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Started by: tonybee (34) Report abuse
Does anyone have any information on Jack and Annie (nee Barrow) Fairhurt who had a butcher business in wigan in the 1940's. They had 2 children, a boy and a girl. tony,barrow@shaw.ca

Posted by: owd dave (inactive) Report abuse
there was a fairhursts butchers in barnsley street in the fifties.

Posted by: tonybee (34) Report abuse
Thanks Dave, I dont know where Barnsley St is, but they were probably still in business then as I think the son took over, I think his name is/was Richard, but i'm not sure.

Posted by: geraldine long (82) Report abuse
There was a Jack Fairhurst's butchers on Darlington St East in the 1950s

Posted by: tuddy (921) Report abuse
I'm sure there was also a Fairhurst's butchers in Whelley in the 1960s.

Posted by: marken (369) Report abuse
You are right tuddy, the shop was opposite Moore St. East.

Posted by: tonybee (34) Report abuse
Thanks for the replies everybody.Does anyone have any idea what happened to the son and daughter?- they're my cousins and I'd like to contact them. Unfortunately, i dont know either of their names!

Posted by: geraldine long (82) Report abuse
Dont know if this is any help but on births in wigan:-
John S Fairhurst(b) 1934 and Patricia Fairhurst (b) 1935
mothers maiden name Barrow

Posted by: marken (369) Report abuse
geraldine,that information would fit in with the butcher in Whelley. He had a son named John of that age,I am not sure but I think he did have a younger sister. He went to St. Stephens and Wigan grammar school, but that is all that I can add to the topic.

Posted by: tonybee (34) Report abuse
geraldine and marken, you've hit the jackpot for me!- kinda. I had an Idea the butchers shop was in whelley, I know the daughter is my age , and Patricia rings a bell!! Now all i need is to find out how to get in touch with them!!!(assuming they're still around, lol!) Thanks again you two!!!


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