Friday 22 September 1916
The marriage took place at the Shipley Parish Church on Saturday of Mr John Bould, son of Mr Geo Bould, Saltaire, and Miss Edwina, daughter of Mr W E Haley of Dene Bank, Dockfields, Shipley. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a brown costume with hat to match. She was attended by Miss Alice Bould (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Myra Haley (sister of the bride) who wore navy blue costumes. Police sergeant Wigglesworth, uncle of the bride, acted as best man and the officiating clergyman was the Rev W Bowker, curate. The bridegroom was formerly associated with the St Paul’s Boys’ Brigade by the members of which he was greatly esteemed.
A Shipley wedding
Sam Holt of Averingcliffe Farm, Eccleshill, was fined 20s, including costs, at Bradford Police Court for possessing a cow infected with anthrax and failing to give notice to the police. A neighbour originally saw the cow lying on the ground in a field. He told Holt who thought it was suffering from the ‘staggers’ and sent for the vet but when the vet was unable to attend he slaughtered the beast and had the carcase taken in a butcher’s cart to the slaughter house. Infected through cut The slaughter man suspected anthrax and called in the meat inspector who confirmed it. On being told, Holt immediately informed the police. Pleading guilty to a technical offence, Holt’s lawyer said that his client had acted out of ignorance as shown by the fact that he had himself been infected through a cut in his hand while slaughtering the animal and had been treated in the Royal Infirmary for some time. The chairman of the magistrates said that the consequences might have been much more serious and felt the defendant should have known something of the symptoms of anthrax.
Fined for not reporting anthrax cow
The Shipley Times & Express ran an editorial about anomalies in the payment of soldiers: A Bradford tramway employee who was recently before the Shipley Military Tribunal, said in answer to a question by the chairman that “if I join the army I would be better off from a financial point of view.” What he meant was that in addition to the Government allowances he would receive part of his wage from the Corporation. We are not against any man serving with the Colours being well paid. In fact, we are of the opinion that they ought to be generously treated and that it would be better to err on the side of generosity than on that of niggardliness.
But in order that there might be equality of treatment we would have these allowances paid out of the National Exchequer. So long as that condition does not prevail we are penalising patriotism. Furthermore, we are making fish of one and fowl of another and a certain favoured few are securing preferential treatment at the expense of many. 12s 6d A large number of Corporation employees have joined His Majesty’s Forces and a considerable amount is being paid in part wages during the continuance of the war. Amongst those who are being badgered to enable these part wages to continue to flow from the coffers of
the Corporation are the wives of other soldiers on whom a grateful Government lavishes 12s 6d a week. Is this justice? No, there can be no justice so long as a woman whose husband was previous to joining the Forces employed by a private firm, is bled by the Corporation to increase the income of a neighbour whose husband was lucky enough to be a Corporation employee. A nation that professes to be proud of its volunteer army and navy should not rest satisfied until they have made its upkeep a national charge and made the allowance such that it is unnecessary for any public body to augment it at the expense of those to whom it is extremely difficult to make ends meet.
Time to end payment system that penalises patriotism
The Shipley and Baildon Branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies are well ahead with the arrangements for the “Lamp Day” collection tomorrow which they are organising in aid of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for Foreign Service. The emblem of the lamp has been chosen in memory of the first military nurse and pioneer of hospital work, Florence Nightingale, so lovingly remembered as the “Lady of the Lamp.” At the flag day last year sufficient money was obtained to endow two “Shipley and Baildon” beds for a year and it is hoped that Saturday’s collection will be so successful that this endowment may be renewed for another year and something left over for the sewing meeting fund. More collectors are still needed and all willing to help are asked to call at the Co-operative Hall, Westgate, Shipley any time after 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.
Preparing for ‘Lamp Day’
Better death than a career on the stage
Speaking to Windhill Primitive Methodist Chapel, actress turned evangelist, Maud Ingham, said she would rather see someone dead than that person go on the stage. They would not wonder why she said that when she had told her story. Gentlemen The temptations, however, did not come from the stage but from those people who sat in the boxes and front seats and who called themselves gentlemen. In order to lure the young women from a life of integrity, these people offered them gifts of gold and they could not resist the temptation. She had been asked the question, ‘Can a Christian life be lived upon the stage?’ Her answer was a thousand times no. The theatre was the last place in the world to which a Christian should go. Disgrace Some thought that they could pray in a theatre and even ask God’s blessing on the performance there. Such people were a disgrace to Christianity. Was there any wonder there was war? The church and the stage had shaken hands with each other and the great Jehovah was insulted by his own people.
Baildon Green cricket club gave over their ground for a charity match between the special constables from upper Baildon and those from lower Baildon. “The attendance was not perhaps quite worthy of the event but many tickets had been sold in advance and some £8 will be handed over to the Soldiers and Sailors Committee.” The cricket was not up to Bradford League standards but the highlight was a half century from Mr A Newton Smith for Lower Baildon. Mr H Newton and Mr E Snell took the bowling honours while “Mr A G Nettleton sent down some formidable deliveries.”
Specials go head to head for forces charity
Regular columnist “Idler” thought back to days gone by: I was walking down the High Street the other day, looking at the shops and houses and I got thinking of olden days – the difference between now and then. Passing Hargreaves, a newspaper shop, I thought of Kingston the postmaster. I passed Healing’s the drapers, once old Mrs Scott’s. Dean’s grocery, once John Garth Hutton’s. The Bank at Town Well, once Robinson Haliday’s, the tinner. Oldfield’s pork shop, where once was the pinfold. Dean’s boot shop, once John Feather’s. Camm’s, once John Garth. The White Horse, once Overend Rushworth. On the other side of High Street I was reminded of Sowden’s, Austin Dibb’s, Billy Cocker, Joe Thomas, Johnny Cordingley, James Burnley the barber, and “Billy” Rushworth at the Oddfellows Hall. Before the railway came And my mind travelled further back, before the railway came, when Gill the cobbler, Jimmy the barber and Bill Crompton lived hereabouts and when the gate posts, now at the entrance to Benn’s Mill at Springfield, stood where Cragg’s fish and chip shop now stands; when there was a dame’s school on the Co-op site; when Gallon’s was John Dibb’s and when Sam Keighley sold boots at Atkinson’s the chemist; when Jacky Bullock kept the Swan; when David Waterworth’s bus ran from Idle Green to the New Inn at the end of Thornton Road. Again I thought of the old Idle Tides, when the green was filled at this time of the year with pot stalls; I thought of the days when Idle Green was filled with a wild- beast show. How it does feel almost impossible to believe that these things ever did exist. And I am not an old man; there are scores of Idlers who can go further back by a score of years. New Street when it was all fields Then I remember the Green Mill – now the picture palace – being in full swing. I remember Turner’s Mill being burned down (now Fishers and Priestleys). I remember New Street when it was all fields, when Butt Lane was the direct way from the Green to Cross Keys. I remember the old Wesleyan Chapel and the foundation stones of the Baptist Chapel being laid; the Town Gate at Alf Simpson’s being widened; the old Mechancis Institute (“t’raand steps”); the old Wesleyan Institute where the police station is; the oil-lamps; the “plump for Myers” days; the Ben Thornton days at Buck Mill and the “ippiins.” I remember when Laurel Bank, Alderman Dickinson’s pretty bungalow, was known as t craw-gaate. Ah! Those old local board election days, when the progress of the counting was recorded in figures at Raistrick Pitts’s corner, then George Alred’s corner. Further back I see postman Howker sorting his letters in a little cottage in Highfield Lane, on there, towards the Unitarian Chapel; then Five Lane Ends was the supposed haunt of highwaymen.
Some Idle reminiscing
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As the result of a raid carried out by the Shipley Police early on Wednesday morning, in the Wrose Hill district, three men of the travelling gipsy class appeared before the magistrates at the Bradford West Riding Police Court yesterday charged  under the Military Services Act with unlawfully absenting themselves from the Army without leave. There was a large number of the accused’s friends in court. William Wilson, described as a horse dealer, of no fixed abode pleaded guilty and was fined 40s and remanded to away an escort. A similar charge was preferred against George Smith, horse dealer, of no fixed abode whilst a further charge was made that he accused had not registered. A fine of 40s was imposed upon the defendant on the first charge whilst on the second he was fined 20s. The defendant said that he knew nothing about the Registration Act and that he could neither read nor write. Andrew Vasey, hawker of no fixed abode, was the third man charged. He pleaded guilty and the same penalty was imposed as in the case of the other two.
Travellers guilty of being absent without leave
WAR CASUALTIES PHOTOS OF SOLDIERS The EXPRESS will be pleased to publish photos of soldiers if sent to the Editor, accompanied by brief particulars of the casualties. The following particulars, if possible, should be given: Name, rank, and regiment of the soldier; name and address of parents, wife or other relative; whether killed, wounded or missing; if wounded, where in hospital; how long in the Army; where previously employed. The name of the person to whom it is to be returned should be written clearly on the back of each photo.
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