James Bailey Cartoons
After serving in the 9th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment, in Salonika during the Great War, James found employment with Burnley Corporation's parks department. He was responsible for the laying out of Ightenhill Park and designing several regimental crest carpet beds.
He was also a very accomplished artist and a book of his cartoons is now in the possession of Towneley Hall (click on the titles below to see the cartoons)
James was distantly related to Bruce Bairnsfather by marriage
although I doubt he would be aware of that. Bairnsfather's parents married on
27/10/1886 at St. John's church Worsthorne . Bruces maternal grandmother Eliza
was one of the Halsteads of Rowley. James Bailey married Susannah Halstead of
Worsthorne. Their daughter Barbara wrote the forward to Leslie Chappel's book
"The Halsteads of Rowley". James Bailey is buried in Worsthorne church
yard in the same grave as Tattersall Wilkinson.
(Images courtesy of Ken Spencer & Denise North)