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Have just found this interesting site and found your comments about the Telstars - Yes we came from the Brownhills ,Cannock and Aldridge area's and I was the drummer in your picture - I can let you know more history about the group and where everyone is now - plus many pictures if you think people would like to see them.
They were great times - i ended up a Professional dance Teacher with my Wife and have recently semi retired and enjoy times like this researching those past days.
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I read your recollections of life at school and would very much like to put it as an article on the www.wghsogu.uk site. If you would let us publish it I would also be obliged if you would take a look to see whether you have any photos of yourself at school that we could publish alongside it.
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Hi Jane, thank you for uploading the picture of Ben Bilboe. i'm undertaking (slowley) a One-name study for our Bilbow/Bilboe ancestors and have recently understood how Ben fits into our extended family history. Please can you advise me of the source for the photo?
I I'm reserching the Colley family of Worfield especially Harriet Colley, born c1806, who married Edwin Gwinnett and also various ancestors who married at St. Andrew's, Quatt but particulary the Hinton family especially William Hinton, born c1806, in Quatt who married Mary Smith og Upton Magna
I found the pic of St Margarets scholl hall and wondered how you came to have it. I went to the school, which closed in 1967.
I was introduced to this site by a member of staff at Walsall Local History Centre on Saturday last and imagine my surprise after searching on "walsall" to come up with all these postcards owned by Sarah Edkins at 72 Sandwell Street. Sarah or Sissie was my aunt Nora's grandmother. Nora (neé Edkins) married Sidney Griffiths in July 1945 on his return from being a POW since Dunkirk in 1940. Nora Beatrice Edkins, her parents, William and Alice, and her siblings lived literally just around the corner from the parents/grandparents at 10 Windmill Street. I remember Aunt Nora telling me her grandparents lived very close to the Dog & Partridge pub on Sandwell Street, I too grew up in the same street so I know the area well, although my parents house was at the opposite end of the street to the Edkins families. I am amazed at how many postcards Sissie had in her collection and thank you for sharing them as they are very interesting to look through. Over the years I too have accumulated many photographs, ephemera, books etc about Walsall so I may in time add some of these to this site.
I would very much like to know anything about the Burrows family who lived in Worfield from around 1891.Samuel and his wife Sarah (nee Lewis)lived at the Sonde until their deaths at the turn of the century.I know that they're buried in unmarked graves in the churchyard(well I couldn't find them!)Their son John Lewis and his wife are buried in the village cemetary at the top of the hill.the 1891 census has them living at the Sonde with son Richard Higgins Lewis Burrows and daughter Kathleen/Katherine.I see lots of photos of the village and people ,they must be in one of them!
The "letter to Norman Tildesley" was of great interest to me. I am a member of the Richards family (see Annette Margaret Tildesley). At birth she was named as Jennet Richards but after her marriage to Henry Fletcher Tildesley in 1887, she is recorded as Jannette. I have many details of this branch of the family, (Richards-Tildesley) starting with the marriage of George Henry Tildesley to Pricilla Fletcher, B1831 at Staveley, Derbyshire. They married on the 1st June 1854 and they had 5 children. Henry is described as "Ironmaster of Willenhall", Pricilla was a schoolmistress. Their son, Henry Fletcher Tildesley, B1858, described as a mechanical engineer, became a partner in Tildesley & Alefounder, in Liverpool, manufacturers of bottling machinery. He married Jeannette Margaret Richards of Llanerchymedd, Anglesey at Edge Hill, Sept 1887. They had 4 children. At the end of the 1800's, the whole family seemed to move to Anglesey. The 1911 census shows Henry and Jannette, plus their son George Richards Tildesley at Plas Mor, their house at Rhosneigr. Their daughter Anita is at a private school at Bangor and their son Walter Allan Fletcher is at college in Northern Ireland. (George became a Lawyer, Anita married the son of Britains wealthiest ship-owner, their 3rd child, Harold Vivian, died as an infant in 1892). Both of the surviving sons were extensive property-owners in Anglesey. This small Tildesley branch of my family is of quite a few pages; should you be interested in a more detailed account, please ask. Viking from Sweden.
I am interested in information about the Myatt family. I have viewed items you have displayed relating to The Miners Arms public house and Christening cup of Bernard Myatt. Bernard was my great x2 uncle i have a photo of him taken in 1936.
Bernards sister Martha was my great grandmother.
I am new to this site and am not sure how it works.
I would be greatful of any information.
I am interested to know more about your Matthew Tildsley document and his apparent bankruptcy. William Dugmore for whom he was and executor when he died in 1862, is in my family tree - I have his Will- and any more details would be very welcome. Can you help?
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