Monthly Archives: May 2012

George Street 1920 – 1985

George went to work down “the Pit” at Kiveton Park starting on his 14th birthday. When World War 2 broke out coal mining became a reserved occupation and George worked in the mine throughout the war. This coalmine, like many … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Underwood 1879 – 1966

Samuel and Mary ran a boarding house at, 62 Reads Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire. Blackpool rose to prominence as a major center of tourism in the Victorian era when a railway link was constructed in the 1840s, connecting it to the … Continue reading

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William Henry Wilkes 1892 – 1958

William was in the South Staffordshire Regiment during the First World War. His pleasures in peace time were fishing and bowling, for which he won many prizes. He was a founder member of the ‘Lickey End Working Men’s Club’. He … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Bright 1902 – 1980

When Mary was in her teens she was apprenticed to a chemist in Sheffield, traveling by train every day from her home. She was the woman behind the scenes in their grocer’s shop, where they were famous for their home … Continue reading

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Hubert Victor Stallabrass 1904 -1998

Grandpa was as large in personality as he was in stature, with a voice to match. Pity his neighbours, as the walls shook with his gargantuan sneezes and renditions of his favourite songs “Sailing” being his all-time number one. He … Continue reading

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