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Saltaire People: Additional Biographies
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Lamb, Hiram
12 June 1876 - 1959

Hiram Lamb was the son of Joseph Lamb. Joseph was born c1841 in Lindley near Harrogate. He married Priscilla Davy 8 January 1868 at All Saints Otley. In 1871 they were living in Lindley were Joseph was an agricultural labourer.

Hiram was born 12 June 1876 in Rawdon. In 1881 & 1891 the family were living in Rawdon with Joseph working as a farmer with four acres. In 1891 Hiram worked as a weaver.

Hiram married Ruth Naylor in 1900. They had five children, with one dying as an infant. In 1901 they were living at 40 Ada Street in Saltaire with Hiram employed as an agent for sewing machines. In 1911 they were living in Yeadon where Hiram was an insurance agent. In 1915 they were living at 6 Amelia Street in Saltaire. Hiram did not serve in the war. He is reported as being a conscientious objector.

Excerpt from a report in the Shipley Times 21 July 1916 concerning the Shipley Military Tribunal: -

Hiram Lamb the sales manager in the employ of Singer Sewing Machine Co., Ltd., appealed on conscientious grounds. He said he was married and had four children. The Chairman: Taking into consideration the fact of your age, and family, you will be postponed until November 1st.
The Applicant: On the same grounds the last one?
The Chairman: Yes.

By 1921 they were living at 9 Primrose Hill in Bingley. In the 1939 Register they were living in Blackpool were Hiram was a club collector. Ruth died in Blackpool in 1954; Hiram died in Worth Valley district in 1959.


Lancaster, Albert
11 September 1903 - 2 October 1925

Albert Lancaster was the son of Thomas Lancaster. Thomas was born c1862 in Bradford. He married Louisa Matilda Hessey 16 September 1882 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Thomas working as a wood moulder. In 1893 they were living at 1 Elliot Street in Shipley. By 1896 they were living at 22 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Albert, the youngest of twelve surviving children, was born 11 September 1903 in Saltaire. In 1904 the family were at 3 Jane Street in Saltaire. Then by 1908 the family had moved to 12 George Street in Saltaire. Albert was found dead in the River Aire near the Boathouse in Saltaire 2 October 1925.

Report from the Shipley Times Friday 09 October 1925:

A verdict of "Accidentally drowned while suffering from sleepy sickness" was returned by the district coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) at the inquest held on Saturday on the body of Albert Lancaster (22), of 12 George Street, Saltaire.
Lancaster had been missing from home for 12 days when his body was recovered from the river at Saltaire on Friday morning.
James Hebden, brother-in-law of the deceased, said Lancaster had not been able to work for eight or nine months on account of bad health. He had been suffering from meningitis, which afterwards turned into sleepy sickness. He had been to Morecambe for a week's holiday previous to disappearing. Deceased left home about half-past three on Sunday afternoon, September 20, and did not return.
John Edward Woodhead, 12, Maddocks Street, Shipley, said that he was helping the boatman at Saltaire boathouse about 9 a.m. October 2. when he saw an object which looked like a body floating on the water. Information was given to the police, and he assisted getting the body to the bank with a pole and helped the police to get it out of the water.

Register of Private Graves in Shipley Church Burial Ground, Hirst Wood

Frank Lancaster: 4: 12 Dec 1910: Grave selected 1910 not paid for
till 28 Dec 1911
John Henry Lancaster: 23: 29 Apr 1915
Albert Lancaster: 22: 5 Oct 1925: 183 Old plan, 111 New Plan
Louisa Matilda Lancaster: 64: 4 Feb 1928
Fred Lancaster: 62: 20 Jun 1956

Dyson Lancaster, an elder brother of Albert, served in WW1

(Compiled with the help of Mark Tattersall, relative of Albert).


Larrad, Ashton
9 January 1906 - 27 September 1974

Ashton Larrad was the son of James Edward Larrad. James was born 1862 in Wakefield. He married Amy Vickerman, 6 December 1889, at All Saints Otley. In 1891 they lived in Horbury, Wakefield where James was a grocer. By 1901 they were living at Taylor Terrace in Baildon. James was a warehouseman then a coal merchant's manager.

Ashton, the sixth of nine children, was born 9 January 1906 in Baildon. He married Catherine Dunlop in 1931. In 1932 they were living at 47 Manor Lane in Shipley; in 1933 at 25 Manor Lane. By 1939 they had moved to 32 Ada Street in Saltaire where they were still living in 1960. In 1939 Ashton was working as a textile weaver. They had daughter Eileen, born in 1940.

Report from the Shipley Times 21 February 1945: -

A summons against Ashton Larrad of 32 Ada Street, Saltaire, alleging common assault on an eight-years-old boy, David Neale, 18 Herbert Street, Saltaire, was dismissed.
Mrs. Rosina Neale said that on February 7, David returned home from school with finger marks on his face. He said a man had hit him. Witness saw defendant next day and questioned him about the assault, and he replied that David had been hitting another little child, so he stopped him.
Ten-years-old Wendy Dearden told the magistrates she saw defendant strike David on the face. He did it because the boy had attacked a little girl.
David Neale said that little girl had knocked his younger brother down and he struck her. A man then hit him in the face. Larrad giving evidence, said he was waiting for his little girl to come out of school, when he saw another little girl. Everybody seemed to be picking on her. He saw David Neale spring at the girl from behind a wall and a "rough and tumble" ensued. The boy jumped on the girl a second time, causing her glasses to fall to the ground.
Defendant said he spoke to David and grabbed hold of him by the collar.
The boy did not cry. The next day he met Mrs Neale and gave her his name and address. He thought nothing of the incident. Defendant thought it was outrageous that the case had been brought.

Report from the Shipley Times 11 December 1946: -

Bradford W.R. Magistrates Monday 9 December
For causing a motor-cycle combination to be on a road during darkness without necessary lights Ashton Larrad (40) an engineer of 32 Ada Street, Saltaire, was fined 10s. He pleaded "guilty."
P.C. Rushworth said that at 6 pm an accident was reported to him which had occurred in Ada Street. It was alleged that at the time of the accident defendant had left his motor-cycle combination without lights in Ada Street. When questioned about it Larrad said: "I was having a bath at the time and forgot."

Sometime after 1960 Ashton and Catherine emigrated to New Zealand. Ashton died 27 September 1974 in Auckland; Catherine died 11 November 1982.


Laughlin, Adeline
24 December 1904 - 12 June 1964

Adeline Laughlin was the daughter of Simeon Laughlin. Simeon was born 1868 at Elmswell in Suffolk. He married Amelia Pedley 9 July 1892 Bradford Cathedral.  Simeon, an assurance agent, was living with the Pedley family at 31 George Street in Saltaire. (Walter Pedley, a younger brother of Amelia lost his life in WW1.)

Simeon, who worked as a house painter, then as a gas fitter then a gatekeeper at Saltaire Mills, and his wife spent most of their married lives moving around Saltaire: -
1895 - 28 Helen Street
1897 - 26 Caroline Street
1898 - 27 Caroline Street
1903 - 43 Ada Street
1914 to 1936 - 51 George Street

Simeon died in 1942 and Amelia in 1951.

They had two daughters: -
Adeline was born 24 December 1903. She was baptised 14 February 1904. In 1915 she gained a first class certificate for pianoforte playing at the London College of Music examination held in Bradford. Her music teacher was Annie Louise Sanctuary. She gained another music certificate in 1917.  Adeline, a weaver, married Arthur Thomas Smith, a grocer's assistant from Shipley, 1 September 1926 at St Peters Shipley. In 1930 they were living at 5 Glenaire Drive in Shipley. Arthur died 26 July 1944; Adeline died 12 June 1964. They are buried together in Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley.

Annie was born in 1911. She was working as a weaver when she married William Harrison, a labourer from Shipley, 5 August 1933 at St. Peter's Shipley. In 1936 they were living at 10 Glenholm Street in Shipley.


Lightfoot, Fred
1869 -????

Fred Lightfoot was the son of James Lightfoot. James was born c1834 in Shipley. He married Mary Hollis 25 December 1857 at Bradford Cathedral. They had at least eight children.

Fred was born 1869 in Shipley. In 1871 the family lived at 8 Albert Street in Shipley with James working as a stone mason. In 1881 they were living at 34 Regent Street with eleven-year-old Fred working as a factory hand.

Fred married Alice Camm, of 4 Caroline Street, Saltaire, 27 April 1889, at Bradford Cathedral. In 1890 they were living at 10 Caroline Street in Saltaire. In the 1891 census (5 April) Fred, working as a gasser, was living with his wife Alice and their son, James aged one at 40 Ada Street. James was buried 31 August 1891 aged just 19 months.

Report from Shipley Times 3 October 1891: -

Bradford West Riding Court Thursday 1 October
Before Mr Theo Peel (chairman), Mr W Anderton, Mr E P Arnold-Foster, Colonel Hirst, Mr W H Ellis, Mr E Slater and Mr J S Cooke
A Nice Story of Married Life
Fred Lightfoot, Ada Street, Saltaire, was summoned for assaulting his wife. Mr C. L. Atkinson appeared for defendant.
Complainant stated that on Sunday last her husband came home drunk and got up on Monday morning and want to the Prince of Wales Hotel. She went to him and requested him to go to work, but he only swore at her and afterwards turned her out of the house, taking the key with him to his mother in Thompson Street.
Only a month since complainant buried her child, and the time of the funeral she had a black eye end her face was knocked to pieces, all of which had been done by defendant.
On Sunday defendant home with a lot of men to gamble, and she objected turned her out of the house. He did not hit her Monday, but struck her and hit her mother, at whom he swore in shameful manner.
The Chairman: ls this the first time he has assaulted you?
No; I have had to leave the house with my child at midnight to get out of his way.
By Mr Atkinson: She went to her mother's because she had nowhere else to go.
On Monday morning did you go to him at the Prince of Wales?
Yes, -He was having two pennorth of rum? No.
What did you call him? I called him anything wrong, but told him to go to his work, and he turned around and said, "If you don't shut your mouth, I'll throw you out of the _________door."
Didn't you swear at him and call him lazy?
No; if I may die in the box, I never said such a thing.
Didn't you follow him from the Prince of Wales up Thompson Street swearing all the way?
I followed him to get the key.
Didn't his mother tell you to be quiet, you would do more good? No.
Didn't you say to his mother, "Go to _______ with you? No.
When he went to the house didn't your mother strike him the nose, and then he hit her back? No; he struck first.
Hasn't he given you £1 week and sometimes 25s? Sometimes.
You got year furniture on the hire system? Yes.
And you should have paid £16 towards the £l8, but you have only paid £8 out of all the money has given you? Yes.
Mrs Camm, complainant's mother, said on Monday morning she found the two were quarrelling and "raising all the street.'' She pushed her daughter into the house, and defendant afterwards came in. He was going to strike her daughter, but she interposed and got the blow. Defendant then pushed them both out of the house and looked the door.
The Chairman; Has this gone on for some time?
Yes, for months. It's the drink; I don't know a better man when he is sober.
ls there any chance of making it up?
There should be, but when it comes to turning them out of the house at twelve o'clock at night, and threatening them with knives, it is time something was done.
Mr Atkinson: You interfere, don't you? No.
Haven't you, between you, looked him out of his own house? No.
Hasn't he been to you for the key? Yes, but I hadn't it.
Hadn't he to get through the window? Yes
Mr Atkinson said it was really a matter of mothers and mother-in-law. Defendant was a good husband, but they would not let him alone.
The Chairman thought they ought to make up; they had only been married three years.
To the complainant- You hear what your mother says, that he is a good husband when sober? Yes, none better, but he never hardly is sober.
Are you willing to be friends again?
Yes; I don't want to do anything to him but think he should give over "leathering" me.
The Chairman asked whether the defendant would promise to do better. If he gave such promise, and it were understood that other members of the family should not interfere, it might the best settlement.
Mr Atkinson denied that defendant was a bad husband; he would prove that the wife was to blame. She would have promise to behave better. Defendant gave her £1 a week regularly.
Complainant: Yes, and he has given 5s. and less.
The Chairman said there were fault on both sides.
Mr Atkinson: Yes, but I will prove that she is the worse of the two, and it is not fair to ask him to promise and not the woman.
After a time, it was agreed that the defendant should pay the costs and the case be withdrawn, both parties promising to try and live happily in the future.

Fred emigrated, alone, to America, arriving in New York 6 November 1891 aboard SS Germanic having sailed from Liverpool. It is unclear what happened to him in America.


Lofthouse, Ann
c1825 - 30 December 1916

Ann was born c1825 in Saxton, Yorkshire, the eldest of nine children to farmer Robert Lofthouse and his wife, Eleanor.

Ann married James Newton 4 March 1849 at St Wilfrid Calverley. They had a son, John, born in 1850 in Pudsey. Sadly John died in 1866 aged just sixteen. The family lived in Pudsey with John working as a stone delver/quarryman. James died in 1877 aged just forty nine.

In 1881 widowed Ann was a shopkeeper in Pudsey.
Ann married Benjamin Pratt in 1886. They lived at 18 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with Benjamin working as a warp dresser in Saltaire Mills. Around 1894 they moved to 5 Almshouses (renumbered 28 Victoria Road) in Saltaire. Benjamin died in 1898 aged 70.

On Friday 22 December 1916 Ann had a fall in her house whilst dusting a rocking chair, fracturing her left thigh. She had lost the use of the right arm and leg. Ann died 30 December. An inquest concerning her death was held at the Saltaire Institute on Tuesday 2 January 1917, by Mr E W Norris (Deputy Coroner). Dr Emerson said he was of the opinion that death was due to a cerebral haemorrhage, accelerated by the fracture of the thigh. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medical evidence.


Longbottom, Alfred
1850 - 11 October 1915

Alfred Longbottom was the son of John Longbottom.
John was born c1819 in Halifax. He married Hannah Jagger 26 September 1841 at St John the Baptist Halifax.

Alfred, the fifth of nine children, was born 1850 in Shelf. In 1851 the family were living in Hipperholme with John working as a dyer. In 1861 they were living in Baildon. In 1871 they were living at 86 Leeds Road in Idle with Alfred working as a stone dresser.

Alfred married Mary Illingworth 22 December 1872 at Bradford Cathedral. They had three children; James (b1873), William (b1874) & Sarah (b1876). In 1881 they were living at 27 Cowling Road in Idle with Alfred working as a railway labourer. Around   1887 they moved to 6 Mary Street in Saltaire. From 1891 they lived at 18 Constance Street with Alfred working as a stone dresser.

Alfred died in October 1915 and he was buried at Hirst Wood Cemetery Shipley 11 October. Mary was buried alongside him 12 April 1926.


Lund, Percival
1 August 1875 – 18 October 1957

Percival Lund was the son of Keighley Lund. Keighley was born 1830 in Keighley. He married Mary Wild 6 September 1856 at St Paul’s Manningham. They had 12 children. They lived in Manningham where Keighley was a warehouseman then a yarn buyer.

Percival was born 1 August 1875. He was baptised 2 September 1875 at St Mark’s Manningham. His father, Keighley died 17 November 1878.

In 1891 Percival was a solicitor’s clerk; in 1901 a bank accountant. He married Jessie Herridge 6 August 1902 at St John’s Wesleyan Chapel in Halifax. In 1911 they were living at Briar Mead, Bank Crest, Baildon where Percival was a bank cashier. They had two daughters; Marjorie born 12 August 1903 and Jessie Mabel 31 July 1907. Percival’s wife, Jessie, died in 1916.

Percival was initiated as a Freemason when he joined the Doric Lodge in Bradford 28 February 1921.

Widower Percival married Florence Ethel Denton in 1923. They moved to 1 Albert Road in Saltaire when Percival was appointed bank manager of the Shipley & Saltaire branches of Lloyds Bank. His daughter Jessie Mabel married Arthur Leslie Church, of Colchester, 7 June 1932 at St Peter’s Shipley. His daughter Marjorie married Frank Holdsworth, of Manningham, 20 December 1932 at Saltaire Methodist Church. Percival’s second wife, Florence, died 4 January 1937. She was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley.

Twice widowed Percival married Minnie Lucy Washington 3rd Qtr. 1937.

Report from the Shipley Times 1 October 1938 as follows: -

The retirement of Mr. Percival Lund, who has been manager of the Saltaire and Shipley branches of Lloyds Bank Ltd., for the past 14 years, took place yesterday (Friday), on which date completed his 43rd year of banking service.

Mr. Lund commenced his duties at the former head office of the Halifax & Huddersfield Union Hank, transferred to Bradford, where he spent 25 years. During this period the Halifax Huddersfield Union Bank was taken over by the Halifax Joint Stock Bank. Ltd., in August. 1910. The name the Halifax Joint Stock was later changed to that of the West Yorkshire Bank Ltd.

The West Yorkshire Bank was merged in Lloyds Bank Ltd. in 1919. Mr. Lund was appointed sub-manager at the Union Rank branch in Bradford in 1922, and manager of the Saltaire and Shipley branches in 1924.

During his period at Saltaire he has associated himself with various local interests. He is a member of the Saltaire Methodist Church, and he has filled most offices open to a layman and is a past circuit steward.

In the 1939 Register Percival was living with his wife, Minnie, at 16 Sherwood Grove in Shipley. Minnie died 10 February 1940 at Sir Titus Salts Hospital. In her will she left £5,328 9s 2d (worth c£260,000).

Annie Elizabeth Hessey was Percival’s fourth wife when they were married in 1942. Percival died at 16 Sherwood Grove 18 October 1957. He was buried in Nab Wood Cemetery alongside his second wife Florence. In his will he left £713 9s 6d. Annie died 18 January 1858 in Blackpool and was buried alongside Percival. In her will she left £997 15s 6d.

Nab Wood Cemetery and Crematorium: Monumental Inscriptions

In loving memory of FLORENCE ETHEL, dearly loved wife of PERCIVAL LUND of Saltaire, died 4 th January 1937.
Also of PERCIVAL beloved husband of ANNIE E. LUND, died 18 th Oct. 1957, aged 82 years.
Also of the above ANNIE E. LUND, died 18 th Jan. 1958, aged 70 years.






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