This is believed to
be the oldest photograph of the church viewed from the Cross.
This photograph, which was provided by G F Jones,for the publication
“The Old Kingdom of Elmet.” G.Fowler Jones restored the church and it
re-opened in 1856. The photograph was taken before the restoration
began. In front of the church is the Rector Canon Hope and his curate,
which could be either R H Poole or Stafford Bushnell.
Maypole Float 1907
|We have received this postcard showing one of the floats in the Maypole ceremony in May 1907.|
|The village children riding on one of the
floats in the procession are all dressed up in a theme of "Dolly Bags",
which are no longer part of the wash day routine. The dolly bags were
used to make the "whites whiter than white". |
From time to time we are sent old photographs or paintings connected
with the parish but the location or the people in the subject are not
known. We would like your help –
Do you know Kathleen Cronk? We have some information for her but she has a new email address and we can't find her. See details in Photoquiz.
Take time to look at the items - you never know if you will identify the contents.
Recording life in the present and recent times.
The society has started a series of meetings during which members record
their views on changes which have taken place during their lifetime.
The objective is to create a record of current views on how things have
changed and are viewed today for people to read in 30 years time by
which time today's events will have changed again. The first two
sessions covered smoking and food. The sessions have been recorded and
it is our intention to make them available on this web site. The first
one on smoking is available now. Visit "Sounds & Pictures"