|The Minster in the Hills|
|St Paul's - from the rear|
It cost £3,700 which was raised partly by subscription but also by grants from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the and Ripon Diocesan Societies. St Paul's was originally planned to seat over seven hundred people, although this was later reduced when a choir vestry was installed in 1896.
|The East Wing|
Another one of Thomas and Mary’s children was Albert [1878-1930] who married Clara Haworth [1873-1950] at St Paul's in 1904. Clara was Albert's second wife because sadly, his first wife, Ellen Iredale died shortly after their marriage in 1899. He joined the WW1 forces in January 1917, but by August of that year had been invalided out of the army and returned to England suffering from trench fever and rheumatism. He lived in Denholme on the Main Street, and like his father, worked as a mechanic at Foster’s Mill in the village, latterly becoming a Publican. Albert had a long association with St Paul's and it is known that he was one of the bell-ringer at the church for a time.
"In memory of ROSEILLA the beloved daughter of JOSEPH and PRISCILLA BANCROFT of Denholme who died March 9th 1870 aged 1 year and 8 months
Also of PRISCILLA the wife of the above named JOSEPH BANCROFT who died at Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA Jan 29th 1898 aged 54 years
Also the above named JOSEPH BANCROFT late of Lawrence, Mass. USA who died January 4th 1915 aged 72 years"
I acknowledge the book “Denholme, the Village, the People and the Minster on the Hill” by Terry Hanson, and wish to thank him to allow me to use extracts from his book.