Shore Chapel records

Dorothy Woodall writes:

I am trying to trace the burial/baptism registers for the above chapel for the 1940s period and wondered whether you have any idea where the records for this period might be located please. I have tried the Wakefield and Calderdale archives and they hold some but much earlier.

I am aware that some of my husband’s relatives – named Woodall – were baptised/married/buried there but do not have precise dates.

You can contact Dorothy at dot3625834@gmail.com


					

Dean Clough Philharmonic Society

Leo Harrington writes:

I’m a student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, USA, and I’m currently working on a research project involving a trumpet from around 1870-1900 with “Dean Clough Philharmonic Society” stamped on its bell. I’ve found basic resources about music in Halifax

(http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/wtw/sources/themes/music.html) but wonder if you might have any suggestions for further resources regarding musical activities in the region during the 19th Century. In particular, I’m curious about what the Philharmonic Society constituted (was it the same as the “Halifax Philharmonic Society” mentioned in the above link?).

And one other question: who was the namesake of the Dean Clough complex? The historical sources I’ve found say that the Crossley brothers leased what was already called the Dean Clough Mills in 1802

(http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=203-cro&cid=0#0)

Any assistance you can provide, whether research suggestions or recommendation for further reading, would be most appreciated. If membership in your society would be required for assistance with the project, I would absolutely consider joining.

Many thanks!

You can contact Leo at lharring@oberlin.edu

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum seek WW1 photos

We at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon are starting the mammoth task of looking for photos of individual soldiers from the RWF who were killed in the Great War.

We are trying to put each man’s name on display on a screen on the centenary of his death and would dearly love to be able to add a photograph of each man to go with his name. It is a huge undertaking as there were over 10,400 men from the RWF that were killed. But even if we only get a fraction of the photographs we believe it is worth doing. Many of the RWF were from all over so we are asking please could you help?

You can help us by circulating our plea to anybody who is interested.

Many families have photographs tucked away so this might prompt them to seek them out. We accept scans or copies and any that appeared in newspapers, which often carried obituaries including photographs.

We need as much information as possible to go with the photo to make sure we fit the right photo to the right man – but sometimes a name and date of death might be all we need.

Email us on rwfmuseum1@btconnect.com for more details or to send us a photo. You can also follow our progress on Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Welch-Fusiliers-Museum/146060182083938

Full Transcription Index launched

In the autumn of 2013, we implemented a full index of approximately one million names of people who appear on our transcribed publications. The index entry gives a summary of the event, and the full detail is available in the relevant publication. This is a unique and valuable tool to help you find easily whether or not we hold information about someone of interest to you.

The index covers Births Marriages and deaths from parish registers, census records from 1764 notices in the Halifax Guardian and much more

You will find the index under the Research menu.

Clifton War Memorial

Margaret Sharp (member no. 3470) is compiling biographies of the men listed on the War Memorial at Clifton and she would be delighted to hear from anyone who has information about them. If you can help, please contact Margaret (m2sharp@tiscali.co.uk)

The names are:

Albert Arnett, Alfred Stubbs, C W Tomlinson, Clement Rukin, Ernest Brooke, Ernest Turver, Frank Sykes, Frank Taylor, Fred Clayton, Fred Harrison, Fred Jagger, George Mitchell Fryer, Harry Anderson, Harry Clayton, Harry Womersley, Herbert Hall, Hereld Green, Horace Shaw, J H Tattersall, James Greenwood, James Herbert Rukin, John Hanson, John Wm. Hardcastle, Milton Stevens, Norman Hirst, Ralph Clayton, Randall Drake, Raymond Brook, Sam Wilson, Stanley B Dyson, Thos. B Wilkinson, Wilfred Martin

These names have been addedd to the Members’ Interests list with a Location of “Clifton War Memorial”

Members Interests Now On-line

With the publication of the spring edition of the Scrivener, our list of interests registered by members is now on line.
You can now see what Interests have been registered by fellow members and contact them by eMail directly.
Keeping your list of interests up to date can be done on this website.
If you haven’t yet registered for the website, now is the time to do so to have access to this valuable resource.
To register, you must have current membership of the Society and will need your membership number.
Please let us know of new leads you have followed through the list of members interests.
Good Hunting
Keith
Website Manager