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Dearden, Roy
19 December 1912 – 1975

Roy Dearden was the son of Joseph Henry Dearden. Joseph was born 18 May 1887 in Baildon. In 1911 working as a scourer he married Nellie Clarke,

Roy was born 19 December 1912. He was a joiner’s apprentice living with his parents at 11 Edward Street when he married Annie Thackray 4 February 1933 at Bethel Chapel in Shipley. Roy was a lifelong member of chapel. The couple had daughters Sheila, Wendy & Kathleen. From before 1936 they lived at 26 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

Working as a joiner for W Stephenson & Son, Ostler Road Shipley, Roy joined the Army and served as a trooper in the Royal Engineers in WW2.

Having survived the war, Roy and his family moved to 41 Norwood Terrace around 1948. Then by 1959 they were living 14 Midland Road in Baildon. The advert below is from the Shipley Times 18 March 1959

Roy was a member of the Saltaire Cricket Club and of the Airedale Harriers.

Roy died in 1975.

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