Love Feast held by Guiseley Primitive Methodists
8:23am Thursday 13th August 2009
By Annette McIntyre
The annual camp meeting in connection with the Guiseley Primitive Methodists was held in the Spring Head Mill field. In the evening a Love-Feast was held in the chapel. There were large
congregations at all the services, and the annual camp meeting was a great success.
- At the West Riding Police Court a Rawdon farm labourer was summoned by his wife for having ill-used her. The complainant stated that the defendant came home drunk and kicked her without any
provocation. She was suffering from cancer and the kick greatly aggravated her ailment. The bench jailed him for six months with hard labour, granted a separation order and made an order that he
pay her 5s a week when he came out of prison.
- The overheating of a pan of tallow in the chandlery of Mr Rhodes, Market Place, Otley, narrowly escaped serious consequences. The tallow boiled over and ignited and a general ‘blizzy’'
resulted. The smell had the effect of raising the alarm and no damage was done.
At a meeting of the Otley Gas Company a letter was read from the Otley Tradesmen’s Association asking for discounts to be allowed on gas accounts. The secretary was instructed to reply: “That the
directors do not propose to re-establish the system of allowing discounts but they do hope to reduce the price of gas in due course”.
- A meeting of the Wharfedale Board of Guardians heard a report praising the board and the heads of the workhouse for the efficient management of the institution. Anyone who has been through the
place can readily appreciate the complement to the staff. That the cost per head of pauperism should be among the 44 unions the inspector had to deal with is a fitting fact upon which to
congratulate the guardians.
- A horseman named William Smith was found in an unconscious condition in the stables of Mr Hustler, of Yeadon. As he was badly injured about the head, it is presumed he was kicked by the animal.
He as taken to the Leeds Infirmary where he is improving.
The oldest bell-ringer in Yorkshire it is safe to claim, is Mr Sam Brown of Lands Lane, Guiseley. He has been a ringer for 67 years, and at 85 years of age is still one of the most enthusiastic
members of the team. He was born in 1848 and if looks count for anything he will still be pulling his weight in 1948. He has a beard but it is one of the defiant sort that bristles instead of
droops. Physically and mentally he is very much alert. He began ringing at the age of 18 and has seen pass on first one and then another generation of ringers.
- Wharfedale did not escape the fierce gale which swept the country on Monday and though not as severe, perhaps, as in other parts a good deal of damage was done. Apple, pear and plum trees in
the district were almost stripped of fruit, most of which had not reached maturity. Trees were blown down and chimney pots fell into the streets. At Otley a large poplar tree fell across Weeton
Lane and blocked the road for an hour.
- A local doctor had a narrow escape from serious injury when his motor car overturned following the bursting of a rear tyre this week. The doctor had been driving home on the Leeds/Otley road
via Lawnswood when the incident happened. He was descending the slope into Otley when the car turned to summersault and the windows and body work were badly smashed.
A creeping fire in Weston Wood has claimed many hours of work from Otley Fire Brigade this week. The brigade were called to the wood on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday when the deep seated
fire in the thick undergrowth broke out in a fresh place. In all they were fighting the two fires for 15½ hours. The brigade had to make a two mile journey to the river to collect water and they
used 2,800 gallons on Wednesday.
- An Otley man, Mr Lister Pollard, of Prince Henry Road, had an exciting experience while on a fishing holiday in St Mawes, Cornwall. Fishing from a private launch 14 miles out in the channel he
hooked, landed and killed an 80lb Blue Shark, after a tussle that ran for an hour and ten minutes. “We were nine hours at sea and this was the only bite,” he says.
- A Pool Bank reader has brought to the office outsized eggs, the product of one of her Rhode Island Reds. Its vital statistics were 3 1-10 inches long 5¾ in circumference, and nearly 4oz weight.
It proved to be double yolked. We have had reports of bigger eggs but this was obviously a record for a small hen pen and something of which any hen could be proud.
West Yorkshire County Council is to receive another request from Bramhope and Carlton Parish Council for a further phase of street lighting to be introduced in Bramhope Village. At a meeting of the
Parish Council it was agreed to make the annual request at a time when the County Council is budgeting its estimate for next year. Last year the County Council claimed it did not have enough money
for further lighting, although it did agree to the scheme in principle.
- Striking miners and their supporters including several women, received a mixed reception when a group of them came to Otley on Friday and mingled with market day shoppers seeking cash donations
to aid miners’ families. The centre point of the appeal was at the Jubilee Clock, adjacent to the market square, where the miners erected a Union banner and stayed throughout the day with
collecting tins. Although they were helped throughout the day by local people, one collector said he had been subjected to verbal abuse.
- Pudsey MP Giles Shaw has reacted strongly to the proposed closure of Green Lane Sub Post Office, Yeadon. Mr Shaw has been asking local residents for their opinions. The Post Office suggests
that closure would not cause hardship and that Yeadon and Rawdon post offices could be used as suitable alternatives.
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