Shakespeare Street

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Halifax Great War Heritage Group standing on Shakespeare Street
Halifax Great War Heritage Group standing on Shakespeare Street

Goad's Map 1896. Private dwellings can be clearly seen on the street.
Goad’s Map 1896. Private dwellings can be clearly seen on the street.

Juvenile Fund Collectors

The Halifax Courier”s distress fund (later the ‘Comforts Fund’) seems to have used juvenile collectors quite extensively and included the two Ambler children, Herbert and Edna who were living on Shakespeare Street in October 1914. There are no longer any private dwellings at this location but they can be clearly seen on the old Goad’s Map of 1896.

Halifax Courier 24 October 1914

This issue included an extensive number of children in its subscription list.

  • Master Herbert Ambler and dog, 7 Shakespeare street
  • Edna Ambler (Nurse), 7 Shakespeare Street.
  • Khaki George, Temperance Hotel, Wards End
  • Russian Willie Guy, 25 Third Avenue (Manor Drive area)
  • Master Willie Turner 9 Francis Street, ( End where it connects with Gibbet Street)
  • Master Jack Halstead 3 Union Street South, (near HX Drill Hall)
  • Master Clifford Pearson 141 Ludford Terrace,( No longer exists)
  • Master Willie Whiteley 46 Stannary Street, (The City)
  • Master N Symonds 3 Back Rhodes Street,( between Lister Lane and Gibbet street)
  • Master Leonard Haigh (Little Scottie) Westbourne Terrace, (No 21 (C) Salterhebble opp Hospital)
  • Miss Ethel Ramsden 48 Gibraltar Road,
  • Master N Garside 15 Hampden Place, (between Lister lane and Gibbet street)
  • Miss Mary Moore 21 Mount terrace, (unknown)
  • Miss Jessie Naylor 2 Siddal Hall, (near Phoebe Lane)
  • Master F Ormerod 45 Hope street,(opp Argos / Pellon lane)
  • Master R Eastwood 4 Thompson Street, (opp Pellon Lane Mills. Nr old B and Q)
  • Master Edwin Taylor 14 Bubwith Grove, (Near West End Grove Off Warley road )
  • Master James Horrobin 6 Waterhouse Street, (Halifax . Nr Town Hall)
  • Master Edwin Lumb 6 Bubwith street, (not known)
    Florrie Atkinson (infant) 117 Haugh Shaw Road,( underneath Aachen way)
  • Master Harry Lumb 10 Ventnor Terrace, ( Manor Drive area)
  • Miss Edith and Master Wilfred Riley ( aged 9 and 12) sale of scent bags, 21 Crampton Street, (No longer exists. off Hanson Lane – now occupied by Ryburn house.)