Village Web Site Forum

Alan Pickles
Saturday, January 28, 2012 19:51
Having had the pleasure of looking at the scrapbooks belonging to Stewart Wilson, I rang to arrange their return. Stewart wishes to offer them for viewing to anyone who is interested. Sorry Brenda, they are too large to fit in the postbox. Should anyone want to see them I can supply his 'phone number or/and address so that they can be collected. They really are fantastic.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Monday, January 30, 2012 20:45
These books must be a wonderful source of information and for evoking memories, thanks Alan for taking the time to scan a few to share with us.
Anne Matthews nee Currie
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 17:55
The photo among the scrap book photos headed,They look well,they play well. This photo was taken on a very frosty Sunday morning in Sutton Park. This match was one of several fund raising events were these ladies and others raised money for Leeds General hospital for the kidney dialysis unit were a local girl Kathleen Hart (nee Mciver was having treatment. We had another match with a team from Landis Lund. We held a dance in St Thomas,s Hall (as known then) a jumble sale in the Labour rooms. The names of these players: Back row from left: Joan Cox nee Barrett, Anne Matthews nee Currie, Barbara French, Molly Duxbury,Cynthia Sharp, Lynn Monkhouse. Front from left,Jean Dewhurst,nee Fenton, Audrey Hargreaves, Gwen Masson nee Cadwallader, Linda ?nee Mciver and Bronwyn ?nee Davies
Alan Pickles
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 18:46
With information like this I don't need a scrapbook. The christian names are from an era after I left the village but the surnames conjure up many more memories. Currie, Cadwallader, French, Sharp and McIver all spring to mind from my days at the Council School. Others like Barrett and Monkhouse have always been to the fore and still figure. Thank you for putting the names to the photo, I'm sure that Paul will oblige if he has not done so already.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, February 2, 2012 03:59
Hi Anne, well done on recalling all the names on the Sutton ladies footy team. Yes I remember the fund raising events from 1971 to help Kathleen Hart, although I never knew or met her.

As I recall it, she needed to travel to Leeds General Infirmary 3 times per week for kidney dialysis. The fund raising initiative was to enable her to buy a dialysis machine and have it installed at her home in Sutton, thereby eliminating the need for lengthy bus trips to the LGI several times per week.

I was at the primary school at the time and we (all the kids) did a sponsored walk to raise money towards buying this home dialysis machine for Kathleen. The sponsored walk itself involved walking around the inside perimeter fence of Sutton park 20 times!
Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, February 2, 2012 13:06
Thanks for the comments, I've updated the captions.

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