Otley in old picture postcards

Otley in old picture postcards

Auteur
:   Paul Wood
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Provincie
:   Yorkshire, West
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-5324-9
Pagina's
:   80
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39. 'Don't go down the mine dad, theres plenty of coal here ,' is the caption on this postcard in a series showing the Otley 'Miners' . The miners were in fact local families grubbing for coal on the railway embankment at the end of East Busk Lane during the time of winter depression and coal strike. There were stories of sympathetic firemen in and out of Otley 'accidentally' shovelling a little something offthe engine footplate forthe sack.

40. Otley from the Chevin cl9ΓΌ5. In the foreground, alongside Johnny Lane , is Lawn Cottage - a sm all holding occupied by the Wardmans. To the right is the plantation 'Cowburn Nursery', nurtured by the gardening Cowburn family during the earlier 19th century. In the middle distance between cottage and wood land are the Chevin Leather Works. Station Road gives access to the wooded slopes.

41. White House Farm Otley Chevin c1906. Lawrence and Thomas Flesher, tanners, had 18th century enclosures centred on the present White House which probably began life as a field house or bam to sustain their cattle. From a ruinous state in the late 1840s, the White House tarm's poor upland pastures were later augmented by a modest income from the picnic trade. At the time of this postcard, Enoch Wigglesworth had the farm and refreshment rooms.

42. Otley Chevin's perennial summer picnie site alongside Beacon House or Jenny's Cottage about 1908. Jenny Slater. who spent her childhood at the house, wrote sadly of its ruin and removal in 1976: 'I have been sorry to see the last of old Jenny's Cottage and the demolition of my old home. It stood for two centuries as safe as the rocks into which it was built. It has stood gales and winds and terrible snow storrns.'

43. Mrs. Hannah B1ackburn stands in the doorway at Jenny's Cottage in 1920. The menu board lists ham and eggs, tea, beiled eggs, ham, coffee , rnilk , mineral waters, dry ginger ale and sweet buns. Generations of visitors came to enjoy the spectacular surprise view from her front door, the hospitality and shelter within. A card probably by George Harrison of OtIey.

44. Jenny's Cottage c1925 with farmer Senior Blackburn in the centre. Jenny Myers, who lived in the cottage in the early 19th century, would lend her china and find boiling water for those requiring tea. In the case of picnicparties, she would all ow them to have tea and dance in the barn.

45. Another social venue down in the vattey is witnessed here. The church schools congregation pose for photographer Israel Todd at their Whitsuntide Sing, Cattle Market 1882. Three more years and the bovine crowds of market day would be banished for a new and sanitized Manor Square.

46. Manor House and Old Grammar School c191O. A genteel Manor Square with Mrs. Constable's late 18th century Manor House framed in luxuriant foliage. The farmer Prince Henry's Grammar School building was occupied by solicitor and deputy steward of the Manor of Otley, Henry Dacre. Here at his creeper-covered 'Maner Office' Mr. Dacre pored over the ancient court rolls and presided over the last vestiges of the Archbishopof York's manorial administration. Postcard published by Henry Mounsey, stationer, Otley.

47. Busy days in Manor Square about 1909. Farmers and their wives might call in at Robinson's drapers and carpet warehouse on the street corner, or Taylor's drug store next door. Market dinners could be had at Sarah Malthouse's Blue Bell Hotel. On the left was the quizzical chemist, Joseph Hamond, who used to lean over the counter and ask small children to speil 'ipecacuanha'. This card was published by George Harrison, stationer of 5 Market Street.

48. Meeting on the market c1905. One of the most memorable market days in the annual calendar was the Otley Statute Hirings. Servants and labourers in quest of situations would stand in line from Manor Square to the church gates awaiting a new master or mistress.

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