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Kildwick War Memorial centenary

The Kildwick War Memorial was dedicated 100 years ago today (3rd May 1921).  The unveiling was carried out by Lady Horsfall, whose son was named on the memorial, and two former pupils of Kildwick school, Emma Booth and Cecelia Smith, who both lost their fathers in the conflict. The memorial was decked in floral tributes […]

A Family at War – the Whitaker family in WW1 – update

The Farnhill WW1 Volunteers project restricted itself to those men – service men and volunteers – who were named on the list compiled for Farnhill Parish Council early in 1916. However, it was always likely that we would find that some names had been missed off that list and the project had not been going […]

More updates to biographies – Kildwick School admission records

The project has recently been given copies of the Kildwick School admission records for 1918 to 1931 (the only years for which records have been found).  These show the start and finish date of pupiis, along with details of why they left the school. They have enabled biographies of the following WW1 Volunteers to be […]

A message from Kildwick Hall – December 1914

According to the census return, in 1871 William Vickers (b.1825 in Brimington) was the Butler at Kildwick Hall, and his wife Sarah was the Housekeeper. Although the family had moved on by the time of the next census, perhaps to Eshton Hall (?), members of the Vickers family must have stayed in touch with the […]

A Family at War – the Whitaker family in WW1

The Farnhill WW1 Volunteers project restricted itself to those men – service men and volunteers – who were named on the list compiled for Farnhill Parish Council early in 1916. However, it was always likely that we would find that some names had been missed off that list and the project had not been going […]

Farnhill Volunteers and the WW1 Poets – 12

Another of our short pieces, connecting the experiences of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers with the iconic poetry of the war period, the work of the so-called War Poets. Article – Commemorations  

WW1 – 101 exhibition

If you didn’t get a chance to see the WW1 “From Farnhill to the Front” exhibition last year (or if you’d like to have another look), a selection of the display boards and a slideshow will be on display, upstairs in the Institute, to commemorate 101 years since the end of WW1.  Saturday 9/11/2019, 10.00am […]