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Lives of Knottingley Folk

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.

Mrs 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. Read more...

Sergeant James MAHON M.M. by Mr. G.S. Briggs
On 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. Read more...

Jean LODGE - submitted by Mrs J.A. Walton
Those who 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...

Charles Burton HOBMAN - by Jean Norfolk
My 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. Read more...

Freda 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. Read more...

Charles 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. Read more...



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