Friday 15 December 1916
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SHORT NOTICE SALE NEW INN YARD, BRADFORD TO MOTORMEN, DEALERS AND OTHERS MESSRS JAMES COUSIN AND SON will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION at the above address on THURSDAY, DEC 21st, 1916, a number of MOTOR CARS AND MOTOR CYCLES, consisting of 10 h.p. twin cylinder De Dion two seater car, with dickie seat, easily convertible into light delivery van. 6 h.p. twin cylinder Rex combination, engine recently overhauled, rebrushed etc. Another with coach-built side-car. 4½ h.p BSA single, with coach-built sidecar, two speeds, kick start late 1914. 4½ h.p. Humber with cane sidecar, recently overhauled, handle starting. 10 h.p. Bradbury and coach built sidecar, late 1914, three speeds. A quantity of substitute, spare tyres and tubes, carburettor, accumulator etc. etc. Also a Rudge- Whitworth push cycle. Other Machines may be entered in the sale up to the morning of the sale. For terms and other particulars apply to the Auctioneers at their offices Bank Chamber, Briggate, Shipley. Tel 401 SALE TO COMMENCE AT 12 NOON PROMPT.
An inquest jury cleared taxi driver Albert Fozzard of any blame in an accident that resulted in the death of James Emmott. Mr Emmott of High Bank Cottage, Moorhead Lane, Shipley was knocked down on the evening of December 1st and died later in Sir Titus Salt’s Hospital having never fully regained consciousness. The jury at the inquest heard from the dead man’s son, Charles Emmott of 8 Oastler Street, Shipley, that his father was 77 years old and that his sight was good although he was rather deaf. Walked to Morton For an old man, he was a good walker and every Sunday walked to and from Morton. In answer to questions, the witness said his father had enjoyed excellent health and used to help him in his work.
James Herbert Halliday of West Bank, the Grove, Moorhead, Shipley, said he had called a taxi to take him to Bradford. Whilst travelling down Moorhead Lane at a rate of not more than eight miles an hour, he suddenly caught sight of Mr Emmott in front of the car. Before the driver could pull up the man was struck. Miss Hannah Mitchell, matron of the hospital, stated that when Mr Emmott was admitted he was suffering from concussion and from abrasions of the face and hands. Dr Sharpe, who attended to the patient, appeared to think that the
injuries were scarcely sufficient to account for the man’s death and that he would have recovered had it not been for his great age. When Mr Fozzard, who lived at 9 Trafalgar Street, Bradford, gave evidence he said he was driving very carefully as the night was very dark and inclined to be foggy. Side lights Bradford regulations allowed head lamps to be used and he preferred to have them but had none on the night of the accident. He had side lights. “I was within seven or eight yards of Mr Emmott before I saw him. He seemed then to be standing in the road, his attention apparently attracted by a man with a flash lamp higher up the road. “He started to walk across towards the causeway, crossing the front of the car and I was unable to avoid the collision.” Replying to the coroner, Mr Fozzard said he had no time to sound his horn. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
“The injuries were scarcely sufficient to account for the man’s death and that he would have recovered had it not been for his great age.”
No blame on the driver for elderly pedestrian’s death
The above picture portrays a number of residents at Shipley Glen who have turned out with brooms, spades and shovels to thoroughly clean the Glen Wood pathway. It was on a recent Sunday afternoon that they turned out in full force to do this work and they performed their duties remarkably well. They are all men who believe that if a thing is worth doing it is worth doing well and this, no doubt, accounts for the fact that as a rule these gentlemen of the upland idyllic colony have made a success of life. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that in this quarter there are some of the finest gardens in Yorkshire and there is a real free-masonry existing amongst the residents of this particular locality. Reight gooid job on it Dialect columnist, ‘Owd Abe’, was also impressed by effort and reported:  T’footpath had gotten into a varry bad state an’ as t’Cahncell wor short-handed an couldn’t clean it up the’resen, t’fowk ‘a lived on t’Glen thowt they’d do the’r awn road sweepin’ An’ they did, an’ all, an’ made a reight gooid job on it. Sos t’courters an’ ivverybody ‘at ewses t’footpath up t’Wood hes nobbud to’Glen fowk to thank for it. It’s noan a bad lesson for a lot o’fowk at this day. We’re telled ‘at if ya want owt dewin’ weel, dew it yer-sen. An’ that’s just what t’Glen fowk did.
Gentlemen of ‘upland idyllic colony’ take matters into their own hands
Early on Monday morning, Detective Officer Brown, of Windhill, arrested in Leeds Road, Shipley, a soldier named Arthur Leach, who was charged the same day at the Bradford West Riding Police Court with being an absentee from the Royal Field Artillery. Leach, who had been absent from his regiment for a month, was remanded to await an escort. The detective officer who made the arrest was granted a reward of five shillings.
Absent from regiment
Lines to a cow on the consequences of war
Regular columnist, The Outcast, produced a verse on the theme of war time economy Thank you, pretty cow, I would Patronise you if I could, But your butter is, I fear, Most unquestionably dear. On my table now is seen Only simple margarine, ‘Tis the best my festive board Can in these hard times afford. And my doctor says, you know, Margarine is physio Logically equal to Butter furnished forth by you. Yes, you gave me in the past, Satisfaction, first and last, Yet I’m forced, my pretty cow, To withdraw my custom now.
THE MESSIAH This evergreen Christmas Oratorio was rendered on Wednesday in a style well worthy of this accomplished body of singers under Mr E J Pickles. The principals were Miss Caroline Hatchard, Miss Delya Jones, Mr Hebert Thorpe and Mr Norman Altur, and the somewhat novel choir was entirely justified by their individual performances, which were of a finely artistic and moving nature. Mr Harry Haigh was at the organ. There was a good attendance.
Old Choral Society
One of the best-known residents of Greengates passed away on Thursday in the person of Mr Joseph Jaques. The deceased had the distinction of being a veteran of the Crimean War. He had reached the ripe old age of 84 and in spite of his years, retained his mental and physical faculties in a condition of remarkable robustness right up to within a few days of his death. India He served for a considerable number of years in the army and besides fighting in the Crimea, saw a good deal of active service in India. He had a great aptitude for sport and up to quite recently was a warm supporter of local cricket and football occasions. Mr Jaques was a familiar figure in the Greengates Liberal Club and so greatly was he held in esteem of his fellow members that he had conferred upon him a life membership. Half-mast The flag at the club was draped at half-mast during the early part of the week to his memory. His wife pre-deceased him by about 18 years. He leaves two daughters and a son. The latter, Pte Harry Jaques, is at present serving with the Leeds Rifles. The funeral took place on Monday at the Eccleshill Wesleyan Cemetery.
Village mourns the loss of Crimean War veteran
Dead hero’s son doing his bit for the wounded
Idle youngster, Ivor Howard, the son of Johnny Howard who was killed in action in September, has been raising funds to provide comforts for wounded soldiers at Woodlands House. Together with friends, Miss J Swift and Masters V Thompson and J Isherwood, he put on a concert at his home and used the money raised to buy cigarettes. ‘A good sum was raised and several boxes of “fags” were sent to the wounded heroes.’
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