1936 - Brave Wombwell Boys

Leeds Mercury April 16, 1936

Brave Wombwell Boys

Drowning rescuers were recalled at Wombwell last night, when three boys were honoured.

The Chairman of the Urban Council, Mr H Copeland, presented certificates of the Royal Humane Society to Stanley Dickinson (12), Albert Barker (14), schoolboys from Broomhill; and William Bowley (17), pit boy of Hawson St, Wombwell

Dickinson carried a rope over high half an inch thick on a disused clay pit at Broomhill to save a man and his boy from drowning. Barker assisted in the rescues.

Bowley rescued two boys from the canal.