Every so often we are given photographs of paintings of local scenes to add our archive. This one is a prticularly lovely example of a local scene painted by a young, local artist.
This rather nice watercolour, showing the west end and bell-tower of Kildwick Church, was painted by Millie Clough in 1892, when she was just 15.
Matilda (Millie) Clough was born in Crosshills in 1877. In 1898 she married William Green of Farnhill and they set up home at 33 Main Street, Farnhill, where William ran a butcher's shop. Between 1898 and 1912 they had six children, 4 boys and 2 girls, including Eric Green who was one of the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers.
The family portrait below was probably taken in 1917.
After the end of WW1, Eric Green took up his father's profession and ran a butcher's shop in Cowling. The shop in Farnhill passed to his younger brother, Edward.
Matilda Green died in 1951.
If you knew Eric Green and would like to share your memories with the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers Project, please send an email.