I have been reading your fascinating posts about Park Nook farm, and I
wonder if you could help me. My great grandfather lived West Field,
near the farm in 1901. I have attached the census page. He is the one
at the top, Thomas Worrall. I wonder if you have an idea about where
the quarry was that he worked in.
Many thanks for your help. With best wishes, Rachael
On 2018-06-19 23:54, Diana White wrote:
> Hello. I am visiting York from New Zealand in September and believe my
> great-grandmother, Annie Cockcroft and the Cockcroft family, has close
> links to Halifax and particularly to the parish church. I was
> wondering if you would know anything about this? Any help would be
> very much appreciated as all I have to help my search is a letter
> (1953?) from my grandmother, Gladys Powell (nee Oates) to "Dear Sir"
> mentioning a family connection to John Crossley Cockcroft. Not much to
> go on but any help would be very much appreciated.
> Many thanks, Diana White (nee Powell)
There have been many Cockrofts in Halifax. In the 1936 Directory there
was an Annie Cockroft(a draper) living at 85 New Bank and a Ann Cockroft
at 3 Drying Houses on Old Lane. I'll let you know if I find anything
We have recently added more information regarding Calvert’s mill. The following appeared in, we assume, the Halifax Courier in April 1970.
My name as I said on your website is Chris Lemon. We came to Australia in 1967 when I accepted the position of production manager for Sirdar Wools in Goulburn NSW. We had lived in Bailiffe Bridge, and Denholme Gate and we spent our las 6 weeks before leaving for Australia at Illingworth House. We hope this information is of interest.
We would be interested to contact Susan Clark who is another descendant of the Calvert family.
I have a little history to share on the Siddal Tavern. My
great-great-great grandparents, John Crowther (b. 1820) and Harriett
(b.1821) were the "Beerkeepers" at the Siddal Tavern on the 1871
census. On the 1881 census, the Beerkeepers are my great-great
grandparents, Joseph Crowther (b. 1847) and Mary (b. 1844).
It changed hands some time after that, but I don't know if it was
still run by family.
Joseph and Mary's daughter Priscilla Crowther Collins is my great
grandmother. Priscilla and her husband John Collins immigrated to the
USA in 1907 with their children. Priscilla knew how to make beer on
the stove, which she did during Prohibition :) So, the family
tradition was carried on.
So glad I found this site!