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Family History

I am looking for any information about a family called Mccormack, they lived in Stonehome Terrace, then Goodshawfold, then Hamer Avenue. Phyllis Mccormack was in the army in the 1940s, stationed at Catterick army camp (anything on her would be very welcome). Her parents were Michael Mccormack (he died in the First World War), and her mother was Jane Ellen (nee Heys), she married again to a Herbert Meeks. I know it seems I already have info on the family but there is such a lot missing. Phyllis worked at Springbank Mill, Goodshawfold and at Kippax Mill in the 1950s. Any information I would be very grateful for, thank you for reading this.

The Jesters Pub

Hi, the name's Tony Conway. I now reside in the States and have for the past thirty years. For approximately two or so years I lived and worked in the Jesters Pub in Crawshawbooth. I remember with great affection the people, and especially Tony and June Frame the landlords, they had a daughter Victoria. I also worked for the British United Shoe Co, so travelled to many a shoe factory in the area. I have, since coming to the States, been back to England and Ireland (where I am originally from) many times, but not up to Lancashire. Any info on what happened to the pub and people would be appreciated. With fond memories, Tony. Email:

Going Back Some Day

My husband has always wanted to go back to his grandfather's home, we live in Canada, but never could. We retire next year so I am researching the area. He was only 3 when they visited. Baptism: 1 Jun 1884 St Mary and All Saints, Goodshaw, Lancashire, England William Ashworth - [Child] of John Ashworth & Elizabeth Born: 6 Mar 1884 Abode: Crawshaw Booth Occupation: Wheelwright Baptised by: John Howard Curate Register: Baptisms 1854 - 1900, Page 201, Entry 1800 Source: LDS Film 2113084

Can Anyone Remember?

Hello, my name is Danny Corcoran and I am trying to trace my family tree. Unfortunately my father James Thomas (Tommy) Corcoran died last year and he hardly ever spoke about his life growing up. I have been going through his belongings and found some photographs with his address on the back as 12 Adelaide Street, Crawshawbooth, Rossendale, this would be around 1950. He was raised by two elderly ladies. I am wondering if any one can remember Tommy or the two ladies that lived there at that time? I also have a photograph of four children, one of them being my dad I think, and the others named as Frank Mashell (or Maskell... not very clear writing ), Tom Scofield, Joice Mashell and then Tommy. On this photograph Tommy would only be about 4 years old so this would be around 1944. The other children are all older - Joice looks about 7/8, Tom Scofield looks about 9/10 and Frank looks about 12/13. My dad was born in Manchester... Read more

Happy Days

Reading through what people have put about Crawshawbooth brings back so many childhood memories my grandparent George and Gertrude Walsh lived on the end of School Street and we had some great holidays there, there used to be a bench at the end of school street and grandad used to "rest" there! I think he was recovering from a couple or three of "pints before facing my grandma.There used to be a school yard at the back and we used to go walks down and think there was a factory and houses down in a valley, the path has gone. my dad used to do Pantomimes at Lord Street School. As a child we moved around my father was working for the Co-op , previously we had lived in Waterfoot and parents had a fish shop, then stacksteads, chorley, ending up in Shropshire, There is only my sister & families left now but I am writing my mums & Dads memories down for her great... Read more

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