Hurst Photo’s Before 1905 People and Places

Hurst Photo’s Before 1905 People and Places

The following photos are from Thomas Ockerby Hurst’s photo albums dated Dewsbury 1902 and Sept 1901. The album includes photos taken from around UK between 1894 to 1905.

Thomas Ockerby Hurst was my great grandfather who migrated to Australia in 1914.  My cousin Mary was nice enough to allow me access to the albums to digitize the photos.

These are his photos of people and places. His photos of abbey’s, churches and castles are located here.



The photo below was taken around 1896.

Charlotte Hurst with her mother Ann Ockerby, Ann’s brother John Featherstone and his wife Mary Anne at High Close, circa 1896.

Charlotte is my great-great-Grandmother.

From Left: Charlotte Hurst (widow of Charles Hurst), Anne Ockerby (Charlotte’s mother), Thomas Ockerby (Charlotte’s father), Anne Ockerby (Charlotte’s Aunt and widow of Charles Ockerby)



The Bolton Strid

The Bolton Strid is a brief narrow stretch of the River Warfe between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey and is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK.  The river narrows from approximately forty feet to barely four feet creating a powerful current which has claimed many lives.

Barden Towers

Barden Tower is located in Barden about 3 miles from Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire and was built in the late 15th Century.

Crows Nest Park, Dewsbury

Crows Nest Park in Dewsbury opened to the public in 1893 and was founded on the landscaped gardens of a country house estate.

Filey Brigg is a long narrow penisula about a mile north of Filey in North Yorkshire.

Country side scenes

The photo albums

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