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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Higher Mill Workers 1912

Higher Mill Workers 1912
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Here we have the Hoghton Bottoms Higher Mill workers assembled for a commemorative photo. The men are all wearing a buttonhole, and the girls, a flower pinned to their working clothes – what was the occasion ? Was it a Royal event? Obviously it was not a holiday, for they are wearing their working clogs.  

Here we have the Hoghton Bottoms Higher Mill workers assembled for a commemorative photo. The men are all wearing a buttonhole, and the girls, a flower pinned to their working clothes – what was the occasion ? Was it a Royal event? Obviously it was not a holiday, for they are wearing their working clogs.  

The names are mostly Riley Green people, names left to right front row, 
 Jane Wadsworth, Annie Crook, Frances Windle? Cissy King?  Marion Windle, 
 Lucy Clayton?  Alice Crook,    Mabel Windle (extreme right)

Back row, left to right, Harold Windle, Margaret Clayton?, May Clayton, Billie Clayton,
Polly Thornber

Mabel Windle, my grandmother (far right) and her sister, Marion, (sixth from the right) were living at the Tower Cottages at this time.  If Mabel had been around 18-20 years of age, this puts the photo date around 1912-1914. 
If you can identify any of your ancestors, please let me know.

For all those people out there interested in family history, some of the marriages of the above mentioned people were: 

Mabel Windle--------m--------Thomas Miller-Crook
Marion Windle-------m--------John Hunt
Frances Windle------m--------Edward (Ted) Wignall
Margaret Clayton----m--------Harold Windle
Lucy Clayton--------m--------Robert ?  Singleton
Alice Crook----------m--------Eli Miller Crook
Annie Miller Crook---m--------James Lawson
Polly King------------m--------Stanley Thornber
Cissy King-----------m--------William Holroyd

May Clayton              unmarried
Jane Wadsworth       unmarried
Billie Clayton             unmarried




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