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10 September 2011
QUARRIES AND BIKES by STEVE WOOD
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I was born in the front bedroom of 5 West View Knottingley (now 87 Womersley Road). I had an older brother Jack who was 14 when I arrived on the scene. I think my arrival was a bit of a shock to mum & dad...

02 May 2011
YEARS IN FOCUS - 1950

22 Feb 2011
KNOTTINGLEY SILVER BAND - CHAPTER 4 - TERRY SPENCER
The post war period from 1945-1960

28 July 2010
A HISTORY OF CARTERS' KNOTTINGLEY BREWERY VOLUME ONE by TERRY SPENCER
CHAPTER 2 - The Mill Close Brewery 1808 - 1850
CHAPTER 3 - The Company 1836 -1873

19 October 2009
A HISTORY OF CARTERS' KNOTTINGLEY BREWERY VOLUME ONE by TERRY SPENCER
CHAPTER 1 - Gaggs, Carter & Co.
To compliment our latest published study from Terry Spencer relating the History of Carter's Knottingley Brewery, Volume Two, Terry has kindly supplied me with a copy of the complete Volume One and the first chapter is available now.

27 September 2009
REMOVAL OF KNOTTINGLEY FORUM
Due to insufficient interest and limited usage, in order to conserve website resources and reduce operating costs it has been deemed necessary to remove the Knottingley Forum forthwith. Sections of the website with outdated material have also been removed permanently from the website.

22 September 2009
A HISTORY OF CARTERS' KNOTTINGLEY BREWERY VOLUME TWO
THE PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1892-1972 by TERRY SPENCER
CHAPTER 3 - The Worlforce 1892-1914
For a little over a year following the peremptory dismissal of Gilliat, the head brewer of the former company, J.C. Harvey, the Managing Director, was responsible for the brewing process at the Knottingley Brewery. Harvey received an annual salary of 600 for his services, plus free residence at Lime Grove, enabling him to be on call at all times.

22 September 2009
A HISTORY OF CARTERS' KNOTTINGLEY BREWERY VOLUME TWO
THE PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1892-1972 by TERRY SPENCER
CHAPTER 2 - Knottingley Brewery 1892-1914
Before the establishment of the new company the bottles supplied to Knottingley Brewery by the local glass manufacturer, Bagley & Co., were produced by manual operation and as each unit was individually made, every bottle mouth was unique with slight variations in size and shape. The introduction of the first semi-automatic bottle making machine, the Ashley-Arnall, invented at Ferrybridge in 1866 and perfected and introduced commercially in 1888, resulted in the production of standardised wares and thereby paved the way for machine-filled bottles and closures.

21 September 2009
A HISTORY OF CARTERS' KNOTTINGLEY BREWERY VOLUME TWO
THE PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 1892-1972 by TERRY SPENCER
CHAPTER ONE - Introduction: The New Company
Late in October 1891, George William Carter, sole owner of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Co., took the first active steps to relinquish the proprietorship of the business established by his paternal grandfather almost a century earlier.

18 September 2009
SANITARY CONDITIONS AT KNOTTINGLEY
A local newspaper report relating the sanitary conditions at Knottingley circa 1878 and the proposals put forward to remedy the situation.

13 September 2009
LIME GROVE AND THE CARTER FAMILY by TERRY SPENCER
One of the most impressive and graceful houses ever built at Knottingley was Lime Grove. The large attached house was the residence of the Carter family and was built to the orders of Mark Carter at Mill Close, Hill Top, about 1808.

29 June 2009
JOHN HARKER LAUNCH DAY PHOTOGRAPHS
Continuing our John Harker 'Launch Day' Gallery, today I have added images of Berriedale H and Besthorpe.

25 February 2009
KNOTTINGLEY TOWN HALL
A further instalment of Terry Spencer's study of the history of Knottingley Town Hall

14 July 2008
KNOTTINGLEY FORUM / MESSAGE BOARD
Now an integral part of the Knottingley website, our new forum gives you the opportunity to communicate and correspond with other visitors. Start a discussion, air your views or request assistance from other members. The more it is used, the more interesting and useful it will become and with an additional message board soon to be available on the Pontefract website it's time to see which of these two sites can generate the most interest. Are you up for the challenge?

24 January 2008
KNOTTINGLEY FACTS
Now you no longer have to trawl through all our pages to get the information you require. A new section is being introduced which will list all the major points and items of interest from the many of the published works we have available online. We begin with Knottingley Carnival and list many of the most notable occurrences.

20 January 2008
KNOTTINGLEY CARNIVAL
The third part of TERRY SPENCER'S 'Fairs, Festival and Frolics - Knottingley circa 1840-2003' deals with the annual Knottingley Carnival. This is an extensive study of the origins of the carnival and will be added to as time permits. A total of seven pages have so far been added to the site.

19 January 2008
KNOTTINGLEY SELECT VESTRY RIOTS, 1874
A study by TERRY SPENCER which we have been in possession of for some time but one that we omitted from our published collection until it came to light during the recent site upgrade.

11 January 2008
KNOTTINGLEY LOCAL HISTORY QUIZ
An interesting new addition to the Knottingley website is our first Online Quiz. Containing a growing collection of questions compiled from the hundreds of articles published on the site it gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge of our local history or to see just how quickly you can find the correct answers!
As always, feedback is important and saves us a lot of time so if there is something we could do to improve the format of the quiz then let us know before we spend too much of our time on it.
Additional quizzes will be added later.

4 January 2008
KNOTTINGLEY INQUEST REPORTS FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A selection of reports into inquests held at Knottingley during the late nineteenth century which may prove of interest to those engaged in family history research.

4 January 2008
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES O
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES P
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES Q-R
Three further instalments from TERRY SPENCER detailing Knottingley place names beginning with letters 'O', 'P', 'Q' and 'R'

4 January 2008
MEMORIES OF A KNOTTLA LAD - JOHN KIDD
First published in Issue 41 of the Knottingley Digest Magazine

4 January 2008
MEMORIES OF A KNOTTLA LAD - SCHOOLDAYS - JOHN KIDD

4 January 2008
SELBY TECHNICAL COLLEGE 1962-1967 - JOHN KIDD
A follow-up to John Kidd's previous article which sadly never made it into print in the Digest Magazine

26 November 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SELECT VESTRY MINUTES
Select Vestry Minutes for the years 1826 and 1827 added.

17 November 2007
FERRYBRIDGE JUNIOR SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS 1962
Continuing our series of school photographs from the collection of the late Mr. Alan Wood, here are a further 23 photographs depicting pupils at Ferrybridge School in 1962-63

13 November 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SELECT VESTRY MINUTES 1825
Minutes as recorded in 1825

12 November 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SELECT VESTRY MINUTE BOOK 1823-1840
Transcribed by RON GOSNEY, here we feature the minutes recorded at the Select Vestry meetings of 1823 and 1824.

11 November 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES M-N
Further additions in an on-going series to our Gazetteer of Knottingley Place Names

11 November 2007
THE LEGEND OF THE IRON MAN - ROGER ELLIS
Do you remember when we were children our parents, grandparents and the older folk of Knottingley telling us,” Don’t go near the canal because the Iron Man will get you.”? I do. I even knew the exact metal culvert on the banks of the canal near Shepherds Bridge where it was pointed out to me by an older school boy who told me, “that is where he lurks, he looks out for little boys and girls who wonder along the tow-path

24 October 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES K-L
Further additions to our Gazetteer

23 October 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES H and
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES I-J
These have now been completed.

22 October 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SILVER BAND - CHAPTER THREE - MID 20TH CENTURY
The onset and duration of the Great War had created a hiatus in contesting so it is unsurprising that in the immediate aftermath of the war, the activity of the Silver Prize Band was largely confined to attendance at local events. TERRY SPENCER

19 October 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES H
Completed 23 Oct.

18 October 2007
KNOTTINGLEY TOWN HALL
Another study by TERRY SPENCER which has been awaiting publication in a forthcoming Digest Magazine. Again, this is an ongoing work (all these articles require preparation before they can be included online) and subsequent chapters will be added in due course.

18 October 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SILVER BAND - CHAPTER TWO - EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Chapter Two covers the history of Knottingley Silver Band during the period 1901-1920. This is a length study and additional chapters will be published in due course.

16 October 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES G
An ongoing study of the place names of old Knottingley by TERRY SPENCER. Featured in alphabetical order. Subsequent chapters will be published in due course.

16 October 2007
GAZETTEER OF KNOTTINGLEY PLACE NAMES E-F
An ongoing study of the place names of old Knottingley by TERRY SPENCER. Featured in alphabetical order.

15 October 2007
KNOTTINGLEY SILVER BAND - CHAPTER ONE - ORIGINS & HISTORY
One of several accounts that were awaiting publication in the Digest Magazine, this study by TERRY SPENCER details the history of the town band from its origins up to more recent times.  This is an ongoing feature and further instalments will be added in due course.

15 October 2007
THE MEMOIRS OF JACK AARON
Originally published by the Digest Magazine in book form, (sadly, another project that was unsuccessful due to the lack of support from people within the community), the whole content of the book has now been made available for viewing online. Chapter One was published on the website some months ago but here are the ten succeeding chapters - and yes, it's FREE OF CHARGE!


 
 

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