St. Oswald’s (C of E) Church, 1150 – Onwards (3)

St. Oswald's Church 1915

Title St. Oswald’s Church
Date 1915
Location Guiseley
Photo ID P474
Comment A view of St. Oswald’s Church – 1915
St. Oswald's Church c1920

H401 – St. Oswald’s Church, c1920.

St. Oswald’s Church – c1920

Photo of the church taken before 1921 when the lych-gate was erected as a memorial to the fallen of WW1.

Donated by Anne North.

St. Oswald's Church c1920

B290 – St. Oswald’s Church, c1920.

St. Oswald’s Church – c1920

Interior view of the church, at this time it was lit by gas lights. The pulpit and column are decorated with flowers and greenery.

St. Oswald's Church c1920

I487 – St. Oswald’s Church, c1920.

St. Oswald’s Church – c1920

Another Interior view of the church which was still illuminated by gas lights.

St. Oswald's Church 1921

I091 – St. Oswald’s Church, 1921.

St. Oswald’s Church – 1921

This photo shows the newly built lych gate which was erected as a memorial to the Guiseley people who lost their  lives in WW1.

Donated by Anne North.

St. Oswald's Church 1921/22

C148 – St. Oswald’s Church, 1920/22.

St. Oswald’s Church – 1920/22

Canon Howson, Curates & Parishioners. Canon Howson was the Rector of St. Oswald’s Church.
Most of the people seen here have been identified:
Back row, left to right: Dora Busfield, Marion Brown, Leslie Hollingworth (his father was headmaster of St. Oswald’s Cof E school), Bill Learmouth, Reuben Cutler, ? Rawnsley, churchwarden, Alan Ludle, ?, ?, Albert Steel, Jack Barratt, Alice Heaton, Ruth Cribb.

Row 3, left to right: Olive Midgeley, Ruby Jones, Frank Busfield (nicknamed Tenky), Willie Knipe, Mary Potts, Emily Barbara Cribb Mary Stansfield, ?, ?, Miss Tee, Mary Smith, Miss Tee, Dorence Rawnsley (nee Walton), Edith Walton, Jessie Barratt (nee Brown).

Row 2, left to right: Lucy Weyman, Mabel Waite (nee Ludley), Doris Newton, Mary Vann, Doris Brough, ? Miller (Curate), Canon Howson, ? Butterworth (Curate), Nellie Newbould, Mary Ward (Died young), Letha Martha Busfield, Fanny Crowther, Amy Ludley (adopted sister of Mabel Waite), Isobel Thompson.

Front row, left to right: Nora Yeadon, ?, Betty Cutler (nee Exley, wife of Reuben), Ethel Potts, Marion Garth (married Harry Howard of Otley), Edith Waite.

St. Oswald's Church 1926

B289 – St. Oswald’s Church, 1926.

St. Oswald’s Church – 1926

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of York is in the centre, his robe held by two boys.
Lang was appointed Archbishop of York in 1908 and became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928.
He was a vocal critic of King Edward VIII, and played a major part in the Abdication crisis of 1936.
In 1942, he retired and was created a Baronet.

St. Oswald's Church 1926

B294 – St. Oswald’s Church, 1926.

St. Oswald’s Church – 1926

Procession of clergymen through the garden of the old Rectory.
Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York is last in the line with a boy supporting his robe.

St. Oswald's Church Undated

F064 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

A Norman arch, the first church on the site was built around 1150.
At various times since the building has been altered and renovated.

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J052 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

Carving which is situated above the altar in St. Oswald’s Church.

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BB029 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

Stained glass window, in the background is a depiction of the old Rectory.

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BB030 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

Window dedicated to Rev. James Francis Howson, Rector of Guiseley, Justice of the Peace, Archdeacon of Craven.

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BB028 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

A board listing the names of past Churchwardens.

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BB027A – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

Board listing the past Rectors of Guiseley.

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BB027 – St. Oswald’s Church, Undated.

St. Oswald’s Church – Undated

Board listing the past Rectors of Guiseley.

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Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 23 May 2022.
Last updated: 25 May 2022.

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