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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Coronation Celebrations (cont)





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Presenting mug to John Marshall

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Presenting mug to Kathleen Wadsworth and the Pennall twins
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Monday, 30 January 2017

Coronation Celebrations 1953




Hoghton Coronation Celebrations  6th June 1953
during which Lady Philomena de Hoghton presented
the Coronation Mugs to the local schoolchildren

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Lady de Hoghton is presented with a boxed gift, by the

Chairman of  Hoghton Parish Council, Basil Polding


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Sir Cuthbert de Hoghton , accepting his gift, an engraved crystal goblet
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Presenting mug to Eunice Birchall and youger sister









Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Hoghton School Group Photo circa 1932

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Photo courtesy of Gareth Maddock.

Year is approximately 1932.

The final photo is a large group shot of what is presumed to be the entire Hoghton School.  Alfred Hitchen should be somewhere on this photo, but Lilian Hitchen, his sister, is towards the middle of the photo in the second row from the back wearing her hair in pigtails and with a bow in her hair. Gareth's maternal grandfather, Stanley Hitchen, is sat at the far right of the front row.

Hoghton School Football Team 1932-33

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Photo courtesy of Gareth Maddock.
Gareth's maternal grandfather was Stanley Hitchen, (who lived at Stanley Coppice Farm, Roach Road as a child). Stanley is on the back row third from the right. He had a brother called Alfred.
Not many of theses faces are known, but the back of the photo mentions F Clayton, Holden and R Clayton on the back row. Perhaps someone could name a few more?

2nd photo from the same year


Notice all the steel capped clogs!
I hope this wasn't their football kit?

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Class of 1965

Class of 1965

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Back row left to right

David Redman? Jim Cook, John Slater, Linda Fitton, Colin Bamber, Carol Redman, Lisette Crossley, Linda Bretherton

Middle row, left to right

Brian Harrison, Kathleen Dixon, Neil Hughes, John Hodgson, Timothy Grimshaw, Paul Crook, Joyce Marshall, Steven Pye.

Front row, left to right

Stephen Bretherton, Susan Brown, Shirley Richmond, Alan Gough, Rowena Hulme, Andrew Watson, Susan Worrell, Martin Bolton (Nitram Notlob!) or Neil Entwistle,  Alison Crook, Barbara Garth, Stephen Coar, Stephen Smith.

Other pupils who should be on the photo include  Carolyn Pye, Grahame and David Miller-Crook (my brothers).

Photo supplied by Susan Pye, in New Zealand, names courtesy of Alison Crook, in Germany, and Tim Grimshaw, (photo restoration, Herbert Miller-Crook)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Class of 1928



Back row left to right, Cathy Adams; lived at Riley Green,  Ivy Johnson; lived at The Barracks, married Jack Entwistle from Brindle, he was lifelong bell ringer at St James, Brindle, Peggy Rawlinson from Riley Green, unknown, unknown, Ethel Moulding; lived on Chapel Lane, had four sisters.

Third row left to right, Dicky Kerr, not known, David Holroyd; lived at Riley Green, (mother was  Cissy née King -see Higher Mill Workers 1912 photo), Stafford Scott*; lived in a cottage behind The Barracks Row, died from appendicitis whilst a schoolboy, unknown, unknown, unknown, *correction; this boy is now identified as Stanley Hitchen of Stanley Coppice Farm, Roach Road.

Second row, left to right, Mary Windle; lived at the Tower Cottages, had two sisters, Margaret and Dorothy, (my Grandma's cousins), Tessa Fairclough; lived at Canal Cottage, Riley Green, had two sisters. Others on photo not known.

Teacher is Miss Atkinson.

Photo supplied courtesy of Neil Entwistle, who attended Hoghton School from 1961, his mother is Ivy Johnson on this photo.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Higher Mill Workers 1912

Higher Mill Workers 1912
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Here we have the Hoghton Bottoms Higher Mill workers assembled for a commemorative photo. The men are all wearing a buttonhole, and the girls, a flower pinned to their working clothes – what was the occasion ? Was it a Royal event? Obviously it was not a holiday, for they are wearing their working clogs.  

Here we have the Hoghton Bottoms Higher Mill workers assembled for a commemorative photo. The men are all wearing a buttonhole, and the girls, a flower pinned to their working clothes – what was the occasion ? Was it a Royal event? Obviously it was not a holiday, for they are wearing their working clogs.  

The names are mostly Riley Green people, names left to right front row, 
 Jane Wadsworth, Annie Crook, Frances Windle? Cissy King?  Marion Windle, 
 Lucy Clayton?  Alice Crook,    Mabel Windle (extreme right)

Back row, left to right, Harold Windle, Margaret Clayton?, May Clayton, Billie Clayton,
Polly Thornber

Mabel Windle, my grandmother (far right) and her sister, Marion, (sixth from the right) were living at the Tower Cottages at this time.  If Mabel had been around 18-20 years of age, this puts the photo date around 1912-1914. 
If you can identify any of your ancestors, please let me know.

For all those people out there interested in family history, some of the marriages of the above mentioned people were: 

Mabel Windle--------m--------Thomas Miller-Crook
Marion Windle-------m--------John Hunt
Frances Windle------m--------Edward (Ted) Wignall
Margaret Clayton----m--------Harold Windle
Lucy Clayton--------m--------Robert ?  Singleton
Alice Crook----------m--------Eli Miller Crook
Annie Miller Crook---m--------James Lawson
Polly King------------m--------Stanley Thornber
Cissy King-----------m--------William Holroyd

May Clayton              unmarried
Jane Wadsworth       unmarried
Billie Clayton             unmarried