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||People search from the old
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If you can offer help with any
information, please email Gary.
Email this website
Arthur Hobson who
lives on Barnsley Road, would like to know what happened to his best
friend from the 1950s Malcolm Illingsworth who emigrated to Australia
around that time. Can you help?
Bowering (nee Harrison)
from Grange House Brierley is trying to find
her long lost cousin Joan
being her maiden name).
This lady if still living would be 76/77(2001)
years old and Mrs Bowering's
last saw her when she was 21. If anyone knows the whereabouts of this
lady, or if she has any family still living, please get in touch. Mrs
Bowering last saw Joan when she lived on Park Road Grimethorpe in
1949. She believes that she went on to work in service in Leeds.
Turner (nee Ward) is searching for her long lost cousin
Raymond's father was John Raymond Ward who was brought up on
Church Street, Brierley, Johns father would have been Nicholson Ward
the tailor who would have been Raymond's grandfather. Annie was John
Raymond Ward's niece but they were brought up together by Nicholson Ward
as brother and sister. John Raymond Ward was in the Royal Artillery and
sadly died in Exeter after the war from war injuries. Raymond had a
younger sister called Sylvia. We believe that Raymond as a
teenager wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and join the army,
but the family lost touch about this time and Annie would dearly love to
get in touch.
Bower who lived at the Laburnum on Barnsley Road would like to hear
from, Denise and Linda Spaxman, William Newton, Paul Normanton, Clive
Dye and Lorna Peel . I know that Denise and Linda have
been in touch with the site in the past, but I have lost their email
addresses. So please get back in touch.
Update March 2009.
Brian is in touch with
Denise and Linda (see
& updates index) but would still like to hear
William Newton, Paul Normanton, Clive Dye and Lorna Peel.
gentleman from Brierley is seeking his biological mother. He has in his
possession a letter from the YORK ADOPTION SOCIETY dated 24th March
1965. The gentleman is not known as the name mentioned in the letter.
The name in the letter would have been the name his biological mother
gave him. The letter was to his adoptive parents and the details are as
committee today accepted the application of a single girl aged 19 for
the adoption of her baby son Richard Anthony, born on 20.2.65,
and wondered if you would be interested in him. Baby weighed 7 lbs 4
oz when born (normal birth) and now weighs 9 lbs. He is at the moment at
a mother and baby home with his mother where he is receiving excellent
nursery training. Baby has medium brown hair, very dark blue eyes, at
the moment, might turn brown, and a fairish complexion. He is a well
made baby doing very well. Baby's mother is a nice girl, small and
petite, 4' 11" in height with naturally wavy brown hair, brown eyes
and a fair complexion. She is pleasant and friendly to talk to. Her
father died as the result of an accident when she was 13. Her mother
remarried about 18 months ago. The girl is very attached to her mother
and gets on very well with her step-father. She has a sister 23 married
with a family, and an unmarried brother aged 28. She had a secondary
Modern education and her hobbies are dancing, walking, knitting, and
music. She has worked as a shop assistant and also at a filling station,
but more recently has worked as a mother's help to a family with four
children. She is returning after baby is placed with kind and loving
adopting parents. Baby's father is aged 24. He is on the short side as
regards height, slim build, dark hair, hazel eyes, he also has curly
hair and dresses well. He is a long distant lorry driver. His hobbies
are dancing, football and his car, which he owns a Ford Consul. He has
one brother whom is employed as a Floor Tyler. The couple knew
each other foe about a year, they met at a dance and the young man was
welcomed at her home. When she told him the baby was on the way, he left
the district and cannot be traced.
letter is signed J Blythe.
Bown, Christopher Hanson, Gary Seston, Alan Bickerton, Pearl Jones and
sisters Karen and Sharon Harris
often asked about by pupils who left St Paul's Church of England school
in 1968. The latest information on Gary
Seston is that he was
living and teaching in Singapore, I am also told that he visits his
parents in Brierley regularly. I haven't heard of Ralph Bown
since the infant class and Christopher Hanson was living in
Queensland Australia and I am informed he was recently called to the Bar. News
on Pearl and sisters Karen and Sharon Harris would
be welcome. Can anyone also remember Lesley and Deborah
Atkinson who lived on Brierley Common when they were young girls in
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