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red mail Paddy Wallwork, rag and bone man
I remember a rag and bone man in Prestwich about 60 years ago named Paddy Wallwork. Any info about him would be appreciated. Thanks Roy
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red mail Synagogue in Prestwich WW2
My grandmother and her family were taken in by a Synagogue, possibly in Prestwich around 1841 when their home in Salford was blitzed. My mother, who was only 4yrs old at the time is very grateful to the kind people who offered them shelter and santa at Christmas! Would anyone know of this place and the people who offered refuge there?
My grandmother,Florence Richards was employed as "an attendant upon the insane " at Prestwich Asylum from 1900 until she left to be married to my grandfather,John Farquhar who also worked at the asylum in a similar capacity ( attendant/gardener) in 1909.I know and have records of her life from just prior to her employment at the asylum until her death at the end of 1921. She is buried in St Mary's churchyard.I have no information of her life before she came to Prestwich but believe she had connections in Bilston and Stoke, both in Staffordshire.She lived in Clegg Street, Bessies-o-th-Barn and later at 8 West Rd.Any information would be gratefully received as i have reached a complete stop on this womans early life.Thanks.
red mail Sydney Horrobin b 1905
I am trying to trace the Horrobin side of my Family. My great-grandfather was Sydney Horrobin (a Research Chemist) born Mar 1905 in either the Prestwich of Oldham area. He married Amy Crabtree in Apr 1931 and they had 2 children named Cynthia (my grandmother) and Stephanie. If anybody has any information on this family I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.
red mail heys road school
Hello, I went to Heys Road School From 1944-for about four years. in my class I remember Eric Longdon and Ronnie Burton, I do not remember any other names .If anybody remembers me please will you contact me. Ron
red mail friend
I had a tennis friend called shiela gatcliffe,I do not know if I have the right spelling or not, her friend was called valerie fornasham or very nearly that. we played at st marys park prestwich ,about 55-60 years ago.if anybody can help it would be nice
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grandfather julius g.mother Annie g.g grandfather and family came from kiev, were butchers in sedgly park prestwich,.
Searching for any relatives of: Brian, b 1922 Prestwich, Rosemary b 1923 Manchester, Grace b 1921 Prestwich, and Alan Kenyon Hinchcliffe b 1925 Manchester. I believe their parents to be Sydney & Doris Hincliffe (nee Hind)
red mail Briggs family of Prestwich/Whitefield/Pilkington
Am currently researching Briggs family of this area. Specifically David Briggs, bricklayer born about 1808 and his wife Betty, born around the same time. They had children Carshena, Armena and Emma (who is my great grandmother. I have all the details from the 1841 and subsequent censuses but would like earlier information. Would like to know details of David's parents, Betty's maiden name and any other details.
Kennedy Stopford
Hi, Am looking for any details on Joseph Kennedy who married Susannah Stopford in 1915. They had a son in 1916 Thomas, a daughter Laura (Smith). Thomas Kennedy married Winifred Ross @1942, they had 3 sons Thomas Edward ( who passed away in infancy) Roger in 1945 and Terence (my father) in 1948. Any information on Joseph Kennedy, his parents or Susannah Stopford would be great.
red mail SURNAME - CREAM
I would appreciate any information at all with regard to a Jewish family that may have come over from Russia and lived in the Prestwich area. Their surname was CREAM and family names were Jacob, Harris (or Harry). Harris (or Harry) probably left Liverpool for Canada in the early 1900's. He may have had a brother called Maurice.
red mail Mount Pleasant, Prestwich
although my ancestor, Harriet Durrant lived bofore and after the birth of her twins Richard and Elizabeth Ann in Rawtenstall, Lancs. She gave birth to them at Mount Pleasant, Prestwich in 1860. There would have been hospitals closer if it was medical treatment only that she required. Can anyone give me more info on Mount Pleasant, was it an asylum? Would be grateful for ínfo and ideas as to why she possibly made the long journey.
red mail Edward/Edmund Briggs
Edward/Edmund. Briggs born Prestwich about 1700 had at least four sons, Thomas, b. 1736, Robert, b. 1736, James, b. 1738 & Edmund, b. 1740. I am descended from Robert. Any information pre 1700 would be appreciated. Robert married Sarah; children Edmund 1763,d.1780, Mary 1763 (twins?) John 1765, Robert 1771, Alice 1774, Thomas 1776, Edmund 1780. Robert married Mary Hallewell of Deane (Bolton?)had children John 1793, Matty 1794, Sally 1796, Ralph 1800, Joseph 1802, William 1804, Robert 1806, Thomas 1814 and Tamar 1817. Tamar is my great x2 grandma, married James Heywood at Bury in 1836,had Mary 1837, Emily 1842, Sarah 1846, Robert 1848, James 1850, Thomas 1852 and Louisa 1854. Would love further information on any of these.
red mail Grahams in Prestwich
Ian Graham lived in Carr Avenue Prestwich. Does anyone know where he went after his marriage?
red mail Briggs family of Prestwich and Whitefield.
I am researching the Briggs family and their connections in the Prestwich and Whitefield area. I have an Edmund/Edward Briggs born aroung 1700 who married a Jane Hulton in 1725...any information? Their son Thomas b1722 married a Mary Kenion...I need information on her family. Their son Robert b 1756 in Pilkington, Unsworth married Phillis Thorpe in 1776...any information on the Thorpe family? Their son Robert b 1784 married Mary Jackson in 1806...again information on the Jacksons would be great....Isaac Briggs b 1811...builder married Mary Wolstenholme.she was a widow and had previously been married to William Wilkinson...her father was Thomas and her mother a Mary...unsure of surname...Frank Briggs their son was my great Grandfather Arthur's dad....Frank married Annie Bedford. Any information on any of above Thanks Janet.
William TAYLOR married Mary SENOR in Prestwich in 1801. I have been unable to find any trace of Mary SENOR or her family. Can anyone help, please?
Polefield Circle
does anyone know of any early residents of Polefield Circle, Prestwich. We believe the houses were built in the 1930s.Did you live here or have any relatives in the circle, would love to find out some history about it especially what was here before the estate was built.
red mail Graham
Margaret Graham nee Taylor. Father on marriage 1918 certificate=James. Buried Moston 1951. No birth can be found anywhere!!!
red mail Prestwich Hospital
My great-gret aunt, Henrietta Denning was the Housekeeper at Prestwich Hospital (Asylum) in 1901. Has anyone done any research on the staff at this hospital know anything of what happened to Henrietta.
red mail John Cowburn of Prestwich
I am looking for information about my 4th great grandfather who married Elizabeth Dawson at St Mary's Church, Prestwich in 1770. John Cowburn was from Prestwich. Does anyone know anything about either of these 2 families please?
I am trying to find Paula Pawlak or Pennington last known employed by Tesco Prestwich netto before that had family in simister if you can help please let me know many thanks
red mail Day family of Harpurhey/Prestwich
Looking for any descendants of William & Miriam (nee Shepherd) Day who lived in the Harpurhey/ Prestwich area from 1864 onwards. William Day was originally from Kent, his father was Walter Day, don't know mother's name or if William had any siblings. William & Miriam had 11 children. Any info. would be much appreciated.
red mail Schofield family in Prestwich
Finding it very hard to glean info about Joseph Schofield, b 1809 Prestwich, who married Betty Horsfield about 1832. One of his sons had the unusual name BOLD SCHOFIELD 1848. I believe there's a link to the only other BOLD SCHOFIELD 1826, who lived in the same road (Rooden Lane, Prestwich). They must have been cousins. Bold's sister was Sarah Schofield, who married Daniel Heywood. Another sister was Mary Ann Schofield. There were others, but the census info has been damaged by water and is unusable.
red mail Horsfield's in Prestwich
I'd like to know more about Betty Horsfield b. c 1810 in Prestwich, who married Joseph Schofield about 1832. She may have been daughter of James Horsfield and may have had a brother James.
red mail barlow
Looking for info on George barlow .b.1860 lived in heaton park ref; 1901 cencus.married a Mary j they had two daughters Flo & Ada and a son Ernest barlow.b/1889 married in 1916 to a scothern who died of t.b he then married a Martha Abraham in 1922 & had two sons.
Seeking information on a Hughes family that were living at a place called The Grove, Prestwich, Manchester 1939 - 1951, especially a David Hughes and his son Thomas James Hughes b 1900.
red mail Prestwich Graham Family
Does anyone have anything in their research for Robert Graham and Fanny Graham 144 or 145 Cheetham Hill Road Prestwich? Robert was a Master Tailor and they had kids Nigel,Ruth,Lettica,James and Elizabeth...i think

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