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Alan Pickles
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 13:53
The Glyn Whiteoak Collection.
Where on earth do all these wonderful bits of memorabellia come from? To sit and view and take in and appreciate the wonderful memories contained within this lastest addition will take ages. Thank you to whoever was responsible for unearthing them amd to whoever took the trouble to scan them and put them on the website. Already Denis and I have waxed lyrical about them. Several faces have been identified on the photo of the allotments in Crag Lane, no doubt more will come as we get warmed up. The picture of the Kings Arms and the view towards the park is still very much as it was then. I have a photo taken earlier this year from the steps and very little has changed. Once again, Thanks for putting them where we can all enjoy the memories that they invoke.
I cannot rememember being aquainted with Glyn but know already that he and his family have the same feelings for the village as I have.
Denise White
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 15:49
What fab pictures they are, the first house we ever bought no 12 Main Street, is shown next to Mrs Peckovers shop. How lovely to see it!!
Paul Wilkinson
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 09:02
I noticed that the 1913 photo of Sutton United AFC has the names Percy Midgley, Willie Hargreaves and Ernest Jones - could these be the young men whose names are listed on the War Memorial as P Midgley, W Hargreaves and E Jones who were to shortly make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom?
Alan Pickles
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 18:45
I am enjoying these pictures immensley and am almost loathe to identify one of them. Main Street, no. 8. is the bottom of Bent Lane opposite to where I was brought up. It depicts Strawberry Cottage and the three cottages above. The lane looks like a cart track. Wonder when it was widened?
Denise White
Friday, November 5, 2010 10:28

When I read your post re P Midgley, W Hargreaves and E Jones names on the war memorial, it made me shudder, and get goosebumps all over...

I wonder if it was them, it seems too much of a coincidence for it not to be them in such a small village! God Bless them all, and the other names on the war memorial.
David Laycock
Monday, November 15, 2010 10:17
Dear all,
These photos are great, Some of them I can relate to:-
04 I'm not sure of the goalkeeper, it looks like Donald Laycock? but the 1924 S U F C it definitely is Donald.
The Crag Lane hut, I think is the old shed my Dad had as part of his allotment.
Photo of Pte. Cockshot. I have his pay book (rolled up in a beautful soft leather backing. I also have his Afghan medal.
David in oz
David Laycock
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 07:42
Andrew, Alan,
Further to the last mail Andrew I am currently in hospital with an infected wound after an op to repair an achillies heal and don't have your email address but can access my mail. I don't know much re Cockshot but he may have some family connection.From his discharge!!!!! sheet he was quite character, received his medal from Queen Victoria?
Tony Ingham
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 14:18
Glyn Whiteoaks photo of gordon street number 1a&1b. is this the same HARRY LUND' our hero from sutton.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 20:25
Very well spotted Tony, it could easily be the same Harry Lund who is listed on the war memorial.

It's excellent how Paul has arranged these pictures so they can be enlarged significantly at the click of a mouse. Looking at the faces though it's still not too easy to discern whether this is the same Harry Lund or not.

I'll mention this little 'find' to my Team Harry colleagues and see what they think.

Well done again Tony, regards Andrew
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 01:30
OK, I put the question to ‘Team Harry’ and the consensus is that it is the same Harry Lund who is listed on the war memorial. He is pictured 4th from the left, stood on his own with his hands behind his back.

Andy Wade has done a great photo comparison between Harry Lund as we know him and the boy in this Gordon St picture. The facial resemblance between the 2 boys is immediately striking, from the shape of the chin, nose, eyes and even hair style including hair colour. The other boys have distinctly different hairstyles and indeed appear to have blond hair. So I think we can safely say with 99% accuracy that this is the same Harry Lund.

Louise also checked the 1901 census and found 12 Harry Lund’s in Yorkshire of roughly the right age, assuming this photo was taken circa 1900. Out of these 12 there was only one Harry Lund who was now living in Keighley, however he was born and bred in Bingley.

So well done to eagle-eyed Sutton resident Tony Ingham for spotting a young Harry Lund on the photograph. I’ve sent the photo comparison to the webmaster, so hopefully it can be added to this thread or with the existing photos of Harry already in the gallery.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saturday, November 27, 2010 05:33
The photo labelled 'house' under the Hayfield's heading looks very much like Springfield Lodge along Sutton Lane
Rachel Simpson
Sutoon in Craven
Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:55
These photo's of my dad's were in a shoebox for years and my friend Wendy Feather (nee longbottom) kindley scanned them for me a few years ago, it wasn't until I was at my uncles Funeral when me and my brother were speaking to Tony Ingam and he mentioned there were photo's of my Dad when he was in the band The flamingo's that we thought that people want to see the old sutton pics.
A big thankyou to Wendy without her they wouldn't be on there today

David Laycock
Saturday, November 27, 2010 22:03
Hi Rachel, Great selection. How is Wendy going? Haven't spoken to her for a long time. I presume she will have just got back on her feet after the last Winter, and it looks like it's going to be a bit rough going by the TV yesterday.
Wendy Feather
Monday, November 29, 2010 12:03
Many Thanks Rachel! It was a pleasure to help. I'm sure most will agree the photo's and cards your dad collected have and will continue to bring smiles all round.

Now then David! I do keep an eye on you on this forum, haven't had the need to butt in as yet - so keep up the good work! :-)
All is fine, home/farm/animals - think we are all suffering with wintery showers in Sutton - about time you re visited, with a shovel & sledge in hand!

Regards Wendy
David Laycock
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 03:17
Hi Wendy,
Good to hear from you, and that all is well. Todays TV showed a lot of the North is under a bit of snow! Our daughter was over last Xmas in the great snows. John took her for a walk up the Ellars. She enjoyed it, bit of fun! We had planned a visit this year but, not sure atm as I am recovering from an infected wound after a achillies op, so it seems to be going ok. Will keepin touch definately visit on if we get across as planned. Did you see the photos of Vic?
Regards David and have a good Christmas New Year. Just watch those snow drifts!
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Monday, January 10, 2011 01:42
Under the St Thomas' Church section of The Glyn Whiteoak Collection, photo No 7 shows the interior of the church. However photo No 8 looks distinctly different. It's either a view from the opposite end of the aisle, or it's a different church.

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