Aireborough Historical Society

Kilburn, Sam

Sam Kilburn
Top: October 2013
Bottom: 14th April 2014
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
CH131 + CH132 & CH133     Donated by Carlo Harrison
E404     Photographer Carlo Harrison
Top: A double page article in the Wharfedale Observer (17.10.13) relates how two old friends from South View School, Sam Kilburn and John Denison, were reunited after reading each others entries on the Aireborough Historical Society web-site.
Bottom: John Denison and Sam Kilburn, Yeadon
These two men have contributed many memories and images to the AHS website. Both born in 1926, they attended South View School together before they lost touch with each other. Sam joined the Home Guard and then went into the Navy, John joined the Army and eventually settled in Salisbury. The pair recognised each other on the website and were reunited.
     John had recalled memories of watching magic lantern shows at home with his dad and offered his slides to AHS, he came to Yeadon in person to hand them to Carlo Harrison, they met in the Clothiers Arms for lunch and Sam joined them. It was a memorable reunion as the two old pals had not seen each other for 74 years! In spite of them both now being aged 88 years of age they recognised each other immediately.
     John Denison on the left with Sam Kilburn on the right.


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