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7th January 1898

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Royal Hotel sold to Messrs. Tetley & Co., brewers, Leeds BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB Mr.James WOOD, president, portrait done Councillor L.GREENWOOD PUBLIC PLAY GROUNDS Captain STANSFELD, owned land in the Holmes THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Mr.LONGBOTTOM, clerk to the guardians Rev.Canon IVENS, Messrs. J.H.SWALLOW J.P., Arthur BENTLEY, E.E.POLLITT : candidates THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, WILSON, WRIGLEY, FIRTH PRACTICAL SOCIALISM (Wesley Guild) Mr.George WRIGHT, chairman Misses F.WILCOCK, WHITWORTH, WOOD, Florence HELLIWELL, GLEDHILL; Mrs.WOOD; Messrs. Whitworth GLEDHILL, SMITH : provided entertainment TUEL LANE SUNDAY SCHOOL Messrs. W.H.OLDFIELD, J.W.TAYLOR, superintendents Messrs. J.G.WILCOCK, C.WHITELEY : secretaries Messrs. A.S.FIRTH, T.WASHINGTON : sick visitors Messrs. J.WILCOCK, B.RILEY : absentee visitors WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev. G.S.SMITH Messrs. T.CHADWICK, James HOLT : speakers Misses E.SMITH, BISHOP; Messrs. J.W.EARNSHAW, J.SCHOFIELD : musical items Miss EDWARDS gave recital Mr.B.WADSWORTH : accompanist Messrs. D.LUMB, T.A.SMITH [Column 2] James HODGSON of Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent TUEL LANE BAND OF HOPE Mr.J.WADDINGTON : chairman Mr.O.EATOUGH of Sowerby Bridge gave address Miss N.RATCLIFFE and Master E.VARLEY gave recitations Master M.FARRAR :violin Master E.NICHOLL, accompanist UNITED SERVICES (C of E and non conformists) Revs. S.F.LAYCOCK, A.P.RIDDETT, Canon IVENS, J.W.MAWER ANNUAL MEETING (Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School) Rev. A.P.RIDDETT Messrs. F.WADDINGTON, T.EDWARDS, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD Misses JENNINGS, S.BROWNBRIDGE, STOTT, L.WHITTAKER, F.BREARLEY; Messrs. W.FOX, A.HELLIWELL, G.THOMPSON, BUTTERWORTH, MACKRELL : entertainment SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENT AT LUDDENDEN FOOT (building Catholic Church at Denholme) Dr.CROWTHER E.BREAR of Luddenden and Dominick MADDEN of Sowerby Bridge were badly injured [Column 3] SERMON TO MEN (by Canon IVENS at Christ Church, sermon text given) Friendly Brass Band [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., W.WILSON, W.SUTCLIFFE, J.W.LODGE, T.HORSFALL, L.GREENWOOD, E.WHITELEY, A.S.FIRTH, J.GREENWOOD, J.L.WRIGLEY Mr.WYLDE, Improvement Department employee A SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST THE SURVEYOR : ONE SIDE OF THE QUESTION Councillor LODGE Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant Mr.GREY Mr.WRIGHT and his son Mr.ROTHERA lost his temper Councillor FIRTH [Column 5] Councillors WRIGLEY, WILSON, L.GREENWOOD, SUTCLIFFE, WHITELEY A COSTLY RIGHT OF WAY (Chapel Lane) Councillor LODGE A QUESTION OF WATER CLOSETS Councillors Leonard GREENWOOD, LODGE, WRIGLEY, WILSON, FIRTH Mrs. NEWSOME, owned property THE IMPROVEMENT MINUTES Councillors FIRTH, WILSON GRATRIX LANE Councillors LODGE, WHITELEY VARIOUS Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer GAS AND CEMETERY COMMITTEE Messrs. James CLAY & Co. Ltd. and Messrs. WHITWORTH asked for a gas price reduction Mr.A.C.BOLTON of the Willow Hall Laundry Councillors LODGE, HORSFALL [Column 6] FIRE BRIGADE DEPARTMENT Robert MELLOR, Thomas BAXENDALE and W.H.GRUNDY retired from the fire brigade BATHS DEPARTMENT Mr.Daniel PARKER and Messrs. C.SMITH and J.SMITH : tendered for coal SPECIAL SEWERAGE MEETING Mr.CRAVEN, owned houses in Wakefield Road IMPROVEMENT, SEWERAGE, SCAVENGING AND PLAN COMMITTEE Captain STANDFELD, owned reservoir in Sowerby New Road Mr.HORSFALL Eli JONES, deceased, owned houses in Willow Street Southowram Stone Co.Ltd. Mr.HARGREAVES written to re. well in Fall Lane Major EDWARDS Mr MAUDE re. Sowerby Croft footpath Messrs. INGRAM and HUNTRISS said member of EDLESTON family refused to sell land near Scarr Road Messrs. CLAY, owners of Step Farm Messrs. James, D.I.CLAY DEATHS Ann CLAY, aged 55, wife of Joseph CLAY, Blackwall Farm, Sowerby Bridge Constance DEAN, aged 4, daughter of Alfred DEAN, engine fitter, Mill Bank Harry DUNKLEY (Harold DUNKLEY), aged 10 months, son of Frederick DUNKLEY, labourer, Sutcliffe's Building, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth HANSON, aged 72, widow of Sam Hanson, Lower Water Hill, Friendly

14th January 1898

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Louis Grand BROEL of Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent LECTURE (at Ellison Memorial Schools) Rev.Canon IVENS Miss TURNER, missionary,planning to build a mission room in China BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) James TOMLINSON, the accused, from Sheffield Superintendent WEIGHTMAN FOOTBALL (Sowerby Bridge v. Shipley) FOOKES, HABERGHAM, WARD, MALLINSON, LAW, MORLEY : Sowerby Bridge team WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.S.WRIGHT, limelight operator Messrs. HORSFALL, THOMAS: music [Column 2] CO-OPERATION (talk at St.George's Young Men's Society) Mr.T.WOOD gave the talk Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK PULPIT EXCHANGE (non-conformists) Revs. A.P.RIDDETT, J.W.MAWER, J.FOX, G.S.SMITH, W.H.MATTHEWS BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. James WOOD (president), William GAUKROGER (vice president), E.BALMFORTH (librarian), H.A.SUTCLIFFE (secretary) Messrs. J.WELLS, B.TAYLOR, S.R.GLEDHILL, W.WHITEHEAD, F.BOTTOMLEY, J.ACKROYD, J.WILKINSON, E.W.BERRY : committee PRESENTATION (West End Sunday School) Mr.Thomas HOEY, retiring co-superintendent Mr.Thomas CHADWICK, co-superintendent Rev. G.S.SMITH Messrs. T.CHADWICK, J.EDWARDS, H.SUTCLIFFE, D.LUMB, S.WADSWORTH Councillor Ely WHITELEY THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Messrs. D.I.CLAY, J.W.BANCROFT, J.C.HORSFALL, John WADDINGTON : non-conformist candidates Mr.F.O.SMITH : I.L.P. candidate Mr.John BATES, president of the Trades and Labour Council : candidate Rev.Canon IVENS, J.H.SWALLOW J.P., Arthur BENTLEY, E.E.POLLIT, D.I.CLAY, J.W.W.BANCROFT (J.W.BANCROFT?), J.C.HORSFALL, John WADDINGTON, F.O.SMITH, John BATES :candidates SOWERBY BRIDGE PROSECUTION SOCIETY (annual meeting) Mrs. WESTON, new landlady of the Bull's Head Hotel Mr.J.W.BANCROFT, president Mr.E.E.POLLIT, treasurer Mr.J.C.BELL, solicitor Messrs. G.B.WOOD, J.EASTWOOD, G.E.WHITELEY, A.WOOD, T.PARKER, C.M.STREET, W.H.GIBSON : committee Messrs. ALLOTT, J.EASTWOOD, N.BATES, Alfred CARTER, William HAIGH, STEAD, J.W.HOEY Mr.Arthur WESTON, landlord Messrs. A.PLATT, G.MARSHALL, W.BUCKLEY, E.E.POLLIT, J.H.THOMAS, A.WESTON : sang Mr.Arthur W.HORSFALL : piano DEATH OF MRS. OATES Mrs.OATES, wife of Mr.J.F.OATES of Bullace Trees, born in Glasgow, married 25 years earlier Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH [Column 3] OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID FEVER (at Glenfield Place) Son of Mr.Morris CHAPMAN died two weeks earlier PRESENTATION TO COUNCILLOR ABM. CLAY (at Friendly Wesleyan Sunday School) Councillor Abraham CLAY of Willow House, recently married, Sunday School teacher Messrs. William CLAY, James C.BATES Mr.Milton CLAY, accompanist Mr.T.ILLINGWORTH of Halifax, portrait painter

Triangle

ACCIDENT TO MAJOR MORRIS Mr.T.H.MORRIS, J.P., of The Lodge, Triangle [Column 4]

Norland

CONSERVATIVE DINNER (Norland Conservative Association) Held at the Blue Ball Inn. Mr.G.BINNS, chairman Messrs. J.S.RAWSON, A.BENTLEY, J.J.AVES, A.MAUDE, James CROWTHER of Elland : conservatives Mrs. BRADLEY, hostess

Warley

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Messrs. Arthur GREENWOOD, John Edward GREENWOOD, William Henry HARWOOD : withdrawn A FARMER'S LOAN TRANSACTION (Halifax Bankruptcy Court) William KITCHERMAN, farmer and labourer of Warley Edge Farm

Triangle

INTERESTING AFFAIR AT TRIANGLE Mr. and Mrs. Daniel CARTER of Crown Buildings, Triangle celebrated their golden wedding ROSE OF THE VALLEY LODGE (of the Independent Order of Oddfellows) Mr.Alfred BROADBENT, secretary Messrs. S.BOTTOMLEY, A.BROADBENT, W.AINLEY, D.CRABTREE, J.BARRATT, H.FARRAR, J.W.BARRATT : entertainment Mr.J.W.WHITELEY presided

Sowerby

SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.H.CARTER J.P., H.HAIGH, D.WHITELEY, J.SHARPE, John INGHAM, George CHEETHAM, H.MIDGLEY, Arthur STOTT, J.T.NAYLOR, A.WOOD Mr.MITCHELL re. Ivy House footpath Mr.MEADOWCROFT of Myrr Hill farm [Column 5] Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer

Luddenden Foot

LOYAL ROSE LODGE (Friendly Society) Held at the General Rawdon Hotel, Luddenden Foot -------------------------------- BULL'S HEAD FRIENDLY SMOKE CLUB Mrs.WESTON, landlady? Mr.J.BENNETT, president Messrs. P.HAIGH, HARGREAVES, PLATT, HOWARD sang Messrs. T.COPLEY (new president), T.BRIGGS, J.COPLEY, J.H.THOMAS, J.S.BENNETT Sergeant CROSS Mr.STEWART, an old army man Mr.HOWARD of Littleborough Mr.HORSFALL, retiring organist Mr.J.BATES, violin Mr.A.W.HORSFALL, new organist THE LAND QUESTION (lecture at the Liberal Club, lecture text outlined) Mr.Howard CLAY of Halifax : speaker Mr.James HOLDSWORTH presided [Column 6] DEATHS Jane Walker OATES. aged 59, wife of John Faulkner OATES, Bullace Trees, Sowerby Stanley TUCK, aged 2, son of William TUCK, canal boatman, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge Denis WILKINSON, aged 68, Dale Street, Sowerby Bridge

21st January 1898

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Bolton Brow Chapel old day school to be sold Messrs.STOCKS, brewers of Shibden have bought the Royal Hotel Mr. and Mrs. R.W.EVANS gave tea at Willow Park School for Christ Church choristers THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK (at Glenfield Place) Mrs.CHAPMAN died BIBLE SOCIETY Rev.G.S.SMITH, honorary secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society Mrs.FORSYTH of Brockwell left money in her will CHRIST CHURCH TEMPERANCE SOCIETY AND BAND OF HOPE Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.J.LAWRENCE Mr.HYNDMAN, to give lecture in connection with the I.L.P., founded the Social Democratic Foundation TUEL LANE CHAPEL Miss WILCOCK sang Miss A.WHITWORTH recited Rev.J.W.MAWER NONCONFORMIST COUNCIL Rev.W.C.EVANS Mr.O.EATOUGH, president Rev.W.HAIGH, Rev.W.C.EVANS, Messrs. E.WHITELEY, J.WILKINSON : vice presidents Mr.J.WADDINGTON, treasurer Rev.J.W.MAWER and Mr.T.E.WHITEHEAD : secretaries Rev.G.S.SMITH, magazine editor [Column 2] (Trademens' Association social) Messrs. T.BRIGGS and T.MARCHANT Messrs. HORSFALL and THOMAS : musicians SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mr.J.J.MORSE of London gave lecture Mr.WILKINSON, magic lantern operator BOLTON BROW CHAPEL Councillor William WILSON read a paper at a meeting of the Social and Literary Society Mr.John Holmes (president), Councillor WILSON (secretary), Mr.J.W.TAYLOR (visitor), Mr.J.C.HORSFALL (auditor) : Wesleyan Local Preachers' Mutual Aid Society SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Messrs. J.W.BANCROFT, JOHN BATES, Arthur BENTLEY, D.I.CLAY, J.C.HORSFALL, E.E.POLLIT, J.H.SWALLOW J.P., Feargus O.SMITH, John WADDINGTON and Rev.Canon IVENS, : candidates INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES (Morning Star tent) Brother F.WADDINGTON, chief ruler Brother ASHWORTH of Rochdale Brothers WRIGHT, DEAN, Eli AINLEY, J.H.BARNES : entertainment Brothers A.HOWE, R.C.M.ECCLES WEST END BAND OF HOPE Mr.James LEACH, W.WHITWORTH, Misses M.H.LEAH, S.A.SMITH, H.WILKINSON, L.KERRIDGE, Masters Willie EVANS (William EVANS) and Ernest LEAH : entertainment, Sowerby Congregational Band of Hope Mrs.EVANS presided [Column 3] BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.D.JERMAN of Rishworth NEW INN SMOKE CLUB Mrs. and Mrs. HORSFALL : hosts Mr.T.F.STEWART, president Messrs. R.WHITWORTH, H.THORPE, E.C.WASHINGTON, J.H.THOMAS, T.JOWETT, J.WHITELEY, T.W.UTTLEY, J.UTTLEY Messrs. STEWART, WASHINGTON, THORPE, T.WESTON (secretary), PLATT, THOMAS and MARSHALL sang Mr.A.W.HORSFALL, piano WEST END WORKING MEN's CLUB Messrs. GRUNDY (secretary), F.HOOSON (president), B.CULPAN (treasurer), J.GRUNDY (secretary) Messrs. Willie BEARD (William BEARD), J.W.FIRTH, Atlas SPEAK, Berry HELLOWELL, William WHITWORTH : committee TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT THE STATION. A MAN FOUND CUT IN TWO (Ripponden branch line) James HARTLEY, railway employee Joseph WHITELEY, aged 68, retired millhand of Rushy Holme, Ripponden, cut in two RAILWAY ACCOMMODATION Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., LODGE, HORSFALL Mr.R.W.EVANS, council clerk Mr.Edward CROSSLEY, chairman of the Hebden Bridge District Council Mr.VARLEY, town clerk of Colne [Column 4] [Column 5]

Warley

FRIENDLY (Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society lecture) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.James Clay BATES presided

Mill Bank

WORKING MEN'S CLUB Mr.James L.WHITELEY, president Mr.James BARRETT, vice president Mr.William STEPHENSON, secretary Mr.John HOWARTH, assistant secretary Mr.Thomas SOUTHWELL, treasurer Mr.W.BROADBENT, librarian Messrs. W.E.DYSON, W.H.HAIGH, J.BREARLEY, H.LUMB, J.SUTCLIFFE, H.INGHAM, A.HOLLAS, G.CHEETHAM : committee Messrs. Frank HALSTEAD, John PICKLES : auditors Messrs. John WHITELEY, M.COCKROFT : arbitrators

Norland

ST. GEORGE'S MINSTRELS

Sowerby

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Revs. E.BRIERLEY, W.C.EVANS : candidates Messrs. J.H.CARTER (farmer), J.INGHAM (gentleman), J.S.RAWSON (woollen manufacturer), A.STOLL (mason, A.STOTT?), A.WHITELEY (mill manager) :candidates Councillor D.WHITELY (piece looker) : candidate CONGREGATIONAL BAND OF HOPE (West End) Rev.G.S.SMITH Misses BANCROFT, BARKER, LORRIMER, BISHOP : sang Miss BULCOCK : recited Mr.HIRST of Halifax Miss N.RUSHWORTH, accompanist SUMMERSKILL Bros., Hollings Mill Lane, want apprentice Harry H.CLEGG (Harold H.CLEGG), piano, organ and singing teacher, 19 Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Messrs. J.W.BANCROFT, D.I.CLAY, J.C.HORSFALL, John WADDINGTON : "Progressive Four" candidates John W.HOEY [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE W.EDLESTON & Co. John ATKINSON & Sons G.FOX & Sons W.P.EGLIN WOOD Brothers T.NICHOLL & Sons Rowland SIDDALL SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN C.E.RAMSDEN & F.RAMSDEN Mark WILCOCK W.MORRIS & Sons Francis BERRY & Sons CLAY Brothers H.CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. John HORSFALL & Sons John WOOD & Sons CLAY & HORSFALL Miles SYKES & Sons RUSHWORTH & Co. John DYSON James GREENWOOD & Son John EDWARDS & Sons James EASTWOOD & Co. Henry BROADBENT H.J.NORRIS Bros. Walter SWAIN, inspector MARRIAGES Fred BRADLEY, grocer, married Hannah SUTCLIFFE, both of Sowerby Bridge James Herbert HAIGH, of Sowerby Bridge, married Jane UTTLEY of Mill Bank DEATHS Sarah Elizabeth CHAPMAN, aged 37, wife of Morris CHAPMAN, Glenfield Place, Sowerby Bridge William PICKLES, aged 63, Dean Lane, Sowerby David WHITWORTH, aged 31, labourer, Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge

28th January 1898

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HALIFAX JOINT STOCK BANKING COMPANY LIMITED Mr.J.Whiteley WARD (chairman) BAPTIST CHAPEL, INDUSTRIAL ROAD Rev.J.K.ARCHER of Heptonstall Slack Councillor T.HORSFALL Messrs. William MELLOR, Arthur ASTIN, J.BARNES, ROSILLO Rev.J.FOX, pastor PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITTEE Messrs. W.WOOD (chairman), R.ROTHWELL, A.HOBSON, T.M.FLETCHER, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.GREENWOOD, T.HOEY, W.LEACH, BELL (librarian) Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors A.CLAY, E.WHITELEY THE TYPHOID FEVER OUTBREAK Mr.SWAINE, sanitary inspector St.GEORGE'S SCHOOL Miss Maggie WOOD (Margaret WOOD) of Norland, soprano Miss CROWTHER of Luddenden Foot, contralto Mr.BOWKER of Halifax, tenor and elocutionist Mr.SHELDRAKE of Halifax, bass Mr.Josef NICHOLSON (Joseph NICHOLSON?) of Halifax, humourist Mr.ELLIOTT, organist at St.George's FOOTBALL (rugby) BOTTOMLEY, MORLEY, MALLINSON, SWAINE : Sowerby Bridge team SOWERBY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT LIBERAL CLUB Councillors Ely WHITELEY (president), T.HORSFALL (treasurer) Mr.F.B.ROTHERA Messrs. James HOLDSWORTH, O.EATOUGH, William LUMB : vice presidents Mr.James HAIGH, secretary Messrs. H.BALSAM, F.HOEY, J.WADDINGTON, J.W.BANCROFT, William GREENWOOD, Bryan SHEPLEY (Brian SHEPLEY?), G.E.WHITELEY, A.HOEY, E.MITCHELL, R.LUMB : committee [Column 2] SOCIAL (at the Spiritualist Lyceum) Mr.Ernest LAW, music A WOMAN'S "SPREE" (Halifax West Riding Court) Hannah PHILLIPS of Edinburgh Police Constable TATTERSALL MISSIONARY SERMONS (at Tuel Lane Chapel) Rev.R.SWALLOW, President of the United Methodist Free Churches Assembly, and former missionary to China Mr.Henry MITCHELL presided Revs. A.P.RIDDETT, J.W.MAWER PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF A MILL (Carlton Mill, near Wharf Street) Mr.NICHOLL, previous owner of the mill Mr.Thomas NICHOLL, built the mill just over forty years earlier THE SURVEYOR AND COUNCILLOR LODGE Councillors LODGE, WRIGLEY, FIRTH, WILSON, SUTCLIFFE, Leonard GREENWOOD Mr.ROTHERA, surveyor?, had a son Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant Mr.T.WRIGHT, assistant collector Mr.M.WATERHOUSE of the water department Mr.FAWCETT's office [Column 3] GOVERNMENT ORDER (Admiralty contracts for cloth and blankets) Messrs. D.CLAY & Sons, Messrs. John ATKINSON & Sons, Mr.William EDLESTON : Sowerby Bridge firms who got work Messrs. J.W.WHITWORTH & Co. (Longbottom Mills) SOCIALIST LECTURES [Column 4] [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION (results) Messrs. John Ward BANCROFT, Daniel Ingham CLAY, James Clay HORSFALL, John WADDINGTON : progressive candidates Rev.Canon IVENS, Messrs. J.H.SWALLOW, E.E.POLLIT, Arthur BENTLEY : church party candidates Messrs. John BATES (Trades and Labour Council nominee), Feargus O'Connor SMITH (I.L.P. nominee) : Labour candidates Rev.G.S.SMITH, Mr.SWALLOW : retiring board members Mr.LONGBOTTOM, returning officer?

Sowerby

MISSIONARY LECTURE (at Providence Chapel) Rev.R.SWALLOW, missionary from China Mr.Wilkinson PICKLES of Halifax, chairman

Ripponden

RIPPONDEN COMMERCIAL COMPANY Mr.John PICKLES presided Mr.LAWTON [Column 6] MARRIAGES Alfred BERRY to Ada FIRTH, both of Sowerby Bridge GOLDEN WEDDING Thomas ACKROYD, engineer, married Mar? WHIT???, second daughter of the late Charles WHITE???? of Sowerby Bridge, in 1848. (Bride's name was Martha WHITELEY - FreeBMD) DEATHS Frederick BRIGGS, 17, son of J??? BRIGGS, rope maker, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge Sarah CARVER, 77, widow of W??? CARVER, drayman, Lower Waterhill, Sowerby Bridge James HELLOWELL, 58, farmer, Sowerby Croft, Norland John HORSFIELD, 33, wheelwright, Osborne Terrace, Luddenden Foot Emily Jane INGHAM, 37, woollen weaver, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge Judith LUMB, 59, wife of John LUMB, cotton doubler, Perseverance Street, Sowerby Bridge Benjamin HINDLE, 80, Warley Clough, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Willie HAIGH (William HAIGH), son of Wilson and Ellen HAIGH of Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge. Died in 1897, aged 23.

4th February 1898

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Rev.Canon IVENS, Messrs. J.W.BANCROFT, E.E.POLLIT, A.BENTLEY, J.D.I.CLAY (D.I.CLAY?), WADDINGTON, J.C.HORSFALL : new board members HOME MISSIONS (Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel) James C.HORSFALL presided Rev.H.H.KELSHAW of Manchester Rev.A.P.RIDDETT DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION (Ratepayer's Association meeting at NICHOLL's dining rooms, West Street) Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., Messrs. S.JUDSON, John SMITH (Tuel Lane), Thomas HOEY, J.H.STEAD, J.WADSWORTH, S.HOWARD, Edwin WHITELEY, George WHITELEY : suggested candidates TUEL LANE (Scholars' Connexional Exam results) Frank FIRTH, Upper Middle Division Emmeline LORD, lower middle division Mr.S.CHESTER M.A., examiner Rev.J.W.MAWER, helped pupils prepare for exam CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT Alderman CLAY, president Mr.PRIESTLEY of Halifax, band leader? Mr.W.T.WALTON INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Messrs. George OLDFIELD (ill), David LUMB, David BARRETT Messrs. Richard PARKER (Norland), Albert HITCHEN (Sowerby), George SMITH (Mill Bank), Arthur GREENWOOD (Warley) Messrs. LAWRENCE, FLETCHER, SHEPLEY, LEAH, WADSWORTH, HANSON : election committee Mr.John SCHOFIELD, Thomas H.MARSHALL Councillor David WHITELEY of Sowerby Mr.John HOPKINSON [Column 2] WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Miss Dora PARKER gave lecture Mr.Daniel PARKER worked magic lantern Miss E.WHITELEY sang Miss L.HAIGH, piano Mrs.EVANS of Sowerby Messrs. O.EATOUGH, John WADDINGTON Mrs.S.WRIGHT cancelled due to family bereavement ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION (exam results) Drs.WEST-SYMES, DUNN, BROWN Herbert COOKE, Henry BROMLEY, Robert FEARNLEY, Charles W.SMITH, John W.MAWER, Roderick C.M.ECCLES, William PRITCHETT, Lewis MITCHELL, John J.ROWDEN, William Edward HOLROYDE, John William SUTCLIFFE, Fred SUTCLIFFE, Mary Ann ROBERTS, Lettice HELLAWELL, Clara DYSON, Emily SOUTHWELL, Sarah E.LUMB, Mary TURNER : passed first aid Annie LUMB, Sarah L.THOMAS, Martha HARGREAVES, Mary A.RILEY, Laura HAIGH, Mary E.SUTCLIFFE, Elizabeth BROWN, Mary AKROYD, Annie SMITH (Ann SMITH), Rachel R.GIBSON, Eva FURNESS, Alice KERSHAW, Fanny HITCHEN (Frances HITCHEN), Alice CROSSLEY, Clara MARSLAND : passed nursing Mr.W.H.GIBSON, hon. secretary FOOTBALL (rugby) MORLEY, SWAINE, MALLINSON, HABERGHAM : Sowerby Bridge team JOHNSON : Featherstone team GOLDEN WEDDING AND ANNUAL SOCIAL AT TUEL LANE Mr. and Mrs.Thomas ACKROYD, married 50 years earlier, worked for school and church since 1852 Mesdames Joseph WILCOCK, MAWER, D.JENNINGS, A.S.FIRTH, T.GREENWOOD, ELLIS, WOOD Rev.J.W.MAWER Mr.T.WASHINGTON prayed Misses PARKER and KIDSON directed The Swiss Maids (entertainment) Mr.John WRIGLEY, former scholar and chorister, now living in Bradford Mr.Joseph WHITELEY, Tuel Lane Choir leader Mrs.Joseph WHITELEY recited Miss BARRON, Ladies' Sewing Meeting treasurer Messrs. W.H.OLDFIELD, J.W.TAYLOR Messrs. W.H.WILCOCK, James HELLIWELL sang Messrs. J.WADDINGTON, T.GREENWOOD, G.MANSFIELD, C.WHITELEY [Column 3] TECHNICAL CLASSES Mr.J.H.HOYLE BRUTAL ATTACK ON A WOMAN (Halifax Police Court) William Frederick CROSSLEY, about 30, of Haley Hill, Halifax. Lived with mother and aunt : accused Eliza WILSON, wife of Philip WILSON, dyer of Liversedge : victim Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Inspector LAWSON

Norland

UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH Mr.George WILLET of Sowerby Bridge Mr.H.CLEGG, accompanist A FARMER FINED (Halifax West Riding Court) Frank DIXON, farmer, Norland : accused Police Constable HARRISON [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., W.WILSON, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, J.W.LODGE, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, A.S.FIRTH, Alderman CLAY, A.CLAY, J.L.WRIGLEY COUNCILLOR LODGE AND THE SURVEYOR. AN UNSATISFACTORY REPORT Councillors WRIGLEY, LODGE, WHITELEY, HORSFALL, A.CLAY THE PURITY OF THE GAS Councillors LODGE, WILSON THE WATER COMMITTEE PASSES ONE RESOLUTION Councillors LODGE, L.GREENWOOD, Alderman CLAY, WILSON Mrs.CHAPMAN (typhoid) [Column 5] Councillor SCHOLEFIELD COUNCILLOR GREENWOOD'S RESIGNATION Councillor L.GREENWOOD CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Messrs. BANCROFT, CLAY, HORSFALL, WADDINGTON Samuel F.LAYCOCK SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. SWALLOW, CLAY, HORSFALL, BANCROFT Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH Mr.WHITWORTH, clerk [Column 6] VI-COCOA. LOCAL AGENTS Abraham ALTHAM (Ltd.) opposite Town Hall Jonathan GREENWOOD, Cash Supply Stores, 28 West Street, Sowerby Bridge E.MALMSHAW, J.NEWBY : Luddenden Foot S.W.BOWNESS, The Central Pharmacy, Ripponden DEATHS Charles JENNINGS, 30, carter, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge Thomas LONGBOTTOM, 74, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Sarah MOORE, 66, widow of Simeon MOORE, gardener, Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge William SUTHERS, 63, blacksmith's striker, Beech Road, Sowerby Bridge Ann WALSH, 65, widow of Sutcliffe WALSH, woolcomber, Triangle

11th February 1898

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John MARSH & Co., omnibus proprietors THE POLITICAL SITUATION (address to the Women's Liberal Association) Mr.Rowland LUMB gave address Miss STANSFIELD presided Misses N.WHITELEY, N.BARKER sang Miss WHITEHEAD recited Mrs.W.GREENWOOD, piano PRIMITIVE METHODIST (school) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Mr.R.EATOUGH, secretary Messrs. D.BARRETT, S.Howard : superintendents R.EATOUGH, secretary D.BARRETT, treasurer SPECIAL MEETING OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL Mrs.GOODALL, plan for 3 shops in Wharf Street approved Councillor LODGE VIEWING THE ROADS Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., A.S.FIRTH, A.CLAY, T.HORSFALL, Alderman CLAY SUDDEN DEATH Lilly MOORE (Lily MOORE?, Lillian MOORE?), waitress at the railway station, who lived near Morecambe, died aged 28 Rose Ann MOORE, sister of the above Lillian BENNETT, waitress at the station Dr.ADAMS [Column 2] COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Mr.WHITWORTH, assistant overseer SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM (concert) Mr.T.WRIGHT arranged the programme Mrs.N.HOWARTH, Miss LAW, Messrs.J.HARGREAVES and T.H.WRIGHT performed Mr.H.ROBINSON sang Miss ROTHERA, violin Mrs.T.BOOTH and Miss DODGSON recited Mr.E.LAW, accompanist Mr.James LAW, piano SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Rev.Canon IVENS, Messrs. J.W.BANCROFT, D.I.CLAY, E.E.POLLITT, J.C.HORSFALL, J.WADDINGTON and A.BENTLEY : board members Mr.WHITWORTH, clerk A CASE FOR THE CORONER (inquest at the Ram's Head Inn) George GREENMAN died aged 58 Walter GREENMAN, son of the deceased Sydney DRINKWATER and George NASH : young men Inspector LAWSON Dr.ADAMS [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE FLOUR SOCIETY Mr. S.WHITELEY (president for sixteen years, ill) Mr.James LEACH presided Messrs. J.W.HODGSON (secretary), J.BARRON and S.HELLIWELL (auditors) Messrs. S.WADSWORTH, A.HOBSON and James LEACH (representing private shareholders) Messrs. JOHNSON, K.BROWN, S.WALKER (co-op representatives) Mr.Dixon LUMB of Halifax Millers' National Union Mr.ALLOTT (Heckmondwike) Mr.J.W.MITCHELL (Halifax brotherhood) Mr.Arthur HOBSON, director and trades unionist Mr.T.REDFEARN (Heckmondwike) Mr.J.S.PARR (Batley) Mr.Kenyon BROWN Mr.COCKCROFT

Norland

BAPTIST CHURCH Rev.J.FOX of Sowerby Bridge Mrs.John LUM served tea Misses STOTT, LUM, BARRETT, CROWTHER, JENNINGS, WHITTAKER and Mr.WHITTAKER sang Miss WHITELEY and Masters F.ACKROYD and WILDE recited Miss FARRAR and Mr.H.AYRES : violin Miss STOTT and Mr.Charles ASPINALL : piano Mr.HOWARTH [Column 4] SERMON TO MEN AT CHRIST CHURCH (sermon text given) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist [Column 5] CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK, vicar of St.George's Church, Quarry Hill J.W.HOEY, secretary to the Progressive Council

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.H.CARTER J.P., Hanson HAIGH, David WHITELEY, Joseph SHARPE, John INGHAM, George CHEETHAM, J.MIDGLEY, J.H.NAYLOR, Arthur STOTT, H.WOOD Mr.Clarence GREENWOOD of Mytholmroyd wanted ground rent for Mirey Lane cottages Mr.J.S.RAWSON wanted to use sewers Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.Eli HARTLEY, nuisance inspector Mr.William HITCHEN of Upper Field House owned land near Steep Lane Bottom [Column 6] PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL : "AT HOME" Mr. and Mrs. J.HANSON, host and hostess Mr. and Mrs. S.WHITELEY of West Street, host and hostess CONSERVATIVE BALL Mr.J.S.RAWSON, president of the Conservative Council of the Sowerby Division Miss RAWSON, ruling councillor of the Rawson Habitation of the Primrose League Major T.H.MORRIS, J.P., president of the Sowerby Bridge Constitutional Club Messrs. A.S.MCCREA, N.C.NUGENT, J.C.BELL, E.W.CROSSLEY Drs. WELLBURN, ADAMS, W.Perrin BROWN Messrs. C.B.CROSSLEY, C.L.WRAY, J.COPLEY, W.HOLROYD, W.RILEY, A.CROWTHER, D.MALLINSON, W.DYSON, C.BUTTERWORTH, W.BEAN, H.WHITWORTH Messrs. DYSON and HIGHLEY : music Mr. and Mrs.BEAN : refreshments Mr.CLAYTON of Brighouse decorated the hall SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE W.EDLESTON & Co. John ATKINSON & Sons G.FOX & Sons W.P.EGLIN WOOD Brothers T.NICHOLL & Sons Rowland SIDDALL SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN C.E.RAMSDEN & F.RAMSDEN Mark WILCOCK W.MORRIS & Sons Francis BERRY & Sons CLAY Brothers H.CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. John HORSFALL & Sons John WOOD & Sons CLAY & HORSFALL Miles SYKES & Sons RUSHWORTH & Co. John DYSON James GREENWOOD & Son John EDWARDS & Sons James EASTWOOD & Co. Henry BROADBENT H.J.NORRIS Bros. POLLIT & WIGZELL Walter SWAIN, inspector DEATHS Elizabeth MASON, 70, wife of John MASON, Albert Road, Beech Sarah HEAP, 72, widow of John HEAP, Spring House, Sowerby William HERON, 68, Booth House Road, Luddenden Foot Sarah Alice HITCHEN, 46, wife of James HITCHEN, labourer, Slaughter House, Sowerby James MITCHELL, 52, goods carrier, Mill Bank Jane SIDDALL, 66, Milner Royd, Luddenden Foot Mary Ann SIMPSON, 77, widow of Joseph SIMPSON, Stile, Triangle Rachel WHITELEY, 73, widow of William Whiteley, mechanic, Green Head, Norland

18th February 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Mr.James FOULDS appointed organist and choirmaster at St.John's Church, Windermere THE FEVER OUTBREAK AT GLENFIELD Mr.Maurice CHAPMAN SOCIAL (for the Church party) Mr.COCKER, presided, owned rooms PROPERTY SALE Mr.W.HOLDSWORTH, of Messrs.W.HOLDSWORTH and Son, auctioneers, Halifax Mr.William HEIGHINGTON, rented and sub-let premises opposite the Industrial Stores in West Street, Sowerby Bridge Messrs. J.E.HILL and E.H.HILL, solicitors of Halifax FOUND DEAD IN A FIELD Police Constables MAWER, COOKE Mary WELSH, a hawker, died aged 68, had stayed at CROWTHER's lodging house LOCAL FAILURE (Halifax County Court) Mr.R.M.STANSFELD, registrar Willie Walter UTTLEY (William Walter UTTLEY) of Sowerby Bridge, hatter in Wharf Street. Formerly organist at Luddenden Foot Mr.SWAIN, debtor's solicitor Mr.MOORE, money lender RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION Mr.S.JUDSON (presided) Mr. Mark WILCOCK and Mr.John SMITH (Ryburn Buildings) Messrs. T.HOEY (president), R.LUMB (vice president), Eli HELLOWELL (secretary), William LUMB (of Belgrave Street, treasurer) [Column 2] (Halifax Congregational Union) Revs. G.S.SMITH (secretary), J.WILSON of Eastwood (chairman) GREATER BRITAIN (Nonconformist council lecture) Rev.W.J.WILKINS (Secretary of the Religious Tract Society), gave lecture Mr. J.H.SCHOLEFIELD Revs. J.W.MAWER, G.S.SMITH, J.FOX, W.C.EVANS TUEL LANE CHAPEL Mr.Joseph WHITELEY, Tuel Lane organist Misses HERSMAN, ARCHER, GIBSON and Mr.FIELD : members of the choir of Hanover Chapel, Halifax Mr.C.HAIGH, choirmaster at Hanover Chapel, Halifax Mr.A.FAWTHROP, organist at Hanover Chapel, Halifax THE PRIMITIVE METHODIST "AT HOME" Mr.and Mrs.J.HANSON, Mr. and Mrs.S.WHITELEY of West Street, Dr.DUNN and Mrs.MATTHEWS : hosts and hostesses Mr.J.R.BARKER, organist THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT Misses Jessie MOORHOUSE (soprano), COCKER (contralto) Messrs. John HEYWOOD (tenor), A.S.KINNELL (bass) Mr.GAUKROGER conducted Messrs. PERKINS (flute), CALVERT (clarinet), HOLT (oboe) Mr.H.LAW, piano [Column 3] COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION (Liberal party meeting) Alderman CLAY Councillors SCHOLEFIELD J.P., LODGE BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB (social) Mr. Tom WADDINGTON (Thomas WADDINGTON), humourist Master W.SHARPE, soprano Mr.A.W.HORSFALL, band leader Mr.James WOOD, president Mr.J.WELLS, M.C. TEA PARTY AND ENTERTAINMENT (Young Men's Select Vestry Class) Misses THOMAS, SCHOFIELD and Mr.THOMAS : piano Misses EDWARDS, B.WHITEHEAD : recited Misses E.RUSHWORTH, REDGRIFT, N.WHITELEY, M.WOOD : sang Messrs. M.SCHOLEFIELD and A.HITCHEN sang Messrs. James HAIGH, F.HOEY, C.W.RUSHWORTH : the "West End Excelsior Minstrel Troupe" Messrs. L.HAWORTH, M.SCHOLEFIELD, G.H.WHITTAKER, W.WRAY, Fred HOEY (Frederick HOEY), J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.HAIGH :sang J.V.SCHOLEFIELD spoke Mr.H.WRAY, accompanist COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Councillor J.W.WHITELEY THE LEAKAGE IN METHODISM (Wesleyan, essay competition) Rev.R.Starling BOULTER of Stainland came first Rev.James FEATHER of Wolverhampton, second Revs. Charles O.ELURIDGE and T.F.RAWLINGS of Swansea :joint third [Column 4] CORRESPONDENCE THE RECENT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Mr.J.W.HOEY Messrs. BANCROFT, CLAY, HORSFALL, WADDINGTON Samuel F.LAYCOCK THE REVEREND CANON IVENS AND "LOOKING BACKWARDS" Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.BELLAMY, wrote the book "Looking Backwards"

Sowerby

SOWERBY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev.J.W.MAWER of Sowerby Bridge Mrs.H.SIDDALL recited Miss M.WOOD of Norland sang Rev.W.C.EVANS presided TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (Sowerby Bridge Industrial Society) Mr.William LEACH Mr.KILLON of Bury gave address, CWS director Misses WOMERSLEY (of Halifax, soprano), WADSWORTH (of Sowerby Bridge, contralto) Mr.J.NICHOLSON, humourist of King Cross Mr.R.CLARKE, junior, was the accompanist [Column 5]

Mill Bank

THE ANCHOR INN (sold at auction) Messrs.BREAR & BROWN Ltd., Hipperholme

Norland

MOUNT ZION CHAPEL Mr.T.MORGAN of Mytholmroyd Misses A.MITCHELL, S.E.NORMANTON, R.E.MITCHELL : recited Messrs.J.BARKER, B.B.SOUTHWELL, J.W.EARNSHAW, A.BOOTH, W.SOUTHWELL, E.L.SOUTHWELL : sang Misses N.BUTTERWORTH and N.BOOTH sang Misses E.NORMANTON and B.BINNS and Mr.T.BINNS : piano Mr.John BARRACLOUGH Mr.Samuel PARKINSON moved to Leicester

Ripponden

DEATH OF MRS.J.W.WHITELEY (and funeral) Mrs.WHITELEY of Stones House, Ripponden, died aged 35. Buried at Rishworth Baptist Chapel Professor MARSHALL of Manchester Rev. Mr.JERMAN, resident minister Messrs. J.W.WHITELEY, SHEARER, MCCALL, T.F.WHITELEY (Ryburn Villa), MARSHALL, PEARSON, B.WHITELEY, S.HOYLE, THORP, HENRY Drs.HOYLE, WATSON, OAKLEY (sent his carriage) Revs.A.GILBY, SCOBIE Misses Isabel SHEARER and Jessie SHEARER Mrs.CULPIN (CULPAN?) Mr.S.HOYLE and Miss HOYLE Miss FAWCETT of Greenfield Mr. and Mrs.Thomas WHITELEY of King Cross Mr. and Mrs.J.C.HORSFALL of Cross Hills Mr. and Mrs.C.WILLIAMS of Halifax Mr. and Mrs.J.MIDGLEY of Ovenden Miss Gladys HOYLE of Elland Dr. and Mrs. KERR of Rochdale Mr. and Mrs.A.INGHAM of Triangle Mr. and Mrs. H.SAGAR of Sowerby Bridge Mr. and Mrs.MCCALL of Leicester Mr. and Mrs.DAVIES of Rochdale Mr.W.D.SHAW of Huddersfield The servants at Stone House Mr. and Mrs.CONWAY The workpeople at Stones Mill Nurse ROBINSON of Morecambe Mr.ROBERTSHAW of Halifax, undertaker Mr.H.WHITELEY of Rishworth made the coffin [Column 6] DEATH OF SIR JAMES STANSFELD (Obituary) Sir James STANSFELD, late M.P. for Halifax died Mr.James STANSFELD of Moorlands, Judge of the Yorkshire County Court at Halifax. Died in 1872, born in Halifax in 1820 Father of the above MARRIAGES John MARSDEN, cloth finisher, to Alice NICHOLL, both of Sowerby Bridge Herbert SHAW, wine and spirit merchant, to Elizabeth BEARD, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Sarah Jane GARSIDE, 43, wife of Benjamin GARSIDE, cotton spinner, Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge William HELLOWELL, 53, farmer, Upper Lumb, Sowerby William RADCLIFFE, 57, tailor, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge James SHEPLEY, 34, gas stoker, Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge Ellen WILD, 64, widow of James WILD, Clunders, Sowerby

25th February 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

SCHOOL BOARD Mr.BANCROFT, chairman DEATH FROM EXPOSURE (see last week) Mary WALSH died TUEL LANE (service for women) Miss WHITELEY sang Miss G.TAYLOR recited Mr.ELLIOTT, organist at St.George's Church Rev.J.W.MAWER WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL BAND OF HOPE Mr.George WRIGHT presided Misses FOSTER, SUTCLIFFE and F.WILCOCK sang Miss WOOD and Mr.F.WOOD sang Misses F.BERRY, H.WOOD, J.BARRACLOUGH, WILCOCK recited Mr.Fred WOOD, secretary PRESENTATION (Rawson Habitation of the Primrose League) Mr.and Mrs.H.WHITWORTH married Miss RILEY (Dale House) Mr.J.S.RAWSON presided PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD (chairman), LEACH, ROTHWELL, FLETCHER, HOBSON, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.GREENWOOD, T.HOEY, EATOUGH Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors SCHOLEFIELD J.P., E.WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL Mr.BALL, librarian PRIMITIVE METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL (good attendance prize-giving) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Maud MATTHEWS (senior division) H.J.ROBERTSHAW, S.A.VINE : upper middle division F.HOYLE, E.A.MORELAND, E.ROBERTSHAW : junior division CHRIST CHURCH (tea) Revs. J.R.HILL (Lightcliffe), S.F.LAYCOCK, C.W.HOWARD Messrs. William HAIGH, Alfred COCKER, J.W.WHITELEY, H.SUTCLIFFE Messrs. COCKROFT and GREENWOOD sang Masters ACKROYD and STOTT sang Mr.GAUKROGER, piano SALE OF WORK (Ladies Working Party at West End) Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.J.W.BANCROFT Mesdames. J.H.ATKINSON, J.SWAINE [Column 2] WESLEY GUILD Misses B.FARRAR, S.WHITELEY, E.RUSHWORTH, WHITEHEAD Messrs. A.DEAN, F.GREENWOOD WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.Joseph SUTCLIFFE presided Mesdames William GREENWOOD, C.GREENWOOD Misses LORIMER, WOODHEAD, Mabel GREENWOOD, Maude THOMAS, C.GREENWOOD Messrs. B.ROBINSON and GREENWOOD OVER-CROWDING (West Riding Court, Halifax) Benjamin SUTCLIFFE of 128 West Street, had wife and five children. Lived in one room with one bed Mr.EVANS, for the council Dr.WELLBURN COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., J.W.LODGE and Mr.Charles RUSHWORTH nominated Messrs. Joseph GREENWOOD, James CLAY, Thomas HOEY, John Rothsay SWAINE, Charles CRAWFORD, J.A.DODDS, John W.BANCOFT, J.L.CROWTHER, Lewis WHITAKER, William SHAW, Ely WHITELEY, Albert HOWE, Arthur BENTLEY, Squire THOMAS, Henry BROADBENT, William Henry WHITELEY, James WOOD, William A.GAUKROGER, Nathaniel BATES, Edward BROADBENT, Francis JAKEWAYS, Miles BENNETT Eliza J.ATKINSON, Sarah CROSSLEY FOOTBALL FOOKES, BOTTOMLEY, BINNS, AMBLER, MALLINSON : Sowerby Bridge team BAKER : Elland team FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHURCH Mrs.RIDDETT Mr.J.RATLEDGE sang Mr.S.HARTLEY, organ Mr.J.SCHOFIELD preached SOWERBY BRIDGE FOOTBALL CLUB (concert) Miss Kate WELCH, soprano, Manchester Miss Amy FAWTHROP, contralto, Brighouse Mr.Ernest LEEDS, tenor, Pudsey Mr.J.Agur PRIESTLEY, bass Mr.J.T.WOOD, humourist Mr.A.LINCOLN of Low Moor, accompanist G.SCHOFIELD, 3 Cow Green, Halifax, house to let in Scarr Road [Column 3] [Column 4] WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING Mrs. William GREENWOOD presided Right Hon. J.W.MELLOR Q.C., M.P. Mrs. TOMKINSON of Wellington Hall, Cheshire Mesdames B.WOOD, MARSLAND Miss GREENWOOD Mr.and Mrs.J.C.HORSFALL Mr.and Mrs.J.W. BANCROFT Mr.John WADDINGTON Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., John BARKER (Todmorden), WHITELEY Revs. G.S.SMITH, J.FOX Councillor J.W.WHITELEY's wife died [Column 5] Misses ROTHERA, HORSFALL, BARNES, BERRY, LEES, WOODHEAD sang Master F.ACKROYD sang Mr.E.C.WASHINGTON, comic song Miss Maude TOMAS, accompanist ELECTION ADDRESSES Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, Ashleigh, Sowerby Bridge Charles RUSHWORTH, 6 Egremont Street

Sowerby

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Mr.J.W.WHITELEY of Stones House, Soyland elected [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK J.W.HOEY, secretary to the Progressive Council MARRIAGES Herbert BAIRSTOW, cloth finisher of Sowerby Bridge to Mary Ann BATESON, Triangle Harry WALSH (Harold WALSH), millwright, to Lydia PARKER, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Wilfred BEAUMONT, aged 3 months, son of Walter BEAUMONT, Waterloo Street, Sowerby Bridge Ann CRABTREE, 77, wife of John CRABTREE, Hullen Edge, Norland Ann MACKENZIE, 52, wife of William MACKENZIE, storekeeper, Egerton Street, Sowerby Bridge James WILSON, 79, Chapel House, Sowerby --------- Martha HOLLINGS of Greenup's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge, died February 1895

4th March 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

John PEARSON, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent TUEL LANE SUNDAY SCHOOL (tea and entertainment) Rev.J.W.MAWER Mr.J.G.WILCOCK, secretary COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Mr.J.W.LODGE, Charles RUSHWORTH, F.SCHOLEFIELD J.P.(winner) : Sowerby Bridge candidates Messrs. J.W.HOEY, John NICHOLL Judges JEFFERYS, LYNCH, AMBLER COUNCILLOR LODGE FINED FOR ASSAULTING MR.JOHN SMITH (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.John SMITH, coal merchant Mr.STOREY, for the plaintiff Messrs. Leonard CULPAN, Alfred DRAKE and Police Sergeant FORD : witnesses [Column 2] Rev.Mr.RIDDETT to leave Bolton Brow to go to Morley Rev.Joseph SANGER of Horncastle to take over SERVICE FOR MEN (at Christ Church) Dr.EDEN, Bishop of Wakefield, gave address CRICKET CLUB Messrs .W.KNIGHT (president), J.CROSSLEY of Triangle, G.H.WOOD (batting prize) ACCIDENT Mr.MARTIN, inland revenue officer for the district drove TILLOTSON's trap Drs. THOMPSON, ADAMS SOWERBY BRIDGE SWIMMING CLUB Mr.Godfrey RHODES, president Messrs. J.R.BARKER, G.WILCOCK, auditors Mr.J.H.BARRACLOUGH, captain Mr.E.CROWTHER, vice captain Mr.W.H.GIBSON, treasurer Mr.G.VARLEY, assistant secretary Mr.Y.VAN GELDER, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge, honorary secretary

Sowerby

SOWERBY CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION Messrs. J.S.RAWSON (president), J.T.NAYLOR (vice president), Fred AINLEY (secretary). Arthur STOTT (treasurer), M.STOTT and A.BINNS (auditors) Messrs. G.R.STANSFELD, J.H.CARTER, J.T.NAYLOR, A.STOTT : Conservative Council [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., W.WILSON, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, J.W.LODGE, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, A.S.FIRTH, Alderman CLAY, A.CLAY, J.L.WRIGLEY Councillor LODGE v. surveyor PROPOSED GAS EXTENSIONS Messrs.CLAYTON, contractors Councillors LODGE, WILSON THE NUISANCE INSPECTOR'S REPORT Councillors SUTCLIFFE, LODGE Mr.SWAIN, sanitary inspector THE SURVEYOR'S SALARY AND OTHER MATTERS Councillors LODGE, WRIGLEY, WILSON [Column 4] Mr.ROTHERA, surveyor Councillor FIRTH APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS Mr.C.W.SCHOLEFIELD and Councillor Abraham CLAY appointed NEW RATE Councillor A.CLAY COUNCILLOR LEONARD GREENWOOD'S RESIGNATION Councillor L.GREENWOOD, ill health Alderman CLAY Councillors WILSON, LODGE ---------------- JAMES ROYSTON, SON & CO. LIMITED (wire drawers of Shroggs Mill, Halifax to become a limited company) Mr.Alfred ARNOLD, M.P. for Halifax, and his son, run it COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, successful candidate John William HOEY, agent for above [Column 5] [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE THE RECENT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Samuel F.LAYCOCK DEATHS John ALDERSON, 65, pavior, Warley Town Lane, Warley Jane FIELD, 177, Triangle, Sowerby William GARNET, 76, Throstle Nest, Luddenden Foot Hannah GARSIDE, 82, widow of James GARSIDE, cotton spinner, Sowerby Town, Sowerby William LUMB, 80, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Evelyn May MITCHELL, 5, daughter of James MITCHELL, stone quarrier, Warley Edge, Warley Ellen THWAITE, 69, wife of Benjamin THWAITE, Princess Street, Sowerby Bridge Edward Jacob TWYCROSS, 51, engineer, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Arthur WADSWORTH, 10 months, son of John WADSWORTH, corn miller, Stepe Lane (Steep Lane?), Sowerby Bridge VI-COCOA LOCAL AGENTS Abraham ALTHAM Ltd, opposite Town Hall, Sowerby Bridge Jonathan GREENWOOD, Cash Supply Stores, 28 West Street, Sowerby Bridge E.MALMSHAW, J.BREARLEY : Luddenden Foot S.W.BOWNESS, The Central Pharmacy, Ripponden

11th March 1898

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The Right Hon. J.W.MELLOR, M.P. Mr.J.F.CLAY of Sowerby Bridge, re-elected as Alderman Francis BERRY, Charles BERRY, Thomas HENWOOD, Sidney Herbert NEWCOMBE, all of Sowerby Bridge, applied for patents THE ASSISTANT SURVEYOR Mr.Arthur ROTHERA moving to Rawtenstall James ROYSTON, SON & COMPANY LIMITED PRIMITIVE METHODISM (meeting at Sowerby New Road) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS presided Mr.WALTON of Mytholmroyd, circuit secretary THE FACTORY ACTS (Halifax West Riding Court) Messrs. John WOOD & Sons, cotton spinners Mr.PRIOR, factory inspector for this district Herbert SYKES, twiner, overlooker employed at Lock Hill Lewis RILEY, spinning overlooker at Lock Mill DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS Councillors SCHOLEFIELD J.P., WRIGLEY, WILSON, FIRTH, Leonard GREENWOOD, WRIGLEY Messrs. Mark WILCOCK, John SMITH (coal merchant), George WHITELEY (plasterer), George E.WHITELEY (draper), Tom DYSON (plasterer), S.H.JEFFERIES (chimney sweeper) : probable candidates SCHOOL BOARD Messrs.SWALLOW, BANCROFT, POLLIT, HORSFALL, WADDINGTON Mr.EDWARDS, attandance officer Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 2] (West Riding Court) Phoebe WILD, draper, Sowerby Bridge, fined for not renewing dog licence Abraham CLAY, manufacturer, fined for not renewing dog licence BAND OF HOPE GATHERING (Halifax and District) Mr.Thomas HOEY, chairman Mr.J.J.HATCH of Halifax, gave lantern illustrations LOCAL LAW CASE (Perfecta Seamless Steel Tube Company v. Messrs. WOOD Bros., held at Birmingham) Mr.E.J.POLLOCK, official referee Messrs. WOOD Brothers, engineers Mr.Justice CAVE, Birmingham? Mr.Hugo YOUNG and Mr.Robert NOBLE appeared for the plaintiff Mr.C.F.VACHELL (instructed by Messrs.JUBB, BOOTH and HELLIWELL, Halifax) Messrs. HICKS, HARGREAVES & Co. of Bolton, made steam engines [Column 3] FOUND DROWNED AT SALTERHEBBLE Walter YATES, lock-keeper at Salterhebble Alfred HOLDSWORTH, about 50, woolsorter of West Parade, Halifax. Employed by Messrs.RILEY & Co. [Column 4]

Sowerby

SOWERBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL Mr.John BURGOYNE, head master Hanson HAIGH, a boy from St.Peter's School, Sowerby, got scholarship SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.H.CARTER J.P., David WHITELEY, Hanson HAIGH, F.WOOD, Jonathan PICKLES, John INGHAM, Joseph SHARPE, George CHEETHAM, Arthur STOTT, L.J.NAYLOR Mr.William HITCHEN of Upper Field House, owned land at the bottom of Steep Lane Mr.William COCKROFT, builder? Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.Eli HARTLEY, nuisance inspector Mr.MORRIS, property owner Colonel LEDGARD Messrs. Smith EMMETT, Joseph RILEY : overseers PROVIDENCE BAND OF HOPE Mr.J.H.SCHOLEFIELD of Sowerby Bridge Rev.T.NAYLOR Councillor W.T.POSTLETHWAITE Miss MAXWELL sang Miss M.H.WILSON and Mr.H.BERRY recited Mr.V.DYSON, secretary [Column 5] Mr.J.THORNLY of Sheffield, Secretary of the United Methodist Free Church Temperance League Mr.J.H.FIRTH of Huddersfield Mr.Fred SYKES, speaker at Sowerby Green Mr.DOBSON of Blackburn, agent to the British Temperance League

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST Mr.Samuel MOSS of Elland

Mill Bank

PIGEON SHOOTING (run by the landlord of the Sportsman Inn, Damside) W.PICKLES won

Ripponden

OFFENCES AGAINST THE FACTORY ACT (Halifax West Riding Court) Messrs. LAWTON Brothers, cotton spinners, Ripponden Mr.PRIOR, factory inspector Mr.LAWTON James TAYLOR, Charles WADSWORTH, William HEAP : overlookers at Messrs. LAWTON Brothers ------------------------ ALLEGED CRIMINAL ASSAULT (Halifax West Riding Court) John T.BOTTOMLEY, 18, millhand of Stainland : accused Clara GREENWOOD, 14, lived with parents at Holywell Green : victim [Column 6] THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY Mr.B.MORWOOD, Ryburn Villas, West End, Sowerby Bridge :local superintendent MARRIAGES Willie AINLEY (William AINLEY), blacksmith, to Phyllis HOWARD, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Ruth HOWARTH, 66, widow of Matthias HOWARTH, blacksmith, Branch Inn, Sowerby Bridge Frances MITCHELL, 39, wife of John MITCHELL, Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge Susan Elizabeth SUTCLIFFE, 58, wife of Sutcliffe SUTCLIFFE, iron turner, Lower Hollins, Sowerby Bridge ALLOTT BROTHER, mineral water manufacturer, Steps, Sowerby Bridge. Estd. 1869.

18th March 1898

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ELECTION OF GUARDIANS Messrs. Joseph SUTCLIFFE, William HAIGH and Frank DYSON (grocer, Sowerby Street) : nominated Mrs.Adelaide MARSDEN of 10 Concrete Villas nominated LOCAL FAILURE (Halifax County Court) Fred UTTLEY of 1 Milton Street, Sowerby Bridge and Frank AINLEY of Lily Street, Sowerby Bridge, trading as Fau Knitting Company at Town Hall Buildings PRESENTATION (by the accountant's office) Mr.Arthur ROTHERA appointed assistant surveyor at Rawtenstall Mr.James BARRACLOUGH WEST END (tea and social by the select vestry class of West End Sunday School) Misses BARKER, GAUKROGER sang Miss EDWARDS recited Mr.H.H.CLEGG, piano Mr.BARNES, violin BAPTIST HOME MISSIONS Revs. J.FOX (pastor), R.H.RIGBY (of Brearley) PRESENTATIONS Mrs.MAWER, Tuel Lane Sewing Class Miss BARRON, secretary, Tuel Lane Sewing Class Rev.J.W.MAWER Messrs. T.ACKROYD, T.WASHINGTON, W.H.OLDFIELD, Joseph WILCOCK and Miss BARRON presented with "Quiver" medals for long service at the Sunday School SOWERBY BRIDGE CYCLING CLUB (newly formed) Mr.William HAIGH, president Mr.H.A.LUMB, hon. secretary U.M.F.C. CIRCUIT MEETING (United Methodist Free Church) Rev. J.W.MAWER Messrs. J.WILKINSON, W.SYKES [Column 2] TUEL LANE CHAPEL Rev.E.GRAY of Peterborough to replace Rev.J.W.MAWER TUEL LANE BAND OF HOPE Mrs.MAWER presided Mrs.W.C.EVANS gave address Misses LONGBOTTOM and ACKROYD recited Miss E.LORD and Mr.W.STOTT sang Master E.NICHOLL, piano solo Mr.H.NICHOLL, accompanist AN AUCTIONEER'S AFFAIRS (Halifax County Court) Thomas ATKINSON, auctioneer and valuer, of Third Avenue, Manor Drive and Bull Close Lane, Halifax : debtor Godfrey RHODES & EVANS, solicitors SERIOUS ACCIDENT Mr.Fred SIDDALL, employer LIBERAL SOCIAL Mr.Rowland LUMB presided Misses THOMAS, BANCROFT, LORIMER and BARKER sang Messrs. WHITEHEAD and CLAY sang Miss Dora PARKER, Miss EDWARDS and Mrs. HELLIWELL recited Messrs. HORSFALL and THOMAS : accompanists A CHILD KILLED AT LUDDENDEN FOOT Maud Adelaide NEEMS died aged four. Daughter of Mrs.Margaret NEEMS, widow of Frederick NEEMS, shipping broker, of Milner Royd, Luddenden Foot Dr.CROWTHER John PUGH, road labourer William Henry WILCOCK, greengrocer, Sowerby Bridge FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Mr.J.C.BATES [Column 3] NOMINATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Tom DYSON (Thomas DYSON), Clarence House, Greenup's Terrace, plasterer and slater Charles Ll. IVENS, William Perrin BROWN John Ward BANCROFT, 17 Nicholl's Terrace, Tuel Lane, mill manager and cashier James WOOD, William Alderson GAUKROGER Mark WILCOCK, Hollings Mill Lane, tanner Charles E.RAMSDEN, William WOOD John SMITH, Ryburn Buildings, coal merchant Charles E.RAMSDEN, William WOOD Rowland SIDDALL, West Royd, bedstead and wire mattress manufacturer James CLAY, Thomas HOEY Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, Ashleigh, oil cloth manufacturer Henry SUTCLIFFE (Underbank), John NAYLOR James HOLDSWORTH, 14 Edward Street, mechanic James FIRTH, John Hoyle STEAD Thomas HOEY, 25 Hollings Mill Lane, commercial clerk Richard ROTHWELL, Harry BALSAM (Harold BALSAM) Edwin WHITELEY, 27 Bankfield Terrace, insurance agent Thomas HOEY, Albert FARRAR George WHITELEY, 13 West Street, painter and paperhanger William BUCKLEY, Harry BALSAM (Harold BALSAM) Joseph Lee WRIGLEY, Ryburn Terrace, dyer Lewis ATKINSON, William SUTCLIFFE James Augustus BOOTH, 20 Newton Street, railway passenger guard William EVANS (9 Annie Street), Joshua BEAUMONT (6 Montague Street) Sidney Herbert JEFFERYS, 20 Wharf Street, chimney sweeper Frank WATERHOUSE, George PICKLES Nimrod HOWARTH, 56 Lower Hollins, woollen operative George OLDFIELD, William FENTON Joseph GREENWOOD, 2 Beech Villas, woollen manufacturer Thomas EDWARDS, Edward ROSS Joseph WADSWORTH, 28 Wharf Street, boot manufacturer and leather merchant William KERSHAW, Sam SHAW (Samuel SHAW) William Henry BAXENDALE, High Field, Sowerby Bridge, accountant Alfred DORMAN, William BUTTERWORTH William Henry WHITELEY, 10 Mount Street, storekeeper Arthur BENTLEY, John CROSSLEY William Henry GIBSON, 31 Lower Hollins, cashier William HOLROYD (West Street), William HAIGH (Raven's Lodge) Samuel TURNER, Burnley Road, contractor John William HELM, William Henry THOMPSON Thomas Henry LONGBOTTOM, Park Villas, Bolton Brow, worsted coating manufacturer John William HELM, Samuel TURNER Hellowell HOPKINSON, Willow Hall, Mill Fold, manager John William LODGE, James GREENWOOD

Luddenden Foot

Mr.Henry MOSES, newsagent, Milner Place, Luddenden Foot, on Halifax Board of Guardians DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Messrs. John WADSWORTH (fuller), James STOTT (knitter), Henry MOSES (newsagent), Henry Bairstow SPENCER (manufacturer), William BIRTWHISTLE (general draper), James WORMALD (grocer and confectioner), Amos GRAHAM (saddler), James GREENWOOD (cotton spinner), John SUTCLIFFE (mill manager) : candidates

Mill Bank

Mr.Arthur WILSON, Brookside House, Damside, Triangle, guardian for Soyland

Norland

Mr.Lewis WHITTAKER, joiner and builder, Bethel Terrace, Norland rural district councillor ELECTION OF PARISH COUNCILLORS Messrs. John BARRACLOUGH (New Longley), James HOLT (Scarr Head), Joseph MALLINSON (West View), John ROBINSON (Moor Bottom), William SHAW (Harper Royd Lane), Elijah WADSWORTH (East Longley), Lewis WHITTAKER (Bethel Terrace), Jabez WHITTAKER (Thorny Bank), George WILSON (Lane Head) : elected Mr.James J.AVES presided

Sowerby

Mr.John WILSON, Town Farm, guardian for Sowerby DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Messrs. Smith AINLEY (insurance agent, Hubberton), Alfred BROADBENT (engine tenter, Triangle), James LEACH (farmer, Upper Red Brink), Job SUTCLIFFE (draper, Mill Bank, Triangle), William WILSON (cloth finisher, Mount Pleasant), Edward WOODS (gardener, Bullace Terrace, Triangle), Fred WOOD (coal merchant, Sowerby New Road) : candidates THE NORLAND BRASS BAND (annual concert) Misses Clara HOWARTH (soprano, Littleborough), Miss Maude JAMESON (contralto, Bradford), Ada SHARP (Queensbury) Messrs. J.R.SYKES (tenor, Halifax), Donald CAMERON (humourist, Burnley), G.T.BANCROFT (accompanist), E.BEAUMONT (conductor) [Column 4] A PRINCE WITH GOD. SERMON PREACHED AT TUEL LANE CHAPEL ON SUNDAY BY REV. J.W.MAWER (sermon text given, about George Muller) [Column 5] WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE POOR LAW (text given) Rev.A.J.VINER of Oldham gave lecture Mr.Oliver EATOUGH presided Misses ASQUITH and BRIGGS sang Miss SUGDEN, accompanist [Column 6] Mesdames B.WOOD, BROWNBRIDGE DEATHS Louisa BATES, 29, wife of Joseph BATES, iron turner, Sowerby Croft, Norland Isaac BOTTOMLEY, 74, labourer, Rough Hey, Norland Joseph Francis FIRTH, 6 months, son of Arthur FIRTH, railway signalman, Claremont Street, Sowerby Bridge Margaret HELLEWELL, 88, widow of John HELLEWELL, butcher, Bairstow Lane, Sowerby Bridge Frances HOPKINSON, 68, widow of Joseph HOPKINSON, machine broker, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge Ann KERRIDGE, 74, wife of Alfred KERRIDGE, Dean Lane, Sowerby Henry RAWNSLEY, 79, woollen carder, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge Annie Mary SUMERSGILL (Ann Mary SUMMERSGILL), 17, worsted spinner, Warley Town Lane, Warley Susan WOLFENDEN, 34, wife of William WOLFENDEN, cotton spinner, Style, Triangle

25th March 1898

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Mr.Arthur BENTLEY, school board member, to move to Pendleton Mr.Arthur HOLT, formerly of Sowerby Bridge, promoted to assistant examining officer at the Customs Department SAILORS' ORPHAN BOYS Hull Sailors' Orphan Home Mr.D.I.CLAY presided Revs. T.PEARSON, W.FOX Alderman CLAY Mr.Oliver EATOUGH A MAN FOUND DEAD ON THE RAILWAY Richard REDMAN, single, carpet weaver of Booth Town, near Halifax, died aged 35 Mr.BARSTOW, district coroner Mr.Thomas F.ROWLINSON Ebenezer Redman, father of the deceased, lived with his son Dr.CROWTHER Inspector LAWSON Emily Jane REDMAN, sister of deceased Sidney DRINKWATER, engine cleaner at the station Sarah Ann ACKROYD of Wharf Street Sergeant FORD Mr.DAWSON from the solicitor's office, Victoria Station Mr.BULCOCK, station master Mr.STRINGFELLOW, superintendent of the engine sheds [Column 2] (Contracts for new houses and shops in Wharf Street for James GOODALL's Exors.) Mr.T.PICKLES, Luddenden Foot, mason Mr.Lummas LUMB, Sowerby Bridge, plumber Messrs. DYSON & Sons, King Cross, joiners Messrs.E.WHITEHEAD & Co., Sowerby Bridge, painters Mr.T.DYSON, Sowerby Bridge, plasterer and slater WESLEYAN QUARTERLY MEETING (at Bolton Brow) Rev.Joseph SANGER of Horncastle invited to be superintendent of the circuit Rev.Walter HUDSON of Padiham invited as second minister Rev.A.P.RIDDETT Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, S.HOYLE Mrs.ACKROYD, deceased, lived at Shaw TUEL LANE CHAPEL (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) Mesdames MAWER, Joseph WHITELEY Mr.WHITELEY Rev.J.W.MAWER ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT James STOTT, aged 46, teamster for Brackenbed Brewery Dr.HODGSON BOLTON BROW "AT HOME" (Wesleyan) Mr.Cecil RIDDETT, gave shadowgraph entertainment Messrs. W.FOX and F.W.FOSTER Misses BROWNBRIDGE, JENNINGS, DODGSON, BARKER, S.BROWNBRIDGE, WADDINGTON Mr.FOSTER Miss L.HAIGH, piano Rev.A.P.RIDDETT and Mr.W.ASHWORTH won hat trimming competition Councillor and Mrs.Abraham CLAY Mr.and Mrs.Joseph GREENWOOD Mr.J.C.HORSFALL, organist THREE BURGLARIES IN ONE NIGHT Messrs. CLAY & HORSFALL's Messrs. John WOOD and Sons, Lock Hill Mill [Column 3] (Election of Guardians) Mrs.MARSLAND and Mr.F.DYSON withdrawn Messrs. Joseph SUTCLIFFE and William HAIGH appointed DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Messrs. J.W.BANCROFT, W.H.BAXENDALE, Joseph GREENWOOD, James HOLDSWORTH, Nimrod HOWARTH and Joseph WADSWORTH withdrew Mr.EVANS LIBERAL LECTURE LAST NIGHT Mr.William GREENWOOD, chairman Councillor MIDDLETON of Oldham [Column 4] THE CHRISTADELPHIANS Mr.T.STANDEVEN presided ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Rev.G.A.WILSON created it eight years earlier when he was at Tuel Lane Chapel Revs. G.S.SMITH, Canon IVENS Drs. DUNN, BROWN Mr. and Mrs.William HAIGH Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, George WRAY, J.S.RAWSON, W.HAIGH, R.SIDDALL, T.HOEY, Frank CLAY, T.W.RICHARDSON, W.SUDDERLAND (W.SUNDERLAND?), J.HANSON, H.RILEY, J.ROWLETT, J.HOLT, C.ECCLES, W.E.HOLROYD, J.SHAW, Lewis MITCHELL, Rowland SIDDALL, John MARSLAND Mesdames DUNN, BROWN, HORNER, BATES, MITCHELL, KERSHAW, LUMB Misses GIBSON, MARSLAND, WHITELEY, A.CROSSLEY, HARGREAVES, C.DYSON Police Constable COOK [Column 5] "THE LEAKAGE OF METHODISM AN HOW TO STOP IT" (summary of the essay) Rev.R.Starling BOULTER, superintendent of the Stainland Wesleyan Circuit, wrote first prize essay Rev.James FEATHER, C.O.ELDRIDGE Mrs.W.WILDE, Ryburn House, 78 Palatine Road, Blackpool [Column 6] ELECTION ADDRESS (Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council election) Thomas HOEY, Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, Rowland SIDDALL, John SMITH, Mark WILCOCK DEATHS Emma SMITH, widow of Mr.R.SMITH and mother of the Rev.G.S.SMITH died in Lowestoft aged 77 Ruth ACKROYD, 67, widow of Thomas ACKROYD, died at Homsliegh Shaw (Homsleigh Shaw?), formerly of Sowerby Bridge Mary BURROW, 64, wife of Alexander BURROW, coal miner, Mill Bank Sam GRUNDY (Samuel GRUNDY), 18, Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge Martha Ann MILLS, 33, wife of Alfred MILLS, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge Mary Ann SATTENSTALL, 68, wife of Joshua SATTENSTALL, labourer, Dean Lane, Sowerby

1st April 1898

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Arthur Hindle Herbert BOTTOMLEY, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent TUEL LANE YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY Mr.J.E.MAUDE, secretary Mr.SMITH, comic songs NOVEL RETURN OF ELECTION EXPENSES Mr.LODGE County Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD ALLEGED MALICIOUS DAMAGE (Halifax West Riding Court) John BARROWBY, painter of Sowerby Bridge Solomon WATSON of Sowerby Bridge Ellen WATSON, daughter of above THE FATAL ACCIDENT TO A DRAYMAN Mr.W.BARSTOW, district coroner James STOTT of Boy Lane, Wheatley, died aged 46, drayman for Messrs. SHEARD & Co., Brackenbed Brewery, Pellon Mr.T.ROWLINSON Joe JACKSON (Joseph JACKSON), bus conductor for Messrs. MARSH William NORMANTON of Lower Brockwell James SMITH and William WHITTLE Dr.HODGSON [Column 2] Miss Mary Ann HAIGH, pupil teacher at Bolton Brow Infants' School, won a Queen's scholarship THE ELECTION Councillor LODGE BAD LADS (Halifax West Riding Court) Viney TOWNEND, aged 10, and Thomas WHITE, aged 9. Walker BARRETT of Sowerby Bridge, had fowls stolen from Allan Wood THE CHORAL SOCIETY (established in 1892) Messrs. W.S.MILLIGAN, WALTON, Joseph GREENWOOD, W.A.SUTCLIFFE, Rowland SIDDALL, W.T.WALTON, W.GREENWOOD, Joseph VARLEY, W.H.GIBSON, H.GAUKROGER (conductor), J.W.WHITELEY, F.B.ROTHERA, T.H.WRIGHT, W.GAUKROGER, F.WADDINGTON, R.ROTHERA, G.H.WOOD Mesdames B.WOOD, W.GREENWOOD Alderman J.F.CLAY [Column 3] CRICKET CLUB Mr.KNIGHT, president Mr.John HORSFALL of Todmorden, new coach DEATH OF MR. NATHANIEL WOOD Mr.Nathaniel WOOD of Croft House, head of WOOD Brothers, died aged 59 LOCAL PATENT CASE John F.WALTERS of Sowerby Bridge applied for a cycle hub patent The Quick Detachment Hub Co. of Leeds opposed it PRESENTATION (Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sewing Society) Mrs.STANSFIELD made presentation Mrs.HEWITT, one of oldest members received umbrella BOLTON BROW "AT HOME" (Sunday School) Mr.and Mrs.A.CLAY Mr.and Mrs.Joseph GREENWOOD Rev A.P.RIDDETT and Mrs.RIDDETT Mesdames STANSFIELD, HAIGH, THOMAS, HOLMES, MORWOOD, SUTCLIFFE, WILSON, STOTT, B.E.GREENWOOD, BALL, BRIGGS, HEWETT, LEE, WILSON, BROADBENT, Fred BROADBENT, WOOD, HOOTEN, WILCOCK, BROWNBRIDGE, BARKER (sang) Misses CLAY, BARRON, FIRTH, GREENWOOD, Beatrice CLAY, Beatrice WOOD, Lila EASTWOOD TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (Wesleyan Mission Chapel Sunday School) Misses Louisa SUTCLIFFE, M.E.WOOD, Emily REDDICK, Lena BERRY, H.WOOD, Florrie WILCOCK (Florence WILCOCK?) Messrs. William NORMANTON, E.GREENROYD, W.BROWN, John Henry BARNES, Fred HATFIELD, Fred WOOD, J.R.BERRY, T.WOOD, HALL Mrs.William NORMANTON Master Albert MILLS Mr.C.E.HELLIWELL presided JUBILEE OF SPIRITUALISM Mr.B.LEES, president Andrew Jackson DAVIES, founder of the Children's Progressive Lyceum Movement Messrs. J.SUTCLIFFE, W.GREENWOOD, SEYMOUR, T.WRIGHT (sang), H.ROBINSON (comic song), E.LAW (accompanist) Misses THORPE (secretary, sang), BOTTOMLEY (sang), DODGSON (recited)

Norland

NORLAND BAND Mr.E.BEAUMONT (conductor) Miss Clara HOWARTH of Littleborough, soprano Miss Maude JAMESON of Bradford, contralto Mr.R.SYKES of Halifax, tenor Mr.Donald CAMERON of Burnley, humourist Miss Ada SHARP of Queensbury, violin Mr.G.T.BANCROFT, accompanist Mrs.W.WILDE, Ryburn House, 78 Palatine Road, Blackpool [Column 4]

Sowerby

PROVIDENCE (United Methodist Free Churches Young People's Committee) Miss Gertrude E.THOMAS won second prize for essay Rev.W.VIVIAN, formerly of Sierra Leone, judged "AT HOME" (Methodist New Connexion Church, Boulderclough) Messrs. R.BENTON, James HAIGH, H.N.BLAMIRES, T.H.BARRATT, William HANSON Misses S.THORPE, J.BLAMIRES, E.SCHOFIELD, M.MITCHELL, S.E.HANSON, M.H.BANCROFT Messrs.LIGHTOWLER and Co. of Halifax supplied carpet Jonathan WHITELEY lent a bagatelle table W.CULPAN lent a musical box Mr.and Mrs.Frank BRADLEY of Denholme, Luddenden Foot Mr.and Mrs Willie GREENWOOD (William GREENWOOD) of Hoyle Bank Farm, Luddenden Foot Mr.and Mrs.William Henry HARTLEY of King Cross, Halifax Master Sam MITCHELL (Samuel MITCHELL) and Miss Agnes MITCHELL of Finkle Street Mr.W.WADSWORTH (piano) Messrs. J.HANSON and Willie MITCHELL (William MITCHELL), violins Messrs.W.PICKLES and H.BARRATT, secretaries? Misses S.E.HANSON, L.HANSON, R.SMITH, Emma HOLLAS, Louisa MITCHELL : recited Mr.A.SUNDERLAND, H.BARRATT recited Mr.and Mrs.J.A.WHITWORTH sang Mr.A.WADSWORTH sang Misses Minnie MITCHELL and Louisa MITCHELL sang Mr.F.GREENWOOD, piano Messrs.J.A.WHITWORTH, James HAIGH Lucetta TAYLOR, Violette HANSON, S.A.RICHARDSON recited Misses Emily THORPE, M.H.MITCHELL sang Masters Luther HANSON, Percy PICKLES sang Mesdames J.A.WHITWORTH, W.WADSWORTH, E.WOOD, W.HANSON, A.WHITELEY arranged refreshments

Warley

THE WARLEY RIGHT-OF-WAY CASE : JUDGEMENT (MURGATROYD v. MURGATROYD) Mr.Justice KEKEWICH, Chancery Division Castle Carr estate near Halifax Mr.WARRINGTON appeared for the plaintiff ------------ SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION (election address) Thomas HOEY, Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, Rowland SIDDALL, John SMITH, Mark WILCOCK [Column 5] [Column 6]

Luddenden Foot

GRAND CONCERT (Catholic) Miss Alice MCLEOD of Halifax, soprano Mr.J.B.EASTWOOD of Sowerby Bridge, tenor Miss G.EASTWOOD of Sowerby Bridge, alto Mr.J.MARSHALL of Sowerby Bridge, bass Messrs.E.HUGHES and J.SWALE of Halifax, humourists Mr.A.EASTWOOD of Sowerby Bridge, accompanist --------- DEATHS Nathaniel WOOD, 59, mechanical engineer, Croft House, Sowerby Bridge Wallace BROOKE, 8, son of the late Lancaster BROOKE, Forester's Arms, Norland Albert Edward DAVIES, 11, son of Frederick DAVIES, carpenter, Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge VI-COCOA. LOCAL AGENTS Abraham ALTHAM Ltd, opposite Town Hall, Sowerby Bridge Jonathan GREENWOOD, Cash Supply Stores, 28 West Street, Sowerby Bridge E.MALMSHAW, Luddenden Foot J.NEWBY, Luddenden Foot S.W.BOWNESS, The Central Pharmacy, Ripponden

8th April 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Griffith GRIFFITH and James HOWARD, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patents CHRIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS Revs. John ROBINSON (vicar of Bradford), Canon IVENS Ven.Archdeacon WILSON, vicar of Rochdale Mr.GAUKROGER, organist SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mr.Joseph SUTCLIFFE, oldest member Mr.William GREENWOOD, president Mrs.GREENWOOD, Miss THORPE, Messrs.B.LEES, Joseph SUTCLIFFE, T.THORPE, O.SEYMOUR, T.H.WRIGHT : vice presidents Mr.Jackson HOLROYD, secretary Mr.H.CROSSLEY, representative to the Yorkshire Union ANOTHER BURGLARY (Bolton Brow Working Men's Club) Messrs.B.MALLINSON & Sons WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mesdames B.WOOD (presided), William GREENWOOD, WRIGHT Miss STANSFIELD Miss ILLINGWORTH gave address at conference Mr.J.MCKENZIE (violin) Miss Maud THOMAS, music Messrs. T.HOEY, J.H.STEAD [Column 2] IMPUDENT ROBBERIES (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.and Mrs.H.SUTCLIFFE, Underbank, Sowerby Bridge Superintendent WEIGHTMAN ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT William SUTCLIFFE, railway labourer of Oak Hill, Triangle, died aged 49. Worked on the railway for 15 years Mr.STOREY and Mr.BOOCOCK, solicitors? Susan SUTCLIFFE, widow of William John MITCHELL, ballast foreman of Sowerby Bridge Dr.ADAMS SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. D.I.CLAY, HORSFALL, A.BENTLEY (moved from Sowerby Bridge) Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH Miss HAIGH, pupil teacher at Bolton Brow Infants' School, got a first in the Queen's Scholarship Exam Miss BARKER, pupil teacher at Tuel Lane Infants' School, got a second in the Queen's Scholarship Exam [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., W.WILSON, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, J.W.LODGE, T.HORSFALL, E.WHITELEY, Alderman CLAY, A.S.FIRTH, A.CLAY Mr.John RAWSON re wall in Cemetery Road EDWARD STREET AND CLAY STREET Councillor FIRTH COUNCILLOR SUTCLIFFE'S PLANS (for houses in Clifton Street) Councillors SUTCLIFFE, LODGE THE PRINTED MINUTES Councillor LODGE Alderman CLAY THE NEW RATE Councillors A.CLAY, HORSFALL CORRESPONDENCE Councillor LODGE Miss BADDELEY, Ladies' Swimming Club Mr.S.HOYLE complained about the state of Industrial Road Alderman CLAY VOTE OF THANKS TO THE CHAIRMAN Alderman CLAY Councillors WHITELEY, WILSON, FIRTH [Column 4] Councillor SCHOLEFIELD --------------------------- THE ELECTION Mr.EVANS declared the results Messrs. Samuel TURNER, Joseph Lee WRIGLEY, Fred Jowett SCHOLEFIELD, George WHITELEY, Thomas HOEY, Mark WILCOCK, Rowland SIDDALL, John SMITH, Edwin WHITELEY, William Henry GIBSON, Thomas Henry LONGBOTTOM, Tom DYSON (Thomas DYSON), William Henry WHITELEY, James A.BOOTH, Sydney Herbert JEFFERYS : candidates TO THE ELECTORS OF THE SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT (letter) T.DYSON, W.H.GIBSON, W.H.WHITELEY Mrs.W.WILDE, Ryburn House, 78 Palatine Road, Blackpool [Column 5] [Column 6]

Warley

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN YOUNG MEN'S MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY Mr. J.B.BATES (president) Messrs. A.CLAY, J.CLAY, D.I.CLAY, S.HARTLEY, J.E.RATLEDGE, J.ATKINSON : vice presidents Mr.J.H.BATES, treasurer Mr.S.STOREY, secretary Messrs. W.MITCHELL and H.WOOD : auditors

Sowerby

THE ELECTION Alfred BROADBENT (engine tenter, Triangle), Job SUTCLIFFE (draper, Mill Bank, Triangle), Smith AINLEY (insurance agent, Hubberton), William WILSON (cloth finisher, Mount Pleasant), James LEACH (farmer, Upper Red Brink), Fred WOOD (coal merchant, Sowerby new Road), Edward WOODS (gardener, Triangle) ----------------------- DEATHS James LORD, 62, wool comber, New Longley, Norland Thomas ROBINSON, 72, retired slater, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge Ellen TUCK, 11 months, daughter of William TUCK, labourer, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge

15th April 1898

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Messrs. S.TURNER, J.L.WRIGLEY, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, George WHITELEY and T.HOEY : newly elected District Council members SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN SHARES FOOTBALL CRABTREE, MALLINSON, MORLEY, HATTON : Sowerby Bridge team Paul CARTER, COLLINSON, ASHTON : Mytholmroyd team Mrs.F.RATCLIFFE of Elland presented the trophies MORE BURGLARIES Messrs.HOMFRAY and Co., Gratrix Lane Mr.W.HAMER's rag and waste warehouse Messrs.WOOD Brothers, Valley iron Works Messrs. C.E.RAMSDEN and F.RAMSDEN, Prospect Mill [Column 2] W.SUMMERSCALES and Sons, Ltd. FRIENDLY BRASS BAND Mr.W.SWINDLER, conductor SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO AN OLD INHABITANT Mr.Charles GREENWOOD, aged 80, of Sowerby Street ST.GEORGE'S VESTRY MEETING Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK, vicar Messrs. A.BATLEY and J.ELLIS : wardens Messrs. A.S.HUNTER, EATON : sidesmen Mr.H.SPENCER, auditor PRIZE WINNER (dog show) Mr.F.R.WOOD of Sowerby Bridge won two prizes. "Sowerby Gem", his puppy CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (St.George's Church) Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK, vicar Miss CROSSLEY and Mr.BERRY sang Mr.William GAUKROGER, choirmaster Mr.C.ELLIOTT, piano Revs. C.LIVERMORE, J.MARSHAL and Messrs.BATLEY, TAYLOR and GAUKROGER spoke WEST END Rev.G.S.SMITH Milton YATES, Bessie GRIFFEN (Elizabeth GRIFFEN), Annie CROWTHER (Ann CROWTHER) and Nellie HEMINGWAY (Ellen HEMINGWAY?) recited Flossie CORE (Florence CORE) and Lucy LUMB sang Mesdames G.S.SMITH Misses G.NICHOLL and F.NICHOLL, M.SMITH, S.A.WHITELEY, E.RUSHWORTH and M.RUSHWORTH, TAYLOR SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Master Frank RUSHWORTH, Willie WHITWORTH (William WHITWORTH), F.ACKROYD Misses Annie ALDERSON (Ann ALDERSON), Lily HOLROYD, Edith KAYE, Hazel SIDDALL, DEWHIRST, GREENWOOD, HOWARTH, Marian GREENWOOD, Dora RUSHWORTH, Fanny THORPE (Frances THORPE?), Susannah BOTTOMLEY Mrs.GREENWOOD [Column 3]

Norland

MOUNT ZION Misses A.BOOTH, LUM, N.WHITELEY Messrs.J.BARKER (conductor), A.BOOTH, J.W.WADSWORTH (violin), J.W.EARNSHAW, W.PARKER (cornet) Mr. A.BROADBENT of Sowerby Bridge, chairman JUMBLE SALE (at St.Luke's school) Mrs.LIVERMORE Messrs. ELLIS, Joe ACKROYD (Joseph ACKROYD?), CROSSLEY (St.Stephen's Sunday School minstrel troupe)

Sowerby

ST.PETER'S CHURCH Councillor J.T.NAYLOR, vicar's warden Councillor A.STOTT, people's warden Messrs. A.BINNS, R.FARRAR, H.CARTER, W.RILEY : sidesmen Mr.Cyril EMPSON PROVIDENCE FREE CHURCH Rev.W.REDFERN of Manchester Mr.G.A.SHARP of Rastrick Mr.T.BARRETT, secretary Mr.W.BARRETT, organist Revs. W.R.CLARK (Luddenden Foot), W.HAIGH (Steep Lane), W.C.EVANS (Sowerby), J.W.MAWER (circuit minister) SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.H.CARTER J.P., Jonathan PICKLES, Hanson HAIGH, David WHITELEY, Joseph SHARPE, John INGHAM, George CHEETHAM, Arthur STOTT, J.T.NAYLOR, J.WOOD, H.MIDGLEY Mr.INGHAM, clerk Mr.BOOTH Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.Eli HARTLEY, nuisance inspector Mr.William CULPAN Mrs.SMITH, caretaker of the Town House [Column 4] CHRIST CHURCH VESTRY MEETING Rev.Canon IVENS, vicar Mr.William HAIGH, vicar's warden Mr.HOWARD Messrs.J.H.SWALLOW, J.W.WHITELEY (retiring), W.WOOD : people's wardens Mr.SWINDELLS, new people's warden Messrs. W.H.WHITELEY, W.WORSNUP, BUCKLEY, E.J.POLLIT, J.H.WADDINGTON, WORMALD, SHACKLETON, G.BLACKBURN : sidesmen Messrs. C.E.RAMSDEN, W.H.GIBSON Mr.John William WHITELEY Mrs.W.WILDE, Ryburn House, 78 Palatine Road, Blackpool [Column 5] SUDDEN DEATH OF A SOWERBY WOMAN Mrs.KERSHAW of Rosemary Hall, Halifax [Column 6] DEATHS George CLARK, 57, Crow Wood, Sowerby Sarah HELLOWELL, 79, widow of Charles HELLOWELL, wool comber, Royd, Sowerby Hamlet HOWARTH, 3 months, son of John HOWARTH, iron dresser, Tuel Street, Sowerby Bridge Herbert LONGBOTTOM, 1 month, son of Robert LONGBOTTOM, railway stoker, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge Mrs.NUTTALL, died at King Cross, aged 74, widow of Henry NUTTALL, formerly of Sowerby Bridge (Hannah NUTTALL) Annie RADCLIFFE (Ann RADCLIFFE), 25, wife of Harry RADCLIFFE (Harold RADCLIFFE), Pickwood Hall, Norland Frank STANDEVEN, 20 months, son of Jonathan STANDEVEN, cloth miller, Dean Lane, Sowerby John STEPHENSON, 68, labourer, Mill Bank Clara WARRENER, 40, wife of Harry WARRENER (Harold WARRENER), gardener, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Nerinah WILD, 37, Higham, Sowerby Wilfred WRIGHT, 5, son of George Frederick WRIGHT, corn miller, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge

22nd April 1898

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Henry EASTWOOD of Sowerby Bridge applied for patent Alderman J.F.CLAY appointed vice chairman of Standing Joint (Police) Committee of the West Riding County Council Mr.Rowland SIDDALL, candidate for Sowerby Bridge School Board HOME MISSIONS (West End Congregational Chapel) Revs. G.S.SMITH, R.C.BARNARD (Luddenden Foot) THE BEGGING NUISANCE (Halifax West Riding Court) James SQUIRES Superintendent WEIGHTMAN LOCAL PRIZE WINNERS (dog show) Mr.J.W.SUMMERSCALES won with a collie puppy, "Sowerby Gallopaway" Mr.F.R.WOOD won with Pomeranian puppy, "Sowerby Gem" JUVENILE OPERETTA (by Willow Park School scholars) Miss BELL trained the children Miss M.A.WOOD, accompanist Misses Annie B.WASHINGTON (Ann B.WASHINGTON), Ada SMITH, Ella STORR, Ada TAYLOR, B.HAMER, Clara SHAW, Edith HELLIWELL, Ella SHAW, Lily BERRY, GREENWOOD, Annette STAFFORD Mr.John SMITH Master Fred ACKROYD A LOCAL FAILURE (Halifax County Court) Fred UTTLEY and Frank AINLEY, hosiery manufacturers, Town Hall Buildings : bankrupt Messrs.BREAR, Wright LONGTHORPE, WOODCOCK : Fred UTTLEY's former partners in a dying business at Copley and Old Lane Mrs.BRIGGS [Column 2] A LARGE HEN EGG John SUMMERSCALES of Hollings Mill won second prize TRADES AND LABOUR COUNCIL Messrs. John BATES (president), William NICHOLL (vice president), David LUMB (treasurer), J.A.BOOTH (secretary) Mr.MELLOR, M.P. Arthur SKINNER, former captain of Sowerby Bridge Swimming Club, won prizes Rev.Reuben BATES, pastor of Honley Congregational Church, moved to be minister at George Street Congregational Church, Heckmondwike Rev.G.S.SMITH LIFEBOAT SATURDAY MOVEMENT Messrs. James WOOD (presided), ROBERTS (secretary for northern district)

Norland

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Sowerby

PRIMROSE LEAGUE (Rawson Habitation) Miss RAWSON presided Mr.J.Selwyn RAWSON, secretary Miss C.RAWSON, ruling Councillor PROPERTY SALE Mr.Dan CROSSLEY (Daniel CROSSLEY), auctioneer? Mr.William HEAP of Sowerby bought St.Peter's Court, Sowerby Mr.John RAWSON bought cottages at Well Head Mr.James HEAP of Hollings bought Barton Farm, Hubberton

Ripponden

PRIMROSE LEAGUE Miss RAWSON of Mill House, chair Miss ARNOLD, daughter of Mr.A.ARNOLD, M.P. Mr.F.H.GREENWOOD, band leader Messrs.L.BOOTH, J.H.PRIESTLEY Mrs.BELL of Sowerby Bridge

Warley

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.W.KENDREW of Low Moor

Mill Bank

LODGE TEA (Perseverance Lodge 16) Messrs.A.PLATT (tenor), F.GLEDHILL (bass), Sowerby Bridge Mr.A.BERRY, accompanist [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, WRIGLEY, LODGE, CLAY, William SUTCLIFFE, Alderman CLAY, James GREENWOOD, Ely WHITELEY Mr.WILSON Mr.MCMERRON, editor of "Justice of the Peace" Mr.EVANS, clerk? Mr.Leonard GREENWOOD, former councillor? [Column 5] Councillors George WHITELEY, TURNER, Abraham CLAY, HOEY, HORSFALL, J.L.WRIGLEY, J.W.LODGE, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD Alderman John Foster CLAY Mr.Joseph GREENWOOD, former councillor [Column 6] CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. HALIFAX LORD NELSON SIDDALL, WOOD, UTTLEY, FARRAR, H.HATTON, DOVENOR, HAIGH, EASTWOOD, STANSFIELD, HORNER, PEEL : Sowerby Bridge team CRAPPER, TORDOFF, CULPAN, BROADBENT, HALEY, HORBURY, WADDINGTON, GIBBS, LISTER, ROTHERY, SUTCLIFFE : Halifax Lord Nelson team W.THOMPSON, O.CROTHERA : Sowerby Bridge second team DEATHS Harry ARMITAGE (Harold ARMITAGE), 9 months, son of Lewis ARMITAGE, blacksmith's striker, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge Cornelius DRINKWATER, 1, son of Thomas DRINKWATER, labourer, Washer lane, Sowerby Bridge Thomas HARRIS, 2, son of Robert HARRIS, labourer, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge James HOLROYD, 57, engineer, Bradford, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Thomas NORCLIFFE, 1, son of Charles NORCLIFFE, Blackpool, formerly of Sowerby Bridge James WHITWORTH, 69, wool dyer, Victoria Square, Sowerby Bridge Mrs.W.WILDE, Ryburn House, 78 Palatine Road, Blackpool

29th April 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Mr.Rowland SIDDALL, candidate for School Board Messrs.George THOMPSON and Sons, Stone Mill Tannery, Sowerby Bridge WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mrs.B.WOOD, chair Right Hon. John William MELLOR, M.P. BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY Rev.W.OWEN of Manchester Mr.Oliver EATOUGH presided Mr.James MAUDE of Hebden Bridge PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITTEE Alderman J.F.CLAY Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., Thomas HOEY, J.W.LODGE, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs. W.WOOD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, J.W.BANCROFT, O.EATOUGH, W.HAIGH, A.HOBSON, T.M.FLETCHER, William NICHOLL, William GREENWOOD, J.BACON, R.ROTHWELL PRIMROSE LEAGUE Miss RAWSON presided, about to go abroad Mrs.RILEY, secretary Mesdames BATES, CARTER, HORNER, F.WHITTAKER, G.WRAY Messrs. CARTER, COPLEY, COLEMAN, BEAN, T.DORMAN, GIBSON, B.HORSFALL, W.DYSON, D.I.MALLINSON, G.E.RADCLIFFE, J.LAWRENCE, H.WHITWORTH, H.WHITAKER, W.RILEY, R.HOWARTH, J.H.WADDINGTON Miss RILEY Rev.Canon IVENS Miss ARNOLD, Ruling Councillor [Column 2] (article in wrong place, continues on from bottom of column 3) Mr.BOOCOCK (in court?) [Column 3] PRESENTATIONS (teachers connected with Christ Church and Willow Park Mission) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.and Mrs.John MARSDEN, recently married Mr.and Mrs.Herbert SHAW, recently married. He had been superintendent at Willow Pak for many years Mr.Edward TAYLOR, moved to Halifax Miss BRADLEY resigned as teacher due to ill health OUR DISTRICT COUNCIL VERSUS LUDDENDEN FOOT COUNCIL (Halifax Court, who should pay for gas lamp pipes) Mr.EVANS Mr.BOOCOCK (continued at top of column 2) [Column 4]

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.T.NAYLOR, J.H.CARTER, Joseph WOOD, Joseph SHARPE, David WHITELEY, Arthur STOTT, John INGHAM, Smith AINLEY, Alfred BROADBENT, William WILSON, James LEACH, Job SUTCLIFFE Mr.Edgar BOOTH, clerk Mr.SCHOFIELD, collector Mr.HARTLEY, surveyor Mr.J.W.HODGSON, wrote complaining about road from Style to Dean Lane Messrs.HORSFALL & Son wrote letter on behalf of Major MORRIS, landowner

Luddenden Foot

ANNIVERSARY (Congregational Sunday School) Rev.G.HUNSWORTH of Derby Mr.Sam DUGDALE of Earby OLD FOLK'S TREAT Mr.Henry MOSES presided Mrs.Betty HAIGH, aged 83, Wood Lane, Sowerby Mr.BARTON of Blackwood Hall, Luddenden, oldest man present Mr.W.BIRTWHISTLE Mesdames COMYNS, LONGBOTTOM, DUGDALE, CROWTHER, SPENCER, SUTCLIFFE, SOKALD, TOLSON, THOMAS, WOODHEAD Misses SHARP and FEATHER and Messrs.J.T.WOOD and FISHER : Luddenden Foot String Band, Sowerby Glee Union Messrs. J.BROADBENT, James CROWTHER ---------------------------- ACCIDENT TO COLONEL GRAY Colonel GRAY, engineer for Sowerby Bridge Sewage Works, led the local Rifle Volunteers Surgeon-Lieutenant Gardiner OAKLEY Dr.ELLIS [Column 5]

Norland

NORLAND FREE CHURCH Mr.C.ELLIOT of Sowerby Bridge gave organ recital Miss TOWNSEND of Luddenden Mr.GLEDHILL of Norland Mr.J.PEACE of Rochdale Miss L.BRIGGS Messrs. William BRIGGS, A.BOOTH --------------------------- ROBBERY IN HALIFAX. THEFT OF OLD COINS FROM A PUBLISHING OFFICE Messrs.MILNER and SOWERBY, printers and publishers of Raglan Street NORLAND BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY Rev.D.R.LEWIS of West Vale Miss EDWARDS of Sowerby Bridge H.HATTON, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR AND ESTATE AGENT, Town Hall Chambers, Sowerby Bridge Mr.William LUMB, grocer of Sowerby Street is the Sowerby Bridge agent for the Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society [Column 6] DEATHS Ann BANCROFT, 81, widow of Thomas BANCROFT, carpet weaver, Morley Terrace, Luddenden Foot Leonora CHEETHAM, 76, Sowerby Town Delia CRABTREE, 56, wife of David CRABTREE, stuff dyer, Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge Florence DIXON, 18, Mill Bank Hannah GREENWOOD, 64, widow of James GREENWOOD, platelayer, Bridge Street, Sowerby Bridge James GREENWOOD, 50, woolsorter, Milner Royd, Luddenden Foot William GREENWOOD, 77, farmer, Brown Hill, Sowerby Harry HARRIS (Harold HARRIS), 2, son of Robert HARRIS, labourer, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Mary Ann SUTCLIFFE, 82, widow of Robert SUTCLIFFE, blacksmith, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge Leonard WILD, 39, cloth finisher, Higham, Sowerby

6th May 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Rev.Joseph HALL died at Melcombe Horsey Rectory, Dorset. Former curate at Sowerby Bridge and Norland Robert CRAVEN, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent Alexander SMITH, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent SOWERBY BRIDGE WARD OF THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE Mr.and Mrs.RILEY Mr.EVANS, on behalf of Sowerby Bridge District Council at Halifax Corporation gas committee meeting SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mr.G.H.BIBBINGS, B.A. gave lecture Mr.William GREENWOOD, chairman MUSICAL SERVICE (at West End Chapel) Miss BEVERLEY of Rishworth sang (in lieu of Miss SHEPHERD) Messrs. GLEDHILL of Greetland, F.GREENWOOD of Luddenden : sang Mr.SAVILE of Square Church, Halifax : organist Councillor Thomas HOEY SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. D.I.CLAY (presided), Rowland SIDDALL, Arthur BENTLEY (retired), J.C.HORSFALL Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.John W.HODGSON, estate agent for Captain STANSFELD [Column 2] Councillor LODGE Alderman CLAY THE CHILDREN'S SEASIDE FUND Mr.G.M.ROCHE of Dublin gave lecture Mr.William WOOD presided Mr.Daniel PARKER, lanternist Rev.Canon IVENS Alderman J.F.CLAY AN EXTRAORDINARY WIN (dog show) Mr.F.R.WOOD won prizes with "Sowerby Gem" KILLED IN A THUNDERSTORM (inquest at Queensbury) Mr.BARSTOW, district coroner Alfred GREEN, aged 9, died at Scarlet Height Mrs.Isabella GREEN, mother of above Charles Robert MUMFORD, butler to Mr.F.C.FOSTER, Queensbury Dr.PECK [Column 3] SUICIDE OF A BRIGHOUSE DOCTOR Dr.C.A.BINDLEY, married with two daughters, had a surgery in Church Street, killed himself, aged 55. Left short note Mr.PHIPPS, vicar of Brighouse [Column 4]

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY Rev.D.R.LEWIS of West Vale Councillor WHITTAKER of Norland Miss EDWARDS of Sowerby Bridge Mr.C.ASPINALL, organist

Sowerby

WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.H.Rowland GREAVE of Manchester Councillor Smith AINLEY Mr.A.E.THOMAS, organist

Mill Bank

SHOOTING MATCH (pigeon) W.PICKLES of Sowerby, J.HARRISON of Pudsey : contestants ------------------- M.WADE, tailor, 49 Sowerby Street WEST RIDING COUNTY COUNCIL. TECHNICAL EXHIBITIONS Mr.J.H.MITCHELL, Rose Cottage, Greetland [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Alderman John Foster CLAY Councillors J.L.WRIGLEY, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, T.HOEY, George WHITELEY, J.W.LODGE, William SUTCLIFFE, Sam TURNER (Samuel TURNER), T.HORSFALL THE CHAIRMAN SCORES Alderman CLAY Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, WRIGLEY, LODGE PROPOSED NEW ROAD TO LUDDENDEN FOOT Councillor Ely WHITELEY GRATRIX LANE Councillors Ely WHITELEY, SUTCLIFFE, TURNER, George WHITELEY, SCHOLEFIELD SPECIAL BUSINESS Councillor LODGE, WRIGLEY, SCHOLEFIELD Mrs.BAYFORD of Milner Royd Farm Mr.Joseph JACKSON of Bowling wants pawnbroker's licence Mr.James HAIGH, secretary of the Liberal Club A MISAPPREHENSION Messrs.CLAYTON, concreted the tank at the gas works Councillors SUTCLIFFE, George WHITELEY, TURNER, HOEY [Column 6] Councillor George WHITELEY, HOEY, LODGE, SCHOLEFIELD VI-COCOA LOCAL AGENTS Abraham ALTHAM Ltd, opposite Town Hall, Sowerby Bridge Jonathan GREENWOOD, Cash Supply Stores, 28 West Street, Sowerby Bridge E.MALMSHAW, Luddenden Foot J.NEWBY, Luddenden Foot S.W.BOWNESS, The Central Pharmacy, Ripponden DEATHS Willie DUCKWORTH (William DUCKWORTH), 3, son of Harry DUCKWORTH (Harold DUCKWORTH), greengrocer, Shroggs, Sowerby Hannah HELLOWELL, 68, wife of James HELLIWELL, carpenter, Bank Cottage, Sowerby Alice HARDMAN, 4, daughter of Eli Hoyle HARDMAN, railway stoker, Sutcliffe's Buildings, Sowerby Bridge Sarah NEWELL, 30, wife of Edward NEWELL, worsted manager, Bank View, Luddenden Foot Firth RILEY, 41, cotton operative, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Mary Robinson, 68, wife of James ROBINSON, carpet weaver, Spring Gardens, Burnley Road, Friendly Milton SOLTANSTALL, 14, son of Elijah SOLTANSTALL, Broad Lane, Sowerby IN MEMORIAM Edmund WHITWORTH of Brook Leigh House, Sowerby Bridge, died in 1897, aged 51. From Phoebe WHITWORTH

13th May 1898

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ACCIDENT Boy called MITCHELL lost fingers A BENEFICENT WORK Mrs.Hodgson WRIGHT of Halifax found funds to pay for nurse for Sowerby Bridge TUEL LANE Revs. J.H.JAMES of Hebden Bridge, R.HEBBRON of Halifax Mr.Joseph WHITELEY trained the scholars Comic football match for the "Harry HOLMES Benefit Fund". He'd been in the infirmary THE RECENT BURGLARIES (Halifax West Riding Court) Herbert GOODALL, a young man Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Joe COOKE (Joseph COOKE), employee of Messrs. John WOOD & Sons, Lock Hill Frank ELWIS, Leeds Mr.W.H.LORIMER, worked at Messrs.HOMFRAY & Co., Gratrix Lane Margaret JESSOP, widow of Bradford Messrs.MILNER & Co. [Column 2] Mr.WILSON, H.M.Inspector of Schools Right Hon. J.W.MELLOR, M.P. (was to speak at the Liberal Association) SWIMMING CLUB G.WEBSTER, J.H.BARRACLOUGH, WHITAKER, CROWTHER: swimmers Mr.W.WORSNUP, starter INTERESTING PRESENTATION (British Spiritualists Union conference at Walsall) Mrs.GREENWOOD of Sowerby Bridge, president, given medal Mr.JOHNSON of Hyde Mr.Thomas Oldman TODD Andrew Jackson DAVIES, founder of the Lyceum movement Mr.Joseph SUTCLIFFE of Sowerby Street received medal. Received by his son, Mr.Albert SUTCLIFFE FATAL ACCIDENT TO MR.ALFRED CARTER Mr.Alfred CARTER, woolstapler of Hollins Terrace, died aged 47. Left a widow and family. Member of the Constitutional Club. Buried at St.Peter's, Sowerby Captain STANSFELD of the Breck Drs.Dunn, MANTLE Messrs J.W.BANCROFT, J.C.BELL (represented the widow at the inquest), J.W.HODGSON (represented Captain STANSFELD) Messrs. George WRAY, W.HOLROYD, J.W.HOPKINSON, W.KNIGHT : Constitutional Club W.HOLROYD, coal dealer of West Street [Column 3] Mr.Charles RUSHWORTH Messrs. John S.RAWSON, E.A.DEARDEN (Sowerby Bridge); S.RYDER, H.W.SUTCLIFFE and J.R.BRACEWELL (Luddenden Foot), Arthur STOTT (Sowerby), A.C.COLEMAN : Conservative Council mourners Messrs. A.HALSTEAD, J.COPLEY, H.JONES, J.M.LODGE, J.HELLEWELL, W.H.THOMPSON, J.HOPKINSON, J.BATES, W.RILEY, T.DYSON, W.H.GIBSON, J.W.WHITELEY, C.W.HATTON, W.H.WHITELEY, R.THORPE : Constitutional Club mourners Messrs. Ely WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL, J.W.BANCROFT, John H.STEAD : Liberal Club mourners Messrs. Charles RUSHWORTH, M.WILCOCK, John SMITH, J.F.CLAY, B.CLAY, D.I.CLAY, J.NAYLOR, J.BATTERSBY, W.A.SUTCLIFFE, W.F.HANSON,S.TURNER, J.HANSON, J.E.BREARLEY, A.SIDDALL, A.CLAY; Dr.ADAMS : Victoria Club mourners Messrs. J.A.MURRAY, A.MITCHELL, J.CULPAN, S.MAGSON, B.W.SHAW, A.PINDER, A.ROBERTS, H.BALME, T.CLAY, E.HOWARTH : Cosmopolitan Club, Halifax, mourners Mr.J.W.HODGSON, representing Captain STANSFELD at the funeral Drs. DUNN, WELLBURN Mr.J.C.BELL, solicitor Mr.T.HOEY, an executor Messrs. Joseph GREENWOOD, James WOOD Mr.James Riley ATKINSON's private carriage was in the funeral procession Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.Booth SHARPE, organist Messrs. G.WRAY, W.KNIGHT, W.OLDROYD, J.W.HOPKINSON, J.MIDGLEY, Alfred BRIGGS, J.BLACKBURN, W.BRIGGS : (pall?) bearers Mrs.F.RAWSON and Mr.J.W.HOPKINSON sent wreaths SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE W.EDLESTON & Co. John ATKINSON & Sons G.FOX & Sons W.P.EGLIN WOOD Brothers T.NICHOLL & Sons Rowland SIDDALL SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN C.E.RAMSDEN & F.RAMSDEN Mark WILCOCK W.MORRIS & Sons Francis BERRY & Sons CLAY Brothers H.CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. John HORSFALL & Sons John WOOD & Sons CLAY & HORSFALL Miles SYKES & Sons RUSHWORTH & Co. John DYSON James GREENWOOD & Son John EDWARDS & Sons James EASTWOOD & Co. Henry BROADBENT H.J.NORRIS Bros. POLLIT & WIGZELL WALLACE & Co., Rose Hill A.SIDDALL and R.SIDDALL, Industrial Road Walter SWAIN, inspector

Mill Bank

ST.MARY'S CHURCH Rev.H.G.HIRD, vicar of St.Mary's, Halifax Rev.J.R.HILL, vicar of Lightcliffe Rev. Canon Lowther CLARKE, vicar of Dewsbury Mr.A.GILBERT, organist and choirmaster [Column 4]

Sowerby

VIEWING THE ROADS Councillors David WHITELEY (of Riggin Chamber), James Henry CARTER, John INGHAM, Joseph WOOD, Joseph THORP, William WILSON, Job SUTCLIFFE, James LEACH, Smith AINLEY, Alfred BROADBENT Mr.Eli HARTLEY (surveyor) SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors D.WHITELEY J.P., J.H.CARTER, Joseph WOOD, Joseph SHARP, Smith AINLEY, John INGHAM, A.BROADBENT, William WILSON, James LEACH, Job SUTCLIFFE, A.STOTT, J.T.TAYLOR Messrs.PRIESTLEY, CLARK, lamp lighters Mr.BOOTH Captain STANSFELD, Mr.HODGSON. Major MORRIS, Mr.RAWSON : landowners [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mesdames B.WOOD (president), EVANS (of Sowerby) Councillor T.HOEY Mr.MUNDELLA Sir John GORET, Tory education minister Lord SALISBURY Right Hon. W.E.GLADSTONE Mr.CHAMBERLAIN Misses BANCROFT and E.WHITELEY sang Messrs.WOOD, Jonathan PICKLES, S.EMMOTT, C.SMITH CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. SHELF CLOUGH MILLS BARTLE, STARR, SHACKLETON, GRANGE, ROBINSON, BROOK, CHATBURN, BENNETT, RUSHWORTH, HOPKINSON, SUTCLIFFE : Shelf team EASTWOOD, SWAINE, SIDDALL, STANSFIELD, THOMPSON, UTTLEY, WOOD, HAIGH, HATTON : Sowerby Bridge team [Column 6] FOUND DROWNED Sarah HITCHEN, aged 20, millhand, daughter of John HITCHEN, plasterer, Norland DEATHS Alfred CARTER, 47, woolstapler, Hollins Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Henry BARRACLOUGH, 62, wool comber, Stile, Triangle Sarah CHAMBERS, 18, Friendly Mary CROWTHER, 76, widow of Robert CROWTHER, farmer, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Robert HAYES, 60, farm labourer, died at Keighley, formerly of Sparkhouse, Norland Herbert Edward KERSHAW, 21, engine fitter, Rosemary Hill, Sowerby Robert MITCHELL, 75, stuff dyer, Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge Mrs.Alfred CARTER, 23 Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge

20th May 1898

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Mr.C.W.LAYCOCK, worked for Mr.J.H.STEAD, passed auctioneer's exam Master F.W.WORSNUP, worked for Mr.J.H.STEAD, passed preliminary exam BOLTON BROW SUNDAY SCHOOL Revs. James CUTHBERTSON of Nottingham, H.Graham PAYN of Halifax Mr.J.C.HORSFALL, organist RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION (held at NICHOLL's Dining Rooms) Councillors T.HOEY, LODGE Mrs.CULPAN Mr.George TAYLOR UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES Revs. J.DINSLEY of Greetland, J.W.MAWER, B.J.TUNGATE of Huddersfield [Column 2] Rev.G.S.SMITH, eight years at West End Congregational Church THE LATE MR.CARTER Mr.Alfred CARTER Mr.Booth SHARPE, organist at St.Peter's, Sowerby A SAD CASE OF DROWNING Elizabeth HITCHEN, worsted twister of Norland, died aged 20 Mr.BARSTOW, coroner Mr.T.F.ROWLINSON Mary Hannah HITCHEN, sister of deceased James JELKE, cart driver, Copley Hall Mrs.WALSH, lived near Sterne Mill Joe WOOD (Joseph WOOD), boatman Mrs.JACKSON of Old Causeway John HITCHEN, father of the deceased

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STAR OF BETHLEHEM LODGE Mr.John WOLFENDEN, secretary

Warley

WARLEY SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY (Congregational) Rev.J.Hirst HOLLOWELL of Rochdale Mr.H.TURNER trained the children Mr.T.SUTCLIFFE, organist [Column 3] THE DEATH OF MR.GLADSTONE [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE Mrs.WOOD owned property in Back Wharf Street CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. LIGHTCLIFFE HAIGH, EASTWOOD, SIDDALL, STANSFIELD, PEEL, WOOD, HATTON, FARRAR : Sowerby Bridge team OATES, PRIESTLEY, INGHAM, LEACH, GREENWOOD, AINSWORTH, SHARP, GREENWOOD, MAUDE, LOCKMAN, CULPAN : Lightcliffe team GIBSON, W.FARRAR : Sowerby Bridge second team DEATHS Annie CHEETHAM (Ann CHEETHAM), 24, daughter of George CHEETHAM, monumental mason, Mill Bank John DEAN, 71, wool carder, Saw Hill, Sowerby Edith Mary ROBINSON, 20 months, daughter of Eli Robinson, stone quarrier, Dob Lane, Norland

27th May 1898

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BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) John CROSSLEY of Halifax Police Constable WALTON SWIMMING CLUB (water polo) E.CROWTHER, L.WHITTAKER : Sowerby Bridge team SOWERBY DIVISION LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.J.W.WHITELEY, president Right Hon.J.W.MELLOR, M.P. William Ewart GLADSTONE died Mr.F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.P. Mr.J.W.BANCROFT, treasurer Councillor Abraham CLAY, secretary Messrs. Rowland LUMB and R.CRABTREE, auditors [Column 2] Rev.J.ELLISON to cover for Canon IVENS while on holiday Rev.J.W.MAWER CANON IVENS WITH THE SALVATION ARMY (at the Salvation Army Barracks, Halifax) Rev.Canon IVENS Rev.E.J.HARTLEY Councillor Jonas CROSSLAND, J.P. A SPOILT OUTDOOR FETE (West End Sunday school) Misses LUMB, GAUKROGER and N.RUSHWORTH trained the children Misses A.BISHOP and A.ROYD won the under 18s skipping contest Misses J.WRAY and L.CROSSLEY won the over 18s skipping contest Misses A.WHITELEY, L.SMITH won washing competition Messrs. Arthur HELLIWELL and James HOLT won the hat trimming contest THE DEATH OF MR.GLADSTONE Revs. Canon IVENS (Christ Church), G.S.SMITH (West End), J.W.MAWER (Tuel Lane), J.FOX (Baptist), W.H.MATTHEWS (Primitive Methodist) Mr.William GREENWOOD MARRIED AT SIXTEEN (Halifax West Riding Court) Wilson SUTCLIFFE, aged 18, carriage washer, Sowerby Bridge. His wife was 20. Married in 1896 Mr.STOREY [Column 3] ST.GEORGE'S SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY Messrs.W.GAUKROGER, ELLIOT (organ) provided music Revs. G.THOMPSON, Canon IVENS, J.R.HILL WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mrs.B.WOOD, presided RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Rev.Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH and Mr.J.C.HORSFALL gave exam PUBLIC LIBRARY Mr.W.WOOD LYING IN STATE OF MR.GLADSTONE'S BODY [Column 4]

Luddenden Foot

FATAL ACCIDENT Patrick MORLEY, labourer, Luddenden Foot died aged 59 Fred WILSON, employed at Hollins Mill

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PECULIAR DROWNING CASE Gertrude HAIGH died aged 2 Thomas HAIGH, blacksmith of Norland. Father of the deceased Mary LUMB, wife of Benjamin LUMB, delver of Dodsroyd

Ripponden

RYBURN MILL CO. LIMITED (annual meeting) Mr.Peter COLE, chairman Eli WHITELEY, B.HELLAWELL, C.BARRETT, P.FIELDING, J.GLEDHILL, H.WHITELEY : candidates for directors Messrs. Holmes HEY, J.BRIGGS and S.SHAW : scrutineers The Photo Co., next to Mr.COCKER's [Column 5] Mr.William HAIGH, Sowerby Bridge parish guardian, wrote letter (text given) [Column 6]

Sowerby

CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.Harry MANN (Harold MANN) of Halifax Rev.J.Hirst HELLOWELL of Rochdale Mr.PICKLES, organist Miss WADSWORTH, Miss BROADBENT and Mr.J.HARGREAVES sang ------------------ DEATHS Frances CROWTHER, 83, widow of Eli CROWTHER, stone quarrier, Lower Brockwell, Sowerby Mary HALSTEAD, 68, widow of John HALSTEAD, blacksmith, Pinfold Green, Sowerby Susey HELLOWELL (Susy HELLOWELL), 63, widow of Daniel HELLOWELL, labourer, New Barton, Sowerby Shadrach LUMB died at Halifax aged 85. Formerly of Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Thomas SPEAK, 70, labourer, Haigh Buildings, Sowerby Fred SYKES, infant son of John William SYKES died at Salford. Formerly of Sowerby Bridge George THWAITE, 64, wool duler, Pickwood Scarr, Norland IN MEMORIAM Charles BRADLEY of Walton Street, died in May 1897

3rd June 1898

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REGULATOR MILL YARD Messrs.CLAY & HORSFALL own it Councillor Ely WHITELEY LOCAL PRIZE WINNERS (dog shows) Mr.F.R.WOOD, won with "Sowerby Gem" Mr.J.W.SUMMERSCALES of Sowerby Bridge won with "Sowerby Gallopaway" Mr.J.W.SUMMERSCALES of Warley won with "Warley Pilot" Mr.Joseph HOLROYD of Sowerby Bridge won with "Lady" WHITSUNTIDE TREATS (non conformist) Mr.T.E.WHITEHEAD, conductor Sowerby Bridge Brass Band, Norland Brass Band, Hebden Bridge Brass Band Messrs. W.H.OLDFIELD and J.W.TAYLOR (Tuel Lane), Arthur CROWTHER and J.CROSSLEY (Mission Chapel), T.CHADWICK and W.H.HALSTEAD (West End), J.BARNES and W.MELLOR (Baptist), T.EDWARDS and W.MORWOOD (Bolton Brow), R.EATOUGH and J.ROBERTSHAW (Primitive Methodist) [Column 2] BOLTON BROW OLD DAY SCHOOL Mr.Charles RUSHWORTH bought it THE LIBERAL CLUB TRIP Mr.James HAIGH, secretary COUNCILLOR LODGE Councillor LODGE Alderman CLAY [Column 3]

Sowerby

ST.PETER'S CHURCH, SOWERBY Revs. A.P.PARNELL (curate), Thomas HINKLEY (vicar) Mr.Booth SHARP, organist

Triangle

TRIANGLE CRICKET CLUB (20th annual athletics festival) Messrs. J.LUMB and T.WHITTAKER (judges), H.HOYLE (referee), W.H.SHAW (starter), W.HELLIWELL (secretary, Brighouse), Wilson BROADBENT (secretary) Masters Frank MELLOR, G.H.WEBSTER, George BRIERLEY : boys from local schools C.GARSIDE (Ripponden), T.OGDEN (Illingworth), S.TOMLINSON (Bingley), A.E.RODGERS (Manchester), W.L.ROYLE (Salford Harriers), E.POTTER (Shipley) Misses F.HELLIWELL, I.HOWARTH, M.WOLFENDEN : girls from local schools F.HOLT (Longwood Harriers), A.BLAIR (Salford Harriers), J.H.CLAPHAM (Bradford), D.E.BROADBENT (Sowerby Bridge), W.L.ROYLE (Salford Harriers), C.GARSIDE (Ripponden), E.BINNS (Queensbury), A.HOLMES (Baildon), E.NORMANTON (Ripponden) [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Alderman John Foster CLAY Councillors J.L.WRIGLEY, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, T.HOEY, George WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL, James GREENWOOD HOLLINGS MILL LANE DRAINAGE Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, LODGE THE REGULATOR MILL YARD AND IT'S PRICE Messrs.CLAY and HORSFALL, owned the land Councillors WRIGLEY, HOEY, WHITELEY PAWNBROKERS' LICENSE Mr.Joseph JACKSON of Bradford applied for license for pawnbrokers on Wharf Street Superintendent WEIGHTMAN, West Riding Police THE MINUTES Mr.A.BRIGGS, secretary to the Constitutional Club THE RECEPTION OF OUTSIDE DRAINAGE Councillors HOEY, WRIGLEY DISTRICT NURSING Mrs.DUNN [Column 5] Councillor WRIGLEY

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST CHAPEL (memorial service for Mr.Gladstone) Mr.Samuel MOSS of Elland preached Mr.ASPINALL, organist [Column 6] VI-COCOA. LOCAL AGENTS Abraham ALTHAM Limited, opposite Sowerby Bridge Town Hall Jonathan GREENWOOD, Cash Supply Stores, 28 West Street, Sowerby Bridge E.MALMSHAW, Luddenden Foot S.W.BOWNESS, The Central Pharmacy, Ripponden DEATHS Susey GREENWOOD, 74, widow of William GREENWOOD, farmer, Brown Hill, Sowerby Clara SUMMERSCALES, died at Brighouse aged 30, wife of Lloyd Dewhirst SUMMERSCALES, fitter, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Louisa Henrietta TURNER, 43, wife of Frederick William TURNER, printer, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge Emma TURNER, 55, widow of James TURNER, mason, Glenfield Place, Sowerby Bridge Ellen SOUTHALL, 11 months, daughter of William SOUTHALL, blacksmith, William Street, Sowerby Bridge

10th June 1898

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Mr.T.M.FLETCHER ran private school in Sowerby Bridge for twenty years. Was principal of a school in Lincolnshire. Awarded pension SWIMMING CLUB M.MORTON, E.E.HALL, E.CROWTHER : swimming club members SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. D.I.CLAY, E.E.POLLIT, John WADDINGTON, R.SIDDALL, J.W.BANCROFT Rev.Canon IVENS Frances H.RICHARDSON and Emmaline LORD : monitors at Tuel Lane Infants' School Mr.George WRAY, secretary to the Lifeboat Saturday movement Captain STANSFELD, owned land up Sowerby New Road [Column 2] THE FOOTBALL COMPANY Mr.William Henry GIBSON, chairman BANK MANAGERS' OUTING (West End Yorkshire Penny Bank) Messrs RADCLIFFE, BANCROFT, EDWARDS, SUGDEN COTTON OPERATIVE SPINNERS AND TWINERS' ASSOCIATION Messrs George OLDFIELD and Harry SMITH (Harold SMITH) going to Huddersfield Mr.John BATES, new secretary SUDDEN DEATH Joseph YEWDALL, drysalter of Willow Street, died aged 69 Dr.HODGSON JUBILEE OF HALIFAX CORPORATION (50th anniversary) PRIMITIVE METHODIST CIRCUIT Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Rev.John SMITH, missionary secretary Councillor W.GLASS of Durham Rev.C.SPIVEY, secretary Mr.Oliver EATOUGH represented Sowerby Bridge ST.JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE Messrs. T.W.RICHARDSON, J.HELLIWELL, J.A.WOODS, W.SUNDERLAND, J.HOLT, R.C.M.ECCLES, J.SHAW, W.TOLLEY Drs. W.P.BROWN, DUNN M.SUGDEN, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, wants a jobbing cabinet maker OATES and GREEN Limited, Horley Green Fire Clay and Sanitary Tube Works. Halifax [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE FOOTBALL CLUB Messrs. F.CLAY (president), William LUMB (chairman), H.WORSNUP (secretary), T.HOEY (auditor), W.H.HALSTEAD (secretary), A.HABERGHAM (captain), J.EASTWOOD (vice captain) MALLINSON, SWAINE, MORLEY, BOTTOMLEY, WADDINGTON, HABERGHAM, GLEDHILL, STANSFIELD, FOOKES, CLOWES, WHEELER, BROADBENT, CRABTREE, PICKLES, MITCHELL, BIRTWHISTLE : players Messrs. J.W.BLAGBROUGH, J.WHITELEY, H.RILEY, J.H.ROBINSON, Frank RAWNSLEY, A.CHAMBERS, A.HELLIWELL, B.RUSHWORTH, C.ACKROYD, T.WRIGHT : committee Mr.W.H.GIBSON, chairman Mr.BELL, solicitor

Ripponden

SUICIDE BY HANGING Younger BAILEY, greengrocer, a young man who lived with his parents at Mill Fold, died aged 26 [Column 4] CORRESPONDENCE THE PROPOSED NEW ROAD TO THE STATION Messrs.CLAY & HORSFALL, owned Regulator Mill Yard Councillor WHITELEY Joseph GREENWOOD, Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge, wrote the letter SOWERBY BRIDGE COUNCIL'S AFFAIRS Councillors Ely WHITELEY, George WHITELEY, J.F.CLAY, SCHOLEFIELD [Column 5] Councillors SUTCLIFFE, SCHOLEFIELD, Samuel TURNER (of John TURNER & Sons), WRIGLEY, J.F.CLAY, LODGE Eli JONES' Exors.', Park Street Mrs.WOOD, Back Wharf Street Mrs.BAYFORD of Milner Royd Farm [Column 6] Mr.GRAY, engineer Councillors John Foster CLAY, SCHOLEFIELD John William LODGE of Mearclough, wrote letter MARRIAGE Stephen GUY, tailor's cutter of Halifax, married Rosella COPLEY of Sowerby BRIDGE DEATHS Elizabeth AINLEY, 87, widow of Joseph AINLEY, woollen manufacturer, Stormer Hill, Norland James FOULDS, 34, Margate Street, Sowerby Bridge John KIRBY, 60, blacksmith, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Thomas MACK, 33, labourer, Croft Street, Sowerby Bridge Joseph YEWDALL, 69, Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge

17th June 1898

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Rev.C.W.HOWARD appointed chaplain in Switzerland for August License of the Commercial Inn transferred from Joe EXLEY (Joseph EXLEY) to Mr.John BULCOCK Dr.WELLBURN of Sowerby Bridge read a paper at the Yorkshire Geological Society Mr.Thomas SALTONSTALL found fossil at Boulderclough Mr.P.F.KENDALL, found fossil at Eccup Joseph HORSFIELD and William WALLER of Sowerby Bridge applied for patents Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD went on trip to York THE PROPOSED NEW BOARD SCHOOL FOR THE WEST END OF THE TOWN Mr.John RAWSON owned land off Cemetery Road UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES Rev.J.W.MAWER Messrs. J.W.SYKES, John WADDINGTON,J.H.BUTTERWORTH, J.WILKINSON (ill) LIFEBOAT SATURDAY Mr.ROBERTS, organising secretary for the northern districts Mesdames LORIMER (secretary), WELLBURN (president), SMITH (treasurer) CHRIST CHURCH BAND OF HOPE Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD AN UNSUCCESSFUL APPEAL (Queen's Bench Division of the High Court) Justices DAY, LAWRENCE Perfecta Stainless Steel Tube Company, Birmingham Albert Edward Hill and WOOD Brothers, engineers, Sowerby Bridge [Column 2] Mr.James HAIGH, secretary of the Liberal Club received letter form Herbert J.GLADSTONE James FOULDS, bus driver, died eight days earlier, buried at the cemetery WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY Rev.Charles Ryder SMITH of Headingley College, Leeds Mr.W.A.SUTCLIFFE, organist Mr.BULCOCK leaving railway station Mr.MOSSLEY, railway inspector WESLEYAN QUARTERLY MEETING Revs. C.P.RIDDETT, J.R.IRWIN of Triangle, Joseph SANGER of Horncastle, Walter HUDSON of Padiham SWIMMING Messrs. MAUDE, VAN GELDER, VARLEY, CROWTHER, WHITTAKER : Sowerby Bridge team SPECIAL MEETING OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL Alderman J.F.CLAY Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., George WHITELEY, Thomas HOEY, James GREENWOOD, Ely WHITELEY, J.L.WRIGLEY Councillors BUTTERWORTH, MIDGLEY and SPENCER, Luddenden Foot Mr.GRAY, surveyor Mr.John RAWSON, owned land near the cemetery [Column 3] [Column 4]

Luddenden Foot

IN WANT OF A NIGHT'S LODGINGS (Halifax West Riding Court) Michael MCKEON, goods porter at Luddenden West Station Elizabeth WIDDOP, a single young woman living with her mother in New Street, Luddenden Foot Police Sergeant BENN

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors WHITELEY J.P., NAYLOR, AINLEY, INGHAM, WILSON, SHARPE, WOOD, BROADBENT, STOTT, LEACH, WHITELEY Captain STANSFELD owned land near Bowood Lane Mr.UTLEY (UTTLEY), engineer Mr.J.S.RAWSON and Mr.MORRIS : landowners Mr.BOOTH, clerk Mr.John RAWSON owned land near Town House Rev.W.C.EVANS, governor of BAIRSTOW's charity LUMB Spinning Company [Column 5]

Norland

NORLAND UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH (Sunday School) Revs. J.F.HUGHES of Elland, W.H.MATTHEWS of Sowerby Bridge Mr.F.GLEDHILL trained the children Mr.Walker WHITEHEAD, organist

Ripponden

SUDDEN DEATH Mary Hannah LEES, over 70, Dyson Lane, Ripponden William Henry CRAWSHAW, mason Mr.CULPAN, herbalist of Sowerby ---------------- DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE Mr.J.E.HILL, deputy coroner Jonas WILD, former cotton spinner, Hey Head Farm, Mytholmroyd, died aged 49 Maria WILD, his widow Roger GREENWOOD, farmer of Old Castle, Mytholmroyd [Column 6] CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. KING CROSS J.DOVENOR, W.D.HATTON, STANSFIELD, SIDDALL, HAIGH, EASTWOOD, PEEL, J.T.DOVENOR, UTTLEY, H.HATTON, FARRAR : Sowerby Bridge team KING, HOLLAND, C.CLARKSON, HOLDEN, MILNER, MORLEY, CASSON, J.CLARKSON : King Cross team MARRIAGE John Eli CHAMBERS, butcher, married Annie BARRETT (Ann BARRETT), both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS William CARTER, 63, Highfield Place, Sowerby Harold DIXON, 7, son of the late James DIXON, Mill Bank Richard SCHOFIELD, 69, Sandy Green, Sowerby

24th June 1898

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MUSICAL HONOURS Masters Alfred NICHOLL and Walter PICKLES (pupils of Mr.S.PICKLES) passed a piano exam Miss Miriam SUTCLIFFE (pupil of Mr.G.T.BANCROFT) passed piano exam Dr.William CRESER, examiner THE DISTRICT NURSE'S FUND Mesdames IVENS, Hodgson WRIGHT WEST END ANNIVERSARY (Congregational Sunday School) Revs. Charles LEMOINE of Leeds, G.Ward SIDDALL of Halifax Mr.B.WADSWORTH, organist CAUGHT IN THE ACT (Halifax West Riding Court) John HANSON, forgeman of Middlesborough, from London Mr.JACKSON, pawnbroker of Wharf Street Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Police Sergeant FORD SOWERBY BRIDGE MEN CONVICTED OF AN ASSAULT (Halifax West Riding Court) Ernest CROWTHER and John HITCHEN (John HANSON??), two young married men of Sowerby Bridge John HOLDEN of King Cross Mr.STOREY for the prosecution [Column 2] GATHERING OF SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 3]

Mill Bank

Triangle

ST.JOHN THE DIVINE Revs. W.DAVENPORT vicar of Coley, Canon IVENS vicar of Sowerby Bridge, R.J.PLATER of Halifax

Ripponden

ACCIDENT William BOTTOMLEY, aged 55, of 8 Back Fold, Ripponden, worked at Lower Dyson Mill

Sowerby

ANNIVERSARY (Methodist New Connexion Sunday School, Boulderclough) Revs. H.SHAW of King Cross, J.P.TRELEAR of Brighouse Mr.J.A.WHITWORTH, choirmaster Mr.W.WADSWORTH, harmonium SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE W.EDLESTON & Co. John ATKINSON & Sons G.FOX & Sons W.P.EGLIN WOOD Brothers T.NICHOLL & Sons Rowland SIDDALL SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN C.E.RAMSDEN & F.RAMSDEN Mark WILCOCK W.MORRIS & Sons Francis BERRY & Sons CLAY Brothers H.CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. John HORSFALL & Sons John WOOD & Sons CLAY & HORSFALL Miles SYKES & Sons RUSHWORTH & Co. John DYSON James GREENWOOD & Son John EDWARDS & Sons James EASTWOOD & Co. Henry BROADBENT H.J.NORRIS Bros. POLLIT & WIGZELL WALLIS & Co., Rose Hill A.SIDDALL and R.SIDDALL, Industrial Road Walter SWAIN, inspector [Column 4] STABBING AFFRAY George HOYLE, aged 62 stabbed his wife, aged 58, at Beech Dr.WELLBURN [Column 5] CORRESPONDENCE. ALDERMAN CLAY AND COUNCILLOR LODGE Alderman John Foster CLAY, chairman of the district council Councillors William SUTCLIFFE, SCHOLEFIELD, John Foster CLAY John William LODGE wrote the letter [Column 6] CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. SOUTHOWRAM ST. ANNES J.DOVENOR, W.D.HATTON, STANSFIELD, SIDDALL, EASTWOOD, PEEL, J.T.DOVENOR, UTTLEY, H.HATTON, FARRAR, HELLIWELL, WOOD : Sowerby Bridge team A.BAIRSTOW, RAYNOR, FIRTH, CARNELLY, SMITH, WHITELEY, A.NOBLE, T.BAIRSTOW, NOBLE, GLEDHILL, BEVERLEY : Southowram team MARRIAGE William SMITH married Lucy BATES, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Ellen BOTTOMLEY, 51, wife of William BOTTOMLEY, beerhouse keeper, Bay Horse, Warley Violet Winifred CARTER, 7, daughter of Eli CARTER, railway engine driver, Triangle Herbert CORNFORTH, 8 months, son of James Arthur CORNFORTH, labourer, Clough Mill, Luddenden Foot William HEAP, 64, farmer, Lower Plain, Sowerby John MITCHELL, 68, Cote Hill, Warley

1st July 1898

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THE NEW STATION MASTER Mr.FIRTH, formerly inspector at Wakefield Alwyn HOYLE and Kate Elizabeth LAWSON, of Sowerby Bridge, gained scholarships BIBLE CLASS (Willow Park) Rev.W.C.HOWARD SUDDEN DEATH Mrs.Elizabeth RILEY, widow of Terrace Street died aged 61 Dr.ADAMS SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Messrs. T.H.WRIGHT, William GREENWOOD Mr.MORSE of London PRIMITIVE METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL Revs. John WATSON of Manchester, W.H.MATTHEWS (resident minister) Mr.BARKER, organist PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD, O.EATOUGH, T.M.FLETCHER, A.HOBSON, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, R.ROTHWELL, W.HAIGH, William NICHOLL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, T.HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.BALL, librarian THE RECENT BURGLARIES AT SOWERBY BRIDGE (West Riding Quarter Sessions at Bradford) Herbert GOODALL, 27, moulder, got five years [Column 2] BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.J.FOX OVERLOADING AN OMNIBUS (Halifax Borough Court) George Steel WHITELEY, a guard employed by Messrs.MARSH & Co., omnibus proprietors Police Constable JONES CHRIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.and Mrs.William HAIGH, of Raven's Lodge? SOWERBY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mesdames B.WOOD (president), ASQUITH, BANCROFT, BARRACLOUGH, BROWNBRIDGE, William BRIGGS, William HAIGH, T.HORSFALL, NEWSOME, Smith EMMETT, J.E.NORMANTON, MCKENZIE, William SUMMERSKILL Miss Clara GREENWOOD, secretary Miss STANSFIELD Mr.William GREENWOOD Councillor Thomas HOEY Mr.ASQUITH, M.P. [Column 3] THE STABBING AFFAIR AT BEECH (Halifax West Riding Court) Mrs.HOYLE, injured, separated from her husband for five years Mr.HOYLE, born at Bawtry (on the border between Lincolnshire and Yorkshire) John PRICE Police Constable BARKER Mr.John SKELTON, grocer of Manchester, recently moved to Sowerby Bridge Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Leonard SHELTON, a little boy Mr.PRICE Dr.WELLBURN [Column 4] CORRESPONDENCE. COUNCILLOR LODGE AND THE DISTRICT COUNCIL J.W.LODGE Alderman J.F.CLAY Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, William SUTCLIFFE Thomas HOEY wrote the letter [Column 5]

Ripponden

GORED BY A BULL Joseph WOLFENDEN of Rishworth, odd job man Mr.James HAMPSHIRE, farmer, Pike End, Rishworth Dr.HOYLE

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH NEW CHAPEL Mr.William PICKLES of Sowerby to decorate it ACTION AGAINST THE SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL (Halifax County Court) Judge CADMAN Thomas SYKES of Burnley owned farm occupied by John LUMB of Sowerby Mr.BYRNE, Manchester, instructed by Messrs.LONGBOTHAM & Sons, Halifax, appeared for the plaintiffs Mr.WAUGH, Bradford retained for the defence by Mr.BOOTH (JUBB, BOOTH and HELLIWELL) [Column 6] LIBERAL COUNCILS (meeting at Sowerby Bridge Liberal Club) Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P. Messrs. Joseph GREENWOOD, D.I.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, J.W.HOEY, J.W.BANCROFT, S.SUTCLIFFE, John WADDINGTON, D.BARRETT, John BROADBENT, James HOLDSWORTH, T.HOEY, S.WADSWORTH, A.S.FIRTH, J.EDWARDS, T.W.RICHARDSON, T.M.FLETCHER, Joseph SUTCLIFFE, William LUMB, Joseph HAIGH, E.MITCHELL, R.LUMB, J.L.CROWTHER, Aaron HOWE, Abraham CLAY, Thomas CHADWICK, Thomas MITCHELL, William WILSON, J.C.HORSFALL, H.MOLLOY, Albert HOWE, C.BROWNBRIDGE, M.HITCHEN, L.WHITTAKER, William BATES, M.HEAP, W.SHAW, P.F.BALL, B.SOUTHWELL, John BARRACLOUGH, J.W.HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH DEATHS Florence Emily DYSON, 28, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge Hannah KERSHAW, 86, widow of John KERSHAW, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth MELLOR, 60, Joseph Street, Sowerby Bridge Fanny NEWALL (Frances NEWALL), 42, wife of Thomas NEWALL, farmer, Syke Lane, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth RILEY, 61, widow of William RILEY, teamer, Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge Mary Elizabeth WALSH, 32, wife of William Henry WALSH, Lane Bottom, Norland

8th July 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Cecil Wheatley STANCLIFFE, Sowerby Bridge applied for patent ALLOTT Brothers and Walter SPENCER of Sowerby Bridge in the mineral water business FLOWER SERVICE (Tuel Lane Chapel) Rev.J.W.MAWER Miss WILCOCK Mr.J.WHITELEY, organist HOUSEBREAKING: A SMART CAPTURE (Halifax West Riding Court) Harry STEPHENSON (Harold STEPHENSON) of no fixed abode Louis STANSFIELD, plasterer, Warley Edge. Married Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Police Sergeant ROBERTS Police Constable FRANCIS THE STABBING CASE AT BEECH Mr.HOYLE, committed to the assizes Hannah HOYLE, his wife, housekeeper at a house at Beech, formerly of Sheffield Mr.BOOCOCK for the prosecution John PRICE, labourer Leonard SKELTON, son of the man for whom Hannah HOYLE was housekeeper John TURNER, mason Dr.WELLBURN Police Constable BARKER [Column 2] Mr.MOSSLEY, inspector at Sowerby Bridge station ALLEGED HORSE STEALING (charged at York) Edward ROSS of Sowerby Bridge, had horse stolen A CHILD KILLED Elsie THORP, daughter of Charles Edward THORP (formerly of Sowerby Bridge), died aged 8 at Littleborough THE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS (physiography exam results) Mabel CLARK, Emma WALSH, Sarah E.WALSH, F.COOKE, K.BROADLEY : advanced stage Edith A.PLATT, Amy BLACKBURN, Lucy ARNOLD, Edith E.WALTON, Gertrude GILL, Amy FIRTH, Mina BARKER, Annie GEE (Ann GEE), Emily NAYLOR, Julia WOOD, Edith M.EATON : elementary stage Fanny W.AVES (Frances W.AVES), Marion WALTON (Marian WALTON), Maud J.EASTWOOD : section 1 Mr.W.H.UTTLEY, teacher PRESENTATION (Tradesmen's Association) Mr.H.BALAAM, recently moved to Blackpool CASE DISMISSED (Halifax West Riding Court) Ben MITCHELL and John HELLIWELL accused of theft in Ripponden Mr.STOREY for the prosecution Messrs.SUTCLIFFE, Hebden Bridge THE RESULT OF A QUARREL. A MOTHER AND HER BABY FOUND IN THE CANAL Francis Wood ACKROYD, dyers' labourer of Wainhouse Terrace, King Cross Leah ACKROYD, died aged 38. Wife of Francis and mother of Nathaniel ACKROYD who died aged 14 months and two other children Mr.J.H.HILL, deputy coroner Inspector LAWSON [Column 3] Mrs. Emily GRAVES, wife of Harry GRAVES (Harold GRAVES), neighbour of the deceased David THOMAS, labourer, Back Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge Jane JACKSON, wife of Samuel JACKSON, boatman, Old Causeway LIFEBOAT SATURDAY DEMONSTRATION Inspector LAWSON Coxswain David LEADBETTER and lifeboatman, Mr.Alfred WOOD's Boat Miss TOLLEY Messrs. Joseph and John SYKES exhibited cattle Messrs. Eli SPEAK (wringing machine maker), J.HANSON (blacksmith), C.W.MATTOCK (confectioner) ROSS Bros. flour society Mrs.HOLLOWS, tripe dresser George MARSHALL, chimney sweep Albert WOOD, coal contractor J.ACKROYD, fried fish dealer HOLROYD, butcher W.SPENCER Mrs.WHITELEY Madame PARR M.WILCOCK, tanner Owen SHAW, S.H.JEFFERYS, T.DORMAN, W.KERSHAW, J.H.SHOESMITH, J.WORMALD, Arthur EASTWOOD Misses L.LUMB and A.GAUKROGER in charge of the West End Sunday School children Mr.J.WILKINSON of Batley, judged the competition between Norland, Sowerby Bridge and Friendly brass bands Mr.HANSON, treasurer [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs.D.I.CLAY, J.C.HORSFALL, J.WADDINGTON, R.SIDDALL, E.E.POLLIT : board members Captain STANSFELD, owned land near Sowerby New Road Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH and Mr.J.C.HORSFALL gave exams on religious knowledge [Column 5] M.A.HAIGH obtained a first class in the Queen's scholarship exam Mr.J.H.HOYLE, secretary to the Technical Committee SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Alderman John Foster CLAY Councillors J.L.WRIGLEY, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, T.HOEY, George WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL, James GREENWOOD, W.SUTCLIFFE, S.TURNER Mr.Frank BERRY offered to place a seat in the cemetery THE SEWAGE SCHEME Mr.James GREENWOOD, landowner Councillors Ely WHITELEY, WRIGLEY THE CONTRACTORS CLAIM COMPENSATION Messrs.GARFORTH Bros., solicitors A SAFE GUARDING RESOLUTION Councillor SCHOLEFIELD, SUTCLIFFE, George WHITELEY Messrs.J.BARRON and Son wanted permission to build toilets under the footpath on Town Hall Street, in front of the premises of Messrs. COPLEY, HAIGH, KERSHAW and ASQUITH Messrs.NICHOLL, owners of the land? [Column 6] THE DISTRICT NURSES' FUND Mrs.DUNN A QUESTION OF WARDS Councillors WRIGLEY, SCHOLEFIELD, HOEY

Luddenden Foot

CHARGE OF STEALING HARNESS (Halifax West Riding Court) Alfred MITCHELL of no fixed abode Mr.Sam TILLOTSON (Samuel TILLOTSON), coach proprietor, Luddenden Foot Police Constable WORTH, stationed at Wibsey CARRIAGE ACCIDENT John DAVIL, coachman for Mrs.CLAY, Kershaw House, Luddenden Foot Dr.WOODHEAD, Halifax

Ripponden

TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (physiography exam results) Lucetta SUTCLIFFE, Harry MARSDEN (Harold MARSDEN), Fanny GARSIDE (Frances GARSIDE), Mary BROADBENT, Lucy WALKER, Gertrude LEE, Matilda CRAWSHAW, Lizzie WADSWORTH (Elizabeth WADSWORTH), Alice WHITELEY, Margaret NORMANTON, Winifred NORMANTON, Gertrude HOLROYD, Constance TATTERSFIELD : passed Mr.UTTLEY, their teacher -------------------------- MARRIAGE Fred Tolson RAWNSLEY, clogger, married Sarah Elizabeth WILSON, both of Sowerby Bridge

15th July 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

SOWERBY BRIDGE BAND Mr.J.Ord HUME, judge TECHNICAL SCHOOL: EXAMINATION RESULTS Arthur HAIGH, Harry NORMANTON (Harold NORMANTON), Simpson VAN GELDER, Arthur UTTLEY, John B.BINNS, William H.HANSON, Frank NOBLE, Bernard JORDAN, Arthur LEACH, John E.LEACH, Verney PICKLES, Willie VAN GELDER (William VAN GELDER) Alvin E.TOLLEY, J.H.WHITELEY, Ada M.HARE (external student), George E.INGHAM, John SUGDEN, Sam THOMAS (Samuel THOMAS), Harry ATKINSON (Harold ATKINSON), Herbert UTTLEY, Percy H.WHITAKER : students Messrs. E.E.RYCROFT, H.JARVIS, Edwin MAGSON : teachers THE REV. JABEZ KING Rev.Jabez KING of Sowerby Bridge elected secretary to the United Methodist Free Church Alderman DUCKWORTH, M.P. Rev.E.D.CORNIS, president UMFC A LOCAL FAILURE (Halifax Bankruptcy Court) William NORMANTON, greengrocer, West Street, bankrupt [Column 2] William SIMPSON of Sowerby Bridge applied for patent CHORAL SOCIETY Mr.Herbert LAW, accompanist, left Sowerby Bridge Mr.Cookson GREENWOOD, organist at St.Paul's, King Cross, to be new accompanist "WHEELS", cycling magazine edited by C.W.BROWN BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. James WOOD (president), William GAUKROGER (vice president), E.BALMFORTH (librarian), H.A.SUTCLIFFE (secretary) Messrs. Tom KERSHAW (Thomas KERSHAW) and Binns WHITELEY : auditors Messrs. S.SUTCLIFFE, J.W.BANCROFT and Ben HOLROYD (Benjamin HOLROYD) : trustees Messrs. W.SHAW, F.BOTTOMLEY senior, R.SUTCLIFFE, J.WILKINSON, S.R.GLEDHILL, B.TAYLOR, E.FRENCH, E.WASHINGTON : committee SWIMMING J.K.LAW, F.SUGDEN, H.CROWTHER, J.H.BARRACLOUGH : swimming club members WEST END CHOIR (congregational) Mr.W.WRAY SERIOUS ACCIDENTS George BUTLER, manager for Mr.Arthur SIDDALL, West Mill Dr.ADAMS Frank KING, boy THE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION AND MR.COUNCILLOR LODGE Councillors T.HOEY, LODGE Mr.A.MAUDE closed a footpath in Norland Messrs. S.JUDSON, T.WOOD, E.HELLOWELL [Column 3] CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOUR (methodist) Rev.J.W.MAWER WEST END WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. F.HOOSON, C.AINLEY, W.BRADLEY, W.CLARE, W.HEIGHINGTON, H.NAYLOR, W.WILSON NEW COMPANY Park Ironworks, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge taken over from Albert E.BERRY Charles RUSHWORTH, engineer, 3 Egremont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge; Mrs.Mary BERRY, Dale View, Sowerby Bridge; Mrs.Minnie BERRY, Dale View, Sowerby Bridge; Mrs.Sarah E.BARRON, Mearclough House, Sowerby Bridge; J.Benjamin TOMPKIN, steel refiner, Attercliffe, Sheffield; Thomas H.BARRON, engineer, 32 Ravens Knowle Road, Dalton : subscribers to new company Rev.John ELLISON to preach at Christ Church [Column 4]

Warley

ST.JOHN'S CHURCH Revs. G.H.HIRD (vicar of St.Mary's, Halifax), T.HINKLEY (vicar of Sowerby), H.ROBINSON (vicar of Luddenden) Miss GLASSBY and Mr.H.PATCHETT sang solos

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors David WHITELEY J.P., AINLEY, BROADBENT, INGHAM, WILSON, SUTCLIFFE, STOTT, NAYLOR, CARTER, WOOD, SHARP Mr.BOOTH, clerk Mr.EVANS Sowerby Bridge clerk? Mr.EDWARDS, clerk to the county council Messrs. MORRIS and RAWSON : landowners? Mr.J.W.HODGSON, re improvement on Bowood Lane Captain STANSFELD Mr.FOSTER, Ormskirk, complained about sewage getting into the Higgin Chamber Reservoir Mr.MARSLAND, gas engineer to Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN GEOLOGIST Mr.James SPENCER, geologist of Halifax, died aged 64 [Column 5]

Mill Bank

M.A.HOYLE of Lower Deerplay won award for butter ANNIVERSARY (Mill Bank Wesleyan Sunday School) Rev.J.E.MATTINSON of Headingley College Messrs. A.PLATT and H.JOHNSON sang solos Mr.R.CLARK, organist AN ACCOUNT OF AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF REMAINS OF PREHISTORIC MAN NEAR TODMORDEN Mr.Tattersall WILKINSON, archaeologist of Burnley Mr.Robert LAW of Hipperholme Alderman CROSSLEY of Todmorden Mr.SALTENSTALL of Sowerby Mr.CROSSLEY of Wadsworth Moor J.ASTIN & Sons, 15 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge, clothiers [Column 6] THE RECENT BAND CONTEST (Bands numbers 1,2 and 3) Mr.ROUND, euphonium expert? MARRIAGE James Edward BALL, librarian, married Anne SCHOFIELD, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Ada COCKROFT, 28, daughter of Sam COCKROFT (Samuel COCKROFT), cotton twiner, Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge Frank CROSSLEY, 35, labourer, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Samuel HALSTEAD, 80, died at Sandal near Wakefield (formerly of Sowerby Bridge) Ellen LUMB, 23, wife of David LUMB, Pitts Farm, Sowerby

22nd July 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

CHRIST CHURCH RESTORATION FUND Rev.John ELLISON, former vicar of Sowerby Bridge THE PROPOSED NEW BOARD SCHOOL Captain STANSFELD owned land near Sowerby New Road SOWERBY BRIDGE FOOTBALL AND ATHLETIC COMPANY Messrs. W.H.GIBSON (chairman), J.C.BELL (solicitor), WORSNUP (secretary) Messrs. Frank CLAY, D.I.CLAY, J.C.NEWSOME, Albert WOOD, W.A.SUTCLIFFE and Dr.WELLBURN : directors Messrs. Joseph BARRON & Son, auditors THE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS : EXAMINATION RESULTS Crossley BARRACLOUGH, Gertrude GILL, Julia WOOD, Edgar BARRETT, Mina BARKER, Lucy ARNOLD, Sarah H.GREENWOOD Milton RATLEDGE, Lewis CROSSLEY, Winifred PARSON, Ernest SEED, Walter GREENWOOD, William B.EASTERBY, Arthur Edward MITCHELL, Beesley WILDE, Tom HALEY (Thomas HALEY), Tom WHITWORTH (Thomas WHITWORTH) Harry TURNER (Harold TURNER) : students Alice M.NAYLOR, Annie STOTT (Ann STOTT), Sabina HITCHEN : external candidates [Column 2] CHOIR SERVICES (baptist) Rev.W.C.EVANS ACCIDENT Mr.John LAWRENCE, verger at Christ Church GARDEN PARTY (Sowerby Bridge Women's Liberal Association) Mr.J.R.SWAINE, Willow Hall, Cote Hill HARD LABOUR FOR NEGLECT OF FAMILY (Halifax West Riding Court) Joseph NORMANTON, greengrocer, married about 11 years, four children aged three months to 11 years Mr.STOREY Inspector TRUSSLER Florence NORMANTON, wife of the accused THE FOOTBALL CLUB Mr.Frank CLAY, president M.BLAGBOROUGH, club member Councillor HOEY [Column 3] GREAT FIRE AT TODMORDEN Messrs. MOSS Brothers, fustian manufacturer, dyers and finishers, Bridgeroyd, Eastwood [Column 4]

Luddenden Foot

James CLAY & Co. Ltd.

Norland

MOUNT ZION Rev.T.H.HUNT of Halifax NORLAND BRASS BAND (won first prize at Leeds) Mr.G.WADSWORTH of Holmfirth, adjudicator Mr.A.OWEN, conductor

Mill Bank

MILL BANK WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. J.L.WHITELEY (president), W.STEPHENSON (secretary), James BARRETT (vice president), John HOWARTH (assistant secretary), T.SOUTHWELL (treasurer), Frank HALSTEAD and John PICKLES (auditors), R.SPEAK (librarian), M.COCKROFT and John WHITLEY (arbitrator) Messrs. G.CHEETHAM, D.BROADBENT, W.SMITH, W.HAIGH, J.CHEETHAM, A.HOLLAS, John MITCHELL, A.HOWARTH : committee

Ripponden

FIRE AT BARKISLAND Thomas WHITELEY, landlord of the Griffin Inn, rented stables from John WARD, The Dean, Marsden John DRAKE, haymaker for the above, slept in stables Dr.HOYLE of Ripponden [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Ellen BRIGGS, 81, widow of John BRIGGS, Sowerby Ann Elizabeth BARRETT, 84, wife of James Thomas BARRETT, Charlotte Street, Sowerby Bridge Betty SCOTT (Elizabeth SCOTT), 76, widow of John SCOTT, Steep Lane, Sowerby

29th July 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

L.S.FARRAR and C.G.RIDDETT passed first class in advanced theoretical chemistry at Halifax Technical School PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD (chairman), A.HOBSON, T.M.FLETCHER, R.ROTHWELL, J.BACON, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, William GREENWOOD, W.NICHOLL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, T.HOEY Mr.William HALLIWELL, manager of Rochdale Co-Operative Flour Mill, formerly apprentice in Sowerby Bridge Flour Society's mill LIFEBOAT SATURDAY Messrs. William WILSON (chairman), Jackson HOLROYD and G.WRAY (secretaries) Miss LORIMER, ladies' committee secretary A PAINFUL CASE AT HALIFAX BOROUGH COURT Alice KIRBY, wife of George William KIRBY, Sowerby Bridge. Had seven children Mr.STOREY, prosecution Mr.W.BAILEY, defence Mr.WOOD, manager of the Central Stores of Halifax Industrial Society [Column 2] CHRIST CHURCH Rev.C.W.HOWARD, curate Mr.H.GAUKROGER, organist THE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION : SKIRCOAT BRANCH Mr.James MORTON presided SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Mr.Edward E.POLLIT presided Captain STANSFELD owned field on Sowerby New Road Mr.C.F.L.HORSFALL, architect, Halifax Mr.S.WADSWORTH and Messrs. STAFFORD tendered for work on school THE BEECH STABBING CASE (Leeds Assizes) George HOYLE, 62, blacksmith Hannah HOYLE, wife of above, married about 30 years. Left her husband five years earlier and worked as housekeeper in Manchester. Moved to Sowerby Bridge with her master. Mr.WATSON, prosecution HALIFAX EQUITABLE BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY Mr.John William WARD died in Blackpool, formerly trustee, vice chairman and director of the society Mr.Robert EDGAR, society's treasurer, died Mr.A.E.POLLIT, manager of the Halifax and Huddersfield Union Mr.William LUMB of Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge agent [Column 3] J.H.BARRACLOUGH, Sowerby Bridge swimmer won race at Woodside Baths, Halifax STANDEVEN, Halifax came second WHITTAKER, Sowerby Bridge came third MR.MELLOR, M.P., ON THE GOVERNMENT'S WEAKNESSES (address at Todmorden) Right Hon. J.W.MELLOR, M.P. [Column 4]

Mill Bank

PRESENTATIONS Miss STOTT (leaving for Huntingdon) and Miss OLIVER (leaving for London), teachers at St.Mary's Schools, Mill Bank

Warley

FRIENDLY BRASS BAND CHARGE OF HOUSEBREAKING (Leeds Assizes) Harry STEVENSON (Harold STEVENSON), 44, collier Lewis STANSFIELD of Warley, married Police Constable FRANCIS ASSAULTING A RENT COLLECTOR (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas HICKEY, tailor, Warley Henry PICKERING, rent collector, Cote Hill, employed by Mr.Greenwood TILLOTSON

Luddenden Foot

THE HARNESS STEALING CASE (Leeds Assizes) Alfred MITCHELL, aged 51, carter, no fixed abode Mr.Sam TILLOTSON (Samuel TILLOTSON), coach proprietor [Column 5] OATES and GREEN Limited, Horley Green Fire Clay and Sanitary Tube Works, Halifax Mr.R.W.MALLINSON won Halifax bicycle race [Column 6] DEATHS Harriet Ann BOTTOMLEY, 28, daughter of William BOTTOMLEY, Bay Horse Inn, Causeway Head, Sowerby Bridge Winifred Maude MALLINSON, infant daughter of Joe MALLINSON (Joseph MALLINSON), Scarr House, Sowerby Bridge

5th August 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

LIFEBOAT DEMONSTRATION FUND Miss LORIMER, secretary of the Ladies' Committee CAMBRIDGE HIGHER LOCAL EXAMINATION Miss Caroline E.LAYCOCK, daughter of Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK passed English exam Mr.John H.STEAD, auctioneer retiring as Liberal Registration Agent Mr.SWAINE, sanitary inspector, moving to Bath FLOWER SERVICE (Primitive Methodist Chapel) Mr.Morris JONES of Liverpool Miss Ada HOWARD did a reading SUDDEN DEATH OF MR.J.W.HOPKINSON Mr.John W.HOPKINSON of Woodland Villa, Industrial Road, manager of the Sowerby Bridge United District Flour Society, died aged 55. Left a widow, son and daughter Dr.DUNN Mr.Eli WHITELEY, previous manager SWIMMING CLUB D.W.WILKINSON, G.H.WEBSTER, G.H.A.VARLEY, L.WHITTAKER, E.CROWTHER, J.H.BARRACLOUGH : club members MCDONALD. ill, Leeds team [Column 2] PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, SOWERBY Rev.J.W.MAWER presented with pendant MARSH'S 'BUSES TRADE AMALGAMATION Businesses of Mr.Rowland SIDDALL amalgamated with others to form SIDDALL & HILTON Limited DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax West Riding Court) Arthur William BIBBY of Sowerby Bridge Police Constable FEARNLEY FIELDING'S EXCURSION TO THE DUKERIES Mr.C.W.FIELDING INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Mr.George OLDFIELD presided Messrs. David LUMB, William LEACH, David COCKROFT, Albert E.SEED (Ripponden), Thomas THORPE (West Vale), Tom WOOD (Thomas WOOD, Beech) : branch committee men Mr.W.H.BAXENDALE, auditor Messrs. Oliver EATOUGH, William NOBLE [Column 3] THE VILLAGE FETE AT NORLAND (St.Luke's school) Messrs. AVES, MAIDEN made arrangements Mr.F.SHAW owned field near vicarage Mr.J.BATES, handicapper Sergeant CROSS Misses RILEY, F.SPINK, MORTON, MAKEPIECE, DIXON : prize winners Messrs. Virgil EVERS, SUTCLIFFE, George ALTASS, SMITH, F.SHAW, John AVES, K.GRIMSHAW, Arthur CORNEY, MAKEPIECE, A.AVES, E.NORMANTON, W.HITCHEN : prize winners Mesdames CRABTREE, BALMFORTH, MORTON, W.EVERS, WOLFENDEN, BRADLEY, W.BRADLEY, PRIESTLEY, EVERS, HITCHEN, BARRON, F.MITCHELL : prize winners Mr.BOTTOMLEY, Haugh End BRIGGS, LONGBOTTOM, MAKEPIECE : under 16 Mr.F.SHAW's "Little Wonder" and Mr.H.WALSH's "Just Behind" : donkeys

Norland

George BOOTH of Norland won a camera, donated by Mr.PITMAN. Taught by Mr.WARDLE, Tuel Lane NORLAND BAND Won first prize and two silvers at Leeds ----------------------- Rev.E.GRAY (formerly of Peterborough) to replace Rev.J.W.MAWER on methodist circuit Applications invited for nuisance inspector for Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council Apply to Godfrey RHODES & EVANS, clerks to the council, Commercial Bank Chambers, Halifax and Sowerby Bridge [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Alderman John Foster CLAY Councillors J.L.WRIGLEY, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, T.HOEY, George WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL, James GREENWOOD, W.SUTCLIFFE, S.TURNER THE SANITARY INSPECTOR Councillor HORSFALL Mr.Walter SWAINE resigned as sanitary inspector THE LIGHTING OF OUTSIDE DISTRICTS Mr.MARSLAND, gas manager Councillor WRIGLEY THE SEWERAGE QUESTION Mr.GRAY, engineer? Councillors HOEY, George WHITELEY, SCHOLEFIELD Colonel GRAY UTLEY & GRAY, engineers? A NUISANCE (public toilets) [Column 5] A STRIP OF LAND Rev.G.S.SMITH and Mr.MITCHELL represented trustees of West End Congregational Chapel Councillor HOEY THE SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENT IN BOLTON BROW Councillor WRIGLEY A PROTEST FOR THE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION Councillors SCHOLEFIELD, HOEY WARLEY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION Mr.R.H.WHITWORTH, clerk to this trust Councillor T.HOEY GAME LICENCES Messrs.James HOLT and Willie BATES (William BATES) granted licences to sell game THE QUESTION OF WARDS Councillors WRIGLEY, HOEY, SCHOLEFIELD EXTENSION OF THE DISTRICT [Column 6] DEATHS Michael HAFFRON, 56, labourer, Boy's Carr, Luddenden Foot John William HOPKINSON, 55, manager, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge Bertha SALTONSTALL, 25, wife of Albert SALTONSTALL, Higham, Sowerby Henry UTLEY, 72, Chapel Terrace, Sowerby

12th August 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Owen ROBINSON of Sowerby Bridge applied for patent THE LATE MR.J.W.HOPKINSON Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist SWIMMING CLUB J.V.SCHOFIELD, M.MORTON, M.WILCOCK, R.BERRY : swimmers SAVINGS CLUBS (West End Working Men's Club) Mr.Richard BERRY, fund secretary Messrs. John CARTER, William BRADLEY : fund committee A FAMILY QUARREL (Halifax West Riding Court) William NORMANTON, greengrocer, Wharf Street Ann ROYDS, sister of above Sarah SIDDALL, neighbour of above Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Mr.BOOCOCK THE FLOUR SOCIETY'S MEETING Messrs. Samuel WHITELEY (chairman), Eli WHITELEY, BESWICK (cashier) Mr.John William HOPKINSON, just died [Column 2] Mr.Squire JUDSON Mr.D.LUMB (Halifax) Mr.Samuel WALKER, speaking for directors Messrs. James LEACH, NOBLE, JOHNSON (Heckmondwike), Kenyon BROWN (Brighouse) [Column 3] Mr.Ely WHITELEY resigned as manager Messrs. SHEPLEY (Sowerby Bridge), LUMB (Halifax), T.M.FLETCHER, CRABTREE (auditor), James LEACH, Alfred BRIGGS (Sowerby Bridge), Richard CRABTREE (Hebden Bridge), James BROADBENT (Huddersfield), William NORCLIFFE (Dewsbury), Benjamin TATE (Bradford), James WOOD, James HOLDSWORTH, William HOLROYD [Column 4]

Sowerby

PROVIDENCE SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.H.T.CHAPMAN, missionary secretary of Leeds Messrs. J.PICKLES (Sowerby), W.BARRETT (organist), Alfred WHITELEY (music) ACTION AGAINST THE DISTRICT COUNCIL (Halifax County Court) Judge Heaton CADMAN Messrs.SYKES & LUMB, plaintiffs, owner and occupier of quarry at Boulderclough DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors D.WHITELEY J.P., J.T.NAYLOR, S.AINLEY, John INGHAM, J.SHARPE, William WILSON, A.BROADBENT, A.STOTT, J.LEACH, J.SUTCLIFFE, J.WOOD, J.H.CARTER Mr.John HAIGH of Triangle died, former councillor and J.P. Mr.Richard HORSFALL represented Messrs. MORRIS and RAWSON, landowners? Mr.HODGSON, owned land near Bowood Lane Captain STANSFELD [Column 5] Mr.FOSTER wrote re Mirey Wall water Messrs.RUSHWORTH & Co., Sowerby Bridge, tendered for lamp pillars Messrs. James STAFFORD & Sons tendered for glazed copper cages

Triangle

DEATH OF MR.JOHN HAIGH Mr.John HAIGH of Triangle died aged 76 [Column 6]

Norland

NORLAND BAND

Ripponden

MILL ACCIDENT John CARTER, 22, of Broad Hollins, Soyland Dr.HOYLE of Ripponden

Warley

FRIENDLY BAND (fourth prize) Mr.A.WHIPP of Oldham, judge ------- CORRESPONDENCE. THE SOWERBY BRIDGE SEWERAGE SCHEME Councillors HOEY, LODGE MARRIAGES James Edward COCKROFT married Louisa CARTER, both of Sowerby Bridge Ernest WHITWORTH married Emily Jane SUMMERSCALES, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Rachel BUTTERWORTH, 46, Crib Farm, Sowerby John HAIGH, 76, Holling Terrace, Triangle Daniel Horsfall SIDDALL, mason, Greenup's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Harriet Ann BROWN, Water Hill, Friendly, died August 1897 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Mrs.J.W.HOPKINSON and family

19th August 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Mr.F.CLAY's eleven to play Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club ACCIDENT Boy named LUMB Dr.DUNN PROPERTY SALE Messrs.DAVIS and SHOESMITH, auctioneers Mr.C.RUSHWORTH bought cottages in Sowerby Street SWIMMING J.H.BARRACLOUGH, G.H.A.VARLEY, L.WHITTAKER, Ernest CROWTHER, J.A.MAUDE : Sowerby Bridge swimmers A WIFE BEATER (Halifax West Riding Court) Herbert BENSON, Grange Place, husband of Ellen BENSON Sergeant ROBERTS [Column 2] COMIC CRICKET MATCH W.BUCKLEY, J.TETLEY, J.BERRY, S.THOMAS, RATCLIFFE, THORNY, SCHOLEFIELD, CROSSLEY, MARSH, SPEAK, WRAY, WHITAKER, A.CLAY, A.WESTON, S.WILCOCK, J.NICHOLL, CROSS, T.WESTON, WATERHOUSE, W.SMITH, FIELDING : players THE FACTORY ACTS (Halifax West Riding Court) Martha B.WHITELEY, milliner, West Street Mr.PRIOR, prosecution Mr.STOREY, defence [Column 3] [Column 4] LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRY. GAS WORKS EXTENSION Colonel HOPPER, R.E., held inquiry Alderman J.F.CLAY, Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., J.W.LODGE, R.W.EVANS (clerk): Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council John MARSLAND, gas manager Gas works at Luddenden Foot formerly owned by Messrs.WHITWORTH Messrs.INGHAM, dyers of Skircoat [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGES William Henry HOLDEN, plumber, married Ruth GIBSON, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Rachel BROADBENT, 78, widow of John BROADBENT, labourer, Star Cottage, Sowerby Abraham GREENWOOD died at Blackpool, formerly of Lane Ends, Sowerby Sarah HITCHEN, 53, wife of James HITCHEN, farmer, The Breck, Sowerby Ellen ROWSON, 50, wife of Cook ROWSON, shoe maker, Ryburn Cottage, Sowerby Bridge Rachel THOMAS, 53, wife of William THOMAS, engine fitter, Hubberton, Sowerby

26th August 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

NEW SANITARY INSPECTOR Mr.SWAINE, former inspector Mr.W.WARD of Sheldon near Darlington, new inspector Mr.Owen SHAW, beer and spirit merchant, Wharf Street BILLIARD LICENSE Mr.Samuel HOYLE, solicitor, represented Mr.Joseph WADSWORTH of West Field, Norland and boot and shoe maker of Wharf Street SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A SOWERBY BRIDGE LADY Mrs.EDWARDS, wife of John EDWARDS, iron monger, Wharf Street RECKLESS DRIVING Mr.BOWMAN, shopkeeper in Hollings Mill Lane Mr.ROTHERA, road surveyor for Sowerby Bridge, presented with bicycle H.A.LUMB, Triangle, secretary Sowerby Bridge Cycling Club GREETLAND U.M.F.C. (methodist) Rev.J.W.MAWER started in Greetland Messrs. James LAW, James MITCHELL, J.WRIGGLESWORTH, F.I.TURNER Mr.WALSH, choir master Miss Nora SMITH and Master BARTY recited [Column 2] John GIBB, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent THREATENING THE NEIGHBOUR (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary FAWCETT of Sowerby Bridge Mary DEAN, neighbour of above [Column 3] RIPPONDEN FLOWER SHOW Mr.F.W.HADWEN, president of the Ripponden Horticultural and Floral Society Messrs. G.W.TURNER, J.PICKLES, A.BOOTH (Elland), S.GREENWOOD, A.RADCLIFFE, B.BOTTOMLEY, William PICKLES, G.G.S.RAWSON, J.S.RAWSON, P.HOPKINSON, S.BOOTH, T.FITTON, B.BERRY, H.CRAWSHAW, J.& R.CALAM, J.BEVERLEY, D.ENGLAND, H.CRABTREE, J.DAVIES : prize winners Miss RAWSON and Mr.John William WHITELEY : provide prizes [Column 4] UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES. SOWERBY BRIDGE CIRCUIT. INTERESTING GATHERINGS Rev.J.W.MAWER moved to Greetland Rev.E.GRAY moved from Peterborough Messrs. W.H.OLDFIELD, William STOTT, Simonce TURNER (Sowerby, treasurer), A.S.FIRTH (steward, Tuel Lane Chapel), William STOTT (secretary), Jephthah WILKINSON (missionary treasurer), Greenwood BARRETT (Sowerby church), SYKES (Norland Chapel), BUTTERWORTH (Christian Endeavour Society), A.SUNDERLAND Revs. W.H.MATTHEWS, W.C.EVANS, A.P.RIDDETT, G.S.SMITH, W.HAIGH (Steep Lane) [Column 5] Mr.Joseph WHITELEY, organist Messrs. J.W.TAYLOR, Eli HELLOWELL CORRESPONDENCE. THE SOWERBY BRIDGE SEWERAGE SCHEME Mr.Samuel UTLEY, engineer Mr.WALTON held inquiry T.HOEY, Sowerby Bridge [Column 6] DEATHS John CRABTREE, 80, Hullen Edge, Norland Sarah Jane DUCKWORTH, wife of James DUCKWORTH, labourer, Cote Hill, Warley Samuel Broster NOBLE, 4, son of John Robert NOBLE, commercial traveller, Croft Cottages, Sowerby Bridge Charles SIMPSON, 44, mason, Scarr Head, Norland

2nd September 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

THE DISTRICT NURSE FUND Mr.CLAY's team to play Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club to raise money REVISION COURT (revising list of voters) Mr.TAYLOR, revising barrister SUDDEN DEATH Mrs.Ruth GAUKROGER, widow of Joseph GAUKROGER, fish and fruit salesman at the Co-Operative Stores, died aged 44 Left 4 children BAPTIST CHAPEL Revs. John FOX, W.H.MATTHEWS RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION Councillors HOEY, LODGE SWIMMING N.MCDONALD of Leeds, E.W.KILCULLEN of York, J.H.BARRACLOUGH of Sowerby Bridge, FOX of Barnsley : winners [Column 2] GARDEN PARTY Mr.and Mrs.J.C.HORSFALL of Woodleigh PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs.William WOOD, O.EATOUGH, A.HOBSON, R.ROTHWELL, T.M.FLETCHER, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, William GREENWOOD, William HAIGH, Rev.G.S.SMITH, Councillor T.HOEY : committee members Mr.BALL, librarian THE BIBLE SOCIETY Revs. C.LIVERMORE, Canon IVENS, S.F.LAYCOCK, G.S.SMITH, J.FOX Mrs.BINNS, Pickwood House Messrs. J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, T.M.FLETCHER, A.CROWTHER, W.GAUKROGER [Column 3] TECHNICAL EDUCATION Sir Swire SMITH gave address Mr.J.H.SWALLOW J.P., chairman Mr.R.W.EVANS, B.A. Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.P. Messrs. Joseph GREENWOOD, Joseph POLLIT, C.E.RAMSDEN, J.H.HOYLE, THOMPSON (president of Halifax Technical Schools), SUTCLIFFE (chairman of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce), William GREENWOOD [Column 4]

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH METHODIST NEW CONNEXION Messrs. Thomas STANDEVEN, Thomas TAYLOR, James HAIGH, William MITCHELL Mr.W.S.CHAPMAN of Ovenden preached Rev.James CROTHERS of Brighouse Miss R.SMITH of Luddenden Foot Mr.J.A.WHITWORTH, music Mr.W.WADSWORTH, harmonium

Warley

THE LOCAL NURSING ASSOCIATION (newly formed) Miss M.NAYLOR, Fern Hill, secretary Mesdames HOLMES, SUTCLIFFE, MONCRIEFF and Misses NAYLOR : committee Mrs.SUTCLIFFE, Cliffe Hill, treasurer [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGE Ephraim FOX, mechanic of Gomersal, married Lucy HANCOCK of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Nora DISLEY, 8 months, daughter of William DISLEY, canal boatman, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Ruth GAUKROGER, 44, widow of Joseph GAUKROGER, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge James Alton INGHAM, 9, son of Edward INGHAM, jeweller, Clifton Street, Sowerby Bridge William Henry MITCHELL, 3 months, son of William Henry MITCHELL, engine tenter, Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge James Harold NASH, 5 months, son of Henry NASH, labourer, Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge Wright NICHOLL, 52, engine fitter, Charles Street, Sowerby Bridge Harriet SUTCLIFFE, 4 months, daughter of James SUTCLIFFE, cloth finisher, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Mary Ann WADDINGTON, 58, Quarry Hill, Sowerby Bridge

9th September 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Mr.J.TYLER of Halifax preached Miss Ida L.EATOUGH gave reading CRICKET Mr.Frank CLAY's eleven v. Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club C.HATTON, WOOD, PEEL, EASTWOOD, J.DOVENER : Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club F.WATSON of Harrogate BOLTON BROW (wesleyan Chapel) Revs. J.SANGER, J.FOX, W.HUDSON Miss CROWTHER and Mr.J.COCKCROFT sang Mr.J.C.HORSFALL, organist Mr.F.W.FOSTER, choirmaster QUARTERLY CIRCUIT MEETING (Primitive methodist) Mr.WALTON of Mytholmroyd, chairman FOOTBALL BAKER and BUTTERWORTH (Elland), THOMPSON of Holywell Brook, ELLIS, GREEN, ADDY, MALLINSON and MORLEY (suspended), HABERGHAM, CROSSLEY, SWAIN, BINNS, CAIN : Sowerby Bridge team FOOKES, former Sowerby Bridge player, moved to Mytholmroyd MYERS, BLADES, TILLOTSON : Keighley team [Column 2] Mr.MADEN of Scarr Head, railway inspector, saw kingfishers around the Ryburne Edwin Thomas WAINWRIGHT and James GORDON applied for patents WEST END (chapel) Rev.G.S.SMITH TUEL LANE FREE CHURCH HARVEST FESTIVAL Rev.Earl GRAY Mrs.CLARK of Luddenden Foot gave address Mr.WHITELEY, organist Mesdames MATTOCK, MANSFIELD, ELLIS Misses A.WHITWORTH, KIDSON, PARKER Mr.D.PARKER, lanternist [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.L.WRIGLEY, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, George WHITELEY, T.HOEY, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY A PATHETIC CASE Miss M.NAYLOR, Warley Jubilee Nursing Association, reported rheumatic and scarlet fever at Glenfield A QUESTION OF WARDS [Column 4] CRICKET. SOWERBY DIVISION CRICKET LEAGUE. FINAL TIE FOR THE SHIELD A.SUTCLIFFE, J.H.WILKINSON, G.BROWNBRIDGE, C.W.SMITH, J.LAWRENCE, S.NICHOLL, E.FARRAR, A.NEWSOME, J.T.SMITH, H.SCHOFIELD : Sowerby Bridge Church Institute team C.W.RUSHWORTH, W.HELLIWELL, F.A.FOSTER, H.BARRETT, T.BESWICK, G.H.WHITAKER, G.E.HOEY, WRAY : Sowerby Bridge West End congregational team [Column 5]

Norland

ST.LUKE'S CHURCH Revs. C.H.OSLER, E.BRIERLEY

Sowerby

CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY (wesleyan) Rev.Walter HUDSON Mr.Smith AINLEY, music Mr.A.E.THOMAS, organist CONFERENCE AT STEEP LANE (baptist) Mr.ATKINSON of Halifax, president Revs. F.SLATER (Halifax), H.RIGBY (Brearley), J.K.ARCHER (Heptonstall Slack), D.JERMAN (Rishworth), D.LINDSAY (Wainsgate), B.MIDGLEY (Todmorden), Henry BRIGGS (Todmorden), Carey HOOD (Halifax)

Warley

PRESENTATION (Congregational Sunday School) Miss EATON, teacher WARLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Miss BURNETT sang Mrs.SAMWORTH recited in Yorkshire dialect [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE Ernest H.BALL MARRIAGE John Henry INGHAM, mechanic married Elizabeth LEE, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Susannah AINLEY, 79, wife of James AINLEY, Albion Grove, Sowerby Bridge James BUTTERWORTH, 81, New Crib Farm, Sowerby Lily HELLIWELL, 17, daughter of William HELLIWELL, woollen spinner, Osborne Terrace, Luddenden Foot John HELLOWELL, 38, cotton spinner, Dean Lane, Sowerby Raymond Llewellyn PARK, 4, son of John PARK, New Marsh Margaret SUTCLIFFE, 17 months, daughter of Joseph SUTCLIFFE, mechanic, Canal View, Hill Top

16th September 1898

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Sowerby Bridge

Rev.E.GRAY preaching at Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Church John ENOCH and Henry Aysh HAWKE applied for patents Rev.Canon IVENS, vicar of Christ Church for eleven years ILLNESS OF MRS.EDWARD CROSSLEY Mrs.Edward CROSSLEY, wife of the first member for Sowerby Division, seriously ill RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION Councillor T.HOEY, president REVISION COURT (voter's list) Mr.TAYLOR, barrister Messrs.A.C.COLEMAN and J.H.STEAD : political agents THE SWIMMING CLUB Miss E.FOX won first ever Ladies' race W.MAUDE, M.MORTON, R.BERRY, W.E.WHITELEY, A.HAIGH, H.BUCKLEY, B.TIDSWELL, BARKER, BARRACLOUGH : club swimmers A.HARGREAVES, A.STUTTARD, C.ROBERTS, A.SCHOFIELD : school boys, swimmers FOOTBALL BAKER (from Elland), BOTTOMLEY, F.FOX (Luddenden Foot), SWAINE, EASTWOOD, BUTTERWORTH, BINNS: Sowerby Bridge team NEUMAN WOOD : Cleckheaton team [Column 2] (Yorkshire Spiritualists' Union meeting at the Lyceum) Mr.GAVEN (president) Mrs.HOYLE and Mr.J.ARMITAGE gave addresses Mrs.BURCHELL, clairvoyant Mr.E.LAW, organist PROPERTY SALE (at Messrs.HOLDSWORTH's sale rooms, Halifax) Property in Wharf Street belonging to the late Mr.J.HOPKINSON sold Mr.James SCHOFIELD bought properties at Highroad Well Mr.W.H.WHITTAKER (acting for a local club) bought houses in Clough Terrace, Bolton Brow Mr.Levi CRABTREE bought houses in Luddenden Foot HARVEST FESTIVAL (West End Congregational Chapel) Revs. W.H.MATTHEWS, G.S.SMITH Miss WADSWORTH, Misses SHEPHERD and Messrs. F.HOEY, EARNSHAW and F.WADSWORTH (of Rishworth) sang Mrs.EVANS of Sowerby gave address Mr.B.WADSWORTH, organist Mr.S.RILEY of Rishworth played the organ SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (annual accounts) To be audited by H.McCalmont RICH Godfrey RHODES & EVANS, solicitors, Commercial Bank Chambers, Halifax and Sowerby Bridge, clerks to the council [Column 3]

Luddenden Foot

TRAP ACCIDENT Mrs.Luke WILD, Victoria Cottage, Luddenden Foot Mr.and Mrs.RAWNSLEY, parents of above Mr.Joseph RAWNSLEY, The Cross, Stainland Dr.WOODCOCK LUDDENDEN FOOT DISTRICT COUNCIL Messrs. F.BUTTERWORTH J.P., H.B.SPENCER, J.WHITELEY, J.SUTCLIFFE, H.MOSES, W.OLDFIELD, W.BOOTH, J.STOTT, James GREENWOOD, J.MIDGLEY : council members Mr.WAUGH, the engineer Mr.Gamaliel SUTCLIFFE complained of stagnant water opposite his property and that of the late Mr.BEDFORD's executors

Sowerby

THE BEAN MEMORIAL (marble tablet at St.Peter's) Revs. T.HINKLEY (vicar of St.Peter's), J.MEREDITH (vicar of Luddenden Foot), E.BRIERLEY (vicar of St.John's, Thorpe, former curate at Sowerby Bridge), J.MARSHALL (vicar of Greetland) Rev. Alexander Louis Wellington BEAN, vicar of St.Peter's 1852-1895. Born 1816, died 1895 Mr.Booth SHARP, organist SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillor David WHITELEY J.P., J.H.CARTER, J.INGHAM, J.SUTCLIFFE, J.SHARPE, A.STOTT, J.LEECH, A.BROADBENT, J.WOOD Letter from Mr.S.HAIGH re remembrance of the late John HAIGH, former councillor Mr.Thomas SYKES of Burnley, owned land in Sowerby Mr.J.W.HODGSON, for Captain STANSFELD, submitted plans for Butterworth Lane aka Sowerby Lane

Ripponden

SERIOUS ACCIDENT (see 30th Sept) Davis WHITELEY of Rishworth, employed by Mr.Whiteley LAWTON, cab proprietor of Halifax lost an eye LOCAL STUDENT'S SUCCESS Mr.Albert PICKLES, B.A. of Lancashire Independent College, son of Councillor J.PICKLES, J.P. of Ripponden Rev.W.H.FOX, former pastor of Zion Congregational Church, Ripponden --------------- FOOTBALL H.WRAY, Sowerby Bridge team [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. D.I.CLAY, J.W.BANCROFT, James Clay HORSFALL, John WADDINGTON Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.John C.BELL, secretary to the Evening Schools Committee Mr.WHITWORTH, clerk? Mr.H.McCalment RICH, district auditor John H.STEAD, auctioneer, selling houses in Sowerby Bridge [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGE Harry PINDER (Harold PINDER), moulder, married Edith INGHAM, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Martha HARRISON, 73, widow of John HARRISON, Washer Lane Bottom, Sowerby Bridge Sam LUMB (Samuel LUMB), 23, plasterer, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Isabella METCALFE, infant daughter of Henry METCALFE, Back Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge Clement WIDDOP, infant son of John William WIDDOP, Clyde Street, Sowerby Bridge Evelyn WADSWORTH, 7 months, daughter of John William WADSWORTH, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge

23rd September 1898

[Column 1] REV E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel, Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Bridge

PRESENTATION (Christian Endeavour Society, Tuel Lane Chapel) Mrs.MAWER PALEOLITHIC FIND Mr.ROTHWELL, grocer Mr.J.W.WHITELEY brought flint spear head to Sowerby Bridge AMBULANCE CLASSES Drs. BROWN, DUNN CHRIST CHURCH Rev.Fenwick FISHER, vicar of St.Jude's, Halifax Rev.Canon IVENS SINGULAR FATALITY Mr.John Edward HILL, deputy coroner Jane CHADWICK, elderly woman, found dead in street aged 84. Widow of James CHADWICK, tailor and draper of Huddersfield Mr.Emanuel UTTLEY, jury foreman James William HELLIWELL, insurance agent, Industrial Road. Deceased was his wife's aunt Arthur DEAN of Upper Fountain Street Police Sergeant ROBERTS Mrs.LEE, wife of Joshua LEE, boot and shoe maker, 32 Industrial Road [Column 2] Rev.Canon IVENS to continue sermons for men in the winter ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION (social at Mr.COCKER's rooms) Dr.DUNN Misses E.ACKROYD, N.WHITELEY, Messrs.J.W.EARNSHAW, J.MARSHALL and Teddy WASHINGTON (humourist) sang Miss Dora PARKER recited Master DANIELS of Copley, accompanist Messrs.W.FIRTH and H.NICHOLL played for dancing Messrs. W.E.HOLROYD and R.C.M.ECCLES were M.C.s Mesdames HORNER, RILEY, MITCHELL, RAWLINSON, ROBERTS, KERSHAW and Misses WHITELEY and MARSLAND ran refreshment stall BOLTON BROW WESLEY GUILD Revs. J.SANGER, W.HUDSON Misses M.TAPP of Thornton, SHARPE of Luddenden Foot, E.BEDFORD of Halifax sang Mr.HOLDSWORTH of Bradford sang Miss BEDFORD and Mr.A.HELLIWELL, accompanists SOWERBY BRIDGE SWIMMING CLUB H.CROWTHER, J.P.VAN GELDER, J.R.BARKER : Sowerby Bridge team winners WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL Revs. Walter HUDSON and Joseph SANGER, newly appointed circuit ministers Mr.John SUGDEN, music Misses WOOD, GLEDHILL, RATCLIFFE, REDICK, FOSTER sang Messrs. SUTCLIFFE, BRIGGS and PLATT sang Mr.W.A.SUTCLIFFE, organist FOOTBALL HERBERTS (from Normanton) : Alverthorpe team HABERGHAM : Sowerby Bridge team [Column 3]

Sowerby

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Sowerby Congregational Church) Rev.W.C.EVANS Messrs. J.HARGREAVES, S.S.SPEAK, J.WHITWORTH sang Master J.W.SUTCLIFFE sang Mrs.EVANS Mr.S.PICKLES, organist Miss C.PICKLES sang Misses FARRAR recited [Column 4]

Mill Bank

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Mill Bank Wesleyan Chapel) Rev.W.ARROWSMITH of Lindley, formerly of Sowerby Bridge

Norland

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Mount Zion Primitive Methodist) Mr.TINKER of Halifax preached Misses SOUTHWELL, BUTTERWORTH and Mr.BARKER : choir Mr.Thomas BINNS, harmonium Mr.J.BARKER, conductor Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Mesdames MITCHELL, R.MITCHELL spoke

Warley

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Rev. Walter HUDSON of Triangle Mr.T.W.HELLIWELL of Luddenden preached [Column 5] Mrs.SMITH, ex mayoress of Halifax John H.STEAD, auctioneer, to sell houses in Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge [Column 6] CRICKET. SOWERBY BRIDGE v. KING CROSS (and batting averages) J.CLARKSON, F.KING, G.HARTLEY, J.ELLIS, W.H.MORLEY, J.W.MILNER, A.HOLLAND, D.PAUL, R.CLARKSON, W.HOLDEN, J.E.CASSON : King Cross team H.EASTWOOD, F.EASTWOOD, G.A.WOOD, J.PEEL. C.HATTON, C.E.HELLIWELL, J.DOVENOR, L.STANSFIELD, J.WILD, J.T.DOVENOR, G.FARRAR, J.W.HAIGH, L.STANSFIELD, G.A.WOOD, W.D.HATTON, J.PEEL, J.WILD, H.HATTON, H.SIDDALL, F.UTTLEY, C.HORNER, Dr.WELLBURN: Sowerby Bridge team MARRIAGES William Henry MARSDEN, farmer, married Alice Ann REDICK, both of Norland Joe RILEY (Joseph RILEY) of Halifax married Eliza Jane MEADOWCROFT of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Sarah DODGSON, 80, widow of James DODGSON, Linden Place, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge Emily Ivy HAIGH, 8 months, daughter of Albert HAIGH, iron moulder, Lord Street, Beech, Sowerby Bridge Arnold JESSOP, 2 months, son of James Albert JESSOP, Foundry Street, Sowerby Bridge Albert NICHOLL, 2 months, son of Ernest NICHOLL, cotton piecer, Steps Lane, Sowerby Bridge Ann SMITH, 74, wife of Sidney SMITH, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Amy THROP, 1 month, daughter of Edgar Louis THROP, Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge

30th September 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Rev.G.A.WILSON appointed to Society for the Suppression of Opium Traffic CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY (Tuel Lane) Rev.E.GRAY A DRUNKEN WOMAN (Halifax West Riding Court) Ethel BASSINGTHWAGTHE, no fixed abode, from Norwich TWO ACCIDENTS Messrs. POLLIT & WIGZELL Joseph MARSDEN, Hollings Mill Lane Joseph ROTHWELL, Clay Street FOOTBALL ROBINSON, MYERS : Keighley team HABERGHAM, MORLEY, BINNS, MALLINSON, BUTTERWORTH, SWAINE : Sowerby Bridge team BIRTWHISTLE, KENDALL : players LECTURE ON BOSTON (Tuel Lane Chapel) Mrs.G.H.SMITH of Halifax gave lecture Jonathan FAIRBANKS from Sowerby, an old puritan, arrived on the second ship to America Councillor Ely WHITELEY Rev.E.GRAY Messrs. Thomas ACKROYD, A.SUNDERLAND [Column 2] BAND OF HOPE (Christ Church) Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD Rev.G.S.SMITH making arrangements for Congregational Union meeting at Halifax WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Messrs.HORSFALL and THOMAS played for dancing Misses BANCROFT, M.THOMAS and M.BARKER sang PUBLIC LIBRARY Mr.William WOOD and Rev.G.S.SMITH presided Mr.T.M.FLETCHER offered to supply magazine CENTRE MILL C.C. (cricket club, first annual meeting, at NICHOLL's dining rooms) Mr.Rowland SIDDALL, president Mr. G.MASKEW, chairman Messrs. BIRD (captain), W.JONES (vice captain) Mr.E.GIBSON, secretary SWIMMING BARRACLOUGH, CROWTHER, WHITTAKER, BARKER, VAN GELDER : winning Sowerby Bridge team Milton MORTON, swimmer under 18 [Column 3]

Norland

MOUNT PLEASANT FREE CHURCH Rev.Earl GRAY Mr.J.PEACE of Rochdale preached Mr.William WILSON of Sowerby Bridge preached

Friendly

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY

Sowerby

WESLEYAN CHAPEL Rev. W.HUDSON of Triangle Mr.J.SCHOFIELD of Sowerby preached Mrs.SEED, Miss WOMERSLEY and Mr.F.LUMB : choir Miss WOMERSLEY (Halifax, soprano), Mrs.SEED (Halifax, contralto) Messrs. HARGREAVES and PLATT of Sowerby Bridge, tenors Mr.WILDSMITH of Sowerby Bridge, baritone Mr.H.JOHNSON, Sowerby Bridge, bass Mr.A.E.THOMAS, organist Councillor Smith AINLEY Mr.T.EASTWOOD of Luddenden lent decorative plants Rev.John SANGER of Sowerby Bridge

Ripponden

RESULT OF THE STABLE ACCIDENT (see 16th Sept) Mr.Davis WHITELEY of Cockcroft, Ripponden died. Injured in stable of Mr.Whiteley LAWSON WILL OF THE LATE MR.T.OWEN Mr.Thomas OWEN of 5 Whitehall Gardens, London. Wife Elizabeth, nee Todd. Four daughters and sons Charles Todd OWEN and Owen OWEN [Column 4] [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE CRICKET CLUB. SECOND ELEVEN AVERAGES (batting and bowling) J.WILD, E.LAWTON, L.BROWNBRIDGE, S.T.LAYCOCK, J.A.CROWTHER, J.HAIGH, C.HORNER, B.W.WOOD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.FARRAR, O.CROTHERS, W.H.GIBSON, H.GREENWOOD, T.HALEY, T.WHITWORTH SOWERBY BRIDGE ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB W.THOMPSON, H.MITCHELL : Sowerby Bridge team R.WOOD, Corporation Street Works, heald rugs for sale John H.STEAD, auctioneer to let houses in Hanover Street [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE. WHARF STREET IMPROVEMENT Mr.ROTHERA, surveyor Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD William HAIGH, shopkeeper on Wharf Street Mr.Henry SIDDALL, deceased, objected Mr.Charles GREENWOOD objected GILL, Wharf Street shopkeeper John William LODGE DEATHS Frederick BURROWS, 35, grocer, Warley Town Hannah BESWICK, 77, widow of John BESWICK, Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge Nellie HELLIWELL (Ellen HELLIWELL?), 7 months, daughter of Squire HELLIWELL, worsted overlooker, Haigh Cottage, Sowerby James HOWARTH, 76, Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge New West End Congregational Sunday School to be opened by J.W.BERRY

7th October 1898

[Column 1] Mr.J.SCHOFIELD will preach at Tuel Lane chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Jonathan Dransfield and Christopher John Yardley of Sowerby Bridge applied for patents Dr.WELLBURN, member Yorkshire Geological and Polytechnic Society and curator of geology at Halifax museum SERMON TO MEN Rev.Canon IVENS PROPERTY SALE Messrs.GARSIDE and WARING, auctioneers Property of the late Joseph KIRBY of Sowerby Bridge sold Mr.Samuel Hoyle, Tuel Lane, bought cottage at Bolton Brow BREAKING INTO A "SWEETS" SHOP Mr.MATTOCK's Tofferies shop WORK PEOPLE'S TREAT Mr.George W.FOX, eldest son of George FOX, cotton spinner, Staincliffe and Sowerby Bridge, returned from round the world trip POULTRY KEEPING Mr.Edward BROWN, F.L.S. gave lecture Mr.Daniel PARKER, lanternist Mr.J.Selwyn RAWSON, chairman TUEL LANE YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY (social in Mr.COCKER's rooms) Mr.J.BATES presided Messrs. W.H.WILCOCK and J.HELLEWELL sang Messrs. H.NICHOLL and W.FIRTH played for dancing FOREIGN MISSIONS (Primitive Methodist Chapel) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Rev.Thomas STONES, missionary to Africa Mr.A.HOWE presided Mesdames BINNS, MATTHEWS, HOWARD Misses HOYLE, BOTTOMLEY ENTERTAINMENT (Band of Hope) Mr.John H.ROBERTS, Monmouthshire, singer, elocutionist and humourist Rev.E.GRAY Mr.Herbert NICHOLL, pianist [Column 2] FOOTBALL THOMPSON, BIRTWHISTLE : Sowerby Bridge team CHURCH INSTITUTE Dr.WELLBURN Messrs. R.ROTHWELL, LONGBOTTOM (Luddenden) sent curiosities Messrs. C.DYSON, W.DYSON, W.HIGHLEY : music Messrs. BENTLEY and ROFF of Bradford, entertainers SOCIAL (Bolton Brow Working Men's Club) Mr.BOWKER, principal tenor, Halifax Parish Church Mr.CLAYTON of Brighouse, humourist Master SHEPHERD of Sowerby Bridge sang Mr.SPENCER of Halifax, ventriloquist Mr.BANCROFT, accompanist THE SWIMMING GALA (nineteenth annual fete of the Sowerby Bridge Swimming Club) Councillor T.HORSFALL J.K.LAW, R.TIDSWELL, M.WILCOCK, J.H.BARRACLOUGH, J.P.VAN GELDER (secretary), J.R.BARKER, F.VARLEY, F.MAUDE, J.A.MAUDE, E.CROWTHER, L.WHITTAKER : club swimmers B.AARON (Halifax), ELLISON (Holbeck), F.M.SUGDEN (Sowerby Bridge : swimmers under 18 L.STANSFIELD (Bradford), L.J.KAYE (Halifax), W.WALTON (Brighouse) : swimmers Mr.H.KEIR (Brighouse), starter Messrs. J.HELLEWELL and J.COPLEY, judges Messrs.J.E.MAUDE and J.H.WOOD

Mill Bank

ANNUAL MEETING (Mill Bank Wesleyan Sunday School) Rev.W.HUDSON Messrs. John CARTER, David TURNER and Fred WOLFENDEN : superintendents Mr.George SMITH, treasurer Mr.Alfred WHITELEY, secretary Mr.Willie SHAW (William SHAW), assistant secretary Messrs.J.A.WOLFENDEN and H.WATERHOUSE, librarians Messrs. John HAIGH and Edwin WHITELEY, auditors Miss Florence WHITELEY, Band of Hope secretary Miss Florence HOYLE, Band of Hope treasurer

Norland

PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Mr.Thomas MORGAN of Mytholmroyd preached Rev.T.STONES, West African missionary Mr.J.BARRACLOUGH presided

Warley

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN YOUNG MEN'S MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY Superintendent COLLINS, Halifax Fire Brigade Mr.T.SUTCLIFFE of Warley gave lecture Mr.J.C.BATES presided FRIENDLY BRASS BAND (list of competition results for 1897 and 1898) Mr.W.SWINDLER, conductor [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Mr.CLAY presided Messrs.C.F.L.HORSFALL and Son, architects Mr.J.C.BELL, secretary, Evening Continuation Schools Committee Rev.Canon IVENS Messrs. J.Clay HORSFALL, Rowland SIDDALL, WADDINGTON, POLLIT SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.L.WRIGLEY, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, S.TURNER, Thomas HOEY, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY A WARNING AND AN APPEAL Councillor HORSFALL Mr.Edward HELLIWELL, Scarr Road Mr.Owen SHAW Messrs.MORRIS & Son's mill [Column 4] COUNCILLOR SUTCLIFFE AND THE SURVEYOR (drains) Councillors SUTCLIFFE, WHITELEY, HOEY, E.WHITELEY Thomas Swinton DODD Ltd., architects? Mr.Walter SPENCER owned buildings? COUNCILLOR LODGE AND HIS POSITION ON THE COUNCIL (been absent) Councillor James GREENWOOD, LODGE, HOEY [Column 5] OPENING OF THE METHODIST NEW CONNEXION CHURCH, BOULDERCLOUGH (erected on site of old chapel built in 1822, photo (poor)) Messrs. SUTCLIFFE and SUTCLIFFE, architects, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Messrs.CRAWSHAW Brothers, Ripponden, masonry and brickwork Mr.J.THOMPSON, King Cross, joiner Mr.J.HOYLE, Triangle, slater and plasterer Messrs.BOULTON and KERSHAW, Mytholmroyd, plumbing and glazing Mr.F.ALDERSON, Luddenden Foot, heating apparatus Messrs.NIGHTINGALE & Co., Grimsby, wood flooring Messrs.George GREENWOOD & Sons, Halifax, concrete and asphalt Mr.S.WADSWORTH, Sowerby Bridge, ironwork Messrs.J.STOTT & Co., Oldham, lighting and ventilation Mr.W.PICKLES, Sowerby, painting Rev.M.M.TODD Messrs.R.BENTON and J.PICKLES, secretaries, Boulderclough Mr.G.L.SUTCLIFFE Mrs.FARRAR opened door Mr.Thomas SPEAK of Batley, an old scholar, opened door Mr.J.H.SUTCLIFFE Mr.Wilkinson PICKLES, on behalf of Mr.Clifford RAMSDEN, Halifax presented bible and hymn book [Column 6] Mr.John HAIGH (senior steward) Revs. M.M.TODD (Halifax), T.COOPER (Elland), H.SHAW (King Cross), D.HEATH (Sheffield), J.CROTHERS, J.W.SIMMS Messrs. Wilkinson PICKLES, BENTON, D.PICKLES, W.NICHOLL, J.W.MITCHELL, L.LUMB, A.CROWTHER, W.REDMAN, H.N.BLAMIRES, J.WADSWORTH, Jonathan PICKLES, SPEKE Mr.Jonathan MORLEY remembered the building of the old chapel (1822) Mrs.FARRAR [Column 5] MARRIAGE James Arthur WHITELEY, cotton mill manager, Sowerby Bridge, married Ada MAYERS of Blackpool [Column 6] DEATHS Mary Hannah CROWTHER, 36, wife of Ezra CROWTHER, farmer, Lower Stubbin, Sowerby Mary HARKER, 75, widow of George HARKER, Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Jane Ellen BROADBENT [1832-1889], wife of Edward BROADBENT, Lane Bottom, Norland

14th October 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.William STANSFIELD, Compton Cottage, Allan Wood. Married TEMPERANCE MEETING (congregational) Revs. W.C.EVANS, F.HASTINGS, W.MOTTRAM ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL W.THOMPSON, WRAY, MITCHELL : Sowerby Bridge goal scorers CHRIST CHURCH BAND OF HOPE Mr.Joseph WHITELEY presided Mr.J.LAWRENCE gave address THE AUDIT (District Council) Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Messrs. William GREENWOOD (president), T.H.WRIGHT (secretary) Messrs.Joseph SUTCLIFFE, B.LEES, Mrs.GREENWOOD and Miss THORPE : vice presidents Miss THORPE, treasurer Mrs.GREENWOOD and Mr.T.THORPE : musical directors Mrs.DEWHIRST and Miss THORPE, sick visitors Messrs.H.ROBINSON and T.H.WRIGHT, librarians Mrs.GREENWOOD and Messrs.E.LAW, H.THORPE, organists Mr.A.E.SUTCLIFFE, auditor SALE OF WORK (Ladies' Sewing Party) Rev.J.SANGER, superintendent minister Mr.R.W.EVANS, B.A., presided Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, B.MORWOOD, Joseph GREENWOOD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, BROWNBRIDGE Mesdames G.THOMAS, William HAIGH, MARSLAND, STANSFIELD, F.SUTCLIFFE, WILSON, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, J.C.HORSFALL, MORWOOD, LEE, BROADBENT, T.H.WOOD, HOOTON Misses GREEN, CLAY, BARRON, Beatrice CLAY, Clara GREENWOOD, L.EASTWOOD, L.FIRTH [Column 2] Fred MASON, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent CONGREGATIONAL UNION Revs. G.S.SMITH, A.JOHNSTONE WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. OPENING OF THE NEW SCHOOL Mr.Samuel WILKINSON, architect Mr.J.W.BERRY of Ealing, contributed 380 Revs. G.S.SMITH. W.H.MATTHEWS Mr.M.SUGDEN, chairman of the building committee [Column 3] Mr.J.W.BANCROFT, treasurer Mr.J.R.ATKINSON gave 200 Mrs.H.NUTTALL left 5 in her will Mr.Mark WILCOCK gave 5 Mrs.Champion GREENWOOD (Blackpool) gave 5 Mr.SHACKLETON and Mr. WINTERBOTTOM (Hebden Bridge ) gave 10s Mr.SHAW of Harrogate gave 2 2s Mr.George RILEY gave 2 10s Mr.Joseph HANSON gave a bible Messrs. T.A.SMITH, John ROBERTS (Brighouse), MAGSON (Hyde), J.NICHOLL (Halifax), J.WADDINGTON, J.BARNES, H.HANSON, W.CLEGG, Thomas MITCHELL, J.L.WRIGLEY, S.WADSWORTH, T.CHADWICK Revs.Canon IVENS, Walter MITCHELL (Chesterfield), R.BRIGGS Councillors E.WHITELEY and T.HOEY [Column 4] SERMON TO MEN (sermon text given) Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 5]

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH CHAPEL Rev.Bramwell DUTTON of Blackpool Hanover Choir of Halifax Mr.James HAIGH, chairman THE RECENT LITIGATION (Halifax County Court, Sykes LUMB v Sowerby District Council) Judge CADMAN SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors David WHITELEY J.P., John INGHAM, Smith AINLEY, William WILSON, Job SUTCLIFFE, Alfred BROADBENT, Arthur STOTT, James LEACH, J.T.NAYLOR, Joseph SHARPE Messrs.Samuel MITCHELL, tendered for leading setts Messrs.George KENYON, tendered for setts Mr.Wallace MITCHELL, tendered for leading granite Colonel STANSFELD [Column 6] Mr.Alfred WHITELEY, Mill Bank Mr.John RAWSON submitted plans for Beech Wood

Mill Bank

WORKING MEN'S CLUB Mr.J.L.WHITELEY presided Messrs. A.PLATT (tenor, Sowerby Bridge), F.GLEDHILL (bass, Norland), C.CLIFTON JONES (humourist, Halifax), J.COCKROFT (humourist, Cragg Vale), J.BROADBENT (accompanist)

Norland

THE DRAINAGE OF NORLAND Councillor WHITTAKER BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN CRICKET CLUB. AVERAGES FOR 1898 (batting and bowling) C.G.RIDDETT, W.THOMPSON, J.WALKER, A.ASHWORTH, N.SMITH, G.THOMPSON, T.BLACKBURN, A.PEEL, J.WHITEHEAD, W.MATTHEWS, H.WOODHEAD, C.SUTCLIFFE, H.BRADLEY, A.BUTTERWORTH, G.E.INGHAM : team members --------------- MARRIAGES Crowther SUTCLIFFE, engine cleaner, married Jane SIDDALL, both of Sowerby Bridge Alfred MITCHELL of Leeds to Ada SMITH of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Grace HITCHEN, 70, wife of Eli HITCHEN, farmer, Raw Lane Bottom, Sowerby Elizabeth NICHOLL, 63, widow of George NICHOLL, carpet weaver, Rose Mount, Sowerby Bridge Sarah WADDINGTON, 67, widow of Thomas SUTCLIFFE, corn merchant, Dob Lane Farm, Norland (Tuel Lane Chapel) Mr.J.Herbert ENGLAND, F.R.C.O. of Leeds (organist and choirmaster at All Soul's Church, Halifax) Mr.J.BATES, violin, Sowerby Bridge Miss HORSMAN, vocalist, Halifax

21st October 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

John TOSLER, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A BOY William Henry THROP of Pye Nest Park Estate CENTRE MILLS CRICKET CLUB (first annual dinner, at NICHOLL's Dining Rooms) Mr.MASKEW presided Messrs. BIRD, A.JEPSON, J.JONES, E.BALMFORTH, W.BARRETT, J.ROBINSON, J.RADCLIFFE, C.ELLIOT, P.HOWARTH PRESENTATION Mr.J.A.WHITELEY, manager of Messrs.George FOX & Sons, West End Mills, got married in Blackpool Mr.L.J.FOX PIGEON STEALERS (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas WHITE, aged 10, of Sowerby Bridge William STANLEY, aged 7, of Sowerby Bridge Mr.GREEN owned the pigeons Inspector LAWSON FOOTBALL HABERGHAM, MALLINSON, WALKER : Sowerby Bridge team HEAP : Kingston team [Column 2] CHRISTADELPHIAN MEETING ROOM Mr.J.BRIGGS gave lecture Mr.H.SULLEY of Nottingham gave lecture CHURCH INSTITUTE Mr.G.KENYON of Dukinfield Mr.W.S.MILLIGAN, chairman SALE OF WORK (Ladies Sewing Party) Mr.J.H.SCHOLEFIELD Revs. W.HUDSON, J.SANGER THE LIBERAL MEMORIAL TO MR.GLADSTONE Mr.Rowland LUMB, 39 Pleasant Street, Beech PROPERTY SALE Mr.J.H.STEAD, auctioneer Mr.William SCHOFIELD, Wharf Street, bought houses in Egremont Street and Wharf Street Mr.E.SUTCLIFFE, Triangle, bough houses in Mount Street and Hollins Lane Messrs. LONGBOTHAM & Sons, solicitors, Halifax Mr.J.W.SHOESMITH, solicitor, Halifax Mr.S.HOYLE, solicitor WENT WRONG FOR SWEETS (Halifax West Riding Court) S.HOYLE (10), H.MITCHELL (8), J.W.SHINGLER (8) : lads of West End Mr.C.W.MATTOCK, The Tofferies, near the railway arch A TEETOTALLER CHARGED WITH BEING DRUNK (Halifax West Riding Court) Harry HELLIWELL (Harold HELLIWELL), mill worker, Tuel Lane Police Constable BARKER Mr.STOREY, defence [Column 3] CHRIST CHURCH BAND OF HOPE Mr.WORMALD Rev.W.C.HOWARD

Luddenden Foot

FOOD AND DRUGS ACT (Halifax West Riding Court) Daniel GREENWOOD, farmer, Luddenden Foot Mr.CRABTREE, Food and Drugs Act inspector Thomas GREENWOOD, sold milk Mr.STOREY, defence

Sowerby

TRESPASSING AFTER GAME (Halifax West Riding Court) Levi MITCHELL, labourer, Sowerby Mr.J.Riley ATKINSON, landowner, Sowerby Bridge Mr.PARKER (from the office of Messrs.LONGBOTHAM & Sons), prosecution Helliwell STOCKS, gamekeeper SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION Revs. W.C.EVANS, T.KNOWLES (Gloucestershire) Misses THORPE and SIDDALL sang The Misses HOPKINSON sang duet Messrs. H.N.BLAMIRES (Boulderclough), George SMITH (Mill Bank), W.H.LUMB, J.WILKINSON, J.SCHOFIELD, C.STANDEVEN BOULDERCLOUGH NEW CHAPEL Revs. W.C.EVANS (Congregational minister, Sowerby), W.HAIGH (pastor of Baptist Church, Steep Lane, Sowerby) Misses DYSON, WHITELEY and Mr.BROADBENT sang Mr.Henry BOTTOMLEY, organist Mr.J.WHITELEY of Sowerby Bridge, chairman [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. HALF YEARLY MEETING Councillor T.HOEY, president Messrs.UTLEY and GRAY, engineers GARFORTH Brothers, OATES & GREEN (earthenware pipes), tendered for sewer Councillor SCHOLEFIELD, J.P. Colonel GRAY, engineer Major EDWARDS, landowner? [Column 5] Messrs. A.C.COLEMAN, J.NICHOLL, J.WADSWORTH, R.LUMB, E.HELLEWELL, T.M.FLETCHER, F.B.ROTHERA, S.H.JEFFREYS, W.LUMB (Belgrave Street) CORRESPONDENCE. REV.CANON IVENS ON SUICIDE (Auction by Messrs.DAVIS & SHOESMITH, Barum Top, Halifax) Wharf Hotel, Sowerby Bridge for sale The Oddfellows Arms, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, occupied by William Henry FOX, for sale BEAN, IBBETSON, LOMAS, GARSIDE, OAKES : tenants in Bolton Brow Allan HOYLE, KAYE, David SMITH, Grace WHITEHEAD, Isaac EASTERBY, Fred WILSON, Dan KILGALLON (Daniel KILGALLON), H.CARUTHERS, Walter HOLMES, Mrs.GARRAGHTY, Mrs.FISHER, DISLEY, J.W.SCHOFIELD, Mrs.STOCKTON, Emma KERSHAW, William ACKROYD, M.WILSON, George SUTCLIFFE, Albert WILLEY, Thomas SUTCLIFFE, H.E.CROWTHER, Adam STANSFIELD, Henry HORSFALL and George WHITMORE : tenants in Mearclough Lane and Chapel Lane William HOLROYD, L.A.WILSON, DIXON, William FRANKLAND and John GREENWOOD : tenants in West Street and West Terrace (Terrace Street) James E.TAYLOR, Ann HABERGHAM, G.H.DENTON : tenants of West Terrace (Terrace Street) and Back West Terrace (Back Terrace Street) Messrs.R.HORSFALL and Sons, surveyors, Commercial Street, Halifax Messrs.LONGBOTHAM & Sons, solicitors, Halifax, Ripponden and Hebden Bridge [Column 6] DEATHS Sophia ATKINSON, 61, wife of George ATKINSON, corn warehouseman, Broad Street, Sowerby Bridge Ann GREENWOOD, 79, widow of Thomas GREENWOOD, farmer, John Street West, Sowerby Bridge

28th October 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

PROPERTY SALE Mr.John H.STEAD, auctioneer Mr.John SIMPSON of Norland bought cottages in Hope Street, Allan Wood Mr.S.HOYLE, solicitor WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.John H.STEAD gave lecture Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.P. Mr.J.W.HOOTON sang Mr.H.WRAY, accompanist FOREIGN MISSIONS (West End Congregational Church) Revs. A.CRAVEN (Wyke), T.MAINE (Halifax), G.S.SMITH, S.T.SLATER (Bangalore) Messrs. D.MITCHELL, S.WADSWORTH ACCIDENT Mr.and Mrs.Charles HOLLOWS of Sowerby Street John MURRAY, young man SALE OF SHARES John H.STEAD, auctioneer Mr.C.RUSHWORTH bought Lancashire and Yorkshire stock and shares in John MARSH & Co. Ltd. and Halifax Commercial Banking Company Mr.John W.BANCROFT bought shares in the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company Mr.J.HOLROYD of Rishworth bought shares in Chapel Field Mill Co., Ripponden Mr.Samuel HOYLE, Tuel Lane, solicitor FOOTBALL MORLEY, JAGGER, BUTTERWORTH, MALLINSON, BINNS, HABERGHAM : Sowerby Bridge rugby team L.BROWNBRIDGE, H.WRAY, J.WALKER : Sowerby Bridge football team [Column 2] Mr.John SHAW of 70 Industrial Road, occupied Elland Corn Mills for 7 years as corn miller and 24 year at Sterne Mill Elected pensioner of the Halifax Tradesmen's Benevolent Institution (re.Sowerby Bridge Flour Society meeting) Mr.S.JUDSON Mr.Ben TURNER (Benjamin TURNER), secretary of the Yorkshire Federation of Trades Council SOCIAL (Bolton Brow Working Men's Club) Mr.E.C.WASHINGTON, president WEST END CRICKET CLUB Messrs.W.FIRTH and H.NICHOL played music Messrs. G.NICHOLL and T.BOTTOMLEY, M.C.s "AT HOME" (Tuel Lane Chapel) Rev.E.GRAY and Mrs.GRAY Mr.and Mrs.John BATES Misses KIDSON, TAYLOR, SIDDALL, PARKER PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. W.WOOD (chairman), W.NICHOLL, J.BACON, J.W.BANCROFT, R.ROTHWELL, T.M.FLETCHER, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, A.HOBSON, Alderman CLAY, Councillor HOEY : committee PRIMROSE LEAGUE (Conservative) Messrs. J.C.BAILEY, J.S.RAWSON, E.W.CROSSLEY of Triangle, W.H.GIBSON Lord Salisbury Major MARCHAND Dr.YELD Mrs.STOTT Mr.Ernest HORSFALL of the New Inn [Column 3] (Halifax West Riding Court) Annie SUTCLIFFE (Ann SUTCLIFFE), a married woman THE DOG AND THE POLICEMAN (Halifax West Riding Court) David SMITH, milk dealer Police Constable WALTON ORGAN RECITAL Mr.WHITELEY, organist at Tuel Lane Chapel, did recital for money to add two stops to organ Mr.J.Herbert ENGLAND, F.R.C.O. of Leeds Mr.John BATES, violin Miss HORSMAN of Halifax sang [Column 4] SALES BY AUCTION Messrs.DAVIS & SHOESMITH, auctioneers, Barum Top, Halifax James ALLEN, John TIFFANY, John HAIGH : tenants at Causeway, Sowerby Bridge Messrs. JACKSON & FOX, surveyors, George Street, Halifax Mr.Frederick WALKER, solicitor, Halifax William Henry FOX, The Oddfellows Arms, Bolton Brow BEAN, IBBETSON, LOMAS, GARSIDE, OAKES : Bolton Brow tenants Allan HOYLE, KAYE, David SMITH, Grace WHITEHEAD, Isaac EASTERBY, Fred WILSON, Dan KILGALLON (Daniel KILGALLON), H.CARUTHERS, Walter HOLMES, Mrs.GARRAGHTY, Mrs.FISHER, DISLEY, J.W.SCHOFIELD, Mrs.STOCKTON, Emma KERSHAW William ACKROYD, M.WILSON, George SUTCLIFFE, Albert WILLEY, Thomas SUTCLIFFE, H.E.CROWTHER, Adam STANSFIELD, Henry HORSFALL, George A.WHITMORE : tenants of Mearclough Lane and Chapel Lane William HOLROYD, L.A.WILSON, DIXON, William FRANKLAND, John GREENWOOD : tenants at West Street and West Terrace (Terrace Street) James E.HOYLE, Ann HABERGHAM, G.H.DENTON : tenants at West Terrace (Terrace Street) and Back West Terrace (Back Terrace Street) Messrs.R.HORSFALL & Sons, surveyors, Commercial Street, Halifax Messrs.LONGBOTHAM & Sons, solicitors, Halifax, Ripponden & Hebden Bridge [Column 5]

Luddenden Foot

SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO YOUNG MAN John NICHOLL, dyer's labourer, of Wood Nook, young man Dr.Astley CROWTHER of Luddenden Foot NEGLECTING HIS WIFE (charged at Keighley) George Townend COGGIN of Luddenden Foot, separated from wife

Norland

A NEIGHBOUR'S QUARREL (Halifax West Riding Court) Nelly WIDDOP (Ellen WIDDOP?), married woman of Allan Wood, Norland Emma GODDARD of Norland Mr.STOREY, prosecution Maria BARRETT and Jane HORNE, neighbours

Sowerby

PIGEON SHOOTING (at the Sportsman Inn, Triangle) DIXON (Midgley), BARKER and BEAUMONT (Elland) : winners BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSIONS (Steep Lane) Revs. W.HAIGH (pastor), R.BOODHAM (Congo), C.WILLIAMS (Accrington), J.FOX (Sowerby Bridge), W.C.EVANS (Sowerby) LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY (Sowerby Congregational Church) Revs. A.GILBY (Ripponden), A.CRAVEN (Wyke), T.ROWLANDS (Madagascar), W.HAIGH (Steep Lane), W.C.EVANS (pastor)

Warley

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Mr.J.E.RATLEDGE, chairman Misses A.HARTLEY and G.HORNER, accompanists NEGLECT OF CHILDREN (Halifax West Riding Court) Hitchen EDMUNDSON, Warley, had 5 children, wife died in 1897 Mr.BRIGGS, Sowerby Bridge relieving officer [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE. CANON IVENS ON "SUICIDE" Charles Llewelyn IVENS, The Vicarage, Sowerby Bridge MARRIAGES Edward DYSON of Halifax married Caroline BOTTOMLEY of Sowerby Bridge Arthur FOGG of Sowerby Bridge married Edith Ellen MORTON of Warley Joseph WILD, mason, married Susan WILCOCK, both of Sowerby Bridge William Jones WHITWORTH, mechanic, married Mary Evelyn Alice Hannah BRADLEY, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Annie HITCHEN (Ann HITCHEN), 16, daughter of Joseph HITCHEN, cotton spinner, Glenfield Place, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth STANDEVEN, died aged 57 at Brighouse, wife of Jonas STANDEVEN, insurance agent, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Edward THOMAS, 57, Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge

4th November 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Henry James MELLERS, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent Mr.Henry THORNE, evangelist ACCIDENT Harry THOMPSON (Harold THOMPSON), young man, employed at Messrs.POLLIT & WIGZELL's foundry WEST END SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.G.S.SMITH, president Messrs. T.CHADWICK, S.WADSWORTH, A.HELLIWELL, J.MCMURRAY, W.CLEGG, James BARRACLOUGH : committee Councillor T.HOEY, auditor Misses WADSWORTH, SUTCLIFFE and N.RUSHWORTH, organists THE PROPERTY MARKET Messrs. DAVIS and SHOESMITH, auctioneers Messrs.WHITTAKER & Sons, brewers, bought the Oddfellows Arms, Bolton Brow Mr.FISHER bought houses in Mearclough Lane and Chapel Lane Mr.George WILSON, Norland, bought houses in West Street and Terrace Street Messrs.LONGBOTHAM and Sons, solicitors, Halifax Mr.Richard CROWTHER bought the old Wharf Inn and adjoining cottages Mr.Frederick WALKER, solicitor, Halifax ASSAULT ON A RAILWAY CONSTABLE (Halifax Borough Court) James HILDICK, moulder of Sowerby Bridge Constable SMITH, a railway policeman Mr.STOREY ALL OWING TO A DOG (Halifax West Riding Court) John CLARE, labourer, Sowerby Bridge, pugilist Edwin RILEY, stripper and grinder Mr.BOOCOCK, prosecution Mr.STOREY, defence [Column 2] BAND OF HOPE CONFERENCE Mr.John LAWRENCE, chairman Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD Messrs. R.LUMB, R.CLARKE, T.WORMALD NEGLECT OF CHILDREN (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary Ann LUMB, widow, Gratrix Lane Mr.STOREY, prosecution Mr.William BRIGGS, relieving officer John EDWARDS, school attendance officer Mary Ann MASON, neighbour THE SEWAGE WORKS Mr.GRAY, engineer BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (at Mr.COCKER's Assembly Rooms) Miss Marina WHITELEY, eldest daughter of the late Mr.John WHITELEY of Albert Road, Beech, came of age Messrs.W.HIGHLEY and C.DYSON provided music JAMES TOWNEND AND HIS HOME (Halifax West Riding Court) Ruth TOWNEND, wife of James TOWNEND, labourer Inspector RAMM [Column 3] Right Hon. J.W.MELLOR, Q.C., M.P. THE FIRE BRIGADE Messrs.MORRIS & Sons, Manchester, made new fire engine Councillor T.HOEY, T.HORSFALL FOOTBALL THOMPSON, MALLINSON, BUTTERWORTH, GREEN, SWAINE :Sowerby Bridge team

Luddenden Foot

A CHILD'S MYSTERIOUS DEATH John MCHALL, infant son of John MCHALL of Cooper House Cottage, Luddenden Foot ACCIDENT TO MR.EDGAR TILLOTSON Mr.Edgar TILLOTSON, cab proprietor, Pellon Lane, Halifax Mr.MACKRELL, shopkeeper near St.Jude's Church

Mill Bank

RED CABBAGE SHOW F.WALKER, judge A.EASTWOOD (Sowerby Bridge), WHITWORTH (Cote Hill), T.BARRACLOUGH (Triangle), TURVERBILLE (Mill Bank), John SUTCLIFFE (Triangle) : winners WESLEYAN YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY Messrs. David TURNER, Edwin WHITELEY, F.WOLFENDEN (Triangle) Rev.W.HUDSON Messrs. F.BARRETT, J.HAIGH, A.FOWLER, A.WHITELEY, J.BOTTOMLEY, H.WATERHOUSE : songs and recitations Master W.LUMB and H.LUMB, violin Mr.D.PARKER, animatographer (lanternist) Mr.R.CLARKE, accompanist Mr.Jonathan PICKLES of Sowerby preached

Triangle

ATTEMPTED SUICIDE (Halifax West Riding Court) Elizabeth CAMERON, 36, form Morley but recently working for Rev.T.HINKLEY, vicar of Sowerby Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Police Constable TATTERSALL, stationed at Triangle Superintendent WEIGHTMAN [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillor F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.L.WRIGLEY, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, S.TURNER, Thomas HOEY, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, George WHITELEY, A.CLAY COUNCILLOR LODGE'S POSITION ON THE COUNCIL Councillors James GREENWOOD, J.W.LODGE, HOEY A CHARGE REBUTTED Councillors Eli WHITELEY (Ely WHITELEY), HOEY Mr.W.SPENCER, property owner OUTSIDE DISTRICTS AND THEIR SEWAGE WHARF STREET IMPROVEMENTS Councillors HOEY, George WHITELEY, Eli WHITELEY (Ely WHITELEY) [Column 5] AN ALLEGED NUISANCE Mr.F.WALKER, solicitor, Halifax Major EDWARDS Mr.BALL, former tenant of Mearclough House Councillor HORSFALL THE EXTENSION OF THE DISTRICT Councillors HOEY, E.WHITELEY, WRIGLEY LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD ENQUIRY Mr.E.A.Sandford FAWCETT, A.M.I.C.E. local government board inspector Mr.FIRTH, owned property near the council offices Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P., Ely WHITELEY, T.HORSFALL, LODGE, TURNER, George WHITELEY Mr.EVANS, council clerk Mr.BARRACLOUGH, council accountant Mr.ROTHERA, council surveyor [Column 6] Mr.James WOOD, deceased, landowner MARRIAGE Harry WOOD (Harold WOOD), cloth finisher, married Mary PLATT, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Emily BERRY, 39, Egremont Street, Sowerby Bridge Luke GREENWOOD, 40, farmer, Brown Hill, Sowerby Eliza GRAYSHAN, 42, widow of John GRAYSHAN, butcher, daughter of James HOOSON, Quarry Hill, Sowerby Bridge Wilfred HEATON, 4, son of William Henry HEATON, labourer, Back Chapel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Joseph SOUTHWARD, 84, woollen weaver, Heath Hall, Norland Selwyn WRIGLEY, 14 months, son of Thomas Gledhill WRIGLEY, woollen finisher, Canal Road, Sowerby Bridge

Warley

WARLEY CLOUGH PRIMITIVE METHODIST Mr.Cookson GREENWOOD, organist at St.Paul's, King Cross Misses LORIMER, WADSWORTH sang Messrs.PLATT and COCKCROFT sang Rev.J.W.FRYER of Bradford, former scholar and teacher at Warley [Columns 5 and 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (annual accounts) Audited by Nugent C.SIMNER, assistant district auditor James BARRACLOUGH, accountant Godfrey RHODES & EVANS, clerks Edgar BOOTH, solicitor, 7 Harrison Road, Halifax, clerk to the Urban District Council

11th November 1898

[Column 1] Mr.G.ALTY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

CANON IVENS, M.A. Rev.Canon IVENS preached at Wakefield Cathedral in place of the Bishop AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Drs. DUNN, BROWN Mr.William SUNDERLAND, local secretary, administered first aid to Mr.THOMPSON, injured at Messrs.POLLIT & WIGZELL's last week A HEART MADE GLAD Mr.D.PARKER of Sowerby Bridge CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT Messrs. BROWNING of Leeds and J.Shakespeare ROBINSON of Manchester : principals Mr.GAUKROGER, conductor Miss COCKER sang NEGLECT OF FAMILY (Halifax West Riding Court) Adam STANSFIELD, married to Polly, one child FOOTBALL MALLINSON, SWAINE : Sowerby Bridge team [Column 2] Mr.M.BATES built room in Clifton Street, Willow Park Mr.John KING, an old resident of Sowerby Bridge, preacher at Tuel Lane Chapel, died aged 84. Father of Rev.Jabez KING FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Revs. Joseph SANGER, W.HUDSON Mr.GUSTANDEE, Christian native of Jerusalem Mr.J.S.HOLLAND presided TRADESMEN'S ASSOCIATION Mr.BUCKLEY, Royal Hotel Messrs. T,BRIGGS, William WILSON, L.MOORHOUSE, H.LONGBOTTOM, A.DENNIS, A.WESTON, F.DORMAN, JACKSON : committee SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Miss Ada LEES of Luddenden sang Mr.T.H.WRIGHT sang Mr.J.BOOTH recited Miss B.FARRAR, violin Mr.W.BOOTH of Manchester gave monologue Mr.Teddy WASHINGTON (Edward WASHINGTON), humorous songs Mr.H.H.CLEGG, accompanist Misses F.THORPE and C.DEWHIRST sang Mr.H.THORPE, accompanist WEST END NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.William HAIGH of Raven's Lodge Mrs.J.H.SHAW of Harrogate Mr.Morris SUGDEN did upholstery Rev. G.S.SMITH Mesdames SWAINE, SHAW Mr.S.WADSWORTH Mrs.MOFFETT, widow of Rev.R.MOFFETT, former pastor at West End, living in Birmingham Messrs. J.EDWARDS, J.HOLT, T.CHADWICK Mesdames T.PICKLES, J.E.CROWTHER, H.BARRETT, WRAY, REDGRIFT, BESWICK, YATES and Messrs.D.LUMB and T.PICKLES : songs Mrs BULCOCK, Miss F.EDWARDS and Mr.C.HOLLAS recited Miss G.LUMB, piano Mr.T.BESWICK gave reading Mr.HAIGH gave 3 3s Mrs.SHAW gave 2 2s Mrs.SWAINE gave 1 Mr.WADSWORTH gave 1 10s [Column 3] SERMON TO MEN (sermon text given) Ven.Archbishop DONNE, Vicar of Wakefield preached [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. D.I.CLAY, E.E.POLLIT, J.WADDINGTON Rev.Canon IVENS Miss WATSON, headmistress of Tuel Lane Girls' School Mr.BELL Captain John STANSFELD, owned land on Sowerby New Road [Column 5]

Sowerby

Miss Lydia STANSFELD, daughter of the late Colonel STANSFELD, Field House, died FUNERAL BRIEF (Family Fund Brief) Messrs. James LUMB, W.MITCHELL ; committee Messrs. HOWARTH, MIDGLEY, HELLIWELL sang Mr.S.PICKLES, piano SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillor D.WHITELEY J.P., J.T.NAYLOR, S.AINLEY, J.INGHAM, J,SUTCLIFFE, W.WILSON, A.BROADBENT, A.STOTT, J.LEACH, J.WOOD, J.SHARPE, J.H.CARTER Mr.R.L.FOSTER complained about sewage in Higgin Chamber reservoir Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.William CULPAN sent petition re. SYKES v. the council [Column 6]

Luddenden Foot

FIREWORKS ACCIDENT Joseph WADSWORTH, about 14, son of Mr.G.WADSWORTH Drs. WALKER, WOODHEAD ---------------- DEATHS Jane ACKROYD, 47, wife of John ACKROYD, engine tenter in iron works, Clough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Edith CLARE, 11 months, daughter of John CLARE, labourer, Back Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge John FARRAR, 60, Beech Villas, Sowerby Bridge Martha Maria NEWSOME, 69, widow of George NEWSOME, plumber, Gordon Street, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge Hilda NAYLOR, 3 months, daughter of Thomas NAYLOR, stone dresser, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge Ann STANCLIFFE, 77, widow of William STANCLIFFE of Sowerby Albert WIDDOP, 3? months, son of Ernest WIDDOP, clogger, East Longley, Norland

18th November 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.Joseph H.BARRACLOUGH, clerk in the accountant's office, Sowerby Bridge District Council, moving to Featherstone Joe Crossley NEWSOME (Joseph Crossley NEWSOME), James CHAPMAN, George HAYWARD : Sowerby Bridge men who applied for patents MILL FIRE Messrs.John WOOD & Sons, Lock Hill Mill LECTURE Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.E.E.POLLIT, chairman SOCIAL (Bolton Brow Working Men's Club) Mr.William GAUKROGER presided Messrs.HINDLEY, THOMPSON and PLATT sang Mr.BANCROFT, piano John RAWNSLEY lived in Wharf Street many years ago, joined the army, lost one or both legs. Since then lived by selling matches in Manchester. Died a few weeks earlier in his mid 60s SOWERBY BRIDGE BAND Archdeacon DONNE John C.BUCKLEY, Hon.Secretary of the Christ Church Men's Service Committee FOOTBALL HABERGHAM, MACDONNAL, SWAINE, BINNS, MORLEY, MALLINSON, JAGGER : Sowerby Bridge team [Column 2] DANCE (Sowerby Bridge Association Football Club) Messrs.FIRTH and NICHOLL : music Messrs.W.THOMPSON and J.V.SCHOLEFIELD : M.C.s Mr.Daniel PARKER ELLISON MEMORIAL SUNDAY SCHOOLS Rev.Canon IVENS Messrs. A.COCKER, J.W.WHITELEY : boys' school superintendents Miss BADDELEY, girls' school superintendent Miss ODDY, infants' school superintendent Mr.J.THORNTON, secretary Mr.J.H.SWALLOW, treasurer Mr.William HAIGH, superintendent and teacher Messrs. H.SHAW and J.SMITH : superintendents of Willow Park WESLEYAN FOREIGN MISSIONS Mr.J.D.WILSON of Manningham, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Revs. Sylvester WHITEHEAD, J.FOX, J.SANGER, W.HUDSON Miss Ethel BRADLEY of Halifax sang THE RECENT ATTEMPTED SUICIDE METHODIST NEW CONNEXION Rev.M.M.TODD and Mr.Wilkinson PICKLES preached THE BLACKMAILING SCANDAL Mrs.Kate CLIFFORD The CHRIMES bothers of Penge near London, alleged confederates of the notorious MITCHELL YORKSHIRE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Dr.E.D.WELLBURN read a paper [Column 3] OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH James KERSHAW, Albert BISHOP, F.TOWNSEND, John HALSTEAD, young men Sergeant ROBERTS Police Constable COOKE ALARMING 'BUS ACCIDENT NEAR HALIFAX Messrs.MARSH and Co. and Mr.TILLOTSON : bus owners Fred STEELE, bus driver John BULLAN, driver [Column 4]

Mill Bank

BUTTON HOLE ROSE SHOW (at the Blue Bells Inn) A.PRIESTLEY, T.SIMPSON, A.TURBERVILLE : winners Messrs. A.HITCHEN, A.WOOD, judges BILLIARD HANDICAP (Working Men's Club) Messrs. Fred NICHOLL, Herbert HALSTEAD, Alfred HOLROYD : winners Mr.James BARRETT Mr.Charles E. ROSE, Halifax supplied the prizes Mr. C.BORIES, accompanist

Norland

IVY DANCE Mr.Robert MAIDEN, promoter Messrs. H.NICHOLL (piano), W.FIRTH (violin), SHUTTLEWORTH (piccolo) NORLAND BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.P.E.JONES, chairman Misses Minnie BALMFORTH, S.A.WHITTAKER, A.HITCHEN, A.BALMFORTH, Ethel BROADBENT and N.BATES recited Masters F.BROADBENT, J.LUM, F.EDWARDS and T.LUM recited Master A.HELLOWELL, violin

Sowerby

PROVIDENCE FREE CHURCH Rev.Earl GRAY, circuit minister Mr.W.BARRETT, organist ST.PETER'S CHURCH Revs. J.R.HILL vicar of Lightcliffe, T.HINKLEY (vicar) BOULDERCLOUGH METHODIST NEW CONNEXION Mr.R.BENTON gave address THE FUNERAL OF MISS STANSFELD (at St.Peter's) Miss Lydia Jane STANSFELD, The Breck, eldest daughter of the late Colonel STANSFELD of Field House Was superintendent of St.Peter's Sunday School for 16 years. 1835-1898 Revs. T.HINKLEY (vicar), E.BRIERLEY (vicar of St.John's, Thorpe), A.H.S.BEAN (rector of Retwell near Worksop) Captain and Mrs. STANSFELD of Dunninald Castle, Montrose (brother and sister in law of deceased) Miss STANSFELD of the Breck, sister of deceased Colonel and Mrs.STANSFELD of Field House Miss RAWSON, Mill House Hon. and Mrs. Lucias O'BRIEN, Moor Park, Ludlow Mr.and Mrs.SMYTH, Enagh Lodge, Londonderry Miss STANSFELD of Settle, cousin Mr.J.B.Evelyn STANSFELD, London Colonel and Mrs.JOHNSTONE Mr.Berthold STANSFELD, Leeds Mr.John RAWSON Mr.G.R.STANSFELD junior, Field House Mrs.HORTON, Howroyde, Barkisland Mr.A.W.HODGSON Mr.A.MORRIS Mr.and the Misses HATTERSLEY, Long Field House Mr.and Mrs.NUGENT, White Windows Mr.EMPSON, Old Haugh End Mrs.RAWSON and Mr.Gerald RAWSON, Thorpe Mr.J.S.RAWSON Mr.F.W.HADWEN, Kebroyd Major MORRIS Mr.ELLIOT, Rishworth Grammar School Rev.C.LIVERMORE Mr.W.H.BAXENDALE Mr.J.EDWARDS Dr.West SYMES Councillor J.H.CARTER and Messrs. J.SMITH, A.STOTT and James PICKARD representing the Primrose League Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, W.RILEY, J.LAWRENCE, J.H.WADDINGTON : Sowerby Bridge Ward of the RAWSON Habitation Mr.ARNOLD, M.P., Halifax Mr.T.H.MORRIS Councillor J.W.CLAY (mayor of Brighouse) Mrs.F.E.RAWSON Mr.P.H.NORRIS, The Sycamores, Sowerby Bridge

Triangle

SOCIAL Mr.Fred EASTWOOD's string band INCREASED POSTAL FACILITIES Mr.Charles Benjamin CROSSLEY got new postbox and improved deliveries W.GIBBS for C.B.CROSSLEY, postmaster, granted request [Column 5] POLITICAL MEETING (Sowerby Bridge Liberal Club) Mr.Joseph HOWES of the National Reform Union gave lecture Mr.William WILSON presided Mr.ASQUITH Mr.CHAMBERLAIN Mr.CHAPLIN Sir John GORST [Column 6] Sir William HARCOURT Mr.Rowland LUMB thanked lecturer Lord SALISBURY Councillor Thomas HOEY Mr.James HOLDSWORTH DEATHS Martha CROWTHER, 68, widow of James CROWTHER, Asquith Bottom, Sowerby Bridge Lydia Jane STANSFELD, 63, The Breck, Sowerby

25th November 1898

[Column 1] Revs. E.GRAY and G.S.SMITH to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

John BULMER, Edward LONGBOTTOM and Bernard MITCHELL of Sowerby Bridge applied for patents Mr.John BATES, organised the "Conference of Youth" at Tuel Lane Chapel and West End school WOMEN'S SERVICE (at Tuel Lane Chapel) Rev.E.GRAY Mr.J.WHITELEY, organ Mrs.GRAY sang Miss PARKER recited LANTERN EVENING (West End Congregational Band of Hope) Messrs. Thomas A.SMITH, J.HOLT Rev.G.S.SMITH presided LIBERAL CLUB Miss F.EDWARDS recited Mr.Walter WADE of Leeds, sang humorous songs Messrs.HORSFALL and THOMAS played for dancing Messrs.Parker HAIGH and W.BRIGGS : M.C.s "POLITICAL SURVEY" (Women's Liberal Association) Rev.W.C.EVANS Miss ROTHERA sang, accompanied by her sister, Miss Alice ROTHERA LABOUR CLUB FOOTBALL MORLEY, MALLINSON, BINNS, SWAINE :Sowerby Bridge team WARD : Alverthorpe team HUSBAND AND WIFE (Halifax West Riding Court) Wilson SUTCLIFFE, labourer of Sowerby Bridge, about 20, married [Column 2] WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL (young women's guild) Miss HELLIWELL presided Misses REDDICK, MILLS, GLEDHILL, CROWTHER, BERRY, SUTCLIFFE, WOOD, WILCOCK, RADCLIFFE, WILD and Mrs.HELLIWELL sang Mrs.G.MITCHELL and Miss WOOD : accompanists CHRIST CHURCH Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist CRICKET CLUB Messrs. F.CLAY elected president, G.A.WOOD (captain, 1st eleven), H.SIDDALL (vice captain 1st eleven), C.HORNER (captain, 2nd eleven), S.T.LAYCOCK (vice captain 2nd team), C.W.LAYCOCK (secretary) Messrs. C.BROWNBRIDGE, J.H.ELLIOT, R.ROTHWELL, H.WHITAKER, J.DOVENER, A.BLAGBOROUGH, W.KNIGHT, E.LAWTON, C.E.HELLIWELL, C.HATTON : committee PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH Revs. W.H.MATTHEWS, W.R.WILKINSON of Elland Miss E.THORPE gave readings LECTURE ON THE INVERTED VERTICAL ENGINE J.H.HELLEWELL of Sowerby Bridge FOUND DEAD Mr.HILL, deputy coroner Alfred PACKWOOD of Hoey's Yard Fred CRABTREE, Back Wharf Street Dr.BROWN William BRIGGS, relieving officer Mrs.BRIAN of Elland, wife of the deceased, separated DISTRICT NURSING FUND Begun by Mrs.Hodgson WRIGHT of Halifax Nurses RAMSAY, MCLEOD [Column 3] COUNCILLOR HOEY AND THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE (several letters) Mr.HOWES, speaker last week, Liberal Club Elizabeth L.RILEY, 7 Joseph Street, Beech, secretary of the Sowerby Bridge Primrose League Thomas HOEY, Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge [Column 4] CHRIST CHURCH. ANNUAL SALE OF WORK Mr.SWALLOW opened the sale Mrs.RAMSDEN presided Mrs.FARRAR recently bereaved Mr.ELLISON, school built as memorial to him Mr.HAIGH, curacy fund Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.A.COCKER Mesdames SWALLOW, WELLBURN, J.W.WHITELEY, FARRAR, WALTERS, S.TURNER, WRAY, IVENS, ROTHWELL, J.TURNER, HORNER, RILEY, RAWLINSON, BATES, HILEY, RAMSDEN, NORRIS, SUTCLIFFE, BUCKLEY, BROWN, LEYLAND, HALEY, S.WHITELEY, COCKER, HELM, BERRY, EVANS, HANSON, SWINDELLS Misses SWALLOW, TURNER, FARRAR, M.SWALLOW, SHACKLETON, RILEY, POLLIT, WOOD (2 of), GAUKROGER, MANSELL, CROSS, BATES, BERRY, Ethel RAWLINSON, S.HORNER Mr.SWALLOW gave 10

Norland

ENTERTAINMENT (Norland Free Church) Mr.John SMITH, chairman [Column 5]

Sowerby

RATEPAYERS' MEETING William CULPAN, Timothy HITCHEN, James HELLIWELL, Thomas Walker WOOD, Edward WOOD, Albert MEADOWCROFT SYKE and LUMB v. the District Council BROADBENT, former owner of land near Shield Hall Lane, did quarrying John LUMB, current quarry tenant Messrs. Korah CULPAN, Edwin ROBERTSHAW, William HELLOWELL, Thomas FARRAR, Rowland BRADLEY, F.NORMANTON, W.HELLIWELL, J.COCKROFT

Mill Bank

ST.MARY'S CHURCH (fiftieth anniversary of it's consecration) Venerable Archdeacon BROOKS Revs. HINKLEY, John LONGBOTTOM of Leeds -------------------- CORRESPONDENCE Mr.Thomas HOEY Elizabeth L.RILEY [Column 6] DISTRICT NURSING FUND. SUBSCRIPTION LIST (list of donations) Messrs. Rowland SIDDALL, POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd., J.R.ATKINSON, F.BERRY & Sons, E.CLAY, J.F.CLAY, HOMFRAY & Co., W.MORRIS & Co., George THOMPSON & Sons, B.CLAY, R.W.EVANS, GREENWOOD, C.RUSHWORTH, J.RAWSON, H.SUTCLIFFE, N.BATES, James CLAY, J.POLLIT, C.E.RAMSDEN, William WOOD, B.MORWOOD, HELM, A.LEYLAND, D.MITCHELL, WHITWORTH, M.WILCOCK, A.F.FOX, W.H.GIBSON, HAIGH, KIRBY, J.SCHOFIELD, G.THOMPSON, COCKER, Furniss HANSON, ROBERTS, James WOOD, C.CLAY, SHAW, A.ACKROYD, GIBSON, GREENWOOD, GALLIMORE, J.HOLT, KENDALL, MACKRELL, MARCHANT, MASON, ROTHWELL, E.SCHOFIELD, TOWNSEND, F.WADDINGTON, WORSNUP, J.H.WADDINGTON, WAKEFIELD Mrs.GREENWOOD and Miss THORPE Drs. ADAMS, BROWN, DUNN, HODGSON Misses CLAY, MANSELL, TAYLOR, WOOD (2 of), OGDEN, BATTERSBY, FARROW, BADDELEY, SMITH, BRIGGS, COWGILL, CARTER, HINCHLIFFE, JOWETT, SMITH, SHARP, TURNER, WILDSMITH Mesdames HORSFALL, OAKES, IVENS, SWALLOW, J.H.ATKINSON, BARRON, GREENWOOD, J.HANSON, KNIGHT, LAYCOCK, LORRIMER, W.NEWSOME, WOOD, WHITWORTH, HOPKINSON, HOLLOWS, SUTCLIFFE, BANCROFT, F.SUTCLIFFE, WADSWORTH, BELL, BRIGGS, COOK, GREENWOOD, HARWOOD, W.HAIGH, HOLROYD, MARSLAND, MALLINSON, ROSS, SWAINE, SHACKLETON, WILKINSON, WELLBURN, S.WHITELEY, WRIGHT, WESTON, BROADBENT, BALMFORTH, BULCOCK, BUTTERWORTH, FARRAR, GILL, HELLIWELL, HORSFALL, MACKRELL, STOTT, SUMMERSCALES, STORER, WILSON, WILDE, WRIGLEY, SWINDELLS, BREARLEY, ACKROYD, BARNES, BARKER, BARRETT, BATES BUTTERFIELD, BRADLEY, CLAY, CRAVEN, DICKSON, DILWORTH, DEWHIRST, T.DYSON, DYSON, EDWARDS, ELLIS, EMMETT, FLATHERS, FURNESS, FOX, GARSIDE, HOBSON, HOYLE, HORSFALL, HELLIWELL, KIRBY, LAUGHTON, LAWSON, LUMB, MARSDEN, MALLINSON, MITCHELL, NICHOLL, NAYLOR, OLDFIELD, PRESTON, PEEL, RAWNSLEY, RATCLIFFE, ROTHWELL, ROBERTS, ROWLATT, SUTCLIFFE, SHUTTLEWORTH, SMITH, BATES-SMITH, SMEATON, TURNER, TAYLOR, TIDSWELL, TOWNEND, W.H.UTTLEY jnr., WRAY, G.WRAY, WISEMAN, WALTON, WHITELEY, Wright BERRY, WILKINSON Mr.and Mrs.BUCKLEY Mr.and Mrs.P.NORRIS Revs. C.W.HOWARD, G.S.SMITH Mesdames ATKINSON, BUCKLEY, BROWN, BOTTOMLEY, NORTH-BATES, GREENWOOD, LAYCOCK, PLATT, RIDDETT, C.RAMSDEN, SHAW, B.WOOD, WALTERS, WELLBURN and Misses EASTWOOD, THORPE, TURNER, M.A.WOOD, B.WOOD: collectors

2nd December 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Edwin MATTHEWS, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.J.FOX, pastor CHRIST CHURCH BAZAAR Messrs. SWALLOW, W.HAIGH Rev.D.THOMAS Mrs.RAMSDEN Miss POLLIT BOLTON BROW BAND OF HOPE Revs.Joseph SANGER, W.HUDSON (Triangle) Mr.F.FLETCHER Miss L.HAIGH, accompanist PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. W.WOOD, W.NICHOLL, Arthur HOBSON, T.M.FLETCHER, R.ROTHWELL, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.HAIGH, W.GREENWOOD Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillor T.HOEY THE FOOTBALL CLUB'S CONCERT Misses Kate WELCH (Manchester), Rachel CROWTHER sang Messrs.Ernest LEEDS (tenor), BARNES (Halifax) Madame PARR, violin Mr.Tom WADDINGTON (Thomas WADDINGTON), humourist Mr.A.WHITELEY, A.L.C.M., accompanist Mr.Daniel PARKER, cinematographer [Column 2] OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH (Halifax West Riding Court) METHODIST NEW CONNEXION MISSION Rev.H.SHAW of King Cross BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) James MITCHELL, no fixed abode, stone mason from Warley Police Sergeant ROBERTS Superintendent WEIGHTMAN WEST END CRICKET CLUB Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs. C.RUSHWORTH, G.E.HOEY, G.NICHOLL, J.A.WHITELEY, C.W.RUSHWORTH (captain 1st eleven), G.H.WHITTAKER (vice captain 1st eleven), R.BINNS (captain 2nd eleven), J.ATKINSON (vice captain 2nd eleven), W.HELLIWELL, A.HELLIWELL, H.BARRETT, F.BARRETT, H.WRAY, T.HOEY, J.V.SCHOLEFIELD, G.FOGG, J.MAIDEN FOOTBALL MALLINSON, ELLIS, BINNS, BOTTOMLEY : Sowerby Bridge team CLAYTON, WINBERRY : Ossett team RYBURN LODGE OF FREEMASONS Brothers Dr.John DUNN, Thomas GILL, William HAIGH, William Alfred WOOD, Samuel SMITH, Alfred GREENWOOD, John Corrin BELL, John CROWTHER, John Ward BANCROFT, Thomas BRIGGS, Thomas GAUKROGER, William HAIGH junior, William Perrin BROWN, Walter Collinge MOORES, William WORSNOP, John A.SUTCLIFFE, Arthur Charles QUEST, John H.STEAD, William HAIGH, John SMITH, BUCKLAND, RICKARD, BELL, MILLIGAN, TAYLOR (Arthur Sullivan Lodge, Manchester) Mrs.WESTON, Bull's Head Hotel Earl LATHOM, Pro Grand Master of England, died [Column 3] SHOCKING RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT SOWERBY BRIDGE William NICHOLL of Triangle, worked in the locomotive shed, died aged 40 Robert LONGBOTTOM, a shedman Dr.BROWN [Column 4] CORRESPONDENCE A PLEA FOR THE SCAVENGERS MRS.RILEY'S REPLY TO COUNCILLOR HOEY Mr.HOEY Jabez BALFOUR Elizabeth L.RILEY, secretary of the Primrose League Councillor HOEY Mrs.RILEY W.C.EVANS, Sowerby Mr.T.HOEY [Column 5] A CAUTION

Sowerby

Judge CADMAN SYKES and LUMB v. Sowerby Urban District Council BOULDERCLOUGH CHAPEL Mr.J.WHITELEY, organist Rev.B.C.BARNARD

Mill Bank

(Halifax West Riding Court) Charles GREENWOOD, Harold ROYDES, Ernest WIDDOP, Walter HALSTEAD, Sanderson WATERHOUSE, James WADE, Alfred HITCHEN, John WATERFALL : millhands

Triangle

SHORTHAND Master A.LAWRENCE, Saw Hill passed phonography exam, taught by Mr.W.AINLEY PRESENTATION (Triangle reading room Cricket Club) Mr.Wilson BROADBENT (club secretary) Messrs. D.SCHOFIELD, H.INGHAM, J.GREENROYD, F.GLEDHILL, W.HELLIWELL sang Masters F.MELLOR and T.MELLOR : violin and piano

Norland

TEA AND SERVICE OF SONG (Norland Primitive Methodist Chapel) Mrs.T.H.HOLROYD Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS ST.LUKE'S SCHOOLS Misses E.BERRY, B.MARSDEN, L.CRABTREE, E.MAUDE, H.DIXON, M.BENNETT, LORD, P.RAWNSLEY, E.WATERHOUSE, C.BINNS, F.AVES, A.LIVERMORE, E.A.DIXON, Eleanor MAUDE

Luddenden Foot

THE RECENT FIREWORKS ACCIDENT Mr.William BARSTOW, J.P., coroner? Joseph WADSWORTH, son of Giles WADSWORTH, farmer of Bottoms Farm, Luddenden Foot, died aged 14 Drs. WOODHEAD, WALKER Frank ALDERSON, aged 16, of Denholme, Luddenden Foot Dr.HOSKEN, assistant house surgeon at the infirmary ----------------- DEATHS Elizabeth CRAVEN, 82, May Pole Inn, Warley Sam EASTWOOD (Samuel EASTWOOD), 48, labourer, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge Bessie EDWARDS (Elizabeth EDWARDS?), 74, wife of Joseph EDWARDS, The Hollins, Triangle Alice HICKMAN, 13 months, daughter of Edward HICKMAN, wool duler, Boys Carr, Luddenden Foot Betty SEED (Elizabeth SEED?), 83, widow of George SEED, tailor, Mill Bank [Column 6] CONFERENCE OF YOUTH AT SOWERBY BRIDGE Rev.J.H.JAMES of Hebden Bridge Councillor HOEY read a paper Mr.S.C.MOORE, president of West End Congregational Sunday School Mr.W.H.UTTLEY of Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE W.EDLESTON & Co. John ATKINSON & Sons G.FOX & Sons W.P.EGLIN WOOD Brothers T.NICHOLL & Sons Rowland SIDDALL SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN C.E.RAMSDEN & F.RAMSDEN Mark WILCOCK W.MORRIS & Sons Francis BERRY & Sons CLAY Brothers H.CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. John HORSFALL & Sons John WOOD & Sons CLAY & HORSFALL Miles SYKES & Sons RUSHWORTH & Co. John DYSON James GREENWOOD & Son John EDWARDS & Sons James EASTWOOD & Co. Henry BROADBENT H.J.NORRIS Bros. POLLIT & WIGZELL WALLIS & Co., Rose Hill A.SIDDALL and R.SIDDALL, Industrial Road William WARD, inspector

9th December 1898

[Column 1] MESSRS. J.W.TAYLOR, A.SUNDERLAND to preach at Tuel Lane

Sowerby Bridge

FOOTBALL MALLINSON, SWAINE, HABERGHAM : Sowerby Bridge team SOWERBY BRIDGE SWIMMING CLUB Messrs. COPLEY, GIBSON, George WHITELEY, George WILCOCK, E.BROADBENT, J.HELLEWELL, E.CROWTHER, H.BUCKLEY, E.KERSHAW, A.WESTON, Arthur HORSFALL (accompanist) TUEL LANE BAND OF HOPE Rev.E.GRAY Mr.WHITTAKER of Halifax gave address SUDDEN DEATH Mr.HILL, deputy coroner Fred BROADBENT, Bolton Brow, died. Had an estranged wife and four children Dr.HODGSON INTERESTING MEETING OF TRADES UNIONISTS (Cotton Operatives' Association) Mr.James DEWHIRST, union member, disabled while working as cotton spinner, given 60 Mr.James MAWDSLEY, J.P., general secretary to the Amalgamated Society of Cotton Operatives Mr.John BATES, local secretary Joseph CHAMBERLAIN Mr.John HELLIWELL [Column 2] ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL H.WRAY, W.THOMPSON, E.CLAY :Sowerby Bridge team METHODIST NEW CONNEXION MISSION Mr.Wilkinson PICKLES gave talk on his tour of Palestine and Egypt Mr.Edwin WHITELEY, chairman Miss Norah WHITELEY sang THE CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB Major MORRIS, J.P., president Mr.EASTWOOD's band played Messrs. COPLEY, CULPAN, CROWTHER, BERRY (Ripponden), J.SMITH (comic, Norland) Misses BEVERLEY, SCHOFIELD (Sowerby Bridge Licensed Victuallers' and Wine and Beer Retailers' Protection Association formed) Messrs. William BUCKLEY (president), E.W.HORSFALL, A.WESTON, A.THOMAS LECTURE (at Ellison Memorial Schools) Miss ARNOLD of Halifax gave lecture Colonel Beresford PIERCE, gave address on the work of the Church of England Homes for Waifs and Strays (Sowerby Bridge Primitive Methodist Quarterly meeting) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS Mr.Thomas MORGAN, secretary GOLCAR CHOIR CONCERT Mr.R.STEAD, conductor

Friendly

FRIENDLY WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Messrs.J.C.BATES, J.E.RATLEDGE, W.CLAY, W.MITCHELL, E.HELLEWELL, S.HARTLEY, A.CLAY, S.STOREY [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. STORMY MEETING. THE CHAIRMAN THREATENS TO SEND FOR THE POLICE Councillors F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.L.WRIGLEY, W.SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD, S.TURNER, Thomas HOEY, T.HORSFALL, Ely WHITELEY, George WHITELEY, A.CLAY, LODGE COUNCILLOR GEORGE WHITELEY POLITELY RETIRES Councillors G.WHITELEY, HOEY, E.WHITELEY COUNCILLOR SUTCLIFFE'S REPUTATION Councillors SUTCLIFFE, Ely WHITELEY, HOEY Mr.SPENCER A WARNING TO THE PUBLIC Councillor HORSFALL Mr.WARD, sanitary inspector THE SEWERAGE SCHEME A PROPOSED EXTENSION (adding Sowerby, Skircoat, Norland, Warley, Greetland) Councillor WRIGLEY ELECTRIC LIGHTING COUNCILLOR SUTCLIFFE AND CONTRACTS Councillors SUTCLIFFE, James GREENWOOD A LIVELY SCENE : FIVE COUNCILLORS ON THEIR FEET Councillors HOEY, SUTCLIFFE, LODGE Mr.SPENCER [Column 4] Councillors GREENWOOD, Ely WHITELEY, John Foster CLAY SERMON TO MEN (sermon text given) Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 5] [Column 6] "AT HOME" AT THE SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mr.and Mrs.Joseph SUTCLIFFE Misses Charlotte HOLROYD, N.LAW, B.FARRAR, Dora RUSHWORTH, E.JACKSON, THORPE, ASQUITH, DODGSON Messrs. E.FIRTH, HEPWORTH, SEYMOUR, BUTTERWORTH, Harry COPLEY (Harold COPLEY), HARGREAVES, A.SUTCLIFFE, A.ROWSON, LEES, Joseph SUTCLIFFE, John HARWOOD (Blackpool, helped get Lyceum built), Ernest LAW (accompanist), Harry ROBINSON (Harold ROBINSON), THORPE, PLATT, MARSHALL, SHUTTLEWORTH Masters B.GAUKROGER, W.WILSON Mr.and Mrs.W.GREENWOOD (president) Mesdames LONGBOTTOM, CROSSLEY Professor WHITEHEAD, phrenologist Messrs.RHODES, Halifax, decorated room DEATHS Emma ATKINSON, 18, daughter of Joseph ATKINSON, woollen warper, Langton Street, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Alice HICKMAN, 13 months, daughter of Edward HICKMAN, wool duler, Boys Carr, Luddenden Foot Joseph NORMANTON, 62, silk dresser, Hollins Street, Triangle Elizabeth PEARSON, 56, widow of Joseph PEARSON, bank cashier, Blackwood Hall, Luddenden Foot Elsie Marian WADDINGTON, 9, daughter of Joe WADDINGTON (Joseph WADDINGTON), strap mender, Claremount Street, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM William GAUKROGER, husband of Mary GAUKROGER, died 1897, aged 57 CORRESPONDENCE Councillor HOEY's long reply to Mrs.RILEY will be published next week

16th December 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

"A VISIT TO MALTA" Mr.J.C.BUCKLEY gave lecture on visit to Malta ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL MITCHELL : Sowerby Bridge team PRESENTATION Mr.Heaton COCKROFT, foreman porter at Sowerby Bridge Passenger Station, leaving to become landlord of the Bridge Street Hotel, West End ORGAN RECITAL (at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel) Mr.S.W.PILLING of Mirfield gave recital MASTER BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION (Sowerby Bridge Branch formed) Councillors William SUTCLIFFE (president), George WHITELEY (treasurer), Lewis WHITTAKER (committee) Mr.J.H.WADDINGTON, secretary Messrs. James MITCHELL, James STAFFORD, Herbert FOX, Edwin HORNER, CRAWSHAW (Ripponden) : committee BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Messrs. Thomas EDWARDS, Hartley GREENWOOD, William WILSON, F.W.FOSTER, F.WADDINGTON, E.R.HOLMES, H.THOMAS, W.THOMAS, F.FARRAR, A.SUTCLIFFE, George THOMPSON, W.FOX, F.W.FOSTER, George HARTLEY, W.H.PRIESTLEY, Arthur UTTLEY, James BROADBENT, Simeon TAYLOR, B.MORWOOD, A.INGHAM and F.FLETCHER (organists), S.TAYLOR, T.EDWARDS, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, BUTTERWORTH, J.LEE Miss BARRON Mrs.ROBERTS Rev.J.SANGER WEST END "AT HOME" (congregational) Mr.and Mrs.Joseph GREENWOOD Mr.and Mrs.W.LORIMER Mesdames J.H.ATKINSON, W.NEWSOME Rev.G.S.SMITH and Mrs.SMITH Masters SCHOFIELD, BARRACLOUGH, H.GODDARD Misses M.BARKER, E.RUSHWORTH, PARKER, N.RUSHWORTH (accompanist), LORIMER, WADSWORTH, P.DODGSON Messrs. J.BARKER, J.WADSWORTH (accompanist), M.SCHOFIELD, F.GLEDHILL, B.WADSWORTH (piano), J.EARNSHAW, L.HOWARTH, J.HANSON Councillor HOEY [Column 2] AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Dr.J.Crossley WRIGHT of Halifax George Frederick STEVENS and George William STEVEN, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent CANON IVENS ON CHURCH REFORM AND NONCONFORMITY (preached at Manchester) [Column 3]

Sowerby

SALE OF WORK (St.Peter's day schools) Miss RAWSON of Mill House Rev.T.A.HINKLEY PROVIDENCE FREE CHURCH Mr.Arthur E.WHITELEY, A.L.C.M., organist Messrs. Eli HELLOWELL, WILKINSON, J.RATCLIFFE, H.HOWARTH, H.BERRY, NORMANTON, HOWARTH, A.E.WHITELEY (accompanist) Misses R.WOOD, THOMAS, MAXWELL, L.HAIGH, E.WILSON, MITCHELL Mesdames HOLT, TATTERSALL, Eli HELLOWELL, T.HELLOWELL SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors David WHITELEY J.P., J.T.NAYLOR, J.WOOD, J.INGHAM, A.BROADBENT, W.LEACH, A.STOTT, J.SUTCLIFFE, William WILSON, J.H.CARTER Messrs.James HEAP, James HITCHEN, James SIDDALL, James BROADBENT owned defective water pipes Dr.WELLBURN Messrs. Gamaliel SUTCLIFFE and Rowland LONGBOTTOM, property owners Messrs. William CULPAN and William HELLOWELL [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT NONCONFORMIST COUNCIL Mr.J.W.WHITELEY of Stones House, Ripponden Revs. Dr.FERGUSON (Birmingham), A.J.VINER (Oldham), G.S.SMITH, W.H.MATTHEWS, J.FOX, E.GRAY, W.HUDSON, W.C.EVANS, J.MONCRIEFF, D.JERMAIN, J.W.MAWER Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, O.EATOUGH

Norland

ST.LUKE'S CHURCH [Column 5] CORRESPONDENCE CANON IVENS AND IMMORTALITY John WESTLOCK COUNCILLOR HOEY AND THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE Mr.Joseph HOWES Mrs.RILEY Mr.HOEY [Column 6] Rev.W.C.EVANS Thomas HOEY, Sowerby Bridge PRIMROSE LEAGUE SOCIAL Mr.J.C.BAILEY, Conservative candidate at last election Messrs. E.W.CROSSLEY (presided), J.Selwyn RAWSON, MELLOR (Liberal), F.BARRETT Misses ALEXANDER, JONES BIRTH Abraham CLAY, Willow House, Sowerby Bridge, had a daughter DEATHS Fred DYSON, 29, cloth finisher, Dale Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth ELLIS, 80, widow of William ELLIS, Clyde Street, Sowerby Bridge Joseph O'DONNELL, 2 months, son of John O'DONNELL, cart driver, Boys Carr, Luddenden Foot Susannah THOMPSON, 78, wife of George THOMPSON, Longfield House, Sowerby Bridge Joe WALSH (Joseph WALSH), 3 months, son of Tom WALSH (Thomas WALSH), Stile, Triangle

23rd December 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Eustace WIGZELL of Sowerby Bridge applied for patent TUEL LANE CHAPEL Rev.E.GRAY to stay for a second year A VERY FOOLISH TRICK (Halifax Borough Court) Mary Ann SLADEN of Sowerby Bridge Joseph EMMETT and John LYCETT, train guards, saved her PRESENTATION Mr.Heaton COCKROFT, leaving the railway company after 39 years to live at Bridge Street Hotel Inspector MOSSLEY (railway inspector?) Mr.J.BARKER, railway worker Messrs. BINNS, STORR, HARTLEY, WOOD, HINDLE, R.COLLINSON, D.JENNINGS (piano) FOOTBALL NORTH : Hebden Bridge team BINNS, BUTTERWORTH, MALLINSON : Sowerby Bridge team [Column 2] CHRIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD Messrs. A.COCKER, J.W.WHITELEY FOR THE WAIFS AND STRAYS (fundraiser at Bolton Brow School) Misses L.WILSON and M.ROBERTSHAW, two little girls Dr.STEVENSON's Home for Waifs and Strays Rev.J.SANGER Miss SHEARER's school, Ripponden Hilda BROADBENT, Edith DAVIES, L.WILSON, C.BROADBENT, L.INGHAM, L.WRIGHT, Lillie RICHARDSON (Lily RICHARDSON?), Gladys HOYLE, Nora RICHARDSON, A.DAVIES, A.RICHARDSON, M.ROBERTSHAW Mr.J.W.WHITELEY, accompanist THE REV.CANON IVENS, M.A. The Duke of Devonshire (through the Bishop of Ripon) offered Mr.IVENS the rectory of Keighley. He declined WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Alderman Henry SUGDEN of Brighouse Councillor Ely WHITELEY presided Mr.Jack MCKENZIE (violin) Miss SUGDEN, accompanist Mesdames MARSLAND, BROWNBRIDGE, B.WOOD (president) WESLEYAN QUARTERLY MEETING (at Bolton Brow) Revs.J.SANGER, W.HUDSON Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, George RUSHWORTH, Joseph BARRON PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. W.WOOD, W.GREENWOOD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, T.M.FLETCHER, A.HOBSON, O.EATOUGH, W.NICHOLL Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillor T.HOEY THE LIBERAL CLUB Mr.J.W.SUTCLIFFE, steward Councillor E.WHITELEY, president Messrs. WADDINGTON, HOEY, LUMB, MITCHELL, HOLDSWORTH, GREENWOOD, EDWARDS, SUTCLIFFE, BARKER (piano) [Column 3] GREAT FIRE AT BRIGHOUSE Mr.George Henry HALLIDAY, cotton spinner, Atlas Mills, Brighouse James NUTTALL, aged 18, of Brook Street, Rastrick badly injured rescuing a little girl named CROW. Died the next day John WALSH, spinner, saved Dan HANSON (Daniel HANSON), aged 60, whose son had a narrow escape HABERGHAM, worker Fred HANSON, of the same family as Dan HANSON, helped two girls to get out ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION (exam results) Mary ACKROYD, Eliza Ann AKROYD, Beatrice CLAY, Lila EASTWOOD, Annie E.W.LUMB (Ann E.W.LUMB), Annie MARKHAM (Ann MARKHAM), Dora PARKER, Edith ROBERTSHAW, Lilian SUNDERLAND, Alice SUTCLIFFE, Gertrude E.THOMAS, Amy L.TURNER, Florence WHITEHEAD : ladies, 1st aid, 1st year Sarah E.LUMB, Mary Ann ROBERTS Mary AKROYD, Elizabeth BROWN, Laura HAIGH, Martha HARGREAVES, Mary Ann HARTLEY, Annie LUMB (Ann LUMB), Sarah L.THOMAS Police Constable John Thomas BODENHAM, Ernest BROADBENT, Ernest B.CLAY, John FAIRBANK, Police Constable Owen FLANNERY, Richard GREENWOOD, Ernest LUMB, John MITCHELL, Harry MITCHELL (Harold MITCHELL), John William MANSFIELD, George MANLE (George MANTLE?), Harry ROBINSON (Harold ROBINSON), George TURNER, William TOLLEY, John WOOD, Police Constable THOMAS, W.WALTON: males, 1st aid, 1st year Roderick C.M.ECCLES, Rev.John William MAWER, Lewis MITCHELL, William PRICHETT, Charles William SMITH [Column 4] LETTER FROM MR.FRED SLADEN, NEW ZEALAND THE MINISTRY OF KINDNESS. DEDICATED TO THE PEACE SOCIETY. BY THE REV.EARL GRAY (poem, text given) [Column 5]

Sowerby

SYKES AND LUMB v. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (Halifax County Court) Judge CADMAN gave judgement BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB (started 21 years ago in a cottage in Clifton Street) Won Sir Robert PEEL Memorial twice for best conducted club in the country Mr.J.WORMALD catered for the tea Miss R.WOMERSLEY sang Messrs.W.SHAW (tenor), HORROCKS (bass), Whit CUNLIFFE (humourist) Messrs.BENTLEY and RIGG of Bradford, music Master DANIELS, accompanist Mr.William ACKROYD (analyst), James BEDFORD, Alfred WARWICK (North Woolwich) unable to attend Mr.James WOOD, president Mr.STANLEY, the great African explorer gave lecture in the club's early days Mr.HALL Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 6] CORRESPONDENCE CANON IVENS AND IMMORTALITY John WESTLOCK Charles Llewelyn IVENS THE SOWERBY BRIDGE WARD OF THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE Mrs.RILEY A.C.COLEMAN, West Street, Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Michal BARBER (Michelle BARBER?), 49, wife of William BARBER, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge George HOPKINSON, 65, iron dresser, Claremont Street, Sowerby Bridge John HOYLE, 1 month, son of William Broadbent HOYLE, woollen warper, Perseverance Street, Sowerby Bridge Eliza MILLS, 72, widow of Anthony MILLS, Mill Bank, Sowerby

30th December 1898

[Column 1] Rev.E.GRAY to preach at Tuel Lane Chapel

Sowerby Bridge

Edward HARWOOD, Sowerby Bridge, applied for patent Fire at Messrs.FIELDING & PLATT, machine maker, Gloucester. Mr.PLATT formerly of Sowerby Bridge WEST END CRICKET CLUB (won the Sowerby Division Shield) Mr.C.RUSHWORTH, treasurer Mr.James HAIGH, chairman A VERY GRAVE CHARGE (Halifax West Riding Court) Whiteley CROWTHER of Claremont Street, Beech, committed for trial at the assizes Evelyn BINNS, aged 8, Beech Mr.STOREY, prosecution Violet HOLGATE, a girl THE CHRISTADELPHIANS Mr.J.BRIGGS gave lecture Mr.J.WORKMAN catered for tea party Messrs. John SMITH, C.HANDLEY, N.ROBINSON, C.SPENCER ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL (dance and social) Messrs.HILEY and DYSON, music Messrs. J.V.SCHOFIELD and W.THOMPSON, M.C.s Mr.F.SHEPHERD sang WEST END (congregational church) Misses E.SMITH, HABERGHAM, WHITELEY, N.RUSHWORTH, M.SUTCLIFFE, A.CROWTHER, L.HAREWOOD and E.HAREWOOD, M.H.GAUKROGER, M.BOTTOMLEY. L.YATES, M.E.WHITWORTH Messrs. F.HOEY, F.BARRETT, B.WADSWORTH (organ), David MITCHELL Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs. T.CHADWICK and S.WADSWORTH, superintendents Mr.D.PARKER exhibited animated pictures (lanternist) Masters W.GAUKROGER, J.CORDINGLEY, A.YATES, BOTTOMLEY Councillor Ely WHITELEY [Column 2] CHILDREN'S PARTY (by the Ryburn Lodge of Freemasons) Brother T.GILL FOOTBALL BUTTERWORTH, HABERGHAM, MALLINSON, THOMPSON, MORLEY : Sowerby Bridge team SPIRITUALIST PROGRESSIVE LYCEUM Mr.P.LEE of Rochdale gave address Messrs. T.H.WRIGHT, M.SCHOLEFIELD, F.GLEDHILL, H.H.CLEGG (piano), E.LAW (piano) Mesdames GREENWOOD (organ), CLEGG Miss L.BOTTOMLEY PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHURCH Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS and Mrs.MATTHEWS Mr.and Mrs.David BARRETT Mr.and Mrs.O.EATOUGH Misses E.ECCLES, Ida L.EATOUGH, GAUKROGER, BARNES, ROTHERA, BEDFORD, PARKER, E.SUTCLIFFE, C.ROBERTSHAW Messrs. COCKROFT, STEWART, GREENWOOD, W.ECCLES, M.MATTHEWS, WHITWORTH, O.EATOUGH, W.MATTHEWS, W.WARD ECLIPSE OF THE MOON [Column 3] TUEL LANE CHAPEL Miss BARRON, secretary Mr.and Mrs.Thomas ACKROYD's golden wedding Councillor Abraham CLAY Messrs. A.SUNDERLAND, A.S.FIRTH, Thomas ACKROYD, J.WADDINGTON, W.H.OLDFIELD, J.W.TAYLOR Revs. J.FOX, Earl GRAY Mesdames GRAY, MATTOCK, A.S.FIRTH, WADDINGTON, LAW, WEBSTER, BATES, WILCOCK, LORD, ELLIS, BREARLEY, AINLEY, MARSDEN, ROBINSON, WILLETT, MAUDE, BEAUMONT Misses WHITWORTH, WADDINGTON, F.WILCOCK, AINLEY, ELLIS, BROADBENT, BATES, F.OLDFIELD, MAGSON, GREENWOOD, WASHINGTON, SIDDALL, LONGBOTTOM, WALSH, M.WOOD, N.JACKSON, Ruth COCKROFT, Ada ACKROYD, Caroline MITCHELL and G.A.MITCHELL, Nellie GRANVILLE (Ellen GRANVILLE?), Edith MAUDE, Edith MAGSON, Florrie BROADBENT (Florence BROADBENT), M.E.GOLDTHORPE, E.E.GREENWOOD, Lottie SHAW (Charlotte SHAW?), Emily LORD, M.E.WASHINGTON, Annie SCOTT (Ann SCOTT), Gertrude EARNSHAW, MORTON, ECCLES, Lucy WILCOCK, Fanny EARNSHAW (Frances EARNSHAW), Edith MORTON, S.A.BATES, F.MITCHELL, A.WHITELEY, C.ACKROYD, Isabella RADCLIFFE, E.WHITELEY, Kate PARKER (Catherine PARKER?), A.GREENWOOD Masters Ben WILCOCK (Benjamin WILCOCK), James WILKINSON Messrs. J.BENTLEY, J.WILKINSON, M.ROBINSON, F.WOOD, J.E.MAUDE, B.ROBINSON, J.MANSFIELD, T.H.MITCHELL, A.MITCHELL, F.MARSDEN, S.HITCHEN [Column 4] CORRESPONDENCE CANON IVENS AND IMMORTALITY John WESTLOCK Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 5] THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE AND BEER Mr.A.C.COLEMAN Rev.W.C.EVANS Thomas HOEY Mr.COLEMAN Councillor HOEY Mrs.RILEY W.C.EVANS [Column 6]

Friendly

WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.J.SANGER, circuit minister Mr.MITCHELL

Warley

SALE OF WORK (Warley Congregational School) Miss Bessie SUTCLIFFE (Elizabeth SUTCLIFFE), Cliffe ???? Mr.A.S.MCCREA

Mill Bank

Mr.John BROADBENT, organist and choirmaster, St.Mary's Church, Cottonstones, obtained the degree of A.L.C.M. (Association of the London College of Music) Mr.J.Maude CRAMENT, examiner Mr.H.A.LUMB taught Mr.BROADBENT SERIOUS FALL Matthew NORMANTON, 34, silk dresser, Mill Bank Dr.LINDSAY of Ripponden

Norland

METHODIST FREE CHURCH Mr.W.SYKES, chairman Mr.Walker WHITEHEAD, organist

Sowerby

---------- MARRIAGES William Douglas HATTON, eldest son of Charles W.HATTON of Manchester, recently of Sowerby Bridge, married Edith Annie HOBSON of Middlesborough, niece of H.JARVIS of Redcar Walter BEARD, Sowerby Bridge, married Lily SLATER, Causeway Head Gabriel C.CLAYTON of Triangle married Lucy LUMB of Sowerby Bridge Edgar MITCHELL, Warley, married Martha Hannah BEARD of Sowerby Bridge Sykes STOREY married Emily HOLLAND, both of Sowerby Bridge Robert TEAL married Alice BELTY, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Mary BARKER, 75, widow of John BARKER, Sparkhouse Farm, Sowerby Bridge Janet CAUSTON, 5 months, daughter of James CAUSTON, Russell Street, Sowerby Bridge Lydia LEAH, 41, wife of William Henry LEAH, Chapel Terrace, Sowerby Albert Eric WHITEHEAD, 1 month, son of Thomas Edward WHITEHEAD, iron moulder, Edward Street, Sowerby Bridge