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Bell brothers of Haworth

The Bell brothers of Haworth All these lads were born at Marrick in North Yorkshire and the family came to live in Haworth around the turn of the century in 1899. They lived at 2, Thomas Street, just up the Brow from Bridgehouse Lane where Haworth war memorial now stands. Joseph James Bell [caption id="attachment_5256"…
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Reverend John D. Coutts

As part of our research we're looking at the Keighley Wesleyan Methodist Circuit magazines. These are bound copies which are kept in the archives at Keighley Library in West Yorkshire. The archive number is held there in BK15/1/3/14 and the Keighley Local Studies Room is the place to go to see these records. The bulk…
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James Birdsall

Private James Birdsall. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 10541. Later 4601783. James was born on 24th February 1894, the youngest of William and Isabella Birdsall’s four children. His birth was registered at Keighley in the first quarter of that year. In 1901 he was six years old and living at…
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Samuel Lowndes

Private Sam Lowndes, 18th Battalion, (Prince of Wales' Own) West Yorkshire Regiment. [Bradford Pals] Regimental No: 18/713. [caption id="attachment_5173" align="alignnone" width="225"] Private Sam Lowndes.[/caption] Sam was born at Cartworth, Holmfirth, in 1888. He was one of five sons and three daughters of Charles and Ellen Ann Lowndes. In 1891 he was aged two years and…
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