Ephemera

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Ephemera

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Miscellaneous items, including stationery, advertisements, engravings, paintings, memorabilia, etc.

Items in the Ephemera Collection

Theatre Royal: "Lady -- Be Careful!!!"
Handbill for "Lady -- Be Careful!!!" by Stafford Dickens, which was performed at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield, from the week commencing 25 September 1944. The play was directed by Charlotte Frances and starred George Gee, Chili Bouchier, Stanley…

Cloth Hall and White Hart Inn
Painting of the Cloth Hall and White Hart Inn (circa 1850/60s)

Meltham Mills Convalescent Home
Ground floor plan of the Meltham Mills Convalescent Home from The Architect (04/Feb/1871).

Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1883
Photograph of the commemorative coin issued for the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1883.

Moll Spring Mills and Dye Works, Honley
Advertisement from Worrall’s Yorkshire Textile Directory of 1917 for Moll Spring Mills and Dye Works, Honley.

Bent Ley Mill, Meltham
Advertisement for Bent Ley Mill, Meltham, from Worrall’s Yorkshire Textile Directory of 1917.

Lockwood Viaduct
"Lockwood Viaduct" by artist Brian Fawcett. The train in the foreground is on the Meltham Branch Line.

Coat of arms of the Huddersfield Building Socieity
Formed as the Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society in 1864, the society became the Huddersfield Building Society in 1918 and adopted a coat of arms based on that of the County Borough of Huddersfield. The coat of arms can also be…

Huddersfield Market Hall
Illustration from the Building News (27/Jul/1877). Huddersfield Corporation acquired the market rights from the Ramsden Estate in 1876 and then ran a competition to design a new market hall to be situated on King Street. Architect George Edmund…

Diagram of Woodfield Station (May 1874)
This is a copy of the diagram submitted to the Board of Trade by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company in May 1874 (reproduced from the copy held in the Board of Trade's archives). Unfortunately, the diagram is only meant to show the position…

Bygone Yorkshire - Priory Lodge
Illustration from "Bygone Yorkshire" (1892).

Looking South-West from near Slaithwaite
Illustration of Huddersfield Parish Church from J.S. Fletcher's "A Picturesque History of Yorkshire" (volume 2), published in 1900.

The Arms of Huddersfield
Illustration of Huddersfield Parish Church from J.S. Fletcher's "A Picturesque History of Yorkshire" (volume 2), published in 1900.

Huddersfield Parish Church (circa 1900)
Illustration of Huddersfield Parish Church from J.S. Fletcher's "A Picturesque History of Yorkshire" (volume 2), published in 1900.

Victoria Tower, design by Edward C.H. Maidman
Design for Victoria Tower by Edward C.H. Maidman (1886-1919) of Edinburgh. When he wasn't successful, Maidman resubmitted the exact same design a few years later for the Sir Hector McDonald Monument in Dingwall, Scotland (again unsuccessful).

Rishworth Moors
Illustration of Huddersfield Parish Church from J.S. Fletcher's "A Picturesque History of Yorkshire" (volume 2), published in 1900.

Holmfirth Flood (Wildman, arr. Perkin)
"Holmfirth Flood" was published in November 1852 in commemoration of the devastating flood of February that year. The words are by Abraham Wildman (1803-1870), a now forgotten poet who was born in Keighley and campaigned against the mistreatment of…

1928 Attendance Card
"Special Certificate for Good Attendance" card for Frederick Rice (1918-1998), issued in 1928 by the Moldgreen Council School and stamped by the head teacher, John Francis Gent (1870-1943). Frederick — named after his paternal grandfather — was born…

1927 Attendance Card
"Special Certificate for Good Attendance" card for Frederick Rice (1918-1998), issued in 1927 by the Moldgreen Council School and stamped by the head teacher, John Francis Gent (1870-1943). Frederick — named after his paternal grandfather — was born…

Miss Dora Thewlis
Photograph of Dora Thewlis published in the Leeds Mercury (27/Mar/1907).

J. Shaw, Son & Greenhalgh Ltd.
Invoice for J. Shaw, Son & Greenhalgh Ltd. of Albert Works, Lockwood, Huddersfield.

Cliffe and Co. Ltd, Woollen Machinery Makers
1936 letterhead for Cliffe and Co. Ltd, Woollen Machinery Makers, of Longroyd Bridge Ironworks, Huddersfield.

McKitrick Bros of Buxton Road
1935 invoice for McKitrick Brothers of 64 Buxton Road, Huddersfield.

W.C. Pearson
Reverse of a cabinet card photograph by William Colton Pearson (1842-1927).

Jno. E. Shaw
Reverse of a Carte de Visite by photographer John Edward Shaw of Burlington House, Huddersfield.

Alfred Jubb & Son Ltd.
Letterhead of Alfred Jubb and Son Limited.

F.A. Wilkinson
Reverse of a photograph card by F.A. Wilkinson of Byram Arcade, Huddersfield.

Brook and France LImited of Milnsbridge
Letterhead for Brook & France Ltd of Island Works, Milnsbridge.

Samuel Stansfield Priestley
Reverse of a card-backed photograph taken by Samuel Stansfield Priestley (1826-1894) of Church Street and John William Street, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Chronicle (28/Nov/1857).
Boiler Explosion at Upper Aspley Mill, Huddersfield, which occured around 2:10pm on 23 November 1857.

The Building News (1 July 1898)
Illustration of Isaac Jones' winning design for the Jubilee Tower, Castle Hill. The accompanying article is: CASTLE HILL TOWER, HUDDERSFIELD. On Saturday last, the 25th inst., the foundation-stone of this building was laid by Mr. J. Frecheville…

McKitrick Brothers
1939 letterhead for McKitrick Bros. of 64 Buxton Road, Huddersfield.

Coates and Bairstow
1940s letterhead for Coates and Bairstow of 3-7 Station Street, Huddersfield.

Joseph Sykes and Sons of Slaithwaite
Letterhead for Joseph Sykes & Sons, coal merchants of Slaithwaite.

Burman and Greenwood
Letterhead for Burman and Greenwood of Albion Street, Huddersfield.

Burman and Greenwood
1920 letterhead for Burman and Greenwood of High Street, Huddersfield.

Wappy Stout beermat
Beermat for Wappy Stout, brewed at the Wapping Spring Brewery at Lindley (owned by John Ainley & Sons Ltd.)

Sykes, Albert Studio, Lindley
Reverse of a photograph taken by John Allen Sykes (c.1842-1912) of Lindley.

Elliott's Bulldog Cigars
Packaging for Bulldog Cigars, manufactured by R.J. Elliott & Co. Ltd. of Pack Horse Yard, Huddersfield.

Wilkinson of New House, Huddersfield
Reverse of a carte de visite by photographers J. & F.A. Wilkinson of the Steam Finishing Works, Claremont Hall, New House, Huddersfield

John Vincent Hatch of Huddersfield
Reverse of Carte de Visite by John Vincent Hatch of 25 Buxton Road, Huddersfield.

Vincent Hatch of Huddersfield
Reverse of Carte de Visite by (John) Vincent Hatch of Huddersfield.

Calvert & Co. of Huddersfield.
Letterhead for iron founders Calvert & Co. of Hope Foundary and Rashcliffe Iron Works, Huddersfield.

Firth & Wilson of Huddersfield.
Letterhead for wholesale grocers Firth & Wilson of Bradley Street South and King Street, Huddersfield.

J.J. Heppenstall of Marsden.
Debit to watchmaker and jeweller J.J. Heppenstall of Lingards Terrace, Marsden.

Jarratt, Pyrah & Armitage of Huddersfield.
Letterhead of timber merchants Jarratt, Pyrah & Armitage of Dock Yard Sawing & Planing Mills, Huddersfield.

Allen Jackson & Co of Huddersfield.
Invoice for paint and wallpaper merchants Allen Jackson & Co. of 8 Church Street, Public Library Buildings, Huddersfield.

Godfrey Woodhead & Son of Slaithwaite.
Invoice for chemical manufacturers Godfrey Woodhead & Son of Slaithwaite.

George Garton & Son of Huddersfield.
Invoice for plumbers George Garton & Son of Market Place and Kirkgate, Huddersfield.

George Garton & Son of Huddersfield.
Invoice for plumbers George Garton & Son of Market Place and Kirkgate, Huddersfield.

Joseph Sykes & Son of Slaithwaite.
Invoice for colliery agents Joseph Sykes & Son of Slaithwaite.

Slaithwaite Spinning Co. Limited.
Invoice for the Slaithwaite Spinning Co. Limited of Slaithwaite.

Huddersfield Bus Tickets.
A selection of bus tickets used in the Huddersfield area.

Sykes & Cartwright of Huddersfield.
Invoice for ironmongers Sykes & Cartwright of 29 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.

D. Battye & Son Ltd. of Huddersfield.
Invoice for oil refiners and merchants D. Battye & Son Ltd. of Henry Street, off Upperhead Row, Huddersfield.

Sykes & Cartwright of Huddersfield.
Invoice for ironmongers Sykes & Cartwright of 29 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.

Graham and Jessop of Moldgreen, Huddersfield.
Business card for "quarry proprietors and contractors" Graham & Jessop of Moldgreen, Huddersfield. The works shown were situated in the area bounded by Wakefield Road, Somerset Road, Maple Street, and Kings Mill Lane. The steam-powered tramcar…

Huddersfield Building Society.
Undated leaflet promoting mortgages with the Huddersfield Building Society.

Huddersfield Methodist Choir (1952)
Programme for a performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" given by the Huddersfield Methodist Choir on 5 March 1952 at Huddersfield Town Hall.

Zion Sunday School, Lindley.
Programme for the church's 107th anniversary service on Whit Monday, 15 May 1910.

Rushworths of Westgate, Huddersfield.
Undated selection of autumn styles by Rushworths department store, Westgate, Huddersfield.

Sir Joseph Crosland (1826-1909).
Portrait of Sir Joseph Crosland, the Member of Parliament for Huddersfield from 1893 to 1895. The item was presented with the "Huddersfield Ha'porth" in June 1892.

Mrs Sunderland Musical Competition.
Undated judge's score sheet from the Mrs Sunderland Musical Competition, awarded a competitor 86 marks out of 100.

Joseph Lumb & Sons, Limited, of Folly Hall Mills, Huddersfield.
Blank account form from worsted spinners Joseph Lumb & Sons, Limited, of Folly Hall Mills, Huddersfield.

Ernest Gill of Netherton.
Invoice from Ernest Gill of Bank End, Netherton, to the Netherton Spinning Co. of Cocking Steps Mill.

Tempest & Walker of Bradford.
Order note from Tempest & Walker of Bradford to Littlewood Ltd. of Honley.

Smith & Calverley of Plover Mills, Lindley.
Correspondence from Smith & Calverley of Plover Mills, Lindley, to Messrs. Gledhill & Roberts of Honley.

Taylor and Littlewood Ltd.
Order note from Taylor and Littlewood Ltd. of Newsome Mills, Huddersfield, to Gledhill & Roberts Ltd. of Honley.

Kate & Stewart of Broadfield Mills, Lockwood, Huddersfield.
Order note from fancy worsted manufacturers Kate & Stewart of Broadfield Mills, Lockwood, Huddersfield, to Gledhill & Roberts Ltd. of Honley.

Armitage Bridge Mills
Delivery note from John Brooke & Sons, Limited, of Armitage Bridge Mills, South Crosland, for goods to be transported via Berry Brow Station.

Cliffe & Co. Ltd.
Invoice from engineers Cliffe & Co. Ltd. of Longroyd Bridge to the Netherton Spinning Co. Ltd. of Cocking Steps Mills.

Cliffe & Co. Ltd.
Invoice from engineers Cliffe & Co. Ltd. of Longroyd Bridge to the Messrs. Walter Walker & Sons Ltd. of Ossett.

B.H. Moxon & Sons Ltd of Kirkburton.
Correspondence from fancy worsted manufacturers B.H. Moxon & Sons Ltd of Springfield Mills, Kirkburton to Messrs. Thomas Littlewood & Son of Honley.

I. Foulds & Son of Keighley.
Correspondence from I. Foulds & Son of Keighley to Messrs. C. Greenwood & Co. of Commercial Mills, Huddersfield.

Fisher & Co Ltd. of Huddersfield.
Statement from Fisher & Co Ltd. of Huddersfield.

Ralph Cuthbert of Westgate, Huddersfield.
Invoice from chemists Ralph Cuthbert of Westgate, Huddersfield, to Messrs. Littlewood of Gynn Lane, Honley.

Harry Taylor of Milnsbridge.
Invoice from joiner and builder Harry Taylor of 32 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge, to chemists Messrs. Stephens of Market Street, Milnsbridge.

Thornton & Ross Ltd. of Linthwaite.
Invoice from manufacturing chemists Thornton & Ross Ltd. of Linthwaite to chemists Messrs. Stephens of Market Place, Milnsbridge.

N. Bray & Co. of Huddersfield.
Invoice from fancy worsted manufacturer N. Bray & Co. of Crown Works, Princess Street, Huddersfield.

G.R. Pickard & Son of Wakefield Road, Huddersfield.
Order note from G.R. Pickard & Son, wine and spirit merchants and bottlers of 87 & 89 Wakefield Road, Huddersfield.

Photographic Souvenir published by Holdsworth of Holmfirth.
Undated photographic album of an unnamed school by photographer George Holdsworth (1864-1940) of Dean Bridge near Holmfirth. The initials of the school are "B.C.S." and a date stone reads "1907". The photographs were likely taken circa 1913.…

Greenhead High School for Girls, Huddersfield.
Programme for Greenhead High School for Girls' Speech Day, 1948.

John Edward Shaw, F.R.P.S.
A faded and fragile business card for photographer John Edward Shaw of Burlington House, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

National Union of Public Employees.
A membership and payment card for the Huddersfield Branch of the National Union of Public Employees for the year 1965-66. The branch met at the Friendly & Trades Club on Northumberland Street.

Fred Marshall & Co. Ltd. of Huddersfield.
Invoices from wholesale woollen & trimming merchants Fred Marshall & Co. Ltd. of Lord Street, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Old Boys' R.F.C. (Rugby Football Club) charity competition (1946).
4 page leaflet for a charity seven-a-side competition organised by Huddersfield Old Boys' R.F.C. (Rugby Football Club) at Waterloo. The leaflet includes advertisements for: Huddersfield Building Society H.G Heaton, radio engineer of Honley &…

Hornby Railway Company membership certificate.
Certificate of membership dated 8 May 1948 for George Rodney Beardsell, who was born in 1944 in the Huddersfield area.

Brook Motors Limited of Huddersfield.
Set of collectable cards by Brook Motors Ltd. of Huddersfield, believed to have been produced in 1961.

Littlewoods Limited
Invoice from stovers and finishers Littlewoods Ltd. of Grove Mills, Honley, to Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd.

Brook Motors Ltd of Huddersfield.
Set of collectable cards by Brook Motors Ltd. of Huddersfield, believed to have been produced in 1967.

County Borough of Huddersfield Jubilee Certificate.
Certificate presented to school children in 1918 to commemorate the jubilee of the creation of Huddersfield Corporation.

Grove Mills, Longwood.
Letterhead of Grove Mills, Longwood, circa 1890, when William Shaw & Sons occupied the mills.

Whitwam and Pogson.
Logo of Whitwam and Pogson, botanic brewers of Linthwaite.

Palace Theatre, Huddersfield (1950)
Programme for the week commencing 31 July 1950 at the Palace Theatre, Huddersfield, featuring K.K. Productions' presentation of "C'est Si Bon".

Palace Theatre, Huddersfield.
Front cover of a programme for the Palace Theatre, Huddersfield.

Palace Theatre, Huddersfield (1950)
Programme for the week commencing 17 July 1950 at the Palace Theatre, Huddersfield.

G.W. Jackson of Sheepridge
"Fifty Years' Service" from the Leeds Mercury (24/Sep/1934).

Mayor Albert Hirst
Photograph of Mayor Albert Hirst from the Leeds Mercury (09/Nov/1933).

Rashcliffe Parish Communicants' Union
Small pocket booklet for the Rashcliffe Parish Communicants' Union, including the "Objects of Union" and "Rules of Life and Conduct for Communicants". The item belonged to Ellen Bower (1853-1940) of 15 Albany Terrace and is dated 28 May 1892. Ellen…

The Christian's Hope of Temperance Glory
An undated handbill for a composition by Baptist minister Francis Stainer of Rothwell, near Leeds. Stainer is believed to have died circa 1850. Jonathan Moore (c.1828-1891), born in Paddock, was a bookbinder and music seller, active in Huddersfield…

Yorkshire County Cricket Club
Two receipts for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1961.

Josiah France Ltd of Honley
Receipt from Josiah France, Limited, of Honley.

Longwood Harriers Athletic Club booklet
Diamond jubilee Longwood Harriers Athletic Club booklet.

Kilner & Brooke of Honley
Invoice from Kilner & Brooke, Bridge Garage, Honley, to the Netherton Spinning Co. Ltd.

Josiah France Ltd. of Honley
Order from Josiah France Ltd. to Messrs. Gledhill & Roberts Ltd., both of Honley.

Grand Concert at Meltham Oddfellows' Hall
Flyer for a Grand Concert held at the Oddfellows' Hall, Meltham, held on 10 February 1925 and featuring the Crosland Moor Public Handbell Ringers.

Souvenir of Heywoods
Small booklet produced for the 25th birthday of Heywoods department store. The decorative border includes a use of the Indian swastika symbol prior to its appropriation by the Nazi Party.

Palace Theatre, Huddersfield
Undated bill poster for the Palace Theatre, Huddersfield. Likely 1933, 1939 or 1944. The acts named are: Geddes Brothers ("The Musical Scots") The Act Superb ("Arabian Ponies & English Setters") Al Preston ("Ace Impressionist") Paul & Jane…

Lockwood Brewery
Undated wines and spirits catalogue for Bentley & Shaw Ltd.'s Lockwood Brewery.

National Service Leaflet
Damaged 1939 leaflet promoting National Voluntary Service, with a message from the Mayor of Huddersfield, Fred Lawton.

Apportionment Notice
Damaged 1908 apportionment notice for street repairs sent to James Rushworth of 12 Yews Hill Road, Lockwood. The total paid was £2 11s 1d on 21 July 1908.

Hilton's Boots and Shoes
Undated publicity card for Hilton's Boots and Shoes of 37 King Street, Huddersfield, with a join the dots puzzle on the reverse.

Huddersfield Choral Society Rehearsal Calendar
1952 rehearsal calendar for Huddersfield Choral Society, sent to Miss L. Berry of 26 Newsome Road South, Berry Brow.

Whitfields Ltd.
Receipts for Whitfields Ltd. (established 1877) of Ramsden Street, Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Undated compliment slip from the Medical Records Officer, Huddersfield Hospital Management Committee, Royal Infirmary.

National Insurance Contribution Record
1948/9 National Insurance Contribution Record for J.A. Holden of Shepley.

Huddersfield Branch of the Royal Society of St. George
Greetings card sent by the Huddersfield Branch of the Royal Society of St. George to the bell ringers of Huddersfield Parish Church.

David Lockwood, Valley Dye Works, Kirkburton
Torn letterhead for David Lockwood, Valley Dye Works, Kirkburton.

Yorkshire Mining Safety Beermats
From a Huddersfield estate clearance and believed to have been collected locally.

E. Graham of Manchester Road
Invoice from E. Graham of Manchester Road and Bank Yard to grocer Thornton Stringer of Sheepridge. This was probably grocer and sub postmaster Elliott Graham who was born circa 1831 in Honley but was living at Longroyd Bridge in 1871.

Charles Haigh of Huddersfield
Damaged invoice from willow merchant and basket & skep maker, Charles Haigh of Manchester Road, Huddersfield.

James Haigh & Co. Ltd.
Letter from James Haigh & Co. Ltd. of Springdale Mills (previously known as Longroyd Bridge Mills) to Messrs. Pogson & Co. Ltd. of Bridge Street Mills, Slaithwaite.

Harold H. Haigh of Huddersfield
Invoice from Harold H. Haigh of Springdale Mills (also known as Longroyd Bridge Mills), Huddersfield, to the Netherton Spinning Co. Ltd. of Cocking Steps Mill, Netherton.

Express Boiler Cleaning Co.
Invoice from Express Boiler Cleaning Co. of 35 Malvern Rise, Newsome, to Messrs. Edwin Shaw & Sons Ltd.

Telemex of Huddersfield
Invoice from Telemex of 21 Macaulay Street, Huddersfield, to Mr. Lunn of Lockwood Scar.

R.S. Dyson & Co. Ltd.
1955 invoice from R.S. Dyson & Co. Ltd. of Colonial Buildings, Macaulay Street.

The Sketch (31/Dec/1930)
1930 article from the London-based journal "The Sketch" which includes a photograph of the Upperthong "Thong Birds" chorus line.

Leeds Mercury (03/Feb/1933)
Photo article from the Leeds Mercury showing the "Thong Birds" of Upperthong in rehearsals.

Leeds Mercury (10/Dec/1931)
Photo article from the Leeds Mercury about the written offer by Harold Simpson of Sheffield to marry any of the Upperthong "Thong Birds" chorus line.

Highfield Congregational Church
"Subjects for consideration" pamphlet for Highfield Congregational Church services during June and July 1932.

Tolson Memorial Museum
Letter from T.W. Woodhead of the Tolson Memorial Museum relating to the publication "Angles, Danes and Norse in the District of Huddersfield" by W.G. Collingwood.

Woodsome Village Pageant (1906)
Souvenir programme for the first Woodsome Village Pageant, organised by Lady Frances Charlotte Legge. It was held on Wednesday 27 June 1906 at Woodsome Hall, near Fenay Bridge, and helped to raise funds for the Girls' Friendly Society Homes.The…

Plan Shewing Discoveries in 1865-6 at Slack
Illustration for "On the Roman Station at Slack" in Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal (1870).

Longwood Engineering Co. Ltd.
Letterhead of the Longwood Engineering Co. Ltd. of Parkwood Foundry, Longwood.

Huddersfield Coat of Arms
Huddersfield coat of arms from a 1950s Huddersfield Official Handbook.

Honley Liberal Club
Undated membership application form for Honley Liberal Club.

James Beaumont & Sons of Honley
Letterhead for James Beaumont & Sons of Bridge Dyeworks, Honley.

S. Stephens of Milnsbridge
Postage tag from manufacturing chemist Stephen Stephens of Market Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield.

Liebig's Beef Wine
Label for Liebig's Beef Wine, prepared by chemist Stephen Stephens of Milnsbridge.

Jennens, Welch & Co. Ltd.
Letterhead from Jennens, Welch & Co. Ltd. of Springwood Works, Huddersfield, to Messrs. J. Blackburn & Co. Ltd.

T. Brook and Co.
1910 letterhead for T. Brook & Co. of Chapel Hill, Huddersfield.

Cliffe & Co. Ltd.
Letterhead for Cliffe & Co. Ltd. of Longroyd Bridge Ironworks, Huddersfield. The reverse contains a letter to Heather Mills Co. Ltd. of Heather Mills, Selkirk, Scotland.

Rushworths Ltd.
Statement from Rushworths Ltd. of Westgate, Huddersfield, to Miss Lightowler of 3 Chapel Hill.

Cliffe & Co. Ltd.
Invoice from Cliffe & Co. Ltd. of Longroyd Bridge Ironworks, Huddersfield, to General Textiles Ltd.

Leeds Mercury (16/Oct/1929)
Photograph of members of the Huddersfield Thespians in costume for their production of "The Lady with the Lamp".

Leeds Mercury (20/Dec/1926)
Photograph of members of the Huddersfield Thespians in costume for their production of "The Way of an Angel".

Leeds Mercury (21/Jan/1927)
Photograph of Miss Kate Eastwood of the Huddersfield Thespians in costume for their production of "Jane Clegg".

Leeds Mercury (30/Apr/1930)
Photograph of members of the Huddersfield Thespians in "Red Night".

Charles Henry Jones (1800-1884)
Portrait of Charles Henry Jones (1800-1884), the first Mayor of Huddersfield. The portrait appears in Jubilee History of the Corporation of Huddersfield: 1868 to 1918 (1918) by Owen Balmforth.