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Hudson, Leonard
3 March 1905 –????

Leonard Hudson was the son of Arthur Brook Hudson. Arthur was born 1 October 1881 in Baildon. He married Sarah Elizabeth Dean in 6 August 1904 at St Paul’s Shipley.

Leonard, the eldest of three children, was born 3 March 1905 in Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 82 Union Street in Shipley with Arthur working as an iron founder. From 1918 Arthur and his family lived at 12 Caroline Street in Saltaire. By 1923 they had moved to 1 Helen Street.

Report from the Shipley Times Friday 25 May 1923:

Eight Saltaire youths were summoned for playing football on the highway in Prod Lane, Baildon, on April 29. The defendants were; Arthur Lovelle (17), John Harrison (16), Leonard Hudson (18), millhands; Leavens Park (17), George Bacon labourers; John Hudson (14), doffer; Henry Ogden (17), jobber; and Harry Hainsworth (16), clerk. All pleaded guilty.
Police Constable Feanside said that when he told defendants they would be reported, they replied: Well, give us the ball back.” The Chairman: Did you give them it back: —No, sir. Superintendent said that the offence was a very common practice with these youths from Shipley every Sunday afternoon. Another batch had been reported. There were complaints of people being struck with the ball and having their clothes damaged. Thera was plenty of room on Baildon Green if the youths wanted to play football. Defendants were each fined 5s.

Report from the Shipley Times Saturday 27 August 1927:

Summoned at Bradford West Riding Court Thursday, for gaming with cards, Leonard Hudson, millhand, of Shipley, was fined 20s. and Fred Seed and Leonard Williamson, both Shipley millhands, were each fined 10s.

Leonard’s mother, Sarah Elizabeth, died in 1935. In the 1939 Register Leonard was a window cleaner living alone at 14 Westcliffe Road in Shipley. Leonard served in WW2.
After the war he lived with his aunt at 18 Ada Street in Saltaire. They were still living there in 1960.





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