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From the Past

From time to time we will add stories and photos of some of the former old boys/girls of St George's and their families, along with friends and others who were associated closely with St George's.
 
The Elliott Family The Madew Family Sale of St George's House
The Taylor Family The Helyer Family The Boschi Family
The Robinson Family The Millar Family The Fawcett Family
The Owen Family The Shepherd Family The Grist Family
The Hinson Family The Drummond Family The Fawkes Family
The Harland Family The Wishing Tree  
The Seddon Family The Gilbert Family  
The Geraghty Family The Williams Family  
The Corby Family The Parkes Family  

The Elliott family.

Thomas William Elliott and his wife Mildred nee Hawkins had four children. One child died in infancy from influenza. The surviving three children were:
Pearl Elliott born 22.11.1927        (No. 522)
June Elliott born  21.6.1929          (No. 523)
Mildred Elliott born 7.4.1931         (No. 524)

These three girls entered St. George’s, Harrogate 4.9.1939.

        
   Thomas & Mildred Elliott       Pearl Elliott                         June McManus nee Elliott            Pearl Elliott
   with Pearl, June & Mildred                                            (third from left)   

Their father served with the Chester le Street Division of the County Durham Police Force and from 21.12.1929 was stationed at Ravensworth Colliery County Durham. He retired from the Police Force 10.7.1939 due to ill health (arthritis) and died 22.8.1939 at the age of 35.  His wife, Mildred, died in April 1945.

Pearl Elliott left St. George’s in May 1942 and was placed at All Saints Nursery College, Pannal, Harrogate where she trained to be a Nursery Nurse.She later took up a position as an assistant children’s nurse in Green Hammerton, near York.  From there she rose through the nursing ranks and it is believed that she held a senior position in the North of England for many years. After her retirement she lived in Ripon and died there 17.3.2009. She never married.

June Elliott left St. George’s in July 1943 and she too was placed at All Saints Nursery College, Pannal where she trained to be a Nursery Nurse. She then returned to St. George’s to work as a Nursery Nurse until she was 19 or 20 years old, when she left to join the RAF Police Force. She later married and became Mrs. McManus and she and her husband had two girls. Her daughter, Nichola Goodman nee McManus, lives in Chippenham Wiltshire.   Nichola’s daughter, Naomi, is a Metropolitan Police Officer based in Hackney London. June is now 80 and lives in Bristol. Both she and Nichola hope to attend our 2010 Reunion in Harrogate.
                            

                                    Mildred Elliott (523)

                                     
                            
Mildred Elliott                   Pearl & Mildred Elliott

Mildred Elliott became very ill when in her teens and spent her time in the Sick Wing at St. George’s, where she was cared for by Sister Batty and Dr. Yeoman. She received various treatments for an arthritic disease at the Royal Baths Hospital in Harrogate, as well as two major hip operations. After Miss Knocker retired from St. George’s in 1949, Sister Batty also retired and lived at 18 Skipton Street, Harrogate. When Mildred left the hospital after her second hip operation, she went to live with Sister Batty. Her two sisters visited her there, as well as other old St. George’s Girls.  It is thought that the St George’s Fund financed the purchase of a motorized carriage for Mildred’s use, which gave her greater mobility and independence. Sister Batty was getting older and was a little arthritic herself and probably found that pushing Mildred in a wheelchair was a little too much for her. The Elliott girls and Sister Batty were very close to each other. Sadly Mildred died in Harrogate at the age of 31. BMD Ref: Claro (Harrogate) June Quarter 1962 Volume 2c Page 129.
 


The Taylor Family                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 Hilda Archer, formerly Taylor nee Neilson, with her family.

 Pamela Hilda Taylor, Reginald James Taylor, 559 (standing)
 and Peter Grenville Taylor, 560.   

 Photo taken in Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1985.

 

 

 

 

 

 


        
      Peter Taylor 560, sister Pamela Taylor and brother Reg Taylor 559   Reg & Peter Taylor in front of their WW2 Anderson air raid   
                                                                                                shelter at their home, 88 Hurstwood Rd, Sunderland.


                                      

'Policewomen' for a night.

Vera Neilson, 17, (later to become Vera Taylor, wife of old boy Peter Taylor 560) and her friend Audrey Styles, 19, both of whom used to work as hairdressers in Muriel Smith's Salon, Albion St, Leeds, Yorkshire.

When asked by a Leeds Police Officer if they would sell raffle tickets at the Leeds City Police Annual Charity Ball, held in 1958 at the Astoria Ballroom, Leeds, they readily agreed and even dressed for the occasion as 'pseudo' police women ! We have it on good authority that a great time was had by all who attended and that a lot of raffle tickets were sold during the evening.

Vera Taylor nee Neilson and Audrey Styles. Photo taken: 1958

 


 

Frederick and Clare Robinson.
We have been contacted by Janet C. Bolton, daughter of Fred & Clare Robinson. She told us that her father was the one that was given the responsibility of organising the final closure and sale of St George's Police Orphanage and subsequent formation of the
Northern Police Orphans Trust. Following is
a brief summary of his background story.


                  
            
Frederick & Clare Robinson                                     Frederick & Clare Robinson in front of St Andrew's

Frederick Robinson was born in Hull in 1902 - he was a theological student and for two years was Minister at South Cave Congregational Church near Hull. He was never ordained and decided to leave the ministry and join Halifax Borough Police Force. Inspector Robinson ( a rank which would be the equivalent of Chief Inspector today) joined the Force in 1925 and after a years service was transferred to the Charge Office. He became a Sergeant in 1933 and again was transferred, this time to the Chief Constable's office, becoming Chief Clerk and Inspector in 1944.
He has been Chairman for some years of the Force's Joint Branch Board and also Chairman of the Force's Canteen Committee,
in addition he was associated with the Ryburn Lodge of Freemasons.
Inspector Robinson holds the Defence Medal, Police Long Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Coronation Medal and was later awarded the M.B.E. by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Around 1955 after 30 years service in the Police Force, Frederick Robinson was given the responsibility of arranging the closing down and sale of the St George's House Orphanage in Otley Road, the relocation to Hereford Road and final closure a year or so later. The assets derived from the sale were formed into the Northern Police Orphans Trust.  Frederick Robinson administered this trust along with the St George's Fund, in the roles of Secretary and Executive Officer.
Mr F. Robinson was then appointed to the position of Superintendent of St Andrew's Northern Police Convalescent Home, a position he held for a period of more than eight years and during that time was ably assisted by his wife Clare. It was throughout his tenure that the Convalescent Home was extensively re-modelled and refurnished.
Fred & Clare Robinson decided on retirement that they would remain in Harrogate " We would not like to live anywhere else but Harrogate, it has everything we need and all the things we enjoy' said Mr Robinson.
Frederick Robinson was born 9th November, 1901 and after a distinguished career, died 4th February, 1972.


The Owen sisters. (272,269 & 270) 
     

 

 This photo c1970, was taken on the beach at South Shields and shows
 the late:  Edith Suggett nee Owen (272), Bertha Oley nee Owen (269)
 Irene Howe nee Owen (270).

 The father of the three girls was Police Constable Henry Owen who served
 with the South Shields Police Force. The three sisters entered St George's   
 in 1918 and it is thought, left when they reached the age of 14.

 Bertha was born in 1908, Irene in 1911 and Edith in 1915.

 Also shown in the photo is Ian Woolard son of Edith Suggett's daughter  
 
Yvonne Woolard.

 Photo and information kindly provided by Gillian Anderson and Ian Woolard.  
 Gillian is the daughter of Irene Howe, nee Owen.
 

 

 



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The Hinson Family
Charlotte Smith nee Hinson (20)
Charlotte was born on 12th February, 1889. Her father was James Hinson who served in the Newcastle upon Tyne Force.
His name appears on the Police Roll of Honour (Northumbria), stating: Police Constable James Hinson died 22nd August, 1898, aged 41. Injured stopping a runaway bull and later collapsed and died on duty.
Charlotte Hinson entered St.George's in 1898 and left in 1903 to go into service as a nursemaid with a family in London.
There she met her employer's cousin, John William Smith, who was a Licenced Victualler. They married in 1910 and their first
child, Charlotte Ellen, was born in 1911. Around September 1913, with three children all under the age of three, Charlotte Smith and her husband travelled by steamer to her roots in Tyneside and settled there, where four more children were born.
Charlotte often spoke to her grandchildren of the time she spent in St George's and talked also of the Lady Superintendent
Miss Emma Chapman, a lady she had a great deal of affection and respect for.



   

Charlotte Smith with her husband John and two of their daughters            Charlotte & John Smith, taken on 3rd June, 1960,
Irene May and Audrey c 1937                                                             celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary

Photographs and information provided by Julia Mann, granddaughter of Charlotte Hinson.

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The Harland Family
Mary Alice Harland nee Levitt.

Mary Alice Harland was the wife of P.C.182 Thomas Harland, who died in 1931.
They had five children, Elsie 417, Raymond 418, Marjorie 419, Bernard 449 and Godfrey 480,
all of whom were cared for by St George's House, Northern Police Orphanage, see photos below.

See also Police Connections and List of Children pages of this website for further details.

Photos of Mary Alice Harland and family were kindly provided by her granddaughter,
Michelle Winspear,

 

 

Mary Alice Harland nee Levitt
photo dated October 1941.

 

The five children of Thomas & Mary Harland.

                       
Elsie, 417            Raymond, 418     Marjorie, 419       Bernard, 449          Godfrey, 480 

Godfrey Harland, (old boy number 480) and husband of Dorothy Harland, became an expert at tapestry work in his later years.

                                                   
                                            
Godfrey Harland                Dorothy Harland

Apparently he was taught knitting whilst at St George’s and embroidery during his stay in Chester Military Hospital, one of his first efforts was a rendition of The Gunners Royal Artillery Badge.  Godfrey went on to embroider 21 pieces of tapestry all of which are permanently housed in Leeds City Council Central Libraries. One of the pieces he produced being the garden of Harewood House, Leeds, this complements the tapestry produced by The Countess, of the Harewood House building also on display in the Council Libraries.

Two examples of Godfrey’s work are shown below. They are works of art and very well done.

                        Witts Printers, made by Godfrey Harland                             Royal Mail van, made by Godfrey Harland

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The Seddon Family
Thomas A. Seddon (588)
Karen Carrington nee Seddon (daughter of Tom and Brenda Seddon)  after visiting our website, got in touch with us to say that
she has found a couple of photographs of Tom which she has kindly supplied to us for use in this article.
Tom Seddon, born in Bolton in 1934, entered St George's September 1946 at the age of 12, after his father, who served in the Mounted Section of Bolton Borough Police Force, died at the age of 55. Tom attended Harrogate Grammar School and was still at St George's under Miss Duke Turner when the orphanage moved to Albany Lodge, Hereford Rd, Harrogate.
Some of you will remember that Tom took part in the Banner of St George concert and play in April 1948, held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St George's.
Upon leaving the orphanage he did his National Service with the Army Catering Corps and later operated guest houses in Morecambe and Blackpool, where he died in December 2006.
Tom and Brenda (deceased) had two children Karen and David (deceased). Later, Tom married Margaret and they produced a
daughter, Sarah. Following are the two photos.
(inserted 13/8/2008)

                                    
                           Brenda & Tom Seddon 1960                    Sarah & Tom Seddon 2005

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The Geraghty Family

'Geraghty' family reunion 2008 (inserted 7/3/2008)
The 'Geraghty' Family have enjoyed a family reunion in Australia to celebrate the 70th birthday of twins, Pat Mason nee Geraghty and Mary Spence nee Geraghty. 

      
Brother and sisters, Jacqueline, Mary, Peter & Pat                       The family group.
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The Corby Family.

When George Corby, who was a Police Officer serving in the Sheffield Police Force, died, he was interred in a churchyard in Empingham, Rutland.  His son Willis Corby (Snr) was admitted in 1913 to St George's, aged 9, child number 208.  We have been fortunate to have been provided with some old family photographs below by David Sargent, grandson of Ada Corby.

The first photograph is of Willis Corby Snr who was born in 1904 in Sheffield. He worked in the Scunthorpe area in the building trade and later moved to Loughborough, Leicestershire he died there aged 88, Feb 1992.

The second photograph c 1960 is of Ada Corby, mother of David Sargent's late mother, Vera Sargent.

The third photograph is of son, Willis Corby Jnr, who was born 1 July 1927 in Thome, Doncaster, Yorkshire. He joined the Fire Service and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Chief Fire Officer in Winterton, Lincolnshire and died 12 Jan 2005, in Nottingham.

 

                          
                Willis Corby Snr (208)                       Ada Corby c 1960                            Willis Corby Jnr

                     
                 Ada & Willis Corby Snr (208)                       Willis Corby Jnr with his nephew David Sargent

                                        
                                    Two photographs of Willis Corby Jnr     Photo taken: Lake Coniston mid 1960's


  


The Madew Family

Ralph & Ethel Madew

The following photographs have been provided by Kathleen Ince, nee Madew, for inclusion on the website.
See also Police Connections page for further information about the Madew family.

             
    Ralph Madew as a young man.              Wedding of Ralph & Ethel Madew 1916       Ethel Madew, Conway Castle, 1946

        
    Lawrence (382) & Cyril Madew (383) with friends                     Ethel Madew (mother of Lawrence & Cyril) who worked in the
    Mary Barlow, Olga & Enid.                                                    St George's kitchen for a while, walking arm in arm with Head
    Date of photo unknown.                                                      Cook Nellie Cherry. Jean & George Latham (420) are in the
                                                                                          background and Marjory Madew, right foreground. 1972.


 The Helyer Family.

Members of the Helyer family have recently discovered our website and have been keen to find some of the background details relevant to Albert Helyer 377, Vincent Helyer 378 (both of whom entered St George's House in 1928) and Edwin Helyer 405, who entered the Orphanage in 1930. Their elder brother Jack was deemed to be too old for admission at that time.
We have been supplied with the following photographs for inclusion in the website.

   
Marie & Albert Helyer with Edward Walton &                  Vincent Helyer with Dorothy      Jacqui & Andrew Helyer (son of Vincent).
Kath Webster, photo taken at the 1976 reunion.            Helyer (Edwin Helyer's
                                                                            widow) Photo dated 1976

 


                                 The Millar Family    
  
                                   
                                                   

                                                 Eleanor Mary (Molly) Millar who worked at St George's House around
                                       1952. The second photo is of her son Michael Millar who served with
                                       Royal Engineers, Longmoor Camp, Hampshire.


 The Shepherd Family  

James Shepherd, born 30/8/1927, entered St George’s 26/10/1933 child number 442. He married Eiry (pronounced Irey) in Christ Church, Liversedge (known as Liversedge Parish Church), in 1924.  
James wrote a detailed story about his experiences as an orphan and the time he spent at St George's House, this can be read by viewing the Life at St George's page on this web site.


James Shepherd 442.                                     Jeremy Shepherd with his        James & Eiry Shepherd's 50th Anniversary, 2003.
                                                                parents Eiry & James Shepherd. 


 The Drummond Family

                               
                          Seated at table, from left:                                                  Doug & Hazel Drummond (Spain)
                     Barney Sturt (nephew) and his wife Kate, Josie and husband
                     Eddy Drummond, Doug Drummond, Peter Robinson with his
                     wife Margaret Robinson nee Sturt front right.
                     Standing top right: Margaret Sturt nee Drummond.
 


    The Wishing Tree                 
When we St George's children walked in crocodile formation along Harlow Moor Road, towards Duchess Road we would come to a corner on which was a very old Pine tree with a horseshoe nailed to it. As we walked under the tree we would all make a wish.
I am sure that the number of wishes would have been huge and varied. Des Drummond has sent in a recent photo of the tree and although the branch has been cut off, the horseshoe is still there. Fond memories.. did anyone get what they wished for ?

                                              
                                               The old Pine tree complete with 'lucky' horseshoe
 


PC Frank Gilbert
PC Frank Gilbert was a keen boxer who became a member of the Nottingham Police Boxing Group. He and his wife Emma produced
five children:
Frank Gilbert, entered St Georges 1936 child number 478
Peter Gilbert, entered St Georges 1936 child number 479
Dennis Gilbert, entered St Georges 1937 child number 492
Ivor Gilbert, entered St Georges 1937 child number 493

Doris Gilbert, did not enter St Georges

 

                                      
                       This photo is thought to be of the Nottingham Police Boxing              PC Frank Gilbert, boxer.
                   Club, with Frank Gilbert front row, on the right.
 


The Williams Family.
After leaving St George's House, the three Williams children all travelled to Canada and made their homes there.

                                                              Past & present.

                            
 
                   The three Williams children             Jean Dougan nee Williams
                    Tom, Jean & John with a family
                    friend.

                
               
 John Williams (513) with his wife Margaret and their family.
                    Daughter Sandra, son John and eldest daughter Barbara, all living in Canada.

        
  Jean Dougan nee Williams with her        Jean Dougan with Michelle & Shawn           Glenn Dougan, son of Jean Dougan.
  married daughter Ann Bruni.                two of her grandchildren.


The Parkes Family 

Charles Parkes & Alice Ann Elliot were married in 1893. They had four children, two of whom, Evelyn & Leonard,  attended St George's and later travelled to Canada.

Evelyn took with her their family Bible, small cards from the funerals of her Mother & Father,
Children's Special Service Mission membership cards, from the time she went to church whilst at St George's and even some preserved flowers from one of the actual funerals. Evelyn kept in regular touch with Miss Emma Chapman (Lady Superintendent of St George's House) over the years until she passed away, she was buried at Grace Anglican Cemetery, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.

Charles Arthur Parkes Jnr was born 25 September, 1896 in Keighley, Yorkshire. He served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and died 9 October, 1927, in Toronto Canada as aresult of wounds received in 1916, Ypres, Belgium.

Winifred Belmont Parkes, see photo below, was born in 1900 and died in 1904

Leonard Parkes, served in the US Marine Corps and then the Royal Canadian Air Force reaching the rank of Squadron Leader. He was killed in a plane crash 21 April, 1949.

See also Police Connections and Educate/religion pages for further details of their family.

Some very old photographs provided by the Parkes family are shown as follows.
 

                      
           Charles Parkes & his wife Alice Ann.         Winifred Parkes, died aged 4 years.       Evelyn Parkes with unknown cousin.

                
       Bruce Wetherall son of Evelyn    Garth Wetherall grandson of Evelyn Wetherall nee        Violet Wetherall wife of Bruce
      Wetherall nee Parkes (119)       Parkes (119)                                                         Wetherall and mother of Garth
      and father of Garth.          


Sale of St George's House

When local real estate agents T. K. Kidson & Son were asked to arrange the sale of St George's House building and land, this was the advertisement that they published, advising the market of its availability.

                                                            
 


The Boschi Family

Old boy of St George's, Arthur Boschi, has provided the following photos of his children along with some background information.

                             
                     Ann Boschi with her sister Alison Boschi                        John Boschi with his sisters Alison      
                                                                                                 and Ann Boschi.                              

                      
                     John Boschi & Ann Boschi, at the        Christopher Miskell with his wife Ann Miskell nee Boschi
                    front is Alison Boschi.

Ann Miskell nee Boschi,a retired Bank Manager, is married to Christopher Miskell, a retired Company Director of his own
manufacturing business.

Alison Hill nee Boschi & her husband Phil Hill both served as Police Officers.

John Boschi, served in the Navy and saw action in the Falklands War, he was mentioned in the Daily Telegraph for his strength in lifting a torpedo (which normally takes three men) out of a fire on his ship, HMS Plymouth. He also participated in the Earls Court, Fieldgun competition representing Plymouth Fieldgunners in the role of 'Speedywheel'.
'Speedywheel' has the job of carrying the gun carriage wheel which weighs 120lbs, on his shoulder , sprinting with it when the fieldgun is carried over a huge barrier, to be then reassembled.
John Boschi is now Area Manager for Poundland, a large retail company in UK.


The Fawcett Family  

Some old family photos have been provided by Frank Fawcett (532) and Barbara Roberts nee Fawcett (533).

 
Kathleen Fawcett with her daughter Barbara and son        Frank Fawcett (532), Kathleen Fawcett, Barbara Fawcett (533) c1942.
Frank, taken in the valley gardens Harrogate c 1940-41
Note the gas mask on the bench and the gas mask strap
over Frank's left shoulder. It was compulsory to carry
them in Britain during the war.

  Standing: Grandfather Frank Fawcett, Grandmother
  Edith Fawcett (nee Temple-Smith), Aunt Edith, unknown
  lady, Aunt Annie, James John Fawcett (later to become
  father of Frank and Barbara who both attended St George's)
  Kneeling: Uncles Frank & Leslie.

  Grandfather Frank Fawcett was born around 1886 in Morton-
  on-Swale. He married Edith Temple Smith in 1909 when he
  was 23 years old, joined York City Police Force, then
  promoted to Sgt on 15 Sept 1923 (after Sgt Pallister
  retired) then to Det. Inspector on 18 Oct, 1924.
  He retired, due to ill health, on 8 Dec, 1933 and died in
  York on 7 May 1936 aged 50 years.

  Photo taken in 1925 (James John Fawcett would have been
  14 years old at that time) on the bank of the River Swale
  at Morton -on-Swale, the iron railway bridge in the
  background is now disused and in the distance the A684
  can be seen.

 


The Grist Family

Thomas Robert Grist served as PC in Spilsby, Lincolnshire in 1911, then in 1921 as a Sergeant in Alford, Lincolnshire, finally serving in Louth, Lincolnshire where he was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He served in this capacity up to the time of his death in 1925.Thomas Grist was born in Anwick, near Sleaford and was one of nine children. At that time his father, Benjamin Grist was a tenant farmer. Thomas Robert Grist was buried in Sleaford with his mother & father.
His wife was Rose Hannah Lee and the marriage took place on 5 September, 1911, in Folkingham, Lincolnshire, they had two sons, Jack & Dennis.
 

                      
                     
 Thomas & Rose Grist with their two sons, Jack 368 & Dennis 363   

                          
                      
Dennis & Jack Grist with their mother Rose                          Postcard written by Jack Grist to his
                                                                                                     brother Dennis


The Fawkes Family and St George's House

Major Frederick Hawkesworth Fawkes became St George's Chairman of Committees in 1912, a position he carried out until his death in February 1936. Following on in the family tradition his role was taken over by his nephew Major Le G. G. W. Horton-Fawkes until 1937, when he relinquished the position to Major General Sir Llewelyn W. Atcherly.

                          
           
      Princess Mary, the then Princess Royal and Patron of St George's arriving          Major Le G. G. W. Horton-Fawkes
              at St George's with Major F. H. Fawkes to officiate at the opening
of the           Photo taken 1971
              new Boys Wing.

 

Excerpt taken from The Story of St George’s House, Harrogate. Written by Miss Evelyn Mainwaring Knocker in 1948. Lady Superintendant 1926-1949
See
http://www.stgeorgesharrogate.org/stg25story.htm

“In February 1936 the news came through to St. George’s by telephone of the sudden and tragic death of Major Frederick Hawksworth Fawkes, who had been hunting on Stainburn Moor and suddenly collapsed on the field. This was a heavy blow for St. George’s. Major Fawkes had been Chairman since 1912 and President as well since 1931 and had steered and guided St. George’s through many channels, but always upstream. Many improvements to the building and estate and much progress for the children’s life and been carried through during the time of his wise and tactful management of Committee administration. Moreover many enjoyable Whitsuntide camps had been spent by the Scouts and Guides of St.George’s on his moors, some even being on the grounds adjoining Farnley Hall. It is a matter of much congratulation for St. George’s that the position of Chairman of the Committee still remains in the Fawkes family and the present Chairman is a nephew of Major Fawkes. Indeed one of the reasons given by Major Le G. G. W. Horton-Fawkes  for accepting the position of Chairman at the Committee’s request, was the close association between his family and St. George’s for so many years. A framed photograph of Major F.H. Fawkes was presented by his sister, Miss Fawkes, in his memory and hangs in the Hall.In 1937 Major General Sir Llewelyn W. Atcherley (see footnote) consented to hold the position of Chairman for a time and in 1939 on his resignation, Mr. G. C. Vaughan (C. C. West Riding) consented to take on the duties temporarily. In 1944 Major Le G. G. W. Horton-Fawkes accepted the invitation to the Chairmanship of Committee.”

The Fawkes family had a long association with St George’s starting in 1912 when Major F. H. Fawkes accepted the position of Chairman and President as well, since 1931, until his death in 1936. He was followed by his nephew Major Le G. G. W. Horton-Fawkes who took over the role as Chairman of Committees a responsibility which he carried on for many years.

It is not surprising that one of the three ‘Houses’ at St George’s was named Fawkes, the other two being Gurney & Ingilby.

                                  
                         Farnley Hall, Otley, Yorkshire - The Georgian Wing built by John Carr and completed in 1790



                                 


 



       


    
 

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