St. John Ambulance Brigade

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1920s
Title Brigade Cadets
Date c1920s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID D045
Comment Four young volunteers for the St. John Ambulance Brigade at the Cadet stage of their training seen with an older member.
St. John Ambulance Brigade c1920s

D041 – Brigade Members, c1920s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1920s

A group of St. John Ambulance volunteers with two shields, the photo is defaced on the right.
The location is thought to be Busfield’s Mill.

Donated by Philip Walker.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1920s

FB268 – Brigade Members, c1920s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1920s

The location for this photo was the White Swan cricket ground, the chimney of Moorfield Mill is in the background.
The group of St. John Ambulance volunteers include, on the back row, on the right Robinson Walker (1893-1956) he was the Uncle of the donor of this image.
In the middle row, second from left is Mary Ann Hardwick (nee Swailes) of Walkers Row, a well known local nurse and midwife.
Her daughter Elsie is on the right of the front row, she was engaged to marry Robinson Walker.

Donated by Philip Walker.



St. John Ambulance Brigade c1920s

E320 – Brigade Members, c1920s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1920s

A group of St John Ambulance members, in the centre, not in uniform and sat down is Dr. Bett.

Donated by Mavis Dowker.

St. John Ambulance Brigade 1928

D044 – Brigade Members, 1928.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – 1928

Members of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, the group are pictured with a shield, cup and dishes.
Perhaps it was a prize-giving event?
In the background is a large building, more people are on the grass.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1930s

G049 – Brigade Members, c1930s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1930s

A demonstration by the Yeadon branch of the St. John Ambulance Brigade in Yeadon Town Hall.
On the left the man with the white hair behind the “patients” head was Mr Harry Jennings of Naylor Jennings Green Lane Mill.
The lady in the centre wearing a hat and resting her handbag on the bed was Mrs Jennings.
Dr. Bett is on her right.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1940s

G050 – Brigade Members, c1940s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1940s

During the 2nd World war a first aid post was established in the Sunday School at St. Johns Church.
Here we see the clerical and nursing staff with Dr. Sproat.
The entrance to the building is protected with sandbags.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1940s

D043 – Brigade Members, c1940s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1940s

St. John Ambulance Brigade volunteers outside a First Aid Post which was at St. Johns Church.
On the left is Mr Earle, the man on the right is Mr Kershaw.
The group also included Mable Wishaw and Mrs Pollitt.
Dr. Sprat is thought to be in the middle of the group.
In the background are sandbags to protect the church from blasts.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1940s

G051 – Brigade Members, c1940s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1940s

A first aid post at St. Johns Church manned by St. John Ambulance Brigade volunteers.
This is a photo of the male staff, senior nurse and Dr. Sproat who is the man in the centre of the front row wearing a bow tie and a trilby.
On his right is Mrs Pollitt

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1940s

V328 – Brigade Members, c1940s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1940s

Donated by Anne Scott and Mavis Dowker who is 4th from the right on the back row, in the front centre is Dr. Bett.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1940s

D616 – Brigade Members, c1940s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1940s

Brigade outside a petrol station which has sandbags to protect it during WW2.
Present were, C Birkbeck, A Muschamp, F Lees, E Waite, M Inman, F Crowther and E Perkins.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1950s

R277 – Brigade Members, c1950s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1950s

The donor of this photo, Mavis Dowker, supplied the following names :

Elsie Hudson, Olivia Light, Doreen King, Doris Lawson, Dr. Bett, Mavis Dowker, Dennis Pearson, Betty Ramsden, Esther Cawthorn, Lonnie Wagstaf, Barbara Pearson, M Fowler, M Noble, Lilian Fickling and Mary Ward.

St. John Ambulance Brigade c1950s

B850 – Brigade Members, c1950s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – c1950s

Second in from the left on the front row is Marian Richardson (Maiden name).

Donated by Marian Thomas.

St. John Ambulance Brigade 1950s

R281 – Brigade Members, 1950s.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – 1950s

Image donated by Melvyn Wray who told us that Christine Marshall is the girl on the extreme right.

In the background is a stand which suggests the group were attending an event.

Donated by Melvyn Wray.

St. John Ambulance Brigade 1963

G052 – Brigade Members, 1963.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – 1963

On the left is Dr. Bett divisional surgeon, moving right are Dennis Pearson.

Miss Lawson, Dick Gibbon Chairman of Aireborough UDC, Alan Watson, Corp Superintendent of St. John Ambulance Brigade and Mrs Gibbon, the two ladies on the right are unidentified.

St. John Ambulance Brigade 1969

L178 – Brigade Members, 1969.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – 1969

St. John’s Ambulance Brigade garden party, a group which includes E G Allerton the Chairman of Aireborough Urban District Council are having their photo taken.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

St. John Ambulance Brigade 1973

P347 – Brigade Members, 1973.

St. John Ambulance Brigade – 1973

Names supplied but no precise order given, they are:
Herbert Freeman, Harold Fowles, Denis Pearson, Harry Brayshaw, Mrs Noble, ? Freeman, Marie Fowles, Jane Newman, Penny Freeman, Ann Dowte, Doreen King, Florrie Penny,
Ethel Canthorne, Ilda Gallant, Doris Lawson and Mavis Dowker.
Donated by Mavis Dowker.

Previous Comments:

Re D041
teleg
The man next to the defaced one was Claud or Laurence Light who lived in Varley’s fold at the time I remember the family very well.
19 January 2017.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 24 October 2021.
Last updated: 24 October 2021.

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