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First World War album

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The album was made by the School and Young Person's Society of Eastwood Congreational Chapel. It contains a short biography of everyone who left their homes because of the First World War. Most biographies are accompanied by a photograph.

The album cover

Album cover

The album was given to the Charlestown History group by a member of Todmorden Antiquarian Society at an open day held in Eastwood in 2006. We are extremely thankful to them for preserving such a unique document for so long a time.

We welcome additional information about the compilers of this album and the people in it. Any information received will be added to the website.

THE INTRODUCTORY PAGE

This page gives a brief explanation ofthe rational behind the album.

Album introducion

The short retrospective written by Arthur Fielden provides a longer description of the work of the Comforts Committee.

THE BIOGRAPHIES AND PHOTOS

The individual biographies and photos are set out on a seperate page in the same order as the album. Because of the number of photos, they may take a little time to appear.

THE ALBUM INDEX

The pages can barely be seen on the pages, but the page number is included in the caption under each page.

Album index

WHERE TO FIND A COPY OF THE ALBUM

A number of copies of the album have been produced so that local residents and interested people can see it. Copies can be found at:

  • Todmorden and Halifax reference libraries (to look at only)
  • Hebden Bridge Local History Society (to look at only)
  • Eastwood Residents Association has a copy (this can be loaned)

 To safeguard the original copy of the album, it is now stored at the archives of Hebden Bridge Local History Society

 

ORDERING A PRINTED COPY OF A PAGE

ou are welcome to print off copies from this website, but they will be quite poor quality. If you want a good copy, high resolution prints of individual pages can be purchased by sending a cheque for £6 per page to:

Hebden Bridge Local History Society,

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge,

HX7 8DG

Make sure you include your address and which page(s) you want.

THE WORK OF THE EASTWOOD YOUNG PEOPLES SOCIETY COMFORTS COMMITTEE

At the end of the album there are a number of testimonials and a description of the work of the committee. These are all included below.

A testimonial from Herbert Gibson

Gibson testimonial
 

Herbert Gibson's testimonial (cont'd) and a testimonial from J Houghton Thomas

Thomas testimonial

Walter Thomas testimonial

Walter Thomas testimonial

James Smith testimonial

James Smith testimonial

Arthur Fox testimonial

Arthur Fox testimonial

Mary Smith testimonial

Mary Smith testimonial

T.H.Greenwood testimonial

Greenwood testimonial

A short retrospective of the work by Arthur Fielden

Fielden retospective

Fielden retrospective (2)

Fielden retrospective (3)

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EASTWOOD CHAPEL

To see a history of Eastwood Chapel

To see photos of the headstones in the graveyard of Eastwood Chapel

 

This page was last updated April 2009

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