Isaac Bailey
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27th May 20153rd June 2015

Isaac Bailey

Ike with some of his fellow soldiers in the 4th Bedfordshires: Another photo of Ike in uniform: A Christmas greeting card Ike sent to his grandmother:

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27th May 201519th June 2015

Harry Bailey

This purse was recovered after Harry’s death. This was another of the photos found in his purse, presumably showing the sort of guns his unit employed. The letter below was the one Harry received when he was a awarded a Military Medal: Harry’s Victory and War medals are shown below, awarded posthumously and sent to...

WW1 Remembered
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27th May 20153rd June 2015

WW1 Remembered

There are six names of men who died in the Great War on the war memorial in Horton, up by the church in the extended churchyard.  Three are noted as men from Rudyard and two of these were brothers.  Isaac (Ike) and Harry Bailey were living at Harper’s Gate in Rudyard when war broke out;...

Fanny Bostock
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6th May 20153rd June 2015

Fanny Bostock

Fanny Bostock was born in Horton about 1797 and lived most of her life at Cliffe Park Hall, built by her cousin and lover, John Haworth.  She died there a spinster on 19 March  1875. We do not have a photograph of her but we do have copies of these two paintings. The first dates...

Local Football Teams
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22nd March 201529th May 2015

Local Football Teams

We have these wonderful photos of the local football teams in 1922. Rudyard Ladies Football Team 1922 Front Row: Ada Bell, Hilda Shaw, Elsie Shaw, Bessy Shaw, Gladys Thomson Back Row: Flossie Neil, Ena Fryer, Jimmy Goodwin, Nellie Rogers, PC Richard Jackson, Blanche Salt, Louie Thomson, Eddie Birket, Ella Hall (Derek Bowcock Collection) Rudyard Mens...

Local People
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2nd February 20156th November 2015

Local People

The Rudyard Lake archive has many pictures of the people who have lived round the lake over the years, from the more prominent residents like Fanny Bostock and the Reverend Boothman of Cliffe Park Hall to the ordinary folk in more modest dwellings. Where we know the people in the pictures we have added the...