Aberford People

Monday, September 25, 2006

Aberford War Memorial

The following site was recommended via an entry in the guestbook on this site.


The linked site lists all the men on Aberford War Memorial and provides some fasinating information about the people Aberford lost to the two wars.

Many thanks to Howard Lazenby for letting us know about this site.


Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ephraim Sanderson & Aberford School

One of my ancestors, Ephraim Sanderson, opened a private school in Aberford in 1787.

He was obviously well educated and well in with Sir John Goodricke of Bramham. He taught mathematics, navigation, land surveying and book-keeping etc and lived at St Johns. He is returned to have had 22 children, although I have only found 14! He was buried in Aberford in 1822, although I could not see a grave when I looked in the churchyard.

I would be pleased to share what I know about him or the school if anyone is interested. I am also seeking further information on him and the school itself.

Alan Sanderson @ aksanderson@tiscali.co.uk


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Aberford WI Entertain The Pensioners

The picture below was taken sometime during the 60's. The man in the middle is Arthur Banks, the standard bearer for the British legion and the lady at the front right is his wife.


Monday, September 11, 2006

Paterson 1785 route map through Aberford

From: ''Paterson's British Itinerary Being a New and Accurate Delineation and Description of Direct and Principal Cross Roads of Great Britain..........By. Daniel Paterson''
Printed: 1785
Size: Page approx. 7.3 x 4.4 inches