Notebooks and other material relating to the Whitfield family bakery, of Idle, near Bradford

Scope and Content

Includes 1 sheet of photographs; 1 sheet of typscript notes; 1 notebook belonging to Martha Ann Whitfield, containing recipes used in the bakery; 2 notebooks belonging to Harriet Heggs (ne Barker); and 2 printed items

Administrative / Biographical History

Martha Ann Whitfield (1865-1924), known as Marthann, and Anne Whitfield, afterwards Hook (1886-1981), were the daughters of Emma and Joseph Bateson Whitfield of Brackendale, Thackley. There were two brothers, Alfred and Joshua, and another sister, Ada, who married Fred Barker. Marthann and Annie bought the bakery in Town Lane in about 1920 and eventually sold the business to their nephew, Frank Whitfield, son of Joshua. Marthann died of influenza in 1924, while Annie, who in 1928, at the age of 42, had married William Hardaker Hook, remained in Idle until her death in 1981, aged 95

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Dr Eileen White, on behalf of the family of Mary Heggs, September 2001


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in handlist 127

Family Names