Category Archives: Family history articles

Eleanor Frances Atcherley and the Wakefield Women’s Suffrage Society – Part 2

< Back to Part 1.  WAKEFIELD. On February 24th Mrs. Atcherley very kindly entertained the members to tea, preceded by a Suffrage debate. Miss Fielden championed the cause, and Miss I. O. Ford [pictured right] was kind enough to appear as an Anti-Suffragist—a real one who would debate could not be found. […] The annual meeting was held in the Wakefield Assembly Rooms on March… Read more »

Eleanor Frances Atcherley and the Wakefield Women’s Suffrage Society – Part 1

< Back to Eleanor Frances Atcherley and the Boer War.  Opening an exhibition of cookery at Normanton Central Schools last night, Mrs. Atcherley, wife of the Chief Constable of Wakefield, after giving a humorous description of her household experiences in South Africa when with her husband at the Boer War, went on to say that young English constables had generally… Read more »

Henry Mount Langton Atcherley and the New Zealand Wars – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. War, according to an old adage, consists of long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. In the first part of this story, we saw something of the terror that Henry Atcherley would have experienced when he took part in the Battle of Te Ranga. But what about the periods before and after… Read more »

Henry Mount Langton Atcherley and the New Zealand Wars – Part 1

 [In] the matter of the estate of Elizabeth Hester Isabella Atcherley, Widow, deceased […] late of No. 15, Cranbrook Road, Chiswick, in the county of Middlesex, widow of Lieutenant William Shairp Langton Atcherley, who died on or about the 30th day of October, 1899 […] Note—The said Mrs. Atcherley had an only child, Henry Mount Atcherley, who was last heard… Read more »

Elders and Fyffes and Atcherley – Part 2

< Back to Part 1. Grand Canary was a fair way from the British Isles, but Robert Atcherley and others had the drive and determination to bring sporting activities from the green and pleasant land of their birth, to their new island home. This I discovered during the course of my eagle-eyed Atcherley research, when by a stroke of good… Read more »

Atcherley Anecdotes for #RAF100

The centenary year of the Royal Air Force is an appropriate occasion for me to focus once more on the service’s two best-known Atcherley members – twins David and Richard (a.k.a. ‘Batchy’). Stories about the two (particularly Richard) are legion and often mix up the twins, which is perhaps not too surprising as the brothers themselves often used their similarity… Read more »