`When they buried the Old Warrior, there was only one small wreath to go on the coffin, so someone ran back into the house and brought out the cavalry sabre that hung over the mantlepiece.
John Hamer Shawcross never forgot that moment.'.
`On December 15th 1889, six weeks after election day, Ann Artingstall and Hamer Shawcross were married.
It was a measure of Hamer's sudden fame that the Yorkshire Post reported the wedding'.