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Vulcan Foundry
« on: Saturday 22 December 18 00:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi ,
  I know there is a site which relates to the foundry in Newton Le willows, I was just wondering if there is anyone who uses this site that lives in or around the iron works, I am researching Thomas Francis Mitchell who worked there for over 30 years but cannot find any info about him. He died in 1970 and was buried in Warrington cemetery, 
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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 December 18 01:54 GMT (UK) »
Death reg shows birthdate 9.4.1883 so he presumably retired 1940s or 50s. 

How are you related to him?  How do you know he worked @ Vulcan?

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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 December 18 04:55 GMT (UK) »
Cannot say too much Proprietary site 1939 Register but there is a Thomas Francis Mitchell a man and slagman at Locomotive Works. 5 years difference in age. He is also an ARP Warden in Newton-le-Willows. Well worth subscribing to the site.

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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 December 18 08:26 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the swift replies, he was my granddad but I have only just found this out through a very good historian and DNA, yes he was born in 1883 in Ireland and he married a widow in 1940 who was 20 yrs younger than him (he lied about his age) he was a slag man as it says in the 1939 reg but was hoping to find out more about him and hoping someone had a photo of him from a works outing or similar. Could you tell me how to subscribe to the site?
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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 December 18 15:19 GMT (UK) »
If that 1939 entry is your ancestor then the death in 1970 is questionable given the birthdates are totally different - not just the year of birth
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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 December 18 15:25 GMT (UK) »
He died 8.5.1970 address 43 Bewsey St Warrington and he left a will as probate was granted on 7th August.   Estate 3,500.  You can buy a copy of the will for 10 via the website https:/probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 December 18 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Family Search shows a birth for Thomas Francis Mitchell March qtr 1884 Roscommon

The English 1911 has a Thomas Mitchell b 1884 Roscommon living in Lancashire

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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 December 18 16:09 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol, info coming in fast and furious, he worked in Ballinasloe hospital 1915-1920  looks like he moved to newton le willows around 1920s ;D   hoping to find someone with a photo from Vulcan works now.
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Re: Vulcan Foundry
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 December 18 16:26 GMT (UK) »
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