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2nd January 1903

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Mr.TOMBS, new Liberal registration agent SWIMMING CLUB Messrs. Thomas COPLEY, R.W.EVANS J.P., W.H.GIBSON, H.CROSSLEY, A.HAIGH, H.WOODHEAD, J.HOLROYD, T.COPLEY, F.KERSHAW, J.H.THOMAS, E.HALL, F.NOBLE, J.W.CARTER, F.M.SUGDEN, T.HOLROYDE, M.WADE, C.E.LODGE, W.HOLROYDE, M.WILCOCK FRIENDLY WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Messrs. Aquilla PRIESTLEY, J.S.HOLLAND, J.E.RATLEDGE, Sykes STOREY, J.C.BATES, W.L.HARTLEY, J.W.CHAMBERS, Samuel HARTLEY WEST END (Congregational) Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs. S.WADSWORTH, J.B.BLAKELEY, A.SUTCLIFFE, J.FIRTH, W.H.WHITAKER, B.WADSWORTH Misses F.RICHARDSON, E.RICHARDSON, M.BOTTOMLEY, M.J.RILEY Masters J.CORDINGLEY, J.BOTTOMLEY A SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER (Halifax West Riding Court) Elijah LLOYD, Saddleworth cattle drover Police Constable FORDHAM Mr.STEAD, auctioneer Superintendent WEIGHTMAN TREE PLANTING (at the Cemetery) Councillors F.CLAY J.P., A.HOWE, J.W.WHITELEY, LONGBOTTOM, George WHITELEY, A.MAUDE, J.HOLDSWORTH, Ely WHITELEY Mr.and Mrs.SANDERSON Mr.D.I.CLAY Masters Stanley CLAY, James Reginald CLAY: sons of Frank CLAY Mr.NICHOLL, the Registrar [Column 2] THREATENING LANGUAGE (Halifax West Riding Court) James HANSBOROUGH, chimney sweep Mary Jane GREENWOOD, Old Causeway Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Superintendent WEIGHTMAN PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Misses SUTCLIFFE, WOLFENDEN Messrs. N.NICHOLL, H.CROWTHER, W.H.THOMAS, D.BROOKS, F.STOCKTON, E.GREENWOOD, C.HOWARD, J.E.COCKROFT, J.GREENWOOD CURIOUS BURNING CASE Florence DIXON, young woman, servant at Mrs.COWGILL's, Wharf Street "AT HOME" (Bolton Brow Wesleyan) Mr.and Mrs.MACKRELL of Halifax Mr.and Mrs.W.A.SUTCLIFFE Mr.and Mrs.R.H.WHITWORTH Mr.H.MCGEE Professor LYNK, ventriloquist Miss GREENWOOD and Miss M.GREENWOOD TUEL LANE BAZAAR Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., Edwin WHITELEY Messrs. Joseph BRIGGS of Cleckheaton, W.H.GIBSON, E.E.POLLIT, W.H.HELLEWELL, BURT ST.GEORGE'S PAROCHIAL ASSOCIATION Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK Masters Fred SYKES, Edgar SIDDALL, Willie SMITH (William SMITH), Willie FORD (William FORD), Frank CRABTREE Mr.and Mrs.E.WRIGLEY Mr.and Mrs.Rowland SIDDALL Miss Doris SUTCLIFFE [Column 3] [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6]

Sowerby Bridge

SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mr.and Mrs.William GREENWOOD of Hebden Bridge Mr.T.H.WRIGHT

Ripponden

Mrs.Mary Emma BERRY, aged 32, wife of Fred BERRY, tea dealer Joe BARRETT

Sowerby

SMALLPOX AT FINKLE STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Mr.and Mrs.James LEACH, Red Brink Farm Mr.and Mrs.S.SPEAK, Sowerby New Road Mr.and Mrs.Walter WHITWORTH, Sowerby Bridge Mr.and Mrs.EARNSHAW, Halifax Mr.J.SMITH of Hubberton, worked the gramaphone Mr.James LEAH, lanternist Madame CRAGG, Halifax Misses L.HITCHEN and M.WOLFENDEN (Triangle), A.WOOD (Sowerby), E.SHARP (Sowerby New Road) Messrs. F.GARTSIDE (Halifax), T.LAW (Sowerby Bridge), L.EVERETT (Leah), MIDGLEY (Sowerby), William FARRAR (Halifax), C.H.WALLER (West Vale), J.LEAH (Elland), F.SLADEN (New Zealand), Verney PICKLES, Clement LEACH, W.LEACH (Red Brick Farm) Revs. W.C.EVANS (pastor), F.W.NICHOLSON (Liverpool) Messrs.CLAYTON of Brighouse, did furnishing and decoration DEATHS Sara Lee WALTON, aged 56, widow of Major Foulds WALTON, chemist of Sowerby Bridge. Died at Harrogate Clara KELLEY, 18, carpet weaver, John Street, Sowerby Bridge Rhoda Hannah MARSHALL, 33, Hoyle Bank Head, Luddenden Foot

9th January 1903

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THE SMALLPOX OUTBREAK George ELLIS, aged 15 Dr.PATON EXCHANGE OF PULPITS Revs. J.P.BURT, F.E.HEAPE, J.FOX, G.S.SMITH, T.H.KIDD Rev.F.E.HEAPE LANDLORDS AND DART PLAYING (West Riding Court) Charles HOLLAS, landlord of the Queen Inn Adam STANSFIELD, Joseph ALLEN, Robert ORR Police Constable JONES ANNUAL DINNER (Sowerby Bridge Licensed Victuallers' and Wine and Beer Retailers' Association) Mr.and Mrs.SMITH, Royal Hotel Messrs. ROGERS (Boardman's Breweries), E.F.SMITH, WESTON, J.CROSSLEY, F.JOWETT, J.BERRY, PARKER, C.HOLLAS, ROBINSON (Halifax Licenced Victuallers' Association), E.W.HORSFALL, WHITTAKER

Sowerby

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev.W.C.EVANS Messrs. James LEAH, S.S.SPEAK, James LUMB, W.H.LEAH, Joseph HOYLE, W.LEACH Misses Leah KERRIDGE, Lena HOYLE

Triangle

KNUR AND SPELL F.CARTER of Triangle G.WARD of Barkisland [Column 2] THE LIBERAL CLUB Messrs. Emanuel MITCHELL, J.W.HOEY, John PRIESTLEY, HAIGH, T.HOEY, TOMBS (registration agent) Miss Clara GREENWOOD, Women's Liberal Association Councillor Ely WHITELEY [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., G.WHITELEY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, A.MAUDE, J.HOLDSWORTH, J.TURNER, Edwin WHITELEY, W.GLEDHILL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY Mr.EMMOTT, electric lighting report Dr.WELLBURN [Column 4] Mr.Kelsall BROADLEY, tenant of Milner Royd farm Mr.George BINNS, Norland Parish Council [Column 5] [Column 6]

Norland

BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL Messrs. William SHAW, JAKEWAY(?), Philip E.JONES, Thomas HOWARTH Alice HEAP, Fred AYNES, Arthur KERSHAW, Violetta MORTON, Edith KERSHAW, Elsie SHEPLEY, Herbert KITCHEN, E.A.WEBSTER, Ethel MITCHELL, Hilda MITCHELL, Janet MORTON Mrs.W.HEAP Miss Martha LUM (Martha LUMB?) PRIMITIVE METHODISTS Rev.F.E.HEAPE Misses A.GEE, N.BUTTERWORTH, BINNS, ELLIS, SOUTHWELL, M.H.SUTCLIFFE, F.M.SOUTHWELL, E.RAMSDEN, Ruth E.MITCHELL Masters A.DEWHIRST, J.PARKER Messrs. J.H.PARKINSON, T.BINNS (accompanist), BARKER (conductor), S.HOWARD (Sowerby Bridge), J.DEWHIRST SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, J.WADDINGTON, J.BATES, W.H.GIBSON, E.E.POLLIT, D.I.CLAY, R.SIDDALL Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.F.J.ROCKLIFF (teacher, Tuel Lane Boys' school) Mr.George T.JACKSON (teacher, Bolton Brow Boys' school) Miss Lucy WALKER (teacher, Tuel Lane Girls' school) Miss B.A.WHITEHEAD (teacher, Sowerby New Road Mixed school) Mr.BURNLEY, Halifax Stock Bank Mr.HANSON, former treasurer, moved to Bradford BIRTH Master CLAY, son of Abraham CLAY, Willow House DEATHS Horace MIDGLEY, 2 months, son of Harry Midgley, Osbourne Terrace, Luddenden Foot Samuel Hebblethwaite STEPHENSON, 76, Knowsley, Mill Bank Charles SUTCLIFFE, 57, cotton operative, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Mary TIDSWELL, 73, widow of Thomas TIDSWELL, Hollings Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge

16th January 1903

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William Henry SMITH, Sowerby Bridge Mr.Frank CLAY, J.P., Prosecution Society NEW CONSERVATIVE REGISTRATION AGENT Mr.Michael SYKES of Huddersfield SMALLPOX CHILDREN'S DANCE (Women's Liberal Association) Messrs. TOMBS (Liberal agent), George F.HARKER, NICHOLL and THOMAS (music) M.I.S. (West End Congregational Mutual Improvement Society) Messrs. A.SUTCLIFFE, J.BARRACLOUGH INQUEST Messrs. E.H.HILL (coroner?), W.WHITWORTH Emily WHITWORTH, aged 78, widow, 8 Crompton Street, Allan Wood William STANSFIELD, neighbour of above Dr.ADAMS CENTENARY OF BOLTON BROW SUNDAY SCHOOL BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. John SHAW, J.E.SUTCLIFFE, C.HECKINGBOTTOM, T.WILKINSON, T.WILSON TUEL LANE CHAPEL Mr.and Mrs.WILLETT, silver wedding Rev.J.P.BURT Messrs. John WADDINGTON, W.H.OLDFIELD, A.S.FIRTH [Column 2] WEST END BAND OF HOPE Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs.Thomas HOEY, J.HOLT Master Reggie HOEY (Reginald HOEY?), accompanist Messrs. J.SMITH and NEWELL, gramaphone WEST END WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. W.NICHOLSON, B.CULPAN, John GRUNDY, William PARKER, F.GREENWOOD, E.CRABTREE, T.GIBSON, L.RILEY, A.GOODALL LOITERING (Halifax West Riding Court) George Frederick NOBLE and Edward SANDFORD, both of Leeds Police Constable WILSON Mr.James Clay HORSFALL THE PROSECUTION SOCIETY'S DINNER (society founded 74 years previously) Mr.Arthur SCHOLEFIELD, Wharf House Hotel Messrs. H.P.KENDALL, Edward E.POLLIT, N.WOOD, N.BATES, G.WRAY, J.C.BELL (solicitor), BAXENDALE, W.H.GIBSON, Albert WOOD, John Ward BANCROFT, William HAIGH, James EASTWOOD, PLATT, MARSHALL, Arthur W.HORSFALL Dr.WELLBURN Councillors J.H.STEAD, Frank CLAY J.P., TURNER, J.W.WHITELEY, Ely WHITELEY [Column 3] [Column 4] SERMON TO MEN (Christ Church) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Eliza ACKROYD, 73, widow of Thomas ACKROYD, Spring View, Luddenden Foot Esther BARRETT, 17, daughter of Greenwood BARRETT, Royd, Sowerby Emily BUTTERWORTH, 78, widow of Henry BUTTERWORTH, Crompton Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Elizabeth Ann FOX, 62, wife of William Henry FOX, Park Crescent, Sowerby Bridge Jane LEES, 77, widow of Robert LEES, Upper Fountain Street, Sowerby Bridge Sarah MARSHALL, 66, widow of John MARSHALL, Exeter Street, Sowerby Bridge Hannah SIDDALL, 73, widow of Samuel SIDDALL, Church Stile, Sowerby Joseph GODDARDS, Sowerby New Road

23rd January 1903

Sowerby Bridge

P.T.E. (West End Congregational) Rev.G.S.SMITH Mrs.J.A.WHITELEY Misses BANCROFT, Dora PARKER Messrs. A.SUTCLIFFE, E.HORSFALL (accompanist) BULL'S HEAD SMOKE CLUB Mr.and Mrs.DUNKERLEY, Bull's Head Hotel Messrs. WADE, T.COPLEY, B.JONES, W.HOLROYD, J.WALSHAW, E.T.WASHINGTON, FARRAR, J.A.BOOTH, FLIGHT, PARKINS, WILSON FIRE IN A GROCER'S SHOP Mr.Vallance, grocer, Wharf Street Mr.J.W.HOEY Mr.SCHOFIELD, tailor, Wharf Street Mr.J.L.WRIGLEY, owner of the building Mr.HOPKINSON, fire brigade NEW ENGINE Messrs. Joseph MORTON Ltd, Cinderhills, Siddall Messrs. POLLIT and WIGZELL Ltd. Mrs.J.MORTON [Column 2] SMALLPOX BAND OF HOPE MEETING (Primitive Methodist) Messrs. Joseph BINNS, W.ROBERTSHAW UNITED COMMUNION SERVICE (Free Church) Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS, J.P.BURT, J.FOX, G.S.SMITH, F.E.HEAPE ANOTHER FIRE (St.Mark's School Room) Mr.BATES, owner of the building A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS Charles AINSCOUGH, worked at Mr.EGLIN's works, Allan Park Dr.BROWN FARNELL, elderly woman Mr.STAFFORD, plumber RYBURN ANGLING CLUB Messrs. Fergus O'Connor SMITH, Louis W.BARRY, Robert K.ABBOTT, D.S.MALLINSON, THORPE, HOLMES, W.NICHOLL, R.KING, S.SUTCLIFFE, J.PENNY, R.WILSON, W.HOLROYD SOWERBY BRIDGE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY Messrs. Squire JUDSON, Henry WATTERSON, William NICHOLL, John WHITWORTH, Benson CROWTHER, Samuel HANSON, Thomas PINDER, Arthur GREENWOOD, W.H.BAXENDALE [Column 3] BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev. John FOX RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION AT ELLISON MEMORIAL SCHOOLS Rev.H.A.KENNEDY, diocesan school inspector RATE SUMMONSES (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.WORMALD, assistant overseer

Sowerby

CONFERENCE OF YOUTH Councillors J.T.NAYLOR J.P., James PARKER Messrs. John B.BLAKELEY, John BATES ACCIDENT Mr.DEWHIRST BOULDERCLOUGH M.N.C. CHURCH Messrs. Robert BENTON, J.A.WHITWORTH, William HANSON (deceased), John HAIGH junior, J.PICKLES, Walter PICKLES, H.N.BLAMIRES, D.GREENWOOD Councillor J.WADSWORTH Miss E.HOLLAS [Column 4] A YOUNG COUPLE MISSING Fred HOYLE, aged 18, iron turner, lives with his widowed mother in Sowerby New Road Emily LUMB, aged 18, daughter of Charles LUMB, Wakefield New Road Rev.J.P.BURT [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGE William HARRIS, painter, Pellon, to Mary Emma SMITH of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Joseph GODDARD, 54, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge Mary PICKLES, 72, widow of Joseph PICKLES, Castle Hill, Sowerby Harry WHITEHEAD, 10, son of Wallace WHITEHEAD, Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge Grace WILDSMITH, 55, Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Eliza GODDARD, 11 Camden Street, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge

30th January 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SPECIAL SERVICES (Bolton Brow Chapel) Rev.H.HOWARD SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS Mr.Norman SIDDALL, son of Mr.R.SIDDALL Dr.MARSHALL, tutor at Lancaster College, Morecambe WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.T.Herbert KIDD Messrs. J.R.BERRY, C.E.HELLIWELL, J.L.CROWTHER, G.SHEARD Misses SHEARD, E.JESSOP, B.WOOD, F.BERRY, L.WILSON Master A.FARRAR, C.A.CROWTHER OLD FRIENDS' TEA (Primitive Methodist School) Revs. F.E.HEAPE, W.WHITHAM (Elland), F.E.YEOMANS (Halifax) Misses HEAPE, B.HEAPE, THOMAS, ROBERTSHAW, HOYLE, LEAVER, VINE, BARRATT, GARSIDE, STOCKTON, ECCLES, FOSTER (Bridlington), GAUKROGER, SUTCLIFFE Mesdames HOWE, THOMAS, ROBERTSHAW, HOWARD, HOYLE, LEAVER, HOLROYD, BOTTOMLEY, VINE, BARRATT, GARSIDE, THORP, PINDER, STOCKTON, ROBINS Messrs. ROBERTSHAW, HOYLE, HOWARD, J.CROSSLAND, THOMAS, VINE, BARRETT, STOCKTON, J.R.BARKER (accompanist), PLATT, A.SMITH, MARSHALL, MARSDEN, JESSOP (phonograph), J.WHITAKER Councillors HOWE, Joe BREARLEY (Halifax) ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LIBERAL CLUB Messrs. E.MITCHELL, James HAIGH, F.RILEY, EATOUGH, Thomas HORSFALL, J.W.HOEY, W.ASHWORTH, C.W.RUSHWORTH, G.E.WHITELEY, A.J.BUTTERWORTH, L.WHITELEY, T.HOEY, F.ARMITAGE, J.W.MANSFIELD, Parker HAIGH, J.A.WHITELEY, F.RILEY, BARRACLOUGH, G.F.HARKER, John MITCHELL Councillor J.HOLDSWORTH Rev.G.S.SMITH [Column 2] THE MISSING YOUNG FOLKS Emily LUMB, Fred HOYLE Sergeant TATTERSALL ACCIDENT GREENWOOD, elderly lady of Friendly Dr.BROWN SMALLPOX SOCIAL (West End Sunday School) Mr.S.WADSWORTH, senior teacher Misses SEED, LUMB, CROSSLEY Messrs. R.H.LUMB, HORSFALL and NEWHALL (music) FREE CHURCH COUNCIL Revs. J.FOX, G.S.SMITH, J.P.BURT Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, T.HOEY, O.EATOUGH, G.ASHWORTH, B.MORWOOD, J.THOMAS, J.W.BANCROFT CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB Mr.T.H.MORRIS, J.P. Messrs. Alfred GREENWOOD, W.H.GIBSON, A.HOPKINSON, J.W.BUTTERWORTH, W.HOLROYD, D.I.MALLINSON, T.MARCHANT, W.RILEY, J.STAFFORD, G.WILCOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD, W.HAIGH, H.STORR, W.NICHOLL Councillor Frank CLAY J.P., A.HOWE, G.WHITELEY Rev.G.S.SMITH CHRISTADELPHIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.James BRIGGS WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mesdames BARRACLOUGH, William GREENWOOD, MARSLAND [Column 3] HOIST ACCIDENT Mr.GREENWOOD of King Cross Messrs.SIDDALL, West Mill DINNER AND SMOKING CONCERT Messrs. William SHAW, Henry HOLLAS, LUM, TATE, GREENWOOD, BALL, JOWETT, YEWDALL, THOMAS, SYKES, BROADBENT, BANCROFT, Ben MELLOR, G.T.BANCROFT (piano) Mr.and Mrs.HELLOWELL, Brown Cow Inn

Norland

THE OUTRAGE ON NORLAND MOOR (Halifax West Riding Court) Joseph HARLING, Barkisland Police Constable DENNISON of Barkisland ALLEGED ASSAULT (Halifax County Court) James Eli ROBINSON of Norland Samuel JACKSON, farmer of Greetland Mr.Edgar BOOTH, defence

Sowerby

ANNUAL TEA AND MEETING (Congregational) Revs. W.C.EVANS (pastor), W.JOHNSTONE (Holywell Green) Misses Leah KERRIDGE, PRIESTLEY (Halifax), E.GREENWOOD, H.WILKINSON, M.CLAYTON, S.A.KERRIDGE, E.NICHOLL Messrs. J.S.HOYLE, A.PRIESTLEY Master W.Everatt EVANS (W.Everett EVANS?, accompanist) [Column 4] HALIFAX JOINT STOCK BANK Messrs. J.Whitely WARD J.P. (Halifax), Gamaliel SUTCLIFFE, F.W.BENTLEY (Huddersfield), Joseph CROWTHER (Huddersfield), J.F.HIRST, John WHITLEY J.P. [Column 5] Messrs. HOWARTH (general manager), R.MOORE, F.Whitley THOMPSON M.P.

Triangle

SUICIDE OF HERBERT SMITH Herbert SMITH, aged 28, of Triangle. Former silk mill overlooker Julia SMITH, sister of above, servant at Fern Hill Mark THOMPSON, coachman at Fern Hill Police Constable BROADBENT [Column 6] MARRIAGES James BERRY to Martha SMITH, both of Sowerby Bridge Shaw MACKRELL, insurance agent, to Elizabeth Ann WADDINGTON, both of Sowerby Bridge Wallace MAUDE to Mary Alice BERRY, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS David GREIVE (David GRIEVE?), 50, engine tenter, Dalton Street, Sowerby Bridge Mary Ann MITCHELL, 47, wife of John MITCHELL, West Street, Sowerby Bridge Ann WILSON, 70, widow of Robert WILSON, Spring View, Luddenden Foot

6th February 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Messrs. F.SUTCLIFFE, F.WADDINGTON: Bolton Brow Band of Hope SOWERBY BRIDGE MYSTERY (missing couple) DIED AT THE HOSPITAL Betty GREENWOOD, aged 71, of Friendly. Died at the Workhouse Hospital, Salterhebble BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.J.FOX, pastor RATE SUMMONSES (West Riding Magistrates) Major MORRIS LIBERAL CLUB BALL Messrs. HORSFALL and THOMAS, musicians Messrs. TOMBS, HARKER, J.WHITELEY, W.WRAY CHRIST CHURCH CHOIR Messrs. J.SCHOFIELD, H.GAUKROGER Rev.Canon IVENS P.T.E. (West End Congregational) Revs. G.S.SMITH, T.Herbert KIDD (Triangle) Misses BRADLEY and HARWOOD of Luddenden Foot Messrs. Oates CLEGG, H.H.CLEGG (accompanist) LIBERAL CLUB DEBATING SOCIETY Messrs. M.MCHUGH of Halifax, Thomas HOEY [Column 2] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., G.WHITELEY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, A.MAUDE, J.HOLDSWORTH, J.TURNER, Ely WHITELEY, W.GLEDHILL, A.CLAY Mr.VALLANCE, shopkeeper in Wharf Street, shop burnt Mr.CHARLESWORTH, tailor Mr.W.G.GRAY, sewage engineer Messrs. UTLEY and GRAY (UTTLEY and GRAY?) Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY'S MEETING (84th half yearly meeting) Messrs. D.LUMB, John WHITWORTH, W.NICHOLL, Samuel HANSON, Arthur GREENWOOD, W.H.BAXENDALE, W.A.HEIGHINGTON, WHITAKER, Squire JUDSON, WATTERSON DEATHS Charles SMITH, aged 71, at Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge Mary Alice FARRAR, widow of Robert Mansley FARRAR, Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge [Column 4] BREWSTER SESSIONS. PROSPEROUS TIMES AND INJUDICIOUS EXPENDITURE (Halifax West Riding Court) Major MORRIS Mr.F.J.SCHOLEFIELD Councillor Frank CLAY Superintendent WEIGHTMAN George William GLEDHILL, landlord of the Whitehall Hotel, Hipperholme Mr.W.BAILEY, attorney? Charles HOLLAS of the Queen Inn, Sowerby Bridge Mr.G.PARKER (Messrs. LONGBOTHAM and Sons), attorney? Friend Sugden ROBERTSHAW, grocer, Sowerby New Road, Sowerby Bridge Mr.George PARKER, attorney? [Column 5] PRIMITIVE METHODIST SALE OF WORK Mrs Frank CLAY Mr.Frank CLAY, J.P. Rev.F.E.HEAPE Councillor HOWE Messrs. W.ROBERTSHAW, S.HOWARD Mrs.John THOMAS [Column 6] Mr.J.BARRACLOUGH Mesdames BOTTOMLEY, HEAPE, THOMAS, ROBERTSHAW, GARSIDE, HOLROYD, ASQUITH, HOYLE, SIDDALL, EDMONDSON, STOCKTON, HOWARD, THORPE, VINE, ROBINS Misses INGHAM, COLLINSON, THOMAS, ROBERTSHAW, BARRETT, Amy SIDDALL, Laura ROBERTSHAW, ECCLES, GAUKROGER, E.THOMAS, HEAPE Mr.H.HOYLE THE SOWERBY BRIDGE BAND A.E.CROSSLEY Messrs. YOUNG & BURRELL, dentists, North Parade, Halifax Miss AINLEY's, 34 West Street, Sowerby Bridge

13th February 1903

Sowerby Bridge

(Smallpox) PRIMITIVE METHODIST SALE OF WORK Miss Bertha HEAPE PRESENT DAY HUMOUR (Church Institute) Rev.Canon IVENS Councillor Frank CLAY, J.P. CHRIST CHURCH PAROCHIAL FUND Mr.Edward E.POLLIT THE RATES Mr.BARRACLOUGH FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Rev.W.A.LIVINGSTONE of Brearley Misses E.BROWN, SCHOFIELD Messrs. J.SCHOFIELD, Walker WHITEHEAD (organist and choirmaster), John SCHOFIELD (Sowerby) LECTURE ON THE BIBLE Revs. J.LONGDEN of Todmorden, J.Patchett BURT THE MANCHESTER MISSION Miss CLAY Mr.William HAIGH Rev.S.F.COLLIER Gipsy SMITH LECTURE OF GEOLOGY (West End Congregational) Mr.W.H.UTTLEY, Technical Committee teacher Messrs. Thomas HOEY, J.BARRACLOUGH, A.SUTCLIFFE, B.HOLROYD, T.W.RICHARDSON, G.E.HOEY, W.GREENWOOD TUEL LANE YOUNG MEN'S CLASS Mr.F.TOMBS, Liberal agent for the Sowerby Division, Grantham Board of Guardians Rev.J.P.BURT [Column 2]

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST Mrs.LUM, member of the church Councillor P.E.JONES of Greetland Misses SUTCLIFFE, HEAP, E.WHITELEY, CARTER, S.ROBERTSHAW, L.SUTCLIFFE (accompanist) Messrs. T.GIBSON, B.ROBINSON, A.MILLS, C.ASPINALL (accompanist) Masters J.A.NORMANTON, L.B.HEAP Mrs.John BALMFORTH (Halifax Rural District Council, fever hospital at Milner Royd Farm) Councillor WHITTAKER, Norland representative on the Council Councillor JACKSON Lord SAVILE, Lord of the Manor Mr.LIPSCOMB (worked for above?)

Mill Bank

MILL BANK WESLEYAN Mr.and Mrs.S.HOYLE of Mayfield, Ripponden Messrs. J.A.WOLFENDEN, L.HELLIWELL, A.WHITELEY, B.HOWARTH (choirmaster) Councillors Edwin WHITELEY (Sowerby Bridge), D.TURNER [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE FLOUR SOCIETY (96th half yearly meeting) Messrs. James BROADBENT (Huddersfield), Kenyon BROWN, COCKROFT, WATTERSON, SUTCLIFFE, WADSWORTH, WADDINGTON, William LEACH (Sowerby Bridge), Edment THORN (Keighley), Albert Percy FOX (Cleckheaton), James HAIGH (Halifax), Henry ALLOTT (Heckmondwike), Benjamin STOCKS (Brighouse), Shackleton HELLIWELL, William COCKROFT, SHILLITO [Column 4]

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.T.NAYLOR J.P., HAIGH, WADSWORTH, COCKROFT, TURNER, NICHOLL, BRADLEY Mr.John NAYLOR, owner of Mirey Wall Farm Mr.BOOTH, clerk Mr.A.BINNS, overseer Mr.John SCHOFIELD, collector Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.Eli HARTLEY, nuisance inspector DEATHS Mary CHAPMAN, 63, widow of Hanson CHAPMAN, High Lea Green, Sowerby Ellen HOWARTH, 69, widow of Robert HOWARTH, Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge Emma HOYLE, 48(?), wife of Elkanah HOYLE, Upper Old House, Sowerby James TURNER, 39, mason, Warley Town Lane, Warley Nellie WHITEHEAD, 5, daughter of Elizabeth WHITEHEAD, Old Causeway, Sowerby Bridge [Column 5] FINANCIAL PARTICULARS RELATING TO THE SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Local Board formed 1856 Cemetery opened 1861 Public slaughterhouse built 1868 Gas works bought 1861 Water supply 1864 (still owe on it) Public library (in Town Hall) 1893 [Column 6] ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, W.TOLLEY Drs. W.Perrin BROWN, J.DUNN Mr.DILWORTH, caretaker of Public Baths Misses A.GEE, L.TAYLOR and A.HOOTON (sopranos); Mr.J.CARTER, elocutionist and Mr.Teddy WASHINGTON, humorist: Sowerby Glee Union Miss C.NUSSEY Mr.LEAROYD Councillor Frank CLAY, J.P. Master A.V.WASHINGTON, son of Teddy WASHINGTON Mr.Herbert NICHOLL, accompanist Messrs. T.HOEY, T.W.RICHARDSON

20th February 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.H.WOODHEAD of Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire Amateur Swimming Association committee Councillor Frank CLAY, J.P. HEALTH OF MR.MELLOR, M.P. P.T.E. (West End School) Rev.G.S.SMITH Mrs.BILCOCK Misses RICHARDSON, BOTTOMLEY, BANCROFT (accompanist) DEATH OF MR.J.H.THOMAS Mr.James H.THOMAS, aged 49, grocer, Town Hall Street Mr.Edwin WILSON, former grocer at West Street HAWKING WITHOUT A LICENCE (Halifax West Riding Court) Michael DYER of Halifax Police Constable FAWCETT BEGGING (Halifax Police Court) Peter STAFFORD, an elderly man Police Constable NICHOLLS ENTERTAINMENT (St.Mark's Young Men's Bible Class) Messrs. E.GREENWOOD, R.C.GIBSON, A.E.HELLIWELL, H.HOPKINSON, C.HOWLEY, Willie WHITELEY (William WHITELEY), C.BARRACLOUGH, John WHITELEY, John HALSTEAD, Arthur WASHINGTON, Ernest GREENWOOD (accompanist), A.FENTON, Wallace ALLEN, Herbert SUTCLIFFE (gramophone) Rev.C.W.HOWARD HEBDEN BRIDGE COUPLE'S ADVENTURE (Halifax Police Court) John JONES and his wife, Alice JONES, millhands, Hebden Bridge Police Constable CRABTREE Sergeant TATTERSALL Superintendent WEIGHTMAN [Column 2] TUEL LANE BAND OF HOPE Mrs.EVANS of Sowerby Miss BARRON LANTERN LECTURE (West End) Mr.Thomas HOEY Messrs. T.A.SMITH and J.K.FALCONER, lanternists Rev.G.S.SMITH SOWERBY BRIDGE CANINE SOCIETY (formation) Messrs. H.BENTLEY, W.H.MORTON, G.F.HOWARTH, J.WIGGLESWORTH A PITIABLE CASE (Halifax West Riding Court) Elizabeth WADDINGTON, West End Police Constable FORDHAM Sergeant TATTERSALL SALE OF WORK (Bolton Brow Wesleyan) Mrs.Frank CLAY Miss WOOD Messrs. R.H.WHITWORTH, S.HOYLE, T.EDWARDS, MORWOOD Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS Mrs.ADAMS Mrs.Samuel HOYLE Mesdames MARSLAND, William WILSON, F.SUTCLIFFE, THOMAS, Richard WILSON, R.H.WHITWORTH, CLAY (Halifax), KIRKNESS, BRIGGS, COUSINS, Arthur THOMAS, WOOD, MORWOOD, LEE, F.WADDINGTON, T.H.WOOD, BROADBENT, HOOTON Misses BARRON, Elsie SCHOLEFIELD, Ethel CLAY, Edith WADDINGTON, Elsie BROADBENT, GREENWOOD, MARKHAM, Ethel KIRKNESS, Olive HORSFALL, CLAY, MARSLAND, Lilian WILSON Mr.William BRIGGS, trained minstrels Edith WADDINGTON, Laura UTTLEY, Emily TAYLOR, Florence EASTWOOD, Olive HORSFALL, Irene HOYLE, Gertrude UTTLEY, Mary Elizabeth LUMB, Raymond FLETCHER, Trevor HAIGH, Alice MORWOOD, Stewart HORSFALL, Arthur MORWOOD, Teddie HOYLE (Edward HOYLE), Herbert BROADBENT, Cyril HAIGH, Albert WADDINGTON, Maud CLEGG, Eric KIRKNESS, Reggie CLAY (Reginald CLAY), Thomas L.ATKINSON, James R.ATKINSON, Edith MITCHELL, Irvin HAIGH, Vernon HORSFALL, Lily PRIESTLEY, Ethel KIRKNESS :children [Column 3] MEN'S SERVICE AT CHRIST CHURCH (sermon text) Bishop of Wakefield [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE BRASS BAND ANNUAL MEETING Messrs. J.W.LODGE, Mr.W.HEAP (conductor), H.BRIGGS, George BREARLEY, J.H.SHAW, J.BOTTOMLEY, J.W.FLETCHER, Bertram HARGREAVES, William HOLLAS, Sam WILCOCK, William LUMMAS, Joseph CORNEY, Thomas WRIGLEY MARRIAGE Thomas William ELVIN, labourer, to Mary Jane HANGLING, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS James Hinmers THOMAS, 49, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge Sarah BOOTH, 76, widow of George BOOTH, Sandy Dyke, Triangle Rebecca WILLEY, 71, widow of George WILLEY, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge

27th February 1903

Sowerby Bridge

RETIRING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL Councillors J.W.WHITELEY, F.CLAY J.P., A.CLAY, A.MAUDE WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Messrs. Albert SMITH, J.A.WHITELEY, T.HOEY, S.WADSWORTH, A.SUTCLIFFE, J.CROWTHER, M.SUGDEN, J.SMITH (gramaphone) Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillor Ely WHITELEY Misses G.LUMB, N.RUSHWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Mr.ELLISON, former vicar, recently visited Rev.Canon IVENS, been vicar 15 1/2 years Mr.J.SCHOFIELD, member of choir for 38 years Misses WATERHOUSE, BAILDON: Sunday School teachers Mr.H.GAUKROGER, organist [Column 2] "AN ALPINE VILLAGE" (lecture at Tuel Lane) Mr.S.G.FOSTER of Halifax Mr.Charles BESWICK, lanternist BULL'S HEAD FRIENDLY SOCIETY Messrs. J.WILCOCK, F.KERSHAW Mr.and Mrs.DUNKERLEY, Bull's Head THE LATE MR.J.H.THOMAS (funeral) Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.M.SUGDEN, funeral director Mr.and Mrs.Josiah THOMAS Mr.and Mrs.MACHEN, Grimsby Mr.and Mrs.E.BARRETT, Huddersfield Mr.and Mrs.MARJERSON Mrs.J.C.NEWSOME, Elland Mrs.ELVYN Mr.JACKSON SERIOUS ACCIDENT Michael HELLIWELL, worked on Canal Wharf Dr.BROWN PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD, H.STORR, W.NICHOLL, A.HOBSON, R.ROTHWELL, W.HAIGH, T.HOEY, BALL Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors F.CLAY J.P., A.MAUDE, A.HOWE ST.GEORGE'S AMATEUR MINSTRELS Messrs. T.GIBSON, J.SMITH, G.MARSHALL, M.SCHOFIELD

Mill Bank

Mr.Percy STOTT of Sowerby Bridge, new organist and choirmaster at St.Mary's, Cotton Stones Mr.Henry GAUKROGER, organist and choirmaster at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge. Tutor of above ST.MARY'S CHURCH Rev.W.PURVIS

Norland

MOUNT ZION PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL, NORLAND Mrs.F.E.HEAPE of Sowerby Bridge Rev.F.E.HEAPE Messrs. T.BARRACLOUGH, B.SOUTHWELL, BARKER Misses GEE, SOUTHWELL [Column 3]

Sowerby

Thomas A.HOPKINSON, lost a hand some time ago PAROCHIAL TEA AND MEETING (St.Peter's Church) Rev.J.W.F.WALKER, vicar Mr.Booth SHARP, A.R.C.O., accompanist CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev.W.C.EVANS Mr.PICKLES, choirmaster Miss COCKROFT Messrs. James LEAH, H.SMITH, B.WILDE, A.LEACH, V.PICKLES, B.LEACH, J.B.SPEAK BOULDERCLOUGH "AT HOME" Mr.and Mrs.Thomas SPEKE of Leeds, former scholars Mr.and Mrs.R.S.NAYLOR of Lane Side Councillor BIRTWHISTLE of Luddenden Foot Mr.Harry WHITELEY and Miss Janet WHITELEY Mr.and Mrs.Albert MITCHELL of Liversedge Messrs. W.WADSWORTH and S.MITCHELL, accompanists [Column 4] LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.F.J.SCHOLEFIELD Messrs. Ely WHITELEY, J.HOLDSWORTH, J.MARSLAND, R.LUMB, J.WADDINGTON, A.S.FIRTH, T.M.FLETCHER, W.ASHWORTH, F.WADDINGTON, T.E.WHITEHEAD Messrs. T.HOEY, D.BARRETT, J.W.BANCROFT, S.SUTCLIFFE, R.ROBERTS, D.I.CLAY, J.W.HOEY, S.WADSWORTH, H.CORDINGLEY, A.WHITELEY Messrs. E.MITCHELL, Edwin WHITELEY, A.SMITH, J.HAIGH, Aaron HOWE, R.RILEY, J.BINNS, W.WHITELEY, B.CHADWICK Messrs. F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, Abraham CLAY, Albert HOWE, J.C.HORSFALL, L.ATKINSON, H.MOLLOY, J.F.WHITEHEAD, George F.HARKER, J.E.MAUDE, S.MACKRELL, F.ASTIN Messrs. W.SHAW, J.W.SYKES, J.BARRACLOUGH, J.HOLT, C.MITCHELL Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.Thomas HOEY Mr.F.TOMBS [Column 5] DROWNING OF TWO YOUNG PEOPLE Revs. J.P.BURT, W.C.EVANS Emily LUMB, drowned Fred LUMB, brother of above Fred HOYLE, drowned Messrs.WOOD Bros Daniel CLAY & Sons (Memorial service at Tuel Lane) [Column 6] INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES ("Morning Star" Tent, No.189) Mr.COCKER's Assembly Rooms Brothers Charles KAYE, J.L.CROWTHER, J.WADDINGTON, J.BARNES, T.H.WRIGHT, T.W.RICHARDSON, J.W.SYKES, Charles A.CROWTHER, Mitchell GREENWOOD Sisters Annie SIMPSON, Edith JESSOP, M.A.HAIGH, Florrie BERRY (Florence BERRY?) DEATHS Emma SHARP, 76, widow of William SHARP, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Mrs.HOYLE and Family, Mr.and Mrs.LUMB and Family Mrs.J.H.THOMAS and family, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge

6th March 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Rev.Canon IVENS, to preach at Westminster Abbey C.H.GILL, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge, scholar Councillor MAUDE Rev.J.P.BURT, to become pastor at Ilford Rev.G.A.WILSON WESLEYAN HOME MISSIONS Rev.A.MARTIN of Halifax Mr.John MARSLAND BOLTON BROW (Band of Hope) Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS Messrs. G.WRIGHT, F.FLETCHER (piano) BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) Henry SAVAGE THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT Madame WALMSLEY Miss LIGHTOWLER Messrs. Bright JONES, BROWNING, Roland HOYLE, Booth SHARP (conductor) TUEL LANE SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.J.P.BURT Messrs. TOWNSEND (Halifax), J.WADDINGTON, J.WHITELEY (organist), B.ROBINSON Miss A.WHITWORTH THE POSITION OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION IN SOWERBY BRIDGE Mr.J.H.HOYLE, Technical Instruction Committee BAPTIST CHAPEL Mesdames FOX, WHITEHEAD, G.E.WHITELEY, SHAW, BROADBENT, TURNER, JONES SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Excelsior Minstrel Troupe Messrs. Thomas H.WRIGHT, F.BARRACLOUGH, E.HOWARTH, A.ROWSON, W.ROBINSON, A.SUTCLIFFE, G.HOWARTH, F.BARRACLOUGH, W.WILSON [Column 2] P.T.E. (West End) Messrs. Albert SMITH, E.HORSFALL (accompanist) Rev.G.S.SMITH Misses M.BARKER, L.BRIGGS, BESWICK SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., A.F.LONGBOTTOM, George WHITELEY, J.W.WHITELEY, A.MAUDE, A.HOWE, J.HOLDSWORTH, J.TURNER, W.GLEDHILL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, Edwin WHITELEY Mr.CROWTHER, his lodging house closed by smallpox Messrs. HUMPHREYS, HIRST and WHITLEY, represented above Mr.H.CHARLESWORTH, claiming for clothes removed for disinfection from smallpox Mr.J.E.Rice JONES, representing above? [Column 3] Mr.Joseph ROBERTSHAW, overseer? Mr.LODGE, ex councillor Mr.BARRACLOUGH [Column 4] SERMON TO MEN Rev.Canon IVENS [Column 5] (mention of the two young people who drowned in January) [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, D.I.CLAY, J.WADDINGTON, J.BATES, R.SIDDALL, E.E.POLLIT, W.H.GIBSON, J.W.BANCROFT Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.J.H.HOYLE, headmaster of Tuel Lane School Misses Ethel M.HOYLE, Emeline LORD, ex-p.t. assistants Miss JONES, headmistress of Tuel Lane Girls' School Miss HIRST, headmistress of Tuel Lane infants' school Mr.W.Vibart DIXON, clerk to the West Riding County Council

Norland

MOUNT ZION (Band of Hope) Misses MITCHELL, BARRACLOUGH Mr.J.H.PARKINSON Messrs. Ernest BEAUMONT, Shaw BROADBENT, George RAMSDEN, John BEAUMONT: Norland Band Quartet Mr.Christopher SMITH of Manchester, competition judge ------------------------------------------- APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., George WHITELEY, A.CLAY Mr.W.A.SUTCLIFFE DEATHS Alice Ellen ACKROYD, 23, Mill Bank John BROWN, 70, Friendly, Sowerby Bridge Mary Alice HAGREEN, 29, wife of Albert Henry HAGREEN, Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge Alice HOYLE, 20, Upper Old House, Sowerby Elizabeth NICHOLL, 66, Hill Top, Sowerby Bridge James NORMANTON, 77, Edge Holme Lane, Warley Elizabeth Ann WADE, 53, wife of Mitellus WADE, tailor, Sowerby Street, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Henrietta WOOD, died March 1892. Parents Robert and Mary Ann WOOD, Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge

13th March 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Samuel TURNER and John TURNER, Calder Dale Grease Works, Sowerby Bridge Revs. J.P.BURT, G.S.SMITH (Free Church Council) CIRCUIT MEETING (Primitive Methodist) Rev.F.E.HEAPE Messrs. T.MORGAN, J.A.PINDER Councillor A.HOWE ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, W.TOLLEY, H.TAYLOR, T.HOEY, BURNLEY (Halifax Stock Bank), J.HANSON Revs. J.P.BURT, F.E.HEAPE, J.FOX Drs. BROWN, DUNN Mrs.HOLLOWS Misses C.NUSSEY, A.WHITEHEAD, L.BARRACLOUGH, L.BENTLEY, A.ELLIS, L.TAYLOR, M.A.MITCHELL, E.ROBERTSHAW, A.GALLIMORE, S.HEATON, E.FARRAR Messrs. W.LEAROYD, F.WILCOCK, T.SEED, A.Tait HOPE, J.SHAW, G.WILSON, A.WHITAKER, A.LAWRENCE, H.MITCHELL, H.CORDINGLEY, W.E.HOLROYD, A.SUTCLIFFE WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.F.TOMBS (gave speech) Mrs.MARSLAND [Column 2] Messrs. CORDINGLEY, BARRACLOUGH [Column 3] THE ENGLISH REFORMATION Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.J.MEADOWS HOME MISSIONS (West End Congregational) Revs. G.S.SMITH, W.JOHNSTONE of Holywell Green SOCIAL (Liberal Club) Messrs.W.FIRTH and H.NICHOLL: musicians Misses SEED, A.ASTIN WILTON brothers Messrs. F.TOMBS, T.HOEY, E.SEED, J.WHITELEY DEATH OF MRS.SCHOLEFIELD, ROSE VILLA (and funeral) Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS Messrs. SCHOLEFIELD, F.J.SCHOLEFIELD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.H.MORLEY, E.C.MORLEY, A.SCHOLEFIELD, WORSNOP, J.SCHOLEFIELD, W.SCHOLEFIELD Dr.SCHOLEFIELD Eliza SCHOLEFIELD, died aged 53 Mrs.GRUBB, Blackpool Miss SCHOLEFIELD, Ashleigh Misses FIRTH, Myrtle Grove Mr.Morris SUGDEN, undertaker

Mill Bank

WESLEYAN CHAPEL Messrs. G.H.MARSHALL of Lerwick, Binns HOWARTH (organist), H.GREENWOOD (Hebden Bridge), G.HARDY (Triangle), A.WHITELEY (Sowerby Bridge) [Column 4]

Sowerby

MISSIONARY SERVICES (Boulderclough Methodist New Connexion) Messrs. H.SHACKLETON of Midgley, G.A.SHARP of Sowerby Bridge, Samuel MARSDEN of Elland Revs. J.OGDEN (deputation), W.DEWDNEY of King Cross TEA AND DEMONSTRATION (Providence Band of Hope) Messrs. R.CLARK, George TOMLINSON of Leeds, MUSK of Manchester, J.W.TURNER SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.T.NAYLOR J.P., J.WADSWORTH, A.STOTT, R.BRADLEY, D.TURNER, J.COCKROFT, J.L.WHITELEY Mr.BOOTH, clerk Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer Mr.Eli HARTLEY, sanitary inspector Messrs. J.H.CARTER and Joseph RILEY, overseers Messrs. Arthur FISHWICK, Arthur BINNS: overseers? Mr.Joseph ROBERTSHAW, overseer Mr.Watson GREENWOOD, retired councillor Mr.PROPERT, district auditor Mr.Albert CROSSLEY, tender for leading setts [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGE Edward HELLIWELL, twiner piecer, to Hannah EARNSHAW, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Eliza SCHOLEFIELD, wife of Charles William SCHOLEFIELD, Rose Villa, Sowerby Bridge Thomas BROOKE, 63, farmer, Lower Plain Farm, Sowerby Caroline LIDDLE, 42, wife of David LIDDLE, Willow Street, Sowerby Bridge Sarah STANDEVEN, 73, Clough Buildings, Boulderclough, Sowerby SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE EDWARDS & RAWSON M.SYKES & Co. CLAY & HORSFALL John WOOD & Sons CLAY Brothers CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. A.BREARLEY & Co. POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd. SIDDALL & HILTON Ltd. WOOD Brothers W.P.EGLIN HELLIWELL & Co. EDLESTON Ltd. BLACKBURN Brothers George FOX & Sons John ATKINSON & Sons William MORRIS & Sons Mark WILCOCK James GREENWOOD & Son C.W.MATTOCK Henry BROADBENT Ltd. John WALLIS & Co. Francis BERRY & Sons MITCHELL Brothers SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN

20th March 1903

Sowerby Bridge

P.T.E.(West End Congregational) Rev.G.S.SMITH Misses WOOD, TIDSWELL, SHAW, N.RUSHWORTH (accompanist) Councillor Ely WHITELEY CIRCUIT MEETING (Methodist Free Church) Rev.J.P.BURT Messrs. A.S.FIRTH, Simonce TURNER, Henry MITCHELL, C.BESWICK, W.H.HELLIWELL, J.H.BUTTERWORTH (Sowerby), G.BARRETT BIBLE SOCIETY'S MEETING Messrs. William HAIGH, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, O.EATOUGH Revs. C.W.HOWARD, G.S.SMITH, W.A.ELLIOT (South African missionary), E.W.EASTON (vicar of Warley), Canon IVENS, F.E.HEAPE, J.P.BURT, S.F.LAYCOCK, J.FOX Mrs.IVENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS John William WHITELEY, 22 Myrtle Terrace, foreman millwright John LAWRENCE, Ernest Stocks ASHWORTH, Priestley Haigh NORRIS, William Trevor BALDWIN, William WISEMAN, George INGHAM, William Thomas WALTON, John WRIGHT John MARSLAND, Concrete Villa, gentleman John WADDINGTON, John Ward BANCROFT Joseph Lee WRIGLEY, Ryburn Terrace, commission agent Anthony PICKLES, George William LUMB Emmanuel MITCHELL, Old House, cotton spinner John SMITH, Charles Robert DIXON Joseph Lee WRIGLEY, Ryburn Terrace Henry LONGBOTTOM, Fred MITCHELL Frank CLAY, Wood View, worsted spinner William Henry GIBSON, John LILLEY, Edward Ernest POLLIT, Alfred COCKER, Edgar D.WELLBURN, William Jessop STORER James WOOD, 11 Hollins Lane, wool and waste dealer John Arthur PICKLES, Tom BENTLEY (Thomas BENTLEY) Mark WILCOCK, 11 Hollings Mill Lane, tanner William GLEDHILL, John GLEDHILL John William LODGE, 14 Wharf Street, horse clothing manufacturer William Henry CRABTREE, John DYSON Abraham CLAY, Willow House, cotton spinner William Henry Thompson, John William ELLIS, William WILSON, Fred ASTIN John William LODGE, oil sheet manufacturer Daniel LUTY, 9 Willow Street Daniel LUTY, 3 Clough Terrace [Column 2] TUEL LANE BAND OF HOPE Messrs. John ROGERS of Halifax, H.GREENWOOD (accompanist)

Mill Bank

SOYLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS Ellis WHITELEY, Upper Smithy Clough, gentleman Whiteley BOOTH, Gough, farmer John SUTCLIFFE, Moorshaw Head, farmer Joseph STOTT, Claypits Farm, farmer John NICHOLL, Hey House, Soyland Walter Collinge MOORES, Bridge Terrace, Ripponden, painter James BALLANTYRE, Royd Hall, Ripponden, schoolmaster John PICKLES, Small Lees, Ripponden, gentleman

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST CHURCH Rev.J.FOX Councillor F.CLAY, J.P. Messrs. A.SMITH, J.L.CROWTHER, A.A.FRANKLAND(accompanist, supplied new piano), T.GIBSON, L.MITTON (accompanist), E.BEAUMONT, T.HOWARTH, William SHAW Misses JONES, MOORE, H.BROADBENT

Sowerby

DISTRICT COUNCIL NOMINATIONS John WADSWORTH, Glen View, cloth fuller David TURNER, Upper Oak, gardener John James ROWDEN, Mill Bank, schoolmaster Charles Henry MITCHELL, Ivy House, baker Jonathan Turner NAYLOR, Sowerby, schoolmaster FREE CHURCH COUNCIL Revs. W.HAIGH, W.C.EVANS Messrs. J.PICKLES, W.H.HALL, Eli WILSON, James LEAH, Joseph WHITAKER, G.BARRETT, Sam MITCHELL (Samuel MITCHELL), Henry HANSON, Smith EMMOTT, Fred WOLFENDEN, W.H.HALL, G.A.SHARP, Abraham KERRIDGE [Column 3] [Column 4] THREE INQUESTS Elizabeth MARCHANT, aged 69, widow, Wharf Street Tom MARCHANT (Thomas MARCHANT), butcher, Wharf Street, son of above Mr.A.S.FIRTH Dr.DUNN Annie Elizabeth WOOD, aged 42, of Terrace Street, West End Dan WOOD (Daniel WOOD), husband of above, living in Stocksbridge, in the navy Mary Jane SYKES Watson SUTCLIFFE, lodged with Annie Elizabeth WOOD Inspector ARUNDEL Mr.J.H.WHITELEY Herbert FIRTH, infant Walter FIRTH, blanket finisher, Wakefield Road. Father of above Dr.ADAMS [Column 5] THE HALIFAX JOINT STOCK BANKING COMPANY (balance sheet) (Established 1829) J.Whiteley WARD, South Royde, Halifax Gamaliel SUTCLIFFE, Stonesheygate, Hebden Bridge Joseph CROWTHER, Woodley, Huddersfield John HOYLE, Beech Grove, Halifax Alfred SYKES, Woodville, Thongsbridge Richard MOORE, Colston House, Burley-in-Wharfedale James H.HOWARTH, Robert POTTER [Column 6] DEATHS Edward Alfred BELLINGER, 22, cloth fuller, Union Street, Sowerby Bridge Sarah FARRAR, 84, widow of Francis FARRAR, St.Peter's Square, Sowerby Mary Rebecca LAYFIELD, 31, wife of Arthur LAYFIELD, Fern Glen, Burnley Road, Sowerby Bridge Ann MADDEN, 16, daughter of Dominick MADDEN, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge Harold OGDEN, 4 months, son of Sam OGDEN (Samuel OGDEN), Providence, Sowerby Grace PULLAN, 70, wife of James PULLAN, Asquith Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

27th March 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Rev.W.C.HOWARD

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.R.H.KNIGHT, dog breeder? (Centenary of Bolton Brow Wesleyan Sunday School) Mr.T.E.WHITEHEAD, Lord Street Mr.B.MORWOOD, Ryburn Villa Mr.William HAIGH, Raven Lodge Councillor J.W.WHITELEY, Ripponden THE DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., Abraham CLAY, John William WHITELEY, Emmanuel MITCHELL Mr.J.W.LODGE "AFTER MANY DAYS" (Halifax West Riding Court) James W.BARBER, a youth of Sowerby Bridge, stole watch in 1899 then in Militia in South Africa for 4 years George HART, signalman, Elland Superintendent WEIGHTMAN CIRCUIT MEETING (Wesleyan) Revs. T.H.KIRKNESS, T.H.KIDD, G.H.BARKER of Lincoln Mr.EDWARDS, treasurer Messrs. Joseph BARRON, J.C.BATES, S.HOYLE, G.RUSHWORTH THE CASUAL VACANCY ON THE COUNCIL (Liberal meeting) John H.STEAD, John Ward BANCROFT [Column 2] SMALLPOX LECTURE (at the Church Institute) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.J.WOOD (Baptist Sunday School do) Messrs. R.MIDGLEY (Todmorden), H.MITCHELL, W.DOBSON Misses HOLLAS Mrs.WHITEHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. W.WOOD, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, W.HAIGH, T.M.FLETCHER, R.ROTHWELL, A.HOBSON, W.NICHOLL, H.STORR, O.EATOUGH, T.HOEY Councillor HOWE Rev.G.S.SMITH SOIREE (Free Church Council) Councillor F.CLAY, J.P. Revs. G.S.SMITH, J.P.BURT, F.E.HEAPE Mr.WADDINGTON, painter and decorator, Tuel Lane Mr.A.BOOTH, plumber, Wharf Street SOWERBY NEW ROAD CHAPEL (Primitive Methodist) Mrs.COATES, famous Scotch preacher Revs. F.E.HEAPE, J.FOX, W.LAWRENCE, W.WHITHAM Sister Florence (Wesleyan) Mr.J.CROSSLAND of Mytholmroyd Mr.J.BARRACLOUGH of Norland Mr.J.R.BARKER, choirmaster? Mr.W.ROBERTSHAW [Column 3] (Possible Labour candidate at next Parliamentary election)

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH BAND OF HOPE Messrs. Levi HAIGH, Milton WADSWORTH, John HANSON (conductor), Robert BENTON, Eli BROADBENT (Pike Law, Turvin), H.N.BLAMIRES, J.PICKLES, J.BROADBENT (Higgin), Harry WHITELEY (accompanist) Rev.B.C.BARNARD, Luddenden Foot Misses Evinda MITCHELL, H.WHITELEY, E.HANSON, Dorothy BENTON, E.THORPE, S.A.MARSDEN Willie BLAMIRES (William BLAMIRES), Selwyn NICHOLL Master W.BENTON HALIFAX PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY. A RECORD YEAR'S WORK Alderman KILBURN of Huddersfield Mr.Enoch HILL, formerly of Leek, Staffordshire Messrs. J.D.TAYLOR and James BAIRSTOW: deceased Messrs. Alexander SCOTT, WADDINGTON (Cleckheaton), LONGSDON (ex-Mayor of Keighley), Alfred SYKES Colonel FREEMAN Rev.Bryan DALE Mr.MOORE, portrait painter?, Sheffield [Column 4] WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mr.Thomas HOEY, gave speech Mrs.MARSLAND [Column 5] Mesdames SWAINE, EDWARDS (Correspondence: All British colony for Canada) [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE BRASS BAND (Correspondence) John William LODGE DEATHS Emma BRIGGS, 65, wife of James BRIGGS, Canal View, Sowerby Bridge Doris May FOSTER, 23 months, daughter of Frank Upton FOSTER, Albion Grove, Sowerby Bridge Ann TURNER, 78, widow of John TURNER, Syke Lane, Sowerby Bridge Edgar WILD, 12 months, son of Herbert WILD, Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge

3rd April 1903

CHRIST CHURCH The Venerable Archdeacon of Halifax Rev.Canon THOMPSON

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX TUEL LANE YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY Rev.J.P.BURT Mr.CROSSLEY THE ENGLISH REFORMATION (Lecture) Rev.Canon IVENS BEGGING AND ASSAULT (Halifax Police Court) James RASBURN, young fellow Police Constable WILSON CAKE AND APRON SALE (Women's Liberal Association) Mesdames G.E.WHITELEY, B.WOOD Misses GREENWOOD, MOORES, M.BARKER, B.WHITEHEAD Mr.G.H.THOMAS WESLEYAN MISSION CHAPEL (Band of Hope) Messrs. J.SUNDERLAND of Cotton Stones, H.WOOD, V.SHEARD, W.JOWETT Councillor Arthur WHITAKER of Halifax Misses E.JESSOP, H.J.ROBERTSHAW, C.WILSON, F.BERRY, E.SHEARD, B.WOOD, E.RAYNOR CHARGED WITH THEFT (Halifax West Riding Court) William GOVIER (William GEVIER?), Halifax labourer David DENTON, sold old iron HALIFAX PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY. WEST END BRANCH W.WORSNUP [Column 2] DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING Councillors F.CLAY J.P., John William WHITELEY, Edwin WHITELEY, George WHITELEY, Ely WHITELEY Mr.R.CROWTHER, lodging house keeper, closed due to smallpox Mr.John ROBERTSHAW, former assistant overseer for Sowerby Bridge South Mr.WORMALD, overseer? EDLESTON, arbitration case [Column 3] Councillors HOWE, LONGBOTTOM, A.CLAY [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Sarah Ann GREENWOOD, 59, wife of Thomas GREENWOOD, Booth House Terrace, Luddenden Foot Betty HAIGH (Elizabeth HAIGH), 87, widow of George HAIGH, Wood Lane, Sowerby SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE EDWARDS & RAWSON M.SYKES & Co. CLAY & HORSFALL John WOOD & Sons CLAY Brothers CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. A.BREARLEY & Co. POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd. SIDDALL & HILTON Ltd. WOOD Brothers W.P.EGLIN HELLIWELL & Co. EDLESTON Ltd. BLACKBURN Brothers George FOX & Sons John ATKINSON & Sons William MORRIS & Sons Mark WILCOCK James GREENWOOD & Son C.W.MATTOCK Henry BROADBENT Ltd. John WALLIS & Co. Francis BERRY & Sons MITCHELL Brothers SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN

10th April 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.William HAIGH, possible County Council candidate ELECTION (District Council) Councillors Frank CLAY J.P., J.W.WHITELEY, Abraham CLAY, MAUDE Messrs. J.W.LODGE, Emmanuel MITCHELL CHRIST CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS Archdeacon BROOKE of Halifax Revs. Canon IVENS, THOMPSON (Chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield) Mr.GAUKROGER, organist SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Messrs. B.LEES, H.BOOTH, E.E.LAW, T.H.WRIGHT, A.E.SUTCLIFFE, J.K.LAW, W.WILSON, F.BARRACLOUGH Mesdames GREENWOOD, FARRAR, CAUNT, BOOTHWICK Miss THORPE SUNDAY GAMBLERS (Halifax West Riding Court) Albert OLIVER, Harry GAUKROGER, Harry WOMERSLEY: youths Police Sergeant DAY Police Constables FAWCETT, HOLBROOK SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, J.W.BANCROFT, J.WADDINGTON, J.BATES, W.H.GIBSON, R.SIDDALL, E.E.POLLIT Frank MELLOR, Edwin R.SHEPHERD, William E.EVANS, Roger T.HOLROYD, Edith BROOKE, Florence BREARLEY :teachers [Column 2] Rev.H.Howard MAY, popular Wesleyan Minister BENEFIT CONCERT Mr.E.C.WASHINGTON, popular humorist, unwell CONCERT Messrs. Booth SHARPE and G.THOMPSON, accompanists

Sowerby

SMALLPOX W.H.HOLT of Town Farm Dr.WELLBURN

Norland

MOUNT ZION BAND OF HOPE Mr.L.FIELDING, Hawksclough, Hebden Bridge Revs. J.FOX of Sowerby Bridge, F.E.HEAPE [Column 3] [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Thomas HELLOWELL, 81, Stocks Lane, Sowerby John MAUDE, 77, Cavendish Buildings, Sowerby Bridge William WILSON, 60, Quarry Hill, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Ellen WORSNUP, died April 1900. Wife of William WORSNUP, Sowerby Bridge

17th April 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY Dr.WELLBURN ("AT HOME") Rev.Canon IVENS and Mrs.IVENS CHRIST CHURCH Mr.William HAIGH, Vicar's warden Messrs. E.E.POLLIT, George SWINDELLS, William WOOD: wardens ST.GEORGE'S CHURCH Messrs. A.BATLEY, J.ELLIS: wardens Messrs. EASTON, BUTTERWORTH, TAYLOR, SENIOR, E.WHITELEY, GAUKROGER: sidesmen GAMBLING (Halifax West Riding Court) Edleston TOWNEND, Thomas Henry NOWELL, Wallace WHITEHEAD, Samuel FRANKLAND, all of Sowerby Bridge NORLAND BAND CONCERT Misses E.MAUDE, Annie GEE (Ann GEE): singers Messrs T.GIBSON, J.MARSHALL, PLATT: singers Mr.Arthur BINGLEY, humorist of Halifax Mr.A.A.FRANKLAND, accompanist Mr.E.BEAUMONT, conductor "BEGGING TO A STOCK" (Halifax West Riding Court) William CROSSLEY, an elderly grocer of Halifax Superintendent WEIGHTMAN [Column 2] Mrs.ARUNDEL, sang at Christ Church WITHOUT LIGHT (Halifax West Riding Court) Waller PICKLES (Walter PICKLES?), of Sowerby Bridge Police Constable FORDHAM A RASH ACT (Halifax Borough Police Court) Harry SOMERS of Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby

SMALLPOX Mrs.HOLT of Town Farm Dr.WELLBURN CANCER Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer of health SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.T.NAYLOR J.P., J.WADSWORTH, H.HAIGH, A.STOTT, D.TURNER, J.NICHOLL, R.BRADLEY, J.H.CARTER, J.COCKROFT, J.Learoyd WHITELEY Levi HANSON, brought smallpox to Sowerby Bridge? [Column 3] Dr.WELLBURN and Mr.Eli Hartley: sanitary officials Mr.John SCHOFIELD, collector, assistant overseer Mr.HOLT, had smallpox? Mr.BOOTH, clerk ANNUAL MEETING OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.F.LONGBOTTOM, A.HOWE, J.TURNER, J.HOLDSWORTH, Ely WHITELEY, W.GLEDHILL, Frank CLAY, J.W.WHITELEY, A.CLAY, E.MITCHELL Mr.EVANS, returning officer Rev.G.S.SMITH, Messrs. William WOOD, T.HOEY, T.M.FLETCHER, O.EATOUGH, R.ROTHWELL, A.HOBSON, William HAIGH, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, William NICHOLL, J.BATES, H.STORR: Public library committee Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, J.C.HORSFALL, Albert SMITH, Joseph VARLEY, W.T.WALTON, G.W.SUTTON, J.H.HOYLE and Dr.WELLBURN : Technical committee Mr.WORMALD, assistant overseer for Sowerby [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGES William Henry EAKIN to Martha Frances KING, both of Sowerby Bridge James BRIGGS to Melinda DEWHIRST, both of Sowerby Bridge Harry LISTER, railway labourer of Halifax, to Alice NOBLE of Sowerby Bridge Arthur UTTLEY, pattern maker, to Rose Hannah WILCOCK, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Ann CROSSLEY, 79, widow of John CROSSLEY, Dean Lane, Sowerby Willie FOSTER (William FOSTER), 49, died at Ovenden, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Alice HIPWOOD, 1 month, daughter of Joe HIPWOOD, Dearnley's Yard, Sowerby Bridge John RADCLIFFE, 82, High Lee, Luddenden Foot John WILKINSON, 67, Pin Fold, Sowerby IN MEMORIAM Fred A.CROSSLEY, died April 1889. 74 Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Hollas FURNESS, died April 1902

24th April 1903

Sowerby Bridge

(Church Institute "At Home") Mr.and Mrs.E.E.POLLIT Mr.J.H.BARRACLOUGH, assistant accountant of West Hartlepool, formerly of Sowerby bridge THE BEGGING NUISANCE (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas BEESTON and William TAYLOR, tramps Police Constable CRABTREE Inspector ARUNDEL FRIENDLY WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev. John WILSON of Bradford, F.E.HEAPE Mr.W.WHITEHEAD, organist and choirmaster PRIMITIVE METHODISM Rev.F.E.HEAPE Messrs. S.HOWARD, J.BARRACLOUGH Councillor A.HOWE WEDDING AT BOLTON BROW Miss Eleanor THOMAS, daughter of George THOMAS, Sowerby New Road. Bride Mr.John HAIGH, son of the late Abraham HAIGH of Triangle. Groom Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS Mr.Willie THOMAS (William THOMAS), bride's brother Misses THOMAS, HAIGH Mr.A.HELLIWELL, music COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION Mr.John William WHITELEY, Ripponden, former councillor Mr.John Ward BANCROFT, Nicholl's Terrace, Tuel Lane Mr.William HAIGH, Raven Lodge. Currently in Germany Mr.TOMBS, Liberal agent Crossley SUTCLIFFE [Column 2] Rev.Canon IVENS, to preach in Westminster Abbey WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Messrs. S.WADSWORTH, J.HANSON Councillor Ely WHITELEY DESERTION OF FAMILY (Halifax West Riding Court) David BROADBENT, labourer of Sowerby Bridge Mr.BRIGGS, relieving officer WEDDING AT CHRIST CHURCH Mr.Albert S.G.FOX to Miss M.H.STOCKTON Rev.Canon IVENS Misses Ruth STOCKTON, Eleanor STOCKTON: sisters of the bride Mr.Wilfred A.FOX of Rugby, cousin of the groom Mr.and Mrs.G.STOCKTON Mr.and.Mrs.A.G.FOX (Atherstone) Mr.and Mrs.S.KNIGHT (Atherstone) Mr.and Mrs.J.STOCKTON Mr.and Mrs.W.STOCKTON Mr.and Mrs.S.BROADBENT Mr.and Mrs.G.B.HOYLE (Halifax) Mr.and Mrs.CROWDSON (Lytham) Mr.R.W.MALLINSON and Miss M.MALLINSON Mr.J.THOMAS and Miss M.THOMAS Mr.H.STOCKTON and Miss FOX Miss E.STOCKTON and Mr.E.HELLIWELL Mrs.W.BOTTOMLEY and Miss BOTTOMLEY Miss S.DRAKE Miss BROADBENT Mr.Willie STOCKTON (William STOCKTON) Miss H.BOTTOMLEY Miss M.MITCHELL Mr.G.PLATT FIRE Messrs. SIDDALL & HILTON, Asquith Bottom Messrs. EDLESTON Superintendent HOPKINSON, fire brigade Messrs. HELLIWELL and Co. Joseph SHAW, fireman Dr.ADAMS [Column 3] THE BIRCH (Halifax Borough Court) Harold STAVES, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge Thomas HOLGATE, Savile Park WOOD, lad SMALLPOX Councillor G.WHITELEY, J.P. Mr.CROWTHER, lodging house keeper Mr.KING, died last night MATRONS' TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (at Bolton Brow Wesleyan School) Mesdames Frank CLAY, HARTLEY, THOMPSON, FENTON, B.WOOD, HANSON, BROADBENT, MITCHELL, WILCOCK, GLEDHILL, KIRKNESS, ADAMS, HORSFALL Misses BRIGGS, WOOD (accompanist), CLAY, HOLMES Master Willie HARTLEY (William HARTLEY) [Column 4] [Column 5] THE DISTRICT COUNCIL AT CHURCH (West End Congregational) Mr.WADSWORTH, organist Rev.G.S.SMITH, pastor, (sermon text) [Column 6] MARRIAGES Mr.Emsley CROSSLEY of Sowerby Bridge to Miss Susie Ann CARTER (Susan Ann CARTER?) of Sowerby Revs. J.W.F.WALKER (vicar of St.Peter's, Sowerby), S.F.LAYCOCK (Vicar of St.George's) Albert S.G.FOX, son of the late Albert FOX and Mrs.RILEY, Central Buildings, to Mary Hannah STOCKTON, daughter of George STOCKTON, Egremont Street. Rev.Canon IVENS John HAIGH, son of the late Abraham HAIGH, Triangle, to Eleanor THOMAS, daughter of George THOMAS, Egremont Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS DEATHS Mary Ann COOKE, 77, widow of James COOKE, Sparkhouse Lane, Sowerby Bridge Sarah WOOD, 67, wife of William WOOD, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge

1st May 1903

Sowerby Bridge

BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN CHURCH Rev.C.Ensor WALTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD, O.EATOUGH, W.NICHOLL, H.STORR, A.HOBSON, R.ROTHWELL, T.M.FLETCHER J.BATES, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, William HAIGH, Thomas HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.HOWE, Ely WHITELEY PRESENTATION Mr.Louis J.FOX of Thorncliffe Dewsbury Messrs.George FOX and Sons, West End Mills, Valley Mills and Staincliffe Mills Miss HIRST, daughter of Mr.J.W.HIRST of Dewsbury Mr.J.H.HELLIWELL Mr.WHITELEY, manager Mary GRUNDY, youngest female employee [Column 2] Rev.H.G.ALLCHURCH of Bristol to replace Rev.J.P.BURT (Methodist) SMALLPOX EXAMINATIONS IN BIBLICAL KNOWLEDGE Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH Mr.J.C.HORSFALL LECTURE ON CAMBRIDGE (at Ellison Memorial School) Revs. Canon IVENS, S.F.LAYCOCK Messrs. W.H.BAXENDALE, John LAWRENCE BOLTON BROW SUNDAY SCHOOL (Centenary) Mr.Albert WOOD, warehouse owner BURGLARY Messrs.WOOD Brothers, engineers, Valley Iron Works LABOUR REPRESENTATION (Trade Unions and Labour organisations) INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES (Todmorden District, No.123) Brothers James ROBINSON of Padiham, TRENHOLME, MARSHALL, Thomas RAWLINSON, Henry RAWLINSON [Column 3] SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN LTD. (Company meeting) Messrs. John SMITH, BRIGGS, J.W.WHITELEY, Ely WHITELEY, Alfred WHITELEY HALIFAX BOARD OF GUARDIANS Mr.J.W.HODGSON of The Hollins, Triangle Mr.J.W.BANCROFT, councillor [Column 4]

Sowerby

GAMBLING AT SOWERBY (Halifax West Riding Court) George WHITTAKER, labourer; Howarth MITCHELL, labourer; Shadrach WALTON, mason; Newton RILEY, millhand: all of Luddenden Foot Alma NICHOLLS, labourer; William MARSHALL, labourer; Matthew MITCHELL, labourer; James CROWTHER, labourer; Wilfred THOMAS, labourer; Fred HANSON, millhand; David GREENWOOD, millhand : all of Sowerby Inspector ARUNDEL Mr.STOREY, defence SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH, J.T.NAYLOR, H.HAIGH, J.INGHAM, W.COCKROFT, A.STOTT, J.NICHOLL, D.TURNER, R.BRADLEY, O.H.MITCHELL, James J.ROWDEN Mr.BOOTH, clerk Mr.Eli HARTLEY, surveyor Mr.John SCHOFIELD, collector Dr.WELLBURN Councillors George WHITELEY, F.CLAY, HOLDSWORTH: Sowerby Bridge Council [Column 5] [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE FLOUR SOCIETY. INTERESTING CEREMONY Messrs.ROBINSON & Sons of Rochdale Messrs.POLLIT and WIGZELL Ltd. Messrs. DAVENPORT, BESWICK, HODGSON, BANCROFT C.C., J.SHILITO, D.LUMB, T.GILL Mr.WHITWORTH (Messrs.ROBINSON & Sons) Messrs.E.E.POLLIT, W.S.MILLIGAN, W.H.GIBSON : POLLIT & WIGZELL Mr.James BROADBENT MARRIAGES Ernest BARRACLOUGH, plumber, to Mary Hannah BOTTOMLEY, both of Sowerby Bridge George Herbert METCALFE of Richmond, to Lilian FIRTH, daughter of the late James FIRTH of Myrtle Grove, Sowerby Bridge DEATHS John BROADBENT, 74, Higgin CHAMBER, Sowerby Harry CARPENTER, 6 , son of John CARPENTER, Cote Hill, Warley IN MEMORIAM John DOVENER, died May 1902. Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge

8th May 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX PROPOSED DEMONSTRATION (Free Church Council) Messrs. T.A.SMITH, A.ASTIN SUSPICIOUS (Halifax West Riding Court) John D.WHITELEY, aged 17, of Hebden Bridge Superintendent WEIGHTMAN PRESENTATION (Sunday School Union) Mr.Oliver EATOUGH of Sowerby Bridge, Sunday School teacher for 57 years TRAMWAYS Mr.Samuel FREEMAN, solicitor, Sowerby Bridge HALIFAX AND DISTRICT BAND OF HOPE UNION (Tuel Lane, West End) Rev.J.P.BURT Mr.Sam PILLING of Leeds Mr.William CONWAY of Halifax Councillor J.R.SWAINE Mr.George TOMLINSON, and Mr.William PEARSON of Leeds Miss MOORE SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, J.WADDINGTON, J.BATES, R.SIDDALL, W.H.GIBSON, E.E.POLLIT Revs. Canon IVENS, G.S.SMITH Miss TOMLINSON,headmistress of Sowerby New Road infants' school Miss STOTT, assistant at Bolton Brow girls' school Miss Amy BLACKBURN, assistant at Sowerby New Road infants' school Mr.Isaac PRIESTLEY, headmaster of Sowerby New Road mixed school Misses Annie TIDSWELL (Ann TIDSWELL) and Gertrude LUMB: ex-p.t.assistants Mr.ACKROYD, printer, Town Hall Street [Column 2] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., Frank CLAY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, J.TURNER, J.HOLDSWORTH, E.MITCHELL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, W.GLEDHILL, Edwin WHITELEY Messrs.CLAYTON, gas works contractors [Column 3] Messrs.WALLIS, owned recreation ground? Mr.H.LONGBOTTOM, Clay Street MR.MELLOR AND HIS CONSTITUENTS Mr.MELLOR, M.P. [Column 4] A HOLIDAY IN NEW ZEALAND (letter) Mr.F.SLADEN, formerly of Sowerby Bridge, now in New Zealand Mr.S.SPEAK, Sowerby New Road [Column 5] THE MEMBER FOR THE SOWERBY DIVISION (Correspondence) Mr.MELLOR J.H.WHITELEY, M.P. C.P.TREVELYAN, M.P. John BATES, Sowerby Bridge Cotton Operatives' Association

Ripponden

THE NEW POSTMASTER Mr.E.HODGSON, bookkeeper of Halifax Mr.Walter ELLIOTT

Norland

BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL Mr.Samuel COOPER of Mirfield Mr.B.HOLROYD, Sowerby Bridge [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE EDWARDS & RAWSON M.SYKES & Co. CLAY & HORSFALL John WOOD & Sons CLAY Brothers CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. A.BREARLEY & Co. POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd. SIDDALL & HILTON Ltd. WOOD Brothers W.P.EGLIN HELLIWELL & Co. EDLESTON Ltd. BLACKBURN Brothers George FOX & Sons John ATKINSON & Sons William MORRIS & Sons Mark WILCOCK James GREENWOOD & Son C.W.MATTOCK Henry BROADBENT Ltd. John WALLIS & Co. MITCHELL Brothers Francis BERRY & Sons SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN T.GRIME, inspector DEATHS Eliza Jane ATKINSON, 60, widow of James Henry ATKINSON, Vale House, Sowerby Bridge Eliza CROSSLEY, 57, widow of Richard CROSSLEY, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge Joseph Whiteley WHITWORTH, 24, gardener, Rose Grove, Sowerby Bridge Joseph WHITWORTH, boot maker, Moorland House, Norland

15th May 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX SPIRITUALISM Miss THORPE, Mrs.W.GREENWOOD, Mr.A.E.SUTCLIFFE: Sowerby Bridge Spiritualist Lyceum WINDFALL FOR A LATE SMALLPOX PATIENT John SMITH, inherited money from aunt who lived in Stockport, worked at Sowerby Bridge Gas Works TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, BURNLEY, W.T.WALTON, J.H.HOYLE, W.H.UTTLEY (teacher) Councillors J.W.WHITELEY, LONGBOTTOM MAN AND WIFE (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary Hannah RAYNER Abraham RAYNER, husband of above Mr.L.STOREY, defence [Column 2] HENRY BROADBENT LIMITED Messrs. Henry BROADBENT, E.BROADBENT Messrs.J.BARRON & Sons, auditors TUEL LANE SUNDAY SCHOOL Revs. J.P.BURT, F.E.HEAPE (Sowerby New Road Primitive Methodist Chapel) Mr.WHITELEY, organist and choirmaster THE MEMBER FOR THE SOWERBY DIVISION (Correspondence) Mr.MELLOR Mr.TOMBS, Liberal agent for the Sowerby Division John BATES, Sowerby Bridge Cotton Operatives' Association THE RIGHT HON. J.W.MELLOR, M.P., AND THE TRADES DISPUTES BILL John BATES, Sowerby Bridge Cotton Operatives' Association John William MELLOR Frederick TOMBS, Sowerby Division Liberal Association [Column 3]

Norland

BURNING FATALITY Mr.HILL, coroner Beatrice Gwendoline HOLLAS, aged 2, daughter of William HOLLAS, Village, Barkisland

Mill Bank

WORKING A HORSE WHILE LAME George GRIFFITH, labourer and Jonathan STOTT, farmer, both of Soyland Inspector RIGG, R.S.P.C.A.

Sowerby

THE DISTRICT COUNCIL AT DIVINE WORSHIP (at Boulderclough Chapel) Councillor J.WADSWORTH Rev.E.COLLEY of Brighouse SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., STOTT, ROWDEN, NICHOLL, CARTER, BRADLEY, COCKROFT, MITCHELL, TURNER, HAIGH, NAYLOR, INGHAM ROAD VIEWING Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., D.TURNER, A.STOTT, J.J.ROWDEN, C.MITCHELL, R.BRADLEY, H.HAIGH, J.NICHOLL, J.INGHAM, J.COCKROFT, J.NAYLOR, J.H.CARTER Mr.Eli HARTLEY, surveyor Mr.E.WILDE, Friendly Inn Mr.Dennis BOTTOMLEY, King's Head Inn [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Eva SWIFT, 2 months, daughter of Harry SWIFT, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Eliza TRAVIS, 68, widow of Richard TRAVIS, Mitchell Street, Sowerby Bridge Abraham Mason WOLFENDEN, 62, Stile, Triangle

22nd May 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX ACCIDENT NELSON, a boy OPENING OF THE NEW TRAMWAY Major DRUITT, Board of Trade THE SMALLPOX HOSPITAL

Norland

Warley

WARLEY CONGREGATIONAL Rev.G.A.WILSON of London Miss M.N.SUTCLIFFE [Column 2] BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. CENTENARY GATHERINGS Revs. T.H.KIRKNESS, T.H.KIDD, G.S.SMITH (West End Congregational) Messrs. William UTLEY (William UTTLEY?), Joseph BARRON, B.MORWOOD, T.E.WHITEHEAD, J.Clay HORSFALL (organist) Councillors J.R.SWAINE (Halifax), T.HEY (Skircoat Green) John WALKER, came to Sterne Mill from Dewsbury, introduced Wesleyanism to the area in the late c18th John HACKING, Blakey SPENCER, Jeremiah BASTOW : early Wesleyan preachers Rev.Peter MACKENZIE [Column 3] Mr.Thomas E.WHITEHEAD Mr.F.SLADEN of New Zealand Mr.Joseph HEIGHINGTON (Toronto),Mr.Joseph NEALE (New York), Misses UTLEY(UTTLEY?) of Halifax Mr.F.J.TIDSWELL (Sunderland), John MARSHALL (Manchester) Mrs.Emma WIGHTMAN (Newcastle), Mr.G.W.HOLMES (London) : old scholars Mrs.TAIT (nee COOPER) of Royton, niece of Mrs.Moses MORLEY George RUDD, George LUMB, William SMITH, Samuel TAYLOR, George HOLMES, John WHITEHEAD, BARRON, Thomas SUTCLIFFE, Andrew CHARTERS, James SUTCLIFFE : Sunday School teachers in the 1840s William FARNELL, school teacher then Superintendent, died in Florida George BUTTERWORTH, connected with the school for fifty years William BEATSON, Sunday School teacher, died of consumption David BOOCOCK, teacher in the 1850s Mr.James SUTCLIFFE Richard CRAVEN, former teacher, now working at King Cross Mr.Joseph BARRON Mr.R.H.WHITWORTH George OATES, Samuel HOY (Samuel HEY?), Thomas SUTCLIFFE, Robert W.PARKIN, James SUTCLIFFE, William RUSHWORTH : former school Superintendents William GREENWOOD, Levi WOODHEAD, George LUMB, Pat SMITH (Patrick SMITH?), William Henry AKED Samuel TAYLOR, William Henry WHITEHEAD, George BUTTERWORTH, Isaiah JENKINSON, George HOLMES, Mrs.R.W.PARKIN, Betty GREENWOOD, Mary MAGSON, Sarah SMITH, Hannah GREENWOOD, Hannah SUTCLIFFE, Ellen MACKRELL, Elizabeth HEIGHINGTON, Catherine MCCLEOD, Sarah Jane GREENWOOD : former teachers [Column 4] William FARNELL, Thomas SUTCLIFFE, Mr.MURRAY : teachers in the 1840s Messrs. J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, Hartley GREENWOOD Rev.Marshall HARTLEY Messrs. WRIGHT, EDWARDS Sister Dora STEPHENSON of Ilkley Mr.William BARRON of Huddersfield

Ripponden

RYBURN MILL COMPANY LIMITED Messrs. Peter COLE, Peter FIELDING, Johnson WADSWORTH, Sam WADSWORTH (Samuel WADSWORTH), Ely CRAWSHAW, John LUMB, Mile WADSWORTH, Henry WHITELEY, Whiteley MITCHELL, Fred BERRY (Frederick BERRY), Sam SHAW (Samuel SHAW), John BRIGGS, Holmes HEY Messrs.BARRON, auditors [Column 5] [Column 6] Sarah Ellen ACKROYD, 63, wife of William ACKROYD, printer, Town Hall Street Eliza HABERGHAM, 65, Knowsley, Mill Bank

29th May 1903

Sowerby Bridge

(Free Church Council procession) Mr.A.SMITH REV.C.W.HOWARD Rev.C.W.HOWARD THE PUBLIC LIBRARY Councillor Frank CLAY Mr.Thomas HOEY SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, E.E.POLLIT, R.SIDDALL, W.H.GIBSON, J.WADDINGTON, J.W.BANCROFT, J.BATES, D.I.CLAY Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.HOYLE, headmaster of Tuel Lane boys' school Miss Isabel SMITH, ex-p.t. assistant at Tuel Lane infants' school Miss Annie BLOOMER (Ann BLOOMER) of Luddenden, teacher [Column 2] Rev.Canon IVENS and Mrs.IVENS, going to Italy CHRIST CHURCH Mr.Joseph POLLIT, deceased Mr.L.LUMB, fitting new light to church SMALLPOX SPIRITUALIST GUILD Messrs. T.H.WRIGHT, George HOWARTH, A.ROWSON, F.BARRACLOUGH, E.HOWARTH, H.BOOTH, W.STARK Misses THORPE, A.M.HOWARTH, C.HOWARTH Mrs.FARRAR ANNIVERSARY SERVICES (St.George's Church) Revs. C.S.QUAINTON (vicar of Pellon), Canon IVENS, Norman KING (vicar of Luddenden) Mr.MARSDEN, organist PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITTEE Messrs. W.WOOD, O.EATOUGH, H.STORR, A.HOBSON, R.ROTHWELL, W.HAIGH, T.M.FLETCHER, J.BATES, T.HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors George WHITELEY, Ely WHITELEY

Sowerby

CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.Hugh C.WALLACE of Bristol Mr.S.PICKLES, organist Premium Stamp Trading Co., 44 Northgate, Halifax Milton CLAY, hatter and outfitter [Column 3]

Norland

CONVERSAZIONE (Norland Church Schools) Mrs.LIVERMORE, vicar's wife? Mrs.Richard BINNS Master L.DEWHIRST, T.WHITTAKER Mrs.GARSIDE and Miss SAUNDERS, in charge of the children, teachers? Messrs. BARRATT, Willie COCKROFT (William COCKROFT), James HELLIWELL, Wallace ALLEN, Jabez WHITAKER Mrs.SAVILE Misses A.TIDSWELL, Lottie CRABTREE (Charlotte CRABTREE?) of Norland, N.BERRY, E.FIRTH

Luddenden Foot

CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED BURGLARY (Halifax West Riding Court) Nicholl SHAW, Midgley Police Constable JONES Inspector ARUNDEL Superintendent WEIGHTMAN [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Samuel GREENWOOD, 90?, Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge. Former Wharfinger for Rochdale Canal Co. Florence IBBITSON, 5, daughter of John IBBITSON, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge ACKNOWLEDGEMENT William ACKROYD, Town Hall Street

5th June 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Rev.D.THOMAS

Sowerby Bridge

PIGEON RACING HARDY and MILNES, GELDER brothers, J.R.BERRY, W.SPENCER and F.SPENCER, J.E.SPENCER, W.SHOESMITH DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas William CASEY, a stranger WHITSUNTIDE TREAT (Sowerby Bridge Sunday Schools) Mr.J.S.RAWSON, Haugh End Messrs. T.A.SMITH, T.HOEY, W.H.TURNER, C.E.HELLIWELL, J.THOMAS, J.BINNS, OLDFIELD, C.BROWN, A.ASTIN, J.DODGSON, F.WADDINGTON, T.E.WHITEHEAD, B.MORWOOD, Albert SMITH (conductor) : Free church Sunday schools Inspector ARUNDEL Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs.ROSS Brothers and Mr.Fred LIVSEY : allowed use of their grounds [Column 2] SMALLPOX SOWERBY BRIDGE NURSING ASSOCIATION Councillor George WHITELEY J.P. Mesdames BROWN, BELL, WELLBURN, F.CLAY, IVENS, DUNN, ADAMS Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK Misses BARRON, CLAY, RILEY Mr.William BURNLEY Drs. BROWN, DUNN, ADAMS, WELLBURN, PATON

Triangle

PIGEON FLYING J.BARWICK, G.BOOTH, H.WHITELEY, J.WILKINSON, O.FAIRBANK, R.FAIRBANK, J.MARSHALL : Ryburn Valley Club

Luddenden Foot

FOUND DEAD Mrs.Sarah HULTON, aged 54, millhand, widow, residing with Mrs.FINNIGAN at 12 Thompson's Buildings [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, J.TURNER, J.HOLDSWORTH, E.MITCHELL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, W.GLEDHILL, Frank CLAY Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.EVANS, clerk Mr.T.GRIME, sanitary inspector Mr.CARNEGIE Mr.S.WILKINSON, architect [Column 4]

Norland

ALLEGED ASSAULT ON A YOUNG WOMAN (Halifax West Riding Court) John EMMETT, a Sowerby Bridge young man Ruth Evelyn NASH who lives with her parents at Lower Watt Ing, Norland Mr.RAWSON, neighbour of above Thomas Henry NASH, brother of Ruth Evelyn NASH Simeon FIRTH, overlooker Police Constable MARSHALL [Column 5] [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE EDWARDS & RAWSON M.SYKES & Co. CLAY & HORSFALL John WOOD & Sons CLAY Brothers CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. A.BREARLEY & Co. POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd. SIDDALL & HILTON Ltd. WOOD Brothers W.P.EGLIN HELLIWELL & Co. EDLESTON Ltd. BLACKBURN Brothers George FOX & Sons John ATKINSON & Sons William MORRIS & Sons Mark WILCOCK James GREENWOOD & Son C.W.MATTOCK Henry BROADBENT Ltd. John WALLIS & Co. MITCHELL Brothers Francis BERRY & Sons SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN T.GRIME, inspector DEATHS Margerhita Winifred BALL, 9, daughter of Percy Fielding BALL, Green Bank, Trimmingham, Halifax Mary BLACKBURN, 75, widow of James BLACKBURN, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge Mary GREENWOOD, 52, widow of John GREENWOOD, Holroyd's Place, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge Annie MITCHELL (Ann MITCHELL), 23, wife of William MITCHELL, Allan Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

12th June 1903

Sowerby Bridge

PIGEON FLYING W.SPENCER and F.SPENCER, A.DRINKWATER, BARRACLOUGH and EARNSHAW, GELDER brothers, J.R.BERRY, COCKROFT Brothers PIC-NIC (Sowerby Bridge Free Church Council, to Hardcastle Crags) Mrs.SHACKLETON's, provided teas THEFT OF A RAZOR (Halifax West Riding Court) Durrans LISTER, a Bradford man Police Constable HOLBROOK Mr.HARTLEY, hairdresser, Sowerby Bridge SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Revs. John Page HOPPS of Leicester, F.E.HEAPE Messrs. B.LEES, Will PHILLIPS of Manchester, R.H.YATES of Bradford, William GREENWOOD, H.BOOTH, T.H.WRIGHT, A.ROWSON, H.THORPE (conductor), J.K.LAW (piano) Mrs.William GREENWOOD Miss BOTTOMLEY WEDDING AT WEST END CHAPEL Miss Edith RUSHWORTH, daughter of Councillor Charles RUSHWORTH. Bride Mr.Harry CHADWICK, son of Mr.T.CHADWICK, Willow Hall Rev.G.S.SMITH Mr.B.WADSWORTH, organist Miss Nellie RUSHWORTH (Ellen RUSHWORTH?), sister of the bride Miss Maggie WOOD (Margaret WOOD?), cousin of the bride Mr.Willie CHADWICK (William CHADWICK), brother of the groom [Column 2] Rev.Daniel THOMAS, former curate of this parish (Primitive Methodist Conference) Rev.T.H.HUNT, formerly stationed at Halifax SMALLPOX BAD LANGUAGE (Halifax West Riding Court) Hannah MITCHELL PRIMITIVE METHODISM Rev.F.E.HEAPE Mr.H.PARKINSON DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary WOOD, a married woman of Sowerby Bridge William WIDDOP, labourer of Sowerby Bridge Superintendent WEIGHTMAN PROPERTY SALE Mr.J.H.STEAD, auctioneer SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN Co. Ltd. Mr.Samuel HOYLE, solicitor Mr.J.MCKENZIE, represented above HOW SMALLPOX IS SPREAD (Todmorden Petty Sessions) John KIGHLEY (John KEIGHLEY?) of Market Street, Hebden Bridge Dr.LAWSON [Column 3] Rev.F.E.HEAPE and Mrs.HEAPE, in Switzerland

Mill Bank

----------------------------------- A LOCAL LAW CASE. HOYLE v. STANSFELD AND HOYLE (Chancery Division) Mr.Justice FARWELL Arthur HOYLE, farmer, Mill Bank. Former tenant of Lower Deerplay Farm. Also slater and plasterer Captain John STANSFELD, owner of Lower Deerplay Farm, Triangle Joseph HOYLE, new tenant of Lower Deerplay Farm Messrs. S.HOYLE and WAGGETT: prosecution Mr.G.PARKER (Messrs. LONGBOTHAM & Sons), JENKINS, George LAWRENCE, G.R.STANSFELD: defence Mr.George SCARBOROUGH, Messrs.John ROBERTSHAW (Bradford), Mr.J.H.STEAD (Sowerby Bridge): valuers [Column 4]

Sowerby

SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors WADSWORTH J.P., TURNER, NAYLOR, COCKCROFT, STOTT, HAIGH, BRADLEY, ROWDEN, MITCHELL Mr.RAWSON, Sowerby Rev.W.PURVIS, Cotton Stones [Column 5]

Ripponden

RIPPONDEN GROCER FINED (Halifax West Riding Court) John Schofield HOLDEN, grocer, Ripponden Mr.BELL, inspector of foods and drugs, Sowerby Bridge Miss HOLDEN Mr.AMBLER, defence [Column 6] DEATHS Tom Andrew TYSON (Thomas Andrew TYSON), 44, Upper Harper Royd, Norland Wallace WHITEHEAD, 42, railway labourer, Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge

19th June 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Ven.Archdeacon DONNE, vicar of Wakefield

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.S.WILKINSON, architect for the new library and technical institute, Hollings Mill Lane (Tuel Lane Band of Hope) Rev.J.P.BURT (Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel) Rev.G.Heathcote BARKER, new minister THE NEW LIBERAL CLUB Mr.S.WILKINSON, architect QUARTERLY MEETING (United Free Methodist) Rev.J.P.BURT Messrs. Simonce TURNER, A.S.FIRTH, W.H.OLDFIELD and J.WILCOCK (Tuel Lane), BARRETT (Sowerby), SYKES (Norland) PLAYING CRICKET IN THE STREET (Halifax Police Court) Arnold WADSWORTH, James BURBURY, John FIRTH, William FIRTH, John CLAYTON : Sowerby Bridge lads, millhands Ernest WADSWORTH, planer, Sowerby Bridge lad Police Constable CRABTREE Superintendent WEIGHTMAN WESLEYAN METHODISM Revs. T.H.KIRKNESS, T.H.KIDD Mr.J.C.BATES Mrs.KIRKNESS Mr.A.BALFOUR, M.P. Mr.J.W.MELLOR, M.P. for Sowerby Division [Column 2] Mr.John BAUME, Sowerby Bridge Town Hall caretaker for 15 years, died on Monday aged 51 Mr.F.SLADEN, visiting Sowerby Bridge, lives in New Zealand Mr.William ROBINSON, preached at Tuel Lane Chapel MORE BEGGARS (Halifax West Riding Court) Isaac BOWER, middle aged MAINTENANCE OF A WIFE (Halifax Borough Court) David DEAN, spinner and Fred DEAN, joiner, father and son of Sowerby Bridge Charles DEAN, aged 19, brother of Fred DEAN Mr.BATLEY, collector for the Guardians SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY (Wesleyan Mission Chapel) Rev.C.Ensor WALTERS of London Mr.J.C.HORSFALL, organist, Bolton Brow Wesleyan Church Mr.J.S.CLAYTON of Halifax, organist at Sowerby Wesleyan Chapel Misses WOMERSLEY (Halifax), LECKENBY (King Cross) Mr.DAWSON, Halifax MR.S.MACKERILL (S.MACKRELL?),Sowerby Bridge Mr.Fred WOOD, trained the scholars LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY C.W.BAYLEY, chief traffic manager [Column 3] THE LABOUR MOVEMENT IN SOWERBY DIVISION Mr.T.IRVING of Hebden Bridge Mr.D.J.SHACKLETON, M.P. for Clitheroe Councillor James PARKER, Halifax Councillor Thomas GREENWOOD, Cornholme Mr.J.WILKINSON, Trades Council and Weavers' Association

Norland

FUNERAL SERVICE Tom A.TYSON (Thomas A.TYSON), deceased, Norland Band MOUNT PLEASANT ANNIVERSARY Councillor C.CROWTHER of Greetland [Column 4] THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. SOME WORDS BY THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON

Sowerby

STEEP LANE SUNDAY SCHOOL Revs. T.R.LEWIS of Elland Edge, E.R.LEWIS of Milnsbridge

Triangle

SUDDEN DEATH Mrs.LEACH, wife of Alfred LEACH, Crown Buildings, Triangle Dr.DOYLE of Ripponden

Warley

WARLEY CLOUGH ANNIVERSARY (Primitive Methodist) Mr.T.N.HELLIWELL of Luddenden Councillor CHAPMAN of Ovenden [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS John Wesley BAUME, 51, Town Hall, Sowerby Bridge Mary Mellor, 69, widow of John MELLOR, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge

26th June 1903

Sowerby Bridge

ASSAULTING A WIFE (Halifax West Riding Court) Samuel WILD, labourer of Bolton Brow Mary Ann WILD, wife of above DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax West Riding Court) Annie SCARF, domestic servant Police Constable CRABTREE PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William WOOD, T.HOEY, W.HAIGH, J.BATES, A.HOBSON, H.STORR, BALL (librarian) Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillor George WHITELEY J.P., Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE LOITERING (Halifax West Riding Court) Albert KERSHAW, aged 66 Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Police Constable WILSON Mr.STEAD, auctioneer WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mesdames MARSLAND, BANCROFT, J.E.NORMANTON and BROADBENT (representing Sowerby), MACKENZIE (Warley), SHAW (Norland) Misses GREENWOOD, BANCROFT, A.SUMMERSKILL (Warley) Messrs. T.HOEY, W.ASHWORTH, TOMBS (Liberal agent) Mesdames HANSON, C.A.FIRTH, WOOD, G.E.WHITELEY, NEWSOME, W.HAIGH, BARRACLOUGH, BLACKBURN, J.HAIGH, F.RADCLIFFE, S.WADSWORTH, MORWOOD, R.H.LUMB : Sowerby Bridge [Column 2] SIR ALFRED ARNOLD Mr.Alfred ARNOLD of Halifax, barrister, J.P. WEST END SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.A.Guinness ROGERS of Scarborough Mr.William WILSON of Sowerby Bridge Mr.B.WADSWORTH, organist Miss MOORE SOWERBY BRIDGE AND DISTRICT HOMING SOCIETY (pigeons?) HARDY and MILNES, J.FOSTER, COCKROFT Brothers, J.R.BERRY, W.SPENCER and F.SPENCER, GELDER Brothers, J.T.ATKINSON

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH ANNIVERSARY Mr.W.REDMAN of Halifax Rev.E.COLLEY of Brighouse Mr.John HANSON, conductor Mr.W.WADSWORTH, organist Mr.David HAIGH of Halifax, donated 1 [Column 3] [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Nancy BERRY, 73, widow of Robinson BERRY, Milner Gate, Luddenden Foot Shaw CROWTHER, 47, iron planer, Hope Street, Sowerby Bridge Ellen ELLIOTT, 64 (54?), widow of Thomas ELLIOTT, Lily Street, Sowerby Bridge Doris May ROWNTREE, 4, daughter of Thomas Moody ROWNTREE, Booth House, Luddenden Foot Mary STOTT, 73, widow of William STOTT, Back Grove Street, Sowerby Bridge

3rd July 1903

Sowerby Bridge

BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.J.FOX, pastor Messrs.W.MELLOR, A.ASTIN CHRIST CHURCH Rev.Canon IVENS, due home Mr.Joseph POLLIT, deceased SUCCESS OF A SOWERBY BRIDGE STUDENT Mr.Arnold H.GIBSON of Sowerby Bridge PRIMITIVE METHODIST ANNIVERSARY (Sunday School) Rev.Dr.FERGUSON, ex President of the Conference A ROUGH CUSTOMER (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas Henry KNOWLES of West End Police Constable WALKER Police Sergeants TATTERSALL, WOOD THEFT BY A LAD (Halifax West Riding Court) Arthur MITCHELL, aged 16, of Pye Nest Wright FARNELL, woolsorter CARELESS DRIVING (Halifax West Riding Court) Charles Henry LEE of Halifax, salt hawker CHARGED WITH SLEEPING OUT (Halifax West Riding Court) Arthur FRAWLEY of Manchester Police Constable CRABTREE [Column 2] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, J.TURNER, J.HOLDSWORTH, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, W.GLEDHILL, Frank CLAY Mr.R.C.HORSFALL, agent for the trustees of Eli JONES, deceased Mr.CROWTHER, lodging house keeper Joseph SUTCLIFFE, fireman for 25 years T.A.SUTCLIFFE, fireman for 4 years [Column 3] Messrs. J.HOLT, W.BATES: granted game licences Mr.Joseph JACKSON, granted pawnbroker's licence

Norland

ST.LUKE'S CHURCH Revs. W.BEAMISH, Canon THOMPSON

Ripponden

A BEGGAR'S MISTAKE (Halifax West Riding Police Court) William HAXBY, no fixed abode Police Constable HOLBROOK [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Benjamin HORSFALL, 78, Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge Amelia WADDINGTON, 2, daughter of Joe WADDINGTON, Pleasant Street, Sowerby Bridge Irvin WILSON, 3 months, son of Thomas WILSON, Bradley Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

10th July 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Mabel DOVE of Sowerby Bridge, won a scholarship (Technical Instruction Committee) Messrs. W.H.GIBSON, HOYLE SMALLPOX THE BEGGING NUISANCE (Halifax West Riding Court) George SCHOLEY, labourer, no fixed abode Thomas SLATER, an elderly man Arthur Fred BADDELEY, a youth SWIMMING GALA H.HARTLEY, Sowerby New Road Board School A.SUTCLIFFE, W.FRENCH, A.BARRACLOUGH : Sowerby Bridge Swimming Club DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax Police Court) George LAW, tramping shoemaker HOLINESS CONVENTION (at Scarborough) Revs. J.FLANAGAN, J.JOHNSON, R.CREWDSON, J.STEPHENSON, F.E.HEAPE FLOWER SERVICE (Tuel Lane Chapel) Rev.J.P.BURT Mr.WHITELEY, organist Miss E.A.MAUDE Mr.Charles BESWICK A FIRST OFFENCE AND A WARNING (Halifax Borough Court) Shaw WALSH, apprentice of Sowerby Bridge John Edgar AMBLER [Column 2] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.Clay HORSFALL, BANCROFT, WADDINGTON, BATES, GIBSON, SIDDALL, POLLIT Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.ACKROYD, assistant at Bolton Brow boys' school Miss CRABTREE, deceased, former head of Bolton Brow girls' school [Column 3] THE EXTENDED TRAMWAY (Correspondence) William HAIGH, Argyll Music Rooms, Sowerby Bridge [Column 4] WEST RIDING RIVERS BOARD v. RAWSON. APPEAL DISMISSED (King's Bench Division) Messrs. F.G.S.RAWSON and J.S.RAWSON, woollen manufacturers

Sowerby

BOULDERCLOUGH (Methodist) Mr.Robert BENTON ANNIVERSARY (St.Peter's Church) Revs. J.H.MARSHALL (vicar of West Vale), Canon THOMPSON (Wakefield), G.E.ASPINALL (rural dean of Halifax) Mr.Booth SHARP, organist and choirmaster Messrs. SHEPHERD, KERSHAW, J.LUMB, H.K.LUMB [Column 5] THE NEW REREDOS AT CHRIST CHURCH (sermon text) Mr.Joseph POLLIT, deceased Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.and Mrs.Edward E.POLLIT

Triangle

Hannah Milnes ROBERTS and Maurice HOWARTH of Triangle, won scholarships [Column 6] FORMER SOWERBY BRIDGE CRICKETER IN AUSTRALIA Austin DIAMOND, aged about 29, born in Yorkshire DEATHS Ann CHAPMAN, 25, cotton winder, Osborne Terrace, Luddenden Foot Thomas HASEY, 47, wool dyer, Friendly, Sowerby Bridge Mary RAMSDEN, 75, widow of John RAMSDEN, Pickwood Scar, Norland Walter WOOD, 48, labourer, Sparkhouse Lane, Sowerby Bridge

17th July 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.COCKER's Assembly Room Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS, moving to Doncaster WEST END WORKING MEN'S CLUB Messrs. NICHOLSON, Hartley NAYLOR, Samuel FLEMING, Ernest MILLS, Wilks WADDINGTON (Wilkes WADDINGTON?), Benjamin CULPAN, Fred GREENWOOD TRIP TO CAMBRIDGE (Christ Church) Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY'S DIVIDEND Messrs. David BARRETT, David LUMB, Henry WHITTAKER, Benson CROWTHER, Squire JUDSON [Column 2] SWIMMING CROWTHER, WHITTAKER, CROSSLEY : Sowerby Bridge swimming club ACCIDENT TO A PLATE GLASS WINDOW Mr.T.MARCHANT, butcher, Wharf Street PRIMITIVE METHODISM Mr.J.H.ROBERTSHAW, son of William ROBERTSHAW Rev.J.E.THORPE, now at Devonport ASSAULTING THE POLICE (Halifax West Riding Court) James BOTTOMLEY, labourer, Stainland Police Constable CRABTREE

Mill Bank

LAMENTABLE SUICIDE John LAWTON, aged 26, married, of Hill Top, Sowerby Bridge Mr.HILL, district coroner ANNIVERSARY SERVICES (Mill Bank Wesleyan) Rev.C.WILDBLOOD of Halifax Mr.Binns HOWARTH, organist THE WALKING CRAZE HOLBROOKE (Soyland), HOLROYD (Ripponden), BROOK (Rishworth) MILL BANK WORKING MEN'S CLUB [Column 3] Messrs. J.L.WHITELEY, C.BINGHAM, BROADBENT, W.H.HAIGH, A.LUMB, H.HALSTEAD, F.HALSTEAD, J.PICKLES, A.GREEN, W.HALSTEAD, J.CHEETHAM, J.WHITELEY, W.BOTTOMLEY, E.KNAPTON, E.SUTCLIFFE, G.SACKER, F.FOSTER, W.RILEY

Ripponden

THE RELEASE OF "GROSVENOR" BRADLEY (from prison) BRADLEY, lived for a while at Ripponden

Sowerby

FALL FROM A HAYLOFT Harry WALKER, aged 7, son of Thomas WALKER of Crow Farm Dr.DUNN SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., TURNER, COCKROFT, INGHAM, HAIGH, STOTT, NICHOLL, ROWDEN, MITCHELL, BRADLEY Mr.SCHOFIELD, collector Mr.W.H.HOLT, farmer [Column 4] [Column 5] UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCHES ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Rev.J.P.BURT and Mr.A.S.FIRTH, representing Sowerby Bridge [Column 6] MILL FIRE AT LUDDENDEN FOOT Messrs.WHITWORTH & Co. Ltd., cotton and worsted spinners John W.HELLIWELL, discovered the fire at old Brick Mill, Cooper House Mills Police Inspector ARUNDEL Sam SMITH, occupied Cooper House Mills in the 1840s THOMPSON's corn mill, in Luddenden Foot in the 1840s TURNER's woollen mill at Longbottom in the 1840s SILVER WEDDING George BLACKBURN and Emma LUMB, both of Ripponden, married in July 1878 by Rev.Joseph GLEDHILL MARRIAGES Albert Victor COLUMBINE of Halifax to Henrietta BALMER of Sowerby Bridge William FARRAR to Jane DISLEY, both of Sowerby Bridge

24th July 1903

Sowerby Bridge

THE REPRESENTATION OF SOWERBY DIVISION Right Hon.J.W.MELLOR, M.P. Alderman John BARKER of Todmorden SOWERBY BRIDGE HARRIERS (newly formed athletic club) CHOIR BOYS' OUTING (Christ Church) Mr.GAUKROGER, organist BOLTON BROW WORKING MEN'S CLUB Mr.John SHAW GARDEN PARTY (Christ Church Sunday school) Rev.Canon IVENS and Mrs.IVENS Misses PLATT, ARNOLD: teachers MAN AND WIFE (Halifax West Riding Court) Frank BARRETT, iron turner, Sowerby Bridge Louisa BARRETT, wife of above, married 6 years, 2 children Mr.Walter STOREY, prosecution Mr.H.E.SMITH, defence Mary FLETCHER of Bolton Brow, step mother of Louisa BARRETT Julia WILCOCK, neighbour of the BARRETTs [Column 2] FRIENDLY BAND FLOWER SERVICE (West End Congregational Church) Rev.G.S.SMITH Misses WADSWORTH, RICHARDSON, BOTTOMLEY, MOORE Master John BOTTOMLEY, J.CORDINGLEY (Christ Church Bible Class) Rev.C.W.HOWARD WALKING CONTEST ROBINSON (Halifax), F.ARUNDALE (Halifax), FRANCES (Little Lendon Farm, Rishworth) William Henry TURNER, tailor, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge (deed of arrangement) GARDEN PARTY Mr.LAYFIELD, Fern View, near Glenfield Place SPIRITUALISM Messrs. CHISWELL (Liverpool), VENABLES (Walsall), E.KEELING (Liverpool), KITSON, WILKINSON, B.LEES, H.THORPE (conductor) Misses Doris BUTTERWORTH, Florrie LEES (Florence LEES), Florence BOOTH, Marion GREENWOOD, Dora RUSHWORTH and Ivy RUSHWORTH Master John WILCOCK Mrs.GREENWOOD [Column 3]

Ripponden

STONES WESLEYAN ANNIVERSARY Rev.T.S.DAVIES of Accrington Messrs. R.H.HUGILL (Accrington), B.WHITELEY (conductor) RIPPONDEN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (141st half yearly report) RIPPONDEN COMMERCIAL CO. LTD. Councillors John PICKLES, Bates BREARLEY Mr.Harry CRAWSHAW, bookkeeper, Triangle Mr.George Henry WALKER, accountant, Ripponden Messrs. William Henry CHAMBERS, David COCKROFT, Joseph BARRETT, John SYKES

Sowerby

Norland

THE BAND MOUNT ZION (Primitive Methodist) Rev.John A.KERSHAW (Richmond), used to live at Mytholmroyd Messrs. J.BARKER, Fred SUTCLIFFE (harmonium), W.CROWTHER Mrs.A.GEE [Column 4] [Column 5] HALIFAX TRADESMEN DUPED (Halifax Police Court) Harry INGLESON, aged 36, late of Bradford Lawrence Turner WADDINGHAM, wine and spirit merchant, Union Street Harry HURST, ironmonger, Crown Street Messrs.THACKRAH & Sons, ironmongers, Crown Street Mr.E.ACKROYD, stationer, Town Hall Street [Column 6] MARRIAGES Thomas Edgar HOLLAS, painter, to Edith GREENWOOD, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Richard STANCLIFFE, 70, Wood Nook, Norland

31st July 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Thomas DUNKERLEY, former licensee at the Bull's Head hotel, Town Hall Street Arthur WALKER, new licensee at the Bull's Head Hotel PRIZE DOG Mr.R.H.KNIGHT, Sowerby Bridge TRAM ACCIDENT Joseph CUNDALL, gardener, Tuel Lane Dr.DUNN SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Andrew Jackson DAVIES, founder of the Lyceum movement Mr.F.BARRACLOUGH CONTRADICTORY EVIDENCE (Halifax West Riding Court) Harry TURNER, labourer, young man Mr.Walter STOREY, defence Police Constables JONES, FORDHAM Inspector STANCLIFFE Charles MILNES, Friendly Hannah WILSON, Warley [Column 2] (Smallpox) SWIMMING A.SCHOFIELD, F.HOLROYD FLOWER SERVICE (Christ Church) Rev.Canon IVENS Mrs.Hodgson WRIGHT's Home PIGEON FLYING J.BERRY, HARDY and MILNES, J.E.SPENCER, J.FOSTER, William SHOESMITH, DRINKWATER, W.SPENCER and F.SPENCER, BROWNHILL and MAIDEN, WHITAKER and STARK, ATKINSON, BEAUMONT Brothers, BARRACLOUGH and EARNSHAW GREATLY DARING (canal trip) Messrs. Samuel TURNER, W.T.WALTON GARDEN PARTY Mr.J.Selwyn RAWSON, J.P., Haugh End PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. W.WOOD, W.NICHOLL, O.EATOUGH, H.STORR, A.HOBSON, T.M.FLETCHER, J.BATES, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, T.HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE, E.MITCHELL George SCHOFIELD, new library caretaker [Column 3] SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, D.I.CLAY, J.WADDINGTON, J.BATES, W.H.GIBSON, E.E.POLLIT, R.SIDDALL Rev.Canon IVENS Miss Hannah NORMANTON, assistant at Tuel Lane infants' school [Column 4] [Column 5]

Sowerby

LOCAL PREACHERS' MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION Councillors J.WADSWORTH, J.P., LAYCOCK, MILNES Mr.W.PICKLES, brought stones from the Holy Land Messrs. James EVANS (Southowram), J.GREENSMITH, D.WHITELEY (Halifax), HODGSON (Elland), W.LYON (Halifax), A.CROWTHER (Elland) Mr.CRABTREE, Hipperholme, recently became a widower SOWERBY BRIDGE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY (85th half yearly meeting) Messrs. David LUMB, HEIGHINGTON, Eli HELLOWELL, H.N.BLAMIRES, WATTERSON, COCKROFT, SYKES (Ripponden), David BARRETT, Henry WHITAKER, Benson CROWTHER, Arthur BINNS (representing Sowerby), Thomas THORPE (representing West Vale), H.W.BERRY John HADWEN & Sons, Ltd. [Column 6] Messrs. T.M.FLETCHER, W.NICHOLL, WATERSON, W.H.BAXENDALE, S.JUDSON, Ernest HELLOWELL MARRIAGES George BOTTOMLEY to Sarah CROAD, both of Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Mabel ROBINSON, died July 1902 aged 25 months. Daughter of Eli ROBINSON and Ann ROBINSON, Dob Lane Farm, Norland

7th August 1903

Sowerby Bridge

WEDDING (at the Spiritualist Lyceum) Mr.Ernest E.LAW married Miss Mary THORPE Mr.Peter LEE of Rochdale Mrs.GREEN of Manchester PRESENTATION TO A POST OFFICE OFFICIAL Mr.W.MARSDEN, senior post office clerk, moving to Batley Mr.SWINDELLS, postmaster PIGEON RACING A.DRINKWATER, W.SHOESMITH, BROWNHILL and MADEN, W.SPENCER and F.SPENCER, J.FOSTER, J.T.ATKINSON, COCKROFT Brothers, J.SPENCER, HARDY and MILNES, BEAUMONT, WHITTAKER and STARK, J.R.BERRY : Sowerby Bridge THE NEW PUBLIC LIBRARY CONCERT (in the Baptist Schoolroom) Mr.Harris BROADBENT, Friendly Brass Band Rev.J.FOX Misses N.MARCHANT, NICHOLL Mesdames WHITELEY, TURNER Messrs. A.PLATT, J.MARSHALL, E.C.WASHINGTON, A.NICHOLL (accompanist), H.BERRY, F.SIDDALL, J.OATES, W.ELLIS, C.CLAY FRACAS AT THE RAILWAY STATION (Halifax West Riding Court) Fred SHAW, rope maker, Wakefield, a young man Joseph SHEARD, Sowerby Bridge station porter Mr.STOREY, prosecution Police Constable DAVEY [Column 2] Mr.S.FIELDING of Hebden Bridge, expert botanist Mr.R.H.KNIGHT, vet, Sowerby Bridge SUDDEN DEATH Wallace GIBSON, aged 47, of Canal Mills. Worked at Messrs.EDWARDS & RAWSON BADDELEY v. THE LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY COMPANY (Leeds West Riding Assizes) Mr.Justice GRANTHAM Miss BADDELEY, head mistress of Ellison Memorial Girls' School Mr.S.C.MACASKIE K.C., WAUGH, J.C.BELL : represented above Mr.Tindal ATKINSON K.C., represented the railway A FAITHFUL SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER Miss WATERHOUSE, scholar and teacher for 76 years SOWERBY BRIDGE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS: EXAMINATION RESULTS Harry CROSSLEY, Alfred J.BARRACLOUGH, M.N.SUTCLIFFE, Alice WHITELEY, C.H.GILL, T.WHITEHEAD, E.R.SHEPHERD, G.M.WHITEHEAD, E.A.SALTONSTALL, M.CONE, J.HOUGH, F.PICKARD, H.THOMAS, J.HOUGH, Alwyn HOYLE, F.E.PATCHETT, H.CROWTHER, M.WOLFENDEN, Grace A.WOOD, A.BUTTERWORTH, W.CONE, E.R.SHEPHERD, A.A.TURNER, B.A.WARDLE, A.B.CARTER, M.J.BERRY, J.GIBB, P.D.HUTCHINSON, J.A.BROADBENT, H.E.BROADBENT, W.FIRTH, A.HOWARTH, T.WHITEHEAD, H.HARWOOD CANON IVENS' TRIBUTE TO THE RT.HON.J.W.MELLOR, M.P. [Column 3]

Norland

LOCAL SUCCESSES George BINNS, son of the late Richard BINNS of Norland John Edward BINNS, brother of above POST OFFICE FOR NORLAND Mr.Jabez WHITAKER

Sowerby

PROVIDENCE CHAPEL Rev.R.STRONG of Sunderland Rev.J.E.THORPE of Devonport, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Mr.E.LAW, organist and choirmaster

Ripponden

CHEESE MAKING IN BARKISLAND William BROWN, farmer, Moorside Farm, Barkisland. Native of Swaledale CYCLING ACCIDENT Henry GROVES, fitter, of Liverpool Police Constable RICHARDS ILLEGAL FISHING (Halifax West Riding Court) John TAYLOR, Harry CROSSLEY, Thomas DAVENPORT, Schofield WHITELEY : millhands of Soyland Mr.MOSS, Fisheries Board inspector INQUEST Mary Ellen FIRTH, aged 36, millhand. Wife of James FIRTH, millhand, Rishworth Dr.HOYLE Elizabeth FIRTH, Mary Ellen's sister in law [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., Frank CLAY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, Ely WHITELEY, J.HOLDSWORTH, W.GLEDHILL, A.CLAY, J.TURNER, E.MITCHELL Messrs STOREY, WILLANS and STOREY Mr.T.TIDSWELL, undertaker Mr.H.Ross HOOPER, Local Government Board inspector Messrs.James EASTWOOD and Co. Ltd. Mr.James J.AVES, complaint about water supply at Sandal Terrace, Norland Mr.VALLANCE, Wharf Street Messrs.SIDDALL and HILTON, West Street Mr.BARRACLOUGH [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE FLOUR SOCIETY (97th half yearly meeting) Messrs. James BROADBENT, COCKROFT, WATTERSON, WADSWORTH, SUTCLIFFE, WADDINGTON, Benjamin TATE (Bradford), George HIRST (Dewsbury), Robert BARRETT (Batley), Solomon HARTLEY (Bingley), Fred J.HART (Windhill), James WOOD (Sowerby Bridge), J.W.BANCROFT, Richard CRABTREE [Column 6] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SMOKE NUISANCE EDWARDS & RAWSON M.SYKES & Co. CLAY & HORSFALL John WOOD & Sons CLAY Brothers CROWTHER & Co. George THOMPSON & Sons HOMFRAY & Co. A.BREARLEY & Co. POLLIT & WIGZELL Ltd. SIDDALL & HILTON Ltd. WOOD Brothers W.P.EGLIN HELLIWELL & Co. EDLESTON Ltd. BLACKBURN Brothers George FOX & Sons John ATKINSON & Sons William MORRIS & Sons Mark WILCOCK James GREENWOOD & Son C.W.MATTOCK Henry BROADBENT Ltd. John WALLIS & Co. MITCHELL Brothers Francis BERRY & Sons SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN T.GRIME, inspector E.ACKROYD, stationer, Town Hall Street MARRIAGES Charles RILEY to Phoebe WARNER, both of Sowerby Bridge Ernest SEED to Edith BESWICK, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Hannah HAIGH, 46, wife of Joseph HAIGH, Gladstone Buildings, Sowerby Bridge Mary JOWETT, 58, wife of Thomas JOWETT, Wallis Street, Sowerby Bridge

14th August 1903

Sowerby Bridge

THE REPRESENTATION OF THE DIVISION (Liberal) Mr.John BARKER, C.C., of Todmorden Messrs. George PARKER, Sugden SUTCLIFFE (Todmorden), John CROWTHER and Joseph CLAY (Hebden Bridge), F.J.SCHOLEFIELD J.P. and Emmanuel MITCHELL (Sowerby Bridge) Dr.HANDLEY GOING AWAY CLUBS (Holiday clubs) Messrs.HOMFRAY Councillor Ely WHITELEY SWIMMING Harry HECKINBOTTOM, George WHITELEY : schoolboys W.J.FRANKLIN, F.MAUDE, F.HOLROYD, H.CROSSLEY, F.WHITTAKER, W.FRENCH, S.WALSH SERIOUS ACCIDENT James Allen WHITELEY of Bolton Brow, cart driver, former soldier Robert SAWYER, cart driver BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN CHURCH - PRESENTATION TO MRS.KIRKNESS Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS and Mrs.KIRKNESS, moving to Doncaster Mr.R.H.WHITWORTH Mrs.J.C.HORSFALL BURGLARY Messrs.FLETCHER and SHAW, leather belting manufacturers Messrs.PICKLES, laundry [Column 2] (Temperance meeting) Messrs. TOMLIN (Leeds), F.TOPHAM (Halifax) Mr.R.H.KNIGHT (dog show) SMALLPOX LIBERAL CLUB Councillor E.MITCHELL PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Mr.J.E.THORP of Devonport, formerly at Sowerby Bridge HOMING SOCIETY (pigeons) COCKROFT Brothers, DRINKWATER, HARDY and MILNES, BEAUMONT Brothers, SHOESMITH, ATKINSON, BROWNHILL and MAIDEN, WHITTAKER and STARK, BARRACLOUGH and KERSHAW, BERRY, FOSTER THE REV.T.H.KIRKNESS Rev.T.H.KIRKNESS, Bolton Brow PRESENTATION TO A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER (West End Congregational) Mr.HENRY SUTCLIFFE, teacher since 1853 Rev.G.S.SMITH Messrs. T.CHADWICK, Alfred SUTCLIFFE, S.WADSWORTH, J.HOLT, T.W.RICHARDSON, T.HOEY, A.SMITH CHARGED WITH SLEEPING OUT (Halifax West Riding Court) Lucy MITCHENER, aged 21 Superintendent WEIGHTMAN ANCIENT PORCHES AND DOORWAYS Hugh P.KENDALL John GLEDHILL and Sarah GLEDHILL, husband and wife, builders, 1688 [Column 3]

Norland

BAPTIST CHAPEL Mr.P.JONES of West Vale Masters W.NASH, C.SHAW

Triangle

Mr.Wilfred LUMB of Triangle, assistant to Mr.C.R.DIXON, chemist of Triangle ------------------------------------------ DEATH BY MISADVENTURE Mr.J.B.KERSHAW (deputy coroner) John LUMB, aged 66 of Margate Street. Formerly in business as a cotton doubler at Valley Mill Mr.John SMITH James Albert Lumb, 27 Margate Street, son of John LUMB Hannah Elizabeth LUMB, wife of above Dr.ADAMS Thomas Metcalfe STURDY, manager at chemists [Column 4] NEW FREE LIBRARY (architect's drawing) Mr.S.WILKINSON, architect Mr.FIRTH, owned property (Holling Mill Lane?) PROPOSED NEW FIRE STATION AND ENGINE Mr.H.Ross HOOPER, Local Government Board Inspector Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.HOWE, Ely WHITELEY, J.TURNER Mr.R.W.EVANS, J.P. Mr.HOPKINSON, fire brigade superintendent and waterworks manager Mr.COX, surveyor [Column 5]

Sowerby

WEDDING AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL Ernest LAW, organist and choirmaster, married Florence MIDGLEY Revs. Bramwell DUTTON of Ashton under Lyne, J.Patchett BURT (circuit minister) Mr.Binns HOWARTH, organist SOWERBY DISTRICT COUNCIL [Column 6] Councillors WADSWORTH J.P., COCKROFT, TURNER, HAIGH, NICHOLL, ROWDEN, BRADLEY, STOTT, MITCHELL Horsfall SIDDALL, lamplighter for Sowerby J.B.PRIESTLEY, lamplighter for Triangle Thomas SALTONSTALL, lamplighter for Mill Bank Mr.J.Selwyn RAWSON C.DIXON, chemist?, Ryburn Buildings, Sowerby Bridge

21st August 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.R.H.KNIGHT, vet, Sowerby Bridge (dog show) Mr.COX, District Council surveyor WHOLE FAMILY IN THE SMALLPOX HOSPITAL Mr.GRIME, sanitary inspector A TROUBLESOME WOMAN (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary Jane WOOD of West End Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Police Constable DAVIES Superintendent WEIGHTMAN PIGEON RACING A.DRINKWATER, COCKROFT Brothers, W.SHOESMITH, BEAUMONT Brothers, J.FOSTER, BROWNHILL and MAIDEN, HARDY and MILNES, WHITTAKER and STARK, ATKINSON, BERRY, J.SPENCER : Sowerby Bridge CHARGE OF GAMBLING (Halifax West Riding Court) Ernest BATES, billiard saloon, Old Causeway Mr.BOOCOCK, defence Police Constable CRABTREE Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Superintendent WEIGHTMAN George RILEY [Column 2] TRIP TO LONDON Rev.C.W.HOWARD A HALIFAX LADY'S BEQUESTS TO METHODISM Miss Mary HUGHINGS of Halifax Mr.Wrathall Riley HANSON, sharebroker of Halifax. Executor Rev.T.BARON, pastor of Mixenden [Column 3] SEQUEL TO MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENTS. YORKSHIRE AND SOUTHAMPTON LADIES VICTIMISED (Halifax Borough Court) Frederick Ramsden RILEY, aged about 40, native of Halifax Detective Inspector BRADLEY and Detective Sergeants MOSS : arrested above in Halifax [Column 4] [Column 5]

Ripponden

OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS (exam results) W.GARBUTT, B.JACKSON, S.WILSON, H.BRUCE, H.FAIRCLOUGH, R.L.PLATER, P.BINNS, N.ELLISON, J.HEY, L.ILLINGWORTH, F.WOOD, A.K.WOODHEAD : Rishworth Grammar School [Column 6] DEATHS Abraham BARKER, 71, Edward Street, Sowerby Bridge Samuel BERRY, 49, Moorside Farm, Norland Alice KNOWLES, 16 months, daughter of Walter KNOWLES, Washer Lane, Sowerby Bridge

28th August 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Rev.John ELLISON, M.A., visiting Sowerby Bridge PIGEON FLYING BEAUMONT Brothers, COCKROFT, BROWNHILL and MAIDEN, BERRY, SHOESMITH, DRINKWATER, J.SPENCER, WHITTAKER and STARK, FOSTER, ATKINSON, HARDY and MILNES : Sowerby Bridge society STARTING A NEW ENGINE Messrs.WOOD Bros., engineers Messrs.James GREENWOOD and Son Ltd., Holme Mill Mr.G.H.WOOD, managing director of above Messrs. John SMITH, J.R.ATKINSON, J.H.HELLIWELL [Column 2] Mr.Lewis ATKINSON of Sowerby Bridge MUSICAL HONOUR Miss Ethel GAUKROGER SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES E.BATES and Arthur BARRACLOUGH of Sowerby BRIDGE SUDDEN DEATH Mrs.MOSS, aged 43. Wife of Joe MOSS, tinsmith, Porter Lodge, Triangle Road Drs. ADAMS, MERCER of Ripponden Mr.HILL, coroner CANINE SOCIETY W.PRIESTLEY and J.PRIESTLEY of Halifax W.H.MORTON Mr.HARTLAND T.SYKES of Ovenden PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMITTEE Messrs. William WOOD, NICHOLL, FLETCHER, ROTHWELL, BATES, HOEY Councillors A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE, MITCHELL Mr.J.H.PRIESTLEY, author of the recent book "The History of Ripponden" WEDDING AT WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Joseph H.BARRACLOUGH, groom, accountant, Yeovil Miss Clara SCHOFIELD, bride, daughter of Mr.W.SCHOFIELD, outfitter, Wharf Street Rev.G.S.SMITH Miss Mabel SCHOFIELD, bride's sister Miss Elsie VARLEY, bride's cousin Miss Mina BARKER Mr.George Dobson WRIGHT, accountant, Darlington Arthur Vincent BARRACLOUGH, groom's brother Mr.Percy STOTT, organist at St.Mary's Church, Sowerby Messrs. John Varley SCHOFIELD, Harry Oswald SCHOFIELD, Alfred Ingham BARRACLOUGH Mr.and Mrs.Joseph SCHOFIELD (Marsden) Mr.and Mrs.T.VARLEY (Slaithwaite) Mr.and Mrs.James SCHOFIELD (Marsden) Mr.and Mrs.J.ENGLAND (Slaithwaite) Mr.and Mrs.France (Stockport) Mr.and Mrs.TURNER (Halifax) Mrs.BLENARD (Halifax) Mr.and Mrs.SYKES (Halifax) Mr.and Mrs.BARRON (Halifax) Mr.and Mrs.S.BARRACLOUGH (Luddenden) Mrs.PEARSON (Sowerby Bridge) Mrs.SYKES Mr.and Mrs.HOLMES (Deighton) Miss H.MOORE (Sowerby Bridge) Mr.and Mrs David SUTCLIFFE and daughter (Midgley) [Column 3] REV.CANON IVENS ON THE LATE LORD SALISBURY Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.Henry GAUKROGER, organist [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] S.C., 24 Mount Street, Sowerby Bridge, wants charwoman DEATHS Nellie CULPAN (Ellen CULPAN?), 17 months, daughter of Alfred CULPAN, Stile, Triangle Frances EASTWOOD, 56, Gratrix Lane, Sowerby Bridge Minnie GREENWOOD, 21, wife of George GREENWOOD, Warley Edge George Lister WOOD, 48, teamster, Causeway Head, Warley

4th September 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Rev.J.ELLISON, M.A.

Sowerby Bridge

MEN'S SERVICES Rev.Canon IVENS J.W.DENT, driver for Mr.Lewis ATKINSON John BLACKBURN, driver PRECAUTIONS AGAINST SMALLPOX Mr.GRIME AMBULANCE CLASSES Drs. BROWN, DUNN DISTURBING THE PEACE (Halifax West Riding Court) Sarah HUDSON, married woman, from Walshaw Dean MORE BEGGARS SENT TO PRISON (Halifax West Riding Court) George BURRELL, aged 30, no fixed abode Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Edward BARKER SMALLPOX Councillor G.WHITELEY, J.P. Mr.GRIME, sanitary officer HARVEST FESTIVAL (Baptist Chapel) Revs. J.FOX, W.A.LIVINGSTONE of Brearley Mr.R.UTTLEY, conductor Mr.M.RATLEDGE, organist MIRFIELD MAN DROWNED IN THE CANAL John GREENWOOD, aged 59, boatman of Mirfield Mr.J.B.KERSHAW, deputy coroner Joseph GREENWOOD, brother of John Dr.PATON [Column 2] MARRIAGE OF MR.LOUIS WHITELEY (in Dewsbury) Mr.Louis WHITELEY, son of Councillor Ely WHITELEY, Myrtle Villa Miss Annie AINSWORTH, bride, daughter of Mrs.J.B.BLAKELEY of Dewsbury and the late Mr.Hargreaves AINSWORTH of Crigglestone Revs. G.S.SMITH, E.R.EZARD Mr.BLAKELEY, bride's stepfather Misses Emma WHITELEY and Laura WHITELEY: sisters of the groom Misses F.EARNSHAW, M.DOBSON, Kate PEACOCK: cousins of the bride Miss Laura CROWTHER, niece of the groom Mr.Percy WHITELEY, brother of the groom Mr.J.V.SCHOFIELD LABOUR ELECTORAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE SOWERBY DIVISION Mr.James WILKINSON, Todmorden Trades Council Mr.John BATES of Sowerby Bridge [Column 3]

Warley

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Congregational Church) Rev.J.MONCRIEFF, pastor Misses M.N.SUTCLIFFE, M.E.TURNER, S.SUMMERSKILL, A.WADE Messrs. Harry GREENWOOD, Tom WHITEHOUSE, N.GREENWOOD (organist), E.GREENWOOD (choirmaster)

Sowerby

SERIOUS OUTBREAK OF SMALLPOX [Column 4] [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors G.WHITELEY J.P., Frank CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, TURNER, HOWE, HOLDSWORTH, MITCHELL, GLEDHILL Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant [Column 6] MARRIAGES Louis WHITELEY, son of Ely WHITELEY, Sowerby Bridge, to Annie AINSWORTH, daughter of Mrs.J.B.BLAKELEY and the late Hargreaves AINSWORTH of Crigglestone Willie EARNSHAW (William EARNSHAW), postman to Ann Elizabeth ASPLAND, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Ann WILSON, 69, widow of William WILSON, Charlotte Street, Sowerby Bridge

11th September 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX CIRCUIT MEETING (Primitive Methodist at Warley Clough Chapel) Rev.F.E.HEAPE Mr.J.BOOCOCK of Mytholmroyd Councillor A.HOWE BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) John William MARSDEN, formerly respectable man of this district Superintendent WEIGHTMAN BOLTON BROW WESLEYAN CHURCH Rev.G.Heathcote BARKER, new minister Mr.J.Clay HORSFALL, choirmaster HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES (Tuel Lane Methodist Chapel) Rev.J.Patchett BURT, circuit minister Messrs. WILLETT, J.WHITELEY (organist) SWIMMING James MITCHELL, A.WOODS : school boys A.SCHOFIELD, A.LAW, G.ELLIS, H.WEBSTER, H.CROSSLEY, W.FRENCH, WHITTAKER, WEBSTER, A.HAIGH : Sowerby Bridge Swimming Club PRESENTATION TO THE SURVEYOR Mr.COX, council surveyor, moving to Chadderton Councillors F.CLAY, George WHITELEY J.P. Mr.BARRACLOUGH, accountant [Column 2] FRIENDLY WESLEYAN CHAPEL Rev.Robert RENTON of Brighouse Mr.Walker WHITEHEAD, organist Mr.J.H.BATES Mr.KNIGHT, vet (dog show) ACCIDENT Messrs.CHARNOCK & Sons, contractors Messrs.POLLIT and WIGZELL Dr.PATON SOWERBY BRIDGE SCHOOL BOARD Messrs. J.Clay HORSFALL Miss Emily SIDDALL, assistant mistress at Tuel Lane infants' school Miss E.PEARSON, head mistress of Bolton Brow girls' school Messrs. SIDDALL, WHITWORTH

Sowerby

DIDN'T SUCCEED (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas PERCY, ship engineer Inspector ARUNDEL HARVEST FESTIVAL (Boulderclough Methodist) Revs. W.DEWDNEY of King Cross, T.M.REES of Halifax Mr.Wilkinson PICKLES of Halifax Miss Clara PICKLES SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors WADSWORTH J.P., TURNER, COCKROFT, INGHAM, HAIGH, STOTT, NICHOLL, BRADLEY [Column 3] Councillors J.C.MITCHELL, NAYLOR, ROWDEN Mr.W.H.HOLT, claiming compensation for smallpox Mr.W.H.RAWSON, re. nuisance at Mill House dam Messrs HAIGH A.LUMB, smallpox Mr.and Mrs.BARNES, owned cottages at Clough Bank Mr.HARTLEY, sanitary inspector Mr.SCHOFIELD, collector?

Norland

HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES (Primitive Methodist Chapel) Rev.W.H.MATTHEWS of Heckmondwike, former circuit minister Mr.J.BARRACLOUGH CHOIR OUTING (Baptist Chapel) Mr.F.N.STANDEVEN, organist and choirmaster [Column 4]

Ripponden

FOUND DROWNED IN RINGSTONE RESERVOIR Mr.HILL, coroner Ben STRONG, farm labourer [Column 5] [Column 6] C.W.MATTOCK, "The Tofferies", Industrial Road, Sowerby Bridge (selling donkey) MARRIAGES Thomas Henry CRAWSHAW of Rishworth, to Hetty FARRAR of Sowerby Bridge Lewis HOWARTH of Sheffield (formerly of Sowerby Bridge), to Harriet REDGRIFT, Lily Street, Sowerby Bridge Mitchell ROBINSON to Lettice HELLAWELL, both of Sowerby Bridge Isaac ROTHWELL of Rochdale to Bernice Ellen HOLROYD of Rishworth John William THOMPSON to Jane Ann BATES, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Edmund HOLT, 75, John Street, Sowerby Bridge Amy WOOD, 8, daughter of George Bilton WOOD, Harper Royd, Norland

18th September 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Rev. J.W.F.WALKER, vicar of Sowerby

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.J.S.HIGHAM, J.P., C.C., Liberal GLEANERS' (Church Missionary Society Gleaners' Union) Revs. Canon IVENS, PETO of Leeds THE SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL THE LATE MRS.J.H.ATKINSON (of West End Congregational Ladies' Sewing Party) Rev.G.S.SMITH SMALLPOX WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Revs. G.S.SMITH, J.P.BURT Mr.B.WADSWORTH, choirmaster Misses WADSWORTH, MOORE Messrs. G.H.WHITTAKER, J.HEMINGWAY Mr.J.L.TOWNSED (J.L.TOWNSEND?), choirmaster of Park Congregational Church, Halifax THE REV.CANON IVENS, M.A. Rev.Canon IVENS, vicar of Christ Church for 16 years [Column 2] CO-OPERATIVE CONFERENCE Mr.John WADDINGTON of Sowerby Bridge Mr.J.W.DOWSE of Nottingham

Triangle

MILL FIRE (at Dean Mills, Denton Bridge) Messrs.HADWEN & Sons Superintendent HOPKINSON, Sowerby Bridge Fire Brigade Mr.DEARDEN, mill manager

Warley

GENEROUS GIFT TO WARLEY Mr.A.S.MCCREA of Warley House

Luddenden Foot

FATAL ACCIDENT William LUMB, aged 35, teamer, of Wood Nook Messrs.WHITWORTH, employer of above [Column 3] [Column 4] Mr.John S.HIGHAM, J.P., C.C. of Accrington, aged 45, Liberal.(photo of him) Miss Polly HARTLEY, wife of above, daughter of Mr.W.P.HARTLEY, jam maker, of Aintree SOWERBY PARLIAMENTARY DIVISION. THE NEW LIBERAL CANDIDATE Mr.John S.HIGHAM of Moorhead, Accrington (speech) Right Hon.J.W.MELLOR, M.P. Mr.George PARKER, Liberal Association Mr.John F.L.BRUNNER of Northwich [Column 5] [Column 6]

Norland

ST.LUKE'S CHURCH, NORLAND Messrs. GILBERTSON, AVES (school master), Jabez WHITTAKER Revs. Canon THOMPSON, Canon IVENS C.W.MATTOCK, The Tofferies, Sowerby Bridge SOWERBY BRIDGE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS (lecture) Herr.A.M.DESSIN, Ph.D. W.H.GIBSON TUEL LANE U.F.M.C., SOWERBY BRIDGE. CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY Mr.C.BESWICK Revs. W.R.SUNMAN of Crewe, J.W.MAWER, J.P.BURT MARRIAGES Arnold RILEY of Triangle to Mary ACKROYD of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Edgar LUMB, 5 months, son of Lummas LUMB, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge William Henry RUSHWORTH, 74, Park View, Luddenden Foot Mary WILSON, 49, Lane Head Farm, Norland

25th September 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX WESLEYAN CIRCUIT MEETING Rev.G.Heathcote BARKER, new superintendent Messrs. HALL, EDWARDS, C.W.SCHOLEFIELD, MORWOOD Rev.T.H.KIDD Councillor Abraham CLAY A VIOLENT PRISONER (Halifax West Riding Court) Robert MCDUFF of Oldham, hawker Police Constables FORDHAM, WALKER ST.JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION Messrs. TOLLEY, W.H.GIBSON Misses GEE, JENNINGS Messrs. R.SMITH, J.COCKROFT, Teddy WASHINGTON (Edward WASHINGTON, humorist), C.W.SMITH (elocutionist), H.NICHOLL (piano), W.FIRTH (violin), W.E.HOLROYDE, T.SEED Mr.COCKER's Rooms, Tuel Lane Drs. BROWN, DUNN [Column 2] Mr.KNIGHT (dog show) Mr.WILKINSON, architect DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax Police Court) Arthur GORMAN, a young, married man Police Constable CRABTREE A DISORDERLY BLIND MAN (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas PICKERSGILL, a blind man Police Constable CAWOOD HARVEST FESTIVAL (Christ Church) Revs. J.W.F.WALKER of Sowerby, Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, choirmaster "MADE IN GERMANY" Professor A.M.DISSIN, teacher of German at the Technical School Messrs. John BATES, WALTON, W.H.GIBSON, W.WILSON, J.H.HOYLE CIRCUIT QUARTERLY MEETING (Methodist, at Tuel Lane) Rev.J.P.BURT Brother J.BUTTERWORTH and Mrs.N.PICKLES: sent letters of sympathy Messrs. J.WADDINGTON, S.TURNER, A.S.FIRTH, George MANSFIELD Messrs. T.WASHINGTON (Tuel Lane), Eli HELLOWELL (Sowerby providence), R.H.HELLIWELL (Norland) [Column 3] THEFT OF NEWSPAPERS (Halifax Police Court) George MUNCASTER, newsagent, Sowerby Bridge BREACH OF SWINE FEVER REGULATIONS (Halifax West Riding Court) Harry CROWTHER, farmer, Warley Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Albert W.MITCHELL, pork butcher, Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev.W.C.EVANS, pastor Madame SILVERWOOD of Colne Miss FOSTER Mr.S.PICKLES, organist

Mill Bank

THEFT OF BEER (Halifax West Riding Court) Joshua GREEN of Sowerby Superintendent WEIGHTMAN Mr.Henry SUTCLIFFE, landlord of the Anchor Inn, Mill Bank [Column 4] Mr.J.S.HIGHAM, J.P., C.C. (photo) [Column 5] [Column 6] HALIFAX AND DISTRICT CONGREGATIONAL UNION Revs. W.C.EVANS (Sowerby), G.S.SMITH, H.PICKERSGILL (Lightcliffe, deceased), J.W.ROSE (Waring Green, moving to Blackburn), G.BAWN (West Burton), T.BARON (Mixenden), A.BAGE (Stannary Church, Halifax), A.D.JEFFERY, H.STOREY, J.MONCRIEFF, M.PEARSON, G.J.WILLIAMS (Sion, Halifax) Messrs. GEORGESON, ASHWORTH DEATHS Horsfall CROWTHER, 41, ballastman, Park Street, Sowerby Bridge Joe JACKSON (Joseph JACKSON), 53, Clough, Luddenden Foot William Henry RUSHWORTH, 74, Bank View, Luddenden Foot Lily WILSON, 23, wife of Thomas James WILSON, Syke Lane, Sowerby Bridge

2nd October 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX THE SOWERBY DIVISION (Liberal) Messrs. G.PARKER, J.S.HIGHAM of Accrington, Philip STANHOPE (candidate for Middleton) THE SURVEYORSHIP Mr.COX, retiring surveyor THE NEW CHRISTADELPHIAN MEETING ROOM Mr.COCKER's room Mr.James BRIGGS, Sowerby Bridge MAN AND WIFE SENT TO PRISON (Halifax West Riding Court) George Percy DAVIS and Ellen DAVIS PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William HAIGH, H.STORR, W.NICHOLL, R.ROTHWELL, T.HOEY Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE Mr.G.H.WOOD, on behalf of the executors of the late Joseph GREENWOOD [Column 2] Mr.J.S.RAWSON, J.P GRAND CONCERT (at West End Congregational School) Mr.LINCOLN of Low Moor, formerly of Sowerby Bridge. He and his family gave the concert Mr.J.L.WRIGLEY Miss LINCOLN Messrs. Albert LINCOLN, J.H.LINCOLN, G.E.LINCOLN, C.E.LINCOLN TUEL LANE UNITED METHODIST FREE CHURCH Messrs. C.BESWICK, J.WADDINGTON, J.WHITELEY (organist and choirmaster) Revs. W.R.SUNMAN of Crewe, J.W.MAWER of Greetland

Norland

GOLDEN WEDDING Mr.and Mrs.Joseph MALLINSON (nee Alice HIRST) of West View, Harper Royd Lane

Sowerby

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Wesleyan Church) Rev.J.COOPER of Luddenden STEEP LANE BAPTIST CHAPEL Rev.W.HAIGH, pastor Mr.S.WHITELEY, organist and choirmaster [Column 3]

Triangle

PROPERTY SALE Mr.William THOMAS, bought cottages in Mill Bank

Mill Bank

FARM PROPERTY FOR SALE Mr.WILD of the firm Messrs.J.T.WILD and Son, auctioneer Mr.Wilson WHITELEY of Rishworth, bought shares Mr.S.HOYLE of Sowerby Bridge, solicitor A PRIMITIVE METHODIST MINISTER ON WHY MEN DON'T GO TO CHURCH Rev.R.WILKINSON of Hull Mr.O.EATOUGH [Column 4] OUTING OF LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY OFFICIALS Messrs. TEMPEST, MAIDEN, PARKINSON (Sowerby Bridge), EDWARDS, COOKE, J.H.ALFREY, FORD Mr.ELLIS, landlord of the White Lion, Hebden Bridge [Column 5] [Column 6] GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION In 1853, Rev.F.MUSSON married Joseph MALLINSON and Alice HIRST, both of Norland. West View, Norland DEATHS Sarah HINDLE, 32, wife of Crossley HINDLE, Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge Maria WIDDOP, 70, widow of Joseph WIDDOP, John Street, Sowerby Bridge

9th October 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK, vicar of St.George's Church for 30 years Mr.G.H.WILCOCK of Scarr Head (dog show) Buffalo Bill visited Halifax THE NEW LIBERAL CLUB Messrs. John RILEY (mason), Henry WHITELEY (joiner of Rishworth), Albert FARRAR (plumber), George WHITELEY (plasterer) Messrs.E.WHITEHEAD & Co., painting and decorating HARRIERS Messrs. E.LUMB, J.BACON, A.BLOOMFIELD, L.FIRTH, J.BRIMLEY A PAINFUL AFFAIR James ELLIS, aged 42, retired saddler, Wharf Street Dr.DUNN SMALLPOX SALVATION ARMY Captain DODDS from Newcastle Mr.G.CRABTREE, concertina Lieutenant STRETCHER BAPTIST CHAPEL Messrs. C.H.WALLER of West Vale, Isaac LEWIS, T.HORSFALL, John LUMB of Halifax, William MELLOR, J.BARRACLOUGH, John S.HIGHAM (Liberal candidate) Revs. D.R.LEWIS of West Vale, J.FOX HARVEST FESTIVAL (Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel) Revs. G.Heathcote BARKER (superintendent minister), F.E.HEAPE, T.H.KIDD Mr.J.C.HORSFALL, choirmaster Miss ORMEROD of Shaw Messrs. M.SCHOFIELD, S.MACKRELL, A.BOOTH SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Mrs.Place VARLEY of Leicester Mrs.H.THORPE Mr.T.H.WRIGHT Miss C.BOTTOMLEY Mr.H.THORP, organist Mr.William BUTTERWORTH [Column 2] Rev.Canon IVENS Dr.ADAMS CHRISTADELPHIAN MEETING ROOM Mr.James BRIGGS DEATH OF MR.C.W.MATTOCK Mr.C.W.MATTOCK, aged 53, Round Bank, Tuel Lane SUNDAY SCHOOL CENTENARY (Tuel Lane) Mr.and Mrs.W.H.HELLIWELL Mr.and Mrs.Henry MITCHELL Masters George LAW, Charlie HUGHES (Charles HUGHES), J.BEAUMONT Mr.and Mrs.John WADDINGTON MARRIAGE OF MR.G.H.WOOD (at Christ Church) Mr.G.H.WOOD (grandson of the late Joseph GREENWOOD), Beech Villas Miss Edith BERRY, bride Frank BERRY, Beech Villas, of Francis BERRY and Sons, ironfounders. Father of the bride Revs. Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD Mr.Henry GAUKROGER, organist Miss WOOD, sister of the groom Miss MARSH, friend of the bride Messrs. W.WALTON and J.F.GADD: attended the groom

Norland

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION Mr.and Mrs.Joseph MALLINSON of West View, Norland Councillor J.R.SWAINE of Halifax Mrs.LUMB, Wakefield Road SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, W.GLEDHILL, J.HOLDSWORTH, E.MITCHELL, A.HOWE, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, Frank CLAY, J.TURNER [Column 3] Messrs. DEMPSTER and Sons, doing extensions at Luddenden Foot Councillor Edwin WHITELEY, in Accrington, resigned Mr.J.W.LODGE, had works at Mearclough Messrs.A.HOWARTH and Sons SOWERBY BRIDGE WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Mrs.MARSLAND Mr.J.S.HIGHAM of Accrington, Liberal candidate [Column 4] SERMON TO MEN (at Christ Church, full sermon text) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Charles Whiteley MATTOCK, 53, Round Bank, Sowerby Bridge Edwin Carter BATES, 58, cotton twiner, Clyde Street, Sowerby Bridge Nancy CROSSLEY, 78, wife of Charles CROSSLEY, Dob, Sowerby Elizabeth HEAP, 78, widow of Joseph HEAP, Edward Street, Sowerby Bridge Mary MILLS, 73, widow of Thomas MILLS, Stones Farm, Sowerby

16th October 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Messrs. A.BLOOMFIELD, J.BACON, E.LUMB : Sowerby Bridge Harriers THE COTTON TRADE Messrs.SHEPHERD & BLACKBURN SMALLPOX THE LATE CHORAL SOCIETY (forming the Sowerby Bridge Philharmonic Society) Mr.CONSTANTINE, Union Bank SUDDEN DEATH Mr.HILL, district coroner Annie YEWDALL (Ann YEWDALL), aged 75, widow of John YEWDALL, Clough Terrace, Bolton Brow Mr.W.J.STORER Eliza YEWDALL, daughter of Annie YEWDALL Dr.ADAMS FREE CHURCH COUNCIL Revs. G.S.SMITH, F.E.HEAPE, J.FOX, J.P.BURT, Thomas COOK (Wesleyan Methodist Evangelist), T.H.KIRKNESS (moved to Doncaster), G.Heathcote BARKER (new minister at Bolton Brow Church) Messrs. J.G.ASHWORTH, B.MORWOOD INQUEST ON A BABY Mr.HILL, coroner? Norman Victor BROOK, died aged 5 weeks Susannah BROOK, single woman aged 18, Wakefield Road. Mother of above Dr.BROWN [Column 2] Police Constable FORDHAM transferred to Luddenden Foot Mr.Milton CLAY gave a musical diorama Messrs. SHEPHERD and BLACKBURN Co. ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH Elizabeth MAIDEN, widow, aged 63, Allan Wood. Lived with her daughter CHICKEN POX Dr.WELLBURN NEW PUBLIC CLOCK Messrs.POLLIT & WIGZELL (Halifax West Riding Court) James ELLIS, Wharf Street Superintendent WEIGHTMAN PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Revs. F.E.HEAPE, R.CREWDSON (deputation), J.FOX, J.P.BURT Mesdames F.E.HEAPE, W.ROBERTSHAW Misses VINE, HEAPE

Triangle

HARVEST FESTIVAL (Wesleyan Chapel) Mr.John SCHOFIELD of Sowerby Mr.William WILSON of Sowerby Bridge Miss BRIER

Norland

CONTRAVENING THE BYE-LAWS (Halifax West Riding Court) Samuel ROBINSON, farmer, Norland Mr.LONGBOTHAM, prosecution GRAVE CHARGE AGAINST A BARKISLAND FARMER Detective WRIGHT Henry WARD, farmer, Upper Abbotsroyd, Barkisland George H.CHAPMAN, farmer?, Spring Field farm, Ingleby Artcliffe, near Thornaby-on-Tees Joseph ALTON, cart horse owner, Thornton Watlass near Bedale James HOYLE, contractor [Column 3]

Sowerby

(Smallpox) SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., NAYLOR, TURNER, INGHAM, COCKROFT, HAIGH, STOTT, NICHOLL, ROWDEN, MITCHELL, BRADLEY Mr.W.H.LEAH, tendered for house door numbers Mr.Eli SIDDALL, tendered for fixing door numbers Mr.HARTLEY, sanitary inspector Mr.Vickers EDWARDS, county surveyor Mr.James BARNES, owner of Lower Clough Bank Farm Mr.Frederick WOOD, submitted plans for a kitchen at Lower Gaukroger

Luddenden Foot

FOUND DROWNED Mr.E.H.HILL, coroner James WALTON, carter, 5 Belle Vue Terrace Michael GARRITY, dyer's labourer, Luddenden Foot Police Constable MILNE Rose Ann WILKINSON [Column 4] RIVERS POLLUTION. THE DISTRICT COUNCIL HEAVILY FINED (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.R.W.EVANS, council clerk Mr Trevor EDWARDS, Rivers Board Dr.WILSON, medical officer to the West Riding Council Captain CARROLL [Column 5] [Column 6]

Ripponden

A REMARKABLE WOMAN Mrs.GREENWOOD of Ripponden, aged 95 SOWERBY BRIDGE CRICKET CLUB E.HELLIWELL senior, W.THOMPSON, E.HELLIWELL junior, H.HOLMES, J.WILLETT, J.LAYCOCK, G.FARRAR, C.HATTON, S.NICHOLL, C.HORNER, H.WRAY, G.A.WOOD, W.NICHOLSON, H.GREENWOOD, F.FIRTH, M.CROWTHER, J.T.DOVENER, T.BAXENDALE, J.H.BALL, T.FRENCH, F.ASHWORTH, H.TURNER : 1st eleven H.HOLMES, H.TURNER, F.ASHWORTH, J.WALKER, J.H.BALL, B.W.WOOD, M.CROWTHER, H.MITCHELL, J.WILLETT, H.BRIGGS, T.FRENCH.T.HALEY, F.FIRTH, A.E.HOLMES MARRIAGES Frank MARSDEN of Sowerby Bridge to Emily HITCHEN of Norland George W.TUCKER of Sowerby Bridge to Annie PICKLES, New Drop, Sowerby DEATHS Fred HELLIWELL, 34, boot and shoe maker, Croft Royd, Dean Lane, Sowerby Susan RAWNSLEY, 70, widow of William RAWNSLEY, Clough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

23rd October 1903

Sowerby Bridge

William BROWN of Sowerby Bridge SMALLPOX Messrs. FIRTH, BROWN, BRIMLEY : Sowerby Bridge Harriers THE LIBERAL CLUB Messrs. E.MITCHELL, George PARKER (solicitor of Hebden Bridge) SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Messrs. F.BARRACLOUGH, B.LEES, A.E.SUTCLIFFE, Thomas H.WRIGHT, W.WILSON, A.BUTTERWORTH Mr.and Mrs.E.LAW Mesdames FARRAR, CAUNT TWO OFFENDING WOMEN (Halifax West Riding Court) Margaret FAULKENER Police Constables CRABTREE, MILNES Elizabeth MURRAY CHRIST CHURCH Mr.GAUKROGER, organist Rev.Canon IVENS THE BEGGING NUISANCE Lambert AARONS Police Constables WILSON, CRABTREE [Column 2] Mr.John CULPAN, timekeeper, died yesterday [Column 3] GREAT RAILWAY SMASH AT LUDDENDEN FOOT [Column 4] [Column 5] SERIOUS RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT SOWERBY BRIDGE. TWO TRAINS WRECKED IN THE CEMETERY TUNNEL. ONE KILLED: FIFTEEN INJURED Mr.CROYSDALE, probably of Liverpool Drs. D (DUNN?), ADAMS, BROWN Mr.SMITH, landlord of the Royal Hotel STOCKSLEY, train driver of Birkdale, Southport George ALBON, signal man Albert TURNER (driver) and John Arthur BOTTOMLEY (stoker), both of Sowerby Bridge Mr.KELLY of Liverpool [Column 6] DEATHS John CULPAN, 42, Belmont Terrace Nancy BERRY, 29, Milner Gate, Luddenden Foot Elizabeth MAIDEN, 63, widow of Thomas MAIDEN, Hope Street, Sowerby Bridge

30th October 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Messrs. POLLIT & WIGZELL (clock) THE SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC PUBLIC LIBRARY Messrs. William HAIGH, A.HOBSON, R.ROTHWELL, T.M.FLETCHER, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, J.BATES, W.NICHOLL, O.EATOUGH Councillors Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE, E.MITCHELL, A.CLAY Rev.G.S.SMITH BOLTON BROW CHURCH Rev.G.Heathcote BARKER, new superintendent minister Messrs. George RUSHWORTH, S.MACKRELL Sister Florence Misses WRIGHT, WILSON WEST END Rev.G.S.SMITH PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Rev.F.E.HEAPE Mr.J.R.BARKER, organist [Column 2] SWIMMING S.WALSH, Sowerby Bridge BEQUEST FOR THE SPIRITUALIST LYCEUM Harriet WRIGGLELEY (Harriet WRIGLEY?) Messrs. LUMB, INGHAM, BLOOMFIELD, FIRTH, BUCKLEY :Sowerby Bridge Harriers THE GREAT TEMPERANCE BAZAAR (in Manchester) Mrs.T.HOEY, Sowerby Bridge THE NEW FIRE STATION Messrs. John TURNER & Son, masons Messrs. Joseph SUTCLIFFE & Son, joiners Messrs. William ROBINSON & Son, plasterers and slaters Mr.F.KERSHAW, plumber Mr.T.DYSON, concreting Mr.A.SIDDALL, supplies steel girders MISSIONARY SERVICES AT WEST END (Congregational) Revs. J.LAWSON of Ovenden, D.HUTTON (Indian missionary), J.Tom BROWN (J.Thomas BROWN, South African missionary), G.S.SMITH Mr.A.W.WHITELEY, Halifax Auxillary Messrs. S.WADSWORTH, H.CHADWICK THE BEGGING NUISANCE (West Riding Court) Peter THOMPSON, hawker Police Constables CRABTREE, WILSON Superintendent WEIGHTMAN LIBERAL CLUB DEBATING SOCIETY Mr.Rowland LUMB [Column 3]

Ripponden

MINISTERIAL CALL Rev.D.JERMAN of Rishworth BAZAAR (Liberal Club) Mrs.Herbert W.LEE of Manchester Mrs.MARSLAND of Sowerby Bridge Mr.PICKLES

Norland

NORLAND BAPTIST CHAPEL Councillor A.F.LONGBOTTOM of Sowerby Bridge Mr.F.N.STANDEVEN, choirmaster and accompanist Mr.A.A.FRANKLAND, accompanist, gramophone Messrs.T.GIBSON, J.W.FIRTH, H.DIAMOND, E.FARRAR, J.GREENWOOD Misses A.BALMFORTH, E.SUTCLIFFE, H.BROADBENT, F.BEDFORD, E.A.GAUKROGER LIBERAL MEETING Mr.J.S.HIGHAM, Liberal candidate Messrs. J.W.SYKES, William SHAW, J.HOLT Mr.ROWLANDS, former M.P. for Finsbury, London [Column 4] GRAND BAZAAR (Spiritualist Lyceum) Mesdames COPLEY, Alfred BAILEY of Halifax, E.E.LAW, FARRAR Misses BROADBENT, SUTCLIFFE of Slaithwaite, MOORE (Sowerby Bridge), COLE (Halifax) Messrs. RINGROSE of Halifax, John SUTCLIFFE of Slaithwaite, B.LEES Mesdames THORPE, Leonard THORPE, ACKROYD, Joseph SUTCLIFFE, WHITWORTH, WILCOCK, HAIGH, Patchett SUTCLIFFE, THOMAS, Harry THORP, E.E.LAW Misses COPLEY, Fanny THORP (Frances THORPE) Mr.and Mrs.George HOWARTH Mr.F.BARRACLOUGH, choirmaster? Mr.H.THORP, choirmaster and accompanist

Sowerby

[Column 5] THE TUNNEL RAILWAY ACCIDENT. OPENING OF THE INQUEST Mr.George E.CROYSDALE of Liverpool, aged 34, deceased Mr.E.H.HILL, coroner Councillor Charles RUSHWORTH Mr.H.E.DANIEL, solicitor for the railway Mr.G.BANKS, train superintendent, Halifax Mr.J.E.CHARNLEY, local passenger superintendent George W.ALBON, signalman William John KINMOND, cork merchant of Liverpool Charles HECKINGBOTHAM, railway block inspector David HELLOWELL, train driver Austin BARKER, train fireman [Column 6] Mr.F.ASTIN of Sowerby Bridge, took photos of train crash Signalman ALBON, formerly A.S.R.S. BOARD OF TRADE ENQUIRY (into railway crash) Major DRUITT Mr.G.BANKS, goods train superintendent Mr.J.E.CHARNLEY, passenger superintendent Mr.C.HECKINGBOTTOM, blocking inspector Mr.J.H.HELLIWELL of Messrs. JUBB, BOTH and HELLIWELL (JUBB, BOOTH and HELLIWELL?), solicitors, Halifax George William ALBON, signalman MARRIAGE Stott RILEY, music teacher, to Eliza FISHER, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Jubal BARRACLOUGH, warehouseman, Stile Terrace, Triangle Nellie BROADBENT (Ellen BROADBENT?), 19 months, daughter of Ernest BROADBENT, Sandy Dyke, Triangle William SMITH, 71, Spring Gardens, Sowerby Bridge William Raglan WHITWORTH, 48, iron turner, Upper Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge

6th November 1903

Sowerby Bridge

A DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL Mr.J.W.LODGE DEATH OF THE REV.EARL GRAY Rev.Earl GRAY, aged 53, former minister of Tuel Lane Chapel FIRE IN A DWELLINGHOUSE Councillor John TURNER, Shepherd's Villas, Beech WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Miss HANSON of Shipley Mrs.MARSLAND SMALLPOX SPIRITUALIST BAZAAR Mrs.WALLIS, popular speaker Messrs. B.LEES, WRIGHT, BOOTH THE AGE WE LIVE IN (lecture at Tuel Lane Chapel) Revs. W.R.SUNMAN of Crewe, J.P.BURT Mrs.GRAY, recently widowed Messrs. A.S.FIRTH, C.BESWICK, W.H.OLDFIELD TEA AND CONCERT (Primitive Methodist Band of Hope) Miss SUTCLIFFE, Warley Messrs. OGDEN (Halifax), KERSHAW (Sowerby), BERRY (elocutionist, Sowerby), WASHINGTON (humorist, Sowerby Bridge) FRIENDLY WORKING MEN'S CLUB AND INSTITUTE Mr.Fred LETTON (Frederick LETTON) of Brighouse Mr.H.H.CLEGG, accompanist Messrs. E.GREENWOOD, R.DEWHIRST, R.MIDDLETON [Column 2] PRESENTATION (Liberal Club) Mr.James HAIGH Mrs.HAIGH, Women's Liberal Association Mrs.B.WOOD COLLISION ON THE TRAM LINE Mr.J.TILLOTSON, cart owner, Luddenden Foot WINTER CARNIVAL (at West End Congregational School) Mr.J.S.HIGHAM, J.P., C.C., ex-mayor of Accrington Messrs. B.WADSWORTH, Selwyn DYSON, J.B.SCHOFIELD, J.V.SCHOFIELD, C.W.RUSHWORTH, A.SMITH, J.HANSON of Bradford, J.G.ASHWORTH Misses MOORE, M.L.NICHOLL, M.BARKER, A.M.M.THOMAS Councillor G.WHITELEY, J.P. LIBERAL CLUB TEA Messrs. MITCHELL, HIGHAM (candidate) SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, W.GLEDHILL, E.MITCHELL, John TURNER, A.HOWE, J.HOLDSWORTH, J.W.WHITELEY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, Frank CLAY [Column 3] Mr.Albert SIDDALL, tendered for girders Messrs.POLLIT and WIGZELL (clock) Councillor CLAY's mill (clock) Mr.SHACKLETON's clock Mr.Edwin WHITELEY's resignation from the council

Sowerby

MARRIED LADIES' TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (St.Peter's School) Mesdames W.PICKLES, PLEWS, LUMB, BOTTOMLEY, KERSHAW, WHITELEY, CARTER, HOWARTH, CLARKE, BENNETT, J.CLARK Mr.G.R.STANSFELD Miss M.STANSFELD, accompanist [Column 4] SERVICE FOR MEN ONLY (Christ Church, sermon text) Rev.Canon IVENS Friendly Brass Band [Column 5] [Column 6]

Ripponden

STONES MILL Mr.John William WHITELEY of Stones Mill, cotton spinner DEATHS Zillah BARRACLOUGH, 23, Hollins Street, Triangle Susan JUDSON, 76, widow of William JUDSON, Nether Ends, Triangle

13th November 1903

CHRIST CHURCH Rev.A.A.PARRY

Sowerby Bridge

Mr.William Patterson EGLIN, Sowerby Bridge Mr.Teddy WASHINGTON (Edward WASHINGTON), humorist, Sowerby Bridge Mr.S.T.LAYCOCK, fought in the Boer war? Mr.C.W.MATTOCK, deceased, probate SMALLPOX THE WINTER CARNIVAL AT WEST END (Congregational) Messrs. Joseph HANSON of Bradford, J.G.ASHWORTH, RICKARD, BUCKLAND, Thomas HOEY, S.WADSWORTH Mrs.ARUNDEL Misses BARKER Rev.G.S.SMITH EXAMINATION IN BANKRUPTCY John Scott HITCHEN, Asquith Bottom, Sowerby Bridge. Dyer's labourer. Formerly a grocer. Formerly in business at Lee Bank Hotel, Halifax until 1902. FOUND LOITERING (Halifax West Riding Court) Thomas OATES of Blackburn Police Constables WILSON, CRABTREE P.T.E. (West End) Rev.G.S.SMITH Mesdames WHEELER of Brighouse, H.CHADWICK, BULCOCK Misses LORIMER, N.RUSHWORTH (accompanist) WESLEYAN FOREIGN MISSIONS (Bolton Brow) Mr.George RUSHWORTH Rev.O.JONES (former missionary in Central America) SOWERBY BRIDGE HARRIERS ARTINGSTALL, FENTON, CRAPPER, FOSTER, DAWSON, JOWETT : Halifax DEWHIRST, LUMB, FIRTH, BROWN, BRINSLEY, LAW, BACON : Sowerby Bridge [Column 2] Mr.Sidney MAUDE of Scarr Head, Sowerby Bridge (dog show) Messrs. John TURNER & Son, masons

Sowerby

TEA AND CONCERT (Boulderclough Methodist) Messrs. J.PICKLES, P.PICKLES, J.T.BENTON, H.BARRETT, W.PICKLES, D.GREENWOOD, S.MITCHELL, H.CALVERT, R.BENTON Masters Walter BENTON, Charley BARRETT (Charles BARRETT) Misses Lucy KERSHAW, May PICKLES, Ada PLUNKETT, F.BROADBENT, E.MITCHELL, D.BENTON, A.MITCHELL, A.TAYLOR, E.THORP, A.H.MITCHELL, M.BENTLEY, M.GREENWOOD, A.THORP, E.FOWLER, L.CALVERT, B.LUMB, A.BENTON, F.E.WHITELEY, Susy BARRETT (Susan BARRETT?, accompanist) SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., J.T.NAYLOR, J.H.CARTER, D.TURNER, J.INGHAM, A.STOTT, H.HAIGH, J.NICHOLL, J.J.ROWDEN, J.H.MITCHELL, R.BRADLEY Mrs.SMITH, smallpox hospital caretaker Mr.BOOTH, clerk Mr.F.WOOD Dr.BROWN [Column 3]

Norland

WORKING A LAME HORSE (Halifax West Riding Court) Inspector CLAYTON, SPCA Abraham LUMB, farmer, Norland AN UNHAPPY MARRIAGE (Halifax West Riding Court) Samuel BARKER, plumber, Norland Eliza BARKER, wife of above, sister in London Mr.H.E.SMITH, prosecution Mrs.TURNER, Norland Mr.C.T.RHODES, defence

Ripponden

DEED OF ASSIGNMENT J.W.WHITELEY, cotton spinner, trading as Joseph WHITELEY and Sons, Stones Mills. Lives at Stones House, Ripponden G.P.NORTON, Somerset House, Halifax LIBERAL MEETING Mr.J.S.HIGHAM of Accrington Councillor John PICKLES Rev.A.GILBY [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6] DEATHS Grace FARRAR, 58, wife of Amos FARRAR, Bull Green, Sowerby Alice GREENWOOD, 44, wife of Arthur GREENWOOD, Winburn Terrace, Warley Thomas HELLOWELL, 65, Triangle

20th November 1903

Sowerby Bridge

DEATH OF MR.JAMES STAFFORD Mr.James STAFFORD, aged 80, plumber, West Street WEST END BAND OF HOPE Mr.Fred TOPHAM of Halifax Mr.James HOLT THE NEW SURVEYOR Mr.C.S.WHITEHEAD of Wolverhampton appointed DRUNK AND DISORDERLY (Halifax West Riding Court) Ralph BOOTH, no fixed abode THE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND SMALLPOX Dr.MANBY, Local Government medical officer PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Mr.J.PAWSON, Halifax Ebenezer Mission Band Rev.F.E.HEAPE CHARGED WITH EXPOSING FIREWORKS (Halifax West Riding Court) Friend Sugden ROBERTSHAW, grocer, Sowerby New Road [Column 2] Arthur WASHINGTON, youth, Peel Street, Tuel Lane LECTURE (Tuel Lane Band of Hope) Rev.J.P.BURT THE SMALLPOX OUTBREAK HARRIERS Messrs. FIRTH, MAUDE, BROWN, BACON, LUMB CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY (Christ Church) Revs. A.A.PARRY, Canon IVENS, C.W.HOWARD MACHINERY FOR WIRE MAKING Messrs.WASHINGTON & Co., Ltd., Sowerby Bridge [Column 3] SPORT IN AFRICA (letter) Mr.George HARTLEY, railway engineer in Africa, from Sowerby Bridge [Column 4]

Triangle

BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) Police Constable FAWCETT

Sowerby

TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (Providence Methodist) Misses E.HOPKINSON, S.E.TURNER, A.WOOD, A.SHARP, A.RATCLIFFE, F.BEDFORD, E.SHARP Messrs. W.MIDGLEY, A.SIMPSON, J.RILEY, J.FAIRBURN, E.HELLOWELL, J.RADCLIFFE, R.BUTTERWORTH, J.W.MIDGLEY, J.W.TURNER, J.HOPKINSON

Ripponden

PROPERTY SALE Mr.GARSIDE, auctioneer, of Messrs.GARSIDE and WARING Mr.Jeremiah NORMANTON, owner of the Golden Lion Inn, Ripponden Mr.John ABBOTT, Todmorden, bought Cross Villa Farm, Barkisland Mr.J.W.CROSSLEY, solicitor of Ripponden and Halifax William H.RILEY, Soyland farmer? Messrs. DICKENS and AKED, solicitors, Halifax [Column 5] [Column 6] MARRIAGE Arthur KERSHAW, Huddersfield, to Sarah Jane GREENWOOD, Sowerby Bridge DEATHS James STAFFORD, 80, plumber, West Street, Sowerby Bridge Sarah BARDSLEY, 33, wife of William Henry BARDSLEY, King Cross, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Cyril BAIRSTOW, infant, so of Herbert BAIRSTOW, Greetland Annie COCKROFT (Ann COCKROFT), 22, Haigh Farm, Sowerby Jeanie MALCOLM (Jean MALCOLM), 5, daughter of John Thomas MALCOLM, Greenup's Terrace, Sowerby Bridge Betty NAYLOR (Elizabeth NAYLOR), 61, widow of Henry NAYLOR, Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge Ann SYKES, 71, widow of Thompson Joe SYKES (Thompson Joseph SYKES), Albert Road, Sowerby Bridge Mary Agnes WILSON, 13 months, daughter of Robert WILSON, Terrace Street, Sowerby Bridge

27th November 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Messrs.F & J.SHACKLETON, jewellers, Wharf Street Messrs. BRIMLEY and DENTON : Sowerby Bridge Harriers SMALLPOX THE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SMALLPOX Messrs. W.WOOD, O.EATOUGH, J.BATES, W.NICHOLL, A.HOBSON, H.STORR, R.ROTHWELL, T.M.FLETCHER, J.H.SCHOLEFIELD, T.HOEY, BALL (librarian), GRIME (sanitary inspector) Rev.G.S.SMITH Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., A.CLAY, Ely WHITELEY, A.HOWE Mr.George SCHOLEFIELD, caretaker Mr.J.W.SUTCLIFFE, new caretaker EMBEZZLEMENT (Halifax Borough Court) Herbert RAWNSLEY, aged 37, of Sowerby Bridge. His mother was 70 Mr.CLARKSON (Messrs.CLARKSON and BUCKLEY), prosecution Mr.Walter STOREY, defence Mr.Henry SORSBY, had a branch at the bottom of Horton Street Mr.LEES, auditor [Column 2] P.T.E. (West End Congregational) Revs. G.S.SMITH, Scott COATES of Elland Misses BANCROFT, MOORE Mr.S.G.SMITH, accompanist Mrs.RILEY THE ART OF CONVERSATION (West End) Mr.J.B.BLAKELEY of Dewsbury, formerly of Sowerby Bridge Rev.G.S.SMITH FRIENDLY STRING BAND (at Wesleyan Schoolroom) Mr.Benjamin WOOD, Hoyle House, ill Misses A.PARKER, M.SUTCLIFFE, M.E.TURNER, A.J.THOMPSON (accompanist) Messrs. J.K.FALCONER, J.H.THOMPSON, J.SCHOFIELD, HOWARTH (humorist), C.SMITH (elocutionist), J.HALL Councillor A.CLAY PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL Mr.J.PAWSON, Ebenezer Mission Band SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS' CONFERENCE Rev.F.E.HEAPE Messrs. S.EASTWOOD of Halifax (temperance speech), J.H.WALTON, T.MORGAN, J.THOMAS, W.TYSON, J.H.PARKINSON, W.ROBERTSHAW TEA AND ENTERTAINMENT (Tuel Lane Chapel) Messrs. W.H.HELLEWELL, W.H.WILCOCK, J.HELLEWELL, C.BESWICK, J.BATES, Henry MITCHELL (been to America), D.PARKER (lanternist), C.CROWTHER (gramophone), Joseph WHITELEY (piano) Councillor A.F.LONGBOTTOM AN UNSUSTAINED CHARGE (Halifax West Riding Magistrates) Thomas Henry SYKES, cotton twiner, Upper Fountain Street Police Constable WILSON Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Mr.Walter STOREY, defence Inspector ARUNDEL E.W.BERRY, George HARDY, Thomas GREENWOOD [Column 3] ST.GEORGE'S Rev.S.F.LAYCOCK, vicar Misses I.M.HELLIWELL, L.S.BRIGGS, C.A.ACKROYD (elocutionist) Messrs. H.BARRETT, T.FORD, William GAUKROGER, R.W.MALLINSON, W.GILLAM, Ernest FAWTHROP of Mirfield RYBURN LODGE OF FREEMASONS Brothers Thomas BRIGGS, Richard WILSON (D.P.G.M. of West Yorkshire), John Ward BANCROFT, John Hoyle STEAD, William HAIGH junior, William BOTTOMLEY, John SMITH (King Cross), George BLACKBURN, Albert WOOD, Charles William WASHINGTON, Thomas GILL, William Arthur SUTCLIFFE, George Edgar WHITELEY, William SCHOFIELD, Richard THORPE, William GLEDHILL, F.ROCKLIFF, James EASTWOOD, John DUNN, John SMITH (Ryburn Buildings), MILLIGAN, BUCKLAND, RICKARD, Henry GAUKROGER (accompanist)

Sowerby

BAND OF HOPE TEA (Congregational) Rev.W.C.EVANS, pastor Mr.J.W.HAIGH and his four daughters Miss HAIGH and Edith, Blanche and Avice, of Greetland Mr.E.G.LAW of Sowerby Mr.B.WILDE [Column 4]

Mill Bank

DRAWING ROOM RECEPTION AND WINTER CARNIVAL (Wesleyan) Mr.and Mrs.W.A.SUTCLIFFE, Westfield, Sowerby Bridge Rev.T.H.KIDD Mr.and Mrs.Watson WHITELEY, Morecambe Mr.Fred SUTCLIFFE, Sowerby Bridge Mr.J.WHITELEY, choirmaster Mr.and Mrs.John BEDFORD of Bradford Mr.Samuel HOYLE Master Stanley CLAY, Wood View Miss Olive HORSFALL, Woodleigh, Sowerby Bridge Mr.Fred WOLFENDEN Mr.James BEDFORD, Southport

Ripponden

SUICIDE Mr.E.H.HILL, coroner Alice BARON, aged 63, wife of James Allan BARON, engine tenter, of Unity Terrace, Ripponden James BARON, son of above Ruth Ann SMITH, neighbour [Column 5] A PROBABLE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR SOWERBY DIVISION (meeting at Heptonstall) Mr.W.A.SIMPSON-HINCHLIFFE Mr.G.SUTCLIFFE, J.P. [Column 6] Mr.Gamaliel SUTCLIFFE Mr.James SUTCLIFFE-THOMAS Mr.Michael SYKES, lanternist DEATHS Emma LONGBOTTOM, 73, widow of John LONGBOTTOM of Ryburn Terrace, Sowerby Bridge

4th December 1903

Sowerby Bridge

Messrs. BACON, LUMB, BLOOMFIELD, FIRTH, BRIMLEY: Sowerby Bridge Harriers THE COST OF SMALLPOX Mr.Richard CROWTHER, lodging house keeper WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Rev.G.S.SMITH Miss WHITEHEAD Mr.Thomas HOEY Mrs.MARSLAND ASSAULTING THE POLICE (Halifax West Riding Court) Alfred HAMER, pattern maker, Sowerby Bridge Police Sergeant TATTERSALL Police Constable BAILEY REVIVAL MEETINGS (Primitive Methodist) Revs. F.E.HEAPE, F.W.BUTT of Bradford, W.LAWRENCE of Halifax CHURCH MISSIONARY WORK Revs. C.W.HOWARD, Canon IVENS Mr.Julian ACKROYD, lanternist PROPOSED MUSICAL UNION (West End Free Church) Rev.G.S.SMITH SMALLPOX Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer [Column 2] Mr.R.H.KNIGHT, vet, Sowerby Bridge (dog show) DRAUGHTS C.HOLLIWELL (C.HELLIWELL?), W.COPLEY, W.WHITELEY, J.BLACKBURN, H.LAWRENCE : Sowerby Bridge Church Institute team CARTERS' AND DRAYMEN'S ASSOCIATION Mrs.T.LONGBOTTOM Messrs.Joseph THORPE, J.W.SIMPSON, James BALL, John WOOD, H.PETCH, J.BANCROFT (piano) Mr.and Mrs. SCHOFIELD, Wharf Hotel SWIMMING CLUB Messrs. T.COPLEY, EVANS J.P., GIBSON, H.CROSSLEY, F.M.SUGDEN, D.WILKINSON, J.W.CARTER, F.KERSHAW, H.CROWTHER, M.WILCOCK, R.WILKINSON, M.WADE, C.E.LODGE, F.W.MAUDE, H.SCOTT, F.NOBLE, H.LAYCOCK. W.HOLROYD, D.W.WILKINSON, G.W.WEBSTER, L.WHITAKER A BOAT CAPTAIN'S "SPREE" (Halifax West Riding Court) Dan MUSGRAVE, canal boatman of Hull Mr.Albert WOOD, carrier by water, Sowerby Bridge Mr.S.HOYLE, prosecution Mr.F.HELM, clerk for Albert WOOD [Column 3] ALLEGED ATTEMPTED BURGLARY Messrs.SIDDALL & HILTON

Sowerby

SOWERBY CONGREGATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL Rev.W.C.EVANS Messrs. William LEACH, S.S.SPEAK, H.WHITWORTH, Arthur LEACH, Edwin WHITWORTH, Ernest LEAH, A.Selwyn WHITWORTH (harmoniumist), W.H.LEAH, A.LEACH Miss Hannah WILKINSON BOULDERCLOUGH METHODIST NEW CONNEXION Rev.G.S.HORNBY of Halifax Messrs. J.HANSON (conductor), W.WADSWORTH (organist), John AINLEY of Halifax, J.PICKLES, H.N.BLAMIRES

Ripponden

(Halifax Bankruptcy Court) John William WHITELEY of Stones House, Ripponden, cotton spinner Joseph WHITELEY and Sons, Stones Mill, Ripponden A PUBLIC HOUSE LICENCE IN ONE FAMILY FOR FIFTY YEARS (Halifax West Riding Court) Mary WOOD, licensee of the New Inn, Blackstone Edge John WOOD, butcher, brother of above, new licensee Mr.STOREY [Column 4] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors George WHITELEY J.P., F.CLAY, A.F.LONGBOTTOM, J.W.WHITELEY, A.HOWE, J.HOLDSWORTH, W.GLEDHILL, Ely WHITELEY, A.CLAY, J.TURNER, E.MITCHELL Messrs. Miles SYKES and Sons, works near the Holmes Dr.MANBY Dr.WELLBURN, medical officer [Column 5] SOWERBY BRIDGE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (accounts) M.D.PROPERT, district auditor James BARRACLOUGH, A.S.A.A., accountant R.W.EVANS, J.P., clerk [Column 6] MARRIAGE Harry ACKROYD, painter, to Emma MITCHELL, both of Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Sarah Ellen MERRALL, 47, wife of Samuel MERRALL, Hollings Grove, Sowerby Bridge George WOOD, 4 months, son of George Thomas WOOD, Industrial Place, Sowerby Bridge

11th December 1903

Sowerby Bridge

SMALLPOX ALTASS, died aged 3 years. Parents lived in Washer Lane (Probably Amy ALTASS) Clement Cooper LLOYD, architect, Halifax, formerly of Sowerby Bridge (Halifax Bankruptcy Court) P.T.E. (West End) Revs. G.S.SMITH, F.E.HEAPE Misses ASTIN, M.BARKER, EDWARDS Mr.E.HORSFALL, accompanist ALLEGED BIGAMY (Penzance) James VOSE, sailor, a native of Sowerby Bridge. Married Miss WHITELEY of Sowerby Bridge in 1888. Married Louis RICHARDS of Penzance in 1900. SUDDEN DEATH Joshua HOPKINSON, aged 71, married, retired engineer, Dowker Street Dr.McWilliams HENRY ALLEGED WAREHOUSE BREAKING (Halifax Police Court) Herbert GOODALL, labourer, Midgley Messrs.SIDDALL and HILTON Messrs.BRACKEN, Midgley SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Messrs. J.C.HORSFALL, John BATES, W.H.GIBSON Miss GARSIDE, formerly of Sowerby New Road School Mr.WHITELEY of Southport, assistant master at Sowerby New Road School Miss Annie GEE (Ann GEE), teacher Mr.BROADLEY, teacher [Column 2] PRIMITIVE METHODIST CIRCUIT MEETING Rev.F.E.HEAPE Mr.T.MORGAN Councillor HOWE BAND OF HOPE TEA PARTY (Tuel Lane) Mr.W.H.OLDFIELD Mr.Fred TOPHAM of Halifax Miss B.SHAW, accompanist CHILD BURNT TO DEATH Ada RAMSDEN, daughter of Samuel RAMSDEN, Dalton Street, Tuel Lane Mrs.RAMSDEN, deaf, mother of above Mrs.GREAVES, next door neighbour of above PRESENTATION (Spiritualist Lyceum) Mr.and Mrs.E.E.LAW, married in August 1903 Messrs. Benjamin LEES, Hugh BOOTH, C.ROWSON, T.H.WRIGHT, H.THORPE (accompanist), W.GREENWOOD, A.BUTTERWORTH Misses Doris BUTTERWORTH, S.BOTTOMLEY, C.DEWHIRST, Dora RUSHWORTH and Ivy RUSHWORTH, C.BOTTOMLEY

Norland

NORLAND (Primitive Methodist) Rev.F.E.HEAPE Mr.W.ROBERTSHAW S.F.LAYCOCK (correspondence) DEATHS James BROWN, 74, Westfield Head Farm, Warley Mary Ann MAUDE, 72, widow of George MAUDE, Chapel Street, Sowerby Bridge George MITCHELL, 72, Scar Road, Sowerby Bridge Sarah PARKER, 64, widow of Paul PARKER, Hanover Street, Sowerby Bridge John WHITTAKER, 52, Siddall Square, Sowerby Bridge [Column 3] SERMON TO MEN (Christ Church, sermon text) Rev.Canon IVENS Mr.GAUKROGER, organist [Column 4] [Column 5] [Column 6]

Sowerby

SURPRISE TEA (Congregational Church) Messrs. William LEACH, S.PICKLES (accompanist), J.HEAP (Ripponden), J.HELLIWELL (Sowerby Bridge), A.BERRY Misses A.GEE (Norland), BEDFORD (Sowerby), GREENWOOD (Halifax) SOWERBY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Councillors J.WADSWORTH J.P., NAYLOR, TURNER, COCKROFT, STOTT, NICHOLL, HAIGH, ROWDEN, BRADLEY, MITCHELL Mrs.RILEY, new hospital caretaker Messrs.RADCLIFFE, solicitors, Bradford Mr.J.W.HODGSON

18th December 1903

Sowerby Bridge

ANNIVERSARY OF THE FREE LIBRARY (tenth) SENT TO PRISON FOR BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) Police Sergeant WOODCOCK Mr.MORRIS, chairman WHARF HOTEL SMOKE CLUB Messrs. Levi MOORHOUSE, UTTLEY, WILKINSON, EASTWOOD, COCKROFT, BERRY, BARRET (BARRETT?), HALSTEAD, J.A.BOOTH, DUTTON (banjo), J.BARRACLOUGH (accompanist) WESLEYAN CIRCUIT MEETING Revs. G.Heathcote BARKER (circuit superintendent), T.H.KIDD Messrs. James Clay BATES, Samuel HOYLE, James Clay HORSFALL, George RUSHWORTH, Joseph BARRON, R.H.WHITWORTH [Column 2] CHURCH WORKERS (Christ Church) Rev.Canon THOMPSON SOWERBY BRIDGE HARRIERS Messrs. SPEAK, WHITTAKER, FIRTH, BLOOMFIELD, W.LUMB : harriers Messrs. HILEY, DYSON : music Miss MARCHANT Mr.QUAIN, comic DOG SHOW (first by the Sowerby Bridge and District Canine Society) Mr.T.HOOTON of Leeds, judge Messrs. W.PRIESTLEY of Halifax, G.H.WILCOCK (Sowerby Bridge), G.HOWARTH (Sowerby Bridge), STOCKTON and THOMAS (Halifax), HAMER (Barkisland), A.HAIGH (Sowerby Bridge), BARNES and WRIGLEY (Halifax), T.SYKES (Ovenden), H.ASHWORTH, S.MELLOR (Stainland), H.BENTLEY (Sowerby Bridge), J.WIGGLESWORTH (Norland), G.TAYLOR, G.H.WILCOCK, G.SMITH (Leeds), R.TOWNSEND (Brighouse), J.FATKIN (Leeds), MIDDLETON and CAWTHEY (Liversedge), A.COULSON (Mirfield), W.BATES (Wibsey), S.B.HODGSON (Halifax), W.VARLEY (Hipperholme), G.HARDMAN (Hebden Bridge), A.WARD (Ossett), H.CROFT (Bradford), J.WHITELEY (Bradford), W.COATES, S.KEELER (Bradford), J.KEELER (Bradford), G.HARDMAN, J.WIGGLESWORTH, T.CLAYTON (Hebden Bridge) : winners Mrs.PINDER (Liversedge) : winner Messrs. H.BENTLEY, E.B.HARTLAND : club officials SOWERBY BRIDGE CRICKET CLUB Messrs. R.ROTHWELL, F.CLAY, J.W.HOOTEN, F.FIRTH, W.H.GIBSON, C.HATTON, W.THOMPSON, M.CROWTHER, J.WALKER, G.FARRAR, J.DOVENER, W.H.HALSTEAD, T.BAXENDALE, J.H.HOYLE, A.BLAGBROUGH, J.HELLIWELL, J.A.CROWTHER, B.W.WOOD, S.NICHOLL U.M.F.C. QUARTERLY MEETING (Free Methodist) Rev.J.P.BURT Mr.A.S.FIRTH, afflicted Messrs. George MANSFIELD, S.TURNER, J.WADDINGTON, Turner WASHINGTON, A.BROADBENT, E.HELLOWELL, E.MITCHELL, J.W.SYKES (Norland), Ernest G.LAW (Sowerby), C.BESWICK, OLDFIELD [Column 3] SMALLPOX WOMEN'S LIBERAL ASSOCIATION Rev.T.H.KIDD Mrs.MARSLAND WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev.A.K.STOWELL of Leeds, formerly pastor at West End RE CLEMENT COOPER LLOYD (in debt) ANTIQUARIAN RAMBLES WITH A CAMERA (lecture at Tuel Lane) Mr.H.P.KENDALL

Norland

ST.LUKE'S Misses L.RILEY, E.EVERS, F.SPINK, L.CRABTREE, S.A.PLATT, J.MITCHELL, E.LIVERMORE, Edith PROCTER, A.LIVERMORE, F.CRABTREE, M.E.BROADBENT, E.WIDDOP, L.CRABTREE, P.SPINK, M.LIVERMORE [Column 4] CHRIST CHURCH BAZAAR Miss RAWSON of Mill House. Grand daughter of William Henry RAWSON Revs. Canon IVENS, S.F.LAYCOCK, C.LIVERMORE, E.BRIERLEY, J.W.EASTON, J.MARSHALL Drs. BROWN, ADAMS Messrs. J.C.BELL, E.E.POLLIT, G.SWINDELLS, W.H.GIBSON, D.I.MALLINSON, J.MEADOWS, T.BARLOW, H.GAUKROGER Councillor J.W.WHITELEY Mesdames HAIGH, BROWN, BURNLEY, HELM, BERRY, SWALLOW, EASTWOOD, George H.WOOD, BATES, HORNER, A.E.TURNER, WRAY, E.E.POLLIT, WILKINSON, PLATT, IVENS, SHAW, J.W.WHITELEY, ROTHWELL, JONES, ROWLINSON, CRAVEN, S.MASON, THORLEY, WELLBURN, RILEY, SWINDELLS, WALTON, ARUNDEL, BRIGGS Misses GAUKROGER, HAIGH (2), EASTWOOD (2), SWALLOW, RILEY, LEAROYD, WOOD and Janet SHAW (St.Mark's stall) BADDELEY, TURNER, A.LEAROYD, WHITELEY, M.WOOD, Alice WHITELEY, BROWN, GREENWOOD, WHITELEY (West Street), Evelyn GIBSON Rev.C.W.HOWARD Messrs. J.ACKROYD Mr.and Mrs.S.TURNER, cafe [Column 5]

Ripponden

RIPPONDEN COMMERCIAL CO. SUMMONED (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.GARVIE, factory inspector Mr.PICKLES, company chairman A NEW TRAMWAY PATENT J.G.LEES of Leeds, son of Mr.W.A.LEES, a native of Sowerby Bridge and grandson of the late Mr.W.LUMB, Sowerby Street THE CENTURY BATH CABINET (Turkish baths at Home) S.RILEY, 2 Willow Terrace, Sowerby Bridge. Sole local agent S.HOWARD, stationer &c, 29 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge [Column 6] MARRIAGE Robert Thomas HODGSON, Pitts Farm, Sowerby, to Emily GRAY, Tuel Lane, Sowerby Bridge DEATHS Harry STOREY, 3 months, son of Sykes STOREY, Rose Grove, Sowerby Bridge John SUTHERS, 74, Wood Nook, Norland Edna WHITWORTH, 22 months, daughter of Walter William WHITWORTH, Hollins Lane, Sowerby Bridge IN MEMORIAM Richard CULPAN, father, died December 1902. 17 Montague Street Frank KIDSON, died December 1902 aged 23. 8 Newton Street, Sowerby Bridge

25th December 1903

Sowerby Bridge

ANOTHER BEGGAR SENT TO PRISON John HOGG from Rochdale CHRIST CHURCH Misses JONES, COCKER Messrs. CROSSFIELD, COCKROFT, GAUKROGER (organist) NON-MAINTENANCE OF WIFE (Halifax West Riding Court) David DEAN, spinner, of Sowerby Bridge. Wife in Wakefield Asylum Mr.BATLEY, relieving officer HARRIERS Messrs. HELLIWELL, BROWN, FIRTH, BLOOMFIELD, BRIMLEY [Column 2] CHRIST CHURCH BAZAAR Mrs.Frank CLAY Messrs. John William WHITELEY, R.W.EVANS J.P., George WHITELEY J.P., Priestley NORRIS Mrs.SHAW (Wakefield) EXAMINATION OF AMBULANCE STUDENTS Dr.L.DEMETRIARDI of Huddersfield Ethel BERRY, Emily BERRY, Florence BINGLEY, Ada BROADBENT, Ellen CROSSLEY, Julia GUTTERY, Emma GARNETT, Lily HANSON, Edith HARTLAND, Adelaide JUDSON, Elizabeth A.ROTHWELL, Ella STORR, Florence SPEAK, Mary H.WILCOCK, Lizzie MCRAE (Elizabeth MCREA?), Helena WADSWORTH Elsie AVES, Amy BENTON, Eva BROWNHILL, Marian BROWN, Harriet L.BROADBENT, Ada COCKROFT, Edith FARRAR, Sarah A.GARSIDE, Ethel M.GOODCHILD, Lydia L.HOYLE, Hilda HOYLE, Ada L.HAIGH, Hilda LAWRENCE, Jane MCHUGH, Mary E,NICHOLL, Catherine M.HOLROYD, Emily RAWNSLEY, Annie SCOTT (Ann SCOTT), Ruth SMITH, Clara SMITH, Mrs.Annie STOCKTON (Ann STOCKTON), Alice M.THOMPSON Lucy A.BARRACLOUGH, Elizabeth E.GREGORY, Amanda GALLIMORE, Mrs. Harriett HOLLOWS (Harriet HOLLOWS), Ada HOOTON, Annie MOSS (Ann MOSS), Isabella SMITH, Edith TURNER, Lydia TAYLOR Walter ASHWORTH, Joseph BENTON, James A.DEAN, Police Constables Thomas B.DAVY and Charles W.FORDHAM, George H.HALSTEAD, George A.HAIGH, Walter LEE, Wilfred NUTTON, Miles SHARP, Fred STOCKTON, Arthur TURNER, Handel WILSON, Police Sergeant Charles WOODCOCK, Sam WILKINSON (Samuel WILKINSON), William WHITAKER George HORTON, John T.HAIGH, Thomas H.MITCHELL, Ernest A.ORME, Arthur SUTCLIFFE, Joseph STANDEVEN, Richard WALKER, George A,WILSON, Wilfred WOOD William BROADBENT, Newton FARRAR, Arthur LAWRENCE, Ralph SMITH, Police Constable Richard WALKER, Arthur WHITAKER WEST END CONGREGATIONAL CHOIR Messrs. H.RICKARD, Alfred PLATT, B.WADSWORTH (organist), S.RILEY of Rishworth (organist) Misses MOORES, WADSWORTH Rev.G.S.SMITH THE SOWERBY DIVISION Mr.W.A.SIMPSON-HINCHLIFFE of Cragg Hall, Mytholmroyd. Possible Conservative candidate Mr.E.W.CROSSLEY, Conservative Association [Column 3] CHARADES AND CONUNDRUMS FOR CHRISTMAS [Column 4] EXTRACTS FROM THE CHRISTMAS NUMBERS [Column 5] [Column 6]

Sowerby

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT (Halifax West Riding Court) Mr.Edwin BELL, inspector of weights and measures David CROWTHER, greengrocer, Sowerby

Ripponden

BEGGING (Halifax West Riding Court) Daniel BROWN CREDITORS' MEETING John William WHITELEY, cotton spinner, formerly at Stones Mill, Ripponden Mr.J.I.LEAROYD John HOYLE, surgeon, Ripponden John Richard BENN, mill manager, Soyland William Henry CRAWSHAW, contractor, Ripponden DEATHS Agnes WRIGHT, 25, daughter of George and the late Elizabeth WRIGHT, 10 Edith's View, Sowerby Bridge Sarah Emma HEMMINGWAY, 48, wife of William Henry HEMMINGWAY, Wakefield Road, Sowerby Bridge Susannah HEYHURST, 59, wife of William HEYHURST, Bank View, Luddenden Foot