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Mixman
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Posted -  09/01/2006  :  12:49
KELBROOK CHILDREN'S TREAT.
The children of Kelbrook were given a Christmas treat by the local branch of the Skipton Divisional Women's Unionist Association on Tuesday evening. A company of 110 youngsters gathered in St. Mary's School, where they spent a happy time. A brief opening ceremony was performed by Mr. T. Payne, a member of the Earby Urban District Council, and the chair was occupied by Miss J. Lund. An excellent concert consisted of items by the following:— Mr. W. Beckton (piano-accordion), Master A. Petty (violinist), Miss F. Hope (elocutionist). Master F. Clarke (crooner), and “The Two Sunbeams" (Misses M. Sedman and M. Eastwood, of Burnley), who combined in songs and dances.
In the centre of the hall was a large Christmas tree, from which presents were distributed to all the children by "Santa Claus." Later, the Savona Band played for dancing, and caps, streamers and balloons were handed round. The children were entertained to an excellent supper.

SUNDAY SCHOOL PARTY.
On Saturday afternoon and evening, scholars of St. Mary's Sunday. School had a party, given by the teachers. There were about 70 children present and numerous games and competitive events were arranged for their benefit, while a sumptuous tea was provided. Gifts from a huge novelty “cake” were presented by Mrs. G. Feather. The schoolroom had been artistically decorated for the occasion, a Christmas tree and other seasonable features being in evidence. The party was arranged by Miss Shuttleworth, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. A. Ridge and Miss A. Lawson


Transcribed from “The Craven Herald” January 1st 1937
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SteveR
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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 09:59
do you know any more details for the Mrs Dixon mentioned in the above? or perhaps an idea of where to look?

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moh
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6860 Posts
Posted - 26/11/2011 : 12:07
I knew Mrs Albert Ridge - funny none of the other names are familiar perhaps the were dead by the time I was old enough to know them (I was born in 1938 so missed the parties!!!)


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 06:31
Mrs G Feather rings a bell. I seem to remember a George Feather from my days in Sough in the late 1950s. Nothing in the index. Local councillor? Carpenter?

A Mrs Ridge shopped with us then. She was old enough to qualify.


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wendyf
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1439 Posts
Posted - 27/11/2011 : 08:11
There are records relating to Kelbrook St Mary's and the school in the Lancashire Record Office.
Have a look at this link for The Craven District Household Almanac for 1928 & 1932. There is an extract for Earby on this site which contains all sorts of interesting information. It might cover Kelbrook.


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wendyf
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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 09:17
There are a number of group photos from the 1920's & 30's in Victor Laycock's book "Kelbrook in Times Past". One photo of the Kelbrook Church Football Team (after their successful season of 1924) has Harry & Albert Ridge named.
Sorry Steve, no Dixons mentioned in the book, but if Mrs Dixon was a Sunday School teacher there are a number of photos in which she may be present!

I've found that one "Kelbrook Church Monthly" from 1920 is in the Earby History Society archives. Getting at it could be a problem, but I will try!

Edited by - wendyf on 27/11/2011 09:41:53 AM


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moh
Silver Surfer


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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 13:28
There were quite a few Ridge boys.  Harry was a prisoner of war in the far east.  I remember him coming home - he was so thin and his skin was yellow.  All the bunting was out on Vicarage Road to welcom him.


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wendyf
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Posted - 02/12/2011 : 09:17
The Ridge family are living on Colne Road, Kelbrook in the 1911 census. (Found them when I was looking for the Dixons, who turned out to be still in the Manchester area.)
Moh, one of my fellow volunteers in the library was helping me search for 3 Colne Road Kelbrook. and when we came across the Ridge family she said "Oh, there is Uncle Harry!"
Turned out her husband (a Kelbrook Watson) is related to the Ridge family.

Edited by - wendyf on 02/12/2011 09:25:33 AM


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moh
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Posted - 02/12/2011 : 13:34
Can't place a Watson.  I have Victor Laycock's book (went to Kelbrook School with him) I thought he would have written a second one.

Edited by - moh on 02/12/2011 1:35:25 PM


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SteveR
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Posted - 24/12/2011 : 19:00
Thanks for the effort, everyone, is there a way of checking electoral rolls for any current Dixons?


Merry Xmas and a happy new year

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wendyf
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1439 Posts
Posted - 24/12/2011 : 21:15
I haven't found out where they are yet Steve, hopefully in Barlick Library.


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handlamp
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1100 Posts
Posted - 26/12/2011 : 17:39
George Feather was a joiner, Stanley, but I can't marry him with Kelbrook.


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Bradders
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1880 Posts
Posted - 26/12/2011 : 22:49
Is Feather a common West Riding name ?....
My English teacher at Rishworth , was one Miss Kay Feather....
I owe her much  !
A woman of a certain age ....Loved the sun , smoked like a chimbley....Skin like an old pair of brogues ...Stood no nonsense , and I thought she was wonderful......


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moh
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6860 Posts
Posted - 27/12/2011 : 13:54
There was Feathers Haulage in Colne.


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wendyf
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Posted - 28/12/2011 : 14:33
Re electoral rolls. For recent ones try 192.com. You have to register and buy credits. The old ones for the area are at the West Riding Record Office in Wakefield.



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