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25 August 1918 : Private Charles William Hoadley

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Charles was born on 6 February 1893 in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania and resided in Bradford, PA.Shortly after the United States declared war on the Germany, Charles crossed the border into nearby New York and enlisted with the 3rd New York Infantry on 29 May 1917. (1) At the time of registration he was living at 14 Allison St, Bradford.  After tr…


006: Winter 1982:

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13 May 1918: Trumpeter Johnnie Whitaker

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Parents Jonathan (a labourer from Holbeck) and Emily (a housekeeper from Ruthin, North Wales). The eldest of six in 1911 (three each of boys girls), eight of then living in a 3 roomed dwelling - No.64 Main Street, Addingham (dwelling since cleared).  John was employed as a silk spinner by Lister & Co at Burnside Mill, Addingham, Yorkshire by…


Talbot House needs your help

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Due to open on Thursday, 16 April, but unable to open its ambitious new permanent exhibition due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown Talbot House is now eager to raise funds to get through this difficult period. Investment over winter into a new permanent exhibition was funded on the expectation of a healthy cash flow for the opening months of th…


Talbot House opens ambitious new permanent exhibition

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In 2004, Harry Patch, ‘the Last Fighting Tommy’, opened the fully restored Concert Hall of Talbot House. On the ground floor there was a permanent exhibition on ‘Life behind the Lines’. That exhibition is now being completely renewed. This time the full focus of attention will be on Talbot House. The visitor is guided through a colourful and very…