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From the book entitled: The West Riding of Yorkshire at the opening of the twentieth century: Contemporary biographies
Author: W. Herbert Scott
Editor: W. T. Pike
Publisher: W.T. Pike, 1902
Page 326


WILLIAM VENABLES RHODES, Tofts House, Cleckheaton ; born at Liversedge, January 24th, 1849 ; educated at Grange Academy, Leominster, and Wellhouse Moravian College, Mirfield. For thirty-nine years connected with the Huddersfield Banking Company, Ltd., at Cleckheaton, before and since its amalgamation with the London, City and Midland Bank, Ltd.; member of the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society, the Bronte Society, and member of several of the Clcckheaton and district literary and social clubs.