FIREMEN were ready for duty in Yeadon when this photograph was taken in 1911.

The picture, from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society, shows the Brigade Captain Mr Parkinson, on the left, with his men.

The society's website says: "In an area dominated by mills containing large amounts of combustible materials, the need for a more professional fire service was recognised by Yeadon Council.

"Mill fires occurred often and each mill owner made rudimentary provision to deal with fires but on occasion this was not sufficient.

"In 1911 Yeadon Council appointed the Council Surveyor as Superintendent of the Fire Brigade and paid for uniforms and equipment for seven men. The equipment was stored in a wooden shed near the Town Hall."

In the second, undated, photograph eight-year-old Kim Butler, is playing at Christ Church, Ilkley, during the Wharfedale Music Festival.

First World War Sentences by Richard Thackrah.

Former Ilkley Grammar School master Lieutenant H Coward killed in action.

Nephew of Postmaster General Captain H.G.H. Illingworth, , a PoW in Germany , has lost his right eye but otherwise is doing well.

Lieutenant W .Barber (Seaforth Highlanders) of Ben Rhydding promoted to Captain and also mentioned in dispatches.