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Title: Wood Lane Hall, Porch to East Side - HLS06049

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Title

Wood Lane Hall, Porch to East Side - HLS06049

Subject

Architecture, Buildings, Hall, Places, Sowerby

Description

Slide 2 - The Deardens by their trade as clothiers became very wealthy. It was the custom in the 17th Century to bid very large numbers of friends and acquaintances to funerals. At the death of Michael, son of John Dearden, in 1672, 279 were bidden, but the total expenses only amounted to Σ15. 3s 4d. Yet the following was the bill of fare consumed on one of these occasions when 240 persons, more or less, were present. 10 Gallons of Claret Wine - 4 Gallons of Canary - 30 dozen of Bread at 2/6d per dozen - 24 dozen of Biscuits at 12 in the pound - 2 lbs of little biscuits - 4 Great cakes at 3s per cake - 2 Pasties

Creator

George Hepworth

Source

Hebden Bridge Literary & Scientific Society

Date

1905 , 1900s

Rights

PHDA - Hebden Bridge Local History Society

Identifier

HLS06049.tif

Citation

George Hepworth, “Wood Lane Hall, Porch to East Side - HLS06049,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed January 16, 2019, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/7442.

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