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Bah Humbug… Part VIII
Monday, 21 Dec, 2009 – 21:24 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VIII

And so we reach the last of these Festive posts… although Wharfedale closed down at the end of 1994 some of us did get together at Christmas 2001 for a reunion Christmas Meal back at …

Bah Humbug… Part VII
Thursday, 17 Dec, 2009 – 23:25 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VII

Christmas 20 years ago, back in 1989, was the first Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance at the Castleford Civic Centre. I don’t actually remember much about the dance other than what I can glean from the …

Bah Humbug… Part VI
Sunday, 13 Dec, 2009 – 10:41 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part VI

The Wharfedale Group Christmas Meal of 1994 was a bit of a sad one, in that it marked the end of the group. We had decided to close down (as under the rules of the …

Bah Humbug… Part V
Thursday, 10 Dec, 2009 – 21:36 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part V

The Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance of 1988 was held in one of the halls at Bradford University. This is only a short post cos back in 1988 we were on film cameras and you had …

Bah Humbug… Part IV
Tuesday, 8 Dec, 2009 – 18:38 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part IV

For the next installment of Wharfedale 18 Plus at Christmas we go to the group Christmas Meal of 1992.
This time we had gone upmarket and were at The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey. The Devonshire …

James Bettis 1825 – 1872
Monday, 7 Dec, 2009 – 20:25 | 5 Comments
James Bettis 1825 – 1872

My Great Great Grandfather was James Bettis who was born in 1825. (I have seen some family trees that have his birth date as 4/11/1825 and another that has him down as James Edmund Bettis, …

Bah Humbug… Part III
Sunday, 6 Dec, 2009 – 12:32 | One Comment
Bah Humbug… Part III

Christmas 1991 now, and again the Yorkshire Area Christmas Dance was held at Castleford Town Hall. The main function room there is a big wide room place with a stage along one side and a …

William Bettis 1861 – 1927
Saturday, 5 Dec, 2009 – 20:19 | One Comment
William Bettis 1861 – 1927

My Grandfather William Bettis’s father was also called William Bettis, he was born on 1st August 1861, worked as an Agricultural Labourer for his early years when he lived in Epping Forest. After his wedding …

William Bettis 1889-1965 & Elizabeth Perry 1890-1967
Thursday, 3 Dec, 2009 – 23:55 | No Comment
William Bettis 1889-1965 & Elizabeth Perry 1890-1967

My paternal grandparents William James Bettis and Elizabeth May Perry both came from Leytonstone in the east end of London. My Grandfather was a Wire Rope maker who had worked in the British Ropes factory …

Bah Humbug… Part II
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 21:10 | No Comment
Bah Humbug… Part II

Christmas 1993, and the Waffledale group’s Christmas Meal is the feast for this posting. The venue was a restaurant up in Tong, which I can’t remember the name of at all.
It was a typical Christmas …

Albert Reginald Downing 1895 – 1971
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 0:18 | No Comment
Albert Reginald Downing 1895 – 1971

My maternal Grandfather was born in 1895, so again appeared on the 1901 Census. He married my Grandmother in 1921 after he moved to Kiveton where he worked in the Coalmine