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Swartha House Farm

Is this the same Swartha House Farm of Harry Harpin fame?

Re: Swartha House Farm

No it is not! Harry lived in a little cottage which opened directly on to the road.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945 - 50

Re: Swartha House Farm

I see. Nice farm though.

Re: Swartha House Farm

Yes, Denis, You are correct. If you view the 'Masters' section of photographs for 1945 you will see 2 photos (2/6 & 6/6) which shows 'Harry' outside his cottage with a group of local lads and lasses, and perhaps one or two from abroad. Harry is in the doorway of the cottage on one of them(6/6) and is probably behind the camera on the other. The photos were sent in by the son(maybe grandson)of a pupil of the School, named Bell, who is pictured, extreme right. I remember you being involved in 'digging out' these little gems. David

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945-50

Current location (optional) Keighley