Here are some of the guestbook comments made by visitors to our stand at the 2019 Haworth 1940's weekend on 18th and 19th May 2019:
Date Initials Comments 18th May 2019 J A Nice to see these brave men are not forgotten. A A Never forget – thanks to the volunteers here today. J S Excellent. Brilliant work. Long may it continue. 19th May 2019 H D Important work. So we don't forget! H B Very knowledgeable and interesting. Keep up the good work!
Some of the guestbook comments made by visitors to our stand at the 2018 Keighley Show:
Date Initials Comments 1st September 2018 J R Absolutely amazing to see the stories and pictures of those who protected and saved our future. We will remember them! D B I am so glad that these innocent unlucky men still live on in your exhibits. Also happy for their descendants. J T Still searching for a (second) F. SMITH, Cowling. T T Ian and Andy. Outstanding work and research you do - and on winning your award! Well done! A L Fantastic project. Brilliant people. X J B Fascinating history of Keighley area.
“Men of Worth is such a worthwhile project, offering people an insight into their ancestors as well as providing closure for those who do not know what became of their lost relatives.Lucy Rhodes, Great, Great, Granddaughter of Private Herbert Moore
Personally, witnessing the hard work that Andy and Ian put into making sure that my Great Great Grandfather, Herbert Moore, received the military honours and war grave he deserved was not only touching but extremely emotional. Herbert’s story has stuck with, not just me, but my whole family and it is thanks to Andy and Ian that he will remain with us for generations to come.
It is important for us to remember these men, women and children, and it is projects like the Men of Worth that do this work - on behalf of a nation obsessed with assuring that the stories and personal histories from our past, quite rightly, never get lost.
From my family and the next, we thank the Men of Worth and all who work alongside them.”
Great pride in my ancestors, the Bell brothers of Haworth
From the Keighley News issue of 3rd Apr 2014
It was with great pride that I read your feature on the Bell brothers of Haworth – Saving Private Ryan plot was real life for Keighley men (Keighley News, March 27). Why? Because they were related to me. My dad, Bob Pickard (named Joseph Robert after his grandad), researched the story of his grandad Joseph Bell and his brothers, James, John, Herbert and Lawrence (Laurie) beginning in 1989 when he was made redundant from his job as a printer. During the following seven years he worked hard on their stories, writing to regiments, the War Office etc, bringing together a folder filled with every bit of information we could need in the future. He also visited every grave except Herbert’s, because that is in a war zone.
Thank you for featuring them and bringing their story to the attention of the national media. I am extremely proud of my ancestors.
HaworthJayne Pickard, Original article written by David Knights of The Keighley News