A Group Photograph – Before, Now & In-Between


The above link relates to a Website by Andrew Tatham. It is a fascinating story, with detailed family trees showing what is possible with extensive research. His site states:

“The culmination of 21 years of research and creation based on a First World War group photograph. A mix of the traditional and innovative new ways of showing history and human life.

The lives of all 46 men in the photograph are told through artefacts, letters, poems, stories, an animated film, family tree drawings, photographs, photomontages, memorials, old stained glass windows, new stained glass windows, & a new group photograph – as shown in the slideshow below and in the pages you can read from the book on this website.”

Burley Woodhead School

In Response to a question raised in the Schools in Photographs Section of the Website, the following information has been kindly provided by Peter Grinham

You’ve asked on this post: … Harry Renton front row right. Can you name anyone else?

The Burley Local History & Archive Group – https://burleycommunitylibrary.weebly.com/burley-archive.html
have the following information:
Mary Chorley & Burley Woodhead school children c1920s at the Wharfedale Music Festival, Ilkley.

Mary Chorley is the teacher in the centre – more info about her here: https://burleycommunitylibrary.weebly.com/mary-chorley.html

  • A number of children have been identified on the photograph:
    Back Row from right: Lance Renton & Kathleen Craven later Fordham.
  • Middle Row on far right below Lance Renton is his sister Daisy Renton. Also on the middle row to the left of Mary Chorley is Elsie Craven (later Pickard) (sister of Kathleen above) & next to her is Winnie Morritt later Clough. ​To the right of Mary Chorley is Olga Oliver.
  • Front Row: On the left is believed to be Leonard Whetzel & on the right ​Harry Renton (b1914).

Kind regards

Peter Grinham
Chair Burley Local History & Archive Group (BLH&AG)

eJournal December 2019 now Available

The latest version of the Airedale and Wharfedale eJournal is now available from the members only section of our website. The content includes:

  • Programme
  • Burley October Meeting
  • Burley November Meeting
  • Keighley September Meeting
  • Keighley October Meeting
  • Keighley November Meeting
  • Help Wanted
  • Dockroyd Graveyard
  • Notes from an Exile
  • Rationing during the War
  • Friendly Societies
  • Dubb Mill
  • Ella Feather Memories
  • The Gott Surname in Cowling
  • From Craven to the City
  • Website Update
  • Henry Bayley of Grindleton
  • Fierce & Awful Grandeur of Edwardian Mill Fires
  • New Members

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2019-09-05 Burley Meeting Report

Hardy v North. The Yorkshire Jarndyce v Jarndyce?

Speaker: Mary Twentyman

Mary opened the talk explaining the title of her talk is derived from the central plot of ‘Bleak House’, a book by Charles Dickens. The case is a central plot device in the novel and has become a byword for seemingly interminable legal proceedings.

Jarndyce v Jarndyce concerns the fate of a large inheritance. The case has dragged on for many generations before the action of the novel, so that, late in the narrative, legal costs have devoured the whole estate and the case is abandoned.

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Census Details

I would like to acknowledge that this work is not my own.  It is an amalgum of many other web sites visited that together have helped me to create this information.

The Census in England is taken every ten years and has been since 1801; the only exception being during World War II (1941). Most pre-1841 census were not kept and therefore only a few pre-1841 census returns have been found.

Census in the UK was conducted on the evenings of the following dates:

1801 – 10th March
1811 – 27th May
1821 – 28th May
1831 – 30th May
1841 – 6th June
1851 – 30th March
1861 – 7th April
1871 – 2nd April
1881 – 3rd April
1891 – 5th April
1901 – 31st March
1911 – 2nd April
1921 – 19th June (Expected to be released by TNA in January 2022)
1931 – 26th April (Destroyed during WW2)
1939 – 29th September (WW2 National Registration)
1951 – 8th April
1961 – 23rd April
1971 – 25th April
1981 – 5th April
1991 – 21st April
2001 – 29th April

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Epidemics Timeline

The following information was compiled in 2011 for the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS) and is reproduced here with permission.

It is a living document which is based on writings from the 1700 and 1800s that were available, as such it is not presented as being complete.  If you are able to add to the timeline please advise the Web Manager who will include the information here and update the author.

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