Friday 5 May 1916
Shipley Times & Express base page Shipley Times & Express base page Shipley Times & Express base page Home Page Home Page Home Page Read more about 5 May 1916 Read more about 5 May 1916 Read more about 5 May 1916 This issue of the newspaper was cut from the usual 12 pages to 8, probably because of paper shortages. It carried far fewer stories about serving men. We now know the troops in France were preparing for the ‘Big Push’ at the Somme so there may well have been some restrictions placed on what they could say in letters home.
Cllr Lightowler, the deputy chairman of the Parks Committee, performed the opening ceremony for a new bowls green adjoining the recreation ground in Stone Hall Road, Eccleshill. The green had cost £452, £11 less than the estimate. There had been a demand for a green in Eccleshill for many years but, with no room in the recreation ground, it only became possible when the piece of land came up for sale. ‘The only condition imposed was that there should be an open space left between the boundary wall and any building that might be erected.’
Eccleshill finally gets its new bowling green
Windhill man dies following a fall
An inquest was held at Saltaire Hospital into the death of 77-year- old Benjamin Ross of 7 Walker Place Windhill who died in the hospital the previous weekend. The coroner heard that on 6 April Mr Ross was found in Woodville Street, Windhill where ‘as the result of a fall he had fractured his right leg and arm. ‘He was taken home and was attended by Dr Moseley and was later admitted to Saltaire Hospital. Preliminary congestion supervened and caused death.’
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‘On Tuesday night, about half-past ten, the Bradford Fire Brigade was summoned to an outbreak of fire in one of the wooden buildings at the head of the shaft being sunk in connection with the Esholt Tunnel. ‘The brigade, under Chief Officer Scott, found on arrival that the fire had got a firm hold but although they were able to save little of the building in which it originated they were able to prevent it from spreading to other wooden erections in the immediate vicinity. ‘How the outbreak originated could not be ascertained.’
Fire in Frizinghall
The Medical Officer of Health’s report carried some stark figures on infant mortality. Dr Foster said that of the 107 deaths in the last quarter, 53 males and 54 females, a quarter were children under five. There were ten deaths of children under one year of age, equal to an infantile mortality of 170 per 1,000 registered births. Looking at the figures just for the month of March, the infant mortality was equal to the deaths of 367 children under the year per 1,000 registered births. Dr Foster said: “This mortality is an enormous contrast to the very low mortality of 28 for the month of February. “Of these children there were four in which no nursing or medical treatment would have been of any avail to save the child, in the other six cases possibly something might have been done. Overall, there had been four cases of scarlet fever, 27 cases of diphtheria and 21 of measles during the quarter. Phthisis had been responsible for four deaths. There were ten cases of tuberculosis notified. No marked sanitary defect The diphtheria cases could not be traced to any common source but were spread fairly evenly over the whole township. No marked sanitary defect had been discovered to account for it. The health visitor reported that 17 homes had been visited in the last month and 17 children examined. Twelve of the infants were naturally fed and five artificially fed whilst fourteen were in average condition. Sixteen of the families used cow’s milk and one used Swiss milk. Five circulars had been sent out to those persons who had failed to notify the Medical Officer of Health of births within 36 hours of their occurrence. Three replies had been received pleading ignorance. In an editorial, the newspaper said the figures called for attention, “especially in view of the representation which the Local Government Board have made to Shipley in regard to the appointment of a full-time health visitor.”
Large peak in infant deaths
A profile of Salvation Army leader Mrs Bramwell Booth reads as though it was written by someone in the Salvation Army. An early spin doctor? Mrs Bramwell Booth, wife of General Booth, whom the residents of Shipley will have an opportunity of hearing at the Salvation Army Hall on Sunday next, does not owe her position to birth or special favour but to sheer desperate resolution and fighting. The daughter of a doctor, she gave up her life to the Salvation Army in a meeting conducted by the late Mrs General Booth in the West End of London and then offered herself for service in France when the Army was just commencing its work there. Women and children She was married to the General in the year 1882 when the army was passing through some of its most trying struggles in London and two years later she opened her first Rescue Home. The Army’s work amongst women and children has been almost entirely built up under her direction until it is now carried on in a hundred centres in which all who are reclaimed are trained to earn their own living so that, even whilst still inmates of the homes and learners who have not in many instances before known anything of the simplest housework,
they produce two-thirds of the cost of the home. But Mrs Booth has now, of course, an increased share in the direction of the Army’s operations in other lands, She has repeatedly visited various European centres where the Army is at work and carries on an enormous correspondence. That she has done this without in any way turning aside from her home duties has been demonstrated by the fact that her five daughters and two sons have grown up to become as early as possible well educated officers of the Army. Remembering Mrs Booth’s material responsibilities it is astounding that she is able to render the Salvation Army such a variety of service. As a public speaker Mrs Booth is
most interesting; her preparation has always to be done amongst the bustle of her home or other work and yet in all she says there is evidence of profound thought as well as of the purpose of making everything plain as to a little child.
Mrs Bramwell Booth was due to speak at Shipley’s Salvation Army Hall
Leading through resolution and fighting
The Shipley and District Hairdressers’ Association have decided to advance the price of men’s haircutting from 3d to 4d; of beard trimming to a minimum of 2d and shampooing to 4d. A proposition to increase the price for shaving from 1½d to 2d to be in line with the Bradford Association’s prices was defeated. The following hours for closing have been decided upon: Monday 8 p.m.; Tuesday 8.30; Wednesday 1 p.m.; Thursday 8.30; Friday and Saturday 2 o’clock. The changes of prices and closing times come into operation on Monday, May 8th
Haircuts go up to 4d
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Mr S Philip Unwin of Shipley, on Wednesday celebrated his 80th birthday and he was the recipient of many hearty congratulations. Mr Unwin, who is a native of a small village in Essex, comes of a family of Liberals and Dissenters. His residence in the North began when he became apprenticed to the Bradford trade with a Keighley firm. For many years he has been in business and has resided at Shipley. An enthusiastic educationalist, he was one of the original governors of the Salt Schools and for six years was chairman of the Shipley School Board. As a literary student, Mr Unwin has taken a great deal of interest in the Bronte Society and of the Yorkshire Dialect Society, having been chairman of both organisations. Miss Hermione Unwin, who has rendered excellent service as a member of the Shipley Education Committee, is the daughter of Mr Unwin. In appreciation of his services to the Liberal Party in Bradford, Mr Wm Rothenstein, one of Mr Unwin’s friends, has been commissioned to paint his portrait.
Portrait commissioned of influential local educationalist