Port Carlisle memories
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 email@example.com. Thank you, Angela Quinn.
Memories of Cumbria
Glasson in 1901
My father Willliam Harold Brown was born in Glasson on 2nd April 1921. Those listed in l901 are:
Mary Barnes, Lodgings.
Robert Gordon, vict., and cowkeeper Fish Inn.
Thomas Joseph Pattinson, butcher.
John Sharp, joiner, Glasson Mill.
Mary Thompson, vict., grocer and bacon curer, Highland Laddie Inn.
Robert Wills, stone mason.
Irving Bell, Walker House.
William Bewsher, (yeoman) Orchard House.
George Graham, Low Flow.
Mary Ann Saul, Kirkland House.
Betsy Sharp (owner) Aikshaw.
Sarah Sharp, owner, steam corn, sawmill, joiners shop.
Great Grandmother's Burial
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.
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
I Used to Live in Drumburgh
I used to live in Drumburgh, lived down the lane in a cottage called Hazeldene. I used to be the local decorator and worked in all the local villages. I used to play darts for the Highland Laddie pub, when Bernie ran it. I owned a WW2 Green Fire Tender which was parked in the garden. Would like to chat with anyone from Drumburgh or the villages.
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