The small hamlet of Newsholme, near
Keighley, where the Butterfields were living in the early 1700s.
Church Farm, Newsholme, which includes
a small church to the left, where services are still held.
By 1781 John and Mary Butterfield were living at Lower Holme House,
near Goose Eye, Laycock, Keighley.
It was here that their son John was born in that year. He was
baptised at Keighley Parish Church and the entry in the register reads:
John son of John Butterfield, Lower Holme House and his wife Mary
daughter of Benjamin Sharp.
My Great-Grandfather, Matthew Nicholson and his wife Alice. Standing
behind is my
Grandmother, Emma, who was to marry Spencer Butterfield. Matthew was
by Patrick Bronte, father of the Bronte sisters, in 1827 at Haworth.
This is a photograph of Matthew Nicholson, aged about 80, outside his
tiny cottage at
No. 9, The Green, Eldwick, Bingley. He died in 1910 at the age of 83.
Matthew's cottage as it was in 1980. It has since been demolished and a
new house built in its place.
The same cottage in 1923 - the little girl is Joan Butterfield (my
The Green - Eldwick Beck Bottom
The house at the top left hand edge of the photo has long been
demolished and replaced by a bungalow, built from the stone from the
original house. Spencer and Emma Butterfield (my grandparents)
lived in the
original house. Just visible, set back next to this house, is Matthew
Nicholson's cottage. In between this and the Acorn are two cottage
which still survive. In the early 1920s my parents lived in one of
these, No. 7. The house
between the Acorn and the refreshment hut has long been demolished.
This is the only known photograph I have of my
Grandfather, Spencer Butterfield, taken about
1910 outside Dick Hudson's, High Eldwick.
The Public House is named after a former landlord. The actual name is
My Grandmother, Emma, wife of Spencer Butterfield and
daughter of Matthew and Alice Nicholson.
John Butterfield (my father)
Doris Mary Butterfield (my mother)
The Wedding of my parents John
Butterfield and Doris Mary Hullah in 1920
From left to right back: Old Mrs. Eichel, Tom Hullah (brother of
Doris), Mrs. Eichel, Willie Butterfield (John's brother).
Front: Fred Butterfield (John's brother), Ada Butterfield (nee
Waddington, Fred's wife), John Butterfield (bridegroom),
Doris Mary Butterfield (bride), Mirriam Hullah (wife of Ted Hullah,
brother of Doris). Young girl at the front is
John Butterfield (my father) who served in both WWI and WWII