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The Dandy

Hi, I am looking for pictures and written accounts about The Dandy horse drawn train as my great-great-great-grandad used to drive it, his name was Isaac Hickson. Hope someone can get back to me at angelaquinn2009@live.co.uk. Thank you, Angela Quinn.

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Glasson in 1901

My father Willliam Harold Brown was born in Glasson on 2nd April 1921.  Those listed in l901 are:
Mary Barnes, Lodgings.
John Bell,Grocer.
Henry Cardwell.
Robert Gordon, vict., and cowkeeper Fish Inn.
Thomas Hewitt.
Thomas Joseph Pattinson, butcher.
John Sharp, joiner, Glasson Mill.
Mary Thompson, vict., grocer and bacon curer, Highland Laddie Inn.
Robert Wills, stone mason.
FARMERS
William Armstrong.
Irving Bell, Walker House.
William Bewsher,  (yeoman) Orchard House.
Joseph Foster.
George Graham, Low Flow.
Fanny Percival.
David Robson.
Mary Ann Saul, Kirkland House.
Betsy Sharp (owner) Aikshaw.
Sarah Sharp, owner, steam corn, sawmill, joiners shop.
Jacob Whitfield.
Joseph Wilson.

Great Grandmother's Burial

St Michael's Church c1955, Bowness-On-Solway
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My paternal great grandmother Mary Annie Hutchinson was buried at St Michael's church on March 26th 1945. There is a reference to it in the church's Monthly Magazine for May 1945. Also referenced in the same magazine is an acknowledgement of donations to the churchyard fund in appreciation from her children, Mr C Hutchinson, Mr G Hutchinson and Mrs S Thirlwell. The last named was my grandmother, and at this time she lived at Westmead, Bowness.
I was born a few months after this, but down south, in Hampshire.

Brian Haslam DFC

St Michael's Church c1955, Bowness-On-Solway
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i am researching Brian Haslam DFC and wife Cherry..i have visited the graveyard on occasions but never been able to find them. Any idea how I find them please.. researching for family member..thank you

A Visit

My father was raised in Bowness on Solway. His father lived in the cottage in the street. My grandfather, Mr John Stafford, was one of the men who used to go 'Haafnet fishing' so it was good to visit and stroll down the same roads my ancestors trod.

First Years of my Life in Bowness

I was born in Bowness in Homestead Cottage which was next to the post office. The cottage had been the village shop, and was bought by my parents Harold and Marian Brown and converted into a home. Ada Stafford ran the post office. She was a lovely lady and I kept in touch with her until the end of her life in her 90's. My grandparents farmed at North Plain. Electricity had not made it to them nor to many in the village itself. Some of my mother's friends used to bring their ironing to our house so they could use her iron. Our toilet was outside in the yard, and house consisted of only three rooms. I remember starting school at five, it was very overcrowded with kids from the base at Anthorn. I hated it there and walked home on my first day. My mother walked me right back again. Our teacher was Miss Farringtpn. Picton and Mrs Warlow... Read more

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