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WW2: Saltaire Roll of Honour
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Harris, Frank
28 July 1915 – May 1994

Frank Harris was born 28 July 1915. He married Ellen Wallage in 1938. In 1939 they were living at 18 Mountain Street in Shipley where Frank was working as a sheet metal worker.

Report from the Shipley Times 17 February 1943: -

Frizinghall Parents in Court
At the Bradford City Police Court, Monday. Frank Harris, residing at Kirby. near Colne, and his wife, Ellen Harris, of 26 Buxton Lane, Frizinghall, appeared on summonses charging them with neglecting their three children, Patricia, aged 3 years, Roy aged 2 years, and Raymond aged one year in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering and injury their health.
Mr. H. M. Dawson prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C., and Mr. H T. Manknell appeared for the male defendant, who pleaded “Not guilty.”
Inspector Harrison, of the N.S.P.C.C.. said that he visited the house where the wife and children were living at Frizinghall in September and be said the children were in a filthy state, their heads being particularly dirty. They were, however, well nourished. On a subsequent visit he found the children's heads were worse. On one occasion when he went found an upstairs window was broken and one of the children had its arm through the broken pane. On a further visit he found the children locked in.
DUE TO NEGLECT Dr. West Watson said he had examined the children and found they had scabs on their heads, a condition due to neglect. A police officer said that on October 26 he was on duty in Frizinghall Road when saw the defendants’ little children standing outside the house and unable to get in. He obtained a ladder and gained access to the house through bedroom window. The children were clothed, but there was no fire in the house and they were obviously cold. It being cold weather. While they were well nourished, they were in a dirty condition as was the house and the bedroom.
The male defendant, giving evidence, said he was working at Earby and was in consequence living away from his wife and family, but he never sent her lees than £3 a week. His average wages were about £8.
Cross-examined, he said he had been to 26 Buxton Lane, for weekends.
The female defendant denied the charge and said when she left the children, she arranged with a friend to look after them. She asserted that her husband had not sent her enough money to run the household.
Mrs. Lambert, a neighbour, said that Mrs. Harris had shown her three one-pound notes which she said she had received from her husband.
Mrs. Harris: How often have I borrowed money from you? Witness: You have not borrowed from me.
 After the magistrates had retired to consider their verdict the Chairman said they were satisfied that the children had been neglected, and they had decided to adjourn the case for six weeks. “We hope in that time there will some improvement. The officers of the Society will keep in touch. We want give you an opportunity of doing better and we think the husband should give his wife more money.” The case was accordingly adjourned to March 26.

Frank served in WW2. In 1945 he was living at 44 Ada Street in Saltaire without his family.
Frank died in May 1994 in Leeds.

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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