11S   (MI 127)   MOORE

   This is a photograph of the Wool Sorters from Providence Mill, sometime around 1900. The gentleman in the middle of the back row is Heaton Moore whose parents (Robert Moore and Elizabeth Whitaker) and some siblings are in the graveyard. The man in front of him may be his brother, Murgatroyd Moore who was the overseer at the mill and is in the graveyard. The wool sorters are all proudly dressed in their brats, a uniform for wool sorters. Heaton lived at was born at Westfield farm, moved to Oldfield farm when he got married, then when he became a wool sorter he moved to Providence House, then 40 Oakworth Hall before finally buying 10 Goodley, Church Street Oakworth. He was a founding member of the Conservative Club opposite the house at Goodley, and in 1904 was on the general committee of the Keighley Industrial Cooperative Wholesale Society, so a prominent citizen at the time. He died in 1924.  His youngest daughter, Mary lived at the house in Church Street until her death in the 1980s. His eldest daughter, Maria married Thomas Shires and lived at 38 Oakworth Hall, (next door to her parents) where she had their son, John Shires, before moving down to Fell Lane. Harriet and Ada never married and all lived at Goodley with Mary all their lives.

Heaton Moore with his wife Elizabeth and four daughters, Maria, Ada, Harriet and Mary.
Heaton Moore with his wife Elizabeth and four daughters, Maria, Ada, Harriet and Mary.
Robert Moore and Harriet Hartley’s gravestone