A rough guide to the events leading to the Battle of Hastings.
Account of a tragic mill fire in a cotton mill, that shook the nation and contributed to the first change in the law in the employment of children.
Richard Wilson of Ossett’s long walk to sell his woollen cloth at Leeds Cloth Market.
Account of one man’s war – how a soldier in a Bantam Battalion found himself at Passchendael.
The origins of the Hemingway family in Southowram and a connection with the writing of Emily Bronte.
The origin of the Archer name and the the first known Archer family of Dewsbury.
Harold Archer’s own account of his service in the Royal Army Service Corps in WW2, from training to the Normandy landings, the push through France, Belgum and Germany including Bergen Belsen Camp.
For a full history of this family, please go to Hemingway of the Walterclough. John Hemyngwaye, parish of Halifax, will proved 8th February 1526 by Elen his widow, Richard and James, sons. “John Hemyngwaye, of the parishe of Halifax. To be beried with in the churche yerde of Sancte John…