A MENAGERIE of 'animals' brought sunshine to Ilkley's streets when these youngsters took part in the town's carnival some years ago.
The undated photograph, from the Ilkley Gazette's archives shows some very serious looking children from Footsteps Private Day Nursery.
Meanwhile Worlds End was captured on film in this atmospheric snap from 1964. The street is seen from Cemetery Road, Yeadon. It was taken by James Farrar and was donated by his son David to Aireborough Historical Society.
First World War Sentences.
Sir; - The economy in food to which everyone is now subjected brings to the front the feeding of animals, and a considerable reduction in food wastage could be effected by the destruction of ill-bred animals, and redundancy where two or more dogs are kept in one household. Perhaps the easiest way to attain this end would be to quadruple the tax for one dog, and double that amount for each further dog.
Yours etc, H. W. Wood, Ben Rhydding.
Sir;- There is generally reason in most people’s madness but I see none in Mr Wood’s suggestion. Ill-bred dogs generally exist on scraps that would otherwise be thrown into the fire or into the dustbin. It is not the so-called ill-bred animals, kept by poor people, that cause food wastage, but the pampered well-bred, good-for-nothing favourites of some ladies and well-to-do people who would never dream of parting with their pets to save food or anything else likely to benefit other people. It’s the poor man every time sir. First his ‘bacca, then his beer, now his dog, and when it comes to rationing he will be the biggest sufferer; as he has been in every way since the war began. Yours etc., A Dog Man, Ilkley.