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Nibble and Clink
Murder at Oulton
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Richard Bentley
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John Whittaker
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Charlie Cornish
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Les Appleyard
Sylvia Cowling
Joe Lunn
Mick Cullen
Maurice Teet
Elsie Whittaker
Eddie Joyce
Len Kellett
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John Walsh
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Margaret Bunt
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Audrey Knowles
Olive Britton
Meta Mayne Reid
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EWYU Railway
Edwin Lambert
William Lunn MP

The approach to Bentley's brewery in about 1915.

Woodlesford Mothers' Union on a day out. 
Front Row: Vicar's wife Jessie James, Unknown, Unknown, Mrs. Peters, Mr. Peters, Connie Wilkinson.
Also in the picture: Mrs. Nicholson, Mrs. Murton, Mrs. Edwards, Francis Edwards, Mrs. Jacques, Alice Westwood, Annie Thorp, Sarah Thorp, Mrs. Foster, Clara Taylor, Mrs. Madeley, Mrs. Jones. 
Stella Madeley, Edith Westwood and Annie Thorp at a Woodlesford village fete in the 1950s held in the grounds of Lawrence House, the home of Bentley's head brewer, John Pirrie McKenzie and his wife Marguerite. 
A video produced by Terry and Barbara Smart for Woodlesford in Bloom.
In 2011 they won a silver gilt medal in the Best Urban Community category
of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards.