Do you live in Cottingley and want to get in touch with former Cottingley residents?
Were you once a Cottingley resident who would like to get in touch with other present or former Cottingley residents?
Did your ancestors live in Cottingley and you would like to get in touch with anyone with information?
If you e-mail me margaret.krupa AT gmail.com I will consider placing the request on this page.
Derek Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)is researching his family history, and has an ancestor,
named Sarah Ann Bancroft born in 1835, this is her married name, and in the 1861 Census she
is shown as being born in Cottingley. She was a widow at that time, and she had two
son's and a daughter, in 1861 the eldest name Hudson Bancroft aged 6 , the other
named Abraham (his ancestor) aged 2, both born in Manningham, and abagail aged 5
months born in Bradford.
He would interested in any help in tracing her maiden name and family.
In 1891 John Dickinson lived at 51 Smith Street. His wife was Anmnie
and there were 5 sons - John, William, Harry, Albert, Arthur and one unnamed daughter. The
family name changed from Dickinson in the 1881 census to Dickerson in 1909.
Any information contact Philip Andrew at ANDREWD790@aol.com
These two gentlemen were artists in the early 1900's and had many paintings exhibited. It may be that some of their paintings were sold locally in the Bingley area. If you know of any, David (Robert Arthur's grandson), would be interested in any information. It is known that both men painted Beckfoot Bridge during their time at Bingley.
Charles and his wife (nee Gillies) resided at Cottingley Hall between 1887 and 1920 approximately. Mrs Priestley came from Apperley Bridge and Mr. Priestley from Thornton. Charles Priestley died in 1893 in Algeria. There were two children - Arthur Geoffrey Briggs Priestley and Gillies Priestley. If you are a descendant of this family or have any information about them, the Cottingley Village History Society would be pleased if you could get in touch. Contact the Secretary
I lived in Cottingley for 15 years untill my family and I moved to Australia 8 years ago.
I attended both Cottingley First School and Stoney Lee Middle School before going to Bingley Grammar. If any one recognizes the name drop me a line at email@example.com
My father died whilst I was very young and I never really found out much about his history or past family, I was however aware that he was a Yorkshire man. His christened name was Edward Waller Frear and I recall a name of Ada?? maybe his sister.
I believe he was born around 1895 give or take 5 years.
He married my mother Nita Lawson Jameson of which I have no history as she was fostered/adopted as a baby.
Leeds, Newcastle and Durham are places that I remember being mentioned
If you have any information please e-mail Thomas Frear
Is there anyone who knows Derek Weston who lives/lived in Marchcote lane? Could you let him know that Peter his old mate from Shipley now in Australia is still around and has not forgotten him. His e.mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I lived in cottingley 1953-1966 first at 4 Ryecroft avenue then at 83 Airedale avenue. I then moved to Crossflatts. I now live in the midlands and would like to hear from anybody who remembers me. E-mail email@example.com
Melanie Christian, who lived at Woodside Avenue and went to school in Cottingley would love to hear from anyone who knew her. She was born in 1973. Ken and Pam Christian, Melanie Cook (née Christian), Mandy Diedrich (nee Christian), left Cottingley 20 yrs ago and now reside in the United States. Ken & Pam live in Brighton, Michigan, Mandy lives in Alto, Michigan and Melanie lives in Chicago, Illinois. Would love to hear from anyone in Cottingley.
If you would like to get in touch with any of them please email Gary Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching my family history. My mother's maiden name was Whitaker, my grandfather was
the last landlord at the old Sun Inn, and my grandmother worked at Cottingley Hall.
If anyone has any information which may be useful please email Cottingley Connect.
As an old cottingley boy I would dearly love to put something back and would be very keen to
support a resurrection of the Cottingley Gala, or establishing a youth club. As someone who
spent his youth in the bus shelter ( The Hilton) during the early 60s I have always felt we need
a youth group organisation. Any contacts, or like minded folks, I would appreciate it if you
would contact me.
I can be contacted at email@example.com
Mr. Battersby taught at Cottingley Manor School from 1952 to 1975 and was headmaster. He died on
June 12th 2007 in Blackpool Victoria Hospital aged 93. His nephew can be contacted at
Roger Beales at 41 Benhill Wood Road Sutton Surrey SM1 3SL. or via e.mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev John Maylard's Great Great Great Granddaughter is researching her family tree and would love to hear from anyone who has any information about the Rev Maylard, or his descendants. She can be contacted by e.mail at email@example.com
Rob (also a descendant) would also be interested in any information about Rev. Maylard (Rev. Maylard's photograph and some information can be accessed by turning to the photographs page of this site) or his descendants. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry would like to hear from anyone who has information about the Frank, Franke, Francke
family who lived at Cottingley Hall up to about 1600. He is doing a One Name Study of the
FRANK family name... so all and every little piece of information is important. More especially,
in trying to link the Yorkshire family with the arrival of the family in Nottinghamshire around
He can be contacted at email@example.com if you can offer any information