LIVES OF KNOTTINGLEY FOLK
Do you know someone who deserves a special mention in our Lives of Knottingley Folk section? If you would like
to submit a similar account about someone you know then we would be
delighted to publish it here.
Madge HOLMAN - A Very Special Lady - Recalled by Jean Norfolk
Having lived here all my life I know that my brief account about a wonderful lady from Knottingley is typical of many such stories of this lovely old town of ours. We may not live in the most picturesque part of Yorkshire but what we lack in visual beauty is more than compensated for by the richness in character of it's inhabitants, both past and present.
Sergeant James MAHON M.M. by Mr. G.S. Briggs
the many war memorials up and down the land are inscribed the names of the
brave family members who went to war and lost their lives going to fight
for their country. For each and every one of these names there will be a
memory and a story to tell. This is my story and the man was James Mahon.
LODGE - submitted by Mrs J.A. Walton
knew her well, if asked to describe her characteristics, might use words
such as sharp, acerbic, and opinionated...... but it was not without its
sense of humour. Read more...
Burton HOBMAN - by Jean Norfolk
dad was essentially a quiet unassuming man on the surface but a lion in
reality when it came to protecting and providing for his family.
LAYCOCK - by Kathryn Ingham
After successfully training to become a nurse, Freda Laycock was accepted
into the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service and served
two years in Sierra Leone. She then travelled through Europe to
Germany and devoted herself to treating injured soldiers.
BLACKBURNE - by Kathryn Ingham
Charles Blackburne, a popular and highly respected member of the
community, fought to come to terms with his disability and his story of success is
told here by his daughter Kathryn.