Friday 3 July 1917
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Mrs Gavin, wife of Mr Peter Gavin, has this week completed 24 years’ service as caretaker of the Public Offices in Town Lane, Idle. The observation is often made that she looks after the premises as well as if the place were her own. Son Mrs Gavin has a son who is doing his ‘bit’. He joined the forces soon after the outbreak of hostilities and as the result of his smartness got promoted to a second lieutenant. From ‘roughing it’ while training he develop certain physical effects which led to his being discharged and he now holds a responsible post with a firm of munition makers.
24 years’ service
The Clerk to Calverley Education Committee stated that eight boys attending Wesley Street Council School, Farsley, had been trespassing in an orchard from which they had stolen fruit. The headmaster regarded the matter as one which vitally affected the honour of the school and, although the offences were committed out of school hours, he had considered it his duty to punish the boys. Castigation The Chairman said the matter had been reported to him and he fully agreed with the steps taken by the headmaster. By trespassing and stealing as they had done, the boys were making themselves liable to a fine of £100 each or six months’ imprisonment. He sincerely hoped the castigation they had received would be a lesson the lads would never forget.
Mr Bates said he had seen one lad whose mother had made complaints about the treatment he had received but although he had received 24 strokes with the cane, there were only four marks. The strokes must, therefore, have been very light for if he, Mr Bates, had been inflicting the punishment, he would probably have made such marks with his hand. The lad’s mother felt very sore about it. She considered it very hard lines in that she should be left to bring up a family, her husband being at the front. Cllr Dean said the mother appeared to have been more bothered about the punishment than about the stealing (laughter). The Clerk added: “The mother ought to be thankful the punishment was inflicted by the schoolmaster and not the police.” (Hear hear).
“Although he had received 24 strokes with the cane, there were only four marks”
Committee approve head’s intervention with the cane
An inquest was held at Bradford on Friday respecting the death of Charles Leonard Sedgley, 45, of 4 Wainman Street, Shipley, a carter who was employed by the Valley Combing Company, Canal Road. The evidence showed that on the previous Wednesday, Sedgley was struck by a bale of wool which was being lowered from one of the storeys on to the vehicle of which he was in charge. His spine and right ankle was fractured and the foot had to be amputated at the Bradford Infirmary. Death took place the following day. A verdict of accidental death was returned and Mr F G Smith, who appeared for the employers, expressed sympathy with the widow of the deceased.
Carter killed when hit by wool bale
A recent issue of the Shooting Times and British Sportsman contains an interesting article on the career of Mr F M Jowett of Shipley, whose name as a dog fancier of the Irish terrier type is known all the world over. It appears that it was in the year 1888 that a commencement was made with Irish terriers and since then Mr Jowett has won 2,000 prices. He has judged at the Kennel Club shows several times, as well as at most of the championship shows in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also judged twice in America.
World famous dog fancier
Sheep killed by tram
At about 3 pm. on Sunday afternoon, a tramcar journey down to Greengates ran into three sheep just below Moorside Road, killing one on the spot and grazing another. The sheep was owned by Mr Sam Cariss, butcher, of 63 Victoria Road, and at the time was in charge of a lad who was driving them to the abattoir at Bradford. Five cars The sheep was terribly mangled and it was some time before it could be extricated. Traffic was suspended for some time, no less than five cars being held up. A claim for compensation has been sent in to the Corporation.
Helpful hints in brief
To polish the steel portions of a kitchen stove apply a mixture of whitening and olive oil. Hot water cans should be turned upside down after use. Otherwise the little drop of water left in the can casues rust and so a hole follows. Mud stains on a black cloth skirt are sometiems difficult to remove. Rubbing them with a  slice of raw potato has been found effectual.
A quiet wedding, though one of considerable interest locally, was that solemnised by special licence at St James’ Church, Manchester, The bridegroom was Second Lieut Ernest Waddilove of the Duke of Wellington’s Regt. This gallant young officer is the second son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Waddilove of Weetwood, Nab Wood, Shipley and he is at present a patient at the Second Western General Hospital, Whitworth St, Manchester, suffering from injury sustained at the front. Recruiting officer Before going abroad, Sec-Lieut Waddilove was a recruiting officer at Bradford. The bride was Miss Dorothy Margot Brigg, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm Brigg, of Stoneleigh, Eccleshill The bride wore a navy blue coat gown and navy blue hat, trimmed with champagne. She was given away by her sister, Miss Hettie Brigg and there was also present Miss Annie Waddilove, sister of the bridegroom. Lieut Lord, of Stockport, acted as best man and the officiating clergyman was the Rev H Price. The happy pair have been the recipients of many choice presents.
Wounded officer marries
The traditional Shipley Tide set dialect columnist Bob Stubbs pondering a number of issues. It really wor wonderful wheer all t’fowk com’ thru. Young, owd, rich, pooar, they hussled an’ jossled i’ t’ Tide cloise as jolly as mudlarks. All the fun of the fair. Raandabarts, swings, shooitin’ galleries, knock-off dollies, hoop-law, coker-nut shies – they wor all theer, an’ ivverything went as merry as a marriage bell. Aw dooan’t think we owt to begrudge fowk a bit o’ injoyment like this. Long as a fiddle Some fowk seem to think we owt to goe abart wi’ faces as long as a fiddle bud for mi awn pairt, aw  doan’t see what gooid it does poolin’ a long face. We mud just as weel lewk pleasant as otherwise, coss lewkin’ glum wooan’t end t’ warr, an’ it wooant bring t’ lads back what’s feightin’ for us. We’re in it, an’ we might as weel mak’ t’ best on it. We think wer awn troubles is t’ heaviest bud chewse hah bad we are, we can alwus lewk raand an’ see sum’dy warr. Besides, if a body has a trouble, nob’dy wants to knaw abart it. Yo’ can goa up an’ darn, in an’ aht, grumpin’ and grooanin’ like a sick
cawf till others get sick o’ seein’ yo’ an yo’ nobbud mak’ yersen a nuisance. Soa, as aw say, aw back ‘em for makkin’ t’ best ewse o’ t’ Tide an’ lettin’ it thraw a ray o’ breetness into t’ dullness ov a oft-times wearisome life. Aw’m a workin’ man misen. Aw start at a time an’ give ower at a time.  Monda’ morn to Setterda’ nooin, it’s t’ same owd rig-o’-mi-jigs, work, work, work, an’ aw dooan’t care who knaws it, aw’m heartily thankful when t’ buzzer goas at Setterda’ nooin an’ we thraw darn for what a mate o’ mine calls “a exterry long dinner-haar.” Grind Monda’ mornin’ sooin comes an’ it’s back to t’ owd grind ageean; an’ theer it gooas on t’ year raand… They say it wor impossible to get into a pub last Setterda’ neet. Spite o’ warr an’ deear livvin’ (as they talk abart), an’ spite o’ ale bein’ fivepence, sixpence and sevenpence a pint, it wor a job getting’ a drink at some o’ t’ pubs. Bud whether he wor a good judge ernut aw heard tell ov a man thru Idle
sayin’ ‘at all t’ ale t’ Shipla couldn’t ha’ made him drunkken, “it wor that theer wake.” It’s good for summat, is t’ warr, seemily. Shipla lasses Bud, after all, it isn’t same as it ewsed to be, isn’t Shipla Tide. Wun thing yo’ noticed – what a lot o’ young women theer wor withart chaps. Anuther thing yo’ noticed, what a lot o’ grand young chaps ther’ is i’ t’ Flyin’ Corps. Aw reckon they’re on velvet is some on ‘em, for t’ time bein’. Whether they’ll ivver be called on to fight it’s another question bud for t’ present they dooan’t seem badly done to. An’ aw sudn’t wonder if some on ‘em dooan’t come to live at Shipla after t’ warr an’ sattle darn, they seem’d to be soa ta’en up wi’ ahr bonny Shipla lasses. T’ lasses seemed just as ta’en up wi’ them, soa what’ to hinder ‘em thru, makkn’ it up? Nowt!
Lewkin’ glum wooan’t end t’ warr
“Monda’ morn to Setterda’ nooin, it’s t’ same owd rig-o’-mi-jigs, work, work, work, an’ aw dooan’t care who knaws it, aw’m heartily thankful when t’ buzzer goas at Setterda’ nooin an’ we thraw darn for what a mate o’ mine calls a exterry long dinner-haar.”
GINGER BEER: In two or three pints of water simmer an ounce and a half of bruised root ginger and a slice of lemon for an hour, then strain and add a pound and a half of sugar and two ounces of cream of tartar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then add as much boiling and cold water as will increase the measure to two gallons of lukewarm liquid. Into this stir four tablespoonfuls of yeast or two ounces of compressed yeast mixed smoothly with a little water. Keep it slightly warm for a few
hours so that the yeast may ferment. It will be ready for bottling the next day. NETTLE BEER: After repeatedly washing a good pailful of young nettles, cover with water and boil for two hours with an ounce of bruised whole ginger and the thinly pared rind of two lemons, Strain, add one pound of sugar, the juice of the lemons, half an ounce of cream of tartar and boiling and cold water to make up two gallons of lukewarm liquid. Stir in three or four tablespoonfuls of
yeast or from one or two ounces of compressed yeast mixed soothly with warm water. Keep it slightly warm for a few hours and bottle the next day. RHUBARB WATER: Wash and peel six or eight stems of rhubarb, cut them into short lengths and simmer in two pints of water. Drain off the water when the rhubarb begins to break, add sugar or corn syrup to taste and flavour with essence of ginger. Or a thinly pared rind of a lemon or orange or a little stick of cinnamon may be cooked with the rhuharb as flaouring. It is ready when cold.
Timely advice on making summer beverages
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