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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

We have been given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service! This was announced in the London Gazette at 9:00 am on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. [caption id="attachment_6858" align="alignnone" width="150"] The Queen's Award logo.[/caption] We are honoured to accept this award and extremely humbled by the many letters of support we received. These were submitted last…
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Corporal Fred Firth

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. Fred was in the Clarendon Street Children's home which was attached to the Keighley workhouse in 1911 along with Charles Horner. We could not find any evidence his younger brother Nathan was ever in the…
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Driver Charles Horner

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. Charles Horner was in the Clarendon Street Children's home which was attached to the Keighley workhouse in 1911. He would certainly have known Fred Firth who was there at the same time. Driver Charles Horner,…
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Seaman John Elston

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. John and his brother James Helston were both under the care of the Keighley Guardians under the name Elston although various records show their surname as Helston. This may have been down to poor literacy…
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