Entries by

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 […]

1919 Peace Medallion

In September 1919, the children of Kildwick school were each presented with a Peace Medallion, by W.A. Brigg.  The medallion commemorated the signing of the Versailles Agreement, and was one of a number of designs used in different areas of the country Photographs of this medallion have recently been donated to the project:      […]

Farnhill Volunteers and the WW1 Poets – 9

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 – Stretcher bearers  

Farnhill Volunteers and the WW1 Poets – 8

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 – Thoughts of home