This photo was taken in Settle’s market square on VE Day, 8 May 1945, by the late John Walker of Shepherd & Walker, the long-established chemists in the marketplace. You can see the shop in the photograph: it’s where the Boots chemist is now. The photograph was taken from the Shambles, looking out onto the marketplace.

John and his brother Harold were both expert photographers. They knew many people in the district, which is how John was able to collect and record the names of so many of the people in this photograph. Check whether a member of your family is shown in his numbered key below the image, arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

 

 

VE Day, Market Square, Settle

Click on the highlighted people for a close up

VE Day, Market Square, Settle
Members of the Women's Land Army Hilda Bullock Millie Lamb Mrs EJW Douglas Edith Heaton Doris Moorby Mrs Leonard Kelly Agnes Bullock Kathleen Forster Mrs AC Seggar Hilda Jackson Ernie Hutchinson Mr and Mrs Fred Butt Mrs Tot Lord and with daughter Chrissie Mrs Thompson Mrs Wilson Harry James Elsie Foster Mrs Harry Cowburn Mrs Arthur Tebb Mrs Lloyd Fletcher Stanley Hodgson Mary Mansegh Adan Cokell John Charnley Miss Perfect Eddie Kelly and brother Leonard Pat Leaworthy Mr Ashworth Ted Lord Tom Holmes Mrs Cicero Fairhurst Celia Jackson Bessie Thwaite Mrs Johnson Linda Millen Enid Baines Mrs Waddington Mabel Baines Mrs Pounder Foster Mrs Norman Lawson Edgar Harrison Mr Wallbank Mrs George Towler Maria Davis Phyllis Pawson Olive Whaites Ruby Whaites Mrs Cowburn Mrs Phillips Alfie Johnson Mrs Fred Cornthwaite Mrs Symonds Mrs Gordon Cardus Phyllis Bullock Mrs Wilson Bradley Mrs Bob Sowerbutts Mrs Luke Hodgson Mrs Wardle Mrs Jack Marsden Mrs Tom Fletcher Mrs Tom Bradley Mrs Mounsey Mrs Joe Wooff Mrs Wilson Mr and Mrs LP Dutton Tot Lord Freda Croft Hilda Forster Mrs Morphet Rose Patchett Mrs William Truelove Enid Birtle Charles Renshaw Cissie Bulcock Mr and Mrs Willie Preston Mrs Joe Maunders Marie Kelly Mrs McGeoch John Fraser Walker Kitty Thornber AC Seggar Eddie Percy Mrs Carr-Birkbeck and her daughter, Mrs Charlie Charlesworth Mrs Kit Rawsthorne A group of ladies who worked in Control, operating telephone communications in the cellar of the Ashfield Hotel, including Miss Ella Dugdale, Mary Carter, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Gray, Miss Olive Aked George Hodgson Sergeant Scott Jim Hodgson James Hodgson Miss Hall Mrs Hyslop Peggy Sturdy Ms Sturdy Mr Willie Knowles Marjory Wright Wilfred Woolerton Maurice Nixon TS Hewetson Gordon Cardus Tom Fletcher Mrs John Robinson Members of Giggleswick School Officers' Training Corps Ted Arthurs Special Constables including Fred Ellis, Ken Percy, Andrew Warren, WJB Wallace TW Walker Will Tom Hoggarth Percy Chaffer John Lamb and his wife Charlie Harrison Mrs John Hilton Mrs Joe Lord Mrs Tommy Easter Miss Mary Armistead Group of Ladies wearing hats- nursing reserve?- including Mrs Charlie Millingon, Mrs Frank Maude, Dorothy ad Florrie Bradley, Margaret and Mabel Briggs Dorothy Cockshott Miss Bilton Brian Edmondson Hannah Bulcock Auxiliary Fire Service: Raymond Simpson, Alec Wilcock, Eli Foster, Ernie Redfern Sergeant Scott's Messengers Superintendent of Police Members of the RAF who were billeted in the Ashfield and Falcon hotels and local houses Member of the Royal Observer Corps Madge Lambert Home Guard

Members of the Women's Land Army

Hilda Bullock

Millie Lamb

Mrs EJW Douglas

Edith Heaton

Doris Moorby

Mrs Leonard Kelly

Agnes Bullock

Kathleen Forster

Mrs AC Seggar

Hilda Jackson

Ernie Hutchinson

Mr and Mrs Fred Butt

Mrs Tot Lord and with daughter Chrissie

Mrs Thompson

Mrs Wilson

Harry James

Elsie Foster

Mrs Harry Cowburn

Mrs Arthur Tebb

Mrs Lloyd Fletcher

Stanley Hodgson

Mary Mansegh

Adan Cokell

John Charnley

Miss Perfect

Eddie Kelly and brother Leonard

Pat Leaworthy

Mr Ashworth

Ted Lord

Tom Holmes

Mrs Cicero Fairhurst

Celia Jackson

Bessie Thwaite

Mrs Johnson

Linda Millen

Enid Baines

Mrs Waddington

Mabel Baines

Mrs Pounder Foster

Mrs Norman Lawson

Edgar Harrison

Mr Wallbank

Mrs George Towler

Maria Davis

Phyllis Pawson

Olive Whaites

Ruby Whaites

Mrs Cowburn

Mrs Phillips

Alfie Johnson

Mrs Fred Cornthwaite

Mrs Symonds

Mrs Gordon Cardus

Phyllis Bullock

Mrs Wilson Bradley

Mrs Bob Sowerbutts

Mrs Luke Hodgson

Mrs Wardle

Mrs Jack Marsden

Mrs Tom Fletcher

Mrs Tom Bradley

Mrs Mounsey

Mrs Joe Wooff

Mrs Wilson

Mr and Mrs LP Dutton

Tot Lord

Freda Croft

Hilda Forster

Mrs Morphet

Rose Patchett

Mrs William Truelove

Enid Birtle

Charles Renshaw

Cissie Bulcock

Mr and Mrs Willie Preston

Mrs Joe Maunders

Marie Kelly

Mrs McGeoch

John Fraser Walker

Kitty Thornber

AC Seggar

Eddie Percy

Mrs Carr-Birkbeck and her daughter, Mrs Charlie Charlesworth

Mrs Kit Rawsthorne

A group of ladies who worked in Control, operating telephone communications in the cellar of the Ashfield Hotel, including Miss Ella Dugdale, Mary Carter, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Gray, Miss Olive Aked

George Hodgson

Sergeant Scott

Jim Hodgson

James Hodgson

Miss Hall

Mrs Hyslop

Peggy Sturdy

Ms Sturdy

Mr Willie Knowles

Marjory Wright

Wilfred Woolerton

Maurice Nixon

TS Hewetson

Gordon Cardus

Tom Fletcher

Mrs John Robinson

Members of Giggleswick School Officers' Training Corps

Ted Arthurs

Special Constables including Fred Ellis, Ken Percy, Andrew Warren, WJB Wallace

TW Walker

Will Tom Hoggarth

Percy Chaffer

John Lamb and his wife

Charlie Harrison

Mrs John Hilton

Mrs Joe Lord

Mrs Tommy Easter

Miss Mary Armistead

Group of Ladies wearing hats- nursing reserve?- including Mrs Charlie Millingon, Mrs Frank Maude, Dorothy ad Florrie Bradley, Margaret and Mabel Briggs

Dorothy Cockshott

Miss Bilton

Brian Edmondson

Hannah Bulcock

Auxiliary Fire Service: Raymond Simpson, Alec Wilcock, Eli Foster, Ernie Redfern

Sergeant Scott's Messengers

Superintendent of Police

Members of the RAF who were billeted in the Ashfield and Falcon hotels and local houses

Member of the Royal Observer Corps

Madge Lambert

Home Guard

Name No. on photo
Miss Olive Aked 125.
Miss Mary Armistead 110.
Ted Arthurs 103.
Mr Ashworth 28.
Enid Baines 36.
Mabel Baines 38.
Miss Bilton 106.
Enid Birtle 73.
Dorothy and Florrie Bradley 126.
Mrs Tom Bradley 61.
Mrs Wilson Bradley 55.
Fred Brassington 142.
Margaret and Mabel Briggs 126.
Cissie Bulcock 75.
Hannah Bulcock 118.
Agnes Bullock 7.
Hilda Bullock 6.
Phyllis Bullock 54.
Mr and Mrs Fred Butt 12.
Mrs Gordon Cardus 53.
Gordon Cardus 91.
Mrs Carr-Birkbeck and her daughter Mrs Charlie Charlesworth 127.
Mary Carter 125.
Percy Chaffer 105.
Mrs Charlie Charlesworth 127
John Charnley 24.
Dorothy Cockshott 113.
Adam Cokell 23.
Mrs Fred Cornthwaite 51.
Mrs Harry Cowburn 18.
Mrs Cowburn 48.
Freda Croft 68.
Maria Davis 44.
Mrs EJW Douglas 2.
Miss Ella Dugdale 125.
Mr and Mrs LP Dutton 65.
Mrs Tommy Easter 108.
Brian Edmondson 116.
Fred Ellis 130
Mrs Cicero Fairhurst 31.
John Fawcett 138.
Mrs Lloyd Fletcher 20.
Mrs Tom Fletcher 60.
Tom Fletcher 92.
Hilda Forster 69.
Kathleen Forster 8.
Elsie Foster 17.
Mrs Gwen Foster 149.
Mrs Pounder Foster 39.
Mrs Gray 125.
Miss Hall 82.
Charlie Harrison 114.
Edgar Harrison 41.
Mrs Harrison 125.
Edith Heaton 4.
TS Hewetson 90.
Mrs John Hilton 112.
Mrs George Hirst 150.
George Hodgson 98.
James Hodgson 81.
Jim Hodgson 80.
Mrs Luke Hodgson 57.
Stanley Hodgson 21.
Will Tom Hoggarth 104.
Tom Holmes 30.
Ernie Hutchinson 11.
Mrs Hyslop 83.
Celia Jackson 32.
Hilda Jackson 10.
Harry James 16.
Alfie Johnson 50.
Mrs Johnson 34.
Mrs Leonard Kelly 1.
Marie Kelly 78.
Eddie Kelly and brother Leonard 26.
Joan Knowles 146.
Mrs Ronnie Knowles 143.
Mr Willie Knowles 86.
Millie Lamb 3.
John Lamb and his wife 123.
Madge Lambert 87.
Mrs Norman Lawson 40.
Pat Leaworthy 27.
Mrs Joe Lord 107.
Ted Lord 29.
Tot Lord 67.
Mrs Tot Lord with daughter Chrissie 13.
Mrs Jack Marsden 59.
Mary Masergh 22.
Mrs Frank Maude 126.
Mrs Joe Maunders 77.
Mrs McGeoch 102.
Linda Millen 35.
Mrs Charlie Millington 126.
Doris Moorby 5.
Mrs Morphet 70.
Mrs Mounsey 62.
Maurice Nixon 89.
Mrs Jack Parker 135.
Mrs EH Partridge 145.
Rose Patchett 71.
Phyllis Pawson 45.
Eddie Percy 111.
Ken Percy 130
Miss Perfect 25.
Mrs Phillips 49.
Joan Pitts 144.
Mr and Mrs Willie Preston 76.
Nellie Ralph 152.
Mrs Kit Rawsthorne 93.
Charles Renshaw 74.
Margaret Ridgeway 136.
Mrs John Robinson 94.
Sergeant Scott 101.
Mrs AC Seggar 9.
AC Seggar 99.
Bob Seggar 134.
Mrs Bob Sowerbutts 56.
Peggy Sturdy 84.
Mr Sturdy 85.
Mrs George Symonds 140.
Mrs Symonds 52.
Mrs Arthur Tebb 19.
Mrs Thompson 14.
Kitty Thornber 117.
Bessie Thwaite 33.
Mrs George Towler 43.
Mrs William Truelove 72.
Mrs Waddington 37.
John Fraser Walker 96.
TW Walker 100.
WJB Wallace 130
Mr Wallbank 42.
Mrs Wardle 58.
Andrew Warren 130
Olive Whaites 46.
Ruby Whaites 47.
Mrs e Whitmor 147.
Mrs Wilson 15.
Mrs Wilson 64.
Jim Winskill 148.
William Henry Wolfenden 66.
William Henry Wolfenden 141.
Toby Woodhouse 151.
Mrs Joe Wooff 63.
Mrs Ben Woolerton 95.
Wilfred Woolerton 88.
Nora Worthington 137.
Marjory Wright 79.
?Percy 139.
Members of Giggleswick School OTC 97.
? 109.
? 115.
? 119.
? 120.
? 121.
? 122.
? 124.
To the left, a group of ladies who worked in Control operating telephone communications in the cellar of the Ashfield Hotel including Miss Ella Dugdale, Mary Carter, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Gray, Miss Olive Aked 125.
Group of Ladies wearing hats – nursing reserve?- including Mrs Charlie Millington, Mrs Frank Maude, Dorothy and Florrie Bradley, Margaret and Mabel Briggs 126.
Auxiliary Fire Service: Raymond Simpson, Alec Wilcock, Eli Foster, Ernie Redfern 128.
Sergeant Scott’s messengers 129.
Special Constables: Fred Ellis, Ken Percy, Andrew Warren, WJB Wallace 130.
Women’s Land Army 131.
Members of the RAF who were billeted in the Ashfield and Falcon hotels and local houses 132.
Home Guard 133.
Two boys from Giggleswick School 153.
Member of the Royal Observer Corps 154.
Superintendent of Police 155.