Aireborough Historical Society

Harrison, Mabel & Fred

Mabel Harrison
Mabel Harrison
Title
Mabel Harrison
Date
1: c1950
2: 1983
3: Undated
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
1: K067     Donated by Carlo Harrison
2: G389
3: I288     Donated by Angela luty
Comment
1: Photo taken in the Westfield area, on the left is Mable Harrison, right is Ersilia Harrison with her son Carlo Harrison.

2: Mabel was born in 1916, the daughter of Edward Marshman, the family lived on Miry Lane in a cottage which was rented from Eddie Denison of Westfield Mill.
She attended South View School until 1930 when she left aged 14.
For the next few years she had a succession of jobs in local mills and factories which she hated, loathing the dirt and noise until 1939 when the 2nd WW began .
By then Mabel had married and found what was for her a dream job  working in the Silver Library which she did for 6 years.
     She was a talented writer and produced several volumes of dialect poetry :
A Yorkshire Summer
When Buzzers Blew
Spring Cam' t Clattergate
Local history was another interest and she contributed  articles which were published in a series of books edited by Martin Rigg :
An Aireborough Selection
Round and About Aireborough Volume 111
Carlo Harrison is her nephew, she is seen here standing by the Long Stoop.
 
3: A young Mabel Harrison (Marchant) poses in costume, she was the aunt of Carlo Harrison.

 
 
B797

1956: Photo of Mabel and Fred taken at the seaside.




 

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