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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Owlet Hall, Dalton, Huddersfield
« on: Saturday 29 September 18 19:08 BST (UK)  »
I agree that the old maps appear to show the hall near to the working mens club, now sadly gone, I spent many a night playing snooker in there.
However George Redmonds (RIP) the making of Huddersfield  and the Minters book Discovering old Huddersfield show the building over the road which also agrees with british listed buildings which says that the address is 175 to 179 Rawthorpe Lane.
Nether Hall was further on where the riding school is.

Stu

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Owlet Hall, Dalton, Huddersfield
« on: Saturday 29 September 18 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Rawthorpe Hall is one of the few remaining halls in our area. It is now divided into two houses and the timber framed building has been covered in stone.
If you go on google maps and look at the junction of Rawthorpe Lane and Foxlow Avenue you can see it.

Stu

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Yorkshire (West Riding) Completed Requests / Re: Nolan - South Street, Huddersfield
« on: Sunday 09 October 16 21:20 BST (UK)  »
I live in Huddersfield and so far as I know nobody actually died in any air raids in Huddersfield during WW2 so perhaps he was living somewhere else at the time.
Stu

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: "Leeds Common"
« on: Saturday 17 September 16 20:32 BST (UK)  »
Woodhouse Common or Moor is now Hyde Park and the university. Could this have been Leeds Common?

Stu

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Crooks of Huddersfield
« on: Friday 08 April 16 18:20 BST (UK)  »
And

1861 census has the family at 26 Fitzwilliam St. Benjamin Crook head, aged 52, Currier-Master

Stu

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Crooks of Huddersfield
« on: Friday 08 April 16 18:08 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

From the London Gazette, Jan 12, 1886.
Partnership dissolved between George Henry Crook and Frederick Crook carrying on business under the style or firm of Benjamin Crook & Sons at Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield in the county of York as curriers and leather merchants.

Stu

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Limerick / Re: O'Connor
« on: Monday 15 February 16 15:15 GMT (UK)  »
Oops, sorry about that, I had totally forgotten about my previous post. How do I delete a duplicate post?

Stu

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Limerick / O'Connor
« on: Sunday 14 February 16 21:34 GMT (UK)  »
My gt grandmother was Anne O'Connor, she married Patrick Hogan at St Patricks Athlone on 29th Jan 1897.
According to census information and her age at death she should have been born 12th June 1876 in Limerick to a father called Robert Connor.
The tricky part is that my mother tells me that Anne's mother died in childbirth ( not sure if that was her birth or not) and her father was a soldier who couldn't look after the children so put them into a convent to care for them.
My mum thinks that there were 5? children, a brother called Roddy (Roderick?) and sisters Maggie and Bridget and another unknown sister. They may all have come to England as Anne did.

More confusion as Anne was also known as Annie and could have actually been Joanne.

I can't seem to find any information on any of this family, does anybody know anything about them?.

Stu

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There is an old book on Google books which may be of interest, the memoirs of William Hirst who went from being poor to owning a woollen mill. The first few pages show just how much he travelled about in his youth. His story may be exceptional but it does show that movement was possible, even for the poorest.

The book is on Google at : http://www.rootschat.com/links/01g3q/

Stu

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