Cherry Tree Village Life

A Memory of Blackburn

I lived in Cecilia Road, Cherry Tree (1930-1945), going in the navy in 1941. Blackburn Grammar School 1935-1941.

Happy memories of St. Francis Church and the Rev. Egerton Ward and family, they had a daughter called Angela.DOES. ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS FAMILY?

My first school was Witton Stocks Primary, then the very tough St.Aidan's, Mill Hill.

I am 88 and live in Lincolnshire.

A memory shared by James Cooper , on Dec 6th, 2011.

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Fri Aug 22nd 2014, at 9:37 pm

John Mc Leod commented:

I've just sent a response - but before I had read your own memory in full. So you ARE the Jimmy Cooper, who came to St Aidan's - but not from the age of five, I think. You came from the much posher Cherry Tree, whereas most of us were children of cotton-mill workers. (M y parents were a bit nearer middle class. My mother had "Miss Duckworth's" shop at 48 New Chapel Street.) She had that title because her father bought the shop for her during WW1 - and she did a roaring trade making and selling funeral clothes.

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