Monthly Archives: August 2021

VAD Betty Haggas

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Betty Haggas Nurse [caption id="attachment_7388" align="alignnone" width="251"] Betty Haggas. Photo credit: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 27 September 1929[/caption] Early life Betty was born Alice Maude Haggas on 13th November 1895 in Cross Roads, to Thomas Henry and Alice Maude Haggas nee Bailey. Thomas was a worsted manufacturer, his wife was…
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Private Richard Horner

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. Richard Horner was in the Clarendon Street Children's home which was attached to the Keighley workhouse in 1911. He would certainly have known Charles Horner (not related) and Fred Firth who were there at the…
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VAD’s – The Scatterty Family

Voluntary Aid Detachment page     The Scatterty Family [row_fluid] [span4] [caption id="attachment_7352" align="alignnone" width="204"] William Scatterty. Taken between July 1915 and July 1916 when he held the rank of Captain in the RAMC[/caption] [/span4] [span4] [caption id="attachment_7353" align="alignnone" width="198"] Agnes Scatterty MBE[/caption] IWM source: COMMANDANT MRS AGNES SCATTERTY © IWM (WWC D8-6-370) [/span4] [span4]…
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VAD Fanny Clough

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Fanny Clough Surgical Nursing Duties, Nursing Member Early life Fanny Clough was born 3rd September 1883 in Baildon, to James and Mary Clough (nee Robinson). James was a manager in worsted manufacturing, who would soon own his business and become an employer. Mary was a dressmaker at the time they married…
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Receiving our Queens Award!

On Thursday 5th August 2021 we received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from Ed Anderson, the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire. [caption id="attachment_7329" align="alignnone" width="604"] The Lord Lieutenant speaking about the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service[/caption] He began by speaking about the Queen's Award and gave examples of various voluntary organisations who had received…
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