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HOLMFIRTH:

Whitley Charities

Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.

Endowed Charities W.R. Yorkshire and Sheffield Vol 3 1899 953 pp Volume 3 - (North Western Division)
p. 008 Holmfirth District Technical Institute

Bi Indenture of 27th September 1895 a piece of ground at Holmfirth, containing 414 sq. yards was conveyed to be used as and for the Holmfirth District Technical Institute, including science school, school of art, lecture rooms, libraries, museums, savings banks, and other collateral or auxiliary departments or branches in connexion therewith for the diffusion and advancement of education, thrift, industry, science, literature, and art. The Trustees were to be not less than 5 and not more than 21 persons, to be chosen from the subscribers to or members of the said Institute. All the trustees appointed by the deed were alive at the date of this Inquiry, except Mr. John Francis Tinker; Mr. Henry Thorp, however, did not execute the deed.

Their names are as follows :-

NameResidenceDescription
Henry RobertsSpring Bank, HolmfirthWollen Manufacturer J.P.
John Thorp TaylorOaklands, HolmfirthEsquire. J.P.
Henry ButterworthHinchliffe Mill, HolmfirthEsquire.
Charles Lockwood, ygrThe Royds, New MillWoollen Manufacturer
James MarsdenThe Limes, WiganWholesale Clothier
Walter PrestonSt. John's Place, HolmfirthWoollen Manufacturer
Edward Henry BurttWinney Bank, HepworthYarn Spinner
Alfred SykesWoodville, ThongsbridgeWoollen Manufacturer
William BrookeNorthgate Mount, HonleyWoollen Manufacturer, J.P.
Benjamin ButterworthBeech House, HolmfirthGentleman
Jos. Ramsden MellorRoyd House, HolmfirthCloth Finisher
William ButterworthSunny Bank, HolmfirthWoollen Manufacturer, J.P.
John RobertsBirks House, Burnlee, HolmfirthWoollen Manufacturer, J.P.
James Brooke WatkinsonWashpit, HolmfirthWoollen Manufacturer, J.P.
Edwin OverendMarble Hall nr HolmfirthMill Manager
Kenyon LockwoodThe Royds, New MillWoollen Manufacturer
Henry ThorpMearhouse, New MillWoollen Manufacturer
Cato HardcastleUnderbank, HolmfirthPattern Weaver
Frederick TurnerNew MillSchoolmaster
Jos. Albert GreenwoodGreen Owlers, HolmebridgeWoollen Manufacturer
Jos. Edw. WoodheadNewlands, ThongsbridgeYarn Spinner
David HaighSouth View, WooldaleClerk to Wooldale & Cartworth School Board

The Institute was opened in 1894 with 234 individual students, and 344 class entries; in the session of 1895-6 there were 288 students and 397 class entries; in the session of 1896-7 there were 339 students and 471 class entries.


Transcribed by Alan Longbottom
©2003
from
Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to
inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education
of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.