E T Richard’s Family

E T Richard’s Family

E T Richard was a builder and mason. This postcard of his family was probably taken by Claude Standaloft, and later used to promote Mr Richard’s business. There is much happening in this delightful photo. We can see one of his older daughters bringing out some lunch, some of the other kids larking about on […]

Daniel Herbert – Convict Stonemason

Daniel Herbert – Convict Stonemason

Danial Herbert was born in Somerset in 1797. He lived in Leeds and worked as a signboard writer. Following his involvement in a hold-up, he was sentenced to death in 1827. Only hopeless unemployment and poverty could have driven such a talented man to desperate measures. ‘All I longed for was peace of death. But […]