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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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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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