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Golden, Frederick
19 June 1910 – 1969

Frederick Golden, born 19 June 1910, married Grace Wainman before 1933. In 1934 they were living at 16 Highbank Cottages in Shipley. In 1939 they were living in Bradford with Frederick working as builder’s labourer.

Report from Shipley Times 21 October 1942 as follows: -

Gunner Fred Golden, husband of Mrs. Grace Golden, of 25, Aygill Avenue, Hawksworth Road, Bradford (formerly of Shipley). He has been in H.M.F. over two years in the R.A., and he is serving somewhere in England. Before enlisting he was employed by Bradford Corporation (Waterworks) and prior to that was employed by Salts (Saltaire) Ltd.

Fred died in 1969 and Grace in 1997.

Gott, Jack
4 October 1913 – 1970

Jack Gott was the son of John Thomas Gott. John was born in 1879 in Baildon. He married Martha Elizabeth Halliday 2 February 1901 at St Paul’s Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 8 Amelia Street in Saltaire with John working as a crabber in cloth finishing. John served in WW1. He died 16 October 1919; Martha died 11 December 1931.

Jack, the youngest of four children, was born 4 October 1913 in Saltaire. He married Alice Brown in 1935 and they lived in Jack’s home in Amelia Street. In 1939 Jack was employed as a comb jobber and Alice as a comb minder.

Report from Shipley Times 25 February 1939 as follows: -

A stirring call for moral and spiritual rearmament was sounded by Mr. Eric Eccles when he spoke most convincingly to a congregation that crowded into Saltaire Congregational Church at the Young People's Service on Sunday evening.
Young people took all the offices, and although the Pastor (Rev. S. G. McLellan) was present, he bad no part in the service.
Mr. Jack Holmes, a building society clerk, conducted the service; Mr. Jack Gott, employee of Messrs. Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., read the Lesson.

Report from Shipley Times 18 November 1942 as follows:

Jack Gott, husband of Mrs. Alice Gott, of 8. Amelia Street. Saltaire. He is serving with the R.A.F. Before enlisting he was in the National Fire Service, and previously was employed at Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., Saltaire Mills.

Report from Shipley Times 8 March 1944 as follows: -

Mrs A Gott of 8 Amelia Street, Saltaire, has been informed by her husband, Jack Gott, that he has been awarded “his wings” and a commission as a navigator, in South Africa, where he has been training. Pilot Officer Gott was at one time a member of the Shipley A.T.C. He is also a deacon at Saltaire Congregational Church.   

 Around 1951 they moved to 12 Prospect Road in Baildon. Jack died in 1970.

Grimshaw, George
09 January 1908 –????

George Grimshaw was the son of James William Grimshaw. James was born 11 November 1883 in Thackley. He married Jessie Wallbank in 1907. They had at least three children.

George, their eldest child, was born 9 January 1908 in Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 8 Thorpe Place in Idle with James employed as a card fettler.
George, a yarn warehouseman of 62 Albert Avenue in Shipley, married Katherine Bullock, of 35 Caroline Street, Saltaire, 22 October 1932 at St Peter’s Shipley. They lived at 9 Hirst Wood Road, Shipley.

In 1939 George was employed at Saltaire Mills and he was the scorer for Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., cricket team, when he joined the Royal Artillery and served in WW2 as a gunner.

After the war he lived with his family at 23 Rhodes Street in Shipley.

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