David Wilby’s beloved stone dog.

This photo is used in a story by David Wilby told by him in the “Weaving Ossett’s History”  section of The University of Leeds “Yarns” project https://yarncommunity.org/projects/3.   It was made for his great grandmother, Sussanah Hall, by the builders who built Rock House.

 

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The Fishing Diary Of Walter Wraith, son of William Wraith – 1920 to 1947.

 

 

walter at hollin hall copyThese are the pages in Walter Wraith’s fishing diary from 1920 to 1947. The last page finishes with a trip to Cowthorpe and a note on this trip starts his son, David’s, diary – see “The Fishing Diary Of David Wraith, grandson of William Wraith”.

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Below is a photo of Walter being presented with the Vetran’s Trophy in 1979 by Denis White and Tom Pickering, two English International Anglers. There are many more photos of Walter being presented with Trophies and Awards.

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For a number of years Walter ran fishing sessions for disabled children as well as giving numerous talks to school children on angling. Below is a photo taken at one of these sessions. I think it was at Haigh pond near junction 38 of the M1. Walter is on bottom right of the photo.

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The Fishing Diary Of David Wraith, grandson of William Wraith

This is the fishing diary kept by David Wraith from 1945 to 1961. David is the son of Walter Wraith and grandson of William Wraith.

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At the back of his diary David lists “Prizes Won In Matches” –

1951-52

6th Prize, Ryhill, Seniors –             6s.0d.

1st Prize, Broomfleet, Juvernile – 6s.0d.

2nd Prize, Canal, Juvernile-          8s.0d.

TOTAL                                              20s.0d.

 

1952 – 53

5th Prize, Barnsley, Senior         10s.0d.

20th Prize, Leeds (value), Juv.     7s.0d.

9th Prize, Helperby, Intermed.   5s.0d.

6th Prize, Horbury S.Q. Juv.         2s.6d.

TOTAL                                            24s.6d.

 

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3rd Prize, Horbury S.Q.               6s.0d

3rd Prize, Horbury S.Q. sweep 11s.0d

33rd Prize, Helperby                     2s.6d

TOTAL                                            19s.6d.

 

1954-55

1st Prize Horbury S.Q.                22s.6d

2nd Prize Horbury S.Q. sweep 59s.0d

11th Prize Westfield Farm          5s.0d.

TOTAL                                            86s.6d.

1955-56

Joint 7th Half Moon                      1s.4d.

4th Prize Horbury S.Q.                 6s.6d.

TOTAL                                             7s.10d.

 

 

“The “Diary of Fishing” by William Wraith and Friends. From October, 1893.

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The “Diary of Fishing” by William Wraith and Friends. From October, 1893. (William was born in 1877 he first started fishing in 1888. He died in 1957).

The transcript of this “first diary” Continue reading “The “Diary of Fishing” by William Wraith and Friends. From October, 1893.

Sam Nettleton Tapes – Part 2.

014r0ahp00xlI am writing a new Yarn for the University of Leeds’ Yarn Project. It will be the second one based on a taped chat between Arthur and Kathleen Shaw and Sam Nettleton. The chat was taped in 1989 when Sam was 92.

These are some images I may use

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Photograph courtesy of The Wakefield Express from an article in the Ossett Observer in 1959. Eli Townend’s grocers shop was in the cottage on the left.

 

Love Ossett 1940’s

Rosie Wilkinson is writing a Yarn about the responses we got to our project at our stall at this event. These are some of the images she may use

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The Brammer family on holiday in Blackpool, 1946

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Bank Street, Ossett showing the cobbler’s hut.

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Kingsway, Ossett showing Wilby and Crossland, confectioners (formerly Griffin and Sayer). This propoerty was demolished when Ventnor Way was constructed,

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Weaving Ossett’s History @ Love 1940s Ossett – TODAY!

The Ossett and Gawthorpe Community Archive and the University of Leeds are inviting you to come and take part in the Weaving Ossett’s History project by telling us your stories!

Come find us at our stall at Love 1940s Ossett TODAY and share with us your experiences and memories of Ossett to be enjoyed by the wider community.

See you there!

Weaving Ossett’s History @ Love 1940s Ossett – TOMORROW!

This Saturday the Ossett and Gawthorpe Community Archive and the University of Leeds are inviting you to come and take part in the Weaving Ossett’s History project by telling us your stories!

Come find us at our stall at Love 1940s Ossett and share with us your experiences and memories of Ossett to be enjoyed by the wider community.

See you there!