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All Saints Church – register of all the graves in the graveyard

This , my latest chapter, September 2017, lists all the graves in the churchyard of All Saints Church with the surname, christian name, age, burial date, section location and where applicable the letters WH or EV for each one.

WH refers to an inmate of the Deanhouse Workhouse.
EV refers to evacuee.

My thanks to Yvonne Hutson and the Church Council for supplying the information.

There are 2466 graves in the churchyard and I have listed the numbers occuring for each letter of the alphabet along with the most common names where appropriate.
A : 40
B : 343 Beaumont 31 : Bray 23 : Brook 26.
C : 150 Charlesworth 20
D : 120 Dyson 39
E : 43 Eastwood 16
F : 67
G : 114 Greenwood 15
H : 322 Haigh 34 : Hinchliffe 21 : Hirst 48 : Hobson 57
I : 7
J : 43
K : 67 Kaye 21
L : 82
M : 171 Mallinson 37 : Mellor 26 : Moorhouse 19
N : 33
O : 11
P : 76 Platt 17
Q : 3
R : 128 Roebuck 24
S : 264 Sykes 52 : Shaw 19 : Scholfield 20 : Sanderson 23
T : 83 Taylor 25
U : 1
V : 2
W : 276 Wilson 17 : Wimpenny 37 : Wood 40 : Woodhead 41

I have attached the Graveyard section plan below, It is upside down but it makes more sense if you are standing in front of the church with New Road on your left.

Surname First name Age Burial - day Burial - month Burial - year Section Buried Source
A Man (Unknown) 60? 10 OCT 1882 R 44 WH
A Man (Unknown) 50 ? 18 FEB 1892 E 5 WH
Abbett John 85 12 FEB 1943 N 13 EV
Abrams John 92 23 JUN 1900 O 93 WH
Adams Charles 89 29 JUL 1943 N 7 EV
Ainley Ann 67 13 AUG 1889 R ? WH
Airey Herbert Frank 66 23 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Alderson Thomas 85 7 AUG 1942 R 1A EV
Allsop Sarah 93 17 APR 1941 S 7 EV
Alsop Edith 7 MTHS 2 JUN 1887 C 7
Alsop Annie 36 10 JUN 1902 C 7
Alsop Dora 56 21 FEB 1940 M 69
Alsop Arthur 76 22 JUN 1940 C 7
Alsop Kenneth 11 22 JAN 1942 ?
Alway Alfred Earl 70 31 JAN 1923 M 14
Alway Emma 71 25 AUG 1927 M 14
Alway Fred 60 29 OCT 1940 M 69
Alway James Francis 75 12 FEB 1957 M 14
Alway Stillborn Child 19 OCT 1959 ?
Ambler James 72 5 SEP 1895 ? WH
Andrews Hannah 61 30 SEP 1920 R 48 WH
Anelill Isabella 79 20 MAY 1891 S 40 WH
Archer Robert 56 5 OCT 1912 O 35 WH
Archer Sarah Jane 26 29 DEC 1917 N 5 WH
Armitage Ben 69 13 SEP 1882 R 50 WH
Armitage James 86 5 AUG 1890 S 32 WH
Armitage William 57 4 JUL 1891 S 40 WH
Armitage Arthur 41 21 APR 1898 O 41 WH
Armitage Jonas Robert 62 20 OCT 1915 N 55 WH
Armitage Harold 56 1 APR 1920 R 53 WH
Armitage Norman Leslie INFANT 5 JAN 1922 F 56
Armitage Harold Leslie 37 18 APR 1923 F 56
Armitage William 83 2 JUN 1924 R 12 DH
Armitage Alfred 73 3 JUN 1929 O 2 DH
Armitage Elizabeth 83 2 NOV 1956 P 12
Armitage Mabel 75 14 MAR 1963 F 56
Armstrong Jonas 34 2 JUN 1885 C 32
Arthur Phoebe 91 28 NOV 1941 R 40A EV
Ashurst Laura Ann 75 22 FEB 1962 M 58
Askham Mary 83 12 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Aspinall Walter 2 9 FEB 1891 L 86
Babbings John William 72 14 APR 1928 M 55
Babbings Fanny 82 12 MAY 1942 M 55
Bailey Jane 60 22 SEP 1893 ? WH
Bailey Ronald 10 15 DEC 1908 ?
Bailey Royal 8 MTHS 25 OCT 1910 OLD GROUND
Bailey George 45 2 JAN 1915 OLD GROUND
Bailey John 64 31 MAY 1917 N 15 WH
Bailey Sarah Ann 73 21 SEP 1938 OLD GROUND
Bailey Henry Francis 86 7 MAY 1943 N 4 EV
Baker Thomas 80 6 APR 1902 O 84 WH
Baker Lousia Elizabeth 70 7 JAN 1941 F 49 EV
Baker Ellen 93 20 MAR 1941 S 25 EV
Baker George 68 31 AUG 1944 N 47 EV
Baker Jesse 89 2 DEC 1944 ? EV
Baldwin Martha Ann 66 4 AUG 1934 OLD GROUND
Ball Amelia 82 18 OCT 1944 N 3
Balls Rebeca 88 20 JUN 1945 N 48 EV
Balmforth Mary 70 23 AUG 1915 N 65 WH
Balmforth Joseph 76 18 JAN 1919 S 27 WH
Bamforth Emma 43 11 AUG 1883 R 20 WH
Bamforth Robert 69 5 DEC 1911 O 55 WH
Barber Mary A 61 7 NOV 1889 R ? WH
Barber George 77 10 JAN 1900 O 72 WH
Barber Allen 80 6 MAR 1906 O 44 WH
Barber William 75 27 JAN 1941 S 25 EV
Barden Rose Hannah 35 21 JUN 1895 OLD GROUND WH
Barker James Riley 68 8 MAR 1918 S 48 WH
Barnby Annie 65 2 OCT 1972 I 53
Barnes Thomas 80 1 SEP 1925 R 7 DH
Barraclough David 82 17 FEB 1888 R ? WH
Barratt William 69 5 APR 1887 R ? WH
Barrett Thomas 69 24 AUG 1942 R 1A EV
Barrett Caroline 78 22 JAN 1943 Q 41A EV
Barron Mary Annie 55 9 JAN 1943 N 19
Barron Or Bearon Evelyn 72 25 MAY 1960 N 19
Barrowclough Herbert 71 27 MAY 1954 G 82
Barrowclough Elizabeth Hannah 89 25 JUL 1972 G 82
Barrowclough James Known As James Bray 65 12 AUG 1916 ?
Barth Ellen Rosina 80 26 OCT 1954 H 71
Bates Elizabeth 63 26 SEP 1912 O 35 WH
Baths Annie 86 9 APR 1917 N 25 WH
Batley Thomas Leonard 15 10 APR 1905 C 40
Batley John 66 2 JUN 1914 C 40
Batley Mary Ellen 77 28 NOV 1929 C 40
Batley Ruth Annie 74 27 MAY 1952 G 22
Batley John Oswald 68 21 MAR 1956 H 22
Batley Annie 80 4 APR 1960 C 40
Batley William Edward 84 13 SEP 1962 G 22
Batley Sarah Jane 90 13 JUL 1966 C 40
Batley Gertrude 82 22 FEB 1972 H 22
Batley Beryl 46 21 NOV 1973 H 22
Batley Amy Isobel 75 3 JAN 1976 C 40
Batley Brook 94 28 NOV 1980 C 40
Battye George 61 10 DEC 1877 R 41 WH
Battye George 61 10 DEC 1877 R 41
Battye William 81 26 JUL 1882 R 50 WH
Battye Charles 60 16 JUL 1891 N 51 WH
Battye Elisha 72 17 JAN 1902 O 84 WH
Battye Ruth 84 19 MAY 1905 N 94 WH
Battye Alfred 18 DAYS 18 APR 1908 ?
Battye John 50 17 OCT 1933 M 83
Battye Martha Hannah 69 10 FEB 1950 M 83
Battye Eileen May 61 8 NOV 1986 G 64
Baxter Geoffrey INFANT 12 MAR 1929 OLD GROUND
Beadle Fanny 70 6 FEB 1942 R 22A EV
Beale Alice 68 17 FEB 1942 R 16A EV
Beanland James Hodgson 73 21 JUN 1978 H 43
Beanland Alice Ann 81 25 MAY 1988 H 43
Beard William 43 12 JUN 1876 N 51
Beard William 43 12 JUN 1876 N 51
Beardsell (Or Battye) James 72 8 JUN 1912 O 45 WH
Beaumont Sarah 63 23 AUG 1878 R 29 WH
Beaumont Ellen 28 23 AUG 1878 L 36
Beaumont Sarah 63 23 AUG 1878 R 29
Beaumont Ellen 28 23 AUG 1878 L 36
Beaumont Henry 26 2 DEC 1879 D 1
Beaumont Henry 26 2 DEC 1879 D 1
Beaumont Adam 60 1 APR 1882 R 56 WH
Beaumont Adam Sykes 48 19 JUL 1882 C 11
Beaumont James Arthur 20 10 OCT 1882 C 43
Beaumont Jonas 57 24 APR 1885 R ? WH
Beaumont John 73 17 AUG 1885 R ? WH
Beaumont John 69 19 NOV 1888 C 43
Beaumont Annie 5 MTHS 24 NOV 1891 C 33
Beaumont John 89 11 JAN 1895 N 61 WH
Beaumont Joe 60 25 JUN 1895 OLD GROUND WH
Beaumont Mary 74 14 AUG 1898 C 43 WH
Beaumont William 56 24 JUN 1899 O 92 WH
Beaumont Sarah Ann 60 21 MAR 1900 L 36
Beaumont William 49 2 APR 1902 O 84 WH
Beaumont William Hirst 67 7 AUG 1902 F 15
Beaumont Abraham 56 28 OCT 1905 L 36
Beaumont Sarah Ann 70 26 DEC 1906 VAULT
Beaumont Edward 79 26 FEB 1913 O 15 WH
Beaumont Emma 69 23 SEP 1913 C 11
Beaumont John 72 30 JAN 1915 E 69
Beaumont Mary 82 3 MAY 1918 S 57 WH
Beaumont Martha Ann 66 14 MAR 1927 R 3 DH
Beaumont Elizabeth 68 20 JAN 1931 O 23 DH
Beaumont Elizabeth 88 19 JAN 1932 E 69
Beaumont Emma 38 14 MAY 1934 C 33
Beaumont Hannah Wilson 59 22 DEC 1936 C 11
Beaumont Grace 70 17 MAR 1939 C 33
Beaumont Emmeline 65 24 FEB 1943 N 29
Beaumont Hanson 76 27 MAR 1945 C 33
Beaumont Tom 69 5 JUL 1946 N 29
Beckett George Thomas 83 23 JUN 1943 N 4 EV
Beddow-Arnth John Joseph 65 3 JUL 1942 R 1A EV
Bedford Eliza 60 25 AUG 1924 M 16
Bedford Joshua 63 15 MAY 1924 R 12 DH
Bedford Tom 72 31 MAR 1932 M 16
Bee Sarah Ann 86 22 JAN 1943 N 3
Beedle William Thomas 49 16 FEB 1905 O 4 WH
Beever Elizabeth 34 20 DEC 1879 R 4
Beever Elizabeth 34 20 DEC 1879 R 4
Beever David 77 7 APR 1883 R 26 WH
Beever Joseph 78 9 SEP 1896 S 37 WH
Beever John 61 19 SEP 1900 O 94 WH
Beever Ethel 44 21 JAN 1936 F 41
Beever Anne Eliza 73 13 MAR 1939 OLD GROUND
Beevers Walker 34 18 JUN 1900 E 54
Beevers Harry 51 1 DEC 1910 O 85 WH
Beevers Tom 58 18 JUL 1918 E 54
Bell Herbert 49 28 MAY 1891 S 40 WH
Bell Adam 90 15 JAN 1892 D 7 WH
Bell John 85 19 JUN 1905 N 94 WH
Bender Philip 81 24 JUN 1942 R 6A EV
Bennett George 71 26 JAN 1895 N 61 WH
Bennett William 80 11 AUG 1898 O 51 WH
Bentley Charles 73 29 JAN 1914 N 95 WH
Bentley Jack Lazenby 26 30 MAR 1939 P 30
Berry Charles 73 8 JUN 1883 R 20 WH
Berry Jonas 82 13 MAY 1902 O 74 WH
Berry Mary Ann 83 3 FEB 1908 N 54 WH
Biddle Richard 75 2 AUG 1910 N 84 WH
Billtcliffe Emma 81 12 NOV 1955 L 20
Biltcliffe Herbert 61 6 JUN 1939 L 20
Biltcliffe Kathleen 53 2 MAR 1959 L 20
Binder Herman 69 12 JUNE 1945 N 48 EV
Bingham Henry 65 AUG 5 1893 D 5 WH
Birch John 70 19 FEB 1878 R 41 WH
Birch John 70 19 FEB 1878 R 47
Black Sydney Somersall 76 14 DEC 1959 D 33
Black Helen Theodora 65 9 DEC 1959 D 33
Blackburn Martha Ann 73 20 MAR 1946 M 50
Blackburn Fred 74 14 MAY 1952 ?
Blackburn Edith Emma 72 25 AUG 1956 F 27
Blacker Benjamin 69 24 NOV 1896 N 31 WH
Blakey Isaiah 71 27 MAY 1884 Q 49 WH
Blanch James 88 3 MAY 1943 M 94
Bloomfield James George 67 30 SEP 1941 R 46A EV
Bobbitt George Alfred 85 25 SEP 1940 F 57 EV
Bontoft Carl Albert 7 HRS 15 NOV 1940 ?
Boon Joseph 80 15 AUG 1946 N 68 EV
Booth John 68 8 OCT 1877 R 41 WH
Booth John 68 8 OCT 1877 R 41
Booth Joseph 53 22 DEC 1879 R 1 WH
Booth Joseph 53 22 DEC 1879 R 1
Booth Edith Ellen 21 20 AUG 1900 L 54
Booth Eliza 85 25 JAN 1905 O 4 WH
Booth Tom 54 21 OCT 1911 O 55
Booth John 56 17 OCT 1912 OLD GROUND
Booth Sarah 47 19 AUG 1913 L 63
Booth William 58 2 JUN 1914 N 85 WH
Booth Fanny 59 17 JUL 1918 L 34
Booth Hannah Maria 56 5 JAN 1923 L 93 WH
Booth Joe 65 2 JAN 1928 N 6 DH
Booth Alec INFANT 10 FEB 1931 L 63
Booth John 78 10 FEB 1940 L 93
Booth William 81 22 MAR 1950 L 63
Booth Esther Annie 60 6 MAR 1957 L 63
Booth Harry 69 25 APR 1963 L 63
Booth Matthew 70 4 NOV 1892 D 29 WH
Boother Emma Jane 81 5 JUN 1945 N 48 EV
Boothroyd Joseph 41 1 DEC 1884 C 25
Boothroyd Dan 65 12 FEB 1885 R ? WH
Boothroyd Jabes 52 14 OCT 1892 D 29 WH
Boothroyd James 74 12 DEC 1913 O 15 WH
Boothroyd Sarah Jane 70 12 DEC 1918 S 27 WH
Boothroyd Gladys Ivy 1 MTH 19 MAR 1920 OLD GROUND
Boothroyd Ellen 53 23 APR 1921 M6
Boothroyd Lucy Ann 83 18 AUG 1924 OLD GROUND
Boothroyd Joyce Linnette 7 24 SEP 1928 OLD GROUND
Boothroyd Sarah Ann 71 24 JUN 1931 M 58
Boothroyd Joe Higgingson 73 7 APR 1934 M 58
Boothroyd Mary Alice 51 1 APR 1939 ?
Boothroyd Jane 63 28 OCT 1947 M 100
Boothroyd John Edward 72 9 NOV 1955 M 100
Bottomley John 61 23 JUL 1895 L 41
Bottomley Robert 19 15 MAR 1896 L 41
Bottomley Martha 59 11 JUL 1900 L 44
Bottomley Hannah 62 2 JUN 1902 L 41
Bottomley Samuel 82 23 AUG 1904 O 14 WH
Bottomley Joseph 74 18 OCT 1904 L 44
Bottomley Joseph 76 26 DEC 1916 N 35 WH
Bower William 74 28 DEC 1875 R 52 WH
Bower William 74 28 DEC 1875 R 52
Bower Charlotte 24 4 APR 1883 C 31
Bower Ester 23 21 FEB 1887 C 31
Bower Tom 40 10 JUN 1891 S 40 WH
Bower Herbert 19 11 NOV 1891 E 5
Bower Cornelius 75 13 FEB 1896 S 30 WH
Bower Ellen 64 25 AUG 1899 C 31
Bower Tom 83 12 FEB 1913 F 43
Bower Mary 90 30 AUG 1924 F 43
Bower Martha 73 9 MAR 1927 E 27
Bowers James 61 18 AUG 1895 C 31
Bowles Gomer Austin 42 27 MAY 1953 G 62
Boyd James 48 28 JUN 1886 R ? WH
Brabbs Harriet 86 28 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Brackenbury Harry 1 9 JAN 1881 D 14
Brackenbury Henry 59 16 JAN 1896 C 58
Brackenbury Josephine 68 22 FEB 1911 C 58
Brackenbury Emma 55 13 JAN 1922 C 58
Bradbury Edith 25 31 JUL 1899 O 82 WH
Bradford John 2 2 DEC 1883 N 92
Bradley William 69 30 DEC 1887 R ? WH
Bradley Henry 73 11 MAR 1901 O 94 WH
Bradley Fred 49 2 JUN 1917 M5
Bradley Ruby INFANT 27 FEB 1928 M 5
Bradley Ada 64 6 JUN 1930 M 5
Bradshaw Henry 93 25 NOV 1941 R 40A EV
Bray George 25 26 DEC 1894 F 8
Bray George 70 24 OCT 1894 N 21 WH
Bray Emily 27 30 SEP 1898 F 8
Bray Mary Jane 40 6 MAY 1904 F 8
Bray Elizabeth 70 23 OCT 1905 N 94 WH
Bray Lily 20 24 JAN 1906 B 3
Bray Sarah 38 29 DEC 1908 ?
Bray John Edward 76 19 SEP 1908 F 44
Bray Joseph 82 25 AUG 1909 ?
Bray Edwin 79 31 DEC 1909 N 82 WH
Bray Emily 16 26 JUN 1909 ?
Bray Jane 74 11 JAN 1912 F 44
Bray George 1 MTH 30 NOV 1915 OLD GROUND
Bray Alice 52 2 MAY 1932 OLD GROUND
Bray Mary Ellen 71 22 FEB 1933 M 98
Bray Arthur 40 28 FEB 1935 M 98
Bray Albert 59 13 MAY 1940 OLD GROUND
Bray William Gordon 57 20 SEP 1941 R 46A EV
Bray Elizabeth Ann 56 28 JUN 1962 I 32
Bray George 62 17 JUL 1965 I 32
Bray Albert Edward 70 1 FEB 1975 H 83
Bray Ruth Hannah 67 12 FEB 1976 H 83
Bray Reginald 67 18 AUG 1977 H 63
Bray Edith 83 30 AUG 1996 H 63
Brennan Mary Jane 70 20 OCT 1920 R 48 WH
Bretton Mary Alice 19 3 AUG 1897 L 65
Bretton Emily 65 11 NOV 1929 M 38
Bretton Isaac 69 26 DEC 1935 M 38
Bretton Alice 81 1 MAR 1941 B 3 EV
Bretton Walter 66 29 MAR 1941 N 89 EV
Bretton Martha 73 31 JUL 1947 M 89
Bridgwood Mary 64 10 NOV 1898 O 51 WH
Brigg Dinah Elizabeth 47 12 MAY 1934 P 24
Brigg Albert 71 14 JUN 1958 P 24
Brigg Walter 8 MTHS 8 NOV 1881 M 81
Briggs George 57 15 FEB 1879 R 23 WH
Briggs George 57 15 FEB 1879 R 23
Briggs Emma 48 9 MAY 1891 L 66 WH
Briggs Lizzie 30 18 JAN 1940 P 8
Brindle Mary 65 14 DEC 1891 D 7 WH
Britton Martha 77 6 DEC 1900 L 65
Britton William 78 14 MAY 1900 L 65
Britton Reuben 44 14 MAY 1901 B 3
Britton Charles 39 1 1902 L 65
Britton Martha 80 6 JAN 1907 ?
Britton Sarah Jane 73 15 DEC 1932 L 65
Broadbent Annie 70 7 NOV 1889 N 72
Broadbent James 81 31 MAR 1890 S 46 WH
Broadbent Lucy Ellen 14 3 MAR 1909 VAULT
Broadbent Walter 5 20 OCT 1910 F 26
Broadbent William 69 22 DEC 1912 L 53
Broadbent Edward 67 7 MAR 1918 S 48 WH
Broadbent Hannah 79 21 AUG 1922 L 53
Broadbent Alice 66 26 APR 1930 F 26
Broadbent Edwin 73 23 MAR 1932 OLD GROUND
Broadbent Green 73 11 SEP 1935 F 26
Broadbent Sarah Ellen 76 8 JAN 1941 OLD GROUND
Broadbridge Henry 71 13 MAR 1885 R ? WH
Broadhead Mary 57 22 JAN 1876 R 46 WH
Broadhead Mary 57 22 JAN 1876 R 46
Broadhead Sarah 63 4 MAR 1896 S 30 WH
Broadhead Eliza 63 28 MAR 1907 OLD GROUND
Brodie Charles Fred 5 12 APR 1876 L 17
Brodie Charles Fred 5 12 APR 1876 L 17
Brodie Stephen 79 17 JUL 1920 L 17
Brodie Mary Mellor 70 8 JAN 1924 L 17
Brook Joseph 68 12 MAR 1880 R 1 WH
Brook Joseph 68 12 MAR 1880 R 1
Brook Eli 80 11 DEC 1882 R 44 WH
Brook John 73 9 JAN 1885 R ? WH
Brook George 88 26 JAN 1886 R ? WH
Brook Fred 7 MTHS 16 JUL 1889 N 82
Brook Mary Ellen 35 7 JUL 1891 C 45
Brook Samuel 51 11 JUN 1891 S 40 WH
Brook Elizabeth 55 17 DEC 1895 ? WH
Brook Jane 57 2 MAR 1901 O 94 WH
Brook Willie 10 13 MAR 1901 N 82
Brook Ethel 1 MTH 14 APR 1904 D 32
Brook Priscilla 64 6 DEC 1904 O 14 WH
Brook Jonathan 76 17 OCT 1904 O 14 WH
Brook Donald 4 5 OCT 1905 ?
Brook Margaret 68 29 DEC 1906 ? WH
Brook Jane 63 16 MAY 1908 ?
Brook William 68 8 APR 1909 O 3 WH
Brook Wright 64 4 1911 ?
Brook Annie 64 21 JAN 1918 OLD GROUND
Brook Albert 66 18 JAN 1919 OLD GROUND
Brook Hannah 77 12 MAR 1929 O 2 DH
Brook Contance 19 2 JAN 1931 OLD GROUND
Brook Winifred 19 11 JUL 1933 OLD GROUND
Brook Fred 78 13 OCT 1944 N 47 EV
Brook John William 72 29 DEC 1948 G 51
Brook Sarah Eliza 78 21 DEC 1957 ?
Brook Edith 90 22 SEP 1994 G 51
Brooke Amelia Ann 44 10 FEB 1920 R 54 WH
Brooke Emma 80 5 FEB 1932 L 96
Brooke William 78 5 APR 1883 R 26 WH
Brower Mary 80 11 AUG 1883 R 14 WH
Brown Margaret 82 16 FEB 1883 R 32 WH
Brown Margaret 88 6 MAY 1899 O 92 WH
Brown Grace 31 JAN #VALUE! 1901 O 94 WH
Brown Sarah 83 15 MAR 1905 N 94 WH
Brown Emma 77 19 AUG 1909 O 13 WH
Brown Mary 80 3 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Brown Edna May 48 8 DEC 1955 H 12
Buchanan Hannah Maria 81 24 OCT 1925 E 24
Buckley Alfred 42 28 FEB 1880 M 7
Buckley Alfred 42 28 FEB 1880 M 7
Buckley Henry 72 APR 24 1881 M 7
Buckley Harriet 71 7 FEB 1885 M 7
Buckley Alice 2 23 NOV 1896 L 46
Buckley Michael 36 12 APR 1900 O 62 WH
Buckley Harriet 42 26 AUG 1900 L 96
Buckley Mary 79 22 JUN 1913 L 46
Buckley Law 80 3 DEC 1916 ?
Buckley Walter 62 4 JUN 1921 R 48 WH
Buckley David 73 31 JAN 1923 L 96
Buckley Sarah Ellen 66 30 DEC 1933 L 96
Buckley Alfred 73 8 JAN 1949 G 12
Buckley Rockley 87 8 MAR 1951 L 96
Buckley Jane Elizabeth 89 13 JUL 1967 G 12
Buckley Alice 83 19 JAN 1989 G 12
Budmoe James John 71 10 FEB 1942 R 16A EV
Burgess Mary Ann 68 15 JUN 1892 C 36 WH
Burgess Margaret 52 1 MAR 1984 G 44
Burke John 72 29 JUN 1942 R 6A EV
Burns Mary 70 15 JUN 1901 O 94 WH
Burtlett Henry 49 16 AUG 1895 D 25 WH
Burton Amelia 84 19 APR 1909 O 3 WH
Burton Mabel Lilian 20 MTHS 24 OCT 1914 ?
Butterfield Edward 53 15 AUG 1877 R 47 WH
Butterfield Edward 53 15 AUG 1877 R 47
Butterworth Thomas 77 17 DEC 1904 N 41 WH
Butterworth Nancy Mary 18 23 APR 1930 M 48
Butterworth Seth Dyson 74 26 MAR 1953 M 48
Butterworth Jane Annie 88 2 FEB 1967 M 48
Butterworth William Geoffrey 74 13 SEP 1985 M 48
Cain Joe 78 28 MAY 1885 R ? WH
Calvert John 23 13 AUG 1941 R 51A EV
Calvert Malcolm Percy 54 28 MAR 1996 H 24
Calvert George 69 24 JAN 1885 R ? WH
Canney William 55 20 JUN 1895 OLD GROUND WH
Carter Mary 79 13 MAR 1909 O 13 WH
Carter Annie 72 24 MAR 1909 O 3 WH
Carter James Armitage 83 10 APR 1926 OLD GROUND DH
Cartwright Elizabeth 77 20 JAN 1891 S ? WH
Cartwright William 71 13 JAN 1894 C 45
Cartwright Allen 78 7 JUN 1897 O 21 WH
Cartwright Martha 81 5 SEP 1903 C 45
Cartwright John 80 15 JAN 1904 0 34 WH
Cartwright Jane 65 10 FEB 1915 N 75 WH
Cartwright Moorhouse 60 18 MAY 1920 F 34
Cartwright Douglas INFANT 26 MAY 1921 F 48
Cartwright William Henry 71 5 FEB 1926 M 47
Cartwright Sabina 71 19 DEC 1932 F 34
Cartwright Hannah Elizabeth 89 9 MAR 1942 M 47
Cartwright Harry 61 7 AUG 1946 F 48
Cartwright Beatrice 71 25 JAN 1959 F 48
Castle Mary 74 25 JUN 1898 O 41 WH
Castle Richard Hawkswoth 83 4 FEB 1957 OLD GROUND
Castle Annie Elizabeth 83 6 APR 1959 OLD GROUND
Cato Thomas 80 10 MAR 1908 N 54 WH
Chadwick Edward 65 18 JUL 1898 O 51 WH
Chakman Henry 74 11 MAY 1891 S 47 WH
Chappell Sarah 50 15 NOV 1883 C 56
Chappell Lucy 84 9 JUN 1891 C 56
Chappell Martha 64 24 AUG 1898 F 9
Chappell Joseph 68 11 FEB 1904 F 9
Chappell Harold 19 18 OCT 1905 F 9
Chappell Thomas 76 4 AUG 1919 C 56 WH
Charlesworth Elliot 68 19 JUN 1876 R 34
Charlesworth Elliot 68 19 JUN 1876 R 34
Charlesworth John 68 7 JUN 1882 R 50 WH
Charlesworth Alice 27 20 MAY 1887 N 71
Charlesworth Martha 68 24 OCT 1890 D 23
Charlesworth William 72 28 MAR 1899 E 6
Charlesworth Nathan 78 31 MAY 1903 D 23
Charlesworth Rebecca 77 18 MAY 1904 E 6
Charlesworth James Wimpenny 58 24 JAN 1913 D 23 WH
Charlesworth Helen 14 13 APR 1916 OLD GROUND
Charlesworth James 64 6 NOV 1916 H 13
Charlesworth Benjamin 4 3 APR 1917 ?
Charlesworth George 74 5 JUL 1919 R 54 WH
Charlesworth Fred 42 8 OCT 1919 OLD GROUND
Charlesworth Millicent 69 9 FEB 1923 F 13
Charlesworth John 57 5 JAN 1925 M 24
Charlesworth Joe 69 17 MAR 1927 ?
Charlesworth Vivienne INFANT 15 1933 C 14
Charlesworth James William 66 24 MAR 1941 M 79
Charlesworth Emma 70 14 NOV 1945 OLD GROUND
Charlesworth Alice 80 26 JAN 1951 M 24
Charlesworth Alice 80 5 JUN 1951 M 79
Charter Charles 74 28 SEP 1920 R 48 WH
Charters Thomas 75 9 JAN 1941 F 49 EV
Chatham Charles 26 7 JUL 1885 R ? WH
Cheetham Fredrick 50 12 MAY 1891 D 17
Child William Alfred 18 MTHS 17 FEB 1890 D 35
Chittenden Emily 84 11 APR 1941 S 13 EV
Church Florence 75 14 NOV 1944 N 47 EV
Clark Arthur 75 25 APR 1941 S 7 EV
Clarke Caroline 24 28 JUN 1879 R 11 WH
Clarke Caroline 24 28 JUN 1879 R 11
Clay Robert 59 9 JAN 1928 N 6 DH
Clay Matilda Susan 81 1 OCT 1943 N 17 EV
Clayton Ada 79 15 JUL 1940 B 42
Clegg Esther 53 2 MAY 1883 R 26 WH
Clegg Charles 74 28 MAR 1904 O 24 WH
Clegg Simon 77 22 FEB 1926 R 2 DH
Clegg Charles 74 26 MAY 1948 N 20
Clegg Harriet Hannah 87 8 MAR 1962 N 20
Clements Emily 88 6 MAR 1942 R 16A EV
Cleworth James 81 20 JAN 1894 C 4
Cloke Alfred 76 3 JUL 1943 N 7 EV
Coats Thomas 72 3 NOV 1887 R ? WH
Cockin Jane 69 9 1912 B 33
Cockin George 63 16 DEC 1903 B 33
Cocking John 70 12 JAN 1887 R ? WH
Cocking Florence 12 30 OCT 1893 B 33
Cockroft Winifred 80 10 JAN 1940 P 34
Coffey Mary Ann 84 25 APR 1946 N 68 EV
Coker David 21 7 MAY 1976 H 73
Coldwell Martha 72 21 JUN 1888 D 27
Coldwell John 74 1 MAY 1920 R 53 WH
Coldwell Harry 66 13 DEC 1946 M 60
Coldwell John William 64 1 JUL 1948 N 40
Coldwell Julia 61 22 JUN 1956 H 42
Coldwell Mary Jane 79 20 JUL 1963 N 40
Coldwell John 84 18 OCT 1978 H 42
Cole Jonathan 77 23 JUL 1926 Q 47 DH
Collins Ann 66 6 JUN 1908 N 54 WH
Collins Arthur 52 26 JUN 1911 O 65 WH
Collins K A 30 16 JAN 1937 L 39
Collins Thomas Arnold 66 30 MAR 1937 L 39
Collins Julia 81 17 FEB 1942 R 16A EV
Collins Ellen 78 5 AUG 1960 L 39
Compton William 71 29 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Connolly James 80 15 JUL 1929 N 93 DH
Connor James 70 15 APR 1903 O 54 WH
Conolly Michael 63 9 DEC 1892 D 4 WH
Cook Dorothy 68 1 APR 1879 R 23 WH
Cook Dorothy 68 1 APR 1879 R 23
Cook Sam 46 21 MAR 1886 C 13
Cook Mellew 28 24 JAN 1895 C 13
Cook Ann 89 4 OCT 1899 O 82 WH
Cook Mary Hannah 30 3 SEP 1900 C 13
Cook Clara 36 23 APR 1912 C 13
Cook Sarah Ann 90 3 JUL 1930 C 13
Cook Eliza 65 16 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Cooney Sarah 68 13 OCT 1925 R 2 DH
Corlaw Thomas 82 7 MAR 1893 D 14 WH
Cotteril Thomas 87 18 MAY 1920 S 3 WH
Coward Reuben Hubert 72 7 MAY 1988 G 74
Cowgill Joseph 76 14 FEB 1890 O 11 WH
Cox Alice Mabel 43 18 MAY 1928 P 2
Cox Minnie 63 1 JUN 1973 I 33
Cox Ada Ellen 88 10 MAY 1966 I 33
Coxhead Walter 68 2 JUL 1959 H 72
Coxhead Marion 55 30 OCT 1964 H 72
Cragan John 79 4 MAR 1942 R 16A EV
Crocker Florence 80 13 APR 1942 P 2 EV
Crockett Ada 71 26 JUL 1945 N 58 EV
Crookes Thomas 73 5 SEP 1912 VAULT
Crookes Mary 75 5 JAN 1922 OLD GROUND
Croseley Mary Ann 70 23 AUG 1904 O 14 WH
Cross Fred 57 4 DEC 1925 R 2 DH
Crossley Eliza 90 20 OCT 1888 R ? WH
Crossley Sarah 60 5 JAN 1891 S ? WH
Crow Daw 88 22 SEP 1888 R ? WH
Crowther James Henry 23 24 JUL 1876 R 28 WH
Crowther James Henry 23 24 JUL 1876 R 28
Crowther Mary Jane 20 14 NOV 1879 R 6 WH
Crowther Mary Jane 20 14 NOV 1879 R 6
Crowther John 2 21 MAR 1880 C 54
Crowther Ann 49 25 MAY 1883 R 20 WH
Crowther Alfred 66 7 JUL 1884 N 51
Crowther Harold Ernest 1 3/4 YRS 18 MAY 1884 C 48
Crowther Joseph Henry 21 1 OCT 1885 C 48
Crowther James 73 14 NOV 1887 R ? WH
Crowther Mary 18 16 JAN 1889 C 48
Crowther Henry 66 17 APR 1890 S 39 WH
Crowther Grace 49 31 JUL 1892 C 48
Crowther Arthur 21 20 JUN 1895 C 48
Crowther John 67 16 JUN 1904 C?
Cullum Joseph 55 4 SEP 1915 N 55 WH
Cummings Charles 81 23 SEP 1941 R 46A EV
Cundall Jane 63 10 FEB 1917 N 25 WH
Cunniffe John 79 3 MAY 1926 Q 47 DH
Curtis Joseph 66 17 SEP 1943 N 7 EV
Cusnway Samuel 86 21 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Cuttell John 86 4 JUL 1885 R ? WH
Cuttell Emily 21 9 MAR 1902 B 13
Cuttle Elizabeth 78 19 MAY 1920 S 3 WH
Daniel Jack 29 11 OCT 1951 H 1
Daniels Alice 59 31 MAR 1943 ?
Davenport William 64 6 JUN 1944 N 37 EV
Davis Thomas 48 15 JUN 1894 D 62 WH
Davis Sarah 90 16 FEB 1905 O 4 WH
Davis Rose Hannah 79 3 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Dawson Louisa 26 31 AUG 1895 L 46
Dawson Sarah 75 9 FEB 1918 N 34 WH
Dawson Annie 49 13 MAR 1925 R 7 DH
Dawson Edith Mary 97 28 NOV 1973 I 21
Day William 43 25 JAN 1916 F 6
Dean Thomas 75 13 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Deane Emma 80 1 MAY 1945 N 48 EV
Dearden ? 80 5 APR 1949 M 2
Dearnley Benjamin ? 31 JAN 1878 L 11
Dearnley Benjamin 31 JAN 1878 L 11
Dearnley Thomas 51 23 APR 1880 E 10
Dearnley Sarah 52 3 MAR 1881 D 2
Dearnley Martha Ann 30 25 FEB 1882 L 11
Dearnley Sarah Ann 46 21 OCT 1883 M 41
Dearnley Sarah 63 26 APR 1892 E 10
Dearnley Clara 59 1 JUL 1893 D 5 WH
Deasy James 85 25 JUL 1884 Q 49 WH
Delaney John 39 28 DEC 1925 M 33
Denton James 65 28 OCT 1905 N 94 WH
Denton Mary Ann 58 30 APR 1928 L 98
Denton Wilfred 88 6 AUG 1957 L 98
Deoitt Ellen 69 7 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Dewey Amelia 88 13 NOV 1944 N 23
Dick Oliver Hobson 2 HRS 12 APR 1994 Q 33
Dickinson Ernest 16 MTHS 26 MAR 1885 VAULT
Dickinson Edith Vera 23 MTHS 4 DEC 1895 VAULT
Dickinson Alice 4 22 JAN 1896 VAULT
Dickinson William 48 17 JUN 1897 VAULT
Dickinson Mary Ann 69 22 MAY 1925 ?
Dickinson Mary 46 11 AUG 1927 M 43
Dickinson Selina 67 10 JUL 1942 R 1A EV
Dickinson Alan 46 13 DEC 1956 N 40
Dickinson Frank 75 4 JAN 1958 G 11
Dixon Morwenna Louise 4 27 AUG 1907 ?
Dixon Gerald 4 10 FEB 1916 ?
Dixon Morwenna Heath 63 7 SEP 1944 ?
Dixon Arthur 75 11 AUG 1949 OLD GROUND
Dixon John Terence 19 16 AUG 1952 G 52
Dixon John Philip 70 1 SEP 1977 G 52
Dixon Jane Winifred 90 7 JUL 1997 G 52
Dodson John 86 18 JAN 1900 O 72 WH
Dolan Mary 64 10 APR 1896 S 30 WH
Dollive Henry 78 13 FEB 1904 B 23 WH
Donegan Arthur 89 14 JAN 1944 N 37 EV
Donkersley Hannah 65 11 OCT 1909 ?
Donkersley Sarah Elizabeth 80 6 NOV 1939 L 39
Donkersley John 83 6 APR 1940 L 30
Donkersley Ada 60 9 MAR 1948 L 30
Douglas Mary Ann 78 25 JAN 1944 N 37 EV
Dove Rose Jane 69 25 MAR 1941 S 13 EV
Downey John 67 28 FEB 1946 N 58 EV
Downing Richard 55 14 JUL 1881 C 24
Downing Mary Ann 86 3 1943 N 4 EV
Dransfield Henry 85 25 JUL 1890 S 39 WH
Dransfield George 63 25 JUN 1907 N 64 WH
Dransfield Oscar 49 13 SEP 1918 S 27 WH
Drury Patrick 78 3 JAN 1896 ? WH
Drury Mary 46 23 JUL 1937 M 87
Drury James Joseph 48 4 MAY 1938 M 87
Drury Eliza 83 30 MAY 1945 N 48 EV
Dryden Alfred 71 12 OCT 1918 S 27 WH
Dryden Valerie 55 15 NOV 1993 H 4
Duffy Ellen 69 24 MAR 1883 R 32 WH
Dugdale William 73 13 MAR 1876 R40 WH
Dugdale William 73 13 MAR 1876 R40
Duggleby Arthur Robert 52 11 JUN 1937 L 79
Duncan Charles 90 6 MAR 1893 C 42 WH
Dunn Martha 81 29 AUG 1941 R 52A EV
Dwyer Edward 67 20 SEP 1943 N 7 EV
Dyson Emma 79 12 AUG 1913 L 5
Dyson Georgiana E M 69 17 JAN 1914 OLD GROUND
Dyson James 78 12 OCT 1915 L 5
Dyson Frances 86 18 APR 1916 L 32
Dyson Alice 72 13 NOV 1917 E 44
Dyson John Morehouse 78 21 MAR 1918 OLD GROUND
Dyson John 71 15 DEC 1920 R 48 WH
Dyson William Fredrick 55 22 OCT 1921 R 36 WH
Dyson Judith Ann 54 21 JUN 1922 L 45
Dyson Margaret 81 5 FEB 1927 R 3 DH
Dyson Sarah 59 21 JUN 1928 M 8
Dyson Benjamin 79 31 DEC 1930 OLD GROUND
Dyson James 69 6 FEB 1930 L 32
Dyson Albert 56 9 DEC 1933 L 43
Dyson Clara 73 7 JUN 1933 OLD GROUND
Dyson Edward 75 19 JUL 1938 M 8
Dyson Joe 55 16 JUL 1942 L 70
Dyson Jane 75 22 DEC 1945 M 8
Dyson Edith Mary 67 19 OCT 1956 L 70
Dyson John Henry 72 30 JAN 1957 L 70
Dyson Thomas 75 6 JUL 1966 L 70
Dyson Elizabeth 62 28 OCT 1979 H 33
Dyson Walker 76 28 OCT 1979 H 33
Dyson John Thomas 6 1/2 28 MAY 1876 L 15
Dyson John Thomas 6 1/2 28 MAY 1876 L 15
Dyson George 81 3 APR 1881 C 55
Dyson John 74 6 DEC 1881 Q 36 WH
Dyson William 48 18 JUN 1883 L 15
Dyson James 50 19 JAN 1884 L 45
Dyson Sarah 84 15 NOV 1884 C 55
Dyson Law 64 28 AUG 1886 R ? WH
Dyson Eleanor Frances 47 14 APR 1888 E 44
Dyson Mary Edith 24 24 AUG 1888 L 32
Dyson Emma 48 7 SEP 1889 L 45
Dyson Benjamin 78 23 MAY 1893 L 32
Dyson Harriet 66 8 AUG 1895 D 25 WH
Dyson Hannah 61 18 APR 1899 L 15
Dyson Emma 57 28 FEB 1901 C 55
Dyson Mary Ann 55 7 NOV 1902 OLD GROUND WH
Dyson Hannah 72 19 JAN 1904 E 41
Dyson Emily 25 17 DEC 1905 L 45
Dytch Benjamin 18 MTHS 15 NOV 1882 L 33
Dytch David 48 20 AUG 1894 L 33
Dytch Mary Ann 52 23 SEP 1900 L 53
Dytch Hannah 71 17 OCT 1916 L 33
Dytch Emma 87 14 MAR 1938 L 53
Dytch Martha Hannah 62 21 JAN 1952 OLD GROUND
Dytch Joe 67 4 JUL 1953 OLD GROUND
Earnshaw Tedbar 78 5 OCT 1877 R 41 WH
Earnshaw Tedbar 78 5 OCT 1877 R 41
Earnshaw Harriet 67 13 MAR 1901 E 68
Earnshaw Alfred 49 3 MAY 1904 O 24 WH
Earnshaw Fanny 86 4 JUL 1906 ? WH
Earnshaw John 75 12 SEP 1906 E 68
Eastwood Emma 11 MTHS 8 DEC 1894 B 32
Eastwood Joseph 78 9 NOV 1897 O 31 WH
Eastwood Robert Hamworthy 42 25 MAR 1898 B 32
Eastwood Joe 50 3 AUG 1905 B 32
Eastwood Thomas 72 16 MAR 1912 OLD GROUND
Eastwood William 77 4 APR 1921 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Ellen 73 7 JAN 1922 ?
Eastwood Catherine 80 7 JUN 1926 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Elizabeth 91 7 JAN 1928 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Ann 81 5 JUL 1930 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Ben 86 22 JUL 1931 OLD GROUND
Eastwood John Broadhirst 48 23 FEB 1932 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Mary 44 25 JUL 1935 B 32
Eastwood Winifred 48 30 JAN 1937 OLD GROUND
Eastwood Ann 82 28 SEP 1939 N 8
Eastwood Ellen 80 28 FEB 1967 N 8
Eastwood May 89 17 AUG 1973 OLD GROUND
Edwards Ann 77 23 AUG 1890 S 32 WH
Edwards Richard 88 14 AUG 1893 D 5 WH
Edwards Mary Ann 65 23 AUG 1915 N 65 WH
Edwin James 78 7 NOV 1889 R ? WH
Eldridge Alice 79 6 JAN 1942 R 22A EV
Ellam Martha Ann 67 17 APR 1913 O 15 WH
Ellis James 45 29 FEB 1888 R ? WH
Ellis John 77 10 DEC 1892 D 4 WH
Ellis John 76 10 FEB 1892 E 5 WH
Ellis Lydia 91 23 MAY 1904 O 24 WH
Ellis Thomas 76 22 FEB 1905 O 4 WH
Ellis Jane 68 27 MAR 1909 O 3 WH
Ellis William 69 26 FEB 1918 N 34 WH
Ellis Robert Malcolm 3 26 AUG 1944 N 49
Ellis Margaret 39 19 SEP 1959 N 29
Ellis James 82 20 NOV 1997 G 25
Ellis Marion 88 16 OCT 1997 G 25
Ellison Fanny 69 17 APR 1925 R 7 DH
England Hilda 78 21 JUN 1967 ?
England George Wordsworth 88 4 MAR 1974 OLD GROUND
Evans Mary J 91 14 MAR 1941 S 19 EV
Fallas Randall 59 21 APR 1952 H 31
Fallon Catherine 69 9 JUL 1883 R 20 WH
Farrand Mary Ann 5 19 MAY 1890 M 17
Farrand Ann 83 30 NOV 1977 H 53
Fawcett John 60 16 AUG 1911 C 34
Fawcett Janet 71 16 DEC 1927 C 34
Fawcett Hanson 64 29 JAN 1955 H 91
Fawcett Edith 71 22 MAY 1958 H 91
Fearnley Samuel 70 30 AUG 1883 R 14 WH
Feversham Joseph 38 12 AUG 1920 S 9 WH
Field Hannah 85 7 FEB 1905 O 4 WH
Field Joseph 80 22 MAR 1952 H 21
Field Anna 88 10 SEP 1963 H 21
Finnigan James 74 26 OCT 1880 Q 46 WH
Firth Mary 67 8 MAR 1909 O13 WH
Firth Herbert 52 3 JUL 1917 N 15 WH
Fisher Luke 71 15 APR 1890 S 39 WH
Fisher Maria 85 4 FEB 1891 S 47 WH
Fisher Sarah 68 28 MAR 1892 D 2 WH
Fisher Norman 28 28 OCT 1918 L 3
Fisher Alice 76 20 AUG 1934 L 3
Fisher John 84 24 JUL 1940 L 3
Fisher Florence 60 15 AUG 1942 L 80
Fisher Edith Alice 67 14 FEB 1951 L 3
Fisher Luke 79 26 JAN 1953 M 30
Fisher Francis 86 18 MAR 1969 L 80
Fitton Charles 63 30 JAN 1882 Q 36 WH
Fitton Ben 40 26 JAN 1883 R 38 WH
Fitton Joseph 73 11 AUG 1891 D 17 WH
Fitton George 68 1 JAN 1894 B 42
Fitton Benjamin 44 23 OCT 1899 B 8
Fitton Sarah 88 24 JAN 1912 B 42
Flaherty James ? 2 1923 R 24 WH
Flanagan Michael 65 31 MAY 1884 Q 49 WH
Fleetwood Joseph 65 6 AUG 1885 C 42 WH
Fleming James 61 29 JAN 1918 N 34 WH
Fletcher Henry 71 20 JUN 1901 O 94 WH
Floyd Edgar 1 WEEK 7 JUL 1877 E 36
Floyd Ruth 25 7 JUL 1877 E 36
Floyd Edgar 1 WEEK 7 JUL 1877 E 36
Floyd Ruth 25 7 JUL 1877 E 36
Floyd Leonard Gaskell 3 7 NOV 1885 ?
Floyd Cecil Peel 37 23 JAN 1919 E 36
Floyd John Peel 73 27 FEB 1920 E 36
Floyd Ellen Gaskell 83 21 FEB 1934 E 36
Flynn Mary 73 3 DEC 1890 S ? WH
Flynn Thomas 88 26 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Foulger Elizabeth 84 18 SEP 1951 N 60
Foulkes Thomas 52 31 DEC 1892 D 8 WH
Fowler George 66 23 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Fowles Thomas 79 30 JUL 1942 R 1A EV
Fox John 31 27 FEB 1876 N 81
Fox John 31 27 FEB 1876 N 81
Fox Mary 84 22 MAR 1876 R 40 WH
Fox Mary 84 22 MAR 1876 R 40
Fox Herbert 7 WKS 14 AUG 1882 M 71
Fox Bridget 51 10 OCT 1889 R ? WH
Fox Mary Ann 50 31 OCT 1901 O 84 WH
Fox Ellen 55 3 AUG 1923 R 18 WH
Fox Ernest 68 4 OCT 1945 N 58 EV
France Sam 69 29 DEC 1882 R 38 WH
France Mary 83 12 APR 1905 N 94 WH
France Mary 83 29 AUG 1955 ?
Francis Betty 87 17 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Freeman Paul Stanley 3 MTHS 1 JUL 1942 R 6A
French Abraham 55 6 SEP 1927 N 6 DH
Fretwell Matthew 69 14 JUL 1908 N 44 WH
Fretwell Anna Maria 85 12 MAR 1945 N 38 EV
Fry William 63 8 1929 P 6 WH
Gallaghaw John 37 2 OCT 1895 ? WH
Galloway Amy Isalbella Vera 49 16 JUL 1937 ?
Galloway Amelia Sarah 82 27 SEP 1941 L 99
Galloway William Dawson 58 5 1948 L 99
Galloway Norah Waterhouse 98 1 JUL 1995 L 99
Gamer Eliza 51 26 FEB 1892 C 27
Gardiner Sarah 93 23 DEC 1942 Q 41A EV
Gardner John 84 11 APR 1941 S 7 EV
Garlick Charles 70 8 MAR 1910 O 11 WH
Garlick Harry 67 20 JUN 1922 R 24 WH
Garlick David 76 7 MAY 1959 H 62
Garlick Alice Ann 77 21 FEB 1967 H 62
Garner Mary 26 2 JUN 1906 N 84 WH
Garner William Watson Crossley 71 5 SEP 1906 C 27
Garner Betty 71 10 JAN 1920 R 54 WH
Garner Martha Ann 77 12 FEB 1940 M 59
Garner Joseph 78 30 JUN 1943 M 59
Garnet Mary Ann 93 21 NOV 1906 N 84 WH
Garnett Edward 23 10 OCT 1879 D 7
Garnett Edward 23 10 OCT 1879 D 7
Garnier Thomas 69 18 DEC 1876 R 22 WH
Garnier Thomas 69 18 DEC 1876 R 22
Garrett Henrietta 69 4 MAR 1921 R 48 WH
Garside Sarah 43 18 OCT 1888 C 57
Garside Ann 74 9 MAY 1927 M 46
Garside Ben 74 24 NOV 1931 M 46
Gartery Charles Henry 70 13 JUN 1936 M 93
Garvey Jabina 72 15 AUG 1894 N 11 WH
Garwood Sarah Ann 69 4 JAN 1927 R 3 DH
Gatey John 87 10 MAR 1944 N 37 EV
Gawkrodger Lavinia 43 19 SEP 1887 R ? WH
George Mary Patricia 8 1 MAY 1929 M 18
George Samuel Alfred 89 23 JUN 1943 N 4 EV
Ghalliner Ester Drew 88 26 MAR 1952 N 70
Gibson Joseph 35 18 MAR 1879 R 23 WH
Gibson Joseph 35 18 MAR 1879 R 23
Gibson Emily 54 1 FEB 1913 O 35 WH
Gibson George 68 5 OCT 1917 N 5 WH
Gilbert George 73 2 JUN 1944 N 37 EV
Giles Blanche Margaret 76 18 JUL 1947 N 68 EV
Gill Benjamin 80 28 MAR 1876 R 40 WH
Gill Benjamin 80 28 MAR 1876 R 40
Gill Joe 30 26 FEB 1881 D 8
Gill Benjamin 72 26 NOV 1881 N 51
Gill Ellen Ann 41 22 FEB 1884 C 44
Gill Henry Alfred 49 25 FEB 1884 C 38
Gill Hugh 9 MTHS 8 JUL 1884 C 44
Gill Miram 45 25 FEB 1885 C 44
Gill Alice 5 11 OCT 1885 C 44
Gill Hobson 15 4 NOV 1887 C 44
Gill George 22 20 OCT 1889 C 44
Gill Jonas 21 10 JUL 1891 C 39
Gill James 68 1 FEB 1893 D 8 WH
Gill Ruth 60 MAR 1 1894 B 37
Gill Alfred 63 1 JUN 1896 B 37
Gill Hannah 73 23 MAY 1907 C 38
Gill Sydney 4 MTHS 2 OCT 1915 ?
Gill Henry 49 11 NOV 1924 L 2
Gill Sarah 77 11 FEB 1939 C 38
Gill Edwin 71 9 JAN 1947 ?
Gill Esther Ann 79 30 JUN 1951 ?
Gill Charles William 81 7 DEC 1957 C 39
Gill Jemima 84 31 DEC 1957 M 70
Ginger Elizabeth 93 30 JUL 1942 R 1A EV
Gladden Walter 72 21 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Gladwin Dan 49 31 MAY 1912 O 45 WH
Gledhill Joseph 22 16 MAY 1878 R 35 WH
Gledhill Joseph 22 16 MAY 1878 R 35
Gledhill Joseph 63 11 SEP 1894 N 11
Gledhill Sarah 84 30 MAR 1911 O 85 WH
Glenson Michael 63 11 JAN 1897 N 31 WH
Goddard Sarah Elizabeth 70 27 NOV 1915 N 55 WH
Goddard John Edward 50 2 AUG 1937 L 29
Goddard Mary Hannah 77 31 JAN 1939 L 29
Goddard Hilda Eveline 54 29 JUL 1946 L 29
Godley Jane 50 13 JAN 1900 O 72 WH
Goldthorpe Allen 29 23 DEC 1886 R ? WH
Goldthorpe Abraham 76 15 JUN 1889 L 76
Goldthorpe Alfred 49 19 MAY 1900 O 93 WH
Goodacre Hannah 79 14 SEP 1893 ? WH
Gould John 66 10 AUG 1920 S 9 WH
Graham Martha 59 4 JUN 1901 E 13
Graham Henry 62 18 DEC 1902 S 13
Graham John Henry 69 21 SEP 1936 E 13
Graham Charlotte 87 25 FEB 1942 R 22A EV
Grange Harry 30 5 OCT 1926 R 3 DH
Grant John 50 4 JUN 1901 O 94 WH
Greaves Dick 64 2 MAR 1907 N 74 WH
Green Mary Ann 71 20 APR 1912 O 45 WH
Green Laura Jane 60 9 MAY 1928 N 6 DH
Green Mary Ann 74 13 FEB 1929 O 2
Green William 83 23 JUN 1944 N 47 EV
Green Lyndia 73 9 JUN 1892 C 36 WH
Green Sylvester 53 14 JUN 1918 S 41 WH
Green Annie 52 6 JUN 1922 F 40
Greenaway Annie Marie 82 13 NOV 1942 Q 46A EV
Greenwood William 2 MTHS 4 APR 1876 L 47
Greenwood William 2 MTHS 4 APR 1876 L 47
Greenwood Mary 54 21 OCT 1887 D 47
Greenwood George 72 20 JUN 1892 D 47
Greenwood Walter 62 24 MAR 1898 L 47
Greenwood Ellen 67 7 MAR 1908 L 47
Greenwood Kate 36 11 OCT 1909 L 47
Greenwood Emma 75 20 MAY 1914 N 85 WH
Greenwood George 55 18 AUG 1917 L 74
Greenwood Harry 56 6 JUN 1925 M 27
Greenwood Connie INFANT 23 AUG 1929 E 65
Greenwood Irvine 59 5 JAN 1943 L 90
Greenwood Randal 73 28 OCT 1953 L 74
Greenwood Alice 72 21 SEP 1957 L 90
Greenwood Alice 63 10 OCT 1965 L 85
Greenwood Sabina Elizabeth 87 28 APR 1967 M 27
Gregg Jemmina 83 5 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Grigg George Henry James 78 6 OCT 1942 Q 46A EV
Groom Robert 66 27 AUG 1935 P 32
Guinon Thomas 69 9 NOV 1892 D 29 WH
Gunn Annie Loreen 64 1 JUL 1911 O 65 WH
Gunnings Julia ? 1 JUL 1918 S 34 WH
Gyte Peter 78 28 SEP 1888 L 66
Gyte Rhoda 82 9 MAY 1891 L 66 WH
Hadfield Fredrick 59 19 NOV 1917 N 5 WH
Haigh Thomas 85 15 NOV 1876 R 22 WH
Haigh Thomas 85 15 NOV 1876 R 22
Haigh William 55 19 JUN 1877 R 47 WH
Haigh William 55 19 JUN 1877 R 47
Haigh George 61 16 SEP 1878 N 11
Haigh George 61 16 SEP 1878 N 11
Haigh Robert 54 1 APR 1879 R 23 WH
Haigh William 75 23 APR 1879 R 17 WH
Haigh Robert 54 1 APR 1879 R 23
Haigh William 75 23 APR 1879 R 17
Haigh Charlotte 60 8 FEB 1880 N 11
Haigh Charlotte 60 8 FEB 1880 N 11
Haigh Sam 80 30 SEP 1881 Q 41 WH
Haigh Henry 61 10 JAN 1882 Q 36 WH
Haigh Benjamin 78 13 DEC 1883 R 9 WH
Haigh Lyndia 67 27 MAY 1884 Q 49 WH
Haigh Thomas 68 31 MAR 1885 R ? WH
Haigh George 82 7 JUL 1886 R ? WH
Haigh Joseph 70 11 MAR 1887 D 28
Haigh William 67 25 FEB 1888 R ? WH
Haigh Fanny 70 29 JUL 1890 S 32 WH
Haigh Arthur Donald 8 MTHS 15 MAR 1894 D 62
Haigh James 75 1 MAR 1895 L 76 WH
Haigh Elizabeth 67 28 APR 1896 C 21 WH
Haigh Thomas 2 12 FEB 1898 L 85
Haigh Frank 72 12 MAR 1898 O 41 WH
Haigh Beatrice 15 23 AUG 1899 L 85
Haigh Betsey 69 19 MAY 1903 O 34 WH
Haigh William 66 28 APR 1906 N 84 WH
Haigh Robert 2 MTHS 14 JUL 1906 L 85
Haigh Annie 63 2 1909 OLD GROUND
Haigh Andrew 68 13 JUL 1909 O 3 WH
Haigh Albert 68 28 SEPT 1911 OLD GROUND
Haigh Edith Mary 25 16 APR 1914 L 85
Haigh Joseph 75 26 DEC 1916 N 35 WH
Haigh Charles Edward 19 28 JUN 1916 N 45 WH
Haigh Ann 69 16 FEB 1918 N 34 WH
Haigh Thomas Walter 64 21 SEP 1921 L 85
Haigh Herbert 47 6 MAY 1930 N 93 DH
Haigh Ann 71 6 SEP 1933 L 85
Haigh Matthew 72 23 NOV 1935 OLD GROUND
Haley Viletta 70 6 DEC 1945 N 58 EV
Hall Mary Jane 82 31 DEC 1940 F 49 EV
Hall Arthur Edward 82 26 MAR 1941 S 13 EV
Hall Jane 80 25 NOV 1902 O 54 WH
Hall Sarah Annie 40 12 MAR 1925 F 23 DH
Hallas Harry 1 3 AUG 1880 C 30
Hallas Charles Albert 2 1 JUN 1880 C 36
Hallas Henrietta 33 3 SEP 1880 C 36
Hallas Edward 55 23 APR 1895 C 30
Hallas Emily 65 7 MAR 1909 C 30
Hallas Mary 85 8 JUN 1920 S 3 WH
Hallogan Judith 7 6 JAN 1962 I 22
Hange Edgar 69 7 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Hanson Joseph 49 28 NOV 1910 N 41 WH
Hanwell Sarah Elizabeth 14 24 MAR 1915 OLD GROUND
Hanwell Anthony 64 10 AUG 1920 F 41
Hanwell Mary 69 18 APR 1934 F 41
Hanwell Alice 55 8 SEP 1936 P 36
Hanwell Helena Martha 58 9 AUG 1956 ?
Hanwell Charles Harry 69 7 JUN 1958 P 36
Hardy Edward 73 21 JUL 1893 D 5 WH
Hardy Isaac 43 10 FEB 1900 O 62 WH
Harfield George 76 4 APR 1922 R 36 WH
Hargreaves James 79 20 OCT 1886 R ? WH
Harmer Benjamin 70 21 JAN 1887 R ? WH
Harper Alma 15 19 SEP 1891 N 81 WH
Harpin Martha 49 30 SEP 1897 O 31 WH
Harris Joseph 72 16 JUN 1944 N 37 EV
Harrison George 71 24 JUN 1892 C 36 WH
Harrison Nathan 77 14 DEC 1894 N 21 WH
Harrison James 61 23 MAY 1899 O 92 WH
Harrison Elizabeth 73 6 MAR 1911 E 62
Harrison Elizabeth 8 MTHS 23 APR 1954 ?
Hart William 76 10 JUN 1939 ?
Hart Wilson 77 13 NOV 1939 E 58
Hart Kate Amelia 86 6 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Hart Jack 54 27 MAY 1977 M 28
Hartley Thomas 69 12 APR 1901 O 94 WH
Hartley Arthur 62 21 MAY 1915 N 65 WH
Hartnell John 54 23 JUL 1917 N 15 WH
Harvey Frank Shadrach 74 26 JUN 1942 L 91
Hawkyard George 86 15 MAR 1890 S 46 WH
Hayes Margaret Ann 71 2 FEB 1943 Q 41A EV
Heald Emma ? 4 APR 1928 N 6 DH
Heaney John 53 13 MAR 1919 S 2 WH
Heap Alexander 28 17 MAY 1876 L 57
Heap Alexander 28 17 MAY 1876 L 57
Heap Johnathon 66 19 MAY 1880 C 42
Heap Jonas 74 15 FEB 1883 C 37
Heap Robert 60 12 DEC 1884 L 57
Heap Frederick 64 28 JAN 1893 ?
Heap Mary 80 20 AUG 1898 O 51 WH
Heap Jane 86 4 NOV 1907 C 37
Heap Mary 16 22 DEC 1878 D 31
Heap Mary 16 22 DEC 1878 D 31
Heaps James 72 11 SEP 1877 R 47 WH
Heaps James 72 11 SEP 1877 R 47
Heaton Charles 74 4 APR 1885 R ? WH
Heaton Ruth Hannah 65 25 APR 1928 OLD GROUND
Hellawell Mary 61 8 FEB 1890 D 41
Hellawell Abel 67 5 JAN 1891 D 41
Hellawell Anice 32 24 MAY 1894 D 42
Hellawell Harriet 79 5 AUG 1911 O 65 WH
Hellawell Harry 45 23 MAR 1915 D 41
Hellawell Ada Ann 66 13 APR 1935 D 41
Hellawell Joe 71 9 JAN 1935 D 42
Hellawell Florence 71 27 APR 1936 D 42
Hemingway Humphrey 65 16 FEB 1877 R 53 WH
Hemingway Humphrey 65 16 FEB 1877 R 53
Henny Stephen 60 8 APR 1884 R 4 WH
Henry Ellen 69 26 APR 1897 O 21 WH
Heppenstall Emma 65 30 SEP 1961 I 12
Heppenstall James William 76 20 JAN 1968 I 12
Hepworth George 62 9 JUN 1879 R 17 WH
Hepworth George 62 9 JUN 1879 R 17
Hepworth A. E. 16 3 APR 1883 R 26 WH
Hey Esther 64 29 DEC 1882 R 38 WH
Hey Ben 71 30 SEP 1907 N 64 WH
Higginbotham Minnie 49 9 JUN 1933 P 8
Higginbotham Mary 21 23 OCT 1937 P 8
Higgins John 80 15 NOV 1875 R 52 WH
Higgins John 80 15 NOV 1875 R 52
Higgins Eli 76 19 AUG 1892 D 29 WH
Hilary Helen 78 1 APR 1941 S 13 EV
Hill Elizabeth 37 27 FEB 1897 O 21 WH
Hill Dorothy Frances 9 WKS 14 FEB 1907 L 36
Hill Kenneth INFANT 10 MAR 1915 OLD GROUND
Hill Marjorie 5 18 APR 1922 R 24 WH
Hill Mark 71 7 MAR 1953 ?
Hinchliff Jonas 78 6 OCT 1876 R 28 WH
Hinchliff Jonas 78 6 OCT 1876 R 28
Hinchliff Joseph 71 10 SEP 1901 O 84 WH
Hinchliff Hannah (Downes) 87 18 1902 N 41
Hinchliff Eliza 75 21 MAR 1899 F 59 & 51
Hinchliffe John 75 21 MAY 1878 N 31
Hinchliffe John 75 21 MAY 1878 N 31
Hinchliffe Henry 64 28 JUL 1879 R 11 WH
Hinchliffe Henry 64 28 JUL 1879 R 11
Hinchliffe Ann 83 21 DEC 1883 R 9 WH
Hinchliffe Jonathan 89 9 MAY 1888 R ? WH
Hinchliffe Ann 74 8 APR 1889 R ? WH
Hinchliffe John 66 10 MAR 1890 S 46 WH
Hinchliffe James 73 3 FEB 1900 O 62 WH
Hinchliffe Lucy Ann 45 28 OCT 1904 F 5
Hinchliffe Albert 49 21 SEP 1915 F 5
Hinchliffe Mary Grace 21 25 OC 1916 ?
Hinchliffe John Thomas 35 22 MAR 1920 L 6
Hinchliffe Mary 77 14 DEC 1921 L 96
Hinchliffe Walter 55 7 SEPT 1921 B 49
Hinchliffe John 72 21 APR 1922 R 24 WH
Hinchliffe Alfred 92 12 MAR 1924 R 18 WH
Hinchliffe William 63 15 MAR 1924 L 6
Hinchliffe Joe 32 6 AUG 1926 C 39
Hinchliffe Robert 56 28 NOV 1942 L 6
Hinchliffe Amy 56 24 JUN 1946 L 6
Hinchliffe Mary Ann 86 19 MAY 1949 L 6
Hinchliffe Margaret Ann 62 29 AUG 1959 ?
Hinchliffe Lizzie 84 14 AUG 1974 C 39
Hines David 83 21 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Hinton Mary Harris 70 14 APR 1892 D 20 WH
Hippen Mary Ann 82 7 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Hirst Walter 3 19 APR 1876 N 71
Hirst Walter 3 19 APR 1876 N 71
Hirst John 73 13 MAR 1876 R 40 WH
Hirst John 73 13 MAR 1876 R 40
Hirst George 45 15 SEP 1877 R 47 WH
Hirst George 45 15 SEP 1877 R 47
Hirst Sam 63 7 NOV 1879 R 6 WH
Hirst Sam 63 7 NOV 1879 R 6
Hirst Sarah 30 1 JUL 1882 N 71
Hirst Mary 59 12 DEC 1883 R 14 WH
Hirst Sarah 56 26 JAN 1883 R 38 WH
Hirst Sarah Or Mary 76 28 MAR 1883 R 26 WH
Hirst Amos 63 19 MAR 1885 R ? WH
Hirst Eli 88 21 SEP 1885 R ? WH
Hirst Henry 71 18 JAN 1886 R ? WH
Hirst John Firth 70 30 JUN 1886 R ? WH
Hirst Dyson 3 5 MAR 1887 D 34
Hirst Blanche 10 MTHS 7 FEB 1892 D 34
Hirst Frances Mary 15 14 JUL 1892 E 12
Hirst Lydia 69 26 APR 1894 E 33
Hirst Crissey Jane 19 1 MAY 1894 E 12
Hirst Benjamin 70 16 NOV 1895 N 71
Hirst Elizabeth 48 26 AUG 1896 E 12
Hirst Martha 62 2 DEC 1896 N 71
Hirst John 71 13 NOV 1896 S 37 WH
Hirst William 84 11 JUL 1899 O 82 WH
Hirst Sarah 79 13 FEB 1904 O 34 WH
Hirst Henry 61 17 APR 1906 O 44 WH
Hirst Thomas 59 11 JUN 1906 N 84 WH
Hirst James 84 30 SEP 1906 D 44 WH
Hirst Eli 67 23 JAN 1909 E 55
Hirst Harry 1 MTH 16 JULY 1910 OLD GROUND
Hirst Joshua 77 3 AUG 1915 N 65 WH
Hirst Martha 60 14 JAN 1915 N 75 WH
Hirst Mary Ann 84 17 MAR 1922 R 36 WH
Hirst Tom 73 2 JUN 1924 OLD GROUND
Hirst Jonathan Lockwood 71 10 JUL 1928 D 34
Hirst Emily 76 31 AUG 1932 D 34
Hirst Ernest Henry 62 31 JUL 1942 E 55
Hirst Percy 67 28 NOV 1959 H 92
Hirst Lucy 74 7 MAR 1963 E 55
Hirst Arthur Eli 87 6 MAY 1966 E 55
Hirst Norah 90 20 DEC 1993 H 92
Hitchman Dorothy 40 27 APR 1945 N 48 EV
Hoare Elizabeth Jane 87 9 FEB 1945 N 48 EV
Hobson Joe INFANT 22 JUL 1878 L 22
Hobson Joe INFANT 22 JUL 1878 L 22
Hobson Caroline 16 1 AUG 1879 D 25
Hobson Caroline 16 1 AUG 1879 D 25
Hobson Joe 22 3 APR 1880 L 46
Hobson Albert 1 12 JAN 1881 L 22
Hobson Elizabeth Emma 1 YR 10 MTHS 12 OCT 1881 D 33
Hobson Elliot 3 1 DEC 1886 L 22
Hobson Hubert 10 MTHS 20 FEB 1887 B 46
Hobson Robert 7 MTHS 19 AU 1888 L 22
Hobson Arnold 6 3 MAY 1891 B 46
Hobson John Henry 49 15 FEB 1893 D 11
Hobson Edwin 28 6 SEP 1893 C 9
Hobson Sarah Ellen 23 7 SEP 1893 D 11
Hobson Alice 32 8 SEP 1893 E 26
Hobson Jonas 60 29 JUN 1895 B 27
Hobson Tedbar 69 24 MAY 1895 D 23
Hobson Ralph 43 22 MAR 1896 B 22
Hobson Eliza 71 26 DEC 1903 C 9
Hobson Thomas Henry 20 2 MAY 1903 D 11
Hobson Sarah Amellia 5 20 MAY 1905 ? 12
Hobson Ben 73 5 JUN 1908 C 9
Hobson Amelia 58 22 SEP 1909 ?
Hobson Florence 20 15 OCT 1910 L 22
Hobson George 62 11 FEB 1911 OLD GROUND
Hobson Mary 54 28 DEC 1912 B 46
Hobson Sarah 68 16 JUN 1913 D 52
Hobson Elihu 81 14 MAR 1914 L 78
Hobson Jonas 54 14 MAR 1914 E 26
Hobson Ellen 57 11 DEC 1915 ?
Hobson Alfred 76 25 NOV 1916 D 52
Hobson Sarah Elizabeth 81 18 DEC 1917 B 27
Hobson Ann 71 2 JUN 1917 D 11
Hobson Charles 63 25 SEP 1918 L 4
Hobson Martha 74 5 APR 1922 L 22
Hobson William Henry 75 15 AUG 1923 OLD GROUND
Hobson Ruth Annie 49 31 DEC 1924 L 1
Hobson Sarah 83 20 JUN 1924 OLD GROUND
Hobson Willie 67 5 JAN 1927 M 54
Hobson William 70 8 JAN 1927 OLD GROUND
Hobson Sarah Ellen 63 21 SEP 1927 M 54
Hobson Caroline 73 9 OCT 1929 B 22
Hobson Emma 77 4 SEP 1929 N 93 DH
Hobson Frederick 85 11 MAR 1930 L 22
Hobson Elizabeth 86 11 MAR 1931 L 4
Hobson Eliza Ann 80 3 MAR 1934 E 26
Hobson Joe 80 2 MAY 1936 L 78
Hobson John 84 17 NOV 1938 B 46
Hobson Nelly 59 14 JUN 1939 ?
Hobson Fred 69 24 DEC 1941 F 12
Hobson Emma 87 20 JUL 1942 B 46
Hobson Louie 55 1 SEP 1942 L 4
Hobson Enos Dutton Charles Henry 81 24 APR 1950 ?
Hobson Blanche 56 1 MAR 1950 L 79
Hobson Harry 80 15 FEB 1954 ?
Hobson Agnes 82 5 JUL 1956 F 12
Hobson John Alfred 84 8 DEC 1965 ?
Hobson Wimpenny 80 15 AUG 1966 L 79
Hobson Lottie 93 10 JAN 1989 B 22
Hobson John Otherwise George Turner 68 7 FEB 1921 C 9
Hodges Henry 44 8 MAY 1882 R 56 WH
Hodgson Harry INFANT 11 MAY 1926 M 44
Hodgson Richard 53 11 FEB 1943 M 44
Hodgson Beatrice 66 7 MAR 1959 M 44
Hoe Sarah 75 30 JAN 1941 S 25 EV
Holden Frances 82 22 DEC 1883 R 9 WH
Holdison Robert 42 4 APR 1885 R ? WH
Holdsworth Mathew 68 26 SEP 1898 D 32 WH
Holland Jethro 46 19 FEB 1915 N 75 WH
Hollingworth Allen 77 30 JAN 1881 Q 41 WH
Hollingworth Joseph 51 17 JUL 1885 R ? WH
Hollingworth Allen 73 3 MAY 1892 ? WH
Hollingworth Benjamin 70 9 OCT 1896 N 31
Holmes Robert 62 30 OCT 1896 S 37 WH
Holmes Betty 68 24 OCT 1899 O 72 WH
Holmes William 61 7 FEB 1925 R 12 DH
Holroyd Hannah 69 20 MAY 1891 S 40 WH
Holroyd Sarah Ann 76 14 FEB 1905 O 4 WH
Holroyd Emon 64 5 MAR 1918 S 48 WH
Holroyd Edwin 80 8 APR 1927 R 13 DH
Holroyd Sam 82 4 OCT 1930 N 93 DH
Holt Robert 79 4 MAR 1941 S 19 EV
Holt Jane 90 15 MAY 1942 L 51 EV
Holt Clarence 47 17 AUG 1945 M 30
Holt George William 86 12 JAN 1945 N 38 EV
Hope John 66 9 JUN 1918 S 41 WH
Horn Ivan Leslie 73 12 JUL 1984 P 28
Horn Hilda May 84 4 AUG 1997 P 28
Horn Muriel May 2 5 FEB 1935 P 28
Horncastle James Henry 34 6 DEC 1892 E 19
Horncastle Mary 62 13 MAR 1926 OLD GROUND
Horncastle Ann 71 25 SEP 1928 E 19
Horncastle Harry 46 7 JUN 1934 OLD GROUND
Horncastle Mary Ann 56 13 NOV 1941 E 19
Horsefall James 58 25 NOV 1880 Q 41 WH
Horseman Maggie 67 2 NOV 1951 OLD GROUND
Hough Thomas 49 29 JAN 1918 N 34 WH
Houghton Lizzie Maria 66 1 APR 1939 B 28
Howard Thomas 64 27 APR 1883 R 26 WH
Howard William 66 24 DEC 1886 R ? WH
Howard Alice 46 9 DEC 1893 L 14
Howard Jonathan 50 6 MAR 1897 O 21 WH
Howard Catherine 89 29 JUL 1941 R 51A EV
Howell Rose 80 17 MAR 1944 N 37 EV
Howley John 72 23 MAR 1918 S 57 WH
Hoyle Martin 42 22 OCT 1876 N 41
Hoyle Martin 42 22 OCT 1876 N 41
Hoyle Sarah Ellen 3 WKS 6 NOV 1881 D 27
Hoyle Joe 61 25 MAR 1885 C 18
Hoyle Percy 11 18 DEC 1889 C 2
Hoyle Charlotte 68 13 JUL 1890 C 18
Hoyle Hervine 18 3 SEP 1898 C 21
Hoyle Albert 29 16 FEB 1901 D 27
Hoyle Ann 63 22 JUN 1901 L 77 WH
Hoyle James 50 6 JUN 1902 O 74
Hoyle Annie 30 28 AUG 1903 E 41
Hoyle Ellen Ann 54 20 APR 1904 D 27
Hoyle Martin 37 9 DEC 1911 D 30
Hoyle Ben 77 24 JUN 1924 D 27
Hoyle Herbert 23 15 DEC 1925 D 30
Hoyle Charles Albert 62 13 MAR 1934 E 41
Hoyle Elizabeth 85 8 JAN 1943 D 27
Hoyle Allison Rennie 66 22 AUG 1958 G 62
Hubbard James 77 12 FEB 1945 N 38 EV
Hubbard John William 78 7 JAN 1966 I 43
Hudson John Henry 42 10 1902 C 46
Hudson Mary 84 30 DEC 1906 F 37
Hudson John 83 24 JUN 1907 E 37
Hudson Ann 66 16 FEB 1927 C 46
Hudson William Buckley 69 1 MAR 1933 F 37
Hudson Alice 79 29 DEC 1944 ?
Hudson Harry Edward 82 1 NOV 1945 N 58 EV
Hudson Harry 58 8 JUN 1946 ?
Hughes Evan 45 2 JUN 1924 M 13
Hughes Hugh 89 20 MAR 1941 S 19 EV
Hughes Elizabeth 85 5 DEC 1944 N 38 EV
Hughes Elizabeth 76 20 FEB 1951 M 13
Hughes David William 81 4 JAN 1986 M 13
Humby Harriet 88 11 MAR 1942 R 1A EV
Humphries Anne Elizabeth 66 7 FEB 1945 N 38 EV
Hunt John 70 21 OCT 1890 S 25 WH
Hunt Harry Thomas 77 8 JUN 1943 N 4 EV
Huntley Robert 79 29 APR 1919 S 2 WH
Hyde Amy 69 29 MAR 1982 G 53
Hyde James Pilip 71 27 JUL 1983 G 53
Hynes Harry 43 20 JUL 1895 D 25 WH
Ibbotson George 82 JAN 6 1888 R ? WH
Illingworth Florence 5 MTHS 5 SEP 1886 C 3
Ince Jane 53 8 JUN 1883 R 20 WH
Ince Lavinia Ann 83 10 AUG 1943 N 7 EV
Ingle Margaret 75 9 MAR 1942 N 9
Ingle William Forest 93 7 NOV 1951 N 9
Iredale Abel 45 19 MAR 1880 R 1 WH
Jackson Miles 78 27 MAR 1882 Q 36 WH
Jackson Margaret 82 25 APR 1899 F 59 & 51
Jackson Margaret Ann 40 8 JUN 1901 F 51
Jackson John 88 15 JAN 1903 F 51
Jackson Lydia 66 26 FEB 1907 D 21
Jackson Ann 53 26 FEB 1908 F 59
Jackson Henry 63 13 JAN 1911 O 85 WH
Jackson William 60 27 MAR 1917 N 25 WH
Jackson Margaret 49 22 JUN 1920 S 3 WH
Jackson James Tunstall 73 9 MAY 1927 F 59
Jackson Geoffrey Roland 4 HRS 21 MAR 1944 OLD GROUND
Jackson Sarah Wilson 92 24 MAR 1944 G 11
Jackson Hubert 44 1 DEC 1955 N 2
Jaggar Paul 30 24 NOV 1981 G 73
Jagger Abraham 45 4 AUG 1879 D 19
Jagger Abraham 45 4 AUG 1879 D 19
Jagger Rockley 46 16 MAR 1884 D 19
Jagger Alice 54 26 MAR 1887 D 19
Jagger Joseph 71 20 FEB 1896 S 30 WH
Jagger Joseph 82 2 JAN 1917 N 35 WH
Jagger Charles Arnold 73 19 MAR 1947 N 68 EV
Jefferis John 84 7 JUL 1889 C 51
Jenkinson Amanda 63 1 APR 1899 O 61 WH
Jennings Sarah 57 18 JAN 1915 N 75 WH
Jennings Susan Elizabeth 41 27 JAN 1977 M 27
Jessop Martha Ann 13 16 JUN 1908 M 17
Jessop Albert 57 2 APR 1909 O 3 WH
Jessop Allen 81 9 MAY 1930 N 93 DH
Johnson William 76 6 DEC 1882 R 44 WH
Johnson George 40 20 MAY 1935 L 49
Johnson Audrey 27 16 MAY 1950 L 49
Johnson Beatrice 69 5 APR 1957 L 49
Jones Harry 35 12 JAN 1897 O1 WH
Jones Richard 53 18 OCT 1917 N 5 WH
Jones Mary A 81 2 APR 1941 S 13 EV
Jones Emily 82 25 FEB 1941 S 25 EV
Jones Alice 51 31 MAR 1956 H 32
Jones Charles Stuart 35 4 1974 I 13
Jones Gwynneth 71 4 NOV 1974 M 13
Jones Eric 66 13 JUN 1977 I 13
Josephs James 42 31 MAY 1887 R ? WH
Joyce Thomas 62 26 MAR 1889 R ? WH
Joynson Colin 4 MTHS 7 MAR 1939 OLD GROUND
Joynson Harry 60 14 AUG 1941 M 99
Kallender Jane Matilda 78 27 MAR 1942 R 1A EV
Kaye Thomas 55 17 JAN 1876 R 46 WH
Kaye Thomas 55 17 JAN 1876 R 46
Kaye Joseph 72 14 MAR 1882 R 56 WH
Kaye Elizabeth 54 3 DEC 1883 R 14 WH
Kaye Richard Henry 26 15 FEB 1884 R 4 WH
Kaye Hannah 78 31 MAY 1894 D 62 WH
Kaye Henry 61 26 DEC 1901 O 84 WH
Kaye Charles 65 20 JUN 1901 O 94 WH
Kaye Norman 4 1 FEB 1908 C 3
Kaye Frank 7 17 MAY 1910 C 3
Kaye Edith 29 27 NOV 1918 M 15
Kaye Ethel Annie 10 18 OCT 1919 F 27
Kaye Josiah 75 21 MAY 1927 N 6 DH
Kaye Charlotte 69 31 JAN 1933 M 88
Kaye Job 73 8 MAY 1935 M 88
Kaye ? 52 5 JAN 1938 F 27
Kaye Ben Allen 62 29 MAR 1939 L 19
Kaye Mary L 65 27 NOV 1948 G 41
Kaye Alice Helen 72 5 MAY 1950 L 19
Kaye Ernest 70 16 FEB 1955 G 41
Kaye Charles David 2 MTHS 11 JUL 1955 UNDER THE TREE
Kaye Muriel Sylvia 57 26 MAR 1986 OLD GROUND
Kaye Harold 77 22 JAN 1990 OLD GROUND
Kelly Julia 83 29 SEP 1891 N 81 WH
Kelly Ellen 57 23 APR 1894 N 92 WH
Kelso Dale Robin 19 14 SEP 1982 G 23
Kennedy Michael 62 8 JAN 1915 N 75 WH
Kennedy Alice 77 23 APR 1982 G 43
Kennerley Olive Elise 14 MTHS 30 AUG 1899 B 27
Kennerley Mary Emily 34 28 DEC 1904 B 27
Kenny Ellen 86 19 APR 1886 R ? WH
Kenny John 65 14 APR 1900 O 93 WH
Kenny John 82 27 JUL 1944 N 47 EV
Kenstrew Ann 85 6 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Kenyon Emmeline 1 13 NOV 1880 D 20
Kenyon Joe 44 16 JUN 1895 B 43
Kenyon Seth 29 27 JUL 1901 C 52
Kenyon Tedbar 5 10 MAR 1901 E 61
Kenyon Ada 40 27 APR 1910 VAULT
Kenyon Annie INFANT 9 JUN 1921 R 48
Kenyon Fred 75 1 NOV 1927 E 61
Kenyon Tom 51 25 NOV 1931 M 68
Kenyon Ann 71 18 APR 1932 OLD GROUND
Kenyon Martha Hannah 68 2 JUN 1933 OLD GROUND
Kenyon Elizabeth 85 18 AUG 1937 B 43
Kenyon Emma 84 5 FEB 1938 E 61
Kenyon Alice 78 21 MAR 1958 M 68
Kerner Jane 78 4 FEB 1943 Q 41A EV
Kerryon Mary Ann 14 29 APR 1888 B 43
Kilburn Ben 76 7 JUL 1899 0 82 WH
Kilby Arthur 84 13 JAN 1941 S 33 EV
Kilby Lizzy 79 13 APR 1942 R 11A EV
Kilner Grace 44 16 MAY 1919 S 2 WH
Kilner William Henry 59 8 OCT 1919 R 54 WH
Kilner Betty 64 6 SEP 1997 H 44
Kinder Alice 77 1 SEP 1926 R 3 DH
King Mary Hannah 62 17 MAR 1927 R 13 DH
King William 89 29 OCT 1941 R 40A EV
King Frederick 54 OCT #VALUE! 1941 R 40A EV
Kiplin John 71 17 MAY 1894 D 48
Kippling Lucy 8 MTHS 11 FEB 1897 D 48
Kirwin George 65 26 SEP 1945 M 40
Knatton William 73 29 SEP 1886 C 48
Knock Charles Frederick 87 9 FEB 1943 N 13 EV
Knutton Hannah 72 15 APR 1893 ?
Krall William 63 30 AUG 1887 R ? WH
Krska Karel 59 28 SEP 1983 G 54
Laing Sarah 88 6 APR 1954
Lambert Elizabeth 95 29 JUN 1945 N 48 EV
Lancaster Jabez 1 4 MAR 1883 D 15
Lancaster Tom 9 MTHS 6 DEC 1891 D 15
Lancaster John 44 13 APR 1900 D 15
Lancaster Joe 65 18 JUL 1914 ?
Lancaster Charles Hollingworth 62 24 DEC 1934 L 59
Lancaster James 83 6 MAR 1935 OLD GROUND
Lancaster Clara ? 14 JUL 1937 D 15
Lancaster William Whiteley 65 2 JAN 1939 OLD GROUND
Lancaster Annie 80 13 JAN 1950 D 15
Lancaster Emley Ann 88 25 FEB 1959 L 59
Lancaster Florence 93 24 DEC 1975 OLD GROUND
Langley Hannah 31 11 MAY 1877 R 53 WH
Langley Hannah 31 11 MAY 1877 R 53
Langrick Florence 75 20 MAR 1957 I 21
Lattimore Anne M 85 12 MAR 1941 S 19 EV
Lawrence Thomas 77 30 APR 1903 E 34
Lawrence Mary 74 1 JUN 1907 E 34
Lawrence Annie C 42 3 OCT 1907 N 64 WH
Lawton Sam 65 16 MAR 1927 R 13 DH
Leather William 75 11 JAN 1888 R ? WH
Leather Adam 61 7 AUG 1908 N 44 WH
Lee David Dyson 76 25 MAY 1876 L 16
Lee David Dyson 76 25 MAY 1876 L 16
Lee Sarah Ann 78 12 AUG 1877 L 16
Lee Sarah Ann 78 12 AUG 1877 L 16
Lee Ruth 79 4 OCT 1882 R 50 WH
Lee Ellen 38 24 FEB 1883 R 32 WH
Lee Ann 71 19 DEC 1896 L 16
Lee Ephraim 73 11 APR 1914 N 95 WH
Lee Richard 9 MTHS 18 NOV 1959 H 82
Lefevre James 75 24 JUN 1891 S 40 WH
Lemon John 85 22 JUL 1884 Q 49 WH
Leonard Ann 83 13 JAN 1892 D 7 WH
Lewis Harriet 74 14 MAY 1918 S 57 WH
Lewis Beatrice INFANT 24 JAN 1927 R 3
Liese Mary Ann 98 24 FEB 1943 N 13 EV
Lindley Joe 1 26 JUN 1878 N21
Lindley Joe 1 26 JUN 1878 N21
Lindley Hannah 43 22 OCT 1878 D 37
Lindley Hannah 43 22 OCT 1878 D 37
Lindley Emma 4 13 DEC 1879 D 37
Lindley Emma 4 13 DEC 1879 D 37
Lindley Joseph 53 11 APR 1881 L 24
Lindley Richard 60 5 NOV 1881 L 34
Lindley Harry 3 21 NOV 1883 N 21
Lindley Willie 5 13 JUL 1884 N 21
Lindley Allen 2 15 JUL 1884 N 21
Lindley Benjamin 68 3 JUN 1902 D 37
Lindley Emma 20 30 JUL 1905 L 24
Lindley John 54 24 FEB 1909 L 24
Lindley Annie 63 28 JUN 1920 L 24
Line Mary Jane 76 25 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Linney Margaret 90 1 MAR 1890 O 11 WH
Lister Benjamin 75 28 APR 1885 R ? WH
Lister Bridget 69 9 JUN 1890 S 39 WH
Lister Edgar 38 18 OCT 1923 R 18 WH
Little Susan 53 14 NOV 1914 N 85 WH
Littlestone Richard 81 24 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Littlewood John 59 5 SEP 1879 R 11 WH
Littlewood John 59 5 SEP 1879 R 11
Littlewood Henry 66 10 SEP 1883 R 14 WH
Littlewood Henry 57 31 OCT 1884 R 56 WH
Littlewood Doctor 71 8 MAR 1909 N 44 WH
Littlewood Anne Maria 72 3 1926 Q 47 DH
Littlewood Emma 72 19 APR 1954 G 72
Littlewood Marjorie Joan 65 13 AUG 1975 G 72
Liversedge Sarah 53 12 FEB 1890 O 11 WH
Liversidge Mary Ellen 79 26 MAR 1928 N 6 DH
Lockwood Alice 66 4 OCT 1887 R ? WH
Lockwood Luke 78 7 MAY 1891 S 47 WH
Lockwood James 74 13 DEC 1898 0 61 WH
Lockwood Charles 79 23 DEC 1912 O 35 WH
Lockwood Eric 13 MTHS 12 SEP 1915 L 95
Lockwood James 65 13 APR 1926 ? DH
Lockwood Jane Elizabeth 77 16 JAN 1935 E 62
Lockwood Mary Emma 63 21 OCT 1950 L 95
Lockwood Ben 73 1 JUN 1961 L 95
Lockwood Renee 61 26 APR 1975 L 95
Lockwood Debra Chantelle 16 27 JUL 1989 G 84
Lockwood Mary 74 4 APR 1991 L 95
Lodge Sarah 80 8 FEB 1884 R 9 WH
Lodge Fanny 80 9 JUN 1887 R ? WH
Lodge Betty 82 7 MAR 1888 L 76 WH
Lodge Joseph 88 10 JUL 1891 L 66 WH
Lodge Mary 81 28 MAR 1903 O 54 WH
Lodge Mary 68 30 APR 1929 L 71 DH
Lodge Annie 52 23 SEP 1938 M 39
Lodge Joseph 62 19 DEC 1953 ?
Lofthouse Benjamin 61 31 DEC 1929 N 93 WH
Lomax John 69 22 MAY 1886 R ? WH
Longbottom Leah 82 25 MAR 1891 S 47 WH
Lord Mary Ann 49 2 NOV 1897 L 75
Lord James 51 10 DEC 1900 L 73
Lorriman William 70 3 JUL 1936 P 22 DH
Louise Emma 86 25 FEB 1946 N 58 EV
Lynch Arden 59 1 JUN 1926 Q 47 DH
Lynch Maria Emily 73 2 JUL 1943 N 7 EV
Machin Brinley 59 2 MAY 1947 N 68 EV
Macinnes Phoebe Ann 77 7 JAN 1901 O 94 WH
Macintosh Janet 85 13 AUG 1955 H 81
Mahoney John 78 25 MAY 1877 R 53 WH
Mahoney John 78 25 MAY 1877 R 53
Mallalieu Jane 81 1 FEB 1900 O 62 WH
Mallinson John 33 24 MAY 1879 R 17 WH
Mallinson John 33 24 MAY 1879 R 17
Mallinson Blanch 15 MTHS 16 MAR 1888 D 4
Mallinson Beatrice 6 MTHS 14 AUG 1889 D 4
Mallinson Mary Ethel 3 MTHS 8 MAR 1890 D 37
Mallinson John 86 2 FEB 1893 C 42 WH
Mallinson Edith 2 17 DEC 1895 B 26
Mallinson Gertrude 5 29 DEC 1895 B 26
Mallinson Mary Ann 58 7 JUN 1895 B 28
Mallinson Ramsden 52 26 JAN 1896 F 2
Mallinson John 11 MTHS 1 MAY 1896 L 34
Mallinson Ronald Mallinson 3 MTHS 27 SEP 1899 F 2
Mallinson Florence Winifred 16 25 JUN 1905 F 30
Mallinson Jonas 69 27 MAR 1906 B 28
Mallinson Hugh 52 27 NOV 1907 L 34
Mallinson Hannah 66 25 NOV 1912 F 26
Mallinson James 68 2 JAN 1924 R 18 WH
Mallinson George Hubert 61 8 NOV 1924 F 30
Mallinson Emma 60 5 DEC 1929 F 30
Mallinson Mary 64 28 MAR 1929 B 28
Mallinson Mary Elizabeth 68 24 MAR 1930 L 34
Mallinson Leslie INFANT 9 MAR 1935 OLD GROUND
Mallinson John Henry 66 1 SEP 1938 M 29
Mallinson Alfred 75 24 MAY 1940 L 50
Mallinson James Henry 73 27 JUN 1942 E 2
Mallinson James 64 7 MAR 1942 L 60
Mallinson John 76 15 DEC 1943 L100
Mallinson Ellen 61 14 OCT 1944 ?
Mallinson Ellen 80 31 MAY 1946 L 50
Mallinson Sarah Ellen 76 3 MAR 1948 M 29
Mallinson Alexandra Victoria 78 24 AUG 1949 L 100
Mallinson Mary Alice 68 14 MAR 1950 L 60
Mallinson Mary Hannah 90 20 FEB 1951 F 30
Mallinson Harry 78 14 JUN 1954 G 92
Mallinson Ellen Ann 83 15 MAY 1956 F 2
Mallinson Emmelina 76 29 JUN 1977 L 50
Mallinson Walter 76 1 AUG 1983 G 34
Mallinson Beatrice 91 26 MAY 1989 L 50
Mallinson Marion 83 6 MAR 1992 G 34
Mannion Ann 74 10 JUN 1929 N 93 DH
Marsden William 63 28 SEP 1891 C 32
Marsden Joe 23 31 MAR 1892 C 32
Marsden Mary 83 29 OCT 1903 O 34 WH
Marsden Catherine Ann 77 21 APR 1908 C 32 WH
Marsden George 61 6 MAR 1909 O 13 WH
Marsden Greaves 42 16 MAR 1917 N 25 WH
Marsden George Henry 53 15 JUN 1925 M 37
Marsden Frank 80 3 SEP 1941 R 46A EV
Marsden Rhoda Mary 74 14 MAR 1944 N 37 EV
Marsden Alice Ann 82 28 APR 1956 C 13
Marsden Gertrude 82 30 NOV 1959 L 74
Marsh John William 67 31 JUL 1925 R 7 DH
Marshall Sarah 25 4 DEC 1877 R 41 WH
Marshall Sarah 25 4 DEC 1877 R 41
Marshall Eleanor 68 26 AUG 1925 M 26
Marshall David 73 28 NOV 1931 M 26
Marshall Harold 60 15 NOV 1952 H 61
Marshall Thomas 59 24 DEC 1953 ?
Marshall Doris 66 7 JAN 1963 H 61
Marshill Margaret 71 14 SEP 1887 R ? WH
Martin William 46 23 JAN 1895 N 61 WH
Martin Alice 69 20 JUL 1944 N 47 EV
Master Ann Harriot 84 2 FEB 1945 N 38 EV
Mate Alice 80 30 JUN 1909 O 3 WH
Matthewman Ellen 38 25 SEP 1879 R 6 WH
Matthewman Ellen 38 25 SEP 1879 R 6
Matthews Joe 66 29 AUG 1918 S 34 WH
Matthews Richard 58 14 MAY 1920 S 3 WH
Matthews Sarah Jane 76 23 JAN 1931 O 23 DH
Maude James 78 15 NOV 1923 R 18 WH
Mcardley Edward 60 11 NOV 1882 R 44 WH
Mccarthy Elizabeth 64 17 MAR 1909 O 3 WH
Mcclarnon Francis Nelson 22 26 AUG 1911 ?
Mcgarth Catherine 53 1 MAY 1886 R ? WH
Mcgrail Eleanor 75 22 SEP 1944 N 47 EV
Mcgregor Alexander 63 2 JAN 1914 N 95 WH
Mchugh William Henry 30 1 OCT 1917 M6
Mckintry Hugh 87 27 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Mckowan John 71 9 AUG 1918 S 34 WH
Mcnamara John 61 3 DEC 1917 N 5 WH
Mcque Ada Lockwood 64 3 SEP 1951 ?
Mcque Harry 66 5 APR 1952 ?
Mear Hilda 27 29 APR 1933 P 4
Meek David 55 13 JUN 1891 S 40 WH
Meekin Elizabeth 69 27 SEP 1888 R ? WH
Mellor Edwin 41 13 MAY 1876 ?
Mellor Edwin 41 13 MAY 1876 ?
Mellor Thomas 71 20 AUG 1878 L 31 32 24 25
Mellor Thomas 71 20 AUG 1878 L 31 32 24 25
Mellor John 57 1 MAY 1878 R 35 WH
Mellor John 57 1 MAY 1878 R 35
Mellor Eliza 72 22 JAN 1884 ?
Mellor William 64 7 APR 1888 R ? WH
Mellor John 60 14 MAR 1888 R ? WH
Mellor Jane 53 20 OCT 1888 ?
Mellor Robert 59 8 FEB 1894 L 18
Mellor Mary Elizabeth 52 19 MAR 1894 L 28
Mellor Abraham 84 21 MAR 1894 L 28
Mellor Albert 33 18 NOV 1896 L 38
Mellor George 69 10 APR 1899 O 92 WH
Mellor Elizabeth 76 27 AUG 1901 O 84 WH
Mellor Mary Jane 62 17 AUG 1902 F 24
Mellor Elizabeth 90 13 APR 1904 L 28
Mellor Mary 67 24 JUL 1905 N 94 WH
Mellor Alice Charlotte Frances 63 16 APR 1909 L 18
Mellor Abraham 64 6 APR 1910 L 8
Mellor Mary Amelia 53 1 FEB 1911 L 38
Mellor Judith Ellen 80 3 NOV 1916 ?
Mellor Grace 81 28 JUN 1919 S 2 WH
Mellor Susan 70 26 JUL 1920 S 9 WH
Mellor William Henry 82 23 NOV 1928 O 2 DH
Mellor Harry 64 22 MAR 1929 OLD GROUND
Mellor Alice Harriet 91 21 MAY 1935 L 85
Mellor Annie Elizabeth 77 26 JUL 1939 OLD GROUND
Mellor Louisa Ann 84 19 MAY 1939 OLD GROUND
Merrigan Emily Francis ? 27 FEB 1941 S 19 EV
Merrigan Charles James 82 17 AUG 1943 S 19
Mettrick Harriet 70 17 NOV 1909 N 41 WH
Micklethwaite Harry 76 5 FEB 1949 G 11
Micklethwaite Annie 78 4 SEP 1958 G 61
Middleton Walter 61 11 DEC 1886 C 1
Middleton Ann 71 7 MAY 1891 C 1
Middleton John Bothroyd 39 19 JUN 1897 C 1
Middleton Walter 60 29 JUN 1922 F 47
Middleton Hannah 73 5 APR 1932 F 47
Middleton Catherine 79 11 FEB 1960 F 48
Middleton Charlotte Ann 88 2 MAR 1971 OLD GROUND
Miles Mark 71 29 APR 1941 S 7 EV
Milne David 72 31 MAR 1883 R 26 WH
Mitchell Elizabeth 56 26 JUL 1902 E 27
Mitchell Lydia 73 2 MAY 1914 VAULT
Mitchell Mary Ann 79 5 SEP 1923 E 27
Mitchell Richard 81 13 APR 1925 OLD GROUND
Mitchell Ellen Elizabeth 74 16 NOV 1940 OLD GROUND
Mitchell Elizabeth 83 28 MAR 1941 S 13 EV
Monaghan Joan Sylvia 74 26 JUL 1995 H 2
Monks Elizabeth 68 10 FEB 1942 R 16A EV
Mooney Kate 6 HRS 12 JAN 1897 0 1 WH
Moor John 64 31 AUG 1900 O 93 WH
Moorhouse John 66 30 DEC 1880 Q 41 WH
Moorhouse Ann 58 16 JAN 1880 M 91
Moorhouse Ann 58 16 JAN 1880 M 91
Moorhouse George Henry 7 WKS 15 AUG 1882 M 91
Moorhouse Hugh 62 23 DEC 1884 R ? WH
Moorhouse George Albert 10 MTHS 22 SEP 1889 L 31
Moorhouse Walter 32 8 APR 1890 S 46 WH
Moorhouse George 41 12 APR 1893 D 14 WH
Moorhouse Samuel 63 30 NOV 1896 N 31 WH
Moorhouse George 74 21 DEC 1909 N 92 WH
Moorhouse Annie 69 4 JUN 1918 S 41 WH
Moorhouse Mary 66 6 AUG 1921 L 94
Moorhouse John 71 27 NOV 1924 L 94
Moorhouse Betty INFANT 16 NOV 1929 OLD GROUND
Moorhouse Arthur 47 30 MAY 1931 M 58
Moorhouse John 65 6 DEC 1933 L 31
Moorhouse Ben 47 12 DEC 1939 L 94
Moorhouse Clara Ellen 75 27 MAR 1941 L 31
Moorhouse Joshua 42 8 MAR 1943 N 39
Moorhouse Harriet 69 30 MAR 1945 N 39
Moorhouse Edith 81 8 APR 1981 N 39
Morden Mary Ann 75 22 AUG 1941 R 51A EV
Morelli Beall Dona 82 7 MAY 1974 I 3
Morley George 75 25 SEP 1906 N 41
Morris William 74 2 APR 1942 R 1A EV
Morrison Thomas 59 22 APR 1902 O 74 WH
Morrison Christiana 81 8 SEP 1914 N 85 WH
Mortinmer Mary 81 6 APR 1883 M 51
Morton Edward ? 18 JUL 1913 ?
Morton Eileen 14 MTHS 1 AUG 1916 OLD GROUND
Mosley William 68 28 DEC 1897 O 31 WH
Mosley Daniel 76 31 DEC 1909 N 82 WH
Moxon Harry 18 10 MAR 1888 D 10
Munro Caroline 56 17 JUL 1897 O 31 WH
Nanchard George 66 1 DEC 1944 N 38 EV
Neal Fanny Cecilia 83 14 NOV 1941 R 40A EV
Neaves Frederick 71 14 OCT 1942 Q 46A
Nelson Nellie 11 MTHS 20 OCT 1885 VAULT
Nelson George Edward 35 30 NOV 1887 ?
Nelson Martha Ellen 86 27 DEC 1946 ?
Nelson Ethel Noble 73 14 JUL 1960 ?
Netherwood Ann 67 18 JUN 1889 R ? WH
Netherwood Joseph 70 18 NOV 1890 S 25 WH
Newell Jessi 78 14 OCT 1914 C 14
Newsome William 62 3 DEC 1930 N 93 DH
Newton Thomas Henry 8 MTHS 29 DEC 1906 ?
Newton Thomas 90 18 MAR 1909 F 19 WH
Newton Albert 72 28 JUN 1923 R 18 WH
Nicholls Alfred James 76 3 MAR 1943 N 13 EV
Nicholson John 46 22 FEB 1884 R 4 WH
Noble Ellen 68 9 SEP 1917 N 61
Noble Joseph 68 4 FEB 1889 D 54
Noble George 88 31 JAN 1889 O 1
Noble Arthur 43 10 JUN 1891 D 61
Noble Ruth 70 1 JUL 1892 D 54
Noble James 84 15 MAY 1900 O 93 WH
Nobles Joe 42 29 JUN 1883 D 2
Norris William 85 11 AUG 1917 N 15 WH
North Benjamin 78 22 DEC 1881 Q 36 WH
North Charles 79 9 JUL 1883 R 20 WH
North James 69 12 MAR 1883 R 32 WH
North Henry 85 5 DEC 1889 O 11 WH
North Tom 41 8 APR 1904 O 24 WH
Nowell Reuben 44 22 JUN 1908 N 54 WH
Nowell Mary 83 10 FEB 1925 C 14
Nowell Edgar 15 19 JUL 1893 C 14
Nowells Lizzie 18 16 JAN 1893 C 14
O'Hara Patrick 68 13 SEP 1879 R 11 WH
O'Hara Patrick 68 13 SEP 1879 R 11
O'Hara John 73 15 FEB 1907 N 74 WH
Oldfield John 79 14 MAR 1882 R 56 WH
Oldfield George 81 6 SEP 1884 R 56 WH
Oldfield John 82 9 OCT 1893 ? WH
Oldfield William 83 22 JAN 1900 E 33 WH
Oldfield Mary Ann 63 18 JUN 1901 L 86 WH
Oldfield Alfred 80 26 APR 1913 O 15 WH
Oldfield Alice 69 5 DEC 1931 D 16
Oldham William 38 21 AUG 1878 R 29 WH
Oldham William 38 21 AUG 1878 R 29
Osborne Fredrick William 74 30 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Palmer Henry 65 19 SEP 1885 R ? WH
Palmer Alfred Hubert 87 16 MAR 1943 M 94 EV
Parfitt Annie Elizabeth 71 24 FEB 1944 N 37 EV
Parker Elizabeth 56 23 JUL 1913 O 15 WH
Parker Clara 75 25 OCT 1944 N 47 EV
Parker Martha 87 3 AUG 1945 N 58 EV
Parkin James 52 26 SEP 1883 D 2 WH
Parkin Hannah 72 8 AUG 1884 N 51 WH
Parkin Sarah 86 31 OCT 1887 R ? WH
Parkin William 80 8 APR 1903 O 54 WH
Parkin George 84 8 JUL 1927 N 6 DH
Parkin Benton 75 16 NOV 1955 I 11
Parkin Edith 82 7 JUN 1968 ?
Parmenter Charles William 84 7 APR 1943 M 94 EV
Parrington William 83 12 APR 1912 OLD GROUND
Parrington Elizabeth 89 27 SEP 1915 OLD GROUND
Pearson George 52 4 FEB 1915 N 75 WH
Peel Elizabeth 72 12 AUG 1920 S 9 WH
Perkin Mendelsspohn 62 17 FEB 1911 O 85 WH
Phillips Dominia 58 19 DEC 1884 R ? WH
Phillips Herbert E 70 22 JAN 1941 S 33 EV
Phillips James 87 23 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Pickersgill Olive Maud 49 21 OCT 1938 P 26
Pike George Henry 1 3 APR 1879 R 17 WH
Pike George Henry 1 3 APR 1879 R 17
Pilkington Joseph 84 13 FEB 1926 OLD GROUND DH
Pitt Timothy 73 2 DEC 1880 Q 41 WH
Plant Sarah Ann 51 7 AUG 1911 OLD GROUND
Platt Joseph 47 4 DEC 1876 L 26
Platt Joseph 47 4 DEC 1876 L 26
Platt Charles Edward 4 MTHS 21 JAN 1877 L 14
Platt Charles Edward 4 MTHS 21 JAN 1877 L 14
Platt Alfred 43 10 APR 1881 L 25
Platt Emma 30 15 AUG 1891 E 58
Platt Mary Ann 66 15 MAR 1892 C 21
Platt Joseph 75 17 NOV 1892 L 14
Platt Sarah 76 10 FEB 1895 L 14
Platt Ammon 73 7 AUG 1897 C 21
Platt Harriet 67 24 JAN 1899 L 26
Platt Martha 71 1 JUN 1907 L 25
Platt Thomas 45 8 JUN 1907 N 64
Platt George 83 11 DEC 1920 ?
Platt Hannah 82 11 NOV 1921 ?
Platt Reginald 43 30 AUG 1933 E 58
Platt Lydia 71 16 DEC 1938 L 25
Platt Sarah Jane 75 21 SEP 1942 E 58
Platt Charles Alfred 80 24 APR 1948 ?
Platt Sarah 90 21 JUL 1955 H 81
Plowright George 70 18 NOV 1878 R 29 WH
Plowright George 70 18 NOV 1878 R 29
Pogson James 68 5 SEP 1891 N 81 WH
Pogson Alfred 74 26 MAR 1924 R 12 DH
Poole Thomas 81 14 NOV 1925 R 2 DH
Popplewell Elizabeth 75 4 MAR 1889 R ? WH
Porter James 35 9 DEC 1884 R ? WH
Porter Phyllis INFANT 26 SEP 1916 OLD GROUND
Porter Vera Ann 2 6 APR 1918 ?
Potton George 75 2 JUL 1904 O 14 WH
Poynett Anthony 79 27 APR 1878 R 35 WH
Poynett Anthony 79 27 APR 1878 R 35
Prager Emily 77 23 APR 1942 R 11A EV
Preston Martha 65 18 JAN 1877 L 77
Preston Martha 65 18 JAN 1877 L 77
Preston Charles 75 27 MAR 1886 L 77
Preston Eliza 74 25 JUL 1908 L 23
Preston Albert 59 7 MAY 1926 M 25
Preston Alice Ann 71 12 MAR 1940 M 25
Preston Arthur 77 17 JUL 1972 M 25
Pretty Mary 86 10 AUG 1944 ?
Price William 79 15 APR 1891 S 47 WH
Priestley Helen Louise 6 25 MAR 1985 I 3
Priestley Denzil 73 10 APR 1988 I 3
Pritchard Albert 58 21 SEP 1920 S 9 WH
Procter Albert 13 15 MAY 1879 N 1
Procter Albert 13 15 MAY 1879 N 1
Procter Jane Elizabeth 17 11 FEB 1891 N 1
Procter Mary Emma 10 23 JUL 1892 N 1
Procter Enoch 76 23 JUN 1913 N 1
Procter Ada 43 20 OCT 1920 N1
Procter Joe 39 8 MAR 1924 M 3
Procter Charles William 69 10 APR 1930 M 3
Procter Ann 91 5 JUN 1948 M 30
Proctor Hannah Maria 60 4 MAR 1902 N 1
Quarmby Joseph 68 18 FEB 1893 C 42 WH
Quarmby Joe 73 7 JAN 1914 N 95 WH
Quinn John 78 29 DEC 1916 N 35 WH
Radcliff Ellen 56 20 FEB 1912 O 45 WH
Ramsden Eliza 65 1 MAY 1923 R 24
Ratcliff Thomas 61 11 JAN 1876 R 52 WH
Ratcliff Thomas 61 11 JAN 1876 R 52
Ratcliffe Sarah 55 23 JAN 1880 R 1 WH
Ratcliffe Sarah 55 23 JAN 1880 R 1
Rawlinson John 65 17 MAY 1883 R 26 WH
Rawsden David 84 22 FEB 1887 R ? WH
Rawson Mary Ann 57 6 JUN 1878 R 29 WH
Rawson Mary Ann 57 6 JUN 1878 R 29
Rawson Ethel 1 23 FEB 1927 M 45
Rawson Eveline 16 5 AUG 1932 M 78
Ray Henry 86 1 JUL 1942 R6A EV
Read Thomas 66 27 MAR 1884 R 4 WH
Reavill Jonathan 80 4 MAY 1884 R 4 WH
Reckitts Alice 55 19 FEB 1930 L 73
Redfearn Joseph 73 12 APR 1918 S 57 WH
Redfearn Mary Louisa 50 9 MAR 1921 R 48 WH
Redfearn Caroline 70 3 MAY 1927 F 57 DH
Redshaw David 71 30 DEC 1930 N 93 DH
Regan John 60 24 JUL 1912 O 35 WH
Reynolds Francis 81 16 SEP 1942 OLD GROUND
Rhodes James 69 3 SEP 1925 R 7 DH
Rhodes Miriam 55 30 JAN 1936 P 18 DH
Richards Harry 87 23 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Richmond Ann 75 19 APR 1917 F 20
Ricketts Martha 9 2 APR 1887 L 77
Ricketts Clara 20 14 JUL 1888 M7
Ricketts Jane 44 3 FEB 1892 L 55
Ricketts Mary Jane 53 12 NOV 1905 L 55
Ricketts Godfrey 67 11 MAY 1913 L 55
Ricketts Norman Preston 18 6 JAN 1918 L 73
Ricketts Norman INFANT 17 NOV 1925 M 36
Ricketts Elsie 22 9 APR 1931 M 36
Ricketts Stephen Godfrey 6 1 JUL 1931 M 67
Ricketts Chas 69 16 DEC 1939 M 36
Ricketts George Henry 73 23 NOV 1948 L 73
Ricketts Mary Jane 81 6 JUN 1956 M 36
Riley Martha 49 9 OCT 1876 R 28 WH
Riley Martha 49 9 OCT 1876 R 28
Ritchie James 44 2 AUG 1945 M 20
Roberts Ann 45 21 JUL 1880 L 46
Roberts Elizabeth 37 1 DEC 1887 B 4 8
Roberts John 11 4 MAR 1889 B 48
Roberts Fenella 2 30 AUG 1890 ?
Roberts John 76 10 OCT 1890 S 25 WH
Roberts Ruth 50 28 SEP 1891 C 12
Roberts Charles 52 10 SEP 1893 B 38
Roberts Mary 65 13 AUG 1908 B 38
Roberts Ann 82 5 JUN 1915 N 65 WH
Roberts Sarah Jane 80 27 APR 1922 C 25
Roberts Ellen 56 7 AUG 1936 L 69
Roberts Maria 82 2 DEC 1943 N 17 EV
Roberts Edward 78 25 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Roberts Joseph James Taylor 75 14 OCT 1950 ?
Roberts Herbert 68 27 DEC 1952 B 38
Robinson John 76 12 JUN 1880 D 38
Robinson Harriet 71 30 OCT 1880 D 38
Robinson John 78 3 FEB 1891 S ? WH
Robinson William 39 6 JUL 1891 D 17
Robinson John 72 19 FEB 1894 N 92 WH
Robinson John 80 11 JAN 1900 E 33 WH
Robinson John 67 8 JUN 1900 O 93 WH
Robinson Jane 21 25 DEC 1901 E 20
Robinson Hannah 69 1 MAR 1919 E 20
Robinson Joshua 66 16 OCT 1919 D 13
Robinson Mary 28 1 MAY 1920 E 20
Robinson George 76 21 MAR 1928 E 20
Robinson Eliza 78 29 AUG 1941 R 46A EV
Robinson Sarah Eliza 71 15 JAN 1947 M 80
Robinson John Thomas 71 16 JUN 1948 M 2
Robinson Emily 74 4 APR 1949 N 30
Robinson William 73 22 DEC 1959 I 2
Robinson Edith Emma 73 2 MAR 1965 I 2
Robinson George 77 31 AUG 1966 I 2
Roebuck Daniel 47 8 MAY 1889 R ? WH
Roebuck Joseph 47 7 NOV 1891 B 41
Roebuck William Edward 47 12 FEB 1895 B 41
Roebuck Arthur 18 14 JUL 1895 B 41
Roebuck William 65 8 DEC 1898 O 61 WH
Roebuck Lily 30 2 FEB 1913 OLD GROUND
Roebuck Herbert 50 6 AUG 1917 ?
Roebuck Leslie INFANT 5 MAY 1920 ?
Roebuck David 70 1 JAN 1921 F 16
Roebuck Martha Ann 82 14 JUL 1923 OLD GROUND
Roebuck Martha 68 16 JUN 1923 F 16
Roebuck Edith 51 17 MAR 1925 OLD GROUND
Roebuck Rachel 80 21 DEC 1931 B 41
Roebuck Ann 63 26 DEC 1934 M 74
Roebuck Harry 43 3 JUL 1937 L 89
Roebuck June 6 DAYS 11 JUN 1938 M 74
Roebuck Annie 66 30 MAY 1940 OLD GROUND
Roebuck Hirst ? 18 DEC 1946 M 74
Roebuck Alice 60 23 MAR 1950 ?
Roebuck Emma 81 19 MAR 1952 ?
Roebuck James Edward 6 17 SEP 1952 H 51
Roebuck James Albert 74 19 AUG 1971 F 40
Roebuck Brian Keith 19 MTHS 24 APR 1976 H 51
Roebuck John 67 7 SEP 1978 H 51
Roebuck Emma 91 17 FEB 1986 L 89
Rogers Henry 74 10 FEB 1941 S 25 EV
Rollinson Albert 7 21 MAY 1876 N 61
Rollinson Albert 7 21 MAY 1876 N 61
Rollinson Joe 39 10 JUN 1888 N 61
Rollinson Edith Alice 14 DAYS 25 NOV 1901
Rollinson Harry 4 MTHS 24 AUG 1904 ?
Rollinson Sarah Ann 63 1 JUN 1909 N 81
Rollinson George 62 8 JUN 1933 M 73
Rollinson Lucy Ann 73 3 NOV 1942 M 73
Rollinson Ida 79 29 NOV 1977 M 73
Rolph Mary 81 2 MAR 1942 R 16A EV
Rose Mary Ann 82 30 JAN 1941 S 25 EV
Rothery Joseph 71 9 MAY 1879 R 17 WH
Rothery Joseph 71 9 MAY 1879 R 17
Rowbottom Allan 58 29 JUL 1887 R ? WH
Rowbottom Sarah Ann 66 27 MAR 1902 O 84 WH
Rowley Charlotte 72 22 JAN 1886 R ? WH
Rowley John Thomas 48 29 JUN 1918 S 34 WH
Rowlinson David 79 29 MAR 1946 N 68 EV
Rusby Mary Alice 6 12 MAR 1883 D 9
Rusby Mary Ann 75 9 MAY 1892 D 9
Rusby Mary Ann 3 5 DEC 1898 D 9
Rusby Sam Stephenson 30 19 AUG 1909 ?
Rusby Ann 63 21 AUG 1918 D 9
Rusby Joseph 81 17 OCT 1932 D 9
Rusby Martha 71 26 APR 1951 ?
Russell Tom 67 10 SEP 1907 D 10
Russell Richard 63 25 FEB 1925 B 31
Russell Martha 89 15 JUN 1925 D 10
Russell Lydia Ann 73 19 MAY 1934 B 31
Russell Martha 85 28 MAR 1945
Russell Tom 68 11 MAR 1947 D 10
Russell Clara 68 2 JUN 1950 G 91
Russell Arthur 75 17 NOV 1951 G 91
Sallis James 40 16 JAN 1917 N 35 WH
Sanderson Mary Elizabeth 3 27 AUG 1880 D 32
Sanderson Agnes 6 MTHS 5 DEC 1883 D 32
Sanderson Jonathan 46 6 APR 1885 C 12
Sanderson Clara Jane 8 MTHS 21 DEC 1886 D 32
Sanderson Jane 49 7 1906 ?
Sanderson Clara 21 14 MAY 1909 N 31
Sanderson Isaac 79 11 NOV 1909 O 13 WH
Sanderson Ellen 58 11 MAR 1911 N 31 WH
Sanderson George 70 11 JUN 1915 OLD GROUND
Sanderson William Henry 56 1 JUN 1920 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Ruth Hannah 59 19 JAN 1924 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Arthur 71 26 OCT 1927 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Harriet 85 8 MAY 1929 OLD GROUND
Sanderson George Henry 83 7 MAY 1931 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Herbert 3O 17 OCT 1933 P 20
Sanderson Ann 82 22 JAN 1935 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Willie 43 4 JUL 1935 P 20
Sanderson Harry Keith 27 16 NOV 1935 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Sarah 71 15 SEP 1937 P 20
Sanderson Elizabeth 70 2 JUN 1939 C 12
Sanderson Lyndia Ann 77 21 MAY 1948 N 10
Sanderson Maud 80 4 SEP 1951 OLD GROUND
Sanderson Arthur 83 13 JUL 1987 G 24
Sanderson Rachel 82 15 DEC 1989 G 24
Sandford Nathan 51 28 AUG 1929 OLD GROUND
Sandford Martha 68 5 OCT 1946 OLD GROUND
Sauer Aloys 83 29 OCT 1941 R 40A EV
Saunder Mary Emma 43 1 JUL 1939 M 84
Savage Amelia Beatrice 76 18 MAY 1945 N 48 EV
Scarfe Charlotte 79 20 JAN 1941 S 33 EV
Schofield William 38 11 NOV 1880 Q 46 WH
Schofield Robert 47 12 JAN 1882 D 21
Schofield Robert 4 WKS 1 JUL 1882 D 21
Schofield George 48 6 APR 1883 D 2
Schofield Mary 76 27 SEP 1883 R 14 WH
Schofield Henry 68 5 JAN 1885 R ? WH
Schofield Martha 72 10 APR 1886 R ? WH
Schofield Henrietta 14 MTHS 16 MAY 1886 C 8
Schofield Ann 16 7 JUN 1896 C 8
Schofield John Fredrick 49 10 DEC 1901 C 8
Schofield Harriet 36 29 NOV 1902 D 21
Schofield Mary 59 19 APR 1908 ?
Schofield Jane 72 14 NOV 1908 N 54 WH
Schofield William 79 18 JUL 1921 OLD GROUND
Schofield Jane 67 17 MAY 1923 C 8
Schofield Hazel 18 18 MAR 1947 G 3
Schofield Lilian 51 17 JUN 1948 C 8
Schofield Mary Hannah 77 19 DEC 1955 C 8
Schofield Ben 66 6 JAN 1973 G 31
Schofield Herbert 68 21 JAN 1982 G 63
Schofield Lily 76 12 NOV 1982 G 31
Scholes Harriet Ann 60 21 JUN 1929 N 93 DH
Scott Elizabeth 70 1 APR 1879 R 23 WH
Scott Elizabeth 70 1 APR 1879 R 23
Scull Melinda 84 13 APR 1942 P 2 EV
Seabrook James 74 8 DEC 1916 N 35 WH
Sears Elizabeth 87 17 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Seccombe Emmiline 71 16 DEC 1992 G 84
Seddon Ann Eliza 30 8 JUN 1897 B 18
Seddon George Herbert 15 MTHS 19 SEP 1898 B 18
Seddon Barbara INFANT 21 JAN 1925 ?
Seddon Jeffrey INFANT 23 JAN 1925 ?
Seddon Eleanor 36 30 DEC 1930 B 18
Seddon James William 75 30 JAN 1940 B 18
Seddon Winifred 77 13 OCT 1985 F 26
Seddons Clara 85 19 JAN 1954 B 18
Sedman George 66 24 DEC 1928 O 2 DH
Sendell Sarah 92 29 SEP 1942 Q 46A EV
Senior John 69 3 FEB 1883 M 61
Senior Joe 59 18 JUN 1885 R ? WH
Senior Elizabeth Ann 23 11 AUG 1891 B 31
Senior Ben 7 MTHS 25 AUG 1891 B 31
Senior Emma 5 4 APR 1893 B 36
Senior Harry Lindley 3 9 APR 1893 B 36
Senior Frank 2 8 JAN 1896 B 36
Senior Emma 62 25 NOV 1901 L 64
Senior George 52 18 DEC 1909 B 36
Senior John 82 2 MAR 1917 L 64
Senior Charles 72 15 APR 1919 S 2 WH
Senior Jane 71 9 JUL 1929 B 36
Senior Jack 63 8 DEC 1971 L 93
Senior Emily 87 8 JAN 1994 L 93
Sergeant Harriet 88 31 MAY 1944 N 37 EV
Severn Mary Ann 81 29 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Seymour Elizabeth 89 27 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Sharp Ann 49 18 JUL 1882 R 50 WH
Sharp George 76 12 NOV 1886 R ? WH
Sharp Maria 89 23 DEC 1942 Q 41A EV
Shaw Mary Marina 1 11 OCT 1878 L 97
Shaw Mary Marina 1 11 OCT 1878 L 97
Shaw Thomas 78 22 NOV 1884 R ? WH
Shaw Thomas 73 10 SEP 1884 R 56 WH
Shaw Sarah 49 8 1889 R ? WH
Shaw Mary Jane 72 8 SEP 1898 O 51 WH
Shaw Eliza 77 20 JUL 1899 C 37
Shaw William Henry 44 24 NOV 1902 O 74 WH
Shaw John William 69 6 FEB 1907 M 17 WH
Shaw Ann 81 19 JAN 1909 N 44 WH
Shaw Alfred 85 11 JUL 1911 L 97
Shaw Norah 48 29 JUN 1918 S 34 WH
Shaw Fred 46 24 SEP 1919 L 83
Shaw Clemence 23 16 FEB 1920 L 83
Shaw Emma 76 10 JUL 1920 L 97
Shaw Fred 44 5 JAN 1922 R 36 WH
Shaw Emma 81 30 JAN 1925 R 12 DH
Shaw Marlene 1 23 JUN 1942 L 83
Shaw Amy Alice 73 5 JUL 1952 H 41
Shaw George 76 9 JUN 1952 H 41
Shaw Arthur 63 7 JUL `967 L 93
Sheard Ellen 79 14 OCT 1885 R ? WH
Shepherd Fred 7 MTHS 22 FEB 1886 C 19
Shepherd Clara Jane 56 13 MAY 1913 C 19
Shepherd William 61 17 JUL 1917 N 15 WH
Shepherd Ernest 3 17 JUL 1920 C 19
Shepherd Harold 10 29 JUNE 1920 C 19
Shepherd David 63 4 MAY 1922 C 19
Shingler Jessie 88 22 DEC 1954 H 81
Shore John 67 18 APR 1888 B 21
Shore Martha Ann 69 22 NOV 1905 B 26
Shore Ben 40 1 JUN 1908 E 48
Shore Benjamin 65 6 OCT 1908 OLD GROUND
Shore John 38 23 MAY 1912 L 68
Shore Elizabeth 80 19 OCT 1915 B 21
Shore Frank 4 15 APR 1917 L 68
Shore Matilda Ann 42 25 JUN 1917 L 68
Shore Fred 61 7 DEC 1918 OLD GROUND
Shore George William 22 15 DEC 1923 L 68
Shore Martin John 23 17 MAY 1923 L 68
Shore Eliza 67 26 APR 1934 E 48
Shore Amy 81 2 APR 1940 N 28
Shore Harold 60 27 MAY 1942 OLD GROUND
Shore Mary Catherine 66 2 APR 1955 E 8
Shuttleworth George Moor 67 16 SEP 1922 R 24 WH
Simpson William 73 25 AUG 1890 S 25 WH
Sinclair Jane 72 14 NOV 1898 D 32
Singleton George 75 3 DEC 1895 ? WH
Siston John 52 21 MAY 1888 R ? WH
Siswick Joseph 82 21 MAR 1900 O 62 WH
Sizer Edward 71 22 AUG 1884 R 56 WH
Slater John 67 2 MAR 1925 R 12 DH
Sleight Maria 77 13 APR 1887 R ? WH
Smith George ? 6 APR 1880 Q 46 WH
Smith Elizabeth 64 25 AUG 1890 S 25 WH
Smith Robert 76 6 SEP 1916 N 45 WH
Smith Harriet 67 30 MAY 1919 S 2 WH
Smith Sarah Ann 67 16 AUG 1932 M 53
Smith Albert Edward 63 13 MAY 1942 R 11A EV
Smith John 75 16 APR 1943 M 94 EV
Smith John Arthur 82 1 OCT 1943 N 17 EV
Smith Edith 70 25 MAY 1945 N 48 EV
Smith Blanche 74 20 JUN 1958 H 52
Snowdill Sarah 79 14 NOV 1899 O 72 WH
Snoyd Janet 74 7 MAY 1935 OLD GROUND
Sole Frederick 83 17 APR 1941 S 7 EV
Soper John 68 19 JAN 1918 N 5 WH
Sowden George 80 24 APR 1876 R 34 WH
Sowden George 80 24 APR 1876 R 34
Spellman Dennis 50 29 DEC 1898 O 61 WH
Spencer Grace 80 11 DEC 1923 R 18 WH
Spring Jack Varse 59 13 DEC 1979 H 23
Stang Glen Stefan Craig 4 MTHS 20 DEC 1989 G 94
Stangroom Walter 60 2 SEP 1982 G 33
Stangroom Kathleen 58 16 MAY 1983 G 33
Stansfield Ferza 52 21 JUL 1883 D 3
Stansfield Unbaptized 11 MTHS 18 MAR 1887 D 22
Stansfield Ethel 4 7 MAR 1893 D 22
Stansfield Caroline 55 26 MAR 1895 D 3
Stansfield Elizabeth 40 22 DEC 1900 D 22
Stansfield Edward 76 17 MAY 1912 D 3
Stansfield Agnes 71 17 DEC 1928 B 8
Stansfield Philip 70 4 NOV 1930 D 22
Stansfield Sarah Ellen 68 29 APR 1933 D 3
Starkey Tom 49 24 OCT 1902 O 74 WH
Starmer Louisa 79 16 JUL 1941 R 51A EV
Staves Sarah 73 13 FEB 1913 O 15 WH
Stead Faith 64 26 DEC 1894 N 61 WH
Stearne Archibold W 17 18 OCT 1940 F 49 EV
Stenlake Marie 72 7 APR 1942 R 1A EV
Stephens George 84 9 JUL 1943 N 7 EV
Stephenson Emma 90 22 JAN 1923 ?
Stevens William 80 21 DEC 1942 Q 46A EV
Stirling Francis D 83 7 JAN 1942 R 22A EV
Stockwell Priscilla 11 25 FEB 1886 L 56
Stockwell Hannah 58 20 DEC 1904 N 56
Stockwell Daniel 65 10 JUN 1908 I 56
Stokes Oswald INFANT 19 JUN 1918 OLD GROUND
Storey James 70 7 DEC 1888 R ? WH
Storey Thomas 78 14 APR 1892 D 20 WH
Stott John 60 11 JAN 1927 M 35
Stott Ellen 60 3 MAR 1927 M 35
Stott Sam 58 11 JUN 1929 M 28
Stott Martha Hannah 75 9 NOV 1949 M 28
Stringer John 76 10 FEB 1885 R ? WH
Stringer Julia Lavinia 76 6 NOV 1913 F 45 WH
Stringer Robert 86 8 MAY 1926 Q 47 DH
Sullivan Helena 58 6 OCT 1942 Q 46A EV
Sulton Ann 64 21 DEC 1883 R 9 WH
Sutcliffe Thomas 61 18 SEP 1884 R 56 WH
Sutcliffe James 73 25 MAY 1885 C 42 WH
Sutcliffe Abraham 68 4 MAR 1887 R ? WH
Sutton Thomas 79 2 APR 1888 R ? WH
Swain Lilian Mabel 82 23 DEC 1963 M 9
Swain Basil William John 72 16 SEP 1981 G 83
Swaine Or Swayne George Basil 57 16 AUG 1937 M 9
Swallow Ben 57 26 NOV 1879 R 6 WH
Swallow Hannah 77 7 JAN 1880 R 1 WH
Swallow Hannah 77 7 JAN 1880 R 1
Swallow Ellen Ann 50 15 AUG 1887 D 16
Swallow James William 31 7 APR 1899 D 16
Swallow Joseph 67 10 JUN 1901 D 16
Swallow William 83 11 MAR 1916 N 45 WH
Swallow Hugh 55 14 APR 1928 L 61
Swallow Alice 66 15 MAY 1942 L 61
Swallow Marian 73 29 JAN 1966 D 34
Swollow Ben 57 26 NOV 1879 R 6
Sykes Fred INFANT 13 NOV 1875 N 91
Sykes Fred INFANT 13 NOV 1875 N 91
Sykes James 66 25 MAY 1880 D 44
Sykes Fred Archer 2 19 APR 1881 D 44
Sykes Alfred 44 26 AUG 1881 C 17
Sykes James 17 2 MAR 1881 D 44
Sykes Ann 69 26 MAY 1881 L 23
Sykes John 78 12 DEC 1884 R ? WH
Sykes John Cameron 8 20 JUN 1884 C 17
Sykes Friend 78 4 AUG 1887 R ? WH
Sykes Job 76 20 SEP 1887 L 23
Sykes John 65 26 SEP 1887 R ? WH
Sykes Bertha 16 MTHS 25 FEB 1890 D 29
Sykes Tatton 35 11 JUN 1891 D 44
Sykes Charles 64 3 JAN 1893 D 8 WH
Sykes Mildred 3 15 OCT 1895 E 65
Sykes Edith 17 25 APR 1899 E 46
Sykes Mary Ann 65 3 OCT 1899 O 82 WH
Sykes Thomas 70 20 JAN 1900 O 72 WH
Sykes James Henry 53 18 OCT 1908 OLD GROUND
Sykes Martha 62 5 MAR 1909 O 13 WH
Sykes Gertrude 32 18 OCT 1909 E 47
Sykes Eliza 74 20 SEP 1911 C 17
Sykes John 71 10 FEB 1914 OLD GROUND
Sykes Fred Mallinson 65 9 JAN 1915 E 47
Sykes Alfred 69 11 JAN 1915 L 48
Sykes Erasmus 65 8 AUG 1916 N 45 WH
Sykes Joseph 84 22 FEB 1916 N 55 WH
Sykes Louisa 76 23 FEB 1918 ?
Sykes George 75 31 AUG 1921 R 36 WH
Sykes Dan 79 25 JAN 1921 N 91
Sykes Jane Elizabeth 80 24 DEC 1924 N 91
Sykes Selina 74 22 SEP 1925 E 47
Sykes Edward 81 18 MAR 1926 R 2 DH
Sykes Agnes 45 7 MAY 1927 L 58 & 48
Sykes William Isaac 62 16 FEB 1928 OLD GROUND
Sykes Tom 48 28 APR 1936 L 81
Sykes Arthur Faulding 76 27 APR 1938 E 65
Sykes Sarah Jane 85 13 MAY 1938 L 48
Sykes Martha Ellen 73 27 APR 1939 E 65
Sykes Beatric Maud 28 17 JAN 1940 P 40
Sykes Bertha Hirst 66 8 MAR 1941 L 58
Sykes Ada Ann 75 11 JAN 1946 OLD GROUND
Sykes Herbert Oswald 56 15 FEB 1947 G 21
Sykes Alfred Herman 76 2 DEC 1953 L 58
Sykes Louis 65 1 FEB 1955 I 1
Sykes Lily 66 10 SEP 1956 L 81
Sykes Fred 57 16 MAY 1959 P 24
Sykes Keith 77 15 DEC 1965 L48/58
Sykes Fred 73 19 DEC 1974 H 93
Sykes Alice 78 27 FEB 1978 P 2
Sykes Freda 82 22 FEB 1979 I 1
Sykes Emily 99 13 MAR 1990 G 21
Sykes Amy 87 5 APR 1994 H 93
Tait Stephen James 69 13 MAR 1981 G 93
Tait Freda 83 11 SEP 1996 G 93
Tame George Richard Frederick 6 16 JUN 1923 OLD GROUND
Tatley Thomas Henry 72 8 DEC 1951 H 11
Tattersale James 58 12 AUG 1890 S 32 WH
Taulcher Martha Ann 71 9 NOV 1916 N 45 WH
Taylor Isaac 56 21 APR 1876 R 34 WH
Taylor Isaac 56 21 APR 1876 R 34
Taylor John 68 30 AUG 1876 R 28 WH
Taylor John 68 30 AUG 1876 R 28
Taylor James 59 20 JAN 1877 R 22 WH
Taylor James 59 20 JAN 1877 R 22
Taylor Abraham 79 6 JUL 1886 R ? WH
Taylor George 80 6 NOV 1888 R ? WH
Taylor John 85 26 JUL 1890 S 39 WH
Taylor Eleanor 61 14 JUL 1893 E 64
Taylor George 39 14 SEP 1893 ? WH
Taylor Sarah 87 26 FEB 1898 O 41 WH
Taylor Thomas Prince 53 9 MAY 1901 F 23
Taylor Ellen Ann Nee Downing 70 8 1902 C 24
Taylor Emma 57 4 JUN 1902 F 23
Taylor Ruth 66 11 NOV 1909 O 13 WH
Taylor John Thorp 84 27 JUN 1911 E 64
Taylor William 64 3 OCT 1911 D 36
Taylor Alfred 71 24 JUN 1912 O 45 WH
Taylor Jane 77 4 JUN 1926 D 36
Taylor Arthur 39 13 JUN 1928 M 64
Taylor Joe 73 9 DEC 1930 N 93 DH
Taylor Annie 58 30 MAR 1939 D 36
Taylor Joseph William Prince 65 1 JUN 1940 L 37
Taylor Mary Hannah 84 9 SEP 1944 N 47 EV
Taylor Margaret Ann 78 6 JUN 1952 L 37
Taylor Harry 80 26 FEB 1955 D 36
Taylor Elizabeth 79 22 JUL 1966 M 64
Taylor Wilfred 78 5 JUL 1989 I 23
Tensmith William 72 11 JUN 1892 C 36 WH
Thaackray Elizabeth 86 2 OCT 1929 N 93 DH
Thewlis Charles Hartley 50 28 DEC 1915 L 88
Thewlis Alfred 72 25 NOV 1926 R 3 DH
Thomas Nancy 80 20 NOV 1915 N 55 WH
Thomas Frances Mary 85 6 AUG 1943 N 7 EV
Thompson Joe 63 23 FEB 1894 N 92 WH
Thompson Mary 73 23 FEB 1914 N 95 WH
Thompson Robert 63 25 APR 1928 F 49 DH
Thornton Thomas 78 12 JAN 1887 R ? WH
Thornton John 75 8 AUG 1896 S 37 WH
Thornton Sophia 63 8 MAR 1918 S 48 WH
Thorpe Margaret Amelia 66 21 JUN 1910 O 11 WH
Tierman Michael 57 9 JUL 1894 D 62 WH
Tiffany Emma 61 27 DEC 1911 O 55 WH
Tighe Annie 71 1 APR 1927 R 13 DH
Timerlake James 93 6 DEC 1943 N 27 EV
Tindall Hannah Dickinson 73 4 APR 1927 OLD GROUND DH
Tindall Ethel Thorpe 52 20 APR 1932 OLD GROUND
Tinker James 76 8 FEB 1907 M 17 WH
Tinker John 73 11 JAN 1912 O 55 WH
Tinker Ann Ellen 43 1 DEC 1927 M 57
Tinker Kathleen 30 15 JAN 1935 OLD GROUND
Tinker John 71 7 JUL 1945 M 57
Tinker Miles William 1 MTH 21 JUL 1966 I 23
Todd Frederick 77 5 JUN 1942 R 6A EV
Tomlinson Emma 77 24 OCT 1908 N 44 WH
Toon Ellen 84 2 MAR 1944 N 37 EV
Townend Charles Geoffrey 76 11 DEC 1996 H 34
Trennum Jane Amelia 34 2 JUL 1877 L 87
Trennum Jane Amelia 34 2 JUL 1877 L 87
Trennum Linda 41 28 JAN 1880 L 87
Trennum Linda 41 28 JAN 1880 L 87
Trennum Annie 12 10 MAY 1882 L 87
Trennum Annie Jane 3 19 AUG 1887 L 87
Trotter Robert Hale 48 13 SEP 1921 E 37
Trotter Mary Winifred 72 20 NOV 1956 E 37
Truman Jack Roy 63 26 JAN 1994 H 14
Tuffs Amelia 62 22 NOV 1943 N 17 EV
Tuner Caroline 81 12 JAN 1945 N 38 EV
Turnbull William 75 19 MAY 1885 R ? WH
Turner Jane Emily 46 1 DEC 1885 VAULT
Turner John 58 31 MAY 1888 R ? WH
Turner William 58 9 NOV 1891 D 7 WH
Turner Ann Elizabeth 71 4 AUG 1907 ?
Turner Allen 79 1 DEC 1914 OLD GROUND
Turner Thomas 78 2 DEC 1915 ?
Turner Edward Thomas 71 1 JAN 1935 ?
Turner John Herbert 70 29 MAY 1936 ?
Turner Ethel 82 4 APR 1951 ?
Turton Hannah 67 8 JUL 1880 Q 46 WH
Turton John 87 15 MAY 1903 O 54 WH
Tyas Jabez 77 17 OCT 1882 R 44 WH
Unwin Charlotte 83 22 OCT 1943 N 17 EV
Vickers Sarah Ann 73 17 JUL 1914 N 85 WH
Vowles Reuben 86 20 JAN 1942 R 22A EV
Wadsworth Mary 67 11 SEP 1900 O 93 WH
Wadsworth Ellen 70 24 NOV 1905 O 44 WH
Wadsworth John 83 30 JUN 1911 O 65 WH
Wagstaff Joseph 52 7 AUG 1896 S 37 WH
Wainwright John 78 13 MAR 1897 O 21 WH
Wainwright Caroline 71 4 MAR 1904 0 34 WH
Wainwright Sydney Marshall 65 16 FEB 1981 H 3
Waite Edward 65 22 FEB 1916 N 55 WH
Walkden Ellen 63 16 JUL 1888 R ? WH
Walker Elizabeth 87 5 JUL 1886 R ? WH
Walker Fanny 72 19 JUL 1887 L 66
Walker William 79 20 MAY 1891 D 17
Walker Joseph 43 23 DEC 1892 D 4 WH
Walker Thomas 31 21 MAR 1892 F 1
Walker John 78 6 JUL 1899 O 92 WH
Walker Charles 75 31 MAY 1904 O 24 WH
Walker Richard 64 23 MAY 1908 N 54 WH
Walker Young 45 2 NOV 1909 ?
Walker James 69 11 DEC 1916 N 35 WH
Walker Sheila 4 MTHS 7 AUG 1928 OLD GROUND
Wallace Eliza 71 17 FEB 1917 N 25 WH
Waller Alfred 74 12 SEP 1940 ? EV
Walmsley William 72 30 MAR 1933 M 63
Walmsley Agnes 71 4 FEB 1937 M 63
Ward Martha 54 1 MAY 1894 N 92 WH
Ward Henry James 56 22 DEC 1921 OLD GROUND
Ward Margaret 58 7 MAR 1940 N 18
Warwick Ada 73 19 JUN 1942 B 33
Waterhouse Thomas 49 27 JAN 1886 C 6
Watkinson James Brook 58 21 JAN 1922 F 60
Watson George 24 10 JAN 1898 O 31
Watson Charles 77 5 JAN 1906 O 44 WH
Watson Emma Jane 77 20 MAR 1943 M 94 EV
Watson Isaac Oliver 87 23 MAY 1943 N 4 EV
Watson Margaret Hannah 72 12 APR 1949 M 2
Watts Edward 84 14 JUN 1946 N 68 EV
Webster James 44 30 MAR 1887 R ? WH
Webster Mary Jane 92 1 NOV 1951 N 60
Wentworth Alfred George 70 13 AUG 1940 P 38 EV
Weselby Elizabeth S 74 1 AUG 1907 N 64 WH
West Henry 79 2 SEP 1941 R 46A EV
Weston Catherine May Frances 83 21 MAY 1942 R 6A EV
Westwick Ethel 20 DAYS 28 NOV 1891 E 5
Westwick William 47 30 JAN 1892 E 5
Westwick Annie 50 7 MAR 1896 D 48
Whitaker William 73 16 APR 1891 S 47 WH
White John Moyan 78 6 JUL 1943 N 7 EV
White John Jenkinson 79 19 FEB 1959 M 14
White Margaret 47 26 APR 1972 M 10
White Ronald Frederick William 54 30 JAN 1980 M 10
Whitebod Sarah Ann 61 31 DEC 1941 R 28A EV
Whitehead James 7 MTHS 15 OCT 1882 M 91
Whitehead Willie 11 WKS 31 JAN 1885 M 91
Whitehead Ambrose 23 MTHS 10 NOV 1887 M 91
Whitehead Joseph 56 21 JAN 1910 ?
Whitehead Lena 32 2 MAR 1922 R 36 WH
Whitehead Hannah 75 7 DEC 1925 ?
Whitehead George 73 7 MAY 1947 M 90
Whitehead Clara 79 28 FEB 1952 ?
Whiteley Charles 60 21 MAR 1883 R 32 WH
Whiteley Alice 75 29 JUN 1904 O 24 WH
Whiteley John 67 5 MAR 1906 O 44 WH
Whiteley Ann 67 7 DEC 1909 L 84
Whiteley George 70 10 SEP 1914 L 84
Whiteley Elizabeth 71 9 AUG 1915 N 65 WH
Whittaker Henry 72 25 OCT 1887 R ? WH
Whittaker Sarah 8 7 MAR 1904 ?
Whitwam Elizabeth 60 16 MAR 1916 N 45 WH
Wigglesworth Mary Jane 76 1 NOV 1948 H 40
Wigglesworth Edgar Percy 84 31 DEC 1959 H 40
Wigglesworth Mary 80 7 OCT 1987 H 40
Wigglesworth George 84 23 JAN 1989 H 40
Wilckman Henry 88 14 SEP 1942 Q 46A EV
Wilcock Rose 86 25 AUG 1886 R ? WH
Wilde Tom 65 22 AUG 1940 C 24
Wilde Sarah Ellen 81 24 NOV 1947 B 32
Wilde Alice 76 5 OCT 1983 C 24
Wilde John Arthur 88 7 JUN 1993 C 24
Wilkinson Nellie 10 MTHS 10 JAN 1886 C 26
Wilkinson John William 40 22 SEP 1891 C 26
Wilkinson Harry 47 15 MAR 1930 C 26
Wilkinson Susan 87 1 MAR 1943 N 13 EV
Wilkinson Alice Eliza 78 8 JUL 1980 H 13
Wilkinson Hubert 82 4 MAY 1983 H 13
Williams John 47 20 JAN 1887 R ? WH
Williams Joseph 72 25 NOV 1941 R 40A EV
Williams Gwen 72 15 AUG 1942 P 26
Williamson Lionel 73 17 SEP 1887 R ? WH
Williamson Mary 64 31 JAN 1902 O 84 WH
Willis Thomas 78 24 DEC 1890 S ? WH
Wilshaw Samuel 66 11 MAR 1905 O 4 WH
Wilson Alice 21 MTHS 24 DEC 1889
Wilson Benjamin 78 4 SEP 1889 E 51
Wilson John 68 8 NOV 1890 S 25 WH
Wilson John 47 20 OCT 1891 E 57
Wilson William 80 6 MAY 1893 D 14 WH
Wilson Jane Elizabeth 79 18 JUN 1896 E 51
Wilson John 69 1 FEB 1897 0 1 WH
Wilson William 78 26 JAN 1900 O 62 WH
Wilson Joseph 65 26 MAY 1913 ?
Wilson Sarah 80 7 JAN 1915 N 75 WH
Wilson Mary Elizabeth 68 18 DEC 1919 ?
Wilson John Harold 18 MTHS 31 JAN 1920 G 61
Wilson Mary Ann 86 4 MAR 1924 E 57 WH
Wilson George Wilfred 27 15 FEB 1926 F 6
Wilson Henry Harold 70 21 JUN 1949 ?
Wilson Emily 82 4 MAR 1961 ?
Wilson Fanny 83 16 MAR 1968 E 51
Wilson Iris 87 20 AUG 1997 F 65
Wimpenny John 52 25 APR 1876 L 37
Wimpenny John 52 25 APR 1876 L 37
Wimpenny Henry 56 24 APR 1877 L 12
Wimpenny Henry 56 24 APR 1877 L 12
Wimpenny John Thomas 8 MTHS 13 MAR 1877 L37
Wimpenny John Thomas 8 MTHS 13 MAR 1877 L37
Wimpenny Mary Ann 7 28 FEB 1882 C 49
Wimpenny Sam 20 11 APR 1886 L 12
Wimpenny Ethel 16 MTHS 13 OCT 1886 C 49
Wimpenny Sarah Emma 3 24 JAN 1887 L 21
Wimpenny Ethel 8 MTHS 29 SEP 1888 L 21
Wimpenny Isabella 52 17 JUN 1891 ?
Wimpenny Maggie 2 6 APR 1893 L 21
Wimpenny George 44 1 SEP 1893 B 47
Wimpenny Frank 19 MTHS 25 NOV 1895 B 49
Wimpenny Joe 46 22 NOV 1898 L 21
Wimpenny Gladys 3 WKS 30 SEP 1899 B 49
Wimpenny James 70 27 NOV 1902 O 54 WH
Wimpenny Samuel 74 11 OCT 1902 O 74 WH
Wimpenny Fred 39 19 APR 1905 B 49
Wimpenny Emma 80 5 JUN 1905 L 37
Wimpenny Mary Ann 85 2 DEC 1908 L 12 WH
Wimpenny Joseph 31 27 NOV 1910 L 21
Wimpenny Jonas 66 3 APR 1911 O 85 WH
Wimpenny Emily 32 17 MAR 1916 C 49
Wimpenny Uda ? 41 26 AUG 1921 M 4
Wimpenny Joseph 71 18 APR 1922 C 49
Wimpenny Hannah 70 12 SEP 1922 C 49
Wimpenny Emma 77 12 MAR 1928 B 47
Wimpenny George Arthur 56 5 OCT 1933 P 16
Wimpenny Betty 52 29 FEB 1936 P 16
Wimpenny Sarah 83 31 MAR 1936 L 21
Wimpenny Arthur 67 11 NOV 1939 L 40
Wimpenny Jack 33 3 JAN 1940 M 49
Wimpenny Herbert 66 10 SEP 1941 B 47
Wimpenny Mary Ann 77 25 MAR 1943 B 23
Wimpenny Henry 65 17 SEP 1943 M 49
Wimpenny Herbert 64 19 NOV 1945 M 40
Wimpenny Edith Alice 82 10 NOV 1953 L 40
Wimpenny Helena 75 21 JAN 1955 M 49
Wimpenny Mary 83 18 DEC 1962 B 47
Winch Henry 78 13 JUN 1929 N 93 DH
Winspur Emma 58 18 AUG 1884 N 51 WH
Winterbottom Samuel 82 5 JAN 1916 N 55 WH
Winterburn Lilian 73 6 MAR 1943 M 94 EV
Woffenden Kathleen Mary 76 28 JUL 1995 M 100
Woffenden William 78 19 DEC 1996 M 100
Wood Law 57 14 MAR 1882 R 56 WH
Wood Walter 18 MTHS 30 DEC 1883 C 50
Wood Joe 5 24 MAR 1886 C 50
Wood Alice 11 MTHS 4 MAY 1887 C 50
Wood George Henry 40 22 SEP 1887 C 50
Wood Selina 68 31 DEC 1888 R ? WH
Wood Joe 72 20 MAY 1889 ? WH
Wood Elizabeth 75 31 JAN 1890 O 11 WH
Wood Joseph 91 21 APR 1893 D 14 WH
Wood Jane 77 30 MAY 1895 L 76 WH
Wood James 51 15 FEB 1898 E 40
Wood Mary 64 6 JUN 1898 O 41 WH
Wood Charles 85 19 NOV 1898 O 61 WH
Wood Lily 16 4 JUL 1900 E 40
Wood Ellen 75 6 MAY 1902 O 74 WH
Wood Mary 77 16 DEC 1905 O 44 WH
Wood George 70 13 JAN 1912 O 55 WH
Wood Ben 73 10 MAY 1913 OLD GROUND
Wood Elizabeth 67 3 FEB 1915 E 40
Wood Sarah 75 19 MAR 1921 R 48 WH
Wood Charles Albert 55 16 SEP 1924 F 1
Wood Harry 55 4 MAR 1926 M 34
Wood Irvin 53 17 MAR 1927 R 13 DH
Wood Tom 53 25 JAN 1929 D 61
Wood Mary 62 5 MAR 1932 OLD GROUND
Wood Ruth Hannah 70 17 OCT 1932 F 1
Wood John William 66 14 NOV 1933 OLD GROUND
Wood Ellen 89 26 OCT 1937 M 19
Wood Elizabeth 89 7 MAY 1941 S 1 EV
Wood Mary Emmerline 72 29 OCT 1942 OLD GROUND
Wood Harry 44 27 MAR 1944 M 10
Wood Evelyn 61 18 APR 1946 M 19
Wood Mabel Ethel 53 14 MAR 1946 OLD GROUND
Wood Fred 75 29 NOV 1949 G 81
Wood Ellen 78 19 DEC 1953 M 34
Wood Sarah Hannah 84 11 MAY 1957 G 81
Wood Annie 90 4 JAN 1967 D 61
Wood Alice Sarah Jane 77 17 APR 1972 M 19
Wood Alice Annie 85 26 NOV 1981 M 10
Wood William 57 20 MAY 1878 R 35 WH
Wood William 57 20 MAY 1878 R 35
Wood Rachel 1 DAY 26 FEB 1937 OLD GROUND
Woodcock Joshua 73 14 OCT 1878 E 17
Woodcock Joshua 73 14 OCT 1878 E 17
Woodcock Joseph Crossley 44 20 MAR 1885 E 17
Woodcock Martha 72 29 MAR 1892 ?
Woodcock Elijah 47 4 OCT 1904 O 14 WH
Woodcock George 81 23 AUG 1907 N 64 WH
Woodcock Mary Jane 65 17 AUG 1911 E 16 & 17
Woodcock Ann 82 9 OCT 1911 L 44 WH
Woodhead Wright 36 18 AUG 1876 L 67
Woodhead Wright 36 18 AUG 1876 L 67
Woodhead William 36 27 FEB 1877 L 13
Woodhead William 36 27 FEB 1877 L 13
Woodhead Caroline 23 21 DEC 1878 E 20 D 55
Woodhead Caroline 23 21 DEC 1878 E 20 D 55
Woodhead Charles Herbert 8 6 SEP 1878 E 43 50
Woodhead Charles Herbert 8 6 SEP 1878 E 43 50
Woodhead Arthur 21 20 SEP 1881 D 39
Woodhead Lister 9 MTHS 17 FEB 1887 D 40
Woodhead George William 18 MTHS 12 MAY 1887 E 11
Woodhead Elizabeth 58 2 JUN 1888 D 39
Woodhead Abraham 56 26 DEC 1891 D 55
Woodhead John 52 19 NOV 1891 43 & 50
Woodhead Winifred 4 MTHS 23 APR 1892 E 11
Woodhead George 70 26 MAY 1892 E 18
Woodhead John 38 7 MAR 1893 L 43
Woodhead George 2 26 JUN 1896 B 23
Woodhead Sarah Ellen 35 30 MAY 1896 D 55
Woodhead Thomas 38 25 NOV 1896 E 11
Woodhead William 33 11 APR 1897 B 23
Woodhead Walker 60 9 FEB 1898 B 13
Woodhead Kathleen 6 MTHS 1 MAY 1899 D 40
Woodhead Benjamin 80 6 JAN 1900 D 39
Woodhead John Cookson 32 23 JAN 1900 B 13
Woodhead Charles Henry 27 9 MAY 1904 O 24 WH
Woodhead Percy 20 16 FEB 1905 D 40
Woodhead Ann 69 16 JUN 1909 E 43
Woodhead James 65 9 NOV 1910 N 41 WH
Woodhead Elizabeth 85 16 JUN 1911 E 18
Woodhead Ann 84 8 JUL 1916 D 55
Woodhead Catherine 74 8 AUG 1918 L 43
Woodhead George Barber 71 19 JUN 1918 L 7
Woodhead Mary 78 15 AUG 1925 L 13
Woodhead Phyllis 78 1 JAN 1925 B 13
Woodhead Joseph 75 3 SEP 1926 OLD GROUND
Woodhead Martha Beatrice 58 17 NOV 1931 E 50
Woodhead Albert 62 29 JUL 1933 P 12
Woodhead Martha Ann 84 12 APR 1935 OLD GROUND
Woodhead Edith Alice 58 7 NOV 1935 E 43
Woodhead Hilda 43 22 DEC 1936 D 40
Woodhead Fred 79 7 MAR 1938 D 39
Woodhead Joseph Edward 72 17 FEB 1940 E 50
Woodhead Emily 84 3 JAN 1944 D 39
Woodhead Lavinia 89 4 MAR 1944 L 7
Woodhead Norah 70 21 NOV 1949 G 71
Woodhead Edwin Crooks 91 26 DEC 1960 G 71
Woodhead John 85 15 FEB 1994 E 50
Woodhouse Emma Helena 14 27 MAR 1878 D 43
Woodhouse Emma Helena 14 27 MAR 1878 D 43
Woodhouse Amos 50 23 AUG 1879 D 13
Woodhouse Amos 50 23 AUG 1879 D 13
Woodhouse Joshua 9 19 SEP 1880 D 26
Woodhouse Jane 46 12 FEB 1883 R 38 WH
Woodhouse Jonas 64 23 FEB 1891 D 43
Woodhouse Ruth 62 15 OCT 1891 D 43
Woodhouse Joe Arthur 48 16 NOV 1898 F 16
Woodhouse Joseph 32 11 AUG 1900 O 93 WH
Woodhouse John 64 8 JAN 1901 D 26
Woodhouse Hannah Maria 54 5 SEP 1905 VAULT
Woodhouse Emma 63 27 JUL 1910 D 26 WH
Woodhouse Martha 83 18 DEC 1915 D 13
Woodhouse Edwin 74 16 JAN 1950 B 8
Woodhouse Helena 88 26 NOV 1964 B 8
Woodruffe William James 78 9 FEB 1945 N 48 EV
Woodward George 74 16 JAN 1905 O 4 WH
Woodward Henry George 57 7 APR 1943 M 94 EV
Woolaway Joseph 81 2 JAN 1942 R 22A EV
Worley Mary Matilda 56 21 APR 1922 ?
Worsley Henry 84 22 JAN 1918 N 34 WH
Worsley Albert 50 3 JUN 1925 M 23
Worsley Harriet Annie 66 30 SEP 1943 M 23
Worthington Martha 71 2 FEB 1904 O 11
Worthington George 45 15 JUL 1912 O 35 WH
Worthington George Richard 80 14 JUL 1920 S 9 WH
Wray Thomas 72 12 APR 1911 O 65 WH
Wright William Briggs 46 22 MAY 1916 F 52
Wright Violetta 61 21 FEB 1927 F 52
Wright Robert John 62 16 NOV 1944 N 38 EV
Wrigley Jane 55 19 MAR 1894 D 62 WH
Wyatt Caroline 85 6 MAR 1941 S 19 EV

Netherthong Wesleyan Church Part 2 -1921 to closure

The first report in the Examiner for 1921 was in February, when a concert was given in the school on behalf of the Young Leaguers’ Union of the National Childrens Home and Orphanage. It was very well attended and £10 10s was raised. They organised a similar social for the same charity  two years later in February 1923 and called it a ‘hospital social’ with songs, music and recitations and raised £10.

Sadly during the month, the death occurred of Joseph Armitage, aged 77 years. He had been closely associated with the Wesleyan Methodists and had been one of the first Sunday School teachers. He was interested in the WMC and was formerly its caretaker. For over 50 years he was a member of the Gardener’s Friendly Society and in 1897 was one of the founders of the juvenile branch. His trade was as an oat-bread baker

At the end of the month, a concert was held in the school by the Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan Prize Choir under the leadership of Joe Bottomley with Miss F. Green as accompanist.

A social gathering was held in the Chapel in March 1923 to raise funds for the renovation of the chapel and improvements to the organ. There was a supper and games were played and £3 was raised.

After having been closed for some time for renovation, the Chapel, which had been re-decorated at a total cost of £120,  was re-opened in July when a devotional service was conducted by the circuit ministers, Rev.E.Harland and Rev.J.Crawford, with music on the organ by Mr.Cousens. The organ had been overhauled and two new stops added. A large number of people partook of tea. The following month was time for the annual outing for the choir. They went to Wharfedale and Airedale and travelled in Mr.Middleton’s well-know charabanc ” Holme Valley “. For their outing in 1924 they once again travelled in the ” Holme Valley ” and visited the Dukeries.

The Chapel had all agreed to the adoption of the electric lighting scheme and, in January 1925, held a tea and concert which realised £8 6s 6d  for the fund.

April of that year was the occasion when the men associated with the Chapel promoted a tea and concert in the schoolroom. A goodly number sat down to a capital tea which was provided by the men who not only presided and served at tables but also did the washing-up. An excellent concert concluded with the burlesque ” Ventriloquism or how not to do it ” which was given by J.Green, N.Haigh and T.Littlewood. £7 10s was raised for the electric lighting fund.

In September the Chapel extended a hearty welcome to the Rev.Wm. Salisbury and the Rev.Joseph Birbeck, newly appointed ministers of the Holmfirth circuit of Wesleyan Methodism. The financial statements of the Sunday School were submitted and approved and members were told that electric lighting was shortly to be installed with the supplier being Honley Council. December saw the much awaited Electric Light Installation Ceremony, when the switching on , performed  by one of the oldest scholars, Mr.J.Woodhead, JP., was greated with hearty applause. A public tea followed by a concert was provided.

In January 1926 the death occurred of Mr. John Albert Armitage of Chapel House , Deanhouse. He was well known and highly respected and a close adherent to the Wesleyan Cause. For 20 years he had been chapel-keeper, a trustee, a steward and an active worker for the chapel renovation and for several years he generously provided an annual treat for the primary department children. He had his 59th. birthday on Christmas Day . He worked as a dyer’s labourer for J.Davies & Co. Ribbleden Dyeworks at Holmfirth and had died immediately on reaching the dye-house on his return to work after the holiday. Another workman said the deceased had reached the dye-house about 6.45 and had just put his dinner on a bench when he fell to the ground. The post-mortem showed evidence of chronic bronchitis and Bright’s disease and the coroner ruled the death was due to natural causes.

The same month Mr. Edward Finch, the well-known Huddersfield elocutionist, paid a visit to the chapel and delivered recitals to the well – attended afternoon and evening services.

In June through the kindness of Mr.& Mrs.Walter Wagstaff and friends, the young children of the primary and other junior departments of the school spent an enjoyable time at Rob Roy. The Foreign Missionary anniversary in conjunction with the Chapel was held in November with  morning and afternoon services on the Sunday. A public tea was given on the Tuesday and Mrs.Death of Meltham presided over a meeting which was addressed by Mrs.W.Rhodes on British Guiana.

The first event in 1927 was in January when a concert , promoted by the organist J.W.Green, was held in aid of funds for painting the exterior of the Chapel. The same month the Young Leaguers organised the annual effort by the Sunday School on behalf of the National Children’s Home and Orphanage. It was presided over by J.Green.

 The New Year’s gathering and price distribution took place in the Sunday school. W.Wagstaff presided and Mrs. Salisbury presented the prizes as well as giving a bible to Arthur Shaw in honour of his connection to the Sunday school up to 20 years of age.

Thomas Dyson gave one of his popular lantern lectures in the schoolroom. This one was all about Yorkshire seaside resorts and the lanternists were C.Dutton and W. Boothroyd.

In February the Rev. Joseph West, a former missionary, who had laboured in India, gave a lecture  on missionary life and experiences in Ceylon which he illuminated with slides. One of the last visits of the year was a visit by Friends from Hall Sunday School to the Wesleyan school and they gave a concert. The chair was occupied by Mr.Thomas Littlewood.

The annual choir outing for the Sunday School for 1928 visited Cawthorne and 60 scholars, teachers and friends travelled in three conveyances. The members of the Choir had their annual outing in September when they visited York. In January 1929 the Young Leaguers Union gave a concert in the school room and presented two children’s operettas.

In the late twenties, gramophone recitals were becoming very popular and attracted good attendances  and Mr.Harold Hirst of Holmfirth presented a number of excellent records in the school in February 1929. Later that year in September the quarterly meeting in connection with the Holmfirth Circuit of Wesleyan Methodism was held in the Chapel. Rev.J.Hisbrown, the circuit minister, presided and a unique feature was the presence of representatives from the United Methodist and Primitive Methodist Circuits. The final event of the year was a visit in December by a number of married ladies associated with the Wesleyans at Underbank. They gave a concert full of miscellaneous items in aid of Chapel funds. The young people from the Honley Wesleyan Sunday school paid a visit in January 1930 to the Wesleyan school in connection with the Netherthong branch of the Young Leaguers Union and presented a pleasing programme of glees, songs , dances and sketches. The next event was an Orange Grove Fair at the school in April which was opened by Arthur Fieldhouse , well known in Wesleyan circles. After all the thanks had been made, the fair opened with many stalls. The ladies provided the tea and the entertainment in the evening. £140 was raised before expenses.

A party from Leeds South Circuit United Methodist Church visited at the end of November 1930 to give a concert. There was a good attendance, presided over by T.Dyson, and W.Wagstaff gave the vote of thanks.

A lantern service was held in the schoolroom on a Sunday afternoon in January 1931. “Timothy Crab ” was the subject of a temperance ballad illustrated by views which had been made from life models by Bamforths of Holmfirth. The slides were presented by T.Dyson assisted by lanternists, T.Dufton and B.Coldwell. Mr.W.Wagstaff presided with Miss Ruth Dufton on piano. The Rev. Harry Buckley was the speaker at the special services in the evening. The choir’s annual outing that year was in July when members and friends visited Grassington and Burnsall. The Rev. Walter T.Rose, the newly-appointed circuit minister, was the preacher at the Chapel anniversary in September 1931. The same month J .Hadfield of Huddersfield gave a lantern lecture at the school titled ‘Pictures of North Wales’. There were two events in November, the first was the Annual missionary meeting when the Rev. C.Chapman of Halifax, who had served 15 years in Burma, delivered a powerful appeal. He said that the Chapel had raised £13 during the year. The second event later in the month was a successful tea and concert promoted by the men of the congregation. It was presided over by H.Wagstaff. The first reported event in 1932 was in January when the Rev.J.Bisbrown, the superintendent minister of the Holmfirth Circuit of Wesleyan Methodism, visited the chapel and gave a lantern lecture on ‘Glimpses of the Continent’. In March the Ladies of the Chapel gave their ‘first’ effort consisting of a tea and entertainment. It was a big success and raised £13 1s. At the annual missionary meeting at the Chapel in November 1933, the Rev. H. Bishop, principal of the Training College, Porto Novo, Dahomey who had 30 years missionary experience in South Africa, Portuguese East Africa, Portugal and French West Africa gave the main address. A presentation was made in November 1935  to Mr.& Mrs. Thomas Dyson of Croft House on the occasion of their wedding. Mr. Walter Wagstaff presented them with a barometer from their friends at the Chapel and an alarm clock from the Sunday School children and teachers. At the Sunday school anniversary meeting in May 1936 presentations were made for long and faithful service. Miss Brigg and Miss Cousen were each presented with a cake district and Mr. J. Green , who had been the voluntary organist for 25 years, was presented with a grandmother clock. Mrs. W. Wagstaff presided. The following August, 60 teachers, scholars and friends of the Sunday school went on their annual outing on this occasion to Knaresborough. The same month the Chapel hosted the quarterly meeting of Methodists from all parts of the Holmfirth circuit and all newly appointed ministers were given a very warm welcome.

In March  1938, the Chapel held its re-opening services as it had been closed for the purpose of decorating both the chapel and the school and installing a new heating apparatus. Special services were held. A few months later in May the bi-centenary of John Wesley’s conversion was celebrated throughout Methodism and the Netherthong chapel played an honoured part for it was twice visited by John Wesley and was the 6th. Methodist Chapel to be built in the whole of England. The first chapel was at Bristol followed by Birstall, Newcastle, Hipperholme and Haworth. On his first visit on July 6 1772, he wrote in his diary for that day … ” I went to Halifax. Preached in the Cow Market to a huge multitude. Our house was filled at 5 in the morning. At 10 I preached in the New House at Thong and at 2 in the afternoon in the Market Place in Huddersfield. Such another we had at Dewsbury in the evening and my strength was my duty.” He preached in the village again in 1788 and records in his diary that he visited Honley at 11am on April 30 1788.

The scholars, teachers and friends all enjoyed an outing in June to Buxton and Matlock.

The 1939 annual outing in May for the Chapel consisted of 60 teachers and scholars who traveled in two of Messrs. Castle’s motors. They visited Brimham Rocks and Knaresborough.. May was also the occasion of the Sunday School Anniversary when all involved partook in songs, recitations and hymns.

In February 1940, the annual ladies tea and entertainment took place in the Chapel.  March 16th. was observed as ladies’ day and Miss Mabel Wagstaff of Gateshead was the preacher. The annual outing for the Sunday School saw 60  teachers, scholars and friends go to Knaresborough again as they had done the previous year.

The next newspaper report was  February 1941  when Mr. Norman Powell’s party of the Boy Scouts of Honley and District visited the Sunday School and gave a mixed entertainment which included lessons on first-aid. Mr.T.Dyson visited the Chapel in the November  to give one of his illustrated lantern lectures and  presented views of Yorkshire scenery. There was a good attendance and a collection was taken for overseas mission. The same month it was the turn of the ladies to give their annual entertainment of songs and sketches. The Chapel was crowded with an appreciative audience.

The  Sunbeams Concert Party gave a very successful variety show in the Sunday School in February 1942. To start off the show, all the the girls sang ” Save a little Sunshine ” which was followed by an amusing duet by  Maurice Froggatt and Colin Gledhill. Mary Bowden sang ” Land of Hope and Glory”, Colin Gledhill entertained with his song, ” Nobody loves a fairy when she’s forty”. Eileen Roebuck sang ” Danny Boy “, Relton Bradley performed a monologue. Susie McLean, Mary Bowden and Eileen Roebuck starred in ‘Mr.Brown of London Town’ and Edith Walker gave a dance.  Philip Roebuck and Relton Bradley appeared in many of the sketches and the pianists were Marion Bowden and Maurice Froggatt. The sketches were written by Mr.N.Powell who also acted as compere and ran the show. The proceeds came to £5 15s.

An important name change occured at the start of the 1949s when it stopped being called Deanhouse Wesleyan Methodist Church and became Netherthong Wesley’s Methodist Church.

In December, the overseas missionary anniversary services were held in the Chapel. Rev. Thorpe spoke about missionary work in Ceylon and the Rev. Roberts gave an illustrated lecture on his work in West Africa. Also in December, the combined choirs of the Parish Church, Zion Methodist and Wesley Methodist gave carol services in the Parish Church.

 At the end of 1942 there was a Christmas wedding at the Church on Boxing Day between Bombardier Albert Cartwright of Denegarth, Deanhouse and Miss Phyllis Wagstaff of Rob Roy, Netherthong. The bride was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir at the Chapel and a lieutenant in the Netherthong Girl Guide Company.

February 1943 was the occasion of ladies’ Day at the Chapel. Miss H. Battye was the preacher at the services. In December, the combined choirs of the Parish Church, Zion Methodist and Wesley Methodist gave carol services in the Parish Church.

The Rev. J.Almond, newly appointed minister in the Holmfirth Methodist circuit, gave the sermon at the anniversary services in September 1944.

The 1947 annual outing of the scholars and friends involved a group of 70 travelling to Knotts End and Fleetwood. A presentation was made in September to Herbert Fisher who had resigned his post of choirmaster after 40 years. He was a well known vocalist, had been conductor of the Netherthong Music Festival and was a member of the Holme Valley Male Voice Choir. In January 1948, the Chapel had a distinguished visitor, Rev. J.H.Garland the Methodist minister at Mallon, Cumberland. He was the secretary and organiser of the International Centenary Commemoration of the Rev. Henry Francis Lyte, author of Abide with me, and he lectured on the famous hymn and its author.

Memorial Services were held in the Chapel in May 1949 for Walter Wagstaff, a former worker for the chapel, who died in Rhyl on April 26th. He had been president of The Male Voice Choir. On the 22nd. of the same month, Mr.& Mrs. John Edward Smith, who had been caretakers for over 23 years, attained their golden anniversary. Mr.Smith ,who was 78 years, came to Netherthong in 1917 and worked in the local mills before being appointed chapel – keeper. He was an hon. member of The Male Voice Choir. Before her marriage, Mrs.Smith was Miss Edna Roebuck, one of a family of eight sons and four daughters. She was 71 years.

September was the occasion of the Annual Services and the preacher was Rev.A. Vincent Woodhill who was one of the newly appointed ministers on the circuit. Mrs. R.Singleton was the organist. The Holme Valley Guides, Scouts and Cubs paid their 20th. Annual visit to the Chapel in October when Rover leader, W.Allen, presided. The address was given by Scoutmaster, Pat Hellawell and the children’s address by Cubmistress, D.Whitehead. The lesson was read by Scout Lawrence Liles and Cub Mark Lancaster contributed a poem.

The annual outing in May 1950 was to Bridlington when 58 adults and children left in two coaches. The same month, the Sunday School Anniversary services were held with the Rev.Woodhall of Meltham as preacher. He was also the preacher in November when Temperance Film strips were shown at the chapel.  The Rev. J. Christian of Holmfirth was the preacher at the Church anniversary services in August.

1951 started off with the Annual distribution of prizes in January for the Sunday School scholars. Miss S.J.Brigg presided  and Mrs.R.Singleton was the organist.The scholars plus friends of the Sunday School held their annual outing in June. They were conveyed in two of Messr. Bradley Bros. coaches to Southport.

The Rev. James Sollitt, newly appointed superintendent minister of the Holmfirth Methodist circuit, was the preacher at the anniversary services in September 1951. They celebrated the Harvest Festival in October with a parade by the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Scoutmaster Stuart Bedford presided and the lessons were read by cub Geoffrey Burley and scout Pat Beardsell.

There was a full chapel to celebrate the Harvest Festival in 1954. The local scouts and guides paraded for the festival and Mr.T.Brooks, scoutmaster, stated that it was the 25th. annual visit by the Guides and Scouts. The Sunday School Anniversary services took place in May 1956 and the organist at both services was Mrs.R.Singleton. The Rev.J.Crawford of Honley was the preacher.

The Rev. F.Garnett of Meltham , one of the newly appointed ministers of the Holmfirth Methodist Circuit, was the preacher at the chapel anniversary services in September 1956. The following month they celebrated the Harvest Festival with the annual parade of the boy scouts and girl guides and the Scout leader, Mr.Sanderson of Meltham, presided. Lessons were read by Scouts Derek Marsh and Gerald Buck and the young peoples address was given by Cub leader Maureen Sykes of Honley. The speaker was Scoutmaster L. Farrar of Halifax.

Owing to the damage sustained  at Wesley’ Chapel in June all their services were held in the Zion Church. A united campaign  for both the  churches was organised by a band of local preachers in the Holmfirth Circuit who had previously held campaigns in Wooldale, Scholes and Crowedge. The opening phase had been an intensive visiting of the whole area, house by house, armed with leaflets. In July the Trustees discussed the question of the condition of the roof and the cost of repairs and decided to make a decision at the quarterly meeting. The main ceiling collapsed in September and the  congregation formally joined the Zion Methodist Church. The following year the Chapel was officially closed and later was converted into a house.

With the closing of the Chapel, the Express in July gave a detailed account of the early history of the Chapel. Much of it is similar to the information I have given in this chapter but the paper had access to the original minute book of the records of the Sunday School. They make for very interesting reading and I have  listed them below. 

The very first meeting was held on April 29 1861 and it was resolved to purchase two dozen Bibles, two dozen Testaments and spelling books. On May 14 arrangements were made for the school feast and it was resolved that 2 stones of flour would be used for plain bread and 1.5 stones for currant bread. At a committee meeting on December 16, Messrs. J.Woodhead and J.Rogers were appointed to attend on Saturday evenings in the school to give instructions on writing etc.

On July 15 1862  eight rules for the teachers were adopted and they were as follows. 1. The school shall be opened with singing and prayer and this rule also gave the various attendance times.  2. They shall take such a position in their class as will enable them to observe every child. They shall restrain the children from improper conduct.  3. In case of unavoidable absence they shall provide a proper substitute.  4. They shall be persons of good moral character, approved by the teacher’s meeting.  5. No teacher shall mention the faults of a brother teacher.  6. Every teacher leaving the school is requested to give a month’s notice.   7. A committee shall be chosen annually to manage the affairs of the school.  8. A meeting shall be held quarterly.

There were also eight rules to be enforced by the scholars. 1. They shall be present at the opening of the school and shall be clean in person and dress.  2. If any scholar be absent from school for four successive Sundays without a sufficient excuse he shall be dismissed.  3. No scholar shall attend when affected by any infectious disease.  4. The scholars at the time of singing or prayer shall not gaze about, read or play.  5. No scholar may leave his class without the consent of the teacher. 6 No scholar shall bring anything to play with or eat during school hours.  7 They shall abstain from lying, swearing, sabbath breaking and every other manifest immorality and be submissive, obedient and respectful to their teachers.  8 Scholars not attending to the above rules shall be punished.

At a meeting on October 4 1864, it was decided to join the Sunday School Union about to be formed in the Holmfirth Circuit and on December 5 of the same year it was resolved ” that one dozen of Wesleyan Scripture Lessons be purchased monthly at the expense of the School Funds.” It was resolved on August 13 1869 that the teachers and scholars have a trip to Harden Moss ( it unfortunately didn’t record how this would be achieved ).

And finally a minute of April 1893 regarding the school feast states ” that we walk with the Reformers as usual if they are willing “. The following year ” it was decide not to walk with the Reformers“.

The following pamphlet was published for the Dedication of the Organ, Pulpit and Choir Stalls on May 30th. and 31st. 1959.

 

May 1959 Dedication programme.
May 1959 Dedication programme.

All Saints Church – 1918 to date

This is the second section of All Saints Church and covers the period from 1918 to date.

 In February 1918, the Choir held their annual whist drive and dance in the church school. It was organized by the choirmaster, C.Wood, and there was a large gathering with 20 tables and £4 was sent to the Holmfirth Auxiliary hospital. For their annual outing that year the choir visited Wakefield and Leeds. They left Thongbridge station for Dewhurst  and took the train to Wakefield and after dinner travelled by car to Leeds and returned by train in the evening.

The annual vestry meeting in April , with the Rev. Hind presiding , was attended by only two parishioners, Mr. Turner and Mr. Mellor. Mr.Turner who had been the vicar’s warden for many years resigned his office. The Rev. Hind said he would have to call another meeting and hopefully get a better attendance.

A meeting of the Mothers’ Union, presided over by Mrs. Floyd, was held in September in the Church school. The Rev. Hind gave a short service followed by a powerful address on the troubled times given by Miss Norton. The meeting was followed by tea in aid of funds for the Red Cross Society. The accounts were presented and 3 guineas was sent to the Prisoners of War Fund.

 In January 1919 the Annual parochial tea and entertainment which, owing to the war, had been in abeyance for 2 years was held in the school with a large attendance. A superb tea was presided over by Mrs. Jackson, Mrs.Wilson, Mrs. Batley, Mrs. Hirst ,Mrs. Wimpenny and Mrs. Woodhead. Entertainment was provided by the choir and was followed by a speech by the Rev. Cavey, vicar of Huddersfield. The finale was an excellent performance of the humourous sketch, ” Ferrill’s Fix “.

The annual vestry meeting was held in April with only a dozen parishioners present. The vicar, Rev. Hind,  re-appointed Mr. H.Wilson as his warden and Mr.J.Woodhead was re-appointed people’s warden. T.Turner, C.S.Floyd, W.Batley, J.Harker, J.Mallinson, E.Butterworth, H.Roberts and A.Dixon were elected as sidesmen.

 The year 1920 saw many activities, the first of which was in April when the Church Sunday School presented a Grand Comic Operetta titled Cupid and the Ogre. There were two performances and the admission was 2/- and 1/6. In June the Church held its Annual Festival when the procession, headed by Holme Brass Band ,followed the still beautiful banner that had been in service for 25 years. They went up Town Gate, past the Church and down Outlane to the Deanhouse Institution where they sang hymns.  Tea for the children and the villagers was supplied in the school yard by a large band of helpers and the day finished with dancing and games.

 The first annual meeting of qualified electors of the Parochial Church Council was held in April in the National school with the Rev. H.Hind presiding. In addition to the vicar and the churchwardens, who were ex-officio members, the following were elected members of the Council for the ensuing year  Mr.S.Butterworth ( lay representative ), Mrs. J.Hirst, Mrs.A.Dixon ( secretary ) and Messrs. B.Gill, C.S.Floyd, W.Horncastle, T.Turner, J.Hirst and C.Wood.

In November a Movement was set up by the Rev. Hind and the church wardens, J.Woodhead JP and H.Wilson, to raise funds by various activities for the purpose of cleaning, painting and decoration of the Church both inside and outside and also to improve the state of the churchyard. The first event was a Christmas Party held in the schoolroom. It was an entertainment given by the children of the infant classes of the day school under the charge of Miss Fanny Wilson and was very successful. 

The first event in April 1923 was three performances of ” The Black Swan ” , a comic opera, which was held in the Church Sunday School to large audiences. The Express report enthused on the whole performance and listed the entire cast with Mr. T.Wood as the Black Squire. The other performers were Mr.C.Wood, Mr.H.Horncastle, Mr.W.Horncastle, Mr.Evelyn Barron, Mr.G.A.Wood, Mr.D.Hughes, Mr.B.Lockwood, Mr.E.Rusby, Mr.G.Charlesworth, Miss A. Mallinson, Miss E. Beaumont, MIss R.Dickinson and Miss M.Woodhead. They were supported by a tuneful chorus representing schoolgirls, schoolboys,sailors,smugglers etc. all gaily dressed. The orchestra comprised  Messrs. P.Dixon, L.Ramsden, J.Hobblethwaite, T.Carter and F.Walker and Misses Beatrice Buckley and S.A.Brook.

The second event was the vestry meeting  with the Rev.H.Hind presiding. Mr.J.Woodhead was elected as people’s warden & H.Wilson as the vicar’s warden. The elected sidesmen were W.Batley, C.S.Floyd, A.Dixon, S.Butterworth, J.Mallinson, G.Charlesworth, J.Goddard, H.Wimpenny, A.W.Wimpenny and G.Bailey, August was the time for the annual outing of the church choir who visited Beverley, conveyed in two charabancs supplied by Kilner & Brook.

The 44th. annual outing of the Church choir was in August 1924 and members visited Nottingham travelling in a 32 and 11 seater charabanc. For all of November the Sunday services had not been held owing to the church being closed due to cleaning, painting and redecoration of the sacred fabric and the overhauling and improvement of the organ by the addition of two new stops. During the closure the divine service had been conducted by the vicar in the Mission Room. It was re-opened early in December.

Mr.Arthur Pearson, Mus.Bac.( Oxon ) F.R.C.O., the Huddersfield Borough organist ,gave an organ recital in the Church in March 1925  to a large attendance. The following month the Sunday School teachers organised a concert in the National School with music  by many well-known artistes.

I’ve given below details of the changes, repairs and improvements in the church from 1924 right through to 2003 in one complete section rather than to spread them out through this chapter by date. 

In 1924, electric lights replaced the gas mantles on the standards and extensive alterations were made to the organ. In 1967 the church was designated as a building of special architectural and historic interest. The dry rot at the west end and in the gallery floor was eradicated in November 1970, and a side effect of the treatment was the creation of more light in the Baptistry alcove. The church was re-wired in March 1973. While the interior was being re-plastered in  October 1974, they shared the Zion Chapel. After the re-decoration in January 1975, the Bishop of Pontefract held a service of Thanksgiving and Re-dedication in March.  The original organ suffered from severe water damage and was replaced by a new free-standing organ designed by Mr.P.Wood . The pulpit was moved to the opposite side to preserve the symmetry of the interior. In December 1977 the choir pews were replaced by those from Castleford. In 1987 the original Georgian Font , which was installed with the building and replaced in the 1920’s , was found buried in the church yard : it was dug up and kept safe.

In March 2000, due to the demise of the choir and to create more space and light, the choir pews were removed and the chancel left as free space. The pulpit was  also disposed off. The original Georgian font was brought back into use at Christening Services and the 1920’s font put into the church grounds. A freestanding Nave Altar and Credence Table were purchased at a cost of £5,500 in October 2000.

 In January 2003 the church’s clock winding mechanism was electrified by the clock’s maker, “ Smiths of Derby“. On 7th. April 2003, a contract was signed to completely refurbish the West End by removing the west gallery and provide meeting rooms, storerooms, toilets and disabled facilities for the community. The cost of the alteration was in excess of £100,000. The church was re-dedicated on Sunday 27th. July 2003 by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Right Rev. Stephen Platten. 

The 1928 parochial tea and entertainment took place in the National school and after tea the entertainment took the form of the ‘latest craze’ – a gramophone recital arranged and directed by Rushworth’s Ltd., Huddersfield. You  will find reports of recitals and gramophone contests in a number of the chapters.

The following year the annual parochial tea and entertainment for the  Church and day school was held on February and those attending were treated to a capital ham tea served by the ladies of the congregation. The evening’s entertainment was given by the scholars of both the day and Sunday schools.

In common with the other two churches in the village, the switch over to electricity in the church was a major event,To inaugurate the installation of electric light in the Parish Church School, an ” at home ” was held in the classroom in September 1929 with Mr.& Mrs. Gledhill as hosts. The opening ceremony of switching on the lights was performed by Mrs. J.P.Floyd of Roseleigh. Games, songs, a concert and supper were followed by dancing to the strains of the latest dance hall successes played by the Revellers Dance Band.

At the annual vestry meeting in 1926 there was no change of wardens. Rev. Hind re-appointed H.Wilson as his warden and J.Woodhead was re-elected as the people’s warden – the two of them had held these positions since 1919 and would still be carrying out the jobs in 1931.

In July 1927 the Church Choir held their annual outing and visited Cleethorpes in a charabanc and taxi provided by William Haigh. Quoting directly from the Express ‘ Netherthong was reached at 11.45 and lo and behold the friends who saw them off ‘were there to see them back’

The annual vestry meeting and parochial church council was held in 1928 with the Rev.  Hind presiding. He re-appointed Mr.H.Wilson as his warden and the vestry re-appointed Mr.J.Woodhead J.P. as the people’ warden. The following sidesmen were appointed – Messrs. C.Floyd, W.Bailey, S.Butterworth, J.Mallinson, G.Charlesworths , H.Wimpenny, G.Bailey,J.Wilde, J.Woodhead and A.Moorhouse. The three ladies on the Church Council were Mrs.J.Hirst, Mrs.J.Jackson and Miss F.Wilson. In October, Mr.Harold Deaton was appointed verger in succession to Mr.T.Wood who was seriously ill. The Annual Sunday School party was held on New Year’s Eve when teachers, scholars and friends spent a pleasant time.

The Church Sunday School and in particular Miss Hallas were very busy in February/March 1930. First of all they organised a whist drive, supper and dance which attracted a large attendance. All the latest “hits ” were played by a band under the leadership of Miss Hallas. The next event was a carnival dance  and , note the wording in the newspaper report, ” an efficient orchestra under the conductorship of Miss Hallas provided the music .”

The All Saint’s Centenary was celebrated in November with a very special gathering to mark the event. A public tea was provided which was followed by lots of entertainment, the highlight being a concert given by the Church School Amateur Operatic Society and the Netherthong Male Voice Choir. Services continued over several days when the Lord Bishop of Wakefield, Dr.Seaton, was the preacher in the morning with the Rev.A.Sephton, the vicar of Holmfirth, doing the honours in the evening. Subscriptions and donations totalled £371.

The Centenary Fund was swelled by profits from a series of events in December 1930. They were organised by Mrs.J.P.Floyd and Miss H.Floyd of Roseleigh along with members of the Mothers’ Union and included a Bridge party and afternoon tea, and a whist drive with supper and dancing.

The Parish Church Operatic Society organised a whist drive, supper and dance in January 1931 in aid of funds and the following month promoted their annual dance in the school with music by Miss Hallas, piano, and Mr.Knapton, violin. At the annual vestry meeting in April , the Rev.Hind appointed H.H.Wilson as warden and the vestry appointed Mr.J. Woodhead as parishioners’ warden. The following sidesmen were appointed. C.S.Floyd, W.Batley, S.Butterworth, G.Charlesworth, H.Wimpenny, G.Bailey, J.Wilde, J.Woodhead, A.Moorhouse, L.Mallinson, W.Denton and R.Ricketts. The same year the annual choir outing was to Blackpool.

The photo below ,dated 1932,  shows a tableau of  the Sunday school children.

Parish Church tableau 1932.
Parish Church tableau 1932.

The Annual Parochial tea and entertainment was revived in March 1935 after a lapse of eight years. An excellent meat tea was provided and the evening’s entertainment consisted of songs and one-act plays.

A photograph of the Parish Church Choir posing in front of their bus before their trip to Southport on July 26 1937. Some of the members  were Doris Wood, Margaret Sykes, Marion Montgomery, Mary Dyson, Wilkie Horncastle and Harold Sykes

Church choir trip to Southport June 1937
Church choir trip to Southport June 1937

In October 1938 a presentation was made to Albert Wimpenny who had been a member of the Church Choir for 50 years having first joined when he was 20. The Spring Fair was held in April 1939 and the opening ceremony, presided over by Mrs.Bradley, was performed by Mrs.Vernon Gledhill. The concert involved the Netherthong Male Voice Choir, conducted by Mr.A.Sanderson, dancing by the pupils of Mrs.Hirst and harmonica duets by Inspector Cooper and Mr.Hughes. 

The annual Parochial Meeting was held in March 1940 with the Rev.S.Black in the chair. H.Wilson was re-elected as the Vicar’s Warden and Mr.C.Floyd was elected as people’s Warden. The following sidemen were elected. W.Batley,H.Wimpenny, G.Bailey, L.Mallinson, H.Wilson, H.McQue, F.Lockwood, J.Woodhead, B.Batley, H.Hoyle, R.Ricketts, J.Black, J.Scott and J.Rothery. Mr.Floyd was re-elected secretary of the Parochial Church Choir and J.Rothery confirmed as auditor. The elected members of the Church Council were W.Batley, H.Wimpenny, W.Horncastle, A.Wimpenny, B.Batley, H.Denton, H.McQue, G.Bailey, J.Wilde, A.Sanderson, J.Mallinson, W.Gledhill plus Mrs.Black, Mrs.Lockwood, Mrs. McQue, Mrs. Floyd, Mrs. Fallas and Misses S.Brook, S.Beaumont, H.Floyd, F.Wilson, M.Wimpenny and E.Dickinson.

The  photograph below is of the Church choir outing to Buxton and Castleton on July 19 1941.

Church choir outing to Buxton on July 1941
Church choir outing to Buxton on July 1941

Dated sometime in the 1940s the photograph of the Church choir with everybody in their ” Sunday best ” has the Rev. Black in the centre  and the conductor, Arthur Sanderson, tucked away in the top right hand corner.

Church choir with the Rev. Black . 1940s ?
Church choir with the Rev. Black . 1940s ?

The Annual Vestry and Parochial Church meeting was held in April 1947. Winston Wood and Brook Batley were elected churchwardens, Mr. C.S.Floyd , secretary, and B.Batley, treasurer, were re-elected.The following were elected to serve on the committee. Messrs. W.Batley,B.Batley,G.Bailey,A.Dyson,C.S.Floyd,W.Gledhill, W.Horncastle, B.Lockwood,J.Rothery, J.Wilde, A.Wimpenny, H.Wilson, J.Woodhead, Eric Wood and Winston Wood. Mrs.Black,Miss Brook, Miss Dickinson,Mrs. Floyd, Mrs. Fallas, Mrs. W.Gledhill, Mrs. Horncastle, Miss R.Lockwood, Mrs.F.Lockwood,Mrs. Torr, Miss M. Wimpenny, Miss Wilson and Mrs. Winston Wood.

At the end of the year a Winter Fayre was held in the church in aid of the re-decoration fund. A snowstorm was raging as the Fayre opened. The photo below shows the heavy snowfall outside the church.

Parish Church, 1947, in heavy snow

The Parochial tea and concert in February 1948 was of outstanding merit and among the artistes was the C.V.H. Quartet winners of the Blackpool Music Festival 1946-7.

In January 1949, the Festival of nine lessons and carols was held in the Church with the carols being sung by scholars of the Sunday school and Fred Lockwood as organist. The lessons were read by Rev.S.Black, Mr.J.Wilde, Masters William Wood and R.Brown and Misses M.Brierley, J.Walker and M.Hanwell. The collection in aid of St.Dunstan’s Hostel for the Blind raised £6.

A service was held in April for the declaration of the new Mothers’ Union banner with the service being taken by Rev.S.Black. He said that the Netherthong branch of the Mothers’ Union was founded on July 6 1912 by the late Mrs. J.Peel Floyd. 40 members were enrolled at the first meeting and six were still living – Mrs.Hoyle, Mrs.Taylor, Mrs.Albert Wimpenny, Mrs.Arthur Wimpenny, Mrs. Knutton and Mrs. Tom Wood. The first of the four ladies were still attached to the branch.

At the Annual party and prizegiving held in January 1950, there were three Sunday School teachers whose joint association with the school amounted to over 150 years – they were Mrs. Alice Fallas, Miss Mildred Wimpenny and Miss S.Brook. Miss Brook presented  prizes for regular attendance and good conduct to Jean Walker, Ann Watson, Pamela Watson, Netta Watson, Margaret Hanwell, Margaret Brierley, Judith Stephenson, Frank Hanwell and Stanley Hanwell. Infant prizes were given to Leslie Bailey, Joyce Bailey and Susan Jones. The Parish Church Social Committee promoted the Children’s Fancy Dress dance in the day School later  in the same month with music by The Music Makers Orchestra. The prizewinners were Margaret Hanwell, Anne Watson, Eileen James, Tony Littlewood, Peter Watson and Peter Mallinson.  In November Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Gledhill organised a Whist drive, supper and dance in aid of church funds  with music by Harry Beaver and his band. A fancy dress party in December took place in the Day School and the winners were Netta Watson, Joyce Bailey, Jean Shaw, Tony Littlewood, Alan Jones and Peter Preston. Incidentally 1950 was the first white Christmas for twelve years. 

Master Robert Clough was appointed organist at the Church and began his duties on April 1st.in April 1951. Although he was only 14 years of age, he had been deputy organist at St.David’s Church in Holmbridge for the past year.

A Fancy-dress Party, connected with the Church, was held in the Day School and a large number of children attended in fancy dress. Prizes  for best costumes were given in various age categories.  Girls under 8 – Pat Kelly,Betty Power and Therese Napthine. Boys under 8 – Glynne Hoyle, Tony Rose and Christopher Wood. Girls over 8 – Jaqueline Hobson, Margot Swain, Pauline Littlewood and Mavis Addy. Boys over 8 – Bruce Dyson,Alan Jones and Tony Littlewood.

The last event of 1952 was a service of 9 lessons and carols held on December 28 and  given by the Sunday School scholars. The lessons were read by Misses Joyce Addy, Mary Brierley, Anne Watson, Judith Stephenson and Masters Peter Brown and Thomas Scholfield.

The Annual Parochial tea in February 1953 attracted a large attendance and ” The Netherthongsters” presented an entirely new show. There was another large audience in July when the Male Voice Choir and Arthur Sanderson gave a concert. A Fancy Dress Party for the Sunday School was held in December and prizes for the under-8s were won by George Preece, Avril Kaye, Christopher Wood, Joyce Bailey and David Eggleton. The winners in the over-8 group were Pamela Watson, Carol Pell and Leslie Bailey. Other prizes were presented to Richard Storey, Susan Hinchliffe and Michael Taylor.

60 parishioners sat down for tea in the Day School  in March 1954 to celebrate the Annual Parochial tea.In the evening the Sunday School Drama Group presented 3 one-act plays – ” Money makes a Difference “, ” I made you possible ” and ” A flat and a sharp “.They were presented by Mrs.C.Brown and the performers were Margaret Brierley, Maureen Ellis, Barbara Mallinson, Pat Preston, Judith Stephenson, Marie Turner, Anne Watson, Peter Brown, Peter Mallinson, Peter preston, Barry Lee, Thomas Scholfield and Peter Stangroom.

A few months later the church held its special Sunday School festival. Rev.S.Black was the preacher in the morning service and the Rev.P.Frost of New Mill preached at evensong. The organist for both services was Mr.R.Clough.

In July, before the start of the meeting of the Parochial Church Choir, a presentation was made to Mrs.H.Horncastle on behalf of the Church Council and parishioners. Rev.S.Black referred to the long service rendered to the church by Mrs. Horncastle as a member of the choir for over 44 years and he presented her with an inscribed onyx clock. The same month the choir went on their annual outing and visited Blackpool.

The Male Voice Choir paid their annual visit in November and rendered a much appreciated programme under the conductorship of Arthur Sanderson. The choir sang unaccompanied , with part songs and solos  by Ronald Daniels ( tenor ) and Erin Garner ( bass ) accompanied on the organ by Mrs.E.Mortimer.

In February 1955, for the first time since before the war, it was possible for the church to provide a knife and fork tea for the parochial gathering and the attendance was much larger than had been expected. There was a full house for the concert in the evening – songs were provided by the Male Voice Choir under Arthur Sanderson and Mrs. J.Howarth and Mrs.F.Mellor contributed songs and duets. Mr.Stanley Wood gave trombone solos.

November 1955 was the occasion of the 125th. Anniversary of Consecration and the event was attended by a large number of former parishioners. The preacher at the morning service was the lay reader of the parish, Mr.H.Middlemist , and the Bishop of Pontefract preached at the evening service.  Fred Lockwood was the organist. On the second day, the Lord Bishop of Wakefield  was the preacher and the Rev.S.Black conducted the evening service with Mr.H.Robinson as organist.

In connection with the anniversary a bazaar was held in the Day School and gross takings amounted to £447. Rev.S.Black took the chair at the opening ceremony and he said that part of any proceeds would go to meet the heavy charges for dilapidation. The stalls were run by the men ( general goods ), Mothers’ Union ( plain and fancy needlework ), the Choir ( bottles ), Sunday School (cakes ), Oakland ( sweets and stationery ), Miss Parkman ( lucky stall ) and Mr.Preece ( bran tub ). Tea was provided by Miss A.Wilde and Mrs.J.Wilde.

At a meeting of the Parish Church Mother’s Union In June 1956 the enrolling member, Miss H.T.Floyd, was presented with a standard lamp and fire screen to mark the occasion of her marriage to the vicar, Rev.S.Black. The ceremony was held in Ripon Cathedral.

The Sunday School anniversary services were held in the same month. A large congregation was present for the Daisy Day service and the children took a leading role. Songs were sung by Netta Watson, Joyce Bailey, Brenda Roebuck, Ruth Wibberley, Pamela Watson, Anne Watson, Barbara Mallinson, George Preece, Robert Haigh, Glyn Haigh, Stuart Haigh and Stuart Lawson. Poems were recited by Susan Hinchliffe, Stephanie Hoyle, Joan Robinson, Anne Clarke, Janet Watson, Patsy Robinson, Ian Hoyle and Derek Longley.

In December there was a service of nine lessons and carols given by the Sunday School scholars and the choir. The lessons were read by the Rev.S.Black, Mr.R.Middlemist ( lay preacher ), Messrs. S.Horncastle and C.Dulling, Misses Barbara Mallinson, Patsy Robinson, Pamela Watson and Ann Watson interspersed with carols. A duet was sung by Brenda Roebuck and Ruth Wibberley and a trio by Stanley Haigh, Lynn Hoyle and Stephanie Hoyle. The organist was Mrs.W.Wood.

At the Annual Parochial Church meeting in April 1957, the retiring churchwardens, Mr.Winston Wood and Mr.Brook Batley, were re-elected. All the members of the church council were also re-elected en bloc. Mr.B.Batley and W.Gledhill were re-elected as treasurer and secretary respectively. The vicar in his report praised everybody for the loyal service and said ” I have never been more hopeful for the life of the church here than I have recently felt.”

The 1958 annual vestry and parochial church meeting was held in April. Winston W.Wood was appointed vicar’s warden and Mr.Brook Batley as people’s warden.The Church Council was re-elected with the substitution of Mrs. A.Fallas for Mrs. Watson. Mr.V.Gledhill resigned as secretary due to ill health. Rev.S.Black gave his report on the year.

In August 1958 the Rev. Sydney Black announced that he was to retire on October 31st. He had been ordained in 1929, serving his title at St.Mary’s, Rushden, Northants, and was instituted Vicar on January 23 1937. He was also Chaplain to St.Mary’s Hospital and acted in a similar capacity at Oaklands Home for the Blind. In his retirement he  would continue to live in the parish and move to Mrs.Black’s former home at Roseleigh, Sands.

The Harvest & Thanksgiving services were held in October and the produce was distributed to the sick and aged patients at St.Mary’s Hospital and Oaklands Home for the Blind. December was the annual occasion of the nine lessons and carols service. There was a large congregation and the lessons were read by Miss Ann Swallow, Miss Pat Robinson, Mr.J.Preece, Mr.F.Ahl, Mr.M.Taylor, Mr.C.Dulling, Mr.W.Jones, Mr.W.Wood and Mr.H.Middlemist with Fred Lockwood as organist.

The Express reported in January 1959 that the Benefice of Netherthong which was made vacant by the resignation of the Rev.S.Black was to be filled by the Rev.Eric Lees Asquith, Curate of Hanging Heaton, Batley. He was 34 years old and married with a 16 month old daughter.  He presided over the Annual vestry and parochial church meetings in April and he nominated W.Wood as his warden and Brook Bailey was re-elected people’s warden. A few days later a welcome was given to him and his wife in the Day School. Mr.W.Wood presided and introduced him to those attending. Other speakers were R.Middlemist, the lay reader, and W.Horncastle, senior member of the choir. During the evening the Male Voice Choir gave a selection of songs and refreshments were served by the ladies of the church.

The Rev.L.Asquith presided at the annual parochial meeting in February 1960 . Mr.V.Lawton was nominated the vicar’s warden and Mr.B.Batley continued as the people’s warden. The following sidesmen were elected – Messrs. G.Bailey, A.Stangroom,P.Stangroom,A Taylor, M.Taylor, K.Lockwood, E.Lockwood, W.Gledhill and W.Lax.

The parochial tea in October was followed by a concert given by members of the Bible Class and Sunday School. The performers were : Joyce Bailey, Susan Hinchliffe, Judith Swallow, Stephanie Hoyle, Jennifer Charlesworth, Anne Clarke, Eileen Charlesworth, Lynn Mallinson, Sharon Simmons, Maria Buck, Lilian Buck, Angela Sykes, Dorcas Tinker, Carolyn Jepson, George Preece, Harold Preece, Michael Parker, Richard Parker, Michael Tinker, James Dulling, Peter Dulling and John Jenson. The compere was Mrs.A. Fallas and the pianist was Mrs.B. Dakin.

In 1962 there was a split between the vicar and his parishioners, which had originated in his refusal to join with the Zion Church in the Annual United Schools Festival held in June, and  which by September had shown no sign of being healed. Because Mr.Fred Lockwood, the voluntary organist, had not agreed to the vicar’s request to have nothing to do with the school festival he was suspended by the vicar who also suspended Mr.William Horncastle, a member of the choir for 50 years. Some time later Mr.Lockwood had been asked by the family of the late Mr. W. Batley to play the organ at the  funeral of Mr.Batley, a life-long friend with whom he had served for many years on the Holmfirth UDC. The vicar refused to allow him to play.

In the Parish Magazine for September, the vicar gave notice of the Harvest Festival to be held in October and said that gifts of fruit and vegetables but not flowers would be most welcome. He had imposed the same ban in 1961 but some parishioners had ignored it and had sent flowers to decorate the church. This year  he was determined to enforce the ban and this would mean that there would be no flowers to distribute to the sick and aged of the Parish, a custom that had been carried out for over a century.  Reports of these problems had appeared in the national newspapers. Instead of the usual large congregation at the Harvest Thanksgiving service, there was just a handful of people present and no music was played. No one sent flowers and only a few sent fruit and vegetables. When the vicar left the church after the Eucharist he locked the church door and, at the gate, passed a number of parishioners waiting to board the bus to Wilshaw to attend their church festival. Mr.Lockwood had also driven past taking  parishioners to Wilshaw. Perhaps not suprisingly the Zion Harvest festival attracted a much larger than normal congregation and their church was decorated with an abundance of flowers, fruit and vegetables.  Since Mr.Lockwood had been suspended in June there had been no music at any of the services and few  parishioners had attended. On one occasion there was only one other person than the vicar present. The Express gave no further reports on the church that year.

In the February 1963 issue of the Parish magazine, the Reverend Eric Asquith wrote ” I have some very serious words to say this month. I know fully well that there are people in this parish whose dearest wish is that I should cease to be its vicar. There is a real possibility that their wish will be granted and that I shall be unable to administer the parish for very much longer because of lack of support …… if I should be compelled to move, the parish will not be given another priest in my place. It is only being kept in existence by my continued presence and by the support of  a faithful few ….. if I leave Netherthong it will be to find a more rewarding sphere in which to exercise my priesthood ….  what can be done to save the life of this parish …. the first is increased attendance and the second is increased financial support …. now I have placed the challenge before you and I will only add that if you are going to respond you must do it quickly. ” For whatever reasons the Express did not report on any activities relating to the Church for the remainder of 1963.

It wasn’t until September 1964 that the first mention of the vicar’s name occured in the paper and it concerned a wedding in the Church of Miss Christine Parson, oldest daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Cecil Parsons of Leas Avenue. The Rev. Asquith officiated and Mr.Leo Grant was the organist. The only other report  for the year was  at the Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying on November 8th. when he conducted the Memorial Service. As all the information from the Express for the whole of 1966 was not put onto microfilm, one has no way of knowing what developments relating to the Church occured during that year. 

In July 1968 the Church was full to capacity for the institution and induction of the new vicar, Rev. Frank Lord. He was a married man with one son and had been vicar of Holy Rood, Swinton, for the previous 18 years. Mrs.Lord was unable to be present as she had fallen in the vicarage earlier that day and had dislocated her shoulder. The congregation included about 100 parishioners from Swinton, neighbouring clergy and representatives from various organisations and local bodies as well as parishioners from many adjoining areas. The institution was by the Bishop of Wakefield, Rt. Rev.Eric Treacy and the induction was by the Archbishop of Halifax, the Ven.John Field Lister. The organist was Mr.Jarvis. During the serving of refreshments, after his induction, the new Vicar entered the schoolroom with a bucket and said ” There is not a hole in my bucket but there is a hole in my gallery ” recounting that dry rot was affecting the gallery of the church and which would cost £350 to eradicate. His appeal realised £15. He officiated at his first wedding the following month when Miss Pamela Mary Hirst of Leas Avenue was married to Mr.Robinson of Paddock.

In May 1969 the Parish Youth Club invited all the pensioners of the parish to tea in the day room and 50 sat down to a beef and ham tea served by members of the  Club. The evening entertainment was given by the Male Voice Choir,

The photograph below is from the 1970s and is of the opening of the Parish Church autumn fair. It shows from l to r : Bridget Taylor, Mrs. Marlene Capstick ( Vicar’s wife ), Mrs. Emily Sykes who opened the fair, Lucy Burns and Mr. John Wilson, warden.

Opening of the Parish Church autumn fair 1970s
Opening of the Parish Church autumn fair 1970s
At the church’s annual meeting in April 1972, the Rev. Capstick announced that the second stage of the church renovation was due to begin and that a £500 bequest from Miss M.Eastwood, a former inhabitant of the village, would be used to repair several windows. Mr.V.Lawton and Mr.K.Kettlewell were re-elected churchwardens. Mr. Kettlewell was also elected treasurer and Mr.J.Wilkinson secretary. Mrs. M.Ellis, Miss R.Lockwood and Mr.J.Wilson were re-elected to serve on the parochial church council and new members elected were Mrs. S.Gledhill, Mrs.S.Kettlewell and Mr.C.Bradbury. The vicar reported that there had been nine baptisms and 10 weddings at the church during 1971. The electoral roll was made up of 75 names.
The photograph below is dated 30  September 1972 and shows members of the re-formed choir wearing their new robes. This new choir  was reformed in March 1971 after a period of several years when there had been  no church choir in the village, and  numbered  20 members although the choirmaster Mr.C.Bradbury was continually on the look-out for more male choristers. The junior members wore scarlet cassocks with white surplices, the women wore black with white jabots and the men black cassocks with white surplices. Their musical accompaniment was supplied by Mr.E.Mosley, Mr.L.Robinson, Mrs.W.Greeves, Mrs.J.Hiles and Mrs. R.Shaw.
Choir dressed for the occasion 30-9-72
Choir dressed for the occasion 30-9-72

At the end of the year past and present members of the choir joined together at the evensong service to celebrate the church’s patronal festival. They sang the church’s own hymn ” For all the Saints.” Two children , Paul Anthony Senior and Sally Elizabeth Hobson were baptised. At the annual meeting  in 1971, Mr.V.Lawton and Mr. K.Kettlewell were re-elected Churchwardens. Mrs.E.Hinchliffe and Mrs.E.Lawton were re-elected to serve on the Parochial Church council along withMrs.M.Sykes, a new member. A key item from the Rev. J.Capsticks’s report was that dry rot had been eradicated from the gallery.

In January 1973 the Bishop of Wakefield, the Right Rev. Eric Treacy was the Celebrant and preacher at the Family Communion Service. Some 50 people heard him speak, and received communion. Sally Horne was  baptised at the Baptism service. The August Garden Party at the Vicarage attracted a large crowd and teas were served on the lawn. The fancy dress awards were won by Peter Kettlewell and Ann Capstick and £57 was raised for funds.

An augmented choir, conducted by R.Daniel, gave a sensitive rendering of Steiner’s ‘Crucifixion’ in the Church in April 1974. The soloists were Mr.B.Daniel, Mr.J.Daniel and Mr.L.Armitage and the organist was Mr.K.Jarvis. The previous month, the church treasurer had a bright idea for raising money which  was to buy an animal to replace one of the thousands that had died during the recent drought in North Africa. He discussed the idea with Mr.Derek Hudson, who was a reporter on the recent Christian Aid Relief Expedition to the Sahara region. The price of a camel was fixed at £20 and Christine Kettlewell drew the outline of a camel and pinned it up in the church. It was divided into 200 sections and people were invited to give 10p or more. For every 10p a section was shaded in until the camel was complete and the purchasing price was raised. The Express  reported that thanks to the publicity and enthusiastic support round the village the money was raised in under a month. 

The  Annual Christmas Social for 1975 was held in the Day school. There was whist for the older members, disco for the young folk , dancing for everyone and a pea and pie supper. The winners for the whist were Mrs. German, Miss Wimpenny, Mrs. Sykes, Mrs. Fallas, Mrs. Robson, Mrs. Gledhill, Mrs. Laycock and Gary Searby.

The installation of a new organ was a great moment for the church and in January 1976 the Express published  a detailed report and attached a photo of  the Rev.J.Capstick with the new organ in place  in the church. The old instrument was built by the Huddersfield firm of Peter Conacher and Co. in 1871 and for many years had been in bad repair. Right up to the end it was a pleasing organ to listen to but the cost of renovating its mechanism was too great. It was replaced by a small neo-classical organ, freestanding in the church’s nave. Although the whole of the electrical mechanisms were new, use was made of a variety of second-hand non-mechanical parts. The organ builder was a local man, Philip Wood and he scored high creating an organ of individuality.The new organ was actually played for the first time on December 27 1975. It was used in the evening service of nine lessons and carols and the service was recorded on tape for a hospital broadcast in the New Year. The soloists were Josephine Taylor, Andrew Gill, Mandy Wickham, Mandy Bower, Francis Wilson, Nigel Dearnley, Simon Anderson, Christopher Capstick and Peter Kettlewell. Miss Anne Wilson provided guitar accompaniment. The lessons were read by Andrew Gill, Mandy Wickham, Peter Kettlewell, Charles Bradbury ( choirmaster ), Mandy Tinker, Nigel Dearnley, Josephine Taylor, Christine Kettlewell and the vicar, the Rev. J.Capstick. The organist was Keith Jarvis.

Rev. J.Capstick and new organ 2-1-76
Rev. J.Capstick and new organ 2-1-76

A new youth group was formed in April 1976 and would be known as the Netherthong Parish Church Choir Youth Group. Mr.Charles Bradbury, choirmaster at the church, started the club and said that for the time being, until they get established, meetings would be held on the last Friday in every month.A young people’s committee was formed under the chairmanship of Mrs.M.Sykes and the members were – Miss J.Taylor ( treasurer ), Miss S.Whitaker ( secretary ), Miss S.Wilson, Master P.Kettlewell, Master N.Dearnley and Master A.Gail. At the first meeting they played badminton, table-tennis and other games.

New Youth Group formed April 1976
New Youth Group formed April 1976

The 1976 AGM was held on  April 16. Mr.V.Lawton and Mr.K.Kettlewell were re-elected as church wardens. Mrs. J. Rothwell and Mr.H.Laycock were re-elected to the Church Council and Mr. T.Beaumont was nominated to fill the position vacated by Mr.K.Jarvis who had asked to stand down. The Deanery Synod representatives were Mrs.E.Lawton and Mr.K.Kettlewell.The treasurer reported on a reasonably successful financial year with a balance of £300 to carry over but this would be absorbed by the higher Diocesan Quota. The Rev. J.Capstick mentioned the development of the Mothers’ Union, a new Server’s Group and the Church Youth Fellowship.

The amusing story below appeared in the parish magazine in 1976 and the two young girls referred to, Nicola and Rebecca, were members of the Church.

1976 Rebecca Helliwell & Nicola
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A musical evening was held in the Church in June when a group of children sang a selection of songs. Peter Kettlewell sang a solo and Mr. Alf Boothroyd and his youthful ensemble of Helen Wood, Claire Charlesworth, Denise Edinbore and JonathanWhitaker played favourite hymn tunes. Nigel Dearnley and Nicola Stables played guitars, Helen Charlesworth and Sarah Whitaker played clarinet with Jean McRina on piano. The programme also included verse reading and Deborah Peebles, Susan Mullinger, Emma Blackburn and Denise Edinboro played recorders. Martin Hirst played on the new church organ and the programme was introduced by Mrs. Whitaker.

Later that year in November 1976, members and friends of Huddersfield Organists’ Association were entertained at the Church. Keith Jarvis, lecturer in organ at Huddersfield School of Music, had been a member of the church since he came to the Huddersfield area about ten years ago and was largely responsible for the ideas behind the new organ. The instrument built by Philip Wood was ably demonstrated  by Mr. Jarvis who chose to play extracts from a variety of pieces – rather than whole works – in order to show off the striking variety of such a small instrument. Afterwards members were invited to try the organ for themselves. The church held its annual flower service in July 1977 when the Flower Queen, Michelle Hutson,  was attended by Caroline Day and  Donna Heppenstall. Lessons were read by Michelle and choir members, Alan Sykes, Richard Bywater and Josephine Taylor. Four months later the school hall was full for the Parish Bazaar which was opened by Mrs. Lax and raised £374 . The raffle prizes were won by Mr.Blackburn, Matthew Day and Mr. Thewks and among the helpers were Mrs. Minnie Taylo, Mrs. Agnes Campbell, Mrs. Alice Fallas, Mrs. Alice Wilkenson and Mrs. Irene Jones. And for something different a face lift was given to the church grounds in April 1978 thank to three workers from the Job Creation Scheme who cleared the approach to the church  and tidied and cleaned the land to the side and back. A sunny day in June with clear blue skies helped to make the Vicarage garden party a great success. Many villagers turned out and the stalls and sideshows did a brisk  trade. The entertainment was given by pupils of Brockholes Junior School who performed a gymnastic display.The winners of the Fancy Dress competition were Stephen Wilkinson, Sally Hobson, Mark Shuttleworth,  Caroline Day, Richard Bywater and Anne Capstick with the raffle winners being Charlotte Mitchell and Mrs. J.Hellawell.

Singers from the church  entertained members of the Holmfirth Branch of OAP Federation in September 1978.  The group included Mrs. Kettlewell, Christine & Peter Kettlewell, Mrs. Wilson and Frances Wilson  and they were accompanied by three other church members playing guitar.

The Vicarage Party held in July 1979 was enjoyed by a large crowd and around £40 was raised. As usual, fancy dress featured and the winners were Helen Wilkinson, Michelle Hutson and Andrew Hutson and the Netherthong Junior school brass ensemble played selections of songs. Later  in November the Autumn Fayre  was a great success and about £330 was raised for Church funds.  One of the popular attractions  was the cake stall as Mrs. Kathleen Woffenden’s cakes were much sought after. She is in the centre of the photograph below, on her left is Caroline Verity, of Almondbury, who opened the Fayre  and on her right is Mrs. Edith Hincliffe.

1979 Autumn FayreCake stall ladies
1979 Autumn Fayre
Cake stall ladies
The programme of the time-table of events for the 150th. Anniversary Celebrations is shown below.Time-table of events for 150th. Anniversary Celebrations

The celebrations for the 150th. Anniversary were spread over September, October and November with many events planned. One feature was the production of souvenir plates – these plates were 8″ and gold-rimmed and depicted the church in the centre with the words” All Saints,Netherthong, 1830-1980 ” round the edge. The original order of 100 sold out very quickly and a second batch was ordered.  The photo below shows Mrs. Sheila Gledhill displaying one of the plates.

Mrs. Sheila Gledhill with the special commemorative plate
Mrs. Sheila Gledhill with the special commemorative plate

Mrs.Sheila Gledhill also appears in the following photograph with Mrs.Joyce Rothwell admiring one of the flower arrangements by Meltham Flower Club which was used to decorate the Parish Church over the weekend for the beginning of the celebrations.

Mrs.S.Gledhill and Mrs.Joyce Rothwell- September 1980.
Mrs.S.Gledhill and Mrs.Joyce Rothwell- September 1980.

The photo below shows Helen and Stephen Wilkinson looking at the flower arrangements for the celebrations.

Helen & Stephen Wilkinson 5-9-80
Helen & Stephen Wilkinson 5-9-80

A choirboy made his own special contribution to the celebrations when he wrote to the Queen. Twelve-year old Richard Bywater wrote telling Her Majesty about the church’s 150 year old celebrations and received a reply from Balmoral. A copy of the reply was put on display in the church.

Choirboy with letter from the Queen
Choirboy with letter from the Queen

Past and present members of All Saints Church Choir got together for a reunion as part of the anniversary celebrations – see photo below. Thanks to Juliet Hendrick for supplying me with the following information in April 2016. Her grandparents, Vernon and Elsie Lawton , are in the centre of the photo either side of the lady with the black jacket. Their daughter, Cynthia, is the mother of Juliet.

Past and present members of the choir
Past and present members of the choir

At the Netherthong mothers’ union 70th. birthday party in October 1983, the special guest of honour was Mrs. Emily Sykes, 92, who had been a member for 50 years, Celebrations began with a thanksgiving by the Rev.J.Capstick  and the organist was Mr.K.Jarvis. Afterwards a party was held in the Zion chapel when Mrs. Sykes was presented with a special cerificate and a pot plant by enrolling member Mrs. Joyce Rothwell. A birthday cake baked by Mrs.Kathleen Woffenden and iced by Hazel Hird was cut and distributed. The photo below shows Mrs.Sykes and other mothers’ union members.

Mrs. Emily Sykes at Mothers' Union party
Mrs. Emily Sykes at Mothers’ Union party

The possible creation for a parish room had been first discussed in the late 1970s and in September 1982 members of the parochial church council met the diocesan surveyor Mr.Gerald Wood to discuss options. It was hoped to provide a meeting room with toilets and a kitchen as in the past the church had held functions in the village school. The vicar, the Rev. John Capstick said that they had used the day school for so long but expenses were going up all the time and it would be nice to have their own little room.

In March 1983 the Agbrigg Area Development sub- committee ruled that a house in the village could be turned into a church meeting room even though it was in a Conservation Area. The councillors did specify some restrictions, one of which was that it could only be used up to 10p.m. and people using it must not be too noisy. The house selected was No.2 Outlane which had been owned by Mr.& Mrs.Pell and it was bought for £6,000. The church council launched a £10,000 appeal fund. Two memorial gifts help boost the funds and numerous organisations ran events and many people gave furniture and equipment to the cottage. The two photographs show the new parish centre before the conversion and a group of helpers at a bric-a-brac and book sale in September which raised £100.

New parish centre before conversion.

 

Ladies at bric-a-brac stall
Ladies at bric-a-brac stall

 

Work on the conversion was mainly carried out by voluntary labour and the photograph below shows Mr.& Mrs. Martin Woodhead with their two- month-old daughter, Susannah, the Rev. John Capstick and Mrs.D.Horncastle taking a break from work.

Welcome tea break
Welcome tea break

On October 1984 the conversion had been completed with the building consisting of a downstairs room suitable for small groups, a kitchen and a first floor room capable of seating at least 50. The Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt.Rev. Colin James with the Rev. J.Capstick dedicated the parish centre. The three photographs show them standing outside the centre surrounded by parishioners. The centre was in immediate use with a local playgroup meeting four  times a week and a mother and toddler group on one afternoon.The Senior Citizens Club, the Mother’s Union, the Sunday School were other regular users.

 

Dedication 7-10-84

 

Parish house dedication
Parish house dedication

Dedication

A successful year was reported at the annual meeting in April 1983.The Rev. J.Capstick said there had been a slight increase in congregations and baptisms and paid a special tribute to Kenneth Kettlewell who had died during the year. Last year the church had met all its financial obligations but this year  expenses had increased dramatically. Elected were : V.Lawton and J.Wilson, wardens : J.Wilkinson, secretary :J.Taylor, treasurer :  F.Ainley, D.Green and N.Taylor, sidesmen and S.Kettlewell,T.Beaumont, D.Green and D.Horncastle, PCC members.

And now for something completely different. In June 1987 six couples competed in a Mr.& Mrs. Contest at the Junior School. Each couple was presented with a Royal Wedding commemorative dish. The Rev.and Mrs.J.Capstick were the winners and they were presented with Royal Wedding goblets. Mrs. Sandra Gledhill won a bottle of sherry in the raffle. In the photograph pictured from the left  were : scorer Mrs.Y.Hutson, hostess Mrs.R.Muff, quiz master Mr.David Hutson, Mr.& Mrs. Scholfield, Mr. & Mrs.Priestley, Mr.& Mrs. Lawton, Mr.& Mrs.Hird, the Rev. and Mrs. Capstick and Mr.& Mrs. Battye.

Mr. & Mrs. ContestJune 1987
Mr. & Mrs. Contest
June 1987

The photograph below shows the Rev.J.Capstick receiving a R.I.B.I. Community Service Award.

Rev. John Capstick receiving award circa 1990s

I have not got a date for the photograph below that shows members of the choir in the church. I’m guessing circa 1990s.

Church choir - date unknown
Church choir – date unknown

Another superb photograph from the 1990s? showing the Rev.John Capstick seated on the floor surrounded by some of his parishioners. Standing at the back from L to R. Bob Whitehead, Mr.Rostron, John Taylor, Jennifer Wilkinson, Margaret Rattigan.  Seated from L to R. Anon, Sheila Gledhill, Mrs.Lawton, Joyce Rothwell, Yvonne Hutson, Margaret Sykes.

Rev. John Capstick surrounded by parishioners.

 The Rev. John Capstick told me that the item he was holding was a “gift tray “. Surrounding him from L to R were Joyce Rothwell, anon, John Taylor, Bob Whitehead, Edith Lawton, anon, Christine Whitehead.

Rev. John Capstick and tray ?
Rev. John Capstick and tray ?

 

I’ve shown below the covers of three brochures issued by the Church. The first one is titled ” 150 years of History “. It has a green cover, the pages are typed and  it was written by John Capstick, the Vicar in 1979. The second one, celebrating 175 years, has been professionaly printed with a high gloss cover featuring the main door to the Church. It uses much of the information in the earlier issue and was organised by Geoff Banks , Vicar. The final item is in the form of a triptych and is called ” A Vision for the Future 2011/2012 ” by the Rev. Nick Heaton, Vicar.

 

150 years of History of All Saints.
150 years of History of All Saints.
175 years of History
175 years of History
A Vision for the Future 2011/2012
A Vision for the Future 2011/2012

Although church attendances continue to drop there will always be a number of committed churchgoers with strong attachment to the Parish Church. The following article appeared in 2016 in the free local community news and I quote it as printed : ” A group of Holme Valley residents are doing everything in their power to raise funds for their local church. The committee of All Saints Church has come together to provide a solution to paying for the church’s repairs. Committee member Roseanne Meakin said ‘ we’ve been trying to raise money for years, and had a special meeting earlier this year so we could think of ways to raise money, There’s lots of repairs that need doing, it was built in the 1830’s and it’s a really old church. There’s plaster that’s crumbling off the walls, the drains need doing, there’s so much.”

The group has decided on providing locals with an afternoon of cream teas, and is aiming to promote the place of worship, getting more people through the church doors. Roseanne said ” We are Christians and it would be nice if people felt that the church was the focal point of the village, people will make you welcome here. We even have a hall that’s available to hire for a very small fee.” The event will take place on Saturday , July 9 at 3pm., a raffle is on offer to guests with a chance to win an abundance of prizes from local businesses. Roseanne added ‘ We’re doing a raffle as well, and we’ve had some really nice prizes donated from businesses in Holmfirth . Bengal Spice has given us a gift voucher, people have really been generous, not one person has said no.”  

Zion Methodist Church

UNITED METHODISM in NETHERTHONG

Methodist Free Church 1910

 

The Methodist Free Church

The Zion Church 1931 with Sunday School children

The photograph below is of the same building as those above but this time as a private dwelling 140 years after it was built as a Church. In January 2013 it was on the market for sale at £725,000.

Original Zion Church now a private house up for sale in january 2013 for £725K
Original Zion Church now a private house up for sale in january 2013 for £725K

 The local newspapers used different names for the Church in their reports over the years and  I have recorded them as printed. First was the Netherthong Wesleyan Reform Church, commonly called the Reformers which became the United Methodists before ending as  the Netherthong Zion Methodist Free Church. The Church  was established in the 1850s by Wesleyan Reformers who seceded from the Deanhouse Wesleyan Methodist Church. They initially used a weaving shed in Giles Street for their worship and their scholars attended Sunday School in the school in Miry Lane on alternate Sundays with the Wesleyan Church scholars but this system did not work very well. The Reformers continued to hold their Sunday School in Miry Lane after the Wesleyan school left in 1861. In January 1868 they held their annual tea party when a large number sat down to an excellent tea. This was followed by a public meeting  in the preaching room presided over by Mr.H. Dearnley. In July of the same year, the Anniversary of the Reformers was held in the open air at Brook’s Fold with the Rev.W.Affleck  giving sermons in the afternoon and evening to a large congregation of over 200 on both occasions. The scholars sang their hymns beautifully and the conductor was John Sykes. There was also a band of musicians and several fiddlers in attendance.The collections came to £7. The Annual meeting the following year followed the same format when a ” goodly number ” sat down to an excellent tea followed by a public meeting which was addressed by Rev. W.Affleck and Messrs. E.Booth, J.Wadsworth, W.McNish, H.Thorpe and others. Some of the teachers and scholars gave a dramatic piece called ‘The finding of Moses.’

The Huddersfield Weekly Examiner carried the following public notice in their issue for August 28 1869. A Bazaar of Fancy & Useful Articles in connection with the United Methodist Church is to be held in the Town School on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 27,28,29 of September. Bazaar to be opened on Monday at 11am  and 2pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission 1/- on Monday, Tuesday 6d and free on Wednesday. Tea will be provided in the school each day at 9d. Contributions will be thankfully received by Messrs. H.Sykes, H.Buckley, N.Hobson, H.Dearnsley and Miss Boothroyd. Proceeds will be devoted to the New Chapel Fund. The report in the paper said the Bazaar had been an unusual occurrence in the village as nothing of the kind had ever taken place there before. The school had been beautifully decorated and the following ladies had presided at the various stalls – Mrs. Sykes, the misses Boothroyd, the misses Buckley, Miss Hobson and Miss Carter, Miss Dearnley and Miss Shore, Miss Kippax, misses Sykes and Mr.Hobson. Tea was served by the misses Dytches and Mrs. Platt. Total receipts were £83.

The new Zion chapel was built at the bottom of Giles Street and was opened on August 15 1872 for divine worship. The total cost was £900 and a large proportion had already been received.The lower story of the building was to be used for a school, vestry and a residence for the chapel keeper. In the interior of the chapel were neat open pews with seats for the choir , a large pulpit at the top end and a harmonium for the choir.The chapel was large enough to accomodate nearly 400 persons. The opening ceremonies started with a service where the sermon was preached by the Rev.Marmaduke Miller of Huddersfield and afterwards a party was held for about 300 people and the collections came to £17 11s.

  The friends, teachers and scholars met in the schoolroom on Whit Monday, June 1879, and accompanied by the Netherthong Philharmonic Band followed their usual processional  route round the village before returning to the schoolroom for tea. Afterwards they adjourned to a field and spent about two and a half hours in innocent games. Two days later the annual teacher’s meeting was held and the secretary, Mr.C.E.Dearnley, read a very satisfactory report.  All the officers were re-elected. The Annual tea and meeting for the Sunday School for 1882 was held in the November. After the tea the meeting was presided over by Mr.H.Dearnley and Messrs. N.Hobson, S.Sykes and Jonas Hobson gave addresses and at intervals the Philharmonic Band rendered selections of music. Mr. Sanderson   performed a solo on the concertina and the speech byJonas Hobson was given in rhyme which convulsed the audience with laughter. The Shrove Tuesday public tea in 1883 was given and presided over by the young ladies and about 130 enjoyed a good repast. After tea everyone adjourned to the Chapel where the young ladies gave a series of songs. The highlight was ” Home sweet home ” sung by four very young children – Mary Sykes, Miriam Ricketts, Alice Newell and Ann Senior,

The Zion Chapel eventually closed in 1984-85 and became private accommodation.Their Graveyard was located in New Road where it remains to this day.

A public tea was held in the school  in August 1877 when about 100 people attended. After tea there was a meeting in the chapel presided over by Mr.William Sykes  who gave a statement of income and expenditure for the last four years.There was still a debt of £125 remaining on the chapel. A musical service was given in the church on September 26 1885, in connection with the organ opening . There was a large attendance and a capital programme. Mr.Pearson, the organist at Holmfirth Parish Church, presided at the organ . Services were held on the following day with Mr.Hardisty of Huddersfield on the organ and collections were taken in aid of the fund for clearing off  the outstanding debt on the organ of £60-70 and raised £7 18s 7d.

The anniversary of the Church was celebrated in October 1887 when a public sandwich tea was provided for about 160 people. The musical service in the evening was given by the Brunswick Street Chapel Choir from Huddersfield.

In April 1888, the United Methodist Free Church ( UMFC ) singing class presented John Hobson the choirmaster with a handsome writing desk inscribed “ presented to Mr.John Hobson by the members of the singing class, UMFC, Netherthong April 1888 “

The British & Foreign Bible Society meeting was held in the school with Rev. Arthur Barlow in the chair.

On Boxing Day 1901 over 200 people sat down to the Annual tea party. The children’s concert filled the school room to its utmost capacity.

 In November 1902 Mr.Lewis Mellor of Liverpool opened a 2-day sale of work in the schoolroom. The sales realized £61 3s 1d.

The men held their annual tea and entertainment in March 1904 with 100 people attending. Later in the same month, on a Monday night, a social was held in connection with the choir. Mr. Arthur Sykes presented Mr. J.Hobson ( see also above in 1888 ) with a handsome marble timepiece with two bronze ornaments in recognition of his services as choirmaster for a period of over 31 years. Mr.J.Charlesworth was appointed the new choirmaster.

The Church party consisting of 78 teachers, scholars and members of the congregation paid a visit to Wharncliffe Craggs. The trip was made in Mr.Walter Haigh’s four-in-hand and char-a-banc. They had a lovely picnic on arrival and wandered round for several hours before returning home.

The following photograph was taken outside the Zion Church and is marked ” Peace Celebration Netherthong July 1919″.  The group of men and one woman contain many soldiers and one sailor.

Peace Celebration July 26 1919 outside Zion Church
Peace Celebration July 26 1919 outside Zion Church

The invitation card below was issued by the Church as part of the Peace Celebration.

Peace Celebration invitation July 16 1919.
Peace Celebration invitation July 16 1919.

Posters were displayed in February 1924 throughout the district with the following message.

 “ Are you satisfied With the World, Society, Churches, Yourself.

True Satisfaction can only be found in Jesus Christ.

Do you agree? Then join the Crusade Services at Wesleyan Methodists and Free Churches throughout the Valley from February 16-29.”

The Zion Church held a Welcome Meeting on Saturday, Feb.16th. at 6.30pm, a Womens Meeting on Tuesday at 3pm. and Crusade Services  every evening at 7.30pm.

The famous handbell ringers, Crosland Moor United Handbell Ringers, paid a visit to the Church in March and the hall was packed.

In this modern age when we are very blase about all the  high tech equipment available to us, this report from June 1924 might be cause for a wry smile. That month, electric light was installed in the Church and they held a special day marking the switching on of the modern light by Walter Gledhill of Well House. The installation had been partly carried out by Frank Potter of Deanhouse. A public tea followed the service.

The next month was the occasion of the annual egg and flower services. Gifts of 318 eggs and a large number of flowers were presented to the Deanhouse Institution and the Holmfirth Memorial Hospital. In the same month about 30 members of the Church choir held their annual outing and travelled to Chester by charabanc.

In November they held their annual prize distribution in connection with the Sunday School and books were handed out to the successful scholars. Recitations were rendered by Frank Moorhouse, Carrie Buckley, Violet Tinker, Walter Hallas, Winnie Sykes, Marjorie Buckley, Arthur Sykes, Dorothy Ricketts, Irene Walker, Cecil Hoyle, Mabel Sanderson, John Walker and Cedric Bray.The year ended with a celery tea and the children’s annual concert.

The Sunday School anniversary in May 1925 attracted a large congregation  with hearty singing and effective appeals from the Rev.W.Mold of Parkwood. There were three services during the day and all the children took part. In the same month the celebrated handbell ringers of Crosland Moor paid their 3rd. visit to the Church and rendered selections at both the afternoon and evening services. £32 was raised for the electric lighting scheme. The annual egg and flower service was held in July and resulted in 250 eggs and a fine display of flowers. Afterwards they were distibuted to the sick of the district and patients at the Memorial Hospital.

In January 1926, Mr.Wilfred Whitely of Huddersfield delivered his popular lecture “ Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol “. W. Charlesworth was in the chair with Frank Porter on the organ. The following month the Rev.A.Sharman , the circuit minister, gave a lantern lecture on his 25 years as a missionary in China. April was the occasion of the Sunday School anniversary services and the services were conducted by Miss P.Hutton of Huddersfield Salvation Corps.

Three months later 30 members of the choir visited Southport for their annual outing and they travelled in one of Messrs. Kilney & Brooks charabancs. Among the highlights of their trip were listening to the famous Marsden Colliery Band and watching motor racing on the sands where over 100 cars competed. The following year 26 membersof the choir had a day’s outing to Blackpool.

There was a large advert in the Express for a Grand Sale of Work on March 26 1927 to be opened at 3pm. by Coun. Herbert Brook. Admission by ticket or at the door 6d. Programmes now on sale at 2d. Ladies & Gents Stalls. Tea Room. Many attractions including concerts by star artistes. It ended as follows- ” Come in crowds and have a good time. Proceeds for the Renovation and Decoration Fund”. The event was very successful and £100 was raised.

Zion Sunday school teachers and scholars outside the Chapel.

The Chapel Anniversary in September was conducted by the circuit minister, Rev. A.H.Sharman. He mentioned  Mrs.Always, a valued member of the church, who had recently passed away aged 71 years.

The Rev. Frank Chambers, O.B.E., formally a well-known Fartown football player and Northern Union referee, paid a visit in March 1928 and gave a lecture on ‘other people, other manners’. It was largely based on his experiences as an Army Chaplain during the European War. The audience were engrossed for the whole ninety minutes. The same month the young people associated with the school presented a children’s operetta ‘ Fairies of the Golden Dawn’ which  was very successful and the performance was repeated at the Deanhouse Institution for the benefit of the inmates. For their annual trip in August  28 members of the choir travelled to Scarborough.The re-decoration of the Sunday School was completed in December 1928 and special services were held to mark the re-opening. The work had been carried out by J.Batley & Sons of Netherthong.

February  1929 saw a Grand Concert held in the schoolroom by Mrs.C.Butlin’s Party & Church choir. Entry price was 1/- for adults and 6d for children.

The long service that Mr.J.W.Charlesworth had rendered to the Church , where he had just completed 25 years service as choirmaster, was recognised in March 1929 when he was presented with a gold hunter watch. A large company , presided over by Mr.Alfred Buckley , was present and many speeches were made.

39 members and friends of the Church choir  enjoyed their annual trip when they visited Bridlington in August.

To persuade and inform  the villagers about the versatilty of the new “electrics”  a display of Electrical Appliances was given in the school room in September 1930. Among the special features was a display of up-to-date wash boilers and, to help convince those attending, a wash boiler was filled with 9 gallons of water and kept boiling for the period of the display. It only cost 1d per hour to run. The display was reported to have been very successful.

The following month the church organised a Cake and Apron sale which was opened by Mrs.Flitcroft of Huddersfield, a former scholar and teacher.

December proved to be a very busy month, which began when  the Church observed a ” Ladies Day ” with services conducted by Sister Hilary Hammond from Queen St. Mission , Huddersfield. The ladies choir with Miss Phyllis Brook as leader sang a variety of popular hymns. Next was an operetta ” Magic Rose of May ” presented by the teachers and children  with Mr. G.Ricketts , the president, in the chair. Those performing were Miss Mabel Sanderson, Miss Vinnie Sykes, Ellen Bray, Eva Greenwood, Violet Tinker, Frank Roebuck, Gordon Hobson, Cecil Hobson, Frank Moorhouse, Cedric Bray, Thomas Hart, Miss Lilian Ogden, Miss Mary Sykes, Maurice Daniel, James O’Brien. The duties of officials were carried out by Miss Rachel Porter and Miss Beatrice Buckley, the pianist was Miss Winifred Sanderson and the stage manager was Cedric Bray. The final event was the Annual carol service and prize distribution.

The photograph below of the Zion Church Choir trip to Richmond in 1931 shows many of the ladies enjoying an ice cream. 5 of the ladies in the front row : are Hilda Buckley, ? ,  Beattie Buckley,  Winnie Sanderson, Rachel Porter, Edith Brook, ? .

Church choir trip to Richmond 1931
Church choir trip to Richmond 1931

Teachers and friends associated with the Sunday school visited Batley  park in July 1932 and the journey was made in one of Mr.Haigh’s motor coaches. The following month on the 27th. the Church celebrated its Diamond Jubilee with a series of special events. The Gay Girls Concert Party from Heckmondwike visited in March 1933 to give a concert which was preceded by a public tea. The Rev.A. Headley was in the chair. Later in the year the 1st. quarterly meeting of the Holmfirth & District Methodist Churches succeeding the union of Methodists was held in the chapel. The last reported event of the year was a Whist Drive, supper and lantern lecture in November. T.Dyson gave a show of views in England . The concert, given in March 1933,  by the Gay Girls from Heckmondwike had been such a success that they returned by popular demand in February 1934 . The same month a lantern lecture was given by J.Hadfield of Huddersfield, clerk to the Holme Urban Council. The topic was not given but it was illustrated by 120 lantern views. The annual outing by the teachers, scholars and friends associated with the Sunday School in June was to Lister Park, Bradford.

A Faith Tea was held in March 1937 and it was followed by a concert presented by the scholars and their friends. Those involved were Ellen Robson, Sheila Sykes, Mary Sykes, Mary Bray, Phyllis Lee, Ivy Bontoft, Iris Boothroyd, Dorothy Sykes, Kenneth Sykes, James Horncastle, Brian Daniel and Derek Tinker.

A Temperance lantern lecture was given by the Rev. H.Lewis in February 1938. His subject was ” Untruths Unlimited “. In May special services were held to mark the introduction of the new Methodist hymn book.

The Snowgatehead Comedy Players visited the village in February 1939 and presented ” Jolly for Jennifer “, a comedy in 3 acts in the Sunday School which was enjoyed by a good attendance. In May the Male Voice Choir gave a musical service in the church. The Overseas Missionary anniversary was in December and Rev. Findlay spoke of his work in India and Fiji and the Rev. Roberts gave an illustrated lecture on his work in West Africa.

Also in December the combined choirs and friends of the Zion Methodists, Parish Church and Wesley Methodists gave a carol service in the Parish Church. The collection amounted to £5 9s 2d. Mr.Alfred Buckley, who had been the treasurer for 25 years, the Sunday School superintendent and a member of the choir, was presented with an easy chair in recognition of his service. The photograph shows members of the choir with the plaque they won in the 1940s.

Choir contest winners 1940s.
Choir contest winners 1940s.

A meeting was held in September 1940 for the parishioners to meet and  extend a welcome to Rev.R.Collier of Meltham who succeeded Rev.W.Thynne.

The ” Thongsters” concert party visited the Sunday School in November 1940 and gave a variety show in aid of the war Comforts Fund. Mr.C.S.Floyd presided and receipts were £7 18s 6d.

In january 1942, the choir rendered the sacred cantata “The City of God ” to a moderate attendance. The choirmaster was Arthur Buckley and the principals were , Madame W.Brooke ( soprano ), Madame E.Hirst ( conralto ), Mr.J.Dixon ( tenor ) , Mr.E.Mortimer ( bass ) with Madame W.M.Sanderson as accompanist. The chairman was Luther Ramsden.   At the end of the month the parishioners organised an Old Fashioned Social in the school and over 100 people took part. The entertainment included games, dancing, quartettes, songs and Yorkshire reading.

They celebrated their 70th. anniversary in September 1942 and an old scholars gathering was held and a large number sat down to an excellent faith tea presided over by Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Sandford of Deanhouse.

The next report wasn’t until October 1943 when Mrs.H.Wilson who had been the librarian for the last 5 years was presented with  gifts.

The West Riding Singers gave a high quality concert in December and in the same month the annual prize distributions were given to the Sunday School scholars. In the evening there were carols and recitations and the children presented a nativity play.

The annual outing of the scholars, teachers and friends in July 1947  was to Scarborough.

September 1947 saw the 70th. anniversary of the Zion Methodist Church in Netherthong. A  weekend of events were held starting on Saturday with a tea which was followed by an “At Home “. The chairman was Rev.A.Burnside of Meltham and he welcomed all old members. Mr.G.Ricketts, the old members’ chairman, addressed those present and other old members who spoke were Harry Hobson, Norman Smith, Jim Shaw, Frank Porter and james Walker. They all enjoyed musical events in the evening. On the next day, Sunday, there were special services and just over £50 was raised.

In December the united choirs of Wesley’s Chapel and the Zion Church gave a carol service at Wesley’s Chapel.

The first report in 1949 was in April when special services were held to mark the re-opening of the church after renovation and re-decoration. The preacher for both services was Mr.H.Bintcliffe of Elland with Derek Lockwood as organist. In September members and friends paid a visit to the Netherton Methodist Church. An excellent tea was provided and the preacher was Rev. H.Dyson and an enjoyable day was completed by the combined choirs singing anthems. The Choir, conducted by Mrs.E.Mortimer, won 1st. prize in the church and chapel choirs class at the Holmfirth Musical Competition in October. In the same month 30 members of the choir went on an outing to Whitby.

This photograph shows the children of the Sunday School in 1950 performing their Christmas nativity play.

 

Zion Chapel Nativity play 1950
Zion Chapel Nativity play 1950

In June 1950 the choir with the assistance of the choir of the Netherton Methodist Church gave a rendering of Gaul’s cantata ” The Holy City.”

Gift day services were held at the beginning of July and they attracted a large congregation. The preachers were Mr.J.Hogley of Holmfirth and Alderman J.Cartwright of Crosland Moor.

July  was a very special month in the history of the Church. It was the occasion of the first wedding to be held in the Church since the building was erected in 1872. Miss Ellen Bray, who had been closely connected to the Zion Church as a scholar and worker, married Mr.C. Hobson of Brockholes. The Rev. A. Woodhill officiated and to mark the occasion the couple were presented with a bible.

To celebrate their winning of the 1st.prize in the Class for Church and Chapel choirs at the Holmfirth Music Festival held in October 1951, the Zion Church choir held a social gathering in November. 50 guests and members sat down for an excellent supper after which they entertained their guests by singing the three test pieces from the Festival before games and dancing completed the evening. The choir had won the competition for three consecutive years and to mark this unique achievement the members presented an inscribed silver mounted baton to the choirmistress, Mrs.P.Mortimer

A concert given by the Sunday School children in March 1953 played to a full house. Recitations were given by the following children – Nancy Sparks, Joan Sparks, Michael Young, John Young, Rodney Hodgson, David Hobson, June Lee, Louis Carruthers, Carol Pell, Jaqueline Hobson, Beth McKenzie, Celia McHugh, Maureen Helawell, Pauline Littlewood, Tony Littlewood and Catherine Marsh. Later that year in July, 30 children and parents enjoyed a school trip to Saltburn which had been organised by Mrs. C.Hobson and Miss E.Brook.

At the Holmfirth Music Festival in October, the choir, conducted by Mrs.E.Mortimer,  won 1st. prize in the competition for Church or Chapel choirs. The following photograph could very well be of this occasion.

The Church choir with their trophy
The Church choir with their trophy

In January 1954, the Netherton Townswomens Guild Choir, who were 2nd. prize winners at the Holmfirth Music Festival in 1953, gave a musical service at the chapel. An excellent tea was provided for them. Their very successful Spring Fair in April was opened by Mrs.S.Porter of Honley. Gift day services were held in July and hymns sung to popular tunes were a special feature. In addition the new electric blower for the organ was used for the first time.

The Sunday School anniversary services were held in April 1955. The children presented a number of items and the choir, under the leadership of Mrs.E.Mortimer the choirmaster and organist, sang a selection of hymns. The following month a very successful Spring Fayre attracted a large number of present and former mmbers. Rev. K.Wade of Meltham gave the opening prayers. The chairlady, Mrs.P.Verity of Almondbury, said it was a headache keeping places of worship open but she hoped the proceeds from the Fayre would help them to carry on for a long time to come. Mrs.J.Buckley opened the Fayre and in the evening there was a whist drive and social.

The pupils of the Althea School of Dancing from Meltham presented their successful pantomime ” Babes in the Wood ” and cabaret in the school in March 1956  to a large and appreciative audience. Following this successful visit, they returned in January the following year and presented their pantomime ” Goldilocks and the three bears “.

In June 1957, owing to the damage sustained at Wesley’s Chapel, all their services were held in the Zion Chapel . A campaign was organised by a band of local preachers in the Holmfirth Wesleyan Circuit and the opening phase  was an intensive canvassing  of the whole area, house by house, armed with leaflets. The following month the question of the repair of the roof of the Wesleyan Chapel was discussed by their trustees and finally, in September, due to failing support it was decided that services at the Chapel would be discontinued and the congregation would joined the Zion Chapel.

The Harvest Festival in October began with a parade of the Scouts and Guides.The lessons were read by Scouts D.Marsh and M.Littlewood. The prizes at the Sunday School in December were distributed by Mrs. F.Garnett. The scholars and teachers presented a Nativity Play called ” The Stained Glass Window”.

Reported activities for 1958 started with a concert in March given by Snowgatehead ladies to a large audience with Mrs.E.Mortimer presiding. . Further entertainment followed on April when Mr.J.Craven’s concert party visited – the proceeds went to the organ fund. Mr. Haigh of Honley gave a gramophone recital in September which raised £4 9s towards the organ fund. The Harvest festival in October was the occasion of the 29th. annual visit and parade by the Scouts and Guides and lessons were read by scouts Edward Charlesworth and Trevor Lodge. The Christmas Fayre in December went a long way towards raising the balance of £200 required for the installation of the organ from Wesley’s Chapel into the Zion Church . The chair was taken by Thomas Dyson. Mrs.Hirst said that when they had got the organ fixed and all ” done and dusted ” she hoped that the congregation of Wesley’s chapel would join them in worship. The Moorland Singers gave a concert in the evening. The total profit was £214.  In the same month for the Sunday School prize distributions , Miss B.Buckley presented awards to 48 scholars.

The Snowgatehead Methodist Church members paid a return visit in April 1960 and presented their concert ” Variety on Parade ” to a large audience, In the same month the Male Voice Choir under A.Sanderson gave a musical service. The soloists were Miss Dorothy Shaw ( soprano ) and Mrs.Joyce Kellett ( contralto ) with Mrs.E.Mortimer as organist.

After having been closed to allow for alterations to the interior, the Zion Church was re-opened on May 30 1959.The organ, pulpit and choir stalls from the disused Wesley Chapel had been presented to Zion and installed and the interior had been fully redecorated but the electric organ blower belonging to Zion had been retained. Mr.Arthur Charlesworth had been responsible for most of the work and the total cost of redecoration had been about £250. A special dedication service was held by the Rev. Garnett of Meltham  and Mr. J.Green of Fleetwood, who for many years had been the organist, returned specifically to play the organ. Tea was served and another special service was held the following day. A brass plate reading ” The Organ,Pulpit and Choir Stalls were presented to this Church by the Trustees of Netherthong Wesley’s Chapel which was closed on Thursday , June 20 1957 ” was affixed to the organ.They held their annual harvest festival in October and the local Scouts and Guides made their  annual parade

.In March 1966 they held the Sunday School  Annual Services. The morning service was conducted by Mrs.J.O.Hogley of Holmfirth and solos were sung by children trained by Mrs.C.Hobson, Miss Glynis Bailey and Miss Kathryn Brocklebank. The afternoon and evening services were conducted by the Rev.Ralph Holmes from the Bingley Circuit. The organist at all three services was Mrs.R.Shaw. The last few months of the year were a busy period for the Church. First off in October they held their harvest festival with the scouts, cubs, guides and brownies and Mr.Harry Sykes of Dunford Bridge was the preacher. There was a social evening in December when Mr.J.Pell presented a handbag to Mrs.E.Mortimer on behalf of the trustees and congregation in appreciation of her services as choirmaster and organist for over 20 years. The final event, also in December, was a special afternoon service when the Sunday School children, trained by the teachers, sang a number of carols with solos from Christine Daykin and Margaret Wood as well as  Mrs.D.Nicholas. Mrs.A.Shaw was the organist. Mr.J.Pell presented prizes to the scholars.

In January 1967 the scholars performed a Nativity play entitled ” The Stained Glass Window “. Taking part were Christine Daykin, Janet Haigh, Caroline Wickham, Anita Daykin, Heather Carter, Margaret Wood, Diane Earnshaw, Jane Horncastle, Julie Greaves, Glynis Wood, Barbara Beever, Sheenah Mallinson, Kathryn Brocklebank and Lindsay Appleyard. The children had been trained by Mrs. C.Hobson with Miss Edith Brook on piano and lighting effects by Mr.W.Carter.

Three months later the Church held a very successful Spring Fayre which raised £110. Mrs. A.Sanderson was in the chair and the Fayre was opened by Miss. H.M. Buckley. The same month they held the Sunday School anniversary services with Mr.D. Radcliffe of Meltham and the Rev. K.Holman as preachers. The scholars gave quotations and sang hymns and Christine Daykin and Margaret Wood gave a duet.

A successful coffee evening was organised by members of the Zion Ladies Fellowship in September 1968. Entertainment was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ball, Elizabeth and Judith. Mrs. Ball accompanied many of the items on the zither and piano. The following month the Scouts, Guides and Brownies, accompanied by the Scout Band, paraded in October 1968 at the service of the Harvest Festival at the Church. The morning service was conducted by Rev.Scott of Meltham with Rev. Burton conducting the afternoon and evening services. Collections raised £22 and 71 gift parcels were distributed to the sick and elderly people of the village.

The ” Netherthongsters ” gave three excellent performances of their pantomime ‘Snow White and Seven Dwarfs ‘ in the Sunday school hall to appreciative audiences. The script was written by Mrs. Constance Sykes and the play produced by Mr. Edward Lockwood. Most of the uniforms were made by Mrs.M.Maddison. Mrs.R.Shaw was the accompanist, Mr.W.Carter and Mr.M.Edinboro made the scenery and Mr.Philip Horn provided plenty of ‘magic’ to complete the programme.

  A re-union of  old scholars, members and friends was held in September 1972 to mark the centenary year of the church. The celebrations began with a tea. The Methodist Minister, the Rev. C.Scott, gave an account of the evemts that led to the formation of the Church and Mr.F.Porter, a former Sunday School scholar, recalled some of the ministers, lay preachers and teachers he had met. Mrs.C.Hobson spoke of the first wedding held in the church and Mr.Pell related the role the choir had played in the history.

All Saints’ Church- from the beginning to 1918

All Saints’ Churh 

All Saints’ Church in Netherthong occupies a prominent position in the centre of the village where the three approach roads meet. In the 186 years since it was built it has played a key role in the life and development of the village.

  All Saints’  was referred to as a “ Million Act “ church. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars , there was a movement in England for the building of new churches to commemorate the War victories. There was particular concern of the shortage of places for worshippers in the growing towns of the West Riding of Yorkshire, so on 6th. February 1818 in the Freemason’s Hall in London, a meeting chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury formed the Church Building Society ( CBS ).

Parliament passed the Church Building Act in 1818 and voted £1,000,000 to the building of new churches and the Act became popularly known as the “ Million Act”.  In 1824 Austria repaid off a £2,000,000 war loan and the Government put another £500,000 into the coffers. Voluntary funds helped to give a total of over £3,000,000 and resulted in the building of 612 new churches, 106 of which were in Yorkshire, mostly in the West Riding. These churches became known as “Commissioner Churches“, “Waterloo Churches” or “Million Act Churches“.

The first foundation stone of the Church was laid on Wednesday,  January 1829 by Mr. Benjamin Wilson, cloth manufacturer, in the presence of most of the villagers.

 The second foundation stone was laid on the 13th. March 1829 , by the Rev. Lewis Jones, Vicar of Almondbury. The inscription on the plate is as follows.

“ This Foundation Stone of a Church to be called All Saints’ Netherthong, in the Parish of Almondbury, built under the direction of the Honorable, the Board of His Majesty’s Commissioners for building new Churches, has been laid by the Rev. Lewis Jones, Vicar, this 13th. day of March A.D. 1829, being the 10th. year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth”.

R.D.Chantrell – Architect

John Woodhead – Churchwarden ( Donor of site )

Geo.& Wm. Heywood – Builders

It appears that this plaque was lost when the chancel was thrust out.

 The building was completed in 1830 and the total cost was £2,869 12s 2d.

 The Church was consecrated by the Archbishop of York , the Right Rev. Edward Harcourt, on Thursday, 2nd. September , 1830.  In 1847 plans were made for the heating of the church. A report  in October 1852 from the Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner makes for interesting reading.  22 years after the church was completed, the ‘ customary annual sermons for the repairs of the Church were preached in the morning by Rev.W.Tatlock of Huddersfield and in the evening by Rev.C.Wardroper, incumbent at Farnley Tyas. A full and efficient choir was in attendance and the collections amounted to £8.

The Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner for October 1854 ran the following article about the church bell and I repeat it verbatim.  “The villagers experienced a serious drawback on their rejoicing for the victory of the Alma. In common with other practices, the good people have manifested their joy by ringing their only bell which was unmercifully clattered about for hours together. Not content with the noise it made by pulling the rope, a number ascended the belfry and belaboured the bell with stones and hammers to such a degree that in ‘ stoning the bells’ they cracked it. The bell was taken down for repair by a neighbouring smith at a cost of £2 and was replaced in the belfry. However it made a most distressing sound, harsh and disagreeable to the ear that the inhabitants cannot bear to hear it and public feeling favoured the purchase of a new bell.” The same month  two sermons were preached in the church by the Rev. G. J. Mallinson of West Haughton of Lancashire, formerly of the village. Attendance was excellent and collections were made at the door at the close of each sermon.

 The addition to the church, grounds on the South East side were probably purchased on the sale of the Woodhead Estate in 1857. At the Parish Church Sunday School in the September of that year, two sermons were preached to large audiences by the Rev. James Mallinson of Manchester. A new harmonium , provided for the use of the church, was also inaugurated that day. Master  Albert Lister Price presided and members of the Holmfirth Church choir were present and sang several pieces of music. The collections amounted to £9 13s 2d.

On Whit Monday in May 1861  the scholars, teachers and friends of the Church and Wesleyan Sunday Schools met at All Saints and marched in procession, led by the parochial constables and the Holmfirth Rifle Corps Band, and visited Sands House, residence of Mrs.Floyd : Helm Wood – Thomas Dyson : Thongsbridge – Mr.George Greenwood and Hagg – G.Nelson. At the above places they were treated liberally with ‘the good things of this life’.  They returned to Town gate and sang several hymns. The scholars of the two schools separated to have tea in their own classrooms which the rest of the people assembled in a field and partook of a first rate tea. A meeting was held in the church with the Rev.james presiding and a variety of entertainment was presented by the scholars. Various addresses were made including by the churchwaedens, T.Dyson and G.Greenwood. After the usual votes of thanks the assembly dispersed.

The following month the Sunday School teachers and scholars visited the Model Farm of C.H.Jones, Harden Moss,  They were accompanied by the Holmfirth Rifle Corps Band and many farmers in the neighbourhood had lent them conveyances to carry everybody to the premises. They all enjoyed themselves in one of the large pasture fields by playing in a variety of games. They stopped for a picnic tea and continued with games until they were well – tired and, after thanking Mr.Jones for his kindness, they returned home.

By 1865 the Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner had changed its title to the Huddersfield Examiner &West Riding Reporter. In the January 14 issue it reported that the Annual tea meeting of the Church School had been held in the Old School. There was a large attendance and the Rev.J.James presided. Addresses were given by Rev. N.Lloyd of Miln – bridge, Rev. G.Lloyd, Messrs. R.Mellor, G.Nelson, G.Hinchliffe and G.Greenwood. A party of glee singers added greatly to the pleasure of the evening. In March an entertainment titled  ‘ Chairman in a Fix’ was put on at the school under the auspices of the Band of Hope. The attendance was large and the 17 performers did very well.

 The following is copied verbatim from an account written 142 years ago – “ The turret, having been  damaged by lightning on April 29th., 1867, was rebuilt in its present form “.

 Extensive alterations took place in 1877, when the galleries and three-decker pulpit were removed, the Chancel built and the Conacher organ installed. The church was re-opened on 3rd. December by the Bishop of Ripon.

The interior of All Saint’s dated 1910

 

Rear view of the church with the manor House visible through the trees on the right.

 

A closer view of the rear of the church showing a few gravestones.

The following Notice issued by the Rev. T.James of the Parish of Netherthong  dated September 1st. 1866 makes interesting reading. The key paragraph is ” To all whom it may concern, that henceforth no Marriage between parties resident in the aforsaid parish of Netherthong can be legally solemnized at the Parish Church of Almondbury, or at any other Church than that of All Saints, Netherthong. ” The final paragraph details the boundaries.

Parish of Netherthong notice dated 1886
Parish of Netherthong notice dated 1886
List of Church Dues - date not known.
List of Church Dues – date not known.

The following photograph shows the front cover of the Church monthly dated July 1895.

Cover of the Church Monthly for July 1895
Cover of the Church Monthly for July 1895

The next photograph is the front cover for the hymns to be sung at the Sunday School Festival in June 18 1899.

Cover dated June 18 1899 for the Sunday School Festival
Cover dated June 18 1899 for the Sunday School Festival

The first record I have been able to find about the Annual treat for the children associated with the school was in the June 1852 issue of the Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner. It reported that on Whit Monday about 250 children were involved. A procession was formed and, headed by Holmfirth Old Brass Band, they first went to Sands House, the residence of C.S.Floyd, where they received refreshments. They returned via Thongs Bridge, Hagg and Deanhouse to a field belonging to Mr.Wilson where a meal of tea and buns was provided. Afterwards they were presented with a large cake and dismissed. About 200 teachers and friends enjoyed repast in the school room.The Rev.James took the chair and gave an excellent speech and Mr.Wilson spoke about the prosperous state of the school. The meeting was also addressed by Mr.Heap, the superintendent of Oldfield school, Mr.G.Woodhead, Mr.Nelson, Mr.Allen and Mr.Robinson.

In June 1854 the teachers and children associated with the Church school assembled in the school room when the the reward books to the more diligent during the past year were distributed . A procession was then formed and headed by Beaumont’s celebrated sax-horn band it proceeded  to Holmfirth calling at the residencies of several gentlemen on the way. They were afterwards regaled with tea and buns and, after the children were dismissed, the teachers and friends took tea in the school room which was decorated for the occasion.

Two months later in August saw the re-opening of the church which had been closed for a few weeks during which it underwent a thorough renovation on the interior in painting, whitewashing, decorating etc. At the opening the sermons were preached by Rev. Joseph Hughes of Meltham in the morning, and in the evening by the Rev. D.James, incumbent of Marsden. A full cathedral service was performed  and the choir was conducted by Matthew Rollinson of Kirkburton. The collections totalled £8 15.

The Annual tea party for the benefit of the Sunday school was held in the new school in February 1871. The trays were supplied by Mrs.Chas. Mellor ( Newlands ), Miss Dyson ( Elmwood ), Judith Mellor ( Hagg ), Miss Dyson ( Hawroyd ) and Miss Dickenson and Miss Chappell and a concert was held after the meal. The previous month on Wednesday 11, a grand concert was held in the school room  with the proceeds in aid of the Sunday school. The programme consisted of a selection of songs, duets and glees performed by Miss Twig, Miss Renshaw, Messrs. J.Mellor, J.Dyson, J.B. Mellor,D.Caldwell,R.Hirst, B.eastwood and C.Hobson  with Mr.Sandford at the pianoforte. 

June 1872 was the occasion of the Sunday School anniversary feast. About noon, the scholars formed in procession and proceeded by their large banner marched to the strains of the Netherthong Brass Band to the residence of Mr.Josiah Mellor, where Miss Emmaline Mellor, assisted by the Rev. A.Jones, the curate, and the Rev.G.Hay, curate of Holmfirth, presented each of the young folk with a new penny for 1872. The scholars then called at the residences of Mrs.G.Mellor and Mr.Fenton Walker of the Royal Oak. They returned to the school where coffee and cakes were available to the children and a knife and fork tea was provided for the teachers and friends. A few hours were spent in an adjoining field and the day finished off in the school with singing and recitals. The Annual Festival for 1873 was celebrated in June and proved to be one of the most successful school feasts that had been held for years. 150 teachers and scholars formed a procession headed by the Netherthong Brass Band in their splendid uniforms, and walked through the village and proceeded to the residence of Mrs. G.Mellor when oranges were distributed to the scholars. They continued to Sands where Mr.C. Stephenson,J.P., presented them with a small bun and a one penny coin. On their return they were served with their usual fare and the teachers and friends partook of a knife & fork tea. The evening was spent in a field playing games with music provided by the Brass Band. The Annual festival for 1874 followed an almost identical patter and a highlight,  when everyone went to the field for fun and games, was the sending of balloons up at intervals. The paper reported it was one of the most successful festivals ever held in the village.

In August of that year Mrs.James, the wife of the Rev.T.James, the vicar, died suddenly in the vicarage. She had appeared to have been in perfect health up to an hour before her death. Mr.C.J.Trotter was called in and gave his opinion that the cause of death arose from an epileptic fit and no inquest was deemed necessary. August 1879 was the very sad occasion of the funeral of Rev. Thomas James, 31, who had died earlier in the month on August 3 .For 33 years he had been the incumbent and vicar of the church and new parish of Netherthong but, during the latter part, he had been laid aside from active duty  in the church and parish by paralytic affections and the shock received by the sudden death of his wife. They had only been married just over a year. The following month on September 6, the Rev.J.Prowde of St.Johns College, Cambridge ,who had been curate at the church, was publicly inducted to the vicarage of All Saints by the Rev. Canon Hulbert, vicar of Almondbury. The church was handed to the Canon by the churchwardens, Messrs. Cookson Stevenson and Turner and he , in turn, gave it to the Rev. Prowde.

The choir together with the teachers and scholars of the Sunday School, totalling about 200, were entertained to a substantial tea in the large room belonging to the day school provided by Miss Dyson. She was the only daughter of the late Thomas Dyson, Elmwood, and had organised it to commemorate her marriage with Lieutenant Buchanan of Gloucester. The tables for the scholars were presided over by Miss Dickinson and Mrs. John Williams. In November 1873 a concert was given in the Church school room on behalf of the school. Vocalists were Miss Rowbottom, Mr.D.Caldwell and Mr.R.Eastwood who were accompanied by Mr. William Sandford on the pianoforte. The Holmfirth Temperance Hand-Bell Ringers also provided entertainment and tendered several of their prime selections.

The anniversary services for the Sunday School were held later that year in June 1874 when the Rev.W.Flower, vicar of Upperthong, and the Rev.G.Madden, vicar of Armitage Bridge, both preached and the collections amounted to £7 7s. On the following day the annual school feast was held when the scholars and teachers met at the school and, after a service in the Church by the Rev.J.Prowse, a procession was formed  which paraded round the district headed by the Netherthong Brass Band. C.Stephenson presented each child with a new penny. On returning to the school, coffee and buns were served and afterwards all adjoined to a field where amusements were kept. The number of scholars on the books was about 130. There were no reports of the feast for 1875,1876,1877 and 1878 although there was no reason to suspect that they weren’t held as normal.

For the Annual Festival of  the Sunday Schools in late June1879, the children and teachers assembled at the school and walked to the church for a short children’s service held by Rev.J.Prowse. Afterwards, headed by the Netherthong Brass band, they proceeded to Deanhouse Workhouse and from there to Oldfield, Deanhouse, Hagg, Thongsbridge and Crodingly before returning to the village where they were regaled with milk, buns, nuts etc. The band played several selections of music. A public tea was held in the large room when over 200 persons sat down to an excellent knife and fork tea. Everyone adjourned to a field and spent the remainder  of the evening dancing and playing games. At intervals several balloons were sent up and fireworks set off. In late July special services were held morning, afternoon and evening to celebrate the completion of the reredos. The Reredos was from a design by Mr.Barber of Halifax and the work was carried out by Messrs. Con & Co, London. It was of richly-carved oak with croquets, terminals and illuminated panels with emblems representing the four Evangelists, the Agnus Dei and cross occupying the central position, the whole being further enriched by the frequent use of fleur de lys. The dade was richly illuminated on zinc. The cost was about £130 which was defrayed by subscriptions and collections.

On Sunday June 20 1880, sermons were preached on behalf of funds for the Sunday and day schools  and there were large congregations for both the morning and evening sermons and the collections totalled £8.  Monday was the annual school feast and the procedure  was similar to previous years but on this occasion the procession was led by the Honley Brass Band. 200 people partook of the public tea. The Superintendents were Rev.T.Prowse , C.Stephenson and the secretary, Mr.T.Woodhead. The schools had 86 male and 65 female scholars with 18 male teachers and 12 female teachers. The average attendance was 120 and the  report added that there were 140 books in the library. Later in the year in September was the annual picnic of the Church choir and 29 members, accompanied by the vicar and several friends, travelled in three wagonettes to Wortley and Wharncliffe Rocks.  The same month members of the choir took part in a choir festival at New Mill with other choirs from the district.  The annual service on Whit Sunday, June 1881, for the Church Sunday school in aid of funds was held with large congregations attending both the morning and evening sermons. The annual school feast was held on the Monday and the procession,  headed by Holmfirth Voluntary Band ( was this the Netherthong Brass band in disguise ? ), were pursued by heavy bouts of rain forcing everyone to keep seeking shelter.  Fortunately the weather improved so that fun and games could be held in the evening. The number of scholars were 93 male and 62 female. There were 13 male teachers and 12 female and the number of books were 205.The superintendents were C.Stephenson, Rev.J.Prowde and Mr.A.Mellor, Thos. Woodhead was the secretary and B.Eastwood and E.Dyson the librarians.

Members of the congregation met in August 1881 to present Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Dickenson with a black marble timepiece and ornaments, a dozen silver teaspoons and a dozen ivory handled and electro-plated forks as a token of the esteem they were held in. The Rev.J.Prowde made the presentation referring to the service provided by both of them to the church and schools. C.Stephenson , the vicar’s warden, also spoke about them in high terms. The annual services were held on Sunday June 18 1882 in the morning and evening in aid of the church schools. Special hymns were sung by the choir and the Sunday scholars and £8 was raised. The annual school feast took place the following Monday and the procession was headed by the Netherthong  Brass Band. The format was as in previous years with a public tea followed by an evening of Yorkshire Games. There was no report for 1883 but in 1884 there was a detailed report of the Feast in its standard format. Before breaking up in the evening after games each scholar was presented with a large bun, a new penny and an orange. Total money raised for the school fund was £33. There were 80 boys and 70 girls on the books with 14 female teachers and 14 male teachers. The number of books in the library were 220. On Sunday 20 June, special services were held in the morning and afternoon in aid of the Sunday and day schools. The scholars sang a special selection of hymns and the choir, under the leadership of Mr. Jonathan Hirst, also contributed. On the Monday all the teachers, scholars and friends, formed a procession and headed by the Netherthong Brass Band proceeded round the village. When they returned the children sat down to a tea and a public tea was also held at which 200 partook. As was the custom everyone spent the evening playing games and listening to the Band. The proceeds amounted to £30 which was divided between the two schools. The Harvest Festival was held in October and the morning session was conducted by yje vicar and in the evening by the vicar of Newsome. The offerteries of £4 17s 11d were in aid of the Ripon Diocesan Church Building Society. The flowers and fruit were distributed to the poor and sick and the tomatoes were donated to the hospital at Deanhouse Workhouse.

 In 1924, electric lights replaced the gas mantles on the standards and extensive alterations were made to the organ. In 1967 the church was designated as a building of special architectural and historic interest.

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 The Vicars of All Saints

     The first incumbent was the Rev.J.M.Evans. He resigned in 1834 and was followed by the Rev.J.N.Green- Armytage who left in December 1835. The Rev. G.D.Grundy, M.A., who built the Vicarage , was there from 1836 to 1839 until he moved to Hey, near Oldham and remained there for 63 years. When he died he was the oldest clergyman in England.The vicarage was located up a drive in Miry Lane and faced the Deanhouse Workshop and  remained in use until Wakefield Diocese sold it in December 1996. Below is a recent ( 2010 ) photo that I took during my wanderings.

 

Modern photo , 2010, of the old vicarage.

 The Rev.D.Meridith was in charge for only a few months before being succeeded by the Rev. D.Hughes who stayed from 1839 to 1842. The Rev. J.Tidemore remained until 1846 and the Rev.P.J.Manning and Rev. J.Rogers were only there for  very short periods before the Rev.Thomas James, M.A.,L.L.D., F.S.A. took up the post. He served from 1846 to 1879 and was a noted Welsh scholar and one of the founders of theYorkshire Archeological Society. He was assisted by the Rev.E.A.Jones, B.F.Crouch and John Prowde, M.A. The Rev.James’s grave , which has celtic lettering, is by the church door. ( for more details about him see the report at the end of this paragraph).

I have included below a notice that was issued and signed by the Rev. James

 

All Saints’ Church notice. January 20 1876.

John Prowde succeeded him as vicar and  on his death in 1907 he was interred adjacent to Rev. James.  The accompanying photograph must have been taken at the turn of the 19th. century and by looking at him you wouldn’t realise he was the vicar because his long white beard obscured his collar.

 

The Rev. Prowde dated 1900s.

The Rev. Hind , M.A., was appointed vicar in 1907 and had a long ministry of 29 years, leaving the village in 1936.

He was succeeded by the Rev. S.S.Black who served for 21 years from 1937 to 1958. After being widowed he married Helen  who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.J.Floyd. He is also buried in the church grounds. He was succeeded by the Rev.E.Asquith, who stayed until 1966. The Rev. F.Lord’s ministry was tragically short from 1968 to 1970.

Rev.J.N.Capstick was the final sole incumbent of All Saints Vicarage from 1970. He had been vicar of St.James Church, Codnor, from 1961-1963. At the formation of the Upper Holme Valley Team in 1992, he also took on responsibility for St. Andrew’s Thongsbridge until his retirement in 1997. He issued a superb booklet on the history of All Saint’s and I have included much of that information in this History.

 Rev. G.A.Banks M.A. joined the Upper ValleyTeam in 1998 and was  the vicar for a period. At the time of writing this article ( 2013 )  the Rev. Nick Heaton is the current vicar.

The following article gives a very detailed history of the  life of the Rev. Thomas James. It was titled The Druid Curate of Netherthong and was written by the Huddersfield historian, Alan Brook, for publication in the Huddersfield Examiner.

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, originally the Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association (HATA), began life at a meeting held in the parsonage at Netherthong on 1 April 1863. The host of the meeting, the Rev Thomas James, was well qualified to promote such a venture. He was steeped in the history and folklore of his native Wales, prominent in the Cambrian Archaeological Association and an editor of the Cambrian Journal, a pioneering archaeological periodical.

The Rev. James, born in 1817 at Manordeifi in Pembrokeshire, became ‘perpetual curate’ of All Saints Church at Netherthong in 1846. He was one of a group of Welsh clergymen in the area, which included his brother David, the curate of Marsden, the Rev. Lewis Jones, vicar of Almondbury, and Joseph Hughes, curate of Meltham.  In 1852 they began meeting as the ‘Association of Welsh Clergy in the West Riding of the County of York’ to discuss matters relating to the church in Wales.

But the Rev James’ interests were not limited to the Welsh church. He was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Bardic movement which sought to encourage a revival of Welsh language and culture by holding Eisteddfodau, competitive festivals, where prizes were offered for music, song, poetry and historical essays. The highpoint of the festivals was the Gorsedd of the Bards, a procession supposed to be founded on ancient Druidic ritual.  The Rev James adopted the Bardic name Llallawg, an alias of the Bardic-Druidic figure Myrddin, (better known as Merlin of Arthurian legend), and served as an adjudicator at Eisteddfodau as well as donating prize money.

In 1858 he became embroiled in a dispute which scandalised the Eisteddfod and set him at odds with fellow bard and  cleric, the Rev Joseph Hughes, curate and historian of Meltham. The Rev Hughes, from Newport in Pembrokeshire, used the bardic name Carn Ingli, after the hill fort outside his native town. In 1858 he was one of the organisers of the Llangollen Eisteddfod at which Llallawg was asked to judge the history prize. Although the topic was the discovery of America by the twelfth century Welsh price Madoc, the best essay by far argued that this was merely a legend and had never happened. Carn Ingli disqualified it as irrelevant to the theme,  Llallawg resigned as judge in protest – and there was uproar at the Eisteddfod.

As his role in establishing HATA shows, the Rev James also loved the heritage of his adopted home. He wrote a paper on ‘The early Antiquities of the District’ and was for a time editor of the ‘Transactions of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal’, which became the still surviving ‘Yorkshire Archaeological Journal’. He also helped the publication of the Rev Hughes ‘History of Meltham’ left unfinished by the author’s death in 1862.

In 1870 Thomas married Jane Hammet of Plymouth but she died two years later of a seizure said to have been brought on by a thunderstorm. Thomas himself became increasingly infirm and was described by the Rev Hulbert in his Annals of Almondbury as ‘a recluse’. However he was still involved in the Eisteddfod movement.

In 1873, as the ‘archdruid of Gwynedd’, the Rev James offered the prize for the best ‘peithynfaen’,  wooden books with verse written in bardic characters known as ‘Coelbren y Beirdd’. It was not then known that this alphabet, which was supposed to have been devised by the druids over 2,000 years ago, was less than a century old. It was fabricated in the 1790s by poet and folklorist Edward Williams, known as Iolo Morganwg, who was one of the driving forces behind the revival of the Eisteddfodau.

A ‘peithynfaen’

The Rev James died in 1879 and his enthusiasm for the Bardic past, imaginary or not, is celebrated on his grave cover. The cross shaped grave lies just by the church door at Netherthong. The inscription is in the Bardic Alphabet.  This has been kindly deciphered and translated by Mr Owain Rhys of the Museum of Wales. One side records the birth and death of Thomas himself and the fact he had been curate for 33 years, the other the death of Jane. The carved symbolism also speaks volumes about the man. There is a leek representing Wales, a harp reflecting his Bardic personality and, perhaps strangest of all in a Christian graveyard, the druidic symbols of oak leaves and mistletoe. Equally strange is the fact that the Yorkshire Archaeological Society may owe its origins to the druid curate of Netherthong.

Rev Thomas James grave #2

  The history of the church, its role in the village its parishioners and their activities is detailed below.

 The clock in the church was given by public subscription in 1887 to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The Jubilee celebration was fully consummated by the starting of the turret clock which had been placed in the spire by Mr.Pitts of Leeds. The clock cost £75 and was described as a “ pin-wheel striking clock 2’9” in diameter. It  struck  the hours on the bell and was reputed to be heard in BerryBanks, Wooldale and Oldfield. It was a boon for the villagers as up to then the only way they had of getting an idea of the correct time was to stand at the top of New Road and watch for the starting of the train from Holmfirth Station.

 The church choir was an important part of the church’s activities and one of its highlights was its annual outing. A number of these were reported in the local paper and, considering the condition of the roads in the early years, the journeys in themselves must have been exciting events. 

1891 – trip to Baslow and Chatsworth houses.

1894 – outing to Castleton in the Peak District

1908 – excursion to West Kirby via Liverpool and Birkenhead. Whilst they were crossing the river they saw the Lusitania.

1909-  they visited Worksop. They met outside the church and walked to Brockholes station to catch the train. Among the party was Mr. C.Wood , the choir master, with 24 years voluntary service, Miss Dickenson, the organist, with 30 years and Tom Wood with 21 years.

1910 – outing to Chester via Liverpool and Birkenhead,

1912 – the annual outing in May took them to London. They left Huddersfield at 11.30 pm on the Sunday night and arrived at 5.20 am in London. The report detailed what they did and what they saw. It is not unreasonable to assume that for many of them it was their first trip to the ” Big Smoke “.

1913 – the excursion in July was their 34th and they went to Llandudno and Liverpool. They left Huddersfield in a splendidly appointed L & NW saloon carriage at 6.30am

1915 – 25 members were conveyed by Mr. Beaumont’s motor char-a-banc to Harrogate and Ripon.

1916 – trip to Knutsford. They travelled in 3 motor charabancs supplied by Messrs. Kilney & Brook ( Honley ).

1918 –  the choir left Thongsbridge station for Dewsbury and took the train to Wakefield. After dinner they went by car to Leeds and returned home by train at 8pm.

The 39th. annual excursion for the choir was taken  in August 1919 when they travelled to Selby and York in the commodious and comfortable motor char-a-banc from Kilner & Brooks of Honley. Their Annual Outing in 1920 took them to Congleton.

1921 – in July 60 members and friends  took part in the 41st. annual outing and the 6th. by charabanc. They visited Doncaster and Worksop and made a visit to the renowned ” Magic Oak “. They met a choir party from Halifax who were also on an outing and, as people tend to do, they had a competition to see who could get the most individuals inside the mammoth trunk. Netherthong ladies managed to squeeze in 18 which was 4 more than Halifax.

1922 –  they filled two 28- seater charabancs and travelled via Leeds, Headingly, Harewood and Harrogate to their first stop at Ripley. Their objective was Grassington.

1951 saw them travelling to Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-sea.

1953 – they visited Skegness stopping off first at Lincoln Cathedral.

 

 In the January 1st 1887 issue of the Holmfirth Express, it carried a large advert :

Public Notice

Holmfirth Parish Church

New Year’s Tea Party

Concert & Meeting at 7p.m.

Members of the Netherthong Tea Party will entertain.

 The report said the party had been held in the large classroom and 150 sat down to an excellent tea. The chair was taken by the vicar and the choir , under the leadership of Mr. Jonathan Hirst, rendered a choice selection of music.

 In June of the same year the Parish Church Sunday and day Schools held special services in the church in aid of the schools. A procession was formed and headed by the school banner and the Netherthong brass band marched to Deanhouse and the Workhouse continuing onto Oldfield where they had refreshments. They went to Hagg ( Capt. Beardsell’s residence ) and then back to the village.

  The Lord Bishop of Wakefield, Dr.Eden, paid his first official visit to the church in February 1904. He preached to a large congregation in the morning and , in the afternoon, conducted a confirmation service which was believed to be the first of its kind in the Netherthong parish. During his visit he was the guest of the vicar’s warden, Mr.J.Watkinson of Sands. Later in the month there was a Parochial Tea and Entertainment with the tea provided by the married ladies of the congregation. The newspaper reported that it was a very good tea consisting of ham sandwiches and various “ tantatlins “. Over 200 people enjoyed the varied concert which had 39 items. The evening finished off with a social and a feature was the rendering by the children of some of the local singing games eg. “ What is Mary weeping for? “ and “ On yonder fair mountain “

 In April the Sunday School gave their operetta “ The wreck of the Argosy “ to a large audience in theNationalSchool

 Each year in April, All Saints held its annual vestry meeting at which elections were held for various church positions. In 1904, James Dyson was re-elected as the people’s warden.  J.Watkinson was re-appointed as the vicar’s warden and T.Turner was re-elected as his sidesman. C.Floyd was appointed sidesman to the vicar’s warden and J.Mallinson and H.Wilson were elected sidesmen for the people’s warden.

 In March 1905, the Church resuscitated the annual tea party and entertainment which had not taken place for several years and it was held in the large room of the National school. There was a good gathering and after the tea, the 1st. part of the performance was by the choir and the 2nd. part was a dialogue titled “ Wanted a wife “.

 In May the churchwardens wrote to the District Council saying they would be glad if the Council would defray the cost of winding and the upkeep of the clock. They said it was of benefit to the district and they considered it be kept up by the rates for the advantage of the district. They wanted 20/- pa and Mr. H.Gill would have charge of it. The Council said that as it was a public clock and had been bought by public subscription they would approve it.

In 1907 there was no change in the positions at the annual vestry meeting. In the same month Wm.Sykes & Son held a sale of furnishings in the Vicarage and got some excellent prices. A Sheraton armchair sold for £34 10s.

 The annual vestry meeting for  1908 was held in April with the Rev. Hind presiding. Mr.Turner was nominated as vicar’s warden, Mr.W.Batley as vicar’s sidesman and Mr.Dyson as people’s warden. C.Floyd, J.Mallinson , J.Russell and H.Wilson were elected as sidemen.

 The Sunday school held a social evening in February 1911 . It was combined with the junior sewing class to raise funds to buy teaspoons for use at public teas etc.

 In 1912 the report  for 1911 was issued on the Annual return of subscriptions to the Wakefield Diocesan Fund for maintenance and work of the Church Restoration Society, Spiritual Aid Society and Diocesan Education Society. All Saints contributed £7 11s 3d.

 The 1913 Annual Parochial tea was held in February. There was a splendid tea and entertainment by the choir. The following month saw the Annual vestry meeting. Mr. Turner was once again re-appointed as the vicar’s warden. Mr. J. Woodhead was re-elected as the people’s warden with C.Floyd, W.Batley, J. Mallinson, J.Russell, B.Butterworth, H.Wilson and J.Harper as sidesmen.

The Church had formed a Mother’s Union. In August 1913 about 45 ladies had a meeting which started with a service in the church ( Rev.N.Hind ) , followed by a tea in the school at the invitation of Mrs. Floyd, their president.. In the evening they adjoined to Fairfield. The following week a party of 86 went to  Langsett by waggonette. 

In February 1916, the Church Sunday school organized a public tea and entertainment. The room was packed to witness the performance of an operetta “ Zurika the Gypsy Maid “ which was of a very high order. Miss Battley gave a short account of how the money raised was to purchase a valuable piano for use by the school.

 Special services in connection with the National Mission of Repentance and Hope were held in the church in October. Rev. Hind said the matins and evensong and the choir, under the leadership of Mr. C. Wood with Mrs. Jackson on organ, performed the musical part.

Also in October Mr.& Mrs. Buchanan celebrated their golden wedding day. They were married in All Saints on October 24 1866 by the Rev.J.James.

Miss Judith Ellen Mellor of Hagg Cottage died in November 1916 at the age of 80 years and was laid to rest in the family vault at All Saints. She was one of the oldest native born citizens and was heavily involved in fund raising for the Church school in the 1860s and in 1888 to enlarge it. She was a loyal churchwoman.

 

Netherthong Wesleyan Church Part 1 – 1750 to 1920

 

 Wesleyan Church

  The Methodist Church is the fourth largest Christian Church in Britain, after the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches and the Church of Scotland. It has more than six thousand churches and a total membership of approximately 330, 000 people. There are Methodist Churches in nearly every country in the world and global membership numbers some 70 million people. It is traditionally known as non-conformist because it does not conform to the rules and authority of the established Church of England.

  A group of tutors and students meeting at Oxford University  in the late 1720s became known as the Oxford Methodists and the group included John Wesley, Charles Wesley and George Whitefield. In 1735 these three men became evangelical missionaries in America. After three years with the English settlers in Georgia, John Wesley and George Whitefield returned to England and in 1739 built their first Methodist Chapel in Bristol. Wesley and Whitefield also gave sermons in the open-air and travelled the country where they mainly visited poor neighbourhoods. Wesley, who had emerged as the leader of the Methodists, told the people who attended his meetings that if they loved God in return, they would “be saved from sin and made holy”. Wesley also had a lot to say about personal morality and in his sermons he encouraged people to work hard and to save for the future. He also warned against the dangers of gambling and drinking.

 By the time John Wesley died in 1791, the Methodist movement had over 76,000 members and, after his death, the Methodists formally separated from the Anglican Church. Membership continued to grow and by 1801 reached 87,000 but the movement was weakened in 1808 when followers of Hugh Bourne were expelled. His followers became known as Primitive Methodists whereas those who remained were called Wesleyan Methodists. 


At its heart, the theology of John Wesley stressed the life of Christian holiness: to love God with all one’s heart, mind, soul and strength and to love one’s neighbour as oneself.  Wesley’s teaching also stressed experiential religion and moral responsibility.

Methodist Preachers in the  Birstal Methodist Circuit  visited Huddersfield and the surrounding villages and began holding services in the Netherthong area as early as 1750. They were held in the open air or in any available cottage and the house owned by John Hardy was licensed for worship in 1766.

The chapel was built in Haigh Lane at Deanhouse in 1769 on a piece of waste land belonging to the Earl of Dartmouth and a small nominal charge was made for the rent by way of acknowledgement. It was approached in front by 40 steps which remain to this day. In the old records it is styled a Methodist Meeting House or Preaching House and the word chapel occurred for the first time in 1772. It originally had four rows of pews in the gallery which provided for 81 sittings, and men and women occupied separate sides as was the custom among the Society of Friends.

View of the rear of the Wesleyan Chapel 1910 showing steps

The Methodists shared the use of the chapel with the Independents for a period in the early 1770s with each party preaching on alternate Sundays but this arrangement proved unsatisfactory and the Independents moved out and held their services in a cottage until they built Holmfirth Lane Independent Church in 1778.

The first time John Wesley visited the chapel was on July 6 1772 and he wrote in his diary “…at 10, I preached in the new house at Thong “. At this time there was no highway between Huddersfield and Holmfirth and the main road led from Honley Bridge by way of the old Turnpike, Banks and Hagg. At Hagg , he dismounted from his carriage and walked to Deanhouse. After the service , Mrs.Dinah Bates and most of the congregation accompanied him back to Hagg and at Hagg Wood they all gathered round John Wesley and sang –

Ye hills and ye dales

In praises abound

Ye mountains and vales

Continue the sound

Break forth into singing

Ye trees of the wood

For Jesus is bringing

Lost sinners to God.

 

There are some references that he visited again in 1773 and one rumour is that he had stayed overnight at the farm at Holmroyd Nook and had given two signed bibles to the farmer as thanks. One of the bibles is in the Tolsom museum in Huddersfield but the location of a second bible has never been established. The current owner of the house at Holmroyd  has been to the Wesleyan museum in London and has a letter from them stating that there is no evidence that Wesley stayed at the farm.

Some of the old books belonging to Wesley’s chapel gave an insight into the early days of Methodism in the district and one of those books is inscribed “ Register Book left at Black Swan Smithyes Door” and from this it would appear that the first baptism at the Chapel took place on May 29th. 1784 when “ Titus  Dinsdale of Honley in the parish of Almondbury was Baptiz’d “ In those days only a small proportion of people could read and write and it is not suprising that the local dialect had its influence on the spelling. Throughout the book the word daughter is spelled “ doughter “, Dean Brook was spelled “ Deign Brook “ and Deanhouse was “ Deignhouse “.  Mary was often spelled “ Marey “ and other peculiarities were “ Ellin “ and “ Harriot “. Biblical names such as Ishmael, Phineas, Job, Elijah, Luke, Paul, Eli, Joshua, Abraham, Abel, Cornelius, Dan, Matthew, Hannah and Ruth were common.. Easter was a popular name for girls. The influence of John Wesley was apparent, for one of the earliest entries is of a boy christened “ Wesley “.

The chapel attracted adherents from a wide area and there were entries from Hillhouse ( in Huddersfield), Sudehill , “ Thirstyland “ and “ Foolstone “ in the parish of Kirkburton.

 Account books of the Chapel were very revealing and in the earliest register of baptisms there is the following entry ; “ 1787 Decr. 4 – Pd. To Mr. Brook of Huddfd. Duty for corps burying & 6 baptisms at 3d. pr. Piece “

At a meeting held on October 31st. 1821, it was agreed that “ for the future the Charges for Grave Making should be as following ; all persons under 10 years of age 1s. 6d., for ages from 10 years to 20 years 2s.0d.. For all other persons above 20 years 2s. 6d. These charges appear to have continued for sixteen years, for the next entry states : “ It is Agreed at the Seats Day October 25th. 1837, that an advance of 6d. pr. Grave be allowed for Digging on the above statement.”

  In 1814-1815 , 222 sittings yielded £27 13s. per year and the prices of sittings varied, some being 2s.0d. per year, some 2s.6d. and others 3s.0d.

Other snippets of information from the account books are : Consumption of candles for lighting the Chapel were regular entries and during the winter months of 1836 there appeared to be about 2lb. of candles , costing 1s.0d., every couple of weeks.

In April 1837, Godfry Woodhead was paid “ 1s.8d for strings “, and later that year in May he was paid a further 6s.3d. for bass mending and strings.

In June 1839, the price of candles increased to 1s.1d. for two pounds. One of the more interesting entries in 1839 was : “ To Thos.Gledel, 4 ½ Quarts of ale at 1s. 8d. ; 2 quarts of ale Wm.and J. Gill 8d. Also in December of the same year  James Sykes was paid 1s.3d. for taking down and putting up the clock. In 1840, Jonas Eastwood was paid 3s.6d. for bass mending  and later 2s.0d. was paid to Abm. Fitton for clock mending.

In June 1852 the Treat of the children connected with the School was held and the teachers and children ‘walked out’ to the residence of Mr.Beardsall and sang hymns. The Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner in June 1854 reported that the Sabbath school celebrated their annual festival with the children marching in procession through the village and were later regaled with tea and buns.

Unfortunately the account book was confined to pew rents and the last amount recorded was £3. 1s. 3d. for pew rents on October 25th. 1854.

A new book for pew rents was started in 1855, when £2 13s. 0d. was received together with £1 12s. 3d. in arrears. From 1861 the same book was used for accounts and contained no more individual pew rents after 1860. The Chapel was altered to  form 2 stories in 1860-1861 and the Sunday School used the lower floor from 1861.

Some additional form of lighting was introduced in 1861 as there is an entry on September 10th. 1861 for Candles, Naptha etc 2s. 7 ½ d. and on October, Naptha 3s. 0d. and candles 7 ½ d. In the same year the anniversary collection was £4 10d. and the proceeds of tea £3 2s. Gas lighting appears to have been introduced in the latter part of 1861, for on December 31st. there is an entry “ Gas Bill 5s 1d.” In April , 1862, there was an entry  “ Property Tax 2s. 10d. “

The Chapel, which had been closed for several weeks in 1861 for the purpose of making certain necessary improvements and alterations, re-opened on Good Friday  with two sermons preached to a crowded congregation. Mr.J.Woodcock of Didsbury College preached in the afternoon and Rev.M.Johnson of Holmfirth in the evening. In the interval between the services a tea meeting was held and nearly 200 persons sat down.  Collections were made in aid of funds and the old debt on the chapel of £310 was completely paid off with several persons in the Holmfirth area having subscribed liberally. 

Entries in 1864 included “ Candles for Preaching 2d. “ : 4s. 6d. was paid to John Fox for stones for bridge. In December 1865, 3s. 6d. was paid to “Workhouse Men for road repairing.” After repairs to the gable end in 1866, the collection at the chapel re-opening amounted to £12 8s. 0d.  Meeting rooms were added to the Chapel during 1873-75.

After having served as a bass player for several years, Mr.John Scholfield died in 1867 and it was suggested that an organ be purchased to accommodate the singing. An organ committee was appointed on January 4 1869 and a second – hand organ was obtained and installed and the opening services were held on February 14 1869. The cost of the organ was £17 plus £2 15s. for setting up . The money was raised by public collections.  Geo. Hinchliffe was paid 13 s. 0d. per quarter as the organist until September 30 th. 1872 when he stopped playing. In March 1874 an entertainment was given in the Sunday school by a couple of amateurs from Holmfirth in the form of a magic lantern show. The views included the travels of Dr. Livingstone in Africa, scenes from the Tichborne Trial , views from the neighbourhood and concluded with a number of comic slides. The organ recently purchased  for the Chapel was ” inaugurated ” in mid-February 1869 and on the Sunday two excellent services were preached by the Rev. W.Sugden of Holmfirth. The sermon on the following Wednesday was preached by Rev. T. Champness and a tea meeting was held afterwards. The collection in aid of the organ fund raised £17.

The committee and teachers associated with the Sunday School held a tea meeting in May 1870 in connection with the departure of Mr.George Harber Woodhead to Australia. After the tea, Mr.John Woodhead of Deanhouse presided and presented a neatly-bound copy of the Holy Bible and a hymn book to G.H.Woodhead as a token of esteem and appreciation for his very valuable services as teacher and secretary.

The Annual Meeting of the branch for 1871 was held in September in the Chapel. The following ministers and gentlemen took part. Rev.J.Bate, A.Level, recently appointed the circuit minister, Messrs. H.Butterworth, J.Woodcock, James Jagger, James Hobson, John Haigh and W.Wilson. Charles Woodhead was in the chair. A party and lecture was given in the Wesleyan school in April 1873 in connection with the ladies sewing machine for the purposes of raising funds for re-building the chapel-keepers house and making other necessary alterations to the chapel premises. About 170 ladies enjoyed the tea after which the company adjourned to the chapel when the Rev.George Kenyon of Linthwaite gave his popular lecture on Yorkshire and Yorkshireman. At the end of the lecture a collection was made after which the proceedings were terminated by the singing of the doxology and prayer. The Annual feast was held in June and the procession was headed by the village Brass Band. The school statistics was that there were 151 scholars, 77 boys and 74 girls,  with an average attendance of 94 and these were helped by 15 male and 14 female teachers. There were 55 books in the library and the Superintendent was Mr. John Woodhouse.

At the beginning of 1875 the Wesleyans made an effort to clear off the debts incurred in altering and enlarging their premises by exhibiting a Christmas tree and fancy articles in the schoolroom. The sale was opened by Mr. David  Woodhead and when the receipts were added up over £60 had been taken. A museum of curiosities was very attractive and well supported. May of that year was very important as the Chapel, which had been closed for the past few months for making alterations and additions, was opened for Divine Worship. Three sermons were preached to good congregations- in the morning by Mr. Moore Sykes of Huddersfield and in the afternoon and evening by the Rev. J. Jagger of Cardiff who had left the village several years ago to enter the Wesleyan Ministry. Over £21 was raised .The annual missionary meeting was held in September 1876 with John Woodhead presiding. The Rev.V.Tyas read part of the report of the society and addresses followed by the chairman, the Rev.C.Foster and Messrs. Dinsdale, Jagger, Woodhead, H.Butterworth and W.Wilson.A collection on behalf of the society was made at the end of the evening. The teachers and friends of the Sunday School held their annual tea on New Years Day 1877. A large number partook of the food and James Jagger occupied the chair. Addresses were given by the Rev.John Jagger ( Bolton ), C.Foster and VTyas , both of Holmfirth, Messrs. Dinsdale Roberts ( Hinchliffe Mill ), Harpin ( Thurstonland ) , Butterworth and J.Brown. Two months later a tea party was held with a good number partaking of the repast. The meal was followed by a lecture given by T.Dinsdale of Holmfirth ; Mr.A.Boothroyd presided. £5 was raised for funds.

In May of the same year, to coincide with the Whitsuntide Festivities,  the Huddersfield Examiner and West Riding Reporter devoted a whole page to give details of all the local ‘independent’ churches which included the names of the Superintendents and the number of scholars and teachers  and a report on their processions.  For Netherthong Wesleyan SS, the Superintendents were John Woodhead and Robert Cousen and there were 69 scholars, 30 male and 39 female. The teachers totalled 23 with 9 males and 14 females. There were 113 books in the library. The teachers and scholars met at the schoolroom  and preceded to the  Deanhouse Workhouse headed by the  Netherthong Brass band. They carried on to Thongsbridge, Hagg and Deanhouse  before returning to the school for tea after which  they went to the Deanhouse cricket field for games. 

April 1879 was a very special occasion as it was the month of the annual tea and prize giving for the Sunday school. 240 people sat down for the tea and afterwards a crowded meeting was held in the chapel presided over by E.Jacobs of Garston, Liverpool. B.Oldfield, the secretary, gave his report and said that the school had  29 teachers and 244 scholars. The great event of the evening was the distribution of prizes of new books and were based on attendance. 31 scholars who had attended 90 times were awarded 3rd. prizes. 2nd. prizes went to those with an attendance of 100 times. The 19 scholars who had attended punctually twice every Sunday during the whole year received 1st. prizes. In addition there were special prizes for those who had attended for not less than five years. Ada Broadhead, M.Roberts, Mary Roberts, Sarah Seymour and Richard Seymour achieved five years. J.Broadhead, J.S.Dyson, F.W.Dyson and Ada Smith attained six years. Giles Parkin, S.Smith and Marian Taylor excelled with seven years each. But they were all eclipsed by the  remarkable record achieved by Lydia Taylor who, during the previous eight years, had never been absent , morning or afternoon, and had only been late once but that was only for a few seconds. A few months later on Whit Monday teachers and scholars met at school and marched round the district accompanied by the Netherthong Brass Band. On returning they were provided with refreshments before adjoining to a field for games with the band playing at intervals. The superintendents were Messrs. John Woodhead and Robert Cousen and there were 29 male and 29 female scholars and 8 male and 14 female teachers. The average attendance was 37 and there were 120 books in the library.( the figures for the number of scholars and teachers are  considerably at variance from those given in the previous paragraph ?? ). In a break from tradition the annual festival for 1883 was held on Whit Saturday instead of Whit Monday and, for the first as far as I can find out, the procession was led by the Wooldale Brass Band. The format was as previous. The Superintendents were Charles Woodhead and Robert Cousen. There were 53 scholars, 19 male and 34 female and 19 teachers, 7 male and 12 female. The average attendance was 32 and the number of books in the library was 176.

Miss Martha Woodhead became voluntary organist and, on her death in December 1885, it was suggested that it would be a graceful act to erect an organ in the chapel to her memory. As signs of dry rot had appeared in some of the pews, it was decided to have the interior entirely reconstructed and modernized and the new organ was erected in the north-west corner. It cost £165 3s. 6d. and the overall cost for all the work came to £432 7s. 9d..

 At Whitsun 1869, teachers, scholars and friends assembled and met with the teachers and scholars of the Wesleyan Free Church and walked in procession to the Workhouse where they sang songs and hymns for the inmates. As the weather was wet, the march round the village was cancelled and the schools separated and went to their own schoolrooms for tea, buns and oranges. The Shelley Brass Band were engaged and gave a few selections of music in each school.

The first record of a choir trip is on August 31st.1886 when the following entry was made “ Chapel Choir ( Picnic ) £3 0s.0d.. The next year they went to Wentworth for £2 7s. 0d . By 1906 the choir trip expenses had increased to £5 but in the following year their trip  to Chester  cost only £2 8s. 0d.  On November 4th. 1890 was the entry ” John Hinchliffe organist £5 5s 0d “.  Coke was apparently very cheap in 1892 for an entry on February 4th.  that year states ” 5 Load Cinders & leading for Oct. to Dec. 3s 9d “.

The account book ended on January 23rd. 1915 with the entry  “ At this date Mr.B.J.Littlewood resigned after discharging the duties of treasurer to the Trustees for a period of sixty years. The trustees gratefully acknowledge his services and the balance of £14 0s. 5d. was handed over by Mr. Littlewood to the new treasurer . Signed, Walter Wagstaff. “

The very first edition of the Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner was issued as a weekly on Saturday, September 6 1851 , price four and a half pence. In the September 27 issue it reported that a Missionary meeting had been held with the chair occupied by James Jaggar. The meeting was addressed by Revs. T.Garbutt and B.Firth and Messrs. J.Woodcock, G.Woodhead and J.Taylor with the collection was in aid of the Mission Society. The same month there was a meeting in the Chapel of  stewards, local preachers and leaders in connection with the Reform Wesleyans. Joseph Cuttell was voted into the chair and the financial statement was very good with a balance of £6. During the meeting a very important resolution was passed, not without considerable opposition, that local preachers should administer baptism and the Lord’s supper. The meeting was adjoined for tea provided by friends of the cause and afterwards was opened to the public. January  1852 was their Tea Party with 80 of the teachers present. John Woodhead was in the chair and Messrs. Sykes, Dearnally, Cuttell, C.Hobson and J.Jaggar addressed the meeting, The next reported annual meeting of the Missionary Society was in September1857 under the presidency of James Jagger. Addresses showing the progress of missionary labours in foreign lands were given by Rev. H.Davison and A.Learoyd as well as Messrs. Woodcock, Taylor, Wilson and other friends.

In 1891 several Temperance meetings were held in the Wesleyan school and the lecturer was Fred Sykes.The following year in February Mr. Ottwell Binns “ Joyful News “ an evangelist who was stationed at Netherthong Wesleyan Chapel gave the first of a series of services for men. The subject was “ some problems of today – nature, life and the future “. A second service was “ Does an unprincipled man succeed ?”

In April 1902 there was a 2 day sale of work in the Chapel. There was a large attendance and £150 was raised.

 In April 1905 the older scholars from the Sunday school provided a Drawing Room concert. Mr. & Mrs. Singleton were host and hostesses. There was a full programme and, during the interval, Mr. Walter Shore gave a recital of gramophone selections and Mr. Charles Briggs was in charge of the galvanic battery. There was a good attendance and £5 was raised.

 January 1907 saw the Sunday school annual tea and meeting at which Mr.T.Mosley, the school secretary, presented the annual report. There were 80 students on the books plus 19 teachers and officers. The following month there was a drawing-room concert in the schoolroom which had become an annual event. The Rev. Clement Reader and Mrs. Reader were the hosts. The choir provided all the entertainment and gave a large varied programme.

In June the school feasts of the Wesleyans and the Methodist Free Church were combined. The scholars met at 2pm and headed by the Holme Prize Band walked in procession. The route taken went first to the Workhouse where they sang for the inmates and Mr. Heastie , the Master, thanked them and said it was now 23 years since they had first started visiting. The procession continued onto Deanhouse, Hagg , Thongsbridge and back to Netherthong. They had a good tea and each scholar was presented with a cake and an orange and the rest of the evening was spent playing games in a field at Deanhouse, kindly lent by Roger Shaw.

The Sunday school anniversary services were held in August 1908. F.Mellor was on the organ and the conductor was Mr. H.Fisher.  On the Bank Holiday Monday the choir had their annual trip and went to Southport and enjoyed themselves on the sands, the fun fair and the Botanical Gardens.

The Annual joint festival with the United Methodists was once again held in May 1910 and the procession was led by the Hepworth Silver Prize Band.  60-70 members went on the annual choir outing to Lincoln in July.

In January 1913, the annual New Year’s Party for the Wesleyan school was held and there was a good tea and lots of speakers.  In March the married men connected with the Chapel embarked on a new venture by providing a public tea and a variety concert with Mr.J.Woodhead presiding. It was a great success and a profit of £18 10s was made. May saw the Annual School Festival of the combined Wesleyan and United Methodist Sunday Schools. The procession headed by Honley Prize band visited the Workhouse, Deanhouse village, Hagg, Thongbridge and returned back to Netherthong. The workers and scholars were entertained at their own schools before all going to a gala held in the old cricket field at Deanhouse. In August all the teachers and pupils had an enjoyable trip to Gunthwaite Hall. They travelled in 4 waggonettes  supplied by Herbert Booth of New Mill.

A large company of teachers and congregation assembled to mark the impending marriage of Luke Roebuck and Miss A.Hellawell.

The Wesleyan Choir outing by train to Bridlington took place in August 1914. The Foreign missionary anniversary connected to the Chapel took place in November with a meeting on the Sunday and Tuesday giving a detailed report  on the missionary activities in China.

In February 1915, Mr.B.Littlewood relinquished his post as chapel steward on reaching 85 years after holding the office for 65 years. The Foreign missionary anniversary was held in November with the Rev.Taylor who had spent 8 years in North Ceylon giving a talk on his time with the Tamil people. Rev.Doughty, as the secretary of the foreign mission, presented the annual report and said that in spite of the war , the year had been one of great blessing in the foreign field. The total proceeds of the evening were £20 1s 5d.

In May the children of the primary department of the Sunday school made gifts to present to the Holmfirth Military Hospital. They consisted of 36 eggs, a cake and 1s 7d in cash with a card inscribed ” A gift of love to our brave soldiers. from little primary children, some of whose fathers are soldiers too.”

January 1916 saw the Wesleyan New Year Gathering in conjunction with the Sunday school. The foreign missionary anniversary in November had a talk on missionary work in India.

 A tea and concert was held in March 1917 at the Sunday school in aid of the school renovation fund. There was a large attendance and £7 5s 1d was raised. May was the anniversary of the Chapel and the afternoon service was conducted by  Rev.W.Doughty and by Rev.J.Keddie in the evening. Mr.J.Green was the organist for the singing.

 The New Year’s gathering in 1917 of the Wesleyan Sunday School was a great success. After the tea and speeches, the scholars gave a pleasing programme with recitations by some of the adults and at the grand finale prizes were presented to the successful scholars.

 August 1917 saw the annual services for the Sunday School with the Rev. E. Johnson of Holmfirth delivering two powerful sermons. The choir, with Mr. J.Green at the organ, were a great success and they achieved a record collection of £10 7s.

In September in conjunction with the Wesleyan Chapel a garden party took place in a field in New Road kindly lent by Mr. Woodhead. The attractions included a cricket match between the ladies and gents. After the game and the tea, everyone played games including running races, obstacle races, egg and spoon, threading the needle and slow racing. The profits were £3 15s which went to the organ improvements fund.

In January 1918 the Chapel organized a social and an American Fair and Café were some of its features. The receipts of £5 were given to the Patriotic Society.

March saw the anniversary of the Chapel and there were sermons in the afternoon and evening by Dr. Brown of Dewsbury. Music was provided by the choir and the collection raised £ 16s.

The next report  about the Chapel in the Express for 1918 was about the Harvest festival in October. There was a good attendance and £5 6s 8d was raised in aid of the trust fund. In November a memorial service was held at the Wesleyan Chapel in memory of Private Harold Brackenbury who had died on October 1st. from wounds received in action in France

The start of 1919 saw the New Year annual gathering. It was very enjoyable  and after tea the prizes were presented to the successful scholars. In recognition of having been connected with the school for 20 years, bibles were presented to Florence Shore and Private Henry Swallow who had just returned from being a POW.

In March there was a concert at the Sunday School under the presidency of Mr. Wagstaff which realized £5 for trust funds The following month there was a special musical service with selections of music rendered by the Holmfirth Wesleyan Choir.

 In May the young people associated with the Wesleyan and United Methodist Sunday schools once again took part in their annual festival. A procession, headed by the Honley Brass Band, went first to the Deanhouse Institution and then Upper and Lower Oldfield, Deanhouse and Netherthong  stopping at various points to sing hymns. Tea was provided in the respective schools followed by a gala held in beautiful weather. Several of the returned soldiers took part.

The Annual church choir outing was held in July and 18 members visited Liverpool and New Brighton. The Sunday School anniversary took place in August  and there was a very large congregation at all three services which were conducted by J.Roberts J.P. with Mr. J. Green on the organ. £12 was collected for funds

 

Members of the Wesleyan Church Choir. 1920s/30s?

September saw the mission anniversary in conjunction with the Chapel. On the Sunday morning there was a temperance sermon and in the afternoon a report on missionary work in West Africa. On the Tuesday the missionary spoke of his experiences in Mysore, India. The proceeds of £20 went to missionary relief.

1920 started with the Sunday School holding its New Years Gathering.  Mr. W.Wagstaff presided at the meeting and Mr. Joe Settle presented the annual report. A public tea was provided, after which there were songs and the presentation of prizes to the children  At the end of the month the Young Leaders Union connected with the Sunday School promoted an enjoyable social gathering in the schoolroom with Miss Cousen presiding.

In June the Annual Sunday School Festival in connection with the United Methodists was held to the normal format but after the procession and teas the gala had to be cancelled due to bad weather.

July was an important month as the Sunday School opened after renovation, the expenses amounted to £70. A large group had tea with the trays presided over by old scholars with young ladies acting as waitressesMr. James Hoyle, a former teacher at the  day school, told stories of the early days of the Chapel and the school. He was one of the original 10 scholars who attended when the present school was opened in May 5 1861 and he said the number of scholars had increased over the years to its present level of 140.

As I have just mentioned Mr. James Hoyle in the above paragraph, it’s appropriate here to include an article, reprinted from the Holmfirth Express of February 25 1939, received by them from Mr.J.H.Hoyle dealing with some of his memories of the chapel and school as a lad from three years of age to being twenty years old. He said he had had the privilege of attending service in the chapel as it stood when Wesley preached in it , and was also one of the ten scholars present at the opening of the Sunday School. I have copied it exactly as printed and some of the punctuation might seem rather archaic.

In his own words “ It was one of Wesley’s chapels, and as a young lad I was taken there regularly to the services. At that time the building remained structurally the same as it was when Wesley preached in it soon after it was built. There it has stood for close on a century, a striking and not uncomely structure of grey gritstone sturdily perched on the steep edge of a narrow glen and looking across towards the village crowning the nearby hill, the foreground of the view being formed by the trees of a little plantation, at the bottom of which murmured the clear waters of the brook, as, fresh from their labours on a neighbouring waterwheel, they sought rest and quiet in the pond just below. How many thousands of Methodist worshippers belonging to the ” Old Body ” have descended the almost precipitous slope of that hill from the village, down the gentler slope beneath the trees, across the large stone flags that spanned the brook, and then ,by an arduous climb up the long flight of ” catseps “, have reached the body of the chapel ( now the Sunday School ). What fun and valuable exercise for lung and limb those steps gave us boys! The older people did not seem to regard them with half our friendliness : but what could they expect? They never ran races down them, or even up !

Once inside the chapel, however, and we were on our best behaviour : and even this came at no very great hardship during some parts of the service, as for example, when the old ” Bass player ” who could make his cello talk, was leading the choir, and even after he had left us, to join the orchestra of heaven, when the new organ was on its best behaviour ,too. Some of those hymns and anthems echo and re-echo even yet. Anniversaries and other special occasions usually went with a swing, but it might be somewhat different at times. Ordinary services were not always as attractive.  In those days it was customary for the preacher to read out the whole of the first verse of the hymn to be sung , and when the opening hymn began ” Come on my partners in distress ” and the world was repeatedly referred to as ” This vale of tears ” or “This waste  howling wilderness “, little roomwas left for enthusiasm. In the course of the year there were three special occasions connected with the Sunday School.

  On New Year’s Day was held the annual meeting, which began with a tea, bountifully served in true West Riding style. This was followed by a meeting, enlivened by speeches from teachers and others, of whom some at best were not born orators, but the breakdown of a speaker did not damp, but rather intensified the enjoyment of the audience. Whitsuntide was certainly the crown of the year for the scholars. To watch them assemble for morning school on Whit Sunday was a fine opportunity for studying the effect of dress on an individual, and possibly on the adult mind. The girls, in all the glory of new summer finery, their faces beaming with pride and satisfaction, tripped gaily to their places, giving no evidence of any desire to avoid observation. The boys, on the other hand, just sneaked in , looking half -ashamed and wholly uncomfortable. In the evening, instead of a sermon, the scholars gave recitations, in which they had recieved careful training. These were fully appreciated by admiring parents and friends, and were not to be despised as an introduction to poetry and correct expression.

Whit Monday was the day of the schoolfeast. Led by a brass band, teachers and scholars walked in procession round the neighbourhood, stopping at various points to sing their special hymns, and occasionally they received an orange or some sweets. Tea and buns were served in the schoolroom, and each scholar was presented with a specially large and rich bun – the ” School Feast Cake ” – to take home. Then, whilst the room was being cleared and re-arranged, there was a short interval for games, but little room in which to play. After this a meeting was held with speeches and selections by the brass band that easily filled the comparitively small room chock full of music, the whole ending loyally with ” God save the Queen “. Later in the summer the anniversary, almost a second Whit Sunday as far as the dresses of the girls were concerned was held. The music was carefully rehearsed for weeks beforehand, and not unfrequently included new tunes by local musicians, and it would be difficult to say which aroused most interest, the music or the amount of the collection, but some of these new tunes could have been heard years after the last penny of the collection had been spent.

Some of Methodism’s finest men visited us at times. Thomas Champness was no stranger and to hear him at his best speaking from the text, ” The people had a mind to work “, was a privilege long to be treasured. Frequently the pulpit was occupied by a young man, then in his teens,who afterwards became President of the Conference, and few, if any , finer sermons were ever heard in the chapel than one of his on the text, ” He shall save His peoplefrom their sins “. A service of a kind rarely witnessed in a  Methodist chapel was held one Sunday morning. After the usual hymns, prayers and lessons the announcement was made, ” The Sacrament of Baptism will now be administered.” The good superintendent minister, the Rev. Joseph Entwistle, began to descend the pulpit steps,but nowhere could be seen any sign of a beautifully embroidered christening robe, nor could we hear the faintest squeak of protest from some little mite that had not been duly consulted. How could there be a christening without a baby? But we were not left long to solve that problem. The answer was at hand. Slowly down one of the aisles and across to the communion rail came one of the leaders of that little society, closely followed by his wife. who took her place at his side as she had done on many trying occasions before. He was a man to whom all the rights and privileges of Christian worship and Christian fellowship were precious, and it had troubled him much that after diligent searches no record of his baptism could be found, and he had resolved that this omission should be remedied. So the strong man became as a little child, and was baptised in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost in the presence of that congregation, among whom were some of his own children.  And though it is now more than seventy years since I witnessed this event  I have never seen a similar ceremony. Not that it could be expected as it was my own father who I saw baptised “.

Mr. James Henry Hoyle is the son of the late Mr.Amos Hoyle of Thong Bridge and is best remembered as a day school teacher at Holmfirth Wesleyan School.

 

Netherthong and the Wars – Part 4 – WW2

 

Netherthong and its part in World War 11

   From the middle of 1938, as the threat of war increased, the Express was the conduit for informing all the residents about the introduction of new rules and restrictions such as black-out times and ration cards. It also included public notices from various Ministries on a large range of subjects which had a common aim – SAVE.

The first notice in October by the Urban District Council of Holmfirth was titled Air Raid precautions and fitting of Civilian Respirators – ” Whatever the state of the International situation the Census and Fitting of Civilian Respirators will be completed. Please remain at home as much as possible this week-end until you have been fitted with your Civilian Respirator.” It the listed the names of the wardens.

Netherthong 1 – New Road, East side of West End to Moor Lane – Mr.Gilbert Bailey ( West End )  & Mr.A.C.Roebuck.( Ox lane Farm ).

Netherthong 2 – Giles Street, Miry Lane, Outlane, Dock Hill, Towngate and Netherthong central – Mr. Wilfred Denton( West End ) and Cllr. Littlewood Hoyle ( Melrose Cottage ).

Netherthong 3- Top houses of Thong lane, Deanhouse, Dean Brook, Har Royd, Thongs Bridge – Mr. Albert Alsop ( 13 Dean Brook ) and Mr.David Birch ( Myra House ).

  In July, there was a notice of Air Raid precautions on the night of July13/14 and there had to be a full blackout between midnight and 4a.m. The following month there was a public notice concerning Civilian Respirators . It said that, as far as is known, the distribution of civilian respirators has been completed ( except for babies ) throughout the Urban District of Holmfirth.

 Also in  August there was a notice on the Discontinuance of Street Lighting. In the event of war breaking out, all Public Street Lighting throughout the district would be discontinued.   In September the police published a large half-page notice  about Air Raid Warnings. It stated that Warnings of impending Air Raids will be given by a fluctuating or “ warbling “ signal. If Poison Gas has been used , warnings will be given by hand rattles. The ringing of hand bells will announce that the damage from gas has passed.

War was officially declared on September 3. 1939

 

 A further notice issued in September is shown below  

Holmfirth

A.R.P.Committee

Volunteers are

Urgently required

To supply motor cars and drivers

For First-Aid work

And to act as Stretcher Bearers

( men over military age )

The Express also printed the details of the Emergency Instructions Pamphlet which was issued to all households throughout the country. These included :

a)    carrying of identity labels

b)    air raid warnings

c)     lighting restrictions

d)    fire precautions

e)     closing of places of entertainment – all cinemas , theatres, dance halls and places of public entertainment will be closed until further notice

f)      instructions to drivers of vehicles and cyclists

g)    traveling by road and rail

h)    telephones and telegrammes – do not use the ‘phone except for very urgent messages

i)       food supplies

j)      payment of pensions

k)    National Health Insurance

l)       General instructions – always carry your gas mask, avoid waste.

 The pamphlet ended with the exhortation “ Keep a good heart. We are going to win through.  

National Registration Day was also in September. 

 At the start of 1940 the Netherthong War Service Association Comfort Fund organized Whist Drives, Supper and Dance evenings once a month.  Throughout the year other organizations also held events to raise money for this fund and other worthy causes. In March a Whist drive and Carnival dance,  promoted by Mr.& Mrs.Hart of the Clothier’s Arms, was held at the Council School and raised £16. Other events included a concert by the Netherthong Male Voice Choir in April and in June  the Holme Silver Band, under the conductorship of F. Chantry, gave a concert in the National School. Also in June an early-morning-sing was held in a field near Oldfield Road kindly lent by H.Pennington and it brought together many people and the singing was led by the Netherthong Male Voice Choir. 25/- was raised for the Holme Valley Hospital.

 Thomas Dyson whose Lantern Lectures were a regular feature of the Netherthong scene gave one in December titled “ Beauty Spots in Derbyshire “ in aid of the Comfort’s Fund. 

 On March 9, 1940 all men who had reached the age of 24 in 1939 were required to register for service in the armed forces. Also that month  there was the first  notice in the paper about the saving of waste paper and collections would start on March 27. 

Rations were cut and, on 27 May 1940, sugar was reduced from 12oz to 8oz and this was followed on June 3 when butter dropped from 8oz to 4oz.

 In May the War Emergency Committee for the Holmfirth area ( which  included Netherthong ) was formed.

 Sphagnum moss ( bog moss ) was in demand as it could be dried and used as dressing for wounds. Both the Boy Scouts and Girl Guide Associations  asked their members to collect it when they went hiking on the moors.

 The Express in October ran the following large  notices about the evacuation of civilians to the District.

Holmfirth Urban District Council

Civilian Evacuation.

400 mothers and children are being sent to the district

from London under the Civilian Evacuation Scheme.

Mothers and children have to be housed……….. but overcrowding of houses cannot be permitted.

 The Government allowance payable to the householder for lodging only is 5/- for the mother and 3/- for each child.

S.G.Dilnot

Clerk to the Council

 In November the new Ration Book was issued and residents had to apply for it.

As the war continued to impact on people’s lives, the Ministry of Labour said that there would be no Bank Holiday on Boxing Day – War workers were asked to take one day off only.

 Inhabitants were continually being exhorted to help the war effort and in January 1941 it was decided that Holmfirth UDC would have a War Weapons Week ( January 25 to February 1 ). The Express had a ½ page notice with a map showing the boundary of the Urban District with all the villages marked. 

Aim to raise the cost of 6 tanks £150,000

Invest all you can in :

3% Savings Bonds ( 1955-1965 )

2 ½ % National War Bonds ( 1946-48 )

3% Defence Bonds

Savings Certificates

Make your money fight = Hit back at Hitler

There was a full programme of events with a big parade and an opening ceremony. Up to February 1, £242,000 had been raised for the War Weapons and the Express printed a list of the donors.

 Fundraising for the Comforts Fund continued and regularly included  whist drives and dances and in April 1941 the committee reported that the total amount raised for the Fund during the winter amounted to £63 8s 2d.  In May, Madame M. Hirst’s concert party “ The Will – do- Wells “ gave a high speed variety entertainment at the Zion Methodist school and the proceeds of £3 14s 3d went to the fund. The 21st. Annual Music festival , held in the Parish Church in June raised £9 for local charities and the Comfort Fund. In August the Comfort Fund committee organized a Grand Field Day and tea. It opened at 3pm and tea was at 4pm with the Hepworth Prize Band in attendance.  The numerous attractions included various sports and the day finished with a Grand Concert held in the school at 8pm. The artistes were ; Mrs. Norman Ellis – soprano ; Mrs. Walker – contralto . Fred Dickinson – bass. Clifford Garner – entertainer and Mrs. Hedley Brookes as accompanist. The admission was 1/3 for the field and tea and 6d for the concert. Almost £90 was raised and the Express carried a long report.  In December the Fund’s progress for the  year was given and it detailed the receipts from all the fund raising activities. These , including a balance of £123, totaled £348  and payments were made of £218 16s 4d

In May the Holmfirth UDC’s campaign to enroll 1000 blood donors exceeded  the target and they ended up at 1,258. 

 Whilst the war was raging unabated , many aspects of life continued unchanged. The theatres in Huddersfield were very busy with big stars, such as Elsie and Doris Waters, appearing regularly. The Valley Theatre, Holmfirth and the Palladium at Honley showed films.

 The cricket season resumed on April 19th.  and each week the Express devoted a full page to the results. The Rugby and Football leagues started up in August. There was a thriving local darts league with 12 teams including two from the Clothiers’ Arms.

In July the Ministry of Food placed a notice about the New Ration Books telling people that they must register between July 7 – 19 . “Failure to do so will mean that you may not get your rations when your new ration Books and your new registrations start on July 26.”

Blackout times were very important and the penalties for showing lights were severe. The Express always gave details of the times for the forthcoming week.  In August it said that blackout time would be 10.35 p.m. but, owing to the end of Double Summer Time and the abolition of the extra ¼ hour concession ,which had been made in April, the blackout time would now be 9.18 p.m.

There was no let-up as the public continued to be exhorted to help the war effort and in August the Holmfirth Urban District Council decided to have a two week salvage drive.

Holmfirth UDC

Salvage Drive 1941

September 6 – September 20

Housewives

Your Front is the HOME Front

PAPER

RAGS

METALS

Your Country need them

You can supply

Your Council will collect

 Netherthong people and organizations were among those contributing to the “Help for Russia “ fund organized by the Holmfirth Trades and Labour Council. The Netherthong Co-Op gave £2 2s 0d and the Parish Church £5 2s 6d.

 In December there was a public notice from the Ministry of Information. They were giving free film shows and all the films had to do with the war including “ From the 4 corners “, “ Salute to the Soviet “, “ Sinews of War – about the S.A. War Effort “ and “Beaverbrooks Battle Cry”. They were shown on Wednesday, December 18 at the National School.

The start of 1942 saw a National Paper Salvage Contest throughout January to increase collections.

Also in January the Holmfirth UDC issued a Public Notice about snow clearing. It said that as the Council had little labour for clearing snow it was requesting inhabitants ( men, women, children ) to help on clearing snow from footpaths and adjoining water channels.

 Following on from the successful War Weapons Week in January 1941 that had raised money for 6 tanks , it was decided to organize another one in February to try to raise £210,000 towards the cost of a destroyer. The Express ran a half-page notice. 

Warship Week

February 7 – February 14 1942

Invest all you can in :

3% Savings Bonds ( 1955 – 1965 )

2 ½ % National War Bonds ( 1949 – 1951 )

3% Defense Bonds

Savings Certifcates

Post Office Savings Banks 

Our Objective : A destroyer

Our Aim ; £210,000

Many social events such as Whist Drives and Dances continued to be  held throughout the district to raise monies for the Fund.

On February 14 the Express reported that £190,000 had been invested for Warship Week and listed many of the contributors including Netherthong Co-op for £500 and the Netherthong Comforts Fund with £467. On February 21 the paper proudly announced that a grand total of £231,754 had been raised. I  received,  ( May 2015 ), the following additional information. To celebrate the achievement, Holmfirth was presented with a ship’s plaque – this plaque still exists and will be the central exhibit at a war weekend in September 2015. The destroyer, named HMS HERO, was credited with sinking four U-boats and is mentioned as being the 1st. ship on the scene when a Sunderland flying-boat found U 559 in the Mediterranean in 1942. The code books from that submarine were sent to Bletchley and were instrumental in Alan Turing’s work.

 The Express published a notice from the Ministry of Food about Soap Rationing.

  From Monday, February 9, soap may only be bought against a coupon or buying permit. You will have 4 coupons in each 4 – weekly period and each coupon will entitle you to ;

14 oz. hand soap

or 3 oz. toilet soap

or 3 oz. soap flakes

or 6 oz. soap powder No. 1

or 12 oz. soap powder No.2

or 6 oz. soft soap.

In March the size of the Express was reduced by 10% to comply with the order issued by the Ministry of Supply.

 The Holmfirth UDC placed a notice in the paper requesting the services of 800 Salvage stewards to help the Council do some real work “ in your immediate neighbourhood “  It organized a series of meetings and the one for Netherthong was held in the National school at 7.30 on the 28th. April. The paper reported that the meetings had been poorly attended.

 Another new issue of Ration Books was issued in May and Netherthong residents had to go to the Holmfirth Food Office to obtain them. 

Many members of the Forces from the Netherthong area had written expressing their deep thanks for the parcels from the Comforts Fund. Once again names were not given and instead the Express printed – an RAF man wrote …….     Another RAF man states …….. A girl in the Forces writes ………     a second lieutenant writes ……. A driver writes …….

The tone in each one was similar and can be summed up by the words from one of them … “ just a few lines to thank you for your lovely Christmas parcel which I received yesterday. I feel very proud to receive such a nice gift and I am sure that all the other lads who got similar presents will feel the same.”

Entertainment  continued to be plentiful and, as an example, in the issue of the Express for January 24 1942, there were notices for 25 Dances, Whist Drives and Concerts many of them being for fund raising. The cinemas in Holmfirth and Honley showed the latest films and the theatres in Huddersfield were able to attract  the big stars . 

As they had done so successfully during the First World war, the local inhabitants set up a number of associations and organized  fund raising activities for them. They were often competing for funds.

 These included the Christmas Parcel Fund, the Netherthong War Service Association, the Netherthong War Memorial Association and  the Holme Valley Comforts Fund . Netherthong was part of this last fund which posted items to local men serving in the forces. The Express listed the contributions to the Fund from all the local villages.

Weekly sewing meetings were held weekly in aid of the Netherthong War Service Association. In November a whist drive was held in the home of Mr. Sykes of Towngate and £1 3s 6d was raised in aid of the Christmas Parcel Fund for the servicemen of the Netherthong Parish.  Mr. Thomas Dyson gave a lantern lecture on Shakespeare’s County – Warwickshire in the National School and the proceeds of £2 1s 6d went to the Christmas Parcel Fund.

Miss Wilson, the secretary of the Fund, stated that the following items had been sent to the servicemen. 21 pairs of socks, 34 scarves, 25 pairs of mittens, 16 bandages, 13 night shirts, 13 vests, 4 pairs of pants and 105 Dorothy bags.

Money was also being raised for the Netherthong War Memorial Fund and an American Tea given by Mrs. Bevan and Miss Floyd raised the princely sum of £25 3s 6d.

Mrs.L.Hoyle’s Melrose Cottage was the nerve centre of the Netherthong War Service Association and forwarded 22 parcels to the men of the district. Each parcel contained the following – shirt, socks, wool helmet, scarf, mittens, biscuits, chocolates, sweets, chewing gum, cigarettes, Christmas  cake, mending outfits, handkerchiefs and stationery. It also included letters from Miss Floyd ( President of the Association ) and the Rev. Black.

It was reported that a number of letters from local men in the forces had been received expressing their deep appreciation of the Christmas parcels sent to them.

 At Easter 1940, the War Service Association sent 35 2/6 postal orders and greetings messages to the Netherthong servicemen. Many of the recipients acknowledged their receipt.

In May, a War Emergency Committee for the Holmfirth Area was formed.

Later that year in August a Field day was held by the Netherthong War Service Association in a field opposite the Council School. The proceedings began with a procession led by Hade Edge Silver Prize Band. There were songs, sports, competitions, bring – and – buy stalls, donkey rides etc. Tea was served to 400 people in the school. The day finished with a concert by the Male Voice Choir plus friends and over £100 was raised.

 The Association organized a whist drive, supper and dance at the Council school in October. Ken Bailey’s Band provided the music for dancing and £31 11s 3d was raised. It also sent Christmas parcels to  57 of the men from the Parish serving in the forces. Each parcel contained a 5/- postal order, postage stamps, cigarettes, sweets, comforts etc. Letters of thanks were received from many of the servicemen  but, as I mentioned earlier, names were never included, instead the paper said .. a bombardier writes … a driver writes … a cadet pilot writes …. A Netherthong lad … etc etc.   Compare this with  the First World War when the paper always printed names and details of the soldiers. 

In this 21st. Century,  cigarettes and smoking are  generally frowned on ( since I wrote this chapter six years ago, frowned would now seem to be rather tame expression), but  it is worth remembering that in those early days of the 20th. century,  cigarettes were very much a way of life and an essential  ingredient in the well-being  of servicemen. A large advertisement on the front page of the May 18 1940 issue told its own message.

Cigarettes

For the Forces

Let us send “ smokes “ to the lads for you

Wherever they may be. We have special

Facilities for dispatching to the B.E.F. and

Other units who are entitled to receive their

Cigarettes and tobacco duty free.

Charlesworth

The Stationers

Victoria St.   Holmfirth

 

On the same theme, in 1944 the Express ran a number of Public Notices entitled “ Salute the Soldier “ which were in verse form, generally from the various theatres of war. One was slightly different and titled “The Fag “ .

T’was as black as your hand when we landed,

We silenced those posts to a man.

Then a dog started barking – the rockets went up

And that’s when the party began. 

We busted his radio station

The Major’s lot smashed his HQ,

Then his ammo went up – oh boy, what a roar!

Then I stopped one – and then we withdraw 

I was done for if Bill hadn’t found me

And poulticed me up with this rag.

I wouldn’t have missed it for thousands !

And now – well , thank God for a fag.”

 

The Express reported in their June issue that the first local man to lose his life in action of the present war was thought to be 21 years old Aircraftsman 1st. Class Henry Robinson of Shaley Wood, Thongsbridge. He was killed in a plane crash in Egypt.

In the same month , the paper published the following  Public Notice by the Urban District Council .

Auxiliary Fire Pump

Two-man manual pump.

Training . Netherthong  Wednesday 7.30p.m.

A Deanhouse man, Gunner Arthur Bontoft of the Royal Artillery, writing from “somewhere in England “ sent the Express the following verse under the title of “ The Rout of the Nazi “.

“ The bombers came droning out of the sun

They peppered the harbour with bomb and with gun,

And then, in the cowardly way that is theirs,

They treated the town to the rest of their wares.

But out of the cloud-banks our Spitfires came

( Whose pilots have won them such glorious fame ),

Undaunted, courageous they hurtled right in

Relentless the battles as fiercely they spin.

In sheer desperation the Nazi dog runs —-

He flies from the Spitfire’s invincible guns

And some of the enemy, eager to flee

Are brought crashing down to be drowned in the sea. 

So people of England, be all of good cheer,

The Spitfires are sweeping our native skies clear

No feelings of panic or tremulous woe

And we, all united, shall conquer our foe. “

  

Also in February Mrs. Willis of Journey’s End, New Road , received news that her husband, Sergeant-Pilot Lionel Richard Willis, who was reported missing in January, had been interned in occupied France after making a forced landing with his plane. The Willis’s had only moved to Netherthong a few months before. However Lionel returned back to England in June and, after being given sick leave for three weeks, was sent back to flying duties.

  Early in 1942, ACI Benjamin Wilson ( 22 years ) had not been heard of since the fall of Singapore. The Air Ministry said that some RAF officers had got out of Singapore and reached Java or Sumatra  but there was a report that he might have been in a ship that was attacked by the enemy although they had no further news.  Benjamin attended Netherthong  C of E School and was connected to the Parish Church where his father had been sidesman and vicar’s warden for about 45 years.

 In October 1943 it was reported that among the casualties from the crew of the Charybdis, a light cruiser, that exploded and sank after being torpedoed in a Channel fog was Ord/Tel Maurice Ramsey Froggatt ( 19 ) son of Mrs.Froggatt of St. Anne’s square. She had initially received a telegram to say that he had been killed on active service but then received a further telegram saying he was missing as it was known that some survivors had been taken prisoner but will no other details. Maurice had only joined the Navy 12 months previously  and before he joined up he was known as an amateur stage artist and excelled as a humorist and a pianist. He appeared in many concerts for the Comforts Fund. He was a staunch worker for the Netherthong Wesley Chapel and after being educated at the Council School was employed at Deanhouse Mills.

At the end of the year Private Frank Moorhouse ( 26 ) of 26 Outlane sent his parents a postcard to say that he had been transferred as a prisoner- of – war from Italy to Germany. On September 2014 I received  the following letter from Phil Knott that adds  more information about Frank Moorhouse and other P.O.W.s.

I am very interested in the entry on your website for POW F. Moorhouse in WW2. My father was a POW and was captured on 21 June 1942 at Tobruk, Libya.  He spent a short time at Benghazi before moving to another camp at Tarhuna.  He was transferred to PG85 at Tuturano and then PG70 at Monteurano – both in Italy.  When Italy surrendered he was moved to Stalag 4B at Mühlberg, Germany for several weeks and then to Stalag 4F, actually to a lead mine in Freiberg to the west of Dresden.  My dad’s POW number was 253068 and F Moorhouses’ was 252900.

My dad kept a diary of his experiences which can be seen at
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/pow/frames.htm
go to POW stories then Trooper G Knott.

There were only around 250 POWs at the mine and from what I have found their POW numbers were only from 252800 to 253200 so as far as I’m concerned that places F Moorhouse in the same work camp!  Also there is a photograph on the above website of my dad making his way home with a Cyril Randall who is mentioned in his diary, his POW number was 252899 and he was in the East Yorkshire Regiment.  Consecutive number with F Moorhouse means they were next to each other in the queue when registered at Mühlberg and had probably been good friends in Italy.
I am very interested if any relatives are still living.

 

A further missive from Phil is given below.

Diaries were banned and it is the only one I have come across written by someone in a work camp.
I have done many years research and have many documents.  My dad named the mine in some documents written later and it still exists today.  I actually visited the mine in 2008.
If you are interested please contact me on my email address and I will show you some of what I have.
If there are any relatives of F Moorhouse alive, I would be VERY interested.  
Regards Phil

Phil Knott

  In September 1944, Trooper Hubert Jackson, Reconnaisance Corp of the RAC, from Dock Hill was wounded whilst fighting in France and was sent to hospital in Ormskirk. His younger brother, Harold Jackson,was taken prisoner in Libya.

  The Salvage Scheme was still very much in force and in September 1942 the Express listed the various collecting points in Netherthong. All salvage was to be collected on Friday afternoons from the Mistal ( Mr.Sykes ) , the shed on the tip near to Mrs. Gledhill’s house  , Deanhouse Dam hut and Deanhouse Ins Building.

  There had been considerable discussion at the Holmfirth UDC meetings about providing meals and on November 27 there was the official opening of two British Restaurants , one in Holmfirth Wesley Methodist School and the other in Honley Co-op Hall, by Mr. Raft, MP for Colne Valley Division. They were both decorated in blue and cream and could accommodate 100 people. A 3-course meal would cost 1/- and the meals were brought from Denby Dale cooking centre in special containers. Not surprisingly the restaurants and the food  provoked a number of letters to the Express both for and against. There was however no denying they were a success and the statistics for the first 14 weeks from 27 Nov to 26 Feb 1943 were :

Holmfirth ; 11,695 main courses  ; 12,803 sweets  ; 6,274 soups and 6005 teas.

Honley  ; 12,583 main courses ; 14,848 sweets ; 5,891 soups and 5,016 teas.

Main courses cost 5d, sweets were 1 ½ d and soup was ½ d.

Residents in Netherthong, being located half-way between the two restaurants,  had their choice of which one to visit. In June 1943 it was reported that the restaurants were not doing as well as hoped and near the end of the year the Holmfirth UDC acknowledged  that they were running at a small loss. In February they were still losing money as  for the nine months to December 1943 Holmfirth had lost £141 and Honley £93. As a result the HUDC decided to change the supervision of the restaurants, However by March the situation had still not improved and the HUDC said that unless the Ministry of Food objected, the Holmfirth restaurant would be closed on April 1st. and Honley could also follow suit. At Holmfirth the average number of customers had dropped from 200 to 44.  However the Ministry intervened and HUDC had to reverse its decision to close them. An official said that instead of obtaining food from the Denby Dale Cooking Centre it would cook the food on the emergency cooking apparatus already installed at Holmfirth Retaurant. Honley would continue to be supplied from Denby.

 Finally on September 22nd. they were closed after  the HUDC received a letter from the Ministry stating that they were no longer serving any useful function.

 Each week the Express carried a range of public notices , more often than not from the Ministry of Food. These gave advice to farmers to improve milk yield, rearing rabbits, growing vegetables and in January 1943 they requested people to cut down on bread and use potato as a substitute.  Their notice said :

Flour costs ships

Use home-grown potatoes instead

 They gave recipes and advice on how to cook them and one of their favourites was Sponge Pudding made with potato.

April saw the start of another major fund raising activity which ran from 10th. to 17th. This time it was to raise £200,000 for 40 Spitfires by investing as much as possible in all the various Savings Bonds. In addition there were lots of fund raising events. At the end of the week a total of £215,000 was raised which was the equivalent of £12 per head of population. The savings details were broken down as follows

Nat. Savings Certs = £40,797

Deposits in Post Office = £3,298

Defence Bonds = £26,345

Savings Stamps = £1,197

21/2 % War Bonds = £103,500

3% Savings Bonds = £38,200

Free Gifts = £263

 Scrap recovery of almost everything continued to be an important part of the war effort and in August 1943 it was the turn of books.

Book Recovery and Salvage Drive

21st. August – 4th. September

Our Target – 30,000 books

Each 8,000 bomb needs 4lb. of paper

How many bombs can you equip? 

At the autumn of 1943 as the war reached new heights the Ministry of Fuel and Power placed some hard hitting notices about saving fuel. This was the first :

Save Fuel for Battle

A warning by Fuel Watcher

“ We are using too much gas in the home”

Don’t save coal in one form to squander it in another.

Remember Electricity is Coal too.

 

And in December the pressure was stepped up.

5lb. of coal saved will produce

100 bullets for a bren gun. 

How many bullets a day will you produce

Save Fuel for Battle 

In January 1944 it changed to :

5lbs. of coal saved in one day by

Each household will provide enough

Coal to make 13 bombers. 

How much will YOU save to make bombers?

Save Fuel for Battle

Yet another notice at the beginning of 1944 was :

5lb. of coal saved in one day by

10,000 homes will provide enough

Fuel to build a Churchill Tank

Save Fuel for Battle

 

And at the end of January it changed once again to :

The Coal, Gas & Electricity you save

Help to build Merchant Ships

 

There was a continual insatiable demand for salvage and in March 1944  at the request of the Government, the HUDC with the aid of the WVS held a salvage drive for waste paper, bones, metal, rags and rubber during the period Mar 16 – Apr 1. The HUDC notice stated that “ your salvage steward will call upon you but, according to a shortage of stewards, it will not be possible to visit every household and your co-operation is required. In addition , the Salvage Van will be in your neighbourhood  as follows.

   Netherthong, Thongsbridge, Woodland and Wooldale – Wednesday Mar 22 for paper and Mar 29 for rags. “

 The Express printed the HUDC war time record for the collection of salvaged material. For the 3 years to 31 Mar 1943 :

Newspaper: 170t ; other paper 478t  ; textiles 33t  ; metals 167t ; bottles 4t  ; bones 12t ; black scrap 58t.

There was a total of 922t collected which made a profit of £1091

 

May 1944 saw yet another  issue of new Ration Books and in the same month the Holmfirth UDC had decided to have yet another major fund raising campaign as detailed below.

Salute the Soldier Week

June 3 – 10 1944

Our Target £150,000 to clothe and equip

3 Parachute Battalions.

He stands between YOU and NAZI TYRANNY

 On June 2nd. the Express reported that it had been cancelled ( no reason given ) but the UDC hoped that £50,000 could be raised in small savings by the end of July. Eventually £60,729 was raised. 

Also in June the UDC published a notice saying that the Collection of Household Refuse and Kitchen Waste was to be suspended due to the men and vehicles being required for other work. 

Reading through the Express in its coverage of both the major wars putting thoughts etc into poetry seemed to be very popular. Many of the poems would have caused classical poets some anguish but they came from the heart and got their message across. I have printed some in this history but have to include this very long one for reasons that will become clear as you read.

   It was written by Frank Roebuck of Ludgate House early in 1944. Frank had formerly worked at Albion Mills and was closely connected to the Netherthong Wesley Chapel. He had written it from the Middle East and prefaced it by saying that ‘ he had written many times and was now at a loss for words and to prevent his thanks from getting stale. I have now put my thoughts into rhyme but do not profess to being a poet’.

I’ve written many times before

Maybe a dozen – maybe a score

Of letters to convey my thanks

For gifts you’ve sent us – all ranks

And so I find it hard to pen

My thanks sincere yet once again

So now I’m sending you this time

Acknowledgements in verse and rhyme.

To all of you who have a part –

Miss Floyd I’ll mention for a start

She’s president and together

Keeps the folks in village Nether 

Miss Wilson is the local sec.

All arrangements she has to make

She taught to me my ABC

And therefore capable, you’ll agree. 

Mrs. Roebuck tends the money

And you’ll find her just on t’Broomy

So if you have a bob to spare

Just kindly place it in her care. 

To Thomas Dyson falls the lot

To sending gifts to Smith or Stott

There’s many more names on that list

Thanks to efforts, the likes of whist.

No little task is this, his job

Of packing parcels for the mob

Of soldiers, sailors, airmen too

Who’ve gone away, a job to do.

He sends them near, he sends them far

To wherever the Thong lads are

And he’s given many a lecture

Scenes of new and varied texture.

These few officials, you will agree

Are quite well known to you and me

Still t’is a noble part they play

In helping bring that glorious day

They may not be in battledress

And yet they’re fighting none the less

By sending comforts by the ton

To help us beat the dirty hun 

But also helping in the fight

Are Thongites who, with all their might

Are giving, working round yon spire

Thus they raise our morale higher.

At Mrs. Hoyle the ladies meet

To knit us socks for marching feet

Helmets, stocking and mittens too

I’ll bet they’ve done a tidy few.

The men you’ll find too,do their bit

With true and noble grit

For when it’s a gala day

You’ll find them right there in the fray

And so to all of you at Thong

My thanks sincere to you belong

For scrap and paper – all the lot

But chiefly ‘cos we’re not forgot.”

The balance sheet for the Comforts Fund  in October 1944 for the last 12 months showed that they had spent £164 11s, £126 of which was sent to servicemen, but they still retained a balance of £276 5s 7d. Receipts had been £440 16s 7d with £76 from the Field day and £100 from the Garden Fete. In November a successful entertainment was sponsored by the Clothiers Arms in aid of the Comforts Fund. The artistes were the Coronation Concert Party.

At the start of 1944 and carrying through into 1945 the Express was printing an increasing number of public notices from various Ministries exhorting people to save even more money, save even more waste materials, use even less, grow their own  vegetables etc. In addition there was  also a series of notices, normally in poetic style with pictures of  soldiers, sailors , airmen etc all designed to focus peoples minds on the need for solidarity during these critical months.

 This is one example from early 1945.

Solomon Grundy

Rich on Monday

Spent some on Tuesday

More on Wednesday

Poor on Thursday

Worse on Friday

Broke on Saturday

Borrowed on Sunday

Where will he end?

Old Solomon Grundy

BUY National Savings Certificates

May 8th. 1945 was VE day – Victory in Europe . A United Service was held in the Parish Church and the Rev. S. Black praised God for their wonderful deliverance and said that the profound fact of peace was difficult to realise.

Later that month a new ration book was issued which served as a reminder that the hardships and shortages were still to be faced.

Private F. Moorhouse ( aged 27 ) ,who was a native of Netherthong and attended the National School, joined up in January 1940  was taken prisoner in North Africa on June 28th. 1942 and was kept in a camp in Benghazi for a while before being transferred to Italy. When Italy capitulated he and other prisoners took to the hills to try to get freedom but the Germans found them and took them to Germany.First stop was Stalag 4B and then onto Stalag 4F where they were forced to work in a lead mine. Later they were marched to Czechoslovakia and then to Dresden where they met German soldiers going in the opposite direction and ended up by turning round and marching back to where they had started. That was when they decided to do a “bunk ” and when they arrived at Launstein they saw white flags flying and were told the war was finally over. They carried on walking until they found a point manned by Americans and eventually arrived back in England.

Although the war was over there was still a big demand to help  the peoples displaced in Europe and a national appeal called ” Save Europe Now ” was well supported. Miss Floyd, in conjunction with the Netherthong Parish Church, the Wesleyan Chapel and the Zion chapel had organised a collection of clothing in the village, Deanhouse and Oldfield district and over 600 articles were obtained.

In September 1945 plans were being made for the homecoming of the Netherthong members of the Forces. The issue of the Express for September carried the following full page exhortation.

‘War Weapons’

‘Warships’

‘Wings for Victory’

‘Salute the Soldier’

— and now

the greatest

of them all —

‘Thanksgiving’

Support your local Thanksgiving Week.

They also printed the following 1/2 page notice in the same month..

Thanksgiving Week

Holmfirth Urban District Council

October 6-13   Target £100,000

Give thanks by Saving

A large range of activities were organised in all the villages. By the beginning of October nearly half of the target was subscribed before the opening ceremony. In the five major savings campaigns, the Holmfirth District raised £1 M  (actual was £1,025,834). The long list of contributors included the Netherthong Co-op with £1,000. In the same September month a meeting was held to wind-up the Comforts Fund. It was decided to share out at Christmas the total money in hand of £430 to those qualified to receive grants. Mr.W.Gledhill and Mr.W.Hinchliffe were elected to serve with the ladies committee to work out the final details. Tributes were paid to Miss H.Floyd for her untiring efforts.

In May 1953, Bombadier Ernest Richards was the senior member of a group of four men chosen to represent the 578 Heavy A.A. 5th. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment ( TA ) in the Coronation procession. He  had 15 years service in the Regular Army and 3 years in the TA.He was 33 years old and lived in Queen Anne’s Square and was employed as a centre lathe turner. In November 1949, the Holmfirth war Memorial to the fallen of the Second World War was unveiled. It took the form of two tablets added to the memorial to the men who died in the 1914-18 war. It contained exactly 100 names covering the whole of the Holmfirth Urban District and was unveiled by Colonel Keith Sykes OBE,MC,TD,JP of Honley.

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