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Wainman, Amy (nee Newton)
26 January 1916 – 2015

Amy Newton was the daughter of Percy (Nobby) Newton. Percy was born 15 January 1894 in Barnsley. He married Lily Ann Hyden in 1915 at Hemsworth, Wakefield. They had 10 children.

Amy, their eldest child, was born 26 January 1916 in Hemsworth. By 1930 she was living with her grandparents, Thomas & Betsy Hyden at 15 Ada St in Saltaire.

Amy married Eric Burniston Wainman in 1939 in Keighley district. They had at least four children: Alan born 1940; Irene born 1942, Dennis born 1946, Eric jnr., born 1947.

In the 1939 register Eric and Amy lived with Eric’s mother at 6 Queen St, Shipley. They both worked at Saltaire Mills where Eric was a warehouseman and Amy a spinner.

In 1942 Amy was living at 8 Queen St, whilst her husband served in WW2. By 1949 Amy & Eric were living at 10 West Royd Tce. From around 1958 they were living at 57 West Royd Rd.

Eric died in 1978. Amy died in 2015 aged 99.

 

Wainman, Arthur

Wainman, Arthur - WW2 Roll of Honour

 

Wainman, Charles

Wainman, Charles - WW2 Roll of Honour

Wainman, Eric Burniston

Wainman, Eric Burniston - WW2 Roll of Honour

 

Wainman, Smith
1869 – 02 May 1935

Smith Wainman was the son of Denby Wainman. Denby was born c1827 in Selby. He married Ann Smith 23 January in Selby.

Smith, the fifth of seven children, was born 1869 in Selby. He was baptised 19 September 1869. The family lived in Selby with Denby working as a bricklayer’s labourer. Denby died in 1875.

Smith married Grace Ann Clayton in 1900 in Selby. They had six children. In 1901 & 1911 they were living in Selby with Smith working as a yarn bleacher. By 1919 they were living at 25 Amelia Street in Saltaire. They moved to 59 Albert Road around 1929. Smith died 2 May 1935.

Report in Yorkshire Post 3 May 1935 as follows: -

While following his employment as a warehouseman at Saltaire Mills yesterday, Smith Wainman (65), of Queens Street Shipley, complained of heart pains. When Dr Viret arrived Wainman was dead. He had heart disease.

Three of Smith’s sons, Arthur and Charles and Eric, worked in Saltaire Mills and they both served in WW2.

Smith’s wife, Grace, died in 1968

 

Waite, Jessie (nee Patterson)
23 March 1887 – 1966

Jessie Patterson was the daughter of William Henry Patterson. William was born 1863 in Leeds. He married Mary Tiffany, 23 February 1885, in Bradford Cathedral. William was a tailor living at 16 Victoria Road in Saltaire; Mary was a worsted reeler living at 20 Albert Terrace.

Jessie, their second child, was born 23 March 1887 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family were living at 16 Caroline Street. In 1901 they were at 1 Herbert Street, with Jessie working as a worsted spinner in Saltaire Mills.

Jessie married Arthur Gott, 10 April 1909, at St Paul’s Shipley. They had two children; William, born 10 April 1910, and Kathleen, born 3 May 1913. In 1911 they were living at 13 Herbert Street, with Arthur working as a reeling overlooker. By 1915 they were living at 4 Edward Street in Bingley. Arthur served in and survived WW1. He died in 1937.

In the 1939 Register, widow Jessie was a woollen drawer living at 4 Edward Street, Bingley. She married Mark Waite in 1953.

Jessie died in 1966.

 

Walker, Edmund

Walker, Edmund - WW1 Roll of Honour

 

Walker, Lilian
1 April 1905 –????

Lilian Walker was the daughter of Harry Walker. Harry was born 20 July 1867 in Shipley. He married Elizabeth Ann Webb in 1888. In 1891 and 1901 they lived at 5 Birr Street in Shipley with Harry working as a plumber and water inspector.

Lilian, the second youngest of 10 children, was born 1 April 1905 in Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 7 Crowgill Road. By 1930 they had moved to 8 Park Street. Lilian’s mother, Elizabeth, died 5 December 1930 and she was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery.

In 1939 Lilian working as a weaver was living with her father at 4 Myrtle Place in Saltaire.

Report from Shipley Times 13 November 1940 as follows:

WEAVER KILLED AT SALTAIRE
Elsie Dorothy Chambers, weaver, aged 39, of 4 Charteris Road. Lower Grange, Bradford, was fatally injured in accident in the weaving department at Saltaire Mills yesterday. Mrs. Chambers was seen by another weaver to walk out of her “alley” with shocking injuries to the side of her head. Dr Foster, of Shipley, was immediately summoned, but when he arrived Mrs. Chambers was dead. The weaver who saw her, Lilian Walker, was taken ill as a result of the shock and had to return home.

Lilian’s father, Harry, died 21 December 1948, and he was buried with his wife.

 

Wallbank, Jesse
17 June 1852 – 9 June 1886
(note – surname also recorded as “Walbank”)

Jesse Wallbank was the son of Thomas Wallbank. Thomas was born c1805 in Bingley. He married widow Amelia Hodgson (nee Whatmuff), 2 July 1848, at Bradford Cathedral.

Jesse, who had an elder sister, was born 17 June 1852 in Bingley. He was baptised 18 July 1852 at All Saints Bingley. In 1861 they were living at 11 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with Thomas working as a woolcomber. Amelia died in 1867 and she was buried 28 April at All Saints churchyard in Bingley.

Report from Bradford Daily Telegraph 14 Oct 1868 as follows: -

A boy named Jesse Wallbank, aged 16, while assisting his father at a circular saw, in the Saltaire works, accidently had three of his fingers sawn off. He was sent to the Bradford Infirmary.

In 1871 Thomas and Jesse were boarding with the Hill family at 34 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

Jesse married Elizabeth Sorrell in 1873. They had seven children, with one dying in infancy.

Report from the Yorkshire Post 16 June 1876 as follows: -

At the Bradford West Biding Court yesterday, Jesse Wallbank, a mechanic, residing at Saltaire, was fined 10s, and costs 17s, for having on the 6th inst., travelled from Apperley Bridge to Shipley in a first-class carriage, when he had a ticket only for the third class. He was seen to leave the third-class carriage at Apperley and retire on the wrong side from a first-class carriage when the train reached Shipley.

In 1881 they were living at 9 Amelia Street with Jesse’s father.

Report from Shipley Times 29 September 1883 as follows:

Fire at Saltaire
An outbreak of fire occurred at Saltaire on Monday last but owing to the prompt measures which were taken it was extinguished before very much damage was done. It appears that about half-past two on Monday afternoon, a woman named Jane Hall, living in Amelia Street, observed some smoke issuing from the bedroom of the house No. 9, Amelia Street—which is occupied by Mr. Jessie Wallbank, woolsorter—and she immediately raised an alarm fire. A labouring man who was working close by at the time carried the alarm to the Fire Brigade Station at the Saltaire Mills, and the fire engine was quickly on the scene. The flames were confined to one room, everything in which was burnt, the floor being completely destroyed. The fire is believed to have originated through some children in the house playing with matches, which means it is supposed the bed must have caught fire.

Before November 1884 they had all moved to 9 Queens Road in Shipley. Jesse died 9 June 1886.

Report from Shipley Times 12 June 1886 as follows: -

SINGULAR OCCURRENCE AT SHIPLEY
At the Rosse Hotel, on Thursday afternoon, Mr Barstow, coroner, held an inquest relative to the deaths of Thomas and Jesse Wallbank, who died at their residence 9 Queens Road, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Mary Chester, wife of Wilson Chester, coal dealer, of 8 Queens Road, said that the two deceased persons resided next door to her. The elder one she believed to be Thomas Wallbank, who was supposed to be about 81 years of age and was formerly a machine wool-comber. The younger one she believed to be Thomas's son Jesse, aged 34 years, who followed the occupation of a woolsorter. Thomas Wallbank had been ill for some time, but it was about a fortnight since she saw him alive. About quarter past five on Wednesday morning Jesse's wife knocked of her (witness), and ongoing into the house she saw her laid by the side of her husband. Mrs. Wallbank exclaimed, "dear, Jesse's dead," and on looking Mrs Chester saw that that was so. Mrs Wallbank further said that he had only been dead a few minutes, and that she had endeavoured to give him some brandy, but he did not take it. She (witness) knew that Jesse Wallbank had been very ill for some months. He went to work on Monday morning, however, but came back, being unable to follow his occupation. She last saw him alive about 7-30 Tuesday night, but did not speak to him. Mrs Jesse Wallbank was confined on Sunday morning, and was still in bed.
Mary Ann Keeling, single woman, of 7 Queen's Road, said that she helped to lay out both the bodies of the deceased persons, but found no injuries or marks of violence; the body of Jesse was very thin. She also saw him alive for the last time about seven o'clock on the Tuesday and supplied him with brandy and water twice on that day; once in the afternoon, and again before she went to see Inspector Yarley, in the evening. He had constantly to go the closet and complained of a pain in his inside.
Mr D’Arcy B. Carter, M.C.S., of Shipley, said that about half-past five on Tuesday afternoon, he was called to see Thomas Wallbank, at 9 Queen’s Road. He found him laid on the bed upstairs and had apparently just expired. The old man was very emaciated, and his son informed him that his father had had a fall, but that was nothing unusual, for he suffered from dizziness —which was a consequence of old age—and often had them. During the Tuesday morning Thomas had not felt well, and about noon his son noticed that his breathing had become shallow and short. He (Jesse) gave his father some brandy, but the old man gradually sank, and died in his son’s presence. In his (Dr Carter’s) opinion the cause of death was old age and natural decay.
On Wednesday morning, about half-past five o’clock, he was fetched by Mr Chester to see the body of Jesse. It was warm, and he had only been dead about half-an-hour. During the winter the deceased (Jesse) applied for admission to the Hospital, but as he was in receipt of parish relief, and suffering from pulmonary consumption (phthisis), was not eligible. Deceased was in a precarious condition, and not likely to live long; but (witness) did not expect him to die so soon. Dr. Carter also added that there could be truth in the report that the deceased, Jesse, had been suffering from woolsorters’ disease. In both cases the jury returned verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, viz., that the deceaseds had died from natural causes.

Jesse’s widow, Elizabeth died in 1935 aged 80.

 

Wallbank, Thomas
c1805 – 08 June 1886
(note – surname also recorded as “Walbank”)

Thomas Wallbank born c1805 in Bingley was the son of Lambert Wallbank.

Thomas married widow Amelia Hodgson (nee Whatmuff) 2 July 1848 at Bradford Cathedral. They had a daughter, Emma, born 21 March 1850, and a son, Jesse, born 17 July 1852. In 1861 they were living at 11 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with Thomas working as a woolcomber.

Report from the Bradford Observer 25 May 1865: -

On Thursday (18 May), in the West Riding Magistrates’ Court, Bradford, a couple living at Saltaire, named Thomas and Amelia Walbank, appeared in order to obtain a settlement of their differences.
The husband is evidently a plain, simple-minded, honest hearted, and industrious man about 55 years of age, and the woman, who is a second wife, looks much more youthful, being spruce, sprightly, and gay, but on this occasion she exhibited a black eye, which she alleged had been given to her by her husband.
This charge the husband did not deny but explained that it had not been given in malice, but as a means of correction for her misconduct, she being in the habit of staying out at night, going with other men, and doing many other things of which he could not approve.
The bench, seeing the position they were in, suggested that they should live apart, and that the defendant should make a weekly allowance to his wife. This proposal was indignantly repudiated by the defendant on the ground that he had a comfortable home, and all that he required from his wife was that she should conduct herself properly.
Ultimately the case was dismissed, the defendant being told that whatever might be the conduct of his wife he would not be justified in striking her. Some wholesome advice was also administered to the wife.

Amelia died in 1867 and she was buried 28 April at All Saints churchyard in Bingley.

Report from Bradford Daily Telegraph 14 Oct 1868 as follows: -

A boy named Jesse Wallbank, aged 14, while assisting his father at a circular saw, in the Saltaire works, accidently had three of his fingers sawn off. He was sent to the Bradford Infirmary.

In 1871 Thomas and Jesse were boarding with the Hill family at 34 Caroline Street in Saltaire. By 1881 Thomas was living with Jesse and his family at 9 Amelia Street. Before June 1886 they had all moved to 9 Queens Road in Shipley. Thomas died 8 June 1886.

Report from Shipley Times 12 June 1886 as follows: -

SINGULAR OCCURRENCE AT SHIPLEY
At the Rosse Hotel, on Thursday afternoon, Mr Barstow, coroner, held an inquest relative to the deaths of Thomas and Jesse Wallbank, who died at their residence 9 Queens Road, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Mary Chester, wife of Wilson Chester, coal dealer, of 8 Queens Road, said that the two deceased persons resided next door to her. The elder one she believed to be Thomas Wallbank, who was supposed to be about 81 years of age and was formerly a machine wool-comber. The younger one she believed to be Thomas's son Jesse, aged 38 years, who followed the occupation of a woolsorter. Thomas Wallbank had been ill for some time, but it was about fortnight since she saw him alive. About quarter past five on Wednesday morning Jesse s wife knocked of her (witness), and ongoing into the house she saw her laid by the side of her husband. Mrs. Wallbank exclaimed, dear, Jesse's dead,” and on looking Mrs Chester saw that that was so. Mrs Wallbank farther said that he had only been dead a few minutes, and that she had endeavoured to give him some brandy, but he did not take it. She (witness) knew that Jesse Wallbank had been very ill for some months. He went to work on Monday morning, however, but came back, being unable to follow bis occupation. She last saw him alive about 7-30 Tuesday night, but did not speak to him. Mrs Jesse Wallbank was confined on Sunday morning, and was still in bed.
Mary Ann Keeling, single woman, of 7 Queen's Road, said that she helped to lay out both the bodies of the deceased persons, but found no injuries or marks of violence; the body of Jesse was very thin. She also saw him alive for the last time about seven o'clock on the Tuesday and supplied him with brandy and water twice on that day; once in the afternoon, and again before went to see Inspector Yarley, in the evening. He had constantly to go the closet and complained of a pain in his inside.
Mr D’Arcy B. Carter, M.C.S., of Shipley, said that about half-post five on Tuesday afternoon, he was called to see Thomas Wallbank, at 9 Queen’s Road. He found him laid on the bed upstairs and had apparently just expired. The old man was very emaciated, and his son informed him that his father had had a fall, but that was nothing unusual, for suffered from dizziness —which was a consequence of old age—and often had them. During the Tuesday morning Thomas had not felt well, and about noon his son noticed that his breathing had become shallow and short. He (Jesse) gave bis father some brandy, but the old man gradually sank, and died in his son’s presence. In bis (Dr Carter’s) opinion the cause of death was old age and natural decay.
On Wednesday morning, about half-past five o’clock, he was fetched by Mr Chester to see the body of Jesse. It was warm, and he had only been dead about half-an-hour. During the winter the deceased (Jesse) applied for admission to the Hospital, but as he was in receipt of parish relief, and suffering from pulmonary consumption (phthisis), was not eligible. Deceased was in precarious condition, and not likely to live long; but (witness) did not expect him to die so soon. Dr. Carter also added that there could be troth in the report that the deceased Jesse had been suffering from woolsorters’ disease. In both cases the jury returned verdict in accordance with the medical evidence, viz., that the deceaseds had died from natural causes.

 

Watmough, Dorothy (nee Llewellyn)
11 October 1917 – 7 February 1991

Dorothy Llewellyn was the daughter of James Llewellyn. James was born 26 March 1880 in Millom, Cumberland. He married Esther Steele 13 October 1901 at Holy Trinity church in Millom. James & Esther had seven children all born in Millom, who would all eventually work in Saltaire Mill.

John Charles (1902-1957) 3 Lapstone Road
Olive (1903-1970) 3 Lapstone Road
Frank (1905-1963) 20 Devonshire Road
James (1906-1984) 17 Lapstone Road
Amy (1907-1985) 17 Lapstone Road
Esther (1915-2001) 17 Lapstone Road
Dorothy (1917-1991) 17 Lapstone Road

In 1911 the family were living at 17 Lapstone Road in Millom, where James was an iron ore miner.

Dorothy, their youngest child, was born 11 October 1917 at 17 Lapstone Road. In 1919 Dorothy moved with her family to Saltaire. In 1919 she lived with her parents at 2 Edward Street, (originally 7 Bath Buildings). From 1920 they were at 26 George Street.

Dorothy attended the Saltaire Wesleyan Methodist Church. With her elder sister, Esther, Dorothy was a soloist in a Missionary Play produced by the members of the Shipley Methodist Churches in December 1933. Along with her siblings, Dorothy worked at Saltaire Mills and was a member of Saltaire Mills Gymnastic Club.

In March 1939 Dorothy competed in the Women’s Individual Gymnastic Championship held in Manchester. The competition was won by Mrs Clarice Bell of Saltaire with 190.3 points. Runner up was Mrs. Mary Hoddy of Saltaire with 182.1 points. Dorothy scored 159.5 points. Her best event was the “free exercise.”

Dorothy married Arthur Watmough, 23 September 1939, at Saltaire Methodist Church. Arthur was born 22 August 1914 to Willie Watmough & Ada Hall. He worked as a wool buyer & salesman. He had been working in New Zealand, where he was involved in exporting wool to the UK. During the war they lived at 47 Manor Lane in Shipley, where Arthur worked at Keighley Lifts. They had a son, Anthony (Tony) Llewellyn Watmough, born 11 August 1940.

With Arthur working for John Rhodes & Co, Bradford, (a company he would eventually own) he emigrated to New Zealand with his wife and son in 1950. They departed from Southampton aboard the M.V. Dominion Monarch bound for Wellington. They lived in Karori near Wellington, moving to Auckland when they retired. Whilst in New Zealand they had a daughter, Avis Jane Watmough, born 4 April 1955.

The family made several visits to the UK which doubled as business trips. They visited in 1952, 1956, c1961, 1975, c1980, with several more between 1961 and 1975; their visits were usually of 3 to 4 months duration. On one occasion Arthur visited Europe, including the communist bloc, on business.

Arthur died 6 July 1990 in Auckland. Dorothy died in Auckland 7 February 1991. Tony still lives near Wellington, whilst Avis lives in Auckland.

(Compiled with the help of John Rolfe-Dickinson, a grandson son of James & Esther.)

 

Webb, Albert

Webb, Albert - WW1 Roll of Honour

 

Webster, Doris Evelyn (nee Denison)
22 July 1898 – 20 November 1977

Doris Evelyn Denison was the daughter of Robert William Orlando Denison. Robert was born 22 May 1873 in Esholt. He married Harriet Naylor, 28 November 1896, at the Wesleyan Chapel in Charlestown, Baildon.

Doris, the eldest of three children was born 27 July 1898 in Baildon. In 1901 & 1911 the family were living at 36 Caroline Street in Saltaire. From 1914 to 1919 they were at 3 Harold Place, then from 1921 to 1926 at 3 Albert Road (renumbered 5).

Doris, a telephone operator at Saltaire Mills, married Gordon Henry Glover, 3 April 1926.

Report from the Shipley Times 9 April: -

GLOVER – DENISON
A pretty wedding took place at Rosse Street Baptist Church, Shipley, on Saturday, between Mr. Gordon Henry Glover, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Glover. 44 Kirkgate, and Miss Doris Evelyn Denison, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Denison, 5 Albert Road, Saltaire.
The bride's father is manager of the spinning department Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., the bride has been employed as a telephone operator, and the bridegroom is manager of the firm’s canteen at the Royal Cafe, Saltaire.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. S. Crole. Mr. J. A. Coates played selections on the organ.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was prettily attired in a dress of silver-grey crepe-de-chine, with side panels of georgette, piped with blue crepe-de-chine She wore a georgette hat and veil, and carried a bouquet of blush roses. She was attended by two bridesmaids. Miss Mary Winifred Denison (her sister) and Miss Edith Glover (sister of the bridegroom). Miss Denison wore a two-piece beige suit, with a gold tissue hat. Miss Glover was attired, in a two-piece Wedgwood blue suit, with hat to match. They each carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Mr. Richard Brown, of Windhill, acted as best man. Mr. John Redvers Denison (brother of the bride), and Mr. G. Peel were groomsmen.
After the ceremony a reception was at the West Ward Liberal Club, Saltaire, where the bride and bridegroom received the hearty felicitations of their relatives and friends.
Subsequently Mr and Mrs G H Glover left for London. They were the recipients of several beautiful wedding presents, among those to the bride, a handsome dining room clock from her colleagues at Saltaire Mills.

By 1931 the married couple were living apart, Doris was living with her parents at 7 Ivy Grove in Shipley. In the 1939 Register, Doris remained with her parents whilst Gordon was an advertising agent living in Morecambe.Having divorced Gordon, Doris married Clarence Victor Webster in 1951. Clarence was born 3 August 1904. When her uncle, Gordon Harold Denison, died in 1954, he left her £747 5s 3d (worth c£21,000 in 2020) in his will. Her husband, Clarence died, 1st Qtr. 1977; Doris died 20 November 1977, at 558 Leeds Road, Thackley, Bradford. In her will she left £10,166 (worth c£65,000 in 2020).

 

Weston, Cyril

Weston, Cyril - WW2 Roll of Honour

 

West, Fielding Reginald

West, Fielding Reginald - WW1 Roll of Honour

 

Whalley, Charles Smith

Whalley, Charles Smith - WW1 Roll of Honour

 

Wigglesworth, Arthur
29 October 1881 – 5 November 1918

Arthur Wigglesworth was the son of James Wigglesworth. James was born c1857 in Menston. He married Eliza Ann Wilcock 14 May 1881 at Bradford Cathedral.

Arthur, the eldest of three children, was born 29 October 1881. He was baptised 24 January 1882 at St Luke’s Manningham. In 1891 the family were living at 20 Mary Street in Saltaire with James working as a plush overlooker.

Arthur, living at 38 Dove Street, was a millhand at Saltaire Mills in July 1897 when he gave evidence at an inquiry into the death of his friend, Albert Scholefield.

Arthur married Edith (surname unclear) in c1909. In 1911 they were living at 11 Edward Street (renumbered 16) in Saltaire with Arthur employed as a warp twister. By 1918 they had moved to 8 Mawson Street.

Arthur died 5 November 1918.

 

Wood, Frederick
1841 – 6 November 1927

Frederick was born 1841 in Halifax. In 1861 he was a clerk at Saltaire Mills and living as a boarder at 47 George Street (renumbered 73) in Saltaire. Frederick married Anne Potter in 1867. They had five children:
Frederick jnr. (1870 – 1951)
Edith Bertha (1874 – 1876)
Eleanor (1877 – 1961)
Elizabeth, died in infancy
Anne, died in infancy

In the 1871, 1881 & 1891 censuses the family were living at 1 Albert Road in Saltaire with Frederick working as a cashier. They had a servant/housekeeper living with them.

In August 1871 Frederick is reported as being the treasurer of the fund that paid for a portrait of Sir Titus Salt that is in Victoria Hall (Saltaire Institute.)

In 1880, 1881 & 1883 Frederick was the auditor for the accounts of “The Salt Schools”. In April 1887 & February 1889 he was reported as being re-elected as the auditor for the Shipley Liberal Club Buildings Company. In November 1887 Frederick was one of the coffin bearers at the funeral of Titus Salt jnr.

Anne, Frederick’s wife, died 2 December 1889 aged 51. She was buried in the lower churchyard at St Paul’s Shipley with her three daughters. Frederick lived at 1 Albert Road until 1899.

In 1901 Frederick was an accountant working for himself and living with his two surviving adult children at 48 Moorhead Villas in Shipley. In July 1901 he was a signatory on an illuminated address presented to William Secker, the Saltaire railway stationmaster on his retirement. In February 1907 he was reported as being re-appointed auditor for the St George’s Hall Company. In 1911 Frederick was living with his two adult children at 37 Granville Road in Frizinghall.

Frederick died 5 November 1927. Report from the Shipley Times 12 November: -

DEATH OF MR. FREDERICK WOOD

The death took place at his residence, Woodlands, Shipley Fields Road, Frizinghall, on Sunday, of Mr. Frederick Wood, who at the age of 86 was one the oldest men in the district.

Mr. Wood came to this district straight from the Lane School. Lightcliffe, on the invitation the late Sir Titus Salt, when the Saltaire Mills were opened, and remained with the firm in the position of cashier until the change of partnership in 1893. Since then ho had been in private practice accountancy and insurance.

He was one of the original members the Frizinghall Conservative Club and had for many years taken a deep interest in the work of Frizinghall Parish Church. A scholarly man, Mr. Wood was more at home the world of books than in public life, but took a keen interest in current events, whether politics or literature, and exerted wide influence in a quite unostentatious way. Geography, the natural sciences and particularly natural history were a continual source of interest and satisfaction to him. At one time he was a member of the Bradford Chess Club and of the Bradford Antiquarian Society.

The funeral took place at Shipley Parish churchyard on Wednesday, preceded by a service in Shipley Parish Church conducted by the Rev. J. 11. Warner (Vicar of Frizinghall), who also officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. F. Wood (son). Miss E. Wood (daughter). Miss Gee, Miss Amos. Mrs. Ickringill, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Firth, Mr. R. S. Firth, Miss Firth, A. E. Carthew, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Smith, Miss Oates, Miss Howard. Mrs. Gath, Mrs. Bentley.

The Frizinghall Conservative Club was represented Messrs. F. S. Simpson (secretary), G. Herbert Blackburn, J. W. Drake. A. E. Rogerson. and H. B, Brook.

Among those present were Mr. J. H. Wright and Miss Wright (Bingley). Mr. James Firth. Mr. T. G. Walker (Bingley), Dr. Kabagliati (Bradford), Mr. Thomas E. Power, and Mr. W. E. Firth (Harrogate).

Shipley St Paul's Lower Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions

In loving memory of ANNE the devoted wife of FREDERICK WOOD of Saltaire who entered into rest December 2 nd, 1889 in the 51st year of her age,

Also of the above-named FREDERICK WOOD who entered into rest November 6 th, 1927 in the 87th year of his age

`Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God`

In loving memory of FREDERICK son of FREDERICK and ANNE WOOD who entered into rest December 16 th, 1951 in his 82nd year

Also of ELEANOR daughter of FREDERICK and ANNE WOOD who entered into rest July 19 th, 1961 in her 85th year.

In loving memory of EDITH BERTHA third daughter of FREDERICK and ANNE WOOD born December 9 th, 1874 died October 18 th, 1876 also

ELIZABETH and ANNE who died in their infancy.

 

Wood, Harold

Wood, Harold - WW2 Roll of Honour

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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