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Salvation Army Sunday School 1917

Title Salvation Army
Date c1917
Location Yeadon
Photo ID U23
Comment Salvation Army Sunday School, Yeadon. Children who attended the Sunday School with adult members of the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army 1920s

F679 – Salvation Army, 1920s.

Salvation Army – 1920s

A large crowd of people gathered in front of the Town Hall possibly for an Easter service. A band, though not a Slavation Army Band, plays in the foreground, perhaps it is the Yeadon Brass Band, and towards the right a standard bearer is hidden behind an unidentifiable banner. If you look closely at the middle right of the image you can just make out some men and women wearing Salvation Army hats and bonnets.

Salvation Army c1920s

F759 – Salvation Army, c1920s.

Salvation Army – c1920s

Now we can clearly see women and children on the steps of Yeadon Town Hall, the hats worn by the girls suggest that this was an Easter or Whitsuntide gathering, there are two Salvation Army ladies wearing their easily recognisable bonnets.

The photographer was Ernest E Slater.

Donated by Keith Spink.

Salvation Army Undated

F082 – Salvation Army, Undated.

Salvation Army – Undated

A group of Salvation Army members who called themselves the “Yeadon Songster Brigade”.

Back row left to right: Tommy Smith, Annie Outerside, Walker Smith, Mr Hudson, Ethel Kitchen, Jack Hawkins, ?, ?.

Middle row left to right: Captain Allison, Mrs W Smith, Ida Hudson, ?, Hilda Ives, Jessie Ives, Clara Marshall, Lt. Ward.

Front row left to right: Victoria Harrison, Nellie Hardy, Grace Hudson, Ernest Wright (Band Master), Elsie Galley, Alice Rowley, Clara Harrison.

On the ground left to right: George Stock, Eric Greep.

Salvation Army Undated

F081 – Salvation Army, Undated.

Salvation Army – Undated

A once familiar sight on Sunday’s, this is the Yeadon Salvation Army Band.

At the back, holding trumpets are, on the left Mrs Watson then Hilda Ives, George Stock and Tommy Smith.

On the left of the middle row the drummer is ? Yeadon, the man on his right is not named. Next, Florrie Rillington, the Flag Sergeant is not named, Mary Allen is wearing the large hat and Walter Vickery is on the right.

On the front row there are too few names for the number of men, in the centre is Captain Dennis, the boy on the right is J Hawkins.

Other names given are Walter Varley, Albert Pearson, Mr Vickery and Ernest Wright, who was the bandmaster.

Salvation Army Undated

B417 – Salvation Army, Undated.

Salvation Army – Undated

In 1883 a Major Cadman arrived in Yeadon with the new religious movement. One of the converts to Salvationism was Martha Chippindale who was awarded an MBE, for her devoted work with servicemen during the First World War.
Especially popular were the Salvation Army Bands who would play on street corners and at outdoor services.

To see more on the life of Brigadier. Martha Chippindale. MBE. Please – Click Here.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 29 January 2022.
Last updated: 09 November 2023 – Photo ID: U23. 22 August 2023 – Photo ID: F082 Text. 03 August 2023 – Photo ID: F679 & F579. 18 January 2023 – All images updated.

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