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From the 1900 Photograph Album of George Bertram Holdsworth

Shaw Lodge, Halifax, ca. 1917
Shaw Lodge, Halifax, ca. 1917
Photograph sourced locally.
See photograph in Album GBH 1908
The Tennant Arms, Kilnsey Crag, 1901
The Tennant Arms, Kilnsey, Wharfedale
1901
See better photograph in Album GBH 1908
On the way back from Holy Island ca. 1898
On the way back from Holy Island

ca. 1898
Hugh Reginald Holdsworth, ca 1901 aged 17
Hugh


Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
aged 19, ca 1904
See photograph in Album GBH 1908
Charles Selborne Walker, 1904
Charles Walker

Charles Selborne Walker
who married Kathleen Marian Holdsworth
1904
See photograph in Album GBH 1908
Shaw Lodge, Halifax September 1901
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
NG, CGH, ?, FGH, GBH

Constance Gertrude Holdsworth
Florence Gwendoline Holdsworth
George Bertram Holdsworth
September 1901
The 'HEN' at Shaw Lodge, Halifax 1901
The 'HEN' at Shaw Lodge, Halifax 1901

Shaw Lodge, Halifax September 1901
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
CGH, ?, NG, GBH, FGH

Constance Gertrude Holdsworth
George Bertram Holdsworth
Florence Gwendoline Holdsworth
September 1901
Shaw Lodge, Halifax September 1901
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
Back row: GBH, NG, CGH, CSG, BG
Front:                 FGH

George Bertram Holdsworth
Constance Gertrude Holdsworth
Florence Gwendoline Holdsworth
1901
George, Kathleen and Hugh Holdsworth at Macedon, Victoria May 1902
George, Kathleen and Hugh Holdsworth
at Macedon, Victoria, May 1902

Back row:     Codger, HRH
Front row: Mrs Wood, GBH, KMH, CMU, S Wood

Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
George Bertram Holdsworth
Kathleen Marian Holdsworth
1902
August 12 1898 at Conistone Moor
August 12 1898 at Conistone Moor

Hanging Rock, Macedon, Victoria May 1902
Hanging Rock, Macedon, Victoria May 1902

George B Holdsworth at Fern-Tree Creek, Macedon, Victoria. May 1902
George at Fern-Tree Creek

George Bertram Holdsworth
Macedon, Victoria.
May 1902
R.M.S. OROYA Sep 1902
Aboard R.M.S. OROYA, Sep 1902

George Holdsworth 3rd left back row
Kathleen Holdsworth far right middle row
Hugh Holdsworth first left, front row
Charles William Lee Crompton, first right, front row

Please see narrative below

'Lucy', at Shaw Lodge, Halifax. 1903
'Lucy'
,
at Shaw Lodge, Halifax
1903

"My great great uncle Charles William Lee Crompton is the gentleman reclining at bottom right of the picture aboard R.M.S. OROYA.
A surveyor in Queensland, William was en route to the Gold Coast, West Africa to undertake survey work, particularly of the gold mines. On the gold Coast, he barely survived blackwater fever, to later take a post surveying in the Sudan - the Gezira survey - where he died of typhoid fever in 1907.
Another photograph taken at the same time as the photograph in your family album appears in an article in a newspaper - The Queenslander, Saturday 24 January 1903, p. 197. This article publishes a letter from Mrs Stiles who was also travelling with her husband (another surveyor) to the Gold Coast on the RMS Oroya. Apparently, Mr and Mrs Stiles are present in the photographs.
You may see the original paper at the National Library of Australia Website by using its Newspaper search Engine, Trove.
Here is a link to the article:
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/21808751 or to read more clearly, click here to see a transcript of the article in a pdf file.
My transcription below of a letter William Crompton wrote to his nephew Charles Crompton, my grandfather then aged 13, when the RMS Oroya was approaching Colombo. The letter describes some of the entertainments the passengers enjoyed."


Mr Ken Crompton LLB, Solicitor
Eltham Victoria, Australia. April, 2011

(The Orient Line Emblem)         R.M.S. "OROYA"

near Colombo,   2 Septr. 02


My Dear Charles

Just a line to let you know that I am in the very best of health & spirits & am really enjoying the trip, which so far is a wonderfully calm one. We have all sorts of games. Quoits, Ping Pong & cricket every afternoon a full length piece of matting is laid on the promenade deck and a net all round from the deck to the awning - of course the bowling & batting is the main game but it is very funny to watch the fielding as the ball bounces from one point to another & sometimes a frantic roll in the gutter - I mean scuppers when a run is being made & mid-on or long off or leg something is trying to field the ball. We have had dances, egg & spoon race, potatoe race - 8 potatoes thread and needle race, ping pong tournament - what with one thing & another we don't seem to get a dull day - the thread needle is good fun. The gentlemen race from one end of the ship with a needle in one hand to a lady with thread & she must thread the needle for him with one hand before he can start back again - they get so excited they cannot hold the needle still & the lady keeps missing the eye & all scream & laugh together.

Since leaving Adelaide we have been going westerly & this running away from the rising sun & then when he gets overhead we race to the West to get there before him & just so that the sun wont feel ashamed of himself for being late we put the clock back every 4 hours & this will go on till we reach London when we will have put our watches back 10 hours altogether.

I had a good choir practice last Saturday & the singing was ever so much better on Sunday. Some of them went off the hack a bit with the long verses of the Jubilate.

Wishing you every success at the Musical Examination. I am with love to all
Yours ever
Uncle Mic
Tell Frank & Dorothy I expect letters from them but as you have most time I expect longest or oftenest from you.

Shaw Lodge, Halifax. 1903
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
1903
'Herald' on the Norfolk Broads, 1903
'Herald' on the Norfolk Broads

JL Ingham - T Brooks
1903
Shaw Lodge, Halifax. 1903
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
1903
Scargill House, Kettlewell, 1901
Scargill House, Kettlewell, 1901

This is the earliest Scargill photograph I have found
in the '1900' album. Taken from similar angle to the
landscape photo taken 30 years later. [DWH 2008]
Mile House, near Scargill House, Kettlewell. 1901
Mile House, near Scargill House, Kettlewell, Wharfedale

1901
See photograph in Album GBH 1908
Hugh Reginald Holdsworth and 'Brownie' 1900
Hugh and 'Brownie'

Hugh Reginald Holdsworth
Shaw Lodge, Halifax
1900

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