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Rourke family   Views: 1286
Boys in Court 1890   Comments: 9
Photo: Jeff Rourke   Item #: 26749  
Boys in Court 1890
  Just found out that my Grandad was in trouble just before turning 13 years old with 3 other lads. I bet my Dad didn't know about this.  

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Comments by jj, 16th August 2015  
Interesting. Where you able to do online searches of the local newspapers Jeff, or did you go through microfilm records? Any details appreciated.

Comments by Garry, 17th August 2015  
On-line searches for local newspapers are obtained on microfilm, but you have to go to Wigan, and book.

Comments by Jeff Rourke, 17th August 2015  
My niece's husband got me this info. He subscribes to the British Newspaper Archive website paying an annual fee.

Comments by jj, 17th August 2015  
Thanks Garry and Jeff

Comments by Garry, 20th August 2015  
The History shop!

Comments by Albert., 22nd August 2015  
What is the equivalent value of Five shilling in todays valuation. In 1950, five shillings was a my weekly pocket money. I was sixteen, working on the haulage, down the pit.

Comments by Bett, 12th September 2015  
Was your dad Jimmy..

Comments by Jeff Rourke, 16th March 2016  
Yes, are you Ted's daughter Elizabeth? Just found a photo of my mum holding you - photo dated October 1944.

Comments by Bett, 8th June 2016  
Would love to see that photo

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