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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
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Garnham, Albert Charles William
c1858 – 15 June 1924

Albert Charles William Garnham was the son of William Garnham. William was born c1836 in Gislingham in Suffolk. He married Emily Barker in 1856 in Suffolk.

Albert, the eldest of four children child, was born 1858 in Horsforth. He was baptised 27 March 1859 at St James in Woodside, Horsforth. In 1861 the family were living in Horsforth with William working as a labourer. By 1871 they moved to Southill in the city of York. William died in 1878. In 1881 Albert was working as a breacher and living with his widowed mother in Bramley.

Albert married Jane Elizabeth Dean in Bramley in 1887. They had nine children including six daughters: - Emily (b1889), Annie (b1893), Lizzie (b1896), Agnes (b1900), Edith (b1904) and Marion (b1906).  In 1891 and 1901 they lived in Bramley with Albert working as a labourer. By 1907 they had moved to 8 Katherine Street in Saltaire. In 1911 Albert was working as a mill roving man. From around 1917 Albert ran a bakery from, and lived with his family at, 20/21 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Albert died 15 July 1924 and he was buried at Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley. His widowed, Jane, was buried alongside, when she died 25 March 1944. She had been living at 13 Grasmere Road in Bradford.

Following Albert’s death, two of his daughters, Emily and Edith continued with the bakery, which they ran until around 1938.

 
Gill, Robert
1858 - 10 April 1927

Robert Gill's biography has been updated and relocated in the Mill Workers section >

 
Goldsbrough, Harriet (nee Smith)
16 November 1893 – 1951

Harriet Smith was the daughter of David Smith. David was born 1854 in Ossett. He married Mary Ellam in 1880 in Dewsbury. In 1881 they were living in Ossett with David working as a card cleaner. By 1891 they had moved to Mirfield.

Harriet was born 16 November 1893 in Mirfield. In 1901 the family lived in Kirkheaton with David working as an overlooker in a woollen scrubbing dept. In 1911 Harriet was a domestic servant for the Machell family in Ossett. She married Arthur Goldsbrough in 1919. By 1921 they were living at 6 Ada Street in Saltaire where Harriet would spend the rest of her life.

In the Shipley Times 24 December 1938 it was reported that Mrs Goldsbrough of 6 Ada Street won the 2nd prize at a whist drive held in the Saltaire Institute, organised by the Shipley Fire Brigade. In 1939 Arthur was working as a cloth warehouseman and Harriet as a cloth picker.

Report from the Shipley Times 28 September 1949 as follows: -

Three Shipley women received slight injuries when the motor-coach in which they were returning from Blackpool illuminations collided with another in Worley Road, Clitheroe, early on Sunday morning.
The three women were members of Messrs W Parkinson’s (Canal Ironworks) annual canteen trip, and the motor coach contained a majority of Shipley people.
The women were Mary Hodgson of 30 West Royd Crescent, Windhill; Harriet Goldsbrough of 6 Ada Street, Saltaire; and Mary Redman of 73 Crag Road, Windhill.
Altogether 13 passengers in the two coaches were injured – none seriously – and were taken to Blackburn Infirmary. None were detained.
Mrs Goldsbrough told a “Shipley Times” reporter that their coach was one of a “convoy” on the way from Blackpool about 1.20 a.m.
“Suddenly, “said Mrs Goldsbrough, “a bus appeared from nowhere in front of us. Our driver applied his brakes and we were all thrown forward. Mrs Redman, who was near the driver, was flung forward so that her head went through the windscreen. She was cut about the forehead, but not seriously.”
Mrs Goldsbrough said that her bus sheared through the side of the other one. “A police sergeant who arrived later said it was a miracle no one had been injured,” she commented. Mrs Goldsbrough sustained a bruised jaw.
It was later learned that the other bus was only ten minutes from its destination when the collision occurred.

Harriet died in 1951.

 
 

 

 

 

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