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Harrison, Edward & Ersilla – 1930s Onwards

Edward Harrison 1930s

Title Edward & Ersilla Harrison
Date 1930s
Location Yeadon
Photo ID CH145
Comment Edward Harrison was the father of Carlo, seen here in the garden of 16 Lower Queen Street, he played drums with a local dance band and is in evening dress ready to go on stage. This image is pre 1939 as Edward joined the Army, he served in Northern Italy where he met and married Ersilia Nanni. Image donated by Carlo Harrison.
Edward Harrison & Ersilla Nanni 1945

Sc0003 – Edward & Ersilla, c1945.

Edward Harrison & Ersilla Nanni – c1945

Ersilla came to live in Yeadon and the couple remained in the area, sadly his musical career ended when he returned from the Army , his drums had been misappropriated in his absence!

Edward Harrison & Ersilla Nanni 1945

U926 – Edward & Ersilla Harrison, 1945.

Edward & Ersilla Harrison – 1945

The marriage of Edward Harrison and Ersilia Nanni at the church of San Carlo al Corso, Italy, in 1945. Edward was a Yeadon boy in Italy as an English soldier during WW2.  Ersilia was a resident of Forli, Italy, occupied harshly by the German armed forces. 

Harrison Family c1950

K067 – Harrison Family, c1950.

Harrison Family – c1950

Photo taken in the Westfield area, on the left is Mable Harrison, right is Ersilia Harrison with her son Carlo Harrison.

Ersilla Harrison 1958

S1958 – Ersilla Harrison, 1958.

Ersilla Harrison – 1958

Spring 1958 with new car Zephyr Six.

Ersilla Harrison c1968

P484 – Ersilla Harrison, 1968.

Ersilla Harrison – c1968

Nunroyd Mill, Guiseley.

The lady standing behind is Ersilia Harrison, mother of Carlo Harrison, she was a pattern weaver at Peate’s Nunroyd Mill.

In addition she acted as interpreter for 12 Italian girls who were brought over from Southern Italy. Ersilia was from northern Italy and had come to Yeadon after marrying Edward Harrison, she is seen here with 2 of the girls at their Dobcross looms.

Edward Harrison c1960s

W461 – Edward Harrison 1960s.

Edward Harrison – 1960s

Edward is the father of Carlo Harrison, seen here working as a cutter grinder at Hepworth & Grandage.

Ersilla Harrison 1978

Z341 – Ersilla Harrison, 1978.

Ersilla Harrison – 1978

March 17th 1978: A newspaper report of a visit by Mrs Harrison’s brother Domenico Nanni, who was coming from Italy.

Donated by Carlo Harrison.

Previous Comments:

Re K067
Rae Pratt nee Greenwood.
The photo of Ersilia Harrison was taken in the garden of No:60 Westfield Ave, the home of Fred and Mabel Harrison ( local historian poet and writer.) I lived next door for many years, and knew them as Aunty Mabel and Uncle Fred.
31 March 2019.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 20 July 2022.
Last updated: 20 July 2022.

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