Thursday, 2 August 2018

Wade - Clegg family





This is a early photo of the Wade family kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr
the Great Grandson of Mr. Bidwell Wade shown in the photo.

The soldier in the photograph is my great grandfather Bidwell Wade.The little boy is my grandad Robert (Bob) Wade. Bidwell was awarded the Military medal for bravery in battle in Arras Northern France in 1917.He fought off a German advance,defending a machine gun nest when all his comrades apart from the commanding officer had been killed.

This is again showing Bob Wade Snr with Haslingden Cricket Club (1932)
Shown in the photo front row to the right hand and also shown in caricature (above)
(Cuttings kindly shared by his Grandson Raymond Clegg Jnr)
Bob Wade was the wicket keeper.He recalls stumping Learie Constantine only for the umpire to give him not out.Bob said he was 2 inches outside his crease.Learie turned to Bob
and said,’Aye I was out lad but they’ve all come to see me bat,not you keep wicket.’

Also now archived under HASLINGDEN SPORT - CRICKET


St. James F.C. - features Bob Wade Snr has goalkeeper and stood behind
Alderman Watson (Mayor)
(Photo: Kindly shared by his grandson Raymond Clegg Jnr)


 Unknown local team ? shows Mr. R. Wade (snr) has goalkeeper
this was Bobby's dad and Grandad to Ray Clegg Jnr. 
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


 St. James F.C. - Mr. R. Wade (snr) has goalkeeper
this was Bobby's dad and Grandad to Ray Clegg Jnr. 
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


Haslingden Cricket Club with pro George Headley 
Shows Bob Wade Snr as wicket keeper on front LH side
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
Archived in both Wade/Clegg and Haslingden CC

Haslingden Cricket Club with pro George Headley 
Shows Bob Wade Snr as wicket keeper on front LH side
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
Archived in both Wade/Clegg and Haslingden CC

Here is another football teams photo with Ray Clegg Snr
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Clegg Jnr)
Ray snr is on the front row 2nd from the left (on both photos)

Here is a football team which shows Raymond Clegg Jnr's Grandad "Norman Clegg"
who later lived at Ewood Hall.
2nd player from the end on the RH front row directly behind the trophies
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)


Wade Family
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)
Robert Wade,Sarah Trippier (known to us Nana Susan was Mary’s mum) me,
Mary Wade,Sylvia Clegg,Vivien Clegg.Nana lived in Greenfield Gardens.Grannie Mary was 
a music teacher.She also taught music at St.James.I’m sure many people will remember her.


Robert Wade receiving the "Polar Star" at Buckingham Palace for
his contribution to Antartic Research (Click over to enlarge)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by his nephew Raymond Clegg Jnr

Bobby used to live at 3 Brook Street, Haslingden - off Hud Hey


This is a photo of Robert Wade (Ray's Uncle) (1976)
(Photo: Kindly shared to us by Robert's nephew Raymond)

Robert was the Communications Officer on the "John Biscoe" He made many visits to Antartica. The ship would often stop off at the Falklands Isles and Bob had many friends there. At xmas time 1981 Bob was telling us that there was going to be trouble with Argentina. Returning from Antartica the John Biscoe picked up marines in Montevideo Uruguay and dropped them at Port Stanley. Facing overwhelming odds when Argentina invaded, the marines had no option other than to surrender. The conflict then escalated into war.  

Robert (Bobby) was well know to lots of us and used to live at No.3 Brook Street (off Hud Hey)

Here are photos of a young Raymond Clegg Jnr and his sister Vivien Clegg
(Photos: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr)
The first photo shows young Raymond on Haslingden cobbles. When playing cricket there was a lot of movement off the seam. Hit the gable end and it was six. The second photo shows his sister Vivien Clegg who was a pupil of Beatrice Shipstone.


Some history on Ewood Hall (Click over to enlarge)
Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr
This is a old newspaper cutting from the 1960s

(Click over to enlarge)
Another nice press cutting from the Borough News 12th April 1979
(Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jr)


Ewood Hall taken November 1975 by Raymond Clegg the datestone reads 1641

Clegg family at Ewood Hall
(Photo kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg Jnr)

"The others in the garden of Ewood Hall early 1960s are: Norman Clegg, Raymond Clegg Jnr, Sylvia Clegg, Vivian Clegg, Ivy Clegg.  My Gran and Grandad lived there from the early 60's until the mid 70s.  The hall was said to be haunted although we never saw or heard anything


Raymond Clegg Snr with Blackpool Colts
(Photo: kindly shared by Raymond Clegg Jnr)

(Click over to enlarge)
Coal Hey early 1960's
from Left: Raymond Clegg, John O'Rourke, Peter Fletcher, Peter Wilcock
Kindly shared by: Raymond Clegg.



Haslingden Congregational Church on Walking Day Helmshore Rd
Photo: shows little girl (Vivien Clegg) and young boy in foreground is (Alan Scaiffe)
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Raymond Clegg jnr


Worsley Park Bowling Club Annual outing
Photo: Kindly shared to us by Ray Clegg Jnr.
also archived under Wade/Clegg and HASLINGDEN SPORTS - BOWLING


Sykeside celebrations after the War (Click over to enlarge)
Shows a young Ray Clegg Snr on the front with bush hat
(Photo: Kindly shared by Ray Clegg Jnr)

A very young Ray and Sylvia Clegg
Photo: Kindly shared by Ray Clegg Jnr.



Haslingden Bowling Club "A" team in 1978 who won the Ronald Bray Cup making it a double as they also won the division championship of Haslingden and District bowling league
Back. V Riley, T Duxbury, H Hamer, K Ashworth, j Ashworth, J Anderton, R Barnes, C Shutt.
Front. F Holden, T Lambert, A Ireland, R Clegg.