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Grandmother Lived in Penny Bridge Manor

My grandmother Sarah Hewitt was supposed to have lived in Penny Bridge manor and had a sister, I think, who drowned crossing the river - before the bridge was put in, maybe? - but I cannot find any information on her or her family. I would really appreciate any information.
What a beautiful place!!

My Mothers Was Evacuated to Penny Bridge During WW2

My mother Iris Woods was evacuated to Penny Bridge during WW2. She first stayed at Penny Bridge House with the Stanley sisters - Franny & Alice? She then was moved to Mrytle Cottage to live with Fred & Ellen Stanley.

She has very fond and happy memories of her time there. I'm trying to trace some information for her with a view to visiting in the New Year. If any one can help we'd love to hear from you, my e.mail address is many thanks Rebecca

Cumbria memories

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Main Street 1921, Greenodd
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The gentleman with the scythe over his shoulder was my grandfather. His name was Joseph Jackson, born in 1849 at Bootle in Cumberland. He spent most of his life as a tenant farmer, first at Canleton Farm near Egremont also in Cumberland. He then moved to Lane Ends Farm at Haverthwaite in what was then Lancashire owing to subsidence of the land due to iron ore mining from the nearby Florence Mine. He retired from farming in 1919 to Penny Bridge where he spent the rest of his life.

Jackson Family - Spark Bridge

1921, Spark Bridge
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My great great great grandfather William Jackson was born at Spark Bridge, about 1829. My great great grandfather (William's son) Thomas Henry Jackson was born at Crossmore, Swarthmore, about 1858. I would love any information anyone might have about the Jackson family in this location, and indeed any more information about the locations themselves. For example, is Crossmore what is now called (accordning to my googlemaps search) 'Cross-a-moor'?

Hodgson/Braithwaite Family

I do not have a memory exactly but have found out that my Grandma Braithwaite was born in Spark Bridge and a lot of her family of Hodgsons also lived there.  Her father James Braithwaite was a blacksmith and a lot of the family of Hodgsons worked in the Bobbin Mill that used to be there.  I just wish I could work out where they lived.  On the census forms it states Spark Bridge with no road.  I just wonder if they were further up the hill just past the Royal Oak as they seem to be old houses?  I just wonder if anyone out there could tell me?

My Great-Great-Grandmother

My great-great-grandmother was from the area, Edith Jackson, 1876. I have traced her family back a little bit further. Mary, Joseph, Agnes and Elizabeth. Edith married James Park and had a son Philip and daughters Mary and Ada. I would really like to hear from anyone with regard to the above people as I would really like to know a lot more of my ancestors.

Colton School

I went to Colton school from 1952 to1958. The Headmistress was a Miss Snape, she lived in the school house down the road. The school was opposite Colton church - it closed as a school in the early 60s, and is now the parish rooms. I had good times there and remember a lot of the pupils that went there. I left in 1958 to go to Ulverston grammar school.

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