| "We made a great preparation. The
following Committees were formed :- Publicity,
Treasurer's and Gate, Side-shows, Refreshments,
Properties and Furniture, Entertainments. We
appointed three organising secretaries and a
minuting secretary. We secured the following
stalls :- Work, Sweet and Pound, Flowers, Country
Produce, Ice cream and Minerals. Jimmy Mack and
his band most generously gave without charge
their services for dancing in the evening. An
anonymous donor hired loud speakers and a
microphone from the Garforth Radio Services,
Ltd.; Mr Carr of Wharf Street, Leeds, gave us the
free loan of two marquees, Mr Lillywhite of Park
Lane, Leeds, fitted up the marquees with electric
light without charge for the evening; the Barwick
Players rehearsed with great keenness for many
days before; the whole of the parish was
canvassed by the ticket sellers; Mr Stone lent
his donkey; willing workers were busy during the
week erecting the side-shows and marquees and
setting up all the necessary apparatus; it was
set fair for weeks before; everyone said we were
going to have a record Fete.
And then, in the middle of the previous night, the rain came. Under the circumstances we were fortunate to come off as well as we did. Till about six o' clock the weather was reasonably clear. There was a very good attendance; the side-shows went with a swing; the reports from all departments were to the effect that all was going exceedingly well; the Barwick Players Sunbeams were half way through their excellent entertainment.
Then came the rain. It meant that about half past six the receipts ceased. We made the best of it. We crowded into the Day School. There was dancing from 7.45 to 11.0. with an interval delightfully filled by a show of the Barwick Players. It was a great day, but the weather lost us probably £10 to £20. However this was counter-balanced by generous donations. Lady Lawson-Tancred, unable after all to come, sent £2. Mrs Fulford who acted as opener in place of Lady Lawson-Tancred, gave £1. Mrs Towers £1.1s.0d, Miss Wilkinson £1, Mr JP Sowry £2. The Side-show Committee opened again their department on the following Monday.
We welcomed the presence of old friends; also of several neighbouring clergy and about twenty people from Armley (the rector's previous parish Ed.) We were enthusiastic in our preparation, and we were well supported. It was only the break in the weather which prevented us from doing extremely well. We must not forget Mrs Siberry of Main Street, Garforth, who gave her services without charge as a fortune teller. Under the circumstances the final result was not unsatisfactory. The nett proceeds amounted to £49.4s.1d."
|"He will bear no permanent facial disfigurement. He is now able to walk with two sticks. He was within a few feet of the bomb and was apparently blown some distance. The Edinburgh man who was killed was at his side: he died of his wounds, both his legs having been blown off. Our son was protected, except for his face and legs, by the counter of the luggage office. We are thankful that he escaped without permanent injury. A multitude of wounds on his legs and his face, a broken tooth, a broken finger and damaged knee and general shock - this was the extent of his injuries. We have him here (Castlemartin near Pembroke) and the sunshine and sea air are doing him much good."|
|"It was with profound regret that we
learned of the impending resignation of the
Rector after an association extending over a
period of nine years, during which we have grown
to know and love him as a man of infinite charm
and deep understanding.
He came to Barwick at a time when he was already feeling the strain of an active ministry at St Bartholomew's, Armley, but nevertheless he immediately threw himself wholeheartedly into the work of the Parish and it became evident that not only was he a man of varied interests but also of great enterprise and industry. It was inevitable, of course, that sooner or later his wide experience and great attainments would be recognised, as they were, first by his appointment as Rural Dean of Whitkitk and more latterly by his richly deserved appointment as Archdeacon of Leeds. These additional appointments have of necessity meant that he has had to spend a great deal of time outside the Parish, where he is probably equally well known and respected as in the Parish itself.
As is to be expected, the war added greatly to his already heavy burden and brought anxieties, unknown to many, but despite this he has always succeeded in preserving that spirit of unfailing optimism and cheerfulness which has been such an inspiration to all who have come into contact with him. He and Mrs Lovell Clarke leave the Parish with our best wishes for their future welfare, and we trust that the change in environment will bring about the much-desired improvement in Mrs Lovell Clarke's state of health."