 1991; both at 39 Albert Road.

 

41 Albert Road (was No. 21, renumbered in 1926

No. 41 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 21; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Jane Hargeaves, aged 47, and five daughters aged 10 to 20. They were all born in Ireland and all the daughters were mill workers.

In 1881 the occupants were William Pool, a painter & paper hanger aged 52, his wife Susan, and seven daughters aged 12 to 30, who were all mill workers. All the family were born in Wellington, Somerset. Annie Pool, of 21 Albert Road, died in October 1887, aged 23. William & Susan were living in the house in 1891 with four of their daughters. Mary Jane Pool, of 21 Albert Road, died 13 April 1891, aged 40. William Pool, of 21 Albert Road, died June 1897, aged 68.

In 1901 the head of the house was William Searle, a widowed wool sorter aged 42. Living with him were five children, and his brother Charles, a warehouseman aged 28. William, his brother and three of the children were born in Winchester, Hampshire.

In 1911 the house was home to Charles Green, a musician aged 48, his wife Sarah, and eight children aged 4 to 25. Five of the children were mill workers. Three of the sons, Willie, Charlie & Albert Edward, served in WW1.

In May 1917, J. H. Schofield, a fruitier of 21 Albert Road was excused military service at a meeting of the Shipley Military Tribunal.

Report in the Shipley Times 24 September 1920: -

An inquest was held at the Saltaire Institute on Saturday afternoon, on Lilian Shuttleworth, the 2 ½ year-old daughter of Arthur Shuttleworth, painter, of 21 Albert Rood, Saltaire. The little girl in company with other children, was playing in a garden near her home when she fell off a wall on to the pavement. She fractured her skull.

A verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.

Report from the Shipley Times 18 March 1927: -

Saltaire House Fire

Damage estimated at about £20 was caused by a fire which occurred at 41 Albert Road, Saltaire, occupied by Mr. A. Shuttleworth, on Monday (14 March) afternoon. The house is the property of Salt’s (Saltaire) Ltd., and the fire, which was in the bedroom, was caused by a spark flying out of the chimney. The Shipley Fire Brigade were called out at 4.10 p.m., and under the superintendence of acting superintendent H. Smith, quickly extinguished the outbreak.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were: -

Alfred Bedford born 24 August 1899, iron floor moulder
Annie Elizabeth Bedford 18 February 1891
Bessie Wheater 22 September 1918, sewing machinist
Arthur Bedford 20 January 1921, apprentice twisting overlooker
Thomas Bedford 29 September 1923 textile mill hand.

Report from the Shipley Times 17 June 1942: -

At Saltaire Congregational Church on Saturday (13 June) the wedding took place between Mr. Gordon Bailey, R.A.O.C., son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Bailey, of Whitlam Street, Saltaire and Miss Bessie Wheater, second daughter of Mrs. Bedford, 41 Albert Road, Saltaire.

The bride and bridegroom are members of the Saltaire Congregational Church. The Pastor (Rev S.G. McLellan) officiated. Given away by her father (Mr Alfred Bedford), she wore a blue costume and spray of roses. She was attended by Mrs. L.G. Kirk, of the W.A.A.F., matron of honour, and the best man was Mr. H. Milner.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Bailey left for Grassington, where the honeymoon is being spent.

From the Electoral Register 1915 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1915 – Robert Park
1918 to 1933 – Arthur & Emily Jane Shuttleworth, Harry Shuttleworth (Harry served in WW2)
1934 to 1947 – Alfred & Annie Elizabeth Bedford
1948 to 1949 – William & Agnes Schofield
1950 to 1960 – Pearson & Emily Greenwood

 
43 Albert Road (was No. 22, renumbered in 1926)

No. 43 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 22; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Thomas Rushworth, a warp dresser from Thornton, Bradford aged 52, his wife Alice, seven children aged from 11 to 31, and a granddaughter aged 3. Some of the Rushworth children would emigrate to America.

In 1881 & 1891 the house was home to the Houlden family from Guiseley. John Houlden and his wife Mary had eleven children.

In 1901 the occupants were Samuel Glover Crabtree, a retired overlooker aged 60 and nine children aged 13 to 35. Fred Crabtree, a plumber aged 22 of 22 Albert Road, married Maud Boocock, aged 22 of 36 Whitlam Street, 26 July 1902 at St Paul’s Shipley.

Report from the Shipley Times 6 September 1907: -

At meeting of the committee of the Shipley Musical Union, held last night (Thursday). Mr. Edgar Crabtree, 22 Albert Road, Saltaire, was appointed to the post of curator the new premises in Commercial Street. There were nearly 100 applicants.

Samuel Glover Crabtree, of 22 Albert Road, died in February 1907. He was buried 11 February in Hirst Wood Cemetery. His daughter, Mary Elizabeth joined him, when she was buried 26 February 1907, aged just 28.

In 1911 the occupants were Joseph Excell aged 47, a piece presser, his wife Emily, six children aged 7 to 24 and a grandson aged five. James Excell, of 22 Albert Road, served as a Private with the Shipley Detachment 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were: -

Halliday Clegg – widow, born 2 July 1862, retired plush finisher
Florence Shepherd – single, 18 July 1889, burler and mender
George Toal – married, 2 March 1899, loom maker
Lilian Toal – married, 14 May 1899, housewife
Raymond Toal – 16 December 1927, at school.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – Joseph Excell
1918 – Halliday & Martha Clegg, George Harrison
1919 to 1921 – Halliday Clegg, George Harrison
1922 to 1923 – Halliday Clegg
1924 to 1958 – Halliday Clegg & Family, George Toal & Family
1960 – George Toal & Lillian Toal (nee Clegg)

 

45 Albert Road (was No. 23, renumbered in 1926)

No. 45 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 23; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by a widow, Mary Kaye, aged 58 from Denholme, five children aged 19 to 35 and a grandson aged 6. Four of the children were mill workers.

In 1881 the house was home to Joseph Feather, a mason’s labourer aged 49, his wife Mary, and nine children aged from 1 to 21. Five of the children were mill workers. Mary Elizabeth Feather, of 23 Albert Road died in 1884 aged just 15. Joseph, Mary and four of their children emigrated to Jamestown in America in 1887.

Anthony Griffiths, a weaver aged 19 of 23 Albert Road, married Emily White, aged 19 from Shipley, 5 September 1887 at St Paul’s Shipley.

In 1891 the house was home to John Griffiths, a stone miner aged 49, his wife Alice, and five children aged 11 to 26, four of whom were mill workers. John Griffiths, aged 55, died 16 December 1895 at 23 Albert Road.

William Lambert, aged 48, died 18 July 1898 at 23 Albert Road. Mary Lambert, aged 26, married John Thomas Dewhirst, a farmer aged 26, at St. Paul’s Shipley 28 June 1899. They were both living at 23 Albert Road. In 1901 the house was occupied by widow Catherine Lambert aged 48, and eight children aged 9 to 24. Four of the children were mill workers. In 1911 Catherine was living in the house with six of her children. Catherine's son, William Henry Lambert, emigrated to Australia in 1912 and served in WW1 with the Australian Imperial Force

Joseph John Eccles, a miner aged 21, married Maud Chatwood, aged 17, at St Peter’s Shipley, 26 July 1919. They both lived at 23 Albert Road. Ada Eccles, aged 25, of 23 Albert Road, married widower William Smith, a miner aged 48, at St Peter’s Shipley, 11 October 1924. Amples Eccles, a twister aged 25, of 45 Albert Road, married Samuel Robinson, a miner aged 25 from Allerton Bywater, at St Peter’s Shipley, 24 December 1927.

Report in the Shipley Times 6 October 1928: -

BOY DROWNED IN CANAL

The district coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) held an inquest at Shipley Fire Station, on Monday (1 October), regarding the death of Rowland Eccles, the six-year-old son of Joseph Eccles (miner), 21 Duke Street, Tanshelf, Pontefract, who was drowned in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Hirst Lock, Saltaire, on Saturday (29 September).

Mary Elizabeth Eccles, of 45 Albert Road, Saltaire. with whom the little boy lived, said he asked her could go out to play at the bottom of the road. Her grandson did not return to dinner, but she thought he might have had it at a neighbour’s house, he had done on several occasions.

After dinner witness went to see Mrs. Hopwood, who told her that her son Eric came home at dinner-time. Afterwards a girl told witness that her grandson was drowned. Witness again went to see Mrs. Hopwood, when her little boy said, “Rowland is in the water down yonder,” and he pointed towards Hirst Lock where the boy was found. In reply to the Coroner, witness said that she gave information to the police that her grandson was missing.

Eric Hopwood, (6), 7 Albert Avenue, Shipley, said that he went with Rowland Eccles down to the canal. He said that Rowland got a stick, ran down and jumped into the water.

Witness afterwards told a big girl, whom he did not know, that Rowland was in the water.

In reply to the Coroner, the little boy said that he had been with the deceased down to the canal few times before.

The Coroner warned the little boy that he was too small to go down there, and it was a very dangerous place.

P.C. Littlejohn said that dragging operations were commenced on Saturday evening, and continued on Sunday morning, when witness recovered the body about 10-40 a.m. just above the lock.

In reply to the Coroner, witness said that children played there, and was very easy to get there.

The Coroner, in returning a verdict of Accidentally drowned,’’ said it was too easy to get there.

Report from the Shipley Times 18 March 1933: -

FOOTBALL ACCIDENT. Playing with Saltaire Mills against Wood End Albion, on Saturday (11 March), Albert Lovatt, of 45 Albert Road, Saltaire, fell and broke his leg. He was taken to the Saltaire Hospital, and detained. The accident occurred immediately after Lovatt had scored a goal for the home team.

In the 1939 Register the house was unoccupied.

Report from the Shipley Times 17 August 1955: -

NO DOG LICENCE – Arthur Simpson (47) chauffeur, of 45 Albert Road, Saltaire, was fined 10s. for keeping a dog over 6 months old without a licence.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – John George Lambert
1918 to 1929 – Albert & Mary Eccles (with Albert Hanson in 1918 and Joseph John Eccles in 1919, both of whom served in WW1.)
1930 to 1938 – The Lovatt Family
1946 to 1958 – Arthur & Elizabeth Simpson
1960 – Henry & Gloria Hudson

 
47 Albert Road (was No. 24, renumbered in 1926)

No. 47 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 24; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 & 1881 censuses the house was occupied by Samuel Excell and his family. Samuel, a stone mason, was born 23 February 1823 at Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire. Living with him in 1871 was his wife Susan (nee Murgatroyd), five children aged 5 to 15 (three of whom were mill workers), his nephew Thomas Excell aged 15, and three boarders, George & Jane Excell, and Annie Harrison. Samuel’s wife, Susan, died 1 August 1877. In 1881 Samuel had his second wife living with him, Harriet (nee Walker, and three children aged 15 to 23 who were all mill hands.

Public Notice in the Shipley Times 27 June 1885: -

I SAMUEL EXCELL, of 24 Albert Road, Saltaire, hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any Debts my wife HARRIET EXCELL, may contract after this date.

(Signed) SAMUEL EXCELL 25 June 1885.

In 1891 the house was home to John McLaughlin a blacksmith aged 52 from Ireland, his wife Mary and five children aged 12 to 21. In October 1894 Mrs McLaughlin of 24 Albert Road, was elected as onto the committee of the Shipley’s Women Liberal Association. John McLaughlin, of 24 Albert Road, died 19 March 1891.

In 1901 the occupants were Charles Chadwick, a stuff warehouseman aged 39, his wife Polly, and six children aged 1 to 14.

Report from the Shipley Times 22 June 1906: -

Charles Chadwick warehouseman, Saltaire, was at the Bradford West Riding Court yesterday, fined 6d. and costs for allowing the chimney of his house to be on fire.

Charles moved from the house around 1908/1909.

In 1911 the house was home to Abram Gillard, a railway signalman aged 55, his wife Mary Alice and seven children aged 15 to 27, five of whom were mill workers.

Thomas Fletcher, a wool comber aged 21 of 24 Albert Road, married Annie Raine, a domestic servant aged 21 of Shipley, 23 December 1922 at St. Peter’s Shipley.

Eliza Fletcher, a spinner aged 34 of 47 Albert Road, married Frederick Raine, a woolcomber aged 36 of Shipley, 5 June 1926 at St. Peter’s Shipley.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were: -

Mary Ann Fletcher – widow, born 24 September 1862
Edith A. Fletcher – single, 15 November 1894, wool comber
Lizzie Fletcher – single, 4 January 1907, wool cap spinner
Gladys M. New – single, 5 April 1913 – domestic servant
Fred Simpson – married, 3 January 1890 – wool washer
Eliza Simpson – married, 20 November 1892.

Report from the Shipley Times 4 February 1959: -

ENTERED BAIIDON HOUSE ON CHRISTMAS DAY

A 17-year-old apprentice engineer, William Duggan, 47 Albert Road. Shipley, and a 16-year-old Shipley youth appeared before the Court after breaking into a house at Baildon on Christmas Day, and feloniously stealing cigarettes and chocolates to the value £1 3s. 6d. Both youths pleaded guilty. Duggan was given a conditional discharge on payment of 15s. 9d. costs.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – Frederick George Barnard
1918 to 1926 – William & Mary Fletcher
1928 to 1939 – Mary Fletcher & family, Fred & Eliza Simpson
1946 – Mary Fletcher, Tamar Johnson, Fred Lee, Arthur Reginald Dowgill & Miriam Dowgill
1947 – Mary Fletcher, Harold Johnson, Arthur Reginald & Miriam Dowgill
1948 – Mary Fletcher, Harold Johnson, Miriam Dowgill
1949 – Harold & Tamar Johnson, Fred Lee
1950 to 1960 – The Duggan Family

 

49 Albert Road (was No. 25, renumbered in 1926)

No. 49 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 25; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Thomas Allison, a loom overlooker aged 48, his wife Rebecca and five children aged 6 to 19, three of whom were mill workers.

Hiram Bailey, of 25 Albert Road, died 28 November 1877, aged 41.

In 1881 the house was home to Samuel Baker, a mason’s labourer aged 51 born in Suffolk, his wife, four children aged 12 to 21, who were all mill workers, and their married daughter Sarah Shepherd aged 26, her husband William, a general labourer, aged 26, and their two young children.

In 1891 the head of the house was Joshua Busfield, a plush & velvet cutter aged 52. Living with him was his second wife, Emily (nee Excell) aged 25, and seven children aged 9 to 21 from his first marriage. Six of the children were mill workers. Joshua and Emily had a son aged two months. William Excell Busfield died in 1898 aged five. In 1901 Joshua and Emily were living in the house with three children from Joshua's first marriage, and Emily's father, Samuel Excell aged 78.

In 1911 the occupants were Mary Bailey, a widow aged 69, four children, all mill workers, aged 35 to 50, and two grandchildren.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by James McDonough a general labourer born 21 May 1891, his wife Elizabeth (nee Ford) 24 May 1898, daughter Margaret, a worsted yarn spinner 5 September 1921 and son, Jim McDonough, a skepsider in a worsted mill 4 March 1925. Jim served in the Royal Navy in WW2.

Report from the Shipley Times 1 September 1948: -

The wedding took place on Tuesday, at St. Walburga’s Church, Shipley, between Mr. Jack Wortley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wortley, of 69 Owlet Road, Windhill, and Miss Cathrine McDonough, of 49 Albert Road, Saltaire.

Miss McDonough was given away by her father, and the service was conducted by the Rev. Father Dowling.

After the wedding, a reception was held at the bride’s home.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – Joseph Brooks
1918 to 1938 – William Edward Priestley & family (including Harry (Henry) & Rowland Priestley who served in WW1), Robert Chapman & family (Robert served in WW1).
1939 to 1951 – James & Elizabeth McDonough
1952 – Harry & Eva Baxter
1953 – Eva Baxter
1955 to 1958 – Maurice & Joyce Paley
1960 – Elijah Roberts & family

 

51 Albert Road (was No. 26, renumbered in 1926)

No. 51 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 26; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Abraham Ridge, a mechanic fitter who was a widower aged 44, and his daughter Mary, a weaver aged 17.

In 1881 the head of the house was Joseph Booth a widowed male aged 71, who worked as a warp sizer. Living with him was his son, Philip, a heald knitter aged 28, and his son John, a gardener aged 33 and his wife Agnes aged 36. (Agnes Booth gave evidence at in inquest into a death at Saltaire Railway Station.) Also living in house were two lodgers, twins John & Jane Fenton aged 12, who worked as spinners. Agnes Booth died in 1883 aged 38. Jane Fenton, aged 14, daughter of Jon. M. Fenton (deceased), 26 Albert Road, died 3 September 1883. Joseph Booth, of 26 Albert Road, died 19 June 1885, aged 75. Philip Henry Booth, of 26 Albert Road, died 30 June 1886, aged 33.

In 1891 the occupants were John Bairstow, a wool comber from Wilsden, aged 26, his wife Elena, and 5 children aged 1 to 15, two of whom were mill workers.

In June 1896, Mary Ellen Willey, aged twenty, a lodger with Mrs. Exley of 26 Albert Road, attempted to drown herself in the River Aire near to Mason’s Mill in Shipley.

In 1901 & 1911 the house was home to Charles Scholefield, an overlooker, born in 1858, his wife Ruth, also born in 1858 and their two daughters, Florence born in 1879 and Alice, ten years younger. Alice Scholefield, aged 25 of 26 Albert Road, married Francis Joseph Belton, aged 24, tram driver from Manningham, 27 December 1913, at St. Peter’s Shipley. Francis served in WW1. In the 1939 Register the house was home to Francis Joseph & Alice Belton. Charles Scholefield, Alice's father, was an electric trolley bus driver.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1919 – Charles & Ruth Scholefield, Francis & Alice Belton
1920 to 1926 – Ruth Scholefield, Francis & Alice Belton
1927 to 1948 – Francis & Alice Belton
1949 to 1960 – Francis & Alice Belton, Florence Scholefield

 
53 Albert Road (was No. 27, renumbered in 1926)

No. 53 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 27; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Benjamin Waterhouse, a warp dresser aged 47 from Heaton, his wife Mary, three children aged 4 to 20 (two of whom were mill workers), and a boarder, Fred Tearne, a combing overlooker aged 16.

In 1881 it was home to Isaac Sanctuary, a warehouseman aged 40 from Norfolk, and his wife Elizabeth.

In 1891 head of the house was James Bailey, a plush weaver aged 35 from Huddersfield. Living with him was his wife, Clara, daughter Ethel aged three, son Fred aged nine months, and a boarder, William Walker who was a widower weaver aged 64. Fred Bailey lost his life serving his country in WW1.

In 1901 the occupants were Thomas Owen, aged 57 from Bolton, Lancashire, his wife, Mary, who was 20 years younger than Thomas, and two young daughters. Thomas was the head engineer at Saltaire Mills. By 1902 Thomas and his family had left Saltaire.

Elena Bairstow was in residence from 1903 to 1905 and William Cromack from 1908 to 1910.

In 1911 the occupants were John Sutton, a horse driver at Saltaire Mills, aged 50 from Birmingham, his wife, Sarah, and four children aged 12 to 26 who were all mill workers.

In the 1939 Register head of the house was Arthur Shuttleworth, a painter & paper hanger born 22 December 1877. Living him was his wife Emily Jane, born 11 November 1878, their son Harry Shuttleworth, a general labourer, born 19 October 1900, and their daughter Eva, a warper born 11 September 1907. Harry served his country in WW2.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – John Sutton
1918 to 1925 – John & Mary Clarke
1926 to 1929 – Edgar Moorby & Clara Moorby
1930 to 1933 – Frederick & Annie Chaplin
1934 to 1960 – The Shuttleworth Family

 
55 Albert Road (was No. 28, renumbered in 1926)

No. 55 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 28; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 & 1881 censuses the house was occupied by the Ferrand family. In 1871 head of the house was Benjamin a wool sorter aged 52 from Bingley. Living him was his wife Ann, aged 42, and six children aged 4 to 19. Three of the children were mill workers. They also had a boarder, Mary Stewart, a weaver aged 30. Benjamin died 28 January 1880. In 1881 his widow Ann was living in the house with four of their children, two of whom were mill workers. Thomas Jinkinton, a weaver aged 21 was a boarder. From 1882 to 1886 Benjamin (jnr) Ferrand of 28 Albert Road, advertised his services in the Shipley Times. He was a cabinet maker, upholsterer, undertaker, and organ repairer.

Gordon, son of George Sanctuary of 28 Albert Road, died 18 June 1887 aged 10 months. In 1891 the house was occupied by George Sanctuary, a spinning overlooker aged 35, his wife Hannah, and five children aged 2 to 13. They remained in the house until 1896.

In 1901 the house was home to John Herbert Harrison, a worsted coating overlooker aged 44, his wife, Sarah, and six children aged 2 to 20. Two of the children were mill workers.

Joseph Samuel Barker, a widower and a cloth examiner and finisher aged 32, of 28 Albert Road, married Eliza Eleanor Whittingham, a worsted weaver aged 32 from Shipley, 24 December 1910 at the Providence Chapel, Shipley. In the 1911 census they had two young daughters livening with them, aged three and six.

25 January 1992, St. Paul’s Church Shipley – Norah Hanson, aged 26, of 28 Albert Road, married Albert George Dawson, aged 35, the licensed victualler of the Golden Lion Hotel in Whitby.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Hubert Jordan, a drawing overlooker born 16 September 1901, and his wife Sarah (nee Walker) born 9 March 1898.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1929 – Frederick William Hanson & Caroline Hanson
1930 to 1933 – Arthur Doyle & Alice Doyle
1934 to 1951 – Hubert & Sarah Ann Jordan
1952 to 1955 – Albert Gott & Cicely Gott
1956 to 1958 – Harry & Mary Sutcliffe
1960 – George & Hilda Fillingham

 
57 Albert Road (was No. 29, renumbered in 1926)

No. 57 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 29; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by William Hanson, a machine fitter aged 42, his wife Martha, and three children aged, 9 to 18.

In 1881 the house was home to Samuel Glover Crabtree, a weaving overlooker, his wife Elizabeth and eight children aged from 1 to 15. Three of the children were mill workers. Ben Crabtree died, 17 September 1882, aged 15 months, son of Samuel Glover Crabtree of 29 Albert Road. In 1891 Samuel & Elizabeth were living in the house with nine children, aged from 3 to 25.

In 1901 & 1911 the head of house was Alexander Martin, a lithograph printer, born in Glasgow in 1869. Living with him was his wife, Margaret, (nee Smith) born in 1868 in Stockton, County Durham, and their daughter, Eunice Gertrude, born in 13 May 1897 in Manchester. In 1911 Eunice was an office assistant.

Report from the Shipley Times 23 April 1926: -

At Bradford Cathedral, (Wednesday, the wedding took place between Mr. Wilfred Ryder, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ryder, of Great Horton Road. Bradford, and Miss Eunice Gertrude Martin, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander H. Martin, 57 Albert Road. Saltaire. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. C. H. Pauling, and Mr. Coates was at the organ.

The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in dress cream lace, a cream lace veil, with shoes and stockings to match. She wore a coronet of orange-blossom, with a shower bouquet of pale pink roses and white heather and had rope of pale shell pink pearls. Miss Edith Hawley (friend of the bride) acted as bridesmaid and was dressed in nattier-blue flowered crepe Chine dress and pale fawn hat trimmed blue. She carried a shower bouquet of cream roses.

The best man Mr. Leslie Lovett of Leicester (friend of the bridegroom), and the groomsman was Mr. W. E. Ryder (cousin of the bridegroom).

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Great Northern (Victoria) Hotel. Bradford, after which the newly-married pair left for London and the South. The bride travelled in a mauve dress, with hat to match, and pale fawn shoes and stockings. Her coat was of black satin trimmed with monkey fur.

In the 1939 Register Alexander was retired and widow. Living with him was his married daughter, Eunice, who was an A.R.P. ambulance attendant volunteer.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1929 – Alexander & Margaret Martin
1930 to 1939 – Alexander & Margaret Martin, Eunice Ryder
1945 to 1958 – Eunice Ryder
1860 – Ernest Robinson

 
59 Albert Road (was No. 30, renumbered in 1926)

No. 59 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 30; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by William Tiffany, a wool sorter aged 35, his wife Susannah, and eight children aged 1 to 13. One of the children, George Tiffany, emigrated to America in 1894 aged 26.

In 1876 & 1877 there were a number of adverts in the Shipley Times referring to W. Tiffany of 30 Albert Road receiving orders for the Saltaire Industrial Coal Society.

In 1881 the house was home to John Greenwood, a yarn scourer aged 40, his wife Henrietta aged 48, and three children – William, a tinner aged 20, Mary, a weaver aged 18, and Holgate, a hairdresser aged 14.

Henrietta, wife of John Greenwood of 30 Albert Road, died 5 October 1882, aged 49.

In 1891 the house was occupied by Charles Helliwell, a mechanic fitter aged 38, his wife Henrietta aged 46, and two children – Fred a plush weaver aged 14, and Mabel aged 12.

25 February 1899, May, wife of Benjamin Lambert, 30 Albert Road, died aged 84.

In 1901 it was home to John Harding Giles, aged 47, a wool sorter from London, his wife Hannah aged 46, and three children – Laura aged 16 a worsted spinner, Frank aged 12 a doffer, and Mabel aged 12. Frank served in WW1.

Joshua Marshall, an electrician aged 21 of 26 Helen Street, Saltaire, married Laura Emma Giles, aged 20 of 30 Albert Road, 16 April 1904 at St. Paul’s Shipley.

In 1911 John & Hannah were living in the house with three of their children and a granddaughter.

William Harold Thurlow Giles, a warehouseman aged 33 of 30 Albert Road, married Zillah Battey Crabtree, aged 31 of 36 Whitlam Street, Saltaire, 16 August 1913 at St. Peter’s Shipley. William served in WW1.

27 March 1937, The marriage took place at Saltaire Congregational Church, of Mr. Arthur Neal, elder son Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Neal, Fitzroy Road, Bradford Moor, and Miss Doris Dovener, only daughter Mr. and Mrs. G. Dovener, of 59 Albert Road. Saltaire.

Report from the Shipley Times 27 January 1943: -

Sapper Arthur Dovener, only son Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Dovener, 59 Albert Road, Saltaire, has served in the Royal Engineers three years. He served in France, then in the Shetlands and is now in the Middle East. Before Joining the Army he was an apprentice plumber with Messrs. W. Toothill and Son, Bradford. He was an enthusiastic badminton player and also holds the bronze medallion for swimming.

Advert in the Shipley Times 7 July 1948.

Morris 8 For sale, best offer, must be sold. Apply, 59 Albert Road, Saltaire, evenings.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1915 – John Harding Giles
1918 to 1927 – Ben Sunderland
1928 to 1934 – Smith Wainman
1935 to 1959 – George Willie & Edith Annie Dovener
1960 – Edith Annie Dovener.

 
61 Albert Road (was No. 31, renumbered in 1926)

No. 61 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 31; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by the Rhodes family. Benjamin was a weaver born in Wilsden c1819. Living with him was his wife Elizabeth (nee Shackleton) and nine children, four of whom were mill workers. Benjamin & Elizabeth were married 23 October 1842 in Bradford Cathedral.

In 1881 Charles Hinton was head of the house. He was a wool sorter born c1835 in Wiltshire. Living with him was his wife Keziah (nee Morgan) and eight children. Charles & Keziah were married in 1857 in Winchester, Hampshire. Their five eldest children (aged 14 to 23) were born in Winchester; the three youngest (aged 4 to 9) were born in Saltaire. Daughters Laura and Rosetta worked in Saltaire Mills. Their son, Frank Arthur, emigrated to America in 1905. On 22 May 1886 at St Paul’s Shipley, Alice Hinton, aged 23 of 31 Albert Road, married John Wigglesworth, a weaver aged 22 of 71 George Street. On 30 August 1890 St Paul’s Shipley, Ada Hinton, aged 30 of 31 Albert Road, married Thomas Bolton, a cabinet maker aged 31 from Baildon.

In 1891 the house was home to George Shuttleworth, a weaver aged 55, his wife Ann aged 55, and six children. Daughters Sabina, Polly and Anne worked in Saltaire Mills. George died in the house in 1899. In 1901 widow Ann was living in the house with three of her children and a granddaughter. In 1911 Ann was living in the house with a widowed daughter, two spinster daughters and a granddaughter. Ann Shuttleworth died in the house in 1921 aged 85. In 1919 Alfreda Hanson Shuttleworth (granddaughter of Ann) married John Hill.

In 1938 Hilda Mary Church, of 61 Albert Road, married Richard Huntingdon. In the 1939 Register, head of the house was Sarah Church. She was a widow aged 62. Living with her was her daughter Elsie, who was a cheese-winding book keeper aged 27, her married daughter Hilda Huntingdon, a wool ring twister aged 30, and Hilda's husband Richard, who was a textile machinery greaser aged 32. In 1940, Elsie Elizabeth Church, of 61 Albert Road, married Clifford Thompson. Sarah Church died in the house, 1 st Qtr,1958, aged 80.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1921 – Ann Shuttleworth
1922 – John Hill
1923 to 1928 – John Hill & Annie Shuttleworth
1929 to 1932 – John and Alfreda Hill & Annie Shuttleworth
1933 to 1934 – Fred & Margaret Stead
1936 to 1957 – the Church family
1958 to 1960 – John & Sheila Forbes

 
63 Albert Road (was No. 32, renumbered in 1926)

No. 63 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 32; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by widow, Mary Brearey, a dressmaker aged 39 from Wilsden, her son Joseph, a joiner aged 17, her son James aged 14, her widowed mother, Martha Shackleton, aged 72, and her cousin, James Westwood, a book keeper aged 22. There were also three boarders in the house; Anne Wade, an infant school mistress aged 33, Susan Watkins, a girls' school mistress aged 33, and Mary Candy, an assistant teacher aged 24.

Birth Notice in the Shipley Times 24 February 1877: -

SMITH – 17 February – at 32 Albert Road, the wife of William Smith, a son.

Notice in Shipley Times 6 July 1878: -

No. 32 Albert Road
To be Sold by Auction
The whole of the valuable FURNITURE, PICTURES, &c., contained in the above residence.
Sale at One o’clock prompt
ABRAHAM PARKER & SON, AUCTIONEERS,
19 Commercial Street, SHIPLEY. 

In 1881 the occupants were Robert Clough, a drawing master aged 33 from Bradford, his wife, Mary, aged 32, and two young daughters.

Edward Renard and his family lived in the house from c1885 to c1889. Edward was the headmaster of the School of Art in Saltaire.
Advert in the Shipley Times 27 November 1886: -

A Good General Servant Wanted – who can do plain cooking and is accustomed to the care of children – Mrs. Renard, 32 Albert Road.

In April 1888, Edward Renard, of 32 Albert Road, was the honorary secretary of the newly formed Yorkshire Union of Artists.

In 1891 the house was home to Bottomley London, a cashier aged 33, his wife Ada aged 30, and two young daughters. Also living with them was Ada’s father, widower Joseph Ellis aged 62.

In 1901, the occupants of the house were Hamlet Metcalfe, a wool sorter aged 45, his wife Mary aged 44, and eight children aged from 3 months to 23 years.
Report in the Shipley Times 22 July 1904: -

On Tuesday (19 July) afternoon a wedding was solemnised at St Paul’s Church, which was the centre of much local interest, the contracting parties being Mr. Arthur Edward Feather, younger son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Feather, of Bradford Moor, and Florence Metcalfe, second daughter of Mr. Hamlet Metcalfe of 32 Albert Road, Saltaire. The bride was a teacher at Otley Road Council School.

Report in the Shipley Times 10 February 1905: -

At Holy Trinity Church, Bingley, on Saturday (4 February) the marriage took place of Mr. Bertram E. Garbutt, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Garbutt, secretary to the Bradford Education Committee, to Miss Ophelia E. Metcalfe, eldest daughter of Mr. Hamlet Metcalfe of 32 Albert Road, Saltaire.

In 1911 Hamlet and his wife were living in the house with four of their children. They moved to 5 Ferrands Road, Shipley in 1914.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Alfred Nichols, an ironmonger’s assistant, born 9 October 1895, and Peter Nichols, aa metal worker’s labourer, born 15 May 1922.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1914 – Hamlet Metcalfe
1915 – James Sheard Ridsdale
1918 to 1922 – John Thomas & Fanny Rose Tillotson
1923 to 1925 – Arthur & Maude Bousfield
1927 to 1934 – Fred Cooper & family
1935 to 1960 – Alfred George Edward Nichols

 
65 Albert Road (was No. 33, renumbered in 1926)

No. 65 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 33; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Frederick Dans, a boot maker from London aged 44, his wife Sarah aged 34 from Birstall, and three children aged from 1 to 12.

In 1881 the house was home to James Newsome, a weaving foreman aged 52 from Baildon, his wife Lydia aged 54, son Reuben a bookkeeper aged 29, and daughter Esther aged 20.

Advert in the Shipley Times 23 February 1884: -

SCIENTIFIC DRESS-CUTTING ASSOCIATION – The Art of Dress-cutting taught in a few easy lessons by the new system of square measurement, by A. ROBERTS, 33 Albert Road, Saltaire. Agent for Saltaire and district. Particulars on application.

Advert in the Shipley Times 17 May 1884: -

SCIENTIFIC DRESS-CUTTING ASSOCIATION – The Art of Dress-cutting taught in a few easy lessons by the new system of square measurement.
TERMS FOR SYSTEM AND INSTRUCTION £2 2s.
Special Terms for Classes of Ten. Private Lessons given to Ladies at their own homes or at 33 ALBERT ROAD, SALTAIRE, by MISS ROBERTS, SOLE AGENT FOR SHIPLEY, SALTAIRE, AND DISTRICT

(There were numerous adverts like the two above, throughout 1884/5. The last advert was place in January 1886.)

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 30 August 1890: -

The marriage of Miss Alice Ann Longfellow, second daughter of Mr Thomas Longfellow, of Albert Road, Saltaire, with Mr Fred London, son of Mr William London, also of Saltaire, which took place at the Shipley Congregational Church on Tuesday (26 August) afternoon, was the occasion of a large gathering of friends. Miss Longfellow has been connected with the Sunday school and choir for many years, and her marriage was an event of interest to the friends of the school and members of the choir and church.

Head of the house in 1891 was Thomas Longfellow, a weaving manager aged 53. Living with him was his wife, Mary aged 58, and four of their children: -

Rebecca, aged 30, a piece taker
Alfred, aged 28, a weaving overlooker
Thomas, aged 23, a journeyman tailor
Adeline, aged 20, an elementary teacher.

In 1898 the house was occupied by Ernest Stuart and his wife Sarah. In 1901, Ernest Stuart, is described as a a silk manufacturer clerk, aged 35 from Guiseley; his wife Sarah (nee Scott), aged 33, was born in America, and their son Cyril is aged three. Ernest & Sarah were married in 1891.

In 1911 the house was home to a widow, Jane Parkinson, aged 66, and her son William aged 41. William worked as an art master for the Shipley Education Authority.

In the 1939 Register the occupants of the house were: -

David M. Read – head – born 23 June 1875 – top examiner in worsted factory
Mary H. Read (nee Barrow) – wife – born 10 October 1875.

David died in the house 26 January 1951. In his will he left £3013 18s 3d., to Mary, his widow. Mary died in the house, 2 March 1952. In her will she left £8,359 5s 7d., to Edna Jowett, (wife of Edgar Jowett) and Frank Read, foreman wool sorter.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 – Winifred Knight
1915 – Joseph Wood
1918 to 1951 – David & Hannah Read
1952 – Hannah Read
1953 to 1954 – Thomas & Olive McCarthy
1955 to 1960 – Francis & Janet McDermott

 
67 Albert Road (was No. 34, renumbered in 1926)

No. 67 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 34; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Mordecai Ellis, a warehouseman aged 40 from Halifax, his wife Ann and three young children.

In the 1881 census houses 34 to 38 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. They housed an assistant teacher, school matron, music teacher, governess, five servants, and 17 girl pupils aged from 8 to 18.

There was a school house which was occupied by Benjamin Shuttleworth, school curator aged 44, his wife Ann aged 50, and two adult children.

In the 1891 census the house was home to Thomas Greenwood, a spinning overlooker aged 57, his wife Martha aged 54, and two adult children.

In the 1901 & 1911 Censuses head of the house was Edwin Ellis, a weaving manger born 1857 in Calverley. In 1901 he had living with him was his wife, Louisa, aged 43, son Joseph W., a textile designer aged 16, his father, Joseph Ellis aged 72, and a visitor, William Briggs, a retired missionary aged 63. In 1911 living with him was his wife Louisa and his brother-in-law, Joseph Whitaker a retired wool buyer aged 57.

23 July 1932 – St Peter’s Shipley – Lily Leeming, aged 26 of 67 Albert Road, married Fred Bramhall, a miner aged 28 from Rotherham.

Alma Hemsworth, of 67 Albert Road, married Fred Denby in 1945. Her sister Evelyn married William Walsh in 1947.

Report from the Shipley Times 21 January 1959: -

Clifford Firth Slaney, chauffeur, Albert Road, Saltaire, was fined £4 for exceeding the speed limit at 45-55 m.p.h., on November 23. in Otley Road.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1914 to 1922 – Joseph Whitaker Ellis
1923 to 1928 – Beatrice Sinclair Hall
1929 to 1931 – the Leeming family
1932 to 1933 – the Leeming family & John and Grace Fowler
1934 – John & Grace Fowler
1935 to 1947 – Harry Walker Hemsworth & Leonara Hemsworth
1948 to 1949 – Leonara Hemsworth, William & Evelyn Walsh
1950 – Leonara Hemsworth
1951 to 1955 – Thomas & Sarah Dunwell, Kenneth & Jean Gibbon
1956 to 1960 – Clifford & Irene Slaney

 
69 Albert Road (was No. 35, renumbered in 1926)

No. 69 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 35; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Frances Taylor, a widow aged 58 from Sowerby, and her nephew, John Taylor aged 7.

In the 1881 census houses 34 to 38 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. They housed an assistant teacher, school matron, music teacher, governess, five servants, and 17 girl pupils aged from 8 to 18.

There was a school house which was occupied by Benjamin Shuttleworth, school curator aged 44, his wife Ann aged 50, and two adult children.

In 1891 the house was home to Sam Baldwin, a portrait painter aged 73 from Halifax, his wife Amelia aged 74, and three spinster daughters; Kate, aged 40, Blanche, aged 34 head mistress of a board school, and Agnes aged 32, assistant mistress of a board school.

In 1901 the occupants were Simeon Midgley, a mill bookkeeper aged 47, his wife Amanda, aged 48, and four children.

In 1911 the occupants were Joseph Wood, a chief engineer aged 38, his wife Annie aged 37 and their son, Herman, aged 14.

Minnie Stringer died in the house 18 February 1955.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1914 – Joseph Wood
1918 to 1955 – John Edgar Stringer & Minnie Stringer
1955 to 1957 – Margaret Beaumont & Renee Fickes
1958 to 1960 - Harry & June Webb

 
71 Albert Road (was No. 36, renumbered in 1926)

No. 71 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 36; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Robert Marshall, a combing overlooker aged 28, his wife Alice (nee Maudsley) a dressmaker aged 25, their daughter, Annie aged 1, and Alice’s sister, Hannah Maudsley, a dressmaker aged 27.

In the 1881 census houses 34 to 38 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. They housed an assistant teacher, school matron, music teacher, governess, five servants, and 17 girl pupils aged from 8 to 18. There was a school house which was occupied by Benjamin Shuttleworth, school curator aged 44, his wife Ann aged 50, and two adult children.

In the 1891 & 1901 censuses houses 36 & 37 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. In 1891 they housed a teacher, student teacher, cook/house keeper, housemaid and five girl students aged from 9 to 26.

In 1901 they housed three school mistresses, cook, housemaid, and six girl students aged from 12 to 18.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 17 November 1905: -

GELDER – at 36 Albert Road, Wm. Gelder, in his 79 th year.

In December 1909, John Ince, of 36 Albert Road, was chairman of Mrs. Rutherford Poor Children’s Christmas Dinner Fund.

In the 1911 census the occupants were John Ince, a spinning manager 47, his wife Hannah, aged 50, and three children.

In July 1920 Arthur Sykes, of 36 Albert Road, was a manager at Saltaire Mills in the woolcombing dept when he gave evidence at a trial.

From 1936 the house was home to Charles William Jones, and his wife Margaret.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1914 – John Ince
1915 – Edwin Armitage
1918 to 1925 – Martha & Arthur Sykes
1929 to 1931 – William & Mary Gregory
1932 to 1935 – Emmeline & Fred Atkinson, Gladys & Maurice Bailey
1936 to 1957 – Margaret & Charles William Jones
1958 to 1960 – Margaret Jones

 
73 Albert Road (was No. 37, renumbered in 1926)

No. 73 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 37; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

Notice in the Bradford Observer 12 March 1868: -

TEN SHILLINGS REWARD. — LOST, on Thursday last, between Saltaire and Bingley, a broken-bred Black and Tan SPANIEL DOG, with chain collar; answers to “Fox.” Apply 37, Albert Road, Saltaire.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Robert C. Lease, a commercial clerk aged 26 from London, and his niece, Arabella E. Darby, aged 12 from Rugby, Warwickshire.

Notice in the Shipley Times 22 July 1876: -

37 Albert Road, Saltaire
To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. A. PARKER, on Monday, 24 July

The following valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects: DRAWING ROOM—Comprising walnut-tree Pianoforte, by Hayden & Co.; handsome walnut-tree Drawing Room Suite—namely, six chairs, easy chair, lady's ditto and settee, spring and hair-stuffed; walnut occasional table, mahogany dining table, fender and fire-irons. DINING ROOM—Six mahogany chairs, man's arm chair, stuffed and covered in hair; excellent mahogany sofa, spring and hair-stuffed; mahogany oval table, mahogany sideboard, complete dinner service, carpeting, &c.

BEDROOMS – The contents of four bedrooms, viz., iron bedstands, spring and hair mattresses, feather bed, bedroom, chests, toilet glasses, bedroom services, &c.

KITCHEN – Kitchen table, cupboard, kitchen chairs, pots, pans, dishes, cocoa, matting, fender, fire irons, and a large accumulation of other household effects, which must be sold, as the vendors are leaving this part of the country.

On view on the Morning of Sale
Sale at HALF-PAST ONE o’clock, p.m., exact time.
Abm. Parker, Auctioneer and Practical Valuer, Exchange Rooms, Shipley.

In the 1881 census houses 34 to 38 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. They housed an assistant teacher, school matron, music teacher, governess, five servants, and 17 girl pupils aged from 8 to 18.

There was a school house which was occupied by Benjamin Shuttleworth, school curator aged 44, his wife Ann aged 50, and two adult children.

Advert in the Leeds Mercury 12 March 1883: -

WANTED, a PLAIN COOK and two HOUSEMAIDS. Wages to begin at £18 and £12. Honesty, steadiness, health, cleanliness indispensable. Apply by letter, G., 37 Albert Road, Saltaire.

In the 1891 & 1901 censuses houses 36 & 37 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. In 1891 they housed a teacher, student teacher, cook/house keeper, housemaid and five girl students aged from 9 to 26.

In 1901 they housed three school mistresses, cook, housemaid, and six girl students aged from 12 to 18.

Alfred Midgley, a manufacturer’s clerk aged 24 of 37 Albert Road, married Ethel Dawson aged 23 from Baildon, 22 August 1904 at Providence Wesleyan Chapel, Shipley. In 1906 Alfred emigrated to the USA. He died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1 May 1916. Alfred’s father, Simeon Midgley, died 29 January 1911 at 37 Albert Road. He was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley.

In the 1911 Census the head of the house was Simeon Midgley's widow, Amanda Midgeley, aged 58. Living with her was her daughter, Amelia, a draper’s bookkeeper, her son James Arthur, a clerk in a worsted factory aged 19, and her married daughter, Elizabeth Dean, aged 33, along with her two daughters.

James Arthur Midgley served in WW1.

In February 1917 listed as a War Savings Association was: -

Dean and Thompson, Shipley – Miss A. R. Midgley, 37 Albert Road, Saltaire.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 27 April 1917: -

NEWSOME – 21 April, at 37 Albert Road, Saltaire, Richard Newsome (late of 46 Caroline Street, Saltaire). Interred at Baildon Church on Wednesday (25 April).  

In the 1939 Register the occupants of the house were – Stewart Wilson, a pharmacist born 24 February 1874, his wife Isabel, born 11 May 1888, his spinster sister Caroline, born 1 April 1876, and Andrew Wilson, born 27 April 1920. He was studying for holy orders at St. Chad’s College, Durham.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 11 June 1952: -

DOG TRAINING CONTEST
Winners Receive Prizes

Following the final of the dog Training Contest at the Gaumont Cinema. Saltaire, recently, the winners were presented with prizes for training their own dogs at the cinema on Thursday (5 June) evening.

The prizes were presented to the winners by Coun Mrs. R. Wilcock, chairman of Shipley Council. The prize-winners were:
1. Stuart Bird of the Prince of Wales Hotel. Shipley, who received a guinea voucher, which can be spent at any pet shop in the district, a pen and pencil set, and a specially prepared diploma;
2. Denise Harrison, of 73 Albert Road, Saltaire. who was presented with a 10s. 6d. voucher, a book and a special diploma.

Report in the Shipley Times and Express 12 November 1958: -

Motor-Cyclist Exceeded Limit Without Licence

Derek Harrison, aged 20, warehouseman of 73 Albert Road, Saltaire. was fined 10s. for driving a motor-cycle and not being the holder of a driving licence, and was also fined £2 for driving his motor-cycle at a speed exceeding 30 m.p.h.

P.C. Lister said at 3 p.m. 28 September he was on motor patrol in Bradford Road and saw the defendant travelling towards Bingley. From the Branch Hotel for six-tenths of a mile his speed varied between 45-48 mph. When stopped at Saltaire he said that his speedometer had been showing 35 mph. He was told he would be reported and replied, “Fair enough.” P.C. Lister told the Bench that Harrison had overtaken five cars on this journey.

On 2 October Harrison produced his insurance, but not his licence. He had seen Harrison on 5 October about his licence and discovered that he had held a provisional licence in October 1956. but had not one at the time.

Harrison said on 15 July he had sent his application off, but it had been returned as he had not sent enough money with it. He posted it off a second time with the correct amount of money but on the form it had said he would have to wait two months before it came through.

Advert in the Shipley Times 6 May 1959: -

Garden and Allotment Holders.

Let us again do your heavy digging with a power rotator. Privets trimmed; grass cut. etc. Reasonable charges. — Tel. 57618. or Write: 73 Albert Road, Saltaire.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1929 – Amanda Midgley
1930 to 1932 – William & Mary Gregory
1933 to 1934 – Gilbert Isles & Winifred Isles
1936 – Stanley & Ethel Holmes
1938 to 1948 – the Wilson family
1949 to 1959 – Harry & Alice Ogden
1960 – Harry & Elsie Akins.

 
75 Albert Road (was No. 38, renumbered in 1926)

No. 75 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 38; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by Thomas Parkinson, a commission agent aged 31 from Bradford, his wife Mary (nee Buxton) aged 24, three young children under four years old, and a servant.

In the 1881 census houses 34 to 38 were used as boarding houses for Salt Girls School. They housed an assistant teacher, school matron, music teacher, governess, five servants, and 17 girl pupils aged from 8 to 18.

There was a school house which was occupied by Benjamin Shuttleworth, school curator aged 44, his wife Ann aged 50, and two adult children.

In 1891 Mary Baker (nee Galleymore), aged 39, lived in house with her six children. Her husband John is not recorded in the census. Sadly two of their sons, Percy Gordon Baker and Harold Baker lost their lives serving their country in the First World War.

Advert in the Shipley Times 23 November 1895: -

A BARGAIN. Upright, grand PIANO for sale, by the celebrated London makers, Chappel & Co.; overstrung, ivory keys, truss legs, trichord, &c.; stands perfectly in tune. Can be seen 38 Albert Road, Saltaire. Cash, £20.

In 1901 the house was occupied by Fred Stuart, a 31 year old textile worker from Guiseley, his with Annie (nee Wilson) and a young son.

Report from the Shipley Times 25 April 1902 as follows: -

An inquiry was held on Monday afternoon at Sir Titus Salt’s Hospital, by Mr Coroner B. H. Hill and a jury, into the circumstances attending the death of Arthur Stuart, aged 14 months.

The first witness called was Annie Stuart, who deposed that she was the mother of the deceased, and lived at 38 Albert Road, Saltaire. She was the wife of Fred Ernest Stuart, who was employed as a clerk at Saltaire Mills. The child had always been healthy and strong up to Thursday, when he didn’t seem to be so well. However, they thought it was on account of his teeth. On Friday he had a slight cough and was a bit feverish. He went to bed about 10.30 and passed a good night, waking up at the usual times for his food. The last time he awoke was about 6.30 on Saturday morning, when he was fed as usual, and was laid down on bis back and went to sleep again. When she (the witness) woke up again at about 20 minutes to eight she looked at him and he was just in the same position as she had laid him, but she saw at once that he was dead. She sent for Dr. Eames at once.

Dr. Charles Wm Eames said he was present at the child’s birth and attended it for a few days, but he had not seen the child since, until after its death. He was called in on Saturday morning, and on examining the deceased saw that he had not been dead long. His tongue was between his teeth, and his gums were swollen. He made a post-mortem examination of the body and had found no decided indication of the cause of death, but there were indications that there had been great pressure on the tongue by the teeth, and this had probably caused convulsions, which were principally due to the nervous system. —A verdict in accordance with the doctor's evidence was returned.

In 1911 Arthur Greaves and his wife Mary lived in the house. Arthur was aged 36 and he was a designer of textile fabrics. They remained in the property until around 1915.

From c1918 to c1923 Thomas and Elizabeth Clegg occupied the house. Their son Herbert Ramsden Clegg served in WW1.

In the 1939 Register the house was home to William Henry Stead, a weaving manager, born 17 August 1869, his wife Mary Ann (nee Belcher), born 3 March 1870, their married daughter, Clara Francis Stanbridge, a weaver, born 28 August 1907, and her son, Edward born 16 November 1928.

Notice in the Bradford Observer 2 November 1944: -

MONDAY NEXT 6 NOVEMBER AT 4 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEMI - DETACHED DWELLING - HOUSE. VACANT POSSESSION

MR. JOHN H. RABY will offer for Sale by Public Auction at the Empress Hotel, Tyrrel Street, Bradford. subject to the Conditions of Sale to be then read: -

THE FREEHOLD SEMI-DETACHED DWELLING-HOUSE. No. 75 ALBERT ROAD, SALTAIRE. Containing: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen, three first-floor Bedrooms: Bathroom and w.c. Good keeping and Coal Cellars: no attics. Outside: Good Garden, with room for garage. The Property is substantially stone built and enjoys a convenient situation, near to Saltaire station and the tram and bus routes. It has an open prospect and is offered with Vacant Possession.

Further particulars may be had from the Auctioneer at his Offices, Cheapside Chambers, Bradford, or LAST & REDDIHOUGH, Solicitors, 31 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, Tele: Bfd. 264.

Report in the Bradford Observer 21 April 1956: -

Mr. Herbert Holliday, aged 31, of 89 Clipstone Street, West Bowling, Bradford, was admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary yesterday (20 April) with head injuries and concussion.

His condition last night was stated to be "fair." His motor-cycle combination was in collision with a car driven by Mr. Ernest Sykes. of 75 Albert Road, Saltaire, at the junction of Albert Road and Caroline Street, Saltaire.

Mr. Sykes was unhurt. Both vehicles were badly damaged.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1915 – Arthur & Mary Greaves
1918 to 1923 – Thomas & Elizabeth Clegg
1924 to 1930 – Frank & Elsie Hewitt
1931 to 1940 – William & Mary Stead
1945 to 1947 – the Longbottom family
1948 to 1949 – Joseph & Emily Fozzard
1955 to 1960 – Ernest & Elsie Sykes

 
77 Albert Road (was No. 39, renumbered in 1926)

No. 77 Albert Road was built around 1866 as No. 39; it was re-numbered in 1926 when the new houses on the west side of Albert Road were built.

In the 1871 census the house was occupied by James Taylor, a weaving manager aged 27 from Norwich, and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Giles), aged 30 from Bradford. James married Sarah 30 July 1864 at Saltaire Congregational Church.

In 1881 the house was home to William Hanson aged 52, his wife Martha (nee Woodcock) aged 52, and their daughter Eva aged 19. William worked as a foreman mechanic at Saltaire mills; Eva was a teacher. In 1884 Eva was working at Shipley Central Girls School.

In 1891 the house was occupied by John Bell, a time keeper aged 53 from Scotland, his wife, Mary aged 52, six children aged from 8 to 24, a visitor, Annie Dickson, aged 40, and two teachers who were lodging with them, Constance Horton, aged 27, and Jessie Monk, aged 24.

By 1899 the house was occupied by Joseph Dunkley.

Notice in the Shipley Times 28 July 1900: -

SALES BY AUCTION WEDNESDAY, 1 AUGUST, at II.00 a.m. 39 ALBERT ROAD, SALTAIRE (near the Tramway Terminus and the Railway Station).

Sale of Valuable Chippendale Household Furniture, Bedroom Appointments, Pictures, Ornamental Property, and Kitchen Effects, by order of Mr. Dunckley, who is removing London.

MESSRS W. G. STANSFIELD & CO. will Catalogue and Sell by Auction, the residence above, the Valuable HOUSEHOLD APPOINTMENTS, including carpets, fenders and fireirons, wicker furniture.

GENUINE CHIPPENDALE FURNITURE, including settee, easy chairs, corner chairs, occasional chairs, comer cupboards, window tables, four-tier whatnot, oak comer cupboard.

MAHOGANY BOOKCASE, mahogany dining table, six mahogany dining chairs, and arm chair, coveted in leather, oil paintings, clock and bronzes, ornamental items, &c.

BEDROOM APPOINTMENTS, comprising brass and Japanned bedstead, with mattresses, bolster, and pillows; perforated iron cot, rocking chair.

EXCELLENT OAK BEDBOOM SUITE. Brussels carpet, prints, iron Bedstead and mattress, painted chest of drawers and dressing table, Chippendale mahogany night commode, mahogany four height chest of drawers, chair bedstead and cushions, mahogany armchair, wicket cradle, & c.

HALL STAND, Stair Carpet, and Stair Bods.

The Kitchen Effects include fender, tidy, long table, chairs, cooking utensils, wringing machine, peggy tab, mail cart, and other miscellaneous items.

Catalogues are now ready and may be had from W. G. Stansfield & Co., Forster Square, Bradford. View Tuesday, 31 July, from Ten till Four. 

In 1901 the head of the house was Thomas Henry Butt. He was a secretary to public companies, aged 28 from London. Living with him was his wife, Alice (nee Vaughan) aged 29 from Yarmouth, three young children, and Thomas’s mother, Mary, aged 63. Also living with them were Alice’s mother, Emma aged 56, and her sisters Agnes aged 26, and Minnie aged 23.

In the 1911 Census, Joseph Whitaker Ellis, a dress goods designer aged 26, was living alone in the house.

Whilst living at 77 Albert Road, Albert John Bell, stationmaster at Saltaire Railway station, died 17 March 1927 at Bradford Fever Hospital.

In the 1939 Register the house was vacant.

Notice in the Shipley Times 12 December 1945: -

Mr. John H. Raby will OFFER FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, the Empress Hotel, Tyrrel Street, Bradford. on MONDAY. 17 DECEMBER at 6 p.m. Subject to the Conditions of Sale, to be then read:

Lot 1: Semi-Detached Dwelling-House.

No 77 ALBERT ROAD. SALTAIRE. SHIPLEY (With Vacant Possession) containing Entrance Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen fitted Airedale Range, Cellar, three first-floor Bedrooms, Bathroom and w.c. Electric light throughout. Garden to front.

The property occupies splendid open situation and is in sound condition throughout.

Key for Inspection may had from No. 59 Albert Road, Saltaire.

From the Electoral Register 1912 to 1960 the occupants were: -

1912 to 1913 – Joseph Whitaker Ellis
1914 to 1915 – Samuel Mansfield
1918 to 1920 – James, Elizabeth Ann & Tom Colin Redman
1921 to 1923 – Hugh Percy & Mary Ellen Town
1924 to 1926 – Percy Chatterton
1927 to 1932 – Mary Jane Bell & Eric William Bell
1933 to 1936 – Charles George Williams & family
1938 to 1939 – Arthur & Violet Hackney
1946 to 1960 – Ronald & Nora Ward

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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