The Bagnall's of Wakefield

Isabel Bagnall

Isabel Bagnall

Birth 22 October 1901

Baptised 11 December 1901 at St. Andrews, Wakefield

1911 Census

Isabel is listed aged 9.

1911 Census entry for William Bagnall Household

William was 37 and still a Bricklayer, but also a contractor and employer. Living with Harriett - aged 35, being married for 14 years now at 108 Stanley Road, Wakefield. William's Sister Mabel Bagnall also most likely lived with the family or was staying with them on the night of the census.

Very sadly we see from this census, that they had 5 children, but one had died. Their children at that time were:

Marion E Bagnall Age 13
John Henry Bagnall Age 11 (My Grandfather)
Isabel Bagnall Age 9
Ronald Bagnall Age 3
Arthur Bagnall Age 9 months

Isabel at the wedding of her brother John Henry 19 August 1922

I believe Isabel is seated closest to the bride on the right, and since she is wearing a similar dress to the woman standing, and carrying flowers, perhaps she was a matron of honour or a bridesmaid (though two girls seated on the left of the groom have different dresses which match each other and they are carrying flowers)

John Henry Bagnall marries Dorothy Townsend John Henry Bagnall marries Dorothy Townsend (Click here to see an annotated wedding photograph)

Isabel Worked a Cashier in the Rex Cinema 1922

This press clipping mentions Isabel's recollections of working as cashier in her father, William Bagnall's cinema, The Rex, which he built and ran in 1922.

A mystery solved - Wakefield Express Gas Engine Flywheel

The mystery of the wheel found beneath the former Rex Cinema has now been solved by the daughter of the cinema's builder.

The cinema was built more than 50 years ago by Mr William Bagnall, who called it the Coliseum. His daughter, Mrs Isabel Marsh, of 66, Lindale Mount, Alverthorpe, remembers working at the cash desk for the year that her father owned the cinema.

She said that the wheel belonged to an old gas engine that was used to run the projector.

Since Mrs Marsh's father sold it, the cinema has been a dance hall and is now a bingo hall.

Marriage to Joe Marsh 20 October 1923

Isabel Bagnall marries Joe Marsh 20/10/1923
(Click here to see an annotated wedding photograph)
Left to right from the back Ronald, Arthur, Isabel and Marion Bagnall
Left to right from the back Ronald, Arthur, Isabel and Marion Bagnall

Isobel Attends Wedding of Anthony Frank Bagnall 12/8/1961

Anthony and Susan's Wedding? Dennis
Anthony and Susan's Wedding? Hover for annotationTap here to show/hide annotation. Click to view large.

21 January 1986 Isabel Dies

Isabel's last resting place

This is the last resting place of Isabel, in Wakefield.