Wharfedale Pictorial 1937 Local Events (3)
Wharfedale Pictorial 1935 Local Events
Otley Methodist Circuit 1801 List of Members
|Otley Society||Otley Society||Otley Society||Otley Society||Otley Society|
|Preacher’s Class||Eliz. RITCHIE Leader||Wm. RANDERSON Leader||John BROWN Leader||John CATTON Leader|
|Eliz. DENTON||Eliz. MAUDE||Walter BAILEY||Wm. WADDINGTON||Stephen LONGFIELD|
|Eliz.RITCHIE||Han. RANDERSON||Mary L——-||Sar. BARRET||Jno. PROCTER|
|Henrietta BLENKIN||Mary MYERS||Jno. SUTTLE||Richd. KNOWLES||Sar. PROCTER|
|Jane ATKINSON||Eliz. BULLOCK||Eliz.WATKINSON||Wm. CALVERT||Eliz. BARRET|
|Margt. PROCTER||Eliz. FELSHAW||Wm. LEE||Mary CALVERT||Cathn. COOPER|
|Eliz. THOMPSON||Sar. DADE||Grace LEE||Elenr. CHRISTOPHERSON||Mary STEAD|
|Han. KNOWLES||Elenr. THOMPSON||Ann CATTON||Jno. NEAL||James IRWIN|
|Eliz. BAILEY||Dor.y ROBINSON||Robt. TEAL||Thomas FREEMAN||Eliz. SUTTLE|
|Jn. WHITEHEAD Leader||Han. BLACKBURN||Jno. DICKINSON||Jon. CAWOOD||Saml. MITCHELL|
|Han. HOLMES||Beatrice RITCHIE||Ann HOLMES||Mary LIFE(?)||Jos. ROBINSON|
|Eliz. PEARSON||Reb. BRUMFITT||Jno. KNOWLSON||Han. HOLMES||Jno. BARBER|
|Mary CHAMBERS||Sar. NEAL||Han. WHITEHEAD||Han. JACKSON||Kitty CRYER|
|Elenr. MOODY||Tiran. MAWSON||Racl. FELSHAW||Benjn. THORNS||Thos. RUFF|
|Alice LUPTON||Eden PROCTER||James GREENWELL||Thos. WHITEHEAD||Mary RUFF|
|Ann TURNER||Mary HARDWICK||Sar. BAILEY||James WILKINSON||Ann BARBER|
|Mary HUDSON||Mary LONGFIELD||Oliver WILCOCK||James PHILLIPS|
|Mary FIELDHOUSE||Han. RICHARDSON||Mary AKED||Thomas FREEMAN|
|Mary WADDINGTON||Ann YEADON||Mary NICHOLSON|
|Mary MEDCALF||Mary HOYLE||Ann WILKINSON|
|Weeton Society||Weeton Thursday Class||Leathley Society||Fewston Society||Burley Greenholme Soc.|
|Abrm. BARRET Leader||Chas. ATKINSON||Robt. WALKER Leader||William SIMPSON Leader||Thos. WHITAKER Leader|
|Wm. TAYLOR||Sus. ATKINSON||Mary WALKER||Margt. HUDSON||Ann WHITAKER|
|Sar. TAYLOR||Ann ATKINSON||Margt. WALKER||Jno. MOON||Jno. CARRODIES|
|Rachl. TAYLOR||Thos. BARKER||Jno. BROWN senr.||Ruth SPENCE||Eliz. CARRODIES|
|Jno. ABBOT||Mary SWALE||Jno. BROWN junr.||Elenr. JACKSON||Mary FAIRBANK|
|Sus. ABBOT||Ann ABBOTT||Dinah BROWN||Geo. TEAL||Jno. ROBINSON|
|Jno. ABBOT||Mary KNAPTON||Mattw. STEAD||Jos. SLADEN||Jno. CROWTHER|
|Eliz. MALLORY||Eliz. SMITH||Grace STEAD||Henry JACKSON||Judith LAWSON|
|Judith MALLORY||Mary SWALE||Robt. UMPLEBY||Ann BRAMLEY||Ann FIFE|
|Sar. MALLORY||Jane HARTLEY||Han. DUNWELL||Han. BURGESS||Jos. DARNBROOK|
|Jno. PICKARD||Ann COLLIER||Mary DUNWELL||Ann MOOR||Peggy DARNBROOK|
|Ann PICKARD||Eliz. RAISTRICK||Sar. WALKER||Eliz. BUCK||Sus. TAYLOR|
|Thos. LUNN||Thos. PARKER||Frans. STUBBS||Sar. HUGGINSON|
|Mary COLLETT||Rachl. KNAPTON||Thos. ST—–||Burley Society||Esther ROBINSON|
|Peter HANLEY||Abrm. BARRETT||——– KENDALL||Thos. HODGSON Leader||Rose CLEMINSON|
|Sar. HANLEY||Bryan BRADLEY||Reb. KENDALL||Thos. RILEY||John WHITAKER Leader|
|Lydia CROSSFIELD||Wm. TAYLOR||David OLIVER Leader||Dor.y RILEY||Thos. ARDILL|
|Wm. PROCTER||Sar. TAYLOR||Eliz. OLIVER||Jno BROWN||Edwd. CARTER|
|Ann PROCTER||Rachl. TAYLOR||Jos. MAWSON||Jos. BROWN||Jos. EDWARDS|
|Isab. ATKINSON||John ABBOTT||Thos. MAWSON||Jno. FAIRBANK||Wm. HEWETT|
|Mary SHARP||Sus. ABBOTT||Jno. UMPLEBY||Lucy HODGSON||Jno. HOLLIMAN|
|Ann SHARP||Eliz. MALLORIE||Sar. UMPLEBY||Mary SMITHSON||Thos. RICHARDSON|
|Ann WILKINSON||Judith MALLORIE||Wm. HOBSON||Jos. MITCHELL||Wm. WHITAKER|
|Jno. PICKARD||Sar. MALLORIE||Ann HOBSON||Fran. TURNER||James SMITH|
|Mary TAYLOR||John PICKARD||Wm. BROWN||Saml. DEMAIN|
|Franc. KENDAL||Ann PICKARD||Ilkley Society||Wm. CARSON||Jno. HILL|
|Bryan BRADLEY||Thos. LUNN||Edwd. HARTLEY Leader||Ann WADDINGTON||Jos. HILLIER|
|Chas ATKINSON Leader||Mary COLLETT||Jos. DOBSON||Wm. WHITEHEAD||James HICKEY|
|Sar. ATKINSON||Peter HANLEY||Edwd. DOBSON||Jno. WHITAKER||Thos. WARD|
|Ann ATKINSON||Sar. HANLEY||David LISTER||Mary WHITAKER||Geo. WINDROSS|
|Thos BARKER||Lydia CROSSFIELD||Sar. LISTER||Esther FIELD||Saml. SWANTON|
|Mary SWALE||Wm. PROCTOR||Laws. TOMLINSON||Mattw SIMPSON||Andr. AINSLEY|
|Ann ABBOTT||Ann PROCTOR||Mary TOMLINSON||Ann INGS||Jno. BENCE|
|Mary KNAPTON||Isabel ATKINSON||Ann LISTER||John WALKER||Wm. BURT|
|Eliz. SMITH||Mary SHARP||Mary LOFTHOUSE||Mary WALKER||Wm. DAVIS|
|Rach. KNAPTON||Ann SHARP||Geo. HUDSON||Sus. SKIRROW||Thos. ELIOT|
|Jane HARTLEY||Grace TEAL||Jos. FOZARD||Thos. HERFIELD||Geo. HILL|
|Eliz. RAISTRICK||Ann WILKINSON||Mary BATTEY||Ann HUTCHINSON||Jno. ——|
|Ann COLLIER||John PICKARD||Saml. WALKER||Jno. WALKER|
|Mary SWALE||Mary TAYLOR||Mary HARTLEY||Hawksworth Society||Richd. ANDREW|
|Thos. PARKER||T— KENDALL||George RAISTRICK Ldr||Jno. WHITAKER Leader|
|Linley Wood Society||James DEAN||Mary MERRYWEATHER|
|Rigton Society||West End Society||Thos. TURNER||Sarah MYERS||Sar. WHITAKER|
|Wm. BUCK Leader||Thos. BARLOW||James BRADLEY||Eliz. MAWSON||Cathn. PORTER|
|Jane BUCK||Dory. BARLOW||Robt. WEST||Wm. MAWSON||Mary PORTER|
|Eliz. ENGLAND||Jos. HORNER||Wm. BROTHERTON||Wm. HALLIDAY||Betsy WADE|
|Mary DENNISON||Mattw. GILL||Mary STUBBS||James BROWN Leader||Eliz. BARRET|
|Wm. THACKWRAY||Jos. HARDISTY||Isab. BROWN||Sus. BUNNAL|
|Ann BRADLEY||Grace LINSLEY||Askwith Society||Jno. BROWN||Charlotte DAVISON|
|Robt. WHITEHEAD||Sar. LINSLEY||John CROOK Leader||Robt. HUDSON||Sar. DAWKIN|
|Jno. DEMAIN||Ann LONGSTAFF||Eliz. DIIBB||Han. HOLDSWORTH||Mary GREED|
|Eliz. DEMAIN||Humphrey HARDISTY||Thos SKIRROW||Jacob HOLDSWORTH||Reb. GREGORY|
|Abrm. DENNISON||Alice HARDISTY||Ruth SKIRROW||Jane PRIESTLEY||Hebe MANING|
|Sar. DENNISON||Eliz. ————-||Rachl DAWSON||Mary LEACH||Eliz. MILES|
|Henry BARRET||Francis BOLTON||Wm. THOMPSON||Jane GILL||Eliz. PRICE|
|Mary BARRET||Mary THOMPSON||Mary ROTHWELL||Sar. PRIEST|
|Major ENGLAND||Norwood Society||Mary KENDALL||Wm. ARMITAGE Leader||Mary CLIFFORD|
|Ann CLAPHAM||Jno. LEWTY Leader||Jno. SWIRE||Ann ARMITAGE||Mary GREGORY|
|Thos. DALBY||Ann LEWTY||Sar. SWIRE||Mary ARMITAGE||Betsy HILL|
|Han. CLAPHAM||Thos. LEWTY||Wm. SWAIN||Jno. NAYLOR||Cathn. HODGSON|
|Mary GALLOWAY||Han. LEWTY||Mary SWAIN||Henry POPPLEWELL||Mary HUBBART|
|Ann CLAPHAM||Wm. BRADLEY||Thos. EMSLEY||Wm. SHACKLETON||Jane HUTCHINSON|
|Ann WARDHAM||Thos. DALE||Ann EMSLEY||Wm. LEACH|
|Isaac DENNISON Leader||Mattw. MARSTON||Alice BLAKELEY||Wm. ROTHWELL||Burley Woodhead Society|
|Major ENGLAND||Jane MARSTON||Eliz. FARRAR||Jas. WOOD Leader|
|Wm. HUDSON||Jno. MARSTON||Frans. SIMPSON||Denton Society||Wm. WOOD|
|Margt. HUDSON||Jno. MARSTON||Ann DEMAIN||Jos. FARMER||Sus. WOOD|
|Wm. HUDSON junr.||Sar. MARSTON||Alice FARMER||Wm. METCALF|
|Thos. WADE||Jno. TODD||Westhouse Society (Bubberhouses)||Cathn. PEMBERTON||Mary METCALF|
|Eliz. WADE||Eliza TODD||Job MAWSON Leader||Michl. WILSON||Richd. BARRET|
|Henry CLAPHAM||Han. THACKRAY||Jno. HOLDSWORTH||Anthy. PRICHARD||Abm. WOOD|
|Wm. HARTLEY||Eliz. FORREST||Sar. HOLDSWORTH||Mary PRICHARD||Wm. PICKARD|
|Thos. CLAPHAM||Jno. MOSS||Sar. ODDIE||Edis SMITH||Richd. BECK|
|Mary GREEN||Mary MOSS||Francis PEACE||Mary SMITH||Ann BECK|
|Mary FR——-D||Mary MOSS junr.||Sar. PEACE||Jos. FARMER|
|…. WARD||Mercy FARMER|
|Bramhope Society||Clifton Society||Jno. POLLARD||Ann PAWSON|
|Jno. WALKER||Jno. WARD Leader||Mary POLLARD||Jno. WILLIAMSON|
|Sus. WALKER||Ann WARD||Han. CHILD||Wm. WHARTON|
|Ann RIDER||Isab. SMITHSON||Jno. ELLERBECK||Eliz. WHARTON|
|Jno. DIXON||Jasm. MOUNTAIN||Mary RHODES||Reb. PEMBERTON|
|Grace LONGFIELD||Wm. LEUTY||Jane FLESHER||Wm. MOUNTAIN|
|Sar. PENNINGTON||Mary LEUTY||Saml. JENNINGS|
|Jno. BURNELL||Wm. WILSON|
|Sar. BURNELL||Ely BURTON|
|Jos. GARTH||Han. BURTON|
|Ann KENDALL||Betty BARRET|
Methodists & Methodism Washburn Valley – Castley to Norwood Bottom
By Stanley Merridew
The lower part of the valley was part of the Otley Circuit whose records are housed at Leeds Archives.
Isaac Atkinson is credited with starting Methodism in Castley around 1820, although a record of a chapel can only be gleaned from the name Chapel Hill Lane. He was a tenant of Castley Hall farm and Castley Manor Farm. I understand Chapel Hill Lane was diverted when the railway came, so possibly the chapel was pulled down at the time. In 1851 the chapel census was signed by John Adamson.Read More
Stainburn School Logbook
by Stanley Merridew
School records are an excellent and often overlooked resource for family and local history, giving much information, not just about the child but also the local community. They are well worth pursuing for additional family history material.
This logbook was handed into Horsforth Museum in 2018 along with a logbook for Horsforth St Margaret’s School. Knowing my interest in school records it was passed to me. It has now been deposited at North Yorkshire Record Office but I took the opportunity to have a good look through it.
Due to privacy rules we have to be thoughtful of any detrimental comments regarding living persons so I have been selective although I have seen nothing to upset anyone, so far.
Loose sheet inside cover: Useful Facts (undated)
Population of Stainburn 137 Population of Leathley 170
Size of this room 282sq ft Height of this room 11ft 9ins
Size of Infant room 152sq ft
Size of Playground 329sq yds Size of Field 1374sq yds
Height of School above sea level 350ft
Height of church above sea level 470ft
Height of Almscliff Crag above sea level 700ft
Highest point in Stainburn – Little Almscliff 840ft
Lowest point in Stainburn – Riffa Wood 250ft
On an index page
School number 753
Infants 14 Junior Mixed 14
Length 20¾ft Breadth 15ft Height 22½ft (12ft to eaves)
Infant Room 13ft x 13ft
Population of Stainburn May 1929 128
The starting date is January 1926
The logbook commences on 4th January 1926. Here are some of the entries for the early years:-
4th Jan 1926 School reopens after Christmas holiday – 21 children present 2 absent. Miss Hilda Harrison supplementary teacher of Pool has been appointed temporarily to take the place of Miss Myers.
15th Jan 1926 A medical certificate for Rowland Newbould received, recommending exclusion for four months (illness).
16th March 1926 Dora Smith’s name has been removed from the register as she has returned to Skirpenbeck.
10th May 1926 Jessie Darnbrook has left the village so her name has been removed from the register.
8th Jun 1926 Excluded 9 children who are suffering from whooping cough.
10th Jun Sent William Wood and Maurice Newby home as they are coughing badly.
22nd Jun Received notice to close the school for 3 weeks for whooping cough.
13th Jul 1926 Re-opened today 11 children present. Have removed Annie Barker from the register as they have left Leathley.
14th Jul 1926 Miss Harrison will be from now until the summer holiday as she is sitting for an examination.
19th Nov 1926 Percentage for the week 100%. The children are having an extra half hour play as a reward for the perfect attendance. – Didn’t happen at my school!
10th Dec 1926 Wilfred Chapman, a visitor in Leathley has been admitted this week.
10th Jan 1927 Mary Thorpe is now 14 years old & has left. Wilfred Chapman has returned home.
3rd Mar 1927 William Wood’s mark had to be cancelled this afternoon. He had to go to Farnley owing to the death of his
1st Apr 1927 The new school year has begun. Florence Smith has left. The children have been promoted. I believe the school year did not change until post WW2.
23rd April 1927 The Smith family have left village this Easter. Therefore Mrs Smith has resigned her position as cleaner of the school. The three children have had their names removed from the register. A pity the forenames were not given. David and Arthur Robinson have been admitted.
3rd May 1927 Mrs Clarke has undertaken the cleaning of the school.
29th Jul 1927 Molly MacKenzie, Mona Whiteley & Maurice Newby lave school today as they are all 14. Ivy Thompson developed eye trouble this been and has been excluded.
29th Aug 1927 School reopens today, 5 children have left and 1 admitted. No names unfortunately!
7th Oct 1927 Percentage for the week 100%. A long play has been awarded in consequence.
FindMyPast have some school logbooks and admission registers on their site. I would recommend checking this out on a regular basis as they appear to still be adding material from when it was first launched several years ago.
Manor of Lindley – Perambulation of the Boundaries
First published in the Wharfedale Newsletter December 1997
Stainburn School Logbook 1926-1962
By Stanley Merridew
School records are an excellent and often overlooked resource for family and local history, giving much information, not just about the child but also the local community. They are well worth pursuing for additional family history material.Read More