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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.

Green, George Joseph
8 March 1870 – 22 March 1942

George Joseph Green was the son of John Green. John was born c1832 in Herefordshire. He married Mary Craig in 1865 at Church Stretton in Shropshire.

George, the second youngest of four children, was born 8 March 1870. In 1871 they were living at Leinthall Starkes in Herefordshire where John was a farmer with 340 acres. John died 22 March 1874. In 1881 widow Mary was living with her children in Ludlow, Shropshire.

In 1901 George was a bank clerk living in a boarding house in Trentham, Staffordshire. He married Lily Taylor White in 1907 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They had four children including: -

John Green – born 4 July 1908 (Major in the army in WW2).
Robert Henry Green – born 30 October 1910 (Prisoner of War in Singapore).
Elizabeth Mary Green – born 3 December 1913.

By 1907 George was a bank manger living at 1 Albert Road in Saltaire.

George was a playing member of Shipley Golf Club.

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.

As the manager of Lloyds Bank in Leeds, George gave evidence in a fraud case in October 1924.

In the 1939 Register George was retired and living with his wife in Ludlow. George died 22 March 1942.

Report from the Harrogate Herald 1 April 1942: -

A former Harrogate resident, Mr. George Joseph Green, died at his home in Ludlow. He was 76 years of age. Manager of Lloyds Bank, Leeds, up to the time his retirement some ten years ago, Mr. Green went to live at Ludlow, his native town, about four years ago. Prior to coming to Harrogate, where he lived for some fifteen years, he held banking appointments in Southend and Blackburn. He had many friends in Harrogate where he was a popular member of the Harrogate Golf Club and the Harrogate Club. His residence was in Clarence Drive. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

In his will, dated 6 May 1942, he left £7232 5s 11d (worth c£350,000 in 2020.)

Transcription: GREEN George Joseph of 145 Corve-street Ludlow Salop died 22 March 1942. Probate Llandudno 6 May to Lily Taylor Green widow John Green major H.M. army and James Henry Prosser merchant. Effects £7232 5s 11d.

His widow, Lily, died 9 May 1960.

[Note – 145 Corve Street is a Grade II listed building.]

Transcription: Green Lily Taylor of 145 Corve Street Ludlow Shropshire. Widow died 9 May 1960. Administration Chester 9 August to John Green company deputy regional manager and Elizabeth Mary Prosser (wife of James Henry Prosser). Effects £2394 10s 10d.

Greetham, Harold
7 November 1898 – 1969

Harold Greetham was the son of Fred Greetham. Fred was born 1869 in Bradford. He married Annie Louisa Wood in 1895. They had three children with one dying as an infant.

Harold, who had a younger sister, was born 7 November 1898 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 30 in Barrett St Shipley with Fred working as a joiner. In 1911 they were living at 8 Balfour Street; by 1914 they had moved to 14 Albert Road in Saltaire.

Harold, an engineers’ pattern maker married Ethel Oakes 23 July 1921 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Saltaire Road, Shipley. By 1924 Harold and his father had a workshop off Kirkgate. Harold lived with his wife and parents at the following addresses: -

Up to c1925 - 14 Albert Road Saltaire
c1926 to c1928 – 15 Hirst Wood Shipley
c1929 to c1932 – 80 Thompson Street
c1933 to c1939 – 16 Otley Road
c1946 to c1948 – 43 Clifton Place
c1949 to c1952 – 5 Westfield Grove

From 1934 Harold placed adverts in the Shipley Times for his business as a joiner, undertaker & funeral director. Harold’s father died in 1935, his mother died in 1950. They were buried together in Hirst Wood Cemetery Shipley.

Harold and his wife both died in 1969 in Fylde, Lancashire.





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