Author Topic: Abraham Bancroft, 1913-1978, Stoke-on-Trent  (Read 1262 times)

Offline andrewbarcroft

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Re: Abraham Bancroft, 1913-1978, Stoke-on-Trent
« Reply #9 on: Friday 13 October 17 08:53 BST (UK) »
I went to Reginal Mitchell Primary School and 'Mr Bancroft' retired took us for Pottery. He made two busts of Regional Mitchell whilst we were making crappy ashtrays as 9 or 10 year olds. I was born in 65. Very strong memories of him teaching us pottery and his unbelievable skill in creating the two busts. One used to be in the Greenhouse where the Spitfire used to be in Hanley and I think it then moved to the Museum opposite. Simple red clay bust, amazing.
I now live in Darwin, Australia, long way from Stoke.

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Re: Abraham Bancroft, 1913-1978, Stoke-on-Trent
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 14:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi kirstyf,

First of all let me apologise for not replying sooner.  Unfortunately, we had a close family bereavement in August which diverted my attention away from this subject.

The information you gave was very informative and I worked out that the Abraham I'm interested in would of been the nephew of Hudson Snr and the sister of Lilian Yates.  His father was William Thomas Bancroft and his mother was Sarah Price.  William Thomas was the brother of Hudson Snr and died while on active service in WWI.

It would appear that my Abraham did not attend the funeral of Elizabeth unlike his sister unless I've mistaken him for a different Abraham (I'll reread it just to be sure  :))

Anyway, if you have any pictures that you may be willing to share of the Bancroft family with me I would be very interested in seeing them.

Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,

Greg

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Re: Abraham Bancroft, 1913-1978, Stoke-on-Trent
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 27 December 17 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Oops - looks like he did attend he is listed under the nephews section - my mistake.