|||Bramham Moor Crossroads (Bramham)
|17th May 1912.
View of Bramham Moor Crossroads from the South.
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|||Bramham Moor Hunt (Thorp Arch)
|6th December 1929.
George Fox Lane first began to keep a pack of hounds in the 1740s. He was the son-in-law of Robert Benson (1676-1731), the 1st Baron Bingley, who built Bramham Park in the late 1600s. The Lane Fox family have maintained the pack for many years. Often the Princess Royal and her husband Lord Harewood, the 6th Earl of Harewood would ride with the Bramham Moor Hunt. Among the prominent local families to hunt at Bramham Moor were the Luptons of Leeds. Sir Charles Lupton was Deputy Lieutenant of Yorkshire County (West Riding) when Princess Mary's father-in-law the 5th Earl of Harewood was his Lord Lieutenant; Charles and his brother Hugh were both Lord Mayors of Leeds. Tragically, in 1928 Arthur Lupton, son of Leeds University Pro-chancellor Arthur Lupton, died as the result of a riding accident while on the Bramham Moor Hunt. Other families strongly associated with the hunt were the Maidens, the Boxalls and the Smiths.
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|||Bramham Moor, print showing part of the Roman Road (Bramham)
Print of Bramham Moor showing travellers on the old Roman Road. The caption beneath reads 'George Fox of Bramham Park Esq. presents this small specimen of the great industry of the Roman soldiery in Britain to this work and to posterity. 1736.' George Fox (1697-1773) became an M.P. twice for York and twice for Yorkshire. He was given the title of Lord Bingley in 1763.
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|||H.R.H. Princess Mary, Bramham Moor Hounds, Hook Moor, Postcard view (Aberford)
Old black and white postcard view of H.R.H. Princess Mary as a young girl riding with the Bramham Moor Hounds. In 1922 she married Sir Henry George Charles Lascelles who succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Harewood in 1929. He also became Master of the Bramham Moor Hunt. Hook Moor Lodges are just visible in the background. From 'Aberford in Times Past' by A.G. Bennett, T. Hayton & K. Hewitt published in 1983.
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