John William Cliff pictured standing on rt hand end 2nd row
Armley Canal Road Station signal box where John Cliff worked as a signal man
Ivy Cliff portrait one
Mother of Brenda and Gordon and Grandma to Jonathan, Elizabeth and Abigail. Ivy was only fourteen when her mother died suddenly - perhaps this photo captures a reflective mood.
A pensive expression and a photo taken some time in teen years after losing her mother
John William Cliff
Father of Elsie, Ivy and Irving
A young Ivy in an attractive studio posed photo
Herbert Walker Waddington
Conscripted into the army for first world war and sent to France. Fortunately it was nearing the end of the war and Herbert returned home after ten months.
Some time after his wife's death John W Cliff remarried and Irene (shown here at about seven years old) was born.
Herbert and colleague. Herbert is on the right
Herbert must have been 18 when this picture was taken and looks very tentative wearing what was probably his newly issued uniform
Ivy Cliff wearing a new costume for a fancy dress ball
My mother used to recall this event with great pleasure and the basis of the costume still survives although sadly without the headress and girdle.
Ivy Cliff ( born 21 Aug 1897) seated 2nd left front row
Ivy attended school until she was 14 but from the age of 12 having attained a certain level in reading writing and arithmetic (the three R's) was able to work part time in a mill.
Herbert Walker Waddington born 21 August 1899
On holiday and waiting his turn at putting
This taken on holiday very possibly on honeymoon when Ivy became Mrs Waddington
Ivy Waddington with young son Gordon
Gordon not looking too happy on the sand
Gordon and Brenda Waddington
An early photo (Brenda was born in February 1936) and her brother Gordon (born 14 June 1930) was five and a half years older.
Gordon (born 14 June 1930) with Brenda (born 8 Feb 1236)
Big brother giving a helping hand on what seems a cold day
Ready to throw the ball and smiling for the camera
A visit to Roundhay Park
Brenda enjoying being close to mam for a photo and smiling at daddy no doubt
Being in London for the Festival of Britain 1951
Gordon, a neighbour's child, and Brenda in pram
7 Paisley Place, Armley, forms the background to these three cheeky smilers. The photo would have been taken in 1936 -37 and so pre-second world war
Ivy Waddington with daughter Brenda (in year 1936-37)
This photo must have been taken on a summer outing, possibly to a park, and on the same occasion as previous photo showing Brenda being held but by Gordon this time
Ivy Cliff with a friend. Ivy is standing on the right
Wearing their latest outfits perhaps. Smart shoes!
Ivy and Herbert
Courting or recently married - a happy photo
Martha Waddington (nee Walker) born 2 Dec 1865 died 3:7:1944
Martha was my grandma on my father's side. After my father died she came to spend Christmas with us and her cat came too. As I was almost seven, I remember having fun playing with the cat with a piece of paper tied to a length of string.
Brenda in Roundhay Park Leeds
Wearing a pixiehood and cloth coat. Today this would seem quite formal dress for a child
Sarah Ellen Downes born 1868 died 10 Nov 1912 age 44