My mother in law was sent from Herefordshire to the House of Mercy (later the Convent of St. Peter) in about 1925 (aged 12/13). She left in 1927 and was put into service in London. I have traced some documents in the Wakefield Archives but I am unable to understand the reason why she was sent to Horbury from ...Read full memory
I stayed in Horbury in 2010 and went shopping with my sister in High St. The Co-op is now a big shop.
I just read letters from long past ancestors that state they grew up in wonderful times in Horbury. Joseph Drake Lockwood, brother, Thomas, sister, Nancy and sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth and husband, Joseph Fisher, moved to America to start a Woollen Clothing Company. She brought her daughter Francis ...Read full memory