Spen folk rallied to help war victims

The Spenborough Ambulance paid for by public subscription.
The Spenborough Ambulance paid for by public subscription.

During the First World War, the people of Spenborough raised a mammoth £600 to pay for an ambulance to help victims who had been injured on the front line.

The Spenborough Ambulance was presented by J H Collier to Corps Supt E Charlesworth for the St John Ambulance Association on June 19, 1915, for service at the front under the direction of H D Leather.

It was displayed in Cleckheaton before being sent over to France.

Unfortunately it became a ‘casualty’ of war and never returned.