Aireborough Historical Society

Liberal Ladies



Title
Liberal Ladies
Date As Shown
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
V65
Comment
Pre 1953: A group of ladies who are thought to be associated with the Liberal party.
The woman holding the shield is Miss Grace Emily Denison (Born 1867 Died 1953), she was one of 13 children born to Thomas and Martha Denison of Sizer Hill House, Henshaw Lane.
Grace, with her siblings Gilbert, Elsie, Marjorie and Ruby became a teacher, for over 40 years she taught a class at South View School.  
Grace also played an active role in Yeadon life, she was President of the Women's Liberal Association, taught a ladies class at Chapel Hill Methodist Church, was on the "Boots for Bairns" committee, a Governor of Yeadon and Guiseley Secondary School and a member of the British Women's Temperance Association.
She also did much work during the 2 World Wars to assist in the war effort.
P175

Undated: This photo had the title "Flower Stall Liberals", implying the ladies had been involved in some kind of fund raising or leisure activity.

R439

Undated: Women's Liberal Association

This group of Liberal ladies were stall holders at fundraising events.

 

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I remember Grace well, at this stage of her life i think she lived on Rufford Avenue ,One of her sister taught me in primary school ,I seem to know quite a few of these faces but not the names but one who is very memorable is Mrs Phil Routh the local plasterers wife who lived at the top of football
18 April 2018
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