A WONDERFUL snapshot of life in a bakery a century or so ago can be seen in this image of Coupland’s Bakers in Yeadon.

The picture, from the archives of Aireborough Historical Society, shows Mrs Coupland (centre) in front of the ovens at the High Street shop.

Aireborough Historical Society archivist Carlo Harrison describes: “An image rich in detail, showing equipment and products at a time when every task required time and labour.

“No labour saving mixers, dish washers, fridges etc, just hard work.”

An undated photograph from the Ilkley Gazette’s archive shows a group of women pinning shamrocks onto their dresses in preparation for the St Patrick’s Ball in Otley.

First World War sentences by Richard Thackrah

Ilkley Municipal strike ends and the men are to resume work straightaway.

Ilkley Urban District Council: need to cater for visitors.Additional food supplies for Easter. Council is also to invest £1,000 in War Bonds.

Mr W.H. Cook, Ilkley Postmaster is appointed to a similar position at Colwyn Bay.

Ilkley Brotherhood talk. There is an indifference to many “curses of the age” : intemperance,immorality, gambling, swearing and materialism.