The above map shows the Yorkshire Ridings (separated for clarity). The term 'Riding' lends itself from Old Norse meaning 'part of three'. Each Riding is further divided into Wapentakes, a term also derived from the Old Norse 'Vapnatak' which roughly interpreted means an administrative area similar to a 'Hundred'.
In the above map, I have only highlighted the Wapentakes that I have an ancestral interest in; therefore, in the West Riding, only Upper and Lower Claro and the Morley Wapentakes are shown.
My aim for the sub-pages of the West Riding is that they will soon hold my transcription of census data from 1841-1901 for the villages in the West Riding where my maternal ancestors hailed from namely Bishop Monkton, Burton Leonard (both underway) and Hampsthwaite. I may even get round to transcribing part of the Holbeck ward of Leeds...
The Village Hall ~ Bishop Monkton
The above photo was taken in the Village Hall at Monkton, possibly in the late 40s - early 50s.. As far as my mom can remember, those pictured are: Left to Right (seated) - Mrs Slater, Olga Scatchard, barry hymas, Netta Hymas, Mrs Wright, Mrs Hymas (Barry's mom), ?, ?, ?... and Left to Right (standing) - ?, ?, Edith Fryer, Edie Johnson (of Hall Farm), Ellen Hymas (nee Warrior - my Nan), Mrs Simpson and Mrs Jennings.