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Walter and Margaret with their family


The photograph shows their three daughters, from left to right:-

Elizabeth (Bessie) who married Andrew Cooke and lived in Ridgeway (Lion) House.

Lydia who married Charles Webster, a sickle and reaping hook maker and lived at number 10.

Gladys who lived with her parents in Ridgeway House.

The three elder sons from left to right:-

Dolling,  who enlisted with the 16th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters in November 1915 and died of wounds 20th November 1916 age 21. He is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave reference VI.F.18.

George, a sickle and reaping hook maker at the Phoenix Works, married Charlotte Habberjam the village school caretaker and lived at High Lane.

Harold, enlisted with the 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters in September 1914 and was killed in action 5th April 1916 age 23. He is buried in Aveluy Communal Cemetry Extension, Somme, France, grave reference D.17.

The three younger sons from left to right:-

Joseph, my Father, manager of the Phoenix Works, married Muriel Keable and moved to Gleadless Town End.

Rufus (seated), became a woodworking machinist and moved to Birmingham.

Stanley, became an engineer, married Doris Smedley and lived in Ridgeway House.