Friday 7 June 1918
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Mr J I Davison, manager of the Shipley branch of Barclay’s Bank and Miss Hannah Mitchell, matron for nearly twenty years at Sir Titus Salt’s Hospital, Shipley, were married on Wednesday morning at the Church of St Mary and Walburga, Shipley by the Rev Father O’Sullivan. The bride was attired in a going-away costume of blue serge and hat to match. The honeymoon is in the Lake District. Although the bride and bridegroom had requested that no presents should be made to them, the wounded soldiers at the hospital insisted on showing their appreciation of the bride’s efforts to make them comfortable and happy by presenting her with a case of silver afternoon teaspoons.
Wounded men ignore Matron’s order with gift for the bride
There are many types of bird-scarers in use on allotments and very weird and wonderful some of them are. One of the commonest and I believe one of the best, consists of a potato into which feathers are stuck, the potato being attached to a string depending from a stick. Another good bird-scarer is shown in the accompanying sketch. In order to make it you get a piece of tin 6in square (Fig 1) and cut from each corner towards the middle. Bore a hole through each corner (1. 2 3. 4) and one in the middle. Up with the dawn Turn each corner towards the middle, pass a long nail through the holes and drive it into a stake. The scarer rattles vigorously in the wind. Pieces of zinc or tin attached to a string are also good. Years ago we at home used to rise very early, each in his turn, and use the ‘clappers’ which were most effective in keeping the birds away but you must be up with the dawn. Perhaps this is too ‘old fashioned’ a plan for present-day plot holders!
How to make a bird scarer
The first meeting of the Baildon Education Committee as newly constituted was held on Monday night. Mr W E Rhodes moved that Mr William Holmes be re-elected as chairman for the ensuing year. The motion was carried unanimously. Mr Holmes thanked them for that renewal of their confidence. The present educational system was in the melting pot. There was a Bill now before Parliament which would completely alter the present system. Resolution The committee some time ago passed a resolution in favour of the Bill and he thought they might look forward to the Bill becoming law.
There was once clause in the new Bill which he should like to see become law. That was in reference to the overlapping of schools. There were too many schools now in existence which could be done without. They had one at Baildon; they had ample accommodation without it. But there were many districts suffering more in that way than they were in Baildon. He hoped there would be an alteration in favour of both economy and efficiency. Mr S Robinson called attention to the accommodation at the Central School and the National School and said that if all the children in attendance at these schools were put together, they would still have accommodation at the Central School for more scholars than would then be in attendance. In the whole of the West Riding it was a serious matter.
“There were too many schools now in existence which could be done without. They had one at Baildon; they had ample accommodation without it.”
Education’s problem is too many schools
The Chairman of Shipley Education Committee announced salary increases for teachers: College trained men will commence at £120 and go to £240 in 24 years. The present scale is £85 to £140. Non-college trained men will commence at £100 and go to £220. The present scale is £75 to £130. College-trained women will commence at £105 and got to £180, the maximum being attained at the 19th year. The present scale is £75 to £110. Student teacher Non-college trained women will commence at £90 and go to £165. The present scale is £65 to £95. The student teacher year which at present is paid for by £18 will, under the new scale be, boys £40, girls £35. As for uncertificated teachers, under
our old scale these were paid: men £55 to £75, women £45 to £65. The new scale provides a commencing salary of £65 rising to a maximum of £80 by annual increments of £5. It is sincerely hoped regarding new entrants to the profession that none will remain in it who are unable to get a certificate in the first three years of their teaching career. Those already in our schools will, I trust, be from time to time considered apart from the scale at the present time. Personally, I am not at all satisfied with the position of uncertificated teachers at a maximum of £80 a year. The present cost of living seems to me to demand more than that but I am
deeply sensible of the absolute necessity there is for every member of the profession to be properly and fully qualified. The rises were warmly welcomed by the newspaper in a comment piece: A pound a week on pre-war salaries given to the Shipley teachers on Monday by the Education Committee will put that class in a better frame of mind regarding the relationship of wages to work in these hard times. Attractive And the improvement in the scale of pay is such that the profession of teaching should be more attractive now than it has been for some time past. The committee seemed to be in two minds as to whether the advances were generous or only fair. It is not easy to say. Considering the extent to which workmen’s wages have been raised since the war began it is obvious that the teachers have not received more than their due but there is another point of view. Longer hours It is not every profession that is getting paid at the rate of £1 per week extra although some of them work many hours longer than teachers do. In at least one respect they have the pull over many other people whose wages have gone up as their increases are dating back to 1st April last year, a step that must be placed to the credit of the Education Committee whose decision on the whole question shows them up in a very good light as it provides for remuneration quite comparable with that arranged for in other districts and the character of Shipley.
“Personally, I am not at all satisfied with the position of uncertificated teachers at a maximum of £80 a year. The present cost of living seems to me to demand more than that.”
Teachers’ rises should attract recruits
The Rev W Manning, pastor of the Congregational Church, Eccleshill, tendered his resignation about three weeks ago owing to failing health. It was reluctantly accepted at a meeting of members and congregation who unanimously agreed that for the rest of his life Mr Manning can continue to reside at the Manse if he desires to do so. His resignation will take effect at the end of September when he will complete 38 years’ service at the church, this being eight years in excess of any other pastor. The Rev W J Lampard, assistant pastor, has been asked to withdraw his application to volunteer for four months’ service in France with the YMCA.
Manse for life
Mr and Mrs John Broadley of 33 Hall Lane, Windhill, celebrated their golden wedding on Monday, they having been married at Calverley Parish Church on 2nd June 1868. Mr Broadley, who is 72 years of age, was born at Crakehall near Bedale, North Riding. Mrs Broadley, who is 71 years old and whose maiden name was Ellen Pitts, was born at Old Hall, Hall Lane, Windhill. Her family are well-known in the district as farmers and carriers. A noted bird fancier, Mr Broadley has won a good many prizes and medals with his canaries, including a special cup which he won thrice in five years in London. Yorkshire canaries He wrote a book dealing with Yorkshire canaries. It ran through a sixth edition. They have four sons and four daughters, all the sons and three of the daughters being married. One of the sons, Pte J E Broadley, is in the East Yorkshire Regt. Their grandchildren number 16, the eldest grandson, Pte V Greaves of Baildon having been seriously ill in hospital since August 1917. Pte John Broadley, another grandson, is also with the colours. Mr and Mrs Broadley and family are connected with the Windhill Parish Church. Mr Broadley and his wife have been ill during the past three weeks but are improving.
Golden wedding
At the West Riding Appeals Tribunal at Leeds, one of the appellants was Gordon Harold Denison, a farmer of Crook Farm, Baildon, who had been granted exemption till 1st June with a further right of appeal. Against this he appealed. The local tribunal pointed out that the man had been a drawing overlooker at the Saltaire Mills and had only recently commenced farming. He was now in partnership with another man and it was thought that the latter could manage the farm. The appellant admitted that he only left Saltaire Mills six weeks ago but held that he had had a farm since November last. He had always known about farming. He had given £1,200 for the farm. The reason he did not go back to the mills was because he had been involved in an accident. The hearing was adjourned for 14 days for regrading.
From mill to farm
School fee threats
Cllr F F Rhodes inquired at a meeting of the Shipley Education Committee on Monday as to what had happened as the result of ‘some parents being threatened’ last month for the fees of their children at the higher schools. The secretary replied that two had paid and one was being proceeded against through the County Court.
Ernest Lancaster, the Shipley boy who was charged at Bradford Police Court last week with stealing window cord and gas burners and who was said to visit a picture show four times a week, reappeared on Monday when Dr Cunliffe, medical officer to the Clayton Institution said he had found the lad sane. On obtaining the boys’ promise to refrain from visiting cinemas, Dr Ellis fined him 40 shillings.
Cinema boy is sane
Held for reformatory
Harry Barber, 13, twister, Shipley with previous convictions, was detained for committal to a reformatory school after being found guilty of tricking Willie Collier of Union Street, Shipley, into giving him £1 0s 3d by saying his mother had sent him for her wages. When a policeman accused Barber of the theft, he replied ‘Yes, sir.’ His mother stated that she was quite unable to control the lad.
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