The Great War 1914-18: Meltham and District (1920)

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GREAL 1914-18.


Albert Myers, Typo. (Tel. 37), Meltham.

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This Book is respectfully dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Sacred Memory of those gallant lives that were given for the honour and freedom of the British Empire, and as a lasting Memorial to all who answered their country’s call during the Great War.




" Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Footprints in the sands of

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses. row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields. JOHN McCRAE.

Colonel John McCrae was killed in action. His poem is published by courtesy of the proprietors of © Punch,’’ owners of the copyright


Oh! you who sleep in Flanders fields Sleep sweet-—to rise anew; We caught the torch you threw, And holding high we kept The faith with those who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led. It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders fields.

And now the torch and poppy red Wear in honour of our dead, Fear not that ye have died for naught: We've learned the lesson that ye taught

In Flanders fields. M. MICHAEL.

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Names of the Fallen.





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Che Solemn Compact.

"THEIR lives were given in a noble cause and tradition will perpetuate their noble memories——but this is

not all.

The upheaval of war always brings about many changes—new conditions to face, new problems to solve, and new obstacles to overcome. The strain of these last five years has created all these difficulties. On the one hand there is wealth, undreamt of five years ago; on the other there is dire poverty, while between the two there exists a seething mass of careless people, with a commercialism of the rankest type rampant in their midst, with selfishness as their password, and this olfters no communication between the two extremes, and creates no spirit of unity. But these factors are of the strictest necessity if England is to be a better spot and a land

well worthy of the sacrifice made by those gallant hearts.

If everyone would sink his own individual interest and devote himself wholeheartedly to his own special job for the sake of the community—that is for his own sake, his neighbour's sake, and, in short, for every body's sake— what a great difference there would soon be. Ii every Statesman and M.P. would earnestly dedicate his whole life, irrespective of party, to the welfare of the community and his constituents; if every landowner would do all in his power to the condition of his tenants; if every tradesman would make it his duty to provide his customers with the necessities of life at as reasonable a price as possible; if every master would take a lively interest in the affairs of his men; if every official,

government and otherwise, would make it part of his

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duty to do his utmost for all who may apply to him for help; and, last but not of least importance, if every workman, no matter in what capacity of life he may serve, would resolve each day to accomplish a full day’s work of the kind most required by his fellow-countrymen, the whole situation would be changed for the better in a remarkably short time. Unfortunately, however, we are buffeted to and fro upon a sea of restlessness, but, nevertheless, there is a panacea for all these ills, political, industrial, and social, which to-day rend the peace of England—hard, continuous, useful and unselfish work by everyone, each at his own job, and real economy. In the midst of all this one wonders whether or not the struggle and the sacrifice of these last five terrible years have been wasted, but when thinking of such matters let us remember that war does not necessarily terminate with the cessation of hostilities. Political, industrial, and social war invariably follows very closely upon the heels of war, strictly military, and both must be fought sternly, honestly, and with that self-same disinterested devotion. The price paid for ultimate victory may have been high, but may our dear old country still reap a benefit adequate to the cost. May we learn tor our good by the blunders of the past, and may the rising generation set their standard by the record of the best of all our friends who gave their very life-blood to secure for young England privileges, aye too, rights and responsibilities demanding “ mens sana in corpore sano. This is a solemn compact made by those to whose honour and memory we herein strive to pay due respect and sacred reverence. It was sealed by death—or should one say victory ?—itself and its fulfilment is left in our hands.


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Names of those who

Addy, John Anderson, Scott Armitage, C. E. Armitage, Thomas, E. T. Armitage, Harry Armstrong, Ernest Armitage George Armitage, Allen Armitage, A. F. Armstrong, Harry Ashurst, Stanley Atkinson, Ernest Austwick, Albert Austwick, Tom Auty, James A. Auty, Sam

Backhouse, William Bailey, Charlie Baker, James H. Baker, Joseph Baker, George Baker, George Baker, Samuel Ball, J. T. Banks, H. Barratt, Elvin Barratt, C. Barker, Frank Barber, Jce Barton, J. H. Batley, Albert Battye, Jos. M. Battye, George H. Battye, George Bates, E. Baxter, John W. Baxter, J Beaumont, Horace V. Beaumont, Hubert R. Beaumont, H. ~ Beaumont, T. Beaumont, Charles Beaumont, Wilson Benyon, Harry Bennett, James A. Berry Willie, Berry, G Berry, D. J. Beevers, I.

7 served in H.M. Forces.

I Beever, 9. Biltcliffe, Fred Blackburn, J. Bond, A Booth, Granville Booth, G. Booth, F. Booth, W. Booth, James Booth, Alfred Bottomley, David Bottomley, Fred Boulder, Edward M. Boulder, Ernest Boulder, C. M, Bower, H. Bray, J. H. Broadbent, C. Broadbent, W. Broadhead, W. Brocmhead, Norman Brook, John F. Brook, Harold Brook, Foster Brook, Harry Brook, Frank Brook, George Brook, C. Brook, E. W. Brook, F. Brook, R. J. Brook, N. Brown, Harold Brooksbank, W. Brooksbank, Charles Brooksbank, Leonard Butterfield, Oswin Butterfield, William S. Butterworth, James Butterworth, J. Butterworth, Herbert Butterworth, Charles H. Butterworth, H.

Cadwell, H Carter, Albert Carter, N. Carter, J. Carter, C. Carter, Harry

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Names of those who served in A.M. Forces

Carter, George Carter, F. Carter, John Carter, James Carter, H. Carratt, G. A. Catton, C. Chappel, John Chapman, E. W. Clark, Sydney J. R.

Clarke, Rev. H. S. S.

Clark, Ernest Cockshaw, H. Coldwell, W. Coldwell, James F Coldwell, C. M. Core, George Coates, Charles Cox, Arnold Crampton, J. T. Crawshaw, W. Creed, W. Creaser, Lewis Creaser, Ernest Creaser, Harry Creaser, Fred Crowther, Norman Cryer, A. Cummings, Laurie Curwen, James

Daniels, J. Darlington, H. C. Davies, J. F.

Dawson, Harold Dawson, Fred Dixon, J. Dixon, G. Dowell, J. W. Downs, Herbert Downs, Harry Dyson, Albert Dyson, Arthur Duckworth, Allen Dunbar, L.

Eagland, Charles J. Eagland. Fred Eagland, F. Earnshaw, King

(CONTINUED). Earnshaw, Earnshaw, Earnshaw, Earnshaw, Earnshaw, Earnshaw,

Edward James Frederick Harry Knight Bower

Eastwood, Fred Ellis, Harold Ellis, Hubert Ellis, A. Ellis, B. Ellis, Harry Ellis, Harry Ellis, Fred Ellison, Richard

Firth, Arnold Fisher, E. L. Fisher, Hubert

Garlick, Tom Garlick, J. A. Garside, A. L. Garside, Edwin Garside, Frank

Garside, Garside, Garside,

Garbutt, S

Hildred Wilfred Herbert

Garner, Harry Gledhill, J. H. Gledhill, Joseph Goddard, A. Gordon, George Goldthorpe, Francis Goldthorpe, Eli Green, Edward

Haigh, Arnold Haigh, Arthur Haigh, J. Haigh, I Haigh, Norman Haigh, John A. Haigh, Arnold Haigh, Fred Haigh, Albert Haigh, Joe W. Haigh, Fred _ Haigh, Thomas

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Names of those who served in A.M. Forces

(CONTINUED). Haigh, Amos Hirst, William Haigh, Lewis First, A. Haigh, James W. Hirst, Frank Haigh, T. Hirst, Harry Haigh, Fred Hirst, Albert Haigh, Herbert Hirst, J. Haigh, Charlie Hirst, Irvin Haigh, Herbert Hirst, L. Haigh, Harold Hirst, George H. Haigh, Arnold Hirst, Ben Haigh, Arthur Hobson, H. Haigh, Arnold Hobson, F. Haigh, Edmund Hollingworth, H. I Haigh, J. A. Hollingworth, Iewis Haigh, Stanley Hollingworth, James E.

Haigh, James A. Hale, John IF. Hale, C. Hall, Harry Hall, Thomas S. Hall, F. S. Halstead, A. Hamilton, P.D., Rev. (Y.M.C.A.) Hampshire, J. Harrison, Johnnie Harrison, Holdsworth Harrison, Harry Hastie, Joe Haswell, Rev. J. V. Hawley, Hubert Hawley, H. Helliwell, C. Heap, James A. Heaton, Arthur Hill, John H. Hinchcliffe, B. Hinchcliffe, John E. Hinchcliffe, Joseph Hinchcliffe, John T. Hinchcliffe, Hinchcliffe, Hinchcliffe, Harry Hinchcliffe, Jack Hinchcliffe, Ben Hinchcliffe, Allen Hirst, Fred. W. Hirst, Richard Hirst, Julius Hirst, Thomas William Hirst, Edwin ©

Holmes, Hubert Hoyle, Arthur Hubbert, George A. KR.

Jackson, Tom Jackson, Allen Jackson, W. Jenkins, Jack Jones, Jess Johnson, C. A.

Harry Kaye, V. Kenyon, Knowles Kenyon, K. Kilburn, F. Kippax, Harry Kippax, Harold

Lawton, F. Lee, Herbert Lee, Isaac Lee, Joe E. Lee, John W. Lee, Tom Lee, Frank Leonard, S. Leonard, John Limb, Frank Littlewocd, H. Liversedge, A. Lockwood, Tom Lockwood, Rev. R. Lockwood, A. Lockwood, H.

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Names of those who served in H.M. Forces

Lockwood, L. Logan, Pat. Louch, E. Lunn, M H. Lunn, William H.

Manchester, J. Manley, G. J. W. Mann, Fred Marsden, W. Marshall, George Martin, L. Mawdsley, John H. May, Joe Mellor, J. E. Mellor, James Mellor, Fred Mellor, Charles F. Mettrick, Percy Middleton, M. Middleton, James Mills, Thomas Mitchell, Joseph T. Moorhouse, John Moorhouse, John Moorhouse, Sam Moorhouse, Norman

Moorhouse, Fred H.

Moorhouse, Tom Morris, Harry Mortimer, J. A. Mosley, Thomas C. Mosley, Wilfred Mosley, Lewis Mosley, H. Murphy, J.

Neville, Charles Noble, Frank Noble, Harry Noble, Harry Noble, Fred Noon, Fred North, E. Nuttall, J.

Oldham, George E. Oldham, Tom Oldham, Charles Oswin, Frank


Palliser, R. Palliser, H. Palliser, Stanley Palmer, H. Parr, Fred Parker, Charles F. Parkin, H. Pearson, H. Pettet, G. F. Peel, Albert Phipps, E. Pogson, C. H. Pogson, Edgar Pogson, E. Pogson, Charles Pogson, Willie Pogson, Norman Pogson, Harry Pollard, R. Preston, Ben Preston, John C. Preston, James H. Preston, Joseph E. Preston, James

@uarmby, G. L. Quarmby, L. Quarmby, Harold Quarmby, Tom

Raynor, J. Radcliffe, L. Ramsden, E. Redfearn, Thomas Albert Redfearn, C. Redfearn, H. H. Redfearn, A. Redfearn, J. W. Redmond, James H. Reynolds, John Riley, N. Rice, Jack Robinson, Fred Robinson, W. Robinson, J. Robinson, S. Roebuck, E. Roebuck, E. Ruddick, Robert Henry Rye, Charles

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Names of those who served in H.M. Forces

Sanderson, H. Sanderson, George Senior, A. Shaw, J. Shaw, W. H. Shaw, G. E. Shaw, C. Shaw, A. Shaw, Harry Shaw, Arthur Sharples, G. Shea, F. Shepherd, George Simpson, T. A. Simpson, Willie Sims, James Sims, George Smith, Fred Smith, Fred Smith, Frank Southern, Stanley Spencer, F. Spencer, Fisher Squire, F. Stead, S. Stead, H. Stead, George Henry Stead, J. Stead, Edwin Stevens, Percy Stevens, Frank Stokes, W. Sutcliffe, Robert Sutcliffe, Clifford Swallow, Edgar Sykes, James Sykes, Hildred Sykes, Percy Sykes, John Sykes, Frank Sykes, Percy C. Sykes, Charles

Taylor, P. B. Taylor, Allen Taylor, Amos Taylor, Edward Taylor, Ned Taylor, Lawrence Taylor, Richard W.


Taylor, Harry Taylor, H. Taylor, E. Taylor, J]. W. Taylor, G. W. Taylor, W. Taylor, H. Taylor, Albert Taylor, George Taylor, Dan Shaw Taylor, J. I. Taylor, George Taylor, John William Taylor, Charles Taylor, Fred Taylor, Ernest Taylor, James Taylor, George Thomas, Harry Thomas, J. S. Thornton, H. Thorp, Harold Tomlinson, J. E. Todman, F. Todman, G. Todman, W. Turner, R. Turner, H. Turner, Wilson Turner, Harry Tyson, Thomas Tyson, James W. K.

Wade, Harold Walker, Fred Walker, William E. Walker, Frank. Walker, A. Waite, B. Waterhouse, J. A. Walton, Richard Warren, H. Watson, James L. Watson, Philip Webster, Frank Whitehead, Ephraim Whitehead, Harold Whitehead, S. Whitehead, Lewis Whitehead, Job

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Names of those who served in H.M. Forces


Whitehead, Wright Whitwam, Herbert Whitham, James Whitwam, Charles H. Whiteley, Ernest Whiteley, Fred Wickstead, John Wilson, Charles Wilson, Frank Wilson, R. H. Wilkinson, James William Wilde, Willie Wilde, G. BR. Wimpenny, H. Wood, Charles Wood, Joshua Wood, John E. Wood, A. Wood, F.

Wood, F. Woodcock, J. U. Woodhouse, Marshall Woodhead, Joseph Woodhead, Carl Woodhead, Harold Woodhead, Alfred Woodhead, James William Wrathall, A. F. Wrathall, W. G. Wrathall, Jack Wren, John Wright, H. Wright, Arthur Wrigley, W. G.

Yarwood, William Yates, B. Yates, R.

Recognition Dist.

Late Sergt. H. Earnshaw, Dist Conduct Medal. Capt. J. L. Watson, Military Cross. Capt. C. J. Hirst, Military Cross & Croix de Guerre. Miss A. Berry, French Croix de Guerre and Star. Sergt. Fi. Brook, Meritorious Service Medal. Gunner W. A. Simpson, Military Medal.

Late Private A. Jackson, Private J. S. Anderson,

clo, clo.

Late Lance-Cpl. F. Earnshaw, — do.

Private J. H. Hill,

Late Cpl. J. T. Hinchliffe,

Private F. Bottomley, Driver G. W. Taylor

clo. clo. clo. clo.

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a Pa a Souvenir Quotations.

‘“God takes our loved ones from our homes, But never from our hearts.’’

Mrs. BROADBENT, Helme.

‘‘Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lays down his life for his friends.’’


‘There is only one way to get ready for immortality ; and that is to love this life, and live it as bravely, and faithfully, and cheerfully as we can.’’— Hy. Van Dyke.

Jas. H. Preston, ‘‘ Trafalgar Meltham.

‘Solitude hath many charms, but the face of man, though it sometimes frowns, hath more.’’ I Mr. Jonn Beaumont, Helme.

‘‘ There is no Death! what seems so Is transition ; This Life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life Elysian, Whose portal we call Death.’’—Long fellow.

C. Metrrickx, Holmbridge.

‘Give us the wings of faith to rise Within the veil, and see The saints above, how great their joys, How bright their glory be.

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We ask them, whence their victory came ; They, with united breath, Ascribe the conquest to the Lamb, Their triumph to His death.’’— Watts.

J. MettTrRick, Holmbridge.

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life, illness, hea!th, all happen to us by order of Providence.’’—S. Vincent De

E. E. Mettrickx, Meltham Mills.

‘Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sand of time.’’—Longfellow.

P. Metrricx, Meltham Mills.

‘*God’s in His heaven—All’s right with the world.”’ E. M. M.

‘Honour is a garment that cannot be altered; and it fits nobody that it does not suit.’’

Mrs. Bray, Sycamore Farm House.

‘Our words may be understood, but our actions rarely.’’, Mrs. A. MELLor, Helme.

‘An cath makes no promise stronger; there must bea sense of justice in the heart to keep a man faithful to his word.”’

Mrs. TayLtor & Famiry, Brechin Terrace.

‘Money calls but doesn’t stay, Being round it rolls

Mrs. J. HOLLINGWorTH, Helme.

“An auctioneer’s language and a spendthrift’s money are very similar ; Going! Going!! Gone!!!’’ Mrs. G. H. Et tis, Helme.

‘The war in heaven must have been a war of mind, For there no stabs could kill nor wounds give pain.”’

Miss BAaxtTErR, Helme.

‘Some men pride themselves on their cunning, but what man was ever so sharp as to outwit wisdom ? ’”’

Mrs. G. Woop, Helme.

‘“ Sometimes grave men chide sin to cover their own.”’ Mr. J. TayLor, Helme Lane,

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‘He is not without a task who will be holy.’’ Mr. H. Hirst, Helme.

‘‘God knows there is but little purity in the breast of man, or he would not allow both praise and profit to stimulate us to our best works.”’ Mr. B. BottTomMLey, Helme.

‘The lower passions first form our strongest will, and our better self is ever lagging in the rear.”’ Mrs. Watson, Helme.

‘He is a wise man who discovers his proper ‘forte.’ ”’ Mr. SAM BoweErR. Helme.

‘A quick runner and a faster spender soon get to an end.”’ Joun W. Haicu, Helme.

‘Until a man feels a truth he will never be made to see it.’’ Mrs. F. NoRcLIFFE, Helme.

‘True words are like fire, not to be played with, and as that element purifies metal from dross, so do true words purge the minds of men frem error and vanity.” Mr. Helme,

‘“Sympathy is a key that fits the lock of any heart.” E. Haicu, Helme.

“ This life a theatre we well may call, Where every actor must perform with art, Or laugh it through, and make a farce of all, Or learn to bear with grace his tragic part.”’

Mr. H. Baxter, Helme.,

mind’s wealth only is the wealth not vain ; All else brings less of pleasure than of pain.”’

Mrs. J. QuarMBy, Helme.

‘‘ A blind man took upon his back one lame, of nought afraid : For lending feet and borrowing eyes, they did each other aid.’’

Mrs. CREASER, Helme.

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‘‘A man found a treasure; and what’s very strange, Running off with the cash, left a rope in exchange. The poor owner, at missing his gold, full of grief Hung himself with the rope which was left by the thief.”

Mrs. H. Ettis, Helme.

“Were men as fond of taking as giving it, the millenium would come in a week.”’ J. S. Steav, Helme.

‘‘ There sleeps somewhere in Flanders a soldier good and true, There lies beneath the deep blue waves a sailor well loved too ; Each one heard his country’s call, Come on, my lads, I need you all ; They gave their lives for homeland’s sake, And proud their parents’ hearts must be For sons who fought on land and sea; But there’s a home we know not where, away from sound of guns, One day a meeting there will be with parents and with sons.”

Misses KAYE & Brook, Helme.

“When right shall govern might, the millenium will begin.’’ Mrs. Hart, Helme.

‘Most men extol reason, because they are ignorant of the greatest power that is within them; and as a Sequence the greatest reasoners are the greatest doubters.”

Mrs. G. Mooret, Helme Lane.

‘They who seek truth as the angels do, have no vain conflicting disputations.’’ Mrs. J]. BRoaDBENT, Mount View.

‘‘ Innocence, like honesty, cannot be assumed; but must be possessed, or the deceit is soon detected.”’ ANONYMOUS.

‘As it is impossible that man could create himself, does it look reasonable that God should allow man to damn _ himself without remedy ?”’ Mr. Geo. Quarmsy, Thornycroft.

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25 ‘Beer shops and public houses are the devil’s colleges, where his pupils graduate downwards.’’ Mr. T. Brooxe, Broadlands.

‘He that flattereth his neighbour slayeth him with his lips, yet, strange enough !—many people like killing that way.”

Mr. A. Dawson, Broadlands.

‘‘ The rose is so beautiful that it might have been tinted by an angel’s plumes, and perfumed by its breath.’’

Mr. G. MarsHALL, Broadlands.

‘‘The vast ocean and the high heavens are as God; like nothing but themselves.”’

Mrs. E. MoorHousE, Spark Green.

“They who affirm that the National Debt is a blessing, are such as never want a meal.”’

Mr. A. SEDDON, Spark Green.

‘Folly flourishes in all climates; and wherever cultivated, never fails to give an abundant crop.”’

Mr. H. BRoavBENT, Spark Green.

traders’ maxim cheap to buy and dear to sell: workers to call their arms their own and get as much as they could get— and give as little in return as they could

Mr. C. BRoADBENT, Woodbine Cottages.

‘‘T steal by lawns and grassy plots, I slide by hazel covers ; I move the sweet forget-me-nots That grow for happy lovers.”—Tennyson.

Tuomas H. Poason, Milnsbridge.

‘¢ For every evil under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none. If there is one, try to find it ; If there is none, never mind it.’’

A. BEATRICE DEAN, Helme Vicarage.

hardest when it is hardest to pray.’’ Rev. JoHN DunBar, Helme Vicarage.

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‘“ Don’t tell me of to-morrow : Give me the man who'll say, When any good deed’s to be done, ‘Let’s do the thing to-day.’ ”’

EF. DEAN, Helme Vicarage.

‘To duty firm, to conscience true, However tried and pressed, In God’s clear sight high work we do.’’ If we but do our best.’’—Gashell.

REV. P. DouGcLitas HaAmiLton, M.A.

‘‘ Modesty is not only an ornament but a guard to virtue.’’ Mr. W. E. HINCHLIFFE.

Diamonds may glitter, And stars may fall ; But a little help in this world Is better than all.’”’ ANONYMOUS.

‘“ Smiling is not costly, Cheerfulness not dear : words never frostly, Good deeds cause no fear. bring along some brightness, Take away the rain ; Fill yourselves with gladness, Laugh and shout again.”’

Mr. J. Hey Green.

‘Those persons who rap at ventures generally rap their own

Mr. A. Mosrey, led Lane.

‘“ We are apt to speak of the deceit of men, but he who deceivest not himself is the wisest of mortals.’’

Mr. L. C. Mason, Red Lane.

“He who fears either hell or the devil has much better reason to be afraid of his piety.’’

Mr. T. GREAVES, Red Lane.

‘*To think kindly of each other is good, To speak kindly of each other is better, But to act kindly toward one another Is best of all.’’

Mrs. M. DRANSFIELD, Red Lane.

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‘“ Let no man until his death be called unhappy ; Measure not the work till the day’s out and the labour done.”’

Mrs. SyKkEs, Red Lane.

‘Though the mills of God grind slowly, Yet they grind exceeding small ; Though with patience He stands waiting, With exactness grinds He all.’’

Mrs. GrEo. KENYON, Red Lane.

‘Tt is better to wear out than to rust out.’’ Mr. J. A. Dickinson, Red Lane.

‘Death is always most terrible to the young, because they have buried no joys.” Mr. H. Red Lane.


“ Out in Flanders up in the west, Brave lads went and stood the test : Some were wounded, others were killed, While others fought on as if they were skilled.”

J. A. HatauH. ‘“ He most lives

Who thinks most, Feels the noblest, Acts the best.”’

Mr. and Mrs. A. NEEDHAM, Green Hey.

‘“ On an oaken sprout a goodly acorn grew, But winds from heaven shook the acorn out, And filled the acorn with dew.’’—Tennyson.

Mr. J. BERRy, Golcar Brow.

‘Sons of this place, let this of you be said, That you who live are worthy of your dead : These gave their lives that you who live may reap A richer harvest ere you fall asleep.’

J. Dixon, Calm Lands, Meltham.

‘‘ Heaven’s light our guide, Rule Britannia. Evil be to him who evil thinks. God Save the King.”’

Mr. J. Springhead.

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‘A little joke to raise a smile, A bantering word that’s free from guile May brighten many a weary mile On life’s hard road.’’

Mr. A. HaLstEaAp, Golcar Brow.

‘It is better to fight for the good than to rail at the ill.”—Tennyson. ANONYMOUS.

‘“ Voice of the summer wind, Joy of the summer plain, Life of the summer hours Carol clearly, bound along.’’—Tenny'son.

Mrs. BRAMLEY, ‘ Fair View.’’

‘Our enemies have fall’n, have fall’n the seed, The little seed they laughed at in the dark, Has risen and cleft the soil, and grown a bulk Of spanless girth, that lays on every side A thousand arms and rushes to the sun.’’—Tenmyson.

Mr. J. WimpENNy, Helme Lane.


This is a word for village and town, Let’s settle down ! Sick of upheaval and fed up of strife, Longing for something that’s nearer to Jife, This is the word of the World and his Wife,

Let’s settle down! ”’ Miss C. A. REDFEARN.

‘Of all the passions that possess mankind, The love of novelty rules most the mind.”’

Mr. H. Parkin, Broadlands.

All men are seeking happiness, but there are very few who

get into the right road.”’ Mrs. Fawcett, Broadlands.

“ Reason proves nothing—it only discovers; because all truths exist or we should never perceive them.”’ Mrs. R. Pratt, Broadlands.

Conscience ever points to right ; reason often leads astray.” I Mr. A. Pratt, Broadlands.

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new friends, but keep the old ; One is silver, the other gold.’”’

Mrs. J. A. Moornouse, Hey Green.

‘“ From the dreams of ambition men more frequently awake to despair than glory.’’ Mrs. J. DENTON, Hey Green.

men have lost their character they are sure to speak of their relatives or acquaintances, who have not lost theirs, that they may appear to be of some importance ; to such poor shifts is

poverty put.”’ Dr. J. Bruce, Clevelands.

‘“T wish you health, a little wealth, And a happy home with freedom ; And to always have true friends, But never have cause to need ’em.”’

Mr. A. Jowett, Spring Head.

‘Care not for the fleeting beauty That will linger for a day ; Strive then first to do thy duty, That will never pass away.’’

Miss J. E. Taytor, Gledholt Farm.

“ Our lives are God’s songs ; God writes the words, And we set them to music at pleasure ; And the songs grow glad or sweet, or sad, As we choose to fashion the measure.”’

Mrs. REDFEARN, Broadbent.

‘‘ When you meet men with voices as soft as summer airs, and with language as smooth as unruffled waters lubricated with oil, button up your pockets.”’

Mr. H. Harr, Lower Sunnybank.

‘No one can do better than his best ; Everyone can do as well as

Mrs. J. PoGson, Britain.

‘‘ Vulgarity shun, bad language despise, Swearing is neither noble nor wise.’’

Mr. W. H, SHaw, Moorford Hill,

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‘The cry of Chean! Cheap!! Cheap!!! Is the fruitful mother of Cheat! Cheat!!!

Mr. J. ArcHER, Broadlands

‘ But in my spirit will I dwell, And dream my dream, and hold it true ; For tho’ my lips may breathe adieu, I cannot think the thing farewell.’’—

HiLtpA LopcE, Helme Lane.

roughest outsides serene and gentle influences often proceed.’ Eva RICHARDSON, Crosland Edge.

‘Let us be content to d» the thing and not presume to fret because its little.”’

Mr. L. Swirt, Helme Edge.

“ He has a right to grumble who is perfect in all things.”’ Mr. W. Yarwoop, Helme Edge.

‘“ A contented mind is a blessing kind, And a merry heart a purse weil lined. ’

Mrs. Brown, Lower Edge.

‘Some people have not one musical note in their whole voice for which they are to be blamed only when they make more use of it than is necessarvy.”’ Mrs. SykEs, Helme Edge.

“Tf nations knew their real wants they would not fail to obtain them.”’ Mr. W. Helme.

“Men mourn for the loss of Paradise more from vulgar sense than higher thought.” Mrs. Haicu, Helme Edge.

‘‘ Kindness has often subdued the ferocity of man, but force and fraud never.”’ Miss Helme Edge.

‘What preacher shall charm his ear who loves not the laughter of children, nor the song of birds, nor the display of heaven’s stars at night.’’

Mrs. SmiItH & Mr. FRED SmitTH, Helme,

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‘ Time’s pendulum has never ceased to swing ; nor have the works that give it motion ever needed winding


night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there’s likewise the wind on the heath ; Life is very sweet, brother.’’— Borrow.


‘Rise, happy morn, rise, holy morn, Draw forth the cheerful day from night: © Father, touch the east, and light The light that shone when Hope was born.” From ‘‘ In Memorviam,’’—Tennyson.

Epwin Hirst, St. John’s College, Durham.

‘‘God doth not need either man’s work, or his own gifts: who best bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best.’’

(Milton)— Ode on His Blixduess., G. B. Dosson, St. John’s Coliege, Durham.

He’s true to God who’s true to man; wherever wrong is done, To the humblest and the weakest, ‘neath the all-beholding sun, That wrong is also done to us; and they are slaves most base, Whose love of right is for themselves, and not for all their race.”’

N. L. Betts, St. John’s College, Durham.

The trivial round, the common task, Will furnish all we need to ask, Room to deny ourselves, a road To bring us daily nearer God.”’—Keble.

Mr. A. HENDERSON, Mount View.

‘O perfect life of love! All, all is finished now : All that He left His Throne above To do for us below.’’

Miss HAIGH, Spring Fold.

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea: There’s a kindness in His justice Which is more than liberty.’’— Faber,

Mr. Dunstan, ‘‘ Alma Cottage.’’

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‘“ One bv one the sands are flowing, One bv one the moments fall, Some are coming, some are going, Io not strive to grasp them all.”’

1, Brechin Terrace, Meltham.

‘Tet us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to hear are those which never come.”’

Miss TayLor, Calm Lands.

‘Tn the measure in which thou seekest to do thy duty shalt thou know what isin thee. But what is thy duty >—The demand of the present hour.”’ Miss E. Lunn, Calm Lands.

‘A good deed is never loss. He who sows Courtesy reaps and he who plants Kindness gathers Love.’’

Miss WHITELEY, Calm Lands.

‘Never make an important decision in an hour of darkness ; wait till the sun comes out, then choose.”’

Mr. KEnyon, Calm Lands.

‘The man that lays gold up to mould, He may as well be poor ; For gold was sent for to be spent, And then to work for more.”’

Miss REDFEARN, Calm Lands.

“ Our ereatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope.’’ Mr. J. Dixon, Calm Lands.

‘I’m not denying women are foolish—God Almighty made them to match the men.”’ I Mrs. TayvLor, Calm Lands.

‘ Better late than never Is a comforting refrain, Save when we reach the station Too late to catch the train.”’

Mrs. BROADBENT, Calm Lands.

‘The shadows God sends are few; those we make for ourselves are many.’ Mr, F, CREASER, Calm Lands,

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awhile and while you smile Another smiles, And there are miles and miles of smiles, And life’s worth while because you smile.”’

Mrs. H. Carter, Calm Iands.

‘‘ Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue, to the end we should hear and see more than we speak.’’

Mr. ARMITAGE, Calm Lands.

“Charity and personal force are the only instruments worth anything.’ Miss It. WRATIIALL.

‘‘If you your lips would guard from slips, Five things observe with care: Of whcm you speak, to whom you speak, And how, and when, and where.”’

Mrs. Mason, Calm Lands.

“It 18 sweet to know there is an eye to mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.”’

Mr. Watson, Calm Lands.

‘“ Nothing is more dehghtful than the light of truth.’’ Mrs. CRABTREE, Calm Lands.

‘“ Jov and temperance and repose, Slam the door cn the doctor’s

J. Golcar Brow.

‘“ Had we windows in our hearts what a demand there would be for blinds.’’ Mr. L. Comins, Golcar Brow.

‘Tittle acts of kindness, Nothing do they cost ; Yet when they are wanting, Life’s best chance is lost.”

Mrs. G. TAyYLor, Golcar Brow.

confession is good for the soul but bad for the reputation.” Mr. J. NosBLeE, Golcar Brow.

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‘ Be not amazed at life, ’tis still The mode of God with His elect, Their hopes exactly to fulfil, In times and ways they least ANON.

‘‘The greatest thing in life is to as much happiness as possible among those with whom we live.’

Mrs Wortt, Gotcar Brow.

‘Two men looked from their prison bars, One saw the mud, the other the stars.”

Mr. Eastwoopb, Lower Hey.

“When Adam had eaten his apple, he tried to shift the blame upon Eve as he has been doing ever since. The man who first wrcte that story was a pretty shrewd ob:erver of human nature.’ Mrs. Cox, Golcar Brow.

‘Thy friend has a friend and friend’s friend a friend—be Mrs. Tyson, Golcar Brow.

‘Talk Happiness—talk laith— taik Ilealth.”’

Mrs. Dickinson, Golcar Brow.

‘Learn modesty from the clock. It keeps its hards before its face and runs down its own works.’—Muliere.

Mr. HL. Dawson.

‘‘ Brevity is the soul cf wit.”’ J. H. Hirst, Lower Mount.

‘We must learn to see the good in the midst of much that is unlovely.’’ Mrs. N. CROWTHER.

‘Don’t speak of what you are going to do, doit!” ANON.

‘The man of many irons usually bears many burns; sooner or later he takes hold of something at the wrong end.”’

E. Bastow.

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‘‘ Happiness is a habit—cultivate it.” W. HOLMEs.

“ But 'tis sweet to know we meet avin, Where partings are no more ; And that the ones we loved so well, Have only gone

Miss C. BEEvVER, Calm Lands.

try to be popular but do your duty and help others to do theirs.’’ Mrs. WRIGHT.

“ Words are like leaves, ancl where they most abound Much fruit of sens2 is rarely found.’’

Mrs. BrROOKSBANK. No man had ever a point of pride but was injuvious to him.”’ Mrs. T. Brook.

like a bee, into thy life may bring A little honey, but expect the sting.”’


“They also serve who only stand and wait.’


Happy is be, whose gocd inientions have borne fruit in deeds, and whose evil thoughts have perished in the blossom.

Misses SENIOR.

‘“ Act upon the prudent plan, Say little and hear all you can.’’ ANON.

“ A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”’ T. HAct.

‘The loss of wealth is great, The loss of health is more : The loss of God is such a loss That nothing can restore.’’


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44 mony a man that’s made a fortun wi’ a vary simple thing that aw could ’a done missen if awd nobbut ’a thowt on’t.”’ W. WATSON.

‘Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ’’ A. HAIGH.

‘Do the duty which hes nearest thee; Thy second duty will

already have become clearer.’’ H. Brook.

is the father of most that is good in us.’’ J. SHAw, Upper Mount.

‘Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.’’ Mrs. G. F. BaAstow.

‘Art is long and time 1s fleeting. F’. Brook.

‘Variety is the mother of enjoyment.”’ ANON.

the true side once in your life and mind past mistakes.”’ A. L. BUTTERWORTH.

out the good in every man, And speak of all the good you can.”’

IX Lockwoop,

‘“Don’t Worry !” ANON.

“It matters not so much how many our failures as how much our effort.’’ Mrs. TuRTON.

‘‘Only those who have loved and lost Can understand war’s bitter cost.’’

From A FRIEND, Meltham.

passes, shadows fall, But true remembrance outlasts all.’’

From A FRIEND, Meltham.

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‘Only those who have loved and lost Can understand war’s bitter cost.’’

Mrs. W. Kippax, 17, Co-op. Terrace, Meltham.

‘There are days in our lives when the clouds descend, And the light on our path is dim; But let us remember God’s cloud and sun Are guided aright by Him.

There are nights in our lives when we see no Stars, And the darkness around us is deep ; But let us remember in every night [Loving watch the angels keep.’’

Mrs. ELLEN HaiGH, Town Bottom

‘We look before and after, And pine for what is not : Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught ; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.” — Shelley. I know not what thou art, But know that thou and I must part ; And when, or how, or where we met I own to me's a secret yet.

Life! we’ve been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather, hard to part when friends are dear— Perhaps ’twill cost a sigh, a tear ;

—Then steal away, give little warning, Choose thine own time ; Say not Good Night ;—but in some brighter clime Bid me Good Morning.’’—A. L. Barbauld.

L.H.& M. E. HH.

holds the key to all unknown, and I am glad, If other hands should hold that key, or if He trusted it to me, I might be sad.’’

Mrs. Ix. SCHOFIELD, Lane End Cottage.

‘Tam any man’s suitor, If any will be my tutor: Some say this life is pleasant, Some think it speedeth fast: In time there 1s no present, In eternity no future, In eternity no past. We laugh, we cry, we are born, we die, Who will riddle me the how and the why? ’


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‘Our lost and loved ones, Lord, we know Are safe within Thy keeping, Until that ‘Great Resurrection Day,’ Until that ‘Great Awakening.’ ”’

Mrs. BRENNAN, Cheddle.

‘“Temember well, and bear in mind That a faithful friend is hard to find ; And when you’ve found one good and true, Ne’er chanve the old one for the new.”

EK. Kaye, ‘‘Church House,’’ Meltham.

“Ask not the boy, who, when the breeze of morn First shakes the glitt’ring drops from ev’ry thorn ; Unfolds his flock then under bank or bush, Sits linking cherry stones or platting rush ; How fair is freedom — He was always free.”’

FF. LEADBEATER, Golcar Brow.

‘Man on the dubious waves of error tossed, His ship halt foundered and his compass lost, Sees, far as human optics mav commana, A sleeping foy and fancies it dry land, Spreads all his canvas, ev’ry sinew plies, Pants for it, aims for it, enters it, and dies.”— Cowper.

Mrs. HALsTEAbD, Golcar Brow.

“ Unwatched the gaiden bough shall sway, The tender b'ossom flutter down, Unloved the birch tree gather brown, The maple burn itself away.”— Cowfer.

J. WRaATHALL, Golcar Brow.

“ Hair, wax, rouge, honey, teeth, you buy, A multifarious store ! A mask at once would all supply, Nor would it cost you more.”—Cow fer.

J. P. Beaumont, Market Place.

“Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestow’d on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from error, There were no need for arsenals nor forts.’’—Longfellow.

lerNesT WHITELEY, Greens End, Meltham.

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“You ask for my favourite quotation, I don’t think I’ve got one to send, So I'll give you a bob to help on the job, And remain your affectionate friend.’’

Mrs. E. B. Taytor, Greens End.

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.” —Richard III.


‘All are architects of fate Working in these walls of time; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme.

Nothing useless is, or low ; Each thing in its place is best ; And what seems but idle show Strengthen’s and supports the rest.’’—

Mrs. J. R. MAwnDsLeEy.

‘« They also serve who only stand and wait.’’—Mil/ton. Lots MAWDSLEY.

“A shilling has bought us many a man Who has served his country well, But this I give towards a book I hope will freely sell.”’

Mrs. SHAW, Greens End, Meltham.

“ Victorious his fall for he rose as he fell, With Jesus his master in glory to dwell ; He went o’er the sea, and he reached the bright coast, He fell like a soldier, and died at his post. His King and country called him, The call was not in vain ; But on Britain’ roll of honour, You will find the hero’s name.”

Miss L. SYKEs.

cloud has a silver lining.” ANON,

‘“ Be upright and honest, fearless and bold, Remember that honour is dearer than gold.’’

Mrs. E. WuHITELEY, Hollingworth Green

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‘‘In speaking of a person’s fault, pray don’t forget your own, Remember those with houses of glass should never throw a stone ; If we have nothing else to do than talk of those who sin, ‘Tis better we commence at home and from that point begin.’

Mr. B. Lunn, Ethered Fold.

‘Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.”’

Mrs. WALTON, Golcar Brow.

‘Give what thou wilt, without Thee we are poor, And with Thee rich take what Thou wilt away.’’—Cowper.


“When the power of imparting is equal to the will, the human soul requires no other heaven.—Shelley.

Mr. A. HaiGcu, Ethered Fold.

‘‘ Behind the clouds ts the sun still shining.’’—Long fellow. H. GARSIDE, Ethered Fold.

‘The labour is in itself a pleasure, No endeavour is 1n vain: Its reward is in the doing.’’—Longfellow.

Mrs. EARNSHAW, Ethered Fold.

‘“The art of conversation is to be prompt without being stubborn, to refute without argument, and to clothe great matters

in a motley garb.”’ E. 53.

inner side of every cloud is bright and shining, Therefore turn thy clouds about, And always wear them inside out To show the lining.’’ H. MANCHESTER, Calm Lands.

“Tf you cannot have the best, Make the best of what you have.


‘A willing hand makes a light foot.’’ Mrs. H. Kaye.

“They are never alone that are accompanied with noble Mr. J. E. EARNSHAW.

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‘There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a Mr. W. JACKSON.

‘‘ Make the best of everything, Think the best of everybody, Hope the best for yourself, Persevere ! ” A. L. Watson.

‘“ A merry heart runs all the day, Your sad heart tires in a mile—a.’’


‘Seek to be good but aim not to be great.’’ Mr. H. SHaw.

‘If we speak to others for their good it is influence; if they speak to us for uur good it is interference. ’’

Mrs. J. MoorHOUSE.

‘“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.’’ Mr. J.

‘Don’t be discouraged ! it is often the last key on the bunch that opens the lock.”’ Mrs. E. BARKER.

“Tffect 2 Influence? Utility ? Let a man DO his work The fruit is the care of Another than he.”

Mrs. L. PoGcson.

seldom work, Workers seldom grumble.’’


‘‘Children are God's apostles, day by day, Sent forth to preach of love, and hope, and peace.’’

Mrs. HoLMEs.

“ Half the world’s misery, folly, and woe, Comes from saying ‘ Yes’ when it should have been ‘ No.’”’

Mr. W. Kaye

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‘‘Tf your face wants to smile, let it; If it doesn’t, make it.”’ Mrs. THORNSWORTH.

“It all the ycar were playing holiday, To sport would be as tedious as to work.”’ —Shakespeare.


“ No, the two kinds of people on earth I mean Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.”’ —Ebla Wheeler Wilcox.

Mrs. H. Tayvbor.

“ PBiessed is he that expecteth nothiny for he is uncommon likely to get it.” Mr. N. Wrirevery.

“Vind hearts are more than coronets, And simpie faith than Norman blood.”’

Mrs. \. Brook.

“ All one’s life is music, 1f one touches the chords rightly and in time.” Miss STEAD.

“ He who receives a good turn, should never forget ; He who does one, should never remember it.’’ M. LING.

‘“ Patience and shuffle the cards.’’ Mrs. HARRISON.

‘“ Besides if the pocket under your skirt’s big enough, you don’t need a basket. ’— Mrs. Murphy. Mrs. A. BEAUMONT.

‘A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.’’—Proverbs, Chapter 25, Verse 15. Mrs. F. STRICKLAND.

‘A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of Mrs. JLIvERSEDGE.

“Earth's laws are silent; whiie Heaven speaks in a voice which is not heard.’’ Misses HIRST.

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‘The use of money is all the advantage there isin having it.’ NI: 'S, A. MANN.

“Tf you can't pull, push ; If you can’t push, please get out of the way.”’


‘Behaviour is a mirror in which everyone displays his image.’’—Goethe. Mrs. I AWCETT.

‘Make ye sure to each his own, That he reap where he hata suwn.


Mrs. Heston EIIrstT.

‘By other’s fau:ts wise men correct their own. S. CLARK. ‘Lives of great men, all remind us, We can make our lives sublime ; And departing, leave behind us, Foot prints in the sands of time.’’-—Longfellow. C. ROBERTS.

‘Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp Or, what’s Heaven for? ” J. MELLOr.

“Do all the good you can, In all the ways you can, By all the means you can, To all the folk you can.’’

Miss BATLEy.

“Tf you want to be well-informed take a paper ; Even a paper of pins will give you some good points.”’


‘All the world’s queer save thee and me, And even thee’s a little queer.’’

Mr. A. AINLEy, Greenside.

‘« Life is real, life is earnest, And the grave is not its goal, Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.’’-—Long i.

Mrs. MEAL, Lower Mount.

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is it that those who are saddest Have always the gayest laugh? Why is it that those who need not Have always the biggest half, While those who have never a sorrow Have never a smile to give, thosé who want just a little Must strive and struggle to live ? ”

Mrs. SmitH, Mill Moor.

‘‘A conscience pure: its owner secure.”

Mrs. J. COLDWELL, Mill Moor.

‘lt 1s easier to say ‘mountain’ than to climb it.”

Miss A. BROADBENT, Mill Mocr.

‘¢ Rich is one who oweth none.”

Mrs. J. BRoADBENT, Mill Moor.

you realise how httle you know, that is the first dawning of wisdom.—Thos. Carlyle.

C, CARTER, “Mill Moor.

‘It is easy to promise but difficult to perform.”

Mrs. PEAKER, Mill Moor.



all the lads who went away, Some lived to fight another day, But of those who fell whilst doing their best, Memories still live in the hearts of the rest.”

W. & E. BarrRETT, Greenside, Meltham.

‘ Lives of great men, all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us, Foot-prints on the sands of time.’’

Mr. F. ApDcock, Manor Houses, Meltham Mills.

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‘‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”’ W. Woon.

“A woman will jump to the conclusion whilst a man is crawling to it.’’ C. W.

‘‘Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.’’—John, 15th Chapter.

M. A. CROSLAND, Calm Lands.

‘Greatness is founded on inward peace. In the hour of danger a manis proven. The boaster hides and the egoist trembles. He who cares for others forgets to be afraid.’’—Donald Hankey.

LEON. E. MACKNEY, St. John’s College, Durham.

‘Only a memory of bygone days, And a sigh for a face unseen, But a constant feeling that God alone Knoweth best what might have been.’’


“The power to recognise and to follow truth cannot be conferred by academical degrees.” — Paracelsus. I C. H. S.

“To thy duty, that is best, ILeave unto thy Lord the rest.” A. M. M. M.

‘A merry heart goes all the day, A sad one only half the way.” Mrs. J. R. Carter, Mill Moor.

‘¢No rest, no rust, No tick. no bust ; If we rest, we rust, If we tick, we bust.” ANON

‘“ Do right and fear no man, Don’t write and fear no woman.” C.C. M. M.

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Durker Roods Auxiliary Hospital, W.R. 44. Opened 30th October, 1914; Closed October, 1915. Number of Patients Treated, 123.

It will be remembered that in the early stages of the war Col. Charles Brook kindly offered his Meltham residence, Durker Roods, and equipped it for sick and wounded during the war.— Huddersfield Examiner, 31st October, 1914.

Since last Friday week there have been thirty wounded soldiers in Durker Roods Hospital, a part of a convoy of 100 which arrived at Huddersfield from Southampton. . .. They speak very highly indeed of the efforts of Commandant Wrigley and her staff of nurses and helpers.—Huddersfield Examiner, 7th November, 19174.

Meltham Auxiliary War Hospital at Convalescent Home.

Opened December, 1916; Closed Ist March, 1919,

. a ~,

At the end of last month the work of treating the sick soldiers at the Meltham Mills Convalescent Home came to an end. The patients then in hospital, numbering 44, were discharged on the 28th February, and the hospital work was closed down so far as the nursing of soldiers was concerned. Very short notice was given by the military authorities, and the people of Meltham and district, who have very actively interested themselves in the hospital, were unable to arrange a farewell gathering.

The work of hastening on the convalescence of soldiers has been carried on at this hospital since about the end of the year At that time, and during the following year, men who had been invalided out of the forces were sent by the Huddersfield doctors to the Home to recuperate. In January, I916, on the request of Colonel Marshall, 20 beds were occupied by convalescent soldiers, and in December, 1916, the entire hospital of 64 beds was taken over by the military authorities. Mrs. Calvert, the matron, remained in charge, a staff of nurses was engaged, and Dr. Gellatly became the medical officer. After six months under this arrangement the hospital was taken over by the military authorities for the duration of the war. The number of beds was increased from 64 to 100 in May, 1917. During the two and a quarter years in which the hospital has been fully controlled by the Army medical authorities, 1,334 men have passed through the institution. It was admirably

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equipped for the purpose, and the good treatment and fine fresh air of the district hastened on the men’s recovery in a remarkable manner. The entertainment of the soldiers has been very heartily carried out, and on the average the men have enjoyed dances, whist drives, concerts, and other entertainments on five of the days of the week. The people of the district have been very kind to the men, and some disappointment has been expressed at the impossibility of arranging a final leave-taking.—Huddersfield Examiner, Saturday, Sth March, 1979.

Peace Celebrations held Saturday, 19th July,

The arrangements in connection with Peace Day at Meltham were carried out with praiseworthy enthusiasm. Flags and bunting were freely displayed from the mills and houses in the lIccality. The proceedings commenced in the Market Place on Saturday afternoon, when the Meltham Mulls Brass Band, under the baton of Mr. Vincent Kaye, played appropriate music. The children, accompanied by their teachers, from the various Sunday Schools. together with large numbers of the general public, congregated in the Market Place, where the National Anthem was heartily sung, accompanied by the band, and conducted by Mr. Albert Pogson. Other suitable hymns were sung, and speeches were made by the Rev. W. Hope Gill (Vicar of Wilshaw) and Councillor Stead Lunn, who emphasised the need of holding such a gathering in order to render homage to Almighty God, who had given us this great victory, The gathering dispersed after the Rev. H. F. T. Barter (Vicar of Meltham) had offered up a blessing. Councillor James Quarmby (chairman of the Council) presided over the gathering.

After the meeting the band and the Meltham Parish Church bell-ringers rendered musical contributions. The children had tea at their respective schools. The Oddfellows’ Hall and the Liberal Hall were occupied by residents of 60 vears of age and over, for about 500 of whom the Old Folk’s Treat Committee had provided an excellent tea. About 300 sat down in the Oddfellows’ Hall and 200 in the Liberal Hall. The committee had also very generously considered those who, through infirmity, could not attend, and in these cases arrangements were made for the tea to be sent to their homes.

The evening’s programme was sufficient for the needs of both old and young. ‘the old folk were provided with an excellent entertainment in the Oddfellows’ Hall. This was very well attended. During the evening clay pipes and tobacco were distributed to veteran. guests.

The children’s programme was carried out in the Recreation Ground, where there was a very large attendance of both children and adults. The band played selections and dance music until dusk.

At dusk a few fireworks were let off on Cop Hill, and the display concluded with a big ‘‘ flare” which ht up all the village. —Huddersfield Examiner, Saturday, 20th July, 1919.

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Meltham’s Recognition of her Heroes & Dependants.

On Saturday, Meltham entertained her sailors and soldiers, their dependants, the widows and dependants of those who had made the supreme sacrifice, and those who had rendered such devoted service in nursing the wounded and sick back to health. The Meltham Mills Brass Band (Conductor, Mr. Vincent Kave) played selections in the Market Place.

Mr. J. S. Quarmby presided, and the proceedings commenced with the National Anthem. The Chairman said the Meltham Recognition Fund was formed at a public meeting called by the local Council to recognise those who had received distinction— twelve in number. He paid a tribute to the way the Chairman of the Recognition Committee (Coun. William Dixon) had carried out his work. About {200 had been collected and had been expended according to the wishes of the recipients.

Major E. L. Fisher congratulated the ‘‘ Melthamers ” who had done so well at the front. About 600 answered the call from Meltham, and of these roo lost their lives. It was a record they were proud of. (Applause). I

Major Fisher then made the presentations as follows :——

Captain J]. L. Watson, M.C., gold watch. Captain C. J. Hirst, M.C. and Croix de Guerr, silver cigar and cigarette box. Cpl. J. T. Hinchliffe, M.M., D.W.W.R.R., silver watch and War Savings Certificates. Pte. J. S. Anderson, M.M., oak timepiece and War Savings I Pte. J. H. Hill, M.M., Highland Light Infantry, gold chain, medal, and War Savings Certificates. Pte. G. W. Taylor, M.M., gold chain, medal, and War Savings Certificates. Pte. F. Bottomley, M.M., gold chain, medal, and War Savings Certificates. Late Lnc.-Cpl. Fred Earnshaw, M.M., Royal Scots Fusiliers, oak timepiece, and War Savings Certificates ( presented to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Earnshaw).

Captain Watson, in moving a vote of thanks, said that though they had been lucky in winning distinction there were countless others who would have received them had they been fortunate enough to attract notice. The lads of Meltham who went out with him in 1915 were a splendid lot. In seconding, Capt. C. J. Hirst paid a tribute t to those who had gone through 30 or 4o battles and had received no distinction.

A resolution of thanks was moved by the Chairman and seconded by Mr. T. J. Hirst.

The gathering was brought to a close by the sounding of the “Last Post” by Mr. Matthew Hy. Kaye, in memory of the gallant dead.—Huddersfield Examiner, 2nd August, 1919.

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