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The three storey houses of Albert Terrace, which runs parallel to the railway tracks.

 

1 Albert Terrace

No. 1 Albert Terrace was built around 1854. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No. 1 & No. 1A. (For No. 1A refer to No. 2 Albert Terrace)

In the 1861 census No 1. was home Jonathan Barker was a warp dresser aged 52 from Thornton. Living with him was his wife, Mary (nee Northrop) aged 50, and five children aged from 4 to 23. The eldest three were mill workers.

In 1866 it was reported that 101 year-old John Butterfield was living in the house.

In 1871 Mary Earnshaw was living in the house without her husband. She was a weaver aged 34 from Grassington. Also in the house was her daughter Mary aged seven, and a lodger, Rebecca Stephenson, a spinster weaver aged 45 from Otley.

In 1881 head of the house was a spinster, Sarah Tomanle, aged 52 Bradford. She had lodging with her four mill workers; widow Ann Townend aged 50 and her three children, Elizabeth aged 28, Fred 13, and Abraham 11.

Frederick William Shaw died in the house, 10 February 1888, aged 20.

Sarah Tennant, aged 60, of 1 Albert Terrace, was buried in St Paul’s Lower Churchyard, Shipley, 21 July 1889.

In 1891 the occupants were James Bird an upholsterer aged 32 from Manchester, his wife Annie aged 31, and two infant children.

In 1901 the house was home to Herbert Holdsworth, a dyers labourer aged 44, his wife, Mary, aged 42, and two sons aged 14 and 10.

Head of the house in 1911 was Ann Stead a widow aged 63. Living with her was her married daughter, Elizabeth Duthie, a mender aged 35, and her two daughters aged 8 and 17.

Report in the Shipley Times 28 September 1923: -

KNOCKED DOWN BY MOTOR-CYCLE Arthur Fowler (17), 1 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, was knocked down by a Morris cycle combination on Monday (24 September). The youth was taken to Salt’s Hospital, where he was found to suffering from a fractured skull.

In the 1939 Register, widow Eliza Thornhill was living alone in the house. She was born 13 January 1864.

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

1914 – Elizabeth Stead
1918 – John Robert Davy Walker
1920 to 1922 – Rosina Kenyon
1923 to 1926 – Jane Fowler
1927 to 1929 – Albany Burke & Anis Dodgson
1930 to 1933 – Alfred Seeley & Margaret Seeley
1934 to 1946 – Eliza Thornhill
1947 to 1948 – Eliza Thornhill, Thomas & Nancy Brown
1949 to 1960 – Thomas & Nancy Brown

 

2 Albert Terrace

No. 1 Albert Terrace was built around 1854. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No. 1 (q.v.) and No. 1A.

In the 1861 census No. 1A was home to Sugden Mitchell a railway clerk aged 32 from Keighley. Living with him was wife, Martha (nee Crossley) aged 34, and three children aged from one to six.

Between 1861 and 1871 No. 1a was renumbered as No. 2

In 1871 the house was occupied by widow Hannah Stork (nee Simpson), a nurse aged 51, and her daughters, Henrietta a weaver aged 22 and Lavinia a pupil teacher aged 17. They had boarding with them Joseph Parnell an assistant school master aged 22, and his wife, Mary, a weaver aged 24.

In 1881 the occupants were Michael O’Donnell, a wool grease extractor aged 28 from Bradford, his wife Hannah aged 25, and three sons, John aged 5, James aged 3, and Herbert aged 1. John and Herbert would lose their lives fighting for their country in the Second Boer War.

In 1891 the house was home to John Smith, a wool sorter aged 37, his wife, Rose, aged 31, and six children aged from 9 months to 12 years old. The eldest two children worked as spinners.

In 1901 the occupants were Harriet Milton, a widow aged 74, and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Milton, a twister aged 24.

In 1911 head of the house was John Mason, a stationary engineman aged 60. Living with him were his wife, Elizabeth, aged 44, and three children aged 4 to 19.

Hannah Kelly Quinton married John Blackman, 28 July 1934, at St. Peter’s, Shipley. They were both living at 2 Albert Terrace. John was working as a mill warper. He served his country in WW2.

In the 1939 Register the house was occupied by Laura Jane Quinton, a spinster wool comber born 19 April 1884. Living with her was Hannah Kelly Blackman (nee Quinton) born 31 July 1913 and her daughter, Dorothy Blackman born 1 May 1938.

Report in the Shipley Times 10 May 1944: -

Private Walter James, the husband of Mrs. Florrie James, of 2 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, has been in H.M. Forces for three years. Before joining up he worked at W. P. Butterfield, Tank Works, Shipley.

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

1915 – Emily Sutcliffe
1918 to 1921 – Annie Goldsbrough & Edward Sutcliffe
1922 to 1923 – Annie Goldsbrough
1924 to 1926 – Charles & Mary Smith (with Ernest Hague 1926)
1927 – Ernest Hague
1928 to 1931 – Harry & Ellen Smith (with Christopher Kendall 1929)
1932 – Charles & May Clements
1933 to 1934 – Laura Quinton
1935 to 1939 – Laura Quinton, John & Hannah Blackman
1946 – Doris Morton & Thomas Pearson
1947 to 1948 – James Smith, Doris Morton & Thomas Pearson
1949 to 1955 – James & Eva Smith
1956 to 1958 – James Smith
1960 – James & Sheila Smith

 

3 Albert Terrace

No. 3 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 2. (Between 1861 and 1871 No. 2, was split into two houses and renumbered as No. 3 and No. 4.)

In the 1861 census No. 2 was home to four families.

Head of the first family was Lydia Butterfield, (nee Thompson) a widow farmer of 14 acres, aged 67 from Baildon. Living with her was her spinster daughter, Sarah, a servant aged 34, her married daughter, Rebecca Robinson, a weaver aged 23, and three grandchildren aged from 2 to 18.

Head of the second family was Patrick Dunn, a woolcomber aged 30 from Ireland. Living with him was his Irish wife, Catherine, a spinner aged 28, and their six month old son Daniel.

Head of the third family was Edward Smith, a wool comber aged 48 from Gosport, Hampshire. Living with him was his wife, Anne, aged 48 from Thirsk, who worked as a floor washer in a mill, and their daughter Maryann, aged 15 and born in Hull.

The fourth head was Margaret Fort, a spinster aged 26 who worked as a weaver. She had three spinsters boarding with her, aged from 14 to 40, who all worked as weavers.

Between 1861 and 1871 No. 2, was split into two houses and renumbered as No. 3 and No. 4.

In 1871 No. 3 was home to John Parker, a labourer aged 28 from Addingham, his wife Alice, a weaver aged 25 and a boarder, Joseph Keighley aged 20.

In 1871 No. 4 was home to Peter Roberts, a stone mason aged 33 from Scotland, his wife Eleanor aged 34, and five children aged from 1 to 12. They had lodging with them Austin Duffy, a wool comber aged 31, his wife Ann aged 35 and their two children aged one and three.

(Note the two houses combined accommodated 14 people.)

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 12 July 1879: -

5 July – aged 2 years, William, son of Henry Swithenbank, 3 Albert Terrace.

In 1881 No. 3 was occupied by Henry Swithenbank, a stone mason aged 24 from Hull, his wife Elizabeth (nee Brook), aged 34, and three children aged from 7 to 10. Henry married Elizabeth 1 June 1867 at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1881 No. 4 was occupied by Henry Hudson, a brickworks labourer aged 43, his wife Hannah aged 42, and six children aged from 2 to 20. Hannah and four of the children were mill workers.

In May 1884 William Midgley, a millhand of 4 Albert Terrace, gave evidence at an inquest into the death of a man in Shipley.

William Shackleton Midgley, a dyer aged 22, of 4 Albert Terrace, married Mary Jane Chapman aged 19 from Shipley, 20 August 1887 at St. Paul’s, Shipley.

John Illingworth Shackleton, a stone dresser of 4 Albert Terrace, married Sarah Ellen Anderton aged 23 from Shipley, 21 June 1888, at St. Paul’s, Shipley.

In 1891 Henry Swithenbank remained at No. 3 with his wife and three children, who, by now, were all mill workers.

In 1891 No. 4 was occupied by Henrietta Midgley (nee Shackleton), aged 46, without her husband. Living with her was daughter Annie a yarn winder aged 21 and David Midgley, a dyehouse labourer aged 17.

Martha Jane Whiting, aged 25, of 3 Albert Terrace, married Job Rawnsley Midgley, aged 24, house painter of 12 Dove Street, 27 June 1891 at St. Paul’s Shipley.

In 1901 Henrietta Midgley remained, without her husband, at No. 4. Living with her was her daughter Annie, and William her married son. He was working as a lamp lighter and had living with him daughters Alice aged 11 and Edith aged 8.

In 1901 No. 3 was occupied by Job Rawnsley Midgley, a house painter aged 34, his wife Martha Jane aged 35 and two children, Edith aged eight and George aged three.

George Ellis, a house painter aged 22 of 4 Albert Terrace, married Charlotte Wilkinson, aged 21 of 5 Albert Terrace, 21 November 1904 at St. Paul’s Shipley.

In 1911 the head of No. 3 was Emily Boothroyd (nee Waite), a widowed weaver aged 39. Living with her were two sons, James a spinner aged 14, and Albert a scholar aged 10. Emily had married James Boothroyd 10 October 1894 at St. Peter’s Leeds. James died 27 March 1906 in Leeds.

In 1911 No. 4 was occupied by Jane Dickinson, a married female aged 75. She was living alone.

In 1917 No. 3 was occupied by the Booth family. Jim Booth, and his children, Fred Booth and Clarice Booth, all served in WW1. 

In August 1937, Enid Hilary Ratcliffe (born 4 January 1937) of 3 Albert Terrace won second prize for babies up to 12 months in a baby show in the Hospital & Charities Weeks, organised by the Baildon Carnival Week. The competition held in the Moravian Schoolroom, Baildon, attracted 150 children under the age of four.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 3 and No. 4. were converted into one house, No. 3. 

In the 1939 Register, the records for No. 3 are closed.

Report in the Shipley Times and Express 3 May 1944: -

Mrs. B. Angus, of 3. Albert Terrace, Saltaire, has five sons serving in the Forces. Her husband lost his life in the last war.
Private . Joseph Angus, R.A., (38), has been in the Army for fifteen years, and is at present serving overseas.
Private Jack Angus (28), Durham Light Infantry, has been in the Forces four years, and is now serving abroad.
Leslie Angus, R.A. (26), has been serving six years, and has just returned from serving abroad. Before enlistment he was employed by the Shipley Co-operative Society.
A.C. Joss Angus, R.A.F. (23), has been in the Forces four years and is now overseas. Previously he was employed at Salt's (Saltaire) Ltd.
A.C. Thomas Angus, R.A.F. (23), has been serving four years. He was employed at Salt's (Saltaire) Ltd.
Mrs. Angus also has two sons-in-law in the Forces.
Cpl. Edward Rutter Newton, R.A.F. (33), has been in the Forces four years. Before joining up he was employed as a labourer at Wigglesworth’s, Hirst Wood, Saltaire. His wife lives at 27 George Street, Saltaire.
Private Leslie Walker, R.A. (24), has been serving four years. Prior to enlistment he was employed as a porter at the Alexandra Hotel, Bradford. His wife, Mrs. Walker, lives at 3, Albert Terrace, Saltaire.
Two of the brothers, Pte. Joseph Angus, R.A., and A.C. Joss Angus, R.A.F., recently met one another at a football match somewhere in Egypt, after not having seen each other lor three years.

From the Electoral Register 1918 to 1936 the occupants of No. 3 were: -

1918 to 1923 – Jim & Harriet Booth
1924 to 1926 – Harriet Booth
1927 to 1929 – Harriet & Ernest Booth
1930 – Herbert & Irene Price
1931 to 1936 – Harry & Minnie Ratcliffe

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 4 were: -

1914 to 1915 – Jane Dickinson
1918 – John Foster & Ada Foster
1919 to 1923 – Ada Foster
1924 to 1926 – Charles Henry & Mary Hannah Clements
1927 – Selina King
1928 to 1936 – Samuel & Agnes Tetley

From the Electoral Register 1938 to 1960 the occupants of No. 3 were: -

1938 – Harry & Minnie Ratcliffe
1946 to 1949 – Henry Ashton, Harold & Henrietta Banks
1950 to 1960 – Harold & Henrietta Banks

 

6 Albert Terrace

No. 6 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 3. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No.3 and No. 3a.

In the 1861 Census No. 3 was home to Umpleby Abbott, a weaver aged 45 from Darley, North Yorkshire, his wife Jane (nee Mudd) aged 38, and four children aged from 6 to 15. They also had living with them Jane’s daughter, Ann, aged 14, Umpleby’s sister, Mary Ann Abbott, a cook aged 36, and two lodgers, George Donkerby, a dyer aged 19, and Joseph Jessop, a bleacher aged 29. Widower Umpleby had married Jane 6 December 1856 at Bradford Cathedral.

In the 1861 Census No. 3a was home to John Cowburn a warp dresser aged 56 from Bingley, his wife Mary (nee Foulds) aged 56, and three mill working daughters aged from 13 to 20. They also had living with them, their widowed son, Joshua, a spinning overlooker aged 27, and his son, Fred, aged 1. John & Mary were married 17 July 1825 at All Saints, Bingley.

Between 1861 and 1871 the houses were renumbered as No. 5 and No. 6.

In 1871 No. 5 was occupied by John Bray, a waggoner aged 44 from Kendal, Westmorland, his wife Ann (Foster), aged 49 from Dublin, Ireland, and their daughter, Hannah, a reeler aged 18. John & Ann were married in 1850 at Sculcoates, near Hull.

Lodging with them was Charles Adcock, a stone labourer aged 23 from Norfolk, and his wife Sarah aged 21, also from Norfolk.

In 1871 No. 6 was occupied by William Laycock, a stone mason aged 45 from Addingham, his wife Isabella aged 43 from Darlington, County Durham, and six children aged from 5 to 25. Four of the children were mill workers and one was a joiner.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 9 March 1878: -

BRAY – On 7 March, aged 65 years, Ann, wife of John Bray, 5 Albert Terrace.

Widower John Bray, a warehouseman aged 48 of 5 Albert Terrace, married Mary Kitson aged 42 of 16 Albert Terrace, 27 May 1879 at Bradford Cathedral.

John & Mary were living at No. 5 at the 1881 and 1891 Censuses. In 1891 they had lodging with them Thomas Brannigan, a labourer aged 25.

In 1881 No. 6 was home to Benjamin Long, a labourer aged 55, and his wife Sarah aged 48. Living with them was a widow Aunt, Sarah Long, aged 75.

In 1891 No. 6 was occupied by William Shackleton Midgley, a dyehouse labourer aged 26, his wife Mary Jane, aged 23, and daughters Annie aged two, and Alice aged one.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 9 September 1899: -

On 3 September, aged 30 years, Henry James Moore of 5 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

(Henry was buried three days later in Windhill Cemetery.)

In 1901 No. 5 was occupied by John William Green, a labourer & painter aged 45 from Sheffield, his wife Martha (nee Lynn) aged 38 from Goole, and six children aged from 1 to 17. The eldest two children worked as spinners. John & Martha were married in Goole in 1890.

In 1901 No. 6 was occupied by John Waterworth, a warp dresser aged 44, his wife Hannah (nee Garnett) aged 45, and four sons aged from 3 to 14. The eldest two sons worked as spinners. John & Hannah were married 7 December 1884 in Bradford Cathedral.

Alfred Ingham, of 5 Albert Terrace, died from the result of terrible scalds which he received while following his employment on Monday 5 January 1903 at Saltaire Mills.

In 1911 No 5. was occupied by Eliza Lacey, a widow aged 69 from Scotland, and her granddaughter, Lilian May Wolfe, a spinner aged 22 from Wigan, Lancashire.

In 1911 the Waterworth family continued to live at No. 6.

Report in the Shipley Times 13 June 1919: -

CYCLISTS FINED.

Mrs. Beatrice Cundall, of 5 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, and Miss Mary Wallace Wetton, 9 Valley Road, Shipley, were each fined 5s. and 1s. costs at Otley for riding bicycles without proper lights at Menston.

John Waterworth died at 6 Albert Terrace 4th Qtr. 1919.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 5 and No. 6 were converted into one house, No. 6.

In the 1939 Register, the records for No.6 are closed.

In July 1948, Roy Blackburn, of 6 Albert Terrace, was one of a number of children aged between 7 and 14 who won a prize in a children’s quiz competition, organised by the Cooperative Movement.

In November 1951 Roy Blackburn of 6 Albert Terrace was a “bonfire night” casualty. He was treated at Salts Hospital for burns to his face.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 14 September 1955: -

Four people were injured in collision between a motor cycle, driven by a Saltaire man, and a motor car in Manningham Lane, Bradford, near to the junction with St. Paul’s Road, early on Sunday (11 September) morning. All received treatment at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, the motor cyclist. Roy Blackburn. aged 20, of 6 Albert Terrace. Saltaire. had an injury to his right leg and his pillion passenger Clifford Bell, aged 21 of 7 Albert Terrace, Saltaire. had severe shock and concussion.  

Roy Blackburn, of 6 Albert Terrace, married Barbara Hewitt, of Windhill, at Windhill Parish Church, 22 March 1958.

Report in the Shipley Times and Express 25 November 1959: -

A Saltaire couple. Mr. and Mrs Edgar Blackburn, of 6 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, were taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary on Thursday (19 November) morning suffering from the effects of coal gas poisoning following a fracture of a gas main outside their house.

After receiving treatment they were allowed to go home, and stayed at their son’s house in Ridgeway, Wrose, while Gas Board workmen repaired the main.

Mr. Blackburn said his wife was ill the previous evening and he thought she was suffering from the effects of ’flu. The following morning his wife was still ill, and he then smelled gas in the house.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 5 were: -

1914 to 1915 – Eliza Lacey
1918 – Joseph Dalton Paley
1919 to 1924 – Minnie Clements
1925 to 1926 – Minnie Clements & Robert Marsh
1927 – Robert Marsh
1928 to 1930 – Mary Ellen Haigh & Horace Hirst
1931 – Mary Ellen Haigh
1932 to 1934 – Lily & Rose Haigh
1935 – Rose Haigh, Jack & Lily Brook
1936 – Jack & Lily Brook, George & Rose Pawsey

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 6 were: -

1914 to 1919 – John Waterworth
1920 – Hannah Waterworth
1921 to 1922 – Emma Jackson
1923 to 1929 – Arthur Schofield
1930 to 1932 – Arthur Staniforth
1933 to 1936 – Norman & Mary Edith Brotherton

From the Electoral Register 1946 to 1960 the occupants of No. 6 were: -

1946 to 1960 – Edgar & Agnes Blackburn

 

7 Albert Terrace

No. 7 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 4.

In the 1861 census the house was unoccupied. It housed the library of the Saltaire Literary Institute.

Between 1861 & 1871 the original house was divided into two houses, No.7 and No. 8.

In 1871 No. 7 was occupied by George Stephenson, a tailor aged 51 from Hexham, Northumberland, his wife, Harriet aged 51, son Charles, a tailor aged 20, son William, a tailor aged 16, daughter Barbara a spinner aged 14, and son George aged 9.

In 1871 No. 8 was occupied by Jacob Earnshaw, a wool comber aged 67, and his wife Mary aged 66. They had boarding with them Jonas Snowden, a weaver aged 19, Samuel Walker, an iron moulder aged 32, his wife, Hannah aged 35, and five children aged from 1 to 12.

The two houses together housed 16 people.

In 1881 No. 7 was home to Francis Newbolt, a general labourer aged 43 from Denton, his wife Mary aged 40, and four children aged from 7 to 16. Three of the children were mill workers.

In 1881 No. 8 was home to Samuel Walker and his family, who were boarding in the house in 1871. They had boarding with them William Earnshaw, a mason’s labourer aged 54.

The two houses together housed 15 people.

In 1891 John Dinsdale, yarn packer aged 27, was living at No. 7. with his wife, Sarah aged 27, and daughters Maud aged 6 and Emily aged 3.

In 1891 Barry Deaneley, general labourer aged 68 from Middlesex, was living at No. 8 with his wife Emma, aged 66 from Essex.

In May 1899, a boy, George Murgatroyd of 8 Albert Terrace, gave evidence at a court case concerning the theft of money from his Uncle, Henry Albert Murgatroyd, by a Bradford man.

In 1901 the Dinsdale, family, now with five children, continued living at No. 7.

In 1901 No. 8 was occupied by Joshua Hainsworth, a gas stoker aged 35, his wife, Lavinia aged 35, and three children, aged 2 to 15.

Adverts for “Coals; Charles Robertshaw, 7 Albert Terrace,” appeared in the Shipley Times in 1902.

The Shipley Times dated 31 July 1905 reported No. 7 as being unoccupied.

In 1911 No. 7 was home to Edwin Hughes, a spinning warehouseman aged 52 from London, his wife, Mary aged 48, and two sons, Edwin Morris a worsted design clerk aged 16, and Norman, a scholar aged 11.

In 1911 No. 8 was home to Benjamin Morley, a general labourer aged 31 from Leeds, his wife Elizabeth, a tailoress aged 36, and three step children aged from 11 to 19. They had boarding with them, Fred Morley, a general labourer aged 21, and James Morley a doffer aged 15.

22 July 1911, Maria Hobson, aged 19, married Fred Kirby, a bootmaker aged 21, at St. Peter’s, Shipley. They were both living at 8 Albert Terrace.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 7 and No. 8 were converted into one house, No. 7.

In the 1939 Register, the records for No.7 are closed.

Report from the Shipley Times 6 November 1940: -

Seven members of two families were gassed at Saltaire on Saturday (2 November), two fatally and two seriously.

The dead are Joyce Wilkins (14) and Doreen Wilkins (12), daughters of Mr. and Mrs John Beck Wilkins, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, and the two seriously gassed are their mother, Clara Wilkins, and Mrs. J. H. Bell, (7 Albert Terrace), a next-door neighbour.

Three younger members of the Wilkins family, Betty (11), James (8), and Kathleen (5), made a speedy recovery. Their father, who is a soldier the R.A.S.C., has been granted compassionate leave, and they returned home to him on Sunday.

It is believed that the gas was a leakage from a fracture in a nearby gas main, probably caused by subsidence. The Shipley Urban Council Gas Department quickly took effective measures to avert any further danger.

Mrs. Bell woke with a choking sensation and roused her husband. There was a very strong smell gas. Mr. Bell warned the rest of the family and sent for help to the nearest A.R. P. post. He also endeavoured to rouse the Wilkins family, but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Members of the A.R.P. personnel and Police-Constable Elliott arrived, and the latter forced open the door of the Wilkins' house, and upstairs found in a bedroom the three young children who were asleep. In another bedroom were Mrs. Wilkins and her two elder children. The constable at once opened the doors and windows of the house. The A.R.P. personnel and Constable Elliott applied artificial respiration.

The victims were taken to Saltaire Hospital, where it was found that Joyce Wilkins was dead. Mrs. Wilkins and Doreen Wilkins were unconscious, and oxygen treatment was immediately applied. Doreen Wilkins died in the hospital on Sunday morning.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times and Express 14 June 1944: -

A 15-years-old Shipley labourer pleaded “Guilty" of breaking and entering the house, 7 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, occupied by Eleanor Bell and stealing £2 5s. in money and a cash box, total value £3 15s.

In January 1951, Mrs. Eleanor Bell, of 7 Albert Terrace, gave evidence at an inquest into the death of a lady on a trolley bus.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times 14 September 1955: -

Four people were injured in collision between a motor cycle, driven by a Saltaire man, and a motor car in Manningham Lane, Bradford, near to the junction with St. Paul’s Road, early on Sunday (11 September) morning. All received treatment at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, the motor cyclist. Roy Blackburn. aged 20, of 6 Albert Terrace. Saltaire. had an injury to his right leg and his pillion passenger Clifford Bell, aged 21 of 7 Albert Terrace, Saltaire. had severe shock and concussion.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 7 were: -

1914 – James Brown
1915 – Samuel Halliday
1918 to 1929 – George Edmund Hockley
1930 – George & Eliza Bower
1931 to 1936 – Dennis & Lily Rogers

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 8 were: -

1914 – Edgar Flude
1915 – James Whitehead
1918 – Tom & Sarah Butcher
1919 – Albert Spence
1920 – Albert & Mary Hannah Spence
1921 to 1933 – Mary Hannah Spence
1934 to 1936 – Leonard & Beatrice Johnson

From the Electoral Register 1936 to 1960 the occupants of No. 7 were: -

1936 to 1938 – Dennis & Lily Rodgers
1945 to 1960 – The Bell family & the Hutchinson family.

 

10 Albert Terrace

No. 10 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 5. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No.5 and No. 5a.

In the 1861 Census No. 5 was home Abraham Newsome, a warp dresser aged 59 from Baildon. Living with him was his wife Mary (nee Pickles) aged 56, and four daughters aged from 11 to 20. Three of the daughters were mill workers. Abraham & Mary were married 4 March 1822 in All Saint’s, Otley.

In the 1861 Census No. 5a was home to James Daniels, a weaver aged 56 from Hull, and his wife, Mary (nee Storey), a weaver aged 54 from Norwich. James & Mary were married 21 May 1824 in St. Augustine in Norwich.

Between 1861 and 1871 the houses were renumbered as No. 9 and No. 10.

In 1871 No. 9 was home to James Brighton, a warehouseman aged 28 from Norfolk, his wife, Ellen (nee Story), a weaver aged 30 from Gigglesworth, and three young children aged from two to eight. They had lodging with them, widower James Daniels, a weaver aged 62 from Hull. James and Ellen were married in 1862 in Settle.

In 1871 No. 10 was home to Thomas Humphreys, a wool comber aged 30 from Bradford, his wife, Eliza, aged 33 from Bedfordshire, and four young children aged from 1 month to 7 years. They had living with them Sarah Humphreys, sister of Thomas. She was a spinner aged 14, born in Leeds.

In 1881 head of No. 9 was Thomas Brannagan, a woolcomber aged 25 from Thornthwaite (near Harrogate). Living with him was his wife Betsy (nee Mason), a woolcomber aged 25 from Bolton, Lancashire, and their son Edward aged 5. He also had living him his married sister Sarah Ann Scully (nee Brannagan), She was aged 27 and she was born in Scotland. She had living with her a son, George, aged three, and a daughter Catherine, aged one. Thomas and Betsy were married in 1876 in Bolton, Lancashire.

In 1881 head of No. 10 was John Monaghan, a dyer’s labourer aged 38 from County Mayo in Ireland. Living with him was his wife Isabella (nee Potterton), aged 36 from Birstwirth (near Harrogate), and their daughter, Mary Ann, a mill hand aged 15 who was born in Horsforth. John & Isabella were married in 1868 in Otley.

Thomas Leach, aged 47, died at 10 Albert Terrace 14 September 1883.

In 1891 No. 9 was occupied by Joshua Hainsworth, a general labourer aged 26, his wife, Lavinia, aged 25 from Stockton on Tees, County Durham, and their son, William Newall Hainsworth, aged five.

In 1891 No. 10 was occupied by Hannah Asquith, a spinster aged 71, living alone. She was born in Low Moor.

In 1901 No. 9 was home to Abram Pearson, a wool comber aged 72 and his wife Martha aged 67.

In 1901 No. 10 was home to John Ayre, a yarn scourer at Saltaire Mills aged 32, his wife Sharon (nee Pitts) aged 32, and children William aged 7 and Gertrude aged 6. John Henry Pitts, brother to Sharon, a warp twister aged 42, was living them.

John & Sharon were married 3 November 1891 at Bradford Cathedral.

Report from the Shipley Times 11 September 1903 as follows: -

On Wednesday morning, about 10 o’clock, John Ayre, of Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who was employed as a wool scourer at Saltaire Mills, was admitted to Sir Titus Salt’s Hospital suffering from a badly lacerated wound on the right arm. Whilst following his usual occupation, Ayres turned around to speak to somebody who was behind him, and unconsciously put his fingers upon some revolving rollers, which gripped the hand and dragged it between them to just above the elbow. The machinery was stopped, and his arm was released, and he was taken to the hospital. On examination it was found that fortunately no bones were broken, but the arm was very badly lacerated.

Report in the Shipley Times 28 August 1908: -

KNOCKED DOWN BY A MOTOR CYCLE

On Saturday (22 August) night, about half-past nine, Kate Finney, a widow, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, was in Saltaire Road, and in crossing over attempted to avoid two cyclists who were knocked down by a motor cycle, which, it is alleged, was being driven at a furious rate.
Her head came in contact with the kerbstone, cutting her right eye, whilst her left arm was also bruised. Her injuries were attended to at the Saltaire Hospital.
She has since been unable to follow her employment at Saltaire Mills. Mrs. Finney states that the rider of the motor cycle gave no audible warning of his approach, neither did he stop after knocking her down, but rode away as fast as possible in the direction of Bingley.

Report in the Shipley Times 28 May 1909: -

SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT SAILTAIRE

On Saturday (22 May) morning a serious occurred at Saltaire to William Summerhill, of 19 Amelia Street, Saltaire. Summerhill, who is a married man, was engaged in cleaning windows on the third storey of a house occupied by Mrs. Sharpe, 10 Albert Terrace. In order to reach the windows he had reared ladder against the wall, and it was through the upsetting this that the accident happened.
A horse attached to a milk-float belonging to Mr. Sam Whitfield, 57 George Street, was proceeding along the narrow street, and collided with the foot of the ladder, with the result that the unfortunate man was hurled to the ground from a height between thirty and forty feet. His head struck the edge the causeway, and when he was picked up by Mrs. Sharpe and Mrs. Bishop he was found to be unconscious. The right side of his head was shockingly cut and bruised, and blood flowed profusely. Blood was also issuing from his ears. Dr. Thornton found that the man had sustained a fractured skull.
Summerhill was afterwards conveyed in the horse ambulance to the Bradford Royal Infirmary. He had only been given temporary employment as a window cleaner.
Summerhill has regained consciousness during the last day or two and is now very comfortable.

In 1911 No. 9 was home to Mary Ann Walsh a widow aged 65 from Idle, who worked as factory operative.

In 1911 No. 10 was home to Sharpe family from Westmorland. Joseph Henry was a farmer aged 35. His wife was Agnes aged 35. They had two children, Maggie aged seven, and Annie aged four.

9 September 1922, Squire King Woodward, a dyer’s labourer aged 25 of 10 Albert Terrace, married Florence Burke, aged 25 of 21 Shirley Street, at St. Peter’s, Shipley.

Report in the Shipley Times 8 August 1924: -

UNEMPLOYMENT SUICIDE

A verdict of “Hanged himself” was returned at an inquiry held at the Shipley Fire Station on Monday (4 August) concerning the death of Walter Raistrick (30) of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who was found hanging in the cellar of his home on Thursday night (31 July).
Deceased's wife, Annie Raistrick, stated that her husband was a railway wagon builder, but had been out of work for the last 12 months, which had caused him to be greatly depressed. Of late he had complained of shaving a bad head and seemed nervous at times. While with the Army in Salonika he had contracted malaria. Deceased was in the Army before the war.
On the date in question the witness left home in the afternoon and returned just before ten o'clock at night. On-going down to the cellar to get some coal, however, she discovered her husband hanging there, and she immediately shouted for assistance.
Edward Bevan, of 34 Mary Street, Saltaire, said he got deceased down from the beam to which had been hanging. Artificial respiration was tried, but without effect.
P.C. Rhodes stated that Dr. Sharpe attended and pronounced life extinct. Witness found a note in deceased’s pocket, but it was not publicly read by the Coroner.
In recording the verdict, the Coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) said it was a sad end for a man who had served his King and country for a long period, and who had an excellent character according to his discharge papers. Deceased had also had three medals.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 9 and No. 10 were converted into one house, No. 10.

In the 1939 Register the occupants of 10 Albert Terrace were: -

John Beck Wilkins – born 19 February 1905 – Assistant to a pork butcher
Clara Wilkins – born 17 May 1901
Doreen Wilkins – born 20 June 1928
Betty Wilkins – 10 October 1929
(Note – there are a number of closed records)

Report from the Shipley Times 6 November 1940: -

Seven members of two families were gassed at Saltaire on Saturday (2 November), two fatally and two seriously.

The dead are Joyce Wilkins (14) and Doreen Wilkins (12), daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Beck Wilkins, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, and the two seriously gassed are their mother, Clara Wilkins, and Mrs. J. H. Bell, (7 Albert Terrace), a next-door neighbour.

Three younger members of the Wilkins family, Betty (11), James (8), and Kathleen (5), made a speedy recovery. Their father, who is a soldier the R.A.S.C., has been granted compassionate leave, and they returned home to him on Sunday.

It is believed that the gas was a leakage from a fracture in a nearby gas main, probably caused by subsidence. The Shipley Urban Council Gas Department quickly took effective measures to avert any further danger.

Mrs. Bell woke with a choking sensation and roused her husband. There was a very strong smell gas. Mr. Bell warned the rest of the family and sent for help to the nearest A.R. P. post. He also endeavoured to rouse the Wilkins family, but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Members of the A.R.P. personnel and Police-Constable Elliott arrived, and the latter forced open the door of the Wilkins' house, and upstairs found in a bedroom the three young children who were asleep. In another bedroom were Mrs. Wilkins and her two elder children. The constable at once opened the doors and windows of the house. The A.R.P. personnel and Constable Elliott applied artificial respiration.

The victims were taken to Saltaire Hospital, where it was found that Joyce Wilkins was dead. Mrs. Wilkins and Doreen Wilkins were unconscious, and oxygen treatment was immediately applied. Doreen Wilkins died in the hospital on Sunday morning.

Sadly Clara died a few days later.

Report from the Shipley Times 13 November 1940: -

Mrs. Clara Wilkins, 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, has died in Saltaire Hospital, following a gassing tragedy at her home which resulted in the death two her daughters, Joyce (aged 11) and Doreen (aged 12). The tragedy is believed to have been due to fracture, caused by ground subsidence, in a gas main.

The dead woman’s husband, Private John Beck Wilkins, of the R.A.S.C., who is left with three younger children, Betty (aged 11), James (aged 8). and Kathleen (aged 5), was serving in South England when the tragedy occurred.

When the call for help was given members of a first aid party at Saltaire depot were quick to respond with all the assistance in their power. Members of the party were the first inside the house, despite the danger from gas. They carried the mother and children from the house and worked hard in endeavour to save life by artificial respiration.

Excerpt from a lengthy report in the Shipley Times 2 January 1946: -

FATALITY AT WHARNCLIFFE CHEMICAL WORKS
Saltaire Man’s Death After Electric Shock

Doctor’s Advice on Artificial Respiration

That artificial respiration after an electric shock should be continued for at least two hours was the advice given by Dr. Guest, of the Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, at an inquest held at the Shipley Town Hall on Friday (28 December) regarding the death of Frank Pearson, chemical labourer, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who was fatally Injured whilst working at the Wharncliffe Chemical Works on Wednesday 19 December. The District Coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) conducted the Inquiry.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 9 were: -

1914 – Mary Ann Walsh
1915 – Thomas Hardy
1918 to 1936 – Benjamin & Mary Ann Hainsworth

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No.10 were: -

1914 to 1915 – Joseph Henry Sharpe
1918 to 1921 – Richard & Louisa Illingworth
1922 – Elizabeth Denby
1923 – Willie Gough
1924 – William James Gough & Walter Raistrick
1925 to 1936 – Annie Raistrick (with Thomas & Gertrude Yates 1927 to 1928)

From the Electoral Register 1946 to 1960 the occupants of No. 10 were: -

1946 – Caroline Pearson
1948 – Hazel Bridgwater
1949 – Marjorie Rychnowski
1950 to 1960 – Geoffrey & Dorothy Mawson

 

11 Albert Terrace

No. 11 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 6.

In the 1861 Census No. 6 was home to two families. The head of the first family was Mary Turner, a widow aged 67 from Knaresborough. Living with her were three children, all mill workers, aged 26 to 29. They also had living with them a granddaughter aged 2, Lodging with them was Lydia Wiseman, a widow aged 40 who worked as a weaver.

The head of the second family was Sarah Stoner, a widow aged 31 from Northallerton, who worked as weaver. Living with her was Mary, a daughter aged 10, who worked as a spinner and daughter Ann aged 8. Lodging with them was Ann Brearerton, a spinner aged 17.

(Note the two families combined totalled 18 people.)

Between 1861 and 1871 the house was split into two houses and renumbered 11 and 12.

In 1871 No. 11 was occupied by John Rhodes, a weaver aged 33 from Otley, his wife Hannah a weaver aged 32 from Idle, and their son, Tom, aged two.

In 1871 No. 12 was occupied by Thomas Haigh, a weaving overlooker from Cullingworth, his wife, Hannah a weaver aged 20 from Bingley, and their daughter, Alice, aged two months.

29 March 1881, death of widow Mary Ann Sorton, aged 44, of 11 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

In 1881 No. 11 was home to David Clifford, a joiner aged 21, his wife Hannah (nee Sorton), and their daughter, Grace, aged one. They had living with them three of Hannah’s siblings aged from 8 to 13.

In 1881 No. 12 was home to Esther Stephenson (nee Mitchell) aged 70, and her son, Fergus Sharp, a weaver aged 35. Esther was twice a widow.

14 February 1884, death of James Beckwith, aged 66, of 11 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Esther aged 73, widow of John Stephenson, of 12 Albert Terrace, died 21 November 1885.

In 1891 No. 11 was occupied by Walter Charles Tubby, a weaver aged 25 from Norfolk, his wife Mary Ann (nee Hogan), aged 25 from Blackburn, Lancashire, and three young children aged from 3 months to 3 years. Walter & Mary were born 11 September 1886 at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1891 No. 12 was occupied by Savannah Speak, an overlooker at Saltaire, aged 60 from Halifax.

In June 1897, George Henry Johnson, a tailor living at 11 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, gave evidence at an inquest into a Bingley man who committed suicide at Saltaire Railway Station.

In 1901 No. 11 was lived in by George Henry Johnson, a tailor aged 57 from Bristol, his wife Mary aged 45 from Baildon, and their nephew, Albert Stansbury, a clerk in a mill office aged 15. In 1898 Albert was a pupil at Shipley Central Boys School.

In 1901 No. 12 was lived in by Ann Guy, a married charwoman, aged 40 from Bury Leonard (near Knaresborough), and her daughter Annie, aged 10.

In 1911 No. 11 was home to William Emsley, a house painter aged 23 from Pudsey, his wife Polly aged 23, and their daughter Edith aged one.

In 1911 No. 12 was home to James Abberton, aged 75, and his wife, Mary, aged 62. They were both born in Ireland.

In Memoriam notice in the Shipley Times 27 September 1918: -

HARRISON — In loving memory of Gunner Francis Harrison, who died of wounds 26 September 1917, aged 28 years. From his sorrowing Wife and Child, 11 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Mary Ann Parker, aged 68, of 11 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, was buried 12 February 1920 at St. Paul’s, Shipley.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 11 & No. 12 were converted into one house, No. 11.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were John Illingworth a textile dyer born 15 December 1897 and his wife, Emily, born 24 July 1898.

From the Electoral Register 1915 to 1936 the occupants of No.11 were: -

1915 – Arthur Thompson
1918 – Ethel Harrison
1918 to 1920 – Mary Ann Parker
1921 to 1936 – Lavinia Parker

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No.12 were: -

1914 to 1930 – Mary Abberton
1931 to 1932 – Alwin Abrams & Hannah Mary Abrams
1933 – Alwin Abrams
1934 to 1936 – Alwin & Edna Abrams

From the Electoral Register 1939 to 1960 the occupants of No. 11 were: -

1939 to 1952 – Emily & John Illingworth
1954 to 1960 – June Patricia & Keith Chattaway

 

14 Albert Terrace

No. 14 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 7. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No.7 and No. 7a.

In the 1861 Census No. 7 was home to two families.

George Turner was a wool dryer, aged 35 from Wilsden. Living with him was his wife, Martha, aged 35 from Haworth, and two young daughters aged five months and three years. Sarah Shackleton a married woman aged 63 from Keighley, was living her daughter, Nancy, a weaver aged 32 from Haworth. They had a boarder, Elizabeth Laycock, a weaver aged 20 from Bradford, living with them.

In the 1861 Census No. 7a was home to widow Faith Parker (nee Crabtree), a charwoman aged 38 from Baildon. She had four children living with her aged from 6 to 17.

Between 1861 and 1871 the house was split into two houses and renumbered 13 and 14.

Faith Parker died at No. 13 in 1866. In 1871 three of her children were living in the house: - Ruth, a wool drawer aged 19, Hannah, a cotton minder aged 17, and Andrew, a cotton warp dryer aged 15.

In 1871 No. 14 was occupied by Henry Thackray, a wool comber aged 37 from Otley, his wife Isabella (nee Petty), aged 34 from Thornthwaite (near Harrogate), and three daughters aged from four to ten.

Isabella Thackray died at No. 14 in 1880. In 1881 widower Henry was living in the house with his four daughters. The eldest three daughters were mill workers.

In 1881 No. 13 was home to widower William Winpenny, a former wool sorter aged 68 from Yeadon, and his son, Joseph, a wool comber aged 14.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 6 October 1883: -

2 October, aged 11 months, Florence, daughter of John William Sunderland, 14 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Death Notice in the Shipley Times 14 January 1888: -

7 January, aged 29 years, John William Sunderland, 14 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

In 1891 No. 13 was occupied by widow Annie Grey, a botany carder aged 36 from Sussex, and her daughter Annie Elizabeth aged six months.

In 1891 No. 14 was occupied by John Townson, a warehouseman aged 29 from Barnoldswick, Lancashire, his wife Elizabeth (nee Parker), aged 27, and two children, aged two and seven. John married Elizabeth, 13 December 1882 in Barnoldswick.

11 June 1896, Clara Lena Pashley, aged 24 of 13 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, married Richard Fox, a plumber aged 24 from Baildon, at St. Paul’s, Shipley.

In 1901 & 1911 spinster Mary Rennie, born c1802 in Calverley, was living alone at No. 13.

In 1901 No. 14 was home to Francis Howarth, a labourer aged 28 from Blackburn, Lancashire, his wife Clara, aged 22 from Bradford, and their daughter Ann, aged two.

In 1911 No. 14 was home to widow Hannah Holdsworth, aged 74, and her widowed sister, Elizabeth Drake, aged 70.

Report in the Shipley Times 28 November 1924: -

The funeral of Mr. John Moore, of 13 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who for several years carried on the business at Saltaire, and who was the first scorer for the Saltaire Cricket Club, took place at Shipley Parish churchyard on Monday (24 November).

Mr. Moore, who was 77 years of age, was a member of the Shipley Working Men’s Club, and some of the members acted as bearers at the funeral.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 13 & No. 14 were converted into one house, No. 14.

In the 1939 Register the occupants were Allen Swaine and his wife Florence.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 13 were: -

1914 to 1919 – Mary Rennie
1920 to 1924 – John & Elizabeth Moore
1925 to 1926 – Elizabeth Moore
1927 to 1930 – Mary Ann Monaghan
1931 to 1936 – Susannah Illingworth

From the Electoral Register 1915 to 1936 the occupants of No.14 were: -

1915 to 1926 – Reuben Normington
1927 to 1932 – Andrew Charles Frederick Free
1933 to 1936 – Anna Eliza Humphries

From the Electoral Register 1939 to 1960 the occupants of No. 14 were: -

1939 to 1960 – Allen Swaine

 

15 Albert Terrace

No.15 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 8.

In the 1861 census the house was occupied by James Walker, an engineer aged 57 from Bolton, Lancashire, his wife, Mary aged 48 from Leeds, and eight children aged from 8 to 26.

Between 1861 & 1871 the original house was divided into two houses, No.15 and No. 16.

In 1871 No. 15 & 16 were combined as one house occupied by Thomas Hodgson, an oat bread baker aged 53 from Pateley Bridge, his wife, Mary, aged 53 from Bingley, and two sons born in Bingley; Thomas a weaver aged 23, and Walter a winder aged 20. They had boarding with them, Elizabeth Gray, a weaver aged 24 from Skipton.

In 1881 No. 15 was home to Charles Nusard, a stuff worker aged 39 born in Bromley, Kent, his wife Margaret, aged 40 from Wiltshire, and six children aged from 4 months to 15 years. They also had living with them Margaret’s mother, Mary Keepence, a widow aged 77 from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

In 1881 there is no record of no. 16.

William Earnshaw, of 15 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, died 16 February 1885, aged 58.

In 1891 Samuel Walker, iron moulder aged 53, was living at No. 15 with his wife, Hannah aged 55, and five children aged from 7 to 25. The four oldest children were mill workers. They had lodging with them Mary Ellen Spencer, a winder aged 26 from Shropshire.

In 1891 there is no record of No. 16.

In 1901 No. 15 remained in the occupancy of the Walker family.

In 1901 there is no record of No. 16.

Report in the Shipley Times 12 April 1907: -

A man named George Blamires (38), warp twister, died very suddenly about half-past on Tuesday (9 April) morning at 15 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, the residence of Elizabeth Roper.

The deceased had been an inmate at a home for epileptics, Chapel House Farm, Magull, near Liverpool, and had come to Saltaire to spend a holiday.

At the time stated on Tuesday morning deceased had a seizure, and death ensued before the arrival of Dr. Sharpe.

In 1911 No. 15 & 16 were combined as one house occupied by William Robinson a warp twister aged 50, his wife Eliza Jane aged 48, and seven children aged from 5 to 23.

The Shipley Times Friday 30 March 1917 has photographs of six sons of Mr. & Mrs. W. Robinson of 15 Albert Terrace, Saltaire. Five of them were serving in WW1 and the other was a munition worker. The sons were: - James, Walter, Horace, Tom, Fred, and Ben.

In 1937/1938 houses No. 15 and No. 16 were converted into one house, No. 15.

In the 1939 Register, the house was home to John Murphy, born 10 June 1904, a foreman in the Burling & Mending Dept., at Saltaire Mills, and his wife Ivy, born 11 April 1907. John was also a member of Saltaire Mills Fire Brigade.

Extract from a report in the Shipley Times and Express 29 January 1958 – Bingley West Riding Magistrates Court: -

Derek Robinson, aged 22, a joiner, of 15 Albert Terrace. Saltaire, Shipley, pleaded "Guilty" to indecently exposing himself on two occasions, and was fined £5 on each charge.

Robinson was ashamed the offences and he wished to apologise to the two ladies He was a man of excellent character and good man at his Job. His wife knew of the offences, and she was standing by him. A psychiatrist had been consulted.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1939 the occupants of No. 15/16 were: -

1914 to 1938 – the Robinson family
1939 – John & Ivy Murphy

From the Electoral Register 1946 to 1960 the occupants of No. 15 were: -

1946 to 1960 – Jack & Nellie Robinson

(Colin’s note – Jack Robinson is not directly related to the Robinson family who lived in the house up to 1938.)

 

18 Albert Terrace

No. 18 Albert Terrace was built in 1854 as No. 9. Before 1861 the original house was divided into two houses, No.9 and No. 9a.

In the 1861 Census No. 9 was home to Benjamin Pratt, a warp dresser aged 33 from Wakefield, lived in the house with his wife, Elizabeth (nee Bradley), aged 32 from Barnsley. They were married 26 December 1859 at St. Peter’s, Leeds.

In the 1861 Census No. 9a was home to Edward England, a waggoner aged 37 from Winterburn, North Yorkshire, was living in the house with his wife, Elizabeth (nee Holmes), a weaver aged 34 from Halton, East Yorkshire. They were married 4 March 1848 at Bradford Cathedral.

Between 1861 and 1871 the house was split into two houses and renumbered 17 and 18.

In 1871 No. 17 was occupied by Joseph Allison, a piece hooker aged 71 from Ovenden, Halifax, his wife, Hannah aged 72, spinster daughter Hannah, a weaver aged 39, granddaughter Emily Allison aged eight, and granddaughter Martha Summerscales, a weaver aged 25.

In 1871 No. 18 was occupied by Benjamin Pratt, a warp dresser aged 43 from Wakefield, his wife Elizabeth aged 42, and nephew William Royston, a wool comber aged 22 from Wombwell, Barnsley.

In April 1876 Benjamin Pratt, 18 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, was reported as being secretary of the Saltaire Angling Association.

Report in the Shipley Times 20 December 1879: -

Yesterday (18 December) evening, at the Infirmary, Saltaire, an inquest was held by Mr. Bairstow, district coroner, on the body of Thomas Brown, of 17 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Hannah Browne, widow, said she was the mother of the deceased who resided with her, and was aged 36. He was a worsted-weaver, employed at the Saltaire Mills. 

In 1881 No. 17 was home to Joshua Briggs, a widower aged 68 from Bingley who worked as a wool comber and his widow daughter, Mary Heslington a mill hand aged 46.

In 1881 Benjamin & Elizabeth Pratt continued living at No. 18. Elizabeth died in the house in 1883.

Hannah, wife of Robert Simpson, of 17 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, died 26 January 1886 aged 70.

In 1891 No. 17 was occupied by Hezekiah Charles Nunn and his son Thomas Diggins Nunn.

In 1891 Benjamin Pratt continued living at No. 18. He was living with his second wife, Ann (nee Newton) who he had married in 1886.

In 1901 No. 17 was home to widow Ann Heaton age 63 from Clayton and her spinster daughter Emma, who was a mohair machine winder aged 28.

In 1901 No. 18 was home to Richard Fox, a plumber aged 29 from Windhill and his wife Clara Lena (nee Pashley) aged 29 from Ludlow in Herefordshire. They were married 11 June 1896 at St. Paul’s, Shipley. Clara was living at 13 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, Richard was living in Baildon.

In 1911 Ann Heaton was living alone at No. 17.

In 1911 spinster Sarah Thornton, a weaver aged 51, was living alone at No. 18.

Norman Oates, of 18 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, served in WW1 as a Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery.

In December 1927 Mrs. Sarah Gregory, of 18 Albert Terrace, was granted a divorce at Leeds Assizes, due to the “misconduct of her husband with a woman named Stokey, at Benwell-on-Tyne.”

In 1937/1938 houses No. 17 & No. 18 were converted into one house, No. 18.

In the 1939 Register the records for No. 18 are closed.

Fred Grimshaw, husband of Rosemary, of 18 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, died 2 April 1943.

In November 1951, C. Ives of 18 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, won a prize at the annual Shipley Bird Show organised by the Shipley Ornithological Society.

From the Electoral Register 1914 to 1936 the occupants of No. 17 were: -

1914 – Emily Jane Holmes
1918 to 1919 – William Gleeson
1920 to 1926 – Fred Robinson
1927 to 1936 – Annie Minto

From the Electoral Register 1918 to 1936 the occupants of No.18 were: -

1918 to 1919 – Bessie Johnson
1920 to 1922 – William Stephenson
1923 – Herbert Jordan
1924 to 1932 – Sarah Gregory
1933 to 1935 – Elizabeth Redmond Clarke
1936 – Matthew & Thurso Townend

From the Electoral Register 1938 to 1960 the occupants of No. 18 were: -

1938 to 1939 – Matthew & Thurso Townend
1946 to 1948 – Ernest & Hilda Slingsby
1949 to 1950 – Fred & Alma Betty Denby
1951 to 1953 – Eric Walter & Patricia Constance Dennis
1954 to 1960 – Charles Willie Davey & Jessie Davey

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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