Friday 28 April 1916
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Among the stories in this week’s Shipley Recollections column was this: ‘I was once walking down Church Lane – or Kirkgate as we call it now – with old Bob Bradley, the school master of whom I have “feeling” recollections, when he pointed out to me a curiosity in the churchyard. On a tombstone by the wall side near the Vicarage is carved the 48th Proposition of Euclid. I wonder how many Shipley people have noticed it and know its story, for there will be history attached to it no doubt. It is just over the wall and easily to be seen from the footpath.’
The gravestone still exists although moved to opposite the main door and it appears the symbol is connected to freemasons. The stone reads: In Affectionate Remembrance of JOSEPH LEE, of Bradford who died Jany 10th 1865 aged 54 years. Also of E A BARRETT, solicitor, Bradford who died April 16th in the 53rd year of his age. In Memory of ALFRED WILLIAM LEE of Bradford who departed this life Novr 10th 1858 aged 27 years Also of ANNETTE MATILDA PICKLES the beloved daughter of Joseph and EMMA PICKLES niece of the above who departed this life Jany 26th 1861 in the 18th year of her age Also of ANNETTE MATILDA PICKLES who died Decr 1871 aged 13 months.
Euclid among the gravestones
Mrs Mary Ellen Lund was allowed to walk free from a charge of unlawfully wounding her husband after he gave a statement to the police excusing her. The court heard that the incident at their home at 4 View Croft, Shipley, came after the husband came home from a local club after drinking too much. He caused a disturbance and complained about the presence of his mother-in-law, ‘adding that he would not have her any longer. ‘At the time his wife was preparing dinner and was using a bread knife. It
was alleged that the husband called his wife a filthy name and that she told him she would strike him with the knife if he repeated what he had said. Knife ‘He did so and the defendant thereupon struck him on the head with the knife. He bled profusely and on seeing his condition his wife told a policeman that he was bleeding to death.’ Giving evidence Supt Keel said Mrs Lund had been held in jail until on hearing from her husband, he allowed
her to go free on bail and the two left for home together. He added that they had been married for 20 years and had one son at home and another in the army. The magistrates agreed with him that ‘as the parties had made up their differences and were sorry for what had occurred the bench would allow the case to be withdrawn on payment of costs. ‘The bench hoped that both the prisoner and her husband would endeavour to control their tempers better in the future.’
Husband’s plea helps wife to walk free
Even Barnes and Hobbs can’t stave off defeat
The second week of the cricket season brought this report: The weather which prevailed on Saturday was hardly the kind that is liked by the lovers of England’s greatest sport. To be enjoyed to the full, cricket must be seen in sunshine and warmth. So unsuitable were the climatic conditions that one of the games had to be abandoned. But at that particular place the downpour must have been much more severe than at other places in the district covered by the Bradford League. Beggarly The assistance of Barnes and Hobbs did not save Saltaire and Idle from crushing defeats. In each case the result was brought about by poor batting. The “Salts” were dismissed at Bankfoot for a beggarly 30, Jowett taking five wickets for 18 and Nutter four for 0. Even Barnes could not avoid defeat
but he did wonders for all that. The great Staffordshire trundler captured five wickets for four runs. What a pity Saltaire could not have him bowling at both ends! Idle’s score of 58 was of very little use against Tong Park. Sargent who bowled so destructively the previous Saturday could not get going and the visitors won by eight wickets. Hollings batted through the innings for a modest round dozen but his patience and skill deserved a much better reward. Trundlers Windhill may be congratulated on another fine performance. A score of 46 appeared to be too small even against Pudsey Britannia but Elton and Keighley rose to the occasion and the visitors were beaten by 16 runs. Windhill’s coming opponents would do well to remember that Elton and Keighley have already dismissed Tong Park for 56 and Pudsey Britannia for 30. They are a couple of
trundlers that will have to be reckoned with this summer. Frank Woolley (above) for Keighley and George Thompson for Eccleshill captured four wickets each for a little over 40 runs and Woolley’s batting enabled his side to gain a most exciting victory at East Bierley by one wicket, the Kent professional scoring 54.
Mr R J Dartnall, the secretary of the national egg collection for the wounded, wrote to the paper under the headline ‘Are you an egg eater?’ which, according to the first paragraph, should have appeared in the paper the week before. He wrote: ‘If so we make this appeal to you. Easter week will soon be with us; we ask you during that week not to eat any eggs but to send to us all the eggs that in ordinary circumstances you would have consumed. ‘We need eggs very sorely. Ever week we are called upon to find more than a million new-laid eggs for our wounded soldiers and sailors. If we have your eggs during Easter Week, we will send them to the wounded. Resolve ‘If you could only read the pitiful appeals that reach us from hospitals on behalf of our wounded heroes, if you could only read the letters donors receive expressing the heartfelt gratitude of wounded Tommies who have been nursed back to health with the aid of eggs contribute by them, you would not hesitate. ‘No eggs in Easter Week, that should be your resolve And the time to make the resolution is today. ‘We will undertake to collect the eggs from you or we can send you the name and address of your nearest collecting depot. ‘If you are in a weak stage of health and need the eggs yourself, we only ask you to contribute to our funds the value of the eggs you are compelled to eat during Easter week. ‘Remember what Easter stands for! ‘Remember the new laid eggs you are now eating regularly for your breakfast stands for the rapid recover to health of a wounded man ‘Let you Easter motto be “No eggs this week for me.” ‘
Sacrifice your eggs to help wounded heroes
Foil recycled for funds
Miss Mary Scott of Poplar Grove, Shipley, wrote to the paper to report that ‘the collection of waste tin foil etc., which began here and in Bradford with one or two helpers in December has now 10 receivers as well as numberless collectors.’ She reported that 23-24 cwt had been collected and ‘smelted experimentally and the ingots sold at the rate of £25 per ton.’ The proceeds were being donated to hospital clothing and to crutches for the wounded as well as a donation to a number of war charities. She closed by thanking the receivers and collectors ‘and also to the many children whose school collections are most helpful.’
The death of Mrs Moreton, wife of the Rev Harold A Moreton, curate at the Windhill Parish Church, which took place last Saturday afternoon, cast quite a gloom over the district. Mr and Mrs Moreton were married less than a year ago and locally much sympathy has been expressed with the bereaved husband who, in the absence of his vicar, the Rev R Whincup, chaplain to the first 6th West Yorkshire Regiment, has been responsible for carrying on the work at the church. Mrs Moreton was the daughter of Mr A P Williams and of
the late Mrs Williams of Fields Park, Newport. The deceased lady by her kindly disposition had endeared herself to a large circle of friends and had also proved a valuable helpmeet to her husband. The services at the church on Sunday were conducted by the Rev R G F Waddington, curate of the Idle Parish Church, and the Rev H Herklots, vicar of Shipley. Amidst many signs of affectionate regard, the internment took place at the Idle Parish Church burial ground on Tuesday after a short service at Windhill Parish Church where a crowded congregation assembled
Curate’s wife dies less than a year after marriage
The annual meeting of Wharfedale Board of Guardians received a letter from the Local Government Board drawing their attention ‘to a few cases in which persons described as being single men of military age had received relief in the casual wards. ‘The army council requested that all cases of men, apparently of military age, receiving such relief should be notified by the Master of the Workhouse or Superintendent of the Casual Wards to the nearest recruiting officer.’ In other matters, the Board decided to accept the case from North Bierley Union of Mrs Amelia Lynne, aged 59, a widow. It was stated that he woman had lived for a considerable time at Shipley and Baildon Woodbottom.
Single men seeking relief at workhouse to be referred to local recruiting officer
The things children say
The paper included a column of amusing things said by children like the boy who defined a vacuum as ‘nothing shut up in a box.’ A class of infants asked why you couldn’t hear bears walking about responded ‘because it has no clogs on.’ Doorkeeper Asked what it meant in the bible when David said he would rather be the doorkeeper in the House of the Lord, one lad replied: ‘Please, sir, because he was a doorkeeper he could walk about outside while the sermon was being preached.’ And one lad, watching a thunder- storm through the window called out after a flash of lightning, ‘Look, God is striking a match!’