Aireborough Historical Society

Wheatley Family

Mr & Mrs Wheatley
Date September 1935
Location Yeadon
Photo ID

Congratulations sent to Mr & Mrs Wheatley on their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Donated by Andrew Emsley


Undated: Wheatley Children, Yeadon.

Norman Wheatley is on the left, sister May in the middle and Frank Wheatley on the right.

Donated by Andrew Emsley


Undated: Fred Wheatley, Yeadon.

Fred in his sailor's uniform.

Donated by Andrew Emsley


24th September 1935: Wheatley Telegram, Yeadon

A GPO greetings telegram sent to Mr & Mrs Wheatley on their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

Donated by Andrew Emsley


Undated: Sarah Wheatley

Photos of two occasions donated by Andrew Emsley, D707 shows his great grandmother Sarah Wheatley, she is at the left end of the long table with abundant grey hair next to the flowers. 

D708 D708 shows guests at a meal, a charming detail is children peering through the window to see what was taking place.

1944: Forces Christmas Greeting

Sent by Norman Wheatley, the message has some parts deleted by the censors, it reads :

"Dear Mrs ?

Just a few lines to let you know we arrived all right. The trip over being ok, no enemy action at all. We are under canvas at present --------- Myself & a few more of the men spent the day at the docks unloading the boat, working all night with meals on board ship, working in shifts with men from other sections --------- Give my love to Tom & May, a few xxx for Michael & David. I do not know when I shall be able to get my snaps but will send some home when I do, remember me to all at the garage ? Love to all, Norman"

Donated by Andrew Emsley


Donated by Andrew Emsley who said " The Wheatley family , May being my grandmother, lived on Avenue Terrace, Yeadon.

Norman and Frank were joiners and builders and built two brick properties, a bungalow named Stoneleigh and Arbor Vitae, they were lived in by the brothers.

Until Normans death Stoneleigh had an original cedar shingle roof covering"

A key to the photo supplied.



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