Wedding of Cyril B Spencer (1915)

Maria Grant had promised to marry Cyril in 1915. They just made it – 30th December. Cyril served in the Machine Gun Corps but never went overseas. The couple were parents to Philip, a brilliant scholar who died on active service in World War ll, and Kenrick, who became a national authority on the lapwing and a respected local historian.

Rev. Thomas Williams (1880-1944)

Before the war Thomas was involved in social reform with, among other concerns, a social experiment at Butterworth & Dickinson’s foundry to encourage workers to think and talk about mutual improvement. He was one the few curates from Burnley to join up and served in the Machine Gun Corps as an education officer. His army papers said “during the few days he has been here he has done very good work in organising the classes and teachers. He is very Read more>>