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SOUTHDALE SECONDARY MODERN CRICKET TEAM
(kindly provided by Keith Buckley (2nd right on back row)
Back Row – L – R Tom JESSOP – Jeff ALLOTT – Brian TAYLOR – Mr WILSON – ?? – Keith BUCKLEY – Raymond PARKER
Front Row – Edmund PULLEN – Joe HOLDERNESS? – Harry FALLAS – Allan NEWTON – ? TAYLOR – Frank WILBY
(Names kindly provided by Sheila BRAMMER)
SOUTH OSSETT CHURCH BOYS BRIGADE
BACK ROW – L – R ? – ? – ? – K. BUCKLEY – ?
3RD ROW – ? – K. STUBBS – D. IRVIN – ? – ? ; ‘Bill’ DANIEL – G. SYKES
2ND ROW – H. CARTER – Mr BRIGGS – REV. J FIRTH – MR ROBINSON – R. JACKSON
FRONT LEFT G. LAZENBY RIGHT LEFT D. WAINWRIGHT?
SOUTH OSSETT JUNIOR SCHOOL
(Posted on OTTA on facebook by Gillian Simpson )
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I am very grateful to Pat Brothwell (née Milner) a childhood friend of mine who attended Ossett Grammar School from 1947 – 1954, for kindly allowing the following images to be made available. You are welcome to download them providing the source of the photo is acknowledged.
Joan P Smith
OSSETT GREEN INDEPENDENT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OUTINGS & EVENT
MONKEY ISLAND, RICHMOND
RIVER HOUSE, RICHMOND
ON THE WAY TO COOKHAM
I believe these are Pat’s Grandparents:
ERNEST & JUDITH ELY ON THEIR WEDDING DAY
Ernest Ely married Judith Strickland at the Congregational Church, Ossett Green on May 10 1906
GREEN CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL FEAST
ERNEST ELY AND HIS DAUGHTER MARGARET c1924
When Joseph Saxton Wilby died in August 1911, he and his wife Mary were weeks away from celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary; they had married at the Congregational Church on The Green on October 29 1885. The church was just two years old and was the third place of worship to be built on this site.
Before his marriage to Mary (1854-1920), Joseph was a grocer with a shop on The Green. The business was started by his father Edmund who had once worked as a commercial traveller, employed by a local mill. When Edmund died in 1862 his wife, Joseph’s mother, Mary Wilby (née Saxton) took over at the grocery shop. Joseph managed the business for his mother and when she died aged 68, on August 4 1882, the business came into Joseph’s possession. I wonder if that’s when he had the sign made with his name on it. Perhaps the photo perhaps taken to mark the occasion.
Joseph’s wife Mary was the daughter of Isaiah Ward (1830-1899) and Sarah Ann Tolson (1828-1885).
During their marriage Joseph and Mary lived at Prospect Villas on Brook Street and together had three children – Irene born in 1889, Leonard born in 1890 and Arnold born in 1893. For some years Joseph continued with his grocery shop on The Green but at some point became a rag merchant and mungo manufacturer.
Mary’s sister Hannah (1858-1924) also lived at Prospect Villas. Hannah was responsible for the laying of the foundation stone of a school that was built at Flushdyke. The stone was laid on July 27 1901 but it’s not the school we know now – that wasn’t opened until 1912. This school was connected to the Bethel Chapel that once stood on Wakefield Road and was on the opposite side of the road to the present day Flushdyke School. I’ve included a copy of a 1905 OS map so you can better understand what I mean.
In 1901 the chapel, which was built in 1864, was altered and two school rooms were added to the existing building at a cost of around £600. As there was not yet any money to pay for the new building Mary Wilby and Hannah Ward promised to defray the cost of the larger schoolroom which was around £200. It was said that there could be no higher tribute paid to the memory of their father who had died suddenly two years earlier when he was giving an address in the Sunday School connected to the Congregational Church on The Green.
The school, along with the Bethel Chapel, was demolished to make way for industrial development.
Anne-Marie Fawcett – March 2022
WILBY’S SHOP ON THE GREEN
OSSETT BOWLING GREEN (photographer Ernest Ely)