As we sit in the Home of Louie, We are told stories of when the Market Place was a night club and when Gypsies were no longer allowed to pull onto the Leger Fair.
The Leger was one of the very few fairs in the country where Showmen (Fair Ground Travellers) and the ethnic Travellers lived together.
Most other fairs in the country are for either one group or the other, with the exception of Cambridge and the Royal Welsh.
We then go on to hear stories of war heroes and Love Letters.
Louie gently handles a old time stained piece of card, which she gently unfolds and smiles warmly at.
A date stamp tells us it was posted on the 19th May 1949.
the little card is a letter, written by Louie’s Great Aunt, on behalf of her father, this letter was then sent to Louie’s mother and contains the details of their next meeting. Eileen and Laddiy were going to meet in Leeds Bus Station at the Huddersfield Stop. It seems that since their first meeting Eileen had moved to Huddersfield.
It is amazing to think that from this little letter, this frail piece of card, grew a happy marriage, a loving group of siblings and countless grandchildren.
all from a small piece of card signed with the words,
Lot of Love Laddiy