Friends miss Jessie’s humour

A familiar face who worked at the White Swan, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, for a quarter of a century, and with an unforgettable sense of humour, friends have paid tribute to Jessie Yates, who has passed away at the age of 68.

A familiar face who worked at the White Swan, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, for a quarter of a century, and with an unforgettable sense of humour, friends have paid tribute to Jessie Yates, who has passed away at the age of 68.

A familiar face who worked at the White Swan, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, for a quarter of a century, and with an unforgettable sense of humour, friends have paid tribute to Jessie Yates, who has passed away at the age of 68.

Born Jessie Veronica Wilson at Wood Street Hebden Bridge, on May 25, 1946, for almost 25 years she was part of landlady Liz Wood’s team at the White Swan, in the centre of town.

Liz said: “Jessie was like a sister I never had. She was well known around Hebden bridge and Sowerby Bridge for all the right reasons - a wicked sense of humour and a welcoming face when you walked into the White Swan.

 

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