Group photo project
1950 Kildwick water shortage
Usually group photos are taken at events, such as parties, stage performances,
days out, that sort of thing.
This month we have something a little out of the ordinary. A photograph of people
queuing for water, outside Kildwick School, during what must have been a severe
drought (we think 1950 ?).
Our team of “expert identifiers” has been able to put names to six of the nine
people who appear (one of the experts is actually on the photograph).
If you can help with any of the remaining “unknowns”, please email
Mr. Earnshaw
About the “Group photographs project”
A number of group photographs have been contributed to our archive with very
little information attached to them. The aim of this project is to capture as much
detail as we can from those who might remember the events and people shown.
For this photograph, our team of “identifiers” included: Enga Preston, Christine
Whiteoak (formerly Smith), and Robert Bracken.
We are very grateful to all of these people for their help.
Can you help ?
Do you know any of the missing names on this photograph or do you have any
other group photographs from Kildwick or Farnhill. If so, please contact us at